Save the Date

Monday, March 14

General Education Town Hall: Royall Hall Room 104, 3:30-5 p.m.

Karaoke: The Brick, 1727 McGee St. Happy hour prices and kara oke with Kelly Bleachmaxx.

Tuesday, March 15

Video Villa: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd. Artist Barbara Grad shows painterly abstraction, both geometric and organic, while never losing a love of the real; she is our guide. Her paintings will be on display through the end of March.

Wednesday, March 16

Women’s History Trivia: Royall Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Put your knowledge to the test and join the Women’s Center for a fun, interactive way to learn about the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Prizes will be awarded.

The Class at le Cercle Français French Film and Lecture Series: Flarsheim Hall Room 310, 6:30 p.m. Watch “The Class,” a film about François Bégaudeau, a passionate French teacher who presides over a diverse classroom in a rough Paris neighborhood. Not your standard drama or documentary but something in between, this Oscar-nominated film used three cameras during a largely improvisational shoot and features real students rather than actors.

Thursday, March 17

Shamrocks and Shenanigans: KC Live! Power and Light District. The day-long festival begins with a “green” breakfast at McFadden’s and Raglan Road followed by music, contests, games and giveaways in KC Live! Later there is live music and DJ entertainment. Kansas City-based bands Dolewite and the Patrick Lentz band take the stage for free concerts, followed by DJ Pauly D from MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” The event is free, and open to those ages 21 and up.

A lecture by Dr. Philip Watts: University Center Room 117, 1-3 p.m.

This lecture ranges from works as diverse as John Hawkes’ “The Cannibal” (1949), “The Inquisitor’s Manual” (1996) by the Portuguese writer Antonio Lobo Antunes, and Boubacar Boris Diop’s “Murumbi: The Book of Bones,” (2000). In this talk, Dr. Philip Watts, professor of French at Columbia University, will look at the relation of some of these works to the juridical and ethical norms established by the tribunals and will attempt to figure out the purpose this literature serves in our contemporary world.

Friday, March 18

“Cabaret:” Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.

This much talked about play is set in 1931 Berlin, and the fragile Weimar Republic is being torn apart by radical politics on the right and left. Inside the cabaret, the world is alive with seedy glamour and a kind of freedom never known before—for now. One of the great musicals of the last century is brought to passionate, vibrant, imaginative life by Artistic Director Eric Rosen. Tickets start at $15. The play runs through April 10.

The Class at le Cercle Français French Film and Lecture Se ries: Royall Hall Room 111, 6:30 p.m.

Watch “Azur and Asmar: the Princes’ Quest,” a film about Azur, a young Frenchman who goes to North Africa in search of a fairy princess.

Saturday, March 19

Crepes and Conversation – Mangez et discutez “Chez Elle:” Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse, 1713 Summit St., 1-2 p.m.

Doll making workshop: Toy and Miniature Museum, 1-4 p.m. Make your own doll under the instruction of local textile artist and doll maker Nedra Bonds. This workshop is free for UMKC students, staff and faculty, with a UMKC ID and is sponsored by the Toy and Miniature Museum and the Her Art Project.

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