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Goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.......the World Cup is here again and there are lots of places to see the world's biggest soccer tournament play out. The U.S. vs. England match -- set to kick off at 1:30 p.m. -- will be broadcast on the big screen at the KC! Live Stage in the Power & Light. The outdoor Living Room in the Power & Light will be showing every match in the tournament (here's a guide to who plays when). The Calendar section at the Pitch has also put together a list of local bars where you can watch the games.
The second annual downtown KCK June Fest is from 4 to 9 p.m. tonight. Grab a piece of Wheat State pizza or a street taco before enjoying an iced down beer in the outdoor beer tent. For entertainment, there will be live bands and the monthly Second Fridays Art Walk. The event is on Minnesota Avenue between Sixth and Eighth streets.
Get on your comfortable walking shoes because the Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl 2010
is Saturday. The summer crawl kicks off at 6 p.m. and has 14
different venues -- eight near 75th Street and six near 85th Street --
that are participating this year. There is bus service between the two
parts of the pub crawl, plus drink specials at each pub or restaurant.
Tickets are $5 ahead of time, $7 online, and $10 at the door.
Discover the best that Liberty has to offer during a Taste of Liberty this Saturday night. The outdoor event in Liberty Square -- where the local farmers' market is held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- will feature live music and samples from Liberty restaurants as well as wine and beer for sale. Keep an eye out for treats from 3 Girls Cupcakes, Anna Marie's Teas and Ginger Sue. The event runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15.
On the Kansas side, Saturday night is also a Taste of Leawood. The event at the Leawood City Hall Courtyard (4800 Town Center Drive) is from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Scarf down samples form Blanc, Zest and the Bristol -- just three of the 23 restaurants expected to be participating. Tickets are $65 ($70 at the door) and that includes five drink tickets and a souvenir gift bag and wine glass.
Not a sports fan? That's not a problem. The Barn Players are hosting a Tony Awards Watch Party on Sunday night at 6 p.m. The fundraiser for the non-profit community theater in Mission (6219 Martway) will have a light buffet and drinks -- tickets are $15 and reservations are suggested.
Saturday happy hours are sweetest. You've got Sunday to recover from a night at Paul & Jack's Tavern
(1808 Clay in North Kansas City), where happy hour runs from 4 to 7
p.m. Monday-Saturday. If you stop in during the week, tacos are $1.49
on Tuesdays and Fridays. We'd recommend a bowl of the chili ($4.79) and
a bucket of Coronas.