April is designated as National Poetry Month and the Uptown Arts Bar celebrates with “Poetry’s a Drag” on Saturday April 19. Displaying their talent will be Ryan Wilks, Nicolle Wilson, Alyssa Bennett-Smith, Steph Castor, and Philip Hooser.
Several sporting events will be held in Kansas City this weekend. Friday through Sunday, the Kansas City Royals will play Minnesota. On Saturday the ABA Basketball All-Star Game will be played at Avila College and Sporting Kansas City takes on Montreal at Sporting Park.
- Barn Players: 6219 Martway, Mission, “Follies,” closes May 4.
- Coterie Theatre: Crown Center, “Schoolhouse Rock Live!,” closes May 18.
- Hollywood Theater: 501 Delaware, Leavenworth, “Beau Jest,” closes May 3.
- Just Off Broadway: 3051 Central, Laid Back Fundraiser, April 19.
- Kansas City Repertory Theatre: Copaken Stage, “A Little More Alive,” closes May 11.
- Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre: 3614 Main, “Steel Magnolias,” closes May 4.