(Kansas City, Missouri) - Barbecue, jazz, Steamboat Arabia, and the Liberty Memorial, you probably know. But a comprehensive list of must-dos in Kansas City and the surrounding area extends well beyond that.
Longtime journalist Traci Angel walks through an array of bucket-list experiences, offering the best day-trip destinations, draws for out-of-towners, and offbeat pleasures, in a discussion of her new book 100 Things to Do in Kansas City Before You Die on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Angel covers the gamut of KC experiences, mixing eclectic venues with family-friendly stops, iconic Kansas City locations, and place that honor the diversity of people who have called the area home. Included are such lesser-known attractions as ghost tours at Belvoir Winery in nearby Liberty; the fusion of dance, aerial acrobatics, fashion, and live music in a performance by the imaginative ensemble Quixotic; and the eclectic collection of bracelets, brooches, and other adornments at Leila's Hair Museum in Independence.
Whether you grew up in the Kansas City area or are entertaining visitors, Angel points you in directions that will amuse you, entertain you, and make you think.
A resident of Kansas City's Waldo neighborhood, Angel has written or worked as an editor for The Raytown Post, The Mexico Ledger, the Associated Press, St. Louis Magazine, and the Jackson Hole News & Guide in Jackson, Wyoming, and is frequently contributor to The Kansas City Star.
Admission to the event is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.