7 things to do in KC this weekend: October 29-31, 2021
This year’s Halloween weekend is packed with events in Kansas City, from paranormal investigations to a disco party at one of the city’s chicest nightclubs. Here are our seven favorite Halloween events at KC for the weekend of October 29-31, 2021.
Dark forest | From Thursday October 28 to Sunday October 31
The Dark Forest of Quixotic returns to Powell Gardens for one more weekend this year. As night falls over an eerie Midwestern sky, Dark Forest offers a magical and mysterious landscape with captivating music and innovative, creative technology. Local performance art collective Quixotic is working with Powell Gardens to create one of their iconic immersive installations in the woods.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Powell Gardens. 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO. Tickets are $ 28, parking is $ 5.
From farm to table + Dinner with beer | Friday 29 October
At the Colonial Gardens of Blue Springs, the distance between the farm and the table is only a few meters. This Friday, the nursery and upscale café are hosting their second farm-to-table dinner. This is a four-course meal that will be prepared with ingredients sourced from local food suppliers starting with their own garden and continuing with River Watch, David’s Pasture and Juniper Hills beef. Each dish is accompanied by an offering of beer from East Forty Brewing. Considering its Halloween weekend, look for Colonial’s Pumpkin Ale, no.
6 am-9pm. Colonial gardens. 27610 E Wyatt Road, Blue Springs. $ 79.
Nightclub at the Monarch | Friday 29 October
What better way to spend Halloween than a disco night? The Monarch is a stylish cocktail bar and go to Studio 54 for this one, so dust off your velor jumpsuit and wash off the glitter. DJ Farhan will start playing music at 9 p.m. Did you know that mirror balls were widely used in nightclubs as early as the 1920s? Now you do.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 4808 Roanoke Parkway, KCMO.
Deanna Rose Farm | From Friday October 29 to Sunday October 31
This is your last chance to step out at Deanna Rose Farmstead this season. There is still plenty of hay to be had: a horseback ride, a hay pyramid and a hay slide. There is also a spider web maze, lawn games, and pumpkins for sale.
10 am-4pm. 13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park. $ 3.
Paranormal Investigation – Missouri Town 1855 | saturday 30 october
Even though Missouri Town 1855 is a fictional location, its buildings date back to the mid-1800s. That can only mean one thing: it’s probably haunted. This weekend, you can search the grounds of the Living History Museum with trained Ghostbusters to look for paranormal activity. Are the ghosts real or fake in the fictional city? It’s up to you to decide.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 8010 East Park Road, Lee’s Summit. $ 20. Advance reservations are required.
Strawberry Hill Trick or Drink Bar Crawl | saturday 30 october
Spend Halloween weekend in the emerging neighborhood of Strawberry Hill in KC. The Mockingbird Lounge and Manor Records run a pub crawl on the hill with drink specials and games at each bar. The crawlers will receive gift bags with a poster, a koozie and candy. In addition, there will be a costume contest with a prize. You can still go out to the bars on the hill this weekend without a pub crawl ticket, but if you catch a ticket the money will go to the nonprofit record store and bar that will come to Strawberry Hill plus late this year.
7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. The mockingbird lounge. 204 Orchard Street, KCK. $ 15.
Wick & The Tricks Annual Halloween Ball | saturday 30 october
If disco isn’t your thing, head to Lemonade Park this weekend for a rock and roll night. You’ll get the best of both rock universes with the softer styles of The Creepy Jingles and the controlled aggressiveness of punk band Belle & The Vertigo Waves. You already know that there will also be a costume contest here.
Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St., KCMO. $ 10 to $ 15.