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.


VIRTUAL- Light Up The Lawn featuring Calvin Arsenia

08-14-2020

Presented by Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College... at Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm

Arsenia’s angelic, classically trained voice soars over audiences, beckoning them to join as he crafts the perfect moment. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician in 2018 and 2019 in The Pitch, and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT,...

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Arsenia’s angelic, classically trained voice soars over audiences, beckoning them to join as he crafts the perfect moment. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician in 2018 and 2019 in The Pitch, and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com, singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head. Arsenia’s music is just part of his performance. He believes the art comes from crafting the perfect moment. His music is best-served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking 6-foot-6 performer. His goal is to build a scene for his audience and himself that is packed with beauty and lasting delight. Arsenia’s height, energy and curated environments fill the spaces in which he performs. Over the last decade, Arsenia has taken his music into nine countries through public and private grants.Presented in partnership with Carlsen Center Presents and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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VIRTUAL- No Bow Tie at Open Range Concerts

08-15-2020

Presented by Open Range Concerts house concert series at Open Range Concerts Facebook page live stream, Paola
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 15 @ 7:25 pm

When does toe tapping and classical music go together? When No Bow Tie is committing musical blasphamy, that's when! Taking the formality out and putting imagination in, It's No Bow Tie! Accused of “musical blasphemy” No Bow Tie takes...

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When does toe tapping and classical music go together? When No Bow Tie is committing musical blasphamy, that's when! Taking the formality out and putting imagination in, It's No Bow Tie! Accused of “musical blasphemy” No Bow Tie takes classical compositions of centuries past and instills them with a groove.A guitar and bass duo present composers work in ways that have been criticized and adored. Imagine James Brown and Bill Monroe doing a Beethoven sonata. That’s No Bow Tie!T he positive energy of this performance will make you smile, laugh, and wonder what could possibly be next.Continually entertaining, the expertise of the playing gives this show a thumbs up for satisfaction.

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VIRTUAL - Flamenco Classes Online

08-15-2020

Presented by 45° at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm

Summer Session starts June 20th!  Join us as we learn the Flamenco Fiesta dance called Rumba.  Learn about the rhythm and movement of Flamenco as well as how to interpret the music and do some basic improvisation.  Higher Level will continue...

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Summer Session starts June 20th!  Join us as we learn the Flamenco Fiesta dance called Rumba.  Learn about the rhythm and movement of Flamenco as well as how to interpret the music and do some basic improvisation.  Higher Level will continue to learn how to dance Guajiras with fan.

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Virtual- Celebrate Our Vote!

08-16-2020

Presented by Joy Zimmerman Music at Facebook Live, Prairie Village
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman hosts a Facebook Live celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. With special guests, we'll share songs and trace behind-the-scenes stories of the decades-long...

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Singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman hosts a Facebook Live celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. With special guests, we'll share songs and trace behind-the-scenes stories of the decades-long struggle for voting equality! Join us! Online tip jar benefits the League of Women Voters."There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." Susan B. Anthony

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VIRTUAL- Digital German Conversation Group

08-20-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Goethe Pop Up’s event space is temporarily closed to the public, but our German Conversation Group continues meeting digitally!

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on...

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The Goethe Pop Up’s event space is temporarily closed to the public, but our German Conversation Group continues meeting digitally!

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on your conversation skills, and share ideas.

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on your conversation skills, and share ideas. Join us on August 20th at 6:00 pm for a Zoom-meeting facilitated by Julia Pataky, Program Coordinator of the Goethe Pop Up.
This week’s topic: LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP to receive access to the online event. Simply send an email to info-kansascity@goethe.de and we will send you the Zoom access code.

Image: © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Tobias Schrank

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VIRTUAL - Channeling Egon Schiele Virtual Life Drawing

08-21-2020

Presented by Merging Rivers Artist Guild at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint.  Two sessions: 5:30 to 7:30 pm CST: short poses 5 to 20 minutes. 8:00 to 10:00 pm CST: long poses two 25 minutes and a 60 minute (with stretch breaks).  There will be staging and...

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Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint.  Two sessions: 5:30 to 7:30 pm CST: short poses 5 to 20 minutes. 8:00 to 10:00 pm CST: long poses two 25 minutes and a 60 minute (with stretch breaks).  There will be staging and lighting. Setup as if in Schiele's studio and he's doing self portraits.  Each session $20  or $30 for both via PayPal or Venmo kent@kentartmodel.com. Include your email address with payment message you want Zoom link sent to.

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VIRTUAL- reflect / project: August with Crystal Z Campbell

09-03-2020

Presented by Mid-America Arts Alliance at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Aug 19 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Aug 20 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 22 @ 8:30 pm Sun, Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Aug 27 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 29 @ 8:30 pm Sun, Aug 30 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Sep 01 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Sep 02 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Sep 03 @ 8:30 pm - less dates and times

reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. Over the course of the summer, fall and spring seasons, this series...

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reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. Over the course of the summer, fall and spring seasons, this series will act as an amplifier for underrepresented perspectives while simultaneously creating a public space for viewers to pause and consider their place in our rapidly changing world. Selected works will be projected on the street-facing gallery wall of the subCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance for one month, with new content premiering on the first Friday of each month.
reflect / project launches August 7 with two works from Tulsa-based artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker of Black, Filipino, and Chinese descents, Crystal Z Campbell. This exhibition marks the worldwide premiere of Campbell’s new short sound film, VIEWFINDER (TRT: 19’53 minutes). Filmed entirely in Sweden, Viewfinder takes cues from decisive moments and movements to explore belonging, allyship, and monuments. Campbell’s short film CURRENCY (TRT:2’53), is a sound-centric film of refusal—a woman wears bygone forms of currency on the tips of her hair while preserving the greatest currency for herself.

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VIRTUAL - Hoedown 2 Hope

09-18-2020

Presented by A Turning Point at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hoedown 2 Hope is our yearly fundraising opportunity here at A Turning Point. We have a new look that will be a virtual event with interactive opportunities for our guests. A Turning Point is a 501c-3 organization committed to empowering people...

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Hoedown 2 Hope is our yearly fundraising opportunity here at A Turning Point. We have a new look that will be a virtual event with interactive opportunities for our guests. A Turning Point is a 501c-3 organization committed to empowering people on their journey to self-sufficiency to become productive, independent members of the Kansas City community. We accomplish this goal via our unique programs at our facility and by working collaboratively with other agencies. Our facility allows our clients a safe place to access some of the basic necessities of life in one convenient location. All our services are offered free of charge.
Among our events scheduled for the evening is a silent auction for services and/or creations by Kansas City local talent. A Turning Point is accepting donations for service, local made artwork/crafts, experience or a class aligning with our theme. Your donation assists over 600 households monthly receive food, allows 300 families monthly access to clothes, shoes, coats, and more, supports adult students' journeys in earning their high school diplomas through our Academy (over 200 students enrolled), provides hot meals for 150+ individuals, and gives many other resources to the thousands of people we serve. We would be grateful if you would consider partnering with us in this way to make a difference in our community.

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VIRTUAL- Dream Big Day

09-26-2020

Presented by Children's Mercy at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 26 @ 8:30 am

Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day is a family-friendly festival, celebration and walk to rally our community around finding answers and hope for kids! With your help, any dream—big or small—can become a reality.

As things continue to evolve...

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Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day is a family-friendly festival, celebration and walk to rally our community around finding answers and hope for kids! With your help, any dream—big or small—can become a reality.

As things continue to evolve with COVID-19 we may need to virtually rally together instead of in-person. Either way, we look forward to celebrating together on this special day in a fun, unique way!

All sponsorships and fundraising will directly benefit patients and families at Children’s Mercy.

Visit DreamBigDay.org to register as a team or individual!

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Puppets a Glow-Go

09-26-2020

Presented by StoneLion Puppet Theatre at The National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre for a new experience for the new world we live in. Think Holiday light display only with giant illuminated puppets and glow artists. This unique event will allow cars to enter into a magical glowing wonderland of...

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Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre for a new experience for the new world we live in. Think Holiday light display only with giant illuminated puppets and glow artists. This unique event will allow cars to enter into a magical glowing wonderland of dancing flowers, glowing bees, mermaids, dragons and more with puppets reaching up to 15’ tall. Tune your radio to KKFI 90.1 to receive a simulcast musical score created for the event. Can’t make it? No problem as we will live stream on Facebook.

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Tea Time

11-07-2020

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am + 59 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00...

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Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please contact gallery@belgerarts.org to book a time to see the exhibition or to schedule a tour.

Tea Time showcases a selection of teapots from Belger Crane Yard Studio’s gallery paired with pieces from the Belger collection. As we enter into our 6th month of social distancing, these objects celebrate times of togetherness, sharing space, and serving one another. Unified amongst their function, this unique grouping highlights a vast diversity of artistic styles and approaches to making teapot forms.

Teapots hold a special place in the tradition of ceramic art and pottery making. Whether considering the social and cultural overtones of preparing and serving tea, to acknowledging the technical mastery required to construct the complex object, teapots have played a vital role in the conversation between art and craft, form and function.

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Artists Sunday

11-29-2020

Presented by Artists Sunday at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 29 @ 12:00 am

We're inviting all professional artists to join us in Artists Sunday, a national marketing campaign and event encouraging shoppers to purchase from artists and craftsmen. Think of Artists Sunday as a Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after...

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We're inviting all professional artists to join us in Artists Sunday, a national marketing campaign and event encouraging shoppers to purchase from artists and craftsmen. Think of Artists Sunday as a Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Participation is free.
Artists Sunday unites individual artists and supportive organizations across the country, creating a voice of 1,000’s, all promoting the purchase of art during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Participants receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit, enabling them to generate buzz and awareness.
Join artists, local arts agencies, cities, chambers, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. View the details and sign up at http://ArtistsSunday.com/

We know many people and organizations are struggling in these unprecedented times. The Coronavirus / COVID-19 has altered all of our lives, top to bottom.
That’s why the process of participating in Artists Sunday as simple and painless as possible. We ask that you take a moment now to sign up with an eye on the fall.

Artists Sunday is free. (Artists FAQ  |  Partners FAQ)
Sign up takes only minutes. (Artists here | Partners here)
There’s no other work to do at this time.

When October arrives you’ll receive your comprehensive Artists Sunday Marketing Toolkit, making participation easy and simple.
Fall seems like a long way away off, but we hope you take a moment and sign up now. It only takes few minutes and the more artists and non-profits who join the program, the louder our combine voices to the media and consumers will be in the fall.

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VIRTUAL- Exhibition: "Queer as German Folk"

12-31-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 14 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 12:00 am + 138 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 16 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 19 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 25 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 26 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 27 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 28 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 29 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 30 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 31 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 01 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 02 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 03 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 04 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 05 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 06 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 07 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 08 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 09 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 10 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 11 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 12 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 13 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 14 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 15 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 16 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 17 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 18 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 19 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 20 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 21 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 22 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 01 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 02 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 08 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 09 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 10 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 11 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 12 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 14 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 15 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 16 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 17 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 18 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 19 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 20 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 21 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 22 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 23 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 24 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 25 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 26 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 27 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 28 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 29 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 30 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

The Goethe-Institut USA is launching a digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk – a global initiative meant to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. The exhibition will be accessible on 

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The Goethe-Institut USA is launching a digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk – a global initiative meant to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. The exhibition will be accessible on queerexhibition.org starting August 9th, 2020.

Queer as German Folk was originally launched in 2019 as an “exhibition on-demand” coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The project puts a spotlight on the transatlantic dialogue between civil society LGBTIQ+ actors, discussing the adjusting historical perspectives, and questioning the dominance of the traditional cis-male narrative. It focuses on the close and vital interactions between the German and U.S. movements, while also taking criticisms into account about the perceived illegitimate appropriation of this pivotal moment of queer history by a white, gay, middle-class mainstream.

This extensive exhibition has now been converted into a compact, digital experience. This new format allows visitors to experience the queer movement past and present from anywhere in the world – furthering the project’s goals of maximum accessibility. Audiovisual, moving, and interactive forms of presentation provide visitors with an exciting, adjustable, and versatile experience that is simple to navigate and is accessible across a range of devices in both English and German.

The exhibition’s launch will be accompanied by a full program of virtual events organized by various Goethe-Institut locations in the U.S. and the Goethe Pop Ups which will feature additional work and perspectives from LGBTIQ+ artists. The program will kick off on August 7th, 2020 with a digital film series coordinated by various regional partners that will be available to stream online. These screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the films’ directors and conversations with the audience.

Queer As German Folk was developed in coordination with the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU), led by Birgit Bosold from the curatorial team of the Homosexualität_en exhibition and the management team of the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU) as the curatorial director and Carina Klugbauer, also from the SMU, serving as the co-curator.

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Elias Sime: Tightrope

01-31-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am + 145 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 16 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 23 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Sun, Aug 30 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Sep 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 04 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Tue, Dec 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and...

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The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and sculptural assemblages rooted in both the figurative and abstract modes of modern Ethiopian art. Sime repurposes salvaged electronic components such as circuits and keyboards in his work to explore the precarious balance between the progress that technology has made possible and its detrimental impact on the global environment. The exhibition explores how devices intended to connect us have instead mediated our interactions while simultaneously creating massive amounts of e-waste. Sime’s work—like topographical maps or aerial perspectives of vast landscapes—also points to the natural pathways existing in the environment, revealing that the organic fibers which connect us are not unlike the inner workings of man-made machines. Deconstructing them can expose and demystify their internal dynamics, allowing for a new lyricism and energy to emerge. Elias Sime: Tightrope is organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and will travel to the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City; and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON REOPENING DATES AND RELATED NEWS BEFORE PLANNING YOUR VISIT.

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VIRTUAL- Light Up The Lawn featuring Calvin Arsenia

08-14-2020

Presented by Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College... at Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm

Arsenia’s angelic, classically trained voice soars over audiences, beckoning them to join as he crafts the perfect moment. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician in 2018 and 2019 in The Pitch, and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT,...

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Arsenia’s angelic, classically trained voice soars over audiences, beckoning them to join as he crafts the perfect moment. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician in 2018 and 2019 in The Pitch, and featured on Billboard, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com, singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head. Arsenia’s music is just part of his performance. He believes the art comes from crafting the perfect moment. His music is best-served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking 6-foot-6 performer. His goal is to build a scene for his audience and himself that is packed with beauty and lasting delight. Arsenia’s height, energy and curated environments fill the spaces in which he performs. Over the last decade, Arsenia has taken his music into nine countries through public and private grants.Presented in partnership with Carlsen Center Presents and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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VIRTUAL- No Bow Tie at Open Range Concerts

08-15-2020

Presented by Open Range Concerts house concert series at Open Range Concerts Facebook page live stream, Paola
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 15 @ 7:25 pm

When does toe tapping and classical music go together? When No Bow Tie is committing musical blasphamy, that's when! Taking the formality out and putting imagination in, It's No Bow Tie! Accused of “musical blasphemy” No Bow Tie takes...

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When does toe tapping and classical music go together? When No Bow Tie is committing musical blasphamy, that's when! Taking the formality out and putting imagination in, It's No Bow Tie! Accused of “musical blasphemy” No Bow Tie takes classical compositions of centuries past and instills them with a groove.A guitar and bass duo present composers work in ways that have been criticized and adored. Imagine James Brown and Bill Monroe doing a Beethoven sonata. That’s No Bow Tie!T he positive energy of this performance will make you smile, laugh, and wonder what could possibly be next.Continually entertaining, the expertise of the playing gives this show a thumbs up for satisfaction.

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VIRTUAL - Flamenco Classes Online

08-15-2020

Presented by 45° at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm

Summer Session starts June 20th!  Join us as we learn the Flamenco Fiesta dance called Rumba.  Learn about the rhythm and movement of Flamenco as well as how to interpret the music and do some basic improvisation.  Higher Level will continue...

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Summer Session starts June 20th!  Join us as we learn the Flamenco Fiesta dance called Rumba.  Learn about the rhythm and movement of Flamenco as well as how to interpret the music and do some basic improvisation.  Higher Level will continue to learn how to dance Guajiras with fan.

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Virtual- Celebrate Our Vote!

08-16-2020

Presented by Joy Zimmerman Music at Facebook Live, Prairie Village
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman hosts a Facebook Live celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. With special guests, we'll share songs and trace behind-the-scenes stories of the decades-long...

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Singer/songwriter Joy Zimmerman hosts a Facebook Live celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. With special guests, we'll share songs and trace behind-the-scenes stories of the decades-long struggle for voting equality! Join us! Online tip jar benefits the League of Women Voters."There will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." Susan B. Anthony

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VIRTUAL- Digital German Conversation Group

08-20-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Goethe Pop Up’s event space is temporarily closed to the public, but our German Conversation Group continues meeting digitally!

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on...

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The Goethe Pop Up’s event space is temporarily closed to the public, but our German Conversation Group continues meeting digitally!

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on your conversation skills, and share ideas.

Our group is open to German speakers of all proficiency levels and offers a platform to meet people, work on your conversation skills, and share ideas. Join us on August 20th at 6:00 pm for a Zoom-meeting facilitated by Julia Pataky, Program Coordinator of the Goethe Pop Up.
This week’s topic: LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP to receive access to the online event. Simply send an email to info-kansascity@goethe.de and we will send you the Zoom access code.

Image: © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Tobias Schrank

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VIRTUAL - Channeling Egon Schiele Virtual Life Drawing

08-21-2020

Presented by Merging Rivers Artist Guild at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm Fri, Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint.  Two sessions: 5:30 to 7:30 pm CST: short poses 5 to 20 minutes. 8:00 to 10:00 pm CST: long poses two 25 minutes and a 60 minute (with stretch breaks).  There will be staging and...

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Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint.  Two sessions: 5:30 to 7:30 pm CST: short poses 5 to 20 minutes. 8:00 to 10:00 pm CST: long poses two 25 minutes and a 60 minute (with stretch breaks).  There will be staging and lighting. Setup as if in Schiele's studio and he's doing self portraits.  Each session $20  or $30 for both via PayPal or Venmo kent@kentartmodel.com. Include your email address with payment message you want Zoom link sent to.

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VIRTUAL- reflect / project: August with Crystal Z Campbell

09-03-2020

Presented by Mid-America Arts Alliance at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm + 19 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Aug 19 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Aug 20 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 21 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 22 @ 8:30 pm Sun, Aug 23 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Aug 27 @ 8:30 pm Fri, Aug 28 @ 8:30 pm Sat, Aug 29 @ 8:30 pm Sun, Aug 30 @ 8:30 pm Mon, Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm Tue, Sep 01 @ 8:30 pm Wed, Sep 02 @ 8:30 pm Thu, Sep 03 @ 8:30 pm - less dates and times

reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. Over the course of the summer, fall and spring seasons, this series...

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reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. Over the course of the summer, fall and spring seasons, this series will act as an amplifier for underrepresented perspectives while simultaneously creating a public space for viewers to pause and consider their place in our rapidly changing world. Selected works will be projected on the street-facing gallery wall of the subCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance for one month, with new content premiering on the first Friday of each month.
reflect / project launches August 7 with two works from Tulsa-based artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker of Black, Filipino, and Chinese descents, Crystal Z Campbell. This exhibition marks the worldwide premiere of Campbell’s new short sound film, VIEWFINDER (TRT: 19’53 minutes). Filmed entirely in Sweden, Viewfinder takes cues from decisive moments and movements to explore belonging, allyship, and monuments. Campbell’s short film CURRENCY (TRT:2’53), is a sound-centric film of refusal—a woman wears bygone forms of currency on the tips of her hair while preserving the greatest currency for herself.

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VIRTUAL - Hoedown 2 Hope

09-18-2020

Presented by A Turning Point at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

Hoedown 2 Hope is our yearly fundraising opportunity here at A Turning Point. We have a new look that will be a virtual event with interactive opportunities for our guests. A Turning Point is a 501c-3 organization committed to empowering people...

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Hoedown 2 Hope is our yearly fundraising opportunity here at A Turning Point. We have a new look that will be a virtual event with interactive opportunities for our guests. A Turning Point is a 501c-3 organization committed to empowering people on their journey to self-sufficiency to become productive, independent members of the Kansas City community. We accomplish this goal via our unique programs at our facility and by working collaboratively with other agencies. Our facility allows our clients a safe place to access some of the basic necessities of life in one convenient location. All our services are offered free of charge.
Among our events scheduled for the evening is a silent auction for services and/or creations by Kansas City local talent. A Turning Point is accepting donations for service, local made artwork/crafts, experience or a class aligning with our theme. Your donation assists over 600 households monthly receive food, allows 300 families monthly access to clothes, shoes, coats, and more, supports adult students' journeys in earning their high school diplomas through our Academy (over 200 students enrolled), provides hot meals for 150+ individuals, and gives many other resources to the thousands of people we serve. We would be grateful if you would consider partnering with us in this way to make a difference in our community.

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VIRTUAL- Dream Big Day

09-26-2020

Presented by Children's Mercy at Crown Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 26 @ 8:30 am

Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day is a family-friendly festival, celebration and walk to rally our community around finding answers and hope for kids! With your help, any dream—big or small—can become a reality.

As things continue to evolve...

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Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day is a family-friendly festival, celebration and walk to rally our community around finding answers and hope for kids! With your help, any dream—big or small—can become a reality.

As things continue to evolve with COVID-19 we may need to virtually rally together instead of in-person. Either way, we look forward to celebrating together on this special day in a fun, unique way!

All sponsorships and fundraising will directly benefit patients and families at Children’s Mercy.

Visit DreamBigDay.org to register as a team or individual!

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Puppets a Glow-Go

09-26-2020

Presented by StoneLion Puppet Theatre at The National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre for a new experience for the new world we live in. Think Holiday light display only with giant illuminated puppets and glow artists. This unique event will allow cars to enter into a magical glowing wonderland of...

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Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre for a new experience for the new world we live in. Think Holiday light display only with giant illuminated puppets and glow artists. This unique event will allow cars to enter into a magical glowing wonderland of dancing flowers, glowing bees, mermaids, dragons and more with puppets reaching up to 15’ tall. Tune your radio to KKFI 90.1 to receive a simulcast musical score created for the event. Can’t make it? No problem as we will live stream on Facebook.

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Tea Time

11-07-2020

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 18 @ 10:00 am + 59 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 19 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 21 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 22 @ 10:00 am Tue, Aug 25 @ 10:00 am Wed, Aug 26 @ 10:00 am Thu, Aug 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 28 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 02 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 03 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 04 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 05 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 09 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 10 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 11 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 12 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 15 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 16 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 17 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 18 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 19 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Sep 24 @ 10:00 am Fri, Sep 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Sep 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Sep 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 01 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 02 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 03 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 06 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 07 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 08 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 09 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 10 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 13 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 15 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 16 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 17 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 20 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 21 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00...

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Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please contact gallery@belgerarts.org to book a time to see the exhibition or to schedule a tour.

Tea Time showcases a selection of teapots from Belger Crane Yard Studio’s gallery paired with pieces from the Belger collection. As we enter into our 6th month of social distancing, these objects celebrate times of togetherness, sharing space, and serving one another. Unified amongst their function, this unique grouping highlights a vast diversity of artistic styles and approaches to making teapot forms.

Teapots hold a special place in the tradition of ceramic art and pottery making. Whether considering the social and cultural overtones of preparing and serving tea, to acknowledging the technical mastery required to construct the complex object, teapots have played a vital role in the conversation between art and craft, form and function.

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Artists Sunday

11-29-2020

Presented by Artists Sunday at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 29 @ 12:00 am

We're inviting all professional artists to join us in Artists Sunday, a national marketing campaign and event encouraging shoppers to purchase from artists and craftsmen. Think of Artists Sunday as a Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after...

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We're inviting all professional artists to join us in Artists Sunday, a national marketing campaign and event encouraging shoppers to purchase from artists and craftsmen. Think of Artists Sunday as a Black Friday, but for art, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Participation is free.
Artists Sunday unites individual artists and supportive organizations across the country, creating a voice of 1,000’s, all promoting the purchase of art during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Participants receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit, enabling them to generate buzz and awareness.
Join artists, local arts agencies, cities, chambers, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. View the details and sign up at http://ArtistsSunday.com/

We know many people and organizations are struggling in these unprecedented times. The Coronavirus / COVID-19 has altered all of our lives, top to bottom.
That’s why the process of participating in Artists Sunday as simple and painless as possible. We ask that you take a moment now to sign up with an eye on the fall.

Artists Sunday is free. (Artists FAQ  |  Partners FAQ)
Sign up takes only minutes. (Artists here | Partners here)
There’s no other work to do at this time.

When October arrives you’ll receive your comprehensive Artists Sunday Marketing Toolkit, making participation easy and simple.
Fall seems like a long way away off, but we hope you take a moment and sign up now. It only takes few minutes and the more artists and non-profits who join the program, the louder our combine voices to the media and consumers will be in the fall.

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VIRTUAL- Exhibition: "Queer as German Folk"

12-31-2020

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 14 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 12:00 am + 138 more dates and times

Sun, Aug 16 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 17 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 18 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 19 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 20 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 21 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 22 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 23 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 24 @ 12:00 am Tue, Aug 25 @ 12:00 am Wed, Aug 26 @ 12:00 am Thu, Aug 27 @ 12:00 am Fri, Aug 28 @ 12:00 am Sat, Aug 29 @ 12:00 am Sun, Aug 30 @ 12:00 am Mon, Aug 31 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Sep 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Sep 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Sep 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Sep 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Sep 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Sep 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Sep 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 01 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 02 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 03 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 04 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 05 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 06 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 07 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 08 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 09 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 10 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 11 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 12 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 13 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 14 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 15 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 16 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 17 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 18 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 19 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 20 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 21 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 22 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 23 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 01 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 02 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 08 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 09 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 10 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 11 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 12 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 14 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 15 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 16 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 17 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 18 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 19 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 20 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 21 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 22 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 23 @ 12:00 am Tue, Nov 24 @ 12:00 am Wed, Nov 25 @ 12:00 am Thu, Nov 26 @ 12:00 am Fri, Nov 27 @ 12:00 am Sat, Nov 28 @ 12:00 am Sun, Nov 29 @ 12:00 am Mon, Nov 30 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 01 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 02 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 03 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 04 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 05 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 06 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 07 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 08 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 09 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 10 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 11 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 12 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 13 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 14 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 15 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 16 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 17 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 18 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 19 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 20 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 21 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 22 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 23 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 24 @ 12:00 am Fri, Dec 25 @ 12:00 am Sat, Dec 26 @ 12:00 am Sun, Dec 27 @ 12:00 am Mon, Dec 28 @ 12:00 am Tue, Dec 29 @ 12:00 am Wed, Dec 30 @ 12:00 am Thu, Dec 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

The Goethe-Institut USA is launching a digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk – a global initiative meant to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. The exhibition will be accessible on 

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The Goethe-Institut USA is launching a digitally modified version of the exhibition Queer as German Folk – a global initiative meant to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. The exhibition will be accessible on queerexhibition.org starting August 9th, 2020.

Queer as German Folk was originally launched in 2019 as an “exhibition on-demand” coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The project puts a spotlight on the transatlantic dialogue between civil society LGBTIQ+ actors, discussing the adjusting historical perspectives, and questioning the dominance of the traditional cis-male narrative. It focuses on the close and vital interactions between the German and U.S. movements, while also taking criticisms into account about the perceived illegitimate appropriation of this pivotal moment of queer history by a white, gay, middle-class mainstream.

This extensive exhibition has now been converted into a compact, digital experience. This new format allows visitors to experience the queer movement past and present from anywhere in the world – furthering the project’s goals of maximum accessibility. Audiovisual, moving, and interactive forms of presentation provide visitors with an exciting, adjustable, and versatile experience that is simple to navigate and is accessible across a range of devices in both English and German.

The exhibition’s launch will be accompanied by a full program of virtual events organized by various Goethe-Institut locations in the U.S. and the Goethe Pop Ups which will feature additional work and perspectives from LGBTIQ+ artists. The program will kick off on August 7th, 2020 with a digital film series coordinated by various regional partners that will be available to stream online. These screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the films’ directors and conversations with the audience.

Queer As German Folk was developed in coordination with the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU), led by Birgit Bosold from the curatorial team of the Homosexualität_en exhibition and the management team of the Schwules Museum Berlin (SMU) as the curatorial director and Carina Klugbauer, also from the SMU, serving as the co-curator.

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Elias Sime: Tightrope

01-31-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 13 @ 10:00 am Fri, Aug 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Aug 15 @ 10:00 am + 145 more dates and times

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The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and...

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The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and sculptural assemblages rooted in both the figurative and abstract modes of modern Ethiopian art. Sime repurposes salvaged electronic components such as circuits and keyboards in his work to explore the precarious balance between the progress that technology has made possible and its detrimental impact on the global environment. The exhibition explores how devices intended to connect us have instead mediated our interactions while simultaneously creating massive amounts of e-waste. Sime’s work—like topographical maps or aerial perspectives of vast landscapes—also points to the natural pathways existing in the environment, revealing that the organic fibers which connect us are not unlike the inner workings of man-made machines. Deconstructing them can expose and demystify their internal dynamics, allowing for a new lyricism and energy to emerge. Elias Sime: Tightrope is organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and will travel to the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City; and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON REOPENING DATES AND RELATED NEWS BEFORE PLANNING YOUR VISIT.

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