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Weekend Possibilities | Nelson-Atkins Art Course, Pop Ups and Bull Riding

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Above image credit: Art Course opens for the season this weekend at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. (Courtesy | Nelson-Atkins Mark McDonald)

Lingering St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are joined by a pair of pop ups, bull riding at the T-Mobile Center, March Madness watch parties and much more.

Friday, March 19

10 a.m. Mini golf is back at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, 4525 Oak St. Pick a tee time during the museum’s business hours to play the nine-hole Art Course. This year’s course features an ode to the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues and KC Monarchs. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Adult tickets are $16. Children ages 4-12 play for $10.

11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Landscapes to Explore, a new exhibit at the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, 1600 Genessee St., opens this Friday. Through April 9, real and imagined landscapes will be on display by artists from around the country in the free exhibition to the public. The gallery’s opening reception will take place 5 – 8 p.m.

Noon If you took Friday off for the opening round of March Madness, grab your bracket, rep your favorite team and head to Red Crow Brewing Co. in Olathe, 1062 W. Sante Fe, for Beersketball Madness. Red Crow’s TVs will be tuned into the action as discounted beers flow. Be sure to arrive early enough to grab a spot on the patio.

Saturday, March 20

9 a.m. – Noon Local Kansas City artist Kevin Worley and KC Parks are joining together for a special afternoon at Penguin Park in the Northland, 4124 N.E. Vivion Road. Families are invited to spend the morning at the park and pick up one of Worley’s signed copies of The Penguin Park Coloring and Activity Book. Only 100 copies of Worley’s book will be available for $10 each. A portion of proceeds will benefit the park.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There isn’t much left to be desired at The Wild Way Coffee’s Saturday Pop Up, 708 E. 19th St. The coffee camper is pairing up with women’s clothing boutique Artistic Works by Lu, Miss Sweetie’s Bakery and KC Tiny Greenhouse for a full day of local plants, pastries, coffee and clothes.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery got a hold of the green food coloring. Celebrate St. Patty’s Saturday all day long at the Platte City winery, 16905 Jowler Creek Road, with sparkling green apple sangria, green beer on tap, a food truck and live music 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. There is no reservation required.

6 – 11 p.m. Downtown’s Pop Up Art Gallery, 920 Baltimore Ave., is sending out an open invitation for Saturday night’s Wine & Cheese Please! The evening will feature hilarious wine and cheese tastings, surprise toasts, prizes, painting, plenty of new friends and more. Feel free to bring your favorite bottle(s) of wine, though there will be some to share. Single tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Group tickets are also available. 

Sunday, March 21

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Downward-facing dog takes on a whole new meaning at BarK’s Doga, 501 Berkley Parkway. Wake up, grab your pup and head for the dog-friendly yoga session, led by Jesse Shroyer of MYyogakc. The 45-minute session costs $15 for non-members and $10 for members. The admission fee includes a mimosa and playtime at the dog park to follow.

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Silly Man TV and Let’s Argue Podcast are bringing Arizona comedian Chris Mosley to Harley’s Hideaway Bar & Grill in Shawnee, 12200 Johnson Drive, for a traveling comedy performance. Get your tickets for Green Eggs & Laughs, Mosley’s brunch comedy show featuring local comedians online or at the door for $20.

1:45 p.m. The world’s premiere bull riders will do their best to hold on at PBR’s Unleash The Beast Sunday afternoon at the T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Day two of the Caterpillar Classic will include second-round action in addition to the event championship. Tickets for socially distanced seating start at $15. Attendees are required to wear a mask or face covering.

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