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!
Ashantè Hamilton
Carissa Mobley
Shaletta Norwood
Tonight The Dropout Boogie (Christian LaBeau and Ryan McBee) takes command of the poop deck to spin rare and classic funk, soul, and r&b records. We invite you to step aboard & feast upon this bounty of rare vinyl treasures, all for your sailing pleasure.

Amber Underwood 
10:00pm - 1:00am

Come party and celebrate The Roots concert performance at The Starlight. Special performances by Kadesh Flow as he hosts the night and leads the live HipHop jam session. DJ Maxx Gruv provides the organic HipHop grooves. The Union kitchen will be open and drink specials all night at the bar!

Join us for a FREE screening of the animated documentaries: Delilah and black enuf*. 

black enuf* 
(23 min, director: Carrie Hawks) 
A queer oddball seeks approval from Black peers despite a serious lack of Hip-Hop credentials. The quest for undeniable acceptance of their racial identity takes Hawks from Missouri to New York and halfway around the world. 

ShotTracker is an Overland Park-based tech venture with a mission to improve the performance of competitive athletes who participate in team sports at all levels by bringing elite-level analytics to the masses. With funding from high-profile investors that include Magic Johnson and fomer NBA Commisioner David Stern, ShotTracker has been piloted and used by the NCAA and was used in the NAIA Men’s Basketball Championships for the last two years. The easy-to-use ShotTracker system includes electronic sensors installed in a facility's rafters that can map a basketball court in 3D. During a game or practice, ShotTracker gathers data by following real-time movements of both the ball and players fitted with lightweight sensors. "ShotTracker is destined to revolutionize our game," David Stern has noted.


Join the Upsilon Zeta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for tea as we honor four phenomenal women for thier great impact on the Kansas City community. Wear your best hat and gloves so you can be in on the competition. Be sure to buy your ticket and share with a friend! 
We have partnered with Open Spaces KC and will be popping-up with 50+ artists during Open Spaces: The Weekend - Janelle Monáe, The Roots & Vijay Iyer, Oct 13-14th in The Village in Swope Park! Open Spaces celebrate's diversity, community, artistic expression & creative innovation. We can't wait to Swing with you & support the handmade movement! 

Join JCBA on Saturday for our FREE community forum moderated by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson! The panel will discuss Working Towards Reconciliation: Reducing Violent Crime Through Improving Community-Police Relationships. Our amazing panel will include Jean Peters Baker (Jackson County Prosecutor), Brad Lemon (FOP President), and Gwen Grant (President of Urban League of Greater KC).

3PM @ UMKC Law School Courtroom

The Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Event is an annual scholarship banquet given by JCBA in honor of the late judge, Kit Carson Roque, Jr., an African-American graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. The Jackson County Bar Association, and their annual scholarship banquet is dedicated to helping minority students achieve their legal aspirations.

Join us in celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with demonstrations, entertainment, tastings, and great conversations with some amazing ladies around the city!

What’s up everyone. This is Amplify Culture, and you’re invited to OvO Night Vol.1. Thank us Later, but in recognition of October’s very own, come out and celebrate while we Take Care of all your musical needs. Nothing will be the same after tonight. 

LUXE presents 
Eric Bellinger Live @ Mingles


Multi-platinum, award-winning Colombian superstar and one of the hottest acts in Latin music, J Balvin, invites North American fans to vibe with on his newly revealed Vibras Tour @ Sprint Center
Uptown Harlem: The Creative Soul of Fashion 
Spend a day in Uptown Harlem where a venue will be transformed into an bustling town of fashion, rhythm, glamour, art, culture and a marketplace featuring some of the latest and exciting brands from vendors across the country. Presented at The Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, a lavish and beautiful haven will emerge taking inspiration from a bygone era and into the 21st century.
$10 Cash per person per day!

Check in with the Guest Services Representative at the arena main entrance, pay $10 Cash and PLAY! 

We provide the nets, you bring the rest.

For each of the past four years, AIDS Walk Kansas City’s annual Swine and Wine event delighted our philanthropic ticket-holders’ taste buds. This year we are pleased to announce that Swine and Wine will be held at the newly remodeled Carriage House event space at the Levee Bar and Grill. Built in 1899, the Carriage House is one of Kansas City’s most historic buildings. The city has since grown up around this historic farm house and the Levee is pleased to bring it life again with music, libations and fun! We work with our generous partners to provide a wide variety of wine and spirit selections paired with expertly smoked and barbequed pork, traditional BBQ sides and delicious desserts. 

Join Quez Presents and 18th Street Union as we bring you TEA - The Erykah Badu Edition! (Tribute Show)

The artists who will be gracing the stage with their presence include Comfy Stennis, Sondra Thompson, Stephanie Mitchell, Sam Rivers, Rochelle Rochelle. Along with the inventive DJ Cynsere. And the gregarious Brandon Butler and Jordan TA Stephens on the piano and drums. 

Missouri State Parks is proud to announce a public lecture given by Diane Mutti-Burke, Ph.D., entitled "The First Morning of Their Freedom: Black Missourian's Role in Ending Slavery, Ensuring Union Victory and Redefining US Citizenship."

We invite you to a "Flag Bowl." Let's come together to celebrate our Haitian Flag/Country.
· Authentic Haitian Cuisine/Drink
· Haitian Troubadour
· A little history about Flag/ Country
· Silent Auction over pure Haitian Craft

Come and celebrate with us if you who are patriotic, love Haiti, or just looking for a different way to spend the weekend.


For muralists Phil Shafer, aka Sike Style, and JT Daniels, making bold, colorful murals throughout Kansas City is more than just painting outdoors.

Have a great weekend!
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