Free Happy Hour Concert, A Percussion Extravaganza: Have a drink after work followed by a one-hour casual concert featuring showman Martin Grubinger and percussionists of the Kansas City Symphony; opens at 5 p.m., concert 6 to 7 p.m., Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City. 816-471-0400.
Empty Bowls: Receive a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl crafted by a local artist along with dinner and drinks, carriage rides and auctioned items, proceeds to benefit “One Good Meal,” which serves meals for the homebound in the community, RSVP by Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m., Historic Longview Mansion, 1200 S.W. Longview Park Dr., Lee’s Summit. $40
Bayou Bash: Delicious Cajun fare, and auction dinner, dancing and a great way to help the Horizon Academy, giving students a chance to experience success in academics and life, 5:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City. $135. 913-422-0254 or www.horizon-academy.org/bayoubash.
CCVI Food Fight 5: Three pairs of chefs will receive a pig prior to the event and create a dish to compete. All guests will get tastes along with a panel of judges, proceeds to benefit the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, 6-10 p.m., The Foundation, 3101 Main, Kansas City. $100. 816-841-2284 or www.ccvi.org.
10th Annual Red Hot Night Gala: A fun lively evening of music, dancing, dinner a live auction and more, proceeds to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital, 5:30 p.m., Kansas Ctiy Convention Center, Grand ballroom. $250. 816-346-1364 or email@example.com.
Annual DeLaSalle Movie Benefit: Walk the red carpet into the theater and enjoy live music a strolling cocktail buffet, proceeds to benefit DeLaSalle Education Center, 6 p.m., Midland Theatre, 13th and Main, Kansas City. $150. 816-561-4445 or www.delasallecenter.org.
Living with Loss: The group is facilitated by professional bereavement counselors and is open to anyone wanting to share his or her feelings about any loss they are experiencing, 6-7:30 p.m., St. John’s Church, 6900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City. 816-822-2292.
Heatsaver CPR/AED Class: For anyone age 15 and older, this is an American Heart Association credentialed course for first responder, safety personnel, day-care provider, youth leaders, RSVP required, 7-9 p.m., Harris Park Community Center, 110 S.W. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit. $24-$26. 816-969-1500 or lsparks.net.
Raymore-Peculiar Father-Daughter Dance: The annual event is a fundraiser project of the Ray-Pec High School Band, for girls grades K-6, 6-9 p.m., Ray-Pec High School North building, 20501 S. School Road, Peculiar. $18 advance per couple. $22. 816-892-1314 or raypecbands.com
Annual Pancake Breakfast: Proceeds will go to support the programs at Lee’s Summit Social Services, 7-11 a.m., First Baptist Church, 2 N. Douglas St., Lee’s Summit. 816-525-4357.
11th Annual Parent University Workshop: Led by parent development experts include practical parenting techniques, rituals, routines, relationship building and much more, 9 a.m.-noon, Paradise Park, 1021 Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. $10. 816-581-5803 or www.lscares.org.
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