Eleven Things To Do In KC This Weekend, April 4-7

Photo by Evan Zimmerman.

Here are eleven great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, April 4-7, including: Clue, Peter Frampton and Harlem Globetrotters.

Clue

PNC Broadway in Kansas City presents Clue, a fun whodunit comedy musical based on the beloved classic Hasbro children’s board game and 1985 cult film of the same name. Audiences will try to solve the mystery before the final twist—was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? 

April 2-7. Times vary. Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

Photo by Evan Zimmerman.
Whiskey Dynamite

The electrifying show Whiskey Dynamite is captivating audiences with explosive performances and an engaging cast. This interactive multimedia performance 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 5 & 6, 11–13. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

Whiskey Dynamite. Courtesy photo.
KIT LANDWEHR: Red Sun Pink Moon

Local artist KIT LANDWEHR will be showcasing her art under the theme “Red Sun Pink Moon” at 2016 Main gallery space for First Fridays. Bites and drinks will be provided by Westport Cafe and halfway through the night, two local DJs—DJ DAN and CBC—will take over the immersive art experience and transform it into a pulsating dance floor. 

April 5. 6-11 pm. 2016 Main.

Jay Pharoah

SNL alum comedian Jay Pharoah was best known for his spot-on impressions of celebrities like Will Smith and former president Barack Obama while on the long-running comedy show. Now, he is focusing on acting and his stand-up, which centers around hot-button topics like culture, politics, racism and current events.

April 5. 7 & 9:45 pm. April 6. 6:30 & 9:15 pm. Funny Bone Comedy Club. 

Peter Frampton

English guitarist and singer-songwriter Peter Frampton first gained popularity in rock bands The Herd and Humble Pie over half a century ago. Since, he has become a successful solo act, with collaborations in recording sessions and live performances with legends like George Harrison and David Bowie. Recently becoming a 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Frampton hits KC on the Never Ever Say Never Tour.

April 5. 8 pm. The Midland.

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Ravel’s Boléro With Foley’s Soul Bass

Kansas City Symphony presents Ravel’s Boléro with Foley’s Soul Bass, with Michael Stern conducting one of Maurice Ravel’s most popular works. Boléro’s insistent rhythm and singular melody transform throughout the program, from a quiet, soft beginning to a thunderous, uproaring ending. Featured soloist Xavier Foley is a virtuoso player of the double bass and an imaginative composer, effortlessly blending classical sensibilities with the creativity of jazz.  

April 5 & 6, 8 pm; April 7, 2 pm. Helzberg Hall.

Xavier Foley. Courtesy photo.
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.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

This event at boutique winery KC Wine Co. lets adults in on the fun of easter egg hunting again. Eggs will drop boozy prizes around the winery via helicopter. There will also be a candy cannon, mega slide, adult tricycles and farm skeeball, along with festival foods, wine, beer, hard ciders and a special themed Buzzed Bunny wine slush.

April 6. 12-6 pm. KC Wine Co.

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Harlem Globetrotters

Nearing their 100th anniversary, the Harlem Globetrotters are again making a stop in KC, showcasing their athleticism and tricks against the Washington Generals. Although mainly seen as entertainers, they have truly changed the way basketball is played. Moves such as the jump shot, slam dunk and a half-court hook shot are a direct reflection of the creative moves made famous by the entertaining team.

April 6. 2 pm. T-Mobile Center.

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.

Dan + Shay

Nashville pop-country duo Dan + Shay are hitting KC on their Heartbreak On The Map Tour, aptly named after the third song on their fifth—and newest album—Bigger Houses. They are joined on tour with openers Ben Rector and Hailey Whitters.

April 7. 7 pm. T-Mobile Center.

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