Top 5 Events
By 435 Magazine
Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend
Sesame Street’s Make a New Friend performance at the Sprint Center reminds us that no matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special. Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and all their adorable pals as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, and the newest resident of Sesame Street. Together they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities. There will be singing, dancing and sharing cookies. Join the fun and make a memory with your favorite little ones, who are sure to be captivated by the music and will be dancing in their seats along with the exciting live performances of these beloved characters.
For more information visit sprintcenter.com.
I Can and I Will, a Fundraiser Benefitting
Foster Children | Jan. 17
The I Can and I Will event celebrates the 70th birthday of south Johnson County developer Darol Rodrock and includes dinner, an auction and live performance by the Blue Sky Riders, featuring Kenny Loggins. The unique experience will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center. As a child, Rodrock spent time living with several foster families. He is keenly aware of the needs of children who have been displaced due to neglect or abuse and has established the Darol Rodrock Foundation to benefit foster children in need. Proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit the foundation. Tickets are $100.
To learn more visit darolrodrockfoundation.org.
60th Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
Don’t let the dip in temperatures get you down. Visit the 60th annual Kansas City Boat & Sport Show to get right back in the mood for lazy hazy days of summer ahead. The four-day event turns Bartle Hall into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun. You’ll see boats for every budget including fishing, pontoon, speed, deck boats and luxury house boats, plus recreational vehicles and gear and accessories for just about any outdoor adventure imaginable — from boating and fishing to camping and hunting. Browse aisle after aisle of outfitters of all kinds of gear and representatives from area resorts ready to help you book your next vacation, too.
More details at kansascitysportshow.com.
Kansas City Restaurant Week
The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Week returns with an expanded schedule for 2014. More than 145 of Kansas City’s finest restaurants and top chefs demonstrate why the KC dining scene is among the nation’s best — and, until now, has been one of the best kept foodie secrets. In fact, a recent Zagat survey names Kansas City the No. 1 dining bargain of all major cities it reviews.
During Restaurant Week, diners are encouraged to visit old favorites and try the many new restaurants throughout the metro area. Special prix-fixe menus include multi-course lunches and dinners, priced $15 and $30, respectively.
For a list of participating restaurants and menus go to kansascityrestaurantweek.com.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling millions of fans for more than 88 years with their signature combination of athleticism, theater and comedy. It’s a thoroughly entertaining experience for audiences of all ages. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. Back by popular demand, the “Fan Rules” World tour continues in 2014 with two performance Saturday, Jan. 25.
Ticket information available at sprintcenter.com.