News & Event

Lyric Opera’s Opening Night, A Red Carpet Gala
when: April 2, 6:30 p.m.
where: Hyatt Regency Crown Center
The Kansas City Lyric Opera Circle invites you to a benefit for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The black-tie event will feature an evening of dining, entertainment and dancing, proceeded by a silent auction. Ball co-chairmen are Suzanne Shank and Jackie Middelkamp. Honorary chairman is Edward Milbank. For more
information, visit

Fancy Nancy Storytelling at Powell Gardens
when: March 26 and 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
where: Powell Gardens
Costumed storyteller Dawnna Morris shares fun and inspiration through the “Fancy Nancy” story series. Be sure to admire the fairy houses in the conservatory exhibit. For more information, call 816.697.2600 or visit

Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Parade
when: March 12, 1 p.m.
where: Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by enjoying a parade featuring floats, walking groups, Irish dancers and more! Put on your green and join in the fun. For more information, call or visit

Crown Center Cooking Demonstrations
when: March 30-31, noon
where: Crown Center Shops Atrium, Level 1.
Pitmaster Chris Marks of the famous Three Little
Pigs competition barbeque team hosts a class/demo
featuring barbeque ribs. The following day, Z-Teca
Fresh Mexican Grill executive chef Jon Brown will emphasize salsas, including a made-from-scratch
pico de gallo. Demos begin at noon. No admission fee. .

Golden Girls of the West and Cowboy Cutups!
when: March 4-May 1
where: Martin City Melodrama
Live theater at its best! Tickets range from $10.99 to
$13.99. Reservations are essential. For more information about show times, ticket prices, and the Melodrama’s