Photo courtesy Devoured Pop-Up

“Cool vibes & good snackums” is the driving force of Devoured, a specialty pizza pop-up, created by entrepreneurs Jhy Coulter and Brit Estes. The culinary venture collaborates with other KC businesses for tasty events that center on high quality signature pies such as The Pep (uncured pork pepperoni, red sauce, parmesan, and pecorino), Herbie Birdie (herb roasted chicken, feta, butternut squash, spinach, and crème fraîche), Martyz Special (jalapeño bacon jam, black garlic ricotta, basil, pecorino, and parmesan) and Vegan Bae (zucchini, blistered tomatoes, Portobello spread, and basil). The menu also includes chocolate chip and spicy basil sugar cookies. 

The next Devoured pop-up, featuring pizza and craft cocktails, will be held at SoT (1521 Grand Blvd, KCMO) on June 6 at 4 PM. 

15th Annual Downtown Excelsior Springs Wine Festival – East Valley Park (stretches from Golf Hill Dr. to Isley Blvd on Lover’s Lane) Excelsior Springs –

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An afternoon of wine, art, food, and live entertainment awaits at this June 12 open air festival. Attendees will get a souvenir glass, all day trolley access, unlimited samples from 15 different Missouri wineries, and the option to buy additional wine by the glass, bottle, or case. Harmonica player John Paul Drum and blues roots band Brigett & Her Bandoliers will provide background music throughout the event. 

Tickets are $30 in advance, $45 at the gate, and $5 for those who don’t want wine.

West 18th Street Fashion Show – West 18th Street, KCMO –

“Summer Tableau” is the theme for this year’s West 18th Street Fashion Show. The event, which launched in 2000, will take place on June 12 and explore the ideas of spirituality, cults, and collective consciousness through the works of seven designers. Local construction and architecture firms will create immersive outdoor scenes on portable stages along historic West 18th Street. Spectators will have two chances to watch the 60-minute production at 7:30 PM and 9 PM. 

Those who want to donate a free entry can purchase “Buy One, Gift One” tickets for $75. General admission is $40. 

“Auschwitz. Not long Ago. Not far Away.” – Union Station – 30 W. Pershing Road, KCMO,

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 Starting June 14, the most comprehensive North American exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust will be on display at Union Station. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore more than 700 original objects and four hundred photographs from more than twenty institutions and museums. Union Station and The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education will present speakers and programs to further illuminate this important history. The exhibition will run through January 2022. 

Tickets are $23.50 for adults, $17.50 for students (age three–twetny-two), and $19 for seniors (fifty-five and older). 

Iron District – 1599 Iron Street, North KCMO – 

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Custom-built shipping containers are reimagined as food, beverage, and retail space at this family-friendly (including well-behaved, leashed dogs) outdoor destination. The Iron District celebrates and supports local startups with a current lineup of nine eateries, vendors, four shops, and various pop-ups. There’s also live music and yard games to encourage patrons to play, dance, relax, and connect.