Grab your shoes and coat – and maybe your umbrella and dash out the door to enjoy this week’s Free Fab Five.
Especially in Kansas City, the public library system always has something amazing to do. This week the library is hosting a free showing of the movie Beloved at the Plaza Branch on Thursday (2/4/16) It’s a great way to kick off Black History Month.
It’s the first week of the month, which means First Fridays in the Crossroads. Weather gurus say it’s going to be 50 degrees during the day. No whining about being cold. Head out and enjoy.
It’s Groundhog Day on Tuesday. If you’re not home watching Bill Murray in the infamous movie, stop by the Uptown Art’s Bar and join owner Greg Patterson for his annual Groundhog Day celebration! Don’t miss the $2 wells.
Get outside, people! Really. It helps with the cabin fever in the winter. A great place to get outside is at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Explore eight acres of gardens, including a pond, walkways, and watchable wildlife. Don’t forget to breathe deeply and enjoy the winter air.
Participate in the Red Dress Dash in the Power and Light on Friday at 5 p.m. Yes, guys, you can throw on a dress too. February is heart-healthy Go Red for Women month. Kick it off right in the Red Dress Dash. You’ll find face painting, drink specials and more.
That’s your Free Fab Five for the week.
Emily Allen, blogger
I've lived in a few states across the U.S and spent a year down the street from a castle in Eger, Hungary. My heart finally found its home in Kansas City's River Market neighborhood.