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08/01/2014 - 02/28/2015
NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
Join the city-wide celebration of Thomas Hart Benton’s 125th birthday! See a selection of lithographs in Gallery 214 and visit your favorite Benton paintings from the permanent collection. Stop by the library’s Benton-related book display.
08/07/2014 - 08/28/2014
THURSDAYS IN AUGUST
TOWN SQUARE AT ZONA ROSA
Join us for our Summer Jazz Series featuring the Everette Devan Trio, Bill Crain Group, Brad Allen Quartet and the Tim Whitmer Quartet. Performances are free and begin at 6:30 p.m.
08/14/2014 - 08/31/2014
Organizers have scheduled a series of events to honor Parker, “the Bird,” who would turn 94 on Aug. 29. Parker is one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz icons. For more information on all the activities: KCJazzAlive.org or AmericanJazzMuseum.org
Bacon Fest raises funds to support medical rehabilitation, employment placement, and disability services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC), so attendees can feel good about the plate-full of delicious food samples they eat. For the sixth annual Bacon Fest, attendees will find a bacon foodie’s paradise. Come embrace this quirky event filled with unique bacon-themed cuisine, local beer selections, and live music. BaconfestKC.com
THE GROVE AT ZONA ROSA
During Jazz on the Square, take action for your own healthy future by getting health screenings, including DermaScan skin damage scan, height/weight/BMI test and bone density screening. A North Kansas City Hospital scheduler can register participants for self-referred screenings including mammogram, carotid artery, lung cancer CT, abdominal aortic ultrasound and cardiac calcium score.
08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014
CROWN CENTER SQUARE AND
OFF CENTER THEATRE
Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits. The festival will feature more than two dozen locally and nationally known bands, playing traditional music and Celtic rock. Off Center Theatre will host Irish comics. Festival hours: 5 to 11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Call 816.561.7555 or visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information.
08/30/2014 - 08/31/2014
The Kansas City All British Car Show will be held on the second level of the Northwest Parking Garage by Dillard’s. Classic British cars will begin arriving to the scene starting at 8 a.m., so make plans now to enjoy an amazing collection of classic British automobiles. Can’t make it out on Sunday, stop by for British Invasion Night for a mini British car show. Kansas City All British entrants will be parked around the Square showcasing their cars in anticipation of Sunday’s official show.
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