Wednesday, January 30, at the Uptown Theater, 8 p.m.
We're not about to make fun of all that. Ritual has its place, after all, and we'll be right behind you in line at Target come 4 p.m. February 14.
But whether you're blissfully involved or bitterly sitting out love for a while, one way to get through that cards-and-candy day is to unburden yourself of the past. Old indiscretions, unhealed wounds, last Thursday's hickeys - talk 'em out.
Got a sad or weird or hot story (or one that's all three) about meeting, getting with or having to go without someone special? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. No names necessary, privacy assured, all relationship stages encouraged. Especially if your story is funny.
It's good advice for anyone who may have felt a surge of those feelings whenever Mackey has opened his quinoa hole the past month to talk about, say, what constitutes fascism. Mackey and co-author Raj Sisodia head up a panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at Unity Temple on the Plaza (707 West 47th Street), joined by Boulevard Brewing's John McDonald and the Roasterie's Danny O'Neill (among others). Buy the $27 hardcover at rainydaybooks.com to listen in.
Kei Kamara may be trading in his light-blue jersey for a yellow and green shirt. The Norwich Evening News broadcast earlier today that the popular striker for Sporting Kansas City is reportedly set to sign with Norwich City. The Evening News suggested that the deal is only contingent on Kamara securing a work permit to play in England. As The Daily Wiz reports, Josh Gardner, a newly acquired Sporting defender, seemed to confirm during last night's MLSSoccer.com live stream of Kansas City's second preseason game that Kamara is headed abroad. During the broadcast, Gardner said Sporting will miss "Kei a little bit with his size" and "with Kei leaving."
Kamara is one of the hands (his signature move is to place both hands together in the shape of a heart) and faces of Sporting KC. He's the local team's most consistent goal scorer and likely the only player who has his own custom Chipotle card.
The challenge with having success in Major League Soccer is that other leagues and teams with often deeper pockets take notice. If Kamara leaves, he will be the second player lost to a British squad in the past few months. Midfielder Roger Espinoza was signed by the Premier League's Wigan Athletic (where it appears his nonstop motor is starting to win over the locals).
Teavana is a tea shop and bar that sells loose leaf teas, tea-brewing equipment and cups, and tea drinks. Teavana has two area shops in the Oak Park Mall and Independence Center.
The Gordon Biersch in Kansas City (100 East 14th Street) will have the kickoff tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The Leawood location (11652 Ash) will tap the Beechwood Blonde Bock on Thursday, January 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. in Kansas City with $5 house-made chips, garlic fries and rosemary chicken flatbread, and $1 off Gordon Biersch lagers and ales.
Wednesday, January 30, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Two American entrepreneurs claimed to have invented soft-serve ice cream: in 1936, Tom Carvel of the franchise brand bearing his name, and in 1938, inventors John Fremont "Grandpa" McCullough and his son, Bradley, co-founders of the Dairy Queen franchise. No matter who actually invented the product - a lighter, airier frozen confection dispensed from a machine - soft-serve caught on in America in a big way. By the 1950s, there was hardly a city that didn't feature at least one concrete block hut with a cheery name like Tastee Freez (celebrated in John Mellencamp's song "Jack & Diane"), Dairy Freeze, Dairy Dream, and Frosty Freez.
Name: John DePrisco
Occupation: photographer, the Photo Bus
Current neighborhood: River Market
Who or what is your sidekick? April, my 1970 VW Bus!
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? My mother worked for Delta for 42 years, and I have always loved to fly. So I would be a fighter pilot.
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