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Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Oct. 14-16


YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

The Nelson-Atkins Young Friends of Art host an evening of light appetizers, drinks, music and mingling alongside the Junior League of Kansas City beginning at 6 p.m. at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Museum members will receive drink discounts, and specials will be available for nonmembers who decide to join. For more details, click here.

Glow Jack-O-Lantern Festival

Get in the Halloween spirit Friday at the annual Glow Jack-o-Lantern Festival at Powell Gardens. More than 700 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns will light a one-mile path through the gardens starting at 6 p.m. Arrive earlier for a number of kid-friendly activities, from pumpkin painting to hayrides and live pumpkin carving demonstrations. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5 to 12. Click here for more information.


Prairiefire Octoberfest

Make your way to Prairiefire in Overland Park for a day of live music, fall activities and food and drink specials beginning at 10 a.m. Games and a petting zoo will be available for kids, who can also pose for photos with a unicorn from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Face painters and balloon artists will also be on hand, and a pie eating contest is sure to entertain adults and kids alike. For a full list of activities, click here.

VIP Preview of Magnolia Homes by Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper fans, listen up: Now is your chance to add a touch of Magnolia Homes to your abode. Restoration Emporium is giving Kansas Citians a sneak peek at the line of furniture and accessories from the HGTV show’s designer, Joanna Gaines. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., enjoy farmhouse-themed food and drink stations and enter for a chance to win door prizes as you take a look at the exclusive line. Tickets are $75 apiece with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. To purchase a ticket, click here.



Boulevard’s third annual Oktoberfest/Day of the Dead celebration begins at 11 a.m. at the Boulevard Beer Hall. The day-long festivities include live music and crafts along with drink specials. Participants who purchase Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest for $15 can take home a limited-edition stein while supplies last. More details can be found here.

Ingrid Michaelson

End your weekend on a high note with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who will be performing at Uptown Theater at 8 p.m. Michaelson’s folk-pop tunes have been featured on hit TV shows and commercials, and her latest album, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense, was released Aug. 26. Click here to purchase tickets to the show.