From Halloween to Christmas, art to race cars, this weekend truly has something to offer for all tastes. Check out our weekly round up below to find the perfect event for you!

October 20 – 22

Junior League Holiday Mart

October 19 – 22
Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
General Admission: $12
Children under 12 are Free

Holiday Mart, going on all this weekend, is Kansas City’s only nonprofit shopping event and the must-attend event of the fall! Proceeds from Holiday Mart support community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, including Signature Programs focused on women and children. Holiday Mart is the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s largest fundraiser. This upscale shopping extravaganza has been a fall tradition for thirty years and is an extra special destination event. Since 1988, this four-day shopping extravaganza has raised more than $10 million for the betterment of Kansas City.

Bartle Hall & Convention Center
301 W 13th St., 
Kansas City, MO 64105

GLOW: Jack-o-Lantern Festival

October 20 – 21
Friday & Saturday:
Activities begin at 4 p.m.
Pumpkin Path Open 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Adults: $12
Seniors: $10
Kids Ages 5 – 12: $5
Kids 4 & Under: Free

Fun for the whole family lights up at Glow: Jack-o-Lantern Festival this Friday and Saturday at Powell Gardens. This highly anticipated fall festival features hundreds of carved pumpkins and a variety of family-friendly activities! Walk a nearly mile-long pathway lit by light displays, jack-o-lanterns and fantastic pumpkin sculptures. Enjoy stops along the way including children’s activities, hayrides, a fire-pit, hospitality stations with wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages, food vendors and a demo and display tent featuring master pumpkin carver, Rudy Garcia, and his fantastic creations.

Powell Gardens
1609 NW Hwy. 50, 
Kingsville, MO 64061

NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400

Sunday, October 22
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Adult Tickets: Starting at $64
Children Tickets: Starting at $29

The playoffs return to Kansas City this weekend for the sixth Race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Kansas Speedway. Don’t miss the race, an elimination race, as the drivers compete to cross the finish line first. Beyond the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, there will be a host of other fun races going on throughout the weekend to check out.

Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd., 
Kansas City, KS 66111

Through the Eyes of Picasso

Opening Friday, October 20
Runs through Sunday, April 8
Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Adults: $18
Seniors: $16
Students: $10
Free for Members & Children 12 and Younger

This major exhibition kicks off this weekend at the Nelson-Atkins, and will explore Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art, as well as works from the Americas, uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that fueled his own creative exploration. In addition to paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Picasso, the exhibition will feature significant works of African and Oceanic art that transformed his artistic vision when he encountered them at the Musée d’ Ethnographie du Trocadéro (now Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris) during the early part of the 20th century. Visitors also will see works Picasso collected, lived with, and kept with him through numerous studio moves, still owned by his family, and others that are in the Picasso Museum in Paris.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St.,
Kansas City, MO, 64111

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