Published November 14th, 2019 at 10:00 AM
There are about 48 hours between leaving work on Friday and the time you start thinking about work once again on Sunday night. Weekend Possibilities is your roadmap for food, drinks and fun for the perfect Kansas City weekend.
Friday, Nov. 15
6:30 p.m. The second annual Kansas City Mafia Film Festival is running all weekend at Crown Center’s MTH Theater (2450 Grand Blvd.). Friday night’s slate will open with a discussion from the popular crime/documentary podcast Gangland Wire, before a screening of “Black Hand Strawman.” The Saturday and Sunday schedule also includes a Bonadonna driving tour of little Italy and a closer look at the Civella-Spero family feud. Friday night tickets are $10. Saturday and Sunday screenings are $16.
7:30 p.m. Consider an evening trip to Lawrence for Live in the Lobby: Festival of Short Plays at Theatre Lawrence (4660 Bauer Farm Drive). The second edition of the festival will feature six short, on-stage performances ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. Acts are written by local playwrights from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Tickets are $8.
8:30 p.m. Spend your Friday night in the fantasy world of Quixotic’s Sensatia Cirque Cabaret at the Quixotic Theater at Crown Center (2450 Grand Blvd.). The multimedia performance combines live music, acrobatics, visuals, perfumery and desserts to touch all five of audience members’ senses. Tickets for what the New York Times called an “innovative circus performance” start at $35. The show is for adults aged 18 and up.
Saturday, Nov. 16
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The West Bottoms Vintage Shopping District (1285 Hickory St.) is getting in the spirit with an all-day Holiday Open House. Participating stores will have treats, drinks and sales throughout the day. Look online for participating vendors, deals and door prizes.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The third Saturday of the month means is Scavenger Saturday at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (4420 Warwick Blvd.). The all-ages event invites visitors to pick up a self-guided scavenger activity and make their way through the museum for a themed adventure. Scavengers will receive a take-home art project upon completion. The event is free.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. It’s time for tea at the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Overland Park (5300 Metcalf Ave.), as the Daughters of the British Empire in Kansas present The 2nd Annual British Faire and Tea. The menu will include finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and more. Attendees have the option to purchase a $20 tea ticket for a bottomless cup and access to four designated tea times. Be sure to check the website for a full list of scheduled entertainment and vendors. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children aged 12 and under.
5:30 p.m. Harp Barbecue & Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (4814 Roanoke Pkwy.) are coming together for a BBQ Seafood Pop-Up. Billed as “an epic fusion of smoke and sea,” a ticket to the pop-up will get you a welcome drink, appetizers, a three-course family style meal, plus carefully paired beers from Crane Brewing. There’ll be live music from Billy Bluegrass and Whiskey Mash Band. Tickets are $41.07.
7:05 p.m. As the Chiefs get ready for their Monday Night Football matchup in Mexico City with the Chargers, get your sports fill at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena (19100 East Valley View Pkwy.) and watch the Kansas City Mavericks take on the Rapid City Rush. Kansas City’s ECHL hockey club looks to inch closer to .500 against the Mountain Division’s second-place Rush. Tickets start at $12.
Sunday, Nov. 17
12 p.m. KC Wine Co. Vineyard & Winery (13875 S. Gardner Road) is rolling out free s’mores to be paired with beverages available for purchase. Head to KC Wine Co.’s website for a closer look at what wine might go well with the campfire classic.
8 p.m. Wilco is back on the road after a two-year touring break and they’re stopping in Kansas City. Catch the seven-time Grammy-nominated band’s highly anticipated show at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (1228 Main St.) with tickets starting at $45. For more on 90.9 The Bridge’s Artist of the Week, featuring an essay by local music writer Timothy Finn, click here.