Things To Do In Kansas City

Shaping Sound at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on Friday, January 30, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Shaping Sound

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

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The dance company from Oxygen’s All the Right Moves explosively mashes up different dance genres and musical styles onstage

$61 $30

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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Hook Gallery & Framing (Up to 51% Off)

Hook Gallery & Framing

Kansas City

BYOB painting session encourages students to create original masterpieces with expert instruction, free-flowing brushstrokes, and wine

$50 $25

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Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick at Starlight Theatre on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick

Starlight Theatre

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Two acts that ruled the charts in the ’70s come alive with favorites such as “Show Me The Way” and “Surrender”

$49 $19

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5 or 10 Classes or One or Three Months of Open Gym at Waldo Gymnastics (Up to 59% Off)

Waldo Gymnastics

Kansas City

Coaches teach tumbles, cartwheels, flips, and other techniques in gym outfitted with new equipment

$55 $25

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$49 for an On-Ramp CrossFit Program with Month of Unlimited Classes at Brookside CrossFit ($275 Value)

Brookside CrossFit

Holmes Park

Month-long On-Ramp program teaches you the basics of CrossFit, which combines a variety of intense strength- and endurance-based activities

$275 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Range Balls for Two or Four at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Hillcrest Golf & Country Club

Hillcrest

Now open to the public, the Donald Ross-designed course challenges players with many of its original features including a 620-yard 10th hole

$98 $45

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Four-Week Adult or Children Hand-Building or Wheel-Throwing Pottery Classes at KC Clay Guild (Up to 56% Off)

KC Clay Guild

Waldo

Weekly beginner and intermediate to advanced pottery classes cover wheel throwing and hand building with the student’s choice of clay

$170 $75

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at Shoal Creek Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Shoal Creek Golf Course

Northland

Round of golf on an eye-catching 6,950-yard course with GPS-equipped carts and a two-tiered, zoysia-grass driving range

$156 $89

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Classes at United Dance (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

United Dance

Kansas City

Dancers aged 3–18 can sign up for classes, including acrobatics, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, jazz, clogging, and musical theatre

$35 $17

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One Month of Boys, Girls, or Mighty Munchkin Gymnastics Classes at Eagles Gymnastics, A Kid's Activity Center

Eagles Gymnastics, A Kid's Activity Center

Martin City

Children aged 2 and older build flexibility, coordination, and confidence through gymnastics exercises and games

$68 $34

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Self-Defense Classes for One or Two or a Private Party of Up to Eight from Street Defense LLC (Up to 59% Off)

Street Defense LLC

DeVry University

Self-defense specialist leads groups through classes that teach self-defense that uses pepper spray, stun guns, and bare hands

$40 $17

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One Month or Two Weeks of Unlimited Barre, Mat, or Prolong Classes at Precision Pilates (Up to 57% Off)

Precision Pilates

Waldo

Mat, barre, and Prolong classes aim to tone bodies, promote circulation, and reduce stress

$120 $52

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Chinese Martial Arts Classes at Chuan Fa Martial Arts Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Chuan Fa Martial Arts Academy

Waldo

Martial arts classes impart both discipline and self defense tactics in classes for kids or adults

$100 $50

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$30 for $50 Worth of Driving Range Balls at Robin Nigro Golf Academy

Robin Nigro Golf Academy

Little Blue Valley

Golfers can practice driving, chipping, and mid-range iron shots at driving range with automatic ball dispensing

$50 $30

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10 or 20 Zumba or Step Aerobics Classes at Fit For The Journey (Up to 54% Off)

Fit For The Journey

Kansas City

Students burn fat and tone muscle with fun Zumba dance-fitness or step aerobics classes

$70 $35

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$79 for $315 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Blue Valley Bushidokan Karate

Blue Valley Karate

Kansas City

From the merchant: Bushidokan is a unique martial arts form. It’s a mental, and physical development process, requiring dedication.

$315 $79

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$149 for an Introductory Helicopter-Flying Lesson at Timberview Helicopters ($299 Value)

Timberview Helicopters

Kansas City

30 minutes of group ground instruction; 15 minutes spent solo with a pilot in a Robinson R44 helicopter

$299 $149

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Three 10-Minute Games of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Six at Jaegerz Laser Tag (Up to 61% Off)

Jaegerz Laser Tag

Northland

Laser-tag players compete in a 6,000-square-foot black-lit arena with Lasertron equipment that vibrates when players are tagged

$30 $15

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$33 for $50 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Robin Nigro Golf Academy in Martin City Sports Complex

Robin Nigro Golf Academy

Martin City

Golfers hone swings at covered, heated stalls, hitting off of artificial mats and into zoysia-grass valley with multiple targets

$50 $33

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Dynamic golf duo Robin and Mark Nigro help golfers develop optimal swings at Robin Nigro Golf Academy's full driving range, pro shop, and academy. The pair first joined forces when Mark began teaching golf to Robin, then 23, who thrived under Mark's deft training and, in two short years, ascended the ranks from late-starting beginner to a competitor on the Futures Mini Tour. Recognizing their undeniable chemistry, the two joined forces and now foster successful golf skills with lessons tailored to golfers of all stripes, often enlisting technological teaching aids to enhance their swing diagnoses and placate the club's supercomputer overlord.

Those looking for solo practice sessions can take to the outdoor driving range, where clubbers launch balls off of astroturf hitting mats out into a zoysia-grass valley peppered with multiple target areas. With covered, heated hitting bays, the range lets pin hunters work on their power draw or high fade while safely protected from rainstorms or predatory hot air balloons.

7601 South Noland Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

In 2005, the racehorse known as St. Croix was crowned Ohio's Horse of the Year, completing the season with one third-place, one second-place, and five first-place finishes. None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of Saddle Creek Stables' trainers, who saved St. Croix from his early vacation plans to horse heaven. After the equine instructors retrained and bonded with him, St. Croix returned the favor with an awe-inspiring racing career. Now enjoying his retirement, St. Croix carries guests on leisurely trail rides across 160 acres of forest trails, outcroppings, cliffs, and flowing streams.

Saddle Creek Stables is a premier racehorse facility operated by trainers dedicated to making their thoroughbreds happy and healthy. The team leads trail rides for all ages and organizes parties with hayrides and bonfires for children. Their forested ranch also provides an excellent venue for hikers, campers, anglers, and deprived houseplants looking to reconnect with their natural habitat.

5915 South Norfleet Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

8015 State Line Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Spurred by a drive to instill children with a love for the arts and to build their self-esteem, professional actor Miles McMahon helms an array of educational programs at Theatre of the Imagination. He and his staff of local theater lovers build on more than 2,000 successful children's theatrical productions through creative summer camps, acting and performance classes, special workshops, and birthday parties for performers in prekindergarten through ninth grade. Miles writes a completely new work for each class and camp, using the script to immerse students in a cooperative, creative environment while freeing them from the pressures of lead roles, auditions, and autographer's elbow. Staff members can also conduct Movie Star Acting birthday parties, where they shoot a short film with the birthday child as the star.

111 W 75th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

Eight outdoor tennis courts, five indoor tennis courts, and an eight-lane competition-size outdoor pool are some of the figures that contribute to the expansive facility of Clayview Country Club, the staff of which oversees programs and classes for all members of the family. Within the fitness center, Nautilus machines line up with free weights, treadmills, and ellipticals—all within eyesight of flat-screen televisions—that members use to crush calories on their own or under the guise of a personal trainer. At the outdoor pool, swimmers jump from 1- and 3-meter boards into the diving well or groove to DJ-spun tunes at one of three holiday swim parties. Before departing, they take advantage of locker rooms with showers and stop by the pro shop to re-string racquets or polish their dorsal fins.

7990 N Farley Ave
Kansas City,
MO
US

At The Bay Water Park, patrons can go surfing in the Midwest. Or at least, simulate the experience. Dubbed The BayRider, the park's surfing simulator allows park visitors to try their hand at surfing or boogie boarding while standing atop a thin sheet of water, instead of a board. There's only one requirement: they must be 48+ inches tall.

There's plenty of classic water park fun to complement the simulator, too. The park boasts three pools, and one, the Leisure Pool, works like a huge, lazy river, complete with rippling waves. That's where swimsuit-clad visitors zoom down two massive, tube-shaped slides. Alternatively, there's a play pool where visitors can swim or play pick-up water basketball, and a family pool: a watery playground complete with a giant dumping bucket.

7101 Longview Rd.
Kansas City,
MO
US