Weekend fun includes dinosaur visit

The world's most famous purple dinosaur is coming this weekend to Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium to stage "Barney's Colorful World." Plenty of other activities for children and adults abound. Here's a look at some of them:

Today

  • "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny," 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cafe Thyme, Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • "Ecology On the Net" Internet course, 10 a.m., The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Earth Day parade and celebration, 11 a.m., South Park.
  • "Barney's Colorful World," 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Traditional Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo.
  • Forest Friends Story Time, "Earth Keepers," 1 p.m., The Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, Wyandotte County Lake Park, 4051 West Drive, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Heather Tribble on flute and piano, KU music student, 2 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss.
  • "The Glass Menagerie," by English Alternative Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Americana Music Academy community acoustic jam, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025-A Mass.
  • "Right Between the Ears" comedy sketches, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.
  • "Dances at an Exhibition," aha! dance theatre, 5 p.m., Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Mary Atkins Series: "Easter Saturday Concert," 5:30 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Taste of Asia show, 7 p.m., Ballroom, Kansas Union, KU.
  • Mike Roberts, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Bambino's Restaurant, 1801 Mass.
  • Hearts to Waste, National Fire Theory, Elevator Division, The Trelese, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Billy Ebeling and The Late For Dinner Band, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Jazz Louisiana Kitchen, 39th Street and State Line, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Burton's: Barry, Linda and Sarah, 7:30 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.
  • Third-Saturday Dance, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St. Beginners lesson, 6:45 p.m.
  • Ani DiFranco, Bitch and Animal, 8 p.m., Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Over the River and Through the Woods," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
  • Red Elvises, The Silvermen, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ultimate Fakebook, Anything But Joey, Key, 9 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Mass.
  • Citizen Band, Famous FM, North of Grand, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Band That Saved the World, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Conner, Getaway Driver, The Capsules, April Switch, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Levee Town, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.
  • Crooked Fingers, The Baptist Generals, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • No Lessons, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

Sunday

  • Easter Brunch with violinist Margaret Pruitt music background, noon- 3 p.m., Rozelle Court Restaurant, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Art of the Lega" guided tour, 1 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Barney's Colorful World," 2 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Goldenberg Duo, 2:30 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss.
  • "Over the River and Through the Woods," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
  • Flamenco Guitar Music and Dance, 4 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Elizabeth Berghout, carillon, 5 p.m., Memorial Campanile, KU.
  • The Mooney Suzuki, Loudermilk, The Realistics, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Don Mumford and Friends, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Eighth Street Tap Room, Eighth and New Hampshire streets.

Ongoing

  • Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.
  • Tractor Don Hrabik's pedal tractor collection, through April 26, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Kinetic Bouquet," sculptures by David Vertacnik, through April 26, Dennis Morgan Gallery, 114 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Reinterpreting the Ordinary: Still Lifes by Three Kansas Artists," by Kansas State University art professors Anna Collouri-Holcombe, Kathleen King and Teresa Schmidt, through April 27, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell streets, Topeka.
  • "Kansas Artists' Gallery Featured Artist Ron Hinton," sculpture by Ron Hinton, through April 27, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell streets, Topeka.
  • Regional High School Art Exhibition 2003, Sunday through April 27, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2828 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo.
  • "Art by Preschoolers," "Paintings by Granny B -- A Kansas Journey Painted in Memory of Barbara Armstrong," "Picture the World," and "Storm Clouds and Kansas Sunsets," through April 30, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
  • "Maya' Ephemeral, Insubstantial and Intangible," paintings, sculpture and installation by A. Sharafy, through May 3, Collective Art Gallery, 3121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka.

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