Opera sensation, Symphony Pops, First Friday, & more to elevate Downtown scene


Born in the small town of Piet Retief, South Africa, soprano Pretty Yende has risen to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed. She will make her Kansas City debut performance as part of the Harriman Jewell Series on Saturday at the Folly Theater.

What’s shakin’ in Downtown KC

Ailey Trio free performance @ Gem Theater – Thursday 1.12

Farmers Market @ The City Market – Saturdays

First Friday @ Crossroads & West Bottoms – Friday & more

MAYA: The Exhibition @ Union Station – extended!

Pretty Yende, operatic soprano @ The Folly – Saturday

Sensatia Cirque Cabaret @ Quixotic Theater – Friday & Saturday

1900 Convention Hall Fire @ Central Library – Sunday

Uptown Nights: Symphony Pops @ Helzberg Hall – this weekend

Urban Mining Vintage Market @ Martini Corner – this weekend

“Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises” exhibition at Union Station has been extended to March 12.

+ Live music nightly in the Big Town +

Black Box + The Blue Room + Green Lady Lounge + KC Live! Block

Knuckleheads +  Mutual Musicians Foundation Nighthawk +

The Phoenix + Record BarThe ShipThe Truman

The Kansas City Symphony will celebrate the swingin’ sounds of Duke and Ella with Uptown Nights performances this weekend in Helzberg Hall.