Showing posts with label KC family events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KC family events. Show all posts

Friday, November 5, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Saturday at the Midland

If you don't have children, you have no idea what I'm talking about, but Yo Gabba Gabba! is a wildly popular show for small children. It features DJ Lance Rock and his band of costumed friends entertaining kids and teaching them lessons to song like the classic "Don't Bite Your Friends". Yo Gabba Gabba Live! is a stage show with the same characters and featuring similar segments to the TV show. Show creators are quick to point out that the Live show will not simply be a TV episode acted out on stage. There will be live music - cool tricks, Rapper/Comedian Biz Markie will be there (he does a regular spot on the TV show as well) - it has been described as kind of a rock concert for kids.

Showtime is 2PM on Saturday (November 6th) at the Midland. You can purchase tickets for $40 or a family 4 pack for around $80 here.

Also this Weekend in Kansas City

The Broadway musical CATS will be at the Municipal Auditorium Music Hall in Downtown Kansas City. This all ages show is a great introduction to live theater for the whole family. One of the longest running show in Broadway history comes to Kansas City for one weekend only - Friday night, and two shows on Saturday and Sunday. You can get tickets here.

It is the second to last weekend for all of the haunted houses. Check out our Halloween information here.

For Concertgoers, John Mellencamp or John Cougar, or John Cougar Mellencamp will be performing tonight (Friday, November 5th) at the Midland - 6:45PM - tickets prices range from $42-$125 - get them here. Also, renowned Jazz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis will be performing at the Gem Theatre in the 18th and Vine district 8:00PM, Saturday November 6th, Tickets are $50 - get them here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kansas City Zoo Offering Free Admission To Kansas City Residents

Once again this year, The Kansas City Zoo will be offering free admission to Kansas City, MO residents for the entire month of October and November. The deal is good any day during normal business hours. You need to provide a photo identification, and proof of residency consisting of utility bill, credit card bill, or some other official correspondence. Normal hours are 9:30AM - 4:00PM on weekdays, and weekends the Zoo closes at 5:00PM.

For those of you who have not been to the Kansas City Zoo lately, they have made lots of improvements in the last several years. The most recent of which is the Polar Bear Passage - a state of the Art Polar Bear Exhibit that houses "Nikita", a three year old male. It has a large chilled water pool for swimming and observation areas from three angles. Pretty cool.

The Africa region of the Zoo is excellent also, in fact it was rated #1 in the country according to "America's Best Zoos 2008". The African Exhibit is 95 acres and represents animals from 5 countries. It includes quite a large family of Chimpanzees, a gorilla, an african plains exhibit that houses Zebras, Giraffes and others.

I highly recommend our city's zoo, if you like it, come back again - you can get an annual zoo membership for $79 - this incudes FREE admission for your whole family for an entire year. Normal admission prices are $11.50 for adults, and $8.50 for kids over 3. For other Kansas City Events and things to do click here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kansas Speedway Buzz and Other Weekend Events

It's race weekend here in Kansas City again. The Nationwide Series-Kansas Lottery 300-race takes place on Saturday, with the Sprint Cup -Price Chopper 400- Race on Sunday. Sunday's race is the third in the "Chase for the Cup" series of ten races that determines the winner of the Sprint Cup. This is the second NASCAR event weekend held at Kansas Speedway this season, but the only Sprint Cup race. Tickets are still available at the Kansas Speedway website here. Be sure to check out the Legends while you are out at the speedway this weekend.

Leawood City Park (106th & Lee Blvd)

Leawood will be holding their 1st Annual Fall Festival today (Friday October 1st) from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. This event is primarily for kids with inflatables, pumpkin painting, hayrides, cake walk, etc. Admission is Free, but a $5 wristband can be purchased per child for unlimited activities. A Screening of Ghostbusters on a 16X18 foot screen will take place at 8PM after the activities.

Louisburg Cider Mill (3 miles west of US 69 on K68 in Louisburg)

Another Family Event is the Cider Fest - Saturday and Sunday - 9AM-5PM. Pancake Breakfast in the Morning followed by Barbeque dinner in the afternoon. Moonwalk and Pony Rides for the Kids, Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. There is a charge for the activities and food, but parking is free. For more information contact the Cider Mill at 913-837-5202.

16200 E Hwy 40, KCMO

From time to time, I like to highlight some of the more offbeat events around Kansas City. It doesn't get much more off-beat than the Kansas City Juggling Festival. Starting at 5PM on Friday, there will be continuous juggling until Sunday afternoon. Saturday afternoon many "World Records" will be attempted, with a public show and raffle on Saturday evening. Registration is $10 for jugglers, and $5 for non jugglers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Prairie Village Jazz Festival This Saturday

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This Saturday, September 11, Prairie Village will celebrate it's first ever Jazz Festival. The fun kicks off at 3PM at Harmon Park, 77th and Mission, Prairie Village. It's the park with the water tower, you can't miss it. Parking is available at the Prairie Village Pool Complex, or Shawnee Mission East High School. The event in FREE.

The schedule is as follows:
Killer Strayhorn - 3:00-3:50
A local five piece mainstream jazz ensemble.

Sons of Brasil - 4:10-5:00
Kansas City Jazz with a Brazilian Flavor - be prepared to dance.

Basse is a local musician that has appeared on A&E's City Confidential, CBS Sunday Morning, and All Things Considered.

Born in the Soviet Union, Eldar moved to the US at a young age and was a true child prodigy on the piano. He spent his formative years in Kansas City, soaking up the extensive jazz history of this town. Now, at age 23, he is a veteran of the music business having worked with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis , and Herbie Hancock.

The Jazz orchestra is a Kansas City tradition - "Mambo" DeLeon is a vocalist and percussionist with a salsa flavor.

Vendors will be on hand to serve food and drinks including wine and beer. No coolers or outside alcohol is allowed, but pets are as long as they are leashed and under control.


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