Do you know what a never nude is? Can you name all of Michael Bluth's loves? Do you know what to order at the Bluth Banana Stand? Then you'll want to be at Raglan Road (170 East 14th Street) Wednesday at 8 p.m.
The quiz masters at Geeks Who Drink are bringing Arrested Development trivia to Kansas City (you can RSVP on their Facebook page, but the geeks warn that you better show up early 'cause seating is first come, first served).
Have you ever wanted to ask Savage Love's Dan Savage a question but never gotten around to firing off your query? Now's your chance to ask the man in-person. Savage is coming to the University of Kansas for a talk on April 19.
Savage, who recently started the It Gets Better Project against bullying, will give a talk at the Woodruff Auditorium. I saw him at KU a couple of years ago, and Savage ended up doing more of a Q&A than a talk, so that was pretty sweet.
We have to admit, when Bazooka's Showgirls invited us to a dress rehearsal of their new burlesque show, "Frivolitease," we had low expectations. The word "burlesque" has been bandied about so often with so many performers in the last few years, we didn't expect more than a halfhearted fan dance and a few limp tassels attached to titties that didn't care to shake.
Were we wrong. This show rocks. (Click the photo to see the slideshow.)
If you've been meaning to give to the Japan disaster-relief effort and haven't had the chance, Saturday is as good a time as any. The ScionLAB (in the Crossroads District behind Grinders at 18th Street and Oak) is hosting a fundraiser for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief effort.
You can give a donation at the door, buy $5 raffle tickets (with the chance to win two tickets to every show at Crossroads KC this summer) or bid in a silent auction for art and other creative works. All of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross. The event goes from 1 to 6 p.m. You can also give directly to the American Red Cross by clicking here.
Eric Z. Price was shot in the head outside Waldo Pizza on November 30. Amazingly, he survived and continues to recover.
No mere drink and pizza slinger, Price made a name for himself before the tragedy as a magician. The Pitch even gave him an award for Best Bar Trick back in 2006 for his ability to wow with a deck of cards. Of course, he's still in the midst of his best trick yet -- bouncing back from the awful random act of violence.
This Saturday's benefit should help.
Comedian Jus Jay, whose real name was Jay Ramone Jackson, died June 18. He was 26.
Jackson died from complications after a kidney transplant, according to this website. The previous night, he'd gotten big laughs onstage when he performed at Ginuwine's Arabian Nights Under the Stars charity event.
Fox 4 film critic Shawn Edwards is throwing a garage sale at the Screenland Crossroads Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Edwards is selling off a chunk of his movie collection and memorabilia -- and the proceeds all for a good cause. Edwards is donating the money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (he was moved by the movie The Express). Click on The Chronicles of Narnia for a look at some of the goodies to be had at garage sale prices.
Dinosaurs Unearthed opens to the public at Union Station on May 1. The Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit opens at Union Station on May 1. Judging by this early look, it's the kind of thing we would've loved when we were kids. Then again, what age group doesn't yearn to embrace the Triassic period? Visitors will tour interactive dinosaur exhibits featuring 24 full-sized
animatronic dinosaurs, a paleontological dig site, and a 3-D film. Click on the dino for a sneak peek.
A giant in the nonfiction world will appear at the Kansas City Public Library on March 29. The Writers at Work series has scheduled an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee.
In 1965, McPhee published a profile of Bill Bradley in The New Yorker, which continues to print his work. In fact, the magazine's current editor, David Remnick, took the writing class McPhee teaches at Princeton University.
The environment is one of McPhee's favorite subjects. He draws on "innate powers of description, lucid exposition and easy rapport with his subjects" in the words of writer Kevin Kerrane.
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