Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, January 4-7


Here are nine great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, January 4-7, including: vintage revival at Bella Patina, Anatomy of a Fall screening at the Nelson and a One Direction-themed dance party.

New Year Vintage Revival at Bella Patina

Visit Kansas City’s Historic West Bottoms on the First Friday Weekend at Bella Patina for vintage, antique, repurposed and handmade furniture, decor, art and clothing across three floors of the 100 year old warehouse so there’s something unique for every taste. Plus, the Painted Rooster on the third floor has breakfast, lunch and baked goods.

January 5–7. Times vary. Bella Patina.

Tivoli Presents: Anatomy of a Fall

Widely regarded as one of the best International films of the year, director Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall poses moral questions of justice, truth and crime. Following a secluded family in the French Alps, drama unfolds as Samuel, the father and husband, is found dead in the snow. The film is not only an investigation into the circumstances of Samuel’s death, but a psychological journey into complicated family relationships. 

January 5. 7 pm. January 7. 2 pm. Atkins Auditorium (Nelson-Atkins).

The Shining 

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the roles of a lifetime as Jack and Wendy Torrance. After accepting a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, the family lives isolated for the winter, soon discovering the madness and horror that lurk within.

January 5. 9:30 pm. Screenland Armour Theatre.


Finnish comedian Ismo Mikael Leikola, known simply as Ismo, made his United States debut in 2014, when he won “The Funniest Person in the World” competition organized by the comedy club Laugh Factory. Ismo’s popularity has continued with his observations about world culture on the worldwide Watch Your Language Tour.

January 5 & 6. 7 & 9:30 pm. The Comedy Club Of Kansas City.

Kadesh Flow & Dino O’Dell

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is designed with families in mind, with art activities led by StoneLion Puppet Theatre followed by a music and storytelling show focused on the planet’s cultural diversity. Using geography as a guide, hosts Kadesh Flow and Dino O’Dell travel the world, experiencing food, language, games and other cultural phenomena.

January 6. 11 am. Polsky Theatre.

Up All Night: A One Direction Party

Created by fans, for fans, Up All Night is a One Direction-themed party. This dance party is the perfect place to relive the mid-aughts when boy bands had their renaissance. Although the band may be broken up, music from all five of their albums will play all night long to remind you that’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”

January 6. 8 pm. recordBar.

Chiefs Watch Party

Lively Westport bar Tin Roof is throwing a watch party for every Chiefs game this season, with food and drink specials, hosted by DJ Nick Niemeier.

January 7. 12 pm. Tin Roof.

A Woman Under the Influence

Auteur John Cassavetes directs his wife Gena Rowlands in this classic masterpiece, A Woman Under the Influence. This 1974 drama follows wife and mother Mabel (played by Rowlands) whose mental illness places a strain on her marriage and family life.

January 7. 1 pm. Screenland Armour Theatre.

Live Polka with Bram Wijnands

KC fave, KC Bier Co., is serving up authentic German-style bier, Bavarian pretzels and sausages in their Biergarten while Bram Wijands plays live polka and German drinking songs to transport guests back to the old country.

January 7. 3–5 pm. KC Bier Co. Bierhalle.

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