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The Living List: May 2018




HAPPY MAY!


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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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THIS MONTH'S EVENTS


+ Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

May 3, 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 Women and Women's history, 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.


+ STS: Poetry and Jazz

May 8, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Suggested donation $10-20

426 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64124


For our last Second Tuesday's Salon of the season, we are delighted to feature Glenn North, the Poet Laureate of 18th and Vine, with special guests poet Sheri "Purpose" Hall and saxophonist Ernest Melton.

Calling your inner Flower Children and Beatniks to start a new Summer of Love Supreme by joining us for a journey into the nexus of Poetry, Jazz, and Black history from Langston Hughes, through the Beat Poets, to the Black Arts and Spoken Word movements.

7:00 Doors & Bar Open 8:00 Featured Spoken Word Salon 9:00 DJ Stevie Cruz later Jazz Jam Set

Suggested donation $10-20 Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres complimentary. You're welcome to get as dressed up or down as you like...


+ FTW Slam TEAM SELECTION FINALS!

May 10th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

$10 Admission

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


THIS IS THE FINALS THAT DETERMINES WHO WILL BE ON THE TEAM!

Join us on Thursday, May 10, 2018 for a night of incredible poetry and fun at the FTW SLAM!

This slam will determine who will be on the team representing Kansas City and FTW at the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago!

YOUR COMPETITORS ARE: Spades Lunn Serenity Speaks Melissa Ferrer-Civil Trey Newman Steven C. May Lorenthia Miestra Daniel Casha MustBe Mills John Lewis ???? ???? ???? ????

That's right - we are also allowing 4 wildcard spots. First come first serve. If you think you have what it takes to make it on a national slam team show up and show us!

Slam Specifics: 12 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. Doors open at 7. | The slam begins at 8.| $10 cover| Refreshments Provided. |

#FTWSlam.


+ Sunflower Slam!

May 12, 2018 6:00 - 9:00pm

Lenexa City Hall - 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219


YOURS TRULY will be hosting the SUNFLOWER SLAM at the LENEXA CITY HALL!

Boy do I have some things up my sleeve for you! Here are the details:

$5 ADMISSION

Doors open at 6pm

Open Mic Starts at 6:15

Slam Sign up Starts at 6:30

Slam Starts at 7:00

ONE ROUND - Open Mic Style - 5 minute limit!

End of the night $50 Prize!

Come out and have a good time!


+ Annual Malcom X Day at the State Capital

May 16th 800 am - 11:00PM

FREE FOR CHILDREN - $25 PER ADULT

RSVP BY MAY 10th


Details:

Wednesday May 16th 7:30 AM - meet at Southest High School/ACE parking lot

Busses will depart at 8:00 AM

Students are free of Charge Adults are $25 each.

Event is from 12:00-4:00PM

Lunch and Dinner is provided

We will be leaving the capital by 6:00PM for a return time between 9/10PM

No snacks with shells and no glass on the bus per the bus company.

Please bring comfy blanket, pillow etc for the ride. These things may be left securely on or under the bus while inside the capital.


+ InterUrban ArtHouse Spring Artist Showcase Reception

May 18, 2018 5:00 - 8:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton St, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Join us for 3rd Friday Local Life in Downtown Overland Park as we host a reception for our current Artists Showcase, featuring work from the artists who work within our 30 private studios.


+ Annual Troost Festival

May 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

31st Troost Ave, Kansas City MO


This festival features many vendors, performers and community members each year. Come out and celebrate your community.


+ Sankofa KC Bobby Seale and 10 Points Celebration

FREE TO ATTEND 2 EVENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

May 18 7:00pm Community Gathering With Bobble Seale at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church

An originator of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Bobby Seale, will have strategic dialogue with us to create lasting change in Kansas City, Missouri and eventually across the nation. All are welcome to add to the conversation and ignite positive action. A FREE Event for the entire community! May 19 1:00pm Annual Malcolm X Unity Celebration, Interfaith Basketball Game at Brush Creek Community Center

Christians and Muslims will play a friendly game of Basketball together to demonstrate interfaith unity as we remember the impact and legacy of Malcolm X. Bobby Seale, a Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-defense, will address the community after the game at 3:00pm. Absolutely FREE to attend!


+ Black Privilege Launch Celebration

May 24, 2018 6:00 - 8:30PM

FREE ADMISSION

The Gem Theare 1615 E 18th Street Kansas City, MO


Join us for the official launch celebration and be the first to download the New Black Privilege App! Meet the Black Privilege team at the business networking reception at the American Jazz Museum immediately following the Royal reveal. Enjoy tasty appetizers by Tastmakers, beats by Johnny the DJ Quest and performances by the Traditional Music Society. Silent auction to benefit the American Jazz Museum. The Black Privilege Launch Celebration is open to the community. Reservations are requested.

Contact KJames@blackprivilege.org for more information about the launch celebration. Visit BlackPrivilege.org to learn more about the Black Privilege App.


+ Bruised But Not Broken Women's Empowerment Event

May 26, 2018 11:00am-200pm

$20 Admission through Event Brite

Open Door Bible Baptist Church 4300 Northeast Parvin Road Kansas City, MO 64117


JD Merrill Presents.... 2018 'Bruised but not Broken' Womens Empowerment Event

Come join JD Merrill as she dives into chapter 2 and 3 of her book, Unveiled. This will be a womens empowerment event intended to show love and appreciation to all women for their strength and courage during life's obstacles. A former victim of Domestic Violence, Author JD Merrill has a powerful speech that will captivate your attention and will provide the hope and love that is needed for any Woman who has ever experienced abuse. There will be guest speakers, praise dance performance, raffles, vendors, and food.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON THIS EMPOWERMENT EVENT....

For at once, we were bruised....but we were not BROKEN..

This event is for all women who have ever experienced hurt


+ HIP HOP Meets KC

May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 1:00am

Mini Bar 2810 Broadway Kansas City MO 64112

THE LINEUP: ORI DA BOSSLADY - B.WIZE - DA HOPPER - SILHOUETTE THA BOSSLADY - DEM CUNTRY BOYZ


MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND THIS SHOW/ DOORS OPEN 8P/ SHOW IS FROM 9P-1A/TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!! CLICK ON TICKET LINK, OR BY CALLING 816-703-9824 FOR INFORMATION ON TICKET LOCATIONS (FOLLOW VOICEMAIL ON 4/22-5/25).

THIS IS A SHOW YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS, SO BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! #ARRAENT #HHMKC #MINIBARKC #SUPPORTTHEARTSKC


+ The Musical V2 Album Release

May 26, 2018 700 - 10:00pm

$15 Admission ($12 in Advance)

The Buffalo Room 817 Westport, Kansas City, Mo 64111


Join us for the release of "The Musical II" Featuring: Mikal Shapiro, vox/guitar, Chad Brothers, vox/guitar, Johnny Hamil, bass, Matt Richey, drums Special guests TBA

$12 GA Advanced/$15 GA Door $20 VIP To purchase advanced tickets: https://mikalshapiro.bandcamp.com/merch/advanced-tickets-to-the-musical-ii-cd-release

Songs written by Mikal Shapiro and realized in the studio through the generous contributions of the following magicians: Chad Brothers (guitar) Johnny Hamil (bass) Matt Richey (drums) Hermon Mehari (trumpet) Tina Bilberry (strings) Damon Parker (keys) Lauren Hughes (vox) Engineered and co-produced by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios


+ Ogechi LIVE

June 1, 2018 9:00pm - 1:00am

DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Uptown Arts Bar - 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111


Missed The ATL Show? Come Kick It With AphroCentrik and Ogechi as celebrates her sophomore EP at the Uptown! Hosted By Flowing Goddess + Special Friends: - Khrystal. - Joy B. - M'Lady Beats

Art Showcasing by: @dirtyunclemo @xeleonorex @armon44 @spicychickenflavor

Don't Miss Ogechi's Last Free Concert in Tha Town! #OgechiTakesKC #ThaHipHoppaHerself (Donations Accepted)


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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

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!


Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

EVERY 1ST THURSDAY, 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. Join us as we have Author, Poet, and Radio Personality, Serenity as your host. This event is free to the public.


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!


Sunflower Slam Hosted by Sheri Purpose Hall!

EVERY 2ND SATURDAY

Lenexa City Hall - 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219

$5 ADMISSION

ONE ROUND - Open Mic Style - 5 minute limit!

End of the night $50 Prize!

Come out and have a good time!


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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ARTIST RESOURCES


May 15th Deadline

Charlotte Street Residency

Charlotte Street Foundation is seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists, and writers interested in being considered for it's Studio Residency Program. Applications are due Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 for year-long studio residency terms, which run September 2018 through September 2019.  Applications will be accepted EXCLUSIVELY through www.callforentry.org. The application process is competitive through an independent jury process and based solely on the merit of the artist work samples and written statements. Charlotte Street Foundation administrates the jury panel each term.

Approximately 30 artists will be in residence during the year-long term (September through September). Charlotte Street strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists representing a multiplicity of disciplines. Applicants will be notified by July 2018.

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5284


May 21 Deadline

Arts Writers Grant Program

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

https://www.artswriters.org/


May 23 Deadline

Integrity Arts and Culture Association Mini Grant

We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. 

IACA Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. This is our way of planting seeds that we believe will continue to grow. 

This program was started in honor of every artist who has ever impacted the life of another. In honor of our teachers, our mentors, and even those who have deeply touched our lives from afar, we encourage you to keep living your dreams with passion. Keep changing the world for the better. We believe in you and we support you!

http://www.integrityaca.org/grantprogram.html


May 30 Deadline

Passenger Pigeon Press Artist Collaboration

Passenger Pigeon Press is looking for submissions for an artist book collaboration!   The selected artist will be awarded with a collaborative artist book project with Passenger Pigeon Press and a solo show at FRONT Gallery in NYC in June of 2019.

http://www.passengerpigeonpress.com/collaborations/


May 31st Deadline

Art Westport KCMO

Art Westport is Kansas City's only outdoor art show and festival exclusively for LOCAL artists. The historic Westport district provides the perfect backdrop for a high-quality exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. The event is in its 39th year and will be on September 7, 8 and 9, 2018. 

Learn more: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6315 June 8 Deadline

Inspiration grant deadlines are coming 

Learn more: https://artskc.org/grantmaking/getfunding/inspirationresources/


November 11 Deadline

The George A and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Eight fellowships of $33,000 were awarded for 2018-2019 in the fields of History of Art and Architecture and Sculpture.

Howard Fellowships are intended primarily to provide artists, scholars, and writers with time to complete their work. They are not intended for publication subsidies, for equipment purchase, for preparation of exhibits, or to support institutional programs. Fellowships will be awarded for 2019-2020 in Painting and Literary Studies.

https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/howard-foundation/


December - TBA

Cave Canem

Learn More: http://cavecanem.org/