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Things We’re Excited About This Weekend—March 13-15

The sun is shining, the mercury is skyrocketing toward 70° and we’re itching to shed our winter layers to get our daily dose of vitamin D.

From tulip bulbs to bustling patios, Kansas City seems to be springing to life in celebration of the fine weather. But with so many things happening this weekend, the options can be a little overwhelming. Whether you decide to have a picnic in your neighborhood park, catch a live performance or go shopping for a new spring wardrobe, you really can’t go wrong.

To help you draft your weekend calendar, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 events we’re most excited about.

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1. Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship  Although we must admit that we’re not huge sports fanatics, we do love supporting our KU and K-State boys as they battle it out at the Sprint Center.

March 11-14

Sprint Center

1407 Grand Blvd

KCMO 64106

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2. Planet Comicon  Get your ‘nerd’ on! Kansas City’s largest pop culture and comic book convention will feature special guests such as Cary Elwes from The Princess Bride, Michael Rooker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Karen Gillan of Doctor Who.

March 13-15

Bartle Hall Convention Center

301 W. 13th St

KCMO 64105

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3. Out of the Blue: Morphos in March  We can’t wait to see the magnificent iridescence of tropical Blue Morphos butterflies as they flutter around the Powell Gardens’ conservatory throughout the month. Join them this weekend for their special event Where Tech and Nature Meet.

March 14-15

Powell Gardens

1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50

Kingsville, MO 64061

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4. 10th Annual Emerald Isle Parade  Join more than 1,000 parade participants and thousands of spectators for this year’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Lee’s Summit. Stop by Mingle before the parade to enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or the Blarney Brew Off—a home-brew competition and public tasting.

March 14

Breakfast from 8 to 11 am; Blarney Brew Off at 11 am; Parade begins at noon

Downtown Lee’s Summit

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5. KC Brew Fest  This inaugural craft beer fest will feature an impressive number of local breweries as well as some of the best craft breweries from around the country. Ummm, is it Saturday yet??

March 14

General admission, 2-5 pm

Union Station

30 W Pershing Rd

KCMO 64108

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6. The Mosaic Project  The American Jazz Museum is celebrating women in jazz throughout the month of March. This special event features Grammy Award-winning drummer and composer, Terri Lyne Carrington, along with some of the most prominent female vocalists and instrumentalists in jazz.

March 14, 8 – 10 pm

Gem Theater

1615 E 18th St

KCMO 64108

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7. Spring Garden Party  Donna’s Dress Shop will transform into a garden, complete with astroturf and live plants, as they debut their new spring collection at this staff-favorite annual event.

March 15, noon-5 pm

Donna’s Dress Shop

1410 W 39th St

KCMO 64111

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