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10 Kansas City Events for Black Professionals This Week

10 Kansas City Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in KC! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Kansas City this week.

1. BLUE MONDAYS POETRY OPEN MIC
Monday, November 14, 2016 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Got a poem? Blue Mondays are hosted every second Monday at Uptown Arts Bar. Plus, there is no cover. Learn more here.

2. ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS AND RACIAL IDENTITY IN A FRACTURED WORLD: CHALLENGES AWAITING THE 45TH PRESIDENT
Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize winning author, David Shipler, shares analysis on the past, present and future of where the United States might be headed. Learn more here.

3. CITY MARKET FARMERS MARKET
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
At the City Market Farmer’s Market you will find fresh produce from Missouri and surrounding areas. More than 140 vendors sell plants, fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs and baked goods. Learn more here.

4. THE WINE DABBLER
Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate this holiday season with bubbles. Wine distributors are hoping for a winning spot on the Wine Board. This means a fun experience for you. The Dabbler includes eight tasting pours of sparkling wine and champagne. Tickets are $30. Learn more here.

5. THIRD THURSDAY: SEQUINS AND CHAMPAGNE
Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The U.S. Figure Skating Championship will be held at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City in January. The championship, held annually since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event. Third Thursday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum will commemorate this event. Sequined and sparkly attire is welcomed. Learn more here.

6. CABARET
Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Cabaret is coming to Kansas City. Learn more here.

7. BLACK VIOLIN
Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste (viola) and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester (violin) are Black Violin. The duo incorporates classical, R&B, soul and rock. They have also opened for an array of artists like Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aerosmith and Tom Petty. Learn more here.

8. DISTILLERY GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Friday, November 18, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Celebrate the grand opening of Lifted Spirits Distillery. Tour the distillery, meet the team and learn how to make your own stuff. You will also be able to try vodka and gin cocktails all night in the tasting room. Learn more here.

9. CROWNS AND CRAYONS GROWN-UP COLORING EVENT
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coloring isn’t just for kids! Pair a glass of wine with the latest trend: adult coloring. Learn more here.

10. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
This is Chiefs Kingdom! The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Learn more here.

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Taylor Taylor is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Kansas City. She is a graduate of William Peace University & American University and a social media & digital journalism professional. She enjoys exploring Kansas City, cooking Pinterest recipes, and watching reruns of The Golden Girls in her free time. Follow her @TaylorCShaw on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, and Twitter.

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