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It's First Friday in the Crossroads. Kick things off at the Webster House with happy hour prices from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Library Bar. The $3 truffle fries and bamboo rice risotto will put anyone in a good mood. After you hit up galleries, the kitchen at The Brick is open until midnight, where we recommend the Fluffernutter -- it's what grills were meant to make. Happy hour at Extra Virgin is now longer, so First Fridays can start earlier: Tapas are half-priced between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and cocktails and wine by the glass are $2 off.
The Urban Mining Sale starts today (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and runs through Sunday. The once-a-month sale is on the first weekend of every month. A mix of vintage and craft items, it's the best place to stock your kitchen with glassware and bowls that don't look like they're straight out of a catalog. I've seen cheese grater chandeliers and more Pyrex than you can imagine.
The Eat Local! Expo 2010 -- Kansas City Food Circle's annual exhibition of farmers -- is set for
Saturday at the Roger T. Sermon
Community Center in Independence from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission
is free. Local producers will be selling meat, dairy, eggs and produce. You also can purchase community-supported agriculture
subscriptions or seedlings for a home garden. Throughout the day there are presentations on where to find local produce and how to store
and cook it.
The Glenwood Arts Theater screens What's On Your Plate at 10:15 on Saturday. The documentary, part of the Let's Retake Our Plates film series, is the story of two adolescent New Yorkers trying to track the source of their meals. Tickets are $4.50.
Easter brunches abound on Sunday. The Gaslight Grill in
Leawood has a $19.95 buffet ($10.95 for children ages 6 to 12), which
includes a prime rib carving station and peel-and-eat shrimp from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. The Oak Room
has an adult buffet and a children's buffet. The well-appointed spread
includes lox and bagels, honeydew poached sole, carved dry-aged sirloin
and a raw bar. On the children's buffet: mini hamburgers, Waldorf
salad and macaroni and cheese. The buffet is $48 for adults, $21 for
children ages 5 to 15. If you're not up for brunch, J. Gilbert's
has a special three-course menu for $28.50 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
which includes rack of New Zealand lamb, pan seared halibut and petite
It's time to play ball. The Kansas City Royals' season opener is Monday,
April 5. And the second game in the homestand,
at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, is the first of nine Wednesday home games throughout the season that will feature all-you-can-eat seats.
For those who want to sneak in a bit of spring training before the
game, the $35 tickets on the first-base side include hot dogs, peanuts,
nachos, pretzels and Pepsi products. You can carry only four concession
items at a time, which means you should still have a free hand for the