Top 5 Events
FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Kansas City Starlight Theater | July 9-14, 2013
Relive the ‘80s and break out your favorite leg warmers (we know you’ve been waiting for their return!), “Flashdance The Musical” is here. Celebrate the 1983 pop culture classic’s 30th anniversary as the cast and crew tell the story of Alex Owens and her unforgettable journey to live her dream.
The live stage performance will have signature songs from the film, such as “Flashdance — What a Feeling” and “Maniac,” as well as introduce 16 new songs the audience will be sure to be humming on the way home.
Tickets range from $10 to $135 and can be purchased at kcstarlight.com.
RED, WHITE AND BOOM
Kansas City Starlight Theater
5 p.m. | July 5, 2013
Mix 93.3’s annual music festival is back again, this time with headliner Carly Rae Jepsen. Jepsen, known for one of the most popular songs of 2012, “Call Me Maybe,” will be joined by acts Hot Chelle Rae, Emblem 3, MKTO and Stefano Langone.
After the show, stay tuned for the brightly-colored boom of a spectacular fireworks display.
Ticket range from $10 to $95 and can be purchased at kcstarlight.com, the Starlight box office, or “call them, maybe” at (816) 363-7827.
BIG SLICK CELEBRITY POKER TOURNAMENT AND PARTY
Kauffman Stadium, Midland Theater and Harrah’s Kansas City
July 19-20, 2013
See the stars and party with them, too, at the third annual Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party. The two-day event, hosted by Kansas City’s own Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle, consists of a celebrity wiffle ball game, a Texas hold ‘em poker tournament, and a celebrity party and auction. Enjoy food and fun, all while supporting the Children’s Mercy Hospital Cancer Center.
Proceeds from the event benefit the center, whose mission is to help improve the physical and emotional well-being of children with cancer and their families.
For more information, as well as ticket prices for each event, visit bigslickkc.org.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
7:30 p.m. | July 21, 2013
The boys are back in town and they’re bringing The Package tour. NKOTB has teamed up with fellow R&B groups Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees for a nationwide tour.
The set list is a good mix of old hits, new hits, an acoustic medley and a good time.
Tickets starting at $27.50 are available now at sprintcenter.com.
7:30 p.m. | July 19, 2013
After their 2012 World Tour sold out within minutes, Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn are back for an encore. The multi-platinum boy band, known for singles such as “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young,” hail from the UK and Ireland, and got their start on the UK version of “The X Factor.”
Bask in the “I love you’s” for being the amazing parent, but be sure to invest in earplugs and brace yourself to hear your kid’s screams reach octaves you haven’t heard since the day they were born.
Tickets ranging from $27.50 to $77.50 are available now at ticketmaster.com.