Interior Designs

Local designers have been working around the clock to get the Nelly Don Estate ready for the Kansas City Symphony Alliance’s 40th-annual Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. The house, located at 5236 Cherry, is open through May 17 (closed Mondays). The Symphony Alliance keeps the doors open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and holds house parties, which kick off today at 5:30 p.m. — the UMKC Alpha Kappa Chapter Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Musical Fraternity performs, and partygoers nosh on treats from Salsman Catering. Tickets are available in advance for $13 at Hy-Vee and Hen House stores or are $15 at the door. A house tour is included in the price of admission. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Symphony youth concerts. See or e-mail organizer Judy Barackman at for more information.

Thu., April 30, 5:30-8 p.m.; Thu., May 7, 5:30-8 p.m.; Thu., May 14, 5:30-8 p.m., 2009