American Jazz museum celebrates Charlie Parker’s 100th

In celebration of the centennial of Kansas City native “Yardbird” Charlie Parker Jr.’s birth on Saturday, the American Jazz Museum honors the icon with a special exhibition that runs through New Year’s Eve.


KC Art on the Block to celebrate Black Lives Matter

Troost Market Collective is serving as organizer for the KC Art on the Block: A Black Lives Matter Project that will come to life on the streets of KCMO on Saturday, Sept. 5. Go to Facebook to learn more.,


Hot Country Nights to feature Casi Joy

Grab your boots, as hometown singing sensation Casi Joy takes over the KC Live! Stage on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Power & Light District is presenting live Hot Country Nights every Thursday.


Ballet presents 10th annual KC Dance Day on Saturday


Brunch is the word on Friday’s episode of the Dish

If you love brunch, then don’t miss the next episode of the Downtown Dish. Beginning at noon Friday, host Katy Schamberger (@katywrites) will be serving the story of a Downtown brunch that you must try.

In other news, we will catch up with Katrin and Martin Heuser, co-owners of Affare (@affarekc), to talk modern German cuisine, courtyard and carryout. Plus, the Dish will launch a new segment where Downtown food and drink is brought straight to your table!

The Downtown Dish is a free, weekly YouTube chat on the Downtown dining and drinking scenes. It is made possible by a partnership of the Downtown Council, the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the KC Streetcar and Lynchpin Ideas. See you there at noon Friday, or at your convenience at