Run on the Talent Bank

El Torreon may get cleaned up a bit and reopened, but it will always be a dive — a dive with history and a stage. So what better way to raise money to renovate the building than a talent show? Today from noon to 2:30 p.m., acts of various ages and talents will compete for first prize of at least $100 at El Torreon (3101 Gillham Plaza, 816-561-8349). As of press time, 15 applicants had signed up. The groups will pay a $15 entry fee and be judged by members of community arts organizations. Admission to the show costs $2 at the door, and net proceeds go toward the renovation of the building. To register, call 816-561-3596 or 816-359-9085.

Sun., Aug. 10, noon, 2008