Top Things To Do This Winter

Get out and about this winter in Kansas City! Check out these exciting arts and cultural activities for a unique winter experience. Enjoy live theater, local wineries and breweries, music and dance performances, educational presentations, restaurants, shopping and more. Plan your schedule, invite family and friends and buy tickets now! 

A Hilarious Comedy-Drama from Kansas City Actors Theatre this September

KCAT Presents SMART PEOPLE a Funny, Intelligent, and Entertaining Show

A quick-witted – and perhaps a little unsettling – dramatic comedy from award-winning playwright Lydia R. Diamond. SMART PEOPLE chronicles four of Harvard’s best and brightest as they attempt to broach the subject of race, and the stumbles that come with it, while also searching for love, success, and identity of their own. Directed by Ile Haggins and starring Ai Vy Bui, Ashley Kennedy, Terrace Wyatt Jr. and Brian Paulette. January 18th-29th at the City Stage in Union Station.

World-premiere absurdist tragi-comedy FLOOD comes to Copaken Stage

Don’t miss the OriginKC: World Premiere of FLOOD, a futuristic fable playing January 31 – February 19 at KCRep’s Downtown Copaken Stage. Empty-nester Edith lives with her husband Darren in a 19th floor apartment. All she wants — it’s not too much to ask, is it? — is to sit and have some tea with her husband, someday, when he’s done with building his masterpiece. Meanwhile, outside their apartment, the waters are rising, rising, rising…

Explore Lawrence | Check-in | Win

Discover the best of Lawrence, Kansas, while unlocking exclusive discounts and earning prizes along the way with Lawrence Passports. These free passports are easily accessible from your smartphone and simple to use. The Lawrence Bucket List passport features must-visit spots and exclusive discounts. The Kaw Valley Craft Pass is your passport to the wineries and breweries of the area. Choose the passports that fit your fancy, and start exploring, saving, and winning today!

Bach Aria Soloists Celebrates Release of Le Dolce Sirene!

Imbibe and indulge all the senses with your favorite chamber music ensemble as we celebrate by sharing classic tracks from BAS’ latest record, spotlighting each one of our brilliant Soloists through BAS’ signature arrangements. We’ll give you sublime music, refreshing drinks, delicious hors-d’oeuvres provided by culinary expert Natasha Bailey, and our CD. You bring the cheer! Tickets: $40

Once In a Generation Opportunity To See an American Masterpiece

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest plays of all time by one of America’s greatest playwrights. This may be the only time “The Iceman Cometh” is on a Kansas City stage. Directed by Bob Paisley and featuring an all star cast. This January, the historic Warwick Theatre will transform into Harry’s Saloon and Rooming House. Tickets available online and by calling our box office at 816-569-3226. 

Join the Adventure with the Kauffman Center’s 2023 National Geographic Series!

Jan. 24, photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares images and adventures from a career spent “living the story.” Feb. 21, journey with photographer and filmmaker Sandesh Kadur through the diverse landscapes of India to discover its lesser known felines—from the tiny, grumpy-faced Pallas’s cat to the elusive clouded leopard. March 14, art historian and microarcheologist Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel uncovers millennia-old murals and sculptures throughout Mexico and Central America to understand what they reveal about these ancient cultures.

Lauren Quin, My Hellmouth, 2022, oil on canvas, 78 x 156 ½ x 1 3/8”, courtesy the Artist, Blum & Poe, and Friends Indeed

Lauren Quin: My Hellmouth at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

On view Jan. 21-June 18. Drawing the eye in with electric colors and seemingly pulsating lines, Lauren Quin’s (b. 1992, Los Angeles, Calif.) abstract paintings exist at the juncture of the deeply personal and the universal, the point where each begins to bleed into the other — for, as she proves in her work, if you go too far into either, you are certain to loop back into its opposite.

KINKY BOOTS has inspired audiences around the world!

The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at The J presents “Kinky Boots,” winner of every major best musical award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award. Based on true events, this hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common — or so they think. With a little compassion, a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos unlike anything ever seen!

See the show picked as Top 10 of the decade! 

Why would a local production be chosen as one of the Top 10 performances of the decade? See Storling Dance Theatre’s “Underground,” reviewed by Paul Horsley as “without doubt one of the most vivid, heartfelt and theatrically astute pieces of dance theater ever to grace a Kansas City stage”. In a time signified by the importance of African-American history, experience a performance at the Kauffman Center filled with inspiration and hope.