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No One Loves You

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Every year, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak, 816-751-1278) opens its doors for Love in Art, a romantic dinner and lovey-dovey art tour. It's great for happy couples. But what about pissy singles? They're the ones who are more likely to frequent art museums, bawling their mascara-ravaged eyes out behind black veils as they ponder van Gogh's sad-bastard brush strokes and the eternal emptiness of their forsaken souls. These maudlin vampires are in luck this year because the Nelson is also putting on what it calls a Love Gone Wrong happy hour. Tonight's free reception in the Museum Café features live music, tapas and a tour of the museum's more tortured and gothy artwork. "It should be a good place to start venting," event organizer Lara Kline says. "You can get it out of your system so you have a better year ahead." The bloodletting begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8, leaving plenty of time to hit the bars and go sleep with someone who inspires you to cut off an ear in the morning.
Thu., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m., 2008

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