Arts Calendar

Effective Friday, September 28th, 2018, KC Studio will begin streaming events listings from ArtsKCGo.com on our calendar page below. For calendar inquiries and submissions, please contact ArtsKC at go@artskc.org. ArtsKCGo is solely responsible for the content.


By Design Magazine's The Heart: The Speakeasy

12-14-2018

Presented by By Design Magazine at Blip Roasters, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

By Design Magazine is a platform that upholds a community that values creativity, youth, and authenticity. With everything that we do, we want to create physical and non-physical spaces of comfort. Over the past few months we’ve been hard at...

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By Design Magazine is a platform that upholds a community that values creativity, youth, and authenticity. With everything that we do, we want to create physical and non-physical spaces of comfort. Over the past few months we’ve been hard at work creating our next issue, and now its almost time to celebrate this new product. Many talented and bright creatives have helped put together a better, more cohesive, and compelling issue. Now its time to celebrate the work of these creatives, but continue to push the community forward.

It all comes to fruition with By Design’s next event, The Heart: The Speakeasy. As we release Issue 002 to the world. What better way to celebrate this monumental release than with the unique, mysteriousness of a speakeasy? Speakeasies were hidden bars that served alcohol during the tremulous times of prohibition. Through unique and secretive measures, they were able to provide an intimate and fun experience for customers without being caught by the law. This hole in the walls were home to a unique experience, being invited to one was a special deal. Issue 002 for By Design encompasses grit, determination, and a unique east coast flair rare within the confines of Kansas City. For our speakeasy, we will have music, free drinks, creative networking, good vibes, and our friends from Streetwavve providing unique media coverage too. In the spirit of the speakeasy, to remain secretive, we won’t release the address for this dope event until THE WEEK of! So purchase your ticket ASAP while they are sold.

Any questions, hit the By Design Team up! Join us for our Issue 002 release party, whether you are a photographer, model, videographer, dancer, writer, artist, entrepreneur, professional, or just looking for a good time.

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Hip Hop | R&B Literary Music Talks VisualArt

Christmas 1968 - Rolling Hills

12-14-2018

Presented by Kansas City Chorale at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

On Christmas Eve 1968, children and families gathered around their TV sets to witness the earth rise above the lunar surface in the first live broadcast from the moon. We remember the icons and images of this turbulent year with a new piece...

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On Christmas Eve 1968, children and families gathered around their TV sets to witness the earth rise above the lunar surface in the first live broadcast from the moon. We remember the icons and images of this turbulent year with a new piece commemorating Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve blessing along with many popular, jazzy carols and tunes of the era including White Christmas, Christmas Time is Here from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” The Night Before Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and many more.

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Tags:   All Ages Children Choral Family Older Adult Young AdultMusic

Katy Guillen & the Girls Farewell Show Feat. Olivia Fox at the Rino

12-14-2018

Presented by The Rino at The Rino at Colony KC, North Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

After six years and thousands of miles traveled, Katy Guillen & the Girls will perform their farewell show before going on an indefinite hiatus. They will be supported by fellow KC trio Olivia Fox.

December 14 at the Rino // purchase...

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After six years and thousands of miles traveled, Katy Guillen & the Girls will perform their farewell show before going on an indefinite hiatus. They will be supported by fellow KC trio Olivia Fox.

December 14 at the Rino // purchase tickets
December 22 at Knuckleheads // purchase tickets

Katy Guillen & the Girls’ third album, “Remember What You Knew Before,” is a culmination of the experiences they’ve gained and the influences they’ve discovered as a group.The acoustic album revisits material from previous releases, tightening the focus on Guillen’s authentic songcraft and the group’s versatility. Inspired to create something fresh but familiar to listeners, they explored the roots of blues, country and folk while developing new ideas to create these arrangements.

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Tags:   Alternative Folk | World Pop | RockMusic

Frozen Skating Adventures at Heartland Figure Skating Club

12-14-2018

Presented by Heartland Figure Skating Club at Silverstein Eye Centere, Independence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

Come share a night of family fun as we spin, jump and skate to the story of FROZEN in our own Skating Adventures!

Come share a night of family fun as we spin, jump and skate to the story of FROZEN in our own Skating Adventures!

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Tags:   Children Family Film Musical Older Adult Theatre Young AdultAll Ages

Anonymous Women

12-14-2018

Presented by Studios Inc at studios.gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us Saturday, November 10 at noon for an artist talk and book signing with photographer Patty Carroll. Meet the woman behind the curtain as she answers audience questions and unveils secrets from behind the scenes of her narrative images. The...

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Join us Saturday, November 10 at noon for an artist talk and book signing with photographer Patty Carroll. Meet the woman behind the curtain as she answers audience questions and unveils secrets from behind the scenes of her narrative images. The series, Anonymous Women, has been shown internationally since 2010 and resulted in a book of the same title, published by Daylight Books in 2017. It is particularly popular with women, who can relate to imagery and narratives in the photographs. The subject is the conflation of woman and home. This still-life narratives comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating, and decorating a home. Eventually, the objects take over, and the woman is crushed by her own possessions and obsessions.

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Tags:   Art | Music Family Free Galleries Open Spaces Talks VisualArt

Free Brown Bag Concert: Jan Kraybill’s Sounds of the Season on Organ

12-14-2018

Presented by Westport Center for the Arts at Westport Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:10 pm

Kraybill, a musical leader, performer, educator, and organ consultant will play the sounds of the season from diverse generations and geography.

The free (donations accepted) Brown Bag Concerts, sponsored by Westport Center for the Arts, connect...

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Kraybill, a musical leader, performer, educator, and organ consultant will play the sounds of the season from diverse generations and geography.

The free (donations accepted) Brown Bag Concerts, sponsored by Westport Center for the Arts, connect musicians with local audiences in an intimate space. They are held monthly from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, Kansas City.

As Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and Organist-in-Residence at the international headquarters of Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri, Kraybill plays and oversees the care of three of the Kansas City metro area’s largest pipe organs.

While in high school in Colby, Kansas, Kraybill was invited to play her first European piano recital in Andover, England.  Since then she has performed as a soloist, collaborative artist, and hymn festival designer/leader in many venues in the U.S. and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Tahiti, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.  She has appeared on regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Hymn Society, and other musicians’ organizations; and on American Public Media’s Pipedreamsand other broadcasts.  She enjoys collaborative music-making as well, and has appeared often with ensembles ranging from symphonies to chamber groups.  Her CDs include Organ Polychrome, the first solo recording of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant, produced by Reference Recordings in 2014.  A disc containing Saint-Saëns’ Third (“Organ”) Symphony with the Kansas City Symphony was nominated for a Grammy in 2015.  Her second solo CD from The Kauffman Center is scheduled for release this year.

In addition to her degrees in music education, piano performance, and organ performance, in 2010 Jan earned the Fellow certificate from the AGO, the highest professional certification for organists.  She has served in local, regional, and national roles in many non-profit musical and other organizations, most recently as Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Arts KC-Regional Arts Council.

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Tags:   Classical Family MusicAll Ages

Road to Galicia

12-14-2018

Presented by Ensemble Iberica at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm

Bruno Bessa - vocals
Molly McLaughlin - flutes, vocals
Michael Opp - hurdy gurdy
Michael Humann - hammer dulcimer
Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Victor Penniman - viola da gamba
Brandon Draper - percussion
Norma Pacheco O'Neil - dance

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Bruno Bessa - vocals
Molly McLaughlin - flutes, vocals
Michael Opp - hurdy gurdy
Michael Humann - hammer dulcimer
Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Victor Penniman - viola da gamba
Brandon Draper - percussion
Norma Pacheco O'Neil - dance

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Tags:   Choral Classical Family Folk | WorldMusic

Charles Williams Quartet at the Blue Room

12-14-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm

As a pianist, Charles Williams has accompanied many legendary artists such as Sonny Kenner, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Queen Bey, Angela Hagenbach, Sharon Thompson, The McFadden Brothers, Bobby Watson, Dr. Wayne Goins (Jazz Director at KSU),...

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As a pianist, Charles Williams has accompanied many legendary artists such as Sonny Kenner, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Queen Bey, Angela Hagenbach, Sharon Thompson, The McFadden Brothers, Bobby Watson, Dr. Wayne Goins (Jazz Director at KSU), Richard Ross, and more. He toured in Brazil in 1998, where he accompanied jazz singer Queen Bey and the internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, Arthur Blythe; served as the accompanist musician for the KC Boys Choir from 1997-2000; and, was a featured artist for the 2004 and 2005 Swing Series Concert seasons at the Manhattan Arts Center in Manhattan KS. Recently, he was featured at Kansas City’s Rhythm and Ribs Jazz Festival in 2006.

Today, Mr. Williams performs with his own ensembles; while also serving as the pianist for both, the Louis Neal Orchestra (Louis Neal, director) and The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (Jim Mair, director); and, he also performs regularly as keyboardist with the widely renowned singer Ida McBeth. In the supplemental areas of music education, community service, and artistic outreach, Mr. Williams has established a Keyboard Academy where he teaches students to play keyboard during various weekly music instruction programs.

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On Shoulders Now

12-15-2018

Presented by KC MeltingPot Theatre at Just Off Broadway Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Vernon is a homeless man from Kansas City who saw the good and bad in his community and still loved it even though community members never saw him as anything more than a homeless man without a job. After his recent passing, Vernon haunts the...

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Vernon is a homeless man from Kansas City who saw the good and bad in his community and still loved it even though community members never saw him as anything more than a homeless man without a job. After his recent passing, Vernon haunts the present unable to rest in peace until he shares his fondest reflection on a Christmas past that reveals the true meanings of the season: love, friendship and family. Flashing back to our undocumented, homeless and victims of the street in our community, Vernon asks how Christmas can be a season of caring, sharing and holiday cheer when some citizens remain as invisible as ghosts.

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Tags:   Children Drama Family Older Adult Theatre Young AdultAll Ages

Tab Benoit at Knuckleheads

12-15-2018

Presented by Knuckleheads Saloon at Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Blues guitar sensation Tab Benoit has won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer awards at the Blues Music Awards, has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and has received a Grammy nomination....

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Blues guitar sensation Tab Benoit has won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer awards at the Blues Music Awards, has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and has received a Grammy nomination. He'll be spending two evenings at Knuckleheads Garage.

Tickets for Friday, Dec. 14 are available here and tickets for Saturday, Dec. 15 are available here.

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Tags:   Alternative Jazz | BluesMusic

Silver and Gold

12-15-2018

Presented by Mid America Freedom Band at The Medallion Theater at Plexpod, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Let the warm glow of candlelight and friendship wash over you during MAFB’s holiday concert, which features Ralph Raymond Hays’s Hanukkah Medley, Ayatey Shabazz’s Christmas Fantasia, Yukiko Nishimura’s Winter Milky Way, Bob Krogstad’s...

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Let the warm glow of candlelight and friendship wash over you during MAFB’s holiday concert, which features Ralph Raymond Hays’s Hanukkah Medley, Ayatey Shabazz’s Christmas Fantasia, Yukiko Nishimura’s Winter Milky Way, Bob Krogstad’s Bells of Christmas, and many more.

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2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie...

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The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie Bannerot McInerney, Adjunct Faculty Member Jarrett Mellenbruch and Alumna Jillian Youngbird. Artspace is hosting this exhibition for the eighth time in the award’s 21-year history.

 

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Holidays with Horns

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Horn Club at Lenexa United Methodist Church, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

Kansas City area horn players of all ages and walks of life have united to share our love of the horn and holiday music with you, our local community. Not only will you have the joy of hearing glorious horn music but you will also be invited to...

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Kansas City area horn players of all ages and walks of life have united to share our love of the horn and holiday music with you, our local community. Not only will you have the joy of hearing glorious horn music but you will also be invited to sing along while we perform your favorite carols.

Following the concert there will be a delightful reception full of your favorite festive treats.

 

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Tags:   Children Classical Family Free Music Older Adult Pop | Rock Young AdultAll Ages

2018 Charlotte Street Foundations Visual Artist Awards

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie...

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The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie Bannerot McInerney, Adjunct Faculty Member Jarrett Mellenbruch and Alumna Jillian Youngbird. Artspace is hosting this exhibition for the eighth time in the award’s 21-year history, and Charlotte Street Foundation and H&R Block Artspace are both pleased to partner with Open Spaces Kansas City as a participant in Open Spaces: The Expanded Field for this exhibition.

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development.

The Artspace will also continue to dedicate the Studio Gallery upstairs to Commonspace. Modeled as an exhibition of community action, Commonspace facilitates “do-it-together” programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. This project aims to create new bodies of knowledge, engage audiences around issues of urgency and resonance, address media literacy and bring together artists, scholars, activists, librarians, students and political and cultural leaders for in-depth exploration into how information is gathered, processed and shared.  H&R Block Artspace is also pleased to partner with Open Spaces Kansas City as a participant in Open Spaces: The Expanded Field for this exhibition.

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Tags:   Art | Music Children Family Free Galleries Lectures Literary Museums Older Adult Readings Visual Young AdultArt

Kansas City Women's Chorus Presents SECRET SANTAS

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Women's Chorus at Central Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the season and the “secret santas” whose good deeds during this time of year help to make the holidays a bit more merry.

Be a secret santa yourself by bringing hygiene products for both men and women or gift card...

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Celebrate the spirit of the season and the “secret santas” whose good deeds during this time of year help to make the holidays a bit more merry.

Be a secret santa yourself by bringing hygiene products for both men and women or gift card donations to the concert and add to our collection efforts!

Tickets: $15
General Admission

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Home for the Holidays with Olathe Civic Theatre Association

12-15-2018

Presented by Olathe Civic Theatre Association at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

OCTA IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Written by Shelly Stewart Banks and Peter Leondedis
In loving memory of 'The Jan Conner Christmas Show'
Directed by Shelly Stewart Banks

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OCTA IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Written by Shelly Stewart Banks and Peter Leondedis
In loving memory of 'The Jan Conner Christmas Show'
Directed by Shelly Stewart Banks

Join Peter Leondedis and Shelly Stewart Banks plus an ever-changing cast of talented local performers as they come together to bring a little holiday magic to OCTA! Each night will include something new and different and you won’t want to miss a thing.

All proceeds from concessions* at this special holiday event will support OCTA's new Jan Conner Scholarship Fund for Olathe seniors who plan to major in theatre (performance or tech) in college.

PERFORMANCES
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15 (four performances only - different each night)
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm

Not sure which night to come? Here’s the schedule of who is performing each night. Come multiple nights so you can see them all!

FRIDAY 12/7
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Paul Ewing
Andrew Guyer
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping
Alecia, Xander & Kade Stultz

SATURDAY 12/8
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Andrew Guyer
Ham Kitty (all-girl award-winning improv group)
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping

FRIDAY 12/14
Rachel Adcock
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Lindsay Day
Julie Fox
Andrew Guyer
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Hawkappella (Olathe East Choir’s very own A Cappella group which holds some of finest singers in the program!)
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Courtney Koval & Michael Scahill
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping
Alecia, Xander & Kade Stultz

SATURDAY 12/15
Rachel Adcock
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Jay Coombes, Paul & Julie Ewing
Lindsay Day
Julie Fox
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Courtney Koval & Michael Scahill
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping

PRODUCTION TEAM
Shelly Stewart Banks - Writer/Director/Host
Peter Leondedis - Writer/Host
Rebekah Grieb - Stage Manager
Chuck Cline - Light Design
Rita Marks - Light Board Operator

NIGHTLY WREATH RAFFLE!
Enter to win gorgeous holiday wreaths handcrafted by Charlotte Gilman and Brittany Becker.

*SPECIAL CONCESSIONS
All concession proceeds go to support the Jan Conner Scholarship Fund. Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, and Holiday Goodies in addition to our usual fare!

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO OCTA
Tickets may be purchased with credit card, check, or cash. Free parking is available in the OCTA lot and on the street. Concessions* are available for cash or credit donation and may be taken into the theater.

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Artspace Project Wall: Paul Anthony Smith

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The Artspace Project Wall is a large-scale billboard that serves as a site for temporary public art projects commissioned by regional and national artists. Born in Jamaica, Paul Anthony Smith received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in...

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The Artspace Project Wall is a large-scale billboard that serves as a site for temporary public art projects commissioned by regional and national artists. Born in Jamaica, Paul Anthony Smith received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His works have been exhibited at The New Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Commonspace

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Modeled as an exhibition of community action, "Commonspace" endeavors to facilitate 'do-it-together' programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. "Commonspace" will...

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Modeled as an exhibition of community action, "Commonspace" endeavors to facilitate 'do-it-together' programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. "Commonspace" will be available to host a myriad of activities organized by the Artspace, collaborators, and the general public, and may include but is not limited to: guided meditations, town hall meetings, voter registration events, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, fact-checking workshops, zine-making workshops, book clubs, reading groups, quilting circles, podcast recordings, and group discussions. "Commonspace" aims to create new bodies of knowledge, engage audiences around issues of urgency and resonance, address media literacy, and bring together artists, scholars, activists, librarians, students, and political and cultural leaders for in-depth exploration into how information is gathered, processed, and shared.

Special events for this exhibition:

Thursday, October 18
6:30 – 8 p.m. PDF Club reading & conversation

Friday, November 2
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation
6:30-8:30 pm For Freedoms Town Hall: Slowness

Thursday, November 15
6:30 – 8 p.m. PDF Club reading & conversation

Friday, December 7
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

Ongoing through November 6
Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00-5:00 pm
For Freedoms Campaign Lawn Sign Making at H&R Block Artspace

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Bede Clarke: Gypsy Hymns

12-15-2018

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am

The expansive, expressive ceramic works of Bede Clarke incorporate the tactile qualities of drawing and painting. Clarke describes his process as one that is guided by a dialogue with the work; “a voice that has commitment and conviction, but...

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The expansive, expressive ceramic works of Bede Clarke incorporate the tactile qualities of drawing and painting. Clarke describes his process as one that is guided by a dialogue with the work; “a voice that has commitment and conviction, but also the allure of mystery and enigma. I am always most pleased when striking a balance of wildness and restraint.”

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6pm-9pm

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James Ward Band at the Blue Room

12-15-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. The James Ward Band (The JWB) is a Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz Band, whose show consists of a combination of Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk,...

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The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. The James Ward Band (The JWB) is a Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz Band, whose show consists of a combination of Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk, Jazz, and Gospel.  On May 12, 2007, they released their debut album entitled “In Perspective”, which debuted on the Smooth Jazz Indie Charts at #42 and quickly soared to the top 20 and stayed for a number of weeks.

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The Holly & the Ivy

12-15-2018

Presented by The Culture House at The Culture House Stage and Studio at Oak Park Mal..., Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Holly and the Ivy: Celebrating the Season in Song

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” - Charles Dickens

Last year was such a huge hit, we brought it back! Some new songs and some returning favorites! Come...

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The Holly and the Ivy: Celebrating the Season in Song

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” - Charles Dickens

Last year was such a huge hit, we brought it back! Some new songs and some returning favorites! Come and honor Christmas with us as we present The Holy and The Ivy, an evening of intimate Christmas music performed by some of Kansas City's best musicians.

The song selection will be a mix of Christmas classics, instrumentals and original pieces. The musicians have prepared each song to blend the great American traditions of Americana, Folk and Jazz.

When: Dec. 14th @ 7pm, Dec. 15th @ 2pm & 7pm

Where: The Culture House Stage and Studio (at Oak Park Mall)

11149 W 95th St
Overland Park, Kansas 662142nd floor in Oak Park Mall (across from Nordstroms)

The Holly and The Ivy will bring the hope of the season to the hearts of the audience and send them home with memories to help keep it all year long.

 

TCH STAGE & STUDIO IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR BY NORDSTROM!

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By Design Magazine's The Heart: The Speakeasy

12-14-2018

Presented by By Design Magazine at Blip Roasters, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

By Design Magazine is a platform that upholds a community that values creativity, youth, and authenticity. With everything that we do, we want to create physical and non-physical spaces of comfort. Over the past few months we’ve been hard at...

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By Design Magazine is a platform that upholds a community that values creativity, youth, and authenticity. With everything that we do, we want to create physical and non-physical spaces of comfort. Over the past few months we’ve been hard at work creating our next issue, and now its almost time to celebrate this new product. Many talented and bright creatives have helped put together a better, more cohesive, and compelling issue. Now its time to celebrate the work of these creatives, but continue to push the community forward.

It all comes to fruition with By Design’s next event, The Heart: The Speakeasy. As we release Issue 002 to the world. What better way to celebrate this monumental release than with the unique, mysteriousness of a speakeasy? Speakeasies were hidden bars that served alcohol during the tremulous times of prohibition. Through unique and secretive measures, they were able to provide an intimate and fun experience for customers without being caught by the law. This hole in the walls were home to a unique experience, being invited to one was a special deal. Issue 002 for By Design encompasses grit, determination, and a unique east coast flair rare within the confines of Kansas City. For our speakeasy, we will have music, free drinks, creative networking, good vibes, and our friends from Streetwavve providing unique media coverage too. In the spirit of the speakeasy, to remain secretive, we won’t release the address for this dope event until THE WEEK of! So purchase your ticket ASAP while they are sold.

Any questions, hit the By Design Team up! Join us for our Issue 002 release party, whether you are a photographer, model, videographer, dancer, writer, artist, entrepreneur, professional, or just looking for a good time.

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Christmas 1968 - Rolling Hills

12-14-2018

Presented by Kansas City Chorale at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm

On Christmas Eve 1968, children and families gathered around their TV sets to witness the earth rise above the lunar surface in the first live broadcast from the moon. We remember the icons and images of this turbulent year with a new piece...

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On Christmas Eve 1968, children and families gathered around their TV sets to witness the earth rise above the lunar surface in the first live broadcast from the moon. We remember the icons and images of this turbulent year with a new piece commemorating Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve blessing along with many popular, jazzy carols and tunes of the era including White Christmas, Christmas Time is Here from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” The Night Before Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and many more.

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Tags:   All Ages Children Choral Family Older Adult Young AdultMusic

Katy Guillen & the Girls Farewell Show Feat. Olivia Fox at the Rino

12-14-2018

Presented by The Rino at The Rino at Colony KC, North Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

After six years and thousands of miles traveled, Katy Guillen & the Girls will perform their farewell show before going on an indefinite hiatus. They will be supported by fellow KC trio Olivia Fox.

December 14 at the Rino // purchase...

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After six years and thousands of miles traveled, Katy Guillen & the Girls will perform their farewell show before going on an indefinite hiatus. They will be supported by fellow KC trio Olivia Fox.

December 14 at the Rino // purchase tickets
December 22 at Knuckleheads // purchase tickets

Katy Guillen & the Girls’ third album, “Remember What You Knew Before,” is a culmination of the experiences they’ve gained and the influences they’ve discovered as a group.The acoustic album revisits material from previous releases, tightening the focus on Guillen’s authentic songcraft and the group’s versatility. Inspired to create something fresh but familiar to listeners, they explored the roots of blues, country and folk while developing new ideas to create these arrangements.

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Frozen Skating Adventures at Heartland Figure Skating Club

12-14-2018

Presented by Heartland Figure Skating Club at Silverstein Eye Centere, Independence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

Come share a night of family fun as we spin, jump and skate to the story of FROZEN in our own Skating Adventures!

Come share a night of family fun as we spin, jump and skate to the story of FROZEN in our own Skating Adventures!

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Anonymous Women

12-14-2018

Presented by Studios Inc at studios.gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am

Join us Saturday, November 10 at noon for an artist talk and book signing with photographer Patty Carroll. Meet the woman behind the curtain as she answers audience questions and unveils secrets from behind the scenes of her narrative images. The...

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Join us Saturday, November 10 at noon for an artist talk and book signing with photographer Patty Carroll. Meet the woman behind the curtain as she answers audience questions and unveils secrets from behind the scenes of her narrative images. The series, Anonymous Women, has been shown internationally since 2010 and resulted in a book of the same title, published by Daylight Books in 2017. It is particularly popular with women, who can relate to imagery and narratives in the photographs. The subject is the conflation of woman and home. This still-life narratives comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating, and decorating a home. Eventually, the objects take over, and the woman is crushed by her own possessions and obsessions.

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Tags:   Art | Music Family Free Galleries Open Spaces Talks VisualArt

Free Brown Bag Concert: Jan Kraybill’s Sounds of the Season on Organ

12-14-2018

Presented by Westport Center for the Arts at Westport Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:10 pm

Kraybill, a musical leader, performer, educator, and organ consultant will play the sounds of the season from diverse generations and geography.

The free (donations accepted) Brown Bag Concerts, sponsored by Westport Center for the Arts, connect...

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Kraybill, a musical leader, performer, educator, and organ consultant will play the sounds of the season from diverse generations and geography.

The free (donations accepted) Brown Bag Concerts, sponsored by Westport Center for the Arts, connect musicians with local audiences in an intimate space. They are held monthly from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road, Kansas City.

As Organ Conservator at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and Organist-in-Residence at the international headquarters of Community of Christ in Independence, Missouri, Kraybill plays and oversees the care of three of the Kansas City metro area’s largest pipe organs.

While in high school in Colby, Kansas, Kraybill was invited to play her first European piano recital in Andover, England.  Since then she has performed as a soloist, collaborative artist, and hymn festival designer/leader in many venues in the U.S. and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Tahiti, The Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.  She has appeared on regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Hymn Society, and other musicians’ organizations; and on American Public Media’s Pipedreamsand other broadcasts.  She enjoys collaborative music-making as well, and has appeared often with ensembles ranging from symphonies to chamber groups.  Her CDs include Organ Polychrome, the first solo recording of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant, produced by Reference Recordings in 2014.  A disc containing Saint-Saëns’ Third (“Organ”) Symphony with the Kansas City Symphony was nominated for a Grammy in 2015.  Her second solo CD from The Kauffman Center is scheduled for release this year.

In addition to her degrees in music education, piano performance, and organ performance, in 2010 Jan earned the Fellow certificate from the AGO, the highest professional certification for organists.  She has served in local, regional, and national roles in many non-profit musical and other organizations, most recently as Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada.

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the Arts KC-Regional Arts Council.

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Road to Galicia

12-14-2018

Presented by Ensemble Iberica at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm

Bruno Bessa - vocals
Molly McLaughlin - flutes, vocals
Michael Opp - hurdy gurdy
Michael Humann - hammer dulcimer
Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Victor Penniman - viola da gamba
Brandon Draper - percussion
Norma Pacheco O'Neil - dance

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Bruno Bessa - vocals
Molly McLaughlin - flutes, vocals
Michael Opp - hurdy gurdy
Michael Humann - hammer dulcimer
Beau Bledsoe - guitars
Victor Penniman - viola da gamba
Brandon Draper - percussion
Norma Pacheco O'Neil - dance

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Charles Williams Quartet at the Blue Room

12-14-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:30 pm

As a pianist, Charles Williams has accompanied many legendary artists such as Sonny Kenner, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Queen Bey, Angela Hagenbach, Sharon Thompson, The McFadden Brothers, Bobby Watson, Dr. Wayne Goins (Jazz Director at KSU),...

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As a pianist, Charles Williams has accompanied many legendary artists such as Sonny Kenner, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Queen Bey, Angela Hagenbach, Sharon Thompson, The McFadden Brothers, Bobby Watson, Dr. Wayne Goins (Jazz Director at KSU), Richard Ross, and more. He toured in Brazil in 1998, where he accompanied jazz singer Queen Bey and the internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, Arthur Blythe; served as the accompanist musician for the KC Boys Choir from 1997-2000; and, was a featured artist for the 2004 and 2005 Swing Series Concert seasons at the Manhattan Arts Center in Manhattan KS. Recently, he was featured at Kansas City’s Rhythm and Ribs Jazz Festival in 2006.

Today, Mr. Williams performs with his own ensembles; while also serving as the pianist for both, the Louis Neal Orchestra (Louis Neal, director) and The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (Jim Mair, director); and, he also performs regularly as keyboardist with the widely renowned singer Ida McBeth. In the supplemental areas of music education, community service, and artistic outreach, Mr. Williams has established a Keyboard Academy where he teaches students to play keyboard during various weekly music instruction programs.

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On Shoulders Now

12-15-2018

Presented by KC MeltingPot Theatre at Just Off Broadway Theatre, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Vernon is a homeless man from Kansas City who saw the good and bad in his community and still loved it even though community members never saw him as anything more than a homeless man without a job. After his recent passing, Vernon haunts the...

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Vernon is a homeless man from Kansas City who saw the good and bad in his community and still loved it even though community members never saw him as anything more than a homeless man without a job. After his recent passing, Vernon haunts the present unable to rest in peace until he shares his fondest reflection on a Christmas past that reveals the true meanings of the season: love, friendship and family. Flashing back to our undocumented, homeless and victims of the street in our community, Vernon asks how Christmas can be a season of caring, sharing and holiday cheer when some citizens remain as invisible as ghosts.

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Tags:   Children Drama Family Older Adult Theatre Young AdultAll Ages

Tab Benoit at Knuckleheads

12-15-2018

Presented by Knuckleheads Saloon at Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Blues guitar sensation Tab Benoit has won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer awards at the Blues Music Awards, has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and has received a Grammy nomination....

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Blues guitar sensation Tab Benoit has won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer awards at the Blues Music Awards, has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and has received a Grammy nomination. He'll be spending two evenings at Knuckleheads Garage.

Tickets for Friday, Dec. 14 are available here and tickets for Saturday, Dec. 15 are available here.

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Silver and Gold

12-15-2018

Presented by Mid America Freedom Band at The Medallion Theater at Plexpod, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

Let the warm glow of candlelight and friendship wash over you during MAFB’s holiday concert, which features Ralph Raymond Hays’s Hanukkah Medley, Ayatey Shabazz’s Christmas Fantasia, Yukiko Nishimura’s Winter Milky Way, Bob Krogstad’s...

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Let the warm glow of candlelight and friendship wash over you during MAFB’s holiday concert, which features Ralph Raymond Hays’s Hanukkah Medley, Ayatey Shabazz’s Christmas Fantasia, Yukiko Nishimura’s Winter Milky Way, Bob Krogstad’s Bells of Christmas, and many more.

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2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie...

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The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie Bannerot McInerney, Adjunct Faculty Member Jarrett Mellenbruch and Alumna Jillian Youngbird. Artspace is hosting this exhibition for the eighth time in the award’s 21-year history.

 

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Holidays with Horns

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Horn Club at Lenexa United Methodist Church, Lenexa
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

Kansas City area horn players of all ages and walks of life have united to share our love of the horn and holiday music with you, our local community. Not only will you have the joy of hearing glorious horn music but you will also be invited to...

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Kansas City area horn players of all ages and walks of life have united to share our love of the horn and holiday music with you, our local community. Not only will you have the joy of hearing glorious horn music but you will also be invited to sing along while we perform your favorite carols.

Following the concert there will be a delightful reception full of your favorite festive treats.

 

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Tags:   Children Classical Family Free Music Older Adult Pop | Rock Young AdultAll Ages

2018 Charlotte Street Foundations Visual Artist Awards

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie...

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The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) opens its fall season with the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: KCAI Assistant Professor of Fiber Marie Bannerot McInerney, Adjunct Faculty Member Jarrett Mellenbruch and Alumna Jillian Youngbird. Artspace is hosting this exhibition for the eighth time in the award’s 21-year history, and Charlotte Street Foundation and H&R Block Artspace are both pleased to partner with Open Spaces Kansas City as a participant in Open Spaces: The Expanded Field for this exhibition.

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development.

The Artspace will also continue to dedicate the Studio Gallery upstairs to Commonspace. Modeled as an exhibition of community action, Commonspace facilitates “do-it-together” programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. This project aims to create new bodies of knowledge, engage audiences around issues of urgency and resonance, address media literacy and bring together artists, scholars, activists, librarians, students and political and cultural leaders for in-depth exploration into how information is gathered, processed and shared.  H&R Block Artspace is also pleased to partner with Open Spaces Kansas City as a participant in Open Spaces: The Expanded Field for this exhibition.

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Tags:   Art | Music Children Family Free Galleries Lectures Literary Museums Older Adult Readings Visual Young AdultArt

Kansas City Women's Chorus Presents SECRET SANTAS

12-15-2018

Presented by Kansas City Women's Chorus at Central Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the season and the “secret santas” whose good deeds during this time of year help to make the holidays a bit more merry.

Be a secret santa yourself by bringing hygiene products for both men and women or gift card...

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Celebrate the spirit of the season and the “secret santas” whose good deeds during this time of year help to make the holidays a bit more merry.

Be a secret santa yourself by bringing hygiene products for both men and women or gift card donations to the concert and add to our collection efforts!

Tickets: $15
General Admission

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Home for the Holidays with Olathe Civic Theatre Association

12-15-2018

Presented by Olathe Civic Theatre Association at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, Olathe
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

OCTA IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Written by Shelly Stewart Banks and Peter Leondedis
In loving memory of 'The Jan Conner Christmas Show'
Directed by Shelly Stewart Banks

Join Peter Leondedis and Shelly Stewart Banks plus an ever-changing cast of...

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OCTA IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Written by Shelly Stewart Banks and Peter Leondedis
In loving memory of 'The Jan Conner Christmas Show'
Directed by Shelly Stewart Banks

Join Peter Leondedis and Shelly Stewart Banks plus an ever-changing cast of talented local performers as they come together to bring a little holiday magic to OCTA! Each night will include something new and different and you won’t want to miss a thing.

All proceeds from concessions* at this special holiday event will support OCTA's new Jan Conner Scholarship Fund for Olathe seniors who plan to major in theatre (performance or tech) in college.

PERFORMANCES
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15 (four performances only - different each night)
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm

Not sure which night to come? Here’s the schedule of who is performing each night. Come multiple nights so you can see them all!

FRIDAY 12/7
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Paul Ewing
Andrew Guyer
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping
Alecia, Xander & Kade Stultz

SATURDAY 12/8
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Andrew Guyer
Ham Kitty (all-girl award-winning improv group)
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping

FRIDAY 12/14
Rachel Adcock
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Lindsay Day
Julie Fox
Andrew Guyer
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Hawkappella (Olathe East Choir’s very own A Cappella group which holds some of finest singers in the program!)
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Courtney Koval & Michael Scahill
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping
Alecia, Xander & Kade Stultz

SATURDAY 12/15
Rachel Adcock
Jo Bledsoe-Collins & MB Hurst
Jay Coombes, Paul & Julie Ewing
Lindsay Day
Julie Fox
Anne Haines
Mike & Pam Haskin
Jay & Stephanie Kassen
Courtney Koval & Michael Scahill
Julie Moriarty
Kip Niven & Claudia Copping

PRODUCTION TEAM
Shelly Stewart Banks - Writer/Director/Host
Peter Leondedis - Writer/Host
Rebekah Grieb - Stage Manager
Chuck Cline - Light Design
Rita Marks - Light Board Operator

NIGHTLY WREATH RAFFLE!
Enter to win gorgeous holiday wreaths handcrafted by Charlotte Gilman and Brittany Becker.

*SPECIAL CONCESSIONS
All concession proceeds go to support the Jan Conner Scholarship Fund. Hot Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, and Holiday Goodies in addition to our usual fare!

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO OCTA
Tickets may be purchased with credit card, check, or cash. Free parking is available in the OCTA lot and on the street. Concessions* are available for cash or credit donation and may be taken into the theater.

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Artspace Project Wall: Paul Anthony Smith

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

The Artspace Project Wall is a large-scale billboard that serves as a site for temporary public art projects commissioned by regional and national artists. Born in Jamaica, Paul Anthony Smith received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in...

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The Artspace Project Wall is a large-scale billboard that serves as a site for temporary public art projects commissioned by regional and national artists. Born in Jamaica, Paul Anthony Smith received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His works have been exhibited at The New Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Commonspace

12-15-2018

Presented by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst... at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Inst..., Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

Modeled as an exhibition of community action, "Commonspace" endeavors to facilitate 'do-it-together' programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. "Commonspace" will...

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Modeled as an exhibition of community action, "Commonspace" endeavors to facilitate 'do-it-together' programs and events in collaboration with other institutions that consider how creativity, action, and information intersect. "Commonspace" will be available to host a myriad of activities organized by the Artspace, collaborators, and the general public, and may include but is not limited to: guided meditations, town hall meetings, voter registration events, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, fact-checking workshops, zine-making workshops, book clubs, reading groups, quilting circles, podcast recordings, and group discussions. "Commonspace" aims to create new bodies of knowledge, engage audiences around issues of urgency and resonance, address media literacy, and bring together artists, scholars, activists, librarians, students, and political and cultural leaders for in-depth exploration into how information is gathered, processed, and shared.

Special events for this exhibition:

Thursday, October 18
6:30 – 8 p.m. PDF Club reading & conversation

Friday, November 2
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation
6:30-8:30 pm For Freedoms Town Hall: Slowness

Thursday, November 15
6:30 – 8 p.m. PDF Club reading & conversation

Friday, December 7
10:30 – 11 a.m. exhibition preview
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. guided meditation

Ongoing through November 6
Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00-5:00 pm
For Freedoms Campaign Lawn Sign Making at H&R Block Artspace

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Bede Clarke: Gypsy Hymns

12-15-2018

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 15 @ 10:00 am

The expansive, expressive ceramic works of Bede Clarke incorporate the tactile qualities of drawing and painting. Clarke describes his process as one that is guided by a dialogue with the work; “a voice that has commitment and conviction, but...

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The expansive, expressive ceramic works of Bede Clarke incorporate the tactile qualities of drawing and painting. Clarke describes his process as one that is guided by a dialogue with the work; “a voice that has commitment and conviction, but also the allure of mystery and enigma. I am always most pleased when striking a balance of wildness and restraint.”

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6pm-9pm

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James Ward Band at the Blue Room

12-15-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm

The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. The James Ward Band (The JWB) is a Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz Band, whose show consists of a combination of Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk,...

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The James Ward Band was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, MO. The James Ward Band (The JWB) is a Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz Band, whose show consists of a combination of Latin, R&B, Fusion, Funk, Jazz, and Gospel.  On May 12, 2007, they released their debut album entitled “In Perspective”, which debuted on the Smooth Jazz Indie Charts at #42 and quickly soared to the top 20 and stayed for a number of weeks.

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The Holly & the Ivy

12-15-2018

Presented by The Culture House at The Culture House Stage and Studio at Oak Park Mal..., Overland Park
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Holly and the Ivy: Celebrating the Season in Song

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” - Charles Dickens

Last year was such a huge hit, we brought it back! Some new songs and some returning favorites! Come...

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The Holly and the Ivy: Celebrating the Season in Song

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year.” - Charles Dickens

Last year was such a huge hit, we brought it back! Some new songs and some returning favorites! Come and honor Christmas with us as we present The Holy and The Ivy, an evening of intimate Christmas music performed by some of Kansas City's best musicians.

The song selection will be a mix of Christmas classics, instrumentals and original pieces. The musicians have prepared each song to blend the great American traditions of Americana, Folk and Jazz.

When: Dec. 14th @ 7pm, Dec. 15th @ 2pm & 7pm

Where: The Culture House Stage and Studio (at Oak Park Mall)

11149 W 95th St
Overland Park, Kansas 662142nd floor in Oak Park Mall (across from Nordstroms)

The Holly and The Ivy will bring the hope of the season to the hearts of the audience and send them home with memories to help keep it all year long.

 

TCH STAGE & STUDIO IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR BY NORDSTROM!

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