8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 15, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Nelson invites you to be a part of this free-spirited twist on its annual White Party fundraiser. Guests will don colorful cocktail attire, devour tasty bites and sip their way through a starry evening. An interactive art station livens up the sculpture park, while tarot cards illuminate your future. This KC exploration promises to awaken your inner astronomer and artist.
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10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 22, at One Life Fitness
Even if you hate working out, you’ll have to admit it’s more fun at One Life. And if you’re already a fitness fan, One Life’s rooftop sanctuary just might become your new favorite spot. This free one hour workout provides the perfect lighthearted introduction and gets you sweating. Afterward, cool down and reward yourself with a happy hour featuring local beers.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Crossroads KC
Set your inner punk rocker free with this energetic outdoor concert. Violent Femmes will be sure to get you singing along to “Blister in the Sun,” an ’80s hit that continues to receive radio play. You’ll also hear more recent tracks from their reunion album. Echo & the Bunnymen, another alternative cult favorite, tags along and amps up the evening.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Overland Park Convention Center
With wedding season flooding your mailbox and social media, why not join in on the fun at Kansas City’s bridal utopia? Hundreds of vendors and two live fashion shows bring the glamour and romance every bride- and groom-to-be — and their friends — will appreciate. Need we say more? OK, we will: $20,000 in prize giveaways. Now that’s a wedding gift.
July 6: Hot Country Nights with Noe Palma @ Power & Light
6: Jill Scott @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
7: Turnpike Troubadours with Lucero @ Uptown Theatre
8: Future Fields with Quixotic Future @ Crossroads KC
11: Michelle Branch with Haerts @ Uptown Theater
11: Michael Franti with Kawehi @ Crossroads KC
11: Caravan Place @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
15: Red White & Boom with Flo Rida @ Power & Light
20: Hot Country Nights with Gretchen Wilson @ Power & Light
21: The Romantics & the Smithereens @ Crossroads KC
22: AFI with Citizen @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
25: Social Distortion @ Liberty Hall
27: Hot Country Nights with Randy Houser @ Power & Light