KC Streetcar

Ride the KC streetcar to these festivities May 6-7

There are 16 stops along the streetcar route, about two to three blocks apart.
There are 16 stops along the streetcar route, about two to three blocks apart. jledford@kcstar.com

Grand opening events on Friday

10 a.m.: Opening celebration at Union Station. Kansas City officials and dignitaries will hold a celebratory press conference.

11 a.m.: KC streetcar service begins.

11 a.m.-10 p.m.: Free carnival rides at Union Station with ferris wheel and merry-go-round. (Carnival also happening Saturday starting at 10 a.m.)

6:30 p.m.: Latte Art Throw Down at Power & Light. Baristas compete to make the best cup o’ joe. Competition starts at 7 p.m. at Kaldi’s Coffee, 1201 Main St.

7:30 p.m.: The Zeros perform at Union Station.

9 p.m.: Fireworks, Union Station (also happening Saturday night)

Weekend events along streetcar route

City Market

“A Streetcar Named Desire” movie, 9 p.m. May 6. Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7-8. Community yard sale, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8. 20 E. Fifth. thecitymarket.org, 816-842-1271

Coterie Theatre

“Where the Wild Things Are.” 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. May 6; 2 and 4 p.m. May 7. $11-$15. 2450 Grand. thecoterie.org, 816-474-6552

Crossroads Arts District

ArtsKC Block Party. First Friday street festival. 4-10:30 p.m. May 6. First Fridays in the Crossroads. 5-9 p.m. May 6. 18th and Baltimore. kccrossroads.org

Crowne Plaza Hotel

“Dead or Alive in 1985.” Mystery Train Theatre. 6:30 p.m. May 6-7. $69. 1301 Wyandotte. kcmysterytrain.com, 816-813-9654

H&R Block City Stage Theater

“The Life & Times of the 3 Little Pigs.” Theatre for Young America. 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. May 6; 2 p.m. May 7. $10. Union Station, 30 W. Pershing. unionstation.org or tya.org, 816-460-2020 or 816-460-2083

Kansas City Live!

Kansas City Derby Fest. Mint juleps, food, live music and more. 3 p.m. May 7. $35-$75. Power & Light District, 13th and Walnut. kcderbyfest.com

Kansas City Rep Copaken Stage

“Lot’s Wife.” 8 p.m. May 6; 2 p.m. May 7. “Fire in Dreamland.” 8 p.m. May 7; 2 p.m. May 8. $25-$59. Thirteenth and Walnut. kcrep.org, 816-235-2700

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Mother’s Day brunch buffet. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 8. $15-$35. 1601 Broadway. kauffmancenter.org/dining, 816-994-7222

Multiple venues

Middle of the Map Fest music. May 6-7. Prices vary. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Aimee Mann and more. 6:30 p.m. May 7. Midland. $35. middleofthemapfest.com

Muriel Kauffman Theatre

Kansas City Ballet. “Rite of Spring.” 7:30 p.m. May 6-7; 2 p.m. May 8. $35-$125. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. kcballet.org, 816-931-2232

Musical Theater Heritage and Folly Theater

Kansas City Burlesque Festival. 7 p.m. May 6, Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand. 8 p.m. May 7, Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th. $15-$65. kcburlesque.com, 816-545-6000

National World War I Museum

WW1USA amateur radio station. Visitors can serve as guest operators. 10 a.m. May 7 through 5 p.m. May 8. Free. Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th. theworldwar.org, 816-888-8100

Pop-up record shop

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7. 1712 Main. kccrossroads.org

Power & Light District

Whiskey Wine and Moonshine Tasting. 6:30-9 p.m. May 7. $40-$50. 13th and Walnut. whiskeywinekc.com

Quality Hill Playhouse

“A Grand Night for Singing.” 7:30 p.m. May 6; 3 and 7:30 p.m. May 7; 3 p.m. May 8. $33-$36. 303 W. 10th. qualityhillplayhouse.com, 816-421-1700

Street closures on May 6-7

Main Street between 20th Street and Pershing Road will be closed to traffic, but Union Station parking and Crown Center parking via Grand Boulevard will be available.

Main Street north of 20th will remain open to traffic, but no street parking will be allowed on Main or on the south side of Fifth Street between Main and Walnut.