Hot 103 Jamz Events

Hot 103 Jamz Events

Hot 103 Jamz Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

The Plains Indians : Artists of Earth and Sky

This groundbreaking exhibition will unite the Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigystone pipe to 18th-century painted robes to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes.

The distinct Plains aesthetic—singular, ephemeral and materially rich—will be revealed through an array of forms and media: painting and drawing; sculptural works in stone, wood, antler and shell; porcupine quill and glass bead embroidery; feather work; painted robes depicting figures and geometric shapes; richly ornamented clothing; composite works; and ceremonial objects.

Together the 140 works will reveal the accomplishments of Plains Indian artists, not only as the makers of objects that sustain tradition and embody change, but as the bearers of individual creative expression and innovation. Many nations are represented—Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Mesquakie, Kansa and others. Objects will travel from France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and the United States.

$2 off One Exhibition Ticket! Coupon not redeemable for cash value & cannot be combined with any other offers. One ticket per visit. Redeem this coupon by Jan. 11, 2015. Print out or show this to the Info Desk on your smart phone. Onsite redemption only.

CLICK HERE for more information!

INFO various, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

KC Friends of Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey made use of any combination of dance techniques that best suited the theatrical moment. Valuing eclecticism, he created more a dance style than a technique. He said that what he wanted from a dancer was a long, unbroken leg line and deftly articulated legs and feet ("a ballet bottom") combined with a dramatically expressive upper torso ("a modern top"). "What I like is the line and technical range that classical ballet gives to the body. But I still want to project to the audience the expressiveness that only modern dance offers, especially for the inner kinds of things."

Ailey's dancers came to his company with training from a variety of other schools, from ballet to modern and jazz and later hip-hop. He was unique in that he did not train his dancers in a specific technique before they performed his choreography. He approached his dancers more in the manner of a jazz conductor, requiring them to infuse his choreography with a personal style that best suited their individual talents. This openness to input from dancers heralded a paradigm shift that brought concert dance into harmony with other forms of African-American expression, including big band jazz.

CLICK HERE for more information!

INFO various, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | 16th and Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Boo at the Zoo

It's spooktacular fun for kids of all ages!

Mark your calendars for Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26. We have treats to go along with our tricks. From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Be sure to explore the boneyard graveyard. CLICK HERE for more information!

Backpacks will be handed out to trick-or-treaters while supplies last.

INFO 9:30a-5p, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

Night of the Harvest Moon

Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), its community partners and sponsors for the Night of the Harvest Moon  Children’s Festival. For close to 20 years, the Festival has provided a safe alternative to door-to-door “trick or treat” activities for area families with children under the age of 12. Enjoy treats, music, mascots, and other entertainment inside and outside the museum complex.

For information, call 816-221-1920.

INFO 6p-8:30p, Negro League Baseball Museum | 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Union Station Centennial

On October 30, 2014, Union Station Kansas City will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. This majestic landmark opened and was dedicated on October 30, 1914. During its opening ceremony, Union Station was heralded as one of the most beautiful train stations in the country and that tradition continues today. Union Station is still considered one of the top 23 train stations in the country.

Centennial Celebration Gala Event
An Unforgettable Evening
Contact Jenn Nussbeck at 816-460-2016 or for more details


Relive Union Station Stories

CLICK HERE for more information!


  1. 100 Years of Fascinating Union Station History Presented In Rich & Interactive Formats
  2. New 5,000 square foot Permanent Exhibition of Artifacts & Stories
  3. Cutting-Edge Virtual History Tour created by VML


NOVEMBER 1st & 2nd
100th Anniversary Ceremony


New 100-Year History Exhibit Open on Mezzanine Levels 2 and 3 in Grand Hall
Free, permanent, culturally diverse history exhibit of Union Station by Eisterhold Associates with mobile app by VML for virtual tour of the Station

Tours of the Amtrak Exhibit Train — Lines form inside of Sprint Festival Plaza
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sprint Festival Plaza Activities:

  • 11AM - 4PM - Family Activities:
    Face painting, Balloon animals, Silhouettes, LEGOLand, SeaLife, Photo booth, Science City, Science Pioneers & other activity booths
  • 12PM - 4PM - Actors in period/character clothing positioned in key areas to tell different parts of Union Station story

Entertainment Schedule in Sprint Festival Plaza:

  • 11AM - Brush Creek Follies Band
  • 12PM - 2PM - Vine Street Rumble
    14-piece Historic Jazz Band
  • 2:30PM - 4PM
    Bad Dadz – Classic Rock & Roll
  • 5PM - 6PM - Victor & Penny – 1920-30s Period Entertainment

Free event; $5/person donation suggested to go toward Building Preservation Fund Cash bar and food concessions available.

History Lectures – Chamber Board Room:

  • 11AM - Union Station History – Peter Hansen, Railroad Historian
  • 12PM - The Fred Harvey Story – Tom Taylor, Local Historian and Dee Harris, National Archives and Records Association
  • 1PM - WWI History -- Doran Cart, National World War 1 Museum
  • 2PM - Union Station Renovation -- Greg Allen and Sally Swank, Historical Preservation Society
  • 3PM - The Union Station Shoe Shiners Story -- Henry Lyons, Olathe NAACP and JoeLouis Mattox, local historian
  • 4PM - African-American Porters Story -- Henry Lyons, Olathe NAACP and JoeLouis Mattox, local historian

Note: Limited seating in this room, first-come, first-served. The History Lectures will be webcast that day and videotaped for posting on Union Station’s YouTube channel.

H&R Block City Stage:

  • 11AM - USKC’s One Woman Show
  • 12:15AM - Trains Across America by Theatre for Young America
  • 2 - 3PM - Nate the Great by Theatre for Young America (regular admission price applies)
  • 3:15PM - 4PM - Trains Across America by Theatre for Young America
  • 4:30PM - USKC’s One Woman Show (Wendy)

Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre:

  • 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, 5PM - Union Station 3-D Digital Show from Sept. 5
  • 11:15AM - Family Movie (title to be announced)
  • 1:15PM - Meet the Past: Ernest Hemingway premier – KCPT Program; Interview by Crosby Kemper, KC Public Library
  • 2:15PM - Stitch in Time documentary, with intro by Terrance O’Malley, author and filmmaker with fashion show of Nelly Don dresses
  • 5PM - Union Station Massacre documentary

Science City / Planetarium:
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special pricing: Family four-pack for $19.14 or $6/person for entrance to Science City and one planetarium show

  • 11AM - Saturday Walk-Up Workshop
  • 12PM - Saturday Science Demo
  • 1:1PM - Saturday Science Lab
  • 2PM - Saturday Spark!Lab
  • 3PM - Saturday Maker Activity
  • 4PM – Saturday Science Stage Show

Bank of America Exhibit Gallery

Centennial Swing Dance Featuring the Dave Stephens Band and Lonnie McFadden
6PM - 10PM

  • 6:30PM - 7PM - Dance Lessons by Amy Castro, Overland Park Ballroom and Social Club
  • 7:15PM - The Swingsters from the Allegro Ballroom (short performance)
  • 8PM - Costume Contest


INFO various, Union Station | 30 West Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108

Treat Town

Attention all ghouls and goblins! Swope Health Services and Hot 103 Jamz will present Treat Town, a safe, in-door, trick-or-treating experience for children 12 and younger.  Toys and candy are FREE to the kids.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

INFO 6p-9p, Swpoe Health Central | 3801 Blue Parkway, KCMO

Boo at the View

Boo at The View is back!  Get ready for another year of fun & fright as we celebrate Halloween in style.  We'll have a lot of spooky games, hayrides*, plenty of snacks, a Halloween egg hunt, a Haunted Forest, storytime in the park, and everyone's favorite- the Trunk or Treat! Over 3,000 attendees last year!

For more information, contact Mary at (816) 316-4885

INFO 7:30p, The View | 13500 Byars Road Grandview, Missouri 64030

Walking with Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America for the first time since 2010.   Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in over 220 cities and almost 2,000 performances.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets NOW!

Fri 7:00PM Nov 7
Sat 11:00AM Nov 8
Sat 3:00PM Nov 8
Sat 7:00PM Nov 8
Sun 1:00PM Nov 9
Sun 5:00PM Nov 9
INFO various, Sprint Center