Pitch Party

If you divide the price of admission at the door ($25) by the number of rooms (five) at Artopia, the cost evens out to $5 per room — less if you purchased tickets in advance for $15 or $20 (or sprang for the new Pitch Passport, which includes admission to several of our signature throwdowns). Regardless, the flat fee you pay to attend Artopia — The Pitch‘s annual spring sampling of local performance art, visual art, live music, fashion, film and dance — is a steal, especially when you consider the added value of no-extra-charge nibbles from restaurants such as Blue Bird Bistro and One Bite Japanese Grill. As usual, the Screenland (1656 Washington) overflows with talent and admirers as displays of couture, soul music, fire breathing and more occur in every room plus the parking lot of the Crossroads’ favorite movie theater. Entertainers include the Good Foot, Leo Night Us, David Seume, DJ Skotti Fletcher, Vesuvius, DJ Tactic and Voler-Thieves of Flight, among others. The stimulation overload begins at 7 p.m. Call 816-561-6061 or see pitch.com/artopia for tickets and details.

Sat., April 3, 7 p.m., 2010