This Weekend in Kansas City – 3/1 – 3/3

What’s on tap for your weekend activities? We’ve got some family-friendly suggestions for you!

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Date: Through March 31st
Time: Times vary
Location: The Coterie at Crown Center
Address: 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City

In this charming musical adaptation of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside. Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet. What starts for Mr. Popper as a giant bill for canned shrimp leads to an imaginative journey across America—one that ends in the Antarctic to place the penguin colony in a “life they were meant to lead.


Marble Crazy
Date: Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2
Time: 12:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Moon Marble Company
Address: 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs
Price: Free

Glass artists from around the country gather in Bonner Springs for the annual Marble Crazy event. Multiple demonstrations of the marble-making process are given each day at the torch and the furnace. The artists will show their work and sell directly to the public.

Napoleon: Power and Splendor
Date: Now through March 10th
Time: During regular museum hours
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Address: 4525 Oak St., Kansas City

 Napoleon: Power and Splendor marks the first exploration of the majesty and the artistic, political, and ideological significance of Napoleon’s Imperial court from Napoleon’s self-appointment as First Consul in 1799 to his abdication in 1814. The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon.

The exhibition aims to re-create the ambiance and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the power and splendor of the Imperial Household and its role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor, his family, and loyal entourage.



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