These girls are falling through the cracks.

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These girls are falling through the cracks.

SUN 4/3
Girls are a growing presence in the U.S. juvenile-detention population. But, as an award-winning new documentary reveals, they don't receive support and services in proportion to their male counterparts. Girl Trouble, showing at 1 p.m. Sunday at Screenland Theatre (1656 Washington), follows three young women who spend five years moving in and out of Bay area correctional facilities. According to the filmmakers, girls now represent nearly a third of the country's at-risk youth, but only 2 percent of delinquency services are available to them. The impact is obvious when Girl Trouble's characters finally turn their lives around at a young-women's center. (Directors Lexi Leban and Lidia Szajko donated their $2,500 cash prize from the San Francisco International Film Festival to establish a fund for young women in the justice system.)

The Kansas City screening is an installment in the new series of acclaimed documentaries called Bullseye (formerly the Indy Film Showcase). It will be attended by professionals, teachers and young people connected with the local juvenile-justice system. A question-and-answer session follows the screening, which costs $7 and is free for students. For details, see www.kcjubilee.com or call 816-235-1708; for information about the film, see www.girltrouble.org. -- Sarah Smarsh

Slugs and Kisses
They've built a temple to futons.

SAT 4/2 Adopting its name from a never-was flea market in San Francisco, Temple Slug (4303 Jefferson, 816-531-5147) opened in 1970 to a generation searching for the latest hippie accoutrements. Thirty-five years later, it's still selling lava lamps to those original shoppers' kids. We don't know how many small businesses last as long as the Slug has, but the longevity seems like a pretty major accomplishment for a shop that reeks of incense and still uses a cash register from the 1920s. The store has built its reputation on being unusual -- selling furniture that customers couldn't find at Sears, spreading the gospel of the waterbed throughout the Midwest and spearheading the futon revolution of the '80s. But when it comes to celebrating its birthday Saturday, the store is opting for a more traditional offering: cake. The party, from 1 to 4 p.m., will be a reunion of old heads and new customers, with live local bands and, obviously, plenty of places to sit. -- Christopher Sebela

Let's Get Together
Hometown restaurants and entertainers unite.

SUN 4/3
Creating a bridge between KC's often separate worlds of dining and entertainment is Moulin Rouge, an indulgent evening of cabaret that recalls the party days of prewar Paris and Berlin. At 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hollywood Room (100 East 20th Street), diners feast on a bountiful spread of crêpes, fondue and other delectables prepared by an all-star team of local chefs. The show consists of dark and mysterious songs by Alacartoona, feathers and flesh from the Burly-Q Girlie Crew, and performances by the Aha Dance Theatre, Blow-Chi and others. The $60 admission also include an ever-flowing river of libation. For tickets, contact Michael Poppa at 816-561-7740, ext. 4. -- Michael Vennard

Home Sweet Home

SAT 4/2
For women who are tired of paying rent every month but never quite feeling at home, Brenda Clevenger and Leslie Woods host the Single Woman's Housing Option Seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the North KC Community Center (1999 Iron Street). The two share their real estate and mortgage knowledge with women who might not have envisioned themselves as homeowners. Participants receive a free credit report; call 816-699-0084, for reservations. -- Nadia Pflaum

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