Ten Things To Do In KC This Weekend, February 15-18

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Here are ten great things to do in KC this weekend, February 15-18, including: Peter Pan, Enrique Iglesias and Band of Horses.

Nina Simone: Four Women

KCRep’s 60th anniversary season continues with the soulful journey of Nina Simone’s iconic music and the powerful stories of four extraordinary women in Nina Simone: Four Women. This captivating and moving play features Simone’s music performed live along with the dramatic play, written by Christina Ham, directed by Malkia Stampley and co-produced with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

February 13—March 3. Times vary. Copaken Stage.

Photo by Don Ipock.
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 15–17, 23 & 24. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

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Mid-Winter Art Fair

The 60th Annual Mid-Winter Art Fair is the longest running indoor art fair in KC. This fine art fair showcases local artists of visual art, photography, jewelry, glass art, wood, sculpture, digital art and more.

February 16-18. Times vary. Ward Parkway Center.

Peter Pan

The classic family adventure by J.M. Barrie is reimagined for the stage by the Kansas City Ballet. Re-experience the magic of Peter Pan with old favorites like the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and Wendy. Pan convinces the children—and audience alike—to join him on an unforgettable adventure to the enchanted Neverland, made all the more fantastical with the ballet’s astonishing moves.

February 16–18 & 22–25. Times vary. Muriel Kauffman Theatre.

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Hurts To Love 

On display for one night only, this show features the work of nine photographers based in Virginia, Texas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and New York. Faced with limitations of budget and logistics, the show features a slide show format inspired by Nan Goldin’s landmark 1985 exhibition “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.” In the show, queer photographs contrast with ruminations on pictorial histories, desire and representations of the artist themselves.

February 17. 6-9 pm. Mergers & Acquisitions.

Enrique Iglesias 

Arguably one of the most successful Spanish-English crossover acts of all time, Enrique Iglesias started his career in the mid-’90s, and by the new millennium, he was a worldwide superstar. Speaking of, Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull, will be joining the lineup, along with another ’90s/early-aughts Spanish-speaking sensation, Ricky Martin

February 17. 7 pm. T-Mobile Center.

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Steel Panther

Los Angeles-based party band Steel Panther was formed in 2000. Melding hard rock with parody, the band has released four full-length albums and continuously tours across the world, bringing the fun party wherever they go. Moon Fever opens for them in KC.

February 17. 8 pm. The Truman.

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The Peking Acrobats

For over thirty years, The Peking Acrobats have pushed the boundaries and redefined perceptions of acrobatics. They perform daring feats using props to show their technical abilities, like trick-cycling, juggling and gymnastics. The acrobats are part of a Chinese tradition that is historically and culturally rooted in centuries of Chinese art. They often perform alongside live musicians who play traditional Chinese instruments, which melds folk-art tradition alongside contemporary technology.

February 18. 2 pm. Yardley Hall.

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Band of Horses

Seattle indie-rock group Band of Horses reached widespread fame in the mid-aughts with acclaimed album Everything All the Time. With the popular folksy-rock sound that was found everywhere in the 2010s, they can still be heard at least once every hour on 96.5 Not-the-Buzz.

February 18. 7 pm. Uptown Theater.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

The Harriman-Jewell Series presents cellist Natalia Khoma with artistic director and chief conductor Volodymyr Sirenko with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. The NSO Ukraine is a world-renowned and historically distinguished European orchestra. They will perform a program of Ukrainian composers and Sibelius’ Third Symphony, a powerful symbol of war-torn perseverance through performances of selections from occupied nations.

February 18. 7 pm. Helzberg Hall.

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