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December 2017

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Elementary Creative Writing Contest
Elementary Creative Writing Contest

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Description: Topic: “The History of our Land, Especially Kansas.” Write a story, poem or song and submit to margaret@greatplainstheatre by Dec 1, 2017. Cash prizes awarded and the opportunity for your work to be included in our original Live Literature production that tours Kansas elementary schools in April, 2018. Submitted by: Margaret Clair Great Plains Theatre Academy

Fri, December 1st (All day)

 
 
Sat, December 2nd - 9:00am
Tails & Traditions Holiday Festival
Tails & Traditions Holiday Festival

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Description: Great seats for viewing the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, refreshments, kids' crafts with Spencer Museum of Art and KU Center for Global & International Studies, live holiday music from the Lawrence Civic Choir and Lawrence Community Handbell Choir, professional family photos by Brian Byers Photo, and a drawing for Waxman Candles gift baskets! Event runs from 9 AM to 2 PM. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, December 2nd - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, December 2nd - 10:00am
Christmas Open House
Christmas Open House

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Description: Saturday, Dec. 2 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy 1860s living history activities such as stringing popcorn and cranberries, cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, and stagecoach rides ($3/ per person ages 3 and up). Santa will visit the farm at 1 p.m.! Submitted by: Alexis Woodall MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP & FARM

Sat, December 2nd - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, December 2nd - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, December 2nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, December 3rd - 11:00am
McCain Holiday Home Tour
McCain Holiday Home Tour

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Description:

Tour four fabulous homes decked out for the holidays!

This event is a Friends of McCain fundraiser with all proceeds going to the McCain Performance Series and its education and outreach programs, which are funded entirely by ticket income, grants, sponsorships, contributions and fundraisers.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, December 3rd - 11:00am

 
 
Sun, December 3rd - 1:00pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day: World Wildlife Conservation
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day: World Wildlife Conservation

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Description: KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day: World Wildlife Conservation Sunday, December 3rd 1:00pm-3:00 pm KU Natural History Museum Join us for hands-on activities and an up-close look at specimens at Discovery Day. This family-friendly event is offered monthly, each time with a different theme. This month, on Sunday, December 3rd from 1:00pm-3:00pm learn about threatened and endangered species at this family drop-in event. We’ll mark World Wildlife Conservation Day with hands-on activities and by looking closely at specimens from the museum’s collections. More information at biodiversity.ku.edu . Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Sun, December 3rd - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 3rd - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, December 3rd - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 3rd - 4:00pm
The Honey Dewdrops - Prairie Window Concert Series
The Honey Dewdrops - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: The Honey Dewdrops exude maturity and musical genius in their performance, arrangement and songwriting. Their live shows are described as “mesmerizing,” “evocative,” and “genuine” and draw inevitable comparisons to those of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, December 3rd - 4:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 1st - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, December 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 1st - 7:30pm
The Sounds of Christmas
The Sounds of Christmas

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Description: “The Sounds of Christmas” - A Christmas Celebration presented by the Calvary University Music Department. Perfect for the entire family, this year’s concert will feature selections from the Calvary Chorale, Men’s Chorale and a variety of Music Students. You won't want to miss this chance to welcome in the Christmas season with your friends here at Calvary University. Please join us on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. to hear the heartwarming selections as we prepare to celebrate “The Sounds of Christmas.” Ticket costs - $10.00 Adults, $7.00 for Seniors 65+/Students, Children 4 and under are Free. Tickets are available at Calvary University Switchboard 816-322-0110 or online at www.calvary.edu. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. We advise you to purchase your tickets in advance to be sure to get a seat. Submitted by: Teresa Purinton Calvary University

Fri, December 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 1st - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - The Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here!
Kansas City Symphony - The Canadian Brass: Christmastime is Here!

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Description: Douglas Droste, guest conductor Hark! The herald trumpets sing — along with French horn, tuba and trombone in this most wonderful holiday concert together with your Kansas City Symphony. These five brass masters always amaze audiences with their exquisite playing, wide-ranging repertoire and the sheer joy of their music-making. Hear classic carols and sacred music along with fun Christmas tunes, such as the treasured A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tickets from $35. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, December 1st - 8:00pm

 
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Mon, December 4th - 9:30am
Hoodlums to Hackers – Keeping Seniors Safe from Fraud.
Hoodlums to Hackers – Keeping Seniors Safe from Fraud.

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Description: According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), “Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered ‘the crime of the 21st century’.” Yet, these cons often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered low-risk crimes. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in very vulnerable positions with little time to recoup their losses. It’s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income older adults are also at risk of financial abuse. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation is partnering with AARP Kansas to present “Hoodlums to Hackers” – Keeping Seniors Safe from Fraud.” This program will be held on Monday, December 4th from 9:30 am – 10:45 am at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in the Marvin Auditorium, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS. The featured speaker is retired FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza. He appears regularly as a fraud expert on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” Fox News, and MSNBC. The topics will include: protecting personal information from ID theft, how to avoid social engineering, spoofing and spam phone calls, preventing email hijacking, account takeovers, social networking fraud and how to be safe online. This program is free to seniors, their family members, caregivers and other interested persons who live in the Topeka area, but reservations are required. Submitted by: Denise Better Business Bureau

Mon, December 4th - 9:30am

 
 
Mon, December 4th - 12:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents TubaChristmas
Kansas City Symphony presents TubaChristmas

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Description: Celebrate TubaChristmas in Helzberg Hall on Monday, December 4 and Friday, December 8! All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities. All are welcome at the FREE lunch-hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Advance registration and a fee are required to perform. Call (816) 218-2639 for more information. For tickets, visit kcsymphony.org starting Tuesday, September 5. Janet M. Stallmeyer and Donald L. Flora generously underwrite TubaChristmas. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Mon, December 4th - 12:00pm

 
 
Tue, December 5th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Tue, December 5th - 2:00pm

 
 
Wed, December 6th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Wed, December 6th - 2:00pm

 
 
Wed, December 6th - 7:00pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas," the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Commerce Bank.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Wed, December 6th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, December 7th - 11:00am
Lessons and Carols Live
Lessons and Carols Live

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The St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center previews its 7 PM, Dec. 9 Festival of Lessons and Carols.

Thu, December 7th - 11:00am

 
 
Thu, December 7th - 7:00pm
Those Who Lead, Read December Event
Those Who Lead, Read December Event

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Description: Shelly Prichard, president and CEO of the Wichita Community Foundation, will discuss the book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande addresses the issues regarding end-of-life care. Gawande demonstrates how people may live and pass away with dignity. The event is part of Friends University's “Those Who Lead, Read” program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. The event is free and open to the public. Submitted by: Gisele McMinimy Friends University

Thu, December 7th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, December 7th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, December 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, December 7th - 7:30pm
Decades Rewind
Decades Rewind

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Description: Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! Celebrate the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s from the most prominent decades in music history. Disco, Funk, Rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new theatrical concert featuring over 60s songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles. This IS the story of your life! Join us for a special edition show, which will have holiday music from each decade of music. Get in the holiday spirit and turn back time to the first time you hit play. Show your children your life at their age - Kids FREE with each adult ticket purchase, through box office. Tickets: http://lied.ku.edu/?event=decades-rewind&event_date=2017-12-07 Submitted by: Sandy Gatti Decades Rewind

Thu, December 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, December 7th - 8:00pm
Michael Londra's Celtic Christmas
Michael Londra's Celtic Christmas

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Description: Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, "Beyond Celtic", presents an evening, bringing you “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. Irish musicians join Michael onstage to perform age-old Celtic airs on the haunting uilleann pipes, fiddle, low whistles and the national drum of Ireland, the bodhran. The evening features traditional, heartwarming Irish carols, and the breathtaking Celtic Christmas Irish dancers, built from Michael's connections to Riverdance.. “…One of the best recordings of Danny Boy of all time!" - Irish Emigrant "…A pure tenor climbing up into ranges pretenders can only dream!" - Irish Herald Reserved Seating. Tickets: $45, $38, $25 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre

Thu, December 7th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 8th - 12:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents TubaChristmas
Kansas City Symphony presents TubaChristmas

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Description: Celebrate TubaChristmas in Helzberg Hall on Monday, December 4 and Friday, December 8! All area tuba and euphonium players are invited to join in the festivities. All are welcome at the FREE lunch-hour concert to listen to the sounds of the season, tuba-style! Advance registration and a fee are required to perform. Call (816) 218-2639 for more information. For tickets, visit kcsymphony.org starting Tuesday, September 5. Janet M. Stallmeyer and Donald L. Flora generously underwrite TubaChristmas. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, December 8th - 12:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 8th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah

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Description: Matthew Halls, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Kiera Duffy, soprano and Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano Dann Coakwell, tenor and Morgan Smith, baritone This mosaic of scriptural texts remains Handel’s most famous work, and it is one of the most triumphant choral pieces ever written. The impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall together with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus make this THE Messiah performance of the season! With nearly 200 musicians and inspired special guest vocalists on stage, Messiah is sure to impress and delight you. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Adult tickets from $25 and youth tickets from $13. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, December 8th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm
Fall Concert
Fall Concert

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Description: he Fall Concert for the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale will feature Requiem by Gabriel Fauré and Gloria by John Rutter. It will be at 7:30 p.m., December 8, at First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to offset the cost of the performance. Submitted by: Mary Ann Buhler Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale

Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm
Kansas City Chorale presents Holiday Concert
Kansas City Chorale presents Holiday Concert

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Description: Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, ihr Voelker auf Erden; Betinis: In the bleak Midwinter; Muhly: Sennex pueram; Coventry Carol; Ades: Fayrfax carol; Chilcott: Shepherd’s Carol; Paulus: Three Nativity Carols.Adults $30 Seniors $25 Students free ten minutes before curtain. Tickets available at the door. Contact: 816-235-6222 Email: info@kcchorale.org Submitted by: Jerry Radek Kansas City Chorale

Fri, December 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 10:00am
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Genealogy

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Description: Richard and Alisa Branham "will revise our popular introduction class to include more about Census and Vital Records, which are key starting points in your family history research. There will be plenty of homework for those who register at least a week in advance, and lots of useful handouts. Encourage your friends and family to enroll too!" 10 AM - 12 PM. To purchase tickets visit https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/genclasses.php Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, December 9th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 10:30am
Cerbera Gallery presents: “Winter Salon II”
Cerbera Gallery presents: “Winter Salon II”

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Description: Cerbera Gallery presents: “Winter Salon II” Dec 1 ’17 – late Jan ‘18 Enjoy an exciting line-up of emerging and renowned artists during Cerbera Gallery’s “Winter Salon II”. Original paintings & drawings, photography, prints & editions, ceramics and local + hand-made jewelry – all making great gift ideas for the holiday season and beyond. Our intimate showcase features works by local, national and international artists with price points that primarily range between $50-$250. We are excited to show many artists for the first time in Kansas City, so make sure to stop by and enjoy an exquisite collection of fine art works displayed in a festive atmosphere. Like last year we offer patrons a glass of German Gluehwein (spiced German wine) and cookies as well as gift wrapping. Participating artists include Akio Takamori, Kensuke Yamada, Tineke van Gils, Alice Ballard, Cheryl Eve Acosta, Harris Deller, Kyungmin Park, Melanie Sherman, Mariko Paterson, Tyler Lotz, Ken Price, Jamie Bates Slone, Keira Norton, Kwok Pong “Bobby” Tso, Sean O'Connell, Steven Young Lee, Brandi Withington, Travis Porter, Nicolas Dhervillers, Terry Dixon, Kimberly LaVonne, Shiyuan Xu, Yoonjee Kwak, Brady McLearan, Bob Schultz, Rain Harris, Joey Watson, Clinton Marstall, Samantha McPherson, Carly Slade, Mike Stumbras, Brandon Schnur, Nick Schleich, Shannon Deatrick, Ami Ayars, David Bolton and many more. Event URL: https://cerberagallery.com/winter_salon/ Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTLByGlKPg Website: https://cerberagallery.com E-Mail: info@cerberagallery.com Contact Name: Philipp Eirich Phone: +1-844-202-9303 Gallery Address: 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 – USA Opening Hours (except for private events): Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either noon-5pm or by appointment Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm Submitted by: Philipp Eirich Cerbera Gallery

Sat, December 9th - 10:30am

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah

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Description: Matthew Halls, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Kiera Duffy, soprano and Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano Dann Coakwell, tenor and Morgan Smith, baritone This mosaic of scriptural texts remains Handel’s most famous work, and it is one of the most triumphant choral pieces ever written. The impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall together with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus make this THE Messiah performance of the season! With nearly 200 musicians and inspired special guest vocalists on stage, Messiah is sure to impress and delight you. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Adult tickets from $25 and youth tickets from $13. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, December 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, December 9th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 8:00pm
KPR's Big Band Christmas 2017
KPR's Big Band Christmas 2017

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Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, our holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Kathleen Holeman, Big Band Christmas 2015.Our ninth annual celebration of holiday tunes is Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m.

You can buy reserved seats on the floor, either as a table of 10 ($300), a table of 4 ($120), or individual reserved seats ($30). Seating in the balcony is general admission and run $20 a ticket. The dance floor will be open to balcony and floor seating. A service charge may be added to your order. Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall box office or ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available the night of the concert. The Liberty Hall ticket office is cash only.

Ron Gutierrez joins the fun again this year. His rich, soulful vocals and vast repertoire have led to performances alongside such artists as Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd, Rita Moreno and B.B. King, as soloist with The National Symphony Orchestra and during national television appearances on such shows as “Showtime at the Apollo” and numerous PBS concerts.

Kathleen Holeman has been performing for more than 20 years as a solo act, sideman and leader of jazz groups of all sizes. She’s led the Ray Alburn Big Band since June 2007. She’s been a private music teacher for 20 years and on the faculty at Missouri Western State University since 2008.

Formed in 2003, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra brings many of the region's greatest jazz musicians together to perform big band jazz in a concert setting. The KCJO is under the direction of Clint Ashlock, Kansas City native and trumpeter.

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Sat, December 9th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 9th - 8:00pm
The Dark Arts Ball
The Dark Arts Ball

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Description: Odd Fox, Inc. and Cher D. Blame Join forces again, partnering with Martika to produce The Dark Arts Ball, for one night only on December 9, 2017. Featuring burlesque, bellydance, and sideshow performances from all over the nations! We know you’re a Slytherin. We know you identify more with villains than with the heroes of popular fiction and media. We know you have crossed over to the Dark Side. It’s just as well–we have cookies, raffles, and drink specials! www.kcperform.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dark-arts-ball-tickets-34643157617 Submitted by: Amber Solomon aka Cher D. Blame KC Perform

Sat, December 9th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 10th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher
Great Plains Theatre: Peter And The Starcatcher

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Description: Step on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure is this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on 'till Great Plains Theatre! ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, December 10th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 10th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah
Kansas City Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah

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Description: Matthew Halls, guest conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Kiera Duffy, soprano and Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano Dann Coakwell, tenor and Morgan Smith, baritone This mosaic of scriptural texts remains Handel’s most famous work, and it is one of the most triumphant choral pieces ever written. The impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall together with your Kansas City Symphony and Chorus make this THE Messiah performance of the season! With nearly 200 musicians and inspired special guest vocalists on stage, Messiah is sure to impress and delight you. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Adult tickets from $25 and youth tickets from $13. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, December 10th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 10th - 2:30pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
Northland Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

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Description: The Northland Symphony Orchestra will perform their annual holiday concert at Staley High School, featuring local children’s choirs. The Park Hill School District choir will perform at 2:30pm and the North Kansas City School District choir will perform at 4:30pm. Admission is free. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, December 10th - 2:30pm

 
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Tue, December 12th - 11:00am
Rezound! Live
Rezound! Live

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The auditioned handbell ensemble from KC will be joining the KC Symphony for their Christmas Festival December 15-19. They give us a preview live.
https://tickets.kcsymphony.org/single/psDetail.aspx?p=11854

Tue, December 12th - 11:00am

 
 
Tue, December 12th - 1:30pm
Picturing Place: Photographing Lawrence
Picturing Place: Photographing Lawrence

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Description: Help the Watkins celebrate the opening of a new exhibit of KU student photography focusing on local landmarks. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Tue, December 12th - 1:30pm

 
 
Tue, December 12th - 7:30pm
Dianne Reeves
Dianne Reeves

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The pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world, Grammy Award-winning Dianne Reeves rings in the holiday season with music from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here. Reeves melds her timeless grace, elegance and charisma into unforgettable jazz renditions of holiday favorites such as "Little Drummer Boy," "Carol of the Bells," "Christmas Waltz," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Let It Snow" and many more. Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raves, "Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously, this is one of the best jazz Christmas CDs I've ever heard." Renowned for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves will warm your heart with holiday cheer.

"The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday" — The New York Times

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Hibachi Hut.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Tue, December 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Fri, December 15th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, December 15th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 16th - 1:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, December 16th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 16th - 2:00pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Description: A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now, the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, featuring all of your favorite characters and the classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $14-$40. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sat, December 16th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 16th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, December 16th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 16th - 7:00pm
The Holly & the Ivy
The Holly & the Ivy

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Description: 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 concert will feature Kelsie Clark, Christena Graves and Kenny Carter leading an all star band that includes Eddie Moore on piano and Brandon Graves on drums. 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 @ 7pm, Dec. 16th @ 2pm & 7pm, Dec. 17th @ 2pm & 7pm. Where: The Culture House Stage and Studio (at Oak Park Mall) Tickets are General Admission $15/ea. 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. Submitted by: April Tabuchi The Culture House, Inc

Sat, December 16th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 17th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, December 17th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 17th - 3:00pm
Flint Hills Children's Choir
Flint Hills Children's Choir

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The Flint Hills Children's Choir, or FHCC, a youth organization formed in 2015, serves girls and boys in grades 3-10 who live in the Greater Manhattan area. It offers an outstanding program of vocal training and music education. FHCC was developed by two local music educators: Janet Armstead, a retired music educator from St. George Elementary, and Janie Brokenicky, who is currently in vocal instruction at Kansas State University and a former music educator at the middle and secondary level. Their vision is to provide children in the Greater Manhattan area an avenue for musical growth and artistic expression as part of a team. Musically talented and motivated young people come together to produce high-quality, beautiful music from a wide variety of genres and styles. Students learn the value of leadership, self-discipline and teamwork as they join their voices in the pure, angelic tones that only talented children can achieve.

Join us for an evening of holiday music experienced through dance, strings and song. This special holiday concert will feature over 100 local talented students, with guest appearances by the Gold Orchestra and Washington Dance Studio.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Little Apple Brewing Company.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, December 17th - 3:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 17th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, December 17th - 7:00pm

 
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Mon, December 18th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Mon, December 18th - 7:00pm

 
 
Tue, December 19th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition
Kansas City Symphony's Christmas Festival: A family holiday tradition

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director Christine Noll, guest vocalist Allegro Choirs of Kansas City ReZound! Handbell Ensemble We’re sending a musical Christmas card to you! Join the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with lush symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics, fresh versions of your favorite carols, and many melodic surprises. Share the spirit of the season with your entire family as you enjoy enchanting performances by the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Allegro Children’s Choir, the Rezound! Handbell Ensemble and a special early visit from Santa Claus! At each performance, we’ll give away a dazzling piece of diamond jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds, no purchase necessary. Adult tickets from $30 and youth tickets from $15. Sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Tue, December 19th - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Thu, December 21st - 7:30pm
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group's recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's Seasonal Charts every year!

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Steel and Pipe Supply.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, December 21st - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 22nd - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Kansas City Symphony presents Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor What’s this, what’s this?! It’s the wildly inventive world of Tim Burton’s macabre classic shown in its entirety on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall. Danny Elfman’s rambunctious, colorful score will roar to life in the hands of the Kansas City Symphony as you follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas. Adult tickets from $40 and youth tickets from $25. Sponsored by Hallmark. The movie will be presented without an intermission. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts© All Rights Reserved. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, December 22nd - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 23rd - 1:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Kansas City Symphony presents Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor What’s this, what’s this?! It’s the wildly inventive world of Tim Burton’s macabre classic shown in its entirety on a huge screen in Helzberg Hall. Danny Elfman’s rambunctious, colorful score will roar to life in the hands of the Kansas City Symphony as you follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas. Adult tickets from $40 and youth tickets from $25. Sponsored by Hallmark. The movie will be presented without an intermission. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts© All Rights Reserved. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, December 23rd - 1:00pm

 
 
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