There’s always something to do in KC! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Kansas City this week.
1. POETIC UNDERGROUND PRESENTS: THIRD WEDNESDAY POETRY OPEN MIC
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Poetic Underground presents poetry open mic nights. Share your poetry or prose. Learn more here.
2. THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Every third Thursday of the month, adults get to enjoy a night at the museum. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts brings together live music, art activities, and a showcase of local artists. April’s theme is The Fine Print. Learn more here.
3. “THE LOT”
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This musical is written, produced and performed by Kansas City youth. Their focus is to encourage healthy life choices. The play also features a performance by Empire’s Bre-Z. Learn more here.
4. RESTLESS SPIRITS CIGAR EVENT
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy Restless Spirit whiskey tasting paired with cigars by Fidel’s. A $20 ticket gets you two cocktails, whiskey samples, and a cigar of your choice. Learn more here.
5. TONY ROCK AT KC IMPROV
Thursday, April 20 – Sunday, April 23, 2017, various times
Funny man Tony Rock is coming to Kansas City! You’ve seen him on Everybody Hates Chris and Think Like a Man. Now come see him at the KC Improv. Learn more here.
6. TWERKOUT BEACH HAPPY HOUR PARTY
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Come have some fun in the sun! PoleWorx offers easy TwerkOut fitness dance routine. Learn more here.
7. RECORD STORE DAY
Saturday, April 22, 2017, various times
Put the needle on the record! April 22 is Record Day. Mills Record Store, along with several others in the city, are hosting pop up sales and events for this special day. Learn more here.
8. CHEESE MAKING
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Yes, you can make your own cheese. In this hands-on session, learn how to make mozzarella. Cheese-making equipment and procedures will be demonstrated and discussed. Learn more here.
9. COLOR VIBE 5K
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Color Vibe 5K is coming to Kansas City! Take part in this colorful event at Berkley Riverfront Park. Learn more here.
10. GAMECHANGERS: “BADUIZM” TURNS 20
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“I think you better call Tyrone.” This year marks the 20th anniversary of Erykah Badu’s “Baduizm.” This tribute to the neo-soul album features several local artists singing Badu’s hits. Learn more here.
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