Housed in one of Kansas City's most storied buildings, Science City is an apt location for a historical exhibit -- particularly one with the educational value and emotional impact of Remember the Children: Daniel's Story, which the Union Station-based learning facility hosts today through March 18, 2001. Daniel is a composite character created from entries made by thousands of young Holocaust survivors who kept diaries. The story follows Daniel, who is age 6 when Adolf Hitler comes to power, through book burnings, the passing of anti-Semitic laws, and finally from a forced-labor camp to the gates of a concentration camp. Although the exhibit recounts the horrors of the Holocaust from a child's point of view, it's designed for viewers as young as 8, with its content presented in a sensitive manner. Science City is located at 30 W. Pershing Road; the exhibit is open during business hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 816-460-2222.
Evelyn Glennie, known as the "First Lady" of solo percussion, joins the Kansas City Symphony for 8 o'clock performances at the Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, tonight and tomorrow. Glennie graduated with the highest honors from the Royal Academy of Music in London and has collaborated with everyone from Björk to the New York Philharmonic while putting out 12 albums. For more information, call 816-471-1100.
Tony-award-winning vocalist Faith Prince brings her one-woman show to the Folly Theater, 12th and Central, in an 8 p.m. performance sponsored by the Harriman Arts Program of William Jewell College. Those unfamiliar with Broadway productions might recognize Prince as Claudia Sacks from Spin City, while the dramatically inclined might know her as Miss Adelaide from the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls or Miss Anna from The King and I. Prince's concert will feature selections from her latest album, Leap of Faith, as well as a revue of Broadway favorites and a few tunes from Bells Are Ringing, the musical comedy that marks her next major production. For tickets, call 816-415-5025.
Dancing to great area bands can help cure cancer, provided such grooving is done at W.J. McBride's Irish Pub, 12030 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park, where the Blue Riddim Band, the Brody Buster Band, and the Kelley Hunt Band co-headline Jammin' for the Cure, a benefit show for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The show starts at 1 p.m., when auctioneers will sell autographed guitars donated by Willie Nelson and others. For tickets, call 913-451-3100 or 785-842-8340.
A Hurricane is the best drink in New Orleans, hands down. In a city where liquor flows like water and there's enough sin to make Vegas blush, this rich concoction stands head and shoulders above the rest because of its savory flavor and corrupt kick. The problem is, outside New Orleans, the Hurricane is just another fruit drink. Fortunately for fans of New Orleans' favorite funk sons, Galactic, this band still packs a massive punch even when it comes inland on one of its whirlwind tours. Part Delta blues (in the burly voice of Theryl de'Clouet), part southern rock and roll (in the guitar of Jeff Raines), peppered with sax and served over a thick groove, Galactic represents all the best of New Orleans' rich heritage, minus the bling bling. And with no saccharine aftertaste or jam hangover accompanying its Delta funk, Galactic just might be the best thing to come out of the Big Easy since Angel Heart. Lake Trout opens this show at The Granada in Lawrence, starting at 9 p.m. Call 785-842-1390 for additional details.
The Disco Biscuits describe their sound as "trance-fusion," a blend of Frank Zappa-style freakout jazz and raver-type sounds created by live instruments, with plenty of surreal sound effects linking the jams. The group's improvised techno-rock has earned it accolades from Phish heads and Chemical Brothers fans alike, and its 1998 release, The Uncivilized Area, topped Entertainment Weekly's list of top contemporary jam-band albums. The Biscuits' quickly-becoming-legendary live show stops at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, where the group will play two sets, and doors open at 8 p.m. For more information, call 785-842-LIVE.
24 Tuesday Her aptly titled debut novel, The Pleasing Hour, earned Lily King glowing reviews, as critics warmed to her tale of a young American woman, Rosie, who joins a French family as an au pair. The story focuses on her struggle to adjust to life in France, the unique personalities of the parents and children she lives with, and her attempt to escape her past. King discusses her work tonight at 7:30 at Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd Street. For more information, call 913-677-2665.
As the malls would be happy to remind shoppers, it's not too early to get started on Christmas shopping, and what music fan wouldn't appreciate an autographed picture of his or her idol? Everyone from Beck to Christina Aguilera to Dwight Yoakam to "Weird" Al Yankovic scribbled their signatures on various items that will go up for bids at the 7th Annual Sandstone Amphitheatre Entertainment Auction at The Beaumont Club at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Project, an AIDS service organization. For more information, call 913-721-3400.