Sep
29
Sat
2018
Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park | Lee's Summit | Missouri | United States

Celebrate fall at Paradise Park! Bring your camera and take photos of your little ones meeting two of PBS Kids’ most beloved characters, Curious George and The Man With The Yellow Hat. Enjoy a Curious George story time and learn how to carve curiously unique pumpkins.

The Meet & Greet is free; arrive early to get your time slot ticket (grouped in half hour increments). All Paradise Park attractions are available at regular prices.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
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.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won't You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. There
wasn’t anything like Mister Rogers on TV before and there hasn’t been since.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, looks back on Rogers’ radical legacy of love and kindness. Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening and honoring Fred Rogers’ commitment to children, a Neighbor Resource Fair before and after the screening with information on local organizations and volunteer opportunities for helping our youngest neighbors.

Please join us for a free reception beginning at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Finding Your Roots | Screening and Genealogy Discussion @ Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Finding Your Roots | Screening and Genealogy Discussion @ Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum

Join Kansas City PBS, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center and Museum for special screening and discussion of the groundbreaking series Finding Your Roots. Local experts will talk about resources, tips and tricks to help you on your genealogy journey.

Genealogists from the Midwest Genealogy Center will help “find the roots,” of a local public figure. The program is proceeded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP here.