Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekend Activities (part 1)

Oftentimes, I like to talk about the different opportunities that there are around Kansas City for recreational and cultural activities.  The next few weeks, I want to go through many of these that I have been able to take advantage of over the past few years.

#1: First Fridays

Since my first year at Rockhurst, I have regularly gone to First Fridays in the Crossroads District.  First Fridays takes place, exactly as stated, from 7-9 pm the first Friday of every month.  Countless art showrooms open up their doors to the public to view the art.  Additionally, many restaurants in the area (Christopher Elbow Chocolate among them) have special deals at the time of this event for the public.  Street artists and performers also make appearances throughout the area making it a whole evening affair that can be incredibly enjoyable for many students, visitors, and residents alike.  Over time, my friends and I developed a pattern of visiting favorite showrooms and favorite areas to walk through.  We would also plan the event around dinner or an evening watching movie favorites for a great start to the month!

#3: National World War I Museum

Just this last weekend, I was able to visit the National World War I Museum for the first time.  After purchasing a Living Social deal giving me half price tickets, my boyfriend and I spent the large part of the day exploring the museum.  It was recently renovated and it including educational videos and interactive exhibits, which brought pieces of the history alive and allowed for a cohesive experience involving the artifacts and the history behind the progression of events throughout the war.  There were also several temporary exhibits and a gorgeous view overlooking the city from the top of the Liberty Memorial.  The small cost was definitely worth the experience at this museum.

Continued part 2 next week....

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