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Photo by The Kansas City Star
Photo by The Kansas City Star

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas City Jan. 27-29


Chinese New Year & Vietnamese Tet

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at City Market with specials and promotions from local shops and restaurants. Diners who spend more than $40 at Bo Lings through Jan. 28 will receive a special calendar, and Dutch Flowers is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on lucky bamboo. Click here for an updated list of deals for the weekend.

Michael Carbonaro

In the mood for some magic? TruTV’s Michael Carbonaro will be performing his improbable feats of magic at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Friday. The magic show, which includes video clips, audience interaction and live tricks, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be found here.


Royals FanFest

From autograph sessions to interviews with the players and interactive games, fans of the Kansas City Royals won’t want to miss this year’s FanFest at Bartle Hall. The event, which takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., will feature appearances by current and former Royals, manager Ned Yost and the ever-popular mascot, Slugerrr. Tickets to FanFest can be purchased here.

Harlem Globetrotters

The legendary skills of the Harlem Globetrotters will be on display at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Sprint Center. From impressive dunks to tricky shots and techniques, the group’s performance is equal parts athleticism and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets to both shows can be found here.


Monthly Maker at Boulevard Brewing Co.

From 9 to 11 a.m. at Boulevard’s Beer Hall, enjoy an early-morning happy hour complete with breakfast, coffee and beer. Feast on cinnamon raisin French toast casserole, candied bacon and a chicken andouille and egg frittata while you sip on Early Riser Coffee Porter and samples from the Beer Hall’s tap wall. Guests will also leave with an Early Riser coffee mug and a spot on a morning brewery tour. Tickets are $20 and can be bought here.

Chinese New Year Festival

You won’t need tickets or reservations to this annual festival—just a spirit of celebration. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free in honor of the holiday. Visitors will be able to watch performances, listen to live music, participate in activities and view a world-renowned collection of Chinese art. Click here for more details.