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CampBiz - November, 2011
October 28, 2011
by John Long

Click For Full Size Halloween Events

Although this is the November issue of Camp, we hit the streets on October 27, so just in case you pickup your copy of Camp, here are just a few of the Halloween events around town that we know of at this point.

Sharp�s - Sunday, October 30. 8 pm. 128 W. 63rd St., KCMO.
One of the most creative Halloween parties in town, this Brookside eatery and bar will shut down the restaurant, black out the windows and make the entire restaurant/bar one big Halloween party. The party is for adults only with a cash bar, free food, DJ, dancing, costume contests, and more. Cover fee is only $5.

Missie B�s � Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31. 805 W. 39th St., KCMO
Sunday October 30th and Monday October 31st. They have big cash prizes, great entertainment and huge crowds expected to celebrate on both nights. Sign up is from 9 � 9:30 both nights, contests begin at 10. The Sunday night prizes are $300, $200, and $100 then Monday night they are $150, $100 and $50.

Bistro 303 � Sunday, October 30. 4 pm. 303 Westport Road, KCMO
The Millennial League is hosting their Sunday night Tea Dance as a fundraiser for their annual Val-O-Ween (see story in this issue) with a Halloween costume concert. The grand prize for the contest is $1,000. The Halloween Tea Dance has a $5 door cover which goes to the fundraising efforts of the Millennial League and the Halloween contest with the chance to win $1, 000 is open to all who buy a $20 ticket to Val-O-Ween.

PlayMor Lounge � Saturday, October 29. 8 pm. 532 S. Joplin Aven. Joplin, Mo
Our friends in Joplin tell us they�re celebrating Halloween two days early on Saturday night so if you�re one of the many readers of Camp outside of Kansas City, join the friends at Play-Mor for a great evening. The costume contests starts at midnight with cash prizes going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50

As of our press time, we have not heard from any of the other gay bars and clubs regarding their Halloween plans but their addresses are all listed on page 23 of this issue and you can check on their Facebook or website pages.

New Changes in Décor at Sharp�s

Scott Coker-Padilla has told me that his work in some remodeling at Sharp�s 63rd St. Grille will begin in early November. It should be exciting to see their design changes and look for our �before and after� photos in the next issue of Camp.

HRC Third Thursday at the Like Me Lighthouse Center

The Kansas City Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign is hosting their monthly Third Thursday Social with a special theme in November. HRC-KC & The LIKE ME Organization, founded by openly gay country singer Chely Wright will offer a sneek peek at the new Like Me Lighthouse Foundation Center, an LGBT education and community center scheduled to open in 2012. The center will be a resource for LGBT youth and the community.

They�re inviting you to join them, tour the new facility in the early stages of design, and bring your collections of LGBT themed books and DVDs to help build the LikeMe Lighthouse library.

November 17th
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
3909 Main Street � Kansas City, MO 64111
Parking located behind the building
Refreshments provided

Tom Goss Live in Concert at Spirit of Hope MCC

Openly Gay Artist/songwriter Tom Goss will be appearing in Concert at Spirit of Hope MCC on Saturday, November 5, 2011. This is not his first appearance in Kansas City and many of you are fans from his previous concert in April, 2010 at the Record Bar and onstage at AIDS Walk.

His newest music video �LOVER� tackled �Don�t Ask, Don�t Tell� head on and was recently featured in The Advocate, Out. Com, Towleroad and After Elton. The video is currently in rotation on LOGO - it tells the story of a soldier killed in Afghanistan while his husband waits at home, and stars servicemen who where discharged under �Don�t Ask, Don�t Tell.� His previous two videos climbed to the top of MTV LOGO�s �The Click List�.

This is a free concert open to the community; a love offering will be collected. Spirit of Hope MCC is at 3801 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo. Free parking is available in the church�s lot, and street parking is also available. If you have questions, call the church office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) at 816-931-0750.

World AIDS Day

The AIDS Service Foundation will honor those living with HIV/AIDS and those we have lost in the fight, on December 1. Read more about the day�s events on page six of this issue of Camp and at their website,

The Kansas City Women�s Chorus presents: �Joy�

The Kansas City Women�s Chorus will be performing their holiday concert on December 10 at 8 pm. The 100-member chorus with Heartland Men�s Chorus Artistic director Joe Nadeau conducting will explore the joy of many different holiday traditions by performing seasonal favorites, beautiful choral classics and several surprise pieces!

The concert is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 8PM at the historic Folly Theatre, 300 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO. For tickets and information:
or call (816) 822-2344

Heartland Men�s chorus concert

The Heartland Men�s Chorus just held their annual Dinner of Note on October 15 with special guest, openly gay singer Matt Alber, and their next big event will be their annual holiday concert. This year�s theme will be the successful television show, �Glee�. As always they promise fun production numbers, and a merry way to welcome the holiday season.

Holiday Glee
December 2 & 3 at 8 pm
December 4 at 4 pm
Folly Theater (300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, MO
For tickets:

4th Annual Holiday Homes Tour

Join Good Samaritan Project and SAVE Inc. on December 4 from 1-5 pm for their 4th annual Holiday Homes Tour in historic Hyde Park. Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or or call (816) 561-8784.

Screenland Slams

Local actor and singer with Heartland Men�s Chorus, Tom Lancaster wears another hat with Screenland Slams at the Screenland Crown Center. This campy evening involves a cast of other entertainers including Daisy Buckett who spoof a movie the first weekend of every month. As they say in their press release, �Three local comedians provide live commentary for some of the worst films in history, and make an unintentionally funny film intentionally hilarious.�

The next Screenland SLAMS will be �War of the Worlds� on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 pm. The location is: Screenland Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. 3rd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information call: 816.545.8034 or visit:

MAFA Parent�s Night Out

The Midwest Alternative Family Alliance (MAFA) is having an event that every parent of any sexual orientation would appreciate. A night out without children! It�s scheduled for Saturday, November 19. The group of LGBT parents and prospective parents is meeting at 6 pm for cocktails and 7:30 pm for dinner at a host site in Overland Park. After cocktails and hors d�ouevres the group wil head out to a few restaurants in small groups for dinner and conversation. They encourage people to bring their friends. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to:

KC Legal

Among the many events and educational forums that KC Legal hosts or organizes for the LGBT and allied legal communities, here�s what is happening in November:

Saturday, November 3 � Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City Scholarship Reception. Kansas City Country Club Marriott, 4455 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Wednesday, November 16 � Joint Bar Association Diversity Luncheon: Topeka
This event will be at Kansan Grill (705 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka), 11:30 am -1 pm. Evites will be send shortly. Sponsor of the luncheon: Kansas Bar Association

For more information contact: Lana M. Knedlik. or visit You can also listen to Knedlik and Lisa every second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm on KKFI, 90.1 FM or to hear them discuss recent LGBT legal issues.
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