We are asking ourselves, how did we get here? and what can we do about it? We have not abandoned hope, although we our taking time to reflect upon our accomplishments, our missed opportunities, and quite frankly, the noticeable failure of many, many others to wake up to the relational difference between current power structures (including arts institutions) and the lives that most Americans lead. Meanwhile, we will keep the razors finely honed, the scissors sharpened, and the propaganda mirrored to the face of the status quo. We will be the hair tonic that soothes your dry and aching scalp.
We will choose hope over fear. We will re-imagine our communities, reinvigorate our neighborhoods, and make a new day. Surely you know we can win.
The Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) will host a Grand Opening of their new Shop, Studio + Project Space on October 28, 2016 from 5-9pm at 4 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitors are invited to enjoy food, drinks and music while touring midtown Kansas City’s newest venue for fine studio pottery. All purchases will be discounted 10% during the Grand Opening celebration.
Citizens of the Republic! Early voting has already begun. The summer light is fading but not your dreams. They remain resolute as will your interest in the next iteration of Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style. You won’t want to miss this one.
3504 Woodland Ave, kcmo 6:30p-9:30p
Please join us for the FINAL INSTALLMENT of The Floor! An overlapping engagement in the experiential tracing of repetition and Blackness in relation to the #GreatBlackMigrations of the 20th Century. It presents and remixes personal, cultural, and mythic narratives found in story, music, movement, and visualizations. Part 1: Rasheedat Badejo Part 2: Visualgoodies Aaron Sutton…
September 8th, 6-10 p.m. September 9th, 6-10 p.m. 50/50, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102 50/50 presents two evenings of six facilitators conducting hourly workshops in response to the recent violent events of the summer of 2016. These facilitators will utilize the empty containers of 50/50 to lead expanded workshops with complete creative freedom…
Come through to the Quilombo at 3504 Woodland Ave, KCMO, Saturday, September 10, 2016 Part II of The Floor! Featuring UpCOMING LEGENDARY ACE FADEL! 6:30-9:30pm
Admit it; you were keeping score.The Rio Olympics turned watching gymnastics—once shunned as the Cold-War provenance of Eastern Europe—into a Red State, core family value. Despite the protestations of some, and with the encouragement of others, we are moving forward. On Labor Day we will hoist the flag, raise the barber pole, and proclaim: CUT YOUR HAIR IN THE SOCIALIST STYLE! A series of programs will thereafter ensue.
Hello All! Cat Mahari here, and I’m thankful tonight that the premiere of Rocket Grant Funded #TheFloor is tonight! AND at a new location! The Quilombo Cultural Center at 3504 Woodland Ave 6:30-9:30pm! This first weekend of The Floor features the amazing live performance of theatre artist Rasheedat Badejo! And we encounter her migration story…
It’s not always easy being a socialist. Sometimes it’s work. Here’s some of the research we’ve been examining over the summer as we prepare to Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style.
Opportunities though, are just around the corner. Within the month, the days will shorten and the evenings cool. You will carry a refreshing beverage named Pleasantville to the porch and watch the sun set. Then the moon will rise. Someone—perhaps your lover—will remark, it may be time for a new haircut. You will nod and make an appointment for early September.