Entries by Mike

Downtown flips on the holiday Dazzle this week

Downtown will be Dazzling this week, as holiday season celebrations begin to light up the Big Town. Roll the highlight reel for Thanksgiving week in arts, culture and entertainment – Monday to Sunday, Nov. 19-25: Crown Center Ice Terrace – Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice skating rink – is open daily – including Thanksgiving – for […]

Holidays Come Alive beginning Saturday at Union Station

The holiday season officially returns to Downtown this weekend, as the Holidays Come Alive at Union Station beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event is a day-long, free celebration packed with festive entertainment and family activities. It will conclude with a spectacular holiday lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. featuring Kansas City’s largest indoor Christmas tree and a breathtaking performance […]

Construction to proceed on Downtown YMCA / Community Center

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City will host a Construction Kickoff Celebration for the new Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center this Friday. Donors, volunteers, members and the community are invited to gather at a special celebration at 11:15 a.m. Friday on the front steps of the former Lyric Theatre building at 1029 Central St. The event […]

Amistice Commemoration continues through Sunday

The National WWI Museum and Memorial will continue to capture the world’s attention this weekend with a flurry of activities to commemorate the centennial of the World War I Armistice on Sunday. Highlights include Peace and Remembrance, the spectacular illumination of America’s official World War I Memorial that began last Friday and continues through Armistice Day on Sunday in […]

Poppies, Butterfly, Wynonna & Carol to light up Downtown

From Peace and Remembrance at the National WWI Memorial to Madama Butterfly at the Kauffman Center; and from Wynonna at Helzberg Hall to Carol Burnett at the Midland, this promises to be a breathtaking week in Downtown Kansas City. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts, culture and entertainment – Monday to Sunday, Nov. 5-11: Armistice Commemoration – To […]

Armistice Commemoration to light up WWI Memorial – Nov. 2-11

Commemorate the Armistice Firing on the First World War’s Western Front ended on Nov. 11, 1918. This year marks 100 years since the stillness fell across the battlefields of Europe on the “the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.” To commemorate the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized […]

Vote YES for the Kansas City Public Library

The Downtown Council supports the Kansas City Public Library’s campaign for voters to authorize an 8-cent increase in the property tax based operating levy – the first such request in 22 years – to maintain and modernize facilities and sustain and enhance essential services. The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6. Today’s blog post […]

Opera, Armistice, Crescendo & haunts raise the bar for the week ahead

From the opening of Madama Butterfly to an 11-day Armistice Celebration; from the arrival of the Mayor’s Christmas tree to the seasonal celebration of First Friday; and from the UMKC Crescendo the Hunchback on Halloween, this will be a very special week in Downtown Kansas City. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts and entertainment – Monday […]