“Electric Poe” – Union Cemetery – 227 E. 28th Terrace – TheCoterie.org

While live theater is a rare thing in the COVID era, The Coterie children’s theater and the Union Cemetery Historical Society have found a unique way to make the show go on. Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 31, the historic cemetery south of Crown Center will become an outdoor theater. Actor R.H. Wilhoit will deliver Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Premature Burial” and “The Masque of the Red Death” in the style of an 1850s orator alongside Rex Hobart on electric guitar. The forty five-minute show is designed for ages ten and older. Space is limited to allow for social distancing. Patrons must bring their own chairs and blankets, and face masks will be required while entering and moving around the cemetery.

Photo courtesy KC Parks.

KC Underground Film Fest- KCUFF.eventive.org – 1818 Wyandotte Street

Featuring nearly thirty hours of programming, the first-ever KC Underground Film Festival will run from October 15 to 31. The free event will be held outside at the Film Row Art Screen in the Crossroads Arts District. The festival’s seventy seven films come from around the globe and range from documentaries, feature films, shorts, and animation. Attendees are asked to wear masks, bring their own chairs, and sit in pre-designated sections for social distancing.

Fall menu at Sweet Tea Pie Co. – SweetTeaPieCo.com

Photo courtesy Sweet Tea Pie Co.

After being furloughed this spring due to the pandemic, chef Amy Marcus started making pies in her home kitchen as a way to pass the time and provide comfort food to friends and family. The project led to a full-fledged business, Sweet Tea Pie Co. Now, she works out of a commercial kitchen space inside the Bauer Building and is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies. Her fall-inspired flavors include s’mores, pumpkin spice latte, bourbon maple pecan, chai chess, and caramel apple and pancetta.

Borgman’s Farmstead Store – 27 S. Second Street – Odessa – Facebook: @BorgmansDairyFarm

Cheesemaker Janet Smith will celebrate the grand opening of her first storefront on Oct. 3. The downtown Odessa location extends the reach of Borgman’s Dairy Farm, which Janet’s grandmother Blanche Borgman started in 1935. The shop offers items like chevre and flavored cheeses, sweet and savory cheesecakes, goat’s milk yogurt, Mexican-style caramel sauce, handmade goat milk soap, lotion and salves, and more. Janet also has a community supported agriculture membership program that allows customers to pick up weekly boxes of local produce such as dairy, meat, flowers, and vegetables.

Nickel and Suede – Country Club Plaza – 232 Nichols Road – NickelAndSuede.com

Since 2014, Kilee and Soren Nickels have contributed to Kansas City’s fashion scene with their line of lightweight leather earrings, cuffs, and other accessories. The couple’s flagship boutique is in Liberty and on Sept. 12, they expanded the brand with the grand opening of a 1,300-square-foot location on the Country Club Plaza.