Issue #26

KC Wire Weekender


Chanelle Roberts
Leslie Smith
Reshida Roné
Adam Miller
India Wells-Carter
Nick Yarbrough
Andrea Newton
Danielle Coleman


Yoga & Wine Tasting Girls Night
Join Shanell Petersen (Level 1 Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers & owner of Nella Yoga) for a fun all-levels Hatha/Vinyasa Flow Yoga class. After class we'll taste wines from the New World (USA, South America, Australia, & South Africa) vs. the Old World (Italy, France, & Germany) paired perfectly with light bites (many vegan options). This night is all about connecting with your body, feeling amazing, and then hanging with girlfriends as you learn about wine. Space is limited, so grab a friend and get your ticket.


WaterFire, held each year along the banks of Brush Creek by the Country Club Plaza, will be on Saturday, October 1 with live performances from 7 – 10 p.m.

WaterFire has many components, however the focal point is the installation of braziers in Brush Creek. The fragrance of aromatic wood smoke and flickering firelight of each brazier create a unique ambience unlike anything else in Kansas City. This year the installation’s footprint will increase from thirty braziers to around fifty.

Live vocals, dance and acrobatics will be performed by Quixotic, StoneLion Puppet Theatre, Rhythmic Flames, @Kansas City Drum Tribe, @Trio Forte and renowned operatic tenor Ben Gulley. In addition to the entertainment, several Plaza restaurants will have pop-up food and drink stands.

Wyandotte County Candidate's Forum on Criminal Justice
Come hear Wyandotte County's candidates for the Kansas Legislature share their views on the criminal justice system. This forum will be moderated by Sam Zeff of KCUR 89.3. All Wyandotte County candidates seeking state office have been invited. The event is sponsored by Kansans for Smart Justice, ACLU of Kansas, Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconcilitation, El Centro, Kansas City, KS. NAACP, Kansas Appleseed, Kansas Black Leadership Council, and MainStream Coalition.


Made Urban Apparel Presents: BLAKCATS - Fall '16
An ode to vintage athletics, the collection features our new Blakcat motif across a variety of streetwear mainstays including hats, tees, fleece and a rain jacket. As for accessories, we are introducing a premium duffel and pennant. We teamed up with Houndstooth KC to bring you our latest collection. Don't miss out on our exclusive one-day event.

Open 6p | Showtime 9:30p | Free Admission
Calle Vida navigates the universe of afro latin american dance music. Led by Pablo Sanhueza KC's own latin music pioneer, this sextet delivers the timeless deep grooves of son, cumbia, bomba and mambo and latin jazz.



September 28 - December 31

Central Library

Efforts in Kansas City to combat blight and “renew” the city through redevelopment took off after World War II. But visionary ideas came at the expense of established neighborhoods, architectural landmarks, and sense of community. Featuring before-and-after photographs, maps, and other documents, this new exhibit examines the origin and implementation of urban renewal and its long-term, segregative effects on the city. Officials and developers tried to create a “city of tomorrow.” Their decisions remain a part of our lives today. The exhibit, researched and curated by Michael Wells of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections, is on display on the fifth floor of the Central Library.


Double Visions: Community Bridge Building and Special Screening of Our Divided City
Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. cash bar and film screening, 6:00 p.m. presentations and discussion

A special first-time screening of Our Divided City by Kansas City-based documentary filmmaker Michael Price. Following the screening Price will be joined by Imani Jacqueline Brown and Carl Joel Williams, founding members of Blights Out in New Orleans for presentations and discussions addressing community bridge building through their respective projects.