Published January 27th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
There’s no shortage of fun in Kansas City as the Chiefs prepare to host their fourth-straight AFC Championship Game in the NFL playoffs.
Pass the time until kickoff with a basket of wings, 1860s dance party or comedian Jim Jeffries at the Midland Theatre.
10:30 – 11 p.m. Still not over last weekend’s Chiefs win over the Bills? You can officially turn the page with a feast of buffalo wings at the new Wing Stand in Mission, Kansas, 5438 Johnson Drive. The new concept from Jefferson’s offers wings, jumbo tenders, chicken sandwiches and macaroni and cheese tossed in its 18 signature flavors. Don’t worry, there’s a variety of heat levels.
4 p.m. If the bar never plays the music you want to hear and that music happens to be ‘80s hair metal, start the weekend at Border Brewing Co., 512 E. 18th St. You’re the DJ: ‘80s Hair Bands at the Crossroads brewery uses the Rockbot app to take requests. The app also allows for patrons to vote on their favorite tunes from the night. The event is free and open to the public. As always, outside food is welcome.
7 p.m. The Moist Tour featuring comedian Jim Jefferies is coming to Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, 1228 Main St. Tickets to see the internationally acclaimed Australian funny guy are available starting at $39.75 plus tax and fees. Proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within 72 hours is required to enter.
10 a.m. – Noon Put your skills to the test with this weekend’s Yeti Obstacle Course at Zip KC, 12829 Loring Drive. The Yeti 5K obstacle course in Bonner Springs, Kansas, is open to individuals or teams who believe they have what it takes to navigate more than 25 obstacles in the cold, including a rope climb, floating tires and car smashing. Sign up for $44. Registration includes a t-shirt, wristband, medal and a free beer after the race.
Noon – 8 p.m. KC Brew Fest is back at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Saturday afternoon with more than 45 breweries, 120 beers, music, food trucks and more. Tickets are $50 for one of two general admission four-hour sessions. VIP $65 tickets are available for beer lovers looking for an extra hour of sampling, plus featured brews that are exclusively available to VIP ticket holders. Food is sold separately. You must be 21 or older to attend.
6 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Assistant to the Regional Bar Pop-Up opens this weekend at Vignettes Bar in North Kansas City, 2376 Armour Road. The Dunder Mifflin-replica pop-up bar, offering NBC’s “The Office”-inspired experiences runs through March 5, including show-themed drinks, show trivia each Wednesday and in-character and costume bartenders. Obviously, Toby is not invited.
6:30 – 9 p.m. Join the celebration of Kansas statehood Friday night at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site in Olathe, 1200 E. Kansas City Road. Billed as the only functioning stagecoach stop along the Sante Fe Trail, Mahaffie is throwing an 1860s Dance Party in celebration of the state’s birthday. Stop by for smooth moves, drinks and be sure to wear your 19th century threads. General admission tickets purchased in advance are $20. Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Noon – 6 p.m. Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2022 with Cafe Cà Phê. The Vietnamese coffee shop has plans for more than 15 Asian-owned businesses to be on hand for its New Year party, plus food, guest speakers and live performances Sunday afternoon at The Nelle, 1818 McGee St. The family-friendly event is free to attend. Vaccination proof and masks are required for entry.
Noon Here we go again, football fans. Get ready for Chiefs-Bengals in the AFC Championship Game with the biggest Game Day Party in town Sunday afternoon at Kansas City Live! At Power & Light, 13th Street and Grand Boulevard. Doors for the completely free watch party on the big screen open two hours before kickoff. Fans can look forward to tailgate games, drink specials, photo opportunities, live and in-game entertainment and more as the Chiefs look to punch their ticket to a third-straight Super Bowl.
4 – 5:30 p.m. Whiskers Cat Cafe, 3705 Southwest Trafficway, is inviting the artistic out for a lesson in Chalk Lettering — with cats, of course. All supplies, cats and instruction will be provided, as artist Andrea Bosnak leads the group in the lettering class open to all skill levels. The Chalk Lettering Class is reserved for those 18 and up. There will be canned cocktails available for purchase for anyone over the age of 21. Tickets are $35.
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