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5 Kansas City Things to Do in January | #AllKCSeries

Thursday, January 19, 2017Ava Bella

It's that time folks. I've put on my fur-lined boots, a sweater dress, and multiple layers a couple times in the last few weeks. As I was exploring my fair city, I thought I would share some awesome things you and yours can do in January to shake off that chill in the air! The city does no shut down in the winter! I repeat; the city does not shut down in the winter - there is so much to see and do. Join me...


From shopping the Country Club Plaza to First Fridays on 18th & Vine or Crossroads to Shopping for fruits and Veggies at the City Market. There is something for everyone! Introducing the newest series here on the blog...


5 Kansas City Things to Do (in January 2017)



1. KC Eats: KC Restaurant Week - #KCRW2017Kansas City Restaurant Week began Friday, January 13th and ends this Sunday, January 22nd. For its 8th year, attendees can not only experience more than 180 of KC’s finest dining, but they can also “do good” helping 5 area local organizations. Learn more about the 2017 charity partners HERE. This year lunch and dinner price points are interchangeable. Multi-course lunch and dinner menus are available for $15 and $33. So… Dine out. Do good! Click in our right sidebar to visit the KC Restaurant Week website (scroll down if you're on mobile) or download the app ( Android or iPhone ) or read more on the blog about KC Restaurant Week HERE. Your table is waiting...



2. KC Business: Kansas City’s Data-Driven Marketers Association (KCDMA) Symposium | Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8AM to 5PM – KCDMA offers valuable educational opportunities for like-minded professionals. This year’s symposium focus is customer-centric marketing that is, of course, driven by data. Here are the topics: Buyer Personas, Landing Pages (and) Acquisition, Marketing to Millennials with Kids, Big Data, the Right Data, and Using Empathy to Increase Conversions in B2B Marketing. To learn more about this years speakers CLICK HERE. For tickets to the symposium CLICK HERE. To learn more about KCDMA; visit: kcdma.org

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3. KC Arts: Mutual Musicians Foundation’s Historic Late Night Jam Session | This year makes 100 years! You read that right; the Historic building that stands at 1823 Highland in the 18th Vine Jazz District has been known for Jazz. Every Friday and Saturday at 1AM, the band strikes up and Jazz lovers far and wide walk through the doors to experience the very salt of Kansas City. Some even say its where the best of the best take the stage upstairs to play until 5AM. You might even catch my late night set downstairs at the white piano! If you have yet to experience the sounds and sights of the Mutual Musicians Foundation, stop on by – for a tour or just to listen; I guarantee this is your new favorite Kansas City Gem. If you haven't heard by now, the MMF has launched Kansas City's newest radio station, KOJH; visit KOJHFM.org to listen online now. The tradition jams on…




4. KC Music: Purchase Your Copy of James D. Conqueror & The Swing’s Nouveau Noir | What’s more Kansas City than the swing era of jazz being revisited by a Kansas City legend in the making? James D. Conqueror’s project, Nouveau Noir Opus 1, begins the project by paying homage to the Paris of the Plains (P.O.P.) featuring yours truly. Listen HERE. The MC’s first single, Le Cool, is a declaration of his “super-uber” coolness and the video for the single shares the beauty of the fair Country Club Plaza with the masses. Watch it HERE. Follow James D. Conqueror on Instagram for some amazing sights and sounds as he’s touring the country. Get you copy Nouveau Noir Opus 1 HERE. Get your copy of his recent release, Nouveau Noir Opus II, The Analogue Tapes HERE and stay tuned for the next 2 albums in this four-part series.





5. KC Culture: Black Archives of Mid-America In Kansas City – Horace Peterson III Lecture Series ft. Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley | Also located in the Historic 18th Vine Jazz District, the Black Archives of Mid-America is a non-profit organization and was created to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest. Their programming consists of not only traveling exhibits, interpretive and educational programs, but also serves the community by offering itself as an educational resource and repository of all facets of the African American culture. Tuesday, January 31st from 6PM to 7PM, Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley’s presents “The Message: Improvising Hip Hop as Critical Pedagogy in 21st Teaching and Activism This free event made possible by the Missouri Humanities council, explores how we can use Hip Hop’s improvisational practices as a strategic tool in approaching education, activism and mentoring in the 21st century. To RSVP email: emiel@blackarchives.org. To read about its rich history and contributions, take a tour, or learn more; visit their website HERE.




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