KC events Sept. 14-20: Disney on Ice, Brush Creek Art Walk, Fiesta Hispana



Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

In Greek mythology, family issues were somewhat complicated, as this tragedy written about 2,500 years ago by Sophocles attests. The protagonist, Antigone, is the daughter/sister of Oedipus, whom you probably have heard of, and she is locked in conflict with her uncle, King Creon, over the fate of her brother Polynices, who was killed in battle defending Thebes. Runs through Oct. 1. 816-569-3226. Tickets are $15-$49 through metkc.org.

Disney On Ice: “Dream Big”

Opens 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Sprint Center

Sisters Anna and Elsa from “Frozen” are only two of Disney’s leading ladies who will find themselves on ice during “Dream Big.” Eight other Disney princesses — Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White — will join their Disney friends in jump- and spin-filled adventures, with an eye on making their dreams come true. Also, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. 816-949-7000. Tickets are $20-$80 through sprintcenter.com.

Brush Creek Art Walk

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 15-17, at Brush Creek Trail and Loose Park

The public is invited to watch artists take part in a plein-air painting competition at some of the city’s most scenic areas. Boundaries for the competition include the entire Country Club Plaza, the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Loose Park. Painters will have three days to complete at least two paintings. missourivalleyimpressionistsociety.com. Free.

Fiesta Hispana

5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17; at Barney Allis Plaza

Attracting more than 40,000 visitors to downtown each year, Fiesta Hispana celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with more than 75 vendor booths, food, music, folkloric entertainment and children’s activities. Musical entertainment will include AJ Castillo, Los Cadetes de Linares and Banda Machos. A historical exhibit will highlight local Hispanic settlers. kcfiestahispana.com. Free.

Kansas City Symphony, “Sergei Rachmaninoff and ‘Capriccio Espagnol’”

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Helzberg Hall

Music director Michael Stern and the symphony will present three Russian-inspired masterpieces — Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, Christopher Rouse’s “Odna Zhizn” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol” — to launch the 2017-18 season. Natasha Paremski, a 30-year-old pianist from Moscow, will be guest performer. Kauffman Center. 816-471-0400. Tickets are $25-$85 through kcsymphony.org.

Adorn Style Show

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland

The Harvest Ball Society’s 25th annual Adorn Style Show will showcase the latest fashion trends presented by professional models in a fundraiser for local charities. General admission will provide access to lunch, the style show and the Avenue of Shops with boutiques and merchants. VIP admission will also include a private lounge and swag bag. Tickets are $75 through harvestballsociety.org/events/adorn-style-show (VIP tickets are sold out).


10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Crown Center Square

The Hallmarket will showcase some of the most creative talent in the country as nearly 100 Hallmark employees will display (and sell) arts and crafts in a wide variety of media and formats, including paintings, ceramics, fabric and jewelry. New this year will be free workshops, musical performances beginning at 11 a.m. and expanded food and beverage options. 816-274-5745. crowncenter.com. Free.

“Momma’s Boy”

3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Music Hall

This touring play written by Priest Tyaire focuses on a young man from the inner city who likes to think he’s a macho man but who lives with — and is strongly influenced by — his mother. The Priest Tyaire Productions website says the touring cast includes Johnny Gill, Robin Givens and Jackee’ but notes that artists are subject to change. More information at mommasboytheplay.com. Tickets are $47-$77 through ticketmaster.

Parsons Dance

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Muriel Kauffman Theatre

With performers from Italy, Ireland and Spain as well as the United States, Parsons Dance is a multinational modern dance company with an international reputation. Founded in 1985 by David Parsons, who was raised in Kansas City, the New York-based group will make its record 13th performance as part of the Harriman-Jewell Series. 816-415-5025. Tickets are $20-$70 at hjseries.org.

Chiefs vs. Philadelphia

Noon Sunday, Sept. 17, at Arrowhead

After opening the season with their stunning victory at defending Super Bowl champion New England, the Chiefs will have had 10 days to come back down to earth before playing their only home game of the month. An interesting subplot will be coach Andy Reid facing his former team. The Eagles fired Reid after he led them to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl in 14 seasons. 816-920-9300. Tickets are $63-$474 through chiefs.com.

“We Shall Not be Moved”

Opens 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Coterie Theatre

On Feb. 1, 1960, four 17-year-old freshmen at the all-black Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina sat down at the whites-only lunch counter of a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C., and ordered food. This play tells the story of that non-violent act, which became a landmark in the civil rights movement. After each performance, the actors will remain in character for a discussion with the audience. Runs through Oct. 22. 816-474-6552. Tickets are $11-$15 through thecoterie.org.

Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Children’s Mercy Park

The U.S. Open Cup, now named for the late Chiefs owner and U.S. soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt, has crowned a champion each of the past 103 years. Sporting will try to win the franchise’s fourth title, dating to the Kansas City Wizards’ win in 2004. Sporting’s advancement to the Cup final means the team will play three matches, all at home, within eight days. Also, vs. New England, Saturday, Sept. 16. 913-387-3400. Tickets are $42-$110 through sportingkc.com.

Also this week

Classical music and dance

Spire Chamber Ensemble, “The Spiritual: America’s First Art Form,” Sept. 16, Westport Presbyterian Church, and Sept. 17, Trinity Lutheran Church. spirechamberensemble.org


“Great Duets,” Sept. 14-Oct. 22, Chestnut Fine Arts Center. chestnutfinearts.com

“A Soldier Play,” Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, Sept. 14-Oct. 8, Arts Asylum. brtkc.org

“Grey Gardens,” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, Barn Players. thebarnplayers.org

“Ruthless!” Sept. 15-Oct. 1, Olathe Civic Theatre Association. olathetheatre.org


Brad Williams, Sept. 14-17, Kansas City Improv. improvkc.com

Music (rock, pop, jazz)

The Mountain Goats, Sept. 14, Madrid. madridtheatre.com

Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, Sept. 14, Uptown. uptowntheater.com

Blac Youngsta, Sept. 15, BLVD Nights. ticketmaster.com

Slippery When Wet, Sept. 15, VooDoo. voodookc.com

William Michael Morgan, Sept. 15, Legacy Park Amphitheater, Lee’s Summit. rocktheamp.net

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Sept. 16, Liberty Hall. libertyhall.net

Eli Young Band, Sept. 16, Granada. thegranada.com

Riverside Music Fest featuring 38 Special, Sept. 16, E.H. Young Riverfront Park. riversidefest.com

Snails with Party Favor, Krimer and Boogie T, Sept. 16, CrossroadsKC. crossroadskc.com

Tech N9ne, Sept. 16, The Truman. thetrumankc.com

Tom Russell, Sept. 16, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com

Banks, Sept. 17, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. midlandkc.com

Rakim, Sept. 17, Riot Room. theriotroom.com

Roky Erickson with Death Valley Girls, Sept. 17, RecordBar. therecordbar.com

Stiff Little Fingers, Sept. 17, Granada. thegranada.com

Emmet Cohen, Sept. 18-19, Lied Center. lied.ku.edu

Jonny Lang, Sept. 18, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart, Sept. 18, Uptown. uptowntheater.com

Tove Lo with Daye Jack, Sept. 18, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. midlandkc.com

Andrew W.K., Sept. 20, RecordBar. therecordbar.com

Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Caravan with Celine Lee, Jake Penrod and Julie Major Trio, Sept. 20, Knuckleheads. knuckleheadskc.com

Dead Cross, Sept. 20, Liberty Hall. libertyhall.net

GBH, Sept. 20, Riot Room. theriotroom.com

Visual arts

Sunflower Art and Music Fest, Sept. 15-17, De Soto. desotoartsks.org


Jesse James Festival, Sept. 8-9 and 14-17, Kearney. jessejamesfestival.com

“Crossing Over With John Edward,” Sept. 12, Westin Crown Center. etix.com

Fall Fun Festival, Sept. 15-17, Downtown Blue Springs. bluespringsfallfestival.com

Nehemiah Festival, Sept. 15-16, Smith’s Fork Park, Smithville. nehemiahfest.com

Bike MS, Sept. 16-17, Garmin Headquarters. bikems.org

Festival of the Lost Township, Sept. 16, Raytown Green Space. festivalofthelosttownship.org

Freedom Festival, Sept. 16-17, John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie. kshs.org/john_brown

Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair, Sept. 16, Shawnee Town. shawneetown.org

Halloween Haunt, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, Worlds of Fun. worldsoffun.com

Uncorked: KC 90+, Sept. 16, Union Station. 90pluswinefestivals.com

Village West WineFest, Sept. 16, Schlitterbahn. villagewestwinefest.com

Waldo Fall Festival, Sept. 16, Waldo Area, 75th and Wornall. waldokc.com

Book talks

Danielle Allen for “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” Sept. 14, Kansas City Public Library-Central Library. kclibrary.org

Partha Nandi for “Ask Dr. Nandi: 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own #Healthhero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life,” Sept. 19, Your Wellness Connection. rainydaybooks.com


Shamrock FC Mixed Martial Arts, Sept. 16, Ameristar. ameristar.com