Planning your weekend? Here are five happenings around town to add to your calendar.
Women-Owned Weekend in Brookside October 6-8
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and Brookside is celebrating the many women-owned small businesses that make the neighborhood and shopping district so special. With special deals, pop-ups featuring other women-owned businesses, giveaways, and fundraisers for charities that support women, there’s plenty to do all weekend long.
KC Oktoberfest October 7-8
Kansas City Bier Company is transforming Crown Center into the Munich of the Midwest for KC Oktoberfest. Complete with German-style beer, food, and entertainment, the festivities mirror the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. The beers on tap at the festival will be made using the tenants of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516—brewed only with water, yeast, and 100 percent German malt and hops using traditional German recipes.
Art on Oak October 7-8
Second Presbyterian Church is becoming an art gallery this weekend. More than 40 local artists will have their work on display, and local musicians will be performing throughout the weekend. Friday night, enjoy music from musicbyskippy and The Ain’t Misbehavins. On Saturday, the Covenant Pres Jazz Band will perform.
Kemper Gala 2022: Prismatic October 8
On any visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, you can expect to find bold, vibrant colors within the contemporary art. This year’s Kemper Gala celebrates that liveliness with the 2022 theme, Prismatic. Guests will celebrate “the full spectrum of life and the alchemy that emerges when you join your community with your unique qualities and individual perspective.”
Join in on this casual evening of schoolyard fun! At this gala, you’ll get to embrace your inner child while investing in quality urban neighborhood development. All proceeds from the event support UNI’s mission to improve the quality of life in disadvantaged KC communities through affordable housing, home repairs, and quality afterschool and summertime youth activities.