• Thursday, May 16 •
KC Design Center Open House
The Kansas City Design Center will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. at 1018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo. This will be the community’s chance to see the final results of the center’s year-long study of the Northeast.
Million Dollar Movie
Check out North-East Public Library’s “Million Dollar Movie” at 10 a.m. at the library, 6000 Wilson Rd. Each month the library presents some of the best in classic cinema for your viewing enjoyment, all for free.
• Friday, May 17 •
Story Time and Craft
Join North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., for its weekly story time and craft at 10:30 a.m. This story time group promotes literacy in children with the participation of caring family members. This week’s theme is “Teeth.”
• Saturday, May 18 •
Director’s Hard Hat Tour
Take an extended hard hat tour of Corinthian Hall, the more than 100-year-old home of lumber baron Robert A. Long and his family, with Kansas City Museum Director Christopher Leitch. Visitors will see Corinthian Hall in mid-renovation, the bare interior of the building exposed for the first time in decades. Tour will be held at 3 p.m. and cost is $5.
Celebrating Kansas City’s Vietnamese Community
North-East Public Library will host a Cultural Celebration of Kansas City’s Vietnamese Community beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon will include Vietnamese poetry, performance art, live and recorded music, video, fashion, dance and a performance by artist and musician Vi Tran. Phong Nguyen, poet and assistant professor of English at the University of Central Missouri will also give a presentation. Following the presentations, there will be samples of a variety of Vietnamese cuisine.
In the Pink of the Evening Summer Concert Series
Northeast Arts KC’s In the Pink of the Evening Summer Concert Series will kick off Saturday, May 18, at The Colonnade at The Concourse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featured artist will be Zanzibar, a tribal and rhythmic drumming group. The Hamberguesa Loca food truck will also be on site. The concert is free of charge and the concert series will be held on the third Saturday of every month through August.
North-East Public Library will host a computer class beginning at 10:30 a.m. Attendees will learn how to sign up for email and learn the ins and outs of sending and receiving email and organizing messages.
• Sunday, May 19 •
Walk & Talk Tour of 18th and Vine St.
Discover Kansas City’s jazz history during the Kansas City Museum’s Walk & Talk Tour of 18th and Vine St. at 2 p.m. Cost is $8 and tour will be led by Community Curator Glenn North. Meet at Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John “Buck” O’Neil Way, Kansas City, Mo. Bottled water is included.
• Monday, May 20 •
Indian Mound Neighborhood meeting
Indian Mound Neighborhood Association will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the North-East Public Library.
• Upcoming •
Don Bosco Bingo
Glennon Place Nursing Center will co-host bingo and provide prizes at the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell St., Kansas City, Mo., on May 23 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Small Business Seminar
The National Native American Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Seminar on May 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offices, 2001 Grand Blvd., Suite 700, Kansas City, Mo. Featured speaker will be Roger Campos, who serves as president and CEO of the Minority RoundTable in Washington, D.C. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and a free breakfast will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP to to Patsy Stuke at (913) 647-7575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.