Weekend Agenda

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

Photo by Paul Andrews


Flea markets can yield amazing finds, but they often require lots of digging before you uncover a piece you love. That’s why we like Country Club Plaza home boutique Coveted Home’s take, The Flea. Thursday-Saturday, shoppers can peruse vintage goods in a section on the store’s lower level. The picks are curated by staff, so you can bet they’ll be jewels rather than duds.

The metro’s growing number of winemakers rises yet again with the grand opening of KC Wineworks today. The Crossroads winery hits the ground running with a First Fridays event 5-9 p.m. featuring $5 tasting flights and individual glasses of wine, plus work from photographer Rob Smith.

Elsewhere in the Crossroads, Plus Modern Design marks First Friday by giving shoppers a chance to use its new design center to mock up a bold new living room and win $300 toward the design, and Helix Architecture + Design offers a sneak peek at Kansas City Arts Institute’s upcoming ArtPop event with drinks and live performance art. Get details on more First Fridays happenings here.


It seems Tom’s Town Distilling Co. has Kansas Citians thirsting for insight into the city’s Tom Pendergast-era history. Kansas City Library is happy to oblige with the Wide Open Symposium, featuring presentations exploring the city’s history in the 20s and 30s. Sessions Friday and Saturday at the Plaza branch will cover politics, segregation, arts, culture and more, and all events are free and open to the public.

Made in Kansas City pops up at HMK for Cultivating Creativity 2-5 p.m., when you can discover the latest pieces for spring and enjoy food and drinks. Also on hand will be some of Made in KC’s makers, including the people behind Boozy Botanicals, Nickel and Suede and more.

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor makes his Kansas City Symphony debut in this weekend’s “The Master of Mozart and Mahler.” The latest installment of the Brave & Masterworks Series, the performance will include Gustav Mahler’s beloved First Symphony and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s bittersweet Piano Concerto No. 27, written during the composer’s last year of life.


In case you haven’t picked up on it, we love brunch. Our favorite meal of the week goes mobile with today’s food truck brunch at the Roasterie’s 27th Street location. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy fare from Jazzy B’s, The Funnel Cake Truck and Plantain District, no reservation or lengthy wait required.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites visitors on a journey with Passport to India, a celebration of Indian art, culture, music, dance, fashion and food. The free event runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes performances, demonstrations, talks and more throughout the day.

The Kansas City Royals open the 2016 season as World Champions. But will they have extra bragging rights after tonight’s home opener when they face off against World Series opponents the New York Mets? Cheer them on from Kauffman Stadium or watch from Gram & Dun, which is offering one of its new cocktails for free after the first pitch if you download the Bread & Butter Loyalty app. Port Fonda is also getting in the spirit of the season and offering $3 Mexican draft beers, $4 Royal Bombs and $5 beer and shot combos 3 p.m. to close at its Westport and Lawrence locations.

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