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Weekend Possibilities | KC’s Puppy Bowl, Valentine’s Date Spots, plus Star Wars and STOMP at the Kauffman Center

Love is All Around, No Need to Fake It

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Above image credit: Bar K Beer Fest is Saturday. (Courtesy | Bar K)

Live entertainment, a local music Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball and plenty of Valentine’s date options make this weekend a busy one across Kansas City.

And the Super Bowl is Sunday. (Sigh).

Friday, Feb. 11

7 p.m. The good times will roll Friday night at Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway. Grab tickets to the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball for a full night of music benefitting KC Pet Project. Slated performers include Kansas City music-makers Brass & Boujee, The Deshtet, DJ Thundercutz, Boss Hooligan Sound System, Emcee Kadesh Flow and more. Mardi Gras attire is encouraged. Tickets are $15.

7 – 9 p.m. Skyline and Embrace The Grape Beverage Catering are joining forces to provide a special evening for the lovebirds. Make reservations for the collab’s KC Rooftop Valentine’s Pop-Up Bar, 1511 Baltimore Ave., while tickets are still available. A reservation includes a table and one drink ticket, not to mention skyline views and vibes provided by DJ Fernando. There will be a full cash bar offering Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails. Tickets are $25 per person.

7:30 p.m. Hear that? STOMP is back in Kansas City and showing this weekend at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. The acclaimed eight-person troupe will bang on just about anything to make music — from trash cans to hubcaps. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the noise. STOMP runs 100 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are available starting at $73.50, plus tax and fees.

Saturday, Feb. 12

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Nell Hill’s lifestyle and home furnishing store, 4101 N. Mulberry Drive, is inviting the ladies out for a day of shopping, plus champagne. Get the group together for the Galentine’s Sip + Shop, where friendship will be celebrated in the form of browsing furniture, artwork, fabric, other accents and more. Did we mention the champagne?

Noon – 4 p.m. The Chiefs aren’t in this weekend’s big game, but your four-legged friend could be. Bar K’s Second Annual Puppy Bowl, 501 Berkley Parkway, is set for Saturday afternoon and it’s shaping up to be adorable. Pups ages 3 to 9 months with up to date vaccinations are encouraged to sign up for the four-game series at the dog park/sports bar concept. Signups go from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registered pets will get a doggie bandana and a custom trophy from Three Dog Bakery. Admission is free for solo humans and Bar K members. If you’re bringing your dog it’s $10.

2 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters are back at the T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., this weekend. Built on nearly 100 years of tradition, the 2022 Globetrotters Spread Game Tour is dedicated to the legendary late Curly Neal. The full-court action includes brand-new characters, creative trick shots, dribbling and dunks, plus lots of laughs. Tickets start at $20.

6 – 7:30 p.m. If you’re looking for something different this Valentine’s Day, the You and Your Boo Pop-Up from Dance Fit Flow, 1700 Locust St., is one option. The beginner/intermediate class, led by studio instructors Tony and Lucas, will teach participants a fun dance combo for couples, followed by a cool down with sparkling rosé and time to socialize. Reserve your spot for two for $35. Space is limited.

Sunday, Feb. 13

11 a.m. Chances are no one will blame a Kansas Citian for not putting their heart and soul into Super Bowl snacks this time around. Call in reserves with Barley’s Kitchen & Tap’s To-Go Menu, specially made for the big game. Football fans can order food online at any point ahead of Sunday and pick up the spread from Barley’s Shawnee, Kansas, location at 16649 Midland Drive. Menu options include Strouds Spicy Hot Chicken Bites, football-shaped flatbreads, a custom nacho bar and spinach artichoke dip. A $5 donation per item will go to Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption.

1 p.m. The force is strong at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. A must for fans of the series, Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi in Concert Film + Live Orchestra features John Williams’ legendary score performed by the Kansas City Symphony while the movie shows simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Tickets are available starting at $88.50, plus tax and fees.

3 – 6 p.m. The Barroom Billies will lead this week’s Sunday Service at Stockyards Brewing Co., 1600 Genessee St. The weekly tradition at the West Bottoms brewery treats the “Sunday scaries” with a healthy dose of live roots and bluegrass tunes and, of course, beer. There is no admission fee.

Flatland contributor Clarence Dennis also is a social media manager for 90.9 The Bridge.

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