Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, February 8-11

Johnny Cash Tribute Show. Photo by Timothy Norris.

Here are nine great things to do in Kansas City this Super Bowl weekend, February 8-11, including: Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience, comedian Nate Bargatze and a Red Kingdom Super Bowl watch party.

Opening of AnticKS & MOdels + My theater to your eyes: Kahlil Robert Irving

St. Louis-based artist Kahlil Robert Irving presents his newest exhibition, “AnticKS & MOdels + My theater to your eyes,” which engages with the current post-industrial landscape and grapples with how technology challenges perceptions of what we see and how we understand information. Irving engages the Nerman Museum’s architecture by trespassing its gallery divisions and boundaries through an artistic interpretation of immersive theater. 

February 8. 6-8 pm. The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kahlil Robert Irving, photo courtesy the artist.
The Goonies in Concert

Director Richard Donner’s 1985’s fantasy classic The Goonies is projected on a giant screen while the Kansas City Symphony performs the memorable score alongside it. The now-cult classic follows some of Hollywood’s future stars as a band of misfit kids embarking on a wild adventure to find buried treasure and save their homes from destruction.

February 8–10. 7 pm. Helzberg Hall.

Valentine’s Week Concert

The Orchestra of the International Center for Music will present its annual Valentine’s concert program, featuring guest conductor Timothy Hankewich—music director of Orchestra Iowa— making his third appearance with the ICM Orchestra, with music by Bach, Boccherini, Debussy, Schubert and Vivaldi, with the featured work of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467.

February 9. 7:30 pm. Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel.

Conversations Featuring Lisa Henry 

Presented by Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, award-winning vocalist and International Jazz Ambassador to Africa, Lisa Henry shares her stories of her recent battle and recovery from a brain aneurysm during this deeply moving and joyous show.

February 9. 8 pm. February 10. 2 pm. Folly Theater.

Whiskey Dynamite

The electrifying show Whiskey Dynamite is returning, is set to captivate audiences once again with explosive performances and an engaging cast. This interactive multimedia performance blends acrobatics, immersive visuals and live music, with Kansas City’s own innovative performance art collective, Quixotic, to bring audiences a unique multi-sensory celebratory experience. 

February 9, 10, 15–17, 23 & 24. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

Whiskey Dynamite. Courtesy photo.
Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience

Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience, produced in collaboration with the Estate of Johnny Cash, is a multimedia celebration of a musical legend. Cash’s iconic baritone voice has been lifted from archival concert footage and recordings, allowing audiences to experience the Man in Black’s biggest hits like “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire” with a live band once again. Along with never-before-seen footage and narration by Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, vocalists will perform even more of Cash’s illustrious repertoire.

February 10. 2 & 7:30 pm. Kauffman Center.

Photo credit: Timothy Norris
Nate Bargatze

“The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” comedian Nate Bargatze makes a stop in KC for his The Be Funny Tour. The comedian, podcaster, director and producer has steadily gained popularity in the past decade through streaming comedy specials, but he skyrocketed to fame after his successful debut appearance hosting Saturday Night Live this past fall. 

February 10. 3 & 7 pm. T-Mobile Center.

Little Women the Musical

The timeless, beloved classic by Louisa May Alcott is reimagined for the stage in this colorful musical. Little Women follows the lives and adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March, each bold and independent in her own way. The powerful musical score echoes the sentiment of young America—and the young women—finding their voice amid heartbreak, hope and strong bonds. There will also be a pre-show talk with Dr. Paul Laird, professor of Musicology at KU, the hour before each performance.

February 10. 4 & 8 pm. Yardley Hall.

Red Kingdom Block Party

P&L is once again gearing up for the year’s most anticipated football game! This day-long Super Bowl celebration will kick off with a performance by international touring dance music duo, Loud Luxury, and features live music, giveaways, two stages with big screens, photo opportunities and more throughout the day.

 February 11. 11 am. KC Live! Block.

Courtesy photo.

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