Not the Tom Hanks Movie

The latest in the Kansas City Art Institute’s ArtSounds performance series explores the interplay of positive and negative forces and Eastern and Western artistic traditions. The poetry of avant-big-band leader Sun Ra and his song “Angels and Demons at Play” influenced the title and story of the 7:30 p.m. mixed-media presentation Angels and Demons at Play at Epperson Auditorium (4415 Warwick). The program incorporates traditional Balinese dance drama; masked dance; shadow-puppet theater; electronic visual media; and music performed by Gamelan Genta Kasturi, UMKC’s Balinese ensemble. Additional performances will take place at 8 p.m. February 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. February 27 at the Urban Culture Project event space La Esquina (1000 West 25th Street). The events are free, though donations are accepted. Call 816-802-3423 for more information.— Abbie Stutzer

Tue., Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2011