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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do in KC this weekend? Check out our top picks for February 7 – 9. 

Photo by Paul Andrews.

Friday

You can never go wrong with First Fridays in the Crossroads. This month’s events include a Valentine’s Day Sale at Beco Gallery, a look at Kansas City during and after World War II at the Belger Arts Center and an acoustic music showcase benefitting the Midwest Music Foundation at Bandwagon Merch.

Venture out to the Hotel Phillips for the 4th anniversary celebration of Hello Art, a local nonprofit organization that brings the art community and art lovers together. The evening also serves as an introduction to the hotel’s 2014 artist in residence, photographer Ahram Park.

Feeling more active than artsy? Throw on a red dress and run at the Country Club Plaza for the Red Dress Dash, an American Heart Association event that aims to raise awareness about women’s risk of heart disease.

Saturday

Whether you want to monkey around, get glam or celebrate the cold, we have you covered.

The Kansas City Zoo is hosting Kiss and Tail, an early Valentine’s Day event with refreshments, music and insights into love in the animal kingdom.

If you’re feeling charitable, consider purchasing a ticket to the 23rd Annual DeLaSalle Movie benefit. Attendees will enjoy food from some of the city’s best restaurants and a surprise film screening, plus the event benefits the DeLaSalle Education Center.

Didn’t get your fill of the cold during this week’s snowstorm? Hunt down your winter weather gear and head to the Frost Ice Festival at the Power & Light District for music, drink specials and ice luges. If anyone asks, you’re celebrating the Sochi Olympics.

Sunday

Get some culture with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Expect the highlight to be Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand, composed for Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War I.

Spend the afternoon with the “Master of Suspense” at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch’s screening of “Rear Window.” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller will be followed by a conversation led by a psychoanalyst and a film scholar.

In the mood for home improvement? Channel your inner HGTV star at the Kansas City Remodeling Show and Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show at the American Royal Center. Get the information you need sans stress with these tips.

Check back next week for info on more events you won’t want to miss!