This Weekend In Kansas City – 8/9 – 8/11

Need some suggestions for this weekend’s social roster? Check out our list of suggestions to put on your calendar, kids.

Burlesque Downtown Underground Presents: Heroes & Villains

Date: Friday, August 9
Time: 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Location: Opera House KC
Address: 500 Walnut St., Kansas City
Price: $20

Kansas City’s own Burlesque Downtown Underground is storming the city once again with acts that are hotter than the summer heat! Join in the fun in a historic burlesque house at the River Market for this action-packed show of good and evil! You will be entertained by not only an all-star line-up of BDU’s Luscious Ladies, who are all professional actresses, dancers, singers, and fire performers, but also by special guest emcee Danny Boi. Join Kansas City’s finest burlesque company for these high-energy, sexy, blood pumping shows! Get your tickets here before they sell out.

Ward Parkway Summer Art Fair

Date: Friday, August 9, through Sunday, August 11
Time: All day event
Location: Ward Parkway Center
Address: 8600 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City
Price: Free to the public

All weekend long Ward Parkway Center will feature local artists, music, food, and more! Plus, in the Pavilion there will be live music by local artists from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, August 9th, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 10th, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 11th, from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Rock the Stockyards 5K

Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: West Bottoms
Address: Intersection of American Royal Dr. & Wyoming St., Kansas City
Price: $36

Rock the Stockyards 5K is the hottest 5K in Kansas City! This evening race, hosted by Stockyards Brewing Company on Saturday, August 10th, at 7:30 pm, will take you and a thousand (or more) of your sweaty friends through the streets of the historic Stockyards District in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. Your reward for beating the heat? A free concert after the race. The event benefits the Police Athletic League (PAL).

Heart of America Hotdog Festival

Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: 18th& Vine District
Address: E. 18th St. & Truman Rd., Kansas City

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) will host the 2019 Heart of America Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, August 10, near the 18th & Vine Historic District. The event features live entertainment, food, and more. Created by the NLBM in 2013, the Hot Dog Festival celebrates the historical connection between our national pastime and baseball fans’ favorite ballpark food—the hot dog. Proceeds benefit the NLBM.

Headlining the scheduled musical guest list for the 2019 Festival are R&B and rock legends War, funk and R&B masters The Gap Experience (The Gap Band), and soul singing-legend Howard Hewett.



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