A Look Ahead — LibertyCon

Trying to put together the list of upcoming events. It is currently skewed to very few things immediate and more things further out. Also most of the events come from a very small set of sources.  Any suggestions to broaden the list is appreciated.

June 29-July 1 — LibertyCon

This small and size-limited annual sciene fiction/fantasy convention in Chattanooga, TN is known for being a fun, open, yet family-feeling affair, one that is intensely interested in the art craft, and future of the genre, but also believes in not taking itself too seriously. The limit of 750 memberships is already sold out, and two of them belong to my wife and I. So there will be reports from and after the con on the blog for sure.

June 29-July 1 Starlight Theatre Kansas City MO

Show Time: 8 p.m.

Gates Time: 7 p.m.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes, with intermission


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, glass slipper, masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists!

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” This hilarious and romantic Broadway experience is for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Suitable for all audiences.

Through July 8 — Sister Act at New Theatre Restaurant

When disco diva Deloris witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in a convent! Using her unique singing talent, Deloris breathes new life into the community but blows her cover in the process. Soon, the gang gives chase. From the composer of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID and more, SISTER ACT was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

 

 

 

July 4 — American Independence Day

More items than I could hope to list belong to this day.  I am listing here the events in Kansas City, actually just the ones at Worlds of Fun:

Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military. Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on the following holidays:

Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 19, 2018)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 28, 2018)
Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4, 2018)
Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018)

Complimentary tickets are available for active duty, reserve, or retired military (with honorable or medical discharge) and government issued ID.

Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun, with the option to purchase up to six (6) discounted tickets for immediate family members.

Please present valid government issued ID at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance in order to receive your free tickets for military service, and to purchase military discount tickets for immediate family.

July 8 — Rehearsals continue for Madrigalia Bar Nonne.

This isn’t an open to the public thing, but interested singers are always welcome to come and join rehearsals, and see if they might want to try out for this select group of period a capella musical performers. Rehearsals continue most Sundays through August, and then the group sings daily at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival at its grounds in Bonner Springs. Anyone interested in joining a rehearsal or the group, drop me a line and I will get you the necessary contact information.  I have been singing with this group since 1999.

July 14 — Avondale United Methodist Church Book Club

The club meets at 10 a.m. in the Church Library, and is open to anyone that wants to come and discuss, or listen to the discussion of the book slated for the month.  For July it is Truman by David McCullough. Well, the second half of the book; being such a monumentally large biography, we have chosen to split our discussion – and the book – into two parts. Since McCullough divides the book into six parts, we discussed his parts 1 to 3 last month, with parts 4 to 6 in July.

July 21 — The Harlem Globetrotter Experience

July 21 & 22 at 5pm & 7pm

As the official juice drink of the Harlem Globetrotters, TUM-e YUMMIES is excited to bring you the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Keep the fun going with the delicious fruity flavors of TUM-e YUMMIES available for purchase throughout the park.

During a 20-minute show performed twice each day near International Plaza, guests of all ages will be entertained by the Globetrotters ball-handling and shooting skills, crowd interaction, and unique brand of comedy.

Throughout their history that spans over nine decades, the Globetrotters have entertained more than 150 million guests, showcasing their vast array of talents in 122 countries on six continents.

The Globetrotters shows are included with Worlds of Fun admission.

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