Plan Ahead: January 2024

It may be cold, but that doesn’t mean your KC event calendar has to freeze up anytime soon.

Picture of snow at Loose Park

Loose Park on Jan. 13, 2020. | Photo by @mikedayphotography

It may be cold, but that doesn’t mean your KC event calendar has to freeze up anytime soon. Get your calendar out and hold those pencils at the ready.

Here’s some dates you don’t want to forget.

Saturday, Jan. 6

The Artful KC Streetcar Urban Hike | Time TBA | Multiple locations | $38 | Experience Kansas City’s art scene from inside + out as you explore historic galleries and hidden spaces along the streetcar.

Friday, Jan. 12

Opening Night at In The Lowest Ferns | 7 p.m. | 1105 Hickory Street, KCMO | $24 | West Bottom’s newest HIFI lounge, replete with an “industrial garden interior mixed with swanky lounge seating and a low lit cocktail bar,” invites you to their opening night featuring Cyrus D.

KC Restaurant Week | Fri., Jan. 12-Sun. Jan. 21 | Times vary | Multiple Locations | $20, $40 or $55-priced menus | The most exciting time for KC foodies has arrived — try the place you’ve been meaning to go or find your next favorite at one of its 200 participating restaurants.

Joyce Didonato’s Sparkling Songs and Strauss’ Die Fledermaus | Fri., Jan. 12-Sun. Jan. 14 | Times vary | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | $29-$115| Superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato joins the symphony for an unforgettable night.

Sunday, Jan. 14

Monster Jam | 1 p.m. | T-Mobile Center, KCMO | $30-$95 | The symphony not your jam? Well then maybe massive, souped-up trucks with a penchant for destruction are.

Monday, Jan. 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nature Walk | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 15 and the Mahomies Playground, Woodland Ave. + Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., KCMO | Free | Honor the holiday with this reflective tradition and listen to community leaders speak on environmental justice.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Taste America: Kansas City | 6:30 p.m. | Fox and Pearl, 2143 Summit St., KCMO | $350 | Two James Beard semifinalist team up to celebrate the diversity of America’s food culture.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day | 2:30 p.m. | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., KCMO | $47-$67 | Grab the kiddos, this tiger-ific musical is back to delight the whole family with music, dancing + valuable lessons.

KC Silent Book Club | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., KCMO | Free | Calling all introverts (or ambiverts), here’s your opportunity to curl up with a book in the company of others ... silently.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Kansas City Canaries Audition | 9-11 p.m. | Dance Fit Flow, 1700 Locust St. #300, KCMO | Free | Shoot your shot at bopping to the top with Kansas City’s one and only modern chorus line troupe.

Searching the Psyche Through Cinema: Blade Runner | 1:30 p.m. | Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, KCMO | Free | The annual sci-fi series returns, featuring a post-screening discussion with psychoanalyst Ryan Allison + screenwriter and educator Ayah Abdul-Rauf.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Disney on Ice: Into the Magic | Thursday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 28 | Times vary | T-Mobile Center, KCMO | $17-$95 | Whether your bring your kids or just your inner child, this magical experience is a classic for a reason.

Friday, Jan. 26

Johnson County Home + Garden Show | Friday., Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 28 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $0-$13 | Raise the roof at the city’s largest home and garden expo, featuring hundreds of local experts + wishlist-worthy products.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Wizard of Oz Returns to Theaters | Sun., Jan. 28-Wed. Jan. 31 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $13-$16 | Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore — the classic film returns to local theaters for it’s 85th anniversary.

AFC Championship | 2 p.m. | GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, KCMO | $300+ | This will be the place to be if the comeback kings make it through their playoff run.