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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for June 13 – 15.

Photo by Paul Andrews.

Friday

Discover your inner Scot at the annual Kansas City Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival, which kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday at the E.H. Young Park in Riverside. The opening festivities include live music from The Mahones and the Langers Ball, plus the impressive Scottish Clans’ Torchlight Ceremony.

Party games, delicious food and cocktails are on the agenda at tonight’s fundraiser for reStart, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency services and housing solutions for the homeless in Kansas City’s urban core. The evening at Assurant Employee Benefits also includes an amazing live auction where you can bid on items like a private tour and tasting for 15 at Boulevard Brewing Co. and a Plaza Rendezvous package, so don’t forget to bring your checkbook.

Vegas, baby! That’s the theme of the Heartland Men’s Chorus performance tonight, Saturday and Sunday that celebrates the city’s Rat Pack roots and modern headliners. The show also features aerial acrobatics from Quixotic as well as magic trick and illusions accompanied by music at the Folly Theater.

Saturday

Leawood is home to some undeniably delicious food, which makes picking just one place to go for dinner a bit of a challenge. If that’s a familiar dilemma, you won’t want to miss A Taste of Leawood, where you can indulge in food and drink samples from more than 20 local restaurants, including Rye, Tavern at Mission Farms, La Bodega, Mestizo, North and Red Door Woodfire Kitchen & Bar. The $70 ticket (which goes up to $75 after 3 p.m. Friday) gets you food, five drink tickets, a souvenir wine glass, a gift bag full of treats and vouchers worth more than $150.

Get ready to light up the night at this year’s Glow Run 5K, a race starting at Arrowhead Stadium that lets you combine a workout with some serious fun before and after the race fun courtesy of a DJ, dancing, face painting, contests and giveaway. Pile on the neon layers and accessories for maximum black light zone impact.

It doesn’t feel quite like summer until we see models from the West 18th Street Fashion Show strutting their stuff on the Crossroads catwalk. This year’s theme is Ceremonial Summer, and we can’t wait to find out what the talented designers do with it. Enjoy the show for free or pick up a ticket at Birdies for a front row (or 2nd, 3rd or 4th row) seat.

Sunday

This weekend is the inaugural Boulevardia Festival, and it’s pretty much mandatory for beer lovers. Special tappings will be happening all weekend, with Mothers Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. and Samuel Adams scheduled for Sunday, along with a craft distillers party featuring Amigoni Urban Winery, Dark Horse Distillery and S.D. Strong Distilling from 1-3 p.m.

Not quite the Father’s Day you had in mind? We’ll withhold judgment. Weather permitting, head to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for Pops in the Park, an afternoon of live jazz and family fun in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park that provides the perfect opportunity to check out the new, interactive “Glass Labyrinth.” Or treat Dad to a manly brunch of chicken-fried steak and eggs, red-eye grits and pickled corn at Gram & Dun. Dinner at the restaurant is equally delicious, with prime rib, sweet corn succotash, bacon and green beans on the menu.

If you’re feeling the World Cup excitement, Sunday presents the perfect chance to catch a game with matches at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Head to your favorite watering hole, the always soccer-centric Fütbol Club Eatery & Tap or one of these great places throwing watch parties with specials in honor of the beautiful game.

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