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!
Cheronda Haney
Morgan Norman
Jamon Finley
Courtney Smith
Glenn Moore
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith discusses her life and poetry and reads from her works on the heels of the release of her latest book, Wade in the Water.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony® Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony® Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony® Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

Runs 5/9 - 5/27
Second Fridays Live Art Dance Yoga Expo brought to you by Nella Yoga, Studio 54oo, and Art In Motion LLC! Celebrate a mother's love with creativity and community on Friday, May 11th at 7pm-10pm. 

"Rake It Up Tour" Concert featuring Money Bo (former KC Chiefs Dwayne Bowe)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No.... it's The Color Run flying your way in 2018!

Stay tuned for our official tour announcement and more event details!

**Start chute is open between 8:00 - 8:45AM**
The fourth of four public hearings designed to create a robust public dialogue about the best way to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All who wish to contribute to a constructive conversation are encouraged to attend and bring your positive ideas.

We have once again teamed up with local architect, construction and home improvement companies to design an Urban Golf Course that traverses some of our city’s greatest landmarks from the River Market, the Downtown Library, Corrigan Station, One Light Luxury Apartments, The Kauffman Performing Arts Center, and more!

If you like bar crawls, casual competitions, beautiful May weather, urban recreation or any combination of the preceding you don’t want to miss this experience!

Trevor Noah, the most successful comedian in Africa and host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, brings the laughs to Starlight Theatre on Saturday, May 12.

#SheReady Tour


Tony Baker, Tahir Moor, and Kevin Fredericks were all comedians before the Ernest social media boom. However you are far more likely to recognize them from their videos then their stand-up. That’s all about to change. This clean comedy tour is gonna prove to you that these men are much funnier in real live. These are Real Comedians, you just know them from social media. These are comedians who use the internet. Not just funny on the internet.

Join us at Tapcade for our Hip Hop Movie Series. Over the next few months we'll be playing Hip Hop related movies you never got to experience in a theater. This month's movie is Krush Groove hosted by DJ Runner Up. This is a free event. Ages 18+. Seating is limited so come early to get a good spot.

"Where are all the black singles?"

"Was it a date or were y'all just kickin' it?"

"Can we discuss something non-heteronormative for a change?"

We've all heard these questions before. But it's not often that we gather collectively to talk about them and discuss what comes next. Join the Wire KC and the Urban League for a candid conversation on the black dating scene in KC with folks from across the metro area.

You've heard it's "all about who you know". Well, it's true! This workshop will focus on relationship webs and how they often help or hinder our ability to impact our lives in meaningful ways. Our focus will be on government policy and initiatives important to Black business owners.

During this workshop you will learn how initiating, building and leveraging relationships can help you effectively advocate for the causes and issues important to you. Also, we will talk about how to 1) identify an issue, 2) solidify your point of view and 3) amplify it to the right people.

YPOC-KC is a new initiative led by KSI and HDF focused on diversity-centered resources and networking for the developing multicultural professional. Programming offered by YPOC-KC will be free and open to the general public as we look to partner with various organizations throughout the Kansas City area. Each YPOC-KC event will dig into the various diversity-focused topics that are essential to supporting and growing a diverse professional workforce in our city. Our goal is to assist young professionals of color in Kansas City in finding the support they need to help build and lead Kansas City.

"Darryl is no stranger to many of us," White said on the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse. "As the first African American police chief of Kansas City, Darryl was instrumental in bridging the gap between officers and the community."
Wanna highlight a dope figure, business, or institution thats doing work in the community? Send it to WireKC@gmail.com with the subject #ForTheKCulture.
Have a great weekend!
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