Social Events in Kansas City, Missouri This Week

Let’s explore social events in Kansas City, MO happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Kansas City where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Kansas City

A Backyard Bonfire Party!

A Backyard Bonfire Party!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Let’s gather around a fire with good friends, food, drinks, and lots of laughter! Please feel free to bring something to share.
* Reach out to Rachel, Carolyn, or myself for the address.
* Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair!
* I will give further instuctions on parking once we get closer to the event. In the event it rains or is super windy we will reschedule for a later date.(…)

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Liberty Mixer

Liberty Mixer

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Paul & Jack’s Tavern

The Midwest Agorism Society aims to enable like-minded sovereign and peaceful individuals to find one another and establish meaningful friendships locally, while advocating the use of education, persuasion, and nonviolent resistance as the primary means to bring about freedom in our lifetime.

PAUL & JACK’S TAVERN in North Kansas City. Corner of Clay and 18th Ave, entrance on Clay Street. Meeting (…)

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3D printing: How to draw and print 3D objects

3D printing: How to draw and print 3D objects

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The NEW HammerSpace Community Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don’t quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.

Be sure to bring your laptop so you can get set up to get started on designing your first 3D creation. We have desktops and(…)

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ProductTank KC Happy Hour

ProductTank KC Happy Hour

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Strang Hall

Join us for Happy Hour on Wednesday, May 15 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Strang Hall!

Get ready to mix and mingle with fellow product enthusiasts while enjoying delicious food and drinks at Strang Hall. This is a great opportunity to swap ideas, share insights and build valuable connections within the KC product community.

Looking forward to seeing you there!(…)

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Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Johnson County Library – Corinth

We will discuss Bob Dylan’s *Blood on the Tracks*, released in 1975. It ranks #36 on our list. Fresh off a divorce and a tour with the Band that reignited him, Dylan recorded this mostly acoustic affair which has been ranked amongst his masterpieces. [Read more about it here](http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2012/01/bob-dylan-released-blood-on-tracks.html).

You can see the top 100 albums li(…)

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Science Coffee Hour: Technology

Science Coffee Hour: Technology

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Crows Coffee | South Plaza

Come and join our Science Coffee Hour where we will discuss your favorite science and philosophy topics.

This session we will be discussing topics surrounding Technology.(…)

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Cross-promotion: DevOpsDays Kansas City is BACK for 2024!

Cross-promotion: DevOpsDays Kansas City is BACK for 2024!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 3810 Main St

**FYI**… Please use the link below for a 20% discount code for being part of the AWS Kansas City User Group Community. You must register directly with DevOpsDays Kansas City to attend.

DevOpsDays KC 2024 will be our 5th annual conference in Kansas City, and **first since 2019**! Kansas City is where large enterprise software companies and a growing startup community are fueled by the fastest in(…)

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Picnic at Loose Park!

Picnic at Loose Park!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Jacob L. Loose Park Playground

Welcome Fish Loving Friends! I’m excited to announce our next get together at Jacob Loose Park. Let’s have a wonderful evening picnic in the outdoors and enjoy this wonderful weather while it lasts. We’ll plan to do short introductions at 7p and set up our seacuterie board. Look for us near the PLAYGROUND on the NORTH side of the park.

Remember to bring picnic blankets/chairs/drinks/food. We usua(…)

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Weekend Brunch at Meat Mitch

Weekend Brunch at Meat Mitch

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Meat Mitch BBQ

Weekend Brunch at Meat Mitch!

BRUNCH APPS
MONKEY BREAD 9
twisted warm brioche, bourbon walnut caramel, cinnamon glaze

BISCUITS & GRAVY 9
buttermilk biscuits, brown-sugar sausage gravy
ADD breakfast potatoes OR two eggs +4

BRUNCH ENTREES
AVOCADO TOAST 14
‘everything-spice’ poached eggs, avocado, pickled onion, tomato, multi-grain toast

CINNAMON APPLE FRENCH TOAST 12
custard-infused French toast(…)

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OWASP KC May Meetup

OWASP KC May Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Keystone CoLAB

TBD(…)

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3rd Friday Speaker on Sales and Entrepreneur to grow your business

3rd Friday Speaker on Sales and Entrepreneur to grow your business

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: The Big Biscuit

Successful speaker and entrepreneur, Josiah Duff with Speak Now KC will be presenting: “Sales is a Process”
7:00 AM – Social
7:30 AM – Meeting
8:00 AM – Speaker
8:30 AM – wrap up
The cost for the breakfast and speaker is only $20 to attend and get all of these benefits.(…)

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VegKC Restaurant Meetup – Tree Hugger Kitchen

VegKC Restaurant Meetup - Tree Hugger Kitchen

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Tree Hugger Kitchen

Please **commit to showing up** BEFORE you RSVP.

This month we will be hosting at Tree Hugger Kitchen!

“Hello! We’re Phil and Mandy, but you can call us Phandy! We are a husband and wife team, and the owners of Tree Hugger: Plant-Based Kitchen. Originally from Kansas City, we got into the food truck business by opening up a Hawaiian shave ice truck out in Los Angeles seven years ago.” …

With (…)

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KC Singles Golf Association – General Meeting

KC Singles Golf Association - General Meeting

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Tanner’s Bar & Grill

Please join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Tanner’s Bar & Grill in the Greystone South Plaza just east of Pflumm on 87th Street in Lenexa, KS.

There is lots of parking and we will be able to use the private room.
For those of you who like to get there early – for food and beverages and socializing – we have the room from 4:30 until 7:30

For those of you who will be attending your First(…)

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Postgres, AI, and Vectors – Oh my!

Postgres, AI, and Vectors - Oh my!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Johnson County Library – Lenexa City Center

Join us for a discussion about AI inside Postgres. Most of the Postgres workloads for AI are powered by the [pgvector](https://github.com/pgvector/pgvector) extension and we’ll cover some of the high level basics of AI, embeddings, and databases. Tom is also working on a demo of [Quivr](https://github.com/QuivrHQ/quivr) backed by Supabase (which runs on Postgres). Tom will spend a few minutes on t(…)

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Kansas City Northland Crafters-May Event.

Kansas City Northland Crafters-May Event.

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Mid-Continent Public Green Hills Library Center

Come create with us at our May event. All crafts are welcome! I hope to see you there! ❄️ Please Note❄️ At the last event the room was a bit chilly. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater.(…)

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Kansas City Bitcoin Meetup – Beers with Bitcoiners at The Bar on Johnson Drive

Kansas City Bitcoin Meetup - Beers with Bitcoiners at The Bar on Johnson Drive

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Bar

This meetup will feature casual discussion about the latest happenings in Bitcoin with fellow Bitcoiners. Hope to see you there!

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All levels of Bitcoiners are encouraged to attend.

Note that we are not a “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” group. There are plenty of those around. We’re Bitcoiners here to talk Bitcoin.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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C3 Professional Networking Meetup Group

C3 Professional Networking Meetup Group

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 10801 Mastin St suite 170

Welcome to the C3 Professional Networking Meetup Group! This group is dedicated to connecting local professionals seeking to expand their network and build valuable relationships within the community. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or corporate professional, this group welcomes all individuals interested in fostering meaningful connections, exchanging ideas, and exploring c(…)

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1 Million Cups – Kansas City

1 Million Cups - Kansas City

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Plexpod Westport

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

What to expect:
8:30 – Open Networking
9:00 – Presentation + Questions

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neut(…)

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Clarity of Calling

Clarity of Calling

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Aspiria NOW

God has a plan and purpose for each of us, including our vocation. Learn from Rick Boxx about pursuing and embracing your calling and receiving the clarity necessary to maximize your impact and your vocation. Rick’s practical examples and stories will help you leverage your calling to become a difference maker!

Rick is the CEO and Founder of [Unconventional Business Network](https://unconventiona(…)

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Found Footage Festival

Found Footage Festival

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: recordBar

The found footage festival is a festival of two guys that got together, and searched all through country funding the weirdest and cringiest VHS tapes anyone can find. They are bringing their collect to us for a night of fun and laughs! I saw them back in 2013 at the Alamo Drafthouse, and I highly recommend this show.

To learn more about the show, check out this link. https://www.foundfootagefest.(…)

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Cultivating Connection Through Compassionate Communication Practice

Cultivating Connection Through Compassionate Communication Practice

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 1626 E 75th Terrace

Would you like to experience being heard, to express your inner truth, and to connect more deeply with others while learning and practicing Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (NVC)?

We welcome all of you into our budding community, with any level of familiarity and understanding. This work is based on the book “Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life” by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

FRE(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Kansas City, you can try out Visitkc.com, Inkansascity.com, or Kansascityonthecheap.com.

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