Can formation affect faith?
The Sacred Spaces, Urban Places tour examines how architecture can affect religious experience. "We did a tour last year of churches that were strictly within the downtown district," says Milan Hanson, an architect for J. Christopher Gale and Company and a member of the American Institute of Architects. "This year is the beginning of the next tier as it moves out." This year's tour stops at two very different structures -- Redemptorist Catholic Church (3333 Broadway) and Independence Boulevard Christian Church (606 Gladstone Boulevard) -- for a glimpse at Kansas City places of worship. Tour guides, including Hanson, discuss the histories, original settings and congregations of these churches. With departures from either church, the tour runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $10. Call 816-221-3485 for details. -- Fischer
Ooh La La
Kansas Citians can get a multicultural fix from Rockhurst University's September foreign film series. It includes selections from France, Spain (the Oscar-winning Talk to Her), Senegal and Cuba, and there's a discussion after each screening. Wednesday's selection, the French export Tous les Matins du Monde, is the story of a late-17th-century viola player who becomes reclusive after his wife dies, caring only about his two young daughters and his music. It screens at 7 p.m. in Rockhurst's Mabee Theater (Sedgwick Hall, 1100 Rockhurst Road) as the only free installment in the series. Call 816-501-4307. -- Christopher Blunk