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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for July 25 – 27.

Photo by Paul Andrews.

Friday

The KC Fringe Fest ends Sunday, so make sure to get your fill of performances while you still can! Tonight’s eclectic offerings include loads of art exhibitions, theater pieces, a burlesque show from Skin and an aerial performance from Lucia Aerial Performing Arts. See the full rundown of events happening tonight and throughout the weekend online.

Starlight Theatre is alive with “The Sound of Music.” The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opens tonight and runs through Thursday. Whether you’ve never seen it or know every word to every song, it’s an experience that’s sure to put a smile on the faces of everyone in your family.

It’s National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, so you officially have a reason to indulge in a mountain of ice cream smothered with toppings. Go for a classic, like the Winstead’s chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, butterscotch or hot fudge sundae (or combine flavors if you’re feeling adventurous), or stop by one of our favorite ice cream shops for their signature takes.

Saturday

Go around the world without ever leaving Park Place during its annual Paint the Night event. Sample cuisine from Japan, Mexico and Italy and other corners of the earth, enjoy a fashion show choreographed to live instrumental rock music and channel your inner artist to create a mural with Pinot’s Palette as part of a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City.

Enjoy loads of local music at the 5th Annual PhoenixFest, which includes an indoor and outdoor stage and performances from The MGDs, Tim Whitmer, Brody Buster Band and many more, plus barbecue and drinks.

Do your dog proud and come out to Feng for the Dog Days of Summer, an event benefiting KC Pet Project. Tivol will be selling its chic dog tags, Mary Sellaro is offering training tips and Treats Unleashed is bringing goodies for dogs. No canine companion to give the treats to? Adorable dogs will be available for adoption.

Sunday

Ladies, if you’ve ever considered running one of the crazy, obstacle-filled races that look just as fun as they do intimidating, Sunday offers a golden opportunity. The Wild Women Timber Challenge Course 5K is just for women and features foam pits, colored chalk and obstacles with mud, fire and ice. Register if you dare.

Slow Food Kansas City has a food crush on tomatoes. The group has several events showcasing the ingredient in the next few weeks, starting with a dinner at Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery prepared by Chef Jasper Mirabile. The event also includes a tour of the vineyard and recipes that you can try at home.

End the weekend on a high note with live music at “Here’s to the Roots! A Local Musicians’ Showcase,” a new weekly concert series designed to celebrate local musicians and Irish heritage at The Dubliner. Stop by for a drink, a bite and entertainment from 4-8 p.m.

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