The Wire KC Weekender
Disproving the myth that "there's nothing to do in Kansas City" one week at a time. Forward to colleagues, friends, & visitors and see you around town!
Purple Rain
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here 2day 2 get through this thing called life — and, on the 1st anniversary of his too-soon passing — celebrate the legacy of the visionary and singular musical force that was Prince.

PURPLE RAIN is the semi-autobiographical tale of The Kid, a Minneapolis musician navigating the club scene while dealing with a romantic rival and a difficult family life. A massive hit upon release, it's a showcase for the Purple One’s otherworldly musical, visual and sartorial stylings, and introduced the world to the glory of "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," and of course, "Purple Rain." 

Round About Midnight: The Music of Miles Davis & John Coltrane
You’ll definitely experience the ‘ART OF THE BIG BAND!’ when The KCJO pays homage to two jazz legends: Trumpeter #MILESDAVIS & saxophonist #JOHNCOLTRANE. Please join The KCJO and their guest artists: #HERMONMEHARI and #MATTOTTO as they perform new arrangements of “Someday My Prince Will Come,” “On Green Dolphin Street,” “Kind of Blue,” and other ‘Miles’ and ‘Trane’ classics. 
Explore: Experience East of Troost
Urban Neighborhood Initiative Kansas City (UNI) in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is proud to present the first-ever Explore.Experience East of Troost Tour Saturday, April 22, 2017! 

The guided tour will provide an excellent first-hand look at what our communities have to offer, as well as a chance to meet some of the residents. 

Empower Your Curves Workshop
Empowering curvy women to be self-confident and positive through fashion and style. We host fashion workshops teaching the importance of defining your beauty, style and owning it in everyday life. Our mission is to create a positive connection to empower plus-size women to be self-confident and positive in the world of fashion. 

Downtown Wine Walk
Sip, taste and explore at the Downtown KC Wine Walk on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 3-6 PM in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Enjoy live music along 14th Street, wine tastings and small plates at each of the seven participating venues. Proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry. Ages 21+ only. 
Spring Discover Day at KC Parks Community Centers
FREE admission and activities at KC North, Tony Aguirre and Southeast Community Centers.

Want to see what KC Parks Community Centers are all about? Three of our centers will be hosting open house festivals where you can try out boot camp, sample a cooking class, try your hand at one of our art classes, and more. We’ll have games, crafts, and activities for the kids while you explore everything our centers have to offer. This is your chance to discover KC Parks! 
National Congress of Black Women Mixer
The National Congress of Black Women is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, membership-driven, civic organization dedicated to the education, economic, political and cultural development of Black Women and their families. 

The Kansas City Chapter invites you and your friends to connect with other dynamic women, and learn about the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. and its membership rewards. Be sure to bring your business cards! Enjoy a great atmosphere with delicious food. Co-hosted by CHES, Inc. This is an adult event. 

The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven's Record Store Day Event
Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2007 and held on one Saturday every April to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. On Record Store Day The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven will have rare, limited, exclusive releases across all genres that are available this one day only, and only at independant record stores. We will order EVERY available LP title and we will price them ALL below retail, so shop with us first for the best selection at the lowest prices. Join the fun! See you all on the 22nd. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Jazz Brunch
Come enjoy brunch and smooth jazz from the Rhythm and Groove Band featuring Larry Thomas.

Start Your Business Workshop
Go from idea to income! Join Communities Creating Opportunity and EconAvenue for a free workshop on how to launch the successful business you’ve always envisioned.

We will discuss and share local resources to help get you started, hear ideas from business experts, and work on changing local culture to provide ongoing support to new business owners like you. 
Hire KC Youth: Career Fair
Dozens of employers will be present. All of them will be looking for youth (mostly ages 16-24) to be hired for seasonal/summer jobs or as interns in career-specific areas. The Hire KC Youth Job Fair is one of Kansas City's largest job fair's hosted just for Kansas City's young people to gain access to our City's private, public and nonprofit employers that provide Summer Jobs and Internship Opportunities. 

Solo Jazz and Charleston Workshop
This workshop will be covering a large amount of solo jazz and Charleston movement from shorty george's to black bottom its not a workshop to miss! Did we mention its FREE!!!

This workshop also qualifies you for performances with 627 Stomp involving solo jazz and charleston! So if you have an interest in performing or not this workshop is going to be a ton of fun! 

Color Vibe 5K Run
Get ready Kansas City for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You'll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you're about to get tagged!

Paint with Purpose @ Urban Cafe
Proceeds will be donated to Platinum Beauties youth mentoring program for activities, events, supplies, and community events. Platinum Beauties KCMO mentoring program provides young ladies with social, economical, etiquette, community activism and life skills to be strong positive leaders.

Grind House Basketball All American Game 2017
KC Basketball Legend Marcus Walker presents his Grind House Basketball All American game which will feature some of the top players across the country. Notable players in past Marvin Clark (St. John's), Tory Miller (Colorado), Cameron McGriff (Oklahoma State), Jahmal McMurray (South Florida), Anton Beard (Arkansas), Chauncey Collins (TCU), and Eric Curry (Minnesota).

As previously mentioned, this will be the first year we will be having a girls game and we're expecting it to be one of the most elite games in the country. This will be the BIGGEST game in the MidWest and will also receive national attention. DO NOT MISS SEEING THIS GAME.

Saturday Matinee @ The KC Juke House
Nice Blues & Jazz club. 
Dance floor, well mixed drinks, cool atmosphere.

Neon Jungle BlackLight Party
We will be turning the Kill Devil Club into a "Neon Jungle" blacklight themed party, April 22nd! You are encouraged to wear anything neon or UV...

Cooking with Herbs Chef Demo
Taste delicious, herb-centered food made by Cody Hogan, chef de cuisine of Lidia’s Kansas City, and receive professional cooking tips and recipes. Then make a connection with the past as you learn about historic open hearth cooking. 

The State of the Revolution
Join us for the State of the Revolution livestream featuring Larry Cohen, Nina Turner, Mike Connolly, Lucy Flores, and Ben Jealous. We will be holding Our Revolution Kansas City's monthly meeting immediately following the livestream. 

Self Love Weekend: Fitness to Make a Difference

Leela James: The Undeniable Tour
@Madrid Theater

5/6: Kehlani
5/13: Chance The Rapper
6/4: Future
6/11: J. Cole
6/13: John Legend
7/6: Jill Scott
7/22 Gucci Mane, Uzi Vert, Kevin Gates, & Rae Sremmurd
Have a great weekend!
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