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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: Turning the Mind Inside Out:“Art & Entanglement”
Intertwining art, philosophy and neuroscience, the UMKC Department of Art and Art History Lecture Series features three key representatives of different areas of study who examine the complexity of the embodied mind and the role of aesthetics in knowledge production. Each of them invites us to consider how art elicits not only astounding sensory experiences, but also fascinating inquiries into how we perceive, think and act. “Art & Entanglement” is presented by Alva Noë, professor of philosophy, University of California, Berkeley.
Where: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2

March 1 – 7

What: Tender
Tender deals with daily rituals that center around the construction of self. Bodily adornment and the fabrication of private, domestic spaces are explored through work featuring secondhand belongings, worn textiles and leather. The details of human presence are implied, but the lack of a visible body allows the artist to focus on the longing and vulnerability of these small presentations of personal artifacts. The artist is Katy McRoberts.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, Room 203 of the UMKC Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through March 2
It’s free.

What: No Talking
No Talking is based on a short story by Andrew Clements, best-selling author of dozens of books for young readers, including his debut novel Frindle, named in 2007 as one of “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” by the U.S. National Education Association. Adapting No Talking to the stage will be long-time Coterie collaborator Laurie Brooks, playwright of several of The Coterie’s successful world premieres, including The Wrestling Season and Afflicted: Daughters of Salem.
Where: The Coterie, Crown Center, Suite 144, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through March 19
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded The Coterie.
For tickets and show times, visit the website.

What: Boeing-Boeing
This stylishly retro production was a monster comedy hit on London’s West End and a Tony winner on Broadway. Bernard is a bachelor juggling a very precarious social calendar. He is engaged simultaneously to three different flight attendants. Helped by his long suffering housekeeper Bertha (Debra Jo Rupp), Bernard has devised a sophisticated timetable so that each girlfriend visits him on their layovers and remains oblivious of the other two. Everything proceeds like clockwork until the arrival of the new double speed Super Boeing which changes the schedules of the airlines. Bernard’s old school friend Robert arrives unexpectedly and unwittingly joins in this farcical whirlwind of mayhem.
Where: New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster St., Overland Park, Kan.
Now through April 23
For tickets and show times, visit the website.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates; the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences presented both honorary doctorates in 2012.

What: Inside the Art Life of Adrienne Walker Hoard
Beyond her life as a professor at UMKC, Adrienne Walker Hoard, M.F.A., Ed.D., is an accomplished painter, photographer and jewelry maker. Her work will be on display at the Miller Nichols Library.
Where: Dean’s Gallery, Fourth Floor, Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through May 19

What: Conservatory Wind Ensemble
The Conservatory Wind Ensemble, directed by Joseph Parisi, performs with guests Blue Springs South Symphonic Band, directed by Doug Padgett; and Blue Springs South Wind Symphony, directed by Ken Hansen. Performance pieces include Sheldon: Choreography; Galante: Whispers from Beyond; Williams: Symphonic Dance No. 2; Sousa: Rifle Regiment; Grainger: Horkstow Grange from Lincolnshire Posy; Gillingham: With Heart and Voice; Gillingham: Be Thou My Vision; Schuman: George Washington Bridge; and Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1
Tickets are $8; $6 for seniors; and free for UMKC faculty, staff and all students with UMKC or student ID. Tickets can be purchased from the Central Ticket Office in person starting at 6 p.m.

What: Bach’s Lunch
Bring your lunch and enjoy some Bach. Jacob Narverud is the conductor. Bach: “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her?” BWV 9 will be performed.
Where: Grant Hall, Room 122, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Noon, Friday, March 3
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Missouri State
Where: Missouri 3 & 2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3 p.m., Friday, March 3
It’s free.

What: Constellations
Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Constellations, directed by Artistic Director Eric Rosen. The production begins March 3 and runs through April 2. If you could hit rewind on a relationship, you might discover the nuances of choice and destiny, and how the two intersect. This spellbinding, heartbreaking love story removes the boundaries of time and space, delving into the infinite possibilities of a couple’s relationship to reveal how the slightest change in conversation might send you down an entirely different path. The scene re-sets again and again, in a fascinating look at love and life from one parallel universe to the next. The cast is comprised of Bree Elrod and Tuc Watkins. They have made their careers in Los Angeles and New York and have come back home to Kansas City for this production.
Where: Copaken Stage, 1 H & R Block Way, Kansas City, Mo.
When: March 3 through April 2
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 816-235-2700. Current UMKC faculty, staff and alumni receive a 20 percent discount on tickets.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Saint Louis
Where: Missouri 3 & 2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, March 4
It’s free.

What: UMKC Softball vs. Southeast Missouri
Where: Missouri 3 & 2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3 p.m., Saturday, March 4
It’s free.

What: University Singers, Canticum Novum and special guests Lee’s Summit North High School
Performance pieces include Wood: Hail, Gladdening Light; Sweelinck: Psalm 96 Chantez a Dieu; Lauridsen: Ya Eres Mia; Delarmente: Ilay Gandangan; Bairstow: I sat down under his shadow; Brahms: Der Gang zum liebchen, Op. 31, No. 3; Schumann: Spanisches Liederspiel; Britten: Jubilate Deo!; Haydn: “Gloria” from Heiligmesse; Brahms: The May Night, Op. 43, No. 2; Traditional/Parker: Come Away to the Skies; J.M. Haydn: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus; Stopford: Ave Verum Corpus; Vaughan Williams: Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs; and Arnesen: Flight Song.
Where: Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, Kan.
When: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5
It’s free.

What: Jon Kratzer, Master’s Recital
This is a master’s recital for Jon Kratzer, trumpet. Performance pieces include Tartini: Concerto in D Major, D. 53; Ewazen: Aftershock (A Response to 9/11); Honneger: Intrada, H. 193; Hansen: Cornet Sonata, Op. 18; Knight: Sonata Through Salt Rimmed Glasses; and Piazzolla: Historie Du Tango, Café 1930.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 5 p.m., Monday, March 6
It’s free.

What: Volker Brass: UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet
Volker Brass, the UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet, performs the following pieces: Lennon/McCartney/Dedrick: “All You Need is Love,” a Beatles Collection; and Gershwin/Gale: Selections from Porgy and Bess.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 6
It’s free.

What: Jazz Nights at the Green Lady
Jazz students of all degree levels perform standards and originals in combos. All compositions and arrangements will be announced from the stage.
Where: Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 7
It’s free.

What: Joseph Genualdi, with guest artist Elizabeth Suh Lane, Works of J.S. Bach
Performance pieces include Bach: Sonata in A Major, BWV 1015; Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001; Bach: Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006; Bach: Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004; and Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7
It’s free.


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