No plans this weekend? We’ve got a smattering of events to put on your barren social roster, kids.
Date: Friday, August 2
Time: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: American Jazz Museum
Address: 1600 E. 18th St., Kansas City
Kansas City saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker was born on August 29thin 1920. To learn more about Parker and celebrate his birthday all month long, the American Jazz Museum is presenting an array of free programming opportunities—like “Ready, Set, Bird!” which features a social hour and live music by local Kansas City jazz musicians. For more information, click here.
Date: Friday August 2, through Saturday, August 3
Time: All Day Event
Location: The Kansas City Masonic Temple
Address: 903 Harrison St., Kansas City
The Kansas City Paracon 2019, a highlight of the summer for paranormal and metaphysical enthusiasts, is a yearly conference that includes speakers and vendors regarding the paranormal, UFOs, cryptids, spiritual and metaphysical topics.
Date: Event occurs the first Friday of every month.
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: City Market
Address: 20 E. 5thSt., enter on Walnut St., Kansas City
Bring a cooler of your favorite drinks and snacks along with plenty of friends to a very special paint and sip party in City Market. Create a painting with step-by-step instruction and personal attention from the professional artists of Art Experience Paint Classes. Peruse local artists wares and listen to great live music during this special First Friday celebration. More info and tickets here.
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Overland Park Convention Center
Address: 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park
Price: GA $14, Kids 3 & Under $0, Military Member & First Responder: $11
Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun. See 30,000-square-feet of spectacular creations all built from Lego bricks by local Lego enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the Lego and Duplo play brick areas, seek and finds, fighting robots, etc. Buy your favorite Lego sets, mini-figures, and Lego accessories from various vendors. For more info, click here.
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Town Center Plaza
Address: 5000 W. 119th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209
This family-friendly event aims to celebrate a new academic year for Operation Breakthrough Students and Teachers. The Back-to-School Party will feature a live DJ, entertaining activities provided by Operation Breakthrough, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Kansas City Aerial Arts along with a free yoga class by Athleta, soccer workshop provided by Finesse Soccer, Kendra Scott pop-up shops, and much more.