Events Calendar

All events are free and open to everyone unless otherwise noted. See individual listings for events that require registration.

February 05

Performance

FATIMAH ASGHAR & SAFIA ELHILLO

7PM – 8:30PM
LIBERTY HALL, 644 MASSACHUSETTS ST

Co-editors of the anthology "Halal If You Hear Me" Fatimah Asghar and Safi Elhillo present a poetry reading in two acts. Asghar’s debut collection of poems is "If They Come For Us" (2018) and she writes for Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series. Elhillo is the author of "The January Children" (2017), a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a recipient of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Reserve free tickets at www.thecommons.ku.edu. This is a qualifying program for students pursuing an Arts Engagement certificate.

Sponsored By: The Commons, The Raven Book Store, Office of First Year Experience, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, Office of Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost

March 03

Performance

LIZST AND THE ART OF PARAPHRASING

3PM – 5PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317

Liszt-o-mania returns to the Spencer Museum with a talk about the art of piano arrangement by preeminent Franz Liszt scholar Alan Walker, and KU’s own Steven Spooner performing Liszt’s Bel Canto paraphrases and more on a piano custom-made in 1885-86 for the great master himself. Seating for this free program is first come, first served. RSVPs are requested for planning purposes. Call 785-864-4710 or email fam@ku.edu to RSVP. This is a qualifying program for students pursuing an Arts Engagement certificate.

March 05

Performance

HIEU MINH NGUYEN

7PM – 8:30PM
LIBERTY HALL, 644 MASSACHUSETTS ST

Hieu Minh Nguyen is the author of "This Way to the Sugar" (2014), a finalist for both the Minnesota Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award. A queer Vietnamese-American poet, Nguyen is a Kundiman fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine. Reserve free tickets at www.thecommons.ku.edu. This is a qualifying program for students pursuing an Arts Engagement certificate.

Sponsored By: The Commons, Raven Book Store, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, Office of Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost

March 20

Performance

MUSICAL PLACES OF THE MIND

12PM – 1PM
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317

Susan Goldenberg, a violinist with the Kansas City Symphony, and William Goldenberg, distinguished professor of piano at Northern Illinois University, perform a selection of music from around the world to complement current exhibitions, including works by Jean Loeillet, Antonin Dvorak, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, and Leonard Bernstein. This is a qualifying program for students pursuing an Arts Engagement certificate.

Sponsored By: Kansas City Symphony Community Connections Initiative (CCI), Spencer Museum of Art

April 25

Performance

COMMON GROUND

6PM – 7PM
317

Inhabiting the exhibition "The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists", choreographer and KU alumna Cathy Patterson and members of her Point B Dance Company present an evening of dance, including the premiere of a new piece, that opens new ways of sensing place. This is a qualifying program for students pursuing an Arts Engagement certificate.