Kansas City native Laura Marcusse-Sanko will make her professional debut at Invicta FC on Saturday night at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. Invicta FC is the all-pro women’s mixed martial arts competition, which began in Kansas City about a year ago. The undercard, consisting of six bouts, will feature fighters from all over the world including Marcusse-Sanko. The main event will feature Rio de Janeiro’s Claudia Gadelha against Carla Esparza of Redondo Beach, Calif. The action begins at 6 p.m., with tickets beginning at $25.
First Friday Art Walk will be held at the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City on Friday night. The event will feature artists, food and drink, music and entertainment. The galleries in the district, along with most of the businesses, will be open from 7 to 9 p.m.
Live theatre Jan. 4 to Jan. 6:
- H & R Block City Stage Theater: Union Station, “Mid-Life The Crisis Musical”, closes Jan. 19.
- Lewis and Shirley White Theatre: 5801 W. 115th, Overland Park, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”, closes Jan. 13.
Music Friday Jan. 4:
- Aftershock Bar and Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, SamSara.
- Czar: 1531 Grand, My Oh My, Til Willis and Erratic Cowboy, Interstate Astronauts.
- Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, The Summit, After Nations.
- Kelly’s Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd., Outtakes.
- RecordBar: 1020 Westport Rd., Elvis tribute with Jeff Bergen, Rich Vickers at 7:30 p.m. Motley Crue tribute at 10:30 p.m. with Looks That Kill.
- Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, At the Left Hand of God, Troglodyte, Moire, Sequoia.
- Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Common Ground Poets and Musicians.
Music Saturday Jan. 5:
- Aftershock Bar and Grill: 5240 Merriam Dr., Merriam, Klehma, Vanlade, Hellevate, Sarmatian Night.
- Czar: 1531 Grand, Summit, Starhaven Rounders, Whiskey Breath.
- Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club: 3402 Main, Taste Bud G-Spot, Plug Uglies, Mr. Marco’s V7.
- Kelly’s Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd., Magnetics.
- RecordBar: 1020 Westport, Claire and the Crowded Stage, Run With It, Thousand Dreadful Things, Stacked.
- Riot Room: 4048 Broadway, COA, Joey Cool, Abnorm, Dom Chronicles.
- Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, KC Cabaret variety show