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UMKC’s weekly arts, sports and culture roundup

Each week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what give UMKC a vibrant campus life, and make UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained alumni extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event:

What: UMKC Gallery of Art: ‘Transmissions/Signals’
The UMKC Gallery of Art presents “Transmissions/Signals,” the most recent work of Warren Rosser and James Woodfill. Built around a discussion of the extended medium of painting, this work brings focus to the expansive definition that both artists have of the discipline.
Where: UMKC  Gallery of Art, Room 204 of the UMKC Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Sept. 3 – Oct. 16
The exhibition opens with a free public reception from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the UMKC Gallery of Art; and runs through Oct. 16. Free parking will be available in the Cherry Street Garage, levels 5 and 6.

Sept. 2 – Sept. 8

What: The Oldest Boy
When Tibetan monks believe they’ve found the reincarnation of a high Buddhist Lama as a young American boy, his parents must decide whether to hold tight to their son or send him to India for a life of spiritual training. In this richly emotional journey filled with humor and compassion, featuring the imaginative puppetry of Paul Mesner, a family must make one life-altering choice.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
Now through Sept. 20
UMKC Connection: The Unicorn Theatre was started by three UMKC Theatre graduates. Ticket prices start at $27.50 and can be purchased online.

What: The Addams Family
In this hit Broadway musical, Wednesday Addams, princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart, ”normal”  young man (and her parents know very little about him). Finally, Wednesday confides in her father that she wants to marry her “normal” guy. Fearing her mother’s disapproval she begs her father to keep her secret. Can Gomez hide the truth from Morticia? A difficult task once Morticia invites the boyfriend’s parents to dinner.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
When:  Now through Sept. 20
For tickets and show times, visit the website.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences in 2012.

What: Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Seventy Years Beyond the Bombings
In memory of the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Kansas City and PeaceWorks KC are hosting an exhibit at the Miller Nichols Library.
Where: Link Gallery, ground floor of the Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
Now through Oct. 4
It’s free.

What: ArtSounds
ArtSounds enters its 10th anniversary season with collaborative performances by composers, performers, and visual artists. Initiated by faculty from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making.
Where: Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall at the Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8
It’s free. For more information, visit the event information online.

What: UMKC Women’s Soccer vs South Dakota State
Where: Durwood Stadium, 5099 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4
Current UMKC students receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events with ID. Individual tickets start at $7. Information can be found online.

What: UMKC Women’s Soccer vs UT-Martin (Family Fun Day)
Where: Durwood Stadium, 5099 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6
Current UMKC students receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events with ID. Individual tickets start at $7. Information can be found online.

What: UMKC Men’s Soccer vs. Missouri State (Community Heroes Night)
The special giveaway is a UMKC Athletics soccer scarf.
Where: Durwood Stadium, 5099 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8
Current UMKC students receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events with ID. Individual tickets start at $7. Information can be found online.


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