6 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: June 23-26 2022

PARKED Festival

This weekend marks the fourth annual PARKED food truck festival in Shawnee. This Friday evening, the city of Shawnee will host several food trucks, local vendors, a beer garden, a live band, fireworks and bounce houses to kick off National Parks and Recreation Month. 

Friday, June 24. 5:30-9:30 pm. 4751 Woodland Drive, Shawnee

Downtown OP Art Fair

This weekend is the first-ever Downtown Overland Park Art Fair, with live music, food and work from 60 local artists. The music lineup includes Jim Lower, Stan Kessler, Trent Gaddie, Tre Mutava and more. Tap Truck KC, Mini Donuts, Da Poke Wagon and Twisted Eats will make an appearance on the fair’s food scene. 

Friday, June 24. 5-9 pm. Saturday, June 25. 9 am-4 pm. Downtown Overland Park

Tivoli Under the Stars 

Tivoli Under the Stars is back for its second season, meeting every Friday night to screen a different film. Each ticket purchase includes an eight-foot “pod” of dedicated Nelson Atkins lawn that seats up to four people (five if the fifth is a child under three years old), movie tickets for four, museum admission for four, and garage parking for two cars. Food and drink are available from the Walking Snack Bar. Curated by Jerry Harrington, Tivoli Under the Stars is committed to continuing the legacy of Tivoli Cinema in a new outdoor setting.

Friday, June 10-Friday, July 29. Showtimes vary. The Nelson-Atkins. See more info here

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Starting this Friday Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, a new and haunting exhibition highlighting the decades between emancipation and the age of Jim Crow, will be on display at the National WWI Museum. The exhibit comes from the New-York Historical Society and has been enhanced by items from the WWI Museum’s collection. “This exhibition is important and relevant especially in light of the Buffalo shooting last week,” Karis Erwin says. “It’s disturbing, and we want people to sit with that and think.”

Through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. The Wiley Gallery at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. 

Hugo Ximello-Salido at InterUrban ArtHouse

Mexican-American artist Hugo Ximello-Salido has a series exploring the Muxe (moo-shey) community in Oaxaca, where gender fluidity has been part of the local culture for many generations. The panels on display at InterUrban ArtHouse in June and July were created by Ximello-Salido in Mexico using traditional textiles. “The work represents the discovery of gender fluidity as a journey and the awareness that gender can be perceived through many lenses, including through the history of the Zapotec culture that still resonates today,” Ximello-Salido says. 

On display in June and July at InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St., Overland Park.

“The Path to Gender Fluidity,” Hugo Ximello-Salido.

Zeros at Zona

Local new wave cover band The Zeros are opening Zona Rosa’s summer concert series in the open green space right behind Bravo Italian Kitchen. On Friday and Saturday evenings this June, you can bring a chair or blanket and camp out with family and friends to enjoy free concerts. Every Friday, Hereford House will have a tent for burgers and brews. Others in the lineup include The Uproot, Steven Bankey & The Flatlanders and Lily B Moonflower.

Fridays and Saturdays in June and July, 6:30 pm. Zona Rosa Central Park.

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