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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. SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION NOTE: September and October are the primary months for festivals and local fairs, as well as the last months for farmers’ markets  – see the Resources tab on our website for listings. TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 ! The Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner is Sunday, November 12, at the Islamic Center of Johnson County.  Sheila Sonnenschein will be honored with the 2017 Vern Barnet Interfaith Service Award.  Catering by Episcopal Community Services; ECS is also the designated charity.  Co-sponsored by Heartland Chapter – Alliance of Divine Love and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council.  Adults $15; students (5-12) $10; children was 5 are free. Purchase tickets at http://interfaiththanksgiving2017.brownpapertickets.com More information at http://www.HeartlandADL.org  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: Shawnee Library is temporarily closed for unexpected maintenance. See jocolibrary.org for more 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 Now on display City of Tomorrow: Kansas City’s Postwar Urban Renewal Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO Through September 10 Pictures of the Year International Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO September 15 through October 15 Looking Among Us, Cross Cultural Connection Jewish Vocational Services, 4600 Paseo, KCMO Through September 22 River Market Regional Exhibition: Truth, Trust, Transcend Artists Coalition, 201 Wyandotte, KCMO September 23 to March 18, 2018 Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas Cit and Amarillo, Building an Urban West Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO Opening in the Fall 2017 Perspectives on the Gates of Paradise Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 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 October 1 The Beaded Image Beaded tapestries, plus works on paper and textiles Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO Through October 15 Vive l’Amerique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally World War I Memorial Museum, KCMO Opening October 21 More Than Words: The Art of Calligraphy Across Asia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO 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 15 Capturado: Faces of Cuba UMKC GeoSciences Department 800 East 51 st  Street, KCMO Photographs that highlight the rich and greatly varied cultural composition of the island's inhabitants. Through December 31 Saving 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