Top Things To Do in 2023

Sample some of the best cultural arts experiences of 2023 right here in the Kansas City region. Enjoy outstanding theatrical and musical performances, internationally acclaimed art museums and more. Check out these exciting opportunities this year!

An instant classic from KCK-native Christina Anderson comes to KCRep!

An “instant classic” from KCK-native Christina Anderson comes to KCRep!

KCK-native Christina Anderson’s THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME is coming to KCRep’s downtown Copaken Stage, March 14th through April 2. Critics across the nation are raving about this deeply affecting story; this “instant classic” (The Daily Californian) is a moving exploration of a Kansas family’s response to injustice. Get your tickets now for this powerful play with local roots: tickets are on sale now at

Midwest Trust Center Offers Endless Variety and Matchless Talent

Midwest Trust Center Offers Endless Variety and Matchless Talent

The Midwest Trust Center offers something for everyone and every budget with their series of professional musicians, plays and family shows. Highlights include: Ukrainian folk-punk band DakhaBrakha; the Opus 76 Quartet; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra; Danú; It’s OK to Be Different – stories by Todd Parr; George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and much more! Tickets start at $25.

Artistic excellence in the heart of Johnson County
Photo by EG Schempf.

Artistic excellence in the heart of Johnson County

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art has earned its place in the vanguard of contemporary art through its cutting-edge art exhibitions and permanent collection. The collection focuses on international, national, and regional contemporary artists, with an emphasis on diverse practitioners and educational access. In addition to gallery spaces within the Nerman Museum, 400 works from the collection are installed across campus, ensuring visibility and accessibility for the JCCC campus community, greater Kansas City area residents and visitors.

KCAT Presents Incredible New and Classic Plays All Year Long

KCAT kicks off an exciting 19th Season filled with new works, classic thrillers, and fantastic adaptations featuring all your KCAT favorites! In May, see “Little Women,” adapted by Kate Hamill, featuring Chioma Anyanwu, Teisha Bankston, Hillary Clemens and Christina Schafer. Then in August, enjoy the hilarious comedy “Grand Horizons,” starring Victor Raider-Wexler and Peggy Friesen. In September, Nedra Dixon stars in Dominique Morisseau’s powerful drama “Skeleton Crew,” followed by Patrick Hamilton’s classic Victorian thriller “Gaslight (Angel Street),” featuring John Rensenhouse.

Grammy-winning Jazz Sensation Coming to KC

2023 Best New Artist Grammy Award-winner Samara Joy will play the Folly Theater October 14. A once-in-a-generation vocalist, Joy has been compared to Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald thanks to her voice “as rich as custard” (The New York Times). Her recent album “Linger Awhile” won her a second Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Add your name now to the presale list to guarantee your seat!

Bach Aria Soloists’ Handel in Love

In Bach Aria Soloists’ Handel in Love, hear heavenly and exhilarating arias by the one and only Georg Friederich Handel, which illuminate the range of emotions we all experience when it comes to love!  Featuring BAS’ sparkling, Grammy-winning soprano, Sarah Tannehill Anderson and excellent guest tenor Kyle Stegall. Program includes Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D dur, Chio mai vi posa, Laschia ch’io pianga, and Da Tempeste il legno infranto from Giulio Cesare.

Tickets: $40 General, $20 Students