Channel your inner tourist and take Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Smokestack tour, which includes four bites paired with BLVD beers for $35. Then, stop by the Crossroads for some window shopping… or actual shopping.
For dinner, head down to Farina, a James Beard chef-driven Italian restaurant. Try the potato gnocchi for $16. Cap the night off with a cocktail at Afterword Tavern & Shelves. If you do end up getting a book as well, your total will be ~$35.
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Windborne’s The Music of Queen | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | $74+ | The Kansas City Symphony brings classic Queen tunes to life with a full rock band.
Royals vs. Twins | Fri., May 20 | 7:10 p.m. | Kauffman Stadium | $12+ | Catch fireworks lighting up the sky after the game. 🎇
Yallapalooza | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | Azura Amphitheater | $25+ | The show will feature country artists including Jon Pardi + Hardy.
Low Sensory Morning | Sat., May 21 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | Free | Enjoy a private museum experience in an accommodating environment. 🖼️
Around The World Mixology Class | Sun., May 22 | 5-7 p.m. | The Historic Browning, 202 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO | $55 | Take your tastebuds on vacation with four cocktails from around the world.
Sheet Pan & One-Dish Wonders | Mon., May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS | $65 | Learn simple, family-friendly, one-pan recipes from expert chef Garcia Schmidt. 🥘
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There’s a new heart in town. The Parade of Hearts released its 156th heart, “National Champs,” to honor the University of Kansas’ men’s basketball championship. The heart will be on KU’s campus near Allen Fieldhouse till the first week of June.
Sporting KC won against Colorado this Wednesday, 2-1. Forward Dániel Sallói scored both goals. Their next game is with San Jose on Sun., May 22 at 6:30 p.m. ⚽
The Ashland on Third apartment development was purchased from KC Commercial Realty Group by Oaks Properties + will resume construction by the end of 2022. The stalled project north of the City Market has been a vacant lot for almost two years. Oaks will adjust the amenities + unit count. (CityScene KC)
Blind Box BBQ now offers happy hour at its Shawnee location — 13214 W. 62nd Terr. On Tues.-Fri., 3-6 p.m., enjoy a menu with discounted small bites + libations.
Here’s a sweet scoop for you. The Flying Cow Gelato Shop is now open — 5000 State Line Rd. It is next to sister company Annedore’s Fine Chocolates. Its gelato is homemade + sold by the scoop. Sample five flavors by getting The Heffer. 🍨 (Kansas City Star)
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra’s Riff Generation is having its first performance today, May 20, 7 p.m. at the Medallion Theater in the Plexpod Westport Commons — 300 E. 39th St. The ensemble includes renowned local musicians + original jazz based on KC’s historic riff-based style.
Paul Anthony Smith is unveiling his newest work “Dreams” at the Crossroads Hotel’s gallery tomorrow, May 20. Join the opening reception from 6-8 p.m., and enjoy celebratory curry + beverages.
An AAPI event is happening this Sun., May 22 at Parlor — 1707 Locust St.Eight Asian owned businesses and organizations will be present. We can’t wait to try Mooyuei Baker’s Thai Tea cakes. 🍰
Transport Brewery is holding its Maifest event from Thurs.-Sun., May 19-22. Special events will take place each day, including a stein holding competition + outdoor yoga event. Not a beer fan? Other beverage options include wine, cider + non-alcoholic drinks. (Flatland KC)
Merriam’s annual Turkey Creek Festival is happening this Sat., May 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — at 6501 Antioch Rd. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, a petting zoo, concerts + food stands. The Turkey Creek Festival 5K will take place earlier that day from 8-10 a.m.
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The Parade of Hearts unveiled more than just a new heart yesterday. A new healthcare-themed 16 oz pint glass, with “We Are Better Together,” “Kansas City Conquering Cancer,” and “Heroes In Healthcare” heart designs, can be purchased for $15. All proceeds go to charity.
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Editor’s pick: Summer is just around the corner, which mean I finally get to partake in my favorite outdoor hobby — reading in the park. I’m currently reading Emily Henry’s Book Lovers + will admit I have more books on my TBR list. But, I seek comfort in knowing my bookshelf will never be as big as Kansas City’s Community Bookshelf.
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