Performances

Survivors’ Stories: Stand Against Sexual Violence, MOCSA Benefit
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Survivors’ Stories: Stand Against Sexual Violence, MOCSA Benefit

“SURVIVORS’ STORIES: STAND AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE”
FEBRUARY 28th
AT The Rino

FEBRUARY 28, 2019, with support from Fine Dining Productions and Johnson County Mental Health Center, The Rino will be hosting a very special event called Survivors’ Stories: Stand Against Sexual Violence. All proceeds will go to MOCSA, The Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.

The evening will consist of a curated lineup of performers sharing songs, poetry, and other performance art pieces that touch on their experience with sexual violence or harassment. Along with providing a safe space where survivors can connect and access services they may need, this is a chance for those who have not dealt with sexual violence to further understand what it means to be a survivor.

FEB. 28TH at THE RINO 7PM
TICKETS ARE $15 SUGGESTED DONATION | Those who are able to give more are welcome, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/survivors-stories-stand-against-sexual-violence-tickets-55477516746

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 31ST
Call For Artists: Survivors' Stories (A MOCSA Benefit)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP:
bit.ly/survivorsvolunteer

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Late Night Squeeze, a Nocturnal Variety Show 2.0
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Late Night Squeeze, a Nocturnal Variety Show 2.0

Join us for our second Late Night Squeeze, A Nocturnal Variety Show co-produced by Stephanie Roberts and SqueezeBox Theatre and made possible by an Inspiration Grant from Arts KC.

Check out our extraordinary line-up:
Stand-up Comedy by Anna May Smith
Poetry/Spoken Word by Jen Harris
Saxophone by Ernest Melton
Burlesque by Kater Tot
Opera by Samantha Gossard, mezzo-soprano
Songs by Stephonne Singleton
Physical Theatre by UMKC Theatre
&
Night Cap Grab Bag by Emcee Stephanie Roberts

We'll also have a fun raffle, a mini live auction, and of course local spirits served at the Memory Jar Bar. Tell your friends, and stay up late!
Late Night Squeeze at SqueezeBox Theatre 1519 Oak St.KCMO 11:00pm
Doors open at 10:30
Tickets: $10

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Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Up for an evening of creative wordplay? Join us for the Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic nights, hosted by Poet Jen Harris at the Lenexa Community Forum in City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.

Monthly events will be held October 2018 through April 2019 (no event in December).

Admission for the slam and open mic are free.Open Mic begins at 6 p.m. (open mic is limited to 5 minutes on stage per person. May be reduced to 3 minutes depending on the number of people who sign up.)

Poetry Slam begins at 6:30 p.m. (Sign-up list drops at 5:45 p.m. 10 slots available first come, first served. Order chosen by random drawing. Participants should have three items prepared. Time penalties are incurred after 3:10 minutes. Poets are disqualified after 4 minutes; no warning is given at the 3-minute mark. 10 slots in round 1; 5 back in round 2; 3 back in round 3. One winner will receive a $50 prize. Judges will be selected randomly from the audience.)

Audience participation is encouraged. Poets should be prepared as audience interruptions will not contribute to the poet's time. (This will be at the slam master's discretion. Fairness is the goal.)

Interested in developing your poetry skills or taking them to the next level? Sign up for monthly workshops held on the Third Thursdays, prior to the open mic. Poet Jen Harris will lead the one-hour sessions. Registration >> http://bit.ly/2OOvyr1

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Valentine’s Ball: Love & Other Ghost Stories
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine’s Ball: Love & Other Ghost Stories

From the quill of host / founder / artist Peregrine Hoenig:

 "I have been throwing a Valentines Ball in Kansas City, MO for 20 years. It started at the Fahrenheit as an art show and costumed event with live music and naturally became part of the regional Mardi Gras schedule. Every ball has a love theme - Hunting for Love, For The Love of Money, Love Ambassador - it’s been thrown in amazing places - from the original Golden Ox to early days of The Ship to an antique rug store, Smith and Burstert. Birdies opened on Valentines in 2003 so it celebrates the shop’s inception as well.”

 This year Love and Other Ghost Stories is grey costume attire.  

Poet Jen Harris & Julia Haile (hale with an i) will be performing.

Thursday, February 14, 7-10pm.

1746 Washington KCMO- the new location of YJ’s Snack Bar.

Admission is free but please bring cash for a variety of provided ways to relax as an adult and celebrate these talented women and the spectrum of love.

Very chill and self-date friendly.

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