02/19/2013 - 05/31/2013
when: Through May
where: Union Station
The Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll is a new traveling exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock–and how those tools have changed the music. UnionStation.org
History Through Homes
04/01/2013 - 10/31/2013
when: April 1 through October 31
History buffs must see the grandly restored mansions and rustic log cabins that tell of Independence’s important role in American history, including the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Jail and Marshal’s Home, Vaile Mansion and Log Courthouse. 800-748-7323 or VisitIndependence.com.
Bud, Not Buddy
04/09/2013 - 05/24/2013
when: April 9-May 24
where: The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center
It’s the Great Depression, and times could be hard for Bud after the loss of his mother. But nothing can stop Bud (not “Buddy”) from finding the man he believes to be his father-jazz composer and musician Herman E. Calloway. 816.474.6552 or CoterieTheatre.org.
Historic Schoolhouse Now Open
05/01/2013 - 05/31/2013
May 1-31 | Leawood
The Historic One-Room Oxford Schoolhouse built in 1877, located at Ironwoods Park (147th & Mission), is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday until the end of May. Visit the school and talk with a costumed docent about the history of the Oxford School and the surrounding rural area. For more information: 913.339.6700, x157.
The Heart Gallery: Through Our Children's Eyes
05/03/2013 - 05/19/2013
when: May 3-19
where: Crown Center Shops, Level 1
Crown Center partners with Missouri Children’s Division of Jackson County to host the Missouri Heart Gallery, consisting of dozens of photos of children waiting for adoptive homes. 816.274.8444
Signature Summer Art Festival
05/17/2013 - 05/19/2013
May 17-19 | Kansas City
Power & Light District hosts its premier summer juried art festival featuring some of the finest artists in the country along with top local talent to offer quality, original artwork with prices to suit all budgets. ArtFestival.com
Palette & Palate
May 19 | JanssenPlace Historic District
The Vanderslice committee of the Kansas City Art Institute invites you to a tastefully art filled evening. Two historic homes will host the 50th anniversary event. Celebrity chefs Linda Duerr of The River Club and Leon Bahlmann of Café Trio are this year’s celebrity chefs. For more information, email JuneJordan@kc.rr.com.
05/24/2013 - 05/26/2013
May 24-26 | Overland Park
The Paul Henson Family YMCA offers this American Red Cross 25- hour training for ages 15 and up. Designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pool, lake, river, and surf environments: how to guard, anticipate, and prevent problems and take action to help those in danger when necessary, and much more.
May 25 | Crown Center
Spend Memorial Day weekend giggling, wiggling and jiggling with your family to the music and fun at this sixth annual music festival. Fun for all ages! CrownCenter.com
May 25 | Kansas City
It’s a terrific tale! Zoo Docents will share engaging stories about their favorite animals and exhibits using amazing biofacts. These docents are ready for your most pressing zoo-related questions. Activities are included in regular admission; free to Friends of the Zoo members. KansasCityZoo.org
Simple French Cooking Class
May 25 | Leawood
LeCreuset offers cooking classes throughout the month for the opportunity to learn the craft with experts. This month’s Simple French Cooking Class is offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 per person. Register 913.696.1909.
Hospital Hill Run
June 1 | Crown Center
The 40th running of the oldest race in Kansas City and one of the oldest run half marathons in the country. Recently named one of the top races in the country by Runner’s World magazine. A beautiful course through the heart of our city. Register at HospitalHillRun.com.
Tour de Cure
June 2 | Parkville
The American Diabetes Association’s annual bike ride will begin and end at English Landing Park in Parkville. This is a family-friendly ride with three route lengths so there is something for every cyclist. Join the fun-filled day while supporting the fight to cure diabetes. Main.Diabetes.org
June 8 |Leawood
As a part of the Leawood Parks & Rec’s 40th anniversary, come and see great cars from the 70’s. From 4-8 p.m. on Tomahawk Creek Parkway and 114th street. 913.339.6700 x159