Nine Things To Do In KC This Weekend, March 14-17

YMusic. Photo by Graham Tolbert.

Here are nine great things to do in Kansas City, this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, including: Jo Koy, Zeds Dead and a St. Patty’s Day parade.

Bruce Hornsby and YMusic “BrhyM”

American songwriter, pianist and Grammy Award-winner, Bruce Hornsby is joined by yMusic—the contemporary classical ensemble—for a joint performance showcasing new collaborative compositions along with favorites from Hornsby’s illustrious catalog.

March 14. 7 pm. Helzberg Hall.

YMusic. Photo by Graham Tolbert.
Jo Koy

Stand-up comedian Jo Koy reached fame as a frequent panelist on late night show Chelsea Lately and has gone on to release six comedy specials, which pull inspiration from his Filipino heritage, family and witty observational humor. Now a popular podcaster and recent Golden Globe host, Koy is embarking on his Just Kidding World Tour armed with all-new material.

March 14. 8 pm. The Midland Theatre.

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. 

March 14–16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30. April 5 & 6, 11–13. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

Whiskey Dynamite. Courtesy photo.
Park IC Orchestra Spring Concert Featuring Guest Conductor Laura Jackson

Park University’s International Center for Music Orchestra presents its anticipated annual spring concert, featuring renowned guest conductor Laura Jackson, Music Director and Conductor of the Reno Philharmonic Association. Jackson has curated a captivating program featuring works by Sir Edward Elgar, Patrick Harli, and Franz Schubert.

March 15. 7:30 pm. Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel.

Laura Jackson. Courtesy image.
Roméo et Juliette

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents Roméo et Juliette, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers. The drama is heightened by giving it the French grand opera treatment with composer Charles Gounod’s adaptation, which follows the centuries-old tale alongside the expansive score, gorgeous sets and period costumes.

March 15, 7:30 pm; March 17, 2 pm. Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Dan Norman.
Zeds Dead

Two of the most prolific artists in electronic dance music, Canadian duo Zeds Dead has worked with a wide array of producers and artists, pulling from The Rolling Stones to Sublime to meld distinct styles into dancefloor classics. The powerhouse duo comes to KC in support of their ironically named Two Night Stand Tour.

March 15 & 16. 8 pm. The Midland Theatre.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s Downtown OP’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, so dress up in green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at this family-friendly event. The parade route will start at 79th and Floyd, and then will head west on 79th St. to Santa Fe Dr. It will head south on Santa Fe Dr., concluding at Robinson Street. After the parade, grab a bite and a pint at a Downtown OP restaurant. 

March 16. 10 am. ​Roe Park.

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl at Prairiefire

Get your Paddy Passport, hit up all the spots at Prairiefire in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and be entered to win prizes when you get passport stamps from participating Pub Crawl locations at Prairiefire. Prairiefire is a 60-acre mixed-use development in Overland Park and participating locations for the barcrawl are Pinstripes Bowling Bocce Bistro, Chicken N Pickle, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and more.

March 17. 11 am—10 pm. Prairiefire.

Photo provided by Chicken N Pickle

Decibel, a heavy-metal magazine based out of Philadelphia, is bringing their 20th anniversary tour to KC. Featuring a lineup of Hulder, Devil Master, Worm and Necrofier, the night is a complete and varied showcase of some of the most influential bands of the heavy-metal scene. 

March 17. 6:30 pm. The Bottleneck.

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