Also, north of the river, there's the 29th annual Snake Saturday Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. The annual festival (the parade starts at 14th Street and Swift) comes with a bier garden (the perfect place to watch the procession) and a host of carnival-fare favorites (corn dogs, funnel cakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade).
If you're looking for a reason to celebrate, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (4686 Broadway) has a new happy hour that launched this week. The Plaza restaurant offers $5 glasses of wine and $6.99 appetizers, including the Asian BBQ pork-belly nachos, ahi tuna tacos, tenderloin sliders and Mexican drunken shrimp. All 45 of Cooper's Hawk's private-label wines cost $5 by the glass, as do the five kinds of sangria and bellini during happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Humankind just needs a few alternating bites of sweet and salty to be happy. Pig & Finch (11570 Ash, Leawood), the new gastropub concept from the folks behind the 801 Chophouse, has a happy hour that should take care of those needs. Alternate bites of the $3 pub snacks (Maytag blue-cheese potato chips, almond bacon brittle, pretzel bites and marinated olives) at the Park Place restaurant. Then wash those down with a $2 PBR draught or $6 glass of wine, martini or drink of the day. Happy hour goes from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?