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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: November includes Veterans Day events and holiday markets, both which are beyond the scope of this calendar - see the Resources tab on our website and our Google calendar and always check your favorite search engine for other events. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE ANNUAL INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING DINNER on 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 NourishKC (fka Episcopal Community Services); NourishKC is also the designated charity.  This event is co-sponsored by Heartland Chapter – Alliance of Divine Love and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and is supported by Cultural Crossroads and the interfaith community. Adults $15; students (5-12) $10; children under 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: 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! 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 open: Gilded Attrition Kansas City Museum grounds Located on the south-facing grounds of the Kansas City Museum and viewable from the street. In a nod to Native American “bent trees” or “pointer trees,” branches of the trees that flank the entrance of the Museum and point toward the Missouri River are gilded in copper-colored aluminum foil much like the slow growth of moss. This installation is a memorandum to the current residents of Kansas City and of the peoples that traversed the land centuries ago where the Museum now resides. 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 Opening November 4: 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 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 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 American Portraiture Today Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Through January 28, 2018 Ephemera Ordinary objects transformed. Nerman Museum, JCCC Campus 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 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