Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top picks for June 3-5.
If you weren’t already grateful it’s Friday, you’re about to be: It’s National Doughnut Day, and in honor of the occasion, you can score sweet perks. Doughnut Lounge is throwing in a free glazed doughnut with any purchase, plus offering giveaways all day, $3 Boulevard beer and a DJ at 10 p.m. Show this golden ticket for a free doughnut at LaMar’s, or simply stop by Prairiefire’s Decadent Dessert Bar for a free sprinkle doughnut. Need a caffeine boost before you can think about breakfast? Every beverage purchased comes with a classic doughnut today at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Charlie Hustle is turning 5 and you’re invited to the First Friday birthday bash, which includes food, drinks, games and goods, such as the company’s Big Slick special edition KC Heart Tee benefitting Children’s Mercy Hospital. Other Crossroads events tonight include the opening of Suze Ford and Jenny Meyer-McCall’s two-woman exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center and the fifth annual Crossroads Flock Party, a neighborhood blowout highlighting regional independent music, local makers and artists. See more happenings here.
Revisit the cutthroat halls of Westerberg High and reigning mean girls Heather, Heather and Heather in “Heathers the Musical.” Based on the 1989 dark comedy, the biting musical runs at Unicorn Theatre now through June 26. Between the throwback fashion and still-relevant social commentary, we’re betting you’ll have a killer time.
Festival season kicks off with the Prairie Village Art Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Village Shops. Featuring more than 100 artists from across the country, you’re sure to find pieces you love. Once you’ve had your fill of art, fill your stomach with one of French Market’s special sandwiches for the occasion, all a twist on the croque monsieur, or $5 all-you-can-eat pancakes from Chris Cakes, both available today only.
As its name implies, The Wornall/Majors Garden Tour includes stops at some pretty spectacular outdoor spaces, but this year the selected locations also feature elements of art and history. A fundraiser for the Wornall/Majors House Museums, the event also includes a pop-up market filled with garden-themed items, allowing you to grow the seeds of inspiration planted at the stops.
Quixotic continues to innovate with “Gravity of Center,” a new multi-sensory performance exploring the journey to fin balance between gravity and lightness. Tonight’s show at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts melds cutting-edge lighting and project techniques with performers’ skills.
Three words: Cannoli eating contest. If that doesn’t get you excited about this weekend’s Festa Italiana at Zona Rosa, we don’t know what will (unless it’s the meatball eating contest on Friday). The celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture also features plenty of performances, an Italian car show and a special area for kids.
Little ones are also sure to love Old Shawnee Days, offering family friendly carnival rides and games and contests and entertainment just for children. The weekend-long event also includes bandstand entertainment, baking contests, chainsaw carving and a mentalist.
‘Tis the weekend for festivals. PrideFest comes to Berkley Riverfront Park for a weekend of performances and fun. Get in free today if you arrive between noon and 1 p.m. In between acts, snack on food truck fare, check out the market place or fall for a dog, cat or bird at animal adoption booths. Bonus: Get free entry to Missie B’s with your festival wristband Friday and Saturday.
Check back next week for info on more events you won’t want to miss!