The Greeting Committee
The indie rock band from Kansas City is performing their hometown show at the Uptown. The Greeting Committee first caught attention when their single, “Hands Down,” played on KRBZ back in 2015. The band makes the kind of warm-weather beats you drive to with the windows down. KC will be the last stop of their Dandelion Tour that sold out most of its shows.
Saturday, April 9. 7 pm. Uptown Theater.
KU FNSA Powwow & Indigenous Cultures Festival
This weekend is KU’s 33rd Annual First Nations Student Association (FNSA)Powwow and the 5th Annual Indigenous Cultures Festival. This year the event will be held in-person and outdoors at The Lied Center of Kansas. The event will feature a daylong powwow and activities such as Indigenous films, educational workshops and children’s activities focused on Indigenous cultures. Indigenous artists and craftspeople will have items for sale, and Indigenous food items will be available throughout the day.
Saturday, April 9. 11 am-8 pm. The Lied Center of Kansas.
Manor Records Grand Opening Celebration
Manor Records is opening its doors after much anticipation. Manor Records is a non-profit record store & neighborhood bar in Strawberry Hill. This Friday, the bar will be open, records will be out and live music will kick off at 7 pm.
Friday, April 8. 6-11:30 pm. Manor Records.
It’s your last weekend to catch KCRep’s production of The Royale, a new work by playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) that shows the human cost of making history. The show opened in March at KCRep’s Copaken Stage and is completing its small tour around the city, including shows at Mattie Rhodes Cultural Center and the Brush Creek Community Center.
Now–Sunday, April 10. Various times and locations.
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Part of the wave of virtual art exhibits sweeping the country, this show is part of a series happening nationally. Organizers promise thirty-four “near life-size” reproductions of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which was painted by the master Michelangelo. The replicas are high-resolution photos printed onto fabric using “a special printing technique to emulate the look of Michelangelo’s painting on freshly laid lime plaster.”
April 1-May 1. Times vary. Country Club Plaza, 211 Nichols Road, KCMO.
Crossroads Artboards: Cesar Lopez + Angie Jennings
If you pass by the Charlotte Street space in the Crossroads this month, you’re sure to notice the return of a popular installation project. Charlotte Street’s Artboards series has existed since 2008, with nearly a hundred artists featured during that time. The double-sided billboards will feature works by photographer Angie Jennings, whose work was influenced by the costume from Turkey and the architecture and sky of Santorini, and artist Cesar E. Lopez, whose piece “explores the 3rd space through showcasing fictitious flags and manipulating them into personal interpretations.”
Throughout April outside Charlotte Street, 125 Southwest Blvd., KCMO.