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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!
Dalana Johnson
PoPfest is a multi-day educational event highlighting talented bartenders of the midwest alongside world-class industry leaders. It celebrates both the Midwest’s exploding cocktail culture and the history, hospitality, food, and Jazz that Kansas Citians celebrate with pride. 

*Runs all weekend*

Start your First Friday at The Westside Storey ! Local Makers, Drinks and Music at Westside Storey. Wonderful restaurants surround the Westside area for food options. And walking distance to the Crossroads First Fridays! 

Join us Friday September 7th at 6:30pm if you are in Kansas City or the surrounding areas! Come out to this FREE event and learn:

  • The myths about credit 
  • Learn to increase your credit score. 
  • Learn how to restore credit and make it work for you. 
  • Pay your debt down.

Open Spaces Landing Pad Friday featuring the legendary DJ Joc Max this Friday (hence the repeat entry from last week)

"My man Joc Max will be delivering the energy on the 1’s and 2’s first Friday September 7th. Get your baby sitter, do your chores, do your homework so that you can be free to come bless the dance floor and celebrate the grand opening of 18th Street Union alongside the good folks at Open Spaces KC!!" 

We are turning up to something different while we paint. Trap music (Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae etc.) DJ Dink and DJ slice will be your Dj's and host to Trap it out!


Trap Yoga is a vinyasa style yoga experience backed to the bass and rhythms of trap music. Come enjoy some of the latest trap tunes plus an energizing 60 minute yoga class that will leave you feeling SUPER LIT!!!!

Join Trevor and Fi for a Fundamentals of Salsa Workshop/Bootcamp

Saturday September 8, 2018 
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Core Skills Taught: 
On2 timing 
Basic Footwork 
Left/Right Turns 
Partnerwork Left/Right Turns 
Cross Body Leads - Extensions and Turns 

KC Chalk & Walk's mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts within the community. Join us as we celebrate our 11th year, September 8th & 9th, in Crown Center Square at our FREE festival. This year, we are pleased to announce Kansas City's top indie craft fair, The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, will be popping-up with us and will have over 50 handmade & vintage vendors for guests to shop from! Join our chalk muralists, makers & crafters, food trucks, kids' entertainment, and more as we celebrate the arts in Kansas City.

This event will comprise an in-depth comparative analysis regarding the psychology of plantation politics, which comprises behaviors African-Americans displayed on a plantation and in contemporary corporate America when trying to get by in an environment that rewards socially accommodating versus socially non-accommodating behaviors. 

This event will comprise a presentation and dialogue facilitated by Mr. Terrence Frazier, M.B.A., M.H.A., that has taught classes on such topics on the Development of Black Racial Identity by Dr. William Cross; The Development of White Racial Identity by Dr. Janet Helms; Social Identity Development Model by Dr. Bailey Jackson and Dr. Rita Hardiman, in addition to teaching a class entitled, The Brilliance of White Supremacy and White Privilege. 
Come celebrate our 20th year of Dance in the Park, the magical dance concert under the stars in beautiful Roanoke Park! On Saturday, September 8th, at 6pm, the celebration will start with a mini creative movement class on stage for any children in the audience who want to participate. Then Kim Shope's Main Street Dancers from Kansas City Young Audiences will showcase original student choreography. Shope with her former studio, “Midtown School of Dance”, was the original inspiration for Dance in the Park and performed at the concert for the first 9 years. There will also be a free Ceili dance class for adults/kids taught by Bridgid Driscoll of The Driscoll School of Irish Dancers, as well as more pre-show fun including a surprise guest. The official 20th Dance in the Park concert will begin at 7pm and will feature Modern, Ballet, Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Cyr Wheel, Bollywood, Irish dance and West African dance. We encourage everyone to arrive early to get a good seat and enjoy the pre-show festivities. Bring blankets/lawn chairs, a picnic, and your whole family (except the furry 4-legged ones--sorry, no pets allowed). 

What is a tea festival? Well, in short, it is a day all about tea. Learning about tea, tea preparation, tea culture and history and of course, tons of tea tastings!

The main event, so to speak, is our tea market. All gathered together in one big auditorium will be lots of tea merchants. There will be local Kansas City area merchants as well as vendors from across the Midwest and across the country who will have tea samples for tasting. Also we will have some craftspeople who create tea-related art! All of the vendors on the floor will have at least a 50% focus on tea or tea-related items. 

Sip N Sew is an opportunity to cultivate a sewing circle for Black women in KC where we can create and socialize together. No prior experience necessary. Your skills will improve greatly with consistency. 

Join WHITNEYMANNEY our fashion/textile pop-up event at Art Westport 2018. Come kick it with head designer, Whitney Manney and the WM crew September 7th-9th, 2018. New print collections, ready to wear, editorial looks and product will be available for purchase. We're coming to show up and show out, can't wait to see ya! 

Come enjoy twelve tequila tastings including two cocktails crafted by Kansas City's finest mixologists.

A discussion about about incarceration and how we can get involved in changing the systemic oppression associated. 

The El-Scari Harvey Art Gallery is excited to bring you a consistent opportunity to flex your art skills with our Paint and Unwind with Adrianne Clayton. You will be surrounded by beautiful art in an inclusive space. Come solo and meet new people, bring a friend, or book an entire date for you and your buds! We will have various themes each month! Get your ticket in advance, space is limited. Private events are available upon request and deposit. 

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style....

Join us at Tapcade in our state of the art, dine in theater, 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 Poetic Justice with spoken word hosted by Avi Ana The Artist. 

Color Theory in Flesh Tone is a hands-on workshop designed to give the working artist a strong understanding of Color Theory and using it in all aspects of their makeup application. 

We back at it again with the second installment of The Blactie UpSCALE SERIES. Good stogies, good beverages and a whole lot of fun. Let Hobo Tone sooth you with his smooth grooves, all while relaxing in a beautiful atmosphere! 

The summer is officially over. Join Euro Productions as we celebrate the Last Days of Summer at the Alamo Draft House in the Power & Light District. Come and enjoy an atmosphere filled with sophisticated professionals celebrating the best of Kansas City.

Sounds by DJ Q


Uncorked Wine Festivals is back for the third annual Uncorked: KC Fall Wine Festival. Sip over 100 highly rated wines from across the globe; savor delicious bites from some of KC's best food trucks; enjoy live music, a custom photo booth and more!


Troostapalooza will build community while constructively addressing the elephant in the room, said Kemet Coleman, organizer of the newly developed street festival.

Have a great weekend!
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