Feb
26
Fri
2021
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program @ Virtual Zoom Event
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 11 @ 11:00 am
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program @ Virtual Zoom Event

Are your kids ready for kindergarten? Join us for Playing to Learn, a five-week virtual program for kids ages 4 to 5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using resources from PBS KIDS and Sesame Street. A weekly parent Zoom meeting will introduce each week’s topic and weekly Storytime for kids followed by a parent share time.

There are three opportunities to engage with the program.

This program is for Kansas City Metropolitan area parents.

Funding for this program provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
2021 Virtual Technology Conference @ Virtual Zoom Event - Registration Required
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
2021 Virtual Technology Conference @ Virtual Zoom Event - Registration Required

Kansas City PBS Presents the 16th Annual K-12 Technology Conference: Restore, Evolve and Transform Your Virtual Classroom

This virtual e-conference is for teachers, administrators, technologists and anyone interested in engaging students.

Each weekday afternoon, discover new ideas during one of our 30 minute sessions; 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. for 6-12 grade teachers and 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. for K-5 teachers—a total of 8 sessions throughout the week.

Each session is designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Session Descriptions (PDF Download)

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Mar
9
Tue
2021
Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba

“Hemingway, the Sea and Cuba” Presented by South Florida PBS, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and FIU’s Casa Cuba

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Cristina Garcia, Brin-Jonathan Butler and Ann Bocock.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Hemingway, Gender and Identity
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway, Gender and Identity

“Hemingway, Gender and Identity” Presented by the WNET Group and the Center for Fiction

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Mary Karr, Marc Dudley and Lisa Kennedy.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Move Your Bodies Anytime, Anywhere for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Move Your Bodies Anytime, Anywhere for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event

Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Physical activity is great for growing bodies and minds. Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong. In this workshop, participants will explore and use tools and resources offered through Sesame Street in Communities to ensure that families have the support, information and care they need to help children stay well by engaging in activities that promote movement and physical well-being.

Trainer: Stacy Hamilton, The Family Conservancy

Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri

Registration is required.

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Mar
16
Tue
2021
Hemingway the Author
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway the Author

“Hemingway the Author” Presented by GBH, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the National Archives

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Tobias Wolff, Abraham Verghese and Alan Price.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Mar
18
Thu
2021
Hemingway and Biography
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway and Biography
“Hemingway and Biography” Presented by WETA and Georgetown University
Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

Ken Burns, Amanda Vaill, Howard Bryant and Paul Elie.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Mar
24
Wed
2021
Hemingway and Women
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway and Women
“Hemingway and Women” Presented by The New York Review of Books

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose and Edward Mendelson.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Apr
23
Fri
2021
New Date: Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
New Date: Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been rescheduled from Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, April 23, 2021. 

For the health and safety of Tommy Emmanuel’s fan and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Tommy Emmanuel has made the decision to reschedule the Thursday, April 16, 2020 performance. Tommy Emmanuel’s performance date has been rescheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Please read this important update from Tommy Emmanuel for more information. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored.

Thank you for your interest in Kansas City PBS and Tommy Emmanuel.  Tickets for this event are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland or call 816-283-9900 to speak with the Box Office. 

Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Certified Guitar Player and two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with flair, unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and a voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his fans. To date, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year, from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Joining Emmanuel on tour is Joe Robinson, a self-taught virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter whose six-string ability and compositional insight have earned him a worldwide following.

 

Jun
9
Wed
2021
New Date: Brit Floyd in Concert @ Arvest Bank Theatre
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Date: Brit Floyd in Concert @ Arvest Bank Theatre | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been rescheduled from June 9, 2020 to June 9, 2021. 

For the health and safety of Brit Floyd’s fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Brit Floyd has made the decision to reschedule the performance on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.  If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored by Kansas City PBS and the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

 

Brit Floyd’s, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” brand new 2020 production Includes  highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show-stopping 23 minute ‘note-for-note’ performance of the iconic era
defining song Echoes, written 50 years ago, and from Pink Floyd’s
breakthrough 1971 album Meddle.