Weekend possibilities | KC Ballet at Starlight, Urban Children’s Book Fair, Buds and Suds
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Image credit above: Kansas City Ballet dancers perform “Look Here, Love” as part of “KC Performs”. (Brad Austin | Flatland)
Onstage events like KC Ballet at Starlight and Freight Train Rabbit Killer at Lemonad (e) Park, as well as experiences from local manufacturers like The Park Place Farmer’s Market or Queer & Bazaar in Westport should make for a busy weekend in the middle of nowhere. air.
Bring an umbrella, just in case.
Friday May 21
6 p.m. Originally a response to social distancing requirements and to the benefit of outdoor sites due to COVID-19, Lemonad Park (e) in West Bottoms, 1628 Wyoming St., has become one of the city’s most intimate concert halls. Fans of live music can check out the Friday night lineup featuring Rabbit Killer on the Freight Train, The Almighty Trouble Brothers and Sopchoppy. Enjoy dinner from Voltaire while you’re at it. Tickets start at $ 15.
7:10 p.m. The Royals take the field and face the Detroit Tigers this weekend in Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, with the goal of returning to a record high of .500. To make a night out at “The K” even more enjoyable, Friday night specials include dollar hot dogs for Buck Night and summer fireworks. Ticket prices vary.
8 p.m. The Kansas City Ballet offers a refreshing live dance performance on stage this weekend at Starlight Theater, 4600 Starlight Road. the 70 minute performance designed to inspire a sense of adventure, will feature new choreography from KC Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney and his team. Can’t come on Friday? On Saturdays, essential workers and frontline workers can enjoy a show for free. Tickets cost $ 35.
Saturday May 22
7:30 am – noon Park Place Farmers Market in full swing Saturday morning, from May 1 to October 16 Leawood, 116th place between Ash and Rosewood streets. Suppliers for the 2021 season include over 15 local farmers and manufacturers such as A&G Granola in the Raw, Alma Creamery, Wild Alive Ferments, Donutology, Heartland Honey, PawsAbilities and more as the list continues to grow. The market will take place rain or shine. Free covered parking is available in the two Park Place car parks.
10 a.m. to noon The cat rain takes on a whole new meaning on Saturday morning at Great Plains SPCA Kitten shower, 5424, chemin Antioch. Pass by the shelter to snuggle up with kittens, participate in “kitten shower” games, participate in a raffle and more. Great Plains is asking for in-kind items or monetary donations to help get through kitten season. The group asks for a donation of $ 10 per family at the door.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Urban Lit Collab and the American Jazz Museum join forces to create The KC Urban Children’s Book Fair Saturday afternoon at American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18th St. Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and purchase books from local Kansas City authors. There will also be a live entertainment stage and plenty of activities. Participation in the book fair is free.
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The fourth Saturday of the month means Kansas City Inclusion Center Queer & Bazaar will spotlight local queer artists and their products at 3911 Main Street. Jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints and more will be on display throughout the afternoon. The organizers ask customers to wear a face mask or face mask.
Sunday 23 May
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take your medicine for motion sickness, this is opening weekend at Worlds of pleasure, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. Over 236 acres of thrill rides, waterslides, carnival games, theatrical performances and go-karts await adventure seekers of all ages as the theme park enters its 48th season in Kansas City . Tickets start at $ 35.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Whether you are ready to tie the knot or just obsessed with planning a dream wedding for the moment that person arrives, the Kansas City Bridal & Wedding Show should check some boxes to get ready for the big day. The two-day event at Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St., will have over 40 wedding professionals on hand, with products and services on display related to bachelorette parties, hair and makeup, cakes, marriage counseling and more. Event passes are free, but you must register in advance.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. History Wornall / Majors House Museums, 6115 Wornall Road, intends to celebrate the first planting seasons of the new Wornall Learning Landscape on Sunday afternoon with Buds and moss. The event will provide information on the plantation, as well as many local beers. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to “moss” from Martin City Brewing Co., Crane Brewing and Torn Label, plus music from the Charles Williams Jazz Trio. Tickets start at $ 30.