This Weekend In Kansas City – 3/15-3/17

Whatcha’ doing this weekend? We’ve got a few things up our sleeves you’ll want to add to your social roster, kids.

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Queer Eye Season 3 Watch Party
Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Parlor
Address: 1707 Locust St., Kansas City, MO

Season 3 is finally here! Parlor is partnering up with their super-rad neighbors Hutch KC (who are featured in the new season) to host a watch party for all of you fab Kansas Citians who gave the Fab Five a reason to be here. Watch the fabulousness on Parlor’s giant projector screen. Hutch will be raffling off a Timber table from Gus Modern—plus, drink specials! YASSS HENNY!

John McEuen and the String Wizards
Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Folly Theater
Address: 300 West 12th St., Kansas City, MO
Price: $25 and up

Founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen, makes his first appearance at the Folly Theater with his band The String Wizards on March 15th as a part of the Folly + 90.9 The Bridge Americana Concert Series!

With two founding members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on stage—John McEuen and Les Thompson—and the String Wizards, their bluegrass mentor Rodney Dillard (founder of bluegrass icons, The Dillards) decided to come up from Salem to sit in! To add to the lineup, KC’s own Dan Smith (from Riverrock, with whom John first joined on stage in 1973) joins the Wizards Matt Cartsonis and John Cable (NGDB alumnus also), giving us a multi-media, one of a kind, knock-out acoustic show that should not be missed. As John says, “so many notes! So little time!”

The U.S. Coffee Championships
Date: Friday, March 15th – Sunday, March 17th
Time: Friday, Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities,
Address: 301 W 13th St., Kansas City, MO
Price: $20 advance, $25 at the door

The U.S. Coffee Championships is a series of three events celebrating specialty coffee: the U.S. Coffee Champs Preliminaries, the U.S. Coffee Champs Qualifying Events, and the U.S. Coffee Championships. The current portfolio involves competition events including the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and U.S. Roaster Championship. The U.S. competitions are currently produced by the Specialty Coffee Association.

Kansas City’s Big 12 Run
Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Downtown Kansas City
Price: $26-$55 thru March 14th

The course begins and ends in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Choose from the one mile, 5K, or 12K distance. Runners of all experience levels are encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event. Strollers are welcome for the one mile and 5K race. Celebrate college basketball and wear your team’s colors for this fun running event!

Lyric Opera’s Cosi Fan Tutte
Date: Debuts Saturday, March 16th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Price: $45.50 and up

With a name that practically screams “master manipulator,” the cynical Don Alfonso goads two friends into making a not-so-friendly wager. Its outcome will either defend the virtue of the two sisters they love or expose a duplicitous streak supposedly inherent in all women. Unknown to their brides-to-be, a battle of the sexes has begun. The two men set out to test the faithfulness of their fiancées but end up tempting Fate in the process.

In the midst of madcap machismo and pre-feminist farce, we find Mozart in Monte Carlo, sipping mojitos, reveling in the mischief, and leaving the rest of us to marvel at his musical masterpiece.



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