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What's Up in Kansas City for This Weekend!

Posted at 12:09 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 13:09:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hey Kansas City! It's time to get your weekend plans together!

Freebie Friday

First up, make sure you check out 38 the Spot's Facebook page for our latest Freebie Friday. We're giving away a goody bag with toys and a National Geographic book, plus five large single-topping pizzas from Caseys! Just head to 38 the Spot's Facebook page to register to win, and don't forget to LIKE the page to get the Facebook Live notification when I announce the winner on Friday. Plus, we have an extra special contest going on right now too-- watch Blackish on 38 the Spot for our word of the day-- each day one lucky winner will get gift cards to Kansas Sampler and Rally House, and the grand prize is two tickets to a KU basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse! Good luck from 38 the Spot!

Taco Topia

Friday night, get your taco fix in by going to Taco Topia. It's the biggest Taco Festival in Kansas City, and it's happening at Sporting KC's Budweiser Brewhouse. Kicking off Friday at 5 for VIP guests, this evening of food and music will feature a variety of Mexican eats while vendors battle it out for the title of "Best Taco." There will also be drinks, dancing, a chihuahua beauty pageant and so much more! Get your tickets online and enjoy some tacos Friday night!

The Roasterie's Cookie-Decorating Pop-up

On Saturday head to the Roasterie for a fun Cookie Decorating Pop-up with Beautifully Delicious Bakery! From 10am until 1 you can purchase and decorate sugar cookies with a kit provided by the event organizers. Plus, coffee bean cookies and other treats will be available for everyone to try out and buy. Bring your kids in for some cookie-decorating fun this Saturday starting at 10am.

KC Japanese Film Festival

On Sunday, it's the perfect day for a movie-- or lots of movies if you're a film buff! The 9th Annual Kansas City Japanese Film Festival is happening at Alamo Drafthouse starting at 11am and going well into the evening. Tickets start as low as $5.50 per movie, or you can get a day pass to see all four films! Not only will you be entertained, but you'll also be supporting a great cause: the Taylor Anderson Foundation is a charity that helps schools affected by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Get your tickets online now and enjoy a movie-filled Sunday with family and friends!


Interactive map:

If our weekly picks don't strike your fancy, here's our interactive map of some other hotspots around the city.

Click on the pin icon for each of the locations to learn about what type of events to expect, links for info, tickets and more -- Check it out!

Tweet with the hashtag #EnjoyKC to share what you're doing around town!

Links to other resources:

For more of the buzz around the city, here are links to other local fun-trackers and event calendars so you can get the most out of your city.

The Pitch Find it KC Ink KC Visit KC Yelp Eventful kc360 Explore KC KC Studio The Pitch's Karaoke Calendar Kansas City Parks & Recreation


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Sarah Unruh can be reached by email at sarah.unruh@kshb.com

Crystle Lampitt can be reached by email at crystle.lampitt@kshb.com