Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, May 12 – 15

Time once again for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor, Alice Thorson! This week, we feature Board Game Night at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s production of the Tennessee Williams classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Kansas City Ballet at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Johnson County Chorus and Choraliers at Yardley Hall and Kansas Kansas City Symphony Chorus performing Fauré’s Requiem. For more ideas this weekend, visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events.

Board Game Night for Grown-Ups

May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $5
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Don’t have a Clue what to do for your next Mystery Date night? Scrabble over to The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures where we have a Monopoly on classic board games. At $5 per person for all-you-can-play games and retro refreshments, there’s little Risk involved. Please bring friends that are 18+ for this grown-ups only night.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


May 12 @ 7:30 pm
May 13 @ 7:30 pm
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
May 15 @ 2:00 pm
$15 – $35
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of a Southern family in crisis, especially husband Brick and wife Maggie. They gather at Brick’s family estate in Mississippi to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. Throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed an intricate web of deceit for itself.

Rite of Spring


May 13 @ 7:30 pm
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
May 15 @ 2:00 pm
$35 – $125
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Adam Hougland creates a bold and daring world in Rite of Spring, expressing not a reverence of nature, but instead the dire consequences of turning one’s back on it. This mixed-repertory program includes Helen Pickett’s Petal, Yuri Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs, and a world premiere by Viktor Plotnikov who is known for his contemporary and intense aesthetic. All music played live by Kansas City Symphony.

Johnson County Chorus Presents Sing Creation’s Music


May 15 @ 3:00 pm | Free
Carlsen Center – Yardley Hall

Johnson County Chorus Presents Sing Creation’s Music
Featuring music of Johannes Brahms, John Leavitt, John Rutter, Z. Randall Stroope, plus choral favorites from OKLAHOMA and GET HAPPY melodies.



May 15 @ 3:00 pm | $20 – $50
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Charles Bruffy, chorus director
Jan Kraybill, organist

FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine
FAURÉ Requiem
STANFORD Three Motets
COPLAND “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land
TRADITIONAL/HOGAN “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel”

Join us for this very special celebration of human faith, performed by our outstanding 160-voice Symphony Chorus. Tickets for Fauré’s Requiem, described by the composer himself as “a happy deliverance,” start at only $20. Please note: the Kansas City Symphony will not perform in this concert.

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