This Weekend In Kansas City – 2/22 – 2/24


Wassail Celebration & Feast
Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Powell Gardens
Address:  1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville

Usher in the New Year with the seventh annual Wassail Celebration & Feast at Powell Gardens. The word wassail, a wintertime drink of spiced wine or ale, comes from the Anglo-Saxon greeting “wes hal,” meaning to “be of good health.”

This seasonal dinner is prepared by students from Shawnee Mission Culinary Arts Program under the direction of head chef Robert Brassard and chef Justin Hoffman and will feature a roasted pig, alongside a juniper- and spruce-rubbed roast of beef, accompanied by savory and sweet seasonal side dishes.

Wassail (alcoholic or non) is included in the ticket price. A cash bar with wine and beer is also available. Live music and a traditional blessing of the apple orchard is part of the festivities. $75/per person (members receive 10% off at checkout) 

Irish WinterFest
Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall
Address: 3301 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City

It’s that time of year! Kick-off the Irish season with the 8th Annual Irish WinterFest, a celebration of Irish music and dance. Featuring local and regional musicians mixed with good food, drink, and craic, WinterFest returns to Drexel Hall, the event space located at the Kansas City Irish Center.

Also returning will be the immensely popular VIP area on the balcony of Drexel Hall, which includes a private bar, hors d’oeuvres from 6-8 p.m., and dessert from8-9 p.m., all provided by Brady’s Public House.

Food provided by Browne’s Irish Market will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s event is once again being coordinated with the annual Gaelic Mass at Redemptorist Church, just two blocks down the road, with a bagpipe piper leading a procession of WinterFest attendees from the church to Drexel Hall.

Dressed To The Nines
Date: Now thru April 6th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday
Location: Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District
Address: 800 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City

To the nines is an English phrase meaning to perfection, or to dress buoyantly. From Charles Worth to Charles James, the Kansas City Museum has been collecting the high fashion of Kansas Citians as well as everything in between. Among its hundreds of gowns, the Museum has examples of homemade gowns, custom-made gowns by local dressmakers, and couture gowns, all worn for balls, receptions, inaugurations, and even gowns that made the wearer feel like a fairy princess.

Co-curated by the Museum’s collections specialist Kate Warfield and Kansas City’s own De De DeVille, a vintage fashion collector who has donated many of her gowns to the Museum’s GLAMA collection, “Dressing Up in Kansas City: Dressed to the Nines” will show off garments that define eras, sometimes making comparisons between them.

Dressed to the Nines is the second in a series of exhibitions that the Museum has created focusing on the fashion worn by generations of Kansas Citians. The first exhibition, “Dressing Up in Kansas City: Rites of Passage” highlighted clothing worn from birth to death and every major life milestone in between.

Tunes for TARA: Musicians Unite for Homeless Pets
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Boulevard Brewing Co.
Address: 2501 Southwest Blvd.,Kansas City, MO
Price: $50 pre-sale, $65 at the door

Join The Animal Rescue Alliance (TARA) Friday, February 22, for live music from local musicians Finnegan’s Crossing and Ivory Blue, with prizes galore, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of Boulevard beer. All proceeds benefit TARA.

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