Local artistic realms collide at the Screenland Crossroads (1656 Washington, 816-421-9700) when The Pitch
, the annual celebration of all things local and creative. Five different entertainment areas dazzle and delight with DJs, food and drink, music, spoken word, hula-hoopers, fire dancers, burlesque and, of course, really hot scantily clad women. At 9 p.m., The Pitch
presents four artistic innovators with awards, which come with accolades and cash. Pre-sale tickets cost $25 (or $35 for VIP), or buy them at the door for $30 ($40 for VIP). For more information, see secure.pitch.com
816-561-6061. The party begins at 7:30 p.m.