There’s always something to do in KC! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Kansas City this week.
1. WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? FILM DISCUSSION
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The National Archives will host a film screening of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” an Emmy and Oscar nominated documentary. A light reception will precede the film. The program is presented by the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group. Learn more here.
2. THE MUSES AT SOUL LOUNGE
Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The Muses at Soul Lounge is open to singers, musicians, poets and comedians for an open mic. Learn more here.
3. KC SINGLES MIXER
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cuffing season is in full effect. Still single? Take a step outside of your comfort zone at the KC Single’s Mixer at McFaddens in the Power and Light District. Learn more here.
4. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS. OAKLAND RAIDERS
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Learn more here.
5. PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Run 816 and Ruffwear will offer free pet photos with Santa Claus. Organizers are asking for a donation for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. Learn more here.
6. MADE IN KC: HOLIDAY GIFTS
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Catch Made in KC makers for holiday shopping solutions at HMK in Country Club Plaza. Learn more here.
7. HOT CHOCOLATE HAPPY HOUR
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kansas City Live Block is hosting Hot Chocolate Happy Hour with complimentary hot chocolate. Participants will also enjoy the movie “Elf” and photos with Santa. Learn more here.
8. 3 DOLLAR HOLLA NIGHT!
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Who doesn’t love a good deal? All wells, drafts and domestic bottles are $3. This is Woody’s biggest night of discounted booze. Learn more here.
9. FOLLY JAZZ SERIES: CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Cecile McLorin Salvant is a Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist. She is taking part in the Folly Jazz Series at the Folly Theater in the 18th and Vine District. Learn more here.
10. HOME ALONE PIZZA PARTY
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“A lovely cheese pizza, just for me!” In case you didn’t know, that line came from the 90s classic “Home Alone.” Watch is a holiday movie at the Alamo Drafthouse ahead of the Christmas holiday. Learn more here.