Mar
20
Wed
2019
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor’s Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor's Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

A sprawling field of mayoral candidates. Less than two weeks to sort them out.

Nearing Kansas City’s April 2 primary, the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Mayor Sly James gather for a public forum soliciting their stands on the city’s most pressing issues. Nick Haines moderates. Audience members can get involved, submitting their own questions.

This hour-long Kansas City Week in Review special is a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and will be broadcast on KCPT March 22 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for this event at the Library’s website.

Local support for Who Will Lead KC is provided by the Health Forward Foundation, Husch Blackwell and AARP Kansas City

Michael Bublé @ Sprint Center
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Bublé @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

After a lengthy absence from the stage, Michael Bublé returns to perform a 27-city U.S. concert tour, including one stop in Kansas City. The four-time Grammy winner recently released his eighth studio album, “love,” which is described as a testament to the healing power of music. With 60 million records sold, five sold-out world tours and a recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bublé is an extraordinary talent.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Bublé perform renditions of timeless classics with dazzling new arrangements as well as songs from the Great American Songbook. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for Bublé’s newest album, “love,” in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Nelly Don: The Musical @ Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
Nelly Don: The Musical @ Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Nelly Don’s creative genius and personal travails form the musical narrative of the story behind the woman who started the largest garment design and manufacturing company in the world. The musical spans Don’s life from young girl to successful business executive and finally as the “Grande Dame” of daytime fashion. There’s fashion, glamour, and humor all against the backdrop of gorgeous fashions with all new musical compositions.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for the story of Nelly Don in “Nelly Don: A Stitch In Time” in DVD and softcover book formats. View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with Nelly Don Theatrical, LLC.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 (The Summit) @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 (The Summit) @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

THE SUMMIT: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 is one of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With 20 GRAMMY Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together. Unlike other music co-bills or meetings, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 were not content to sing a set and simply join each other for a finale. They have created musical moments on-stage – singing and performing nearly a dozen songs together – during this show. You will experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two phenomenal groups can bring to one stage, in-the-moment.

Join KCPT for an exciting night of vocal versatility, style, and genius. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets to witness this much-anticipated collaboration! Alternatively, make a contribution to KCPT for these newly released albums, The Junction by The Manhattan Transfer and Iconic by Take 6.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts.


The Manhattan Transfer: Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. The four-part harmony group founded by Tim Hauser now consists of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano), and newcomer Trist Cureless (bass) who replaced Hauser following his passing on October 16, 2014.

Take 6: Recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group, these six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. Currently consisting of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

Join KCPT, Swope Health and the Office of Rural Medical Education at the University of Kansas for a special, free screening and discussion of the film. Local physicians and experts will discuss the unique challenges of serving rural areas in Kansas and Missouri, as well as what barriers to health care both rural and urban communities face. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. and all attendees are invited to a reception at beginning at 6 p.m.

Event is free, but RSVP is requested. Register here.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center

KCPT and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library invite you to “Explore the Outdoors” this April! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of Wild Kratts (10:30 a.m.) and Nature Cat (11:30 a.m.), go on a nature scavenger hunt, make crafts,  learn about animals and plants and meet Nature Cat at the F.L. Schlagle Library on Saturday, April 6. After the event, enjoy Wyandotte County Lake Park’s picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing areas.

For more information on the event, contact kids@kcpt.org. For information about the F.L. Schlagle Library or the surrounding park, call 913-295-8250.

Indie Lens Pop-Up | Charm City @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Charm City @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library

Nightly news cameras trained on the flames, the looting, and the chaos that gripped Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Filmmaker Marilyn Ness sought, and found, more.

Her documentary Charm City offers an intimate portrait of those on the front lines of an epidemic of violence. For nearly three years—before, during, and after the rioting sparked by Gray’s fatal spinal injury in the back of a police van—Ness followed residents, community advocates, police, and government officials struggling to effect positive change in the troubled city. Their humanity became common ground, fostering hope amid the unrest.

Join Kansas City PBS and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening of the 2018 film as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative. A discussion follows. RSVP here.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS
Apr 11 – Apr 19 all-day
Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS

Join fellow Kansas City PBS viewers and travelers for the trip of a lifetime to beautiful Ireland in support of KCPT. We’re partnering again with Collette Vacations to explore Ireland’s emerald landscapes in Spring 2019. Spend nine (9) days touring the best of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher and more.

Cultivate your curiosity for culture when you hear traditional Irish music and storytelling, visit a famous distillery, kiss the Blarney Stone, drive along the Ring of Kerry, sip an Irish coffee where it was invented and much more! Enjoy your stay at Castlemartyr Resort, a grand manor house, and be treated royally during your stay at Ireland’s iconic Dromoland Castle.

“Elegant Ireland” Tour
April 11 — April 19, 2019

Tour Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Castlemartyr Resort
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dromoland Castle
  • Dublin
  • “Irish Night”
  • Kilkenny farm visit
  • Killarney

Find additional trip details and itinerary for KCPT Elegant Ireland. Don’t miss out. Call Collette at 1-800-581-8942 and reference booking number 892137 for your reservation today.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
KCPT Antique and Fine Art Appraisal Fair @ El Torreon
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

KCPT Antique and Fine Art Appraisal FairInspired by the incredible stories and results seen on “Antiques Roadshow,” KCPT revives its antique and fine art appraisal fair after a four-year hiatus to help you uncover the hidden treasures and dearest heirlooms in your home. Our partnership with KC Auction Company has assembled more than 15 appraisers to evaluate items that fall into these categories:

  • Furniture and Quilts
  • Jewelry, Sterling silver, and Pocket watches
  • Dolls
  • Fine Art
  • Radios and Electronics
  • Ephemera and Photography
  • China and Glassware
  • Couture and Fashion
  • Books and Collectibles
  • Native American art and artifacts
  • Firearms

Please note: stamp and coin collections are not permitted.

Choose from our three (3) ticket offers to attend this event in support of Kansas City PBS:

Early Entry Appraisal | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Three (3) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Morning Appraisal Session | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two (2) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Afternoon Appraisal Session |  2 to 4 p.m.
Two (2) guests allowed to attend with two (2) items per person

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets to this highly anticipated event.

You can also make a contribution for “Antiques Roadshow” related gifts below.

Event organized in partnership with: KC Auction Company and El Torreon KC, Inc.


About KC Auction Company
The KC Auction & Appraisal staff has a passion for history and a real curiosity in the value of heirlooms and other possessions. When it comes to assessing the value of unique items or a wide-ranging collection, the staff brings close to 50 years of expertise and professional experience necessary to establish a verifiable value for every item in your collection. Services include auctions and appraisals of fine art, antiques, jewelry, complete estates, and large collections.

About El Torreon KC
Affectionately known as Home of the Cowtown Ballroom, the El Torreon building is a stunning part of Kansas City’s history since its opening in 1927. It’s also on the forefront of the revitalization of Midtown Kansas City. This premier event space is the perfect backdrop for weddings, music shows, business gatherings, and open houses.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Arturo Sandoval @ Folly Theater
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
Arturo Sandoval @ Folly Theater

A protégé and friend of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged jazz trumpeters, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer. Sandoval’s dynamic performances, talent, and versatility have been recognized by Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Billboard Awards and President Barack Obama, who awarded Sandoval with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013).

Hear the lively sounds of jazz, Latin jazz, classical, and more performed by Arturo Sandoval on April 27. The event features a pre-show “JAZZTALK” with Ron Jones of KCUR 89.3 FM at 7 p.m. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with Folly Theater.