Browne’s Irish Street Faire and other weekend possibilities

Get a Guinness. It's good for you.

Get a Guinness. It’s good for you.

Not many events can say they have a bounce house and a whiskey tasting tent, but Browne’s Irish Street Faire can lay claim to both. The annual festival is set for Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. in the back of the shop at 3300 Pennsylvania that has been selling Irish goods and fare since 1887 in Kansas City. There will be performances by Eddie Delahunt and the Elders, Jameson whiskey tasting, Guinness, soda bread, sausages and plenty of other traditional Irish foods. Pack a lawn chair and a kilt. Both are welcome. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the gate.

The 15th annual Fiesta Kansas City is tonight through Sunday at Crown Center (2450 Grand Boulevard). There’s live music on two stages and a Margarita Cove open from 5 to 11 p.m. nightly with frozen margaritas. The festival runs from 5 to 11 p.m. tonight, and 12 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free before 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, after that it’s $10 per day or $20 for a three-day pass.

The only thing better than sweet jazz is free sweet jazz. Overland Park’s Jazz in the Woods celebrates its 25th anniversary with free jazz performances tonight (6:30 to 11 p.m.) and tomorrow (5:45 to 11 p.m.). Bring a blanket or lawn chair, it’s open seating at Corporate Woods. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Discover the wines of Missouri at the eighth annual Excelsior Springs Wine Festival Saturday from 12 to 9 p.m. The tasting event at Lover’s Lane in East Valley Park has local wineries sampling their vintages, art and craft vendors and live music. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. You can also spring for the “Friends of E-Town Parks,” ticket for $100, which comes with two tickets, two glasses and a meat and cheese tray. If you’re a designated driver or non-wine drinker, there are $5 tickets available.

Get some exercise with your beer. The Waldo Crawldo is Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Wind your way through 14 bars and pubs from Shop Stop to Tommy’s A Happy Place. There’s a best costume contest and plenty of drink specials at the event that benefits Habitat for Humanity Kansas City. Tickets are $5 at the participating bars in advance, $6.50 online and $10 at the door.

The Tour of Kansas City Real Ale Fest is Saturday at Rebecca’s Grille (3365 SW Fascination Drive, Lee’s Summit). You’ll have to try and pick a favorite from 84 beers. Keep an eye out for Firestone Walker Double Jack, a firkin of Mother’s Fresh Grapefruit Sandy, and a dry-hopped Empyrean Watchman IPA with mango and hibiscus (here’s the full list). VIP tickets ($50) gain you entry at 11 a.m. plus a t-shirt and tasting glass, while general admission ($35) is at 2 p.m. The festival, which includes live music starting at noon, runs until 10 p.m.

If you’re a casino steakhouse fan, this is the weekend to say good-bye to The Range Steakhouse in Harrah’s Casino. It closes Sunday night. But don’t worry, it will reopen as 37 Steak (a steakhouse in the style of Capital Grille with a cocktail bar) on Monday, June 30.

[Image via Flickr: Eduardo Fonseca Arraes]

Jonathan Bender

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