The Black Cat
This showing is part of the “pre-Code Hollywood” series at Stray Cat film Center, which explores the creative works of the brief period before the movie industry started self-censoring according to the Hays Code. The Black Cat is one of the biggest hits of that era, a 1934 horror film starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi that was one of the first movies to feature an almost continuous music score.
Thursday, April 21. 7 pm. Stray Cat Film Center.
Downtown Wine Walk
Sip, taste and roam around downtown KC with wine tastings, small plates and live music. A handful of bars in the district are participating in the walk, and there will be an afterparty hosted at Shark Bar.
Remember the sea shanty trend of the early twenties? That unexpected trend burned bright on TikTok for nearly as long as whipped coffee. When it comes to sea shanties, Alan Doyle might as well be Elvis. The Newfoundland-based folk-rock band that Doyle fronted was well known for mixing old-time regional standards like “I’se The B’y” and “Lukey’s Boat” with originals like “Ordinary Day,” which were absolutely massive on Much (iykyk).
Thursday, April 21. 8 pm. The Madrid.
Strawberry Swing at Powell Gardens
One of the city’s best maker markets is back. Creative experts and local artisans showcase their work at The Strawberry Swing, nestled into the heart of Powell Gardens during this special weekend. Shop local and handmade items while enjoying spring’s best landscape.
Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. 9 am-5 pm. Powell Gardens.
Wildly controversial. Inarguably funny—even political opposite Joe Rogan will admit as much. Eager to employ strategic nudity for PR purposes in a way we haven’t seen since Kim K. Ladies and gentlemen, performing two shows live with no filter, Chelsea Handler.
Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. 8 pm. Uptown Theater.
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.
Record Store Day at Revolution Records
This Saturday is Record Store Day, and Revolution Records will be celebrating with exclusive releases and staying open 12 hours straight.
Saturday, April 23. 8 am-8 pm. Revolution Records.
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.