Top Five

Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center |  Feb. 8-10, 2013
America’s finest exhibition of custom cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles returns to the metro area. The all-ages event includes demonstrations, car tips, live entertainment, and celebrity appearances by Filthy Phil from “Sons of Anarchy,” wrestling superstar “Edge” aka Adam Copeland, Davis Cleveland from Disney’s “Shake It Up” and Stefanie Scott from Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm.”
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The View at Briarcliff, Marriott Courtyard
5:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Feb. 16, 2013

This black-tie optional event features breathtaking views of downtown KC, a silent auction, dinner and dancing, and benefits the Liberty, Mo.-based Immacolata Manor, which serves adults with developmental disabilities. Join host Dick Wilson of the 94.9 KCMO morning show for a celebration of area couples who have shown enduring love and inspiring strength. With every ticket purchased, a manor resident will be sponsored to attend the ball.
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Overland Park Convention Center | Feb. 22-24, 2013
This three-day exhibition features dozens of vendors and activities for the whole family.
The Edwin Watts Golf Shop will feature clubs,
apparel, accessories and more, and the chance to test out the latest clubs at the indoor driving range. Win numerous prizes at the Superior Cadillac & Synlawn Putting Challenge, the Waddell & Reed Long Drive Competition & Closest to the Pin Challenge, and the Prairie Band Casino Resort & Firekeeper Golf Course Short Game Central.
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Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center
Johnson County Community College
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 16, 2013

Find ogre-sized family fun at this Broadway musical based on the animated film. In a faraway kingdom-turned-upside-down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre (not a handsome prince) shows up to rescue a feisty princess.
Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a “short” temper, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
Luckily, there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek. Part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone — far, far and away a memorable family outing.
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Grand Ballroom, Kansas City Convention Center 
6 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Feb. 16, 2013

The Kansas City Heart & Stroke Ball, attended by more than 1,000 individuals from Kansas City’s business, medical
and social communities, is the annual black-tie gala benefiting
the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The evening’s festivities begin with a pre-event reception, including silent and live auctions, dinner, inspiring speakers and entertainment.
Over the last 26 years, the event has raised needed funds to enable groundbreaking advancements in research, tobacco control, obesity prevention, and the prevention and treatment of heart disease and stroke.
From 2007 to 2011 the association has funded 28 research studies at a cost of more than $6 million at four Kansas City institutions.
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