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Monday, Jan. 31

Pitchapalooza: 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Pitchapalooza gives Kansas Citians the opportunity to pitch their book ideas to a panel of publishing professionals. The event is free but reservations are encouraged. Visit www.kclibrary.org for details.

Making Movies: 10 p.m. at the recordBar. This local Latin rock band will be performing songs from their newest LP “In Deo Speramus.” Crowned as one of the Pitch’s top 10 local albums and EPs of 2010, it will surely put on a good show. Tickets are less than $10. Have a listen before the show at www.makingmoviesband.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Community Cinema: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Student Union Room 402. Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts is running this series on campus. Community Cinema is a public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of Emmy Award-winning films. It’s designed to highlight films that discuss the key social issues of our time. This month’s film is “Cyntopia’s Story.”

Queer Alliance Response Meeting: 2-5 p.m. at Student Union Rainbow Lounge, Room 325. UMKC Queer Alliance is having a discussion in response to recent media coverage of Chick-fil-A’s stance on homosexual relationships.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Second Annual Go Red RA Party: 6 p.m. at RA Sushi in Leawood, Kan. In support of The American Heart Association and Go Red for Women, RA Sushi is giving away complimentary appetizers, red velvet cupcakes from Cupcake A La Mode, gift bags and giveaways. This event is completely free.

Thursday, Feb. 3

V-Day Information Tables: 11 a.m-1 p.m. at Student Union. The Women’s Center will be providing information on V-Day, an organized response against violence toward women.

Friday, Feb. 4

First Friday’s Book Sale: 10 a.m-4 p.m. at Miller Nichols Library, Ground Floor. UMKC Friends of the Libraries is hosting their first book sale of 2011. Get great deals on gently used books, music, DVDs and more. All proceeds benefit UMKC’s Health Sciences, Dental, Miller Nichols and Music/Media Libraries.

2011 National Wear Red Day. Heart disease and stroke are still the number one and number three killers of women. In support of Go Red for Women, an organization that has raised more than $200 million to benefit women’s cardiovascular health, wear red today. Go to www.goredforwomen.org for more information.

Fourth Annual Erotic Art Show: 8 p.m. at the Slap and Tickle Gallery. Amidst the awesomeness of First Fridays, 20 local artists and performers will participate in this event, a mix of burlesque, rock ‘n’ roll, and nude bodies rendered in various visual-art mediums. The event is free, but there is a suggested $5 donation.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Black Films around the Globe Series: 1:30 p.m. at Kansas City Public Library, Central Branch, 14 West 10th St. Hand-picked from film critic Shawn Edwards, this February series screens films that provide the global perspective of the impact of Black film. The first of the series is “City of God.” All screenings are free and open to the public.

Sunday, Feb. 6

APC Super Bowl Party: 5-11 p.m. at Student Union Coffeehouse.

sashlock@unews.com

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