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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!
Canaan Parham
Nikita Williamson
Nien Sui
Come hear a relevant artist of our time. Joyce J. Scott is a versatile Baltimore-based artist whose work serves as a commentary for issues regarding race, politics, sexism, and stereotypes. She is a printmaker, weaver, sculptor, performance artist, and educator, but she is probably most well known for her work in jewelry, beadwork, and glass. Scott will also be exhibiting at Open Spaces this fall. This free public lecture is underwritten by the Hoffman Visiting Artist Endowment.

This Pop Chef event will be a hands-on learning experience all about sushi, Japanese cuisine, and cooking techniques that help make sushi delicious and Japanese food so unique, but also, to improve guests' abilities in their own kitchens.

Friday, April 13th | The Riot Room 
7pm doors | 21+

Portrait Noire is an online platform that aims at bridging the gap to produce more "portrait photography inspirations" that are representative of people of color.

Click the link to RSVP!

With spring comes Rosé season! 

River Market Event Place and Terra Firma will be hosting a Rosé Festival to celebrate the season. 

Entrance to the event is $10. There will be 20 plus Rosé wines from different regions to sample. All wines will also be available to purchase by the bottle or case at special prices. If you purchase 6 bottles or more, the $10 entrance fee will be applied to your sale. 

This will be a community discussion about our situation as a people and our future moving forward. What has helped us? What has been to our detriment? 

What does growth look like within our areas? 

Topics so far may include the following: 
Black Wall Street 
The M.O.V.E Organization 
The Negro Baseball League

We're excited to re-open our nursery in midtown Kansas City, MO for the spring. Join us for opening weekend on April 14th and pick up native plants for your garden! We will be open Thursday-Sunday at 30th & Troost through the end of May. Our new entrance will be on the south side of 30th Street between Troost Avenue and Harrison Street, just west of Ruby Jean's Kitchen and Juicery. 
Learn how to taste and evaluate both white and red wines. We will discuss the basics of wine making, a bit of wine history and practice how to taste a range of wines. If you are just getting into wine or you want to brush up your knowledge, this class is for you.
Salsa versus Swing is a blast! Come out and learn the basics of two dance styles, and stick around to practice, drink, and social fun! $5 Cover! No partner needed, but tell your friends! 
This class will provide students with the opportunity to understand the symbolism and historical significance of an array of prominent African American musical and poetic expressions regarding the social, political, emotional, and psychological plights of African Americans. 

Join the new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral revival as we learn how to use non-violent civil disobedience to advance our campaign’s demands to end, what Dr. King called, “the triple evils” of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. We’ll train and learn how to effectively wield non-violence as a weapon for making the moral, economic, and political changes America so desperately needs. 

A signature experience at Kansas City FilmFest 
  • Enjoy KC BBQ from Burnt Finger and Social Smokers 
  • Beer pairings from Crane Brewing 
  • Seasons 52 desserts 
  • Live music from RSS Trio 
Then catch the movie about KC competitive BBQ Teams The Social Smokers and Burnt Finger BBQ!

Crimson Nights - An Evening of Entertainment & Trivia sponsored by the DEED Foundation and Delta Sigma Theta. The theme for the evening will be "A Black Out Evening" all things black.

This event will include a trivia competition with various categories, silent aunction, cash bar, and raffles. There will be a grand prize for the winners of trivia and best decorated table. The evening will include fun and entertainment with guest DJ Ben Rich! The event is for our 21 and older audience only.

This is an opportunity to experience art in a new kind of way. This event is free admission where you will be able to view unique and exquisite art. Art that has a story that is forever changing. These art pieces can range from $100 up to $3500. Come join us your piece awaiting. DJ Baby Boi will also be present providing the music. 
This Multicultural HAIR & FASHION Competition Battles/Vendors/Performances/Workshops & More.

Trends Inc. Invades the NORTHLAND aka "God's Country" to bring the Tradeshow of All Tradeshows. 

This Annual Event will bring Vendors from all over! Mixed with Car Display/ Performances & Workshops in this fast-growing industry. 
Please join us for our next Sunday Social on April 15th! We'll be kicking off the terrace season and introducing our brand new outdoor bar with buy one, get one half off bottles of bubbles, including Veuve Clicquot. 

Tunes provided by the outstanding Ashton D J Martin! 

The Social Club Presents 
Sunday Rewind: Aries Edition

Come hang out with the Social Club at Brickhouse! Brickhouse has the perfect patio, good food, and drink specials for all your SundayFunday needs. 

UpDown Nightlife and 5th Avenue Present
Winter's Dead - Day Party
Sunday, April 15th
3 PM - 8 PM
Dempsey's (in Westport)
Music by DJ Q


Multiple DI Men's Basketball Coaches will be in attendance! 

"On the court with players." A coaches clinic featuring America's top basketball coaches! 

We are Kansas City's community, grass-roots gaming event. This will be our 80th event providing a place that everyone can come and geek out with all of their favorite games for 15 straight hours. 
LaDonna Johnson, Chef and Founder of Organic Soul KC, joins us for Veg Week 2018 for a taste of her delicious plant-based soul cuisine. She will also talk to us about how and why her business plan changed and how refining your customer base can work for you. 

The Rev. John W. Williams is memorialized in 7 feet of bronze. Williams was a civil rights activist and pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church, located on Truman Road and The Paseo.

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