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Weekend Possibilities | KC Film Fest, Mini Golf Masters, Holi Fest That's Entertainment

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Above image credit: Craft Putt in Overland Park will award a green jacket to a "Masters Tournament" winner Sunday. (Courtesy | Craft Putt)
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Filmmakers from around the world will have their work on the big screen this weekend during the KC Film Fest International.

If a weekend in the sunshine sounds more your speed, there’s a Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival in Lawrence, a Holi celebration in Overland Park and North Kansas City’s Pint Path pub crawl for the partygoers.

Friday, April 12

4 – 11 p.m. Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen, 1526 Walnut St., is offering a special Flavors of the Mediterranean Menu this weekend. Foodies can enjoy grilled lamb kofta, roasted haloumi, grilled octopus, Spanish fideo and tinned fish through Sunday. For dessert, there’s a cannoli trio and hazelnut baklava pinwheels. Tannin’s regular food and wine menus will still be available. Reservations are strongly recommended.

5:40 – 10:15 p.m. KC Film Fest International is underway and showing films from around the world through Sunday evening at AMC Ward Parkway 14, 8600 Ward Pkwy. Friday night’s films include everything from feature-length documentaries to horror shorts. On Saturday, there’s a filmmaking meetup and seminar, along with a screenwriting fellowship informational session. Be sure to check out the full schedule and film guide online in advance. Individual tickets are $10. Movie lovers can pick up an all-access pass for access to the filmmaker’s lounge and as many films as you can watch for $45.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Let’s Candle Make! at Black Pantry, 325 E. 31st St., offers a crafty evening near Martini Corner. A representative from Heaven Scent Soy Candles will be on hand with the instructions, ingredients and materials needed to make your personalized wooden wick candle. Complimentary wine will be provided. You must be 21 or older. Tickets are $50, plus fees.

Saturday, April 13

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Midwest Pottery Fest returns for two days of pottery sales and demonstrations this weekend in the new Zhou B Art Center of Kansas City, 1801 E. 18th St. Twelve artists will be available to answer questions, chat about their work and offer free pottery demos. If you buy a vase, bring it to Sunday’s flower bar in the space for a free arrangement. The first 50 people through the door will get a handmade cup.

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Make the day trip to Lawrence for the KU FNSA Powwow & Indigenous Cultures Festival at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewert Drive, on campus at University of Kansas. KU’s First Nations Student Association’s Powwow is a celebration of Native cultures in the community through song, dance and honoring ancestral traditions. In addition to Powwow events, activities for all ages, including educational workshops, Indigenous film screenings and panel discussions make up the free Indigenous Cultures Festival. The full day’s schedule is available online.

Noon – 5 p.m. North Kansas City’s Pint Path Pub Crawl is going down Saturday across multiple locations. A ticket will get you access to specials and discounts at participating establishments, chances at a prize from the roaming prize patrol, plus a free pint glass. The popular party is themed “heroes and villains,” so be sure to play along. Pint Path tickets are $25, plus fees. You must be 21 or older to crawl.

1 – 6 p.m. Holi Festival 2024 at Corporate Woods Founder’s Park, 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy., plans to welcome spring with a colorful party, Bollywood DJs and a live performance by Punjabi singer Kay V Singh. Holi color packets will be available for $2. Non-alcoholic beverages and food will be available for purchase. Wear white. The all-ages celebration is free to attend.

Sunday, April 14

2 p.m. The green jacket is up for grabs this weekend at Craft Putt’s, 11440 W. 135th St., Masters Mini Golf Tournament. Craft Putt will field a tournament of 60 individuals, who will play two full rounds of mini golf in pairings of four. Lowest score wins a green jacket, plus free Craft Putt mini golf for life. Don’t worry, the Overland Park putt-putt pub will have the real tournament on to watch. Signs ups are $20 and are first come, first serve.

2 – 3:30 p.m. Common Threads: Fashion, Gender, Community at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., will bring three unique perspectives together to explore Chinese fashion and identity. Join as literary scholar Eleanor Lim-Midyett, artist Michelle Chan and curator of Asian art Ling-en Lu share how their work intersects with themes found in current exhibition “Glamorous Women: Gender and Fashion in Chinese Art.” Attendees are welcome to bring a small, portable textile-based project to work on during the discussion. Tickets are $8.

4 – 7 p.m. The KC Current will look to keep its perfect season rolling Sunday evening against Gotham FC. Join the Watch Party at Pathlight Brewing, 11200 W. 75th St., where the Blue Crew supporters and soccer fans can enjoy $1 off a select full pour, plus food from Korean American fusion spot GoChew Burger & Sandwich. The game starts at 5 p.m. The party is free to attend.

Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.

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