Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, August 23 – 26

Time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson! Tomorrow night at 6pm, stop by the opening reception for Charlotte Street‘s Welcome to the Neighborhood exhibition at La Esquina (show runs through Sept. 22). The Charlie Parker Celebration, presented by Kansas City Jazz Alive, continues through Saturday, August 25th in the 18th & Vine District, culminating with a concert showcasing Parker’s best work from Lonnie McFadden at the Gem. Open Spaces begins this Saturday, with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony in Swope Park at 11:30am and events throughout the weekend–including a free performance from the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra on Sunday! And at the Carlsen Center on Sunday afternoon, the Overland Park Orchestra lauches their 2018-19 season. For more events this busy August weekend, visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events. We hope to see you out!

Welcome to the Neighborhood – Kansas City Artists on the Midwestern Experience

August 24, 2018 – September 22, 2018
la Esquina

Exhibition Opening Reception: August 24, 2018, 6-9:00pm

Charlie Parker Celebration

August 16, 2018 – August 25, 2018
Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District

Lonnie McFadden presents Charlie Parker – Past, Present & Future

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm | $35 – $55
American Jazz Museum – Gem Theater

For information on nearly 30 events included in the 5th Annual Charlie Parker Celebration, please visit www.CharlieParkerCelebration.org


August 25, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

August 25, 2018 @ 11:30 am | Free
Swope Park

KC Jazz Orchestra performs Mary Lou Williams’s “Zodiac Suite”

August 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm | Free
Swope Park

For more events provided by Open Spaces, visit our Sponsored Pages or go to www.openspaceskc.com to see the full schedule of events through October.

Voyage to a New Age with Heroes & Friends

August 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm | Free
Carlsen Center – Polsky Theatre

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