11/01/2014 - 01/31/2015
NELSON ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
Artists from the Plains Indian cultures of North America create works of exceptional beauty, mystery and emotional power. This exhibition celebrates the accomplishments of these artists from before Euro-American contact in the 1500s to the present day with master works from around the globe.
11/01/2014 - 04/30/2015
Xtreme BUGS are marchin’, crawlin’ and flyin’ into Union Station! This larger-than-life exhibition will host more than 100 giant insect and fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. Get up close and personal with these massive, moving insects and arthropods and discover their amazing talents, unique behaviors and strange survival strategies! UnionStation.org/bugs
Warm up from the cool autumn weather with coffee, breakfast and your favorite chamber connections. 8 – 9:30 a.m. at Bank of Blue Valley, 13401 Mission Rd.
11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014
CROWN CENTER, OFF CENTER THEATER
Musical Theater Heritage will present an evening of Brel’s most beloved songs, including AMSTERDAM, IF WE ONLY HAD LOVE, JACKY, NE ME QUITTE PAS, and more. Tickets starting at $22. 816.545.6000 MTHKC.com
11/07/2014 - 11/23/2014
The Barn Players will present “La Cage Aux Folles” the winner of six Tony Awards and later turned into the popular movie “The Birdcage.” It’s a wild and hilarious farce about nonconformity, filled with gorgeous costuming, fabulous dance numbers and great music including “I Am What I Am” and “The Best of Times”. (6219 Martway) TheBarnPlayers.org 913.432.9100
Please join us for an amazing array of chocolate desserts and savories provided by Kansas City’s top restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers at the home of hosts and Honorary Co-Chairs are Jenny and Warren Erdman (5340 Ward Parkway). Event Co-Chairs are Heather and Dr. Timothy Pluard and Shelley and Jon Copaken. Proceeds benefit Southwest Boulevard Family Healthcare. $125/person. SWBFHC.org or Shari Webster 913.722.3100 x272. firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured speaker will be Kurt Austin, communications and digital manager for Sporting KC. Also be debuting our newest chamber members from the previous quarter. 11:14 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St., Overland Park, 66221.
11/13/2014 - 11/16/2014
TOWN CENTER PLAZA
More than 50 local Kansas City vendors in a new “pop-up” holiday shop featuring handmade artists, local boutiques and curated gifts. VIP Night November 13 from 5-9 p.m. is $20/ticket. November 14-16 is $5/ticket. ChickEvents.com
11/13/2014 - 11/23/2014
TOWN CENTER PLAZA
Leftover Luxuries is a pop-up consignment store, and it is coming to Town Center Plaza’s former Restoration Hardware location this month. This concept began five years ago in Charlottesville, Va., and has been successful more than 40 times around the country. They will sell furniture, antiques, rugs, art, accessories, designer handbags and designer/vintage clothing.
CURE OF ARS SCHOOL
The annual Gift Gallery is a premier shopping event that brings together more than 40 artisans and vendors selling unique and upscale items in a festive atmosphere. This annual fundraiser is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. The event offers thousands of items representing the area’s latest trends in fashion, home décor and gifts at a wide range of prices. Proceeds are donated to local non-profit children’s charities. $3 admission. GiftGalleryKC.com
GLOBAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Gather your smartest friends, create a themed table, bring your own snacks and have fun while supporting a worthy cause – the Paul Henson YMCA Individual tickets are $13 each, or purchase a table of 8 for $100. For more information on purchasing tickets call, or visit the Paul Henson YMCA Welcome Center. 913.642.6800.
The community is invited to Messiah, the beloved arrangement by Handel, presented with choir, soloists and orchestra at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Stanley (14895 Antioch Rd.). A freewill offering will be collected to benefit Grace United Community Ministries, a local, interdenominational charity that helps individuals and families in a holistic way. Plan to stay for the “Afterglow” reception. This is a free event. 913.681.8180 StanleyPres.org
11/18/2014 - 11/19/2014
Johnson County Young Matrons’ Annual Home for the Holidays Boutique will be held at The Ritz Charles. More than 50 vendors will be present with unique items ranging from holiday and year-round home décor to gifts, jewelry, clothing, food items, etc. There is no admission charge. Proceeds benefit six area philanthropies. JCYM.net
Join your friends for a girls’ night out with wine tasting, cooking and decorating demonstrations and a silent auction plus power shopping at the Johnson County Young Matrons Boutique from 6-9 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Tickets are required; cost is $25. All proceeds benefit six area philanthropies as well as the JCYM Scholarship Fund. See JCYM.net for information.
11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014
Vendors show and sell their artistry, wares and gift ideas over two days in the Parish Hall of Church of the Ascension just in time for the holidays!
11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014
LAKE QUIVIRA CLUBHOUSE
More than 50 local vendors will offer a variety of boutique home decor, handmade gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods, accessories and gifts, in addition to the annual bake sale at the charming 1930s stone clubhouse. Enjoy drinks and dining amid a winter view from the cozy clubhouse overlooking beautiful Lake Quivira. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. 1-8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Skip the craziness of Black Friday shopping and make it “Bright Light Friday.” Bring your family and friends to a free Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove concert at the Plaza library (4801 Main St.). On the day of the show, we’ll be collecting winter clothing items for Artists Helping the Homeless. This organization is in need of hats, gloves, socks, scarves, coats, boots, long underwear, etc. All sizes will be accepted.
11/28/2014 - 12/06/2014
OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Arboretum’s year tops off with the 15th annual Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fund-raiser features a mile of beautiful candlelit trails, holiday lights and live entertainment, Santa for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire and warm refreshments. 5-9 p.m. ArtsAndRec-OP.org
Make an appointment to help save a life. Join neighbors and friends at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley (14895 Antioch) between noon and 6:30 p.m. for a Community Blood Center blood drive. Donors must be 17.