Performing The Talking Heads' Remain In Light
Making Movies - New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
We are so excited to spend New Years Eve in Kansas City, MO celebrating with our family. You will be blown away, to see the art, to go on a journey with us and we will do our part to make it a once in a lifetime experience. We will be performing Talking Heads masterpiece, Remain In Light, in its entirety. This special concert will feature psychedelic lights, special guests, an open-bar VIP area, and free champagne toast!
We cannot wait, Remain in Light is a genius, beautiful mantra that everyone returns to time and time again.
Let's bathe in it together as we bring in the new year!
- Making Movies
No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door. No re-entry.
Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and their recently released EP, Ritmo De Mi Pueblo, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico. The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”
Calvin Arsenia, (28 years old) standing 6’6” in flats, his Afro hairdo pulled back and adorned in pink roses, sings Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You,’ self-accompanied on a Celtic harp to a sold out listening room in Edinburgh. Born in Florida, raised Evangelical in the suburbs of Kansas, Arsenia elegantly destroys our familiar relationship with an archaic instrument traditionally reserved for funerals and weddings. Pairing his original songs about the nuances of contemporary romance with harp-friendly versions of Britney Spears, Björk, and Lauryn Hill, Calvin Arsenia courts his crowd with heartbreak and humor.
Arsenia’s height, energy, and curated environments fill the often intimate spaces he performs in. Brought in to 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience and himself packed with beauty and lasting delight by incorporating flowers, scents, edible and drinkable musings.