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Disproving the myth that "there's nothing to do in Kansas City" one week at a time. Forward to colleagues, friends, & visitors and see you around town!
Missouri State Parks Presents African American American Musical Heritage Series!

1st on Friday, February 15, 2019, 6 p.m. we have The Jazz Storytellers.

On February 15th, the Folly Encore Club meets again for a happy hour at the Folly Theater in the newly renovated Patron's Lounge! We'll meet at 6 PM with beverages and appetizers and enjoy networking and mingling until the concert by Kandace Springs, The Folly's Spotlight artist of the jazz season, at 8 PM!Your ticket gains you entrance to the networking event, 1 comped drink, appetizers, and 1 ticket to the Kandace Springs concert. 

Featuring Ajamu Webster - Guest Historian 
Message, Music, Dancing, Drumming, Remembering, Reminding... 
All Are Welcome. All Ages Encouraged To Attend.

Five contemporary black women from Kansas City take a weekend train trip and embark upon friendship, wine, laughter, tears and secrets. Join us on this journey as unexplained time travel takes them to a 1940s boarding house mentioned in The Negro Motorist Green Book, and their two worlds collide!

Come enjoy the ultimate nightlife experience at LUST presented by Euro Productions at The Kansas City Juke House on Friday, February 15, 2019. This 21+ Grown & Sexy event will kick your Valentines Day Weekend off in style with sounds engineered by DJ Hobo Tone. 

We invite you to carter to yourself, rejuvenate your body, mentally stimulate your mind, laugh and smile uncontrollably, join a connected community, and take yourself places you never thought you could go.

Three Fitness experts will be providing featured 30 minute full-body, fun, empowering workouts that will leave you feeling strong and confident. An experienced licensed physician will lead a fitness chat about the advances in science, public health and health care, and why the health status of African Americans continues to lag behind the general population and will show ways to improve health by making it less confusing, less intimidating and more approachable. 
Come learn the basics of bartending and create a signature cocktail. 

Join us as our Speaker share the collections of the Institute of Black Invention & Technology. 

The theme for 2019 is 400 years of Resistance. Kansas City is no stranger for strategically fighting on behalf of our people. TWe invite you all to come out and share in our celebration of these great elders with a catered dinner and special guest speaker. 

We are excited to have Dr Greg Kimathi Carr, Chair of the African American Studies Department at Howard University as our Keynote Speaker and friend of the National Black United Front. 
Enjoy a creative Friday night date in the Crossroads! Whether you bring your sweetheart or a fun friend or family member, learn to throw on the potter's wheel. Decorate the best pots you make and Belger Arts will glaze and fire them.* Afterward, check out one of the many restaurants in the Crossroads.

Glow In The Dark Sip And Paint... We will be painting a male model while enjoying light snacks, drinks and music. Tickets are $35 and include all paint supplies, 2 raffle tickets (for an amazing prize) and a Bedroom Kandi swag bag to take home. 
Hammock Kansas is partnering with Organic Soul KC to bring you a unique Vegan Workshop! 

Note: Event is currently sold out and has a waitlist. 
Get your tix today! Open to the public! This is #BLACKHISTORY The official 100-Year Celebration, saluting Beta Lambda chapter's Centennial Achievement and Charter Day. Co-hosted by Delta Rho chapter of A-Phi-A. Join KC's Who's Who in Alpha along with leaders and professionals throughout KC. Featuring guest speaker former international president of Alpha Phi Alpha, Darryl R. Matthews plus guest presenter, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II. Entertainment by The CUR3 band. Business attire. Get tickets ($25) now at BLCharter.kcsoul.com 

Artist Deaunte Thomas inspires young creatives to express themselves through painting 

Bring your youngster to the ultimate creative and colorful celebration with a painting party at Local Legends! We love hosting kids’ parties in our spacious studio. If you’re looking for something fun, fresh, and creative, Local Legends is the place to be.

Funny as ISH comedy tour featuring Mike Epps, special guest host Sommore, Earthquake and DC Young Fly will be at the Municipal Auditorium on February 17th.

Multiplatinum superstar, Travis Scott will bring the second leg of his biggest tour yet: ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE to Kansas City early 2019. Travis Scott will stop by Sprint Center on Feb. 17. 


Paulina is the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, who has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year addition of Ericka, a student newly-arrived from America with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of both the pageant recruiter and Paulina’s teenage “squad.” Jocelyn Bioh’s hilarious re-imagining of the Mean Girls story is at once joyful and heartbreaking, bitingly funny and poignant – a loving exploration of the real lives of young African women trying to negotiate the confusion of Western beauty ideals.

Meeting dates and times are:

Tuesday, February 19th 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Southeast Community Center, Multipurpose Room 
4201 E. 63rd St. 
Refreshments provided 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 21st 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
KCPD Headquarters, Community Room 
1125 Locust St. 
Refreshments provided 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, February 23rd 
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
RB Doolin Center, Board Room 
1856 NE 46th St. 
Light refreshments provided

Looking to meet new folks from around KC? Fill out this brief form:  https://goo.gl/forms/9jWfDIyUbmWPzLFB2

From the compiled list of signups, we’ll randomly generate a weekly or biweekly list of 6, 8 or 10 folks to meet at a bar/coffee shop in town on a Wednesday or Thursday night for two hours…and designate someone in that week’s group as a point person.
You drink, eat, talk. Get to know some people you don't. Locals and natives mixed with transplants. Simple.

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Have a great weekend!
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