Our editor, Alice Thorson, has again assembled her top 5 picks from the KC Studio Arts Calendar for this weekend. For more events, visit Kansas City’s most comprehensive arts calendar at kcstudio.org/events.
November 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Engage in a conversation with Delia C. Gillis, Professor of History and Director, Center of Africana Studies at the University of Central Missouri, and Adrienne Walker Hoard, Director, Black Studies Program and Professor of Fine Art at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as they explore the myths and realities of the historic Amistad court case depicted in the Oscar-nominated film Amistad and the Hale Woodruff murals.
November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Screenland at the Symphony
Aram Demirjian, associate conductor
Director J.J. Abrams reinvigorated the iconic Star Trek franchise with one of the most exciting and irresistible blockbusters in recent movie-going history, “Star Trek (2009).” Reach warp speed as you watch the entire film on the giant Helzberg Hall screen and experience composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score performed live by the Kansas City Symphony, boldly going where no orchestra has gone before! Tickets start at $40 for adults and $25 for children.
Little Shop of Horrors
Down-and-out skid row floral assistant Seymour Krelborn becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. It isn’t long before “Audrey II” has grown from a harmless shrub into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who promises Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.
One of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950’s sci-fi movies has become a household name thanks to a highly successful film version. Hilariously funny and tuneful, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors is a musical to savor. Rated PG-13.
Director: Steven Eubank
Book & lyrics: Howard Ashman
Music: Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman
Screenplay: Charles Griffith
November 14 @ 8:00 pm
Carlsen Center – Yardley Hall
Definitely not another “brick in the Carlsen Center wall!”
”Note for note, cut for cut, a dozen or more of the world’s greatest musicians will light up Pink Floyd’s 1973 progressive rock album in its entirety live, on stage. No wigs, costumes or phony accents – just the album as you heard it before it was scratched and worn out on your turntable. Revisit the cerebral, psychedelic hits like Money and Time and then get another dose of rock legendry when the artists perform a set of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits.
November 15 @ 2:00 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation in the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, led by sound practitioner Paul Rudy. Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a sound immersion amongst a range of works in the exhibition. Space is limited; RSVP at email@example.com.