Jan
21
Sun
2018
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for an evening with 2Cellos, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, live in concert! The Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock, and know no limits when it comes to performing live. 2Cellos became an international sensation since their unique video version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” rocked YouTube with millions of hits in 2011, and continue to be as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi.

For their U.S. concert tour, 2Cellos will bring their game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television from their latest album, Score (2017). Themes include: Oscar-winning themes from James Horner’s score for Titanic (“My Heart Will Go On”), John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List, “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather, Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man, and Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones — watch the video here.

See 2Cellos in concert at Sprint Center with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From 1999 to 2016, records show, Jackson County logged nearly 174,000 evictions – an average of about 42 per business day. Alarmingly, the leading predictor was race. Analysis by activist Tara Raghuveer revealed a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.

The findings parallel those of sociologist Matthew Desmond, who embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Raghuveer’s research, conducted under his guidance, was cited in the book.

Raghuveer, a native Kansas Citian and graduate of Harvard College, presents her findings and then joins a panel discussion of the issues surrounding eviction in the Kansas City area. KCPT-Kansas City PBS’ Nick Haines moderates the town hall event, which will be recorded by KCPT for later broadcast.

Co-presented by the Black Community Fund and The Kansas City Public Library. RSVP for this event at the library’s website.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
The Great British Brunch – Tenth Anniversary Celebration @ Drexel Hall Kansas City
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch - <i>Tenth Anniversary Celebration</i> @ Drexel Hall Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join Kansas City PBS in celebrating 10 years of tea, trivia and taste-making. We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and the dramas and mysteries that tug at our heartstrings, all made possible by you and other supporters of British programming. So, bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories, and get in the competitive spirit for this special celebration of the programs we love!

Program hosts:
Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer of Public Affairs
Laurie Arbore, KCUR Afternoon Announcer and KCPT volunteer

Make your contribution below or call 1-888-203-1747 to reserve your seat inside the historic Drexel Hall.

Additional thanks for your support of British programming includes your name in the 2018 list of supporters shown around our BritCom programs on-air and in one KCPT Member Guide that goes to over 24,000 households.

Sponsors:
Brits
Craig Sole Designs
Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall
Rimann Liquors
The English Plate Co.

Feb
9
Fri
2018
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT as we say Thank You and Goodbye to The Elders in their last year of touring after 20 years! Be sure to attend the Meet & Greet following the performance, where you can congratulate the band in person for its 2018 induction to the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Or make your contribution for The Elders’ newest album True in CD and digital download formats.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is coming to Kansas City with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King For a Day! See your favorite characters Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, and Prince Wednesday come alive on stage to captivate you with new songs to sing along to, magical moments, and surprise guests along the way!

KCPT invites you to take an adventure with Daniel and his friends to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!… a royally great time!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or donate below to join KCPT on February 10th at the Kauffman Center. Your online contribution supports Kansas City PBS, allowing us to continue bringing you the experiences you value. Won’t you be our neighbor?

Indie Lens Pop-Up | Tell Them We Are Rising @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Tell Them We Are Rising @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall to Spike Lee and Toni Morrison, the roll of alumni from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is long and illustrious, underscoring the pivotal role they have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

The 2017 documentary Tell Them We Are Rising charts their history from the post-Civil War South – when they were African-Americans’ only avenue to higher education – and how they became a haven for black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries.

Join KCPT for a free screening of the film followed by a discussion with local HBCU graduates.

RSVP here.

This event is presented in partnership with The Kansas City Public Library, The University of the Missouri – Kansas City, The Black Archives of Mid-America and The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group, The National Archives at Kansas City, and the United Negro College Fund.

 

Feb
11
Sun
2018
“Pinkalicious & Peterrific” Storytimes at Your Local Library @ Your Local Library
Feb 11 – Feb 16 all-day
"Pinkalicious & Peterrific" Storytimes at Your Local Library @ Your Local Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT, in partnership with six local library systems, for storytimes and special activities celebrating the February 19 premiere of the new PBS KIDS show PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC.  Based on the Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.

Join us at your local library for storytime, activities and sneak peaks at the new program!

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Main Branch

Johnson County Library
10:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at Mill Creek Activity Center

Kansas City Public Library
10 a.m.  on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Central Library.
10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Westport Branch

Mid-Continent Public Library
11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Parkville Branch
9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Boardwalk Branch.
10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Boardwalk Branch
11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Parkville Branch
11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Parkville Branch

North Kansas City Public Library
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14

Olathe Public Library
1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at Indian Creek

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Planet Comicon @ Bartle Hall
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm
Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Planet Comicon @ Bartle Hall | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Nerd out with Kansas City PBS & 90.9 The Bridge at Planet Comicon! Stop by booth #P22 in the Planet Entertainment Zone to step into Mister Rogers’ living room for a free photo op. Pick up a free, limited edition Flatland & 90.9 The Bridge Origins Story comic book, while supplies last. Show your support of public media with a contribution to Kansas City PBS or 90.9 The Bridge and receive a PBS Nerd t-shirt or royal blue Bridge KCMO shirt.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Remembering Vietnam – A Conversation with Dr. Jim Willbanks @ National Archives at Kansas City
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Remembering Vietnam - A Conversation with Dr. Jim Willbanks @ National Archives at Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

On Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will host a moderated conversation with Dr. Jim Willbanks who served as an advisor on the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary film The Vietnam War. Willbanks will be interviewed by Kansas City Public Television community engagement producer Lindsey Foat who will share clips of the documentary. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m.

The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Burns and Novick. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, the directors tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film as the documentary features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses.

Reservations are requested for this free program, RSVP to kansascity.educate@nara.gov or 816-268-8010.

Presented in partnership with the National Archives at Kansas City.

Mar
1
Thu
2018
2018 K-12 Technology Conference: Empowering Teachers Today and Tomorrow @ Kauffman Conference Center
Mar 1 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
2018 K-12 Technology Conference: Empowering Teachers Today and Tomorrow @ Kauffman Conference Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

 

KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This annual, day-long professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more than 20 sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.  Register below, or if your district is paying for your registration, please contact Gary Brock at gbrock@kcpt.org.

Session Titles/Descriptions

KCPT is pleased to announce we have a partnership with Park University located at 8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152 to offer CEU credit for attendees.   Park University is offering .5 CEU credit for attendees at the “Empowering Teachers Today and Tomorrow” conference.   If you are interested in receiving .5 CEU credit please click on this link to register.  The cost is $10.00.

Park University .05 CEU