Celebrate Fall in the Kansas City region! Check out these exciting cultural arts activities to create a fabulous fall this year. Enjoy classical music, contemporary art exhibitions, fundraising galas, cultural festivals, youth theater, jazz and more. Plan your schedule, invite family and friends and buy tickets now!
Don’t Miss the Spectacular Collage Concert – Free Admission!
Experience the magic of the University of Kansas School of Music’s Annual Collage Concert! Join them on September 19 at the Lied Center for an enchanting evening of musical artistry. Witness captivating performances by the KU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and more. Plus, don’t miss the electrifying show by the renowned Marching Jayhawks! Admission is FREE, so invite your friends and family for this musical extravaganza.
Greenlease Gallery Fall Exhibition and Opening Reception: “See Me…”
Come to the opening reception of “See Me: Portraits of Neurofibromatosis” Friday, September 22, 5-7 p.m and meet featured artist, Rachel Mindrup who will present an artist talk at 6 p.m. Mindrup is an associate professor of drawing and painting and the Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities at Creighton University. This exhibition will be on view September 22-December 3, Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. while Rockhurst University is in session.
ArtSmash 2023 – Kemper Museum Annual Gala
On October 14, support free access to contemporary art at Kansas City’s best party of the year! A convergence of art and ideas, people and place, philanthropy and fashion, ArtSmash is a unique event that brings us together in support —and celebration— of the art of our time. Get your tickets by Friday, September 22!
Enjoy live music, artists, and more at Jewish Culture Fest!
The Kansas City Jewish Culture Fest is returning to the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, October 15! Enjoy national musical performances from The Maccabeats, Joe Buchanan and ShirLaLa; art, jewelry and more for sale from talented artists; family activities; a Meshuval Kosher wine tasting; and more at this one-day event!
The Kansas City Civic Orchestra Presents “French Connection”
Kansas City Civic Orchestra’s 65th season opening concert features Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Cello Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saëns featuring soloist Daniel Ketter, Faure’s Pavane, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The concert takes place at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, Saturday, October 15, at 3:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.
St. Joseph Community Chorus: Captivating Hearts and Lifting spirits
Join SJCC as they perform “Floretum” written by artistic director, Timothy Jon Tharaldson on Sunday, October 22 at 3 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 301 S 7th Street, St. Joseph. Featuring Kansas City’s famed organist Jan Kraybill and St. Joseph’s bass, Paul Hindemith, the cantata recounts the story of St. Benedict’s life. The performance also features an organ set from Kraybill. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.stojoechorus/tickets.
The Coterie Opens Season with Interactive Drama Inspired by True Story
A co-production with Tradewind Arts, Justice at War is a unique and interactive drama that brings to life a critical moment in U.S. history. Audiences are sworn in as Supreme Court justices to hear Mitsuye Endo’s challenge to her yearslong incarceration at an internment camp by the U.S. government during World War II. Both enlightening and inspiring, Justice at War is a real-life account of how one young woman defended the rights of millions.
Join us for Crescendo: Better Together November 3
Set in the Jazz Age of the roaring 1920’s, art forms will collide and come together in a unique experience combining the UMKC Conservatory’s talented students and faculty in music, dance and theatre. Guests will enjoy pre-performance cocktails, the thrilling hour-long performance, followed by dinner served in the Kauffman Center’s beautiful Brandmeyer Hall. All funds raised from Crescendo go directly to support student scholarships.
Visit Salina, where the arts are unavoidable!
Theatre, concerts, architecture, sculptures, murals, festivals, symphony, galleries, art cinema…Salina has a strong, diverse arts vibe. Our fall feature is BOOM! Salina, Street Art & Mural Festival October 5-7. Come spend the weekend, see seven artists at work on eight murals. Enjoy live music, warm hospitality and wonderful art!
Queens. Presidents. Rock stars. See some of the most iconic portraits of our time!
On view now at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, Annie Leibovitz at Work is a new exhibition of portraits by the famed photographer. In addition to her pictures for magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, the show includes a set of new works made for Crystal Bridges—Leibovitz’s first museum commission.