Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Oct. 7-9
Hocus Pocus at Town Square
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Bring your chairs and blankets (and don your favorite costume) to Zona Rosa’s Town Square at 7 p.m. for a free showing of a Halloween favorite, Hocus Pocus. The free movie begins at dusk, and children can participate in various activities and giveaways leading up to the show. For more information about parking, click here.
Tour of Gymnastics Champions
Having withdrawals from the Rio Summer Olympics? Relive your favorite routines at the Sprint Center Friday, where various members of Team USA, including Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez, will perform starting at 7 p.m. Members from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team will also be performing. Click here to purchase tickets.
Artisan Chick Event
Indulge in local bites and sips while you shop for handcrafted items from more than 100 vendors at Crown Center. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy local spirit tastings from Union Horse Distillery and J. Rieger, a cookie and beer garden, and live music. The Artisan Chick Event continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BYO Pumpkin Decorating Class
Get crafty in the West Bottoms with a do-it-yourself pumpkin decorating class at Bella Patina from the ladies of The Makery KC. Supplies and tools will be provided for ticket holders, who can choose to paint or bedazzle their pumpkins while they sip on wine and enjoy a small bite. The class begins at 3 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.
KCFW Brunch Garden Party
Kansas City Fashion Week kicks off its 10th season with a Brunch Garden Party at Van Noy Mansion from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy a mimosa or a bloody mary and brunch-themed hors d’oeuvres from a number of local restaurants, including Dolce Bakery, Seasons 52 and Jax Fish House. Tickets are $27.50 apiece and can be purchased here.
Hoots and Howls
Get in the spirit of the season at the Kansas City Zoo, where kids and adults can take part in a number of Halloween-themed activities, from a hay-bale maze to hayrides and crafts. Even the animals will be joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at various times throughout the day. Hoots and Howls begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. For a full list of activities, click here.