Into the new here in Kansas City. Our ever-growing community has added on 25+new developments since we last checked out what’s coming soon. Ready to try out Midtown’s upcoming beer hall or the new pool bar in the Crossroads? Keep your eyes peeled for these emerging businesses in the KC area.
🗓 Coming soon
Whether you’re looking for your next foodie find or a pristine public amenity, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the City of Fountains this quarter.
Q’D UP! | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $20 | This benefit concert for SAFE KC features Brett Young, Jameson Rodgers, Ashley Cooke, and Shane Proffitt.
ICM String Studios in Recital | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 1900 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Mission Woods, KS | $10-$30 | The International Center for Music’s concert season continues with an award-winning roster of string musicians. 🎻
Friday, Jan. 20
The Projection Room: Open Mic | Friday, Jan. 20 | 10:30 p.m. | The Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Show off your best jokes at this open mic night. 🎤
Small Group Yoga with Tricia Tayrien | Friday, Jan. 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Premier Integrative Health, 101 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO | Free | Unwind from a busy week with this yoga flow + relaxing meditation.
I Have a Dream Pop-up | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kinship Cafe, 719 N. 6th. St., Kansas City, KS | $0+ | Celebrate and pay tribute to MLK at this coffee pop-up.
KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | Midwest Trust Center, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $15 | Enjoy dancers, vocalists, and instrumental performances at this celebration. 🎉
Sunday, Jan. 22
Kansas City Mavericks | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 4:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $20-$55 | Kansas City’s pro hockey team takes on the Allen Americans. 🏒
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Every beer is non-alcoholic (0.5% ABV or less). | Photo by Athletic Brewing Company
You might even have more fun.
Athletic Brewing Company makes non-alcoholic beer you can drink without sacrificing feeling your best. It tastes great, has all the variety from IPAs to goldens, and has even won awards. (Read: Even beer snobs think it’s good.)
Ready to give dry a try? Use this easy tool to find out where you can snag a six-pack around KC. Cheers. 🍻 *
As part of the Buck O’Neil Bridge project, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close southbound US-169 — from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport to 5th Street. The closure begins Monday morning, Feb. 6, and it will last for 600 days. Northbound lanes will remain open. 🚧
Yeeyauhh. OK. Let’s go. Lil Jon is coming to Arrowhead stadium as the halftime performer for the Chiefs’ Divisional Round playoff game against Jacksonville. The rapper and producer is well known for songs like “Get Low,” “Snap Yo Fingers,” and “Outta Your Mind.” 🏟
Kansas City Council is poised to approve$3 million in public funds for the 2023 NFL Draft come April this year. The adage “you have to spend money to make money” may apply here, as the event will likely contribute an economic impact of ~$102 million thanks to 300,000 anticipated fans. (CityScene KC)
Blast from the past. Four former KC mayors — Emanuel Cleaver, Kay Barnes, Mark Funkhouser, and Sly James — will gather for the first time to comment on the state of the city while looking back at their administrations. The event on Thursday, Jan. 26 begins at 6 p.m. at KCPL’s Plaza Branch. 🏙
Leawood’s median household income is more than double the national average — $159,540 vs. $71,186 — according to the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The report names the KC suburb as the 41st wealthiest city in the United States. (Shawnee Mission Post)
It’s a girl. Earlier this month, we told you about a baby rhino born at the Kansas City Zoo. Now, you can cast your vote between five pre-selected names: Eve (born on NYE), Kiara (“princess” in Swahili), Mandazi (an African fried bread), Azula (like from the Fire Nation), and Zumi (a happy dance). 🦏
After ~4 years and 200 episodes, the local news and lifestyle podcast “State Your Line” is coming to an end. The last episode will be released sometime shortly after the Chiefs’ playoff run. Pregame your emotional breakdown with this episode from June 2022 featuring yours truly. 🎧
You’re good. You’re good. You’re good. Crews carefully placed the remaining rail segments for the Main Street Extension project at Brookside Boulevard. Northbound lanes are closed between 49th Street and 51st Street through February. Track streetcar-related traffic disruptions on this map.
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Pour one out for KC distillers. | Photo by KCtoday
Answered: What’s your favorite local whiskey? We don’t have time to get into the types, but here’s what gives our readers high spirits.
🥃 “Union Horse has some nice ryes. They also had a rye finished in a port barrel [...] If you want to check out a fun tour, go to Tom’s Town Distilling Co. It has a fun speakeasy vibe, the spirits are great and cocktails even better before and/or after the tour. [...] If you find yourself down at Prairie Fire in OP and want amazing food and a vast whiskey selection, check out Veritas.” — Alli D.
🥃 “My personal favorite is Union Horse. But Rieger and Restless Spirits are right up there as well. Tom’s Town is a honorable mention too.” — Matt N.
Editor’s pick: Two shoutouts today for two great people in my life. 1. My good friend, Jonathan, for the whiskey glass used in the photo (yes, that’s my hand). 2. My father-in-law, Mike, for the new suit I just picked up from getting tailored. What does it look like? You’ll have to see for yourself when Editor Bella and I walk in the Kansas City Fashion Show For Charity on Thursday, Jan. 26.
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