The Midtown Weekly June 19



june 19 - june 25

heart of america shakespeare festival - june 13 - july 2

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival begins Tuesday, June 13th and will go until Sunday, July 2nd! It is held at Southmoreland Park in the outdoor theatre. This year, the festival will feature Hamlet, with free performances Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 PM. The gates open at 6 and food and drinks are available from Festival vendors through intermission. For more information, click on the above photo.
become a certified teacher - june 20

Meet with an American Board representative to learn how you can change careers and become a certified teacher in Missouri at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 20th at the Westport Branch of the Public Library (118 Westport Rd). This event is free and attendees will meet with a Missouri Teacher Certification Specialist, explore exam preparation materials, and receive exclusive savings on the American Board program. If you hold a bachelor’s degree, you could have a classroom of your own within a year with help from American Board's online, affordable path to teacher certification. Also, if you’re paraprofessional, substitute teacher or teaching on a Temporary/Emergency certificate and you’re looking to gain certification, find out how you can use the American Board program to obtain your professional license. Make sure to RSVP to save your spot! For up to date information call 1-877-669-2228 or email info@americanboard.org.
go skateboarding day - june 21
Wednesday, June 21, is Go Skateboarding Day at the recently closed Gillham Park Pool aka the Slabs. This event is done with partnership from Harrison Street DIY, Hyde Park neighborhood association, and the Pilgram Center. The festivities will begin at 5 pm and include: Live art and displays from local artists, skateboard donations to local kids, raffles featuring prizes from local businesses, SKATE JAM, food and beverages, and more! Bring a football or your dog, it's fun for everyone! For more information please visit their Facebook page.
hyde park children's film festival - june 23

The month of June is Hyde Park's Children's Film Festival. Each Friday they host a showing of a different movie and a concert. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! This Friday, June 23th, is The Lego Batman Movie.The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the movie following at 8:30. Hyde Park is located at 36th and Gillham. For more information, call 816-753-6719.
westport bounce - june 24

Spend the day on a delicious tour sampling specialty food and beverages from your favorite Westport hot spots! Join the First Hand Ambassadors Board on Saturday, June 24th from 10 AM0-3 PM for their Brunch and Bounce and 1:30-3 PM for their Lunch and Laughs. GA tickets are $40 and include 5 Bounce tickets to use at the partnering locations of your choice on their specific drink and/or brunch items. VIP tickets are $70 and include their signature BOUNCE t-shirt and 10 Bounce tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets please click on the above photo.
7th annual westport beer fest - june 24

Beer KC and Sporting Kansas City present the Seventh Annual Westport Beer Festival, a tribute to craft beers. This event returns to historic Westport on Saturday, June 24th 5-9pm on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of McCoy's Public House and is a benefit to AIDS Walk Kansas City.

The Westport Beer Festival will feature over 80 beers from more than 35 breweries and will include several local craft distilleries. Guests will sample some of the worlds best brews, spirits, and fabulous food while having the opportunity to mingle with principals and brewmasters from each participating brewery and distillery. In addition festival goers will have the opportunity to meet members from this year's Sporting Kansas City team. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day of the event. Each ticket is good for entry into the festival and a commemorative tasting glass.