KC occasions Could 2-Eight: Anna Quindlen, Madeline Albright, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Jay Phillips – Kansas Metropolis Star


The Guadalupe Centers at 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez will again host a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta.

The Guadalupe Facilities at 1015 Avenida Cesar E Chavez will once more host a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta.

Particular to the Star

7 p.m. Thursday, Could 2, at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Anna Quindlen made her identify as a journalist and columnist for The New York Occasions, successful the Pulitzer Prize in 1992, however she additionally has written novels and self-help books. Her “A Brief Information to a Joyful Life” has bought greater than 1,000,000 copies. She is going to go to Kansas Metropolis to advertise her new e-book, “Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting.” 913-384-3126. Tickets are $26 by rainydaybooks.com.

7 p.m. Thursday, Could 2, at Downtown Marriott

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright



The primary feminine secretary of state and an outspoken critic of our present president doubtless could have some insightful issues to say in regards to the state of affairs in Washington when she is honored with the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Management Award on the annual Wild About Harry occasion. Madeleine Albright held her publish from 1997 to 2001 below President Invoice Clinton and wrote final 12 months’s bestselling “Fascism: A Warning.” 816-400-1214. Tickets are $200 by trumanlibraryinstitute.org.

UMKC Conservatory Orchestra and Choirs, “Finale”

7 p.m. Thursday, Could 2, at Helzberg Corridor

Since becoming a member of the UMKC Conservatory college in 1990, Robert Olson has turn into an establishment as its director of orchestras. He’ll direct the Conservatory Orchestra and Choirs at this live performance, which is able to have a good time Olson’s contributions to UMKC and his 50-year profession in music. The College of Missouri-Columbia’s College Singers and Kelli Van Meter, winner of the Chancellor’s Concerto Competitors, will carry out with the orchestra. Kauffman Middle for the Performing Arts. 816-235-2799. Tickets are $31.50 by kauffmancenter.org.

“Funnyhouse of a Negro”

Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, Could Three, at Simply Off Broadway Theatre

“Funnyhouse of a Negro,” which is a couple of younger African-American faculty scholar who desperately needs she had been white, gained the Obie Award for Distinguished Play after opening off-Broadway in 1964. The KC Melting Pot Theatre manufacturing of the one-act drama by Adrienne Kennedy shall be directed by Nicole Hodges Persley and can function Jabrelle Herbin within the lead function. Runs by Could 18. 816-226-8087. Tickets are $17.25-$27.50 by kcmeltingpot.com.

Kansas Metropolis Modern Music Competition

5-9 p.m. Friday, Could Three, at The Bride and The Bauer

Host newEar chamber music ensemble and the Lace Chamber Ensemble are amongst a number of regional teams and musicians that may carry out in a singular live performance setting on the Kansas Metropolis Modern Music Competition. The occasion shall be curated as a gallery expertise, with audiences strolling by a venue full of stay performances, sound installations and multimedia screenings. newear.org. Free.

Eight p.m. Friday, Could Three, at VooDoo

Other than changing into often called a large New York Mets fan, Jim Breuer has been a bit below the radar since performing as a daily on “Saturday Night time Dwell” from 1995 to 1998 and starring in Dave Chappelle’s “Half Baked” in 1998. However Breuer has remained energetic for the previous 20 years. He has acted in sitcoms and starred in comedy specials for Comedy Central, Epix and Amazon Prime, and his “Jim Breuer Dwell From Portland” lately grew to become the primary recording launched by the brand new Digital Comedy Community Data. 816-472-7777. Tickets are $30-$145 by voodookc.com.

“Kansas Metropolis” Artwork Exhibition

Opens 6-9 p.m. Friday, Could Three, at Buttonwood Artwork House

This First Friday will function a particular exhibition at Buttonwood, the place artists will show work, pictures, 3D items and different works depicting metropolis scenes. Kansas Metropolis Parks and Recreation, which is partnering with the gallery for the exhibition, will obtain 40% of every artwork buy, with the remaining 60% going on to artists. Runs by June 27. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 816-285-9040. buttonwoodartspace.com or kcparks.org/occasion/kansas-city-art-exhibition-first-friday. Free.

7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Could Three, at MTH Theater at Crown Middle, and seven:30 p.m. Saturday, Could Four, at Folly Theater

With three exhibits over two nights at two venues, the ninth annual Kansas Metropolis Burlesque Competition hosted by Burlesque Downtown Underground will present a full weekend of enjoyable. “Spectacularly Burlesque” and the steamier “Late Night time Stage Strut” will happen Friday at MTH Theater. On Saturday night time on the Folly, performers will attempt to impress a panel of trade and native movie star judges who will choose the very best efficiency and crown the 2019 Queen of the Kansas Metropolis Burlesque Competition. Tickets are $20-$87.50 by kcburlesque.com.

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Could Four, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Could 5, at Guadalupe Facilities

A neighborhood custom that began in 1922, the Guadalupe Facilities’ Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the realm’s most genuine annual celebration of the Mexican victory on the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Performances by mariachis and folkloric dancers will spotlight the two-day occasion, which can even embrace kids’s rides, a petting zoo, distributors, contests and extra. guadalupecenters.org/occasion/cinco-de-mayo-fiesta. Free.

Saturday, Could Four, in Independence

An indication on the desk of President Harry Truman famously mentioned, “The buck stops right here,” and to have a good time the 135th birthday of Missouri’s solely president, his hometown of Independence will throw a buck-or-less get together. Admission to the Truman Library and Museum, Bingham-Waggoner Property, Vaile Mansion and different points of interest shall be $1 or free, plus there shall be actions celebrating the life and occasions of Truman on the Independence Sq.. jchs.org or visitindependence.com/occasion/truman-day. All points of interest free or $1.

7 p.m. Sunday, Could 5, at Kansas Metropolis Improv


Jay Phillips


For those who’re questioning what sort of roles Jay Phillips performs in films and on tv, think about the names of a number of the characters he has inhabited: Scootsie Double Day (“Semi-Professional”), Boo-Boo Buster (“Child Mama”) and Black Jay (“The D.L. Hughley Present”). Phillips has greater than two dozen comedian performing credit to his identify. In the meantime, he has been well-liked on the standup circuit, particularly since Selection named him amongst “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008. 816-759-5233. Tickets are $22-$32 by improvkc.com.

Sporting Kansas Metropolis vs. Atlanta

Eight p.m. Sunday, Could 5, at Kids’s Mercy Park

It’s nonetheless early within the season, however Sporting finds itself in a scenario the place house losses could possibly be season killers. After battling accidents and a brutally busy schedule, Kansas Metropolis is within the decrease half of the Main League Soccer Western Convention standings because it performs its second consecutive house match throughout a stretch with 5 of six matches at house. That shall be adopted by 4 consecutive away matches. 913-387-3400. Tickets are $35-$66 by sportingkc.com.

Classical music and dance

Beau Bledsoe and Amado Espinoza, Could Three, Nation Membership Christian Church. kansascityguitarsociety.org

Kansas Metropolis Chamber Orchestra, “Spanning the Centuries,” Could Four, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. kcchamberorchestra.org

Kansas Metropolis Civic Orchestra, “Celebrating 60 Years,” Could Four, Kauffman Middle. kccivic.org

Kansas Metropolis Chorale, “The Travels of Marco Polo,” Could 5, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Could 7, Our Girl of Sorrows Church. kcchorale.org

Overland Park Orchestra, Spring Live performance, Could 5, Knox Presbyterian Church. oporchestra.org

Youth Symphony of Kansas Metropolis, “60th Anniversary Finale Live performance,” Could 5, Kauffman Middle. youthsymphonykc.org

New York Philharmonic String Quartet, Could 6, Lied Middle. lied.ku.edu

“One thing Rotten!” Could Three, Lied Middle. lied.ku.edu

Leonard Ouzts, Could 2-Four, Comedy Membership of Kansas Metropolis. thecomedyclubkc.com

Steve Kramer, Could 2-Four, Clint’s Comedy Cease. clintscomedystop.com

Corey Holcomb, Could Three-Four, Kansas Metropolis Improv. improvkc.com

Interpol with Foals, Could 2, Arvest Financial institution Theatre at The Midland. arvestbanktheatre.com

Kansas Metropolis Jazz Orchestra, “Summer season within the Metropolis,” Could Three, Kauffman Middle. kcjazzorchestra.web

Little River Band, Could Three, Ameristar. ameristarkansascity.com

Rodney Crowell, Could Three, Folly. follytheater.org

Steve Aoki, Could Three, KC Dwell! powerandlightdistrict.com

Campanas De America, Could Four, Ameristar. ameristarkansascity.com

Dance Gavin Dance with Don Broco, Hail The Solar, Covet and Thousand Under, Could Four, The Truman. thetrumankc.com

Flyover 2019 that includes Cardi B, 21 Savage and extra, Could Four, Windfall Amphitheater. providenceamp.com

Jon Anderson, Could Four, CrossroadsKC. crossroadskc.com

Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin, Could Four, Yardley Corridor. jccc.edu/theseries

The 1975 with Pale Waves and No Rome, Could 6, Windfall Amphitheater. providenceamp.com

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Actual, Could 7-Eight, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com

New Youngsters on the Block with Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Naughty by Nature, Could 7, Dash Middle. sprintcenter.com

Damien Escobar, Could Eight, Arvest Financial institution Theatre on the Midland. arvestbanktheatre.com

Brookside Artwork Annual, Could Three-5, Brookside District. brooksidekc.org/art-annual

Artwork within the Park, Could 5, South Park, Lawrence. lawrenceartguild.org

ShuttleCork, Could 2-Three, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Artwork. nelson-atkins.org

The Coloration Run, Could Four, Arrowhead Stadium. thecolorrun.com/areas/kansas-city

Derby Celebration, Could Four, Kansas Metropolis Museum. kcparks.org/occasion/derbyparty

Polski Day Celebration, Could Four, All Saints Parish. polskiday.com

Star Wars Skate, Could Four, Line Creek Group Middle. kcparks.org/occasion/star-wars-skate

Wanderfest, Could 5, Tower East District. fb.com/occasions/67704417272906

Invicta Phoenix Rising Collection, Could Three, Memorial Corridor. invictafc.com

Tour de Hope, Could 5, Liberty Memorial. tourdehope.org

Visitor Chef Collection that includes Vaughn Good. 6 p.m. Could 1. $40. Broadmoor Bistro, 6701 W. 83rd, Overland Park. eventbrite.com/occasion/59540750989

Kansas Meals Truck Competition benefiting Simply Meals. Four-10 p.m. Could Four. Downtown Lawrence, 900 block of Pennsylvania. justfoodks.org, 785-856-7030

Brew & Chew. 2-10 p.m. Could Four. $20. East Forty Brewing Firm, 1201 W. Foremost, Blue Springs. eventbrite.com/occasion/58388807495

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Could 5. Jowler Creek Vineyard, 16905 Jowler Creek Street, Platte Metropolis. jowlercreek.com, 816-858-5528

ShuttleCork Winemaker Dinners and Grand Tasting & Public sale. Could 2-Three. $15-$36. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Artwork, 4525 Oak. nelson-atkins.org/occasions/shuttlecork-2019

Again to the Land: A Sluggish Meals Kansas Metropolis Brunch. Midday Could 5. $15-$20. Vox Vineyards, 19310 NW Farley Hampton. squareup.com/retailer/slow-food-kansas-city

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