Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for January 22-24.

Photo by Paul Andrews


Bring Baldwin’s threads from the pages of Vogue and GQ to your closet with its one-day sample sale 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at River Market Event Place. For the best selection from the celeb-favorite label, get there early and revel in the deals.

Long before the force awakened, John Williams’ iconic scores, ranging from “Star Wars” and the Harry Potter films to “Schindler’s List,” began stirring up powerful emotions in moviegoers. His magical music is highlighted tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. by the Kansas City Symphony. Rumor has it special guests such as Darth Vader and Chewbacca are stopping by the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to get in on the fun, which also includes a laser light show.

The Museum At Prairiefire’s “The Horse” exhibit trots out of town this Sunday, but not before Sandra L. Olsen, co-curator of the exhibit and museum studies professor at the University of Kansas, speaks during the latest installment of Science Happy Hour. Tonight’s edition focuses on when and where humans first domesticated horses. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members and include the presentation, light appetizers and beverages.


“America’s Got Talent” comes to Kansas City hosting open auditions for the summer 2016 season. The popular show welcomes individuals and groups of any age and talent to show what they’ve got at the Kansas City Convention Center. Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Visit AGT’s website to get details and pre-register.

Raytown-based Crane Brewing Company is launching in Missouri with a series of events, from a tasting of its Farmhouse IPA, Saison, Apricot Weiss and Orange Gose at Plaza Liquor 4-7 p.m. and a tapping at Flying Saucer at 7 p.m. Friday to an opportunity to mix and mingle with Crane team members beginning at 4 p.m. at Tapcade today. For those who enjoy their beers served alongside brunch, the brew crew will be on hand at The Belfry this morning starting at 10 a.m.

After 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters’ wizardry still has fans on the edges of their seats. The world-famous team passes through the Sprint Center today with games at 2 and 7 p.m., just two of the more than 320 the Globetrotters will play in North America alone during the anniversary tour.


Groundhog’s Day isn’t until Feb. 2, but Kansas City’s favorite way to celebrate is this weekend. The Children’s TLC Groundhog Run, a 5K and 10K, begins at 8 a.m. this morning, and there’s no need to worry about wearing cardio friendly layers: The courses are completely underground at the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, where the temperature is a comfortable 65 to 68 degrees.

Spring might feel like an eternity away, but it’s closer than you think. When it arrives, will your home and garden be ready? Do some legwork at the Johnson County Home and Garden Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Overland Park Convention Center. You can meet with vendors, pick up tips and hear from personalities such as Matt Muenster from HGTV’s “Bath Crashers” and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, of the Cooking Channel’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.”

Kansas City Restaurant Week procrastinators, time to make your reservations. Today is your last chance to enjoy the $15 lunch and $33 dinner menus benefitting local charities. Visit one of our top picks or skim participating restaurants’ menus to see what catches your eye among the 185 options.

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