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Beefsteak & Other Weekend Possibilities

Pilgrim Coffee is now open in Overland Park. Pilgrim Coffee is now open in Overland Park. (Jonathan Bender | Flatland)
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Not all happy hours are the same. Kansas City Community Gardens (6917 Kensington Ave.) hosts a Yard Games Happy Hour from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday night. They’ll have oversized versions of Jenga and Connect Four, as well as beer from Stockyards and Boulevard. Tickets are $5, and you can purchase food from The Casual Foodie or Organic Soul KC.

Don your fanciest pajamas. Union Station is hosting a Royal Wedding Watch Party from 3:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The wedding festivities will be shown up on the big screen after a traditional English breakfast (yes, there will be English scones with clotted cream and tea). Union Station will also have a champagne toast for those over 21 years old. If you can’t make it, or you just really need your Royal fix, KCPT — Kansas City PBS is airing the Royal Wedding Watch for the next two evenings, as well as live coverage of the wedding and festivities Saturday morning.

Powell Gardens is hosting Fungi & Fermentation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Discover all things mushroom or fermented with classes on mushroom growing, mead tasting and composting. Powell Gardens will have meadmakers and brewers in a beer garden (11 a.m to 5:30 p.m.), as well as a host of fermented products (gojuchang, kombucha and kimchi).

Kobi Q (1531 Grand Blvd.) is a new Korean restaurant in the Crossroads. Kobi Q, which is in the former Czar Bar space, serves glass noodles, Korean fried chicken and spicy rice cakes.

Pilgrim Coffee has nitro coffee

Pilgrim Coffee has nitro coffee cold brew on tap, in addition to a full menu of espresso and pour-over drinks. (Jonathan Bender | Flatland)

Pilgrim Coffee (12643 Metcalfe Ave., Overland Park, Kansas) is open. The new coffee shop uses beans from Post Coffee Co. and makes it own syrups. They serve nitro cold brew coffee, Shang tea, Louisburg cider (consider an Arnold Palmer — half Shang tea/half Louisburg lemonade), pastries, sandwiches and breakfast burritos. Pilgrim is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Take a tour of local wine country with the third annual Weston Winefest from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. The wine tasting, put on by Pirtle Winery (502 Spring St., Weston, Missouri), includes 10 area wineries (Vox and Jowler Creek, among them) and has live music. It’s on rain or shine.

Let’s call this one a meat cute. Ollie’s Local is hosting a Beefsteak,with “all you care to eat steak” on Saturday. The benefit for Steps of Faith is a take on a classic dinner with sliced beef meant to be eaten with your hands, fries and 4 Hands Brewing Co. beer. There’s a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Tour de Bier KC returns Sunday. The mapped bicycle ride (you can do 15, 30 or 50 miles) between breweries in Kansas City begins at Knuckleheads (2715 Rochester) in the East Bottoms. It includes stops with food, beer tasting and a chance to learn about Kansas City’s brewing history.

Yoga with your dog? Yoga with your dog. Doga is Sunday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Bar K Dog Bar (515 Liberty St.). MyYogaKC’s Jess Shroyer leads the class ($15), which includes a mimosa afterwards. Should your dog not care about yoga, Bar K has an open play session for dogs that starts at 10 a.m.

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