Things to do in KC: St. Patrick’s Day, plus Blake Shelton, Comicon and ‘Hamilton’

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The weather might not be ideal, but Kansas City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will still draw thousands of spectators to midtown.

The temperature is expected to be in the upper 30s when the parade begins at 11 a.m. March 17 at Linwood and Broadway, then proceeds south on Broadway and ends at 43rd Street. Kathy Nelson, president and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission, will be the grand marshal.

The route will close to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. More information at

Other St. Patrick’s Day events

St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. March 17, Prairiefire (earn Paddy’s Passport stamps by making purchases at participating locations).

St. Patrick’s Day with Cheat Codes, 6 p.m. March 17, KC Live! (free-$50).

Störling Dance Theater, “Book of Kells,” 7 p.m. March 17-18, Folly ($15-$32).

The Elders, 8 p.m. March 17, Knuckleheads (sold out).

St Patrick’s 5K, 8 a.m. March 18, Park Place, Leawood ($12-$35).

Classical music

Spire Chamber Ensemble, “Transcendent: William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices,” 7:30 p.m. March 18, Visitation Catholic Church, and 2 p.m. March 19, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish ($10-$25).

Indigo Girls with Kansas City Symphony, 8 p.m. March 18, Kauffman Center ($55-$125).

Midwest Chamber Ensemble, “Chamber Music Mélange,” 4 p.m. March 19, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection ($17).

Country music star Blake Shelton will perform March 18 at the T-Mobile Center.
Country music star Blake Shelton will perform March 18 at the T-Mobile Center.

More music

Colony House, 8 p.m. March 16, The Truman ($28-$42).

Anthony Brown and Group Therapy at Erma Williams Tribute Concert, 7 p.m. March 17, Music Hall ($52-$102).

Skillet and Theory of a Deadman with Saint Asonia, 7 p.m. March 17, Midland ($29.75-$65).

Blake Shelton with Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean, 7 p.m. March 18, T-Mobile Center ($59-$249).

Artemis, 8 p.m. March 18, Gem ($65-$75).

Donell Jones, H-Town and Changing Faces, 8 p.m. March 18, Midland ($40-$125).

Shooting Star with Missouri, 8:30 p.m. March 18, Ameristar ($30-$45).

Rewind Tour featuring Bow Wow, Pleasure P, Bobby V., Trina and more, 8 p.m. March 19, Cable Dahmer Arena ($93-$204).

We Three with Casey Baer, 8 p.m. March 21, RecordBar ($25).

Bill Frisell, 7:30 p.m. March 22, 1900 Building ($35).

“Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, will run March 21-April 2 at the Music Hall.
“Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, will run March 21-April 2 at the Music Hall.

More entertainment

“Green Gate” by New York-based artist Reginald Sylvester II will open at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, reception 6-9 p.m. March 16; runs through June 25; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday (free).

Celebrities at Planet Comicon at Bartle Hall will include William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Richard Dreyfuss (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”) and Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira: Mistress of the Dark”), 1-8 p.m. March 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19 ($10.99-$85.99).

Westport Center for the Arts and InPlay Inc. will present an original Black history play, “Only the Wounds and Weapons Have Changed,” at Just Off Broadway Theater, 7:30 p.m. March 17-18, 23-25, 3:30 p.m. March 26, 7:30 p.m. March 30-April 1 ($7.50-$20).

The works of Alberto Giacometti, one of the 20th century’s premier sculptors, will be featured in “Toward the Ultimate Figure” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, runs March 18-June 18; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday ($18).

“Ladies Rock! A Celebration of Women’s History Month” at the Charlotte Street Foundation will include a workshop, vendors and a concert by Mireya Ramos, 3:30-9:30 p.m. March 18 ($30-$40).

“A Tribute to Black Composers” jazz concert at Unity Temple on the Plaza will benefit the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, 4 p.m. March 19 ($25-$75).

The Country Club Plaza bunny statues will return on March 20, along with assorted pelicans, turtles and swans. They’ll remain until April 24.

The musical sensation “Hamilton” will return to the Music Hall as part of the PNC Broadway in Kansas City series, opens 7:30 p.m. March 21, runs through April 2 (limited tickets available on secondary market).