Ten Things To Do In KC This Weekend, January 25-28

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Here are ten great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, January 25-28, including: Girl from the North Country, Elvis Costello and Sonic Symphony.

Girl from the North Country

PNC Broadway in Kansas City presents Girl from the North Country, a Tony Award-winning musical written and directed by playwright Conor McPherson. Featuring orchestrations by Simon Hale, this musical reimagines 20 of Bob Dylan’s legendary songs as they’ve never been heard before, with classics like “Forever Young” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” 

January 23–28. Times vary. Kauffman Theatre.

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Elvis Costello

English songwriter and musician Elvis Costello comes to KC with his longtime band, The Imposters, and Charlie Sexton, who’s best known as a guitarist in Bob Dylan’s band.The artists will perform a selection of their most iconic songs, including the classics like “Pills & Soap” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” on the 7-0-7 Tour.

January 25. 8 pm. Uptown Theater.

Disney On Ice: Into the Magic

Beloved Disney icons Mickey and Minnie Mouse host the audience on their adventures across raging seas, snow-covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice’s “Into the Magic.” This live show features Disney characters from favorites like Moana, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast performing on ice skates.

January 25–28. Times vary. T-Mobile Center.

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Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home

Afghan-Canadian artist Hangama Amiri utilizes painting and printmaking techniques with textiles, telling stories through weaving that are based on memories of her homeland and diasporic experience. Amiri’s large-scale textile works are made from layering fabrics, piecing them together so the fragments collectively showcase her home from a distance. 

January 26. 10 am. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. (Runs January 26–August 11).

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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5

Kansas City Symphony presents Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, with celebrated guest conductor Kazem Abdullah and violinist Jun Iwasaki. In this program, Abdullah leads the orchestra in Erich Korngold’s only symphony, Symphony in F-sharp, a triumph that fuses melody with tradition. Concertmaster Iwasaki performs a solo in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, showcasing incredible artistry alongside Mozart’s incomparable classic.

January 26–28. Times vary. Helzberg Hall.

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. 

January 26 & 27. February 2, 3, 9, 10, 15–17, 23 & 24. Times vary. The Grand Theater (at Crown Center).

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Ira Glass

Creator and host of now-iconic public radio’s This American Life, Ira Glass brings his insightful storytelling and soothing voice to Lawrence sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. Started in 1995, This American Life is widely considered to be one of the most influential radio shows of all time and is still heard each week by over five million listeners. Under Glass’ editorial direction, This American Life was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for audio journalism.

January 27. 7:30 pm. Lied Center.

Sonic Symphony 

Sonic Symphony is an immersive live experience that celebrates the nostalgia of 30-plus years of music from Sega’s iconic mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. From classic eight-bit and 16-bit tunes to rock bands and EDM, this concert is a musical journey through the colorful world of Sonic the Hedgehog, brought to life by a full symphony orchestra.

January 27. 8 pm. Music Hall Kansas City.

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Vibrant chamber ensemble WindSync performs wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their unique style and performing new works by contemporary composers. Formed over a decade ago, the quintet often performs from memory, which helps to create an intimate connection between the musicians and the audience. This personal performance style goes hand in hand with their mission of artistry, education and community building through music.

January 28. 2 pm. Polsky Theatre.

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute 

Formed in 1999, MANIA: The ABBA Tribute has consistently sold out theaters and concert halls across the globe, bringing the classic disco music of beloved Swedish supergroup ABBA to people around the world.

January 28. 7:30 pm. Uptown Theater.

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