We have a new batch of calendar picks for Easter selected by KC Studio editor Alice Thorson. This is your last weekend to see Kansas City Repertory Theatre‘s production of the classic A Raisin in the Sun. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, Kansas City Symphony celebrates James Bond and other classic spy movie soundtracks. And tonight, the Conservatory Jazz Bands play at the Folly. On Saturday, take the kids to the Kemper for an “ART-astic” scavenger hunt. Easter Sunday, the Nelson serves brunch for the whole family in Rozzell Court. For more ideas this weekend, visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events.
March 24 – April 16
Spencer Theatre, Olson PAC, UMKC Campus
Raisin is a story that revolves around the Younger family that remains as universally relevant and deeply relatable today as it was more than 60 years ago when it first hit Broadway. This three-generation family yearns for different versions of a better life and the American Dream in the rapidly changing world of 1950s Chicago. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity and the personal choices that will determine their future. Ultimately, A Raisin in the Sun celebrates faith, courage, and the human spirit.
April 13 @ 7:00 pm
April 14 & 15 @ 8:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Bond. James Bond. Celebrate the world’s most famous spy with the music you know and love from “Casino Royale,” “Goldfinger,” “From Russia with Love,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “Skyfall” and more, plus tributes to other spies and detectives from around the world including music from “The Pink Panther,” “Austin Powers” and “Dick Tracy.”
April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Conservatory Jazz Bands Join the Conservatory jazz bands in a hoppin’ collage concert featuring a variety of ensembles that represent the entirety of jazz studies at the Conservatory, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas. 7:30 p.m., Folly Theater
April 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Free
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturday for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required.
April 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | $16 – $39
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City Easter tradition combines elegant food with priceless art in a beautiful Italian-style courtyard. Full bar available. Live music to accompany the festivities.
Make reservations early. Reservations of six or more people may be split to ensure space in Rozzelle Court for all reservations. If you desire to be seated with another party during your Easter Brunch please let us know at the time you make your reservation.