What’s Up Wednesdays – 4/11 – 4/15/18


What’s Going on in KC this Weekend?


Wednesday, 4/11/18

Earth Week in Discovery Play

Spring is here and we are celebrating Earth all week by learning about our home planet in our version of a children’s museum, the Discovery Play center. Choose from a variety of self-directed projects in our Art Studio that can also double as decorations. Enjoy Celebrate Earth Week in Adventure Time.

Adventure Time - At scheduled times throughout the day, the weekly theme celebrates Earth through story, art and cooking lead by our friendly Play Facilitators all week long. Included in admission. No reservations needed.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.
Fri and Sat 12, 2, 4 and 7 p.m.
Sun 2 and 4 p.m.
Discovery Play admission required
Purchase onsite

When: April 11th – April 14th, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Paradise Park Family Fun & Adventure, 

1021 NE Colbern Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Get Directions

Phone: 816-246-5224 

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

These twelve acres of wholesome family fun and entertainment is open every day from April 1-October 31. The kiddos get to learn firsthand about farmstead life! From bottle-feeding baby goats, fishing with cane poles and worms, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, panning for treasures, visiting a one-room schoolhouse and many more, the farmstead is unique attraction in Overland Park! 

Where:13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221

(913) 897-2360
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Open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 – October 31

Admission – $2 per person (under age 2 free) 

Free Admission!Monday – Thursday: 2 p.m. to close

Kansas City FilmFest

The Kansas City FilmFest is the largest film festival in the Kansas City Metro Area.  Kansas City FilmFest is a festival of juried films, seminars, panels, receptions and parties. It’s a collaborative, multi-day, annual cultural event designed to celebrate the creativity and hard work of independent filmmakers from around the world! A mix of local, national and international award winning films are screened over a period of 5 days.

Over the years, visiting filmmakers let us know how much they’ve enjoyed screening for, and interacting with, the engaged and enthusiastic audiences!  Visiting filmmakers, industry professionals and Kansas City audience members socialize at special events and parties throughout the festival.

Women Making Movies is a sidebar during the festival that focuses on the unique contributions of women making films. Top women film professionals share their experiences and work through film programs, seminars and panel discussions.

When: Recurring daily, April 11-April 15
Where: Cinemark Palace At The Plaza, 526 Nichols Road, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Thursday, 4/12/18

OUCH! Art Exhibit

Some topics are more prickly than others. We can usually talk about the weather or sports or movies without creating too much of a ruckus. Other topics, like international military interventions, animal cruelty, gun violence, or racism can leave some people uncomfortable. Art is the same way. Some art addresses social issues head-on. This kind of art is not always the most popular. That’s OK.

When: April 12th – June 2nd
Where: Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108

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Phone: 816-474-3250 
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Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels

When: April 12th, 7:15 PM
Where: Kauffman Stadium, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

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Phone: 1-800-6ROYALS 
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Friday, 4/13/18

Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels
When: April 13th, 7:15 PM
Where: Kauffman Stadium, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

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Phone: 1-800-6ROYALS 
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Saturday, 4/14/18

Superhero Weekend @ the Kansas City Zoo!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superhero Weekend. On Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can meet your favorite super hero!  Bring a camera and have your picture taken with Wonder Woman and Superman. FOTZ members will have an exclusive super hero meet and greet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on both days.

When: April 14th and 15th
Where: Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132

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Phone: (816) 595-1234 
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Find out more about Kansas City Zoo events here: https://www.kansascityzoo.org/special-events/

Cider Hill Apple Blossom Festival

When: April 14, 2018 – April 15, 2018
Where:  Cider Hill Family Orchard, 3341 North 139th Street, Kansas City, KS 66109
Phone: (913) 721-2507
Web: http://www.ciderhillfamilyorchard.com/

Bring the whole family to Cider Hill Family Orchard for the 2nd Annual Apple Blossom Festival! Festivities Include: Hayrides through the Orchard to see the Apple Blossoms, Cider Hill Express Children’s Train, Children’s Crafts, Local Vendors, BBQ Lunch, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Cider Slushes and much more.

Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 15th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 

The Original KC Streetcar Tour

Join Kansas City Walking Tours for a hop on/hop off walking and streetcar tour. Start the tour outside the Opera House at the 5th and Walnut stop and hear about the history of streetcars in Kansas City. From there we hop off in the Library District for a look at a few historic buildings and the stories of Kansas City’s past. 

Tour-goers will learn about the recent downtown revitalization   Discover the people’s history of Kansas City and the struggles of many lesser-known players including the first female attorney. We’ll take a detour inside two of Kansas City’s history buildings.

From there, take a walk around Film Row and hear about the connection between Kansas City and Hollywood, in addition to tales of Tom Pendergast and his political machine

Take a walk around Union Station and experience the history of this Kansas City icon. Also, find more things to do during your visit to Kansas City, all within easy access along the Streetcar route. This tour is offered on certain weeknights and also on Saturday afternoons. There are also custom tours for private groups. 

When: Recurring weekly on Saturday, April 14-November 17 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Kansas City Walking Tours, 200 Main St., Kansas City, Mo 64105

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Phone: 913-725-0794 
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Second Saturday Tours with S.D. Strong Distilling

As seen in Southwest Airlines Magazine, our Second Saturday tours are amazing. Each time slot limited to 15 people. Approx 45min to 1hr.  Includes a tasting of all products. Make your reservation today!

When: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday, April 14-January 12
Where: S.D. Strong Distilling

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Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels

When: April 15th, 6:15 PM
Where: Kauffman Stadium, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

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Phone: 1-800-6ROYALS 
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Kansas City Jazz

Jazz up your weekend with the sweet sound of Kansas City each and every Saturday night at Reserve, the chic and welcoming restaurant and lounge located in the swank Ambassador Hotel in the downtown Power & Light District. Experience some of Kansas City’s best jazz musicians as they spice up your night with their infectious grooves and pitch-perfect melodies to go with the delicious culinary delights and cocktails at Reserve.

When: Recurring weekly on Saturdays, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where: Ambassador Hotel – Reserve Restaurant

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Phone: 816.298.7700
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Sunday, 4/15/18

Kid’s +1 Workshop

$50 per pair
Ages 4 and up
Third Sundays: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2100 Walnut St

Similar to the regular Kids Workshop Class, except parents/guardians get to join in on the fun too! Have a blast together making pots on the wheel and hand-building projects knowing that the pieces you make will be coming home soon. During the class, you’ll decorate what you make and Red Star staff with fire them for a later pick-up. Please allow two hours for the full experience.

Interested class participants must register in advance to secure their spot by calling 816-474-7316 or by e-mailing gallery@belgerarts.org

When: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday, April 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108

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Phone: 816-474-7316 
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Meander through the River Market neighborhood and hear the stories of the city’s beginnings, its middle and its present day. This tour is a mix of the present and the past, all of which make the River Market neighborhood timeless and also relevant today. A vibrant energy radiates all through the River Market Neighborhood.
Some of the highlights of this 1 hour walking tour include:

  • Discover patrons of the Pacific Hotel and their roles in the Civil War.
  • Hear the stories of Battle Row, Marble Hall and the colorful Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and Wild Bill Cody.
  • Hearing about performers at the old Gillis Opera House including the story about the life of a chorus girl and the demise of the Gillis Opera House.
  • Strolling down the Town of Kansas Bridge for a breathtaking view of the Missouri River and hearing the stories of the founding of Kansas City, the influx of immigrants and the role the Irish played in the city. Connect with the recent players in the redevelopment of the River District starting in the 70s to today.

When: Recurring weekly on Sunday, April 15-November 18 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Kansas City Walking Tours, 200 Main St., Kansas City, Mo 64105

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Phone: 913-725-0794 
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The Original River Market Food Tour

This is a culinary tour around the River Market neighborhood that will take you around the world. You’ll visit four locally owned establishments and taste local favorites, hear the stories surrounding the food as well as tidbits of history. The tastings will include enough food to be equal to a hearty lunch. Come hungry. Leave satisfied. Feel the beat of the oldest and most charming streets in the city. Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the Wild West, gambling halls and shady characters that pepper Kansas City history as you stroll and eat your way through the historical heart of the River Market neighborhood and the site of the founding of Kansas City. We offer food tours during the week and on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the website for more information and to book online.

When: Recurring weekly on Sunday, April 15-November 18 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Kansas City Walking Tours, 200 Main St., Kansas City, Mo 64105

Get Directions

Phone: 913-725-0794 
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Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels

When: April 15th, 1:15 PM
Where: Kauffman Stadium, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO 64129

Get Directions

Phone: 1-800-6ROYALS 
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Sporting KC vs Seattle Sounders

Sporting Kansas City will host back-to-back MLS Cup finalists Seattle Sounders FC 3:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 15 in a nationally-televised match-up on ESPN as part of the club’s Faith and Family Day. Fans can take advantage of the Coca-Cola Sunday Family 4-Pack to receive four tickets, four Coca-Cola products, four chips and four hot dogs all for only $125.

When: April 15th at 3:00 PM
Where: Sporting Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111

Get Directions

Phone: 913-387-3400 
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Ongoing Events:

Modern Dinosaurs? The Modern Dinosaurs? exhibit is a must-see for all you dinosaur lovers out there. This 3 month exhibit investigates how science has transformed natural history today. Shown at the exhibit are full-size dinosaur skeletons and original letters and other scientific artifacts.
When: Recurring daily, March 9, 2018 – June 10, 2018, 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Museum at Prairiefire
Address: 5801 W. 135th St.
Phone: (913) 333-3500

Funville: What Do You Want to Be? Will your child grow up to be a firefighter, a schoolteacher, a race car driver, or even President of the United States? In FUNVILLE, children can experience grown-up occupations in a kid-friendly setting. Let them forecast the weather, perform magic, work in a barbershop or ride a tractor. Whatever they choose, the most important job in FUNVILLE is to have fun! 
Recurring daily, March 6-May 6 
Where: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Get Directions
Phone: (816) 274-8444
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Open Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Closed Easter Sunday

“The Art of the Brick” exhibit at Union Station is going on now through May 29th! It’s a captivating exhibition, featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO. Tickets are now on sale. The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by world-renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK is the world’s largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art. The massive collection features original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa! Get more info here.

Have an awesome weekend, friends and family! I appreciate you all so much! And, as always, if you know anyone looking to buy or sell a home (anywhere in the U.S.) call me!