Parents Night Out!

Kansas City's Spring 2014 Edition



Diavlo April 25 & 26, Yardley Hall, www.JCCC.edu/Performing-Arts-Series/. Fourteen stunning dancers, gymnasts, acrobats and athletes leap, fly and spin with power, modern elegance and a thrill of danger! Outrageous sets incorporate skate ramps, half-pipes and other large structures to flesh out acrobatic and abstract narratives of the absurdities of life and the struggle to maintain our humanity in an increasingly technological world.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Gilligan’s Island of Death May 9 & 10, Holy-Field Winery, 18807 158th St., Basehor, KS, 913.724.9463, www.HolyfieldWinery.com. Upstage Productions presents a night of nonstop fun that is “to die for!” Reservations required. Tickets $45/ea. Tip: Search “Holy-Field” on www.KCParent.com for a review of the shows.

Cinderella May 9-18, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, www.KCBallet.org. Cinderella is a magical celebration of dreams fulfilled and true love’s triumph. Victoria Morgan’s beautiful choreography accompanied by Prokofiev’s captivating music will bring this enchanting story to life. The fairy godmother, the pumpkin that becomes a carriage, fairies’ weaving spells, the handsome prince, the glass slipper, the clock’s striking midnight and, of course, the wicked stepmother and riotous, bumbling stepsisters all come together to tell this beautiful story.

We Will Rock You June 17-22, Starlight Theatre, www.KCStarlight.com. We Will Rock You features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group Queen. Now in its 12th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."

Zip Line at Adventure Zip KC Contact for schedule. 12829 Loring Rd., Bonner Springs, KS, 913.302.8881, http://AdventureZipKC.com/. The brand new 143-acre destination offers unforgettable experiences over their 300-foot elevation change, which is almost unheard of in the state of Kansas! From the highest point at the park, you enter the 65-foot tower where you can see for miles. Enjoy the views of downtown Kansas City, the flowing Kansas River and views of Lawrence on your zip line adventure.

A Night of Painting Visit a paint-your-own canvas shop at various locations (see our feature on “Creative Canvas Shops” for a complete guide). BYOB painting classes and studios have been popping up around town offering the perfect chance to get those creative juices flowing and do something out of the ordinary! Check shop calendars for a variety of canvas paintings and select an evening to learn how to complete your own masterpiece.

Through the Looking Glass Exhibit Thru July 20, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, www.Nelson-Atkins.org, free exhibit in the Bloch Building, Gallery L10. This exhibition highlights a commitment to the earliest form of photography: the daguerreotype. The museum's world-renown daguerreotype holdings now include more than 800 pieces. Continuing to build on this strength, this exhibition displays the newest additions to this remarkable collection.

Comedy City Friday & Saturday evenings, Comedy City at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO, 816.842.2744, www.ComedyCity.cc. Enjoy live improv comedy shows created with suggestions from the audience, making for laugh-out-loud sketches.

Standees Open daily, 3935 W. 69th Ter., Prairie Village, KS, 913.601.5250, www.StandeesEatery.com. Standees, new on the KC scene in the past year, is an entertaining eatery fast becoming a local favorite. Order delicious food from the affordable upscale-casual restaurant, then enjoy a movie in the comfortable theater with oversized leather seats.

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