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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On

August 17, 2018 - July 27, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Sweet On is a site-responsive installation by Texas-born, New Jersey-based artist Paul Henry Ramirez. Ramirez drew inspiration for this work from a quotation attributed to R. Crosby Kemper Jr. (1927–2014) in the anniversary publication, “Marking 20 Years: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art”: “Joy is to be surrounded by beauty.”

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford

October 26, 2018 - April 6, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Ralston Crawford worked in a consistently formal, or abstract, manner across a variety of mediums. His photographs provide a look at a vital era of abstraction in American art, and at the cultural scenes and subjects from which that creative sensibility arose. His subjects ranged from urban and industrial themes to ships and sailing, jazz,…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents (RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on Identity

December 14, 2018 - June 16, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The selection of artists in this exhibition is representative of a larger community of contemporary Native artists working to assert Native perspectives and challenge misconceptions. Presented entirely through the artists’ own works and words, (RE)CLAIM shares their reflections on the always relevant question of identity.

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Belger Crane Yard Studios presents Reinvented

January 4 - April 13
Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

On the not-so-sunny side of California, teenage Alix bounces between motel rooms while taking care of her brothers for her absent mother. Her classmate, Mason, is a budding songwriter sent to America for high school by his father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. This Rolling…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

January 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This collection of works features contemporary objects from the 1960s to today with varying presentations of the human figure. Although artists have depicted the human figure for millennia, 20th-century movements such as Conceptual art, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism moved away from the time-honored practice of figurative art. Our current moment is rich with a resurgence…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents 15th-17th Century Italian and Spanish Textiles

January 9 - June 16
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This exhibition showcases silk and linen fragments spanning the 15th-17th centuries, a period of expanded exploration and trade, when Italy and Spain emerged as major centers of textile production.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Divine Inspiration

January 16 - July 14
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Few individuals have exercised such a powerful grip on the Western imagination as Jesus of Nazareth. Believed by his followers to be the Son of God, he was central to religious life in Europe. Unsurprisingly, the defining moments of his life figure prominently in Western Art. The drawings and prints in this rotation will explore…

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Kemper Museum of Art presents Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs

January 24 - April 28
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Kemper Museum presents a major exhibition of works by internationally-renowned New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum (American, born 1955). Featuring textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, Apfelbaum’s artistic practice branches out into broader social and historical contexts, and is situated in the legacy of post-war American art. She is best known for expansive polychromatic installations, which…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

January 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

After the World War II, Allied forces found much of the art and looted by Nazis and returned it to the rightful owners. But other items disappeared in the chaos of war and remain lost to this day. In light of this fact, the Nelson-Atkins researches the ownership history of its artworks. This research revealed…

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Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art presents Willem Volkersz: The View From Here

February 21 - March 23
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

The View From Here incorporates Willem Volkersz’ embrace of the popular culture version of the American Dream, as well as exploration of his compatriot, Vincent van Gogh. As a child, Volkersz often saw van Gogh’s drawings and paintings at museums in Amsterdam and has said that wherever he has lived van Gogh has been by…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Expedition to the ChimaCloud

March 1 - September 1
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Contemporary artist Saya Woolfalk’s body of work transports visitors into a fantastical world where they encounter a fictional race of women Woolfalk has created called the Empathics. Expedition to the ChimaCloud continues Woolfalk’s extensive narrative of the Empathics, who will be introducing their newest groundbreaking technology at the Nelson-Atkins. The exhibition is an immersive, multimedia…

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Belger Arts Center presents Keep It Real

March 1 - July 6
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Keep It Real is the first of a three-part series in celebration of Belger Cartage Service, Inc.’s 100th anniversary. This exhibition includes decorative and historical objects that reflect the cultural fabric of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through these objects, we get a glimpse into the issues leading to the rapid innovation and shift…

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence

March 1 - August 4
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence situates contemporary works of art from Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection in conversation with concepts brought forth by neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Austrian, 1856–1939). Freud suggested that humans can trace their compulsions back to their childhood. From this idea, Child’s Play explores artists’ depictions of children, their…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall

March 4 - November 29
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Andy Goldsworthy, who collaborates with nature and time to create site-specific installations, will build Walking Wall in five successive sections at the Nelson-Atkins in 2019. Over the course of nine months, Goldsworthy and his craftsmen will hand-build a wall that will “move” across the museum campus.

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Unicorn Theatre presents The Humans

March 6 - March 31
Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Breaking with tradition, the Blake clan gathers for Thanksgiving dinner in lower Manhattan at their daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle duplex, family tensions reach a boiling point and the secrets that bubble up threaten to change this modern American family forever.

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Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship

March 13 - March 16
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship will once again take over Kansas City on March 13-16.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Solitary: Alienation in Modern Life

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM CST
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

World Wars I and II brought widespread death and destruction to the world, leaving many survivors with lifelong physical and psychological scars. This exhibition of prints and drawings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Otto Dix, and others reveals the impact of these modern forces.

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KC Repertory Theatre presents “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play”

February 22 @ 8:00 PM - March 16 @ 5:00 PM CST

Paulina is the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, who has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year addition of Ericka, a student newly-arrived from America with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of both the pageant recruiter and Paulina’s teenage “squad.” Jocelyn Bioh’s hilarious re-imagining of…

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The Coterie Theatre presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 26 @ 10:00 AM - March 30 @ 5:00 PM CST
The Coterie, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144
Kansas City, MO

In this charming musical adaptation of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside. Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon, the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet. What starts…

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Quality Hill Playhouse presents Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 50s

March 8 @ 7:30 PM - April 7 @ 5:00 PM CST
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri

Quality Hill Playhouse’s original cabaret revue showcases songs from classic musicals, celebrates Broadway showtunes that became standards, and romps through the world of Bebop, Latin, and Vocal Jazz.

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Anastasia

March 12 @ 7:30 PM - March 17 @ 10:30 PM CDT
Kansas City Music Hall, 301 W 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Inspired by the beloved film, “Anastasia” transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman…

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2019 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP March 13-16

March 13 @ 8:00 AM - March 16 @ 5:00 PM CDT
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
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Kansas City is excited and honored to have the opportunity to host the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship. CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE First Round – Wednesday, March 13 Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14 Semifinals – Friday, March 15 Final Championship – Saturday, March 16 For more information, please visit  www.big12sports.com.

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Nelly Don: The Musical

March 14 @ 7:30 PM - March 30 @ 5:00 PM CDT
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Based on a true story, Nelly Don celebrates the American entrepreneurial experience through an improbable heroine whose life mission was to champion the beauty of women through fashion. Nelly Don's creative genius and personal travails form the musical narrative of the story behind the woman who started the largest dress design and manufacturing company the…

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7:30 PM

Cypress Hill and Hollywood Undead at The Uptown

March 15 @ 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Hollywood Undead and Cypress Hill are teaming up for a U.S. tour. The two Los Angele-based groups will bring the "West Coast High" tour to Kansas City March 15.

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8:00 PM

Maren Morris at The Midland

March 15 @ 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Rising country star Maren Morris brings her Girl The World Tour The Midland with guest Cassadee Pope.

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John McEuen and The String Wizards at The Folly

March 15 @ 8:00 PM CDT
Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States

Famous for being a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen makes his first appearance at the Folly Theater with his band The String Wizards. Don’t miss John McEuen and the String Wizards on March 15th at 8 p.m. as a part of the Folly + The Bridge 90.9 FM Americana Series.

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8:30 PM

Shay Estes featuring Matt Otto at The Blue Room

March 15 @ 8:30 PM - March 16 @ 1:00 AM CDT
Blue Room Jazz Club, 1616 E 18th St.
Kansas City, MO

Shay Estes has been singing in Kansas City's famous jazz clubs for eight years, performing with the likes of Mark Southerland, Mark Lowrey, Brad Cox and many others. Her current focus is on Brazilian jazz and the various styles that shaped it.

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Jerrod Niemann at Knuckleheads Saloon

March 15 @ 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64120

After almost a decade as a major-label artist, prolific Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann dug deep into his journey for critically-acclaimed album THIS RIDE – his first for Curb Records which includes the feel-good jam, “I Got This,” the uplifting duet “A Little More Love” (with Lee Brice) and the classy romance of “God Made a…

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9:00 PM

Heather Newman at The Phoenix

March 15 @ 9:00 PM - March 16 @ 1:00 AM CDT
The Phoenix, 302 W. 8th St.
Kansas City, MO

Over the last 10 years Heather Newman has been leaving her footprints in the blues scene of her hometown Omaha, NE before relocating to Kansas City. Confidence and presence paired with her vocal prowess, always left the crowd hanging on the edge of their seats wanting more. With that, Kansas City accepted her with open…

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Upcoming Events

Mon 22

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On

August 17, 2018 - July 27, 2019
Kansas City Missouri
Mon 22

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Solitary: Alienation in Modern Life

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM CST
Kansas City MO
United States
Mon 22

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents (RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on Identity

December 14, 2018 - June 16, 2019
Kansas City MO
United States
Mon 22

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

January 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Kansas City MO
United States
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