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Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for March 4-6.

Photo by Paul Andrews

Friday

It’s the beginning of the month, and you know what that means: First Friday. Events include a tasting of Farm to Market’s limited-edition bread modeled after the flavors in one of Crane Brewing Co.’s brews; the Shave to Save group Exhibition and art auction at the VML Wise Gallery, featuring donated work from more than 30 local artists benefitting Hope Lodge; and a preview of Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s upcoming “Elixir of Love.” Find more happenings online here.

Quality Hill Playhouse pays tribute to the music of women composers and lyricists with “Sing Out, Sister,” running March 4-April 3. The salute celebrates the likes of Dorothy Fields, Billie Holiday, Carole King, Carly Simon and more through performances of their timeless classics.

Breakfast tastes extra good after dark—and with a drink. Cleaver & Cork introduces its Breakfast for Dinner Late Night Happy Hour 10 p.m.-1 a.m. tonight with farm-to-table bites and creative brunch cocktails, plus funk and soul tunes from DJ Joc Max. The happy hour will be offered every Friday and Saturday night, so start planning your weekends accordingly.

Saturday

The Museum at Prairiefire’s latest exhibition is sure to get your mind working. “Brain: The Inside Story” is organized by the American Museum of Natural History and investigates the remarkable organ that controls every function of our life. Museum members will have early access to the exhibition at 10 a.m. today, with general admittance beginning at noon.

Get acquainted with some of KC’s mobile eateries during a food truck crawl in the West Bottoms starting at 10:30 a.m. Trucks, including Beauty of the Bistro, Crave of KC and Monk’s Roast Beef, will be gathered at 12th and Hickory. Explore on your own or grab a color-coded map and water from the organization, The Business of Food Trucks, to ease into the process.

It’s a blast from the past as Great Plains SPCA invites guests to don their poodle skirts and other 50s-inspired garb for Pawtini at Union Station. The evening includes food, drinks, an auction and live music from Private Stock, with funds raised helping provide local animals with medical care, food and shelter through the organization.

Sunday

Car lovers, start your engines. The Kansas City Auto Show brings 500 new vehicles to Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center all weekend, along with attractions such as KC’s Garage, featuring food from Kansas City Food Truck Mafia, wine and beer, classic cars and a kid’s area. Select Toyota, Ford, GMC and Buick vehicles are also available to test drive.

Take advantage of weekend sun with the first race of the Great Plains 10K series at Longview Lake. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s efforts to find a cure for Parkinson’s. If running 6.2 miles is a bit beyond your comfort zone, never fear: Spring brings a host of races to KC, including 5Ks and a four-milers.

Sporting Kansas City kicks off its season tonight at 6 p.m. against the Seattle Sounders. Can’t make it to the away game? It’s the perfect opportunity to check out No Other Pub, Sporting’s new entertainment and dining spot at Power & Light, which will host watch parties for the team’s games.

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