Top 10 Things To Do This Spring

Spring has sprung in Kansas City, bringing with it a host of cultural arts activities! Enjoy epic operas, theatrical circus performances, captivating classical music concerts, contemporary art exhibitions, exciting new plays and more. Plan your schedule now to experience Kansas City’s vibrant cultural scene this spring!

Two Opportunities to Open Your World with Lyric Opera of Kansas City!

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2023-2024 season with engaging and epic opportunities to open your world. April brings the world premiere of the family opera, The Haberdasher Prince, touring community spaces across the metro. May features the epic musical journey, Journey to Valhalla. Purchase tickets at or call Ticketing & Patron Services at (816) 471-7344, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 p.m.

Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland at the Midwest Trust Center

The Midwest Trust Center presents “Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland.” Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic, this action-packed and exciting theatrical circus is full of surprising and amazing acts, enhanced with video projections, 3-D mapping and live music. Follow the White Rabbit, pass through the keyhole and join us at the tea party. Remember – you don’t need to look for meaning, after all… “We’re all mad here!” April 11 in Yardley Hall. Tickets start at $25.

Behzod Abduraimov and Daniel Lozakovich to Mesmerize Kansas City!

Don’t miss the captivating collaboration of piano virtuoso Behzod Abduraimov and prodigious violinist Daniel Lozakovich on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, KS. Presented by Park University’s International Center for Music, this concert features works by Beethoven, Franck, and Schumann, and promises an extraordinary fusion of talent. Secure your tickets now as this concert will sell out!

AnticKS & MOdels + My theater to your eyes

This exhibition by Kahlil Robert Irving, on view through July 7, marks the artist’s first institutional exhibition in Kansas and a return to the central Midwest. Irving’s work engages with the current post-industrial landscape and grapples with how tools and technology challenge perceptions of what we see and how we understand information. This exhibition is sponsored by The Lighton Fund.

Bach Aria Soloists’ Annual Spring Concert, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, April 20

This joyous Spring finale to BAS’ 24th Concert Season includes exquisite Bach soprano arias with the inimitable Sarah Tannehill Anderson and features all of the Soloists in the magnificent sonatas by Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms, plus Elisa Williams Bickers performs John Weaver’s Toccata. The master composers composed chamber music as the height of expression, performance and social interaction. What could be better than to showcase these delightful sonatas and arias evoking spring! Adults $40, Students: $20

KCPublic’s Theatre Lab Fest May 16 – 20 at Charlotte Street Foundation

Join Kansas City Public Theatre for the 3rd Annual Theatre Lab Fest, a celebration of our city’s playwriting talent! Audiences can attend nightly performances of the world-premiere production, The Head of Medusa, a musical re-imagining of the mythological monster, new play-in-development readings, and participate in interactive events such as our Playwriting Jam! All are welcome to attend and participate! Admission is free at the door. Reservations can be made in advance through the website.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Kicks off KCAT’s 20th Anniversary Season

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, winner of the 2022 Tony® Award for Best Play, is coming to Kansas City starting May 22 at the City Stage in Union Station! Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY tells the epic, decade-spanning story of ambition, risk, the American Dream, and a family and company that changed the world. Starring Robert Gibby Brand, Eric Palmquist, and R.H. Wilhoit; directed by John Rensenhouse!

Kemper Museum Block Party, Saturday, May 4, Noon – 4 p.m.

The Block Party has a new date! This year, the festivities are happening May 4 to join forces with the Kansas City Art Institute and celebrate one of the most creative blocks in KC and the museum’s 30th anniversary. Check out music, artist-led activities, food trucks, and exhibitions at Kemper Museum, and head across the street to see the exceptional work of student artists at the End of Semester Exhibition + Sale. Free and family friendly!

Kansas City Art Institute’s ArtPop Event

Don’t miss ArtPop on May 2, the patron preview event for the End of Semester Exhibition + Sale, benefiting KCAI student scholarships. Experience a progressive party with curated bites and cocktails as you explore the studios, meet students and faculty, and view and purchase student work. ArtPop is followed by the weekend long End of Semester Exhibition + Sale May 3 – 5. Tickets available at

Mo Willems’ Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed at The Coterie

A rockin’ show about being comfortable in your own skin — or suit! Based on the beloved children’s book by Mo Willems, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is a charming rock ‘n roll parable that uses energetic songs and quirky characters to encourage young audiences to embrace their originality.