Looking for something to do on the cheap or inexpensive tonight? You have a few options, and they're all witinin walking distance of one another:
- Locally Thrown at Crossroads KC, 417 E. 18th St.: Another free event featuring three great local bands: Hearts of Darkness, Making Movies and Diverse, working with local DJs. Showtime is 9 p.m. A raffle will benefit Midwest Music Foundation. The pairings: Hearts of Darkness with DJs Barberic Merits; Making Movies with DJs Brent Tacticl and B-Stee; and Diverse Jazz with DJs Mike Scott and DeeJay Spinstyles. Gates open at 8 p.m. Music begins at sundown.
- Crossroads Block Party: This free event is sponsored by Golden Sounds Records. Eight bands will perform from 5 to 11 p.m. for First Friday crowds on 19th Street between Baltimore and Wyandotte streets. Several food trucks will be on hand. You can see the schedule here.
- First Friday at Midwestern Musical Co., 1830 Locust St.: A free event featuring Deco Auto, celebrating the release of its nifty hard-pop EP “Past Mistakes and Hauntings,” and the Pedaljets. The music starts at 8 p.m.
- Young the Giant, which scored a couple of hits wiith "My Body" and "Cough Syrup," headlines a free show at the Kansas City Live stage in the Power & Light District. Showtime is 8 p.m. It’s a 21-and-older show.