Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Aug. 26-28
Kansas City Ladies Night Out
Under the plane is where it’s at Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Roasterie. Ladies can enjoy food truck cuisine, local wine and beer and mini makeup and hairstyling sessions from Parlor: A Beauty Bar. From 7 to 9 p.m., you and your girls can choose to paint your own wine glass, make a pennant banner or paint the K.C. skyline. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.
Paris of the Plains Bartender Competition
It isn’t PoP Fest without a little friendly rivalry. Witness six bartenders go head-to-head in a bartending competition at the Brass on Baltimore starting at 7 p.m. Finalists include bartenders from Julep KC, Q39, The Westside Local and The Rieger. The winner takes home $1,000 and bragging rights as the champion of the 10th annual festival. Tickets are available here.
KC Dance Day
The sixth annual KC Dance Day kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Bolender Center with free performances and dance classes from the Kansas City Ballet. Dancers will also have an open rehearsal, and lunch from Two Guys and a Grill will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to read more information about the all-day event.
It’s back, and with more bacon than ever. For the eighth year in a row, Bacon-Fest KC will feature samples of one-of-a-kind bacon creations as well as live music and drinks. The event starts at 1 p.m. at 3011 Baltimore Ave. and benefits the Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. For more details and to buy tickets, click here.
KC Wineworks Bubbly & Brunch
Be the first to taste KC Wineworks‘ Brute Rosé while you snack on treats from The Sundry at the Crossroads winery. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sip on the winery’s own sparkling wine, and even get the chance to ask the owners a question or two about the bubbly. Tickets include a bottle of Brute Rosé to take home. Read more about the event here.
Help discover Kansas City’s next big star at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Sunday. Ten finalists, all area high school students, will compete for the title of KC SuperStar 2016. Winners receive a $10,000 Edward & Ellen Rose Family Scholarship, and audience members will help decide who wins by voting electronically. For tickets, call 913-327-8000.