Here are eleven great things to do in Kansas City this weekend, March 23-26, including: Hamilton, a talk by Nobel Prize-winner and an international film festival.
Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure
Modernist early 20th century sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s first midwest exhibition explores the “essence of the human form,” through his extraordinary portrayals of the human figure in sculpture, painting, and drawing.
March 18-June 18. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Written by Christina Anderson and directed by Khanisha Foster for KC Rep, the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice, reckoning with legacy and, ultimately, forgiveness.
March 21–26, and 29–April 2. Times vary. KCRep Copaken Stage.
One of the most popular musicals of all time, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton comes to KC, retelling the story of the forgotten founding father through hip-hop.
March 21–April 2. Times vary. Kansas City Music Hall.
Nobel Prize-Winner Dr. Michael W. Young
Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael W. Young has been studying circadian rhythms, or biological clocks, for four decades. Young’s groundbreaking research has led to a greater understanding of sleep and mood disorders, jet lag and humans’ general well-being. During this fascinating free program, Dr. Young will discuss his findings in “Genes That Regulate Sleep and Circadian Rhythms.”
March 23. 6:30 pm. Linda Hall Library or online via zoom.
One of KC Ballet’s most popular performances, New Moves allows audiences to experience new and never-before-seen contemporary ballet choreography. This limited-run production gives both dancers and audience members a rare opportunity to see exciting new dance creations in an intimate setting.
March 23. 7:30 pm. Michael and Ginger Frost Theater.
Holst’s “The Planets” Featuring the Women of the KC Symphony Chorus
Guest conductor Teddy Abrams brings two out-of-this-world celestial pieces, The Observatory by Caroline Shaw and The Planets by Gustav Holst, to life alongside violinist Jennifer Koh and the women of the KC Symphony chorus in a sweeping and majestic reflection of the grandiosity of outer space.
March 24–25, 8 pm; March 26, 2 pm. Kauffman Center.
Spring Vintage Market Days
This upscale, vintage-inspired market returns with over one-hundred unique vendors hawking artisanal homegoods and hand-crafted items, along with food, live music and makers workshops.
March 24—26. 10 am – 4 pm. Village West.
Luv Is 4ever Tour
Rappers J.I.D. and Smino are teaming up for their nearly sold-out international “Luv Is 4ever Tour.” Atlanta’s J.I.D.’s 2022 EP The Forever Story received widespread acclaim, while St. Louis native Smino’s 2022 album Luv 4 Rent brought smooth, melodic beats and a more relaxed R&B style.
March 25. 8 pm. The Midland Theatre.
After All: 60 Years of Cher!
In collaboration with acclaimed composer and arranger David Maddux, the Heartland Men’s Chorus celebrates the life and music of pop culture icon Cher through “After All: 60 Years of Cher!” The group will be honoring her lasting legacy through unique choral performances of hits throughout the decades like “Strong Enough” and “Believe.”
March 26. 3:30 pm. Folly Theater.
‘Curtis on Tour’
Igor Stravinsky’s exciting tale of trickery and magic, L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), comes to life through an ensemble of musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music along with actor John de Lancie’s narration, David Shifrin on clarinet and prominent violin recitalist Soovin Kim.
March 26. 7 pm. Polsky Theatre.
KC FilmFest International
KC’s flagship film festival is the largest and longest held curated film festival and competition in KC. This festival celebrates the power of storytelling with over one-hundred films by international and local makers.
March 26—29. Times vary. AMC Theater at Ward Parkway Center.