Entries by Mike

‘Mask up, KC’ + 5 virtual or live ways to explore Downtown

KC Streetcar says it best: ‘Mask up, KC!’ A KC streetcar has donned a custom vinyl mask graphic on both ends, as a way to encourage people to use face coverings on public transit and anywhere social distancing isn’t possible. The recent #MaskUpKC campaign was featured in the national Aixois Cities e-newsletter, which reported: The […]

Looking for fun? Check out WeekEnder series & The Dish

WeekEnder outdoor concert series returns on Friday People craving live music during these COVID-bound times will be able to satisfy their ears at Crown Center beginning Friday (July 10) when the annual WeekEnder series resumes on its sprawling outdoor plaza, according to CitySceneKC. “We felt like the square offered a wide space where people can […]

Art in the Loop opens season + Kauffman Center announcement

Art in the Loop to launch new season with virtual kickoff Make plans now to celebrate the 2020 Art in the Loop kickoff from the comfort of your personal space with a virtual event set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program will feature the 10 participating artists and artist teams who share insights about their […]

Kauffman Center CEO is bullish + #MaskUpKC

Kauffman Center CEO remains bullish on venue’s future The COVID-19 pandemic has created a budget crunch for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, which already has canceled 85 shows this season, according to a report by The Kansas City Business Journal. The Kauffman Center typically hosts more than 300 events annually, CEO Paul Schofer told […]

Celebrate Independence Day via virtual concert + The Dish

Virtual 4th of July concert is set for Saturday Make plans to celebrate Independence Day in Downtown KC on Saturday evening with a virtual concert featuring a true KC original and award-winning Nashville recording artist, Casi Joy. The event is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4 with an encore edition of Clocktail Concerts, presented […]

Morning Scoop: KC face mask order + Evergy relief funds

Face masks no longer an option in KC public settings and transportation Kansas City will require the use of masks or face coverings in public settings beginning Monday, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced at a news conference on Friday. The move represents the next step in slowing the spread of COVID-19, as the five-county area sees […]

Morning Scoop: Hope & Gratitude + a side of Downtown Dish

Art in the Loop plants seeds of new season with Hope & Gratitude This summer’s Art in the Loop program is finally rolling in full, thanks to the recent debut of a streetcar wrapped in poppies, probably the most visible aspect of the annual Downtown art event, according to CitySceneKC, the independent community news source […]

Morning Scoop: Taps at the Tower plays through Saturday

  Taps at the Tower to honor KC essential workers The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the seventh annual Taps at the Tower program at 8:45 p.m. nightly this week (through Saturday). You are invited to participate in this moving ceremony, as well as make use of the Liberty Memorial grounds each evening. Taps at […]

Morning Scoop: Juneteenth + The Dish + Michael’s Clothing

JuneteenthKC celebration to unfold virtually this weekend The recent protests nationally and locally raising awareness of social injustice – combined with the COVID-19 pandemic – have made this a unique year for JuneteenthKC, according to The Kansas City Star. Juneteenth is the oldest, nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It […]

Morning Scoop – Commerce Arcade + Downtown museums reopen

Commerce Arcade restaurants are back Dining and coffee options in Downtown Kansas City grew by four this week, with the return of four Downtown mainstays in the Commerce Arcade,1000 Walnut. Those who began or expanded their services this week include: Charisse, 1006 Walnut, serving (old) French / (new) American cuisine, has resumed dine-in service, with […]

Scoop – Facebook post touts CIDs as model of ‘community policing’

Facebook post sparks affection, attention for CID Ambassadors An extraordinary social media post on June 9 turned into a rousing and heartfelt show of support for the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement District Ambassadors last week. And, two days later, it prompted a news story on KSHB-TV 41. The post lifts up the CIDs […]

Morning Scoop – ‘Let’s Dish’ + 5 ways to explore Downtown

Dish to serve up Observation Pizza, Jazz Museum & Union Station It’s time for another Downtown Dish with host Katy Schamberger. On Friday (6/12, 12 p.m.) join us for a live YouTube event and get the inside scoop on Union Station’s reopening with George Guastello; what’s new with the sensational Observation Pizza in the Crossroads […]