Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, August 3 – 6

Time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson! Open now at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, see an exhibition of prints and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Starting tomorrow and continuing through August 20th, Powell Gardens presents their 21st annual Festival of the Butterflies. This First Friday, stop by 18th & Vine for a dance class and dance party Steppin’ on the Vine at Gem Theatre. Friday and Saturday,  Musical Theater Heritage presents a country music revue featuring Rex Hobart, Beau Bledsoe, and other local musicians. Sunday afternoon enjoy Summer Music at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. For more events this weekend visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events.

Nature Morte/Still Life: 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings

August 2, 2017 – February 4, 2018 | Free
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This exhibition features fourteen European prints and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Informed by 19th century global travel and scientific exploration, French and English artists produced meticulous botanical renderings. Twentieth-century artists captured the domesticity of objects in still lifes both realistic and abstract.

Image (right): Marc Chagall, French, born Russia, 1887–1985. Basket of Fruit and Pineapples, 1964. Color lithograph. Gift of Mrs. Leonard Charles Kline, F85-21/1.

Festival of Butterflies

August 4, 2017 – August 20, 2017
Powell Gardens

Join us for the 21st annual Festival of Butterflies! Immerse yourself in the habitats of tropical and native species of butterflies and moths and discover the habitats and traits of dragonflies. Engage with our community partners including the Idalia Society, Johnson County/K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Stream Team. Be sure to check our event page for information on dates and times with special programming.

Steppin’ on the Vine

August 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Free
American Jazz Museum – Gem Theater

Calling all those who like dancing, want to learn how, know how to dance, come join our First Friday’s with Steppin’ on the Vine. Each Steppin’ on the Vine evening begins with a one-hour dance class and ends with a dance party until 10pm.

August 4, 2017 – White Linen Best Attire*
Line Dancing Class from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Dance Party Time from 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Dance Instructor – De Barker

Fool’s Gold Country Revue

August 4 & 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm | $30
Musical Theater Heritage

Rex Hobart – vocals/guitar
Havilah Bruders – vocals
Slim Hanson – vocals/guitar
Beau Bledsoe- elec guitar, vocals
Marco Pascolini – pedalsteel guitar
TJ Klein – elec guitar
Michael McClintock – bass, vocals
John Currey – drums

Summer Music at the Cathedral: Music Around the World

August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Music for cello and piano inspired by places around the world. Join cellist Ho Ahn and pianist Kurt Knecht on what is sure to be an unforgettable musical journey.

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