Howl at the Moon (bit.ly/2kFP0) offers live rock/stage shows.•
Nightclub-wise, Aura Kansas City
has the acts and the dance floor.•
If you seek friendly and cozy, try the Zoo Bar
Show Me the Monet
This month, the city's acclaimed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is reopening its renovated Bloch Galleries with a major exhibit of 30 masterpieces of impressionist and post-impressionist art, including works by Claude Monet (Snow at Argenteuil, left), Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others. The rest of the museum's stellar permanent collection of European art isn't too shabby, either.
Surf and Turf, K.C.-Style
Named for legendary railroad magnate J. Pierpont Morgan, who knew a good rib eye when he saw one, Pierpont's is a classic steak house in a classic setting: the 1914 landmark Union Station. This nicely priced eatery also serves award-winning seafood and seats up to 200; lower-level wine rooms can be reserved for private dining.
Whether you spring for the 90-minute Single Loop City Tour ($20) or the 24-hour Hop On/Hop Off Day Pass ($30), KC Double Decker Tours are a great way to see the city. Sites include sports, the arts, shopping and the National World War I Museum and Memorial (pictured).
Wild About Harry
In Independence, Mo., just 10 miles east of K.C., the Truman Library Institute offers exhibits, films and forums about our 33rd president. The trove of political memorabilia includes HST's famous desktop sign, "The Buck Stops Here!"