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Weekend Possibilities | Easter Egg Hunts, World of Wheels and KC’s New Baby Stingray

Moving On (Sniff) From March Madness

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Above image credit: Easter egg hunts in both Kansas City and Belton are scheduled for this Saturday. (Flatland KC)

Talk about a town that can do it all.

Whether it’s classic cars, a comedy class or a cup of coffee, March’s final weekend offers some serious range when it comes to what’s happening in and around Kansas City.

Who really needs March Madness?

Friday, March 26

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There’s a new member of the family at Sea Life Kansas City, 2475 Grand Blvd. Grab a ticket to KC’s only aquarium to meet Trayvis Kel-sea, Sea Life’s new baby blue spotted ribbontail ray, named after the star Chiefs tight end. After getting to know KC’s newest ray, be sure to explore all 11 of Sea Life’s underwater exhibits. Day tickets are $21.95 for adults and $17.95 for children.

3 p.m. – 10 p.m. The 61st O’Reilly World of Wheels kicks off the weekend at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St., Friday afternoon. The three-day custom show car series will treat visitors to live music, special celebrity appearances from actor Lou Ferrigno and pro wrestler Sting, plenty of custom cars and much more. General admission tickets are $19 for adults. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $7. Face masks are required.

7 – 9 p.m. Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., is inviting nature lovers for a Night at the Arboretum. Guests will be able to roam the arboretum trails by flashlight under the night sky, while keeping an eye out for birds or other wildlife as the stars come out. Dogs are allowed, but they must stay on mulch paths and leave no “gifts” behind. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free.

Trayvis Kel-sea is now on display at Sea Life KC. (Contributed | Sea Life KC)

Saturday, March 27

There is a pair of Easter egg hunts scheduled for Saturday afternoon across the Kansas City region.

Downtown’s City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 9 – 11 a.m. on the southeastern lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive. In addition to eggs stashed along an interactive path through the lawn, there’ll be special crafts, treats and other activities along the way. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny and friends! Be sure to register ahead of time online.

Starting at 10 a.m. at Belton Memorial Park, 998 Commercial St., kids can get in on games and fun, followed by an 11 a.m. hunt divided by age groups across the park’s ball fields. Children under the age of 10 will receive eggs and candy from Belton Hy-Vee.

1 – 2:30 p.m. The KC Improv Company has suspended in-person improv classes due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give it a try. KC Improv is inviting anyone to hop on a Saturday Drop-in Class via Zoom, regardless of experience. Taught by different members of KC Improv, each class is slightly different than the next and caters to the skills of attendees. You must be 17 or older to attend. Tickets are $15.

8 – 9:30 p.m. If the plan is to stay home Saturday night, throw on the Katy Guillen & The Drive livestream from recordBar. The stage’s first show since COVID-19 forced the venue to temporarily shut down will feature a multi-cam, professionally engineered production for the homegrown group’s set. Tickets for the show are $10.

Sunday, March 28

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The 2021 Formula 1 race season kicks off Sunday morning with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Join fellow Formula 1 fans at Pathlight Brewing, 11200 W. 75th St., for the Pathlight Paddock Club watch party. The Shawnee brewery will open early for the 10 a.m. race start time. Pathlight’s Cold Hearted Coffee Blonde might just pair well with rooting for your favorite driver.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Area artists are getting together Sunday morning in Pendleton Heights to paint, sip coffee and sell art in the Art Garden space across from PH Coffee, 300 Ord St. The weekly event is free and open to all members of the public. There is no booth fee required.

1 – 4 p.m. “Roar,” a new musical from Bodhi Theatre, is coming to The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave., and you could be the star. Auditions for the upcoming musical are this weekend and the musical’s creators are looking for cast members ranging in age and vocal ability. “Roar” is a family musical that tells the story of Sarah the Bear chasing the impossible dream of breaking free from oppression. Be sure to sign up for an audition slot online.

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