Issue #20

KC Wire Weekender


Jameelah Jones
Paige Cooper
Alyssa Boles
Sami Ali
Taylor McClellan


Now in its 16th year, the Kansas City Improv Festival is proud to be one of the longest running improv festivals in the country. We had the pleasure of hosting one of the very first improv festivals in 1994, and since then have welcomed Del Close,Mick Napier, and TJ Jagodowski. More recently we’ve had Joe Bill, Jill Bernard, SuperEgo, Susan Messing, andKC native Jason Sudeikis on our stages.  

The Library’s annual Off-the-Wall film series, co-presented by The Pitch, presents a Bard-themed batch of films with a slightly offbeat take on William Shakespeare’s plays in Sorta Shakespeare: Offbeat Films Inspired by the Bard. Bring ye olde blankets and folding chairs to the Rooftop Terrace of theCentral Library and enjoy an evening of downtown KC skyline cinema.
Doors open at 8pm / Show starts at 8:45pm
August 19 – 10 Things I Hate About You  (Rated PG-13, 97 min, 1999)

The 3rd Friday of the Month is coming up this week on W39thKC! (8/19), come out and enjoy this comfortable area of midtown Kansas City. Join us for live music, busking musicians, happy hours, boutique sales, art showings, specials and more! AND welcome back to school students! (This month's highlights included below). 

Please Stand up with us on Friday Evening for a PEACEFUL protest at 6pm @ Freedom Fountain on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and Cleveland Ave! Lets show up in Large numbers to support one another and take a stand together. We have to "STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT"!!


S.W.O.R.M. ‘s 1st Annual Dare To Be Women’s Conference is to empower the women of the community. Our goal is for every woman to understand that she too, has purpose and should Dare To Be whatever and whomever she desires.  We hope that you come ready to be empowered, encouraged, and challenged from every aspect of the conference to Dare To Be the best you can while understanding that you are your very own competition. This will be an unforgettable, life changing experience. This is a Conference you don’t want to miss.
3016 Cherry St

Free Community Meditation Session
Nella Yoga
5504 Troost Ave
Come learn to sit and be still while listening to a guided meditation to ease you into deeper relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes. This is not a yoga practice. This community meditation class will begin with a mini introduction, 101 on seated/laying postures for comfort, and a 20 min guided meditation.

New to meditation? This class is for you.

Voluntary donations of any kind are accepted.

In partnership with Kansas City Art Institute. All activities and performances are FREE and ongoing 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.


The En Vivo Latino Music Festival comes to the KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District on Sunday, August 21st. En Vivo is a celebration of music, culture and living lively! Enjoy a full day of great DJ's and bands, food and cocktails, games and more! There will be dancing, dining and drinking throughout the day. Presented by Miller Lite and the KC Live! Block. 

Back To School Beer & Ice Cream Social
The Foundry at McCoy's
424 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Our annual Back To School Beer Ice Cream Social is Sunday, August 21st, 6pm. We will offer 4 different beer ice creams made with McCoy's Ginger Shandy, Fruili, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Kasteel Donker. Each scoop is $3. Come enjoy some dinner from our new menu and cap the night with some great ice cream! Who says ice cream socials are for kids?


KC Farmers' Market
Saturdays/Sundays 7:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Rain or shine, the region's largest Farmers' Market can be found at the City Market every Saturday and Sunday year-round. More than 140 vendor stalls burst with bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, fresh baked goods and other sweets, cut flowers and crafts made by local artisans. At the City Market Farmers' Market, you will find the finest produce, fresh from Missouri and the surrounding region, benefit from unsurpassed value, and support local farmers!