Eleven Things To Do In KC This Weekend, April 11-14

Here are eleven great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, April 11-14, including: Kane Brown, Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland and Grimmz Fairy Tales.

Stranger Sings

This Parody Musical is a hilarious ‘upside down’ take on the hit Netflix series amplifying its campy 1980s costuming and themes in Stranger Sings. From the company that brought Kansas City EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL & THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, take a trip back to Hawkins, Indiana in 1983 in a time where things were simpler, hair was bigger and unsupervised children were getting snatched by interdimensional creatures. 

April 5-28. Times vary. The Black Box.

The Haberdasher Prince

In this new opera for families, The Haberdasher Prince takes place in a far-off land with a very musical king and his not-very-musical son. Everyone in town pretends to enjoy the prince’s terrible concerts until a bold village girl refuses to play along. Soon, the prince and the girl come up with a plan to showcase their true talents.

April 6-23. Times vary. Locations vary.

By Andrew Schwartz.
Maya Angelou Book Award Winner Taylor Byas

Taylor Byas’ poetry collection I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times won the 2023 Maya Angelou Book Award. Byas will be reading her poems and answering audience questions.

April 11. 6 pm. Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch.

Kane Brown 

Tennessee native country singer Kane Brown garnered a mass social media following nearly a decade ago with his first EP, Closer, in 2015. Since then, he’s continued to top charts, fusing pop and R&B elements into his classic country sound. Brown’s making a stop in KC for his In the Air Tour, with Tyler Hubbard and Parmalee opening.

Apr 11. 7 pm. T-Mobile Center.

Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland

Based on the classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice: Dreaming of Wonderland is a theatrical circus featuring video projection with 3-D mapping live music and surprising acts. An international cast of veteran performers from across Europe and North America come together for the performance, including: acrobats, a four-member hand-to-hand balancing act, a one-man band and an artist creating original creations with smoke and bubbles.

April 11. 7 pm. Yardley Hall.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in Concert

Kansas City Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in concert, screening one of the most popular franchises in history while the symphony, with guest conductor Justin Freer, performs the epic score from Alexandre Desplat live. In this epic finale to the Harry Potter film concert series, the battle between good and evil in the wizarding world becomes an all-out war to defeat Voldemort. 

April 11–13, 7 pm; April 14, 2 pm. Helzberg Hall.

Kansas City FilmFest International 

KC FilmFest International is celebrating its 28th year of bringing independent films to KC audiences. All weekend they will screen local and international independent films, more than 100 narrative and documentary shorts and features, as well as filmmaker panels, opening receptions and a Filmmaker Lounge for filmmakers to network, eat and drink.

April 11 –14. Times vary. AMC Ward Parkway.

Whiskey Dynamite

The electrifying show Whiskey Dynamite is captivating audiences with explosive performances and an engaging cast. This is the last weekend of shows for this interactive multimedia performance which blends acrobatics, fun costuming, immersive visuals and live music, with Kansas City’s own innovative performance art collective, Quixotic, to bring audiences a unique multi-sensory, sexy and celebratory experience. 

April 11–13. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

Whiskey Dynamite. Courtesy photo.
“Butterfly” performed by Störling Dance Theater 

Störling, a collective of dancers who come from a variety of dance backgrounds with ballet as a base, present their newest show, “Butterfly.” Choreographer and artistic director Mona Störling-Enna leads this powerful, original story about a woman and her family as they navigate the tumultuous changes Alzheimer’s disease brings to their life and the hope that dance can bring.

April 12. 7 pm. Folly Theater.

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Grimmz Fairy Tales

Modern-day hip-hop street performers Jake and Will Grimmz bring the stories of the Brothers Grimm to life with a contemporary musical spin. Blending hip-hop and humor, Grimmz Fairy Tales modernizes the classic stories with tales such as Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood and many more.

April 13. 11 am & 2 pm. Starlight Theatre.

Croce Plays Croce 50th Anniversary

Croce Plays Croce is a special night of music featuring guitarist, pianist and singer-songwriter A.J. Croce performing a complete set of classics by his late father, folk-rock “Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown” singer-songwriter Jim Croce. A.J. honors his late father’s short-lived career, which eventually garnered decades of posthumous fame, in this show, which will also feature A.J.’s originals, along with songs that influenced both him and his father. 

April 13. 7:30 pm. Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

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