The Midtown Weekly June 12



june 12 - june 18

maincor luncheon - annual community listening session - june 15

This month for MainCor's June Networking Luncheon we are hosting our annual Listening Session! This is a great event for Midtown community members to voice what they love about Midtown and Main Street, what their dreams are for the area, and what issues/solutions they currently are concerned about.

As an organization dedicated to making Main Street a safe, inviting, and fun place for everyone, this day provides us with our community's vision and helps us to strategically plan for the coming year. The luncheon is free this month, because we want to see as many of you as possible in attendance! Our office is located at 3215 Main Street, Suite 200. The Linwood stop of the Main Street MAX line is right outside our door! Please RSVP so we have an accurate head count and note if you have any dietary restrictions.
heart of america shakespeare festival - june 13 - july 2

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival begins Tuesday, June 13th and will go until Sunday, July 2nd! It is held at Southmoreland Park in the outdoor theatre. This year, the festival will feature Hamlet, with free performances Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 PM. The gates open at 6 and food and drinks are available from Festival vendors through intermission. For more information, click on the above photo.
plexpod westport commons open house - june 13

Heritage Event Spaces is adding a sixth location to their list of venue options! They are opening three event spaces within Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E 39th Street. Each space - theater, lower level, and rooftop - will be open for guests, Tuesday, June 13th from 5-9 PM. They have invited many established wedding vendors to participate in this celebration and will have mock wedding reception in each space. Enjoy bites to eat and beverages while chatting it up with wonderful wedding professionals from every category! The event is FREE and open to the public.
kcps on the road meeting - june 14
The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors is hosting an "On the Road" meeting on Wednesday, June 14th at Longfellow Elementary School, located at 2830 Holmes St. The meeting will start with an ice cream social at 5:30 P.M. in the school playground. The Board's workshop meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. in the school auditorium. Childcare will be provided free of charge.
third thursday: Blochbuster - june 15

To celebrate 10 years since the opening of the Nelson-Atkins Bloch Building, they are using it as a theme for their monthly Third Thursday gathering on June 15th from 6-9PM. The party will be outside on the North side of the Bloch building and will feature live music, food trucks, a photo booth, pop up artists, drop in activities, food and bar, and more! All adults are welcome and it is free! For more information, please visit their website.
food truck friday - june 16

Food Truck Friday continues at Union Cemetery, Kansas City’s most historic park, on Friday, June 16 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food Truck Friday at Union Cemetery is sponsored by Union Hill and occurs every third Friday of each month through September. A portion of the proceeds from Food Truck Friday benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society to enhance the beauty and preserve Union Cemetery’s history.
June’s food trucks include:
  • Pita for Good, serving made-from-scratch Mediterranean cuisine
  • Werner’s on Wheels, serving hand-crafted sausages and meats
  • The Carlsons, serving burgers, sandwiches and wraps
  • Polar Oasis, serving shaved ice, ice cream and refreshments
hyde park children's film festival - june 16

The month of June is Hyde Park's Children's Film Festival. Each Friday they host a showing of a different movie and a concert. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! This Friday, June 16th, is Back to the Future.The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the movie following at 8:30. Hyde Park is located at 36th and Gillham. For more information, call 816-753-6719.
2nd annual lets grow together conference - june 16 & 17

The 2nd Annual Let’s Grow Together Conference for Early Childhood professionals, educators and students will take place on June 16th and 17th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School. Participants can expect to receive information, ideas and resources specific to the age groups with which they work. Areas of focus include supporting early learning through music and play, Conscious Discipline, and resources and techniques for assisting children with OT, speech and sensory integration challenges. The importance of large motor movement for optimal development will also be presented. This is guaranteed to be a fun filled two days where early childhood professionals will return to their schools with ideas for immediate implementation. Register today! For conference details, including speakers, go to
patio party: leeway franks - june 18
This Father's Day Ça Va is partnering with Leeway Franks to host their patio party! To view the dinner menu, please click here. Dinner includes the menu plus two glases of exclusive American sparkling or yard beer for $50 (not including tax or gratuity). RSVP to

hyde park children's film festival - june 23
westport bounce - june 24
7th annual westport beer fest - june 24