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Kansas City Star

Stacy Downs, The Star

The performance group String Theory will turn a Kansas City warehouse into a sonic sculpture Nov. 9 and 10. String Theory created the harp, above, in Wilmington, Del.

Not many people look at a set of architectural renderings and think "party!" But Patrick Ottesen saw possibilities when he acquired 11 drawings by Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997).

The drawings from 1979 depict Night World, an entertainment complex that was never built in Orlando, Fla. Think a Jetsons version of the Power %26 Light District.

Ottesen is hosting an exhibit of Goldberg's drawings at his business, Foundation Architectural Reclamation, a West Bottoms warehouse of architectural salvage for the home. Headlining the event is String Theory, a performance ensemble from Los Angeles that turns buildings into musical instruments.

The exhibit also will feature fashion shows by WearHaus, food and drink bars by JP Wine Bar, performances by local opera singer Jennifer Weber and dancing.

Advance tickets are available for reserved tables of four, $100 per show. General standing-room admission is $15 per person. Performances are at 7 and 10 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at Foundation, 1221 Union St. The exhibit is open until 1 a.m. each night. For tickets, call 816-283-8990. For more information, go to foundationkc.com.