Warm Up Your Walking Shoes

Know where Missy Koonce will be tonight? At the Kansas City AIDS Walk Kick-Off party. The actress, singer and theater director is this year’s master of ceremonies for the charity launch event, which also promises food, plenty of entertainment and a preview of the 2010 AIDS Walk campaign. Just head to Flo’s Cabaret (1911 Main, 816-283-3567) at 5:30 p.m. to gear up for the actual walk, scheduled for April 24 at Theis Park. The kickoff party begins a series of events, including a walker summit, a mini-golf pub crawl and a fashion show. Those who need help after work choosing charity over the DVR should consider that 5,700 Kansas Citians live with AIDS — 700 more than three years ago. For more information, see aidswalkkansascity.org

Thu., Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m., 2010