Weekend Agenda

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

Photo by Paul Andrews


Technically it’s sandal season, but we’ll make an exception for “Kinky Boots.” Inspired by true events, the Broadway hit tells the story of a shoe factory that gets a business-saving boost when it starts making ladies’ shoes for men. The musical has netted six Tony Awards and features songs by Cyndi Lauper. Catch performances tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the Music Hall.

Be among the first to discover the next generation of choreographers at Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves. KC Ballet artists and emerging choreographers bring bold new works to life in the Bolender Center’s intimate Michael and Ginger Frost Studio Theater tonight at 7:30 p.m. as well as 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tom’s Town Distilling Co. raises a glass to the release of its Pendergast’s Royal Gold – Cask Finished, the second in its line of curated whiskeys. Party like it’s the end of prohibition and enjoy specialty cocktails, snacks and live music for $25.


The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is back in action. It opens for the season 7 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Snag fruits, veggies, meat, dairy, baked goods, hot prepared food and more from market vendors including local urban and rural farmers, dairies, bakeries and makers. Explore the options, sample products and come away happy.

Local food is also the star of the show at the Eat Local + Organic Expo 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. today at MCC Penn Valley Community College. Meet and buy directly from some of the best farmers in the area, grab garden seedlings and pick up a free directory of local organic and free range producers. A quick workshop at the start of each hour shares tips for eating local and organic.

Are you ready to Rock the Parkway? One of the biggest half marathons in the Midwest, the race features a scenic course along Ward Parkway as well as a 5K course. Proceeds from the event benefit Science City, and race participants and volunteers, plus up to four family members, can get into the science center for free with their race bib or volunteer confirmation April 9 and 10.


Unleash your inner beast at Swope Park’s new Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, opening Saturday. The course includes rope ladders, 39 crossings, Tarzan swings and five zip lines, delivering 2-3 hours of fun. Adventurers must be at least 10 years old and 55 inches; get more information or book a visit here.

Watch the pros finish out the Masters Golf Tournament at Tavern in the Village and Tavern at Mission Farms, both of which are hosting watch parties Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m. A special menu for the occasion includes a pimento cheese and bacon sandwich and deviled eggs, plus guests can take advantage of an extended happy hour menu of nine appetizers, $2.50 beers and select $5 wine and cocktails.

Based on his experiences as a specialized search dog handler and the year he spent in Iraq, playwright Logan Black stars in the one-man show “Bond: A Solider and His Dog.” The latest Fringe Presents production, “Bond” focuses on the relationship between K-9 and handler. See it at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday of 2 p.m. Sunday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s J.C. Nichols Auditorium or April 22-24 at Johnson County Community College.