Here are fourteen great things to do in Kansas City the weekend of November 10-13, including comedian Katt Williams, a celebrity benefit concert hosted by KC native Jason Sudeikis, and a Carrie Underwood concert.
Monet & Friends Alive
Starlight Theatre is partnering with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present Monet and other impressionists’ works in a new way that aims to channel them through “rich, dynamic display of light, color, sound and fragrance.”
November 1–December 31. Times vary. Starlight Theatre.
Clerks III: The Convenience Tour
Kevin James’ 90’s cult classic returns for its third installment, a nostalgic stoner comedy in which Randal (Jeff Anderson) suffers a massive heart attack and enlists his fellow clerks to help him make a movie about life at the Quick Stop. The screening will also include a Q & A with writer, director, and Silent Bob actor Kevin Smith.
November 10. 7 pm. The Midland Theatre.
Jazz saxophonist Ehren River Wright took his musical composition skills and became an electronic music producer and DJ. His music isn’t like bass-y dubstep that electronica has been equated with in recent years, but borrows from his instrumental jazz roots to create a mix of reggae and hip-hop melodic beats with live saxophone accompaniment.
November 10. 8 pm. recordBar.
Katt Williams has the kind of flawless delivery and all-encompassing persona that can only come from working comedy clubs for decades. His new Netflix special includes a hilarious and profane defense of “big daddy” President Joe Biden who “be doing the best he can.”
November 11. 8 pm. T-Mobile Center.
Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata has become a staple of opera since its premiere in March 1853 in Venice. The classic tragedy follows Violetta Valéry, a famed French courtesan, and the hopeless romantic who falls in love with her, bringing them both to ruin. Lyric Opera will perform the piece in the original Italian with English subtitles.
November 11, 7:30 pm; November 13, 2 pm. Kauffman Center.
Kansas City-born and internationally renowned performance art collective Quixotic brings an interactive multimedia performance this winter. Blending acrobatics, futuristic visuals, live music, and perfumery, Sensatia promises a wildly unique sensory experience.
November 11-12, 18-19, 25-26. December 2-3, 10, 16-17, 30. 8:30 pm. Quixotic Theater.
Dubbed ‘The African King of Comedy’, the Ghanaian-Liberian comic has been doing comedy since the early 90’s. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began doing stand up which eventually lead to roles in classic comedy sequels such as Next Friday and Coming 2 America.
November 11, 7:30, 10:15 pm. November 12, 7, 9:45 pm. Improv Comedy Club.
An Evening with George Winston
First gaining popularity in the early eighties, jazz pianist George Winston’s music is most often inspired by the seasons and topographies. He will perform songs from his seasonal favorites like Autumn, December, and Winter Into Spring, along with crowd favorites from Vince Guaraldi, best known as the composer for the Peanuts comic strip cartoon.
November 11. 8 pm. Kauffman Center.
17th Annual Legendary Tree Lighting
The forty-foot tree on display at Legends boasts over 14,000 new lights that “dance” to Christmas music in a new synchronized light show. There will also be a live holiday concert, a giant snow globe, prize wheel and giveaways included along with the family-friendly lighting ceremony. The lawn will also hold its own holiday activities with an outdoor holiday movie screening, face painting, silent disco and photos with Santa.
November 12. 5 pm. Legends Outlets
Thundergong! Hosted by Jason Sudeikis
This sixth-annual celebrity benefit concert featuring comedy and music performances helps amputees get the prosthetics they need. This year KC’s sweetheart and Emmy winning funny man Jason Sudekis will be hosting, with performances from fellow SNL alum Fred Armisen and co-creator of Ted Lasso, Brendan Hunt.
November 12. 7:30 pm. Uptown Theater.
Legally Blonde: The Musical
The story of a California sorority girl turned top-of-her class Harvard law student, in a role made famous by Reese Witherspoon, gets the Broadway musical treatment in this nationally touring production.
November 12. 4 pm and 8 pm. Midwest Trust Center.
Rufus Wainwright with the Kansas City Symphony
The croony singer songwriter and composer is perhaps best known for heartfelt, melancholy ballads, including his ultra-popular cover of “Hallelujah.” Wainwright makes his debut with the KC Symphony, playing from his wide catalog along with orchestral arrangements and solo covers.
November 12. 8 pm. Kauffman Center.
Jaguars v. Chiefs
With the Chiefs as the strong favorite to win, tailgating and hopefully a Chiefs W will be the perfect way to celebrate fall on this Sunday afternoon game.
November 13. 12 pm. GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
One of the most successful country crossover acts of all time, Carrie Underwood’s new record, Denim & Rhinestones, has a throwback feel and enough melodrama to carry an arena tour.
November 13. 7:30 pm. T-Mobile Center.