Usually, the traditional rules for anniversary gift-giving seem very limiting, if not completely boring. (Seriously, the sixth anniversary is "iron and sugar." Is there a cake mix for that?) But Club Sparks
(1436 Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas) is celebrating its first anniversary, and owner Sam Sparks will be perfectly happy if guests give him paper. Tonight, women who pay a $1 cover and men who pay $3 can enjoy free food from 6 to 10 p.m. and their first two 10-ounce draws are included. The party lasts till the 2 a.m. closing time, and there will be a DJ.Sparks says of his first year in business, "I have no complaints." That's probably more than most other recipients of lousy paper anniversary presents can say. For more details, call 913-980-5650.
Fri., Dec. 28, 6 p.m., 2007