Backstreet Boys, Alex's Lemonade Stand among fun KC weekend activities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Checking out sounds from the ‘90s, enjoying a refreshing drink while helping cancer research and seeing amazing green spaces around the city are all things to do this weekend.

  • Backstreet's back - alright. The Backstreet Boys are playing with Avril Lavigne Saturday night at Starlight.
  • You can also find a new furry friend. The Great Plains SPCA is near capacity, so this weekend they're waiving adoption fees for adult cats with a donation of litter or food.
  • This weekend is also Alex's Lemonade Stand. The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research. Stands at 26 Hy-Vee locations around the metro will selling lemonade Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday is also the Wornall & Majors Houses Garden Tour. It's the largest tour in KC, and the biggest fundraiser for those museums. There are six gardens to see between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Cooking contestants will go head-to-head in Leawood Saturday for the regionals in the Macy's Sizzle Showdown grill-off. Contestants will be judged by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard.
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