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Amidst the festive spirit of St. Patricks Day, the iconic symbol of luck, the clover, reminds us of the rich traditions and celebrations honoring Irish heritage.
Exploring St. Patrick's Day Alternatives in Kansas City
Aydan Stigler and Grace BeshoreMarch 14, 2024

  The annual St. Patrick's Day celebration is just around the corner, and with celebration comes large crowds.    The annual city parade...

Visit the City Market to explore local vendors.
Smart Saving Strategies for a Wallet-Friendly Spring Break
Emily Wheeler, Staff Writer • March 14, 2024

  UMKC students are ready for the upcoming week-long spring break, but are their wallets?   From travel adventures to staycations, spring...

Earth Mother by Sheron Smith
Her Art/Their Art Explores the Female Experience in the 21st Century
Elyse Bredfeldt, Staff Writer • March 12, 2024

  Her Art/Their Art is a collection that aims to answer the question: “What does it mean to identify, live, navigate, or be perceived by society...

Nina Simone: Four Women” playbook.
The KC Rep’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is both timeless and poignant.
Maisy Blanton, Staff Writer • March 5, 2024

  The Kansas City Repertory Theater (KCRep) recently performed “Nina Simone: Four Women.” The show follows musician Nina Simone as she...

Around 1 million people were estimated to be in attendance at the parade.
One Dead, Several Injured During Chiefs Parade
Zach Gunter and Jazlyn SummersFebruary 14, 2024

Update:   As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the number of those injured at the Union Station shooting after the Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

What’s closed in Kansas City due to coronavirus


With the US now in an official state of emergency due to COVID 19 outbreak, everything from concerts to sporting events to film releases, are being put on indefinite hold.

Here’s a list of all the events and places in Kansas City that have been postponed and/or canceled.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Snake Parade
  • Planet Comic Con
  • Naka Con
  • The Green City Market
  • City of Liberty
  • The Greater Kansas City Home Show
  • Kansas City Fashion Week has been moved to September
  • Public Libraries have suspended all events until March 31
  • All events at the Arvest Theater, The Midland, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Lawrence Arts Center, KCRep, Hyvee Arena and those in Power and Light have been postponed
  • All performances at the Kauffman Center postponed until April 1

While all of this is certainly disheartening, it is important to remember why these events are being canceled/postponed. It is all in part of not only an effort in Kansas City, not only in the US, but by the entire world to slow the spread of this deadly virus.

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