Get your green on this weekend with a host of pre-St. Patrick’s Day activities. In North Kansas City, Cinder Block Brewery (110 East 18th Avenue, North Kansas City) will open its taproom and patio tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’s a $5 cover. Grain to Glass (1611 Swift Avenue) has a beer garden ($5 cover, $5 for 16 oz. beers), along with corned beef and cabbage for sale. NKC Dog (101 E Armour Road) will have a beer garden ($5 cover), as well. They’ll start serving food at 9 a.m. and the beer garden opens at 11 a.m. If you need a different kind of breakfast, Kelso’s (300 Armour Road) will be serving pickle shots and Slippery Snake shots w/ vodka-infused gummy worms beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Snake Saturday parade in downtown North Kansas City runs from 14th and Swift, turns right at Armour Road, and then ends at 18th Street.
Get a taste of life in New Orleans with the play Gumbo House at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre tonight through Sunday. Set on the eve of Hurricane Katrina, it’s a story of a family desperately trying to be reunited in the wake of the storm.
Donna’s Dress Shop (1410 W 39th Street) is hosting a Garden Party on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The store will be transformed into a garden for the afternoon courtesy of live flowers and astroturf. Sip cocktails and check out a new seasonal set of collections.
Leinenkugel’s Kansas City (1323 Walnut) opened earlier this week in the Power & Light District. They’ve got 16 taps, an outdoor biergarten, beer cheese sliders, and seasonal Leinenkugel brews.
Martin City hosts Irishpalooza on Sunday. It’s ‘Shamrocks and Ewoks,’ for the 29th annual Martin City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade starts at 2 p.m. The Whiskey Run 5K is earlier that morning at 8:30 a.m. and includes free brunch at RC’s afterwards.