The Annual City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration held by the National Black United Front – Kansas City Chapter (NBUF-KC) in partnership with the American Jazz Museum (AJM) celebrates our 37th anniversary with the theme “Lifting as We Climb”.
Kansas City is one of only a handful of cities nationwide that celebrate Kwanzaa a full seven (7) days. The first six (6) days, December 26 through December 31st are celebrated at the Historic Gem Theater on 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Missouri. It opens each evening at 6pm with the African Market. The program begins each night promptly at 7pm with a drum call and procession. The last day, January 1st, is celebrate at Nefertiti Ballroom in Kansas City, Kansas where we will climax with a program and unity feast. Again, starting promptly at 3pm with a drum call and procession.
I am excited to announce that December 29, 2018, I will be hosting my very first Paint & Sip. This event will be held at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center, located at 3700 Blue Pkwy Kansas City, Mo. 64130 from 2pm-5pm. Tickets are $30 and will include complimetary drinks and finger foods. We will be painting my latest peice "Mariposa", using acrylic paints and gold leaf.
If you've ever wanted to get into 3D printing, but don't quite know how to get started, then this is the class for you! 3D Printing & Design class, going on every other Saturday at Hammerspace. Learn how to design objects to be printed, as well as how to operate a 3D printer. No prior knowledge required.
KCAVP will be holding a community event called Self Care Saturdays each month. We invite all in the community to come out and enjoy workshops, fitness classes, and other community education offerings. These events are free.to the public, but all donations are welcomed!
No faking, no fronting, no posing, just people getting down to banger after banger all night. Disco, Funk and Soul. All Vinyl. The ship will handle the food and drinks, Max Ross and Joc Max have you covered on the sounds. #comevibe
$25 Advance Registration $30 at the door. Includes Venue Fee Prize: 1st Place $500 for Each Bracket Time: 12:00pm Check In Tournaments Begins: 1:00pm **Yes we will be watching the big game at the same time**
The African American Artist Collective & Elaina Paige Productions along side Mya Joda with City Girls Salon presents to you Kre A Div VIBES! Come experience this one of a kind exhibit integrating all arts under one roof! Tons of great collaborations! Performances from Elaina Paige, the Hair Show Queen Mya JoDá, live Art painting by @stylez_artistry, beautiful fashion designs by @kyrieeleisoncouture, music by Kartez Addison & MAMIE, poetry by Simeon Taylor and the amazing violinist Riz Oshe' and lastly Reggie Djapsilum Simmons on the 1's and 2's!
Calvin Arsenia, (28 years old) standing 6’6” in flats, his Afro hairdo pulled back and adorned in pink roses, sings Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You,’ self-accompanied on a Celtic harp to a sold out listening room in Edinburgh. Born in Florida, raised Evangelical in the suburbs of Kansas, Arsenia elegantly destroys our familiar relationship with an archaic instrument traditionally reserved for funerals and weddings. Pairing his original songs about the nuances of contemporary romance with harp-friendly versions of Britney Spears, Björk, and Lauryn Hill, Calvin Arsenia courts his crowd with heartbreak and humor.
Sunday December 30th is the last brunch of 2018!! We're celebrating by extending our hours (one brunch only) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dj Rico will be spinning French yé-yé & Northern soul. For our service industry folks*, we're offering you discounted glasses & bottles for the mimosa bar so you can unwind before NYE.
This highly anticipated event is sure to serve a variety of professionals as it features three entertainment rooms, including a classic gala style room, a high-energy night club section and an ultra-lounge with neo soul rhythms. Evening entertainment will feature selections from premier musicians including Da Truth Band, KC’s top soul cover band, the D9 Band and guitarist and singer Ivy Roots. In addition to live music, guests can dance all night in the ballrooms with DJ Hobo Tone, DJ Hank and Tony Keith. When you want to change the pace, recline with DJ Joe Brooks in the lounge.
Celebrate New Year's Eve 2019 at the sexiest party in KC!
Men are encouraged to wear black. Women are encouraged to wear red or black dresses. The VIP All Inclusive Ticket gets you access to a premium open bar from 9:30pm to 1:30am and a champagne toast at midnight. Premium open bar means short wait lines and top shelf liquor! Bottle service is also available. Text or call 816-550-6914.
Direct from LA, party to the beats of Deep at Night! The music will be Top 40, Hip Hop & EDM.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A 1970's FUNK-FILLED CELEBRATION! For ONE NIGHT ONLY we’re partnering with Amplify Culture to transform Tribe Street Kitchen into a swanky nightclub and discotheque reminiscent of the world-famous Studio 54, featuring KC’s own DJ Bill Pile, OPEN BAR ACCESS and a CHAMPAGNE TOAST at midnight. The kitchen will also be open for Happy Hour eats until 12.
For the eighteenth consecutive year, The Men of The Beta Omega and Omicron Xi Chapters of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, will host the Annual New Year’s Eve Omega Ball and Scholarship Fundraiser.
Start the 2019 off right with brunch and booze. We will be serving our Brunch menu from 10am - 3pm with featured cocktails to help you recover from your New Year's Eve celebrations. Show up in a onesie/pajamas (yoga pants don't count) and receive a free mimosa or Bloody Mary. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting our website.
An interactive yoga and painting workshop. Bring your friend and do something healthy and creative together to start 2019 off with a mindful and artistic spirit!
The opening will consist of Yoga for about 45-60 minute flow that is meant for all levels of practitioners. Beginners are welcome! We will guide guests through a series of movement specifically designed to awaken creative potential. After practicing yoga, we will provide practitioners with canvas and paint. We may offer suggestions and ideas if necessary, or just allow people to freestyle paint. Guests will leave with their handmade work of art!
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