The rivalry returns … on ice! The men’s hockey clubs from the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas drop the puck on their longtime rivalry Thursday, February 23 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Wear your best black and gold or crimson and blue to support your favorite team as they fight on the ice for border-bragging rights!
Back by popular demand to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum — trivia night! Complimentary beverages, mental aerobics and laughter for all. The theme will be civil rights, the questions will come from traditional categories, including entertainment, history and sports, among others. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.
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The Vaile Society’s Antique Appraisal Fair will be Saturday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $10 and includes two item appraisals. Pay at the door. There will be 4-5 antique dealers on hand to help appraise your items. If the items are very large, please bring a detailed photo of the items. Mansion tours will also be available during the event.
Independence’s own Puppetry Arts Institute presents the “Cavalcade of Stars,” an old-time variety entertainment show and fundraiser featuring performers Bob Abdou, a nationally known comedy ventriloquist, Beth Byrd, a Kansas City-based mime and physical theatre artist, and Kraig Kensinger, PAI’s own master puppeter, who will be bring out a number of large, show marionettes that deserve a big stage.
Admission is a $20. For tickets and information, call the Puppetry Arts Institute at 816-833-9777.
This show is not intended for children.
The Puppetry Arts Institute is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve and promote puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages. It’s a magical place for children, families and even adults to enjoy puppet shows, puppet painting workshops and other special events.
The organization was established in May of 2000, as part of a dream of a group of local puppeteers and opened in the Englewood Arts District in October of 2001 to share this art form with the community.
Comedian ventriloquist Mr. Puppet, also known as Bob Abdou, is coming to the Puppetry Arts Institute for one show only on March 16.
Admission is $6 per person (age 2 and under free) and seats may be reserved by calling 816-833-9777.
The Puppetry Arts Institute is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve and promote puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages. It’s a magical place for children, families and even adults to enjoy puppet shows, puppet painting workshops and other special events. The organization was established in May of 2000, as part of a dream of a group of local puppeteers and opened in the Englewood Arts District in October of 2001 to share this art form with the community.
Join the fun on Saturday, March 16 from 2 – 6 p.m. Check-in is at Diamond Bowl & Billiards from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. After-party begins at 6 p.m. at the new 3 Trails Brewing with live music and prizes for the best version of a zombie-leprechaun. Tickets purchased by March 9 will receive their T-shirt at check-in. Tickets purchased after March 9 will be able to pick up t-shirts at a later date or have them mailed at an additional cost.
Limited number of advance tickets are $20, $30 at the door. Proceeds will help turn the historic Independence Square green for spring. This event is rain or shine.
-Diamond Bowl & Billiards
-Top Hat Winery
-3 Trails Brewing
-Big John’s Corner Bar
-Tommy’s Tavern Take II
-Ophelia’s Restaurant & Inn
Last call at Main Street Coffee House will be an Irish Cream. They will also have live music from 6 – 8 p.m.
Please drink responsibly.
March 29 & 30, 2019, the Toughest Monster Truck Tour will return to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena with three performances: Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Last year, Missouri’s own Bigfoot came back with a vengeance after losing the Tour Championship to rival Snake Bite the year before. The competition was tough at all events in 2018, with less than 10 points separating Bigfoot and second place winner Quad Chaos going into the Championship Weekend in Grand Forks, North Dakota. But Bigfoot stayed the course and won.
In 2019, the competition will be more fierce than ever, with Quad Chaos looking to redeem himself, 2017 Champion Snake Bite vowing to take back the title, and the rest of the field looking to make an upset.
In addition to the monster truck action, thrilling side acts will be featured. It may be freestyle motocross, a car-eating, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur or battling intergalactic robots.
The Vaile Victorian Mansion is excited to present it’s annual Spring Tea with Jane Austen. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with “Jane” and learn about some of the social customs during her lifetime. Victorian collections will also be on display throughout the home, and the gift shop will be open for your enjoyment.
Tables seat four and seating is limited. Interested parties are asking to make a reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by sending a check payable to the Vaile Victorian Society for $50 per person to Waunita Moore, 17800 E. 30th St. S., Independence, MO, 64057. Please include your name and phone number and whether you wish to be seated with someone at your table.