10 Things To Do This Weekend in KC, October 27-30

Independence Halloween Parade. Courtesy photo.

Celebrate Halloween and more with ten great things to do in Kansas City the weekend of October 27-30, including Symphonie Fantastique with the KC Symphony Chorus, the longest-running Halloween parade in the KC area, and a spooky transformation at Electric Park.

Arrowhead tailgate parties, mapped

Arrowhead tailgating parties, mapped/Staff

The legendary tailgate parties of Arrowhead Stadium are a maze of beer and barbecue. But, if you know where to look you can see distinct groups of people by zone.

How the once-crumbling Waldo Tower became a beloved local landmark

Photography by Kim Horgan

Although the Waldo Water Tower is its neighborhood’s most notable landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, it sat crumbling for decades.

Five unexpected things hidden in Kansas City’s massive caves

Photo courtesy of Ability KC.

The limestone shelf that Kansas City sits on and the rivers and springs that flow here have built a network of limestone caves that have provided storage and businesses for generations. There’s a living city of activity just below our noses.

The Normal Brand brings its durable, understated basics to the Country Club Plaza

From left to right brothers Jimmy, Conrad and Lan Sansone. Photo provided by The Normal Brand.

The Normal Brand opened a hometown shop in 2019 and quickly expanded with a retail outlet in Nashville and, now, the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City (425 Nichols Road, KCMO, thenormalbrand.com). They just recently opened two more stores, in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood and in Denver.

What are the ‘Tension Envelopes’ and ‘Western Auto’ signs that define the KC skyline anyway?

Photography by Caleb Condit & Rebecca Norden.

Boston has the Citgo sign, Los Angeles has the Hollywood sign, and New York has the jumbotrons of Times Square. In Kansas City, we have Western Auto and Tension Envelopes signs. The city’s downtown skyline is brightened by the iconic silhouettes—even if most locals can’t tell you exactly what they’re advertising anymore.

The stories behind 16 of Kansas City’s most notable murals

There’s art everywhere in Kansas City. Here are the stories behind 16 special walls around town, some celebrating our history, others our sports triumphs and diversity.