Digital Ally Open
7 a.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30, at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate
The Web.com Tour, the top minor league of the PGA Tour, will bring professional golfers from around the world to Overland Park. This will be the fifth year for the Digital Ally Open, which will have a field of 156 players competing for a purse of $650,000. Wesley Bryan of Columbia, S.C., won last year’s tournament in a three-way playoff and earned a spot on the PGA Tour. Tickets are daily $10, week pass $25 through digitalallyopen.org.
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Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29, at La Benite Riverfront Park
Billed as America’s Outlaw Country Music Festival, this event goes way beyond music. Camping is another big part of Tumbleweed, which also will feature canoe trips, hiking, fishing, helicopter rides, vendors and barbecue. Among the acts performing will be Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, Roger Creager and Billy Joe Shaver. Tickets are $69.99-$199.99 through tumbleweedcountry.com.
Chiefs’ training camp
Opens 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph
For some fans, football season simply can’t arrive soon enough. The start of NFL training camps provides the first real taste of the sport since the Super Bowl in February, and a trip to St. Joseph is all that’s required for the true football aficionado to satisfy his or her longings. It’s a chance to check out the team’s new additions and to nab some autographs. Camp runs through Aug. 16. Admission $5 July 28 and Aug. 5; free other days. chiefs.com/trainingcamp/index.html.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago
7 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Children’s Mercy Park
This could be a playoff preview for Sporting, which hasn’t lost a home match this season and spent most of the summer in first place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer before falling into second place over the weekend. The Fire, which is 9-2-3 since April despite losing July 22 at New York City FC, is battling with Toronto for first place in the Eastern Conference. 913-387-3400. Tickets are $42-$69 through sportingkc.com.
The Great Car Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at National World War I Museum
Not only is the area around the Liberty Memorial a great setting to display vintage vehicles, but this show is for a good cause: benefiting the Kansas City Automotive Museum and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The scene also will include music, food trucks, educational displays and demonstrations. thegreatcarshow.com. Free.
KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Overland Park Convention Center
Anybody who plans to get married in the not-too-distant future will want to attend this event. Local vendors will be on hand to provide wedding and honeymoon ideas, plus there will be two bridal fashion shows and $20,000 in prize giveaways. This is your chance to see all of Kansas City’s top wedding professionals under one roof. Tickets are $10 through kcweddings.com and $12 at the door.
“Summer Music Fit for a King”
3 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lee’s Summit
The 60-voice Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit and Chamber Orchestra, with musical director and conductor William Baker, will perform their fourth annual concert, featuring Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Soloists will be soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, alto Julia Scozzafava, tenor David Adams and baritone Joshua Lawlor. Tickets are $5-$40 through festivalsingers.org.
Johnson County Fair
Sunday, July 30, through Aug. 5 in Gardner
The rabbits and dogs will kick things off Sunday before the horses take over Monday, and the Johnson County Fair will get into full swing when the carnival opens Tuesday evening. The carnival will run through Aug. 5; other events will include more livestock judging, a tractor pull and a closing-night demolition derby. There will also be nightly musical acts and a parade at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 in downtown Gardner. 913-856-8860. jocokansasfair.com. Free except for carnival and nightly arena events.
7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Unity Temple on the Plaza
Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, will return home to promote her new book, “Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You.” Copeland, who was born in Kansas City, previously authored the New York Times best-selling memoir “Life in Motion” and the award-winning children’s book “Firebird.” 913-384-3126. Tickets are $30 (good for two admissions and include autographed book) through rainydaybooks.com.
War on the Catwalk
8 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Folly
Contestants from Season 9 of the Emmy-winning VH1 reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will perform live onstage when the 37-city tour of War on the Catwalk comes to town. Ten drag queens, including Season 9 winner Sasha Velour, are on the tour, although not all 10 will appear at every venue. 816-474-4444. Tickets are $23.50-$160 through follytheater.org.
“Dancing With the Stars” Live
8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
NFL running back Rashad Jennings, who won Season 24 of the popular ABC show with his partner, Emma Slater, is scheduled to appear on the Hot Summer Nights tour. But otherwise, only professionals will dance — no amateur partners and no pesky judges. Among those expected to perform are Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe and Gleb Savchenko. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $45-$79.50 through midlandkc.com.
National Bikers Roundup
Wednesday, Aug. 2, through Aug. 6, at Valley Speedway, Grain Valley
What began in Kansas City in 1977 with 49 motorcycle riders has grown into a five-day event with up to 30,000 participants. The National Bikers Roundup, organized by a group of African-American motorcycle clubs, is the largest camping motorcycle rally in the nation. Activities will include exhibitions, parades, stunt shows and entertainment, with national artists Raheem DeVaughn and Big Bub scheduled to appear. nationalbikersroundup.org.
Also this week
Classical music and dance
Heartland Chamber Music Festival concerts, July 30-Aug. 5, Carlsen Center. heartlandchambermusic.org
“Beauty and the Beast,” July 28-Aug. 5, Shawnee Mission Park. theatreinthepark.org
Kier Spates, July 28-29, Kansas City Improv. improvkc.com
Karlous Miller and DC Young Fly, July 30, Kansas City Improv. improvkc.com
Music (rock, pop, jazz)
Ensemble Iberica and Making Movies, July 27, RecordBar. ensembleiberica.org
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, July 27, Lied Center. lied.ku.edu
Randy Houser, July 27, Kansas City Live. powerandlightdistrict.com
Vans Warped Tour featuring Attila, Bowling for Soup and more, July 27, Providence Amphitheater. providenceamp.com
Elvis Crespo, July 28, La Fiesta. eventbrite.com/event/34923881269
Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle, July 28, Ameristar. ameristar.com
Platinum Rock Legends, July 28, Kansas City Live. powerandlightdistrict.com
Story of the Year, July 28, VooDoo. voodookc.com
Ted Nugent with Blue Oyster Cult, July 28, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater. providenceamp.com
Air Supply, July 29, Ameristar. ameristar.com
The Floozies with Big Wild, Russ Liquid and Gecko, July 29, Crossroads KC. crossroadskc.com
Georgia Satellites, July 29, Legacy Park Amphitheater, Lee’s Summit. rocktheamp.net
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, July 30, Yardley Hall. jccc.edu/theseries
Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling, July 31, Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org
Slayer with Lamb of God and Behemoth, Aug. 1, Providence Amphitheater. providenceamp.com
Slothrust, Aug. 1, RecordBar. therecordbar.com
Lucinda Williams, Aug. 2, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
“Nature Morte/Still Life: 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings,” Aug. 2-Feb. 4, Nelson-Atkins Museum. nelson-atkins.org
Blacklight Slide Kansas City, July 29, Arrowhead Stadium. blacklightslide.com/kansascitymo
Jeff W. Goodwin for “Alexander’s Journey: Dum Spiro Spero,” July 27, Unity Temple on the Plaza. rainydaybooks.com
Daniel Magariel for “One of the Boys,” July 31, Barnes & Noble Town Center Plaza. barnesandnoble.com
Topgolf Crush, July 27-30, Arrowhead Stadium. topgolf.com/crush
Topgolf Tour regional tournament, July 29, Topgolf. tour.topgolf.com