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Weekend Possibilities | Treetop Adventure at Swope Park, Patio Beers and Brunch Eclectic Options for the Weekend Ahead

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Above image credit: Go Ape! opens for the season Saturday, March 6 at Swope Park. (Go Ape! | Facebook)
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With much-welcomed sunshine in the forecast, March’s first weekend should provide the chance to stretch our legs outside.

Friday, March 5

4 – 7 p.m. Mission Restaurant Week is well underway and Rockcreek Brewing Co., 5880 Beverly Ave., is celebrating with a three-night run teaming up with the Taco Tank food truck. There should be plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a pint in the sunshine. Mission Restaurant Week features more than a dozen restaurants and breweries and runs through Sunday, March 7.

5 – 6 p.m. J. Rieger & Co., 2700 Guinotte Ave., is extending an open invitation to anyone interested in tasting the distillery’s first-ever batch of absinthe. “Absinthe Day” will feature a guided lesson in the history, production and experience of absinthe, followed by a tasting, cocktails and small plates. Reservations are required.

6 – 11 p.m. The bad news: North Kansas City’s Snake Saturday St. Patrick’s Day celebration has been postponed until October. The Good news: Big Rip Brewing Co., 216 E. 9th Ave., is rolling out a Snake Bar pop up. Every Friday and Saturday night in March, Big Rip will transform its event space into a one-of-a-kind pop up offering beer, cocktails, live music and more. Don’t worry, the Priest Mint Chocolate Milk Stout will be on tap.

It’s the opening weekend for Go Ape! at Swope Park, 7331 Oakwood Drive. The Zipline and Treetop Adventure Park takes the fearless on a two- to three-hour adrenaline-filled experience through the tops of Swope Park trees. Guests hop across obstacles, swing on ropes and fly along zip lines through Kansas City’s green space. There’s also an axe throwing opportunity for anyone interested in relieving some stress. Passes for the treetop adventure are $59.99 for those aged 16 and older. Passes for those aged 10-15 are $39.95.

Saturday, March 6

9 – 10 a.m. INDULGE and Cafe Ca Phê have plans to collaborate this weekend with a workout and coffee hangout Saturday morning in the West Bottoms, 1101 Mulberry St. The International Women’s Day Sweat will feature a “music-driven, beat-based move and groove” with a focus on functional movement. Participants will space out on individual mats in the open garage space with plenty of fresh air. Guests are encouraged to wear a mask when not working out. The session is $25 and includes a cup of Cafe Ca Phê coffee.

1 – 3 p.m. Tired of apologizing to Mother Nature with every paper towel use? The Sewing Labs, 1305 E. 27th St., is here to help. Sign up for the Go Green Sewing Unpaper Towels lesson this Saturday and come away with eight reusable “paper” towels, plus a few new sewing skills. Participants can either bring their own print or pick from the Sewing Labs’ stash. Class registration is $60. No previous sewing experience required.

7 – 11 p.m. Come Saturday at 7 p.m., Sky Zone Kansas City, 6495 Quivira Rd., turns out the lights. The trampoline park is then transformed into a jumping party/dance club with lasers, music and black lights. Sound fun? Glow at Sky Zone offers a family Glow party 7 – 9 p.m. for the little ones, followed by Club Glow at 9 p.m., where teens can dance, race, win prizes and more. Two-hour Glow passes are $22.99.

Sunday, March 7

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday marks the final day of the Johnson County Home and Garden Show at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. The three-day showcase featuring innovative home products, hundreds of experts and 315 vendors kicks off Friday at 10 a.m. and runs all weekend long. Single day tickets are $13 at the door and $10 online for adults. Children under age 12 get in free.

Noon – 2 p.m. Sleep in, then start Sunday with Turn Down for Brunch at Parlor, 1707 Locust St. The Crossroads food hall concept offers less-than-early risers reserved seating, a brunch menu item and two hours of bottomless mimosas, plus live music and games. Tickets for those age 21 and older are $29.99.

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