Entries by Mike

‘Celebration’ raises for the bar for holiday week ahead

Downtown is preparing a spectacular start to summer with Celebration at the Station and the national premiere of a major Stonehenge exhibition this week at Union Station, along with a complete calendar of arts, music and more Monday to Sunday, May 20-26. Roll the highlight reel for the week ahead: Celebration at the Station – […]

Mother’s Day week is jammed with artistic gifts

  Celebrate the season with a wide and eclectic collection of arts & entertainment ranging from the Kansas City Ballet to the Moth Mainstage; from Bluegrass in the Bottoms to the Kansas City Symphony; to the introduction of a world-class visual art experience at Union Station this week, from Monday to Sunday, May 13-19: Let’s […]

Music, dance, theater treasures to highlight week ahead

  Roll the highlight reel for a spellbinding week with the Kansas City Ballet, violin virtuoso Itzak Perlman, entertainment legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, eight different theatrical productions, a free Mother’s Day performance with the Kauffman Center’s grand organ, and more in Arts & Entertainment in Downtown KC from Monday to Sunday, May 6-12: […]

Summer A&E season lifts off this week in Downtown

Roll the highlight reel for a spellbinding week in Arts & Entertainment – featuring the Lyric Opera, the return of First Friday festivities, the seasonal return of KC Crossroads at Grinders; Merle Jam at Knuckleheads; and the 20th anniversary of Rent – one of nine theatrical productions in the Big Town – from Monday to […]

Downtown A&E scene flourishes under the April sun

Roll the highlight reel for a mesmerizing week in opera, live theater, jazz and for UMKC Conservatory musicians in the Big Town – Monday to Sunday, April 22-28: The Amazing Brain – The largest and newest exhibit in Science City, this 2,800-square-foot exhibit explores the body’s command center. Designed to exercise the 3-pound organ in your […]

Springtime blossoms in urban arts and culture scene

Roll the highlight reel for a springtime soiree of arts and culture in Downtown Kansas City – Monday to Easter Sunday, April 15-21: The Amazing Brain – The largest and newest exhibit in Science City, this 2,800-square-foot exhibit explores the body’s command center. Designed to exercise the 3-pound organ in your head, the exhibit features 14 […]

Black & Veatch unveils Cleantech Accelerator powered by LaunchKC

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch cemented its place in the Kansas City startup ecosystem Wednesday by introducing its IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator, powered by LaunchKC at a kickoff announcement event at Boulevard Beer Hall. Black & Veatch, the largest engineering company in the Kansas City area, is a global leader in engineering, procurement and […]

Check out the big brain at Science City & much more this week

Springtime has emerged in all is glory. Roll the highlight reel for a splendid week in arts, culture, science and music in the Downtown Kansas City – Monday to Sunday, April 8-14: The Amazing Brain – The largest and newest exhibit in Science City, this 2,800-square-foot exhibit explores the body’s command center. Designed to exercise the […]

Spring brings out best in arts, music, stage + Disney on Ice

Roll the highlight reel for a stellar week in the local arts, music and theater scenes, PLUS eight fun-filled performances of Disney on Ice only in Downtown this week – Monday to Sunday, April 1-7: The Amazing Brain – The largest and newest exhibit in Science City, this 2,800-square-foot exhibit explores the body’s command center. Designed […]

National spotlight to light up Downtown scene this week

Roll the highlight reel for a stupendous week in sports, ballet, comics, arts, culture and music in the Big Town – Monday to Sunday, Mar. 25-31: Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. – This week, the Morgenstern Trio will light up the Big Town, courtesy of the Friends of Chamber Music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.  ​“The group displays a unanimity, polished […]

Downtown has it all this week: NAIA, Ballet, Buble, PBR & more

March Madness continues this week with the return of the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship tournament, along with an over-the-top week at Sprint Center; a celebration at the Folly Theater; eight amazing performances at the Kauffman Center; and three stellar shows at the Midland. Roll the highlight reel for an amazing week in arts, culture, […]