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The Hen House Holiday Celebration -- a benefit for Harvesters -- runs from Friday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) to Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Overland Park Convention Center. Public television's Katie Brown holds cooking demonstrations on Friday at the food expo and there's a hot dog eating contest slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday. The $5 admission gets you access to try food and beverage samples, as well as a reusable shopping bag to take home.
If you are still disoriented from Halloween candy, that's likely the only reason you didn't know that Kansas meets Kansas State on the gridiron this Saturday.
You might as well be surrounded by hundreds of fellow fans, who you can
cheer with or taunt, depending on your loyalties. That will be
happening in the central courtyard of the Power & Light District,
where the game plays on the big screen above the KC Live stage.
Admission is free, with drink and food specials beneath the heat lamps.
Ever wanted to see what would happen if a rhino got a hold of a whole
pumpkin? We'll give you a hint: It's probably a lot messier than your
carving attempts. Saturday is the Great Pumpkin Smash
at the Kansas City Zoo, where the zookeepers offer up pumpkin as a
special treat in a series of feedings to lemurs, elephants and sea
otters, among others, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5,
but Kansas City, Missouri, residents with proof of address get in free in November.
Unwind from all of that excitement with Sunday Night Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m. in the lounge at the Capital Grille on the Plaza. If you're willing to make it a long weekend, Savvy is slated to re-open under new ownership on Monday, according to Joyce Smith of The Kansas City Star. It's the second go-round for the coffee and wine bar that closed in late September.
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