Entries by Mike

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 […]

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Black & Veatch unveils Cleantech Accelerator powered by LaunchKC

Black & Veatch, the largest engineering company in the Kansas City area, is a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for energy, water, and telecommunications. It’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator marks one of its boldest moves into the entrepreneurial arena of engineering services. The company recently created a segment of the company known […]

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, […]

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Santos Ramirez to lead operations for the CIDs

As the River Market CID begins its new fiscal year, the district is positioned for a strong and effective 2019 thanks to its new leadership team. Every member of the supervisory group has risen through the CID ranks to assume new positions of authority. “Every member of the leadership team has earned his or her […]

Big 12 fever to ignite the Downtown A&E scene

The Big 12 Men’s Tournament returns to KC this week, marking one of the BIGGEST weeks of the year for locals and visitors to flock Downtown for basketball, dining, drinking, arts and entertainment. (Insert smiley face here.) Roll the highlight reel for an amazing week in arts, culture, music and theater in the Big Town […]