Without regular exposure to art, culture-seekers must endure bland vacation slideshows for a single unique still or scour the Internet for cubist emoticons. Overload on artistic eyefuls with today's Groupon to No Coast KC on Friday, June 3. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get two general-admission tickets (a $10 value).
- For $15, you get two VIP tickets, available to guests ages 21 and older (a $30 value).
No Coast KC will assemble locally produced technology, art, food, and live entertainment in the midst of the Crossroads arts district, granting creative Kansas Citizens the opportunity to display their work to appreciative crowds. General-admission tickets grant access to a blocked-off stretch of 19th Street bookended by two stages sporting live entertainment, ranging from spoken-word artists to local bands to all-pigeon burlesque troupes. Street performers will roam the event acting out spontaneous small-group routines that could entertain attendees with circus acrobatics, choreographed dance, or digital art. An outdoor drink garden supplies thirsty ticketholders with coffee specialties from Mildred's Cafe as well as hand-muddled libations made by regional mixologists.
VIP passes supplement outdoor events with private entertainment near the Hemingway Gallery. At 5 p.m., guests can view demonstrations from "gastrict painters" creating edible dishes that provoke the eye or watch technicians from KC First Robotics compete with mechanized inventions fueled exclusively by Gatorade. Three drink tickets expertly haggle for any cocktail at the full-service bar while an indoor stage features more exclusive performers throughout the evening.