Office space: Whiskey Design serves bold ideas on the rocks on the West Side

The motto of Matt Wegerer’s branding and design studio, Whiskey Design, is Raise a Ruckus, and his office at 821 W. 17th St. is designed to give his staff the space to do that.

Plowboys Barbeque relocates, expands in downtown KC

Less than two years after opening in the Town Pavilion, Plowboys Barbeque has more than doubled its space in a new corner location at 12th & Main streets. It also has added more menu items including combo platters and french fries and will soon add evening hours Thursday through Saturday.

Nightmare in North Kansas City

Shock Treatment, a 5-month-old business in North Kansas City, spooks players with live, interactive theater experiences that blend the horror of haunted houses with the teamwork of escape rooms.

Westport’s new made-to-order doughnut shop opens Wednesday

Donutology plans a 6 a.m. opening Wednesday at 1009 Westport Road. It will specialize in made-to-order cake donuts with a variety of icings, toppings and drizzles. But it also will sell Daylight Donuts, including bear claws, apple fritters and cinnamon rolls.

Jazz Town: KC organist Chris Hazelton brings soul-jazz to life at Green Lady Lounge

Hazelton and his Boogaloo 7 are regulars at the Green Lady. Also on the KC scene this week: singer Denise Donatelli, and the beginning of Jazz Winterlude.

New Crossroads bakery will serve extra flaky cinnamon rolls

Brandon and Ida Kelley are opening Brioche at 2000 Main St. They will sell cream and fruit Danishes, muffins, savory pastries, coffeecakes, cookies and cinnamon rolls.

Artery: Zach Arlan does ‘whatever it takes’ to focus on painting

Zach Arlan moved to New York in 2004 to study design and later worked for companies such as Clinique and Estee Lauder. But last year, the 31-year-old returned home to Kansas City to focus on painting and a creative lifestyle that revolves around art.

The Big Show: Schoolboy Q @ the Midland

Schoolboy Q is poised to join Kanye West and Drake in the uppermost tier of elite rappers — and he’s coming to the Midland on Monday, Oct. 24.

Datelines: Scholarly Colorado transplant is looking for lasting love

Jason Jaumouille, who recently moved from Colorado to Kansas City, is ready to give up the bachelor life and settle down with a woman who values commitment, conversation and family.

Brookside to get new brewery but one for Lenexa falls through

BKS Artisan Ales plans an early 2017 opening at 633 E. 63rd St. Negotiations for a Lenexa brewery have fallen through but the owners are looking for another space in the area.

The best of fall’s First Friday street fashion

To bring in the new season, The Star staked out October’s First Friday to check out a host of the city’s fall style debuts.

Updates: Waldo’s ramen bar, Plaza’s Eddie V’s, expanded Plowboys BBQ set opening dates

Bōru Ramen Bar plans a mid-December opening in former 75th Street Brewery space in Waldo. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is scheduled to open Oct. 24 and Plowboys Barbeque is planning to open Oct. 19 in its new Town Pavilion space.

Sigur Rós takes a big Midland crowd on a spectacular emotional ride

Icelandic trio thrilled a sold-out crowd of about 2,300 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland with more than two hours of its trademark mix of experimental/art rock, a whirlwind mix of electronica, New Age/ambient and heavy post-rock.

Catching Kelce episode 2 recap: Travis Kelce becomes Richard Simmons?!?

Kansas City barbecue, a group date, cornhole and a first kiss? Catch all the details and a bit of analysis about the second episode of “Catching Kelce,” the dating show featuring Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

KC breweries manage short supplies in craft beer’s hops race

A heavy infusion of hops in craft-brewed beers has turned beer drinkers into sniffers, tasters and debaters. Piney, citrus and earthy aromas also have led to short supplies of some highly sought varieties of the hops that deliver these pungent punches. Relax, area brewers say. The shortage is under control and beer’s hops race runs unfettered.

Bikers bond over coffee in the wild West Bottoms

Blip Coffee Roasters combines coffee and biker culture in a way that’s only possible in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.

#InkTakeover: See the city through ‘Carrie Bradshaw’s’ eyes

Niloofar Shahmohammadi, the self-described Carrie Bradshaw of Kansas City,” takes Ink’s Instagram on a tour of the town.

Behind the proposal: Raymore writer uses Twitter to pop the question

Ty Fisher asked Kelli Torrez to marry him in the most romantic way possible: On Twitter, in front of hundreds of followers.

Money challenge: Paying off debt should hurt a little

Like a good workout, paying off debt leaves you feeling sore. That’s a good thing, because when it comes to your money, there’s no gain without a little pain.

The Big Show: Sound Machine @ RecordBar

Japanese pop punk band Shonen Knife headlines Saturday’s Sound Machine, the first in a new series of mini music festivals presented by Middle of the Map Fest.