Gucci Mane

August 1

Gucci Mane at the Globe War I Memorial? Bingo. Most people On the lookout. Shining For No Evident Explanation. Shit Crazy. All About The Income. That’s All. Gucci Mane with Lil TJay & Yung Bleu. Environment War I Memorial, 2 Memorial Travel, KCMO. 7 pm. $50–$150.

Jason Mraz

August 3

Each time a male dons a fedora and measures onto a coffee store phase to sing small-important adore tracks, he’s hoping to sometime turn out to be the following Jason Mraz. The report operate of “I’m Yours” atop the charts has empowered Mraz to hang out with Al Gore and invest in a chain of vegan dining places. For this tour, Mraz delivers along a thirteen-piece reggae band. Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Highway, KCMO. 7 pm. $30–$100.

Photo courtesy of Black Box West Bottoms

MUXE: The Language of Artwork & Lifestyle

August 5

Hugo Ximello-Salido isn’t the very first documentarian to coach his lens on Muxe (pronounced MOO-che), a 3rd gender that is an set up and celebrated section of the Zapotec culture in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. MUXE: The Language of Artwork & Lifestyle, a new documentary from KC-centered Ximello-Salido that will make its nearby premiere at the Queer Narrative Pageant at the Black Box West Bottoms, stands out for not just its hanging imagery but also its deep dive into the cultural roots of the Muxe. “There are quite a few documentaries about the Muxe neighborhood, but none of them ask why they are concentrated in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca,” he suggests. “Zapotec language doesn’t use pronouns like we do—so this is telling us that Zapotec culture views on gender, prior to the Europeans, was incredibly distinctive.” Muxe aren’t what Us residents would contact transgender, he points out they are Muxe. “Something that actually surprised me is how perfectly integrated they are into their communities,” he says. “One of the items that I did was job interview a priest. I questioned several issues: How does Catholicism see the Muxe neighborhood? Are they judged by the church? His position was that it does not matter—for any person, you will be judged depending on your steps.”

GO: Screening on Thursday, August 5, at the Black Box, 1060 Union Ave., KCMO. Indoor screening at 5 pm, outside screening at 8 pm.

Cowtown Ballroom…Sweet Jesus

August 4

The famous Cowtown Ballroom was a counterculture icon that fostered much of KC’s avante garde lifestyle in the seventies. To mark its fiftieth anniversary—the venue opened with a Traveling Burrito Brothers demonstrate in 1971—Lemonade Park is screening Joe Heyen’s documentary with unique musical performances from Janet Jameson (Billy Spears Band), Rick Bacus (Morningstar) and John Anderson. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., KCMO. 7 pm. $20.

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Picture of Wilco and Sleater-Kinney courtesy of Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

Wilco and Sleater-Kinney

August 12

Musically, Wilco and Sleater-Kinney is not the most evident invoice. The feminist punk band and jammy dad rock band with an alt-country twang would have been an odd pairing when the two acts emerged in the late-center nineties. But, of class, time has a way of smoothing out petty distinctions between contemporaries. Particularly here, provided the way of Sleater-Kinney, which has observed deeper, slower grooves (examine the May single, “Worry With You”) given that parting with longtime drummer Janet Weiss. Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main St., KCMO. 8 pm. $35-$88.

Steve Treviño

August 13-14

Standup Steve Treviño has modernized the historical artwork of complaining about a marriage in which there is “paperwork involved” in hanging out with his close friends but his wife “is just long gone.” His new specific, My Daily life in Quarantine, was shot previous 12 months at an out of doors theater in front of a distanced and masked audience and dives into relatable topics this sort of as coming to the abrupt realization you are nonessential and the purely natural awkwardness of curbside carryout. Kansas Metropolis Improv, 7260 N.W. 87th St., KCMO. $52 two-seat table, $104 four-seat desk. improvkc.com.

816 Day

August 16

The Jazz District’s annual celebration of the city’s eastern location code basically falls on Monday this year. The weekend ahead of will element Fly Friday, wherever revelers gown in vintage finery at 18th and Vine, and a Saturday Block Occasion with suppliers, are living songs, food stuff carts and action dance. August 13–16. 18th and Vine, KCMO.

Pleasure Parade

August 21

Just after a hiatus, the Kansas Metropolis Satisfaction Competition is going on in Theis Park on the weekend of August 21 and will involve national and local acts, sellers, meals trucks and family members pursuits. The mar-quee occasion at the LGBTQ+ pageant is the KC Delight Parade midday on Saturday. Volker Park (aka Frank A. Theis Park) at Oak Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., KCMO. Parade at 11 am.

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

August 28

Soon after a 12 months off, Chiefs tailgaters have to hold out until the closing week of the NFL preseason to shake the rust off and get some reps in the parking good deal at GEHA Area. The league cut the preseason from 4 to three video games, so it stays to be seen irrespective of whether the 3rd match is however the costume-rehearsal, as it was in the earlier, or if it is now like previous preseason finales, where the starters perform a series or two before the deep bench players and follow squad men confront off. Don’t assume considerably Mahomes, but do hope plenty of revelry in the lots right before this night time sport. GEHA Discipline, 1 Arrowhead Push, KCMO. 7 pm. Costs range.

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