Dark Heartland — a collective of artists, actors, entertainers and other creatives — is what organizer Brandon Mohn calls "a tool for sharing and exchanging information and events that are geared toward the darker side of music, art, fashion, fetishes and beauty in general." Dark Heartland hosts Splinter, a fetish ball that he refers to as a free-for-all. "Expect a variety of performance pieces through the night, featuring Shibari (Japanese rope work) and furries (people who have a like for the animal-human hybrid form)," Mohn says. Tickets for the event cost $15 for singles, $20 for couples (meaning two real people, not blowup dolls — leave those at home). The 18-and-older party starts at 8 p.m. at the Foundation (1221 Union, 816-283-8990).