Established in 2005, the Kansas City Fringe Festival has grown into a 10-day celebration of theater, visual arts, film, dance, and music. This year’s edition runs from Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 28, 2013, at dozens of venues around the city. You can get an advance look at what’s in store for festival audiences at the Fringe Festival Preview.
Refreshments provided by Minsky’s Pizza. This event is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Fringe Festival.
When it opened 40 years ago, Kansas City International Airport and its three-terminal design was hailed as the most convenient airport in the country. But with changing times and new security demands, is it time for a new facility? A panel of experts discusses whether it’s time to build a new KCI.
This is the third of four public forums in 2013 examining current municipal issues. Up next: the economic border war between Kansas and Missouri (on October 17, 2013).
Programs and a traveling exhibit from the Metropolitan Community College’s Business and Technology Campus explore how to land in-demand “gold collar” jobs – electric utility lineman, computer-controlled machine programmer, welder/fabricator, environmental engineering technician – with just an associate’s degree or less.
The programs – 10 Gold Collar Jobs in KC and 10 Things that Get You Hired and 10 Things that Get You Fired – will be presented throughout the summer and fall at several Library locations.
Artist Glen Hansen presents and discusses the more than three dozen drawings and paintings that make up his show opening June 27 in the Library’s Guldner Gallery. Subjects range from historic turn-of-the-century structures to the modern TWA Building and the iconic Town Topic Hamburgers.
A teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Hansen early on became fascinated by the details of ornate Victorian houses. Among his works are many focusing on the architecture of Prague, Paris, and Venice.
The slave Dred Scott claimed that his residence in a free state transformed him into a free man. When the Court decided otherwise, the ruling sent shock waves through the nation and helped lead to the Civil War.
Earl M. Maltz discusses his book Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery and argues that the case revealed a political climate that had grown so threatening to the South that overturning the Missouri Compromise was considered essential.
Music from India. American gospel. The traditional Chinese Lion Dance. These are some of the ways in which different faiths and cultures manifest their deepest-held beliefs and customs through the arts.
Midsummer’s Light offers an afternoon of music, dance, and storytelling designed to build an awareness of various faith traditions and their commonalities, and to provide a colorful, dynamic, and moving experience.
Part of the 2013 Off-the-Wall Film Series featuring comedies starring Kansas City native Paul Rudd. Rudd is the bearded, laid-back title character of this comedy about a good-natured slacker who survives mostly through the charity of his doting/exasperated sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel). This title is recommended for adult audiences only.