“Dunkirk” Prologue Experience
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at National World War I Museum
The story told in “Dunkirk” is one of the most uplifting tales of the early part of World War II, and director Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception”) will bring it to the big screen July 21. Fans can watch a special preview of the film starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles of One Direction in a mobile cinema with a 15-foot screen, 87 stadium-style seats and Dolby digital sound. Museum’s west parking lot. 816-888-8100. theworldwar.org. Free.
Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food
Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, in downtown Lawrence
It will take three days to celebrate all that is great about the culinary delights in Lawrence. For Thursday’s Mass Street Mosey ($60), visitors will sip wine and sample food at more than a dozen downtown businesses. Friday’s Winemaker Dinner ($150) will feature a gourmet menu of wines and dishes. The finale Saturday will be the Grand Tasting and Auction ($75) with more than 250 wines and delicacies from local restaurants and caterers. salutewinefest.com. Prices vary.
“A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel”
Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Chestnut Fine Arts Center
If you enjoyed the original “Church Basement Ladies,” you’ll get more of the homespun humor with this musical comedy. The women who prepare meals for church functions from down below the house of God will get their chance to shine one more time. Like the original, which has been performed throughout the United States and Canada, music and lyrics are by Drew Jansen. Runs through Aug. 27. 913-764-2121. chestnutfinearts.com. $25-$28.
7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 14-15, at Stanford’s Comedy Club
For Janet Williams, the decision to become a comedian came relatively late in life. But it was simple. “After six years of being married,” she said a few years ago, “I figured I could either spend $200 an hour on therapy or I could get paid $200 to talk about it.” Known as The Tennessee Tramp, she likes to think her audiences relate to her as a crazy grandmother, a wacky aunt or a nutty neighbor. 913-400-7500. stanfordscomedyclub.com. $12-$35.
“Music, Word and Art”
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
KC Baroque will premiere the second of Ian Coleman’s newly commissioned works and perform compositions of Baroque masters in the second concert of the Kansas City Baroque Consortium Summer Series, “Between Silence and Light,” which will highlight baritone soloist Ron Witzke and the art of Makoto Fujimura. The series features guest artists from a variety of disciplines, including architecture, dance, word and music. kcbaroque.org. $15-$75.
7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, July 14, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Kansas City Improv
After beginning his entertainment career as a rapper, Wayne Colley says he listened to God and changed his career path to comedy. Going by Kountry Wayne, he began posting funny videos on YouTube and attracted a huge following, and two years later he is a touring comic. The Millen, Ga., native performs a profanity-free, family-friendly show. 816-759-5233. improvkc.com. $25.
José André Montaño
4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Karbank 1900 Building
Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, José André Montaño is a pianist who has written his own compositions that bridge jazz, rock, blues, Latin and other genres and who has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Oh, and he’s 12 years old. And blind. He taught himself to play piano when he was 3. 816-221-4488. 1900bldg.com. $15-$25.
Royals vs. Detroit
7:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 17-20 at Kauffman Stadium
The Royals have overtaken the Tigers in the American League Central standings, but with mediocrity running amok in the division, none of the five teams is totally out of the race. This four-game series, falling in the middle of a 10-game homestand, could be a chance for the Royals to separate themselves permanently from at least one of the other Central teams. 800-676-9257. kansascity.royals.mlb.com. $10-$139.
Blondie and Garbage
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Two of the leading women of rock, Blondie vocalist Debbie Harry and Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson, will join forces on the Rage and Rapture Tour. Blondie, which formed in 1974 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, recently released its 11th studio album, “Pollinator.” Garbage celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015 and released its sixth studio album, “Strange Little Birds,” last year. Kauffman Center. 816-994-7222. kauffmancenter.org. $85.50-$155.50.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Opens 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, at H&R Block City Stage Theater
Before it was made into movies starring Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” began life as a 1964 children’s novel by Roald Dahl. Now it has been turned into a musical comedy, and Theatre for Young America will present a run of just six shows. Be prepared to enjoy the wonders of Willie Wonka’s magic. Runs through July 22. 816-460-2020 or 816-460-2083. unionstation.org or tya.org. $11.
Kansas City T-Bones vs. Lincoln
7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 18-20, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
The T-Bones’ recent six-game winning streak enabled them to surge into first place in the Central Division of the American Association, where all four teams were at least four games above .500 entering this week. Their closest rivals were the Lincoln Saltdogs, who will come to town for a three-game series that will open a 10-game T-Bones homestand. 913-328-5618. tbonesbaseball.com. $6.50-$16.
Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton, Queens of Suspense, In Conversation
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Mid-Continent Public Library-Woodneath Library Center
This event featuring two New York Times bestselling authors will be of particular interest for fans of the TV show “Bones.” Kathy Reichs’ life and novels are the basis for the show, and she, like her main character, Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist. The most recent of her more than 30 novels is “Two Nights.” Fiona Barton is author of “The Widow” and the recently released “The Child.” 816-883-4900 or 913-384-3126. mymcpl.org or rainydaybooks.com. Free.
Also this week
Classical music and dance
Seamless Dance Theatre, “Blush,” July 15-17, H&R Block City Stage. seamlessdance.com
Annie Ellicott and Calvin Arsenia, July 18, Karbank 1900 Building. 1900bldg.com
“Annie,” Leawood Stage Company, July 13-22, Ironwoods Park Amphitheater. leawoodstageco.org
“Back to the ’80s,” July 14-22, Shawnee Mission Park. theatreinthepark.org
“The Crucible,” July 14-30, Barn Players. thebarnplayers.org
Music (rock, pop, jazz)
The Districts, July 13, RecordBar. therecordbar.com
Randy Rogers with Eric Paslay, July 13, Kansas City Live! powerandlightdistrict.com
Phora, July 13, Aftershock. aftershockshows.com
Johnnyswim, July 14, Ameristar. ameristar.com
LakeFest featuring Big & Rich, Cam and Erik Dylan, July 14, Warnock Lake, Atchison. visitatchison.com/event/lakefest
All Time Low with SWMRS and The Wrecks, July 15, Uptown. uptowntheater.com
Barrett Baber, July 15, Kanza Hall. oneblocksouthkc.com
Flo Rida with AJR and Aaron Carter, July 15, Kansas City Live! powerandlightdistrict.com
Trampled Under Foot, July 15, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com
Steve Miller with Peter Frampton, July 19, Starlight. kcstarlight.com
River Market Regional Exhibition, July 14-Sept. 22, Kansas City Artists Coalition. kansascityartistscoalition.org
Amelia Earhart Festival, July 14-15, Atchison. visitatchison.com/event/amelia-earhart-festival
Platte County Fair, July 19-22, Platte County Fairgrounds, Tracy. plattecountyfair.com