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Weekend Possibilities | Mother’s Day, Tattoo Convention and Baseball: A Musical Love Letter

Keeping Your Weekend Priorities Straight

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Above image credit: Kansas City celebrates Mother's Day this weekend with brunch, shopping and plant giveaways. (Adobe Spark)

Celebrating Mother’s Day is front and center, while outdoor movies, a tattoo convention and, of course, live music round out the weekend.

Friday, May 7

5:30 p.m. Works from award-winning Kansas artist Marcia Streepy will be on display this weekend at Overland Park’s Interurban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St. Glorious Days: Marcia Streepy Art Retrospective will show selections of Streepy’s work, some of which has been on display in various national and international juried art exhibitions for more than 25 years. Be sure to check online for scheduled entry signups. The gallery is free.

Marcia Streepy
Marcia Streepy’s work will be on display this weekend at Interurban ArtHouse. (Courtesy | Marcia Streepy)

7 p.m. Here we go again. Backyard Movies are back at Screenland Armour, 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City. Get the gang together and grab tickets to see Mama Mia! The Movie Friday night under the stars. Tickets are $55 and accommodate groups of three to six persons. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs/blankets. No outdoor food or drink. Leashed pets are allowed.

7:30 p.m. Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 1725 Holmes St., will stage a new production, Baseball: A Musical Love Letter, this weekend. Featuring popular music, jazz and musical theater elements, the show combines documentary-style storytelling, music and quotes to reflect on American society through the lens of baseball. Space is limited. Tickets are $30. Can’t make Friday’s show? Saturday’s production is set for 7:30 p.m. as well.

Saturday, May 8

11 a.m. – 11 p.m. The Kansas City Tattoo Arts Convention returns this weekend to the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee St. The three-day schedule includes appearances from artists and vendors from around the world, tattoo competitions and live entertainment. Guests will have the chance to meet “Ink Master” tattoo artist Al Fliction. A day pass is $20. Weekend passes are available for $40.

Noon – 3 p.m. Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, is inviting baseball fans of all ages to Saturday’s Monarchs 2021 Fan Fest. Formerly the T-Bones, The Kansas City Monarchs are a member of the American Association of Professional Baseball. The team’s inaugural season under the new name honoring Kansas City’s Negro Leagues past kicks off next week. The Fan Fest will have Mother’s Day craft stations, live music, inflatables and more. The first 500 fans will receive a Monarchs pennant signed by the entire 2021 squad. Attendance is free.

6 – 11 p.m. If you haven’t had the chance to see live music at Lemonad(e) Park, 1628 Wyoming St., Saturday evening provides another opportunity. The West Bottoms venue operated by recordBar and Voltaire will host a trio of local talents including Jake Wells, Kian Byrne and Slights in the socially distanced outdoor space. Tickets start at $15 if you bring your own chair.

Sunday, May 9

8:30 – 10 a.m. North Kansas City Yoga is celebrating all moms Sunday morning with a free Mother’s Day Outdoor Yoga and Nature Walk. The group has plans to meet at the Town of Kansas Observation Deck, Third and Main streets, near the City Market. In addition to a mat and water, organizers are asking participants to bring an item or photo to share, along with a story or two about mom or a mother figure.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop around, celebrate mom and grow her garden with a stop at the Mother’s Day Plant Giveaway at River Market Antiques, 115 W. Fifth St. The antique and vintage store will offer sales across four floors of treasures and send each mom home with a free plant to put in the ground. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a last-minute gift?

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Trying to treat mom with something a little different this year? Make reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch at Lone Summit Ranch, 28701 E. Old U.S. Highway 50. The sprawling venue near Lake Lotawana will offer two brunch sessions featuring a multitude of breakfast and lunch options, including biscuits and gravy, carved ham, scrambled eggs, peppered brisket au jus and fried chicken, just to name a few. Guests can tack on an activity pass, granting all-day access to mini-golf, pony rides and inflatables. There will also be a flower truck and family photos available. Ticket prices vary.

2 – 4 p.m. Crafty moms are cool moms and that’s worth celebrating. Make reservations for an afternoon at Creative Culture in Westport, 207 Westport Road, where a Mother’s Day Wreath Workshop will teach attendees about wood bead work and have all of the necessary materials to make a 14-inch wood bead wreath. Crafters will be treated to a gourmet milkshake and those over the age of 21 can feel free to bring their own bottle of wine/beer. Tickets are $60.

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