Suburban Culture Project
Not all art happens in the Crossroads.
Spread some urban grit on an Overland Park lawn, and it might yield something like the UrbanSuburban art show and auction at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom (5500 West 123rd Street in Overland Park, 913-266-8413). Curators Jeff "Stretch" Rumaner, Jerry Nerman and James Martin (a curator at Sprint) selected the works of metro artists for the exhibit. And now all items are up for bidding including Dylan Mortimer's "Cautionary Choir Robe," which turns an emergency worker's reflective uniform into that sacred vestment in three auction sessions Sunday night from 6 to 9. Late Night Theatre folks host the event, and the Rah-Booty Cheerleaders pump up the bidders. (They'll have to get creative about that, though; these are silent auctions.) Tickets cost $55 for individuals and $100 for couples, but people 35 and under considered "young collectors" can get in for a cool $35. Ray Barker
This farmer is taking us to the market.
Saturday morning, while you're lying in bed, we're getting up bright and early for the Chef's Tour and Breakfast at the City Market. The Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cascone's Grill (15 East Fifth Street) for eats before heading out to fondle produce with Bluestem chef David Crum. He's a part-time farmer for his family's heirloom vegetable business, so we'll gladly take his food-buying advice. The tour costs $10 for AIWFKC members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call Linda Bernskoetter at 913-851-2375. Rebecca Braverman