Sip on rosés from around the world, cool off with ice cream or have a fling at Char Bar this weekend.
"The wait is over - our new Bold Gin is here and we can’t wait to share it with you! We will be celebrating all weekend with drink specials, tastings, giveaways, food trucks, music and more! Come see what makes this gin stand out! We’ll have all the botanicals laid out and a still bubbling away so you can see, smell, and taste how a new gin comes together. We’ll be doing tours and tastings from 5:00-9:00 Friday and Saturday. Stick around to enjoy some local food trucks and music both nights! If you consider yourself a gin fan (or a craft spirits fan)... If you’re wondering what makes a gin Bold vs. Bright… If you’re looking to discover a new local favorite... Grab some friends and get down to the Crossroads!" Friday from 4 to 11pm and Saturday from 2 to 11pm.
"Join us at Messenger Cafe / Ibis Bakery for a Brookside Farmers Market Cheese Slipper collaboration. Slipper is the French translation of the word Ciabatta, Ibis's slipper is then filled with fontina, cheddar, and gruyere cheeses and topped with a rotating selection of local vegetables. Grab your friends, score a piping hot slipper fresh from the oven and pop up to the rooftop with some great wine or beers and enjoy the sunset. Save room for our rotating dessert selection provided by the Ibis pastry team - think homemade ice cream sandwiches among other delicious treats!" From 6 to 8pm.
"Come join Afterword Tavern & Shelves as we celebrate Hemingway's birthday with books, cocktails and revelry! Ernest Miller Hemingway, born July 21st 1899, may have only spent a short while here in KC, but it was an influential short while. To celebrate what would have been his 120th birthday, we'll be serving up some Hemingway-inspired cocktails, bites and books Friday July 19 starting at 3 pm through Sunday July 21. Ever read Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" while enjoying the cocktail of the same name? If not, now's the time! As a reminder, Afterword does book orders - whether you're beginning with Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Old Man and the Sea" or getting into some lesser-known works like "Green Hills of Africa," direct message us with your book request! We'll have the book (Hemingway or otherwise) ready and waiting for you behind the bar at no extra charge, just in time for your first daiquiri of the weekend." Friday through Sunday.
"Learn the basics about tea from Camelia Sinensis and the difference between tea and tisanes aka herbal teas. You will learn how to brew the different types of teas, as well as the many health benefits and different ways to introduce them in your daily life. During this class you'll get to taste 3 types of teas." From 9:30 to 10:30am. Tickets are $20, available here.
"KC Bier Co. is throwing a party, but it's not really a "party" in the traditional sense: it's a Wurst Fest, a celebration of sausage. On Saturday, July 20, we're serving a sampler platter with four specialty sausages created by Fritz's Meat & Sausage: a hot Polish sausage, Cajun-spiced Andouille sausage, BBQ pork sausage, and Dunkelwurst, a sausage crafted with our award-winning flagship Munich-Style Brown Lager. Cool down those meat sweats with any of our traditional German-style biers, and enjoy the company of fellow sausage fanatics during what's sure to be the Wurst Party Ever. Prost!" From 11am to 10pm.
Celebrate four years of Double Shift Brewing Co. with special releases of several beers, both old and new, including Yard Beer (Helles-style lager), Unreliable Narrator v2 (sunflower Kölsch), Punch Factory (coconut hazy IPA), Night Circus (tiki sour), Nevertheless She Brewed (dry-hopped mango and passionfruit sour with lime) and Cabernet Barrel-Aged Star Nursery (farmhouse ale). From noon to close.
"Ding Ding Ding, round 2! 12 all new rosés from around the world, we had a great turnout for round 1, so lets see if we can get an even better turnout! One last thing, this tasting we will also be featuring Seven Swans Crêperie for delicious sweet treats, as well as Gary KC to take home some roses with your vino! Hope you all enjoy!" From 4 to 6pm.
"Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at our Waldo location. Grab a scoop (or two!), play some games and enjoy food and drink from Urban Cafe KC, Seven Swans Crêperie and Touring Taps Mobile Draft Truck! Capture the fun with Classic Photo Booth Co! Seven Swans will be serving from 11am to 9pm. Urban Cafe and Touring Taps will be on site at 4pm. Ice cream all day!"
"Calling all ice cream lovers! Enjoy several unique ice cream flavors created by Pastry Chef Tia Thockmorton with fun toppings and wine-infused popsicles. Free scoops for our industry friends with any Savoy menu purchase in The Savoy from 3pm - close!" From 2 to 8pm. Sundaes are $8, scoops are $2 and wine pops are $5.
"Join us Sunday, July 21 for a Summer Fling at Char Bar. Enjoy all 4 Fling craft cocktail flavors along with a slip n' slide, backyard games, photobooth, and DJ! $10 cover for the whole event plus a koolie (while supplies last)." From 2 to 8pm.
"Kansas City comes together at the region’s biggest picnic with partner Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation! Enjoy live music, food trucks, art activities, and lawn games from the museum to Brush Creek. Explore "Walking Wall" by Andy Goldsworthy and celebrate #WhereKCPlays during National Parks and Recreation month." From 4 to 8pm. Free to attend.