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At last, crowds can return to Southmoreland Park for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. This year, it’s “Romeo and Juliet” beginning June 14.

At last, crowds can return to Southmoreland Park for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. This year, it’s “Romeo and Juliet” beginning June 14.

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The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary season by presenting Shakespeare’s timeless love story “Romeo and Juliet” at Southmoreland Park.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first full production to be presented since 2019.

The play will begin at 8 p.m. June 14-July 3 except Mondays and is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved seating is available for $25-$35. More information at kcshakes.org.

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This year’s Symphony Designers’ Showhouse benefiting the Kansas City Symphony is at 1025 W. 53rd Terrace and will be open June 10-July 3. Kansas City Symphony Alliance

More entertainment

The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse, a benefit for the Kansas City Symphony, will be held at 1025 W. 53rd Terrace, June 10-July 3 (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; $20-$25). showhouse.org.

Kansas City Pridefest will take place at Theis Park, 5-10 p.m. June 10, noon-10 p.m. June 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12 ($5; under 12 free); parade at 11 a.m. June 11. kcpridealliance.org.

The Shops of Prairie Village will play host to the 65th Prairie Village Art Show, 5-8 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12. pvartshow.com.

Artist Shinique Smith will celebrate Juneteenth in conjunction with her “Stargazers” at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (runs through July 31); artist talk, 6 p.m. June 10 at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; performance, 11 a.m. June 11 at Atkins Auditorium, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (free; tickets required). kemperart.org and nelson-atkins.org.

Theatre for Young America will present “Cinderella” at City Stage, 10 a.m. June 14; runs through July 2 ($12). tya.org.

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The annual Dragon Boat Festival & Races will take place June 11 on Brush Creek at the Country Club Plaza and is free to the public. Fred Blocher The Kansas City Star

Three for free

The Elders with The Cowardly Lions, 7 p.m. June 9, Town Center Plaza. towncenterplaza.com.

Dragon Boat Festival & Races, 9:45 a.m. June 11, Brush Creek on Country Club Plaza. kcparks.org.

Future Stages Festival, 11 a.m. June 12, Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org.

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Indie folk band Bon Iver will play June 15 at the Starlight Theatre. Graham Tolbert

Music

Snarky Puppy, 7:30 p.m. June 9, Kauffman Center ($37.50-$87.50). kauffmancenter.org.

The Kansas City Symphony will present “Windborne’s The Music of the Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 1969,” 8 p.m. June 9-10 at the Kauffman Center ($35-$130), and Symphony in the Flint Hills in Chase County, Kansas, June 11 ($50-$95; gates open 1 p.m., concert at sunset). kcsymphony.org and symphonyintheflinthills.org.

Wallows, 8 p.m. June 9, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland ($32.50-$52). arvestbanktheatre.com.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7 p.m. June 10, Uptown ($35-$99). uptowntheater.com.

Landlocked Opera, “Tartuffe,” 7:30 p.m. June 10, 2:30 p.m. June 12, Atonement Lutheran Church ($5-$20). landlockedopera.org.

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters and Los Lobos with McKinley James, 8 p.m. June 10, Knuckleheads ($55). knuckleheadskc.com.

Te Deum, “Divine,” 7:30 p.m. June 11, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and 3 p.m. June 12, Village Presbyterian Church ($20-$25). te-deum.org.

Andy Grammar, 8 p.m. June 11, The Truman ($30-$60). thetrumankc.com.

Heartland Men’s Chorus, “Unbreakable,” 8 p.m. June 11, 4 p.m. June 12, Folly ($20-$70). hmckc.org.

Tech N9ne with Joey Cool, X-Raided and ¡Mayday!, 8 p.m. June 11, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland ($35-$45). arvestbanktheatre.com.

Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra, “L’dor V’dor Kinnor,” 3 p.m. June 12, Lewis and Shirley White Theatre ($14-$37). thejkc.org.

Rex Orange County, 8:30 p.m. June 13, Starlight ($39.50-$89.50). kcstarlight.com.

REO Speedwagon and Styx with Loverboy, 6:45 p.m. June 14, Starlight ($44.50-$144.50). kcstarlight.com.

Chris Tomlin with Hillsong United, 7 p.m. June 14, T-Mobile Center ($20-$129.75). t-mobilecenter.com.

Béla Fleck, 7:30 p.m. June 14, Kauffman Center ($40.50-$100.50). kauffmancenter.org.

Bon Iver, 7:15 p.m. June 15, Starlight ($30.50-$100.50). kcstarlight.com.

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Dan Kelly has been covering entertainment and arts news at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Daily Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He also was on the University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty for six years, and he has written a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”





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