Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, September 7 – 10

Men on Boats

September 6, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Unicorn Theatre

Ten manly explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. And an all-female cast! Men on Boats tells the true story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of daring volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River, dodging rapids and naming every landmark. This rowdy satire written in modern language about fearless pioneers takes on a whole new meaning with women at the helm.

Between the Lines

September 8, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Spencer Theatre, Olson PAC, UMKC Campus

What happens when the line between fiction and fantasy becomes blurred with reality? When the handsome hero in her favorite book literally starts speaking to her, seventeen-year-old Delilah thinks she has found the perfect escape from the challenges of her life. Is it possible to live the story you want, if it’s not the story you’re in?

Surfaces: Celebrating 10 Years of Illumination

September 8, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm | Free
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This fall, the Nelson-Atkins teams up with performance group Quixotic to present a third Surfaces performance in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Bloch Building. Quixotic will use projection, choreography, and musical composition to honor Bloch Building architect Steven Holl, and shine a new light on this iconic building.

Come early to claim your spot! Chairs and blankets welcome on 45th Street and grassy areas. Food trucks available starting at 7:30 p.m.

Stone Soup

September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm | $50
Bredin-Lee Gallery

Fill a Bowl for the Rabbit hole at THE SECOND ANNUAL STONE SOUP!

STONE SOUP is a fundraiser for the Rabbit hOle, produced in collaboration with 323Clay, and The Bredin-Lee Gallery. Join us for an evening of good food, good fun, good art, and good music! Find out what’s next for the Rabbit hOle and how you can help make the world’s first Explor-a-Storium a reality!

The cost of $50/person includes an artist made ceramic bowl of your choice filled with delicious soup created by some of KC’s best local chefs including Mano Rafael of Le Fou Frog, Drew Berke of PotPie, and Emmanuel Langalde of Aixois. Two drink tickets will be provided along with an open cash bar for wine, beer, or your favorite cocktail!

19th Annual Dance in the Park

September 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Free
Roanoke Park

Dance in the Park will once again present a thrilling evening of fun and excitement with a free dance concert featuring performances by local professional dancers of all kinds, on an outdoor stage in Roanoke Park. Arrive early to participate in the free dance class and to get a good seat. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic, and the whole family! (But sorry, no pets allowed.)

Admission: FREE! However, donations will be gratefully accepted so we can continue to provide this unique outdoor dance concert year after year.

Triumph! Van Cliburn Medalist Kenny Broberg

May 27, 2017. Kenneth Broberg from the United States performs during the Preliminary Round on Saturday of The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Ralph Lauer)

September 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm | $10 – $50
Folly Theater

Park University International Center for Music graduate student Kenny Broberg, the silver medalist at the recently completed 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The performance begins at 4 p.m.

Broberg, who is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance at Park, studies under Stanislav Ioudenitch, associate professor of music/piano, who won the 11th Cliburn event in 2001. Broberg is scheduled to perform the following repertoire in the concert:

“Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18,” composed by César Franck and transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer
“Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911,” composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
“Piano Sonata in E-Flat Minor, Op. 26,” composed by Samuel Barber
“Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178,” composed by Franz Liszt

A native of Plymouth, Minn. (near Minneapolis), Broberg has studied piano since he was 6. After high school, he continued his studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree before beginning at Park in the fall of 2016.

In addition to his success at the Cliburn event, Broberg has won first prize at both the Hastings (England) and Dallas international piano competitions, in addition earning medals at the New Orleans, Seattle, Sydney and Wideman (Shreveport, La.) competitions. Several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he placed fourth, were released on CD on the Universal Music Group label. He has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Sydney Symphony. In addition, Broberg has had solo, chamber and concerto performances broadcast on NPR and ABC (Australia) radio.

Tickets now on sale for…

Garden of Eden

September 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $75
The Garden of Jim Crist and Kevin Hobbs

Join the DIFFA family for a spectacular evening event in the garden of Jim Crist and Kevin Hobbs. Our “Garden of Eden” will provide you with seductive drinks, appetizers, music, and Garden beauty! Tickets are limited so get your today!

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