Arts Calendar

Effective Friday, September 28th, 2018, KC Studio will begin streaming events listings from ArtsKCGo.com on our calendar page below. For calendar inquiries and submissions, please contact ArtsKC at go@artskc.org. ArtsKCGo is solely responsible for the content.


Pop Up Film Haus presents "The Flying Classroom"

02-20-2019

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

German Cinema in the Crossroads

As part of the Year of German-American Friendship we invite everyone to our Pop Up Film Haus to discover German cinema through a curated selection of films. Each film will be shown with English subtitles and there...

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German Cinema in the Crossroads

As part of the Year of German-American Friendship we invite everyone to our Pop Up Film Haus to discover German cinema through a curated selection of films. Each film will be shown with English subtitles and there will be an opportunity for discussion following each screening.

This week at the Pop Up Film Haus:

The Flying Classroom, 2002
Director: Tomy Wigand
Cast: Ulrich Noethen, Sebastian Koch, Frederick Lau

Summary:

"Modern version of the novel by Erich Kästner. Jonathan is a new student at the famous St. Thomas boarding school in Leipzig. After quickly befriending the other students, they find a manuscript of a play and decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids it. He wrote the play together with his friend Robert, who disappeared when his father fled to the West from the GDR. This sets off a chain of events through which the children uncover the true nature of friendship.

Tomy Wigand’s version is the third film adaptation of Erich Kästners novel from 1933 after Kurt Hoffmann (1954) and Werner Jacobs (1973). "

Source: Goethe-Institut Boston Film Catalogue

This event is in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Kanopy as a part of the Wunderbar – Celebrating German Film project. Stream 48 German films for free at kanopy.com/goethe

Photo (detail): © Constantin, DIF

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Sunflower Poetry Slam and Open Mic

02-21-2019

Presented by Lenexa Parks & Recreation at Lenexa City Hall, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of creative wordplay hosted by Poet Jen Harris. Monthly events will be held through April 2019. Admission for the slam and open mic are free.

Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. (open mic is limited to 5 minutes on stage per person....

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Join us for an evening of creative wordplay hosted by Poet Jen Harris. Monthly events will be held through April 2019. Admission for the slam and open mic are free.

Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. (open mic is limited to 5 minutes on stage per person. May be reduced to 3 minutes depending on the number of people who sign up.)

Poetry Slam begins at 6:30 p.m. (Sign-up list drops at 5:45 p.m. 10 slots available first come, first served. Order chosen by random drawing. Participants should have three items prepared. Time penalties are incurred after 3:10 minutes. Poets are disqualified after 4 minutes; no warning is given at the 3-minute mark. 10 slots in round 1; 5 back in round 2; 3 back in round 3. One winner will receive a $50 prize. Judges will be selected randomly from the audience.)

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Tags:   Art Literary Poetry | Readings TheatreFree

Gowns: form, function, and fun - Kansas City Museum

02-21-2019

Presented by Kansas City Museum at Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment Distric..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

Historical fashion enthusiast and vintage purveyor/collector Andrew Chambers will discuss the historical importance of gowns even as they apply to our lives today. From the court gowns of the 17th century to modern wedding traditions, we will...

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Historical fashion enthusiast and vintage purveyor/collector Andrew Chambers will discuss the historical importance of gowns even as they apply to our lives today. From the court gowns of the 17th century to modern wedding traditions, we will explore why gowns are significant to social position, political position and everyday life.

Free reception with light bites and drinks after the program with Andrew Chamber.

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Family Free Galleries Visual Young AdultArt

Third Thursday | Talk of the Town

02-21-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us in Bloch Lobby for:
* Local band Pink Royal
* Kansas City DJ & DJ Ice Kole
* Poetry Showcase
* American Sign Language Art Walk
* Gallery Concert: UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Partch Curators
* Drop-in art activity: Monogrammed...

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Join us in Bloch Lobby for:
* Local band Pink Royal
* Kansas City DJ & DJ Ice Kole
* Poetry Showcase
* American Sign Language Art Walk
* Gallery Concert: UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Partch Curators
* Drop-in art activity: Monogrammed Coasters
* Artist Demos: Lettering
* Gallery Moment: Languages & Writers
* 96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack - chance to win!
* Full bar and small plates available for purchase
Details & schedule in the link. All adults are welcome. FREE event; food and beverages are available for purchase.

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Tags:   Art Dance Design | Fashion Family Festivals Galleries Music Visual Young AdultFree

Kinder Group - Every other Thursday

02-21-2019

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm

With our Kinder Group, we encourage both English and German speaking children to get in touch with German in a playful way at an early age with games, activities, and stories.

The Kinder Group takes place every other Thursday from 3pm – 5pm...

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With our Kinder Group, we encourage both English and German speaking children to get in touch with German in a playful way at an early age with games, activities, and stories.

The Kinder Group takes place every other Thursday from 3pm – 5pm at Kansas City Young Audiences. Registration is open and free to children ages three and above.

Please register by emailing info-kansascity@goethe.de

(Event Photo: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; illustration: Eric Carle; courtesy of Gerstenberg publishing)

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Tags:   Family Free K-12 Literary Poetry | Readings Young AdultAll Ages

Guided Meditation Series: Inner Panorama

02-21-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own blanket, yoga mat, and small cushion for meditation, if...

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Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own blanket, yoga mat, and small cushion for meditation, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-apfelbaum-meditation-february.eventbrite.com

Inner Space Yoga

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Tags:   Art Galleries VisualFree

Jessica Ayala and The Collective

02-21-2019

Presented by Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

The Collective, a tribe of poets and percussionists passionate about preserving the spirit of the African and Native drum, invites you to join the circle as Jessica Ayala, Sheri Purpose Hall, Les Izmore, Brad Williams, Bird Fleming, Andres...

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The Collective, a tribe of poets and percussionists passionate about preserving the spirit of the African and Native drum, invites you to join the circle as Jessica Ayala, Sheri Purpose Hall, Les Izmore, Brad Williams, Bird Fleming, Andres Ramirez and special guests take you on a journey of honoring our past and present resistencia through the art of oral tradition.

Program begins at 6:30 p.m. --food and fellowship immediately following. A free-will offering will benefit Traditional Music Society, an organization devoted to the development of community cohesiveness through the study of music and dance.

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Tags:   Dance Folk | World FreeMusic

Allan Winkler: Recycled Art

02-22-2019

Presented by The Box Gallery at The Box Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 20 @ 8:00 am Thu, Feb 21 @ 8:00 am Fri, Feb 22 @ 8:00 am

Kansas City artist and musician Allan Winkler may be best known for his ceramics, murals and cut-outs, but his boundless creativity spills out in many forms.  For this exhibit, the artist creates art with materials that are usually discarded...

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Kansas City artist and musician Allan Winkler may be best known for his ceramics, murals and cut-outs, but his boundless creativity spills out in many forms.  For this exhibit, the artist creates art with materials that are usually discarded to a landfill.  Winkler reveals a hidden beauty in cardboard boxes, beer cans, household objects, metal pipes and old clothes, then injects new life. He finds joy in the challenge of transforming found materials, an inexpensive way to continuously express and share his creativity.  Without a heavy handed environmental message – Winkler’s art cleverly engages the viewer to think about our consumer culture by encouraging us to see the world through his imagination.

 

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Free Galleries VisualArt

Teen Final Friday | The Black Diaspora

02-22-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, this Teen Open Mic night will feature tours of artwork by African American artists in the museum’s collection. Enjoy this and other related activities in addition to the open mic performances and light...

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In celebration of Black History Month, this Teen Open Mic night will feature tours of artwork by African American artists in the museum’s collection. Enjoy this and other related activities in addition to the open mic performances and light refreshments!

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Tags:   All Ages Art Family Galleries Museums Music Poetry | Readings Visual Young AdultFree

Abstraction: A Member's Exhibition at KC Society of Contemporary Photography

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography at KCSCP - Pop Up Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Abstract -

"...art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures". Making the familiar strange or unrecognizable. Most of these works will have the viewer...

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"...art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures". Making the familiar strange or unrecognizable. Most of these works will have the viewer questioning the subject matter and puzzling out what the image actually is.

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Galleries VisualArt

Crown Crafted Series with Eddie Moore (FREE SHOW)

02-23-2019

Presented by One Kansas City Radio at Mid-Continent Public Library (North Independence Branch), Independence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a free show by one of the best pianists residing in Kansas City. Eddie Moore will bring a jazz/soul/hip-hop flavoring of vibes live inside the Mid-Continent Library. Come for a great show and free lunch provided for the first 40...

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Join us for a free show by one of the best pianists residing in Kansas City. Eddie Moore will bring a jazz/soul/hip-hop flavoring of vibes live inside the Mid-Continent Library. Come for a great show and free lunch provided for the first 40 guests. We will broadcast this even live on 100.1 FM and www.onekcradio.org

About Eddie Moore

Jazz runs deep in pianist and bandleader Eddie Moore's veins. Raised in Houston Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene.  As a lifelong musician traversing a number of bands and styles  he relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson  at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a M.A in Jazz Studies.

Moore is also recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Cirlce was nominated for ans Indie Music Award for "007".

Moore’s  expansive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, Various Blonde, Dominique Sanders, 77 Jefferson, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and the Marcus Lewis Big Band.

While maintaining a busy tour schedule Moore resides in Kansas City where he is an integral part of the music community creating opportunities for up and coming jazz artist. He is a member of the African American Arts Collective; and stays busy teaching several aspects of music through University of Kansas, Metropolitan Community College, Future Jazz, Midwest Jazz Camp, and privately at The Culture House.

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Tags:   All Ages Family Free Hip Hop | R&B Jazz | Blues K-12 Young AdultMusic

Colorful Weaving Workshop at Kemper Museum

02-23-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the art of weaving, will learn the process of how Apfelbaum’s rugs are made, and will create their own colorful woven artworks! No prior weaving experience necessary. All...

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In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the art of weaving, will learn the process of how Apfelbaum’s rugs are made, and will create their own colorful woven artworks! No prior weaving experience necessary. All materials provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-apfelbaum-workshop-weaving.eventbrite.com

*Note: parents accompanying children under 12 need to register themselves, too – thanks!

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Staging Ground Exhibition at la Esquina Gallery

02-23-2019

Presented by Charlotte Street Foundation at La Esquina, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

“There does not exist a forest as an objectively fixed environment: there exists a forest for the park ranger, a forest for the hunter, a forest for the botanist, a forest for the wayfarer, a forest for the nature lover, a forest for the...

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“There does not exist a forest as an objectively fixed environment: there exists a forest for the park ranger, a forest for the hunter, a forest for the botanist, a forest for the wayfarer, a forest for the nature lover, a forest for the carpenter, and finally a fable forest in which Little Red Riding Hood loses her way.” – Giorgio Agamben, The Open: Man and Animal

Charlotte Street Foundation welcomes its first visual arts exhibition of the year, Staging Ground, in la Esquina Gallery, located at 1000 W. 25th Street in Kansas City, MO. The exhibition will run from Friday, January 25th through Saturday, February 23rd. The opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Friday, January 25 from 6:00 PM through 9:00 PM.

In Staging Groundthe landscape is treated as subject, object, and location; a place for action, representation, and romanticization. Artists JE Baker, Carl Baratta, The Blue River Road Investigators (Trey Hock and Brent Jackson), Christopher Carroll, Rachel Frank, Jenny Kendler, Lilly McElroy, eduardo restrepo, and Rodrigo Valenzuela engage with the natural world using the landscape as a site for performance, intervention, fabrication, and exploration in order to address the storied relationship between humans and nature. These artists intrude upon a wilderness in which they can never completely belong, yet, drawing upon Agamben’s notion of shifting realities, they confront this separation, demonstrating their own reverential and at times hubristic tendencies in the process.

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Film | I Remember 12th Street

02-23-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Kansas City’s 12th Street was the center of life in a flourishing African American community. It was a thriving commerce and entertainment hub, full of retail shops and service businesses, mom and pop grocers,...

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From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Kansas City’s 12th Street was the center of life in a flourishing African American community. It was a thriving commerce and entertainment hub, full of retail shops and service businesses, mom and pop grocers, and a movie theater. Its restaurants and nightclubs set the stage for the legendary sound of Kansas City Jazz, drawing musicians from around the world. This isn’t just a story about a street, however, it’s the story of a place that sustained and shaped Kansas City’s African American history.

Produced by Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, I Remember 12th Street is a documentary film about Kansas City’s celebrated 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first-hand accounts by people who lived through one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history.

Q & A with filmmakers, Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, follows screening.

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Tags:   Art Free Galleries VisualFilm

WIKI Edit-A-Thon: KC’s African American Artists

02-23-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 11:00 am

Rockhill Room & Spencer Art Reference Library

Intro 11—11:30 a.m.| Drop-in editing 11:30 a.m. —4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Black History month by hosting our third annual Wiki Edit-A-Thon! In this interactive session you’ll learn about...

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Rockhill Room & Spencer Art Reference Library

Intro 11—11:30 a.m.| Drop-in editing 11:30 a.m. —4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Black History month by hosting our third annual Wiki Edit-A-Thon! In this interactive session you’ll learn about Wikipedia and how to contribute to this free online encyclopedia. We’ll focus on documenting the rich artistic heritage of Kansas City’s African American artists by creating, editing and improving Wikipedia articles on this topic. To participate in this session you don’t need specialized knowledge of Kansas City’s African American artists or of Wikipedia.

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Tags:   Family Free Galleries Lectures Literary Museums Visual Young AdultArt

Cyanotype Printing Workshop

02-23-2019

Presented by InterUrban ArtHouse at InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

The cyanotype process is a simple, inexpensive, and endlessly versatile process that can be used on a number of surfaces, including paper and fabric as well as glass and wood. The initial natural color is a beautiful deep blue; but through toning,...

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The cyanotype process is a simple, inexpensive, and endlessly versatile process that can be used on a number of surfaces, including paper and fabric as well as glass and wood. The initial natural color is a beautiful deep blue; but through toning, the color can range through grays, browns and black. It can be used in combination with a wide range of other media, making it a useful tool for photographers, printmakers, painters, fabric artists, and even ceramicists and sculptors. Yet it is simple enough that non-artists - even older children - can use it to make simple images.

In this workshop for beginners, participants will learn the simple mixing of the chemical emulsion, explore various ways of making both photographic and non-photographic negatives, and enjoy the process of exposing and developing their own images.  This workshop is $50 per person.

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Calvin Arsenia Concert: A Fundraiser for The Open Table & Second Presbyterian Church

02-23-2019

Presented by Second Presbyterian Church at Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia will bring his world-renowned vocal and harp talents to Second for a sensational performance in February. Arsenia is known for dancing between genres, effortlessly jumping between indie, jazz and electronic...

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Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia will bring his world-renowned vocal and harp talents to Second for a sensational performance in February. Arsenia is known for dancing between genres, effortlessly jumping between indie, jazz and electronic music, in shows that tackle sexuality, religion and race in a stunningly unorthodox manner. Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door, and $5 for students/children. Purchase tickets at http://secondpres.org/calvin/.

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Tags:   Folk | World Jazz | Blues Music Pop | RockAlternative

I Dig Jazz - A Celebration of African American Heritage Month

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Kansas City Young Audiences, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

In celebration of African American Heritage Month Kansas City Young Audiences and the Missouri Humanities Council invite you to join us for a FREE performance of I Dig Jazz by Lisa Henry.

Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm

Dazzling jazz vocalist...

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In celebration of African American Heritage Month Kansas City Young Audiences and the Missouri Humanities Council invite you to join us for a FREE performance of I Dig Jazz by Lisa Henry.

Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm

Dazzling jazz vocalist Lisa Henry is a combination of swingin' cool and down home class.  Lisa is an artist of vast musical accomplishments including first runner-up in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition.  With her sincere, warm vocal delivery, classic vocal interpretations, and unique improvisations, Lisa represents the best of Kansas City Jazz.

This FREE performance is appropriate for children and families!

Tickets are FREE but space is very limited. Please call 816.531.4022 to reserve your seats in advance.

Overflow parking is available across the street at Missouri Title Loans and also on the north side of The Whole Person.

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Tags:   All Ages Art Family Free Jazz | Blues K-12 Visual Young AdultMusic

The Music of Michael Jackson

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album “Thriller” and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the airwaves with hit after hit. “The Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer’s 40-year...

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From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album “Thriller” and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the airwaves with hit after hit. “The Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer’s 40-year career — from “ABC,” “I’ll Be There” and “Got to Be There” to “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Billy Jean.” This amazing evening of music is dedicated to the King of Pop. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $40.

Brent Havens, guest conductor

James Delisco, vocalist

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Tags:   Classical Pop | RockMusic

Conservatory Artist Series: ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

02-23-2019

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

ETHEL is an adventurous string quartet determined to find common creativity through collaboration and community, and their six-year collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal pioneers a new musical experience of interweaving cultures....

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ETHEL is an adventurous string quartet determined to find common creativity through collaboration and community, and their six-year collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal pioneers a new musical experience of interweaving cultures. Musician, writer, singer, storyteller and poet, Mirabal is one of Native America’s most dynamic artists and a three-time Grammy Award winner. The warm, inviting sounds produced in their groundbreaking album The River (2016) are an immersive flow of music, narrative and ritual.

“My relationship with ETHEL is family and it’s forever,” Mirabal says on the official music video for The River.

The River was recorded in a retreat in Taos Pueblo, with each musician bringing original poetic or musical contributions with special meaning to the group. The result is a compilation of deeply genuine, generous and heartwarming music. Their contemporary spin on Native American themes is thought-provoking and evokes inclusion through the metaphor that “the river” connects all people.

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Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert 3

02-23-2019

Presented by Northland Symphony Orchestra at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

In their third concert of the season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will feature pieces from Mendelssohn, Copland, Britten, and Dvorak.

In their third concert of the season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will feature pieces from Mendelssohn, Copland, Britten, and Dvorak.

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Tags:   All Ages Classical Family FreeMusic

Pop Up Film Haus presents "The Flying Classroom"

02-20-2019

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

German Cinema in the Crossroads

As part of the Year of German-American Friendship we invite everyone to our Pop Up Film Haus to discover German cinema through a curated selection of films. Each film will be shown with English subtitles and there...

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German Cinema in the Crossroads

As part of the Year of German-American Friendship we invite everyone to our Pop Up Film Haus to discover German cinema through a curated selection of films. Each film will be shown with English subtitles and there will be an opportunity for discussion following each screening.

This week at the Pop Up Film Haus:

The Flying Classroom, 2002
Director: Tomy Wigand
Cast: Ulrich Noethen, Sebastian Koch, Frederick Lau

Summary:

"Modern version of the novel by Erich Kästner. Jonathan is a new student at the famous St. Thomas boarding school in Leipzig. After quickly befriending the other students, they find a manuscript of a play and decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids it. He wrote the play together with his friend Robert, who disappeared when his father fled to the West from the GDR. This sets off a chain of events through which the children uncover the true nature of friendship.

Tomy Wigand’s version is the third film adaptation of Erich Kästners novel from 1933 after Kurt Hoffmann (1954) and Werner Jacobs (1973). "

Source: Goethe-Institut Boston Film Catalogue

This event is in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Kanopy as a part of the Wunderbar – Celebrating German Film project. Stream 48 German films for free at kanopy.com/goethe

Photo (detail): © Constantin, DIF

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Tags:   Art Free Galleries VisualFilm

Sunflower Poetry Slam and Open Mic

02-21-2019

Presented by Lenexa Parks & Recreation at Lenexa City Hall, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of creative wordplay hosted by Poet Jen Harris. Monthly events will be held through April 2019. Admission for the slam and open mic are free.

Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. (open mic is limited to 5 minutes on stage per person....

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Join us for an evening of creative wordplay hosted by Poet Jen Harris. Monthly events will be held through April 2019. Admission for the slam and open mic are free.

Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. (open mic is limited to 5 minutes on stage per person. May be reduced to 3 minutes depending on the number of people who sign up.)

Poetry Slam begins at 6:30 p.m. (Sign-up list drops at 5:45 p.m. 10 slots available first come, first served. Order chosen by random drawing. Participants should have three items prepared. Time penalties are incurred after 3:10 minutes. Poets are disqualified after 4 minutes; no warning is given at the 3-minute mark. 10 slots in round 1; 5 back in round 2; 3 back in round 3. One winner will receive a $50 prize. Judges will be selected randomly from the audience.)

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.

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Tags:   Art Literary Poetry | Readings TheatreFree

Gowns: form, function, and fun - Kansas City Museum

02-21-2019

Presented by Kansas City Museum at Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment Distric..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

Historical fashion enthusiast and vintage purveyor/collector Andrew Chambers will discuss the historical importance of gowns even as they apply to our lives today. From the court gowns of the 17th century to modern wedding traditions, we will...

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Historical fashion enthusiast and vintage purveyor/collector Andrew Chambers will discuss the historical importance of gowns even as they apply to our lives today. From the court gowns of the 17th century to modern wedding traditions, we will explore why gowns are significant to social position, political position and everyday life.

Free reception with light bites and drinks after the program with Andrew Chamber.

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Family Free Galleries Visual Young AdultArt

Third Thursday | Talk of the Town

02-21-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us in Bloch Lobby for:
* Local band Pink Royal
* Kansas City DJ & DJ Ice Kole
* Poetry Showcase
* American Sign Language Art Walk
* Gallery Concert: UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Partch Curators
* Drop-in art activity: Monogrammed...

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Join us in Bloch Lobby for:
* Local band Pink Royal
* Kansas City DJ & DJ Ice Kole
* Poetry Showcase
* American Sign Language Art Walk
* Gallery Concert: UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Partch Curators
* Drop-in art activity: Monogrammed Coasters
* Artist Demos: Lettering
* Gallery Moment: Languages & Writers
* 96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack - chance to win!
* Full bar and small plates available for purchase
Details & schedule in the link. All adults are welcome. FREE event; food and beverages are available for purchase.

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Tags:   Art Dance Design | Fashion Family Festivals Galleries Music Visual Young AdultFree

Kinder Group - Every other Thursday

02-21-2019

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm

With our Kinder Group, we encourage both English and German speaking children to get in touch with German in a playful way at an early age with games, activities, and stories.

The Kinder Group takes place every other Thursday from 3pm – 5pm...

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With our Kinder Group, we encourage both English and German speaking children to get in touch with German in a playful way at an early age with games, activities, and stories.

The Kinder Group takes place every other Thursday from 3pm – 5pm at Kansas City Young Audiences. Registration is open and free to children ages three and above.

Please register by emailing info-kansascity@goethe.de

(Event Photo: The Very Hungry Caterpillar; illustration: Eric Carle; courtesy of Gerstenberg publishing)

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Tags:   Family Free K-12 Literary Poetry | Readings Young AdultAll Ages

Guided Meditation Series: Inner Panorama

02-21-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own blanket, yoga mat, and small cushion for meditation, if...

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Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own blanket, yoga mat, and small cushion for meditation, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-apfelbaum-meditation-february.eventbrite.com

Inner Space Yoga

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Jessica Ayala and The Collective

02-21-2019

Presented by Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

The Collective, a tribe of poets and percussionists passionate about preserving the spirit of the African and Native drum, invites you to join the circle as Jessica Ayala, Sheri Purpose Hall, Les Izmore, Brad Williams, Bird Fleming, Andres...

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The Collective, a tribe of poets and percussionists passionate about preserving the spirit of the African and Native drum, invites you to join the circle as Jessica Ayala, Sheri Purpose Hall, Les Izmore, Brad Williams, Bird Fleming, Andres Ramirez and special guests take you on a journey of honoring our past and present resistencia through the art of oral tradition.

Program begins at 6:30 p.m. --food and fellowship immediately following. A free-will offering will benefit Traditional Music Society, an organization devoted to the development of community cohesiveness through the study of music and dance.

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Tags:   Dance Folk | World FreeMusic

Allan Winkler: Recycled Art

02-22-2019

Presented by The Box Gallery at The Box Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 20 @ 8:00 am Thu, Feb 21 @ 8:00 am Fri, Feb 22 @ 8:00 am

Kansas City artist and musician Allan Winkler may be best known for his ceramics, murals and cut-outs, but his boundless creativity spills out in many forms.  For this exhibit, the artist creates art with materials that are usually discarded...

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Kansas City artist and musician Allan Winkler may be best known for his ceramics, murals and cut-outs, but his boundless creativity spills out in many forms.  For this exhibit, the artist creates art with materials that are usually discarded to a landfill.  Winkler reveals a hidden beauty in cardboard boxes, beer cans, household objects, metal pipes and old clothes, then injects new life. He finds joy in the challenge of transforming found materials, an inexpensive way to continuously express and share his creativity.  Without a heavy handed environmental message – Winkler’s art cleverly engages the viewer to think about our consumer culture by encouraging us to see the world through his imagination.

 

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Teen Final Friday | The Black Diaspora

02-22-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, this Teen Open Mic night will feature tours of artwork by African American artists in the museum’s collection. Enjoy this and other related activities in addition to the open mic performances and light...

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In celebration of Black History Month, this Teen Open Mic night will feature tours of artwork by African American artists in the museum’s collection. Enjoy this and other related activities in addition to the open mic performances and light refreshments!

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Tags:   All Ages Art Family Galleries Museums Music Poetry | Readings Visual Young AdultFree

Abstraction: A Member's Exhibition at KC Society of Contemporary Photography

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography at KCSCP - Pop Up Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Abstract -

"...art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures". Making the familiar strange or unrecognizable. Most of these works will have the viewer...

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"...art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures". Making the familiar strange or unrecognizable. Most of these works will have the viewer questioning the subject matter and puzzling out what the image actually is.

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Crown Crafted Series with Eddie Moore (FREE SHOW)

02-23-2019

Presented by One Kansas City Radio at Mid-Continent Public Library (North Independence Branch), Independence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a free show by one of the best pianists residing in Kansas City. Eddie Moore will bring a jazz/soul/hip-hop flavoring of vibes live inside the Mid-Continent Library. Come for a great show and free lunch provided for the first 40...

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Join us for a free show by one of the best pianists residing in Kansas City. Eddie Moore will bring a jazz/soul/hip-hop flavoring of vibes live inside the Mid-Continent Library. Come for a great show and free lunch provided for the first 40 guests. We will broadcast this even live on 100.1 FM and www.onekcradio.org

About Eddie Moore

Jazz runs deep in pianist and bandleader Eddie Moore's veins. Raised in Houston Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene.  As a lifelong musician traversing a number of bands and styles  he relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson  at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a M.A in Jazz Studies.

Moore is also recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Cirlce was nominated for ans Indie Music Award for "007".

Moore’s  expansive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, IamNobodi, Various Blonde, Dominique Sanders, 77 Jefferson, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and the Marcus Lewis Big Band.

While maintaining a busy tour schedule Moore resides in Kansas City where he is an integral part of the music community creating opportunities for up and coming jazz artist. He is a member of the African American Arts Collective; and stays busy teaching several aspects of music through University of Kansas, Metropolitan Community College, Future Jazz, Midwest Jazz Camp, and privately at The Culture House.

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Tags:   All Ages Family Free Hip Hop | R&B Jazz | Blues K-12 Young AdultMusic

Colorful Weaving Workshop at Kemper Museum

02-23-2019

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the art of weaving, will learn the process of how Apfelbaum’s rugs are made, and will create their own colorful woven artworks! No prior weaving experience necessary. All...

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In this intergenerational workshop, participants will learn about the art of weaving, will learn the process of how Apfelbaum’s rugs are made, and will create their own colorful woven artworks! No prior weaving experience necessary. All materials provided.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://kempermuseum-apfelbaum-workshop-weaving.eventbrite.com

*Note: parents accompanying children under 12 need to register themselves, too – thanks!

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Staging Ground Exhibition at la Esquina Gallery

02-23-2019

Presented by Charlotte Street Foundation at La Esquina, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

“There does not exist a forest as an objectively fixed environment: there exists a forest for the park ranger, a forest for the hunter, a forest for the botanist, a forest for the wayfarer, a forest for the nature lover, a forest for the...

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“There does not exist a forest as an objectively fixed environment: there exists a forest for the park ranger, a forest for the hunter, a forest for the botanist, a forest for the wayfarer, a forest for the nature lover, a forest for the carpenter, and finally a fable forest in which Little Red Riding Hood loses her way.” – Giorgio Agamben, The Open: Man and Animal

Charlotte Street Foundation welcomes its first visual arts exhibition of the year, Staging Ground, in la Esquina Gallery, located at 1000 W. 25th Street in Kansas City, MO. The exhibition will run from Friday, January 25th through Saturday, February 23rd. The opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Friday, January 25 from 6:00 PM through 9:00 PM.

In Staging Groundthe landscape is treated as subject, object, and location; a place for action, representation, and romanticization. Artists JE Baker, Carl Baratta, The Blue River Road Investigators (Trey Hock and Brent Jackson), Christopher Carroll, Rachel Frank, Jenny Kendler, Lilly McElroy, eduardo restrepo, and Rodrigo Valenzuela engage with the natural world using the landscape as a site for performance, intervention, fabrication, and exploration in order to address the storied relationship between humans and nature. These artists intrude upon a wilderness in which they can never completely belong, yet, drawing upon Agamben’s notion of shifting realities, they confront this separation, demonstrating their own reverential and at times hubristic tendencies in the process.

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Film | I Remember 12th Street

02-23-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Kansas City’s 12th Street was the center of life in a flourishing African American community. It was a thriving commerce and entertainment hub, full of retail shops and service businesses, mom and pop grocers,...

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From the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Kansas City’s 12th Street was the center of life in a flourishing African American community. It was a thriving commerce and entertainment hub, full of retail shops and service businesses, mom and pop grocers, and a movie theater. Its restaurants and nightclubs set the stage for the legendary sound of Kansas City Jazz, drawing musicians from around the world. This isn’t just a story about a street, however, it’s the story of a place that sustained and shaped Kansas City’s African American history.

Produced by Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, I Remember 12th Street is a documentary film about Kansas City’s celebrated 12th Street, the subject of song and jazz legends, as told through first-hand accounts by people who lived through one of the most fascinating periods in the city’s history.

Q & A with filmmakers, Rodney Thompson and Stinson McClendon, follows screening.

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WIKI Edit-A-Thon: KC’s African American Artists

02-23-2019

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 11:00 am

Rockhill Room & Spencer Art Reference Library

Intro 11—11:30 a.m.| Drop-in editing 11:30 a.m. —4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Black History month by hosting our third annual Wiki Edit-A-Thon! In this interactive session you’ll learn about...

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Rockhill Room & Spencer Art Reference Library

Intro 11—11:30 a.m.| Drop-in editing 11:30 a.m. —4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Black History month by hosting our third annual Wiki Edit-A-Thon! In this interactive session you’ll learn about Wikipedia and how to contribute to this free online encyclopedia. We’ll focus on documenting the rich artistic heritage of Kansas City’s African American artists by creating, editing and improving Wikipedia articles on this topic. To participate in this session you don’t need specialized knowledge of Kansas City’s African American artists or of Wikipedia.

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Cyanotype Printing Workshop

02-23-2019

Presented by InterUrban ArtHouse at InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

The cyanotype process is a simple, inexpensive, and endlessly versatile process that can be used on a number of surfaces, including paper and fabric as well as glass and wood. The initial natural color is a beautiful deep blue; but through toning,...

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The cyanotype process is a simple, inexpensive, and endlessly versatile process that can be used on a number of surfaces, including paper and fabric as well as glass and wood. The initial natural color is a beautiful deep blue; but through toning, the color can range through grays, browns and black. It can be used in combination with a wide range of other media, making it a useful tool for photographers, printmakers, painters, fabric artists, and even ceramicists and sculptors. Yet it is simple enough that non-artists - even older children - can use it to make simple images.

In this workshop for beginners, participants will learn the simple mixing of the chemical emulsion, explore various ways of making both photographic and non-photographic negatives, and enjoy the process of exposing and developing their own images.  This workshop is $50 per person.

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Calvin Arsenia Concert: A Fundraiser for The Open Table & Second Presbyterian Church

02-23-2019

Presented by Second Presbyterian Church at Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia will bring his world-renowned vocal and harp talents to Second for a sensational performance in February. Arsenia is known for dancing between genres, effortlessly jumping between indie, jazz and electronic...

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Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia will bring his world-renowned vocal and harp talents to Second for a sensational performance in February. Arsenia is known for dancing between genres, effortlessly jumping between indie, jazz and electronic music, in shows that tackle sexuality, religion and race in a stunningly unorthodox manner. Tickets are $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door, and $5 for students/children. Purchase tickets at http://secondpres.org/calvin/.

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Tags:   Folk | World Jazz | Blues Music Pop | RockAlternative

I Dig Jazz - A Celebration of African American Heritage Month

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Young Audiences at Kansas City Young Audiences, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

In celebration of African American Heritage Month Kansas City Young Audiences and the Missouri Humanities Council invite you to join us for a FREE performance of I Dig Jazz by Lisa Henry.

Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm

Dazzling jazz vocalist...

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In celebration of African American Heritage Month Kansas City Young Audiences and the Missouri Humanities Council invite you to join us for a FREE performance of I Dig Jazz by Lisa Henry.

Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm

Dazzling jazz vocalist Lisa Henry is a combination of swingin' cool and down home class.  Lisa is an artist of vast musical accomplishments including first runner-up in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition.  With her sincere, warm vocal delivery, classic vocal interpretations, and unique improvisations, Lisa represents the best of Kansas City Jazz.

This FREE performance is appropriate for children and families!

Tickets are FREE but space is very limited. Please call 816.531.4022 to reserve your seats in advance.

Overflow parking is available across the street at Missouri Title Loans and also on the north side of The Whole Person.

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The Music of Michael Jackson

02-23-2019

Presented by Kansas City Symphony at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album “Thriller” and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the airwaves with hit after hit. “The Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer’s 40-year...

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From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album “Thriller” and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the airwaves with hit after hit. “The Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer’s 40-year career — from “ABC,” “I’ll Be There” and “Got to Be There” to “Beat It,” “Thriller” and “Billy Jean.” This amazing evening of music is dedicated to the King of Pop. Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $40.

Brent Havens, guest conductor

James Delisco, vocalist

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Conservatory Artist Series: ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

02-23-2019

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at White Recital Hall, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

ETHEL is an adventurous string quartet determined to find common creativity through collaboration and community, and their six-year collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal pioneers a new musical experience of interweaving cultures....

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ETHEL is an adventurous string quartet determined to find common creativity through collaboration and community, and their six-year collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal pioneers a new musical experience of interweaving cultures. Musician, writer, singer, storyteller and poet, Mirabal is one of Native America’s most dynamic artists and a three-time Grammy Award winner. The warm, inviting sounds produced in their groundbreaking album The River (2016) are an immersive flow of music, narrative and ritual.

“My relationship with ETHEL is family and it’s forever,” Mirabal says on the official music video for The River.

The River was recorded in a retreat in Taos Pueblo, with each musician bringing original poetic or musical contributions with special meaning to the group. The result is a compilation of deeply genuine, generous and heartwarming music. Their contemporary spin on Native American themes is thought-provoking and evokes inclusion through the metaphor that “the river” connects all people.

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Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert 3

02-23-2019

Presented by Northland Symphony Orchestra at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

In their third concert of the season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will feature pieces from Mendelssohn, Copland, Britten, and Dvorak.

In their third concert of the season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will feature pieces from Mendelssohn, Copland, Britten, and Dvorak.

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