May Plan Ahead: your Kansas City event calendar

Happy May, Kansas City. 🌳 If you’re anything like us, you’re grateful for green leaves, gardening, grand slams, and Memorial Day getaways — and with spring in full swing, you’re also looking to branch out with some fun, local events. Read on for all the cool things happening this month in KC.

Sunday May 1  

Sunday, May 1

Royals vs. Yankees | Sun., May 1 | 1:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $20+ | Family Funday Sunday, get four tickets for $50. 

Finally the Folly | Sun., May 1 | 7:30 p.m. | The Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO | $5+ | Enjoy a variety of musical performances featuring “To One in Paradise” and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. 

Artful Gardens: Painted Garden | Sun., May 1 | 7:30 p.m. | The Folly Theater, 12th and Central, Kansas City, MO | $50+ | 90 minute presentation showcasing artists that draw from nature as inspiration then enjoy a drink while experiencing a private tour of the conservatory. 

Margarita Fest | Sun., May 1 | 12 p.m. | KC LIVE! | $15+ | Your ticket gets you free cover + one drink on the house. 

Monday May 2-Sunday May 8

Monday, May 2 

Lenexa Public Market Game Night! | Mon., May 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS | Free | Bring your favorite game or choose from the games provided for a night of fun.

Jazz at the Garrison | Mon., May 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Garrison School Cultural Center, 502 N. Water St., Liberty, MO | Free | Enjoy an evening of live music by talented jazz musicians.  

American Royal Youth Rodeo | Mon., May 2-Wed., May 4 | Times vary | American Royal Center, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO | $5 | The top kids from around the midwest come together to compete in the annual rodeo.  

Setting the Stage: Churchill in WWI | Mon., May 2 | 6:30 p.m. | National WWI Museum and Memorial | Free | Historian Dr. Andrew Roberts will be exploring how Churchill’s leadership paved the way for the future. 

Tuesday, May 3

National Geographic Live Presents: Wild Seas, Secret Shores | Tues., May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $34+ | Join environmental photojournalist Thomas Pesechak as he shares his story and adventures working with ocean creatures.

Royals vs. Cardinals | Tues., May 3 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | Dollar dog night at the I-70 match-up — we’d call that a grand slam.

Fiddler on the Roof | Tues., May 3-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Music Hall | $35+ | The Tony award-winning Broadway musical makes its way to KC.

H.E.R. | Tues., May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $35+ | The Grammy award-winning artist famous for her song “Best Part” comes to KC.

Little Explorer’s Club + Stories Through the Ages | Tues., May 3-Sat., May 7 | 10:15-11a.m. | Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS | $5 | Bring your 3-5 year-old for an explanation of how and why we use stories to communicate. 

The Old Man and the Old Moon | Tues., May 3-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Spencer Theater, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO | $35+ | The whimsical American fable comes to the stage to share the journey of an old man’s journey through change. 

Wednesday, May 4

Royals vs. Cardinals | Wed., May 4 | 6:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | KC takes on STL on the second night of the series. 

Justin Bieber | Wed., May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $149+ | Oh “baby,” J.B. is back in Kansas City. 

The Hu | Wed., May 4 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $28+ | The rock band famous for their song “Wold Totem” comes to KC. 

May the 4th be with you | Wed., May 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | PH Coffee, 2200 Lexington Ave., Kansas City, MO | $20 | Come one come all Star Wars fans, team of four compete in trivia on the popular franchise. 

Thursday, May 5

Jason Isbell | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theatre | $65 | The country-folk singer famous for his song “Cover Me Up” comes to KC. 

Cinco De Mayo Mixology Class | Thurs., May 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | Your ticket includes four festive cocktails and three delicious recipes to take home with you. 

Jam Sessions: Science of Wind and Tornadoes | Thurs., May 5 | 10:15-11 a.m. | Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS | $5 | Bring the kids to learn about tornadoes, best for 6-10 year-olds.

A Night at the Movies: 2022 Dance Concert | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | 16301 Midland Dr., Shawnee, KS | $10 | The dance concert will feature pieces performed by the First Act Dance Studio to songs from popular films. 

Friday, May 6

Go Red for Women Luncheon 2022 | Fri., May 6 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $15 | Join local women in the empowering event that’ll include a silent auction + lunch. 

Jordan Davis | Fri., May 6 | 7:30 p.m. | The Midland | $30 | The country-pop singer famous for his song “Singles You Up” comes to KC. 

Kansas City BBQ Fest | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Arrowhead Stadium | $0+ | Sample BBQ from pitmasters from across the country.

From Kentucky to Missouri: A Bourbon Tasting Benefit | Fri., May 6 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Alexander Majors House & Barn | $30 | Enjoy five bourbon samples + get a crash course on bourbon just in time for the Kentucky Derby all to benefit historic education and preservation in KC. 

Soaring into Science | Fri., May 6 | 4-6 p.m. | The Concourse Park, 200 N. Benton Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Free | The drop-in event from the KC Public Library is all about defying gravity, with frisbees, kites + hovercrafts and more.

Saturday, May 7

The Composer is Dead and other Musical Mysteries | Sat., May 7 | 2 p.m. | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $30+ | Join the Kansas City Symphony in solving the mystery of the composer’s death, a fun interactive performance for all ages. 

Midwest Tea Festival | Sat., May 7-Sun., May 8 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $5+ | Spill the tea with over a dozen presenters + vendors at the immersive tea experience. 

Kentucky Derby Party | Sat., May 7 | 2-7 p.m. | J. Rieger & Co, 2700 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, MO | $25 | Ticket includes a welcome cocktail, live bluegrass music, derby clothes competitions, and the fastest two minutes in sports.

Bert Kreischer | Sat., May 7-Sun., May 8 | 7 p.m. | The Midland | $40+ | Host of The Bertcast podcast + stand-up comedian comes to KC.

Gardening 101: All About Roses | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO | $20 | Learn the history of roses, the development of new varieties + how to select the best roses for your gardening needs. 

Ben Rector: The Joy of Music Live | Sat., May 7 | 7 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $35+ | The artist famous for his song “Brand New” comes to KC.  

Lenexa Art Fair | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lenexa Civic Campus, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS | $35+ | Browse over 50 artists’ work accompanied by live jazz + food trucks. 

Sunday, May 8

KC Current vs. Houston Dash | Sun., May 8 | 4 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $17+ | Kansas City takes on Houston in their regular-season home opener. 

OMD | Sun., May 8 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $33+ | The electronic English band famous for their song “Enola Gay” comes to KC.  

Creative Culture Tea Party | Sun., May 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Creative Culture Leawood, 5235 W 116th Pl., Leawood, KS | $60 | Put on your best tea party outfit and paint a tea cup + saucer while enjoying light snacks. 

Mother’s Day Brunch Piano Drink-A-Long Mixology Class | Sun., May 8 | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | | $75 | Celebrate mom with a yummy brunch + learn how to mix four cocktails.

Monday May 9-Sunday May 15

Monday, May 9

2022 Celebrity Golf Tournament | Mon., May 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Staley Farms Golf Club, 10310 N. Olive Ave., Kansas City, MO | $325+ | Play in support of the mission to end illiteracy alongside Neil Smith. 

Newbie Night | Mon., May 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Chicken N Pickle, 5901 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS | $10 | Join other newbie pickleball players and munch on an included appetizer. 

Why Keep That: An Expert Panel | Mon., May 9 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Archivist Tara Laver and Alex Welborn discuss the importance of historical artifacts. 

Take-Home Craft: Mini Zen Garden | Mon., May 9-Sat., May 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS | Free | Find your happy place with the DIY zen garden. 

Fighting for Equality: Women’s Suffrage in Kansas | Mon., May 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in to learn and educate yourself on the history of women’s suffrage in Kansas. 

Tuesday, May 10 

Native Prairie Series: Tallgrass Prairies | Tues., May 10 | 1 p.m. | Powell Gardens | $90+ | The immersive prairie class will teach you about the ecosystem. 

The State of Black Entrepreneurship in the Midwest | Tues., May 10 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO | Free | Join community leaders in the discussion of the future of black entrepreneurs in the Midwest. 

Succulent Garden Creation Class | Tues., May 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Blooming Decor & Upholstery, 4955 W. 135th St., Leawood, KS | $38 | Create a mini succulent garden + learn tips and tricks to take care of the plants. 

Podcast Committee | Tues., May 10 | 6-7 p.m. | KKFI Studios 3901 Main St. Suite 203, Kansas City, MO | Free | Support the KKFI community podcast while learning about how to start your own. 

Wednesday, May 11

Just Between Friends | Wed., May 11-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $0+ | The metro-wide consignment sale has a wide variety of children’s + women’s clothing.

Danzig | Wed., May 11 | 6 p.m. | Uptown Theatre | $45+ | The heavy metal band famous for their song “Mother” comes to KC. 

Jesse McCartney | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $30+ | The pop artist famous for his song “Beautiful Soul” comes to KC.

Happy Hour Yoga | Wed., May 11 | 6-7p.m. | KC Wineworks, 1829 McGee St., Kansas City, MO | $15 | UnWINEd with yoga instructor Cara Simmons in the hour-long class followed by a glass of wine. 

Thursday, May 12

The Pitch’s “Welcome to the City of Heart” Scavenger Hunt | Thurs., May 12-Sun., May 15 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Kansas City | $20 | You + three of your closest pals run around KC in hopes of winning a $500 cash prize. 

Au5 and Chime | Thurs., May 12 | 9 p.m. | Uptown Theatre | $18+ | The electronic artist famous for the song “Snowblind” comes to KC.

Dylan Scott | Thurs., May 12 | 8 p.m. | The Truman  | $25+ | The country-pop artist famous for his song “My Girl” comes to KC. 

Song & Dance | Thurs., May 12-Sun., May 29 | 8 p.m. | MTH Theater, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $35+ | The musical follows the road to love through song and dance.

Alyssa Edwards | Thurs., May 12 | 8 p.m. | Folly Theater | $35+ | The drag super-star famous for her run on RuPaul’s Drag Race + Netflix series “Dancing Queen” comes to KC.

Friday, May 13

The Wizard of Oz | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $43+ | Join the Kansas City Ballet in their production of The Wizard of Oz expect special effects and amazing choreography. 

Asking Alexandria | Fri., May 13 | 6:35 p.m. | Uptown Theatre | $40+ | The rock band famous for their song “Alone in a Room” comes to KC. 

The Book of Kells | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | Folly Theater | $25+ | Störling Dance Theater presents a 9th century-Scottish-inspired work of art. 

Gem & Crystal KC | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Disabled American Veterans, 14605 E. U.S. Hwy. 40, Kansas City, MO | $6+ | Revel in the good vibes with other crystal enthusiasts. 

Oklahoma! | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $16+ | The Broadway hit and recipient of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical comes to KC reimagined like you haven’t seen Oklahoma before. 

Saturday, May 14

Roaring KC | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $34+ | The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents the sounds of the 20’s and 30’s just down the road at 18th and Vine. 

Wayside Waifs Fur Ball Gala | Sat., May 14 | 5:30 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $250+ | Support furry friends at the Barking Twenties themed gala. 

George Thorogood and The Destroyers | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $35+ | The hard rock band famous for the song “Bad to the Bone” comes to KC. 

Crystal Skies | Sat., May 14 | 10 p.m. | Uptown Theater, Encore Room | $15+ | The electronic band famous for their song “Foolish of Me” comes to KC. 

Hallmarket: A Hallmark Art Festival | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Crown Center Plaza | Free | Check out over 100 art booths + live music on the green in Crown Center Plaza. 

Jam Sessions: What’s Swimming in your Creek | Sat., May 14-Thurs., May 19 | 10:15-11a.m. | Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS | $5 | The session designed for 6-10 year-olds will teach them about nature and exploring the world around them. 

Heart to Heart International Day | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 11550 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, KS | Free | Volunteer for a one-hour slot to assemble hygiene kits for people affected by disasters and crises.

Sunday, May 15

New Kids on the Block | Sun., May 15 | 7:30 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $25+ | The iconic boy band is back in town, famous for songs like “”Step by Step” and “I’ll Be Loving You.”

Teo Gonzalez | Sun., May 15 | 7 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $57+ | The popular Mexican standup comedian comes to KC. 

Samantha Ege | Sun., May 15 | 5 p.m. | Folly Theater | Free | The concert will feature music from Black women composers, including KC’s own Nora Holt. 

Ensemble Correspondances | Sun., May 15 | 3:30 p.m. | The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO | $20+ | The classical group performs in their Kansas City debut. 

Monday May 16- Sunday May 22

Monday, May 16

Royals vs. Sox | Mon., May 16 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $10+ | The first 10,000 fans will receive a Parade of Hearts flag featuring artwork from kids in the KC metro. 

Full Moon Speed Dating | Mon., May 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Equal Minded Cafe & Event Center, 4327 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO | $20+ | The fun adult mingling event gives you the opportunity to open yourself up to new people and possibly find love. 

Jurassic Park Mixology Class | Mon., May 16-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | 2016 Main St., Kansas City, MO | $55 | Mix four cocktails in the theme of the popular movie.

Portrayal of Guilt | Mon., May 16 | 7:30 p.m. | recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $17 | The punk rock band from Austin famous for their song “Daymare” comes to KC. 

Tuesday, May 17

Royals vs. Sox | Tues., May 17 | Times vary | Kauffman Stadium | $10+ | Kansas City takes on Chicago in a double-header.

Havilah Bruders | Tues., May 17 | 7 p.m. | Folly Theater | $22 | The diverse, classically trained KC artist performs a local showcase. 

An Evening of Indulgence | Tues., May 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 4686 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO | $69 | Get wined and dined with the three course dinner + wine pairings. 

Little Explorer’s Club + Life of a Star | Tues., May 17-Sat., May 21 | 10:15-11a.m. | Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS | $5 | The club for 3-5 year-olds will teach them all about what lights up the sky at night.

Waitress | Tues., May 17-Sun., May 22 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $15+ | The Broadway hit features the story of Jenna, a small town pie maker and her journey of crafting her personal recipe for happiness.  

Wednesday, May 18

Royals vs. Sox | Wed., May 18 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | The first 10,000 fans will receive a Royals themed trucker hat. 

Sporting KC vs. Colorado Rapids | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $35+ | Kansas City takes on Colorado.  

Simple Plan & Sum 41 | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $29+ | Catch the rock bands live on their joint “Blame Canada” tour.

Rupi Kaur | Wed., May 18 | 8 p.m. | The Midland | $39+ | The Canadian poet famous for her book “Milk and Honey” comes to KC for a live performance.

Thursday, May 19

Royals vs. Sox | Thurs., May 19 | 1:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | Kansas City takes on Chicago to round out the five game series. 

Robert Earl Keen | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $59+ | The country-bluegrass singer famous for his song “Feelin’ Good Again” comes to KC. 

Jacob Collier | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $80+ | The R&B-soul artist famous for his song “All I Need” comes to KC. 

CrankGamePlays | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Folly Theater | $38 | Youtuber, video game commentator, and vlogger comes to KC.

James and the Giant Peach | Thurs., May 19-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Goppert Theater, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO | $13+ | Bring the kids to see the classic tale performed live. 

Friday, May 20

Windborne’s The Music of Queen | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $59+ | The Kansas City Symphony brings classic Queen tunes to life for three performances. 

Royals vs. Twins | Fri., May 20 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $19+ | Catch fireworks lighting up the sky after the game win or lose. 

Zach Bryan | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Azura Amphitheater | $39+ | The country-folk singer famous for his song “Heading South” comes to KC.  

Brian Regan | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $45+ | The comedian known for his clean, family friendly shows comes to KC. 

Saturday, May 21

Royals vs. Twins | Sat., May 21 | 6:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $22+ | Promotional night honoring those who have served in the armed forces. 

Yallapalooza | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | Azura Amphitheater | $25+ | The show will feature country artists including Jon Pardi + Hardy and more. 

Garden to Glass: Vodka Edition | Sat., May 21 | 2-3 p.m. | Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO | $20 | Learn about the distillation process and make your own strawberry basil cocktail in a Powell Gardens branded glass to take home.

Low Sensory Morning | Sat., May 21 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Nelson Atkins Museum of Art | $12 | Enjoy a private museum experience in a low-stimulating environment. 

Endangered Species Weekend | Sat., May 21-Sun., May 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo | $0+ | Guests will receive an “Endangered Species Passport” to guide you through the park. 

Sunday, May 22

Royals vs. Twins | Sun., May 22 | 1:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $20+ | Family Funday Sunday, get four tickets for $50. 

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram | Sun., May 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Uptown theater | $25+ | The American blues guitarist + singer comes to KC.  

Jessie James Decker | Sun., May 22 | 7:30 p.m. | The Midland | $35+ | The country-pop singer famous for her song “Almost Over You” comes to KC. 

Around The World MIxology Class | Sun., May 22 | 5-7 p.m. | The Historic Browning 202 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO | $55 | Take your tastebuds on vacation with four cocktails from around the world. 

Monday May 23- Sunday May 29

Monday, May 23

The Folly Golf Classic | Mon., May 23 | 8 a.m. | Oakwood Country Club, 9800 Grandview Rd., Kansas City, MO | $300 | The tournament benefits The Folly Theater, one of KC’s most iconic landmarks.

The Blended and the Beautiful African American Book Club | Mon., May 23 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The book club will be discussing “The Three Mrs. Greys” by Shelly Ellis.

Hybrid Organ Demonstration | Mon., May 23 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, KS | Free | The demonstration features musicians Beth Elswick and Gerry Oehring on the keys. 

Sheet Pan & One-Dish Wonders | Mon., May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $65 | Learn from expert chef Garcia Schmidt on the ins and outs of simple, family-friendly, one pan recipes. 

Tuesday, May 24 

AdventHealth Job Fair | Tues., May 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $0 | If you’re looking for a career in health, you’ve found your one-stop-shop. 

The Head and The Heart | Tues., May 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $45+ | An indie-folk band famous for “Rivers and Roads.” 

Network After Work | Tues., May 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Monarch Bar, 4808 Roanoke Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $15+ | Chat with other other business owners, entrepreneurs + executives at the exclusive mingling event. 

Spring House Concert | Tues., May 24 | 3-4p.m. | Monarch Bar, 4808 Roanoke Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $15+ | Enjoy a classic Bob Dylan tribute performed by Bob Walkenhorst. 

Wednesday, May 25

Hump Day Happy Hour | Wed., May 25 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo | $18 | Food trucks, train rides, trivia and with a side of libations. 

Jammin’ on the Green: Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra | Wed., May 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, KS | Free | The fourteen-piece jazz band kicks off the season with live jazz featuring pieces from the 20’s through 40’s. 

JobNewsUSA.com Kansas City Job Fair | Wed., May 25 | 10 a.m.-2p.m. | Arrowhead Stadium | Free | All position levels are being recruited at the event.

Bluegrass Open Jam | Wed., May 25 | 7:30p.m. | Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester St., Kansas City, MO | Free | Sit back and enjoy bluegrass music or take the stage yourself.

Thursday, May 26

Les Misérables School Edition | Thurs., May 26-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Bell Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way., Olathe, KS | $13+ | See the classic musical remade for the whole family. 

Family Programming: Cyanotype Prints | Thurs., May 26 | 10-11 a.m. | Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO | $10 | Bring the kids and use the sun to create art with leaves, flowers and other greenery.

Succulent Planter Workshop | Thurs., May 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Made in KC Marketplace, 306 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO | $35 | Design + plant your own succulent arrangement and learn how to care for them. 

Fortopia | Thurs., May 26-Sun., Oct. 16 | 9 a.m-5 p.m. | Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO | $4+ | The new fort-inspired exhibit is sure to excite explorers of all ages. 

Friday, May 27

Dorrance Dance | Fri., May 27 | 7:30 p.m. | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $29+ | An innovative tap performance backed by a live band. 

Naka-Kon Anime Convention | Fri., May 27-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS | $60+ | Catch popular voice actors + industry experts for the annual convention. 

LTJ Bukem | Fri., May 27 | 9 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $20+ | The British drum + bass musician comes to KC. 

Robert McNichols, Jr. Live | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | MTH Theater, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO | $49+ | The intimate concert will feature Robert’s favorite musical theater, pop, and gospel tunes. 

Saturday, May 28 

Sporting KC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $34+ | Kansas City takes on Vancouver. 

Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” | Sat., May 28-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Music Hall | $20+ | Bring the kids to see the popular TV show brought to life. 

Still Woozy | Sat., May 28 | 8:30 p.m. | The Midland | $40+ | The alt-indie band famous for their song “Goodie Bag” comes to KC. 

Animal Collective | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | The Truman | $33+ | The pop band famous for their song “My Girls” comes to KC.

Sunday, May 29

Bastille | Sun., May 29 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $40+ | The pop band famous for their song “Pompeii” comes to KC. 

High Fidelity Live at Rotary Park | Sun., May 29 | 6 p.m. | Rotary Park, 600 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs, MO | Free | The local band will play a family-friendly show to kick off the “Concert in the Park Series.”

Doga | Sun., May 29 | 10-11a.m. | BarK, 501 Berkley Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $10 | Find your zen with your pup in tow for some dog-friendly yoga. 

Calvin Arsenia | Sun., May 29 | 7p.m. | Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central St., Kansas City, MO | $15 | Ring in summer with the indie rock the Crossroads Hotel rooftop. 

Monday May 30- Tuesday May 31

Monday, May 30
KC Current vs. Racing Louisville | Mon., May 30 | 2 p.m. | Children’s Mercy Park | $15+ | Kansas City takes on Louisville.

Bilmuri | Mon., May 30 | 8 p.m. | Uptown Theater | $16+ | The alt-indie-pop artist comes to KC on “The Jacked and Stacked Tour.”

Memorial Day Ceremony | Mon., May 30 | 10-11 a.m. | The National WWI Museum and Memorial | Free | A moment to gather and remember those who have served our country. 

Walk of Honor Ceremony | Mon., May 30 | 2 p.m. | The National WWI Museum and Memorial | Free | Come for the dedication of new Walk of Honor granite bricks. 

Tuesday, May 31

Tori Amos | Tues., May 31 | 8 p.m. | Music Hall | $46+ | The singer famous for her song “Cornflake Girl” comes to KC on her “Ocean to Ocean Tour.”

Phoebe Bridgers | Tues., May 31 | 8 p.m. | Starlight Theater | $40+ | The alt/indie singer famous for her song “Motion Sickness” comes to KC. 

Summer Reading Kick-Off and Family Concert | Tues., May 31 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Olathe Indian Creek, 16100 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS | Free | Get the kids excited for summer reading at the outdoor concert with free children’s activities. 

Stuff It! Handmade Ravioli & Filled Pasta with Quick Paired Sauces | Tues., May 31 | 6-9 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $65 | Learn from head chef Jill Garcia Schmidt in the interactive class that’ll teach you the techniques of making stuffed pasta.

This Plan Ahead was created in large part by Grace McLaughlin, KCtoday’s editorial intern.