Published January 12, 2023 at 10:45 am
Photo credit above: Tips on how to enjoy KC Restaurant Week carry-out style. (Emily Woodring | Flatland)
The second full weekend of 2023 will feature a Taylor Swift-inspired pop-up in North Kansas City, a celebration of Chinese New Year and hundreds of special meals for KC Restaurant Week.
Good luck deciding where to eat.
Friday January 13th
5 p.m. – 8 p.m It is actually Christmas for the freaky Crossroads boutique black rose1739 Oak St. Stop at the place for a Friday the 13thth pop-up market, where guest vendors will be set up and fictional serial killer Jason Voorhees will be sneaking around for selfies on his big day. The popup is free.
6 p.m. – 11 p.m Just another pop-up to burnthe latest immersive pop-up bar experience from vignettes, 2376 Armor Road is open and ready for the Swifies. Make reservations to sing or dance to a Taylor Swift cover band while sipping on specialty cocktails like “The Cardigan” or “Lemon Drops on My Guitar.” Tickets are $5 per person. You must be at least 21 years old.
19 o’clock Kansas City alternative singer-songwriter Kat King released a new single on Friday Big Mood natural wines2020 Baltimore Ave., Suite 102, is ready to party with you release party. The single “Going South” will debut during King’s set after opener Joanna King. Tacos Valentina is on the menu. Drinks at the bar are donation based. You must be 21 years old to participate.
Saturday January 14th
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m There is a Open house for genealogy come to the Kansas City, Kansas, Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Saturday morning for anyone interested in continuing to delve into their family history but may not know where to begin. The program uses the FamilySearch software to start creating family trees and Offer Notes on searching for information in the large database. Saturday’s session is the first of a two-part program. You must register online beforehand.
2 – 3:30 p.m Press start is an organic storytelling opportunity organized by community members and the NIDO Social Club. The weekly open mic in the west side, 706 W. Pennway, is a structured, no-nonsense storytelling space in which speakers narrate a story from their heads around a given topic. Saturday’s focus is on “animals,” so gather some ideas and sign up for a spot behind the mic. Participation in Press Play is free.
It is KC Restaurant Week again, which means it’s time to decide where to eat. In 2023, hundreds of local eateries will be taking part, offering multi-course menus specially created for the occasion. Whether you’re on a mission to try something new or support an old, trusted place, multiple tiers of prizes have been designed to make the 10-day dining extravaganza accessible to anyone who’s hungry. We recommend viewing the participating restaurants online before making your decision.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m The year of the rabbit is here and that 2023 Chinese New Year Gala at Johnson County Community College Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd., has big plans for the occasion. in front of the stage portion stalls will be set up around the theater lobby during the evening present a range of Chinese cultural traditions such as tai chi, paper cutting, face painting and family-friendly games. The evening’s performances feature traditional Chinese dance, music and more. Tickets cost $18. Children under 9 pay $5.
Sunday January 15th
9 am Kindergarten through elementary school children are invited kids yoga Sunday morning at Whole Circle Yoga KC, 4327 Troost Ave. Instructor Chelsea Medlock will lead the hour-long course, which covers the basics and introduces children to mindfulness, body awareness and balance. Children’s yoga passes are $18. Be sure to register online.
13 o’clock monstersright jam wraps up his weekend in Kansas City T Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Sunday afternoon with a final contest. Watch as world-class drivers show what they can do behind the wheel of a 12,000-pound monster truck. Speed and skill challenges as well as motocross events await you. Tickets start at $20 plus taxes and fees.
12:30 pm Fans of Disney’s Frozen have their chance skating alongside beloved characters Elsa and Anna on Sunday afternoons The ice rink in the Zona Rosa, 8731 N Stoddard Ave. A $14 pass includes hot chocolate and a s’more making kit. Skate rental is $5. Be sure to reserve online in advance.
Clarence Dennis is an audience and digital content strategist at Flatland.