The Brick goes easy on Sundays.

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The Brick goes easy on Sundays.

SUNDAYS
Comfort food, as it is commonly understood, involves assloads of casserole. Unless, of course, you grew up eating goulash. Similarly, whereas most people take it for granted that the movie for tuning out on a Sunday night is Sixteen Candles, there are people who feel more at home with Fellini. The Brick (1727 McGee) understands this, which is why the bar's Sunday night Comfort Zone event pairs dreamy, ambient music by the likes of Sigur Rós and Aphex Twin with visually mesmerizing movies chosen by bartender Amie Nelson. Nelson starts the first movie whenever comfort seekers begin arriving -- usually around 9 p.m. (after The Simpsons, obviously). When the DJs begin cranking out their sounds at 10:30, Nelson mutes the movies.

You've already missed Fellini Night, French Movie Night and Music Night (including DVDs of music videos by Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze). But this week, if you're good, you may just get to see some stop-action animation by the Brothers Quay. For information, call 816-421-1634. -- Gina Kaufmann

Fu Fighters

SUN 7/25

Libraries are temples of knowledge, but for the next three weeks, the Downtown Central Library (14 West Tenth Street) is home to dudes flyin' and kickin'. The Kung Fu Film Festival continues at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Iron Monkey. The film is a Robin Hood tale with the wire-bound acrobatics and logic-defying fight scenes typical of director Yuen Woo Ping (fight choreographer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as the Matrix films and both Kill Bills. If, like us, you weren't blown away by Crouching Tiger, then Iron Monkey -- with a story just as rich but not so ponderous -- is sure to pack more punch. Next week is 5 Element Kung Fu, which features both Shaolin and Wu-Tang. The festival wraps up with the 110-minute cut of Shaolin Soccer, the craziest movie about soccer since Victory. Call 816-701-3400 for information. -- Chris Sebela

Inner City Market

SAT 7/24
Every Saturday morning from now until September 25, the northeast corner of Troost Avenue and Linwood Boulevard (1100 East Linwood Boulevard) blossoms into a community market. Now in its sixth year, the Troost Community Market comes alive from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Area produce growers and producers sell fresh fruits and vegetables (including some organic crops), eggs, meats, handmade clothing, jewelry and other crafts under the canopy of the old Firestone Building. Nonprofit organizations and live entertainers are usually set up, too, as well as activities for children. For details, call 816-756-1048. -- Michael Vennard

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