Weekend Possibilities | JoCo Home & Garden Show, Live Music and Arts and Crafts

Weekend Possibilities | JoCo Home & Garden Show, Live Music and Arts and Crafts

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Above picture credit score: The Uptown Theater in Midtown is the venue for this weekend’s Uptown Evenings from KC Symphony. (John McGrath | Flatland)

Ease into 2023 with a range of gatherings throughout the arts and tunes scene or locate inspiration at the Johnson County House & Garden Show. 

Friday, Jan. 6 

5 – 8 p.m. Habitat Present-day Gallery, 2012 Baltimore Ave., will welcome multi-proficient artist Darnell “Solo” Kirkwood to the studio Friday night. A former basketball participant, artist and actor, found in “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Hawaii Five-O,” Kirkwood has turned inspiration on his journey into artwork. The selection titled “Discoveries Alongside the Way” is absolutely free to look at out. 

7 – 9 p.m. Kick off the weekend with Vinyl Satisfied Hour at minibar, 3810 Broadway. New music lovers may capture an old time emotion in the place, as file-accumulating DJs spin a few of their beloved cuts on vinyl. There is no include charge. 

8 p.m. Just up the avenue, Uptown Evenings from the Kansas Metropolis Symphony is coming to Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, this weekend for 3 evenings of audio. Led by guest conductor Byron Stripling, just about every show will take a look at new music designed well-known in golf equipment in the course of the 1940s and 1950s. Options will spotlight quite a few of Harlem’s prime acts during that time period, which includes Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and extra. Tickets are offered starting up at $40. 

Saturday, Jan. 7 

10 a.m. – Midday Urban Sketchers of Kansas City will meet on the grounds of the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Saturday to place pen or pencil to paper and seize the mansion and its details for its January Sketchwalk. Becoming a member of the team is fully no cost. Museum policies implement. Paints, easels and stools are not allowed. 

11 – 11:15 a.m. If you have never ever noticed the Penguin March at the Kansas Metropolis Zoo, 6800 Zoo Push, make positive to be at the indoor Helzberg Penguin Plaza for the popular Swope Park residents’ 15 minutes of fame Saturday morning. Free with zoo admission, website visitors can see the penguins up shut and personalized, on the very same aspect of the glass. KC Zoo admission is $19 to $22 for non-Jackson County citizens and $9.50 to $11 for individuals who are living in the county. 


7 – 11 p.m. Swing Dance Evening at 9th and State, 1717 W. 9th St., in the West Bottoms is featuring the prospect for dancers of any expertise level to fantastic tune their competencies, or understand swing for the really to start with time, to the songs of the Bryan Redmond Trio Saturday night time. Newbies are inspired to get there at 7 p.m. for a rapid lesson on the fundamental principles. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the doorway. Companions are not required. 

8 p.m. There’s an Elvis Birthday Bash on the textbooks for Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., Saturday night time. Rejoice “The King” with a comprehensive evening of music from the very best Elvis impersonators in the region, which includes Jeff Bergen, Matthew Sharp and Ben Johnson. Tickets are $20. 

Sunday, Jan. 8 

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The Johnson County Household & Back garden Exhibit is up subsequent at Overland Park Convention Middle, 6000 University Blvd. Irrespective of whether you have large options, are searching for inspiration or just searching, the a few-day show will have tons of residence and yard goods and neighborhood industry experts to lean on for guidance, tips and instruction. Solitary working day tickets are $13 at the doorway. Youngsters below 12 get in for cost-free.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 1st Art Gallery of Olathe, 12755 South Mur-Len Highway, is calling all crafters to indication up for Clay Course: Pinecone Chime Sunday afternoon. The group will master to use the slab method in sculpting to create a vibrant red clay pinecone that will be strung on a string to make an first windchime. Tickets for the course are $25.

Clarence Dennis is viewers and electronic material strategist with Flatland.

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