It was a righteous spring evening on Friday, April 6, for the First Friday Art Walk, which included the Pitch Party at Indie on Main and the debut of Speakeasy, in the Crossroads. Photos by Brooke Vandever.
Downtown law firm Lathrop and Gage hosted a fundraiser for the arty local children's show Whoop Dee Doo on Friday night. Outfits ranged from colorful to grotesque. Click through for shots of the "Telebration." Photography by Brooke Vandever.
The Kentucky Wildcats may have been the better team on the court last night, but fans of the Kansas Jayhawks proved to be classier in defeat. While Kentucky fans overturned cars and set fires, Mass Street in Lawrence was a serene party scene. Pitch photographer Angela C. Bond captured the Rock Chalk revelry last night.
A rally to mourn Trayvon Martin was held at the Plaza on Monday, March 26. Supporters, many donning hoodies and carrying Skittles in honor of the slain Florida teen, gathered near J.C. Nichols Fountain to call for an investigation into Martin's death. Slideshow by Angela C. Bond.
Dinners at the Broadmoor Bistro, which is open to the public on Wednesday nights, are prepared by the culinary students at the Broadmoor Technical Center. The menu in April and May will feature tapas-style small plates. Photos by Sabrina Staires.
Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead sold out the Sprint Center, made grown men dance like women and blew the minds of the majority of the crowd. This concert marked their first show in the area since summer of 1995. Photos by Angela C. Bond.
The ninth annual True/False Film Festival ran from March 1-4 in Columbia, Missouri. It was the site of parties, James Franco sightings, and the occasional showing of a documentary. Photos by William Lounsbury.
A rally to call attention to the plight of the Syrian people and protest the actions of President Bashar al-Assad's regime was held Sunday, February 19, at 47th and J.C. Nichols Road on the Country Club Plaza. Photos by Angela C. Bond.
Twelve couples took the leap on Tuesday, February 14, at City Market. The downtown market held its annual Tie the Knot event on Valentine's Day with weddings every 15 minutes from noon to 3 p.m. Photos by Angela C. Bond.
Architect Lon Booher and developer Jason Swords are determined to preserve the historic Hotel Cosby at Ninth Street and Baltimore, but there's still a lot of work to be done to create a mixed-use development at the site. Photos by William Lounsbury.
Victorian ideals and clockwork ephemera came together under one roof for a steampunk-themed Party Arty 2012. The annual benefit for the Nelson-Atkins Museum was held at the Bloch Building on Saturday, January 21. Photos by Ashford Stamper.
Mexican restaurant Zocalo, which opened on the Plaza this past fall, serves up creative cocktails and imaginative dishes in a sleek but warm-looking venue on a busy corner of the Plaza. Photos by Lauren Phillips.
El Salvadoreno is serving up serious slaw to go with the house papusas on a menu that manages to sneak carrots into tons of dishes. The small, but well-appointed restaurant is in Overland Park. Photos by Brooke Vandever.
It was a shiny striptease with all gears and arms akimbo at Davey's Uptown Rambler on Saturday, December 10, for the Kansas City Steampunk Circus Social II: A Clockwork Christmas. These pictures may be too racy for those with Victorian sensibilities. Photos by Bethany Day.
Chai Shai is producing samosas with big flavor inside a tiny Brookside kitchen. The Pitch was lucky to grab a seat in the cozy dining room, which is popular with nearby University of Missouri-Kansas City students. Photos by Angela C. Bond.
The love for some restaurants just can't be explained. The Pitch visited Villa Capri, In a Tub, Don Chilito's, Sharp's and YJ's Snack Bar to try and find out why people are so crazy about these quirky institutions. Photos by Sabrina Staires.
The city's most beautiful weirdos gathered at the FOKL Gallery in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday night to celebrate the first anniversary of local vintage fashion group We Are Tribe. Photos by Allie Mason.
Florida slide guitarist Bill Wharton - affectionately known as the Sauce Boss - needs the followig for his shows: a 12-gallon cast aluminum pot, 100 plastic spoons, 1 gallon of chicken stock, 4 pounds of orka and 3 pounds of crawfish tails. The Sauce Boss rolled out his swampy sounds and spicy soup together onstage this past Friday night at Knuckleheads. Photography by Bethany Day.
The kickoff for the Camo-to-Glamo campaign was held on Friday, November 11, at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Supporters came out to celebrate female veterans with cocktails, dancing and a fashion show. Photos by Ashford Stamper.