This week in KC: Aquarium opening, Sporting KC, Easter parade

Sea Life Aquarium | Opens Friday visitsealife.com


Sporting KC vs LA Galaxy | Saturday

Kansas City’s powerhouse sports franchise picked up right where it left off in 2011. After advancing to the Eastern conference championship a year ago, Peter Vermes’ team has jumped to a 4-0 record this season and currently sits in first place in the Eastern conference with 12 points. Sporting hosts international soccer golden boy David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy (1-2) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Livestrong Sporting Park. Tickets are $20-$67 through sportingkc.com.

Easter events | Saturday Zona Rosa: zonarosa.com


The Legends Outlets:


Powell Gardens:

You can eat a pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny and hunt for Easter eggs. Admission is $16 for adults and $11.25 for children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 816-697-2600, ext. 209.

Giada De Laurentiis | Thursday


‘James and the Giant Peach’ | Opens Tuesday

Performances begin Tuesday for the Coterie Theatre production of “James and the Giant Peach,” a family show based on a Roald Dahl story featuring, among other things, talking insects and a giant rhinoceros. Ernie Nolan directs a cast that includes Walter Coppage, Molly Denninghoff, Ryan Emmons, Enjoli Gavin, Marshall Hopkins, Ron Megee and Matt Weiss. The show officially opens April 13 and runs through May 18. Call 816-474-6552 or go to www.coterietheatre.org.

Compiled by Ink’s Dugan Arnett with The Star’s Robert Trussell contributing