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Upcoming Events

A Series Component of Because of This

12 Eye Hue

Formerly known as Here We Are. We Are Here12 Eye Hue is an audio archive that draws upon the experiences of Black and Indigenous peoples of color who reside in the Midwest region of the United States. An audio assemblage of music, literature, and recordings, 12 Eye Hue asks the listener, “Because of this, I am…” Listen to the full archive by clicking HERE. This program is a part of Because of This, a year-long exhibition + performance series that celebrates contemporary Black artistic life through the healing and transformative works of Midwest artists of the African Diaspora. Because of This is an ambitious undertaking in community building, spearheaded by curator Mary Lawson (Omaha, NE) whose selection of over twenty virtual and outdoor programs include visual art, performances, audio archive, panel discussions, and community bike rides.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM

EMS Presents: Ben Baker/Kevin Cheli/Jeff Kaiser/Aaron Osborne

EMS Presents is a monthly improvised/experimental music series curated by Seth Andrew Davis & Evan Verploegh, an extension of the ensemble Extemporaneous Music Society. This month’s performance features Ben Baker, Kevin Cheli, Seth Andrew Davis, Aaron Osborne, Jeff Kaiser, Evan Verploegh. EMS aims to highlight local improvised/experimental music practitioners as well as national/international artists to bring them to Kansas City and shine a light on the local community and build a local and international improvised music community. Masks required indoors. Proof of vaccination required upon entry. Please review Charlotte Street’s most up to date COVID-19 protocol at -- ABOUT EMS EMS (Extemporaneous Music Society) is a newly founded free improvisation/contemporary music collective & ensemble based in Kansas City. The mission of the group is to help grow and facilitate an improvised/experimental music scene in Kansas City through performances, collaborations, workshops, and a concert series. EMS was founded by Seth Andrew Davis & Evan Verploegh along with Ben Baker & Krista Kopper.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:00-11:00 PM

Gala 2021: Magic Mirror Ball


Join us for an evening of fantasy and intrigue featuring Kansas City artists at Charlotte Street’s spectacular new headquarters. Proceeds benefit Charlotte Street’s work to center our region’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers, connecting artists to each other and our community.


Purchase tickets today! The winning raffle ticket-holder has the opportunity to select one of 5 vacations: Sonoma, CA; Seattle, WA; Sedona, AZ; Charleston, SC; or the Mexican Riviera! For full details click here. 150 tickets available. The winner will be drawn on 10/25. To purchase raffle tickets in advance of Gala, contact Amanda at 816-994-7734 or

6-8pm:   VIP Costume Studio Pre-Party 

7-11pm: Main Event

- Mind bending art installations by Barry Anderson and Rachel Hayes - Quixotic + Positive People Posse Silent Disco - Immersive performances by Haley Kostas and Jeramy Zimmerman - Captivating dance tunes by Joe McGuire - Mesmerizing music by The Black Creatures - Cuisine and cocktails from KC’s most inventive restaurants - and much more…


Creative cocktail. For inspiration click here.


Gala sponsors will begin the evening at our VIP Studio Pre-Party where they will enjoy drinks and fare from Canary KC with fellow supporters, and have the opportunity to be costumed and styled by Kansas City’s premiere designers and makeup artists. Additional details will be sent to sponsors in advance of the event. Charlotte Street has updated its COVID-19 protocol for public events in reflection of the Delta variant and rising infection rate of COVID-19 in Kansas City and Missouri. For the safety of our staff and fellow Gala patrons Charlotte Street requires all visitors to wear masks indoors to lessen the transmission of COVID-19 and all visitors, volunteers, and event partners for Gala will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry. Our full COVID-19 protocol can be found at Sponsors and ticket holders for Gala will be notified of any major adjustments to Gala event plans in late September.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:30-7:00 PM

PEER: Artist Spotlight Series #7

Artists Johnny Naugahyde, Carlos Ortiz-Gallo, and SK Reed will about their work as a part of our PEER: Artist Spotlight Series. PEER: Artist Spotlight Series is a monthly program that features five-minute slide presentations from three artists at different stages in their art practice. Each presentation will include examples of artists’ portfolio, upcoming projects and influences. Following the presentations, artists will participate in a group discussion facilitated by CSF.
#PEER #charlottestreet

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:30-9:00 PM

ProdoLAB: Merman/Barry Anderson/Eddie Moore

Join us for a night of experimental music and light installation with the artist duo Merman, Barry Anderson, and Eddie Moore.
Featuring Merman (Alyssa Murray and Adam Schlozman) , Barry Anderson, and Eddie Moore, ProdoLAB is a monthly event platform featuring Kansas City time-based artists, producers, musicians, spoken word, designers and producers paired together to create an hour long performance. Each month a local electronic music producer will be paired with a soloist and a visual designer to collaborate on a new piece.
Masks are required indoors. Proof of vaccination required upon entry. For more information about our COVID-19 protocol, visit .

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