Local Services in Kansas City

$20 for Two 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Hitch Fit ($130 Value)

Hitch Fit

Multiple Locations

A personal trainer structures a workout that accounts for your individual fitness goals, be they weight loss or muscle gain

$130 $20

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Dry Cleaning at Fosters Cleaners (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Fosters Cleaners

Multiple Locations

Using eco-friendly solvents and filtration systems, cleaner with more than 50 years experience safely and gently gussies up dirty garments

$25 $13

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$149 for Fashion Photo Shoot with Two Digital Negatives and One Print at Smash Glam ($475 Value)

Smash Glam

Smash Glam

Photographers snap editorial fashion shots during photo shoot before providing digital negatives and a print to take home

$475 $149

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at Destined 2 Win

Destined 2 Win

Stayton Meadows

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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$99 for a One-Hour Boudoir Photo Shoot with 10 4”x6” Prints from Elements Studio Photography ($200 Value)

Elements Studio Photography

Hanover Place

Photographer who specializes in boudoir and wedding sessions snaps sultry shots of subjects in a one-hour shoot that yields 10 prints

$200 $99

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$13 for $25 Worth of Tailoring — The Hem Shop

The Hem Shop

Marlborough East

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 $13

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Introductory Scuba Course for One or Two at Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc.

Hickman Mills

SSI-licensed instructor teaches safety procedures and techniques before suiting up first-time students in scuba gear in a heated pool

$40 $20

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One Month of Tumbling, Cheer, or Gymnastics Classes at All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics (50% Off)

All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics

Kansas City

Tumbling classes teach kids cartwheels and somersaults, while cheer and gymnastics classes focus on more advanced moves like tucks

$60 $30

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$83 for $150 Worth of Childcare — UBUNTU Academy

Ubuntu Academy

Kansas City

Early-childhood education for children to be kindergarten ready

$150 $83

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BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from Happy Trees Painting (Up to 56%Off)

Happy Trees Painting

Kansas City

As an instructor guides groups through creating a painting, guests enjoy their own drinks and have the chance to ask questions as they learn

$50 $25

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Website Design Services at Pin-Up Marketing (45% Off)

Pin-up Marketing

Kansas City

From the merchant: High-end website/graphic designers. Pin-Up offers new or redesign of current site. Services include SEO. Price/page

$999 $549

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One- or Three-Hour Holiday Lights Tour in Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine from Corporate Coach (Up to 60% Off)

Corporate Coach

Bank of America Plaza

Sit in a Lincoln Town Car Limousine and enjoy 80+ miles of holiday lights that shine on the towers of the Country Club Plaza

$274 $129

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$7 for One Weekender Ticket to Junior League of Kansas City's Holiday Mart ($15 Value)

Junior League of Kansas City

The Downtown Loop

Browse gift-ready clothing, accessories, housewares, and treats from more than 200 retailers

$15 $7

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At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch.

Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there.

Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.

1656 Washington St
Kansas City,
MO
US

A circular driveway leads to the towering white columns that frame the entrance of Van Noy Mansion, built in the early 20th century for a wealthy railroad family. Two and a half acres of 100-year-old oak trees, manicured shrubs, and verdant landscape surround the estate, and guests are invited to take photos and explore the grounds. General manager James Michael summarizes the mansion's beauty by saying, "You have to see it to believe it. When people walk in for the first time, their jaws drop."

Original woodwork lines the mansion's interior, which is ornamented by stained-glass windows and a series of original murals portraying a courtship. A dramatic wooden rotunda with a second-level landing gives guests space to snap photos or drop buckets of molasses and feathers on late arrivals. Stepping out on the second-story balcony, guests can occasionally hear faint elephant trumpets from the neighboring zoo intermingled with real trumpets carried on the breeze from the nearby Starlight Theatre. The historic 5,000-square-foot mansion plays host to up to 1,000 guests for indoor and outdoor weddings receptions, holiday parties, and charitable events, with food services available from a list of preferred caterers.

6800 Elmwood Avenue
Kansas City,
MO
US

In 1988, potter Michael Smith invited a small group of peers to his home to share ideas and further explore the art of clay manipulation. After just a few meetings, the group quickly grew to include around 70 craftspeople, who started meeting at the Kansas City Art Institute instead of inside Smith's giant conch shell. These regular get-togethers laid the groundwork for the initial incarnation of KC Clay Guild, a place where artists could socialize, buy materials in bulk, and learn from one another.

Now, the volunteer-run co-op is even larger. It occupies its own facility and has vastly expanded the number of services it provides. Amidst the changes, KC Clay Guild has remained true to its initial goals, guided by a mission statement to support the clay community. Artists of all skill levels enroll in classes that cover an array of techniques, such as wheel throwing, hand building, and slip casting. Members take part in regular meetings, open-studio time, and monthly shows, and visiting artists stop by to lead workshops and repair their ceramic automobiles. The guild even offers a scholarship to high-school seniors and hosts birthday parties, team-building exercises, and family-fun nights for casual potters.

200 West 74th Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

For many steakhouses, the art of preparing a tantalizing cut of meat begins in a professional kitchen. But Plaza III The Steakhouse reaches back further, choosing cuts of meat from its own facilities where it ages corn-fed beef inside specialized lockers. Once the cuts reach the restaurant, they are displayed tableside or via limousine motorcade for prospective diners before the chefs char grill chosen selections. To complete the flavor profile, patrons need only peruse a wine list of more than 700 bottles.

This meticulous process of cultivation and presentation embodies the award-winning steakhouse's sophisticated approach to mealtime. Its menu spans ribs, chops, and seafood in addition to Prime aged steaks, and appetizers such as the hand-chopped tenderloin tartare?a dish lauded by Gayot as a "classic rendition ? sprinkled with caviar."

Visitors bask in elegant dining rooms on two floors, which host live jazz and a dancing area on Saturday evenings. Parties of up to 64 guests can set up their fetes in private rooms, enjoying bacchanalias in the wine cellar and other intimate spaces such as the western-themed American Royal Room, which accommodates midsized gatherings.

4749 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US

A woman in a gown runs through a fountain. A little girl wearing Mickey Mouse ears watches an airplane as it rolls up to the gate. The footprints of newlyweds mark a red carpet. The images that photographer Jason Domingues captures aren't always expected. In fact, Domingues seeks out unpredictable angles and hones in on surprising details while snapping shots for weddings, family portraits, engagement sessions, and senior pictures. The memory preservation specialist has been featured in the New York Times for his innovative approach to photography and was named a Fear Less Photographer––1 of about 900 photographers nationwide who create artful, sometimes avant-garde wedding portraits.

Unlike many professional artists, Domingues loves to share his secrets, hosting classes for shutterbugs of all skill levels to learn how to effectively use cameras to generate awe-inspiring photos of landscapes and politicians checking their mail. His in-class lectures acquaint beginners to basic concepts, he also takes more advanced students to the city streets and provides ongoing critique and tips while watching them frame shots.

415 Delaware Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

As children practiced their spelling with chalk sticks and inkwells at the Daniel Webster School in the 1880s, they never imagined papers imprinted with exotic words such as vinaigrette and escarole would someday replace their notebooks. But more than a century later, the cupola-topped Romanesque Revival building?now known simply as Webster House?houses a restaurant where just such words appear on its menu of sumptuous new-American cuisine. As Chef Matt Arnold sears scallops and sea bass for dinner or whips up brioche french toast for Sunday brunch, the sound of clinking flatware fills dining rooms bedecked with antique furniture in the style of an English country home. An antiques gallery invites guests to recreate this stately look at home from a selection of 18th- and 19th-century pieces from around the world, including cabinets hewn from Georgian walnut and French fruitwoods. A collection of genteel gifts, such as Chinese porcelains and bow-topped boxes of stationery, rounds out Webster House's dignified collections.

1644 Wyandotte St.
Kansas City,
MO
US