March madness is here—in more ways than one. Although many St. Patrick’s Day events have been canceled for another year, there are still a few things to do this month, from virtual webinars to comedy shows.
March 3, 7 pm
The Beatles in Missouri
No, Paul and Ringo are not reuniting here, but this library lecture will discuss the two times the Fab Four did play concerts in the state of Missouri. Join Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz for a look at both shows, as well as the band’s stay at Pigman Ranch on their 1964 American tour, the only downtime they had in between the series of shows that would make them icons.
March 4-6, times vary
Wisconsin-bred standup comedian Jackie Kashian mines deep into her teenage awkwardness for a routine that delves into the oddities of Midwestern family life and across the pantheon of geeky hobbies. The Improv in the Northland has socially distanced seats sold by the table.
The Improve, 7260 N.W. 87th St., KCMO. $20 per ticket, sold by tables of two or four.
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Big 12 Tournament
The moment most people in Kansas City point to as recognizing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic was the cancelation of last year’s Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. There’s still no definitive word on what this year’s tourney will look like, but the plan is to put the players in a bubble for the tournament as it plays out from March 10-13 at the T-Mobile Center downtown.
T-Mobile Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., KCMO. Will air on ESPN.
March 16, 7 pm
Laura Ingalls Wilder Rag Doll Workshop
Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s rag doll played a major role in her life. At this workshop, participants will hear the story of the rag doll and then make a rag doll of their own with some special touches added. Supplies needed: paper towels, markers, scissors, small rubber bands and a little yarn.
Virtual event held through Zoom by the Mid-Continent Public Library. Free.
Mmmarch 21, 8 pm
Once there was an event listing for this concert featuring a Canadian band you may remember from the ballad “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm,” which a magazine ran multiple times over the course of a year because the pandemic just wouldn’t end. They (the magazine) couldn’t explain it; it always just ran again. We want nothing more than for the pandemic to abate to the point that this Crash Dummies concert happens and the spell is broken. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.
March 27, noon-6 pm
Boozy Adult Easter Egg Hunt at KC Wine Co.
KC Wine Co. is hosting an adult Easter egg hunt at its farm in Olathe. Participants search for hidden eggs around the rural spread, which can then be traded for prizes. There will, of course, be snacks, plus wine, cider and frozen wine slushies.
KC Wine Co., 3875 S. Gardner Road, Olathe. Prices vary.