Plus, KC Hooley House is officially open.
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Get your slam on. | Photo by Darrien Case
As writers ourselves, one might say we feel passionate about this topic. If you have ever felt inspired to write, are looking to share your work, or are just looking to brush up on some skills — look no further. These resources have you covered.

Share your work

Poetic Underground | Locations vary | With weekly open-mic poetry and special slam events, this organization focuses on providing a sense of community among writers in KC.

One Mic Stand KC | Locations vary | Get creative at an open-mic night, or try out a poetry-focused events.

The Speakeasy | Swordfish Tom’s, 210 W. 19 Terr., KCMO | Every first Sunday | 7 p.m. | One drink minimum | This monthly poetry and spoken word review will transport you back to the Prohibition era — featuring signature cocktails and artists from around the nation.

Rhyme House | 1000 E. 9th St., KCMO | Every Thursday | Times vary | $10 | With a different host each week, you always can expect something new and different at these poetry events.

All Sorts Open Mic | PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave., KCMO | Every second Friday | 7 p.m. | Free admission | Bring your newest work and collaborate with fellow creatives. Plus, there’s coffee and beer.

Refine your craft

Writing Workshop KC | $15, or monthly subscription | This organization hosts weekly workshops for writers to experiment with different prompts, collaborate with other creatives, and receive communicative feedback.

The Writers Place | Prices vary | Learn how to write a haiku, find out more about nonfiction writing, or share your own work at an open-mic night.

Library Writing Workshops | Free, RSVP | Go over the basics of professional writing, or try deep diving into a family essay with these online classes.

The Kansas City Writing Workshop | Keep your eyes peeled for the return of this yearly conference.

Kansas City Authors Club | Prices vary | This members-only group welcomes writers of all backgrounds — plus, it offers monthly programs and an annual writing retreat.

Wednesday, March 15
Thursday, March 16
  • March Mania Open House | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Skyline E3, 9511 Legler Rd., Lenexa, KS | Free | Kick off March Madness with a 15-ft projection screen, barbecue, beer, and networking at this design center.
  • Spring Fling Tours | Thursday, Mar. 16-Friday, Mar. 17 | Times vary | Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $35 | The first two days sold out, but there are still two days left to explore the brewhouses and kick back with Fling cocktails.
Friday, March 17
  • Planet Comicon 2023 | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | Kansas City Convention Center | $11-$54 | The region’s largest and longest-running pop culture event returns to Bartle Hall, featuring celebrities and characters from comic books, sci-fi, TV, and film.
  • Leprechaun Hunt | Friday, Mar. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Northern Resource Center, 1741 E. North Ave., Belton, MO | Free | Follow the gold coins to find Leppy the Leprechaun and get a small prize (while supplies last).
Saturday, March 18
  • Blake Shelton | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m. | T-Mobile Center | $59-$249 | The country music star and judge on “The Voice” is bringing his “Back to the Honky Tonk Tour” to KC, with guest artists Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean.
  • Yoga & Kombucha For A Cause | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Tea-Biotics Taproom, 677 N. Lindenwood Dr., Olathe, KS | Provide a nominal donation or a needed item to Newhouse as price of admission for this all-level yoga flow (followed by yummy ‘boocha).
Plan Ahead
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News Notes

  • 62º | Partly cloudy | 4% chance of rain
  • Eat mor chikin. Chick-fil-A Supply is opening a 148,000-sqft market distribution center in the Kansas City area. The center — located at the Lone Elm Commerce Center in Olathe, KS — will require a $31 million investment and will create 60+ jobs for the region.
  • KC Hooley House — at 170 E. 14th St., KCMOofficially opened. The “not-so-traditional” Irish pub focuses on locally sourced ingredients, with menu items like Irish Potato Leek Soup and Corned Beef Sliders. The spot also features a large dining area for live performances.
  • Are you ready to experience The Greatest Show on Earth? This reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance is coming to T-Mobile Center Friday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 21.
  • We can guarantee this will be “A Night 2 Remember.” Hip-hop artists Tyrese Gibson and Trey Songz are bringing their tour to T-Mobile Center on Sunday, June 11. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17.
  • Take a swing at this. KC Crew’s registration for spring leagues is officially open. It offers 10+ sports all around the Kansas City region lasting six weeks (plus an additional week if you qualify for a tournament). The team deadline to register is Saturday, April 1.
  • Make your way to the GingerBread Lane. Chef Jon Lovitch will construct a massive interpretation of KC in miniature frosted cookie form at the City Market come mid-November. Don’t want to wait? Check out one of the Bunny House Build Workshops on Sunday, April 2.
  • Did you know our online store Six & Main features Sourhouse, a company that creates simple tools for sourdough bakers to care for their starters? The Goldie by Sourhouse + Cooling Puck is one of the most popular items. Let’s start baking. 🍞
  • It’s time for biscuits with the boss. Season three of “Ted Lasso” premieres today only on Apple TV+, which means AFC Richmond is hitting the pitch and Jason Sudeikis will surely have some feel-good life advice for us. Bonus: Get your first week free when you sign up to stream.
  • This Princeton grad’s startup raised $161 million to help people plan for retirement — and its free tool can match you with up to three vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help you work towards a more comfortable retirement. Try it out for yourself.*
  • AG1 by Athletic Greens is so much more than “greens.” With one scoop, AG1 empowers the gut for whole-body health. (And, ICYMI, we can’t achieve a healthier everything else without a healthy gut.) Try it and receive a free one year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs.*
✅ Stress less with TSA PreCheck
Cut down your travel time with TSA PreCheck. | Photo via Pexels
Planning a spring getaway? Don’t forget to add TSA PreCheck enrollment to your pre-vacay to-do list.

The government program provides an expedited security lane at 200+ airports for travelers that pass a security screening — which includes a short application and a 10-minute in-person enrollment appointment — and are given a Known Traveler Number. Bonus: The screening is good for five years and costs $78.

The main benefit of enrolling? Save time when traveling. Recent data found that 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers spent less than five minutes at airport security checkpoints.

To apply, find out if you are eligible, then fill out an application and schedule an appointment at a nearby enrollment center. Most people will know if their application has been approved within three to five days.

Psst — don’t forget to read our airport guide before heading to KCI, and grab these airport essentials: a memory foam travel pillow, this smart luggage carry-on set, and an AirFly wireless headphones transmitter.
The Wrap
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A few days ago, we shared 16 concert venues in KC. This has sparked a question in me — who are your favorite local musicians and artists in our region? As big as Tech N9ne, all the way to the small indie groups — hit me with your best recommendations for my springtime Spotify playlist.
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