Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 23 @ 7:00 AM
A Day To Remember - 15 Years In The Making Tour
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland – A Day To Remember - 15 Years In The Making Tour with special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, and The Devil Wears Prada A limited number of Commemorative Pit Packages are available now at adtr.com! Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 1228 Main Street. Kansas City, MO 64105 (midlandkc.com / facebook.com/themidland) Tickets on sale NOW! (midlandkc.com / axs.com) Or by calling 888-929-7849 Or at The Midland Box Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday (The Midland Box Office is always a no service charge outlet)
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 AM
Healthy You Mobile - Free Biometric Screenings
Hy-Vee – Dietitian Rachel will be giving FREE biometric screenings in the Healthy You Mobile. NOTE: changes have been made to this event. Please sign up using the following link: https://www.hy-vee.com/stores/calendar/event-details.aspx?e=119526. REMEMBER: you cannot eat for 10-12 hours in order to get a biometric screening.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM
USDA Puppy Mill Inspection Listening Tour: Registration Required
Lawrence Humane Society – *** REGISTRATION REQUIRED! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! *** One of the duties of the USDA is to enforce the Animal Welfare Act by inspecting animal facilities -- including large-scale dog breeders. Now, the USDA is considering using third-party organizations instead of federal inspectors to perform these inspections. If the USDA abandons its responsibility for inspecting zoos, research facilities, and puppy mills, the fate of the animals in those facilities will be in the hands of private groups, which often have close ties to the industries being inspected. The role of inspection and oversight should not be relinquished to third parties. Imagine the types of private groups that would jump at the opportunity to take over inspections of puppy mills. With third party inspections, there is no doubt that animals will suffer more. Make your voice heard and help us and the pets in our state by participating in the upcoming USDA listening tour on Thursday, February 22 in Kansas City, MO. Register: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalwelfare/sa_animal_welfare_news/third-party-inspection-certification-programs
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM
CYT KC Presents Shrek the Musical
CYT Kansas City – "Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek....." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy and a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there is one on hand.... and his name is Shrek.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:30 AM
Discussion: How Tax Reform Will Impact Your Business
South KC Chamber – Have questions about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impact your business? Sarah Schiltz from MarksNelson will discuss the implications at our February SKCC Lunch at The Martin Event Space. Register: http://conta.cc/2o32Gz0
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 11:30 AM
Recharge your Life, with Ramie (Downtown)
Pop Up Art Gallery – Are you interested in changing your life, and the way you are living it? Do you want to be more focused, calm and relaxed? Do you want be more confident? Are you having trouble breaking old patterns and cycles? Ramie Haas is a mediation and lifestyle coach, working to guide others through the ups and downs of every day life. Every Thursday, you are invited to participate and experience the power of mindfulness and movement. Where: 920 Baltimore Ave (64105) What Time: Two Sessions Session 1: 11:30am to 12:15pm Session 2: 12:30pm to 1pm What to Expect: Participants arrive and are greeted by our instructor. Take a few minutes to settle in, meet other participants. Our instructor then guides you through a series of grounding, breath work, positive imagery, and calming exercises. How Much: Monthly $50 (prepaid) Drop In: $20 (per class) With both monthly and drop in pricing, you are allowed to participate in both sessions, at no extra charge.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 12:00 PM
Artists Adrienne Hoard & Clarissa Knighten at GUILDit
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – UMKC professor Adrienne Walker Hoard's award-winning photographs have been viewed in the Berlin Biennale. Also, her paintings have been exhibited in France and Italy. Plus, she has taught at universities in South Korea and South Africa. Adrienne is the founder of Homegirl Inc, which produces a variety of handmade products, including original paintings, and monoprints, semi-precious gemstone jewelry, and hand-dyed scarves. Items are retailed through boutiques, online, and by appointment. Homegirl also offers children art education and consults with museums, galleries and other arts organizations. http://homegirlinc.com/ & Clarissa Knighten's inborn creativity for design and embellishment lead her to become a courageous and savvy art entrepreneur of jewelry design. Her business, Rissa's Artistic Design (R.A.D.) is a haven for those who seek to collect and wear bold and beautiful art. As a self-taught artist, she handcrafts masterpieces of jewelry. These designs range from Earthy to Edgy to Elegant. Her custom-made pieces of mixed media can transform any outfit into a creative expression. Let’s help Clarissa grow her Instagram following, discover national channels for sales, and more. https://www.rissasartisticdesign.com/ – Each event is followed by networking. Get Connected! – Be inspired, learn and help us build better KC businesses. - Free event, with optional $5 donation - This event is dedicated to Black History Month and these two women who are brightly blazing their own paths.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 2:00 PM
Open Day
Northland Infant Clothing Center – Free shopping day for clothing for childrens sizes newborn to 5T. Please bring a picture ID. Donations are accepted at this time as well. Located in the house of prayer behind The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 7110 North West Hwy 9, House of Prayer, Kansas City, MO 64152
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 4:00 PM
Public Meeting: I-435 South Loop Link Project
South KC Chamber – Join MoDOT engineers and project team members for an open-house public meeting on Feb. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Center Middle School at 326 E 103rd St, Kansas City, MO 64114 about the I-435 project which includes multi-bridge replacements, resurfacing and corridor safety and mobility improvements from the Kansas state line to the Three Trails Crossing interchange. Learn more about the project here: http://www.modot.org/kansascity/major_projects/I435South/
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:30 PM
Modernist February Happy Hour
National World War I Museum and Memorial – Join The Modernists for drinks and general revelry worthy of explorers on the final Thursday this month at cozy Nomads at 1804 West 39th Street. Open to members and non-members alike, we promise good company and conversation with even better whiskey. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure. FREE to the public (drinks not included)
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
One School One Book
Thomas B. Chinn Elementary School PTA – Chinn is excited to be implementing One School One Book (Chinn style) in just a few short weeks!! ‘One School One Book’ is a program where each family of a school is gifted the same book. We are fortunate enough to have Title I funds we can use to purchase a book for each family at our school. So why do this? Reading together at home helps students be more effective readers. Research shows these students typically have bigger vocabularies, understand concepts better, and it helps foster a love for reading and learning. When an entire school reads the same book, it creates an even bigger excitement for reading and a sense of community among the staff, parents, and students! On Feb. 22nd, the book that has been selected will be revealed! Each family will receive their book at student-led conferences. Along with the book will be a list of questions that can be discussed at home after you have read the book together as a family. Families that are unable to attend conferences that evening will receive their book and questions the following day. There will be clues on the announcements and the Facebook event page about the book during the week leading up to the big reveal and giveaway. For more information about One School One Book, please check out the following link. http://readtothem.org/programs/one-school-one-book/ We’re looking forward to sharing this experience with you and your child!
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
ULAH's Journey to Wellness Event
Woodside KC – Join Buck, Joey, and the friends they've met along the way on their "Journey to Wellness". You'll get to meet and talk to representatives from Health Studio KC, Bare Med Spa, Ruby Jean's Juicery, Woodside KC, and CityShape. Enjoy bites from Eat Fit Go Healthy Foods, beats, and ULAH's signature cocktails while you mingle, shop, and learn more about these great local health, fitness, and aesthetic resources. During the event, you'll get 20% of all activewear, can enter to win free prizes, and receive gifts with purchase (including Rhone water bottles for the first 50 purchasers)! Don't miss this fun and informative event that will help you jump start your own Journey to Wellness. To read more about our Journey to Wellness, visit our blog: https://ulahkc.com/blogs/journey-to-wellness
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
The Lash Lounge VIP Grand Opening Event
Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City – Discounts and specials will be offered during the event, cocktails and hors 'd oeuvres will be served as well. Breast cancer survivors will be eligible for a 50% off discount on services following the event.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
4 Hands Madagascar and Deschutes Abyss Flights
Flying Saucer Kansas City – This Thursday the 22nd, we will be doing something a little different. Instead of having just one rare beer, we will be offering FOUR rare beers set together in a flight. The flight will feature a 2-year vertical of Deschutes Abyss and 4 Hands Madagascar. This will allow you to enjoy this year's new product against last year's release. Abyss is a Russian Imperial Stout that is aged in bourbon, Oregon oak and Pinot Noir barrels and then blended with fresh product. The end result is a rich blend of molasses, licorice, vanilla bean and cherry bark. Madagascar is an Imperial Milk Stout aged in bourbon barrels with a generous amount of whole vanilla beans. This creates dark, smooth flavors of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Both beers are not only rare, but also decadent, complex and the perfect compliment to this chilly winter weather.
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Explore Essential Oils
Smithville Branch - Mid-Continent Public Library – Learn about essential oils, including how to use them safely and how to incorporate them into your daily life. Participants will receive a sample to enjoy. (Adult) Registration is required. http://www.mymcpl.org/events/calendar/explore-essential-oils-3
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Mar 22 @ 6:30 PM
2018 Open Watch Parties!
Meshugge CrossFit at The J – This event was already created on my personal page, but doing it through Meshugge let's me schedule each individual date we are having the watch party. Below is the list of the brave folks who will perform the WODs following the announcements for their respective dates. No more than 4 each date. The +1's indicate the available spots to fill. 18.1 on 2/22 = Chris, Andrew, Roslyn, Meredith Phelan 18.2 on 3/1 = Brandon, Chris, +2 female 18.3 on 3/8 = Katherine, Meredith, Chris, Andrew 18.4 on 3/15= Chris, Erin, +2 (one male, one female) 18.5 on 3/22 = Chris, Andrew, +2 female
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
What’s Your Shimmy Hafla
The Buffalo Room – Save the date for Shimmy by Fire’s quarterly Hafla! Contact Fabiana if you are interested in performing, hurry spots are limited. Purchase your tickets online to reserve your seat! https://www.ticketsource.us/shimmy-by-fire Come Shimmy with us.... #FabianaInspiringHopeandDance
 
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
TCH February Theme: Love at First Sight
Uptown Arts Bar – The Creative Hour is a free monthly storytelling event designed for writers of all levels. Every month, ten storytellers are given ten minutes to perform original stories from their own lives. Each event is theme-based and open to interpretation by the writers themselves. Our goal? To bring people together, one story at a time. Come join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for a night of drinks, laughs, and great storytelling! The Creative Hour is proud to announce February's theme -- Love at First Sight. Come join us on Feb 22 from 7-9pm! No Cover! SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN AT www.thecreativehourkc.com
 
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 8:00 PM
Good Men And Citizens
Fishtank Theatre – The Fishtank Winter PlayLab Intensive presents GOOD MEN AND CITIZENS A new theatrical work - in the works - about history, education and patriotism. Created & Directed by Heidi Van in partnership with UMKC Theatre History is full of thought provoking "ifs." Featuring new plays by Lindsay Adams, Shea Ketchum, Heidi Van, Margaret Shelby, Amy King, Amanda Davison and Michelle Lawson. Feb 22 - 26 at The NEW Squeezebox Theatre in The East Crossroads.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 PM
Billy Kenny at The Riot Room
The Riot Room – Thursday, February 22nd | The Riot Room 9pm doors | 21+ Borda Productions & digital hearts present ::::: Billy Kenny ::::: https://www.facebook.com/billykennymusic/ with support by ::::: Spinstyles ::::: ::::: Human Penguin ::::: Billy Kenny at The Riot Room