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Reflecting Motion, Weston WineFest & Other Weekend Possibilities

The opening reception for Reflecting Motion The opening reception for Reflecting Motion, a new art installation, at Union Station, is this Saturday. (John G. McGrath | Flatland)

The 15th annual Troost Festival is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on Troost Avenue between 31st Street and Linwood Boulevard. The outdoor fest features live musical acts, dance troupes, art activities, food and crafts for sale.

The Littlest Bake Shop (645 E. 59th St.) is just that, a tiny bakery serving gluten-free and vegan cupcakes and treats. The boutique bakery, which also serves coffee, has opened in the former Pirate’s Bone space. As Feast reported, Chef Iris Green has partnered with Pirate’s Bone’s Zaid Consuegra and Lydia Palma on the new bakery. The Littlest Bake Shop is open from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

It’s not often you get to party under an art exhibit, but Union Station is throwing an opening reception for Reflecting Motion — the swirling, dynamic piece from Kinetic Motion that hangs above Haverty Family Yards. The outdoor cocktail party is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Tickets ($100) include an open bar, small bites and performance by Quixotic. VIP admission ($150) is at 7 p.m. and comes with an opportunity to meet Patrick Shearn, the artist behind the piece.


Kansas City PBS has been busy filming a behind-the-scenes documentary, #ArtInTheAir, about the making of Reflecting Motion and the art of Poetic Kinetics. The 30-minute documentary airs on Kansas City PBS at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.


Many novels have been written in coffee shops. Meet some of the people who have written them with a Local Authors’ Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkville Coffee (103 Main St., Parkville, Missouri). More than a dozen local authors will be on hand to sign books.

Delve into the world of Missouri wine with the fourth annual Weston WineFest from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets ($25) to the festival, hosted by the Pirtle Winery (502 Spring St., Weston, Missouri), include a tasting glass, 10 tastes of wine and a wine tote.

Meet a few animals, learn more about farming and pet a bunny at Cultivate Kansas City’s Grazing Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westport Commons Farm (300 E. 39th St.) on the grounds of Plexpod in Westport. See their fields and help plant vegetables if you’re so inclined.

Since it will take a few months for your own garden to produce, get more immediate gratification at the Rosedale Farmers’ Market (4020 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas). Grab greens, jellies and honey. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through September 29.

There’s a whole buffet just waiting in your lawn. The Phoenix Herb Company (3957 Main St.) is hosting a Spring Edibles class ($25) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Learn about wild plants, what you can eat and leave with some recipes you can make at home.