Top 5 Events in May



The Color Run - May 31 - Arrowhead Stadium

Cher

Cher

Sprint Center

May 31 | 8 p.m. 

The goddess of pop and reinvention proves she never could say goodbye with her “Dressed To Kill” tour. Her first tour in eight years, “Dressed to Kill” is a whirlwind of sequins, props and that unforgettable contralto voice. Her set list, handpicked and voted on by fans, is a mix of old favorites and soon-to-be addictions, incorporating tracks from her new album, “Closer to the Truth.” Tony Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper will join the dancing diva.

Tickets range from $27.50 to $107.50 and can be purchased at sprintcenter.com, or by phone at (888) 929-7849.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Kansas Speedway

May 10 | 5 p.m. 

NASCAR returns to Kansas Speedway with a couple of milestones to note. The Camping Truck Series on May 9 and the top-level Sprint Cup series on May 10 will feature NASCAR’s first night races at the track. (More on page …) Also, Kansas native Clint Bowyer will be set to make his 300th start in a Sprint Cup car. Brett Eldredge will get the show started with a pre-race concert on Saturday night. Tickets range from $29 to $139.

For more information, visit kansasspeedway.com or nascar.com.

 

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai

Sprint Center

May 14-18

The awe-inducing Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil is on tour with its newest show, Varekai. Through Cirque’s kaleidoscopic array of colors and entrancing movements, a magical forest at the summit of a volcano comes to life. Known for stimulating the imagination while exciting the  senses, Varekai is an adventure sure to rekindle that childhood dream of joining the circus. Tickets range from $42 to $152.

To purchase tickets and check on show times, visit sprintcenter.com, or call the box office at (888) 929-7849.

 

Color Run

Arrowhead Stadium

May 31 | 8 a.m. 

The “happiest 5K on the planet” celebrating healthiness, happiness and individuality is making its way back to Kansas City. Now more colorful than ever, this year’s course has kaleidoscope attractions you can run, walk or dance through, as well as a signature finish festival. Be a color runner and run with friends, or run solo, and be doused head to toe in different colors, marking each kilometer you complete. How many colors will you collect this year? Last year’s run benefitted the Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City.

For more information, visit thecolorrun.com.

 

KC Ballet Presents Cinderella

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

May 9-18

The 2013-2014 season closes with the premier of Kansas City Ballet’s twist on the enchanting tale of Cinderella. Choreographed by Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan, the ballet, with its elegant Prokofiev score, has a captivating and whimsical magic from curtain up to final bow. Let the story move you as the KC Ballet and KC Symphony tell Charles Perrault’s 1697 tale as never before.

To purchase tickets, visit kcballet.org or call the box office at (816) 931-2232.