What’s Up, Joeli? Nov. 1-7

Joeli Toscano

November is here, and the holiday season has been kicked off by Halloween. As we adjust to the cooling weather, we might begin to consider whether to bring the green bean casserole or the pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving or what credit card sign-on bonus will pay for this year’s Christmas gifts. What am I looking forward to most this week? A bag of salty, buttered popcorn and new film releases flickering across the big screen.

(Mauricio Santanna)

Sidewalk slackline shenanigans

My first attempt at a slackline was in Costa Rica on the beach. Despite my supreme athletic capabilities, it is nearly impossible to get two feet on the treacherous line, let alone walk or jump on it. UMKC is daring students to try their hand at this wobbly skill this Monday.

Category: Entertainment

When: Monday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Swinney Recreation Center

More information: https://roogroups.umkc.edu/event/7425235 

(Extra Virgin)

Tuesday night restaurant feature: Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin is one of my favorite dinner spots in KC for unique tapas like beef tongue and rabbit gnocchi. This Mediterranean restaurant offers a generous 50% off the bill on Wednesday nights for service industry folks. For the people of other professions, Tuesday night is a good bet to snag a table.

Category: Food & Drink

Location: Crossroads 

Menu: https://www.extravirginkc.com/menu/ 


Kansas City Poetry Slam

The first Wednesday of the month, the Kansas City Poetry Slam takes place in the late hours at Blip Roasters coffee shop. Poets are chosen at random, and elimination rounds award the best poet of the evening with a cash prize.

Category: Arts & Entertainment

When: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

Location: Blip Roasters

More information: https://www.kansascitypoetryslam.org/about 

(Jason Banks Comedy)

Jason Banks at the Kansas City Improv

Jason Banks has taken off on TikTok recently but is keeping it old school touring his hilarious stand-up comedy. Come see him perform at the Kansas City Improv for a night of laughter.

Category: Entertainment 

When: Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Kansas City Improv

More information: https://improvkc.com/ShowDetails/52c8bf56-1cf2-4930-9289-cedeed289682/3ef90ddd-e238-427f-bd95-e028af25d0dc/Jason_Banks/Kansas_City_Improv

(Jeremy Thomas)

Astro Hour

Are you interested in space? Astro Hour is an informal forum where conversations about astronomy, space science and new scientific discoveries take place. All UMKC students are welcome to attend and learn something new about the curious cosmos.

Category: Education

When: Friday, Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Location: Flarsheim Hall

More information: https://roogroups.umkc.edu/event/7210928 

(Happy Trees Painting)

Paint your pet

Your furry friend deserves to be your artistic muse. Happy Trees Painting Co. has instructors ready to walk you through the intricate process of painting your pet, and the results will leave you in awe.

Category: Arts & Entertainment

When: Friday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

Location: Happy Trees Painting Co

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-tickets-186983381327?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 


The Pants Co. presents 30 Plays in 60 Minutes

This theatrical performance combines absurdity with pure talent. The Pants Co. will attempt to squeeze 30 original plays into one single hour, in an order chosen by the audience. Every show is totally unique with this spontaneous style of theatre.

Category: Entertainment

When: Saturday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

Location: The Black Box

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pants-co-presents-30-plays-in-60-minutes-tickets-187856573067?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

(Yahoo News)

Movie night: “Last Night in Soho”

“Last Night in Soho” is a psychological thriller that will have us enthralled in the glamour of 1960s London, yet trembling in a story that promises to unfold down a dark and twisted path. 

Category: Entertainment

When: Sunday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.

Location: Screenland Armour Theatre 

More information: https://screenland.com/movie/last-night-in-soho  

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