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!

Multi-course lunch and dinner menus for $15 and $33. Dine out. Do good.


Join us for an engaging conversation led by Steve Kraske! Every other month at our Stakeholder's Luncheons, we will have thought-leaders discussing specific themes focused around jazz in Kansas City. "Kansas City Jazz History," as told by Kansas City jazz aficionados will be January's theme - we hope you will join the conversation!

Join us for an overview of how the BBB creates community and an ethical marketplace for businesses and consumers. Newly accredited businesses can learn about benefits and value of accreditation, from how to maximize profiles for great customer impressions & lead generation, to training and networking events.

Daymond John's Success Formula is coming to Kansas City, MO! Limited seats available. Event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Register today!

Friday + Saturday

Learn how to taste and evaluate both white and red wines. We will discuss the basics of wine making, a bit of wine history and practice how to taste a range of wines. If you are just getting into wine or you want to brush up your knowledge, this class is for you. 

The prank caller and reality tv star is an Alabama born comedian who was born on August 10, 1968. His real name is Broderick Smiley but he goes by Rickey and was raised in Birmingham. 

Friday + Saturday
Rap Asylum curates showcases of the best emcees in the greater Kansas City area. Come through and hear what they've got going on This month!

This month features Chanesse and TGC Johnny Stone with direct support form Kartez Marcel & Sauce

Hosted by Clark Rooseveltte 

Do you want to polish your technical abilities or correct fit issues in your personal collection or fashion line? 

Then join us for one or more of the below sections through which students will deepen their knowledge of advanced fashion design techniques. Perfect for high school and adult designers looking to elevate their garment-making skills to a more professional level. Previous sewing machine and garment construction experience are essential. 

Where: The Rockhill Grill 
Address: 2000 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Advance ticket purchase required: https://beautifulbrowngirls.com/product/kansas-city-mo-january-brunch/

Join Code for KC for an exciting two day hackathon where we write apps that solve community problems. Do you love coding, design, project management, or community engagement? How does working on open source while solving practical problems sound to you? Then join us for this exciting two day event! Learn more at hack-kc.org.

An vision board empowerment and networking event for women ages 18 and over. 

Fundraising Breakfast for KCMO Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae Chapter
Join us for a fun filled afternoon of cooking and chatting all things Whole30! Perfect for anyone who is looking to harness their inner chef and gain confidence in the kitchen. Christine's approach to cooking is simple. No recipe? No problem! Learn the secrets to cooking intuitively and letting your kitchen creativity soar! 

The 2019 SCLC-GKC Artist Tribute will feature artists local to Kansas City who will pay tribute to music and spoken word of the Civil Rights Movement (1955-1970); the period in which African Americans strove to outlaw the discrimination of their people and gain voting rights in the United States. 
KANSAS CITY REGGAE COMMUNITY ,FLO KC and THE 18TH ST UNION presents Crossroads Reggae and Flo party KC Crossroads Arts District 

Come see Flutienastiness in her habitat and vibe out to her band:

Angie Ward 🎹 
Bryan Alford 🥁 
Ethan Ridings 🎸 
James Ward Bass 🎸 
PLUS special guest 🎤

Saturday, January 12th❗️#TrapVsReggae the vibes return 🔥with Reggae, DanceHall, Afrobeats, Soca, Hip Hop & R&B all night ⚡️THE 10 SPOT - 1000 Broadway Blvd 
Celebration 106th Founders Day!!! This event is free and open to the public. Must be 21+ to attend. 

Join us for a letter and postcard writing gathering to urge our legislators to support criminal justice reform in Missouri. We will raise awareness about the number of people incarcerated in Missouri and the fact that Missouri has the fastest rising rate of female incarceration in the country. 

We already know that finding the right home is important, but having a plan to do so is CRUCIAL. Before you can buy a home, you need to know what’s on your credit report, what you can afford and from there you can prepare a plan of action. 

Join black professionals from across the KC area for a night of video games, cards, trash talk, and good times. This year we're excited to partner with the newly opened Local Legends Gaming Center to support of the city's hottest black-owned businesses.

Thursday, January 17 @ 6PM

1 Million Cups KC is a weekly entrepreneurial showcase and networking event hosted at Plexpod Westport Commons (300 E 39th St KCMO 64111) every Wednesday at 9 AM (free and open to the public). The 1MCKC community is celebrating Black History month by featuring local African American-owned businesses. Do you own a scalable startup and are looking for a stage to share your story? Consider applying! Click "Apply to present" at the 1MCKC website.  
Peep the link for some of KC's best kept secrets 
Have a great weekend!
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