Heads Up: July 11-13 Weekend

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BY OWEN MORRIS

First Friday was overshadowed this month due to some holiday called Independence Day. To make up for it, many art galleries — and other businesses — are open tonight for Second Friday.

The Cellar Rat, at 1701 Baltimore is having a 2nd chance @ First Friday Tasting tonight from 5-9 ($10 or free to members).

Speaking of Independence Day, the French have their own called Bastille Day. To celebrate Le Fou Frog, located at 400 E. 5th St., holds its twelfth annual Bastille Day Bash. This indoor/outdoor event starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. They’ve got bands, a DJ and enough food to make you scream “non plus!” There’s a $5 cover charge and reservations are only required if you want to be really snooty and dine inside.

On Saturday, grab your daughter, son, nephew or random-neighbor kid and head out to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 138th and Switzer, for the fourth annual fishing tournament from 11-3. Poles (cane ones) and tackle (worms) are provided and while you can’t eat your prize catches, there will be a non-fish breakfast available. Registration is limited to first 60 teams and is $10 per person.

Also Saturday, the Gomers’ at 9900 Holmes and 201 North Hwy 291 in Lee’s Summit host wine tastings from 12-3 and 12-5 respectively. These are free.

Categories: A&E, Dining