April 2021 KC events roundup

Photography by Natalea Bonjour

From outdoor music to virtual events, here are a list of things to do in Kansas City this April.

April 2

Men of Men at Lemonade Park

Jazz-punk band Men of Men is set to headline opening day for the second season of recordBar’s outdoor venue Lemonade Park. They are accompanied by openers nu-soul electro-rock group Various Blonde and DJ Stevie Cruz.

6–11 pm. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., KCMO. $15 per ticket. (Bring your own chair), $25 per lawn ticket (full table service with multiple seating options)

April 8

Panic Film Fest

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Photo courtesy of Screenland

This local film festival focuses on horror, thriller and sci-fi flicks and has grown to include more than sixty movies, winning it national acclaim from cinema magazines. This year’s festival is a hybrid of sorts, offering both in-person screenings and a virtual program lineup.

Screenland Armour Theatre, 408 Armour Road, North KC. $13 for individual screenings. $150 for a hybrid pass. $135 for virtual-only pass. Panicfilmfest.com

April 10

The Freedom Affair

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Photography by Freedom Affair

The Freedom Affair is a soul group from KCMO celebrating their latest album release, Freedom Is Love, by performing two sets at Lemonade Park.

6–10 pm. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., KCMO. $15 per ticket. (Bring your own chair), $25 per lawn ticket (full table service with multiple seating options)

April 22, 23 and 24

Mavericks vs. Wichita Thunder

The Covid-delayed minor league hockey season is just heating up, as is the Maverick’s rivalry with the Wichita Thunder. The Mavericks became the longest-tenured professional hockey team in Kansas City this season, surpassing the eleven-year run of the Blades. This contest is the start of a three-match homestand for the Mavericks.

7:05 pm. Cable Dammer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence. $12-$40. kcmavericks.com

April 24–May 9

Parade of Homes

The housing market is exploding right now, and you can start your search at the Spring Parade of Homes, which returns from April 24 to May 9. KC has the second-largest such showcase in the country. This year’s version will feature hundreds of homes built by a variety of builders across the area and range from modestly priced new builds to opulent million-dollar-plus stunners.

Start your tour at any home listed on kcparadeofhomes.com. Brochure detailing the other homes available at each location.

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