bonny Monday

Thanks to movers and shakers like Miles Bonny, Mondays don’t have to suck. Bonny and his esteemed DJ partner, Joc Max, are firing up a free weekly night called A Case of the Mondays at 8 p.m. every Monday at the Phoenix Jazz Club (302 West Eighth Street, 816-472-0001). The historic jazz club was a thriving speakeasy during the Pendergast era and a brothel to roving gamblers. “The most intriguing aspect for me is the history of the building,” Bonny says. “I’m feeling like it might become my home base because I get to play the music I love, and there’s no expectation to turn it into a pop dance party.” While Bonny spins jazz and associated music, revelers can pay for their food and drinks with round numbers of dollars and quarters (the club figures in tax). Just don’t joke about going up to the third floor to visit Madame Linna Laws.— Richard Gintowt

Mondays, 8 p.m., 2009