July is flying by! Take advantage of the summer weather and some great up-and-coming Kansas City Events in our area. This week, we’re highlighting exciting occasions for children and adults alike. Check back every Wednesday for an updated list of Kansas City activities.
Kansas City Events happening this week (July 23-27):
Christmas in July at the Market!
July 23, 7-11 PM
Already counting down the days ‘til Christmas? Come out to Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market and meet Santa Claus while he’s on vacation (he’ll even be in his summer outfit to take pictures!) Shop through fifty vendors and see why the Lee’s Summit Farmers Market has been voted the #1 farmers market in Missouri for the second year in a row. You can even win a Farmers Market basket full of fresh produce, baked goods and more! The market runs each year from April 5-November 29 and is free to the public. For information on parking and directions visit Christmas In July.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Theatre in the Park
July 23-26, Gates open at 6:30 PM, Show begins at 8:30 PM
Shawnee Mission Park brings Mark Twain’s story to life in its production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Theatre in the Park is a beautiful spread, and the G-rated production is great for children of all ages. And since the park has partnered with the Trent Green Family Foundation and the Phoenix Family, if you bring a gently-used book to donate to the foundations, you’ll get a coupon for a free box of popcorn as thanks. Helping the community has never tasted so good! For additional information and ticket prices, visit Theatre In The Park.
Meet Elsa the Snow Queen!
July 26, 11 AM-1 PM, 2 PM-4 PM
Come out and bring the little ones to Toy Time at Crown Center this Saturday to meet Elsa the Snow Queen from the animated feature FROZEN. Come early to take pictures with her and enter drawings for giveaways. Additional information for the free event can be found at Crown Center Events.
Hotel Sorella’s Rooftop Pool – Adult Swim
July 27, 12-8 PM
Beat the summer heat by heading to Bar Rosso, Hotel Sorella’s intimate rooftop pool, located on the Country Club Plaza. Enjoy rooftop cabanas, a DJ, firepit, happy-hour drink specials and half-price flatbreads on the terrace of the hotel. You must be 21+ to attend, and it’s only a $20 cover charge for Kansas City locals to have a relaxing day in the sun. For additional information, visit Hotel Sorella.
Plaza Live! Concert Series
July 25, 6-9 PM and July 26, 2-5 PM
All this summer, the Country Club Plaza’s many courtyards will be full of local and regional artists performing live music. On Friday, Slow Ya Roll (alternative soul, funk, blues & rock) will be performing at the Valencia courtyard near Banana Republic from 6-9 PM. Saturday brings Oasis (vintage top 40 hits) to the Penguin courtyard near J. Crew, and the Brian Ruskin Band (Jazz, Funk, Rock) performs at the Mermaid courtyard near Michael Kors, both from 2-5 PM. Don’t miss out on the free shows! For a full schedule of all Plaza Live performers, see the lineup for Plaza Live!
Restaurant Grand Opening! – Can I Have A Bite
Hours: 6:30 AM-4:30 PM Tuesday-Saturday
8011 Wornall Road has a new occupant, and she’s stirring up the way we think about food. A woman of many talents, Kathy Hale (owner, cook, writer, and pilates instructor) has opened a restaurant that has zero diet restrictions, and is creating food that not only tastes great, but is great for you. While most of her dishes are aimed toward vegans, vegetarians, raw and paleo-dieters, there will always be a meat or poultry dish offered. Her grab-and-go carryout menu includes a spin on classic dishes such as chicken enchiladas, vegan lasagna, vegetable frittatas, Persian lime green beans, soups and even pizzas. Can I Have A Bite is in a shared building with the Red Headed Philosopher Coffee shop, and Kathy’s creations can be purchased there as well. This weekend is a perfect time to try something new and welcome a new business that promises to shake up the restaurant industry. Visit her website for pictures of Kathy’s dishes and learn more about her healthy food mission at Can I Have A Bite Inc.
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