Sausage-Free Dinner show

Instead of pounding some pulled pork or binging on bacon in this home stretch of the grilling season, you may want to savor a vegetarian dish, which the folks at Café Seed (2932 Cherry) want you to know can be just as tasty and even more satisfying. The quaint eatery is known for serving up local, organic vegan burgers, tacos and sandwiches that even a carnivore can love. Enjoy some flesh-free fare and see a dinner-theater production of local playwright Vanessa Chatman’s Decisions, Dilemmas and Denial, a series of real-experience-based monologues performed by seven women who remind us that being a chick can sometimes feel like a battle. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., with additional performances at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The same schedule holds next weekend. Tickets cost $35 apiece or $30 in groups of five or more. To reserve seats, e-mail For details, see or call 816-561-7333.— Angela Lutz

Thu., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 5 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 18, 5 p.m., 2010