Chinese New Year Festival & other weekend possibilities

weekend-012716The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts (4525 Oak Street) is holding a Chinese New Year Festival this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the Year of the Monkey and you can watch acrobats, dance performances and Chinese yo-yo demonstrations. Chow down on Bo Ling’s (they start serving at 11 a.m.) and purchase drinks from a full bar with plum wine. The event is free.

Front/Space’s Hot Hands is Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The fundraiser at The Drugstore (3948 Main Street) benefits the Midtown space. More than two dozen artists will be creating pieces that will sell for $30 apiece.  The Pitch took a peek at a few of the artists who will be displaying their work Saturday night.

You know St. Patrick’s Day is approaching when Browne’s Irish Marketplace (3300 Pennsylvania Avenue) begins offering its traditional Irish breakfast on Saturdays. Bangers, rashers, eggs, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, Irish soda bread and brown bread arrive this Saturday (8 to 11 a.m.) and are served through March 11.

Winter demands pie. Ashleigh’s Bake Shop is on the lower level of Pryde’s Kitchen & Necessities (115 Westport Road). The pie flavors rotate as do a selection of baked goods, although you should always opt for the brown butter anything (chocolate chip cookies, banana bars, etc…). Ashleigh’s is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The Red Crow Brewing Company (20561 S Lone Elm Road, Spring Hill, Kansas) hosts the Fine Thyme food truck (crepes) on Saturday from 12 to 7 p.m. and Twisted Asian food truck (pulled pork tacos, chicken teriyaki tacos) from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Jonathan Bender

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