Ten Things To Do In KC This Weekend, July 27-30

Kansas will be performing this weekend. Photo by Emily Butler.

Here are ten great things to do in KC this weekend, July 27-30, including: 1776: The Musical at Starlight, Kansas at the Midland, and the Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo live.

1776: The Musical

Based on the book by Peter Stone, 1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. The show is based on John Adams’ pursuit for independence and the events that led up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

July 25–30. 8 pm. Starlight Theatre.

1776: The Musical. Courtesy image.
Barks and Brews

This elevated carnival experience benefitting KC Pet Project will feature bites from Meat Mitch BBQ, drink pairings from Boulevard Brewing and J. Rieger Co., lawn games, snow cones, boozy cotton candy and more for a fun summertime evening benefiting the pets and strays of KC.

July 27. 4–10 pm. Backyard Beer Garden in Ranchmart North (3620 W. 95th St.)


Formed in Topeka fifty years ago, Kansas has cemented itself as one of the most iconic classic rock bands in America. Made famous by hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” Kansas is coming back home for their fiftieth anniversary tour.

July 27. 7:30 pm. The Midland Theatre.

Kansas. Photography by Emily Butler.
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 27–30, August 3–6. Times vary. The Warwick Theatre.

Rock of Ages. Courtesy image.
Andrew Dice Clay

Legendary stand-up comedian and actor Andrew Dice Clay is perhaps best known for his brash, offensive persona “The Diceman” which garnered him breakout success in the late eighties. In 1990, he became the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden for two consecutive nights, later expanding his repertoire to roles in films and TV like A Star is Born and Entourage in recent years.

July 28. 7 pm. The Comedy Club Of Kansas City.

Crown Center’s WeekEnder series

Crown Center’s free family event summer series comes to a close this weekend with a live musical performance by The Accidental Moguls and an outdoor screening of classic rom-com 50 First Dates. 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 28. 6 pm. Crown Center Square.

Crown Center. Courtesy image.
Knuckleheads Summer Jam ’23 

Release your inner-dad and celebrate summer with cover bands including Bob Jovi, Steve Miller Experience, John Cougar Project, The Doobies KC and The STYX Illusion at Knuckleheads Summer Jam ’23. Grab your freshest New Balances and crispest light washed jeans and get ready to sing along to now-oldies radio hits.

July 29. 6 pm. Knuckleheads.

Jinkx Monsoon

Two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and breakout Broadway star Jinkx Monsoon is making a stop in KC on her biggest tour to date, “Everything at Stake.” In this North American tour, she will be joined by musician Major Scales, along with a full rock band performing a decade worth of covers and original music from her catalog, along with new songs from her upcoming 3-part album The Virgo Odyssey

July 29. 8 pm. Folly Theater.

An Orchestral Rendition of Dr. Dre: 2001

This immersive experience melds genres along with stunning visuals to bring a live orchestral rendition of Dr. Dre’s iconic album 2001. 2001 was Dr. Dre’s second album, a striking difference from his universally beloved debut album, The Chronic. This modern orchestra composed of Dr. Dre fans include trumpets, horns, strings, drums, DJ’s and live vocalists to bring the hits in a way fans haven’t heard before.

July 29. 8:30 pm. The Truman.

Theresa Caputo 

The Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo is making a stop on her touring live show “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience.” Caputo has been seeing the Spirit since she was four years old, but has been a practicing medium for the past decade. The blonde, big-haired woman with an unforgettable accent will be doing live readings for select Kansas Citians on her stop at the Midland.

July 30. 6 pm. The Midland Theatre.

Theresa Caputo. Courtesy image.

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