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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. Wishing you a peaceful 2018! Thank you to all who supported our 2017 fundraising campaign, which will allow us to expand programs in the new year. SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NOTE: There are numerous celebrations and events throughout the city in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but not all events are posted online in time for our calendar. lease consult your favorite search process and always verify information with the presenting venue. For a listing of MLK Day events in the Greater Kansas City area, please check www.sclcgkc.org/events which should be updated as events are added. Now Open: 2018 Margolis Memorial Essay Contest Deadline: June 1, 2018 Competition open to students graduating in spring from KC area high school and starting college in Fall 2019. Essays accepted on focus of peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding of different groups.  Cash prize: $2000.00. For information, call Mark Wasserstrom at (816) 523-4243 or email wass1@sbcglobal.net. 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: Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural and multifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library.  This collection, created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public.  We will 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 -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language. EXHIBITS (including exhibits open through the end of 2017) Now open: City of Tomorrow: Kansas City’s Postwar Urban Renewal Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO Perspectives on the Gates of Paradise Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through December 31 This is for La Raza Chicanx culture through altars, religious imagery, portraiture, slang and various media Central Library, 14 W. 10 th  St, KCMO 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 January 7, 2018 Olde World Christmas Strawberry Hill Museum. There will be displays representing Mexico, Ireland and African-American cultures. Additional space has also been added to display German, Italian and Belgium traditions.  Through January 7, 2018 American Portraiture Today Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Through January 28, 2018 Ephemera Ordinary objects transformed. Nerman Museum, JCCC Campus Through January 31, 2018 Snowman Trail George Owens Nature Park Independence, MO Through March 18, 2018 Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO Through April 1, 2018 Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through April 8, 2018 Revolutions! 1917 World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMO  Through July 8, 2018 The Art of Calligraphy across Asia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through April 18, 2018 (extended) Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain Shrine Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203 Through September 1, 2018 Urban Renewal: City of Tomorrow Fifth Floor, Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO