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Weekend Possibilities | Dim Sum Brewery Pop-Up, NCAA Basketball Watch Party, Brookside’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade More to Life Than Brackets

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Above image credit: Casual Animal has plans for a tasty 'Tim Sum' Pop-Up Sunday afternoon. (Pete Dulin | Flatland)
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If March Madness basketball has you glued to the sofa this weekend, more power to you. For anyone interested in enjoying a warm weekend outing in Kansas City, there’s options ranging from leftover St. Patrick’s Day parties to World of Wheels at Kansas City Convention Center.

Friday, March 18

6 – 9 p.m. More than 25 women-owned businesses will be on hand for the Women’s History Month Pop-Up by Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair at The Nelle, 1818 McGee St. Both Breathe Beverages and Our Gathering will be in the house providing refreshments. The Royalettes VC will bring the vinyl tunes. All are welcome. There is no admission fee.

7 – 10 p.m. Cycling Kansas City’s Winter Party rolls into Boulevard Brewery, 2501 S.W. Blvd., Friday night. Cycling enthusiasts of any experience level are invited to join the party and annual meeting. A $35 ticket includes dinner, a complimentary pint, plus a commemorative glass. There’s a chance to score cycling gear with drawings, a silent auction and 50-50 raffle.

7:30 p.m. Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” has been adapted for the stage and is coming to Kansas City Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Directed by Casey Nicholaw, the touring Broadway musical will treat audience members to all of the hilarious high school drama from the book and film, plus plenty of song and dance. Tickets are available starting at $36, plus tax and fees.

Saturday, March 19

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The National World War I Museum and Memorial’s latest installment of its Day in the Life series will provide a closer look at the world’s armies as they prepared for fighting on the eve of the Great War. The free event invites museum visitors to chat with living history volunteers and check out objects from World War I up close. There is no registration or tickets required for entry.

It’s on to the Big Dance for fans of college hoops and Kansas City Live! at Power & Light District, 13 Grand Blvd., is throwing the party. Hoops Central will be rocking for the opening rounds of this week’s NCAA tournament, Thursday through Sunday evening. Wall-to-wall basketball is the plan for more than 30 televisions throughout the venue, plus live entertainment, games, stadium food and drinks to go along with the madness. Table reservations are an option. Hoops Central is open to the entire family.

1 p.m. Rescheduled due to last weekend’s weather, Brookside’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday afternoon, starting at the intersection of 65th Street and Wornall Road. Be sure to check the full parade route online ahead of time to scout out the perfect spot. Saturday’s family-friendly celebration will have bagpipes, floats, live music and entertainment, Irish Dancing, drill teams and more.

7 p.m. That’s The Way The World Goes Round, a tribute to late singer-songwriter John Prine, is set for Saturday night at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. The evening of John Prine tunes will bring more than a dozen local musicians to the recordBar stage and benefit the Hello in There Foundation. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, March 20

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. World of Wheels is back at Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St. The three-day custom car show wraps up Sunday with a full house of classic and custom rides to check out, plus demonstrations, celebrity meet and greets, contests and more fun for the whole family. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children. Discounted tickets are available at area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

12 – 5 p.m. How about dim sum and drinks? Sunday’s Tim Sum Pop-Up at Casual Animal Brewing, 1725 McGee St., plans for just that. Stop by for a beer or two, plus dim sum, steam buns and other treats from Chef Tim Jones. Food will be served hot at noon and available while supplies last through 5 p.m.

7:30 p.m. Card-carrying members of “Bachelor Nation” will fill The Midland, 1228 Main St., Sunday night for The Bachelor: Live On Stage. Hosted by Becca Kufrin, the night will bring audience members into the mansion for laughs, games, love and maybe even a little drama as a former contestant of “The Bachelorette” looks to hand out roses on stage.

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

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