The Kansas City band Andean Express provides a musical backdrop of quena flute, bombo drum, guitarron and mandolina for the exhibit's opening, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission to Friday's reception is $3 (or $5 for two tickets) and includes food and drinks. For information, call 816-221-2349. -- Nicholas Malewski
Fire It Up
It's a reunion -- but everyone's invited.
Summer is the season for much-dreaded reunions. However, the Cube at Beco (1922 Baltimore) hosts an entirely painless one -- enjoyable, even -- from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. She's Hot Like Cone 10 includes works by 16 Kansas City Art Institute ceramics alums. Some of the pieces are functional and sculptural works from the artists' field of study, but there are also submissions unrelated to the artists' degrees, such as a tapestry-sized digital print. As for the bizarro title, it's sort of a tongue-in-cheek, sexy, inside joke for ceramists -- cone 10 is the temperature at which stoneware and porcelain are fired. So that means she's really, really hot. The exhibit is on display until August 28; call Kim Hallisey at 816-914-7894 for more information. -- Annie Fischer