Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for July 11 – 13.
No night out ensemble is complete without the perfect shade of lipstick, so start your night off right with a trip to the Dior Addict Beauty Bar at Mosaic Ultra Lounge. You’ll be free to sample bright and beautiful shades of Dior Addict Fluid Stick lip color and have a chance to win prizes. One of the first 50 women through the door? You’ll get a free Dior swag bag.
The tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide in the world is finally open! After months of anticipation you can now ride Verruckt, which means insane in German. Slip on a swimsuit and jump in line for the 168-foot-six-inch tall slide—if you dare (and meet the 54-inch height requirement and are over 14).
Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated superstar Michael Feinstein and his Trio make their Kauffman Center debut in a performance celebrating the legacy of two legends of the American Songbook. In this one-night-only event, Feinstein will share the songs of George and Ira Gershwin along with personal stories from his book “The Gershwins and Me,” which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with Ira Gershwin.
Shop until you drop, as today offers a variety of limited time sales. Head to Brookside for its annual sidewalk sale, then hop over to Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing, where you’ll find great deals from Standard Style, Baldwin Denim, Frankly Basic, Feng, The Roasterie Café, Altar’d State, Lucy and many, many other stores.
If you’re searching for stylish additions to your home rather than your wardrobe, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Fleeting Flea sale at Ranchmart. You’re guaranteed to find items that run the gamut from wacky to wonderful. For more traditional pieces, check out the 27th Annual Bingham-Waggoner Antique & Craft Fair, featuring more than 100 antique and craft dealers as well as live music and food.
On your marks, get set, go… lace up for the fifth-annual Rock the Crossroads 5K race. The evening run will lead you and a thousand or more of your sweaty friends through the streets of the arts district in downtown KC. Afterwards, participants can beat the heat and knock back a cold one with a free concert at Crossroads KC at Grinders. Concert tickets are $10 on site for those who aren’t paying in sweat equity. Sign up at rockthecrossroads.com.
Learn how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Quixotic’s monthly workshop at Science City in Union Station, which introduces beginners to the basics of aerial skills on trapeze and lyra as well as the other elements that go into their performances. The class from 1-4 p.m. is free with admission to Science City.
After weeks of ups and downs, unexpected twists, turns and heartbreaks, the soccer showdown we’ve been waiting for is here. Watch Germany and Argentina square off at 2 p.m. at one of these soccer-friendly spots (we recommend Haus or KC Bier Company for those rooting for Germany), then start counting down the days to the 2018 World Cup.
Since you aren’t likely to get the day off Monday for Bastille Day, take advantage of one of the many celebrations around KC happening early. Le Fou Frog and Westport Café and Bar are raising a glass to France’s independence all weekend long, while Café des Amis will be marking the occasion with a special three-course dinner. Or get a little fresh air as you spend the evening on Aixois Bistro’s luscious lawn during the restaurant’s French fête.
Check back next week for info on more events you won’t want to miss!