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!
Brian Meyers
Ty Johnson
Friday Night Show
Saturday Night Show
Official After Party


We are turning up to something different while we Paint. Trap music (Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae etc..) courtesy of The Legendary DJ Fresh. The painting segment will be from 7-10pm but the party goes on until 1:00am. This is not a female only event, so fellas come on out.

Please join us March 30 from 2p-7p for a cosmetic trunk show 💋💄 with M. Cosmetics. 

M.Cosmetics will be in building showcasing their makeup line recently introduced to the KC market.

Come get the hottest lip colors of the season and of course the hottest clothes in town.

How often do you see networking events for artists, healing teachers or women of culture?? I know I've NEVER seen one.

This is an opportunity to raise awareness about indiFEM Creative Healing Arts and build your own portfolio with the sisters of culture, arts, and healing!

Open music jam, photo shoot opportunities, and Networking platform with local artists and kindred spirits. 

IMKC Clothing Co. Grand Opening This Friday March 30th @ 11am - ALL-DAY! Come down to 1809 Vine St. Kansas City, MO 64108. Local Food, Live Music, Local Artwork, Fun & Entertainment! Come join the activity! Don't forget to #IMKC

In the past we have done blues soul and funk nights when there is a 5th friday in the month.

Inevitably there is always requests for more "swing" on those nights. So we are switching things up a little. 
Blues with a side of lindy hop will be just that, a blues night with a good percentage of lindy hop thrown in on the side. 

Beginner Lesson at 8:30 
Music from 9-12
The Aux Cord Series is BACK with Brian B. Shynin for a GOOD Friday Celebration of the Kanye Madness Bracket
A Song For You is a love story, shot in black & white, about a soul singer and what inspires him to make music. The story follows the lead character from the years 1979 to 2009 as he watches the music industry change, and tries to find his place in it.

The film is written by filmmaker/music photographer Diallo Javonne French. Diallo is an award winning filmmaker with a B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television) film to his credit. He’s photographed musicians like Janelle Monae, Duran Duran, Chic Corea, Bobby Watson, Anthony Hamilton, and Brandy.
Are you an artist who would like understand color on a deeper level? Does choosing from a million different hues seem like a daunting task? In this class we will look at both the highly subjective and highly scientific sides to choosing color. We will go over the basics of the standard color wheel, color harmony, color balance, and then we will delve into the psychology of color. This class is wonderful for the interior designer to the painter and everyone in between. 

Join us for discussion on Afro Agrarianism (Black Land stewardship/farming), food justice, and sovereignty via working on the land. Our family friendly workshop will be facilitated by 1SKC core organizer and Kansas City Aquaponics owner, Maurice Person. 

Street Medicine KC (SMKC) works to ensure access to quality health care and social services for Kansas City’s unreached, underinsured, uninsured, and service resistant homeless and at-risk populations. SMKC seeks to provide “street medicine”, a systematic outreach and approach to provide medical care directly to those living and sleeping on the streets through mobile services such as walking teams, medical vans, and outreach clinics. Street Medicine is the first essential step in achieving higher levels of care through assertive, coordinated, and collaborative medical management and social services. 

We (V)alue (I)nspire (B)elieve in and (E)levate KC is a movement dedicated to reviving the streets of Kansas City by uplifting, empowering, and supporting the communities we live in. Our desire is to serve our people in the KC urban core through various outreach programs including food pantries, toy drives, free or discounted tutoring, school supply drives for students, and community service projects. We are dedicated to providing resources and services to the urban community to generate a safe place for kids, youth, and adults seeking to better themselves in and for the community.
Join us for a night of African culture, cuisine & African inspired music at Jambo Grill (Kansas City.) Come early to enjoy the menu & happy hour, then stay for the party with DJ WITZ. 
Rain or shine, the region's largest Farmers Market can be found at the City Market every Saturday and Sunday year-round. Shop bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, fresh bakery items, sweets, prepared foods, dog treats, cut flowers, vintage items and crafts made by local artisans. Find the finest fresh produce locally-grown in our surrounding region. 

Come get some of the best food offered at a Brunch by Chef OG Bobby Johnson 
Lite music by DJ Foots (Ernest Parks) 
Hosted by Ryan Scott & KCWYA Bizzy Benton

@ UMKC Rootopia

Do you want to learn more about the exciting arts scene in Kansas City? During this reception, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) leadership will discuss how dance is used to teach critical life skills to youth and highlight ways KCFAA is modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships. Students from AileyCamp will give a short performance.

It is easier than ever before to share your opinion on issues that matter to you, but are your tweets making a difference?

Join the City of KCMO, the Enterprise Center of Johnson County and the KC Startup Foundation for an opportunity to learn how to make your message connect with policymakers, influencers and government officials.

Learn how the system works from the people who run it, then work with a group of entrepreneurial advocates to bring policy ideas to life.

Shoutout to Wire KC fam John Eligon and his piece in the NYTimes on the Black Lives Matter movement. Hit the link for the article and to see more of his work in the Times!


Have a great weekend!
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