Jonathan Kharfen, the architect for the Museum at Prairiefire, will discuss the process involved in developing the initial concept into the actual building. He will also talk about design concerns specific to museums.
Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids explores fantastic beings that humans everywhere have brought to life over thousands of years through stories, songs and works of art.
Ready for your next life challenge? Join Kansas City's premier women-only Half Marathon and 5K that celebrates you and your accomplishments. Grab A Girlfriend and Register Today! The time you spend training, socializing and running together might just be the best time you spend together all year long. Plus, when you run, you make a difference. During registration, you choose the charity you want to support, a portion of your entry fee will go to that charity.
The Tour de BBQ, which will be held on September 27, 2014, is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 15, 35, and 62 miles. Funds raised by the Tour de BBQ support the Midwest Cancer Alliance’s Transitions Clinic – a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer.
Every Monday through Thursday night from June 23 to August 28 from 9 p.m. till close, the family-friendly restaurants will highlight a playlist of the “best of” songs from some of rock’s biggest names.
(from THE PITCH | by CHARLES FERUZZA) A star deserves marquee billing, and James Beard Award–winning Michael Smith gets it with the two-month-old Cocobolos, in the PrairieFire complex at 135th Street and Nall. "Cocobolos by Michael Smith" is how the restaurant is billed on its menus, in line with Smith's status as an iconic local eponym. The Overland Park place joins, of course, his namesake restaurant at 20th Street and Main — half of the dining duplex that he runs with the livelier, less expensive Extra Virgin. To a certain caste of hungry locals, Smith's name is as familiar and as reliable as that of barbecue kingpin Ollie Gates.
(from KCUR.org | by CODY NEWILL) The United States Department of Agriculture's Northern Research Station (NRS) examined plant life in nine counties in the Kansas City metro area.
The NRS found that by blocking winds in the winter, shading buildings in the summer, and providing natural evaporative cooling all throughout the year, trees and shrubs significantly cut down residential energy costs.
If you joined us for the Street Music Contest during Opening Preview Weekend, you had the chance of hearing nine extremely talented bands and solo artists play for us on Friday & Saturday and voted for your favorites! Well, the votes have been tallied and the winner revealed!
(By JENEÉ OSTERHELDT - kansascity.com) Big-box stores and suburban sprawl come to mind every time another strip mall sprouts up.
There might be a stylish indie boutique or a major brand that’s hard to find, but overall, you just don’t think of these shopping centers as hot destinations. Let alone summer musts.
Until Prairiefire, the sexy new development at 135th and Nall in Overland Park. It’s worth the drive. There’s something fresh and spirited about it. We could give credit to the Museum at Prairiefire, because being the little cousin to the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a little more than cool.
"(Reuters) - A collection of 85 million-year-old fossils including a fish as big as a great white shark with a face like a bulldog has been donated to a new Kansas museum after an outcry from scientists helped scrap a San Diego museum's plans to sell them at auction."
What happens when you put four friends for life together who love to make music? In Kansas, you get Of The Forest - Kabes on drums, Ali on vocals, Seth on vocals & acoustic, and Jared on electric guitar.