Explore the history of the early French explorers who settled at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the late 1700s. This annual event celebrates the French contributions to our regional history. Skilled interpreters, attired in appropriate late 18th Century clothing, will lead you on a journey of discovery. Witness the arts, crafts and customs of these early European...

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Plaza Art Fair

September 22 - September 23

The Country Club Plaza will be buzzing with more than 240 premier artists, three live music stages and 22 restaurant food vendors of all varieties when the 87th Annual Plaza Art Fair begins this weekend. The three-day festival is one of Kansas City's most beloved and this year features artist Amanda Outcalt, a painter, printmaker and metalsmith. A sample of her work can be seen on...

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Village West WineFest

September 22 - September 23

Village West WineFest features unlimited samplings of fine wine, craft beer, food from local restaurants, and entertainment including live music and fireworks. General admission ticket holders have access to unlimited samplings from participating vendors beginning at 6 p.m. VIP ticket holders have early entry to the event at 5 p.m., and exclusive access to a private patio offering...

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West Side Story

September 22 - September 30

The latest production of this classic American musical comes from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and still focuses on the stellar collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein.

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A Moon for the Misbegotten

September 22 - September 30

The sequel to Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night," which the theater performed in 2013, A Moon for the Misbegotten returns local talent Brian Paulette as protagonist Jamie Tyrone grappling with his life's purpose.

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New Dance Partners

September 22 - September 22

A world-premiere performance is always exciting, so how about four? Johnson County Community College's Carlsen Center pairs four choreographers from around the world with four local groups for a poignant dance showcase, now in its fifth year.

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Always...Patsy Cline

September 26 - September 29

Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Patsy's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Patsy until her death. The musical play, complete with down home...

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Oktoberfest - Westport

September 27 - September 30

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Westport is a “must attend” for not only Kansas Citians, but fun-lovers across the Midwest. So, secure your lederhosen and plan on attending Kansas City’s largest German heritage celebration in the heart of Old Westport.  With an incredible array of food, beer and unique attractions, Oktoberfest is an event not to be missed. ...

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