Weekend events in Kansas City: 8 fun things to do around town

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first weekend of November brings lots of fun things to do around Kansas City. See something we missed? Tell us about it in a comment below.

First Fridays in the Crossroads

Art, music, food and live entertainment are just some of the things you'll find in the Crossroads Art District Friday night. Galleries and boutiques open their doors to the crowds looking to explore the unique experiences the area has to offer. For more information, visit http://kccrossroads.org/.

KC Black Expo

This annual event at Bartle Hall offers three days of family-friendly entertainment while celebrating the African-American community. For more information, visit http://kcblackexpo.com/.

Haunted Houses

Kansas City has several haunted houses that are sure to give you a good scare, several of which are in the West Bottoms. Here's a list from VisitKC of all top haunts in the metro: http://bit.ly/16SbBYy

KC Ghosts and Gangsters Tour

Take the "Ghoul Bus" across Kansas City to historical landmarks known for paranormal activity. Tours depart at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturdays from the Edge of Hell, 1300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets are $30. Reservations are required. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/cjs96ru.

"Real Pirates - A National Geographic Exhibition"

Go see the exhibit at Union Station that brings the world of pirates to life! Real Pirates is a National Geographic Exhibition that tells the true story of a pirate ship from the 1700's, featuring actors as the real men from history. The exhibit runs through January 5. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/17xwvgj.

Hen House Culinary Celebration

Foodies will unite this weekend at the Overland Park Convention Center, where more than 60 food companies will showcase new products and recipes. Events include demonstrations from local chefs and a food and beer pairing from Boulevard Brewing Company. Tickets are $5 at Hen House locations or $10 at the door. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/17xym4B.

Straight No Chaser with Caroline Glaser

Straight No Chaser brings their "Under The Influence North American Tour" to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland for two shows Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/1aNoJvo.

Crown Center Ice Terrace

The Crown Center Ice Terrace opened for the season Friday morning. The rink opens every day at 10 a.m. They close at 9 p.m. during the week, and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Hw9BtH.

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