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It’s the first week of February and love is (already) in the air.
Make the most of the football-free weekend with a Chocolate Tour in Excelsior Springs, Galentine’s Day at Craft Putt, or by purchasing Cupid’s Gems.
Friday 3 February
8 in the morning Every month, Humilis Salute e by Milred, 1901 Wyandotte St., come together for a morning cocktail dedicated to the promotion of health, happiness and general well-being. February’s coffee shop conversation will focus on self-confidence and self-doubt. Morning Happy Hour is free.
10am – 9pm The KC Remodel + Garden Show begins on Friday and runs throughout the weekend within the Royal American Center, 1701 American Royal Court. Attendees can find inspiration for projects large or small, hear from industry experts, and participate in offerings from dozens of exhibitors and vendors. Be sure to check out the full online event schedule ahead of time. General admission tickets are $13. Children under 12 get in free.
6pm Swing from 2000 Vine First Friday Open House, 2000 Vine St., for a first look at the newly renovated historic multi-use space. Plans for the night include new beer tastings from Vine Street Brewing Co., bites from The Prospect KC, plus artwork by tattoo artist Keno G. and live painting by artist Warren Harvey. There are no admission fees.
Saturday 4th February
10:00 – 14:00 Get ready for Souper Bowl Saturday at Lorenzo Art Center, 940 New Hampshire St. The fundraising event will make beautiful handmade ceramic bowls available for $10. Best of all, your purchase will come with a complimentary soup and a side of bread to enjoy while supporting the cause. Proceeds will benefit the center’s visual arts education programs.
10am – 4pm Artists of Cherry Pit Collective, 604 E. 31st St., an inclusive studio space for women and non-binary makers and creators, is holding an Artist Garage Sale on Saturday. Whether you’re looking to pick up a new piece or produce your own masterpieces, the sale will include various supplies and finished artwork at a discounted price.
10am – 4pm Are you still looking for something for that special someone? Stop by Cupid’s Gems Artisan Jewelry Show at Thompson Barn, 11184 Lackman Rd. The free show will only offer original handmade pieces for sale from local vendors and makers. No imported or manufactured jewelery is accepted by the organizers.
11am – 5pm More than 25 companies will join the sweetness of the 17th Annual Chocolate Tour at Excelsior Springs Center, 201 E. Broadway. A $25 ticket will grant you access to daily rides on the downtown trolley, plus treats at every stop along the way. There’s a VIP option for $45 for a three-course chocolate and wine pairing experience before the event starts.
Sunday February 5th
Noon or 4pm Spend Sunday with the girls at Galentine’s Day Brunch & Bingo at Artisan putt, 11440 W. 135th St. Overland Park’s miniature golf and craft beer concept offers booking windows for groups of four and eight, which include brunch, bingo, and a round of miniature golf. Save your group’s seat for $60 or $80, depending on table size. Food and drink options outside the set menu are not included. There will be a Bloody Mary Bar.
2pm Sunday is your last chance to see Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin presented by the Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. The performance directed by Gonzalo Farias will honor the life and legacy of “The Queen of Soul,” interpreting a number of Aretha’s hits over the years. Tickets are available starting at $73.50.
15:00 – 18:00 Sunday afternoon there is a Border Collie breed meeting at Bar K, 501 Berkley Pkwy. Bring your border collie to receive $5 off admission for your first dog and get half-price beers all afternoon. Make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations and is at least 12 weeks old. Entry to Bar K is free for members. Non-members pay $10 for their first dog and $5 for each additional dog.
Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.
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