November Plan Ahead: Your Kansas City events calendar

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Happy November, Kansas City. 🦃  If you’re anything like us, you’re getting excited for the holiday season; You’re pulling out those warm sweaters + mentally preparing for turkey-eating time — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the metro.

Monday, November 1-Sunday, November 7

Monday | November 1

  • Chiefs vs. Giants | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7:15 p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $70+ | Monday night football in Kansas City. 
  • Sharktooth Island Day Camp | Mon., Nov. 1 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center, 6545 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS | $44+ | Island-themed challenges to activate children’s minds.
  • Fall Blood Drive | Mon., Nov. 1 | 12:30-6 p.m. | Chandler Baptist Church, 11401 N.E. State Route 33, Liberty, MO | Free | Pro Tip: the donation site is located in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Doug Stone | Mon., Nov. 1 | 8 p.m. | Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, MO | $25+ | This country artist has 30 years experience, 8 No.1 singles, and over 10 million albums sold. 

Tuesday | November 2

  • Cooking Class: From Broth to Bowl | Tues., Nov. 2 | 6:30 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $60 | Join Chef Jill Garcia Schmidt in making the escalated version of the good ole college favorite, Ramen. 🧑‍🍳 
  • J.d. Simo | Tues., Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, MO | $15 | The American guitarist and former member of the band SIMO brings his tour to Kansas City.
  • Liberty Annual Arts & Crafts Fair | Tues., Nov. 2 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd., Liberty, MO | Free | Local vendors will be showcasing and selling their handcrafted goods.

Wednesday | November 3

  • Gary Allan | Wed., Nov. 3 | 8 p.m. |  Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $67+ | Country music in Kansas City’s Midtown.
  • The Cactus Blossoms | Wed., Nov. 3 | 8 p.m. | Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, MO | $20 | A sibling duo whose 2016 debut, “You’re Dreaming,” earned high praise from Rolling Stone + locked in tour stints with Kacey Musgraves.
  • BINGO Poetry Slam | Wed., Nov. 3 | 8 p.m. | Blip Roasters, 1301 Woodswether Rd., Kansas City, MO | $5 | 10 poets compete for a $50 1st place cash prize. 
  • AEW Dynamite | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $54+ | A world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers.

Thursday | November 4

  • Brett Young | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 8 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | $39.50+ | The Weekends Tour opened by Maddie & Tae + Filmore. 
  • “The Learned Ladies” | Thurs., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 7 | Times vary | Peters Theater at William Jewell College | $10 | A satirical comedy about academic pretension + women in education. 
  • “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” | Thurs., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 14 | Times vary | Black Box at Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO | $18+ |A musical about an eclectic group of six tweens vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.
  • Ladies Night at Belvior Winery | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Belvior Winery, 1325 Odd Fellows Rd, Liberty, MO | Free | Start your holiday shopping on the right note with gift vendors + massages.

Friday | November 5

  • Vintage Market Days “Oh What Fun!” | Fri., Nov. 5-Sun., Nov. 7 | Times vary | 7100 N.W. Prairie View Rd., Kansas City, MO |  $5+ | Vendors showcasing antique goods, handmade treasures, clothing +  jewelry, and home decor.
  • Fall Harvest Holiday Art & Craft Show | Fri., Nov. 5-Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO | Free | Enjoy the talents of over 90 artists of handmade art and crafts.
  • Well Wilderness Kids 5th Annual Barn Bash Fundraiser | Fri., Nov. 5 |  6-9 p.m. | Well Wilderness Kids Therapeutic Nature Center, 18905 W. 175th St., Olathe, KS | $42 | A Harvest Happy Hour of local wines + brews, followed by a silent auction, live music, and bonfire.
  • The KC Improv Comedy Show | Fri., Nov. 5 | 9 p.m. | The KC Improv Company at The Kick Comedy Theater, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO | $11+ | Proof of vaccination must be provided to attend. 
  • The Spongebob Musical | Fri., Nov. 5-Sun., Jan. 2 | Times vary | The Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $14+ | The run-time for this musical is ~1 hour. 🧽

Saturday | November 6

  • The Commodores | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8:30 pm. | Ameristar Casino & Hotel | $57+ | Popular Motown tunes include “Brick House,” “Night Shift” and “Machine Gun.”
  • KCK Day of the Dead Celebration | Sat., Nov. 6 | 2 p.m. | Bethany Community Center, 1120 Central Ave, Kansas City, KS | Free | Arts, performances, food, and a 6 p.m. parade.
  • Wicked Wine Walk | Sat., Nov. 6 | 3 p.m. | Power & Light District | $40 | 7 wine tastings + small plates, and finish with a glass of your favorite. 🧙‍♀️
  • Kansas City Whiskey Expo | Sat., Nov. 6 | 6:45-10:30 p.m. | Harrah’s Kansas City Casino & Hotel | $75 | General admission includes an appetizer buffet, samples from each distributor, a tasting glass, and Casino Bucks. 🥃
  • Bitcoin Day | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Union Station, Innovation Conference Center | $150 | Cryptocurrency experts + workshops. 
  • Mavericks vs. Americans | Sat., Nov. 6 | 7:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $12+ | Promotional night celebrating residents of Johnson County, KS. 🏒
  • Kansas City Gun Show | Sat., Nov. 6-Sun., Nov. 7 | 9 a.m. | Homefield, 5000 Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO | $12 | Trade show at a south Kansas City sports complex.
  • KC Cornhole Series | Sat., Nov. 6 | 11 a.m. | HY-VEE Arena, 1800 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO | $50 | Competitive and recreational divisions offered.  
  • Sip & Shop | Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | KC Wine Co., 13875 S. Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS | Free | Enjoy wine and support small, local businesses.  🍷

Sunday | November 7

  • Chiefs vs. Packers | Sun., Nov. 7 | 3:25 p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $225+ | Kansas City takes on Aaron Rodgers with home-field advantage.
  • Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake | Sun., Nov. 7 | 5 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $30+ | The last regular season match of the year.
  • Kansas City Royal Princess Ball | Sun., Nov. 7 | 9 a.m. | Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff, 4000 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO | $25 | Participate in princess games, storytime sing along, and  learn some ballroom dance moves. 👑
  • Kansas City Reptile Show | Sun., Nov. 7 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $5+ | There will be thousands of reptiles, amphibians, feeders, invertebrates, and supplies available to view. 🐍

Monday, November 8-Sunday, November 14

Monday | November 8 

  • UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show | Mon., Nov. 8-Sat., Nov. 13 | Times vary | American Royal, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO | $12+ | The very best Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Road Horses from UPHA chapters throughout the country. 🐎
  • Prohibition Era Cabaret | Mon., Nov. 8-Tues., Nov. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Crown Center | $39+ | Pro tip: Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for all ticket holders. 
  • X Ambassadors | Mon., Nov. 8 | 8 p.m. | The Truman, 601 E., Kansas City, MO | $39+ | Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test will be required for all concert goers. 

Tuesday | November 9 

  • Grazing KC Graze Board Workshop | Tues., Nov. 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Big Brothers Big Sisters KC, 1709 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO | $65 | All proceeds will benefit BBBSKC and Chloe Fey & Ian Mussman’s Most Wanted Auction Campaign.
  • Kansas City Mavericks | Tues., Nov 9 | 7:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $13+ | KC’s hockey team takes the ice in a matchup against the Wichita Thunder. 🏒
  • Pins For a Purpose | Tues., Nov. 9 | 8 p.m. | Main Event, 11950 S. Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS | $25+ | Bowling or just networking while raising funds for Kansas Kids’ during Kids’ Chance Awareness Week.🎳

Wednesday | November 10

  • The Monkees | Wed., Nov. 10 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theatre | $45+ | The famous 60s band brings their “Farewell Tour” to Kansas City. 
  • Cooking Class: Mediterranean Rim Cuisine | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $125+ | Join Chef Richard McPeake for a 3-hour cooking class. 🧑‍🍳
  • Thanks-Living Mixology Class | Wed., Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | Learn 4 fun Thanksgiving-themed cocktails to impress your family this holiday season. 🥂
  • Intellectual Property as a Civil Rights Issue | Wed., Nov. 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Local lawyer Cynthia Assam on the importance of patents and copyrights for creative work. 💻

Thursday | November 11

  • Brothers Osborne | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | $29.50+ | The “We’re Not For Everyone” tour features openers Travis Denning + Tenille Townes. 🤠
  • Veterans Day | Thurs., Nov. 11-Sun., Nov. 14 | Times vary |  National WWl Museum and Memorial | Free | A list of various events to commemorate veterans, plus discounted museum tickets. 🇺🇸
  • 2021 Brookside Holiday Season Opener | Thurs., Nov. 11-Sun., Nov. 14 | Times vary | Brookside Shops, West 63rd Street and Brookside Boulevard | Free | A family-friendly event with holiday sales, pop-up events, food and drink specials, music and giveaways. 
  • Mulligans and Margaritas | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 5 p.m. | Topgolf, 10611 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS | $150+ | Included with each ticket is an all-you-can-eat fajita fiesta, drink ticket, clubs, and access to Topgolf pro. 🏌️
  • Pet Painting | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | City Barrel Brewing Co., 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | A ticket includes a custom paint-by-number pet painting kit and $5 off a drink or meal purchase. 🐾

Friday | November 12

  • All Together Now! | Fri., Nov. 12-Sat., Nov. 13 | Times vary | THE BLACK BOX, 1060 Union Ave., Kansas City, MO | $20 | A worldwide event including Broadway’s biggest hits performed by The Fishtank Theatre. 🎭
  • QUEENSRŸCHE | Fri., Nov. 12 | 8:30 p.m. | Ameristar Casino & Hotel | $35+| One of the best-selling American 1980’s heavy metal bands in history. 🤘
  • Celebration Dinner “Mission: Hope” | Fri., Nov. 12 | 5 p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $160+ | A charity dinner celebrating Warriors’ Ascent, an organization working to help heal PTSD.
  • Holiday Sneak Peek | Fri., Nov. 12-Sun., Nov. 14 | Times vary | Threshing Bee, 5501 135th St., Overland Park, KS | Free | Pre-Black Friday deals + wine, and “all the trimmings.” 🎄
  • Katt Williams | Fri., Nov. 12 | 8 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $59+ | Comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor brings “World War III Tour” to Kansas City.
  • “Once” | Fri., Nov. 12-Sat., Nov. 21 | Times vary | The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th St., Kansas City, MO | $15+ | An Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. 🎶

Saturday | November 13

  • Fall Family Festival | Sat., Nov. 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Weston Red Barn Farm, 16300 Wilkerson Rd., Weston, MO | $10 | Activities  include hay rides, a grain train, corn maze, bonfire, sack races, cornhole, raffles, and food + music. 🔥
  • Colonial Garden Kids Club | Sat., Nov. 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Colonial Gardens, 27610 E. Wyatt Rd., Blue Springs, MO | $5+ | Drop your kids off for educational fun while you shop at Colonial Gardens, or enjoy a coffee at the Bean Counter. 🌱
  • Holiday Craft Fair | Sat., Nov. 13 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | The View, 13500 Byars Rd., Grandview, MO | Free | Pro Tip: You can purchase raffle tickets for a gift basket and do not have to be present to win. 🎨
  • Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony | Sat., Nov. 13 | 5-8 p.m. | Legends Outlets, 1843 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, KS | Free | Enjoy live music, entertainment, activities, prize giveaways, and photo stations. 🎄
  • Lyric Opera Goes to Hollywood | Sat., Nov. 13-Sun., Nov. 14 | Times vary | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $53+| Ticket holders must be fully vaccinated + provide photo ID at the door.

Sunday | November 14

  • Dan + Shay | Sun., Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $17+ | The (Arena) Tour with openers The Band Camino and Ingrid Andress. 🎸
  • Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show | Sun., Nov. 14 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado, Blue Springs, MO | $8+ | A family-friendly event geared toward animal education and pet purchasing. 🦎
  • Golden Retriever Meet-Up | Sun., Nov. 14 | 3-6 p.m. | Bar K, 501 Berkley Parkway, Kansas City, MO | Free+ | Half-priced draft beer for anyone who brings their golden pup. 🐾
  • Jig Saw Puzzle Competition Benefit Event | Sun., Nov. 14 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Memorial Station, 602 Maurer Pkwy., Belton, MO | $60 | Teams of 4 compete for prizes in support of Junior Achievement.  
  • Pre-Hanukkah Service of Spiritual Renewal | Sun., Nov. 14 | 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. | Village Shalom Social Hall, 5500 W. 123rd St., Overland Park, KS | Free | A gathering in preparation for the festival of Hanukkah.

Monday, November 15-Sunday, November 21

Monday | November 15 

  • Electronics Recycling | Mon., Nov. 15 | 12-4 p.m. | 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO | $5+ | Pro Tip: Only cash and checks will be accepted. ♻️
  • Jam Session: Jason Goudeau | Mon., Nov. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | Blue Room, 1600 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO | Free | Go to listen (or even participate) in the American Jazz Museum’s jazz club.
  • Chiefs Kingdom Mixology Event | Mon., Nov. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | 2016 Main Street, Kansas City, MO | $55 | Learn three Chiefs-themed cocktails at this Crossroads event space. 🥃
  • Louis C.K. | Mon., Nov. 15 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $32+ | A stand-up comedian who has won numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater and Oh My God. 🎤

Tuesday | November 16 

  • Mavericks vs. Oilers | Tues., Nov. 16 | 10:35 a.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $8+ | Cheaper prices for a special morning game.  🏒
  • Winter Magic | Tues., Nov. 16 | 6-9 p.m. | 8400 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, MO | $21.25+ | Drive through 1 mile of holiday lights packed with holiday scenes. 💡
  • Thanks Living Mixology Class | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | Impress your family and friends this holiday by learning how to make 4 Thanksgiving food-themed cocktails. 🍸
  • Surfaces | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7:15 p.m. | The Truman, 601 E., Kansas City, MO  | $27+ | Surfaces brings their “Good 2 Be Back” tour to KC.

Wednesday | November 17

  • Soul Jazz with KC Green | Wed., Nov. 17 | 9 p.m. | The Ship, 1221 Union Ave., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Proof of vaccination will be required for all ticketholders.
  • Straight No Chaser | Wed., Nov. 17 | 8 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | $37+ | Proof of vaccination will be required for all ticketholders
  • No Divide KC’s Annual Celebration | Wed., Nov. 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Seven Swans Creperie, 1746 Washington St., Kansas City, MO | $15+ | Enjoy an evening of art, community, live music, cocktails, and food.
  • FBC Wine Down | Wed., Nov. 17 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Firebrand Collective, 1101 Mulberry St., Kansas City, MO | $5 | Enjoy networking, libations (both boozy and non), and snacks while getting to know November’s Featured Member, Kelly Stromberg.

Thursday | November 18

  • Riley Green w/ Matt Stell | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | $42+ | Popular country artist known well for his song, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” 
  • Ararat Shrine Circus | Thurs., Nov. 18-Sun., Nov. 21 | Times vary | Cable Dahmer Arena | $24+ | KC’s only 3-ring circus. 🎪
  • Brian Posehn | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Comedy Club of Kansas City, 1130 W 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $20+ | Rescheduled from October, 2020.
  • N0rmal | Thurs., Nov. 18-Sun., Nov. 21 | Times vary | City Stage Theatre, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO | $35 | A Performance dedicated to destigmatizing the conversation around mental health.
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs | Thurs., Nov. 18-Sun., Nov. 21 | Times vary | Corbin Theatre, 502 N. Water St., Liberty, MO | $15 | The theatre is located in the Garrison School Cultural Center

Friday | November 19

  • Mayor’s Holiday Festival | Fri., Nov. 19 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Downtown Overland Park, W. 79th St., Overland Park, KS | Free | An evening of train rides, hayrides, santa, live reindeer, a performance from the KC Horn Club, characters from Frozen, a balloon artist, and carolers. 🎅
  • Downtown Lee’s Summit Mayor’s Tree Lighting | Fri., Nov. 19 | 4-8 p.m. | Downtown Lee’s Summit, 13 E. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO | Free | The price of admission includes a hot cocoa bar, cookies, signature homemade browning donuts, and a “letters to santa” station for the littles. 🎄
  • Excellence Games | Fri., Nov. 19-Sat., Nov. 20 | Times vary | Archery Excellence, 4420 S. Noland Rd., Independence, MO | $8+ | An NFAA 5-Spot indoor tournament  with 12 rounds of 5 arrows. 🏹
  • Jack Frost | Fri., Nov. 19 | Times vary | Union Station | $3 | Watch a holiday classic film on Union Station’s Extreme Screen. ☃️
  • A Christmas Carol | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Dec. 26 | Times vary | Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO | $39+ | All ticket holders will be required to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the show.

Saturday | November 20

  • Aaron Watson | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $20+ | With guest artist Jenna Paulette.
  • Cars & Coffee at the Museum | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8-10 a.m. | Kansas City Automotive Museum, 15095 W 116th St, Olathe, KS | Free | A morning cruise-in event. 
  • Distilled – Whiskey Tasting | Sat., Nov. 20 | Parlor, 1707 Locust St., Kansas City, MO | $50 | Each ticket includes five 2 oz whiskey tastings, a Distilled tasting glass, a tasting booklet, and a $10 gift card to Parlor. 🥃
  • US Open Brass Band Championships | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO | $25 | UMKC hosts top brass bands from around the nation. 🎺
  • Fall Craft Fair | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Elements Dance Academy, 1215 Branch St., Platte City, MO | ​Free ​| Shop with drinks + snacks as a portion of the proceeds supports the dance academy. 🍁
  • Folly Frolic | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8 p.m. | Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, MO | $40+ | Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery bring Kansas City their critically-acclaimed “Two Lost Souls” cabaret performance. 
  • Donation Drive with Empire Candle Co.  | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2925 Fairfax Trfy., Kansas City, KS | Free | Accepted donations include non-perishable food items, winter gear, and unwrapped toys.

Sunday | November 21

  • Chiefs vs. Cowboys | Sun., Nov. 21 | 3:25 p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $246+ | Dallas heads north to Kansas City. 
  • Gentle Giants Meet-Up | Sun., Nov. 21 | 3-6 p.m | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $15+ | Bring your big pup to the park for a fun day of play. 🐶
  • LovelyTheBand + Sir Sly | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m | The Truman, 601 E., Kansas City, MO | $30+ | Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required for all ticket holders.
  • Bingo at Boulevard Brewing Company | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m | Boulevard Brewing Company, 2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO | Free | Sunday morning bingo is open to the whole family.

Monday, November 22-Sunday, November 28

Monday | November 22 

  • Hall of Fame Classic | Mon., Nov. 22- Tues., Nov. 23 | Times vary | T-Mobile Center | $15+ | Watch Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois and Kansas State go head-to-head. 🏀
  • Open Studio | Mon., Nov. 22 | 12-4 p.m | Pinto’s Palette, 4817 W. 117th St., Leawood, KS | $20+ | Whether you want to freestyle or use the self- guided instructions, this event is for artists of all levels. 🎨
  • Acrylic Pen Turning | Mon., Nov. 22 | 4-6 p.m | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 15340 West 119th St., Olathe, KS | $50 | Learn woodworking basics in this beginner level class to create a custom pen body.
  • Open Play: Marvel Champions | Mon., Nov. 22 | 6 p.m | Cardboard Cafe, 9240 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS | Free | Play, Socialize, and enjoy games with other Marvel fans.

Tuesday | November 23 

  • Tootsie | Tues., Nov. 23-Sun., Nov. 28 | Times vary | Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO | $37+ | Masks are required for entry to the venue.
  • Geeks Who Drink at BarK | Tues., Nov. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Bar K, 501 Berkley Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $10+ | Bring your furry friend for the nation’s best live-hosted trivia, top two teams will win gift cards.
  • Newbie Night | Tues., Nov. 23 | 5:30-7 p.m | Chicken and Pickle, 1761 Burlington St., North Kansas City, MO | $5 | Join other amateur pickleball players for a fun night of food, mingling, and game.
  • Thanksgiving Floral Workshop | Tues., Nov. 23 | 5-7 p.m | The Mac Shack KC, 104 E. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO | $65 | Make a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday | November 24

  • Christmas in the Park | Wed., Nov. 24-Fri., Dec. 31 | 5:30-10 p.m. | Longview Lake, 3901 S.W. Longview Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO | Free | Ring in the holiday season with over half a million lights in the drive-thru-style experience. 
  • Magic Lights | Wed., Nov. 24-Fri., Dec. 24 | 5-10 p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $25+ | Head over to Arrowhead for a holiday light experience featuring fun holiday scenes and festive character animations.
  • Holiday Lighting Celebration | Wed., Nov. 24 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Downtown Platte City, 3rd and Main St., Platte City, MO | Free | Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, visit with Santa, face painting, and more.
  • The Freedom Affair- A Thanksgiving Tradition | Wed., Nov. 24- Thurs., Nov. 25 | Times vary | The Ship – All Else The Sea, 1221 Union Ave., Kansas City, MO | $10+ | A vocal concert featuring nine powerhouse soloists. 

Thursday | November 25

  • Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 5 p.m. | Country Club Plaza | Free | Join in on the holiday spirit watching the iconic plaza lights turn on for the season.
  • Turkey Trot 5k/8k | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 8:30 a.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | $39+ | Start Thanksgiving off running for a good cause with Operation Breakthrough. 🦃
  • Open Play: Board Games | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Cardboard Corner Cafe, 9240 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS | Free | Enjoy a night of family fun with lots of board games.
  • Thanksgiving Night Ballroom Dance | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 7-10 p.m. | Walters Dance Center, 5023 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS  | $10 | Dance off all that turkey with a fun night of dancing.

Friday | November 26

  • Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony | Fri., Nov. 26 | 5:30 | Crown Center | Free | Flipping the switch on a 100-foot Christmas tree accompanied by the Kansas City Chorale. 🎄
  • Mavericks vs. Rush | Fri., Nov. 26 | 7:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $12+ | Family Friday 4-Pack includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 small drinks.  🏒
  • Merry Market | Fri., Nov. 26-Sun., Nov. 28 | Times vary | City Market | Free | Enjoy locally made goods, street food, and holiday drinks at this outdoor European-style shopping experience. 🎁
  • Holiday Reflections | Fri., Nov. 26-Wed., Dec. 27 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Union Station | $5+ | The walk-thru holiday village is a card-only event.

Saturday | November 27

  • Elf | Sat., Nov. 27 | Times vary | Union Station | $3 | Watch a holiday classic film on Union Station’s Extreme Screen. 🍿
  • Comets vs. Ambush | Sat., Nov. 27 | 6 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $20+ | KC Comets take on St. Louis Ambush in their home opener.

Sunday | November 28

  • Beethoven, Reger, and Boulanger | Sun., Nov. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS | $15 | A Midwest Chamber Ensemble concert free for students. 🎻
  • KC Winter Wonderland | Sun., Nov. 28 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | KC Wine Co.,13875 S. Gardner Rd., Olathe, KS | Free | Hang out with some North Pole guests and enjoy the winter wonderland.
  • April Macie | Sun., Nov. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Comedy Club, 1130 W 103rd St., Kansas City, MO | $22+ | Watch NBC “Last Comic Standing” finalist for a night of comedy.
  • Home for the Holidays House Tour | Sun., Nov. 28 | Times vary | 5743 North Revere Ave., Kansas City, MO | $20 | Visit some of the most beautifully decorated, custom homes in the KC Northland.

Monday, November 29-Tuesday, November 30

Monday | November 29 

  • Waterparks | Mon., Nov. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Truman, 601 E., Kansas City, MO | $28+ | The “A Night Out On Earth Tour” ticket holders must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full vaccination.
  • Cooking Class: Old-Fashioned Christmas Cookies | Mon., Nov. 29 | 6:30 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $65 | Join Chef, Natasha Goellner and learn about the art of delicious, festive cookies.
  • Mission Christmas Tree and Greenery Sale | Mon., Nov. 29 | 12-7:30 p.m. | Shawnee Indian Mission, 3403 W 53rd St., Fairway, KS | Prices Vary | Grab your fresh Christmas tree and ring in the festive season.

Tuesday | November 30

  • Wizard Fest | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7:30 p.m. | recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $15+ | Put on your best wizard cloak + enjoy a night of wizard-themed trivia, drinks, and quidditch. 🧙‍♂️
  • Mavericks vs. Rush | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena  | $20+ | Promotional night celebrating residents from Raymore and Peculiar, MO.  🏒
  • Cookies with Santa | Tues., Nov. 30 | 3-7 p.m. | Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS  | $20 | Bring your family to a 10-minute meet and greet with Santa.
  • Chocolate Booze- Fest | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | A piano bar, drink-along-event accompanied by variety of chocolate-themed cocktails.