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👔 Pick-me-ups for Papa
Legends outlets lawn father sits while children play
If he fits, dad sits. | Photo by @legendsoutlets
Get your dad jokes ready — Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 16. Whether “Dad” is the one who raised you, or the one who let you grow up in a galaxy far, far away before revealing his true identity, he could use a little extra love.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to become a Jedi to move your father’s heart. We’ve rounded up nine Father’s Day activities in Kansas City that should do the job.

Fuel up with these foodie feasts

Seafood brunch | Sundays | 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Bristol Seafood Grill, 51 E. 14th St., KCMO
Munch on brunch goodies like jumbo crab cakes + sweet drop biscuits.

Picnic basket | Pre-order | Stroud’s, 8301 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS
They supply the food, you supply the vibes. Pre-order a picnic basket, then dine with pops in a park.


If dad’s a steak kind of guy then Bristol’s is a him kind of place.


Photo courtesy of Bristol’s

Brunch + Bingo | Sunday, June 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Chicken N Pickle, multiple locations
Bingo, pickleball, and plenty of chicken — it’s a dad paradise.

Brunch Buffet | Sunday, June 16 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Silo Modern Farmhouse, 17501 W. 87th St., Lenexa, KS
Chow on farmhouse fresh dishes like smoked salmon and sweet potato biscuits + gravy.

Make memories with these activities

BRKTHROUGH | Sunday, June 16 | 10 a.m-8 p.m. | 6403 W. 135th St., Ste. E4, Overland Park, KS
Use the Father’s Day special to bond over immersive brain teasers.

Father’s Day Fun Fly Kite Festival | Sunday, June 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lanthrop High, 102 N. School Dr., Lanthrop, MO
Your family will be flying high at this free fest with larger than life kites + kid-friendly activities like parachute races.

the mister miagi car

Recognize this beauty? This is Mister Miyagi’s car in “The Karate Kid” as seen at the KC Auto Museum.


Photo by KCtoday

The Puttery | Sunday, June 16 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | 612 W. 47th St., KCMO
What better way to spend dad day than putting on the Plaza while sipping a pint?

KC Automotive Museum | Sunday, June 16 | 12-5 p.m. | 15095 W. 116th St., Olathe, KS
On Father’s Day you can cruise by with your big (car) guy for free admission.

“The Incredibles” | Sunday, June 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Legends Outlets, 1843 Village W. Pkwy., KCK
Watch a movie about family with your family on the lawn.
    When did Father’s Day become a national holiday?

    B. 1945
    Monday, June 10
    • Clay Class: Butterfly Bowl | Monday, June 10 | 1-2 p.m. | First Art Gallery of Olathe, 2755 S. Mur-Len Rd., #B12, Olathe, KS | $25 | Kids ages 7-17 will be guided through making a red clay dish using the slab method.
    Tuesday, June 11
    • Horror Night | Tuesday, June 11 | 7-9 p.m. | The Big Rip Brewing Company, 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, MO | $20 | Watch “Friday The 13th” while making horror movie-themed coasters.
    • Crossroads Photo Walk | Tuesday, June 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Brewery Emperial, 1829 Oak St., KCMO | Free | Walk through the Crossroads and snap all the photo worthy moments you find, then share your shots with the group.
    Wednesday, June 12
    • Yoga with Alligators | Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium, KCMO | $20 | Bring your mat, bottle and towel + meet at the alligator habitat for exercise that will still your mind.
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    News Notes
    • The City of KCMO officially passed an ordinance banning source of income discrimination for housing, making landlords consider all applications. Its objective is to create more housing options for groups such as veterans receiving disability compensation, workers who earn tipped wages, and families using housing vouchers.
    Real Estate
    • Over the weekend, Waldo welcomed a new entertainment venue: SOCab Waldo. Located at 8011 Wornall Rd., the dinner theater is giving the historic building an encore, using it for its original purpose. Check out its upcoming shows. (Martin City Telegraph)
    • Want to get those hands dirty? The recently opened Green Dirt on Oak (1601 Oak St., KCMO) is searching for line cooks, servers, and baristas. Send in your resume.
    • Pour one out for Michael Forbes Bar + Grill. After 12 years at 28 W. 63rd St. (and almost 40 overall), the biz is closing on Sunday, June 30 due to owner Forbes Cross’ retirement. Stop by for special events + menu items celebrating the restaurant’s history. (Kansas City Star)
    Try This
    • Unleash your inner child during Wonderscope’s adults-only playtime, happening on Friday, June 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. During “Night at the Museum,” enjoy familiar games, art projects, and activities + snack on local favorites including Kona Ice and Taco Cacao food truck. Snag tix.*
    • Woman-owned business Royal Highnies uses airy, 400-thread count Pima cotton to create luxury loungewear for the whole family. It all began with boxer shorts, and now, trademarked Highnies are sold in over 500 retailers — but you can snag free hats for Father’s Day exclusively online with code ROYALDADDY24.*
    • What happens when you combine German engineering with the world’s most trusted name in hearing care? The biggest breakthrough in hearing technology in more than a decade: the Horizon hearing aid. (This is not your grandpa’s hearing device.) See if you qualify for a free trial.*
    📼 May rewind
    Picture of Pendergast and Truman
    Harry S Truman (left) right next to Tom Pendergast at a Democratic convention. | Photo from the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
    June is already underway but, if we May, let’s pause and look at last month’s highlights.

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    Truman’s Crime Connection
    We blew out our hometown president’s 140 birthday candles with a peek into his ties to KC’s most powerful political machine — and boy did y’all love it. This was last month’s top read newsletter.

    Summer bucket list
    Summer is on the brain. Our most read article of the month featured a roundup of seasonal KC happenings like BBQ Fest and Boulevardia.

    Top Instagram posts

    Kansas Citians during tornados
    Yes, of course we’ll take that tornado warning siren seriously... not. Fellow Kansas Citians enjoyed laughing at themselves on this viral post.

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    The Wrap
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