NAAAP Kansas City Experts.

Get some curated hot spots from our own members.

Sometimes going through a whole list of restaurants and places to visit could be very overwhelming. We thought we would start with a few curated lists directly from our NAAAP-KC members. They’re sorted by time of day or types of experience, with a few bonus activity suggestions. If you have any questions, ping them on their social media!

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Shivani Bhandari

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Made in KC (shop local favorites)

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James Tran

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‘An Escapade in the Crossroads District’



  • Tom’s Town Distilling Company (classy distillery with top shelf drinks and appetizers)
    • Says James: “Tom’s Town is my favorite local distillery for my favorite drink: an Old Fashioned”
  • Lifted Spirits KC (local distillery with an emphasas on creating great spirits as well as revitalizing and bringing the community together)

Local breweries nearby


Exclusive Private Screening of The Farewell with Special Guest, Actor Tzi Ma

A Leadership Convention add-on event

Please join us for an exclusive post-screening fireside chat with Ken Fong, host of Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast and Hong Kong born actor Tzi Ma, who plays Billi’s father, Haiyan in the film.

Limited seating is available for this private screening at AMC Prairiefire. The intimate theatre has a maximum capacity of 80 people. We are offering tickets exclusively to our convention attendees for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Kansas City Asian artists.

In partnership with ArtsKC and curated by the NAAAP Kansas City.

ArtsKCArtsKC in partnership with The National Association of Asian American Professionals of Kansas City celebrates Kansas City’s selection as host city for NAAAP’s National Leadership Convention from Thursday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 24th with a group exhibition of Kansas City-based Asian American visual artists Nanci Lee Ayala, Flora Chang, Ben Lee, David Moore, Suba Nadarajah & Michael Ong.

In exploring the NAAAP Leadership Convention’s theme of The Unconventional Leader, “Multifaceted” explores the plurality of identity we possess as human beings, particularly those from marginalized or ethnic backgrounds. Bucking the stereotype of the dry and self-serious model minority, the Asian American artists of “Multifaceted” show the eclectic range of their personalities: the outsider and the accepted, the traditional and iconoclastic, the business-minded and renegade, the disciplined and the whimsical.

ArtsKC and NAAAP-KC invite you to visit The ArtsKC Gallery for the “Multifaceted” exhibition that will run through September 30th, 2019.

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday 12pm-5pm
Fridays & Mornings: By appointments only through Aug. 30
Open First Fridays 5pm-8pm


106 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Contact Information:

Phone: (816) 221-1777


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