Here are ten great things to do in KC this weekend, July 13-16, including: Breakaway Music Festival at Azura, Tears for Fears at Starlight and Strang Hall Beer Fest.
But I’m a Comedian
This nearly sold-out queer, body-liberated showcase of comics and burlesque and drag performers is hosted by Brittany Tilander at KC favorite, Crossroads Hotel. Local vendors will also be selling their wares, including artisanal leather goods and a local pop-up book shop, among others. The night of cocktails and laughter will benefit sex educators, Barrier Babes, along with a prize raffle.
July 13. 7pm. Crossroads Hotel.
This fun award-winning musical is based off the film of the same name. Legally Blonde the musical follows the transformation of sorority girl Elle Woods as she faces adversity in pursuit of her dreams.
July 13. 8 pm. Starlight Theatre.
Crown Center’s WeekEnder series
Crown Center’s free family event series continues this weekend with a live musical performance by Retroactive and an outdoor screening of The Addams Family. There will also be food trucks and beverages available for purchase and guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to watch the film under the stars.
July 14. 6 pm. Crown Center Square.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon may not be instantly recognizable, but was the vocalist, pianist and lyricist for the band Something Corporate and the main songwriter for Jack’s Mannequin. He is hitting P&L in support of his newest album Tilt At The Wind No More with special guest Flor.
July 14. 7 pm. KC Live!
Breakaway Music Festival
Part of a popular tour across the country, Breakaway festival brings some of the biggest names in electronic dance music, including GRiZ and Zedd, along with festival favorites like silent disco, food trucks, outdoor bars and other fun summertime activities.
July 14–15. 5 pm. Azura Amphitheater.
Tears for Fears
British pop-rock group Tears for Fears gained widespread fame in the mid-eighties with their 1985 album Songs From The Big Chair, which contained universally known songs like “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.”
July 14. 7:30 pm. Starlight Theatre.
Strang Hall’s Beer Fest 2023
Strang Hall Beer Fest is back for their third annual Beer Fest, with food, unlimited tastings from a dozen breweries, including Boulevard and Cinder Block, and live music performances throughout the afternoon.
July 15. 3–6 pm. Strang Hall.
Dave Koz & Friends: Summer Horns 2023
L.A. native saxophonist Dave Koz pays tribute to the richly arranged horn sections that served as the backdrop for sixties and seventies hits. After serving as a band member and leader on The Arsenio Hall Show and Emeril Live, Koz now plays, records and tours with various bands. He’ll be joined by Candy Dulfer and Eric Darius for the KC performance.
July 15. 7:30 pm. Kauffman Theatre.
The nation’s largest trading card, anime and pop culture convention, Collect-A-Con, is making a stop this weekend in KC. Like other popular cons like comic con, the two-day event features collectors items for sale, live concerts and celebrity guests with opportunities to get merchandise signed.
July 15–16. 10 am–5 pm. Kansas City Convention Center.
Killer Queen is a world-renowned Queen tribute band—and the only tribute band to have played and sold out the same arenas as Queen. They are making their way across the pond to play the iconic hits of the legendary band.
July 16. 7 pm. Uptown Theater.