Down the Aisle: Kaity and Teal Bunbury’s elegant KC wedding

Former Sporting Kansas City player Teal Bunbury and wife, Kaity, planned a fun and festive December wedding at Kansas City’s Grand Street Cafe.

Dining guide: 50 new restaurants in the KC area

Here’s a taste of some recent and coming additions to Kansas City’s food scene.

#InkTakeover with Rustin Dodd

The Star’s Royals beat writer shares snaps from The K and Columbus Park.

Boulevardia festival announces its music lineup

Third annual food, beer, music and art festival is June 17-19 Music headliners include Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, English Beat, Soul Asylum More than three dozen bands will perform over three days

#InkTakeover with Kristen Weigand

Guest Inkstagrammer Kristen Weigand runs with Ink’s IG. Next up to the plate, it’s The Kansas City Star’s own Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd.

Florence + The Machine flirt with perfection in Bonner Springs

About 15,000 fans spanning several generations attended the concert by the British group Although her theatrical gesticulations and interpretive dancing should have seemed preposterous, Welch’s boundless enthusiasm appeared to be unforced

The J Bar serves elegant culinary mash-ups in an Olathe hotel

The J Bar opened in Embassy Suites in January The bar and restaurant serves food influenced by Korean and Mexican cuisine Try the cheesesteak egg rolls and the blue masa fried chicken

The Big Show: Westport Roots Festival

Saturday’s third annual Westport Roots Festival features 60 rockabilly, bluegrass, folk and country ensembles at five Kansas City venues.

Houlihan’s debuts new cocktail menu in Overland Park, Dallas

Leawood-based chain rolling out new cocktail menu at its Overland Park and Dallas restaurants All 10 cocktails will be available starting Tuesday, but the chain is rolling out two new cocktails a day

Raising Cane’s Blue Springs update; new patios for Jax Fish House, Bier Station

Raising Cane’s opens in Blue Springs on Tuesday, and in Westport on June 7 Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, in the West Plaza, has a new patio Bier Station, in the Waldo/Brookside area, has opened a new expanded patio

Upstart Kansas City band gets a jump start on success

Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type has gotten radio play and festival spots Current lineup has been together less than six months Band will perform at this weekend’s Briarcliff Brewfest

Find handmade, ethical wares at Golden & Pine in east Brookside

Owner Stephanie Agne aims to sell products that she knows were ethically produced. Her style is clean, textural and cozy — the feeling you get when you walk into her shop.

KC triathlon is for the mind, body and spirit all day long

Wanderlust 108 festival features a 5K run/walk, yoga and meditation The daylong event takes over Berkley Riverfront Park on Saturday

Cafe Europa expands with Union Hill restaurant

Cafe Europa’s longtime chef and general manager are buying the Crestwood restaurant They also will open a new location in Union Hill in September The Country Club Plaza’s Republica will close May 28 and reopen under a new concept in mid-June

Summer 2016 highlights: KC PrideFest, Sarah Silverman, Boulevardia, Drake and more

What to do this summer? This guide highlights some of the biggest shows and most popular events. Use it to help you plan.

The Big Show: Florence + the Machine at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater

Florence + the Machine is a global powerhouse that draws on classic American soul. Grimes has a strong reputation among tastemakers. Both appear at Providence Medical Amphitheater on Tuesday.

Winners of Rocket Grants include projects about queer space, a socialist salon

Eleven projects were awarded a total of $60,000 Projects by local artists were chosen for innovation and amplification of marginal voices Rocket Grants are supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Bob Wasabi Kitchen's impeccably fresh fish, attention to detail elevate sushi standards

Bob Wasabi Kitchen offers impeccably fresh fish selections prepared by veteran sushi chef Bob Shin The streamlined menu elevates even standard rolls and pays particular attention to temperature The chirashi encapsulates the best ingredients of the sushi menu over a bowl of rice

Dish With Gish: Pigging out on Kansas City’s loaded pulled pork sandwiches

KC barbecue is all about brisket and burnt ends Some local pitmasters also smoke delicious Southern-style pulled pork Here are five pork sandwiches to try — and one “Pig Pie”

Country Club Plaza’s Republica is changing concepts

Locally owned Republica opened in August 2015 at 4807 Jefferson St. It will close at the end of business on May 28 It will reopen in mid-June as The Oliver, an American tavern