Sep
9
Mon
2019
Honky Tonk Dance Night and Country Music Preview Party @ Knuckleheads
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Honky Tonk Dance Night and Country Music Preview Party @ Knuckleheads | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

 

Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. This free event will also feature sneak peek clips from the upcoming Ken Burns’ documentary series. 

RSVP here.

 

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Downton Abbey Movie Advance Screening @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

We cordially invite you to return to Downton Abbey!

Reunite with some of your favorite characters in your favorite castle at KCPT’s exclusive, advance screening of the Downton Abbey movie including an opening reception with a complimentary drink and nibbles while you mingle with fellow fans and relive six seasons of your favorite Abbey moments.

We’ll have drawings for a chance to win Downton Abbey prizes including a grand prize of two tickets to KCPT’s Great British Brunch in 2020.

Come dressed as your favorite character for extra chances to win!

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Arrowhead Art Tour for KCPT Members @ Arrowhead Stadium
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arrowhead Art Tour for KCPT Members @ Arrowhead Stadium | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT and Leopold Gallery presents an exploration of regional art at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs are excited to share the Arrowhead Art Collection and look forward to celebrating regional art at this exclusive KCPT member event. Located within the Community America Club Level at Arrowhead Stadium, the Arrowhead Art Collection features over 50 pieces of art from Chiefs Kingdom artists. An evening of art, enlightening conversation, cocktails and snacks – as the Chiefs host this inaugural event – sponsored by AARP of Kansas City.

This is a free event for KCPT members. Not a member? Please visit our Membership Information page. You may also call us at (816) 756-3580 or email us at customer_service@kcpt.org.

PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This is “The Land of Opportunity.”  But many people feel “priced out” of the American Dream.

Nearly two years after the Library and KCPT-Kansas City PBS launched an examination of affordable housing in the city, we take a deeper look at what has changed? For the better? For worse?Mayor Quinton Lucas, who campaigned on the issue, joins a panel discussion and assessment of where the city now stands – as well as where it might be headed. Included is a look at opportunity zones and the tax breaks they extend to developers to encourage investment in low-income, economically distressed neighborhoods. Are they helping or hurting? Do they hasten gentrification? Also, what’s the expected impact of reassessment in Jackson County, particularly on renters?

Nick Haines moderates the discussion with elected leaders, landlords, tenants and housing advocates.

Wine & cheese reception: 6 p.m. | Program: 6:30 p.m.
Jan
25
Sat
2020
“No Passport Required” Screening & Discussion (Rescheduled) @ Don Bosco Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"No Passport Required" Screening & Discussion (Rescheduled) @ Don Bosco Senior Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

No Passport Required explores other cultures through the cuisine of America’s thriving immigrant communities. Watch selected scenes from the new season at this special screening. Danielle Lehman of Open Belly podcast will moderate a panel discussion with local chefs on their experiences as restauranteurs in their respective communities. Then, sample some of their favorite menu items and begin your own journey discovering other cultures right here in Kansas City.

Local support provided by 2020 Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Sysco Kansas City, Open Belly podcast and Don Bosco Senior Center.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
“A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial” Screening @ Gem Theater
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial" Screening @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League. Join KCPT for a sneak peek screening of “A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial” in the historic 18th & Vine District where it all began. The film explores the league’s economic importance to the black community that thrived there and gave Kansas City its signature BBQ and Jazz. Hear the words of the Negro League Baseball Museum’s president, Bob Kendrick, as he describes championing the league and preserving its legacy. Authors Gary Ashwell and Larry Lester discuss the league’s importance in the national context. As Buck O’Neil said, “A lot about the game has changed, and thankfully, much of it is for the better.”

Mar
24
Tue
2020
Diabetes in KC Town Hall | Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Diabetes in KC Town Hall | Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Millions of us live with a silent killer. It’s called diabetes. It claims more lives than cancer and HIV combined. It’s now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop the disease. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness.

Be the first to watch extended excerpts from this timely and comprehensive film, coming to KCPT this April. The documentary reveals new hopes, from the rise of safer and easier medical treatments to new discoveries about lifestyle and environmental factors. Blood Sugar Rising also reports on those taking action to improve diabetes management and prevention.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines explores the impact of diabetes in Kansas City with experts on the frontlines of tackling this chronic health condition.

This program is a partnership between KCPT and Health Forward Foundation.

Mar
31
Tue
2020
The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns trains his camera lens on the greatest detective story ever told: The quest to decipher the master code of instructions that makes and defines humans. Be among the first to see extended excerpts of Burns’ upcoming four-hour documentary, The Gene: An Intimate History, coming to Kansas City PBS this April.

The film follows the identification of the first genes that cause human illnesses like cancer and Cystic Fibrosis through to stunning breakthroughs that are changing our understanding of how genes impact heredity, disease and behavior.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines facilitates a local conversation about who benefits and who is left behind by genetic research with ethicists, researchers, medical students, patients and the community. This Town Hall conversation will be recorded and broadcast around Ken Burns’ “The Gene” on KCPT.

The Gene: A KC Town Hall is a partnership between KCPT, The Center for Practical Bioethics and Kansas City University.

This is a limited engagement event, please register now to confirm your seat.