College Town. City Life.

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: Body-Mind Entente: Exhibition and Panel Discussion
Body-Mind Entente, a new exhibition at the UMKC Gallery of Art, features multimedia artworks curated by members of the UMKC Graduate Art History Association. The panel discussion is from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the UMKC Gallery of Art.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, Room 203, Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
Now through Feb. 26
It’s free. The panel discussion and exhibition are free and open to the public. Free parking is available on levels 5 and 6 in the Cherry Street Garage.

Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

What: Out of Order
A dead body is found on the balcony at the Watergate Hotel by a less than ethical U.S. Senator who has booked the room for nefarious purposes. If the body is discovered, the Senator’s career will tank. So he has his assistant remove it, only to find that it keeps reappearing every time. This crazy shell game involves a conniving waiter, an alert private detective, a suspicious hotel manager, an angry wife, a furious husband, a bungling secretary and an unconscious nurse, creating one of the cleverest and funniest hide-and-seek farces ever written.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
Now through Feb. 14
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: And Justice for Some: The Trial of Anthony Burns (1858)
Anthony Burns escaped slavery. Despite a fierce defense at trial, he was returned to his Southern master. This powerful case helped create the party that propelled Lincoln to the White House. In a unique twist at the end of the play, theatre-goers participate as 1858 Massachusetts State Senators to discuss themes brought up by the play. The play is written by Wendy Lement and Bethany Dunakin, and is directed by Jeff Church. This is a co-production between UMKC Theatre and The Coterie.
Where: The Coterie, Crown Center, Suite 144, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Feb. 21
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded the Coterie.
For tickets and show times, visit the website.

What: UMKC Men’s Basketball vs Chicago State
This is the 2nd annual Throwback game where fans have the opportunity to relive the past. All game entertainment and experiences will help bring everyone back. All fans are encouraged to wear their best “Throwback” attire. The best dressed fans will be randomly selected throughout the game for special prizes!
Where: Municipal Auditorium, 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 2:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30
Current UMKC students receive free admission to all UMKC athletic events with ID. Children ages 5 and under receive free admission for all home games. Single tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online.

What: Trevor Thornton, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Trevor Thornton, piano. Performance pieces include Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808; Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 (“Héroïque”); Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”); and Bartók: Suite for Piano, Op. 14, BB 70.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30
It’s free.

What: Bethany Unruh, Senior Recital
This is a senior recital for Bethany Unruh, soprano, with Xueli Liu, piano. Performance pieces include Mozart: “In uomini, in soldati” from Così fan tutte, K. 588; Mendelssohn-Hensel: Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass; Mendelssohn-Hensel: Nachtwanderer; Mendelssohn-Hensel: Morgenständchen; Bizet: Chanson d’avril; Hahn: Offrande; Fauré: Notre amour; Barber: The Daisies; Barber: The Monk and His Cat; Obradors: Con amores, la mi madre; Obradors: Tres morillas; and Obradors: El Vito.
Where: Hickman Mills Community Christian Church, 5809 East Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31
It’s free.

What: Saxophone Studio Recital
This is a Saxophone Studio Recital featuring students from the saxophone studio of Zachary Shemon, with Dan Velicer, piano. Performance pieces include Johnson: O Vos; Tomasi: “Giration: Allegro” from Concerto pour saxophone alto et orchestra; Ibert: Concertino da camera; Bozza: Aria; Desenclos: Allegro non troppo from Quatuor pour saxophones; Grisey: Anubis et nout; Lauba: Worksong; and Levy: Above.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31
It’s free.

What: “Sound Your Best” Career Workshop
This workshop is presented by SFC Kirsten Lies-Warfield of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The workshop aims to help music performance majors make the most of personal recording technologies available today. Discussion points include setting levels, mic placement, room selection, mic selection and ethical editing. Also explained will be the difference in file formats and sample rates, helping you make the best setting choices on your personal recording device so you sound your best on the recording that could land you a job! Non-performance majors also welcome to attend.
Where: Room 326, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
5 – 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1
It’s free.

What: Co(mp)llaborations
Co(mp)llaborations showcases brand-new works created in collaboration between composition students and students from Professor Carter Enyeart’s cello studio. Performance pieces include Frisbie: In the Emergency of Fire; Stevenson: via nocturna; Baker: A Fervent Meditation; Hui: Puppy Dance; Dewalt: Deforestation (An Instructional Manual); Jungman: Infernal; Powell: Three Panels; Harbison: I Saw in the Night Visions; Henry: Booze and Variations; and Srankle: Off-Limits.
Where: Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2
It’s free.


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