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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for October 16-18.

Photo by Paul Andrews

Friday

After a thrilling comeback against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the American League Division Series and a decisive win in Game 5, the Royals face off against the Toronto Blue Jays starting tonight at Kauffman Stadium. If you aren’t lucky enough to have tickets, make a reservation to watch at Westport Café & Bar with a #BloodyMaryTizer and order of hot chicken legs, or whip up this cocktail for a home watch party. Get more ideas here, and go Royals!

Unicorn Theatre latest production, “The Brothers Size,” officially opens Saturday, but you can catch the final preview tonight at 8 p.m. Written by MacArthur Genius Grant-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, the modern drama is about a pair of brothers struggling with the need to belong and the desire for freedom. Performances run through Nov. 8.

B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ turns 25 and it’s marking the occasion with a weekend of historic blues bands. Chicago-based Grammy Award-nominated guitarist John Primer, who performs at 9 p.m. Cover is $10; ribs are sold separately.

Saturday

More than 140 area restaurants are donating 10 percent of their sales today to the families of Kansas City firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio, who died on Oct. 12. Chances are one of your favorite spots is on the list; see it here and spread the word on social media using #DiningForHeroes.

Celebrate Locktober 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Old Red Bridge in Minor Park. Bike, walk or skate down the new 1-mile Minor Park Connector Trail, then head to the Old Red Bridge for a Red Bridge Beer. Don’t forget to bring a love lock to add to the bridge’s growing collection.

It’s about time: Science pays tribute to “Back to the Future Part II,” in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to Oct. 21, 2015, with a day of events. Learn about time with workshops and demonstrations and make your own Flux Capacitor at 3 p.m. Have your camera handy: The DeLorean makes a special appearance noon-4 p.m.

Bonus: Sample beers from KC’s best breweries plus craft breweries from around the country during the KC Brew Fest at Union Station. Sign up for the pie eating contest and be amazed by professional pumpkin carvers at Prairiefire’s Oktoberfest. Help raise money at Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk noon-4 p.m. at Berkley Riverfront Park.

Sunday

It’s the Great Pumpkin Run, Charlie Brown! Conquer the corn maze and tackle the trails at Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins in Belton, where 5K races takes place Saturday and Sunday. After crossing the finish line, spend the day at the farm for free, get in the fall spirit with apple cider and head home with a small pumpkin.

Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair bring more than 25 of its handmade and vintage product vendors to Woodyard Bar B Que for a fall pop-up market. Because if anything could make shopping better, it’s readily available burnt ends. The pop-up also features tunes spun by Josey Records and Broadway Café java.

Pig out during Pig & Pinot at Char Bar. A $50 ticket gets you unlimited access to pig dishes featuring Woodland Heritage Farms whole hogs, including 12-hour smoked hog, smoked pork belly and carnitas street tacos, as well as six 3-ounce samples of pinot. In between sips, enjoy yard games in the restaurant’s backyard.

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