Life in KC

The Big Show: Drake @ the Sprint Center

Kansas City’s most momentous hip-hop concert of the summer features Drake, Future, Roy Woods and Dvsn. The show is sold out.

Ink Instagram takeover: Rose McManus

Rose McManus managed to make the Nelson-Atkins’ famous Shuttlecocks look fresh during her week as Ink’s guest Instagrammer.

Leavenworth cyclist raising money for salad bars in schools

Ryan Willcott, a 27-year-old vegetable project specialist for a North Kansas City greenhouse company, is on a mission to make school lunches healthier. Willcott will ride in the upcoming Tour de Fresh, a California bike race that will raise money for Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.

Chip and Joanna Gaines will not return for 2017 Home Show; enter another HGTV duo

The couple behind HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” attracted thousands to Bartle Hall Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City has asked “Property Brothers” to come instead

#InkTakeover with Shea Sylvia Carter

For her #InkTakeover week, Shea Sylvia Carter (@sheasylvia) covered all the Instagram bases: dogs, KC landmarks, and mouthwatering restaurant plates. Lola and Oliver the pugs won our hearts, and a cold plate of oysters got us sweating. Thanks for sharing, Shea! Don’t forget to follow her.

Nine Kansas City-centric social media follows

Ink’s social media intern shares nine local accounts that help you virtually explore KC using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

KC rebate brings Hollywood star home to make a movie

David Dastmalchian, who appeared in “Ant-Man” and “Dark Knight,” will return to star in “All Creatures Here Below” His film received the first incentive from the Kansas City Film Development Program Filming will start later this month

Money challenge: Three bad reasons to buy a house

Thinking about following your friends into the housing market because experts say it’s a good time to buy? Here are three reasons to think again.

The Big Show: Buzz Beach Ball at Children’s Mercy Park

Rock ’n’ roll makes a comeback at Buzz Beach Ball, a two-day fest at Children’s Mercy Park headlined by Alabama Shakes and Cage the Elephant.

Twenty One Pilots soars at the Sprint Center

While Twenty One Pilots is a lightweight pop group, its two-hour show was often spectacular The fast-paced concert was one of the most visually stimulating shows in recent memory Deceptively astute juvenilia, Twenty One Pilot’s repertoire reflects the neuroses of teenagers

Femi Kuti will bring his beat and his politics to the Crossroads

Nigerian whose father was an Afrobeat pioneer plays Friday on the Roots & Heritage Festival stage “Things are very tough for the average person right now,” Kuti says of his homeland

Broadway dancer brings her razzle dazzle to New Theatre’s ‘Chicago’

Dionne Figgins, a classically trained ballerina and contemporary dancer, plays criminal Velma Kelly The show follows two murderesses in 1920s Chicago trying to clear their names It’s the most dance-intensive musical New Theatre has produced

TEDxKC looking for artists to ‘Question Everything’

Calling all creative types: TEDxKC is looking for artists to dream up experiential, visual or performance pieces for its Aug. 19 event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kansas City designers build their dream home near the Plaza

Designers Tad and Jessica Carpenter built their Kansas City home from the ground up. The three-story masterpiece boasts clean lines, prized vintage finds and an enviable workspace.

#InkTakeover with Maggie Klos

For her week running Ink’s Instagram @inkkcmag, Maggie Klos decided to play a little game. She posted pix and asked users to guess where they were taken. Fun! Our favorite was the purple light washing over Penn Valley Skate Park at night. But they were all pretty great, so thanks, Maggie! Give her a follow over at @ladymargaret__ (that’s with two underscores at the end).

The Big Show: Brand New and Modest Mouse

Emo rockers Brand New could be calling it quits in 2018 — so KC fans of the band shouldn’t miss their July 1 show at Providence Amphitheater.

Down the Aisle: Actors put on a romantic show at The Bauer

Theater actors Deanna and Justin Barron had to improvise to make their Kansas City wedding extra special while sticking to their $12,000 budget.

KC streetcar’s best stops: Where to eat, drink and enjoy

Here’s where to get the best burger, a sweet breakfast and fabulous happy hours The route down Main Street is only 2.2 miles, but the trip goes a long way It’s a free ride to a good time

Slamming it down: Kansas City poetry slam team prepares to represent at nationals

Slam Ulit will compete in the National Poetry Slam in Georgia Aug. 1-6 Poetry slam is a performance showcase — a sort of “bloodsport” The team hosts monthly open-mic poetry slams — the next one is June 28

TEDxKC asks us to question everything; tickets go on sale June 28

This year’s speakers include a relationship expert, a sexual health activist and a best-selling author You can watch live Aug. 19 at the Kauffman Center or on a simulcast This year’s theme: “Question Everything”