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The finest old-school spins at Gusto.

Waldo market heads inside for winter.

Hear real -deal Celtic music. .

NIGHT + DAY WEEK OF DECEMBER 15–21

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472-7777) holds a Snooki Look-a-Like Contest, hosted by the pocket-sized guidette queen herself, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Juice your pecs, get fresh to death and join — or just watch dozens of KC women vie to become top meatball. Admission is a diminutive $10. See voodookc.com for more information. — MEGAN METZGER

[FOOD & DRINK]

HAVE A POTATO, PLATO

Earlier this year, the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art collaborated for The Dining Room Project, eight weeks of installations, discussions, workshops, FIND screenings and eating MANY MORE experiences at the Paragraph Gallery and KCJMCA’s Epsten A collection of LISTINGS Gallery. this work, along with ONLINE AT essays and recipes from PITCH.COM the artists involved, has been published as The Dining Room Project Catalog Cookbook, and the release party is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange (1924 Main, 816-471-2177). For the price of a $100 ticket, an attendee receives a copy of the book, a glass of wine, a three-course meal (prepared by Rieger chef Howard Hanna from recipes in the book), and a raffle ticket. The raffle winner dines out with The Pitch’s own Charles Ferruzza. RSVP at 913-266-8413 or e-mail mdc.kcjmca@gmail.com. — BERRY ANDERSON

[NIGHTLIFE]

SLICK AS ICE

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KENNETH KUPFER

F R I D AY [NIGHTLIFE]

[HISTORY]

HOT SALSA

DOWNTON DOWNTOWN

Kelly Osbourne was known as a fleshy loudmouth before her Dancing With the Stars debut. But when Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter danced the salsa, she transformed into a sultry little thang, prompting judge Bruno Tonioli to declare her “flirty, dirty and sexy.” For locals seeking such a makeover — or those simply seeking a new nightlife adventure — the Kansas City Salsa Club offers help with free salsa lessons for beginners at 9 p.m. every Friday at the Marquee Lounge, inside AMC Mainstreet (1400 Main, 816-474-4545). Prior experience of shakin’ it to Latin music is not required. “We go easy on salsa virgins,” club leader Howard Carney says. The club also has dance lessons five nights a week, but only the Friday lessons at the Marquee are provided free of charge. For more information, see kansascitysalsaclubs.com or call 816-812-1175. — NANCY HULL RIGDON

Wearing furry Ugg boots, sassy-assed sweatpants and ugly holiday sweaters may cut it at some winter parties, but at the Winter Dance Party Formal, sponsored by Kansas City Rockabilly, you’ll be better off in a pair of brothel creepers, a poodle skirt or tapered chinos. “The event isn’t as formal as our annual prom, but we do encourage folks to dress up in their best vintage outfits. But, of course, it’s not required,” says DJ Hepkat, head honcho of KC Rockabilly. Nevertheless, Knuckleheads Saloon owner Frank Hicks and his staff are judging a best-dressedcouple contest. This 8 p.m. shindig features Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Jayke Orvis, and the Rumblejetts. Merchandise from KC Rockabilly and Pinups for Pitbulls 2012 calendars will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. See kcrockabilly.com for more information. — ABBIE STUTZER

Full disclosure: We are hooked on Downton Abbey. We find the beautiful PBS Masterpiece, British-period drama soothing, surprisingly easy to follow and full of useful lessons in Edwardian etiquette. The end of the first season left the Crawley family and their household of servants facing the beginning of World War I. Important questions remain: What of Lady Mary and her search for a husband? What of the mysterious valet Bates and his romance with Anna? Is Lady Sybil a lesbian? If you can’t wait until the January 8, 2012, premiere, see a sneak preview of the first hour of the new season tonight at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial (100 West 26th Street, 816-784-1918). Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserve a spot at kcpt. org/events. The high drama begins at 7 p.m. — BERRY ANDERSON

[THEATER]

Ladies, how smush-able are you? (Saturday)

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[NIGHTLIFE]

RAISE THE POUF

Months ago, following a pickle-margarita nightcap, we dreamed about being Snooki. And in the dream, we discovered that being Snooki meant being whisked away beyond a bumpin’ Vegas club’s velvet rope to an exclusive, zebra-skinned corner, along with fellow Jersey Shore shit starters Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. We drank cocktails by the yard and danced in the dark with our sunglasses on while the whole crowd gawked at us. It was friggin’ awesome. Beginning at 9 p.m., our dream becomes your reality. The VooDoo Lounge (1 Riverboat Drive, 816-

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Andromeda Sparks, lead character of the locally produced Slaughterhouse Opera, has seen her family and friends destroyed by zombies. Committing herself to vengeance, Sparks starts to zero in on the origins of the zombie outbreak. Along the way, she falls into bed with a hard-living rock star. Sparks (played by Aurelie Roque) is one of five characters contending with the undead in this production of Slaughterhouse Opera, brought to us by writer Samn Wright. The live theater and rock show also features Wright as lovelorn musician-waiter Joe Swain, Matt McCann as a power-hungry mogul and Jeremy Ford as a zombie-killing scientist. There is, of course, a chorus of zombies and something called a cowbell pistol. The bloody mayhem goes down at 9 p.m. at Czar (1531 Grand, continued on page 14

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