What’s Up, Joeli? Nov. 8-14

Here is your curated itinerary for the week. You’re welcome. (Daniel Thomas)

Joeli Toscano

What scares you a little? Is it staring at the ground from the window of a 60-story building? Is it choking out a speech to the graduating class? What about a guest’s first taste of your home-cooked meal? We all have something that makes our knees turn to jello just thinking about it. 

This week is about trying something totally different, something that makes your heartbeat a half step quicker. Will it be improv comedy, aerial silks or becoming a master mocktail mixologist? It’s up to you. But I challenge you to step right up to the boundary of your comfort zone and see what awaits on the other side.

(Media Glamour)

Monday movie night: “Spencer”

The last time I saw Kristen Stewart, she was caught between a wolf and a blood drinker. This dramatic, mature role of Princess Diana, featuring short blonde hair and elegant pearl earrings, has piqued my interest. The movie takes place over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in 1991. We will watch an imagined version of the events that took place over the course of those three fateful days, including affairs, familial relations and self-discovery. 

Category: Entertainment

When: Monday, Nov. 8, 3:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Location: Screenland Armour Theatre

More information: https://screenland.com/movie/spencer 

(Benjamin Wedemeyer)

Intro to Aerial silks 

It may seem intimidating to hoist your body weight onto a soft curtain, which is exactly why you should attend the “Intro to Aerial Silks” class this Tuesday. Silks are not exclusive to circus performers, they’re also for those looking to get fit. This is an opportunity to get in a workout and try something new.

Category: Health & Wellness

When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.

Location: Learning2Fly

More information: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/mainclass

(Álvaro Serrano)

Poetry workshop with Carlos Andrés Gómez

Poetry is like a window into the soul through written and spoken words. Personally, I have been intimidated by the word counts and sentence structures, but that is all about to change. Carlos Andrés Gómez is visiting campus to teach a lesson on this romantic act of self-expression and make this art form more accessible.

Category: Arts & Entertainment

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

Location: Student Union

More information: https://roogroups.umkc.edu/event/7357494 

(Jam Bands)

Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey’s McGee is a jam band from South Bend, Indiana. They try their hand at various genres from rock to jazz, to electronic. The Truman is the perfect intimate setting for this experimental band to get personal with the crowd. 

Category: Music

When: Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Truman

More information: https://www.thetrumankc.com/events/detail/409557 


Mocktails 101

UMKC is hosting a PG-13 mixology session this Friday night. The evening’s virgin drink menu includes some fruity favorites like Banana Coconut Daiquiri, Cucumber Mint Mojito and Blueberry Peach Moscow Mule.

Category: Food & Drink

When: Friday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Location: Student Union

More information: https://roogroups.umkc.edu/event/7323974 

(The KC Improv Co)

Any level improv class

Improv comedy is all about playing along and rolling with the punches. You may have never considered attempting comedy, but why not learn from the best in the city? The KC Improv Co. is spilling their secrets to participants this Saturday, so just go with it.

Category: Entertainment

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Location: The KC Improv Company

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-any-level-improv-class-drop-in-at-1230-tickets-174758877507?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

(Austin Kehmeier)

Volunteer at Harvesters

A little community service is the best way to commence the weekend. Harvesters is a non-profit food bank with a mission to get food to families around Kansas and Missouri. Your responsibilities will include sorting food and packaging it for distribution.

Category: Volunteer

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m.

Location: Harvesters Community Food Network

More information: https://roogroups.umkc.edu/event/7468603 

(Caleb Condit and Rebecca Norden)

Sunday brunch feature: Clay & Fire

Clay and Fire serve up the experience of a home-cooked, Near East meal. The restaurant is built inside of a two-story home and plates are shared family-style. Look out for the fish swimming in the vintage bathtub on your trip to the restroom.

Category: Food & Drink

Location: Westside

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

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