10 things to do in Kansas City this weekend
1. Dinosaur Train Discover Tour at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium
The Dinosaur Train Discover Tour opens in Kansas City on Saturday and runs through Feb. 28. Buddy, the T-Rex star of the popular PBS program, will be available on Saturday for photos from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Walkup tickets are $19 for adults; $15 for children ages 3-12 and toddlers 2 and under are free. The aquarium is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
See information about the event | http://bit.ly/SCauP8
2. Watch people freeze for Special Olympics
The annual Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Strut to benefit Special Olympics is at the Shawnee Mission Park Lake. Kids will take the plunge into the cold water at 11 a.m. and adults will jump in at noon.
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3. A church choir fundraising concert
Six area churches will participate in a fundraising concert on Sunday in Independence. Donations will benefit the Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity which builds homes in eastern Jackson County.
The concert is at 7 p.m. Sunday at Beacon Heights Community of Christ Church.
Get information on the Habitat Concert | http://bit.ly/11WNUdx
4. See the Missouri Mavericks
There are two chances this weekend to see the Missouri Mavericks. On Friday, the Mavericks take on the Denver Cutthroats at 7 p.m. at the Independence Events Center. On Saturday, the Tulsa Oilers come to town for a 7 p.m. matchup against the Mavericks.
See details about the Missouri Mavericks | http://bit.ly/IU2gd
5. Annual Winter on the Farm event
Visitors to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe can discover and help with farm chores that may include sawing wood, cooking on the cookstove and blacksmithing. The farm is at 1200 Kansas City Road.
All activities are included with regular daily admission of $6 for adults; $4 for kids ages 5-11. Olathe residents can get a $1 discount with proof of residences.
See more about the event | http://bit.ly/Y3LMfp
6. College basketball
With college basketball games in both Kansas and Missouri, fans of either team could enjoy a home game. Mizzou fans will enjoy the team's game against Vanderbilt in Columbia at 4 p.m.
The Oklahoma Sooners will visit the University of Kansas to try to knock off one of the top teams in the country. That game is in Lawrence at 3 p.m.
Go out and cheer on your favorite college basketball team this weekend!
See a full schedule of college basketball games | http://on.msnbc.com/VbZsCx
7. 12th annual Eagle Day
The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library's 12th annual Eagle Day is Saturday at the Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Two live eagle presentations by Operation Wildlife will take place at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. The library will also have eagle crafts for kids and information for viewing eagles and other waterfowl on the lake.
See a full list of events | http://bit.ly/WqZ6bv
8. Restaurant Week
The annual Restaurant Week is in its final weekend. Patrons can experience Prix Fixe meals at participating area restaurants.
See participating restaurants | http://bit.ly/XqgzCF
9. See an imagined meeting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X
Westport Center of the Arts will present "The Meeting," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, 1722 E. 17th Terrace.
Kansas City actors adopt the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in an imagined meeting of the two civil rights leaders. Set shortly before Malcolm X's assassination, the two men discuss and debate their respective approaches in the civil rights movement.
See more on the play | http://bit.ly/VykaOI
10. See the Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are performing at the Sprint Center on Saturday. There are two shows -- one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.
The Globetrotters 2013 "You write the Rules" Wold Tour requires participating from all members of the family. Tickets range from $19-132.
See more on this year's performance | http://bit.ly/UNmT9Z