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The Living List: February 2018



HAPPY FEBRUARY!


Feel free to give me feed back, let me know what you would like to see here!  I dropped all the flyers/pics for each event from this list in order to streamline and make this list a little more mobile friendly.  That is not to say there will not be somepics ... just not for each and every event.


In this blog you will find Special Announcements, Unique events for this month, Monthly Events, Opportunities, Future Events and other Blogs for information.


Legend:

blue underlined: hyperlinks to web addresses that have more information

+: events that I will be participating in either by giving art or by hosting


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

HELP ME OUT!  ALL MONTH  - I AM RAISING FUNDS TO GO TO WOWPS - GO FUND ME COMING SOON BUT YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO THE CAUSE! CLICK FOR DETAILS.

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THIS MONTH'S EVENTS


+ Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

February 1, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Pete's Place 12044 Blueridge Blvd. Grandview, MO 64030.


Souls of Poetic Expression is an opportunity for poets and musicians to recite poetry or display musicianship that is based on African American history, pain, progress, love, frustration, hope, success, etc, that will encourage and provide some type of emotional and psychological relief for listeners. Join us as we have Author, Poet, and Radio Personality, Serenity as your host. This event is free to the public.



Soul Sessions Anniversary Show

February 5, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm

$10

Juke House 1700 E 18th Street, Kansas City MO, 64108


Join Simmy and crew for the best Monday's in town!  This event brings some of the city's best talent including singers, poets, musicians and comedians.  Open mic sign up begins at 7pm, Cover charge is $10.



Resistencia: A Reading

February 9, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00 am

DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111


Join the heavyweights of brown poetry with special guest Prim-One!We will be celebrating an evening of resilience through our current state of affairs with poetry, stories and that special something that keeps us all going through the toughest of times.A part of the Brown Voices/Brown Pulse series that was created by Miguel M Morales after the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando, this series seeks to highlight black and brown voices and present the most innovative and talented that Kansas City has to offer. Come join us, and remember why we still fight.



+ Women of Color Slam (Fundraiser)

February 9, 2018 9:30pm to 12:00 am

$10

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111



Father Daughter Dinner and Dance Temple of Truth

February 10, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP BY FEB 1

Temple of Truth 7900 Westrridge Rd, Raytown MO, 64138


All Fathers, Stepfathers, and Father Figures are invited to bring their daughters, nieces, or family member between grades K -12. We are looking forward to showing our young ladies how God wants them to be treated having a blessed time, in his name. We ask that all RSVP's are completed no later than February 1st.We welcome all.



Artist Speed Networking held by GuildIT

February 15, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm

ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council 106 Southwest Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64106


Kick off the New Year right! Join other art entrepreneurs for a prosperous speed networking event hosted by GuildIt and ArtsKC.Expand your contacts, share resources, build upon goals, and possibly collaborate, after chatting 1-on-1 for a few minutes with PAINTERS, POETS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS, DANCERS, FILMMAKERS, SIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ETC…- Lunch is included. - Cost: $15 - Registration is limited to 20. - A tips sheet on networking and elevator speeches will be provided.Sponsored by GuildIt and ArtsKC.



+ Breaking the Silence - MOCSA Charity Event (Fundraiser)

February 22, 2018 6:30pm to 11:00pm

$5 ADMISSION

The Rino 314 Armour Rd, Kansas City MO 64116


A charity event for MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). An evening for healing, awareness, and community. MOCSA representatives will be in attendance for anyone who is a survivor or any allies who know survivors of sexual assault. Music by:The Black Creatures, Rachel Mallin, Payge Turner Music, Poetry by:Sheri Hall, Art for auction by:TBA



+ Black Authors Network and Book Fair

February 24, 2018 10:00am to 6:00pm

WEB DuBois Learning Center  4510  Linwood Blvd, Kansas City MO, 64128 


We are excited to announce “The Black Authors Network & Book Fair”. Our goal is to highlight the wealth of African-American authors locally and to provide the community an opportunity to access the wide variety of work written by these authors.Objectives of the Network:Raise awareness of African-American authors on the local, regional and national scene whose writing uplifts, inspires, educates and challenges.Provide a venue where authors come together to share their work and creative experience.Inspire, encourage and support aspiring authors and through the Network, provoke transformational thoughts and ideas of participants. To provide a platform for young people to explore the field of writing by working on their own projects and literary expression.If you are interested in sponsoring this event or participating as an author, please contact us at thefuture@duboislc.org for additional information.



Writers Workshop with Maddie Mae

February 28, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm and feature at 10:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111



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MONTHLY EVENTS & WORKSHOPS


Soul Sessions

EVERY MONDAY

Juke House: 1700 E 18th Street, Kansas City MO, 64108

Join Simmy and crew for the best Monday's in town!  This event brings some of the city's best talent including singers, poets, musicians and comedians.  Open mic sign up begins at 7pm, Cover charge is $10.


Tones and Vibes

EVERY TUESDAY STARTING FEB 20th

Jambo Restaurant: 9922 Holmes Rd. Kansas City MO

Join the Tones and Vibes crew for POETRY POETRY and more POETRY! Doors open at 7pm (happy hour specials from 7-10p), sign up starts at 7:30 to 9:30p, show will start 8pm no later than 8:30 and run until about 12am. $5 entry before 9pm, after 9p it is $10. 


Poetic Underground (PoUnd)

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:30pm

Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111

Each Wednesday join the UAB as a different hosting team gives you a power packed poetry open mic! Every 1st Wednesday is the Kansas City Poetry Slam - $5 admission and $50 prize to 1st place!


Rap Asylum

EVERY 2ND WEDNESDAY, 7pm

Westport Coffee House Theater: 4010 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111 (downstairs)

KANSAS CITY'S MONTHLY HIP-HOP OPEN MIC! In order to participate - submissions have to be received in advance at rapasylumkc@gmail.com.  $5 Admission - different features EVERY MONTH!


+ The Black Girl Magic Power Block

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

KUAW internet radio KUAW.ORG

#BGMPB Starts with with Roux on the Radio hosted by Angela Roux at 12:00pm and then The Gospel of Poets hosted by Sheri Purpose Hall at 1:00pm.


Community Writing and Performance Workshop

EVERY 4TH WEDNESDAY, 7pm. Free Admission

Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111

COME ONE COME ALL!!!! We will write 'til our hearts are content! Or maybe we will just write until our content accurately describes our hearts!I have created this workshop as an ongoing event because we have many open mics and slams, but rarely is there a space for the community to collaboratively work on the art that goes into these shows. This will be a dual workshop focusing on both the literary craft and the art of the performance.This is a safe space.All are welcome.We will learn together.We will grow together.We will share together.We will have fun and get the work done!


FTW Slam

EVERY 4TH THURSDAY, 7pm

The Writers Place: 3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Join FTW for a night of incredible poetry and fun at the FTW SLAM!Slam Specifics:10 poets will be given the chance to perform their best poems in a 3-round, elimination style slam.Each poet will have 3 minutes or less to wow the audience and the randomly selected judges of the evening. AND We're giving out cash prizes to not only first place, not only second place, but the top 3 performers of the night! This is gonna be a great night on both sides of the mic! #FTWSlamDoors open at 7. The slam begins at $8.10 cover

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