You can't spell Kansas City without "K-I-S-S," but promoter Steve Stierwalt needed more than alphabetical evidence before bringing his Kiss Expo to town. "We look at how Kiss does attendance-wise in the area," he says. "We also listen to the fans." Local fans made a persuasive case, so the Kiss Expo arrives at 1 p.m. today at the Overland Park Marriott (10800 Metcalf). Bruce Kulick, Kiss guitarist from 1984 to 1996, signs autographs and answers questions from the audience. (Bold inquisitors could ask about his stint in the late '70s and early '80s with future crooner Michael Bolton, then a hard-rock frontman.) The eerily accurate Tulsa, Oklahoma, cover act Dressed to Kill (is Gene Simmons stand-in Gregg Shipman using a prosthetic tongue?) performs '70s-era Kiss material. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door; Kiss fans under 12 get in free. For ticket orders and additional information, call 505-212-5581.
Sun., April 13, 2008