Books, podcasts and stories
Wednesday, February 24 at 6 p.m. The Buffalo Room, Westport Flea Market 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
KCUR Generation Listen and the Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library present the reBOUND Book Exchange and Podcast Party! This is a free event but space is limited. Swap books and share stories at the 2016 edition of reBOUND! This year, in addition to exchanging copies of your beloved (or unloved) books with others, come hear people share stories about childhood crushes, unrequited love, and romantic rejection.
Broadway Unlocked to benefit Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
Monday, February 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Google Fiber Space, 1814 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
The Broadway Unlocked #giveback concert is a livestreamed, interactive benefit concert that invites theatre fans from across the world to be a part of something bigger and make a difference in their communities. Through a global online fundraising effort, as well as live events in multiple cities on the same night, Broadway Unlocked brings those who love and make theatre together to raise funds and awareness for organizations that provide free treatment and services for survivors of interpersonal violence. Google Fiber is streaming the concert straight to a watch party at their space in Westport. As a guest, you'll enjoy beverages and snacks, performances from incredible stars of Broadway, TV and film as well as the best of the KC theatre scene, and you'll become a part of the concert as we #Hangout with the New York audience during the concert. A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, an organization that improves the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and works to prevent sexual violence in the Kansas City community.
Kansas City’s Historic Northeast Neighborhoods
Tuesday, February 23, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program
National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Learn about KC’s Northeast with author Kent Dicus. Nestled in a pocket of Kansas City, an area just east of downtown known as the Northeast, is home to six early neighborhoods that make up a vibrant and eclectic part of town that also includes the Kansas City Museum. All were established between the 1880s and the 1920s. Featured neighborhoods include Indian Mound, Lykins, Sheffield, Scarritt Renaissance, and Pendleton Heights. The program presented in partnership with the Northeast Kansas City Historical Society.
Changing the Conversation on ISIS with Brian Steed
Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Central Library at 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is more than a place or a terrorist group. It is a set of ideas rooted in centuries-old beliefs and wrapped in a philosophy of violence. Understanding them is key to defeating them, according to Steed. A military historian at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and specialist on the Middle East, he initially spoke at the library about the Islamic State in late 2014. He continues his examination, taking a close look at the militant group’s makeup, motivations, and operations.
The last (ever) BADSEED event
4-7 p.m. at BADSEED, 1909 McGee St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
This is the final event for BADSEED. Eat, drink, be merry and hangout with some radical farmers in memory of a radical food revolution. Free beer from Boulevard with some jazz and blues to listen to while you drink and mingle. The vendors will pack up by 7 p.m. so they can also enjoy the party. The potluck/shindig begins at 7:30. Bring a BADSEED-inspired dish to share. Check out the interview on KCUR with BADSEED founder Brooke Salvaggio and the reason behind the closing of BADSEED.
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.