Quixotic Soiree Rooftop Cabaret – Westin Kansas City at Crown Center – 1 E. Pershing Rd., Kansas CityPurchase Tickets Here

The rooftop deck of the Westin Kansas City hotel overlooks KC’s skyline and offers a one-of-a-kind open air entertainment venue. Through May 27, the Quixotic performance art collective will present a high-energy show combining music, dance, and acrobatics. The socially distanced evenings will also feature specialty cocktails. 

Screenland Armour Backyard Movies – 408 Armour Rd., North Kansas City – Purchase Tickets Here 

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A sold-out May 1 screening of “Jurassic Park” will kick off this outdoor movie series, a collaboration between Screenland Armour and Boulevard Brewing Co. Throughout the summer, cinema fans will have a chance to take in a diverse lineup of movies under the stars, such as “Grease,” “Back to the Future,” “The Goonies,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Beetlejuice,” and “La La Land.” Bring your own chair to set up in the theatre’s back parking lot. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. 

Alibi: A True Crime Bar – 4118 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City – Alibi.KC on Facebook

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Opening May 1, Alibi will serve as a gathering place for those intrigued by stories of true crime. This pop-up bar, located in the Westport neighborhood, will feature several themed cocktails, such as The Juice (three different rums mixed with cranberry and orange juices) and The Stakeout (specialty cold brew, French Vanilla Cîroc, Kahlua, and a donut finish), as well as a few beer and wine options. The space will be decked out in original work by artist Kayley Curiel and other design elements related to infamous crimes and criminals, conspiracy theories, and historical moments in criminal investigation. In addition, trivia and table games will keep armchair detectives entertained. Newhouse, a local domestic violence shelter, will receive a percentage of Alibi’s proceeds and guests will also be encouraged to donate to the organization.  

The Black Pantry – 325 E. 31st Street, Kansas City – BlackPantry.co

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Known as “Kansas City’s Dopest General Store,” The Black Pantry offers everything from coffee, cookies, and premium cocktail mixes to greeting cards, artwork, candles, soap, beard oil, and much more. Founder and owner Brian Roberts stocks his store with a curated selection of high-quality food, home goods, and everyday essentials from Black-owned small businesses in KC and around the country. Stop by the recently opened brick-and-mortar storefront in Midtown or browse The Black Pantry mobile boutique at one of their pop-up events. 

The Picnic Place KC – ThePicnicPlaceKC.com 

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From date nights, birthdays and brunches to holiday get togethers, baby showers and marriage proposals, there’s no limit to the special occasions that can be celebrated over an intimate meal. The Picnic Place KC takes things up a notch, specializing in luxury “picnic-style” experiences hosted at the indoor or outdoor KC metro location of your choice. The Picnic Place team does all the setting up and cleaning up and works with local businesses to provide customized packages that can include decorations, chef-prepared meals, picnic baskets, charcuterie boxes, and even activities like painting and cookie decorating.