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.Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M.D. Memorial ScholarshipDeadline: April 30, 2018First Place $500 Scholarship and Second Place $250 Scholarship for a College Bound Graduating Senior for 2018 (est. 2006)A packet of information for interested students containing the rules and regulations can be downloaded at www.crescentpeace.org. This scholarship is 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 located in the greater Kansas City area. Winners will be announced in May and invited to the annual Crescent Peace Society dinner on August 11, 2018 to receive the scholarship. If they are not able to attend, then a 2 minute video must be submitted.Now Open: 2018 Margolis Memorial Essay ContestDeadline: June 1, 2018Competition 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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).Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center is closed until March 3, 2018.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.EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATUREThrough February 28A Celebration of Black ArtBlack Archives of Mid-Americawww.blackarchives.orgThrough March 8Footsteps Tell the StoryRefugees journey through the art and conversation. Carter Arts Center, Penn Valley Community Collegehttp://mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/#exhibitThrough March 18Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture:Kansas City and Amarillo,Building an Urban WestCentral Library, 14 W. 10th, KCMOMarch 21 – June 3Anxious AbstractionThis exhibition manifests today’s widespread senseof insecurity.Nerman Museum, JCCC campus, OPKSThrough March 31The Art of My LifeInspiring artwork from an African-American perspectiveWatkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum, KCMOThrough April 1Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for EternityNelson-Atkins Museum of ArtThrough April 8Revolutions! 1917World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMOThrough June 3GassedA statement about modern warfare.World War I Museum, KCMOThrough July 8The Art of Calligraphy across AsiaNelson-Atkins Museum of ArtThrough April 18 (extended)Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain ShrineNelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203Through April 29Nkame: A RetrospectiveFocus on Cuban Printmaker Belkis AyonKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KCMOThrough September 1Urban Renewal: City of TomorrowFifth Floor, Central Library, 14 W. 10th, KCMONOTE: 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.