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Photo courtesy of Power & Light District
Photo courtesy of Power & Light District

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City July 29-31

This weekend offers plenty of activities for adults and kids, including a hike through Powell Gardens and a chance to see the Kansas City Chiefs in action at training camp.



The contemporary musical centered in New York City tells the story of one woman’s potential life paths with moving songs from the Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal. The gates at Starlight Theatre open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.


Butterfly Count Hike

The North American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly hunt begins at 9 a.m. at Powell Gardens. Participants will be broken into groups and given an expert to guide them through different gardens. At 1 p.m., you can hunt for more butterflies on a four-hour hike through a 3.25-mile nature trail, weather permitting. General admission fees apply, plus a $3 fee through the NABA. Click here for more information about the hike, including what to wear and bring with you.

Chiefs Camp Kickoff

Ring in the 2016 Chiefs season at the Camp Kickoff at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. The Chiefs training camp will be open to the public beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and will include a full-team autograph session. Admission is $5 and free for kids 3 and under. Parking is $5 per car and $15 for buses and RVs. Find more information about the Camp Kickoff here.

Pig and Swig

Indulge in some of Kansas City’s best barbecue, bourbon and beer from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Power & Light District. For $25, attendees will receive eight drinking tokens, as well as a souvenir drinking glass and food from Cleaver & Cork, Blind Box BBQ, Plowboys BBQ and other K.C. pit masters. Purchase tickets to the inaugural event here.


Brunch and a Movie at Tapcade

Enjoy a leisurely brunch, followed by drinks and a screening of Sixteen Candles from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Screenland in the Crossroads. Tickets are $19.50 a piece and include any brunch or regular menu item and a general admission ticket to see the film. Drinks are sold separately. For more information, click here.