Monday, Feb. 7
The Decemberists at the Uptown Theater: 8 p.m. This indie band from Portland, Ore. will be playing in Kansas City. Tickets are $25.
Pizza party with U-News editorial staff at Oak Street classroom: 7-9 p.m. FREE PIZZA!
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Valentine’s Day Card-Making at MindBody Connection, University Center Room 161: 12-1 p.m. Make Valentine’s Day cards for free!
African-American Read-In at New Information Exchange (iX) Theatre: noon-1:30 p.m.. Visit the iX located at Miller-Nichols in the Southeast corner of the 1st floor and enjoy live performances from UMKC students, faculty, and staff reading excerpts from books, reciting poems, and performing dramatic and musical enactments related to works by African-American authors.
Missouri London Program Information Session at Royall Hall Room 104 at 5 p.m. Learn about studying abroad in London!
Art Sounds, Angels and Demons at Play at Epperson Auditorium (4415 Warwick): 7:30 p.m. The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) and UMKC return for the 5th year of ArtSounds. There will be an ArtSounds event in March and April. This month’s features interdisciplinary work involving dance, shadow puppets, electronic visual media and live music provided by members of Gamelan Genta Kasturi.
Increase the Peace at Student Union Room 402: 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Activity and Program Council (APC) is hosting an informative event about the effects of violence and the growing crime rates in Kansas City and what students can do about it.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
V-Day Screening of “Until the Violence Stops” at Oak Street Residence Hall basement: 7 p.m. This film “Until the Violence Stops.” It documents how “The Vagina Monologues” grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. It is a film about empowerment, the importance of dialogue and is a celebration of women reclaiming their bodies and lives. For more information about V-Day and the film visit www.vday.org.
Capturing the Eye of the Tiger at Student Union Room 402: 6 p.m. Contact Sandra Dupree for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 10
V-Men workshop at Oak Street Residence Hall Classroom: 12-1 p.m.
V-Day information tables at Health Sciences Building: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
An Evening with Rudy Currence at the Student Union Theater: 7-10 p.m. Signed to Disturbing Tha Peace (Ludacris’ label) and known for his unique voice with complex music, Rudy Currence will perform. APC is hosting the event, and it is co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)and UMKC Alumni Committee on Multicultural and Community Affairs. It is open to the public and free.
Friday, Feb. 11
Annual Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast at Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center (1012 E 52nd St.): 7-10 a.m. Open to the public, this event raises money to purchase new bikes and scooters for the Berkley playground. It costs $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Call 816-235-2600 for more information.
Preview of “Oh What a Lovely War” at the National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial: 7:30 p.m. Directed by UMKC Professor of Theatre Arts Barry Kyle and featuring many graduate students from UMKC Theatre, this includes two prominent local artists, KCAT’s John Rensenhouse and Phil Fiorini. “Oh What a Lovely War” runs Feb. 11-27. Call 816-235-6222 for tickets.
APCinema, “The Great Debaters” at the Student Union Theater: 7:30-10:30 p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, APC is hosting a screening of “The Great Debaters.” This event is free.
Addicted to Love at Crosstown Station: 8 p.m. Crosstown Station Press Room is hosting Burlesque Downtown Underground’s sexy new show, “Addicted to Love.” Tickets are $15 at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 12
“Approximately Yours, A Circle of Valentine Complications” at Fishtank Performance Studio: 8:30-10:30 p.m. Arthur Schnitzler’s play of romantic entanglements in WWI-era Europe is a great play to see if you feel like un-celebrating Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $5-$15.
Sunday, Feb. 13
“In the Next Room” at Unicorn Theatre: 3 p.m. The play has its last performance of “In the Next Room.” The play depicts the creation of the vibrator during the Victorian era in America as means to aid in treating hysteria in women. Tickets cost $25+.