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Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Museum
Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Museum

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Oct. 21-23


A Conversation with Bryan Cranston

The face behind AMC’s hit TV show Breaking Bad will discuss the content of his memoir, A Life in Parts, at Uptown Theater at 8 p.m. From a regular on soap operas to his appearances on Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle, Cranston will take fans on his journey through show business and explain how he developed his Emmy-award winning role in Breaking Bad. Tickets include a copy of Cranston’s book. More information can be found here.


Blue Grass Brew Bash

Beginning at 12 p.m., enjoy live music and craft beer from more than 25 breweries at CrossroadsKC at Grinders. Local bands, including the John Brown Boys, Truckstop Honeymoon, Julian Davis and The Hay-Burners, will be performing at the Crossroads Arts District venue. Tickets are $45 apiece and a tasting glass for unlimited pours will be provided to attendees. Click here to read more about the event.

Kansas City Halloween Extravaganza

Kansas City’s biggest Halloween celebration for kids and families begins Saturday at 1 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium. The party’s activities include face painting, dancing, costume contests and the chance for kids to meet dozens of their favorite characters. Proceeds from the event will go toward Children’s Mercy Hospital. Tickets can be purchased here.


Chiefs vs. Saints

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the New Orleans Saints starting at 12 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium. Bring your best beer and barbecue for the stadium’s rich tailgating tradition before you enter the gates to cheer the Chiefs on to victory. For more details on parking and tailgating, click here.

Day of the Dead Celebration

Bring your own picnic to this free event at the Kansas City Museum, which will celebrate the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos from 1 to 4 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate in the day’s events, which include decorating sugar skulls, making tissue flowers, and sampling traditional Día de los Muertos bread from Panaderia de las Americas. Attendees can also enjoy live performances from Mundo Nouvo and StoneLion Puppet Theatre. Read more about the celebration here.