8 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: July 28-31 2022

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KC Chiefs Training Camp Red Rally

Tech N9ne is performing a three-song set this Friday at the Red Rally in St. Joe. The pre-rally kicks off at 2 pm, with food and drink vendors and country singer Blane Howard. Then, at 6 pm, the official rally starts with the Cheifs Rumble drumline, KC Chiefs Cheerleaders, KC Wolf—and, of course, Tech N9ne will finish the night. Can you guess which three songs will be in the set?

Friday, July 29. 2 pm. Civic Center Park, St. Joseph. 

Tracy Lawrence at Miller Lite Hot Country Nights

With the sweaty, sticky mess that the KC Live! crowd becomes on these wild Hot Country Nights, Tracy Lawrence’s ’90s country hits will transport you to cooler days. Known for hits like “If the Good Die Young” and “Stars Over Texas,” Lawrence is bringing classic country music to KC, great for those looking to throw on their boots, grab a cold beer and vibe after a long week.

Thursday, July 28. 5 pm. KC Live!

Tiki Night at Parlor

Tiki Night is back at Parlor in the Crossroads this Friday night, with food, tiki drinks and a fortune-telling mermaid. If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can book a cabana for groups of eight to ten people. Click here for tickets.

Friday, July 29. 6:30-9 pm. Parlor.

Big Time Rush

It was shocking and exhilarating for many when the once-Nickelodeon boy band reunited. Now, Big Time Rush is making their way to Kansas City as part of their Forever Tour with special guest Spencer Sutherland. With some old classics in their back pocket and a few brand new singles, Big Time Rush is sure to stir up some nostalgia.

Saturday, July 30. 8 pm. T-Mobile Center.

Concerts at Zona

Zona Rosa’s summer concert series continues in the open green space right behind Bravo Italian Kitchen. This week’s bands are KC Groove Therapy on Friday and Stolen Winnebagos on Saturday. You can bring a chair or blanket and camp out with family and friends to enjoy free concerts. Every Friday, Hereford House will have a tent for burgers and brews. Others in the lineup include The Uproot, Steven Bankey & The Flatlanders and Lily B Moonflower.

Fridays and Saturdays through August. 6:30 pm. Zona Rosa Central Park.

Hugo Ximello-Salido at InterUrban ArtHouse

Mexican-American artist Hugo Ximello-Salido has a series exploring the Muxe (moo-shey) community in Oaxaca, where gender fluidity has been part of the local culture for many generations. The panels on display at InterUrban ArtHouse in June and July were created by Ximello-Salido in Mexico using traditional textiles. “The work represents the discovery of gender fluidity as a journey and the awareness that gender can be perceived through many lenses, including through the history of the Zapotec culture that still resonates today,” Ximello-Salido says. 

On display in June and July at InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St., Overland Park.

“The Path to Gender Fluidity,” Hugo Ximello-Salido.

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Starting this Friday Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, a new and haunting exhibition highlighting the decades between emancipation and the age of Jim Crow, will be on display at the National WWI Museum. The exhibit comes from the New-York Historical Society and has been enhanced by items from the WWI Museum’s collection. “This exhibition is important and relevant especially in light of the Buffalo shooting last week,” Karis Erwin says. “It’s disturbing, and we want people to sit with that and think.”

Through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. The Wiley Gallery at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. 

Moonstruck at Tivoli Under the Stars 

Tivoli Under the Stars is back and this Friday’s show is the Cher romcom Moonstruck. Each ticket purchase includes an eight-foot “pod” of dedicated Nelson Atkins lawn that seats up to four people (five if the fifth is a child under three years old), movie tickets for four, museum admission for four, and garage parking for two cars. Food and drink are available from the Walking Snack Bar. Curated by Jerry Harrington, Tivoli Under the Stars is committed to continuing the legacy of Tivoli Cinema in a new outdoor setting.

Friday, July 29. The Nelson-Atkins. See more info here

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