Friday, February 26, 2010

Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:30 PM

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You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

The Johnson County Home and Garden Show comes to the Overland Park Convention Center today through Sunday. Gardening, kitchen and home-decor tips abound. The show is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $8.50 with a $1 discount for a Price Chopper Shopper or Ace Rewards Card -- the box office will be cash only.  

Westport's Main Street Tobacco hosts a free hookah demonstration every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. You can not only learn the proper way to use a hookah, but also discover just how good a mixture of tobacco and dried fruit can smell. 

The PBR Poker Race kicks off at 3 p.m. on Saturday. You ride your bike between five bars, purchase a Pabst Blue Ribbon and receive a poker card. The best poker hand wins $150, with second- and third-place hands taking home $75 and $25, respectively. It's no Little 500, but it will take some endurance and tolerance. Register as a race participant at the Broadway Cafe for $5.

Entries for the 11th annual 2010 BarStool Open are closed for the Brookside course, but you can still cheer (or jeer) the competitors at Saturday's benefit for United Cerebral Palsy. The pub crawl involves costumes, putters and "nine-hole courses" of miniature golf at bars in Waldo, Westport and Johnson County. 

Words I never expected to type in this space: Donkey Show XX1. The off-and-on variety show brings drinking songs, belly and break dancing, and an organized game of quarters to Crosstown Station on Saturday night at 9. 

This is the last weekend to take advantage of JP Wine Bar's February happy hour specials. Between 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, it's buy one, get one free for small plates, beer, wine and cocktails.

The idea behind the Big Bang for the Buck Wine Tasting at Vino Bello

in Zona Rosa? Wine doesn't have to come with a big price tag. The

tasting, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, focuses on finding good value in everyday wines. It's $10,

and the first 20 attendees get a Vino Bello glass. No reservations are

required.

Chef Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. teams up with Joullian Vineyards for a wine dinner at Jasper's Restaurant

on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Winemaker Ridge Watson -- a Kansas City

native who helped launch the California winery -- will be on hand to

discuss the wines and talk about life in a vineyard. The menu includes

lobster cappuccino, pappardella with a Tuscan lamb ragu and pollo alla

Frederico. Dinner is $75; make reservations at 816-941-6600.

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