Plane to See
Before pyrotechnics take over Kansas City's airspace this weekend, the Wheeler Downtown Airport (300 Richards Road) explodes with airborne activity of its own. Playing host to the 2004 Aviation Expo, the airport sees aerial action between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from the Air Force's Thunderbirds (six F-16 fighter jets) and the Army's Golden Knights parachute team. Grounded displays include a World War II-era B-25 bomber. A Friday night show starts at 8:20. Tickets at the gate cost $10. For more details, see www.kcairshow.com. -- Michael Vennard
Miniature golf stays up late.
If you're like us, the urge to go miniature golfing strikes at all sorts of inappropriate hours. So if it's Wednesday, and it's 10:52 p.m., Mission Bowl's 18-hole course is like you died and went to lazy-athletics heaven. Mission Bowl 'n One (5399 Martway in Mission, 913-432-7000) stays open until midnight on Wednesdays and Saturdays and until 10 p.m. every other night, catering to the most random bouts of drunken fancy. But those looking for replicas of famous skyscrapers or giant mechanized heads are out of luck; this course eschews gimmicky doodads for smooth greens and frothing fountains.
And afterward, Mission Bowl, the neighboring bowling lanes, can push players from a night of reckless abandon to a full-on lost weekend with the snack bar's new 1-pound burritos and the bar's drink specials.-- Christopher Sebela