June 17 - July 5
Skakespear Festival: Will produce King Lear, with John Rensenhouse in the title role, single seats and blankets, Tuesday - Sunday evenings, 8 p.m., Southmoreland Park, Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Oak Street, Kansas City, $25 reserved seating or free open seating, 816-531-7728,
Garden Party: Celebrate the finale of HMCs successful season at the Garden Party, with friends singer and supporters of the chorus, 7 to 10 p.m., $75, 816-931-3338.
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Bingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s: A fun evening filled with adult bingo and wonderful prizes, raffling off a Coach purse, proceeds to benefit the Hispanic Heritage Committee, 7 p.m., 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, $10 for 12 games, 913-927-2466.
Fiesta Kansas City: Come out and enjoy the weekend with great food, music and hundreds of vendors, Friday 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday noon to 10 p.m., Crown Center, 2450 Grand, $10, fiestakansascity.com
Betsworth Bull Bash: Join in for some of the best bull riders around the nation, several of riders have participated in the PBR circuit great fun for the entire family and a way to help raise money to fund research for mesothelioma and breast cancer, 7 p.m., Platte County Fairgrounds, 400 1st St; Platte City, $10, betsworthbullbash.com.
Living with Loss: Ongoing support for those with the loss of a loved one, noon to 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Hospice Independence Office, 123 W. Kansas Ave., Independence, 816-822-2292.
17th Annual Scout City BBQ: Proceeds to help the Kansas City’s inner city youth, catered by Plowboys BBQ, 2009 American Royal Grand Champions, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., Barney Allis Plaza, 299 W. 12th St., Kansas City, $12, www.scoutcitybbq.org.
Fourth Annual Safety Fair: Dedicated to crime prevention and awareness within the community that will allow the public to get an up-close look at the police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kenagy Park, 9716 E. 79th, Raytown, Free.
Ninth Annual Art of the Car Concours: A presentation of over 200 historically significant vehicles from throughout the country including vintage, classic, antiques and special interest cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedal cars and much more, proceeds to benefit the KCAI scholarship fund, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, $20, 16 under free, www.artofthecarconcours.com.
KC Riverfest: Enjoy a day filled with family fun, vendors, crafts healthy river partners, music, end that evening with a huge firework show, 4 to 11 p.m., Berkly Riverfront Park, 3rd and Grand, Kansas City, $5, www.kcriverfest.com.
The Weekender: Cap off your work week with top local bands and favorite food trucks, shop the wares of KC artisans and finish the evening with a famous flick under the stars at featuring The Zeros and The Goonies Movie, 6 p.m., Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Free.
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