Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, January 18-21

Matthew Williamson and Ashlee LaPine in Gaslight. By Brian Paulette.

Here are nine great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, January 18-21, including: KC Restaurant Week, Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute and Cirque Carmen: Troupe Vertigo.

KC Restaurant Week

Celebrate KC’s premier dining event at hundreds of restaurants throughout the metro. Show your support for KC’s restaurant industry and savor some of the best food the city has to offer, with special menu offerings throughout the week for KC Restaurant Week. A portion of all proceeds will go to local charities, too.

January 12-21.

Dirt Monkey

Boulder, Colorado producer, Patrick ‘Dirt Monkey’ Megeath, has been producing for nearly a decade. First starting out with hip-hop before moving into the world of dubstep and electronic dance music, with his ear for bass and music production knowledge, Dirt Monkey has exploded onto the EDM scene.

January 19. 8 pm. The Truman.

Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Formed in 2014, Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute aims to provide a truly authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows. The band includes Mekenzie Zimmerman, who provides Stevie Nicks’ vocals; Adrienne Cottrell, who plays the keyboard and provides Christine McVie’s vocals; and Denny Hanson, who plays guitar and provides Lindsey Buckingham’s vocals. They pride themselves on being the most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute without being a parody of the immensely celebrated rock icons. 

January 19. 8 pm. Yardley Hall.

Cirque Carmen: Troupe Vertigo

The Kansas City Symphony presents Cirque Carmen: Troupe Vertigo set to the classic opera score by French composer Georges Bizet, with guest conductor maestro Jack Everly. Troupe Vertigo aims to create high-caliber cirque shows woven together with unique symphonic selections as physical feats are choreographed into works of art.

January 19–21. Times vary. Helzberg Hall.

Twilight Saga Marathon

Everyone’s favorite love-to-hate franchise is back for a twelve-hour marathon of sparkly pale people, shirtless boys, CGI babies and beheaded vampires in a back-to-back showing of all of the Twilight movies.

January 20. 10 am. Screenland Armour.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!: King for a Day

The hugely popular Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Live! is based on the No.1 PBS Kids show and Emmy Award-winning series that reimagines old-school favorite Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!: King for a Day sees live characters like Daniel, O the Owl and Prince Wednesday embarking on a brand-new adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Daniel learns what it takes to be king.

January 20. 2:30 pm. Kauffman Theatre.

Extraordinary Imaginations

The country’s  premier chamber music organization—the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center—is known for bringing the experience of excellent chamber music to people worldwide. The artists of the Society share a bold program, “Extraordinary Imaginations,” exploring the vastly transformational time of the early 20th century, an era of innovation and imagination.

January 20. 7:30 pm. The Folly Theater. 

Gaslight (Angel Street)

This 1938 Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton, famous for its Academy Award winning adaptation to the big screen, follows the dark tale of a marriage based on deceit with a husband trying to drive his wife to insanity. Gaslight (Angel Street) is directed by KCAT Company Member Cinnamon Schultz and promises to be a roller coaster ride of emotions and deception.

January 20–21, 24–29, February 1–4. Various times. City Stage in Union Station. 

Matthew Williamson and Ashlee LaPine. By Brian Paulette.
Breath & Hammer: The Ties That Bind Us

Widely considered to be one of the greatest clarinet players of all time, David Krakauer teams up with South African-born pianist, composer and producer Kathleen Tagg in “Breath & Hammer.”  In this musical performance, they fuse their disparate backgrounds into a new, eclectic and highly personal sound that is uniquely their own.

January 20. 8 pm. Polsky Theatre.

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