This Weekend in Kansas City – 6/28 – 6/30

Harry & Bess Truman’s 100th Wedding Anniversary

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Address: 500 W US Hwy 24, Independence
Price: Free

On a summer day so stifling that the wedding flowers began to wilt, Harry and Bess Truman were married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence on June 28, 1919. The couple enjoyed 53 years of marriage, from Independence to the White House and back again, an American love story for the ages.

Now as KC’s hometown president and first lady enter their 100th anniversary year, you’re invited to the platinum anniversary celebration! Don’t miss the group vow-renewal ceremony followed by the wedding reception of the century—featuring a concert by the 135th Army band.

Join in on the fun as The Truman Library invites couples of all ages to renew their vows—or merely observe the ceremony and enjoy the wedding reception with dessert and a champagne toast to the presidential couple.

The event is free to attend and participate in, but RSVPs are requested. Everyone who is pre-registered will receive a commemorative gift. Register here.

Kauffman Center Presents Napoleon Dynamite Live Screening Q&A 

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Muriel Kauffman Theater, Kauffman Center
Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City
Price: From $35.50

The beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters almost 15 years ago. Since then much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to the inner-teenager in each of us, the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh—and laugh hard—over and over again.

Attend the screening of Napoleon Dynamite and the Q&A with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), moderated by award-winning journalist and film critic, Shawn Edwards. (VIP tickets include premium seating and a meet and greet with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries.)

Let’s Upstage Cancer for St. Jude presented by Prairiefire
Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:The Abbott Kansas City
Address: 1901 Cherry St., Kansas City
Price: From $200

Kansas City has a longstanding history of being a crossroads for musicians and artists alike. In 2019, St. Jude connects with this legacy at the Let’s Upstage Cancer event. With your support, this event will help children here in Kansas City, across the country and around the world in the fight of their lives, while at the same time giving their families what they need most—hope!

The evening will bring together local artists showcasing an intimate view into how music inspires and connects us all. Guests will also indulge in delectable eats, high-end auction items and the chance to experience St. Jude first-hand through local patient families.

Stars and Stripes 5K

Date: Sunday, June 30
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Prairiefire
Address: 5661 W 135th St., Overland Park
Price: $36

The Stars & Stripes 5K is coming to Overland Park. The event will be held at Prairiefire Shopping Center and will feature a fast course, great event shirts, large finisher medals, post-event snacks and much more! Start a new family tradition.



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