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Let’s toast to the weekend. Hydrate properly.
More than 125 beers will be on tap at Saturday’s KC Brew Fest 2023 at Union Station. The weekend also welcomes the annual Kansas City Golf Show at Overland Park and more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters on the ice at T-Mobile Center.
Friday 24 February
10:30 and 19:00 More than 50 iconic characters will be coming to town this weekend for several performances from Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate at T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Each stop on the 2023 tour is hosted by Mickey and Minnie, who travel through more than a dozen of Disney’s most popular adventures. Tickets are available starting at $17, plus taxes and fees.
11am – 5pm Warmer weather is on the horizon and that means it’s time for the Kansas City Golf Show at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. The show will take place over the weekend and will feature more than 100 exhibitors representing golf outfitters, courses, destination resorts, club manufacturers and more. Bid on equipment or get some advice from industry professionals. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors.
17:00 – 23:00 Witches and wizards will welcome the return of The Boozy Broomstick Pop-Up Bar by Johnny’s Jazz Bar & Grill, 1400 Main St. The top floor of the Power & Light District will be transformed into a magical space, where patrons can choose from drinks like snake kiss or transfiguration potion, play a little wizard trivia, or simply enjoy the patio. You must be 21 or older to participate. Make sure you book a two-hour time slot in advance. Coverage is $5.
Saturday 25 February
10am – 3pm Village KC’s Young Gifted + Black is back De La Salle Educational Center, 3737 Troost Ave. Stop by to support The Village KC, shop at local youth vendors, enjoy the music and food, and find out about volunteer opportunities. There is a suggested donation of $10 for admission, which includes a Village KC magnet.
10am – 3pm If you have a kid who loves LEGOs, hang out at the Kansas City Brick Lab Brick exhibit on Saturdays at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. KC Brick Lab and its builders plan to display many of their intricate builds, plus extra LEGOs lying around for future builders to enjoy. The program is designed for families and children. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free.
Noon – 8pm More than 50 breweries will take over Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Saturday for KC Brew Fest 2023. Beer lovers will be able to tap into more than 125 different brews, plus music and food trucks with the option of attending one of two three-hour sessions in the Grand Hall of Union Station. Beer is included in the $50 ticket, but food is not. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. Tickets are available for $65 that will grant early entry and special tastings.
18:00 – 22:00 The Irish Winterfest 2023 is set for Saturday at Kansas City Irish Center, 3301 Baltimore Ave. The evening includes a full lineup of local Irish music and dance, as well as a food truck, whiskey flights and more. Performers include David Luther, the Driscoll School of Irish Dance and Tullamore, to name a few. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 enter for free.
Sunday February 26th
10:30 – noon Rings Sunday at Crossroads hotel, 2101 Central St., will offer the opportunity to relax, unwind and find harmony with the help of sound. Host Haley Robertson will lead the experience, where attendees will immerse themselves in the noise made by tuning forks, drums, crystal bowls, vocals, and more. No meditation or yoga experience is required. Tickets cost $28.
2pm Local photographer Ann Dean will host this weekend’s Missouri Valley Sunday discussion, Learning from Gordon Parks, al Kansas City Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The free program will examine the impact and inspiration behind three works by the famed Fort Scott, Kansas-based documentary maker. Dean will focus on Parks’ mother’s teachings about love, hard work and dignity. The organizers encourage an early RSVP.
Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.
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