Published February 23rd, 2023 at 10:40 AM
Cheers to the weekend. Hydrate appropriately.
More than 125 beers will be on tap at Saturday’s KC Brew Fest 2023 at Union Station. The weekend also welcomes the annual Kansas City Golf Show in Overland Park and more than 50 favorite Disney characters to the T-Mobile Center ice.
10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. More than 50 iconic characters are coming to town this weekend for multiple performances of Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate at T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Each stop on the 2023 tour is hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, who travel through more than a dozen of Disney’s most popular adventures. Tickets are available starting at $17, plus tax and fees.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Warmer weather is on the horizon and that means it’s time for the Kansas City Golf Show at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd. The show runs through the weekend and will feature more than 100 exhibitors representing golf outfitters, courses, destination resorts, club manufacturers and more. Tee up deals on equipment or get a few pointers from industry pros. Tickets are $15 for adults and $14 for seniors.
5 – 11 p.m. Witches and wizards will welcome the return of The Boozy Broomstick Pop-Up Bar from Johnny’s Jazz Bar & Grill, 1400 Main St. The Power & Light District spot’s upstairs will be transformed into a magical space, where patrons can pick from drinks like the Serpent’s Kiss or Transfiguration Potion, play a little Wizarding Trivia or just enjoy the patio. You must be 21 or older to attend. Be sure to reserve a two-hour time slot in advance. Cover is $5.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Village KC’s Young Gifted + Black is back at De La Salle Education Center, 3737 Troost Ave. Stop by to support The Village KC, shop local youth vendors, enjoy music and food and learn about volunteer opportunities. There is a suggested $10 donation for admission, which includes a Village KC magnet.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you have a little one who loves LEGOs, get out to Saturday’s Kansas City Brick Lab Brick Exhibition at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St. KC Brick Lab and its builders plan to have several of their intricate builds on display, plus extra LEGOs around for future builders to get in on the fun. The program is designed for families and children. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. The event is free.
Noon – 8 p.m. More than 50 breweries will take over Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Road, Saturday for KC Brew Fest 2023. Beer lovers will tap into more than 125 different brews, plus music and food trucks with the option to attend one of two three-hour sessions in Union Station’s Grand Hall. Beer is included in the $50 ticket, but food is not. You must be 21 or older to attend. There are $65 tickets available that will grant early entry and special tastings.
6 – 10 p.m. Irish Winterfest 2023 is set for Saturday at the Kansas City Irish Center, 3301 Baltimore Ave. The evening includes a full schedule of local Irish music and dance, plus a food truck, whiskey flights and more. Performers include David Luther, the Driscoll School of Irish Dance and Tullamore, to name a few. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids under 12 get in for free.
10:30 a.m. – Noon Sound Sunday at Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central St., will provide the chance to relax, unwind and find harmony with the help of sound. Host Haley Robertson will lead the experience, where participants will bathe in noise made by tuning forks, drums, crystal bowls, voice and more. No meditation or yoga experience is required. Tickets are $28.
2 p.m. Local photographer Ann Dean will lead this weekend’s Missouri Valley Sundays discussion, Learning from Gordon Parks, at the Kansas City Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The free program will examine the impact and inspiration behind three works from the renowned documentarian from Fort Scott, Kansas. Dean will focus on Parks’ mother’s teachings on love, hard work and dignity. Organizers encourage an RSVP in advance.
Clarence Dennis is audience and digital content strategist with Flatland.