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!
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Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.

Sprint Center will be the site of the 2018 Women’s Midwest Region semifinals and championship game. The winner will advance to the Final Four. More information can be found at the event's microsite. 


A discussion featuring MCC's historan William Worley, UMKC's film professor Lyn Elliot, and community advocate Don Carter, will take place before the film where they will speak about the film's historical background, its impact on American culture, and how it informs our society today. A Q&A session will immediately follow the showing.

This is a gospel stage play you will not want to miss. 
You will Shout, Cry and Laugh.... 
Most of all we want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Your favorite funky soul jazz septet is moving to an earlier time in 2018! Come get down with us at our Friday night home of almost 4 years, the ever-hip Green Lady Lounge!

We're bringing you the goods to work your mind, body and soul jumpstarting you for the spring and getting you primed and ready for the Opulence Ball!

KC's own Nick Johnson from Triple Threat Sports and Fitness is hooking you up with a bootcamp session that will give you the total body workout you've been looking for! Think upper body, lower body, core and HIIT while a DJ keeps you going with your favorite hits.

Grab your girlfriend and fellow goal diggers and throw on your Sunday Best because you're invited!!!

Go See Cecilia proudly presents Brunch At Tiffany's, THE women's networking event for the young and brilliant leaders of tomorrow set to a "Breakfast at Tiffany's' theme! Have a business idea but don't know where to start? Is there a brand you want to start but are hesitant about putting yourself out there? Then this event is for YOU! 
Join The Good Samaritan Project and KC Care Clinic HIMM Project as we collaborate and present “The Brother’s Brunch“, a series of informal brunches for LGBT Men of Color discussing hot topics, current events,and trends surrounding our community including HIV, stigma, love and relationship, and others.
Community Yoga at Unity Southeast 
Join us every Saturday morning from 9-10am for our community Yoga class lead by Ahlara Kent. All levels are welcome! These Yoga classes are set up for you to feel SAFE, SUPPORTED, ACCEPTED, WORTHY and LOVED. Each class will have a Therapeutic foundation and work with deep stretching, conscious breathing and mindfulness. We would love to have you join our community Yoga class no matter your background or experience with the practice because everyBODY is made for Yoga!

Kansas City will be hosting the biggest beard casting call in the Midwest. If you feel that you are a good fit and want to possibly represent a powerful brand this is your opportunity!

A march to say "Enough!" We must protect Americans, American lives. Weapons are not more important than people.

We are gathering at Theis Park in Kansas City on Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4 pm as part of the nationwide effort to advocate for weapons reform. It is past time elected officials put the lives of Americans above the donations from the NRA and above profits for weapons manufacturers..

Let's join together to make a change for our future!
Heal our bodies, heal our communities by walking. Calling all Black women to join a new movement in Kansas City- Girl Trek. We are calling on all women and girls and pregnant women to join us for a 1.5 mile walk through local communities and parks to stake our claim on our own health, our own pregnancies, and our own lands. Girl Trek is a national movement to get Black women moving and making positive change in our neighborhoods by simply walking and being visible and being aware. 

Join the Griot Institue as we salute our first group of female educators nominated to receive our Annual Marva Collins Great Women in Education Award.

Dear Kansas City & Friends,

The Pleasure of Your Company is Requested.

For One Night Only –We Vibrate Higher.

Celebrating life the only we know how - EXTRA AF.

Introducing: Black Opulence Ball

Attire: Come Fly. Come Beautiful. Be EXTRA AF

This Sunday, March 25th, from 10 am - 2 pm, we kick off the season #UnderThePlane with our first Food Truck Brunch of 2018! 

Bring your family out to enjoy great food, and coffee, and check out the awesome wares of various area artists and vendors! 
@ The Riot Room


The Library, in collaboration with KCPT-Kansas City PBS and KSHB-41 Action News, examines the indelible episode and its aftermath in a two-pronged event marking its 50th anniversary. First is the premiere screening of the new documentary short ’68: The Kansas City Race Riots, Then and Now, co-produced by KSHB and KCPT. Then, a panel discussion addresses the lessons learned from the violent chapter of history, from the role of policing to the value of protest. KCPT’s Nick Haines moderates. RSVP at the library’s website.

Join Mayor James for the 2018 State of the City Address. This event is an opportunity to hear about the progress we are making as a city and explore what is on the horizon. This event is open to the public and we encourage you to attend! If you are unable to attend, the event will be livestreamed on Channel 2 and at kcmo.gov. 

In an interactive fireside chat presented by GXP Investments at the KCP&L Energy Center, former residents, civic officials, and business leaders will analyze the challenge and discuss how we can address it while enjoying food, drinks, and networking.

Grab your marketing materials (i.e. biz cards, etc.) and join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 for a fun night of building relationships in business via Speed Networking.

At this event, each participant will have an opportunity to introduce him/herself, and ask a few questions within a set amount of time. When your time is up, you will move on to the next person and do it all over again (sounds fun, right?). Once the speedy portion of networking is over, seek out those individuals you want to continue the conversation with. You will receive a list of suggested questions upon your RSVP to help you prepare.

Have a great weekend!
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