Free Concert at the Folly Theater, Saturday, February 20 at 7 p.m. A native of South Korea, Ye-Eun Choi is an acclaimed young artist. In 2014, she performed along side her mentor, the venerable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, as a lead player in the Mutter Virtuosi concert. Choi's program, to be played with pianist Robert Kulek, will include Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K. 379; Brahms' Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 100; Penderecki's Cadenza for Solo Violin; and Prokofiev's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 94a. An audience/artist conversation from the stage begins at 6:30 p.m., before the 7 p.m. concert. And it’s FREE folks.
Monday is a holiday a great reason to celebrate (if you’re off work for the day). Speaking of work, here’s something for all the entrepreneurs peppering Kansas City. Think Big is featuring the KCMO Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III during Wise Words on Thursday, February 18 from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. at 1712 Main Street—2nd floor. Join Think Big for a candid talk on entrepreneurship and business from one of KC’s true leaders at Collisions & Coffee—Wise Words. Free to attend, RSVP encouraged.
The Downtown Neighborhood Association is hosting a free tour of the Roaster’s Block on Tuesday, February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 701 Broadway. Take a tour of one of the newest downtown communities. Tour the north building, also one and two bedroom units. See the coffee shop, community amenities and get a peak of future plans.
Take a trip to the National Archives located near Union Station for All Sewn Up, an exhibit that explores the relationship between the Federal government and the garment and beauty industry from the 1870s to the 1950s. Found in the vast holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City are records from Federal court cases that involve the garment and beauty industry. This exhibit showcases select cases demonstrating the variety of lawsuits that have made their way through the legal system, seeking to provide Federal protection for the consumer, for the company, or for the workers. This ends at the end of the month.
Visit the exhibit Through the Lens: Visions of African American Experience, 1950-1970 through April 3 at the Nelson-Atkins. This exhibition features over sixty works by seven photographers active during the civil rights era (1950-1970). Organized to underscore different artistic intentions and photographic approaches, Through the Lens highlights various aspects of African American experience during this time of tremendous social and political change. Photographers Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, and Charles Moore bore witness to the activities and struggles of the civil rights movements as a means to effect social change.
Emily Allen, blogger
I've lived in a few states across the U.S and spent a year down the street from a castle in Eger, Hungary. My heart finally found its home in Kansas City's River Market neighborhood.