May
9
Thu
2019
Steve Martin and Martin Short @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
Steve Martin and Martin Short @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. This event will also include performances by bluegrass group Chatham County Line.

Experience the spontaneous moments, roasts and laughs crafted by these two long-time friends and comedians for what Martin intends to be ‘the best show the audience ever saw.’ Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.

View seating chart for KCPT ticket locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.

May
17
Fri
2019
**SOLD OUT** Steven Raichlen’s “The Brisket Chronicles” Live @ Smoke 'N' Fire
May 17 @ 6:30 pm
**SOLD OUT** Steven Raichlen’s "The Brisket Chronicles" Live @ Smoke 'N' Fire | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Steven Raichlen, host of the PBS show Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, returns to Kansas City with new insight on a cult favorite in the culinary world: brisket. “The Brisket Chronicles” is the definitive handbook to mastering brisket, featuring step-by-step techniques and a collection of recipes. Join Raichlen and Smoke ‘N’ Fire for an appetizing experience for the grill savvy and the enthusiast! Proceeds from this event benefit the children’s education programs provided by Kansas City PBS.

 

A single ticket includes:

  • Live cooking demonstration with Steven Raichlen
  • A copy of “The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke and Cure the World’s Most Versatile Cut of Meat”
  • Dinner selections from “The Brisket Chronicles” recipes
  • Live music and Open bar
  • A coupon for 25% off one BBQ accessory at Smoke ‘N’ Fire

Tickets available at Smoke ‘N’ Fire store location, online or by phone at 913-685-1111. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m.


Steven Raichlen is a James Beard Award-winning author of an impressive array of New York Times best-selling cookbooks, a Barbecue Hall of Famer and the host of PBS shows Project Smoke, Primal Grill and Project Fire. He introduced America and the world to myriad iconic dishes that have become indelible parts of our barbecue vernacular.

“The Brisket Chronicles” delivers both a complete step-by-step handbook to mastering the techniques — including how to cook brisket both indoors and outdoors, and the differences between brisket cuts — and a collection of 50 innovative recipes, from starters to breakfast to sides, plus what to do with leftover brisket.

May
26
Sun
2019
Bank of America Celebration at the Station @ Union Station
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bank of America Celebration at the Station @ Union Station | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Celebrate Memorial Day at Union Station with KCPT and the Kansas City Symphony on Sunday, May 26 during the annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make sure to visit KCPT KIDS in the Bayer Family Zone where Arthur will be making regular appearances. The grounds open at 3 p.m. with events leading up to an 8 p.m. performance by the Kansas City Symphony and fireworks at 9:40 p.m.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
tasteMAKERS Meet the Makers: Kansas City @ Plexpod
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
tasteMAKERS Meet the Makers: Kansas City @ Plexpod | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join the Emmy-winning producer and host of tasteMAKERS, Cat Neville, for a live culinary experience celebrating the flavor of Kansas City’s culinary scene.

The live show will screen segments from the Kansas City episode and feature interviews with Sarah Hoffmann of Green Dirt, Jerry Eisterhold of TerraVox and Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ça Va.

A tasting experience and a Makers Market will follow the show, featuring food and drink from Kansas City makers and chefs, including:

Green Dirt Farm
TerraVox
Lifted Spirits
Crane Brewing
Green Bitters
Kansas City Canning Co.
Fox and Pearl
Wood Hat Spirits
Krokstrom
Fair Share Farm
Amigoni Urban Winery
The Brewkery
and more!

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The program starts at 2 p.m. and the tasting experience and Makers Market begins at 3 p.m.

Meet the Makers is a companion to tasteMAKERS, a new national public television series that celebrates the makers who are rolling up their sleeves and defining the flavor of American food and drink.

tasteMAKERS airs on KCPT2 on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Chasing the Moon Screening @ Union Station Extreme Screen
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chasing the Moon Screening @  Union Station Extreme Screen | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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
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
PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch | Las Cruces | New Mexico | 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.