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7 Egg-Citing Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend

The Conmunity
To resist Star Trek trivia this weekend would be futile.

Maybe it’s just in anticipation of the seasonal bunny that will soon be bringing hard-boiled gifts, but I’ve got eggs on the brain.

As will those taking part in all sorts of egg hunts this weekend, along with other entertainment and activities appealing to eggheads, good eggs and even folks who have a thing for free-range eggs.

However you go about it, eggs-press yourself!

1. Fleetwood Mac

Guaranteed to not lay an egg is the restored 1970s and ’80s lineup of Fleetwood Mac – Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood – which rates as one of the most successful pop-rock acts of all time. After a 16-year sabbatical, singer/songwriter and keyboardist Christine McVie came back to the band for its On With the Show Tour, which means Fleetwood Mac can again do justice to such McVie-led hits as “Say You Love Me,” “You Make Loving Fun,” “Songbird,” “Over My Head,” “Don’t Stop” and “Think About Me.” Even if Fleetwood Mac keeps going in some form after this tour, it may be the last chance to catch this classic troupe in ear-pleasing action. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., tickets: $77.50, $177.50.

2. Kids Spring Jamboree

Elementary-age school children and younger are invited to bring their baskets for this old-time Easter egg hunt, hosted by 19th-century re-enactors. Other activities include vintage field games and crafts. Kids can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny or Mother Nature. How eggs-ellent would it be if they posed together? Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.;  Shoal Creek Living History Museum in Hodge Park, 7000 N.E. Barry Road, Kansas City, Mo.; admission: free (donations accepted).

3. Resistance is Futile: A Star Trek Quiz

Calling all sci-fi eggheads, or at least those whose craniums are crammed with “Star Trek” trivia. The group known as Geeks Who Drink is giving you the chance to prove that you’re no sorry Klingon when it comes to turning Trekkie minutiae into a top-flight mission, at least in the space between your ears. The quiz will encompass knowledge gleaned from the five live-action “Star Trek” TV series and feature films related to the original 1960s series and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Good luck in making it so. Saturday, 1 p.m.; Burg & Barrel, 7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park, Kan.; admission: $5.

4. Egg Dive

That rascal Peter Rabbit has hidden eggs in the pool. But kids can dive to find them, including special eggs for prizes. Regardless of their diving skills, all youngsters get a bag chock full of yummy items. Ages 5 and younger must be accompanied by a swimming grownup, who no doubt will also be more than happy to keep track (munch) of their little one’s (chomp) treat bag. Adult supervision has its perks. Saturday, egg-diving sessions at 9-10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-noon; Blue Valley Recreation Activity Center, 6545 W. 151st St., Overland Park, Kan.; admission: $15 per child ($19 for non-residents).

5. Eat Local & Organic Expo

Products from organic and free range farmers are featured in this one-day local market, which includes free-range eggs for discerning customers. But that’s not all. Shoppers will also find free-range meats, herbs, fresh greens and early flower and garden seedlings. A hands-on “Little Sprouts” children’s workshop at 10 a.m. will explore how things grow and let kids plant seeds in a pot to take home and forget about – I mean, nurture. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Johnson County Community College Gym, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan.; admission: free.

6. Adults-Only Easter Egg Hunt

Move over, junior. Grownups wanting that giddy feeling from their own egg quest can try searching the Jowler Creek Winery vineyard for “eggs” containing candies that go well with wine (chocolate, please), as well as coupons redeemable for wine glasses, corkscrews and other wine-related items. Warning: If you spy a big bunny, you’ve had too much vino. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jowler Creek Winery, 16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City, Mo.; cost: $8 (prepayment required, call 816-858-5528).

7. Liverpool’s Kansas Music Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

To quote “I Am the Walrus” by the Beatles: “I am the egg man!” Or in the case of renowned Kansas City-based Beatles tribute band Liverpool, they are the egg men who are still delivering Grade A Fab Four memories after decades in the mop top business. Be a good egg and help celebrate the group’s recent induction into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame at a Liverpool concert that will make you go, “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” If it doesn’t, the yoke’s on you. Saturday, 9 p.m.; Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino North, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, Mo.; tickets: $19.25.

Brian McTavish follows popular culture in the belief that the search for significance can lead anywhere. Brian explains, "I've written articles and reviews ... reviewed hundreds of concerts, films and plays. And the thing is, these high arts all sprang from the pop culture of their day. Don't forget: Shakespeare was once Spielberg."
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