Looking to celebrate Halloween this weekend? Learn how to decorate spooky cookies, participate in a costume contest or pair beer with candy.
Dinner With Dali at The American
"As part of its popular Concept Series, The American will exhibit 11 works by Salvador Dali from the Hallmark Art Collection, one of the oldest and most enduring corporate art collections in the nation, at a special “Dinner With Dali” event on Friday, Oct. 25. The American Executive Chef Andrew Longres will prepare a four-course dinner featuring dishes inspired by the regions where Dali worked and studied, all paired with wine selections." Private reception and viewing of the artwork at 6:30pm, dinner begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $110 per person, including gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 816.245.7331.
"We're giving you two nights of Halloween fun at Up-Down. Come out on Friday, October 25th, or Saturday October 26th, for a night of spooky Blood Bag Cocktails, Costumes, Photo Ops, and classic arcade games. We are bringing back our specialty Blood Bag Cocktails that will be ready and waiting for you at the bar. Our Costume Contest judging starts at 11pm. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at 11:30pm. We will have prizes for both individual and group costumes each night. While you are waiting to find out if you've won, stop by and get your photo taken at our photo booth." Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 1am.
"Join us for our first ever Pumpkin Smash Party! Join us for a celebration of not drinking pumpkin beer and listening to 90's rock! $10 gets you a pour of City Barrel beer and a pumpkin to SMASH with a large Gallagher sized mallet, or to decorate and take home." From 7 to 10pm.
"Grab a friend or your boo and enjoy an afternoon of sweets and treats with Chef Keara, at Rye Plaza, as you perfect your Halloween Cookie techniques at Rye on the Plaza! The price includes a Fall cocktail and/or non-alcoholic beverages, small bites and 8 sugar cookies to decorate." From 2 to 3:30pm. Tickets are $50, available here.
"Kids: test out your costume and trick-or-treating skills here 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and we've got candy for you. Parents: if your kid dresses up, you get happy hour prices on all pours. Everyone wins! (but please don't come looking all creepy like this pic)." From 2 to 6pm.
"Join us for our biggest event of the year! Cheers to Cheese Fest is a one-of-a-kind cheese and beer pairing festival featuring breweries, cheesemakers and purveyors from around the region. We’ve paired up eight of your favorite breweries with a creamery or cheese shop to create the best beer and cheese pairing imaginable. Pairing entries will be presented to a panel of judges to decide who created the best pairing. We’re excited to welcome as judges: Steph Rupp, a fellow cheese-lover who writes a cheese-focused blog called KC Cheeses, Kasim Hardaway, a Kansas City influencer who knows all things food and drink in the city and Dave Eckert, the Emmy-winner and former host of “Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert” on PBS." From 3 to 7pm. Tickets are $35, available here.
"Mark your calendars now to join us on Saturday, October 26th for "Masquerade at The Monarch"! Casio McCombs (aka Jeremiah Sharpe) will be spinning from 9pm-1am. Costume contest at 11pm with prizes for most creative. Cocktails and Costumes -- the best way to trick-or-treat!" From 4pm to 1am.
"Cafe Trio will host its 16th annual Halloween Costume Ball on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 – 11:30 p.m. and each guest who arrives in a full costume will receive a $20 Cafe Trio gift card. The restaurant will also run three costume contests at 5:30, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Three winners from each contest will win Cafe Trio gift cards – $100 to first place, $75 to second place and $50 to third place. Live music will be performed by local pianist, Tom Roberts." From 5 to 11:30pm.
"Halloween Party! Live music with The Zeros at 9pm. Costume contest with $500 in prizes at midnight." From 7pm to 1:30am. Tickets are $5 at the door.
"Pumpkin carving at Brewer's Kitchen Sunday 10/27! For $3.50 with any burger or sandwich we will give you a pumpkin and you can carve it here! Take your pumpkin home or we will proudly display yours here. Enjoy our limited time drink The Witches' Brew cocktail from Lifted Spirit. Package it with an OG or Drunken Cheesebuger with a pumpkin to carve, for only $19. $3 Life Coach lager cans from Kansas Territory Brewing Co. and $4 Go Go Radio cans from Logboat Brewing that night. Get into the Halloween spirit while cheering on your Chiefs." From 11am to 10pm.
"Join us in the taproom on Sunday, October 27 for a Halloween flight special! Choose from 6 different beers paired with a Halloween candy to create your own festive flight." From noon to 8pm.