Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
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 …
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
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, …
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 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 …
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 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 …
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 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. …
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 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, …
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 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 …
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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 …
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
For 15 weeks, from the start of their season to the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life …
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Union Station Extreme Screen
Get a sneak peek of the three-part PBS American Experience series Chasing the Moon with KCPT and Union Station. Science City educators will facilitate science experiments for kids at heart.
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Gem Theater
Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) …
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Knuckleheads
  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. …
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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 …
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join KCPT and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a preview of a new American Masters featuring artist Mark Rothko on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the T. Atkins Auditorium. Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous explores the life …