Published August 27th, 2015 at 3:53 PM1 minute read
(Three stories to have in your wheelhouse)
The honors kept coming all week, and deservedly so, for those brave boys, ahem, men, on the French train. We’re so enamored that they were forgiven for wearing polo shirts to the Frenchie version of the White House; we couldn’t stop cheering for and reading about our home-country heroes.
This one’s a bummer, ya’ll. Since Saturday, when the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. excitedly tweeted that Mei Xiang had gone into labor, we’ve been all about #Pandastory. Sadly one of the little guys/girls (sex was underdetermined) didn’t make it through the week.
This isn’t important because their Veep of Advancement is my doubles tennis partner, but because when the Kansas City Art Institute announced last week that it received an anonymous $25 million donation, the news received great local attention as well as love from The New York Times. That’s a big win for the historical local institution.
WHAT WE’RE FORWARDING: Baaaa!
Shrek the Sheep-Who-Avoided-Shearing became our furry buddy this week, when PBS | Nature posted him on Facebook. Shrek’s gone on to that big wool cloud in the sky since the story originally made the rounds in 2004, but we thank him for the giggles this week. Also for these really warm socks.
(He was apparently wrapped in enough wool for twenty men’s suits.)
CLICK HERE: Happy Hour KC
It’s Thursday, which means it’s practically Friday, which means it’s practically the weekend. With that logic in mind, we’re all up in the happy hour breakdown at Happy Hour KC. Search by location to answer the question of, “Want to knock off and get a drink?” with a resounding, “Yes.”
There’s a TedxKC event this weekend that even we had a hard time getting in to, and we’re a sponsoring partner. So what’s out there and accessible? So much. But among the favorites are the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tomorrow at Starlight Theater. Because Aziz and Amy.
And even sooner than tomorrow is tonight and the album release party with Lauren Anderson and the Steepwater Band at Knuckleheads. Prep for the show with Anderson’s spot in The Bridge’s Eight-One-Sixty studio.