Apr
1
Sun
2018
Private Genealogy Consultation with the Midwest Genealogy Center @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Apr 1 – Nov 1 all-day

Inspired by the popular series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer an exclusive opportunity to help you explore incomplete and unknown narratives of your family history with a genealogy librarian of the Midwest Genealogy Center. In this 2-hour consultation, you are encouraged to bring your questions, photos, heirlooms and oral histories to start or continue your ancestral journey.

Consultation details:

  • Consultation appointments available starting April 1 – Nov. 1, 2018
  • Up two (2) persons allowed to attend consultation
  • Consultation length: Two (2) hours
  • No items are required in advance of consultation; items and questions should be ready at the time of consultation
  • Consultation should not be mistaken for genealogy research by Midwest Genealogy Center.
  • Consultation appointments scheduled by donor with Midwest Genealogy Center after instruction letter is received from Kansas City PBS (KCPT).
    Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.

Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with Midwest Genealogy Center.

Mid-Continent Public Library | Midwest Genealogy Center

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH – 12th Grade @ KCPT
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH - 12th Grade @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur.  Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families.  Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.

Oct
12
Fri
2018
The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge bring you The Elders live at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The band, known for its rock ’n’ roll approach to traditional Irish music, brings it’s critically-acclaimed work to a stunning venue known throughout the Kansas City community. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at will call inside Unity Temple.

The performance, presented by Kansas City Power and Light, offers the band’s loyal fan base the chance to revel in the exhilarating dynamic that is an Elders concert before the band completes its final year touring.  

If you can’t make it to the concert, but still want to revel in The Elders’ performance, listen live to 90.9 The Bridge on the radio, our website or our 90.9 The Bridge app. Then, see the concert on TV in early 2019.

In conjunction with the exhilarating performance, look for KCPT’s documentary “Going to Arklow: The Elders Travel Home,” early next year. The band invites KCPT on an all-access immersive journey back home for it’s 15th annual guided bus Tour of Ireland. With unfettered access to the band members, KCPT captures the personalities that connect The Elders to their die-hard fans.

The 12-day tour explores the beautiful landscape of Ireland and introduces fans to the towns and sites the helped shape The Elders’ music, including the inspiration for hits like, “Moore Street Girls” and “Golden Ghost.” Lead singer Ian Byrne welcomes fans to his hometown of Arklow and offers a glimpse into the life of being an Irish-American and the balancing act that comes with being an immigrant.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Be My Neighbor Day @ Toyota Plaza at Children's Mercy Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Be My Neighbor Day @ Toyota Plaza at Children's Mercy Park | Kansas City | Kansas | United States

Join KCPT, PNC Grow Up Great® and Sporting Kansas City for “Be My Neighbor Day,” a family celebration featuring tigertastic events! The day will include appearances by Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, entertainment and hands-on learning activities focused on being a caring neighbor!

Scheduled events:

10 a.m. to Noon – Roving Puppets from the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

11 a.m. – Family Zumba with the YMCA

11 a.m. to Noon – Appearance by Sporting KC’s Blue

Noon – Dance Performance by Los Bailadores de Kansas City

1 p.m. – Performance by Drum Safari

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Appearance by a TBD Sporting KC Player

2 p.m. – Interactive Dance Performance by Kristi’s Academy of Dance

Throughout the event, you can meet Daniel Tiger and participate in a number of hands-on activities with our partners PNC Grow Up Great, Sporting KC’s Sporting Stripes, PB & J Initiative, Kansas City Kansas Public Library’s F. L. Schlagle Library, the Sunflower House, KC Kindcraft, Kansas City Zoo’s Zoomobile, Literacy KC, City Playcorps Pop-up Adventure Playground, Recycle Cycle, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Science City.

Do your first act of kindness by bringing a pair of gently used or new shoes to donate to the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Shoe Drive, benefiting Soles4Souls.

Free parking is available in the Blue lots located to the West of State Avenue at Sporting Way.  Enter the Toyota Plaza at the southeast corner of State Avenue and Sporting Way. Look for the KCPT tent!

RSVP on Eventbrite for easy check-in the day of the event and to be entered to win a free PBS KIDS Playtime Pad, a kid-safe tablet that provides access to PBS KIDS videos, games and apps.

Emmylou Harris @ JCCC Carlsen Center
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Emmylou Harris @ JCCC Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

A multiple Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Emmylou Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded with an impressive group of diverse artists, selling more than 15 million records and garnering 14 Grammy Awards — including this year’s Grammy for “Best Americana album” with Rodney Crowell — three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.

Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share her hard-earned wisdom but never stops looking ahead. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS!

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with JCCC Carlsen Center.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fleetwood Mac @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

For more than 50 years, the enduring spirit of Fleetwood Mac — and its incredible body of great music — has connected with generations of people all over the world. Fleetwood Mac has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and the Grammy-winning band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

The 2018 concert tour will feature Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

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 Fleetwood Mac Deluxe Set for remastered and unreleased music from the album Fleetwood Mac in CD, Audio DVD and LP formats.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Women and War @ National WWI Museum and Memorial
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Women and War @ National WWI Museum and Memorial | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

As part of Veterans Coming Home, KCPT is partnering with Charlie Mike Theatre Company and the National WWI Museum and Memorial on two performances of the play “Women and War” on October 20 and 21.

Local veterans and first responders will portray generations of Americans impacted by conflicts, from The Great War to the War in Afghanistan. “Women and War” weaves together historically based collection of stories told in letters and monologues.

“Following women’s journeys from housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to a widow, and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, resolution, and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield.” United Stages

 

 

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Women and War Matinee @ National WWI Museum and Memorial
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Women and War Matinee @ National WWI Museum and Memorial | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

As part of Veterans Coming Home, KCPT is partnering with Charlie Mike Theatre Company and the National WWI Museum and Memorial on two performances of the play “Women and War” on October 20 and 21.

Local veterans and first responders will portray generations of Americans impacted by conflicts, from The Great War to the War in Afghanistan. “Women and War” weaves together historically based collection of stories told in letters and monologues.

“Following women’s journeys from housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to a widow, and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, resolution, and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield.” United Stages

 

 

Oct
23
Tue
2018
The Great American Read Grand Finale Celebration @ Lawrence Public Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Great American Read Grand Finale Celebration @ Lawrence Public Library | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

The votes are in and it’s time to celebrate The Great American Read! Join Kansas City PBS, Lawrence Public Library and KU Libraries for a grand finale watch party on Tuesday October 23rd at 7pm.

We’ll watch as they countdown the top vote-getters for The Great American Read and announce the winner of the Kansas City region’s best-loved book! Come dressed in your best bookish attire or literary costume, and enjoy refreshments, prizes and more. All ages are welcome at this free event, but RSVP is requested.

Event co-presented with Lawrence Public Library and KU Libraries.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Haunting Humanities @ Abe and Jake's Landing
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunting Humanities @ Abe and Jake's Landing | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

Join us on the dark side of literature, history, classics, theater, and more! The Hall Center for the Humanities presents a one-of-a-kind “science fair for the humanities” Halloween-themed celebration at Abe & Jakes landing in downtown Lawrence, KS. Free and open to the public, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will run through 9:00 p.m. This is an all-ages event that will feature work from a wide range of KU scholars and independent scholars from all over Kansas.

Doing away with the traditional lecture format for humanities scholarship, Haunting Humanities creates a new kind of experience designed to appeal to a wide array of audiences, from young adults to senior citizens, from those with extensive humanities education and experience to those who may not fully understand what the term “humanities” even means. Visitors will be given a map of the space and invited to guide themselves through a series of innovative presentations, activities, games and performances at their own pace. Scholars will engage audiences in a variety of ways – from an “escape room” based on the 1895 real-life murder of Kansan Tom Patton to an opportunity to get made-up to look like a witch while learning about the history and symbolism of witches in western literature. The evening will culminate with a 12-minute dance performance inspired by ghostly tales from Lawrence’s past, choreographed by KU Dance Lecturer Maya Tillman-Rayton, and the chance for audience members to chat one-on-one with participating scholars about their research.

Learn more here.