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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!
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We’re cooking up something amazing in 2018 at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue®. This signature Kansas City event will once again include more public events and activities, including incredible live music, delicious BBQ and local food, a full line up of kids activities, and a vendor fair authentic to Kansas City and BBQ enthusiasts.

*Runs all weekend*

Join us on Friday, September 14th for Girls Night Out presented by Kansas City Area Chevy Dealers! Purchase a Theme Ticket and receive a Royals Charm Bracelet. Plus, the first 10,000 ladies through the gates will get a Royals Ladies Canvas Bag! 

Rumba Night a Latin night at the Voodoo Lounge Presented By Dj Rez & Amina Bella. 

Leave Your Stilettos at Home And Bring Your Dancing Shoes Ladies !

That Beasley Girl Art Expo is an artisitc event that will showcase talented local artists from the Missouri area. Each artist will bring something different to the expo, ranging from painters, designers, make-up, music, tasty treats and more!

Join us for our famous frozen Sangria Slush! We'll have amazing frozen drinks, Food Trucks, games on the lawn, and complimentary live music!

This year the Kansas City, Kansas chapter of the NAACP is celebrating its 100th Anniversary! Join us at this Freedom Fund Banquet to mark the occasion. 

Our theme is "Defeat Hate, Vote," and our Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Derrick Johnson, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Doors Open at 5 PM with dinner beginning at 6 PM.

Come down to the best Block in the Bottoms! All the neighbors are throwing this epic 'end of summer' party at 11th and Mulberry - with free admission to check out some of KC's best local makers, artists, food and drinks! Activities and vendors will be lined up outside from 4-10, so come by and hang out, shop and support this community of creatives!

When: One day workshop. Choose to attend on Saturday, September 15th OR Saturday, September 22nd (workshop from 3-6pm with a student performance the same evening at 8pm) 

Flying Saucer hosts the 10th Annual KC Beer Fest in the Kansas City Power & Light District on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Taste more than 200 hand-picked craft beers from around the world while enjoying live music, food trucks & and more! Full details at www.KCBEERFEST.com. Ages 21+ only. 

I'm natural. What's a girl to do? Here at PRF we have the perfect solution for you. Join us for our Lunching with Naturals event powered by Natural Girl Pretty "Naturals Day Out" series in part with our facilities Saturday September 15, 2018 11:00 AM- 2:00PM.

What happens during a Naturals Day Out? We're so glad you asked. During the month of September we will be moving full steam ahead in discussing summer transitioning, teaching you simple techniques to literally have you falling back in love with your mane thing. In addition we will be celebrating "National Alopecia Awareness Month" where we discuss "Hairloss during Naturals transition". 

Grab your girlfriend, stylist, or any special guest and join is for great conversation, awesome food and empowered times. See you soon!

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! 

Celebrates Show Me Shoes Foundation annual fundraiser that raises money for young ladies that participate in our programs to "Build Confidence from the SOLE" it is also a platform to celebrate women of color who are influencers, creators, owners, activist, community leaders and women! Please join us for our 9th year of service along with our panelist of women. This year hosted by Cherayla Haynes with panelist Sada K. Marlena Miko Richardson AndreaLynn Butler Ashli Turner We are also honoring our Mogul Making move Kameron S. Berkley and Millennial Making Moves Makayla Simone Harris grab a seat at the table we hope to see you! Ticket sales end September 10th.

The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group is a chartered branch of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of “Black History Month.” Each fall, local branches mark the anniversary of ASALH with an annual Founder’s Day program. 

The “Date Night Series” is back in full effect on Sunday, September 16 for two shows(6 PM and 9 PM). There was a special request to put together a Brandy Tribute. More details to come. Be the first to get your seats here: https://tributetobrandy.brownpapertickets.com/


J. Cole has announced that he’ll embark on a 34-date tour in support of his chart-topping new album KOD, with special guest Young Thug. The tour will stop at Sprint Center on Sept. 18. 

Frustrated with all the different apps needed to run your business? Well, meet Zoho! Zoho offers a suite of business, collaboration and productivity applications - all designed for small businesses. This workshop will cover at least 4 Zoho apps to help you become more productive, do work more efficiently and grow your business. 

Walk the Walk is a fashion show developed by Travis Kelce, Pro Bowl Tight End of the Kansas City Chiefs, to raise funds and awareness for his nonprofit as well as nonprofits he supports (half of all profits will benefit Children's Mercy Hospital). Walk the Walk is about action, and will showcase the great people and organizations that are actively involved in making Kansas City a better place.


Through Movement KC, Edwards works to raise funds and awareness that could help revitalize long-forgotten properties surrounding the city’s racial dividing line — Troost Avenue.

Have a great weekend!
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