You might observe some bobbing heads, tapping toes, or maybe a girl doing a jump-snap-spin move at any given concert. Whatever you’re used to seeing, however, is nothing like the exorcist style of bone movement that occurs amidst some grimy dubstep. In other electronic dance music (EDM) crowds, you might also find the crowd fully immersed into their own bodies, flowing energetically with the music. This is the type of experience San Holo brings, a more psychedelic, ambient and genre-bending performance. This is why I love EDM, even if years have passed since my last EDM show. Prior to the pandemic, you could identify me in the pit at least once a month. San Holo is the perfect welcome back to the ravers of KC.
Taco party at Yoli Tortilleria
Taco Tuesday came a day early this week. Yoli Tortilleria is hosting a taco party this Monday night featuring Hank Shaw, a chef, ex-commercial fisherman and cookbook author. He will be crafting two types of tacos for party guests, including shrimp in chirmol sauce and venison carne guisada. Stop in for a quick bite and check out the cookbook that teaches readers how to prepare creatures of the seas, lakes and rivers.
Category: Food & Drink
When: Monday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m.
Location: Westside North
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/566020281184869/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
In This Moment & Black Veil Brides
Even I would have hesitated before clicking purchase on these tickets, but I couldn’t exclude this concert. In This Moment and The Black Veil Brides are certainly not bands for the faint of heart, but this will be one hell of a show, literally. Check out their music on YouTube and you’ll know if this is the October music event for you.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m.
Location: The Midland
James Bond “No Time to Die”
The first James Bond film came out in 1962. A whopping 59 years later, the 27th production hits the big screen. James Bond “No Time to Die” is the perfect excuse to throw on a suit, order up a vesper and enjoy a classic evening of motion pictures.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Screenland Armour Theatre
More information: https://screenland.com/movie/no-time-to-die-
“Carrie: The Musical” by Faust Theatre
Carrie is a young girl who gets bullied in school, but her life begins to rapidly change when she learns she holds special telekinetic powers. She uses her newfound ability to exact horrifying revenge on her tormentors. The Stephen King book has been adapted into various movies, but the Arts Asylum takes the musical-theater angle on this creepy classic.
When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: The Arts Asylum
UMKC Volker Campus art walk
UMKC’s Volker campus doubles as an expansive art exhibit. Turns out, you can tour it with a guide and learn about all the artists that contributed to the compelling scenery. This tour will include the newest addition: UMKC’s iconic kangaroo in statue form. Take the tour and learn how Walt Disney contributed to our school mascot and other UMKC secrets.
When: Friday, Oct. 22, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Atterbury Student Success Center
More information: https://calendar.umkc.edu/event/15107-umkc-volker-campus-art-walk
San Holo “BB U Ok?” Tour
And this leads us to the main event, San Holo. His music is the kind of ambient sound that you might put on in your car alone and forget where it was you were headed in the first place. What sets San Holo apart is his ability to please the crowd and teach them something new about music all the while. His skills on guitar are also a point of variation from other EDM artists.
When: Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 p.m.
Location: The Midland
More information: https://www.axs.com/events/403531/san-holo-tickets?cid=afffboea
One of the greatest things I learned in my life is that raunchy, alcohol-guzzling Ron White is dear friends with none other than Dr. Phil. This unlikely friendship is just one example of the hilarity that is the life of Ron White. Usually holding a cigar and a glass of whisky, White rattles off tales of his personal life that will make anyone’s cheeks sore. This conflicts with San Holo, so yes, I will miss it, but if you love comedy more than dancing in the dark with strangers don’t hesitate on this one.
When: Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ameristar Casino and Hotel
Walktober is taking place every Sunday this month to promote spending time outdoors this fall season. Bring your bike, your running shoes or your dog for a morning stroll among the changing leaves. Walktober buttons, designed by Kevin Worley, will be given to the first 200 participants of the walk each week.
When: Sunday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Truman Sports Complex Trailhead, Lot L