Brush Creek Art Walk FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
This first-time event will cover roughly four miles and include music, as local and regional artists take part in a live painting competition along Brush Creek near the Country Club Plaza. Artists have three days to complete their works, which will then be judged by juror Paul Dorrell of the Leopold Gallery. The top works will be selected for display at the UMKC Gallery of Art. Admission is free, and artist registration is $35 at brushcreekartwalk.org.
Theatre in the Park presents ‘Urinetown’ THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
The popular summer theater series kicks it up a notch this week with the presentation of a deliciously disgusting satire about what happens when the world’s water dries up. A shortage of water has made a conglomerate out of water company Urine Good Company, who sends folks to a place called Urinetown if they refuse to pay a fee to pee. The production, held at Shawnee Mission Park in Shawnee, is directed by Olathe South High School theater director David Hastings. Shows begin at 8:30 p.m., with gates opening an hour earlier. Adult tickets are $8, except on Thursdays, when they’re 20 percent off. theatreinthepark.org
Spend happy hour at the city’s gathering place for art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The new event runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bloch Building’s lobby, where patrons can mingle, drink and enjoy art and live music in a casual atmosphere. Admission to the event is free, but entrance into the exhibition “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939” is $8 (or free for members). There’s also a cash bar available. Go to nelson-atkins.org for more information.
KC Royals vs. Cleveland Indians NEXT TUESDAY
If the Royals hope to salvage a season that, with the exception of a widely successful All-Star week, has been mostly forgettable, they’ll need to piece together some kind of an early second-half run. Things have gone dismally since the All-Star break — through last Sunday, the Royals had gone 3-7 during a stretch that included series against downtrodden Seattle and Minnesota — but they’ll have an opportunity to make up some ground in the AL Central during next week’s three-game series with the visiting Cleveland Indians. The series opens Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets start at $12 at kcroyals.com.