Per the Sprint Center's website, the show was canceled "due to illness" and "all original tickets [...] will be honored on March 3." Per my friends who attended, Strait came out, played two songs, said he couldn't go on, and then walked off stage.
Martina McBride will open the rescheduled show, as she did the truncated performance this past weekend. Here's hoping she works up a different set list for everybody seeing round 2.
Fo Thai now serves more than 20 kinds of martinis and a collection of intriguing cocktails — the Elder 1 ($8) being the top contender for a new spring drink. It's green tea vodka, elderflower liquor, Pimm's, berry juice, lime juice and mint. The Asian fusion restaurant has also launched a series of daily drink specials — mojitos are $4 today, and signature martinis, regularly $10, are $5 on Thursdays.
Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. every day and from 9 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday. All appetizers are half-price (the tempura rock shrimp should be ordered), and there are three $5 bar menu items — chicken curry balls, Thai chicken and Thai basil margherita pizza. On Thursdays, there are smaller versions of menu standards, including pork pot stickers ($5), an oven-roasted chicken breast with Thai eggplant in a coconut curry sauce ($11), and Peking duck breast in a massaman curry sauce ($15).
For three nights next month — Thursday March 29;Friday, March 30; and Saturday, March 31 — Pope and Vergara will turn a space in Lens 2 of the Bloch Building into a restaurant, with one seating each night. Unlike the previous three dining events, Vagabond Four will be a slightly more formal affair: Each night's dinner will be preceded with a private tour of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Vergara says. And Pope's menu will be influenced by many of the art treasures in the museum's collections. Vergara says tickets — priced at $100 each (including tax and gratuity) — will go on sale to the public March 1 at Brown Paper Tickets.
"For this Vagabond, we'll be using the museum's staff instead of our own servers and workers," Vergara says. "The dinner will be served in a private space; it's not one of the public galleries."
Biggs also turned up on my radar this past December, when I heard that Muscle Worship was scheduled to play there on a Sunday night, which struck me as unusual. That show didn't end up panning out, but then last Sunday, I heard the Claque had a gig there, so I figured it was time to investigate. I went, and I saw the Claque blast some rawk, and I drank some $1 Pabst, and I'll tell you what else I did: I urinated. A couple of times, in fact.
Weird mix of shows this week.
Let's start with the industrial-rock explosion that's going to happen this spring, and then again this fall:
The L.A. electronica/punk '90s band Powerman 5000 plays the Beaumont Thursday, September 13, at 7 p.m. (all ages). Support from Swill, Syn City Cowboys and Razorwire Halo.
And you've probably heard by now that Marilyn Manson is headed to the Uptown Theater. See if he has amped up his shock value Wednesday, May 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. doors. (all ages). Tickets are on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.
The Jackpot hosts two very awesome but very different types of shows this spring. Catch the odd, experimental pop group Xiu Xiu May 22, at 9 p.m. (18 and older). Support from Dirty Beaches. Then, Wednesday, April 25, the psychedelic folk band Woods, performs. Support from MMOSS, 8 p.m. (18 and older).
I won't claim to be first to the party with these discoveries, but I will admit that I understand all the fuss. Two years ago, I downed my first goober burger, courtesy of the now departed Chef Burger (the current home of the Whopper Bar). I've since ventured to the Wheel Inn in Sedalia for what many would consider the ultimate peanut-butter-topped creation.
And this weekend, I learned that Fritz's Gen Dare — a hamburger topped with grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, pickle and hash browns — should be much more mainstream. The salty, crunchy potatoes add a nice layer of depth to the brunch burger just begging for a fried egg on top.
What should be next in the name of hamburger experimentation?
The cake party was successful enough that Elder has decided to double the fun. This Saturday and Sunday, Elder will be flying in a quartet of his TV baking-competition pals to mount a public challenge and even a Guinness Book of World Records attempt when he hostsKC CakeFest at the Kansas City Convention Center. (You can find more details about the schedule of activities here). Proceeds from this year's cake festival will be donated to the Whole Person.
Before establishing himself as a cable culinarian and bake-shop owner (Elder's Black Sheep Custom Cakes is located in Clinton, Missouri), Elder was a master auto mechanic in Clinton. On Sunday afternoon, Elder attempts to break a world record that combines his two best-known talents: cars and cakes. Elder is creating the “fastest cake car” for the final day of KC CakeFest. The Whole Person’s Christi Campos says that to break the world’s record, Elder must drive a car covered with “at least 95 percent edible ingredients” at least 10 miles an hour. Elder will take his custom cakemobile down Wyandotte Street (by the convention center) at 1 p.m.
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