Third Thursday brings Rad Tidings to the Nelson tonight

Last month’s Third Thursday party at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art — the series’ debut, pictured above — drew hundreds of people to the Bloch Building for coffee, beer, music, crafts and a gallery talk. Tough act to follow, we thought. Now comes Rad Tidings, from 6 to 9 tonight, and it sounds at least as cool: Katy Guillen & the Girls play three sets, world-champion air guitarist Eric “Mean” Melin performs and puts on a clinic, Two Tone Press helps you make wrapping paper, and hot chocolate helps you want to buy gifts from Two Tone, KC Cool, UrbanPleat and LKD Kustom Kreations. There’s also some museum-y stuff: Kate Garland and Kimberly Masteller talk about the Jain Shrine (free reservation required). Bad-weather casualty: The scheduled fruitcake toss is off. The museum is at 4525 Oak; details, including a full schedule, are here.

Categories: Art