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.
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 INFORMATIONNOTE: There are numerous celebrations and events that may not appearon this calendar. Please consult your favorite search process and alwaysverify information with the presenting venue.“Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience” runs from through October 28. See www.openspaceskc.com for details.Mid-term elections are Tuesday, November 6. Voter registrationdeadline is October 10 in Missouri and October 16 in Kansas. Forinformation on voting registration, see the Building Communitytab at www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org or www.rockthevote.org.Our readers know that Cultural Crossroads is a firm supporter of our public library systems and Jackson County, MO, voters have the opportunity to support public libraries on November 6, by voting in favor of the Library Levy Question. See www.kclibrary.org/election for more information.ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Areais excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute 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 email@example.com. 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 andmultifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library. This collection,created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from Greater KansasCity 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 programsand English as a second language.CURRENT EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATUREThrough September 29Flatfile & Digital FileH&R Block Artspace16 East 43rd, KCMO 64111Part of Open Spaces Expanded Field, exhibit features over 200 regional artists. Art lovers are invited to peruse flatfile cabinets filled with over 200 custom-made artist portfolios holding an excitingly diverse range of flat works, and a screening station will feature time-based works included in the Digitalfile. More information at https://kcai.edu/artspaceThrough September 30Noble SynthesisInspiration from nature.Central Library, KCMOThrough November 11For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWIWorld War I Museum, KCMOThrough January 6, 2019Renaissance Italian and Spanish TextilesNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough January 19, 2019Cultivating NatureNelson-Atkins Museum of 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.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.