Oct
25
Mon
2021
CANCELED: David Foster in Concert @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CANCELED: David Foster in Concert @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been canceled. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show and would like to request a full refund, please call 816-398-4279.

Update: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to Monday, October 25, 2021.  

For the health and safety David Fosters’ fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, David Foster has made the decision to reschedule the performance scheduled for May 19, 2020 at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The new David Foster tour date is scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021.  If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored.

Please read this important update from David Foster regarding the Hitman Tour. 

Kansas City PBS is pleased to offer you this exclusive opportunity to meet David Foster and watch him perform live in concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on October 25, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in this Kansas City PBS and The David Foster.  Tickets 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 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts or call 816 -994-7222 to speak with the box office.

Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster is embarking on an extensive North American tour  with a performance planned for the  Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on October 25, 2021. The tour, An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour, is an extension of his highly successful and sold-out 2019 tour.

Foster, who is one of the biggest musical forces of our time, created this jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that includes the greatest hits of his career. Thrilling, humorous and refreshingly honest, David Foster performs songs he wrote or produced from his four decades of hits and includes fascinating storytelling about the songs, artists, and moments of his life. Delivered by powerhouse performers, the hits include Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Chicago’s ”You’re The Inspiration,” Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” Michael Bublé’s “Home,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and many more.

Joining the 16-time Grammy Award-winning writer/producer this time around will be singer/actress Katharine McPhee. Katharine joins David fresh off her Broadway and West End run of the hit Broadway musical Waitress. Katharine will join David for a number of his well-known songs including The Prayer.

Nov
17
Wed
2021
Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life Tour @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life Tour @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Thank you for your interest in Kansas City PBS and Straight No Chaser.  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. 

*Please visit arvestbanktheatre.com and aegpresents.com/health-policy prior to the event for updates to the venue’s COVID-19 policies.

Straight No Chaser is “Back in the High Life,” and coming to Kansas City this November!

Join Kansas City PBS for a chance to see this chart-topping a cappella group at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on November 17, 2021. Straight No Chaser’s “Back in the High Life” Tour will give fans the opportunity to see the group perform tracks from last year’s album Social Christmasing, as well as a mix of brand new arrangements and fan favorites, with a setlist changing each night — and here is your chance to experience the excitement!

When you make a $135 gift in support of public television, we’ll thank you with a front and center floor seat to see Straight No Chaser, PLUS a pre-show meet and greet with the band!

Click here to learn more about how you can become a member of Kansas City PBS and attend this exciting performance!

*Please visit arvestbanktheatre.com and aegpresents.com/health-policy prior to the event for updates to the venue’s COVID-19 policies.

Dec
13
Mon
2021
All Creatures Great and Small – Season Two Sneak Peek and Cast Q&A
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm
All Creatures Great and Small - Season Two Sneak Peek and Cast Q&A

You’re invited to a MASTERPIECE and PBS Virtual Event for All Creatures Great and Small on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. CST.  You’ll get a special sneak peek at the second season of the hit British program – followed by a live Q&A session with the cast and crew!

About All Creatures Great and Small:

All Creatures Great and Small returns for an all-new season of heartfelt moments, friendship, and mischief! Transport yourself back to the Yorkshire Dales once again with James, Siegfried Farnon, Tristan Farnon, Helen Alderson, Mrs. Hall, and more. After the events of the Season 1 finale, will James and Helen find their way together? Will James decide to call the Dales home? And can Siegfried and Tristan manage to work together without complete and utter disaster? More laughs, more love, and more animals (and yes, more Tricki Woo) await in Season 2!

The acclaimed ensemble includes Nicholas Ralph, Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Anna Madeley and Rachel Shenton, all returning for the second season. Matthew Lewis will also return as jilted aristocrat Hugh Hulton. Actress Patricia Hodge (Miranda, A Very English Scandal) will step into the role of the eccentric, larger-than-life Mrs. Pumphrey, with the lovably spoiled Pekingese Tricki Woo right by her side.

Season 2 begins Sunday, January 9, 2022, 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Dec
18
Sat
2021
New Date: Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Dec 18 @ 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 and Friday, April 23, 2021 to Saturday, December 18, 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 Saturday, December 18, 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.

 

Dec
29
Wed
2021
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (MATINEE PERFORMANCE) @ T-Mobile Center
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (MATINEE PERFORMANCE) @ T-Mobile Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join Kansas City PBS for this spectacular holiday tradition!

See Trans-Siberian Orchestra LIVE at the T-Mobile Center on December 29, 2021!

This year’s long-awaited tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, the 3x certified platinum album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.

Become a member of Kansas City PBS for your chance to experience the holiday magic and incredible musicianship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra! When you make a one-time $120 credit card gift in support of public television, we’ll thank you with an amazing seat to your choice of TSO’s matinee or evening performance.

Click here to learn more about how you can become a member of Kansas City PBS and attend this unforgettable show!

*Tickets will be distributed digitally via the AXS App

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (EVENING PERFORMANCE) @ T-Mobile Center
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (EVENING PERFORMANCE) @ T-Mobile Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

See Trans-Siberian Orchestra LIVE at the T-Mobile Center on December 29, 2021!

This year’s long-awaited tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, the 3x certified platinum album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.

Become a member of Kansas City PBS for your chance to experience the holiday magic and incredible musicianship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra! When you make a one-time $120 credit card gift in support of public television, we’ll thank you with an amazing seat to your choice of TSO’s matinee or evening performance.

Click here to learn more about how you can become a member of Kansas City PBS and attend this unforgettable show!

*Tickets will be distributed digitally via the AXS App

Jan
10
Mon
2022
Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness @ Virtual Event
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness @ Virtual Event

Are your Kansas City kids getting ready for kindergarten? Join us for Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness, a four-week virtual program for parents of kids ages 4-5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using PBS Kids and Sesame Street resources, ensuring your little one is ready to head off to school. Weekly activities will include a Zoom meeting to introduce parents to each week’s topic, followed by optional storytime for children.

This program is being repeated and was previously offered January – May 2021 entitled “Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness”

Registration for Kids in Your Neighborhood is only available for local Kansas City residents.

Topics include:

  • Letters
  • Colors & Shapes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Counting to 20

Each participating family will receive a Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness
packet with materials and more information before the beginning of their session. For further questions, please contact education@kansascitypbs.org.

Program Support Provided By:
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation

Jan
13
Thu
2022
I AM Noticed Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Event
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm
I AM Noticed Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Event

Participants will experience an interactive and creative training hosted by the founders of I AM Noticed, Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon. Together, you will explore communication and relationship building skills that lead to confidence. These practices enable practical social and emotional support for students, staff, and families. All attendees are eligible to earn 2 clock hours.

Funding provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Mar
10
Thu
2022
Womontown Screening & Panel Discussion @ Kansas City Museum
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Womontown Screening & Panel Discussion @ Kansas City Museum | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join Kansas City PBS and the Kansas City Museum for a panel with founding members of Womontown, as well as a screening of the 30-minute documentary before it premieres on Channel 19.1.

Kansas City PBS presents Womontown, a new documentary from producer Sandy Woodson about a group of women in 1980s and 90s Kansas City who defied gender norms, transforming 14 city blocks in the Longfellow neighborhood into a revolutionary community by and for women.

In 1980s and 90s Kansas City, Drea Nedelsky and her girlfriend, Mary Ann Hopper, imagined a neighborhood where women could walk hand-in-hand down the street without the judgments and fear. After purchasing a home in the Longfellow Neighborhood they launched a nationalized, grassroots recruiting campaign, reaching out to queer women, selling them on the dream of Womontown, spelled in such a way to entirely remove the mention of “man”. Within five years, 75 women purchased 28 homes and 14 apartment buildings in a 7×7 block area in midtown with their life savings or loans from family members, renovating the properties and creating a home.

Once settled, the women mobilized, electing residents to the neighborhood association to work from the inside to create a secure and supportive environment. They utilized programs available through the city to offset the cost of renovations. Rather than selling and ultimately gentrifying the neighborhood, they put down roots and hoped for something larger.

Womontown premieres Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 19.1.

Free. Space is limited. RSVP required.

Mar
31
Thu
2022
KCPBS’ Raising Readers Presents: When Do Multicultural Young Children First Experience Prejudice and Racial Issues? @ Virtual Event
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Kansas clock hours are pending.  

Although we strive for diversity and inclusion in our current day nation and world – racism, and prejudices still plague us heavily. Our nation is still steeped in negative beliefs, mindsets, and actions that stagnate progress and growth amongst humankind. These relationships between different ethnicities and cultures continue to suffer. But most importantly, how does this continued dedication to separatism and biases affect young children? How does it affect their social/emotional and physical development and overall school life? This workshop will dig deep to find answers to these questions while offering research-based analogies and education, life experience testimonies while discussing what we all can do to create a culturally competent life for children that is built on equity, inclusion, objectivity, and love.

Presenter:  Phyllis Harris, President

Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC

Sponsored by: