Here are some things happening in the KC metro area this weekend. This list is a compilation of events listed @ www.kcparent.com, www.kckidsfun.com, and www.visitkc.com . Thanks to these sites for their info. This list is not all inclusive but I tried to include things that are free or pretty cheap. If you aren’t finding what you are wanting to do this weekend, take a gander directly on one of these websites. Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Summer Concerts & Tributes (Friday and Saturday Nights)

Every Friday and Saturday Night, June 8th – September 1.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Zona Rosa Town Square

FRIDAY NIGHT Summer Concerts & SATURDAY NIGHT Tribute Concerts at Zona Rosa offer a summer series jam packed with some of the best musical talent around.

Friday nights at Town Square feature an assortment of classic rock, cover rock, blues and funk, favorites from the 60’s/70’s, 80’s pop, alternative, rockabilly, celtic, country, and some great original music thrown in the mix! (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Saturday nights at Town Square feature TRIBUTE BANDS and Tribute Bands ONLY. Crazy talented rockers, paying tribute to their favorite band, will literally bring down the house (or the Square) every Saturday this summer.

Click HERE for the 2012 Zona Rosa Summer Concert Series PDF!

Zona Rosa pays TRIBUTE to some of Rock n Roll’s finest!

The Guerrilla Shirt: A Labor of Love and the Fashion of Rebellion in Civil War Missouri

Dates: Jun 9 | Location: Northeast | Venue: Jesse James Farm & Museum, 21216 Jesse James Farm Rd., Kearney, MO 64060

Joseph M. Beilein Jr., University of Missouri – Columbia, will speak about the guerrillas as men caught up in the culture of war in MO; how the guerrillas were different than regular CSA soldiers and how being a guerrilla shaped Jesse’s concept of m…

Admission: FREE
Type: Civil War,Special Events

They’re Not Going to Get Me: Crime in the 1930s"

Dates: Feb. 7-Aug. 18 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: National Archives at Kansas City, 400 W Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108

"They’re Not Going to Get Me: Crime in the 1930s," a new exhibit at the National Archives at Kansas City, traces the rise and fall of the bank robbers and gangsters who became national icons in the 1930s. Named as public enemies, they became a targe…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events

"Animation & Imagination" Art Show

Dates: Jun. 1-Jul. 27 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108

"Animation & Imagination" June 1st through July 27th, 2012. First Friday Reception is June 1st, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We will have caricature artists, Tony Anselmo (official voice of Donald Duck) and Brent Iwan (official voice of Mickey Mous…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events

Second Friday Art Crawl

Dates: Second Friday of Every Month | Location: Northeast | Venue: Gallery 105, 105 E Broadway St., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

A night of free art entertainment! Enjoy art and free refreshments in several galleries and shops downtown. Sponsored by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership….

Admission: FREE
Type: Special Events

Second Saturday In Weston

Dates: Second Saturday of Each Month | Location: Not Specified | Venue: Downtown Weston, 526 Main St., Weston, MO 64098

Stroll into Unique Shops & Galleries for late night shopping and enjoy in-store Specials, Local Wine and Beer, Food Samples and Live entertainment. Have fun with us every Second Saturday…shops open late in downtown Weston. …

Admission: FREE
Type: Ongoing,Special Events

live milking, butter churning, dairy crafts, farmer photos, and much more.

Crown Center Antique Festival FREE ADMISSION

Dates: Jun. 9-10 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

The festival’s 12th year will feature pottery, china, toys, linens, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, books and much more. More than 100 dealers. …

Admission: FREE
Type: Festivals

Blues Fest-Gladstone starts tonight @ 5 pm:

http://www.gladstonechamber.com/bluesfest.aspx FREE ADMISSION-parking $5

Friday Night Live Concert: The Zeros

Dates: Fri, Jun. 8 | Location: Not Specified | Venue: Kansas City Power and Light District 13th & Walnut Sts. Kansas City MO,64106

Coors Light and Mix 93.3 present THE ZEROS on Friday, June 1st- part of the Coors Light Friday Night Live concert series presented by Mix 93.3 and the Pitch! Friday Night Live is back for its 5th Year with FREE Friday night concerts every Friday Nig…

Admission: FREE
Type: Concerts,Free Events,Music & Dance,Top Events

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice"

Dates: May 26-Sep.9 | Location: Crown Center Area | Venue: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this interactive traveling exhibit transports visitors back in time to when the dinosaurs last roamed the land, 70 million years ago. Encounter realistic, fully touchable dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaur…

Admission: FREE
Type: Exhibits,Free Events,Just for Kids,Top Events

Saturday

2nd Saturdays In Downtown Leavenworth

Jan 14, 2012 – Dec 08, 2012 8:00 AM

Downtown Leavenworth is exciting and alive, especially on 2nd Saturdays! The 2nd Saturday of every month features a new promotion hosted by the Leavenworth Main Street Program, with member businesses structuring fun and exciting activities around the “theme” each month.

Come downtown early for breakfast, activities start at downtown merchants around 8 to 10 a.m. and continue all day and many times, into the evening. Take a break for lunch and dinner and enjoy really great food from our many family-owned restaurants.

Mark your calendars and bring the family downtown, invite your friends and spread the word.

Where?
Historic Downtown Leavenworth
Leavenworth, KS

Dragon boat festival-plaza from 9:30-3 pm I’m not seeing admission charged but that doesn’t mean it is free.

http://www.chinagardensociety-kc.org/default.htm

Swim Like A Snake

Jun 09, 2012 10:00 AM

Registration required at 816-228-3766(All ages) Can all snakes swim? Come to Burr Oak Woods to find out, and learn other fascinating facts about Missouri snakes. We will meet a few snakes in the Nature Center and then set out in search of these wild reptiles on the area.

Where?
Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO

Lowe’s Build ‘n Grow

Jun 09, 2012 – Aug 25, 2012 10:00 AM

Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur every other Saturday at 10am. Build a wooden project, earn a free apron, goggles, patch, certificate and more!

Saturday Night Feeder – not free but might be a fun summertime activity

Apr 21, 2012 – Oct 27, 2012 4:00 PM

Every Saturday at 4 pm, through the end of October, Cedar Cove is hosting public feedings of the cats and remaining open until 5pm, weather permitting. Open year-round for an educational experience that will grab you! Cedar Cove is a non-profit, educational sancutary dedicated to the preservation of endangered species!

We’re expanding our First Saturday Feedings to EVERY Saturday throughout the summer! Now we’ll have public feedings of the cats every Saturday at 4 p.m. and remain open until 5 pm until our shift to winter hours in November. Bring your friends and spread the word to help us generate awareness and help our feline friends!

Cedar Cove is open
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
(Weather permitting. Please call ahead if questionable (913) 837-5515)

This is general public admission with guided tours at regular intervals. Adults and children 4 years and up: $5.00 ea. Children 3 years and under: FREE

Where?
Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary
3783 Hwy K68
Louisburg, KS

For more information:
Telephone: 913-837-5515
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