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Upcoming Events

Performing Arts Showcase

Join Charlotte Street Residents every Thursday from June 8th to July 13th, for free live performances and pizza.  

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June 23 - 24

This Thing of Ours

The Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to present This Thing of Ours, a two-night showcase celebrating different styles and techniques of Hip-Hop street dance. The weekend showcase commences in Kansas City's Westside neighborhood on Friday, June 23rd at 6pm with a parking lot cypher, DJ, and street art exhibition from area graffiti artists; SIKE, Visual Goodies, YEARS, and CHUY. The festivities continue with a free dance performance at 7pm inside Charlotte Street Foundation's lEsquina gallery. Eight street dancers, including LeoNightus, Silent Empire, and Phiture, will share their stories and offer a glimpse into Kansas City's rich history in the Hip-Hop dance community. Each street performer will bring a unique style to the stage, experimenting with a broader source of music vs. traditional Hip-Hop beats. The street dance celebration continues at la Esquina on Saturday, June 24th 6-10pm $15. CSF is partnering with the Rhythm Kings Dance Crew to host their 13th Annual Jam. The Jam is an amalgamation of regional Hip-Hop dancers competing in a 2 on 2 "battle" format, with a $500 cash prize. The Rhythm King's Jam is an opportunity for both audience and dancers to experience the true essence of what Hip-Hop dance is all about, competition! All break dance crews and styles are welcome to battle. Expect to see some of the best B-Boy/B-Girls, Poppers, Lockers, Krumpers from across the region.

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June 2 - August 4

Every Street Is Charlotte Street: Max Key + Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin

In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4.  

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April 22 - July 3

“Main Street” an ESICS exhibition

Photographer Mike Sinclair has spent much of the past 15 years recording Kansas City’s ebbs and flows, his acclaimed images appearing in TIME magazine, among other publications, and earning display in galleries including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

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