Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, July 20-23

The Backseat Lovers are coming to KC this weekend. Photo by Allyson Lowry.

Here are nine great things to do in KC this weekend, July 20-23, including: Rock of Ages, Ziggy Marley and Ann Wilson.

Crown Center’s WeekEnder series

Crown Center’s free family event summer series continues this weekend with a live musical performance by Damien Gunn Band and an outdoor screening of award-winning box office hit, The Black Panther. There will also be food trucks and beverages available for purchase and guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to watch the film under the stars.

July 21. 6 pm. Crown Center Square.

Crown Center. Courtesy image.
Michael Rapaport

New Yorker Michael Rapaport has been on the comedy scene for over thirty years, making over one hundred appearances in various movies and TV shows. Most recently, his stints on shows like Atypical and Only Murders in the Building, along with his divisive podcast “I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast” have proven his enduring sense of humor and rough and rugged charm.

July 21 & 22, 7 p.m. and 9:45 pm. Improv Comedy Club.

Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles 

Theatrical production Rain, a Beatles tribute, has been around longer than the Beatles band itself. The immersive show gives audiences the experience of seeing the classic songs performed live that were never done so by the actual band, along with theatrical rain effects.

July 21–23. 8 pm. Starlight Theatre.

The Backseat Lovers

Utah-based alt-rock band The Backseat Lovers are making a stop in KC in support of their new album, Waiting To Spill, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2019 debut album When We Were Friends. 

July 21. 8 pm. Grinders.

The Backseat Lovers. Photo by Allyson Lowry.
Show Me Your Teeth by Haley Lane

KC-based artist and sculptor Haley Lane’s new exhibition is opening for the summer, featuring monsters in a wild world of pop-surreal creations. Show Me Your Teeth is a collection of never-before-seen monster works, where she combines fine art and production techniques to create whimsical creatures and decor.

Opening July 21, running through August 26. Upper Level Gallery.

Rock of Ages 

This musical takes the audience on a journey back to the big-hair bands of the eighties with the story of a small town girl and a city boy. Rock of Ages’ rocking score features favorite rock anthems like “I Wanna Know What Love Is” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

July 21–23, 27–30, August 3–6. Times vary. The Warwick Theatre.

Rock of Ages. Courtesy image.
U.S. Women’s National Team Watch Party

P&L is partnering with Sporting KC and the KC Current to host watch parties at KC Live! for select U.S. Women’s National Team matches during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Fans of all ages are invited to cheer on the Number 1 ranked U.S. Women’s National Team with fellow fans and take part in the traditions that have helped KC get recognized as the “soccer capital of America.” 

July 21 & 26. 8 pm. KCLive!

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley 

This co-headlining summer tour features Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans native who is best known as a classic-style trombone and trumpet player, along with his supporting band, Orleans Avenue. Ziggy Marley, son of icon Bob Marley, is continuing his father’s legacy performing reggae. 

July 22. 6:30 pm. Grinders.

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, the legendary singer of Heart, is embarking on her U.S. tour following her 2022 solo album, Fierce Bliss. Inspired by icon Janis Joplin, Wilson has become an influential rock star all her own, with one of the most powerful vocal ranges in music. Blending rock, pop and folk music, the result is an enduring, versatile sound.

July 22. 8 pm. Uptown Theater.

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