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Weekend Possibilities | Sporting KC Block Party, KC Golf Show and ‘Lotawana’ at Screenland Armour

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Above image credit: Sporting Kansas City's State Line Block Party will celebrate the start of the 2022 MLS season with food, beverages, live entertainment and a watch party Sunday afternoon on W. 39th St. (Contributed | Sporting Kansas City)

February’s final weekend offers a full slate of film, Mardi Gras fun and football — or “soccer” — as it’s known stateside.

Just stay warm out there.

Friday, Feb. 25

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The 2022 Kansas City Golf Show tees off Friday afternoon at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. The three-day convention will have more than 100 exhibitors offering discounted gear, product inventors, golf courses, private clubs, plus prizes and more on display as we inch closer to warmer weather. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors. Kids under 12 get in for free.

6 – 10 p.m. TARA, a local animal rescue nonprofit, has plans for big fun Friday night at Boulevard Brewing Co., 2501 Southwest Blvd. Tunes for TARA is a one-night-only ticketed event featuring live local musicians, food, wine, beer, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Tunes for TARA, which stands for The Animal Rescue Alliance, is reserved for those 21 and older. Tickets are $50 if purchased online in advance. Tickets at the door are $65.

7 – 10 p.m. The largest environmental film festival in the nation is on tour and coming to Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., in Lawrence, Kansas, or a computer screen near you. The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s Live and Virtual Screenings will feature 10 short films, available both in-person at Liberty Hall and online. The festival benefits Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper Program. All tickets are $20, though free education tickets are available, per request.

Saturday, Feb. 26

11 a.m. There’s an opportunity to take your backyard skills to the big time Saturday afternoon at Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee St. Sign up your squad for KC Crew’s KC Cornhole Series, a one-day tournament of competitive and recreational cornhole. Each team is guaranteed at least four games. There will be cash prizes for the top finishers in the double elimination tournament. Team registration is $50 and spots are filling up fast. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with grabbing a spot in the stands to enjoy the action.

Noon – 5 p.m. Local Kansas City makers are coming together for a February Pop-Up Shop with Secret Handshake Studios, 81 N. Mill St. The Kansas City, Kansas, makerspace has plans for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to sip on while shopping. Participating local businesses include Bleach Bee, Skip Cherry Glass and The C Word Bakery to name a few. The pop-up is free.

8 p.m. If you’re a fan of the “Man in Black,” grab a ticket for Church of Cash Saturday night at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Ave. Church of Cash will be supported by the Snot Rockets. The tribute group plans to play all the Johnny Cash hits. Fans under 21 are welcome with a guardian. Tickets are $18.50.

Sunday, Feb. 27

11 a.m. Shake off the sports blues Sunday with the State Line Block Party, 1850 W. 39th St., kicking off the 2022 Sporting Kansas City campaign. Die-hards and those just dipping their toe into the beautiful game will come together for live music, entertainment, food and drinks and more, not to mention Sporting KC’s opening match against Atlanta United shown on a large LED screen. The game starts at 2 p.m. There is no admission fee.

(Courtesy | Sporting Kansas City)

2 p.m. North Kansas City’s Screenland Armour, 408 Armour Road, will screen “Lotawana” Sunday afternoon. The film is based on Lake Lotawana, located in eastern Jackson County and tells the story of a romantic adventure on the water. Movie goers can double down on the homegrown enjoyment with Screenland’s impressive selection of local craft beer on tap. Tickets are $10.

2 – 5 p.m. Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, 18807 158th St., is throwing a Mardi Gras Party. The Basehor, Kansas, winery, 25 minutes from downtown Kansas City, will have tunes from blues group The Dog House Daddies and a barbecue food truck on site. The party does not include wine. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

6 – 8 p.m. There’s a Black History Tribute Concert Sunday evening at The Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. Journey Through Black Music will bring local artists and performers to the stage where they will play timeless hits by iconic Black musicians in jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, blues and contemporary music. General admission tickets are $20 and include admission to the American Jazz Museum.

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

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