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Photo by Jill Toyoshiba of The Kansas City Star
Photo by Jill Toyoshiba of The Kansas City Star

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Aug. 11-13


Festival of Butterflies

The butterflies are on parade this weekend at Powell Gardens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can walk among the tropical plants and butterflies in the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, learn all about dragonflies in the Dragonfly Den, and take part in story time with Fancy Nancy at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. To see a full description of activities and events, click here.

Chiefs Charity Game

Support the Chiefs and a local charity by attending the team’s first preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. For the third year in a row, the Chiefs have partnered with The Children’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to treating children who are victims of abuse and neglect, to donate proceeds from the game to the local organization. The 8 p.m. game will be held at Arrowhead Stadium, and tickets can be purchased here.


Sprint Family Fun Days: Summer Splash

Enjoy the last of summer with this free event in the Power & Light District from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities offered include arts and crafts by Oddball Kids, Wacky Waves with Mad Science, a cake walk, a half-court shootout, nine-hole mini golf, a sensory table and a bubble tent. Food and drink packages are also available for $10 here.

Herbie Hancock

The legendary pianist and composer will perform sounds from his longstanding career at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts starting at 7:30 p.m. Hancock will be alongside Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), James Genus (bass), Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Terrace Martin (keyboardist/saxophonist). Click here to purchase tickets.


Pinky Swear Fun Run

Break a sweat Sunday at Hy-Vee’s Pinky Swear 5K. The noncompetitive race will start at Arrowhead Stadium at 8:30 a.m., and benefits the Pinky Swear Foundation, a nonprofit that helps relieve finacial burdens to families who have a child with cancer. You can register for the run here.