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.

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center
Oct 27 @ 7:45 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.

Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.

Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours.  This workshop is for adults only.

Session 2:  Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds:  Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.

Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing:  How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.

Session Descriptions 

 

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Depth of Field @ Plexpod Westport Commons
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Depth of Field @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join us for our first of six Facebook Live events as part of Flatland’s new Facebook Live series, “Depth of Field.” Local filmmaker Morgan Cooper moderates a 45-minute conversation with creative Kansas Citians who are making an impact locally. The event is free, but an RSVP is required.

This first discussion brings together marketing strategist Ashli Harris and Strange Music video producer Kerry Rounds.

Before and after the Facebook Live at 5:30 , enjoy appetizers and a complimentary beer or glass of wine.

These Facebook Live discussions, filmed at the Plexpod Westport Commons, are open to the public and will delve into artistic achievements in and around Kansas City. Cooper will analyze the impact of national conversations on Kansas City, celebrate the talent found within the city we think we know and certainly love, and shed light on the local creative scene.

Join us for appitizers, a complimentary beer or glass of wine and plenty of conversation before and after you watch the Facebook Live, which begins at 5:30.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Dawnland @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The marginalization of Native Americans wasn’t simply a crime of our country’s distant, unenlightened past. The documentary Dawnland chronicles the effort in one state, Maine, to come to terms with a practice that endured through most of the 20th century, when welfare workers removed Wabanaki children from their families and placed them in foster care – presuming that assimilation into white society would improve their quality of life and offer them a better future.

Join KCPT for a free screening and discussion of the film at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m.

RSVP here.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
The Fab Four @ JCCC Carlsen Center
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Emmy-winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute band because of its precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics, such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

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.

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Nov
17
Sat
2018
Wild Kratts LIVE! 2.0 @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wild Kratts LIVE! 2.0 @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

It’s off “To the Creature Rescue!” as the Kratt brothers, Martin and Chris, come to life in a classical Wild Kratts story. Through hilarious pratfalls and fantastic animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescue its favorite invention from Zach’s clutches, so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. Watch as the Kratt brothers activate fan favorite Creature Power Suits and demonstrate the amazing abilities of animals, such as the rhinoceros and the caracal!

Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding creature fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt brothers that make the hit PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts, so popular with your creature-loving family.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. Ticket availability to the general public through the Kauffman Center starting on Friday, May 11.

A contribution total of $123 or greater qualifies you for a KCPT Family Membership, allowing us to continue bringing you the experiences you value.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Priests @ The Carlsen Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Celebrating ten years as The Priests, Fathers Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy will again bring together people of all faiths in an uplifting concert this fall. The trio hail from Northern Ireland, where they began singing together as students at St. MacNissi’s College. The release of their debut album in 2008, The Priests, was a remarkable commercial success, charting high on Billboard’s Classical Traditional and Christian/Gospel charts, and hitting the #1 spot on the Top 200 chart. By coordinating their diaries, seeking the support of colleagues and devoting their energies to their music, they remain at the forefront of religious and secular music.

Join KCPT for a night of The Priests’ most beloved recordings celebrating faith, spirituality, love and the power of the human spirit. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets today! Alternatively, make your contribution for our assembled collection of recordings by The Priests in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with the Irish Center of Kansas City and JCCC Carlsen Center.

Nov
25
Sun
2018
Celtic Thunder X (CANCELED) @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celtic Thunder X (CANCELED) @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

NOTE: This concert has been canceled as of 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 due to inclement weather conditions affecting our area with no plans to reschedule at this time.

Celtic Thunder returns to Kansas City to celebrate its 10-year anniversary — a fitting “homecoming” for the singing group that made its first live appearance on KCPT 10 years ago.

See for yourself the magic that turned Celtic Thunder into a household name in 2008 with a song list featuring traditional and contemporary Irish songs, classic hits, love songs, nostalgic songs and fun retro songs drawn from the soundtrack of our lives.

Music lovers and Thunderheads–fans of Celtic Thunder–can anticipate a variety of solo and ensemble numbers from Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Michael O’Dwyer and Emmet Cahill. A special soundcheck experience with these five will include two songs not performed in the concert.

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 deluxe edition of their newest album and PBS performance special, Celtic Thunder X.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.