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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for January 1-3.

Photo by Paul Andrews

Friday

What better way to start 2016 (and refuel after New Year’s Eve) than a hot, delicious brunch? Fill up on classic comforts such as French toast and biscuits and gravy at Paradise Diner 7 a.m.-11 a.m., grilled doughnuts and breakfast tacos from Urban Table, serving 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., or Kaiserschmarrn and Käsespätzle from Affäre, open 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for brunch.

Kick off the New Year by adopting a new furry friend. To celebrate its fourth anniversary, KC Pet Project is offering a one-day special at all locations (open normal hours). Adult cats are just $25 while all other pets are $30, including recent Furry Fridays featured pets Patchy and Kierkegaard.

First Friday might be a little smaller during winter months, but it’s still going strong with “Visage: a Portrait Exhibition” at Jones Gallery, an exploration of seasons and their ties to emotions in Cuatro Estacionies by Claudia García Peña at Todd Weiner Gallery and Lance Pufahl’s works telling the story of connection between mind and body at Plenum Space Art Gallery’s Body of Thought.

Saturday

Year after year, one resolution pops up on many lists: getting into shape. Start working toward that goal at ReBooty, an interactive event for women hosted by Jennipher Walters, co-founder of popular website Fit Bottomed Girls, and Sheryl Hammontree, owner of Fit Pit. Registration includes an energizing workout, a health lunch from The Mixx and seminars and discussion, plus swag.

While it’s not quite time for spring cleaning, go ahead and clear out your lingerie drawer. Today through Jan. 17, Clair de Lune is hosting its annual Great Bra Exchange. Bring in your gently used bra during that time and you’ll receive a $15 gift certificate to put toward a new bra at the store while helping local women in need at Hope House.

Those still in the holiday spirit, act fast: the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and other decorations at Crown Center come down January 4th, although you can enjoy skating on the Ice Terrance until mid-March. You have a little longer to revisit the lights at the Country Club Plaza, which will stay up through Sunday, Jan. 17.

Sunday

Don’t miss your last chance to see “American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibition revealing the overlooked relationship between Benton’s art, movie making and visual storytelling in 20th-century America closes today. Featuring nearly 100 works, including paintings and murals, “American Epics” is $12 for adults and $6 for students.

You don’t have to search for the metro’s newest yoga studio, Yoga Six at Town Center Plaza, but you can participate in a scavenger hunt Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get a free class pass. Follow Yoga Six on social media where a a daily clue directing you to an area store will be posted, then go to the store, hashtag the business on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and show it to an associate for your pass and an in-store prize.

The Kansas City Royals aren’t the only local team capable of staging a comeback. After a rocky start to the season, the Kansas City Chiefs went on a major winning streak, securing a spot in the playoffs. See how they fare against the Oakland Raiders this afternoon, whether you’re watching from Arrowhead, your favorite gameday spot, or your own sofa.

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