Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weekend Picks: Tricks and Treats (and Jokes and Songs and Plays and Movies)


Well, the Replay is (as usual) killing it this weekend.

Tonight: comedy!  And we hear the Harpoon gang has something VERY special planned for NEXT week's pre-Halloween edition. 




On Friday, the bar finally turns 21!  Yep, they've been serving you delicious PBR for 21 damn years. Go celebrate with the Hips and Gnarly Davidson and Approach.


And on Saturday the ever-popular (but always insufferably crowded) Fashion Monsters Fashion Show returns.  Go ogle the well-dressed guys and ghouls.



 


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The resurgence of serious, ambitious theatre in LFK is a good thing.  Go support it by seeing Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness at the LAC (a co-production of Card Table Theatre and the Arts Center). It runs for three weekends so excuses won't be accepted.  The FB event page is here.




And Film Church is back on Sunday with pre-Halloween screenings of Young Frankenstein.  Maggie's Film Church sermon is at the 4:00 screening.
 








Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weird Royals Story of the Week: A Homeland Security Panty Raid!


Chip has been annoyed by the lack of titillating stories here lately, so today we're focusing on one of the more unusual tales to spring up around Royals-mania in KC:  a good old-fashioned panty raid conducted by no less than...the Dept. of Homeland Security!  What??

KC artist (and former Work of Art reality-show contestant) Peregrine Honig found her "Take the Crown" panties confiscated from Birdies, her lingerie boutique, because the design of the KC logo was deemed copyright infringement. 

But why was Homeland Security involved?  We still don't really know. Read the Pitch version of the story here.

Chip: "Can we see a picture of the panties?

Sure, Chip.  Here's a pic from Birdies website.

BIRDIESPANTIES.COM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Royals-Related Re-Arrangement of the Week: Hospital Ships at Love Garden in the Afternoon!


The World Series is creating all kinds of interesting scheduling havoc even here in LFK, with various events postponing or re-arranging so that fans can watch the Royals.   The City Fathers are meeting earlier than usual tonight to decide whether to close down a block of downtown New Hampshire for TWO YEARS to accommodate another apartment building construction project.  The Oread Hotel rescheduled a whiskey tasting (since when can't people watch baseball AND taste whiskey?).  And Love Garden shifted Wednesday's Hospital Ships homecoming show to 5:00 in the afternoon, giving scenesters an extra incentive to start drinking PBR earlier than usual.  Check out the FB event page for the Hospital Ships/The Dan Ryan World Series Pre-Gamer here.  And note that Shy Boys are no longer on the bill.  Presumably they're staying in KC to watch the Series.





Monday, October 20, 2014

Stuff We Life This Week: Local Celebrity Coffee Drinks; Boog-Style Politics; Royals and Sung Woo



Our friends at La Prima Tazza have a new monthly special: a drink inspired by a local celebrity.  Will Chip eventually get his own frothy beverage, perhaps one with a little boner carefully crafted into the foam?  Maybe (though probably it won't be exactly like that description). Keep an eye on Tazza's back-from-the-dead and very active Twitter account here. This month's Halloween-centric concoction is the "Bloody BARRR."  Here's BARRR drinking it. 




We like that local political legend Boog had an army of fire-wielding hula hoopers helping him "Fire Up The Vote!" on Mass. this weekend.


 


And did you all hear that the Royals are in the damn WORLD SERIES??  We like it. And none other than @Koreanfan_KC is en route back to KC as we speak.  With Sung Woo on hand, the Royals will NOT lose.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekend Picks: Comedy, Rock, Benefits, and More


Well, the Royals are in the World Series!  What??  And how should you spend your time while waiting for the epic battle to commence?

Head to Replay tonight for comedy and stick around late for the sure-to-be-triumphant return of Psychic Heat.    We don't know who the comedians are, but they're surely funnier than SNL's Colin Jost, who is at the Lied Center tonight.  Plus, beer and tacos!  And why is the rock show billed as starting at 9:00 pm on the poster below.  Because we all know that ain't happening!!







Catch La Guerre at the Bottleneck on Friday but try not to cry because Cowboy Indian Bear has disbanded.  Those little cowboys, Indians, and bears have plenty of other projects to entertain you!

Upcoming La Guerre dates:




And Saturday brings the annual Friends of the League benefit in ELFK at the Makerspace.  It's always a good and usually very drunken evening. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Day Drinking Pick: Royals!!



Even LFK has finally caught Royals-mania.  And we can't remember ever having a better reason to booze it up at 3:00 on a Wednesday October afternoon.  Or at least not since 85.  Will today be the day??

Instant-classic Moose-catch photo via KC-Star:

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas went airborne to make a catch on a foul ball hit by Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones in the sixth inning Tuesday at ALCS playoff baseball game on October 13, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Midweek Picks: Terror Tuesday, Royals, Nerds, and a Film Screening


The Royals are back after a rain out.  Where's your best Royals-watching bar?  We've sampled Burger Stand, Conroy's, and Gaslight for recent games.

Due to the Royals, the Terror Tuesday double-feature at Frank's has been reduced to one midnight screening:  Night of the Comet.   For those who were looking forward to Night of the Creeps, local jokester Peter Lyrene made a screencap of all the best parts. You can find it on the FB event page.






The Nerds are back on Wednesday but don't worry: the Royals afternoon game should be over by eight (depending on how many extra innings they inevitably play). Too bad the subjects aren't baseball-centric. But they ARE suitably spooky for an October Nerd Nite: "Mystery, Monsters, and Maggots." There's also a costume contest. The  FB event page is here.  But no official poster? Come on, nerds!



Liberty Hall hosts a film screening of God, Grant Me on Thursday.  Some pals of ours worked on the flick.  It's about drugs and cancer, but we hear it's funny too! And maybe sort of "meta?"  Find the FB event page here and the film's official FB page here with a full synopsis. Here's a bit of it:

"With a heavy focus on connection through flaws and finding reality through fiction, ‘god, grant me’ focuses on how the messy bits of life can lead to a deeper and more lasting revelation. Even more so than those sappy love stories."