Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for March 25-27.
While the weather doesn’t exactly call for a scoop of ice cream, the grand opening of Betty Rae’s does. Stop by the latest addition to Waldo 4-9 p.m. and sample the ice cream parlor’s full range of flavors and menu of shakes, sundaes and floats. We’ve already got our eye on the ice cream sandwiches, particularly the Notorious PBC, a triple chocolate cookie with peanut butter ice cream.
The Boulevard Drive-In kicks off its 66th consecutive season tonight. Bring cash and come rain or shine for this weekend’s movies, which include “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” at 9:40 p.m. and “Kung Fu Panda 3″ at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 12:10 a.m. screening of “Deadpool.” Gates open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults; kids 11 and under are free.
Take a trip to “Where the Wild Things Are” with your little ones. The Coterie Theatre’s version of the Maurice Sendak classic is interactive, with audience members’ helping transform Max’s bedroom into a forest and becoming the main character’s benevolent monster friends.
IFLY celebrates its grand opening with a beer garden, face painting, food trucks, a raffle and more. Naturally Overland Park’s new indoor skydiving destination is also catching some air with skydiving performances. If you’re ready to takeoff yourself, learn more here.
Discover new wines at the inaugural Uncorked Kansas City wine festival today at Union Station. Admission to one of the event’s two sessions (1-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.) includes unlimited wine tastings from more than 50 wineries and live music, plus food trucks will be on hand.
Making a difference has never been more fun: Join Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio at Crane Brewing at the Raytown brewery for a Pilates class inspired by Crane’s Apricot Weiss benefitting KC-based Water.org. For every $25 raised, the organization can provide someone with safe water for life. The class begins at 10 a.m. with a beer tasting to follow.
Bonus: Celebrate Easter early with the Kansas City Easter Parade at Zona Rosa. The three-block walking parade starts at 11 a.m. and features local politicians, marching bands and hundreds of community members, all escorted by the Easter Bunny himself. After the parade, families are invited to join in free activities, including a petting zoo.
If you’re cooking family and friends an Easter feast, we salute you. But playing host is far from the only way to enjoy a meal with loved ones. Restaurants around KC are serving up mouthwatering dining options, from brunch buffets to hearty lunch and dinner offerings. See some of our favorite places to make a reservation and get a first look at the menus here.
Strap on your Mickey ears as Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, plus princesses, lace up their skates for “Disney On Ice,” at the Sprint Center all weekend. The show features more than 30 songs and moments from Disney favorites—parents, be warned: “Let It Go” is among them.
The career of rock great Janis Joplin may have been tragically short, but her music lives on in “A Night With Janis Joplin.” Presented by the Theatre League at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the show celebrates Joplin and her biggest musical influences.
Check back next week for info on more events you won’t want to miss!