This Weekend: Special Events


Discriminating Thieves

Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

Works of art have often been plundered as spoils of war. During World War II, Hitler and the Nazis looted art on an unprecedented scale, stealing thousands of objects across Europe. Jewish collectors were particularly affected by this looting due to Nazi laws that forbade Jews from owning property.

1919: Peace?

The World War I Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 ended fighting on the Western Front, but the war did not end even with the signing of the Treaty of Paris at Versailles on June 28, 1919. The world of aristocrats and monarchs vaporized. Millions died. Russia struggled in civil war. Japan’s power in Asia and the Pacific grew. Germany wilted under harsh reparations. Arab nations seethed for independence. The U.S. assumed an uneasy mantle of world leader. This special exhibition examines how the war transformed the world, but left a legacy of unresolved issues and conflict.

Kansas City Graffiti Tour

$25/person. Explore the best the best murals and street art in Kansas City. This two-hour walking tour gives a behind-the-scenes look at the art and artists in the Crossroads Arts District. Guides also discuss the dynamics affecting this rapidly changing area. End at The Parlor, an upscale food hall where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink or continue to explore all the bars, restaurants and boutiques of this creative district.

Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall

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.
The dry-stacked wall will be about 100 yards, and the first section will built from March 3 to 23. Visitors are encouraged to view the crew’s working progress from inside the Bloch Building.

Indigo Girls

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Since bursting into the spotlight with their 1988 self-titled breakout album, the Indigo Girls have made themselves a household name as one the music’s all-time top duos. With a loyal fan base spanning generations and countries, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the only duo with top 40 titles on Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s.

Thrive!

In partnership with The City of Kansas City, Missouri & The Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Thrive is Kansas City's signature event celebrating community development and achievement.
Join us as we recognize those leaders and organizations in our community making neighborhoods better, safer and healthier places to live and thrive.

KC Holiday Boutique

The Holiday Boutique is a festive marketplace where you can shop for holiday gifts, see works from local artisans, experience holiday displays that will inspire your own decorations, and much more!

Time of Event: 10 am- 9 pm Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10 am- 5 pm Sun.


Admission Cost: $12-28

Gamelan Genta Kasturi Concert & Open Workshop

Gamelan Genta Kasturi will present a musical performance of modern and traditional Balinese Gamelan music, played on the gongs, drums, and metallophones of our orchestra.  Preceding the concert will be a workshop in which participants will learn to play the gongs and metallophones in a family-friendly setting.  Our group creates/performs new work within the medium in collaboration with other musicians and choreographers, and retain classical and modern repertoire taught to us by our founding dir 

Book Signing with Sly James

“A Passion For Purpose: Building Cities for Our Children”

Meet Sly James, enjoy a glass of Amigoni wine, and get a signed copy of James’ book, “A Passion For Purpose”.

$27 Ticket Includes:

  • meet & greet w Sly James
  • signed copy of his book (retail $26)
  • glass of Amigoni wine

The Hot Sardines

The 5th Annual Folly Frolic will feature
THE HOT SARDINES
November 16th, 2019

Etched in Memory

Etched in Memory features color etchings by British artist James Alphege Brewer (1881-1946) presenting scenes from Belgium and Northern France—cathedrals, churches and town buildings threatened or damaged during the battles of World War I. In both the United States and Great Britain, these etchings were proudly hung on parlor walls in solidarity with the Allied cause and as a remembrance of the devastating cultural losses inflicted by the onslaught of war.

Discriminating Thieves

Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

Works of art have often been plundered as spoils of war. During World War II, Hitler and the Nazis looted art on an unprecedented scale, stealing thousands of objects across Europe. Jewish collectors were particularly affected by this looting due to Nazi laws that forbade Jews from owning property.

1919: Peace?

The World War I Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918 ended fighting on the Western Front, but the war did not end even with the signing of the Treaty of Paris at Versailles on June 28, 1919. The world of aristocrats and monarchs vaporized. Millions died. Russia struggled in civil war. Japan’s power in Asia and the Pacific grew. Germany wilted under harsh reparations. Arab nations seethed for independence. The U.S. assumed an uneasy mantle of world leader. This special exhibition examines how the war transformed the world, but left a legacy of unresolved issues and conflict.

Kansas City Graffiti Tour

$25/person. Explore the best the best murals and street art in Kansas City. This two-hour walking tour gives a behind-the-scenes look at the art and artists in the Crossroads Arts District. Guides also discuss the dynamics affecting this rapidly changing area. End at The Parlor, an upscale food hall where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink or continue to explore all the bars, restaurants and boutiques of this creative district.

WinterFest

Holiday cheer rings out at Worlds of Fun during the annual WinterFest holiday celebration. Millions of sparkling lights transform the park with an inviting glow that warms the heart and lifts the spirit. Find festive live shows, meet iconic holiday characters, join holiday activities like ice skating and cooking decorating, ride select park attractions, and create lasting memories with family and friends. This holiday event takes place on select nights in November and December.

Christmas In The Sky

Jackson County Parks + Rec and 99.7 The Point kick off your holiday season on Longview Lake Beach with the 23rd Annual Christmas In The Sky.  This magical evening showcases holiday entertainment with performances by Monica's School of Dance, special guest Casi Joy, and an amazing fireworks display, synchronized to your favorite holiday music and simulcast on 99.7 The Point.  Directions to Christmas In The Sky: I-470 East to Raytown Road, then follow the signs south two miles to the Longview Lake Beach entrance.

Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall

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.
The dry-stacked wall will be about 100 yards, and the first section will built from March 3 to 23. Visitors are encouraged to view the crew’s working progress from inside the Bloch Building.

Bingham-Waggoner Estate Holiday Tours

"Make a Joyful Noise" -- that's the theme at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate this holiday season.

Come enjoy a special holiday tour of a beautiful home with important historical roots in the city of Independence.

The Bingham-Waggoner Estate will be open daily for holiday tours from Nov. 29-Dec. 30. Closed Dec. 23, 24 and 25.