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Weekend Possibilities | Big Slick, Weston Roots Festival, Disc Golf Prepare for Hilarity

David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, and Eric Stonestreet pose with a large check at a past Big Slick Weekend. David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis and Eric Stonestreet at a past Big Slick Weekend. (Courtesy | Big Slick)
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June’s opening weekend is headlined by a homecoming of Kansas City’s hilarious Hollywood stars for Big Slick. In Weston, the inaugural Weston Roots Music Festival will take over the quaint town with 16 acts from the local Americana, bluegrass and folk scenes.

Friday, June 2

Noon Kansas City is known for its quality and variety of disc golf courses and will officially add to the scene this Friday. Be among the first to play a new 18-hole course opening at City Park, 2601 Park Drive, in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government is inviting the public out for the first throw on the new course and plans to meet at the park’s main pavilion. Playing at City Park is free and open to players of any skill level.

4 p.m. River Market virtual reality arcade and sports bar Double Tap Kansas City, 310 Oak St., is throwing a Three-Year Anniversary Bash this weekend. The party starts Friday evening with $3 well cocktails all night long, plus music from DJ Teeleche at 9 p.m. VR gaming is 30% off through Sunday. Be sure to check online for the full schedule of anniversary events and VR “lane” pricing.

5 – 8 p.m. The Prairie Village Art Show returns to the Shops at Prairie Village, 6920 Mission Road, for its 66th year, featuring the work of more than 100 artists local and national artists from 20 states and Canada. The three-day event typically attracts more than 15,000 visitors to take in the art, music, food and drink.

Art lovers gathered at the Prairie Village Art Show.
Art lovers gathered at the Prairie Village Art Show, an annual tradition for 66 years. (Courtesy | The Shops of Prairie Village)

5:30 – 8 p.m. If you are heading to the Crossroads for First Fridays, stop by the Mid-America Arts Alliance 50th Anniversary Block Party, 2018 Baltimore Ave. The performance schedule includes musical acts from around the Midwest, including sets from Oklahoma’s Kalyn Fay Barnoski and Arkansas singer-songwriter Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster. In the nonprofit’s exhibit space, the public can check out the touring collection, “Shutter and Sound: The Jazz Photography of Bob Willoughby.” The block party is free to attend.

8 p.m. – Midnight Designed to put fans at the center of the concert-goer experience, Trap Karaoke is coming to The Truman, 601 E. Truman Road, Friday night. The one-of-a-kind live music experience invites crowd members on stage to rap, sing and dance in the spotlight. Tickets are $53, plus tax and fees. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Saturday, June 3

Noon – 8 p.m. The first-ever Weston Roots Music Festival is happening Saturday across multiple venues in Weston. Organizers will bring 16 local bluegrass, Americana and folk music acts to six stages, including headliners Whiskey Mash Band, The Matchsellers and Kelly Hunt, to name just a few. Bring the entire family for a full day of picking. Children under 12 get in for free. General admission tickets are $25.

6:30 p.m. Kanas City’s only nonprofit microcinema Stray Cat Film Center, 1662 Broadway Blvd., will bring “Coffy” (1973) to its screen Saturday night. Written and directed by Jack Hill and starring Pam Grier, the blaxploitation classic tells the story of a nurse who is on an action-packed mission to get payback for drug-related harm done to her younger sister. Tickets are $7.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kansas City’s funniest people are back in town this weekend for Big Slick, a three-day fundraising effort for Children’s Mercy Hospital. Events open to the public include Friday’s Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, and the Big Slick Show Saturday night at T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Hosts David Koechner, Jason Sudeikis, Heidi Gardner, Rob Riggle, Eric Stonestreet and Paul Rudd will run the bases and the show, with special guests aplenty. Tickets for Saturday night’s comedy show start at $75, plus tax and fees. Any ticket to the Royals game Friday night includes access to the Celebrity Game. Be sure to check online for full details.

5 – 9 p.m. There’s a Wine & Brew Walk Saturday in and around the historic Independence Square, 113 W. Lexington Ave. Reserve your spot to stroll and stop at for tastings at 17 stations while enjoying live music, food and local vendor booths. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets start at $25.

Sunday, June 4

11 a.m. – Noon Every Sunday in June, J. Rieger & Co.’s Electric Park Garden Bar, 2700 Guinotte Ave., is making room for Puppy Yoga. If you plan to join, make sure to bring a mat and be ready for a cuteness overload, as an instructor will lead the group through a yoga session that is surrounded by adorable and adoptable puppies. Tickets are $40 and come with a complimentary cocktail ($30 of each ticket will go to Great Plains SPCA).

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday is the last chance to check out this year’s Old Shawnee Days Festival on the Shawnee Town 1929 grounds, 11501 W. 57th St. The final day of the weekend-long extravaganza will have live music, plenty of fun for children of all ages in carnival rides, hula hooping competitions, face painting and more, plus all the fried festival food one can imagine. Be sure to check out the full schedule in advance. Carnival ride tickets are $1 each. An unlimited-ride wristband is $30.

Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.

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