Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for January 8-10.

Photo by Paul Andrews


See how many KC spots you recognize in “Trust Fund,” a film shot in Kansas City by local couple Sandra Martin and Isaac Alongi. The family-friendly story about what happens when an aspiring writer finds out her late mother left her millions is on the big screen at AMC Theatres’ Town Center, Olathe, Barrywoods and Independence locations and features actors you might recognize from shows such as “House of Cards,” “Sex and the City” and “Ugly Betty.”

Get in the swing of things with a free swing dancing lesson for beginners at 8:30 p.m. at The Chesterfield, located next to Alamo Drafthouse, followed by a night of dancing set to the soundtrack of Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra. No cover, classic cocktails and the bar’s throwback vibe will put a little extra pep in your step.

All aboard! Ultra-cool coffee shop Pirate’s Bone turns one and it’s marking the occasion with a special coffee cocktail, art, an open mic and delicious Aussie Meat Pies from Pie Hole 6 p.m.-sell out.


Today is ripe with opportunities to down a glass of local beer or wine. Torn Label celebrates its first anniversary with all 12 of its drafts, special barrel-aged beers and merchandise starting at noon. Jowler Creek Winery hosts its 9th annual Tank Tasting Party where guests can sample its 2015 Traminette, Vignoles, Butterfly Blush, Muskrato de Missouri, Chambourcin and Norton straight from the tank for $12 starting at 11 a.m., and Amigoni Vineyards and Urban Winery is introducing its 2014 Urban Vaquero this weekend with $1 off each glass and $3 off each bottle.

Glimpse into the past as the Kansas City Museum opens a 115-year-old time capsule currently on display in the “My Kansas City: the Heritage & Legacy of the Historic Northeast” exhibition. After the 9 a.m. opening, the museum will be the contents’ permanent home. Want to attend? RSVP to Paul Gutierrez at [email protected] or 816-513-0726.

Aspiring female coders can get schooled at two events hosted by KC Women in Technology. Mothers and daughters are invited to learn about coding and build websites together at Coding & Cupcakes 2-5 p.m. at Code Koalas, while grown-ups  can get techy solo with Coding & Cocktails 6-9 p.m. at  VML.


Between its educational opportunities, food and drink destinations and entertainment offerings, Union Station always has plenty of ways to entice visitors. The list gets a little longer today with Pop-Up Yoga KC setting up shop in its north lobby for an all-levels, donation-based class at noon. Bring your own mat and add downward dogging to the list of things you’ve enjoyed doing at the local landmark.

The British are coming…at least to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The latest installment of Kansas City Symphony’s Bravo & Masterworks Series, “Brilliant Brits: Elgar and Vaughan Williams,” is filled with music from British composers, including an excerpt from Oliver Knussen’s opera, Elgar’s Concerto and Vaughan Williams’ “London” Symphony led by guest conductor Robert Spano. Performances run Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Warm up with a bowl of one of the season’s most satisfying dishes at LikeMe Lighthouse’s second annual Chili Cook-Off.  Funds raised from the event raise money for the nonprofit, which provides a safe and welcoming space where LGBT individuals and their families, friends, and straight allies can come for education, resources and to build a cohesive LGBT community in the Midwest.

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