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ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT IN JOPLIN, MO – May 2018

EVENTS: Find more performances, classes and studios during May at: http://connect2culture.com/may2018

May: Preservation Month, at Nationwide! May is Preservation Month. Celebrate by participating in the National Trust for Historic Places' This Place Matters campaign. Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities. This campaign isn't just about photography. It's about telling the stories of the places we can't live without. Through This Place Matters, the National Trust for Historic Places hopes to encourage and inspire an ongoing dialogue about the importance of place and preservation in all of our lives.

May 1: Chat N Craft (Adults), 5:30–8:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). An adult crafting group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month. All types of hand work welcome. Share ideas, tips and tricks with other crafters. Bring your current craft project and join for laughter, friendship and fun! For more information, visit chatncraft.wordpress.com.

May 2 & 3: Bookhouse Cinema presents Borg Vs McEnroe, Wed. 6:00pm, Thur. 8:15pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway). Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, the kinetic sports thriller Borg vs. Mcenroe is based on the dramatic true events behind one of the sport's most famous rivalries. At the historic 1980 Wimbledon Championships, rising American star McEnroe sets his sights on dethroning reigning champion Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason, "Wallander"), sparking an unprecedented media frenzy in the tennis world. At the center of the hype, two legendary tennis icons' with polar opposite personas and approaches to the game. McEnroe is infamous for his brash, ferocious energy on the court and his equally spectacular, expletive-fueled tantrums, whereas Borg's coolly composed, elegant style of play complements his unflappable public demeanor. However, both men are hiding deep anxieties, locked in battle with their inner demons. On the court, each athlete brings his immense talents –– and handicaps –– to bear in one of the most suspenseful events in sports history. Stylishly directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo), and also starring Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Tuva Novotny (Annihilation), the international award-winner Borge vs. Mcenroe is a riveting examination of this historic clash of fire and ice and the dedication required to win it all. Rated R for Nudity and Language. For more information, call 417.825.5161. Cost: $8.

May 2 & 3: Bookhouse Cinema presents The Great Silence, Wed. 8:15pm, Thur. 6:00pm at Bookhouse Cinema (715 E Broadway). On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear and good does not always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honor less West is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Westerns ever made. Not Rated. Violence and a Sex Scene. For more information, call 417.825.5161. Cost: $8

May 3: First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30–8:30pm in Downtown Joplin. First Thursday ArtWalk is a sophisticated, yet festive event, for area artists, as well as patrons of the arts…past, present and future! Dozens of artists will be showing or demonstrating their artistic process and all art will be for sale. Participating artists will be located inside various venues along with live acoustic music. Patrons are encouraged to "walk the art" through historic Downtown Joplin.

May 3: Opening Reception, 5:30–8:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Spiva Center for the Arts and Four State Photography Enthusiasts (FSPE) invite you to view the Third Annual FSPE Exhibition. This opening coincides with First Thursday Artwalk and admission is free. Stop by the Upstairs Gallery for light refreshments and a small awards presentation. The awards presentation will take place between 6:00pm and 6:30pm in the small banquet/meeting room.

May 3: Spiva Trivia Night (Ages 21+), 6:00–8:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Are you and your friends looking for something new and fun to do during Downtown Joplin's First Thursday? Look no further. This spring Spiva is kick-starting a new monthly event in the Main Gallery. Beginning March 1, a four-round, team-based arts and culture trivia night will take place on every First Thursday. The cost will be $5 per person in each team with a limit of one to eight people per team. The more teammates you have, the higher your chances of winning! There will be three teams to a round and the team to win each round will win 75% of the entry fees. The remainder will go into raising money for Spiva's Annual Fund Drive. Each round lasts 30 minutes, so come in, have a beer, grab a snack, and put on those thinking caps. All participants must be 21 or older. Sponsored by Missouri Eagle LLC. For more information, call 417.623.0183.

May 4 & 5: Fabric and Needlecrafts Sale, 9:00am–5:00pm at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 W Riviera Rd). Don't miss out on this opportunity for high-quality quilting cottons, felts, fancy fabrics, cross-stitch kits, embroidery floss, needlepoint kits, novelty buttons, patterns, some art supplies, yarns, storage containers, artificial flowers and specialty papers. All proceeds go to Wildcat Glades Friends Group. For more information on this event, call 417.782.6287.

May 4: First Friday WineShare, 6:00–8:00pm at Scottish Rite Cathedral (505 Byers Ave). The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau will be co-hosting this WineShare with the City of Joplin's Historic Preservation Commission. They will be celebrating the 30th birthday of the Joplin CVB, National Travel & Tourism Week, as well as Historic Preservation Month! WineShare is a national event that takes place on the First Friday of each month. It's a great opportunity to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. It's also a fantastic way to kick off date night! Feel free to bring friends or colleagues, as well. Bring a bottle of wine or a craft beer. The Downtown Joplin Alliance will take care of the rest. As always, there is no charge to attend WineShare and everyone 21 years of age and older is welcome.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email info@downtownjoplin.com.

May 5: Art Feeds "Together We Create" Mercy Park Mural Reveal, 10:00am at Mercy Park (3002 St Johns Blvd). Art Feeds, in collaboration with Mercy Hospital Joplin, is excited to announce the creation of a new community mural at Mercy Park in Joplin, Missouri. The mural will be installed on the backside of the Butterfly Mural already located in the park. In September 2017, Art Feeds hosted 50 K-5th graders at two 3-hour mural workshops which took place a aboard Art Feeds new mobile art center, Van Gogh 2.0. The registration fees for this workshop, as well as the cost of the tile mural and lighting were generously donated by Mercy Hospital Joplin. The mural will be unveiled in a ceremony with the students, parents, community members and donors that made the project possible. Artists will receive treats from Frosted Cakerie and Tropical Smoothie will provide smoothies to attendees of the celebration. All are welcome to celebrate and marvel at the young artists' work. For more information, call 417.553.9631.

May 5: African American Trailblazers, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). How do you define a trailblazer, and who makes that designation in history? When is that designation made? Join a ranger to learn more about notable African Americans in history and discuss modern day trailblazers as well. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 6–12: National Travel & Tourism Week, throughout the Nation! National Travel & Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel and tourism industry. It's a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for the economy, businesses, and personal well-being. The theme for 2018 is Then and Now.

May 6: African American Trailblazers, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). How do you define a trailblazer, and who makes that designation in history? When is that designation made? Join a ranger to learn more about notable African Americans in history and discuss modern day trailblazers as well. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 10: Reception – "Brazed and Welded Sculptures", 6:00–7:30pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). "Brazed and Welded Sculptures," a show comprised of welded abstractions by local artist Jim Jackson, is on exhibit in the Local History, Genealogy, and Post Reading Room wing inside Joplin Public Library. After retiring from spending 40 years as a professor, Jackson decided to revisit his youthful experiences by creating brazed and welded sculptures. Through his sculptures, he liberates communication with words and embraces visual expression. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Post Art Library event. For more information, call 417.623.7953.

May 10: Joplin Writers' Guild, 6:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). The Joplin Writers' Guild, a chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild, includes a wide variety of writers – from hobbyists to professional, published writers. Members have published novels (romance, mystery, historical, middle grade, YA, etc.), nonfiction books (regional history and the Arcadia Images of America series), and articles (travel, education, law topics, etc.). The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. This group is open to the public. Dues are $7.50 for the year, but anyone interested can attend their first meeting free. For more information, search "Joplin Writers' Guild" on Facebook.

May 10: Ozark Gateway Audubon Chapter presents "Birds of Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Central Kansas", 7:00pm at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 Riviera Dr). The evenings presenter for "Birds of Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and Central Kansas" will be Tom Whipple. Ozark Gateway Audubon Chapter was formed in Joplin in 1975 and met in various public locations until the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center was completed in 2007. The Audubon Missouri mission is: To connect people to nature in order to conserve and restore Missouri's ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife. They do this through habitat restoration, advocacy, education and public awareness. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.438.6220 or email cvcassady@softnet.com.

May 11: Art on Tap/Small Works Closing Party (Ages 21+), 6:00–9:00pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Art on Tap is an event for Spiva members and a time to invite non-member friends and family. It's free for members, but non-members may attend by purchasing a $20 ticket. This year Spiva has added a huge twist. The night doubles as the closing party for the annual Small Works Auction. Come eat, drink, listen, look, bid, and buy. Bring a friend; this party is the place to be! For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 417.623.0183.

May 12: Midwest Regional Ballet Auditions, Time depends on level of talent. At Midwest Regional Ballet (2101 Stephens Blvd). Midwest Regional Ballet (MRB) will hold auditions for company dancers ages 8 and up. All are welcome to audition for Prep, Jr.,Sr., and Pre Pro. MRB is also starting a competition team in Mini, Jr., and Sr. Different levels of dancers have different times for audition if you would like more information, call 417.439.9549 or email kayelewis_mrb@hotmail.com.

May 12: Coloring Book Club, 10:30am at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Every second Saturday, bring your coloring pages and markers book or sketchbook and get creative. Relax, chat, and color. Spiva provides some coloring, but it's best to bring what you prefer or purchase items in the Gift Shop! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.623.0183 or visit spivaarts.org.

May 12: Carver and Chemurgy, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). In a study called chemurgy, George Washington Carver created an interesting array of by-products from such agricultural plants as peanuts, soybeans, cowpeas, and cotton. Visitors will learn the "why" behind these creative synthetic products and how his work has impacted society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 12: Reception – "Beauties of the Prairie", 2:00–4:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). As a Missouri Master Naturalist and a member of Missouri Prairie Foundation, Ann Butts has the tools and the know-how to enhance public knowledge of Missouri's natural areas and reasons to keep them healthy. All photographs in this exhibit were taken on local prairies and are accompanied by the common name of the flower, a small detail, and each flower's location. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Post Art Library event. For more information, call 417.623.7953.

May 13: Carver and Chemurgy, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). In a study called chemurgy, George Washington Carver created an interesting array of by-products from such agricultural plants as peanuts, soybeans, cowpeas, and cotton. Visitors will learn the "why" behind these creative synthetic products and how his work has impacted society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 17: Third Thursday, 5:30–8:30pm on Main Street in Downtown Joplin. Third Thursday is Joplin's trademark cultural event. Come with your friends and family to stroll through Downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! May's Third Thursday will be sponsored by Blue's Bike Company and Joplin Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

May 18–20: Bob Yapp Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp, 8:00am–5:00pm at Joplin Empire Market (931 E 4th St). There are only 18 spots available for this unique, hands-on workshop! Students will be working on actual windows, learning the restoration process form expert Bob Yapp. Students will attend all three days of the workshop. Bob Yapp is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative and a nationally recognized expert on window restoration. He has more than 40 years of experience promoting preservation efforts, including the rehabilitation of over 160 historic properties. For more information or to register visit murphysburg.org. Cost is $100 per student. Students must bring: safety glasses; a two filter, half face respirator with lead paint cartridges (purple filters) and dress in clothing they don't care about getting dirty. These are available at any paint store. This event is sponsored by the City of Joplin's Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Murphsyburg Preservation.

May 18–20: Spring Gem and Rock Show, 9:00am–5:00pm (Sunday 9:00am–3:00pm) at Joplin History & Mineral Museum (504 S Schifferdecker Ave). Spring Rock Swap will be hosted by the Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society. Come join in on the amazing and wonderful world of rocks and gems! This is the 4-State Area's premiere rock and gem event. This event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in reserving a space or would like more information, call 417.623.1180 or visit joplinmuseum@sbcglobal.net.

May 19: Girl Scout Day, 10:00am–3:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). This youth initiative with Girl Scouts will provide instruction in Using Resources Wisely, Making theWorld a Better Place, Five Senses, Bugs, Flowers, Jewelry,Finding Common Ground, Trees, Traveler, Sky, Justice and Water badges. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 417.325.4151.

May 20: Film: Sisters of Selma, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). An unabashedly spiritual take on the Selma voting rights marches of 1965 from some of its unsung foot soldiers - Catholic nuns. Following "Bloody Sunday," sisters from around the country answered Dr. King's call to join the protests in Selma. This film is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 21: Downtown Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 6:00–8:00pm at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S Joplin Ave). Poetry reading and open mic. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:00pm. Featured poet(s) will begin reading at 6:15pm. Open mic starts at 7:00pm. This event occurs on the third Monday of each month –?same place, same time. For more information, contact Allison Blevins at ablevins@pittstate.edu.

May 24: Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) Demonstration, 10:00am–3:00pm at Joplin Public Library (1901 E 20th St). For thousands of years, the art of dyeing eggs has been passed down through generations ofUkrainian families. Today, pysanky are still created with the ancient wax-resist process that protects each color from subsequent layers of dye. The artist writes on the shell with hot bees wax using a special tool called a kistka. After all the waxing and dyeing is finished, the wax is melted off to reveal the colorful pattern that has been built up, layer by layer. This demonstration will show you the process of this ancient art. This is free and open to the public. This is a Post Art Library event. For more information, call 417.623.7953.

May 25: Golfing for History, Noon (Shootgun start at 1:00pm) at Schifferdecker Golf Course (506 S Schifferdecker Ave). Four Person Golf Scramble will be hosted by the Joplin Historical Society. Entry Fee $50 per person and includes the green fee, cart fee as well as lunch and prizes. For more information or to register, call 417.623.1180. The 2018 Tournament is Honoring: Horton Smith and Ky Laffoon.

May 25: Spiva Opening Reception, 5:30–7:30pm at Spiva Center for the Arts (222 W 3rd St). Come see new exhibits at Spiva! Enjoy Food for Thought in the Main Gallery and Spiva Sketchbook Project in the Regional Gallery. This event is free for Spiva members, with a suggested contribution for non-members of $5. For more information, call 417.623.0183.

May 26: Agricultural School on Wheels, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). The Jesup Wagon, also known as the Agricultural School on Wheels, carried George Washington Carver's bulletins and many other useful supplies to the farmers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

May 26: Spring Native Plant Sale, 9:00am–3:00pm at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center (201 Riviera Dr). Drop by for the annual spring native plant sale! Ozark Soul Nursery and Missouri Wildflower Nursery will be in town with lots of beautiful native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses for your landscape. Native plants are more beneficial to wildlife than non-native plants that are offered at most commercial garden centers. These plants aren't raised with bee and other pollinator-killing neonicotinoid pesticides either! The experts from these nurseries can help you choose the plants best suited for your landscape. Natives also need less watering and no fertilizers or pesticides. Plant some native milkweeds and other flowers to help out the declining Monarch butterfly population. A portion of the sales will be donated to help the nature center. For more information, call 417.782.6287.

May 27: Agricultural School on Wheels, 1:00pm at George Washington Carver National Monument (5646 Carver Rd). The Jesup Wagon, also known as the Agricultural School on Wheels, carried George Washington Carver's bulletins and many other useful supplies to the farmers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417.325.4151.

Thursdays: Knittervention of Joplin, 6:00–8:00pm at Phoenix Fired Art (1603 S Main St). A fiber arts club where people, beginner to advanced, come together to dabble in yarns and threads while enjoying conversation. The Club will meet each Thursday, same place and time. Free. More info: facebook.com/Knitterventionjoplin. For more information, call 417.437.9281 or find them on Facebook.

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