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The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do.
News from Cultural Crossroads: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com for our latest postings. Sign up to receive notification of new postings. Click HERE to read our latest public statements. News from our blog: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com for our latest posting: “Finding Common Ground” offers hope for the future of our society through our individual actions: https://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/finding-common-ground/  SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION NOTE: There are numerous Independence Day celebrations which are beyond the scope of this calendar, so find them through your favorite search engine.  This is also the prime season for farmers’ markets and free concerts – see the Resources tab on our website for listings. Special concerts show connections through music: The recent article “Finding Common Ground” on our blog encouraged us to search for “points of agreement” rather than points of disagreement.  One excellent way to do that is through music.  Two concerts in July will focus on commonality. The first, on July 15, is “All Things in Common” presented by Jambaroque, Gerald Trimble’s ever-popular ensemble, which highlights the common threads and intertwined cultures of music. The second concert “Morena” on the following Saturday is presented by the Victoria Botero Ensemble and showcases songs of women of the Sephardic, Muslim and Christian traditions.  See our Google Calendar  for the dates July 15 and July 22 for concert details. The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area is excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute as well as Baklava Days with different communities. Go to http://dialoguekc.org/events/  to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by writing to kansascity@thedialoginstitute.org. The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details. Northeast Arts KC is offering The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods.   The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC (www.northeastartskc.org). Library information: Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs.  See http://www.mymcpl.org/events and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details. The Olathe Indian Creek Library is now open in a temporary location at 13511 S. Mur-Len Road in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center. Our libraries are excellent resources -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language. EXHIBITS From July 15 through September 10 Pictures of the Year International Central Library, KCMO Opening July 28 Perspectives on the Gates of Paradise Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through August 31 Red Star Over China 80 Years Later UMKC Miller Nichols Library 4 th  Floor, Dean’s Gallery The legacy of Edgar Snow Through September 24 (extended) Emperors, Scholars and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 222 Through September 30 Making History: KC and the Rise of Gay Rights UMKC Miller Nichols Library – 3 rd  floor Through September 30 Art in the Loop Installations and performances along the KC streetcar route, in the City Market, and at the Central Library Information at www.artintheloop.com Through November 26 Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photographers, 1933-1941 Personal faces of loss and resiliency, caused by economic depression Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through December 31 Savings the White House: Truman’s Extreme Makeover See “before and after” photos of the massive 3-year renovation that saved the White House Truman Library, Independence, MO Through December 31 The Legacy Plays On! Twenty years of the American Jazz Museum American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18 th , KCMO Through April 8, 2018 Revolutions! 1917 World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMO  Through April 18, 2018 (extended) Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain Shrine Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203