Dec
8
Sat
2018
Under the Streetlamp: “Hip to the Holidays!” @ The Carlsen Center
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Under the Streetlamp: "Hip to the Holidays!" @ The Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Let’s get Hip to the Holidays, as Under the Streetlamp celebrates with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook. Oh, what fun it is to dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from their live PBS specials and studio album Every Day’s a Holiday. Featuring I’ll Be Home for ChristmasSanta Bring My Baby BackRun, Run RudolphAve Maria and many more. It’ll be a night to remember!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket in support of Kansas City PBS, and the entertainment programming we’re proud to offer you!

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with JCCC Carlsen Center.

Dec
26
Wed
2018
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Tour (Matinee) @ Sprint Center
Dec 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Tour (Matinee) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2018 winter tour, marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring. TSO’s annual winter multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition.

This year’s 20th-anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater.” O’Neill’s holiday rock opera, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” is a timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysteriously abandoned theater.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below or call 1-888-203-1747 to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Wednesday, Dec. 26!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Tour (Evening) @ Sprint Center
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Tour (Evening) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2018 winter tour, marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring. TSO’s annual winter multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition.

This year’s 20th-anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater.” O’Neill’s holiday rock opera, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” is a timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysteriously abandoned theater.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below or call 1-888-203-1747 to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Wednesday, Dec. 26!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, whose instrumental hit “Rumble” was banned from radio, and Jimi Hendrix, who was part Cherokee, forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.

The prize-winning documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World celebrates their influence, drawing perspective from a succession of stars – Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Jackson Brown, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, and others – who knew them, played with them, and were inspired by them.

Join Kansas City PBS and The Bridge 90.9 for a screening and conversation with local indigenous artists at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, January 10th. All Native band, The Red and Blues, will perform during a reception beginning at 6 p.m.

RSVP here.

Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

S.T.E.M-based curriculum brings forth creativity in the child. Adding the A helps build the foundation of science-related knowledge, using the arts to encourage children to express their ideas in a wide variety of creative ways. See how the A in S.T.E.A.M. will tie to the Early Learning Standards and enhance the classroom creativity!

Kelly Carroll, Early Care and Education Specialist, The Family Conservancy

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Jesse Cook @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jesse Cook @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

“…lightning fast and bright flamenco guitarist…Jesse Cook…is about as seductive, percussive and danceable as this kind of music gets… He sets spirits on high…combines his love for pure pop hooks with artful finger-stylings.” – Jazziz (USA)

We couldn’t agree more about the powerful effect of Jesse Cook’s music and live performance on stage! Cook returns to Kansas City in January 2019 to deliver another energetic performance from his eclectic catalog of music–earning him 11 Juno nominations and one win for the album Free Fall. Known as `that flamenco guy’ to many, Cook notes his guitar styling is much more wide-ranging, as reflected in his 13 albums. Notice of Cook’s particular styling has led to invitations to open for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Diana Krall.

Join Kansas City PBS for an evening with Jesse Cook and an opportunity to meet him in person after the show. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Alternatively, make your donation for Cook’s latest album release, Beyond Borders.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building | Mission Woods | Kansas | United States

Fancy a cuppa? Join us for our annual celebration of British programmes, tea, and trivia at the Great British Brunch!

We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and make room for the dramas and mysteries that we admire—all made possible by donors like you. Bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories and get in the competitive spirit for this special occasion. A rich variety of tea and brunch fare, both sweet and savory, awaits your presence!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to an afternoon of lighthearted fun and fellowship hosted by Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer-Public Affairs. Or, make a contribution to KCPT to own the newest season of Doc Martin before it’s premiere on Jan. 5!

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with the 1900 Building.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Won't You Be My Neighbor | Watch Party @ Strange Days Brewing Company

Join Kansas City PBS and Strange Days Brewing Company for a watch party of the acclaimed documentary about PBS pioneer Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wear your best cardigan for our Mister Rogers photo booth, neighborly activities, and of course, Strange Days brews. Bring a new or gently used sweater or cardigan to donate to local people in need (via Synergy Services) and receive half off first full pour.

Attendees under 21 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
The Jazz Ambassadors | Free Screening @ Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Park University
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Jazz Ambassadors | Free Screening @ Jenkin and Barbara David Theater, Park University

In 1956, America announced a new Cold War weapon to combat the U.S.S.R. Jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck, along with their racially-integrated bands, would cross the globe to counter negative Soviet propaganda about racial inequality in America. But the unfolding Civil Rights movement back home forced these cultural ambassadors into a moral bind — How could they promote a tolerant image of America abroad when equality remained an unrealized dream? The PBS documentary The Jazz Ambassadors is the untold story of America’s coolest weapon in the Cold War and how jazz musicians fought back, winning Civil Rights a voice on the world stage when it needed one most.

Join Park University, the National Archives at Kansas City and Kansas City PBS for a special free screening of the film in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater within Alumni Hall on the Park University Parkville Campus at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

Admission is free, but attendees are requested to RSVP here or call (816) 584-6214.

Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

KCPT’s annual K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, computer teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This daylong 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.

Augmented Reality Sessions 1 & 4 have been closed.

View the Session Listings.