What’s happening in Downtown: Oct. 15-22

The Downtown Council’s weekly blast of the top happenings of the week ahead has revealed a new look and feel.

Here you will find the top 10 events and cool things to do in greater Downtown for the week ahead — this week and, well, every week ahead. Let us know what you think of the new format, and what we can do to make this push for effective and satisfying for you. And, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn or email our What’s Happening dude, Mike Hurd, at mike@downtownkc.org.

This week’s top 10 — Wednesday, Oct. 15 thru 22:

#1 Royals Fever! is alive and thriving in Downtown, as fans pour into the Power & Light District and other Downtown sports bars to Party like it’s 1985! One more victory in the ALCS this week means the World Series returns to KC on Tuesday and Wednesday to Take the Crown! royals.com

And, the best of the rest:

Alice (in Wonderland) continues thru Sunday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. kcballet.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Kansas City Oct. 22-25 at the Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org

East Meets West as the Edgar Snow Symposium presents the UMKC Conservatory and the Conservatory of Music in Tianjim, China at 8 p.m. Friday at the Folly Theater. follytheater.org

Holiday Mart! The Junior League of Kansas City kicks off the holiday season in Downtown on Thursday thru Sunday at Bartle Hall. holidaymart.org

Judas Priest presents its Redeemer of Souls tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Midland Theatre. midlandkc.com

Leon Russell will rock this town at 8 p.m. Thursday at Knuckleheads. knuckleheadshonkytonk.com

NBA Fever returns to Downtown when the Miami Heat takes on the Golden State Warriors in an exhibition match at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sprint Center. sprintcenter.com

WWE Rawfeaturing the return of Hulk Hogan, roars in to KC at 7 p.m. Monday at Sprint Center. sprintcenter.com

The Who & The What, presented by the Kansas City Rep, opens Friday at the Copaken Stage. kcrep.org

Yo-Yo Ma performs a duo recital with Kathryn Stott in the Harriman-Jewell Series at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kauffman Center. kauffmancenter.org

And, for the complete VisitKC roundup of what else is happening in Downtown and around KC, check out visitkc.com.

Go Royals!