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Calendar of Events

May 8, 2015
Learning Pass Exhibit Opening
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

MTCC, in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service and Little Rock Preparatory Academy (LRPA), presents a student exhibition as the final project for the Learning Pass program. A select group of seventh grade students from LRPA were chosen to participate in the pilot Learning Pass program, where students have the opportunity to apply what they learn at school in a real world setting.

For their final project, students will host an exhibit featuring research done on a relative or someone in their communities. Students collected biographical information and artifacts to create a visual representation of their subject.

The exhibit will be featured one night only! The Learning Pass exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 501.683.3592 or [email protected]

May 16, 2015
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Documentary Screening
7 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

MTCC will host a special screening of the documentary “Why We Laugh: The Story of Black Comedy in America,” followed by a performance and Q&A with author, comedian, and executive producer Darryl Littleton.

"Why We Laugh" is a sweeping account of the evolution of Black comedy in America . The Robert Townsend directed documentary is an adaptation of Littleton’s book of the same name and includes interviews with prominent scholars, politicians, cultural critics, and a host of notable black comedians, including Chris Rock, Katt Williams, D.L. Hughley, and Steve Harvey.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 501.683.3593.

May 29, 2015
Laughter & Lyrics feat. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
7 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

Join us for an evening of thought provoking spoken word, social commentary, live music, and conscious comedy featuring actress and Arkansas native, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney. This 90 minute theatrical presentation will draw on the body works of Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee and feature excerpts from Beah Richards’s “A Black Woman Speaks”.

June 18, 2015
Arts as Activism
6:30 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

In collaboration with the Arkansas Arts Center, MTCC will welcome a group of artist and educators to discuss how art can be used for social justice. Dr. Ila Sheren, author and professor at Washington University in St. Louis will moderate a discussion with Thomas Allen Harris, filmmaker of "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People," Dr. Deborah Willis, Tisch School of the Arts Photography and Imaging Department Chair, Charley Palmer, mixed media artist, and Delita Martin, artist, Black Box Press Studios.

June 20, 2015
Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom 2015
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

Join MTCC as we celebrate Juneteenth 2015! This annual commemoration of the end of slavery is a fun-filled event rooted in history and focused on the future. Juneteenth is a time for reflection and forward thinking. With a variety of entertainment throughout the day, this block party style celebration has something for everyone—live music, poetry, children’s activities, food trucks, non-profits, and vendor booths ranging from clothing to food. With over 1,000 people in attendance last year, there are opportunities for volunteers, sponsorships, and vendor space. Juneteenth is free and open to the public! For more information call 501.683.3620.

June 20, 2015
Filmmakers Corner Film Festival
1 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

Join us Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. for a showcase of innovative, contemporary film in a variety of forms, including: web series, documentaries, shorts, and features.

The Filmmakers Corner Film Festival showcases the many talented black filmmakers and storytellers in Arkansas and abroad.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or contact Brian Lee at 501.351.0452 or [email protected]

June 23-26 and July 7-10
MTCC Summer Camp
10 a.m. - noon
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

This 4-day camp allows children age 5-10 to tour the world of music, sports and art through books.
Session I: June 23-26
Age 5-7

Session II: July 7-10
Age 8-10

There is a $20 materials fee ($15 for additional children) that must be paid at the time of registration. Registration opens May 15. For more information call 501.683.3592 or email [email protected]

July 14 - August 7, 2015
Lorenzo Smith Band Camp
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock

Join MTCC for Lorenzo Smith Band Camp! Our summer band camp is named in honor of legendary composer and Arkansas native Lorenzo Smith. Students in 6th-12th grade will learn a variety of music-related topics, including how to properly tune instruments, stage presence and music fundamentals. The instructors for the camp are Henry Scott and Anthony Lockhart.

Registration is required.

Times will be determined by whether the child is beginning, intermediate or advanced. That's determined by the director on the first day of camp. The first day of camp begins at 10am.

**Registration opens May 29.