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.Please note that KC Metro has a lot going on and the GoogleCalendar shows the titles of the first two specific events, bytime of day; to see the full day’s schedule, click on “more.” 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.Cultural Crossroads updates:See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com to read all of our postings and to follow our blog.Also see the Publications tab on our website to read our Statements of position on various current issues.SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION
NOTICE: There are numerous events throughout thearea in connection with Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day,which are not listed on this calendar. Check your favoritesearch engine and always call the producing venue to verify information.March opens the season for farmers markets and art walks;check listings on our website under the Resources tab. Also remember that the Resources tab lists a variety of free and family-friendly cultural centers, exhibit sites, and educational opportunitiesand that exhibits are free in area libraries and museums.Help us out: please check the listings on our Resources tab and let us know if we’ve missed anything that should be listed.Deadline: April 30, 2019Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M.D. Memorial Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to a college bound graduating senior who has written the most compelling essay about the importance of peace and understanding in a pluralistic world. This 500-word essay contest is open to any graduating senior from a high school in the Greater Kansas City area. First Place $500 Scholarship; Second Place $250 Scholarship for a College-Bound Graduating Senior in 2016.Essays should be mailed to Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M. D. Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 23175, Overland Park, Kansas 66283. For information, visithttp://www.crescentpeace.orgSCHEDULING INFORMATION:WCC Prom Boutique is open from March 13 to 16This boutique is open every year to provide FREE dresses,shoes and accessories. You can also DONATE your gently-worn items at ANY TIME. Boutique and donations at WoodsChapel Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO64064.Spring cleaning and have more items to donate? Check outthe Building Community tab on our website for easy donationideas.ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Areahosts Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights as well as Baklava Days with different communities. Go tohttp://dialoguekc.org/events/to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details.Northeast Arts KC offers 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:Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural andmultifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library. This collection,created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from the Greater KansasCity Interfaith Council and multiculturalists is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public. We all benefit from learning about each other!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.Our libraries are excellent resources and we are fortunate in KC Metroto have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programsand English as a second language. Libraries also host numerous artexhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your locallibrary for information. The Kansas City Library System now offers passportapplications at the Westport, I.H. Ruiz, and Trails West branches. You can also call the KC Library Dial-A-Story Line (816.701.3456 or visit kclibrary.org/kidsany time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!CURRENT EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATUREOnline ExhibitsBlack Archives of Mid-America: http://www.blackarchives.org/galleryKemper Museum: https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collectionNational Archives: https://www.archives.gov/exhibitsTruman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.org/online-collections.htmWorld War I Museum: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-databasehttps://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-world-war-i-museumThrough April 14, 2019A Jain Shrine from India(held over)Through April 28, 2019Waiting for the UFOsFeaturing textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, Polly Apfelbaum branches into social and historical contexts, situated in the legacy of post-war American art.Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KCMOThrough May 17, 2019The Poetics of InventionMiller Nichols Library, 4th Floor – Dean’s GalleryThe process of invention from ideation, to fabrication, and to commercialization as an attempt to merging English and Chinese of their phonetic DNA.Through May 24, 2019Eisenhower’s Middle RoadCentral Library, Mountain Gallery14 West Tenth St, KCMOThrough June 16, 2019(RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on IdentityNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough September 1, 2019Color of Memory: Fabric Art in WWIWorld War I Museum, KCMONOTE: The model train exhibit at Union Station is free, butis closed until mid-April for renovation.NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed forrenovation) has opened exhibit space at the HistoricGarment District Museum, 800 Broadway, KCMO. There is no admission fee to the Historic Garment District Museum; entrance to the Kansas City Museum space is$5/person (children under 12 are free). The space is openFrom 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.