Weekend Agenda

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for April 15-17.

Photo by Paul Andrews


Explore Downtown Overland Park during this month’s Local Life, which includes live music at 10 stops throughout the neighborhood. While you tap your toes to their tunes, stop by the juried art show at Images Art Gallery, sip a float a Brew Lab or Milagro Midwestern Spa or sample sustainable and organic wines at the Culinary Center of Kansas City.

If your spring and summer wardrobe is in need of an update, head to Halls this weekend. Regularly priced fashion is 20 percent off when you spend $250 or more, plus today the store plays host to a 74 Harley Street trunk show with designer Susan Mayer. You’ll also find trunk shows from Freida Rothman, Individualized custom shirts, Trask shoes, Donald J Pliner and W.Kleinberg belts.

Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” got the musical treatment in a Tony Award-nomination production now being performed by The Barn Players. Catch Jane, Mr. Rochester and the rest of the cast of characters in the production today through May 1.


The Kansas City Film Fest is ready for its close up. Now in its 20th year, the event runs through Sunday and includes opportunities to see Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead” with special guest Don Cheadle, the film’s director and star, April 15 and attend a special screening of “Dazed and Confused” featuring a Q&A with star Jason London tonight.

The Wine Walk on Delaware returns today, running every third Saturday of the month now through October. Purchase your $15 ticket at Café al Dente or The Farmhouse then follow a map to River Market stops to sip vino and get acquainted with the neighborhood’s eclectic locally owned businesses.

Teens and young adults ages 13-25 get their own version of TEDx with TEDxYouth KC, an independently organized conference featuring speakers and ideas for the next generation. Live speakers and video speeches combine for the inspiring event 1-5 p.m. at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. See the lineup and get tickets here.


Make a great escape at Escape Room’s just-opened Union Station games, one of which allows you to travel back to the time of Leonardo da Vinci. Players will be plunged into a setting with secret compartments, mechanical puzzles and more as they try to get out of the room and find the Holy Grail. Simple, right?

Overcome obstacles as a family…on the Family Timber Challenge course in Bonner Springs. The newly expanded course contains more than 20 obstacles (with names like Tire-geddon, Foamy Disaster and Vertigo Bus), and the fun is open to those ages 5 and up.

Several things mark the approach of summer in KC: Murray’s Ice Cream starts serving its delicious scoops, Boulevard Drive-In’s season begins, and Worlds of Fun opens. Starting Saturday, the amusement park is ready to entertain, whether your family is full of thrill seekers, Planet Snoopy lovers or people who just really love funnel cakes.

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