King Tut exhibit at Union Station
This exhibit tells the story of the discovery of the king of Egypt’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. More than 1,000 reproductions of the original artifacts are displayed to give visitors the sense of what the discovery was like.
Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the Union Station box office or at www.unionstation.org. General admission for adults is $19.95; kids age 3 to 12 are $14.95. Special pricing for members, groups or anytime tickets.
Don’t miss the Third Friday Art Walk next week in Englewood Station in Independence. In addition to the open galleries and a chance to meet the artists whose work is on display in the art district, this month’s event feature “Gypsy Caravan Days.”
It’s both Friday and Saturday and will have tents, booths filled with antiques, crafts and flea market items.
Hours for the caravan are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The Friday art walk is 5:30 to 9 p.m.
For more info, visit www.englewoodstation.com/#!gypsy-caravan/cldyo
Shakespeare in the park
The 22nd season of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival will feature “The Winter’s Tale.”
It is considered one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’, with acts of tragedy and two acts of comedy, and is not produced as often as his more well-known titles. This year’s production will feature live music, and a trio of musicians will perform on stage to help the company tell the story.
The performance is in Southmoreland Park, two blocks east of the Country Club Plaza and across the street from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The play will be performed June 17 through July 6, Tuesday through Sunday evenings, and Monday, June 30. There will not be a performance on July 4.
Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more info, visit www.kcshakes.org or call 816-531-7728.