Banksia Bakehouse Lamingtons

Get your fill of signature Australian Lamingtons at Banksia's Australia Day celebration.

Celebrate Australia Day at a few local spots, sip on strong beers or try a new kind of "wing."

Saturday

Australia Day at Louie's Wine Dive Kansas City

"Come celebrate Australia's National Day with specials on wine and food! $2 off all Aussie wines by the glass ($8 off bottles!) and $2 off any shrimp dish Wines included: Brokenwood Semillon, Hunter Valley; Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley; Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River; Kilikanoon 'The Lackey' Shiraz, Clare Valley; Wallace by Glaetzer Shiraz, Barossa Valley." From 10am to 9pm.

Kids In the Kitchen: New Year, New Foods! at Hy-Vee

"Join Dietitian Amy for this month's New Year, New Foods Kids In the Kitchen Cooking Class! Each participant will be making three different recipes and get to learn about different foods they may not have tried before. The kids in the kitchen classes are recommended for ages 4-11 years old. If your child has any food allergies or if you have any questions prior to the class please contact Amy Tillotson RD,LD at 816-505-1000 or atillotson@hy-vee.com." Tickets are $10; register here.

Stockyards Brewing Co. Presents The BIG Chill

"A strong beer and chili tasting. A beer fest featuring 1 or 2 strong beers from local and regional breweries. Breweries also provide a special chili made with one of their featured strong beers. Sometime in 2010 Micah Weichert and Cris Morgan began planning the 1st annual BIG Chill, Strong Beer and Chili Tasting at 75th Street Brewery. Pat Sandman carried the torch for the last couple years of the fest's life at 75th Street. Since its conception in 2011, The BIG Chill has set itself apart as one of the more unique and exclusive beer festivals in the Kansas City area. After its triumphant return in 2017, The BIG Chill is back in the Historic West Bottoms and will once again be hosted by Stockyards Brewing Co. on Saturday, January 26th, 2019." From 1 to 4pm. Tickets start at $40, available here.

Cozy Winter Flowers at The Fontaine

"Join the lead designer at D&R Flowers for a fun winter floral arranging workshop. Sip wine and catch up with friends after the holidays in Solarium Lounge at The Fontaine while you learn how to create your own lush arrangement. In this workshop, you will learn the mechanics of creating a beautiful seasonal floral arrangement in a cute wooden box. You will receive instructions along with hands on demonstrations, as well as guide and tips as you work on your design. Workshop tickets include all materials to be used in the class and vase/arrangement to take home in addition to complimentary house wine and cheese board. Grab your friends and come design with us. You won't want to miss this exciting and fun afternoon of floral goodness!" From 2 to 4pm. Tickets are $55, available here.

Plant-Based Wing Bowl 2019

"Our goal is to encourage local restaurants, caterers, and chefs to showcase and/or add more creative plant-based options to their menus and offerings AND inspire attendees to throw down awesome plant-based ‘wings’ at their own Super Bowl parties." From 6 to 9pm. Tickets are $20, available here.

Australia Day Celebration at Banksia Bakehouse

Celebrate Australia Day in style at Banksia Bakehouse, Kansas City's first Australian café. The event includes games of two-up, Aussie music, a prize for the best Aussie outfit, a welcome drink and, of course, plenty of meat pies, sausage rolls, Australian lamb cutlets, pavlova and Lamingtons. From 6 to 10. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for kids up to 13, available here.

Wines of Burgundy Class at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants

"We will taste through the various sub-regions of Burgundy, sampling both whites and reds. As the home to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, these will be our primary focus with an emphasis on showing how the terrior changes the wine from sub-region to sub-region. This will a fun and informative class, demystifying a region that is often difficult to grasp." From 6 to 8pm. Tickets are $40 plus tax.

Sunday

KC Pinoy's First Brunch

"Join us for our first brunch at the restaurant. Have a plate of Longsilog (LONGganisa - garlicky, pork sausage; SInangag - garlic fried rice; itLOG - fried egg) or bring a few friends and share some FIlipino Spaghetti and Lumpiang Sariwa! We will have some fun cocktails - dalandan mimosas, anyone? And some delicious sangrias! We will be open from 10-2 PM. See you then!" From 10am to 2pm.