Downtown scene: Holiday cheer, Halloween shrieks, Violent Femmes, Jazz Krall & more


The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, presents Holiday Mart 2022, KC’s largest nonprofit shopping event of the year. Holiday Mart celebrates its 35th season now through Sunday at Bartle Hall.

What’s shakin’ in Downtown KC

Big Wild: Efferusphere Tour @ The Midland – Wednesday

Carmen: ‘Bad girls make good opera’ – Friday & Sunday

The Coterie presents Akeelah and The Bee – now showing

Diana Krall, the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, returns to Downtown KC on Monday for a performance at the Kauffman Center.

Diana Krall returns to the Kauffman Center – Monday

Downtown Hoedown @ KC Live! Block – Saturday

Harry Potter Day @ Science City – Saturday

Halloween season is already under way at haunted houses throughout the West Bottoms, including The Edge of Hell, which has been scaring residents and visitors since 1975.

Haunted Houses return to the Downtown scene – now spooking

Holiday Mart: ‘Great shopping for a great cause’ – all weekend

MAYA: The Exhibition @ Union Station – limited engagement

Violent Femmes to dance with the KC Symphony – Saturday

Walktober coming to the Riverfront Heritage Trail – Sunday

+ Live music nightly in the Big Town +

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

KnuckleheadsLemonade Park + Mutual Musicians Foundation

Nighthawk + The Phoenix + Record BarThe ShipThe Truman

The Violent Femmes, featuring original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie, will join the Kansas City Symphony for a full orchestra experience on Saturday at the Kauffman Center.