Plus, readers spill what they really want for V-Day.
 
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Today’s Forecast

65º | Partly cloudy | 6% chance of rain |
Sunrise: 7:18 a.m. | Sunset: 5:47 p.m.

 
📺 Big Game, Big Screen
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Watch the game with thousands of your closest friends. | Photo by KCtoday
Dry your eyes, KC. If it makes you feel any better, we couldn’t afford the ~$10,000 trip to Super Bowl LVIII either... okay, maybe you can cry a little.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of our system, it’s time to nail down those weekend plans. Here’s all you need to know to find the best screens this Sunday, Feb. 11.

Our watch party lineup

  • Bar K | 12 p.m. | 501 Berkley Pkwy., KCMO | $0-10+ | Two-legged fans and furry friends are invited to this tail-gate party, with $3 off mastiff mimosas.
  • DoubleTap KC | 3 p.m. | 310 Oak St., KCMO | Menu Prices or Reservations, $200-250 | Smoked wings + loads of game day specials make this screen-heavy hot spot one of our Super Bowl picks.
  • Bar Stilwell | 12 p.m. | 1515 Wyandotte St., KCMO | Menu Price | Sip on “The French Blonde” while you scope out the big screens for any T. Swift sightings.
  • Crossroads Hotel | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. | 2101 Central St., KCMO | Menu prices | Make it a dream game day with this Chiefs giveaway, featuring a private 11-person watch party in the Pendergast Suite with bites + bevs to boot. The winner will be announced Friday, Feb. 9.

A couch kinda comfort

For anyone hosting an at-home viewing of the big game, be sure to tune in on CBS, stream it via Paramount+ or watch a slightly slimier version on Nickelodeon.

Now huddle up, team — it’s time for your Sunday snack options:
 
Events
 
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Business After Hours | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Amigoni Urban Winery, 1505 Genessee St., KCK | $15 | Network with other professionals while sipping world-class wines.
  • Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More | Thursday, Feb. 8 | Multiple times | Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, 416 W. 12th St., KCMO | $24.19 | Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a live, multi-sensory musical experience.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Stop Light Dating Mixer | Friday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Shark Bar KC, 1340 Grand Blvd., KCMO | Free | Wear pink for “taken,” yellow for “it’s complicated,” and green to let people know you’re “super single.”
  • Conversations ft. Lisa Henry | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 10 | Times vary | Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., KCMO | $20 | Listen as renowned performer, educator + International Jazz Ambassador to Africa Lisa Henry shares her stories on stage.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • River Market Flea | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | City Market, 20 E 5th St., KCMO | Free entry | Shop an array of Y2K, vintage, and retro clothing and accessories in the comfort of City Market’s enclosed and lightly heated Pavilion 1 (close to Pigwich).
  • Lunar New Year Celebration | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cafe Cà Phê, 916 E. 5th St., KCMO | Free entry | Ring in the Lunar New Year with dragon dancing, crafts, and Cafe Cà Phê's Year of the Dragon menu drop.
  • Kiss & Tail | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 6 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, 6800 Zoo Dr., KCMO | $50 | Watch as Kansas City’s finest thespians act out animal courtship rituals.
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News Notes
 
Sports
  • Football season is just beginning — no, not American football. Sporting KC is hosting their Season Kickoff Party on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at The Truman (601 E. Truman Rd.). Fans can party alongside all their favorite players while shopping the SportingStyle pop-up.
Weather
  • No sudden movements, folks... we don’t want to spook this early spring. Unseasonably warm temperatures have hit the metro this week, almost 15 to 25 degrees above normal. Don’t get too excited though, regular chilly temps are supposed to roll back around this weekend. (Kansas City Star)
Announced
  • Need a little Disney magic in your life? Well, you won’t have to wait long. Union Station announced Disney100: The Exhibition will be rolling into KC Friday, May 24 through Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets start at $18.50.
Fun Fact
  • Before Fernando J. Gaita became a Senior U.S. District Judge, he was Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s first African American corporate lawyer. Learn more about his trailblazing journey to become a judge with the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. (Flatland)
Watch
  • The KC Wheel hit a big developmental milestone this week: its first gender reveal. Watch the parents-to-be as they wait for the happy news in front of Pennway Point’s anchor attraction.
Travel
 
 
Civic
 
Downtown KCK lands spot on historic registry
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We never tire of the 913.| Photo provided by Visit Kansas City Kansas
No matter what side of the river you’re on, it’s always a good day to be a Kansas Citian. This week though, it’s KCK all the way.

Downtown Kansas City, KS just earned itself a spot on the Register of Historic Kansas Places, a designation that carries more than just bragging rights.

New tax credits for the 117 buildings/sites within the commercial district means a possible revitalization of its urban core.

But the good news doesn’t stop there. KCK is now awaiting consideration from the National Parks Service for its National Register of Historic Places. A federal designation means even more of our favorite thing... beautiful, beautiful tax credits. Ahhh.
 
The Buy
 
The Giving Heart pillow — a cream, knitted, heart-shaped pillow that’s weighted to replicate the feeling of a real hug. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones who deserve some extra coziness and care.
 
Answered
 
🎁 What KCtoday readers really want for V-Day
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Sending a little love your way everyday at 6 a.m. | Photo via Pexels, by Alleksana
Reminder: Your beau will be expecting more than just a Chiefs parade on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Still need to find a gift? Chocolate + flowers would do just fine for ~ 26.7% of our readers, but the other half has some better ideas...

“A new barrel horse.” — Ruth M.

“I’ll take a case of Diet Coke and some peanut M&Ms!” — Judy K.

“Month-long trip to England.” — Dana R.

“One million dollars.” — Charm M. (Wait a minute...that name looks familar.)

If you aren’t already, hold on to your wallets. The No. 1 answer, ~40% of readers said: “Chiefs Season Tickets — I would say Super Bowl tix, but no one loves me that much.”
 
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I’ll get an early start Sunday with an 11 a.m. arrival at KC Live! for the city’s biggest block party (or so I’ve been told). Tips for spotting a City Editor in the wild: see a girl in a bright yellow hoodie waving her phone around to make Insta reels? It’s probably me, so please come say “hi.”
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