Activities abound in KC with Irish Fest, performance at The Roasterie

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Irish Fest is in full swing at Crown Center this weekend.

The music is fabulous on the main stage, but the idea is to immerse yourselves into the whole Irish culture. This year there is a comedy stage, cooking demonstrations, plenty of Irish wares for sale. And a culture stage where linguists and historians will educate you on the rich history of Ireland.

Sean Kane is talking about the Emerald Isle's involvement in the first world war. Catch his full presentation Sunday at 1 p.m. on the culture stage.

Something spectacular is going on high atop the roof of The Roasterie Saturday.

Aerial acrobats are putting on a show hanging from the rigging of Betty, the famous DC-3 airplane that sits on the roof at the coffee shop off Southwest Boulevard.

Performers from Quixotic are using the historic plane as part of their show tonight, all to benefit Mattie Rhodes Center.

FOX 4's Carey Wickersham is the only reporter to have ever been on top of the coffee house, directly under the plane.

The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door with 20 percent of proceeds going to Mattie Rhodes Center.

There will be plenty of food trucks, adult beverages and coffee available to round out the evening.