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Today's Note
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News worth shouting
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We’re sharing exciting news with our KCtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our KCtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Kansas City. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a KCtoday member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for KCtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…

Friday, March 17
  • Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Friday, Mar. 17 | 11 a.m. | Midtown-Westport, Kansas City, MO | Free | Join in along the parade route, starting at Linwood Boulevard and heading down Broadway Boulevard to 43rd Street.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl & Block Party | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | Times vary | Atomic Cowboy, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO | $14-$29 | After the Westport parade, hit the historic district for two days of deals at participating locations (what luck).
  • WWE Friday Night Smackdown | Friday, Mar. 17 | 6:45 p.m. | T-Mobile Center | $20-$115 | Watch your favorite WWE Superstars get down to business.
Saturday, March 18
  • Yoga & Kombucha For A Cause | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Tea-Biotics Taproom, 677 N. Lindenwood Dr., Olathe, KS | $0+ | Provide a nominal donation or a needed item to Newhouse as price of admission for this all-level yoga flow (followed by yummy ‘boocha).
  • Kansas City Comets vs. Florida Tropics | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 6:05 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $20-$50 | Watch the Comets take on the Tropics on home turf.
Sunday, March 19
  • Parlor’s Party Brunch | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1707 Locust St., Kansas City, MO | $30 | Sip on bottomless mimosas and check out the covered patio to keep the good vibes flowing.
  • Weekend Relax Wine, Paint, and Music | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 12-6 p.m. | ArtWerx Studio, 7022 N. Locust St., Gladstone, MO | $35 | Relax and unwind from the weekend at this paint and sip.
Monday, March 20
  • Fashion Mingle: Green Haute Edition | Monday, Mar. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | The Monarch Bar, 4808 Roanoke Pkwy., Kansas City, MO | $0+ | Mix and mingle with fellow fashionistas at this happy hour.
Tuesday, March 21
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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Coming Soon
See Tin Roof’s newly expanded digs
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Tin Roof Kansas City is about to be even more hot and more happening. | Photo via @tinroofkansascity
If you haven’t been to Westport’s popular live music joint, you’ll want to check it out now.

ICYMI, Tin Roof Kansas City is nearly finished expanding into the space next door — giving the food-and-music venue two stages, three additional bars, and (even) more patio space.

Known for their Hot Chicken Sandwich, quesadillas, and wings + tenders with 10 different sauce choices (oh — and some pretty killer weekly specials), Tin Roof is the place to go for an ongoing stream of themed events and local musicians.

Here are some of our top picks:
  • St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17): Experience an all-day party with a full lineup of DJs, dancing, live music, and, yes, bagpipes.
  • Taylor Swift Night (Thursday, March 23): “Shake It Off” with a Taylor Swift dance party hosted by DJ Requiem.
  • Nashville Hits The Roof (multiple dates): See Music City’s hottest up-and-coming acts at this concert seriesand you might just discover country music’s next big artist.*
News Notes

  • 44º | Mostly sunny | 2% chance of rain
Today Is
  • St. Patrick’s Day. Observed to honor the death of St. Patrick, the annual holiday is celebrated globally and often features Irish dishes, parades, and dancing. Join in locally with these events.
Coming Soon
  • Flying Cow Gelato, originally based in Westwood Hills, is opening a second Johnson County location in downtown Shawnee. The new spot — at 11210 Johnson Dr. — will likely open in May. (Shawnee Mission Post)
  • The 2023 NFL Draft is right around the corner, which means registration is officially open. Fans can attend the draft for free by signing up here, or downloading the NFL OnePass app. (Kansas City Star)
  • Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns for a three-year, $21 million deal. Thornhill started 52 games for the Chiefs since joining the team in 2019.
  • Making more moves. The Chiefs have officially signed defensive end Charles Omenihu. Omenihu comes from the San Fransico 49ers and is entering his sixth year in the NFL.
  • Can you tell free agency started? Orlando Brown Jr., a four time Pro Bowl player, signed a four-year, $64M deal with the Cincinnati Bengals after two seasons in KC.
  • Q39 is celebrating its ninth anniversary in April. To commemorate, the barbecue destination will bring back a fan-favorite special each week. Chef Philip Thompson is also hosting an anniversary dinner party on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. for $75 per person.
  • The Blue River needs the community’s help. Missouri Stream Teams is inviting you on Saturday, April 1, to pick up storm drain trash along its banks and illegal dumps on adjacent roads. Register to volunteer here. (Shawnee Mission Post)
Feel Good
  • Patrick Mahomes shared the importance of reading with some of his biggest fans (besides us) — 2,000+ students from local KC schools. Lead to Read KC partnered with 15 and the Mahomies for the event, giving out free books and encouraging kids to read for fun. (KMBC)
  • We’re looking to you to help determine KC’s best breweries. Remember to cast your vote in our survey before Monday, March 20 + tune in for the next round in our March 21 newsletter.
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
  • We want to wish a happy birthday (on Saturday) to our teammate Josh, 6AM City Managing Editor. Happy birthday, Josh!
Catch the Gaelic game of hurling
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The ball is called a sliotar, pronounced “slit-er.” | Photo by Adrian via Pexels
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but have you heard about hurling? No, not that kind of hurling. We’re talking about the Irish sport.

What is hurling?

This ancient Gaelic game is the national sport of Ireland and looks a bit like field hockey played with a baseball.

Players use a wooden stick to pass and score points by shooting through the opponent’s goalpost. Players use the stick (called a hurl or hurley) to hit and balance the ball (called a sliotar).

Want to learn all the official rules? Check out the US Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA).

Get involved

Whether you want to hurl yourself onto the field or be a spectator, the Kansas City Gaelic Athletic Club has you covered. Scope out the competition, as well as other Gaelic sports, with the USGAA’s interactive map.

The Wrap
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From the Editor
I am headed out to Phoenix, AZ this weekend for a mini vacation, and am so excited to go to the new KCI terminal for the first time as a passenger.

Yesterday, one of our Instagram followers, Abby M., shared that it only took her 11 minutes and 57 seconds to get from curbside drop off to her gate utilizing TSA PreCheck + a checked bag. Not too shabby.
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