7 Things To Do This Week In KC: April 28-May 1, 2022

Tomato Day, Courtesy of Kansas City Community Gardens

Kansas City Community Garden’s Annual “Tomato Day” Sale

Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) will kick off the summer gardening season with its annual “Tomato Day” plant sale this weekend. KCCG members will visit the headquarters to select low-priced warm season seeds, vegetable and herb plants. The first day of the sale, April 28, is set aside for low-income members, with plants available for all members starting Friday, April 29. The sale is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Thursday, April 28-Saturday, April 30. 9 am-4 pm, Thursday & Friday and 9 am-noon, Saturday6917 Kensington, KCMO.

2022 Brookside Art Annual

The 36th Brookside Art Annual is this weekend. Take the fam and head to Brookside for a weekend of family fun, local flavor and artists from across the nation. You can also shop local with Brookside’s shopping options.

Friday, April 29-Sunday May 1. Times vary. 3rd and Brookside Boulevard.


You know Oktoberfest, when Germans finally crack long lagered beers after the summer heat. But do you know utepils? Utepils is Norwegian for “outdoors lager,” and the tradition is tied to your first porch beer after the long, cold winter breaks. Lenexa Public Market has turned the day into a small-scale beer fest, with a passport to get stamped after sampling each offering.

Saturday, April 30. 10 am. Lenexa Public Market

Parkville Microbrew Fest

Arguably the city’s best-loved annual beer fest, this event’s tagline is “rain or shine,” which must somehow invite rain. Even if it’s pouring, it’s pouring—put on some galoshes and a pancho. If you’re looking to sober up before catching an Uber home, check out Off The Hook BBQ.

Saturday, April 30.  1–5 pm. English Landing Park on the shores of the Missouri River.

Crossroads Artboards: Cesar Lopez + Angie Jennings

Photo courtesy of Cesar Lopez + Angie Jennings

If you pass by the Charlotte Street space in the Crossroads this month, you’re sure to notice the return of a popular installation project. Charlotte Street’s Artboards series has existed since 2008, with nearly a hundred artists featured during that time. The double-sided billboards will feature works by photographer Angie Jennings, whose work was influenced by the costume from Turkey and the architecture and sky of Santorini, and artist Cesar E. Lopez, whose piece “explores the 3rd space through showcasing fictitious flags and manipulating them into personal interpretations.”

Throughout April outside Charlotte Street, 125 Southwest Blvd., KCMO.

Molière’s 400th Birthday Celebration

French playwright Molière was born in 1622, two hundred years later, Kansas City became a French settlement and Missouri became a state. This Sunday, KC Molière is celebrating the playwright’s 400th birthday with music, theater, dance and cake for all.

Sunday, May 1. 2-4:30 pm. Kirkwood Hall at The Nelson-Atkins Museum.

Rooftop Season at Percheron

Percheron has opened its rooftop hotspot in the Crossroads for the season, and they’re debuting a new menu and summer concert series. “Percheron at the best it’s ever been,” says Jeremy Bennett. “It’s always been a great place to meet people, and now with the concerts and events you can always expect that there’s something fun going on.” 

Thursday-Sunday, 4-11 pm. Friday & Saturday, 4 pm-midnight. Percheron at Crossroads Hotel.

Photo courtesy of Percheron

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