Whiskey Tasting

Keep warm with some whiskey this weekend.

Sip on whiskey, celebrate Australia Day or learn how build an impressive cheese board.

Friday

Best of the Best Barista Social & Throwdown at Blackdog Coffee House

"Join us at Black Dog Coffeehouse for a barista social and throwdown benefiting heartsupport, an organization that provides mental-health resources and community. Free entry and a $5 buy-in for participants. Open to baristas local and non-local."

Saturday

The Ethiopian Event at The Wild Way Coffee

"The Wild Way is putting coffee's birthplace on display this month with a pour over menu and espresso options dedicated to several Ethiopians from different B.A roaster's around the country! All day Saturday we will be pulling shots of these four coffees, and slinging some pour overs. Come between 9AM-10AM to experience these coffees side-by-side with a flight of all four on Kalita Wave brewed by coffee master, Christopher Melton. $7 for a flight of all four." From 8am to 2pm.

Let It Go: A Frozen Mother & Daughter Event at The Fontaine

"In partnership with Alice’s Table, join The Fontaine and host Jacki Wofford in celebrating Disney’s new Frozen 2 movie with a fun and festive flower crown-making workshop. A perfect bonding activity for mothers and daughters of all ages, this event is complete with hot chocolate with colorful sprinkles. Tickets are priced to include one child flower crown." From 10am to noon. Tickets are $45, available here.

HopCat's 12th Anniversary Party & Cosmik Fries Eating Contest

"We are celebrating 12 years since the O.G. HopCat opened by thanking our guests for their support in the best way we know – beer and food! This year, we’ll be celebrating with an amazing line up of rare beers, free Cosmik Fries FOR EVERYONE from 11am-5pm, and our annual Cosmik Fries Eating Contest at 3pm! Cheers to many more years of delicious food, great beer and even better times with the people we love!" From 11am to 5pm.

Burns Night at Afterword Tavern & Shelves

"Join us in celebrating the National Bard of Scotland, poet Robert Burns with 20% off Scotch and Scotch Cocktails all day and night!" From noon to midnight.

Brewer's Alley Putt Putt Pub Crawl

"Join us on Brewer’s Alley on Saturday January 25th, for our first annual Putt Putt Pub Crawl. Hosted locations are: Border Brewing, Brewery Emperial, Casual Animal, City Barrel Brewery + Kitchen, Double Shift, Kc Wine Works, Lifted Spirits, Mean Mule Distilling and Torn Label. This event will combine the enjoyment of miniature golf with some of the best Kansas City breweries, distilleries and wineries." From noon to 4:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person or $40 for a foursome, available here.

No Passport Required Screening and Panel Discussion at KCPT

"Explore the Food and Culture of America’s Thriving Immigrant Communities. No Passport Required explores other cultures through the cuisine of America's thriving immigrant communities. Watch selected scenes from the new season at this special screening. Danielle Lehman of Open Belly podcast will moderate a panel discussion with local chefs' on their experiences as restauranteurs in their respective communities. Then sample some of their favorite menu items and begin your own journey discovering other cultures right here in Kansas City. Local support provided by 2020 Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Sysco Kansas City, Open Belly podcast and Don Bosco Senior Center." From 3 to 5pm. Free to attend; register for tickets here.

2020 Kansas City Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival

"Take your taste buds on a flavor adventure at The Kansas City Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival taking place Saturday January 25, 2020! From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and Blend to Bourbon and Rye… your taste buds will be in heaven as you sample dozens of amazing whiskey varieties. Now the real question is… which brand and variety will give you the mouth feels and leave your taste buds asking for more?" From 3 to 6pm. Tickets start at $45, available here.

Australia Day 2020 at Banksia Bakehouse

"We throw the best Aussie Day Party in Kansas City and would love to have you come and join us on January 25, 2020 from 6pm 'til you're done. We have ample Aussie wines, beers, Bundy rum and Rob's special cocktails and of course Aussie music! We will be serving our famously delicious Aussie food...but wait what...we're also going to feature some food from our new Chinese restaurant DUCK & ROLL! Now that's multiculturalism!" From 6 to 11pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children, available by email (info@banksiabakehouse.com) or phone (816.474.9935).

GinGin Roaring 20's Pop Up at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

"The new roaring ‘20s have arrived! Tom’s Town Distilling Company and Jax Fish House are teaming up to throw a swingin’ soiree. Let’s dance, drink, and feast our way into the 2020s and enjoy all things ritz and glitz. We’ll be serving bottomless Prohibition-era cocktails featuring Tom’s Town Distilling Co.’s gins and unlimited passed appetizers, plus caviar service from a roaming usherette and live music.Gatsby and Daisy dress is highly encouraged, and the best-dressed will win a $200 gift card." From 8 to 10:30pm. Tickets are $75 for general admission or $100 for VIP, available here.

Sunday

Create Your Own Cheese Board at The Better Cheddar

"Please join us for a night of cheese, wine and creativity!" From 7 to 9pm. Tickets are $75, available here.

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