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February 2018

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Fri, February 2nd - 7:30pm
The Temptations
The Temptations

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For more than 50 years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world. "The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling," says one industry report. "The outpouring of affection for this supergroup has never been greater." The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early '60s. It wasn't until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced "The Way You Do the things You Do" turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, many of which — "My Girl," for instance — attained immortality. "It's Growing," "Since I Lost My Baby;," "Get Ready," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Beauty Is only Skin Deep," "I Wish It Would Rain" — the hits kept coming.

The current lineup is Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene Jr. "The more we change," says veteran Ron Tyson, "the more we stay true to ourselves. We're about singing straightup soul. It's a style that will live on forever." "The Temps have always been known for great lead singers," says Williams. "Today we have four of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group." The soaring voice of Philadelphia born and raised Ron Tyson is perhaps the best high tenor in the business. And so The TEMPTATIONS go on, and on, and on.

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 sponsored by the K-State Office of Military Affairs.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Fri, February 2nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, February 2nd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Sharon Roffman, violin JOHN CORIGLIANO Elegy for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” In honor of countless contributions to American music, the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern join in the worldwide celebration of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 in 2018. Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade culminates in a jazzy episode with the arrival of a band of drunken revelers. The first two chords of Beethoven’s Third Symphony launch a musical odyssey that includes an epic battle, a solemn march, a joyous scherzo, and a breathtaking theme and variations finale that hurtles the “Eroica” to its triumphant conclusion. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, February 2nd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 3rd - 11:00am
Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Christine Grossman, Viola
Kansas City Symphony presents Charles and Virginia Clark Inside Music Series: Christine Grossman, Viola

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Description: It’s all about the viola as the Kansas City Symphony’s very own Principal Viola Christine Grossman shares her musical insights with two area students on stage in Helzberg Hall. This event is perfect for performers and non-performers alike! Visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 3rd - 11:00am

 
 
Sat, February 3rd - 4:30pm
KCCA 2018 Chinese New Year Gala
KCCA 2018 Chinese New Year Gala

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Description: Please join us for a wonderful culture experience for the Chinese New Year organized by the Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA)! This year's celebration will be held at Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS! Programs: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Cultural Showcase (FREE) 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Stage Performance (Buy Tickets online) Online $15 including one free KCCA membership; At The Door-JCCC Box Office: $20 without membership For more information, please look us up at www.kcca-online.org Submitted by: Ian Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA)

Sat, February 3rd - 4:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 3rd - 7:30pm
Rockin' the Fe!
Rockin' the Fe!

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Description: The Stiefel Theatre announces the 4th annual Rockin The Fe concert on Saturday Feb. 3rd @ 7:30pm . Rockin the Fe will feature a night of 80s Rock with two regional super groups “Raiders Of The Lost Rock” & “Paramount” along with special guests “Doc & The Disorder”. The Raiders are a collection of stellar rock musicians from this regions hottest bands who are devoted to unearthing treasured heavy rock classics from the 70s & 80s while performing songs from AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Whitesnake & more. The Raiders feature a dynamic duo of guitars, muscular vocals & a powerhouse rhythm section that are all about bringing the rock back to roll! Paramount is one of the region’s most popular groups performing Riders in the Skyhigh energy 80s sing along anthems from Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses & more while delivering a live experience deserving of a decade called…The Big 80s. Doc & The Disorder will play no frills straight ahead rock classics from Tom Petty, The Police & more. Reserved Seating. Tickets: $35, $25, $15 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat, February 3rd - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 3rd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Sharon Roffman, violin JOHN CORIGLIANO Elegy for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” In honor of countless contributions to American music, the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern join in the worldwide celebration of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 in 2018. Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade culminates in a jazzy episode with the arrival of a band of drunken revelers. The first two chords of Beethoven’s Third Symphony launch a musical odyssey that includes an epic battle, a solemn march, a joyous scherzo, and a breathtaking theme and variations finale that hurtles the “Eroica” to its triumphant conclusion. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 3rd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 4th - 1:00pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Extraordinary Animals Program Series
KU Natural History Museum Event, Extraordinary Animals Program Series

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Description: KU Natural History Museum Event, Extraordinary Animals Program Series 1:00-3:00pm KU Natural History Museum Come to the KU Natural History Museum to enjoy an interactive program that features specimens chosen from museum collections at this family drop-in event. • February 4, Extraordinary Animals: Awesome Adaptations • March 4, Extraordinary Animals: Family Bonds • April 8, Extraordinary Animals: Appreciating All Animals • May 6, Extraordinary Animals: Pollinator Pals More information at biodiversity.ku.edu Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Museum

Sun, February 4th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 4th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Beethoven’s “Eroica” with Bernstein’s Serenade

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Sharon Roffman, violin JOHN CORIGLIANO Elegy for Orchestra BERNSTEIN Serenade for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” In honor of countless contributions to American music, the Kansas City Symphony and Music Director Michael Stern join in the worldwide celebration of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 in 2018. Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade culminates in a jazzy episode with the arrival of a band of drunken revelers. The first two chords of Beethoven’s Third Symphony launch a musical odyssey that includes an epic battle, a solemn march, a joyous scherzo, and a breathtaking theme and variations finale that hurtles the “Eroica” to its triumphant conclusion. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, February 4th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 4th - 3:00pm
Topeka Audubon Society 75th Anniversary Celebration
Topeka Audubon Society 75th Anniversary Celebration

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Description: The Topeka Audubon Society invites you to celebrate our 75th Anniversary, Saturday, March 24, 2018. Cash bar and historical exhibits begin at 5 pm at the Downtown Ramada. Speaker is AL BATT, nationally known humorist and writer. See for full details: http://www.topekaaudubonsociety.org/home/75thanniversary WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION (Including Checks) BY 7 pm, Monday, March 19th in order to guarantee your meal. Submitted by: Linda Vidosh Zempel Topeka Audubon Society

Sun, February 4th - 3:00pm

 
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Wed, February 7th - 6:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Bernstein and Beyond
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Bernstein and Beyond

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Description: Bring friends to the Kansas City Symphony for a delightful FREE chamber music performance. Celebrating 100 years of the great Leonard Bernstein all season, Kansas City Symphony musicians will share his works and words that influenced their lives from an early age. Cash bars open at 5 p.m., followed by the casual one-hour concert at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting Dec. 1 by visiting kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Wed, February 7th - 6:00pm

 
 
Wed, February 7th - 7:30pm
BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez
BiRDMAN LiVE – Antonio Sanchez

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Description: Experience the explosive Oscar-winning film accompanied live by composer Antonio Sanchez and his Grammy Award-winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film. The visually stunning 2015 Oscar Award-winner for Best Picture, by maverick director Alejandro Iñárritu, stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. For this special performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, recreating his Grammy Award-winning score. Since 2000, he has been the drummer of choice for 20-time Grammy Award-winning guitar god Pat Metheny, touring the world and appearing on eight acclaimed recordings. Sanchez has also released four albums as a leader. For mature audiences, film rated R. Tickets are $14-$25. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Wed, February 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, February 8th - 6:00pm
Lawrence at the World's Fairs: Gallery Tours
Lawrence at the World's Fairs: Gallery Tours

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Description: Join us at 6 and 6:30 for free tours of our new exhibit, "Worldly Encounters: Lawrence Goes to the World's Fair." Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Thu, February 8th - 6:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 9th - 7:00pm
Doug Talley Quartet
Doug Talley Quartet

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Description: The Doug Talley Quartet has been performing jazz concerts since 1995. This program at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church will be followed with a reception. No tickets are necessary, but there will be a free will offering. Submitted by: Jerry Radek Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

Fri, February 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 9th - 7:00pm
Doug Talley Quartet
Doug Talley Quartet

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Description: Join us for a Kansas City Jazz event at Rolling Hills Church! Program starts at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. This is a free will offering event. We hope you'll join us! Submitted by: Melina Bland Rolling Hills Church

Fri, February 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 9th - 7:30pm
Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps
Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

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Description: Irreverent and dynamic, graceful and playful, Becoming A Man In 127 EASY Steps engages the deep questions and the locker room jokes about what it means to “become” a man. Moving beyond the transgender narrative that focuses on the experience of transition, Scott Turner Schofields’ stories explore the drama and hilarity of living a new life in the “opposite” gender. The show’s “choose your own adventure” format invites patrons to decide live which stories they will hear during each performance. Schofield is a writer, performer and educator creating theater about gender and sexuality in the Deep South. He is also a man who was a woman and a lesbian turned straight guy. Schofield became the first openly transgender actor on daytime television, and the first female-to-male person in a major recurring role on broadcast TV, as Nick on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. Enjoy seating on the stage for this performance. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Fri, February 9th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, February 9th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpet player Hermon Mehari, vocalists David Basse and Deborah Brown plus Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, February 9th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 9:00am
17th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet
17th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet

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Description: Adults $6.00 donation and children 12 and under free. Bring canned food donations and receive $1 admission discount per person. Lawrence Model Railroad Club supports L.I.N.K. Inc. Food Pantry. Submitted by: Jim Turner Lawrence Model Railroad Club

Sat, February 10th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 10:00am
Researching Ancestors from England
Researching Ancestors from England

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Description: In this 2-hour class, genealogy experts Richard and Alisa Branham will "focus on English history, maps, records and databases. Students will be encouraged to share their expertise and helpful tips as well." For class info and ticketing, visit https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/genclasses.php. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, February 10th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 2:00pm
North Meets South Nighthawks and Snow Geese
North Meets South Nighthawks and Snow Geese

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Description: Wildlife photographer Mike Blair will premier his short film featuring nighthawks and snow geese. Mike currently has an outdoor TV series entitled Wild Edge on all Kansas PBS stations. Submitted by: Patricia Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society

Sat, February 10th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 7:00pm
Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love

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Description: Burlesque Downtown Underground's 10th Annual Valentine's Show, "Addictive to Love", is a VDay themed show encompassing love, lust and down-right haughty naughtiness that comes with this season! A perfect way to celebrate Valentine's: grab your sweetheart, your ladies, and friends and enjoy performances full of love, heartache and sex-appeal all in this classy burlesque show! Join the Luscious Ladies of BDU for this annual Valentine's Day tradition! Saturday, 2/10 at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center (3rd floor). Show times: 7:00pm & 9:30pm Tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticketsoftware.html?t=tix&e=f1a8b2c1bea817a72afa... About MTH: Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center offers a three-quarter black box experience (not a bad view in the house!) a flat ticket rate, full bar and with free and secure parking! Musical Theater Heritage (formally Off Center Theater,) located on the 3rd floor in Crown Center ~ 2450 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 Burlesque Downtown Underground is a professional modern burlesque company. Proud to host the Kansas City Burlesque Festival, BDU is dedicated to the advancement of the worldwide burlesque revival by creating fun, classy, scintillating, artful, high performance tickle and tease, which is neo-burlesque entertainment aimed to entertain Kansas City audiences and beyond. Submitted by: Marisa Kansas City Burlesque LLC

Sat, February 10th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 7:30pm
Opus 22: An Organ Celebration
Opus 22: An Organ Celebration

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Description: Elisa Williams Bickers, Bach Aria Soloists’ harpsichordist-organist, will lead the exploration of Village Presbyterian Church’s new organ, Opus 22, and BAS’ music with organ through the centuries. For more than 18 months, in her role as principal organist at Village, Bickers has overseen the installation of the splendid Opus 22, built by Richards, Fowkes & Co. with 3,800 pipes and 59 stops! Hannah Collins, visiting assistant professor of cello at the University of Kansas, will perform with the ensemble. The program will include choral and instrumental works by J.S. Bach; Vaughn Williams, Handel and Handel-Halvorsen. Submitted by: Dan Torchia Bach Aria Soloists

Sat, February 10th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpet player Hermon Mehari, vocalists David Basse and Deborah Brown plus Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 10th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 10th - 8:00pm
Lee Brice
Lee Brice

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Description: Blame Aunt Henrietta. When you dig into Lee Brice, with its thick grooves, the squalling guitars, the tumbling drums, sheets of steamy B-3 organ and wide open vocals, the two time CMA/ACM/Grammy Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night. For a man known for raucous live shows and contemplative songs, there’s a whole lot of gospel driving his fourth album. “My Aunt Henrietta had the groove,” he says. “She could play one note, and pierce your heart. It’s all over Brice’s self-titled new record, too, which serves as a homecoming and a homing device on the essence of what’s defined the man whose written hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and the Eli Young Band, who had their breakout single with “Crazy Girl.” Music it seems is genetically hard-wired into the father of three, the embodiment of that guy in the neighborhood everybody knows and loves. It’s what gives “The Locals” its sense of enjoying the ones who are happy right where they were born and raised – and captures the positive outlook in the face of adversity that tempers those facing life’s greatest challenges on the loping “Have A Good Day.” “There’s a lot of blues from the Mississippi River down from Memphis and all the way up to Chicago,” he begins. “South Carolina and the Southeast have their own thing, with Sister Hazel, Hootie & the Blowfish, the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty – beyond all the church music I was raised with. There’s a whole sound from ‘round here, and it runs through everything. “To me, if I want people to know who I am and understand my music, this is the place to start. It’s all here, if you just close your eyes and listen. My values as a man, trying to be honest about my doubts and my faith, the music that turns me on – and the way I think songs can bring a whole lot of real life to people.” Reserved Seating. Tickets: $69, $59, $47 Submitted by: Kate Frueh Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

Sat, February 10th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 11th - 1:00pm
Annual Accessories Exchange
Annual Accessories Exchange

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Description: Our annual Accessories Exchange will be in the Hancock room at the Oread Hotel this year, Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome - whether you're a member or not! We've arranged free valet parking (mention 100 Good Women!), so grab your pals, all those fun accessories you never wear, and come join all the fun! You never know what kinds of treasures you will find. Since the money earned from this event supports Douglas County families who have fallen through the cracks, it is for a great cause and people bring terrific items for you to nab! Bring items you'd like to donate and drop them at the entrance. Shop your little heart out! Everything is placed out for sale in mere minutes, and all items are just one buck dollar! Please help us out by bringing the smaller items in Ziplock bags. Items to bring: scarves, purses, gloves, hats, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, sunglasses, rings, socks, upscale cute shoes, wallets, purses, makeup bags, sunglasses or eyeglass cases, belts, coin purses...you get the idea! The main thing about this event? It is so much fun you might want to stay the whole time. (After all, people keep showing up with more treasures you won't want to miss!) There will be a cash bar and munchies. Credit cards will be accepted. We can still use a few volunteers. Email Maggie@100goodwomen.org Submitted by: Yvonne Channel 100 Good Women

Sun, February 11th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 11th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson
Kansas City Symphony Pops Concert - A Tribute to Kansas City Jazz: From Basie to Bebop featuring Bobby Watson

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor From the great Count Basie to Charlie Parker and Bobby Watson, the Kansas City Symphony pays tribute to Kansas City’s homegrown jazz musicians and timeless tunes. Special appearances by trumpet player Hermon Mehari, vocalists David Basse and Deborah Brown plus Chuck Haddix, the producer of KCUR-FM’s “Fish Fry.” You’ll love this saucy, special performance of KC jazz, presented in association with the American Jazz Museum. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, February 11th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 11th - 4:00pm
Freddy & Francine - Prairie Window Concert Series
Freddy & Francine - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: National audiences continue to be drawn to the duo as they “bring it all out on stage from a lullaby so sweet you’d swear a choir of angels were harmonizing just for you; to gut-busting, foot stomping tunes befitting a New Orleans gospel choir.“ – Flagstaff AZ Daily Sun Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, February 11th - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 11th - 7:30pm
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

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Description: The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding, and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music. Tickets are $16-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, February 11th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, February 11th - 7:30pm
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys

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"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "THE CROWD GOES WILD!" cheers The New York Times.

The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®- winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Parental Advisory: Contains authentic, "profane Jersey language" and is recommended for ages 12-plus.

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 production is sponsored by Blueville Nursery.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, February 11th - 7:30pm

 
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Mon, February 12th - 7:30pm
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys

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"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "THE CROWD GOES WILD!" cheers The New York Times.

The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®- winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Parental Advisory: Contains authentic, "profane Jersey language" and is recommended for ages 12-plus.

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 production is sponsored by Blueville Nursery.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Mon, February 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, February 13th - 12:00pm
Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade
Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

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Description: The 11th annual Lawrence Mardi Gras parade, lead by the Brass Mob marching band, will parade at noon on Mass Street on Mardi Gras day, Tuesday February 13. This is a participatory event. Dress up (wear thermals under your tutu), bring an instrument if you like, and join the second line as the Krewe de Kaw march and dance up the sidewalks of Mass street, going in and out of businesses along the way. The parade meets at Aimee's Coffeehouse a little before noon and then noisily makes it's way to Free State Brewery. Submitted by: Mike West Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

Tue, February 13th - 12:00pm

 
 
Tue, February 13th - 7:00pm
Sweetheart Skate and Food Drive
Sweetheart Skate and Food Drive

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Description: Looking for something to do to celebrate Valentine's Day? Bring your sweetheart to Line Creek for a romantic time on the ice. Two-for-one admission and skate rental for couples of all ages. Show Harvesters some love! Donate non-perishable food items to Harvesters and get more chances to win ‘date night’ raffle prizes (no limit!). Age: All Fee: 2 for 1: $6 admission, $2 skate rental. Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Line Creek Community Center: 5940 NW Waukomis Dr. Kansas City, MO 64151. For more info: Call 816-513-0760 or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2037588173191845/ Submitted by: Allison Koger Line Creek Community Center

Tue, February 13th - 7:00pm

 
 
Tue, February 13th - 7:30pm
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys

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Description: Jersey Boys is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. The Jersey Boys creative team is comprised by two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe, as well as choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Jersey Boys contains authentic, profane Jersey language and is recommended for ages 12+. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, February 13th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 14th - 12:00pm
The American Stroke Foundation’s 15th Valentine’s Day Card Drive
The American Stroke Foundation’s 15th Valentine’s Day Card Drive

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Description: Pay forward with Valentine's Day Cards The ASF’s Valentine’s season mission is to let home bound & homeless seniors know that someone is thinking about them. ASF is going national with this year's drive by asking you to look up a Meals-on-Wheels kitchen or Senior Center or Homeless Shelter close to you and deliver the cards yourself. The ASF’s goal this year is to send a card to every Meals-on-Wheels recipient and all homeless shelters. That’s huge goal, but we can do it with your help. Join the ASF as they attempt to deliver more cards and more smiles. Warm your heart this Valentine’s season by warming someone else’s. Make a card or buy those class size packages with about 32 cards. Meals-on-Wheels/Senior Centers: http://www.mealcall.org/ Homeless Shelters: http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ Call the site you want give cards to get the number of people they serve. Get your group together and get creative! This is a great service project for Scouts, youth groups, church groups, sororities, etc. Get started today! Cards must be received by 2-28-18 Cards can be hand made or store bought. Make them as simple or elaborate as you like. Please sign the cards! Questions? Email Kolleen at kolleen@americanstroke.org Submitted by: Kolleen Arnold American Stroke Foundation

Wed, February 14th - 12:00pm

 
 
Thu, February 15th - 6:00pm
Fe*BREW*ary at the Watkins
Fe*BREW*ary at the Watkins

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Description: Join the Watkins and Lawrence Beer Company for an evening of beer, food, and knowledge! Enjoy beer and a fascinating talk on brewing provided by Lawrence Beer Co., plus food from local vendors and informal museum tours. Tickets $15 for Douglas County Historical Society members, $20 for non-members. Tickets available soon from watkinsmuseum.org or by calling 785-841-4109. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Thu, February 15th - 6:00pm

 
 
Thu, February 15th - 6:00pm
Fe*BREW*ary at the Watkins
Fe*BREW*ary at the Watkins

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Description: The Watkins in partnership with Lawrence Beer Co. presents an evening of beer, food, and knowledge! Enjoy beer and a fascinating talk on brewing provided by Lawrence Beer Co., plus food from local restaurants and an informal museum tour. Tickets $15 Douglas County Historical Society members, $20 non-members. Tickets available at watkinsmuseum.org/febrewary.php or by calling 785-841-4109. Ages 21 and over. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Thu, February 15th - 6:00pm

 
 
Thu, February 15th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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Description: Justin Freer, guest conductor The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. The Kansas City Symphony will perform John Williams’ renowned score as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Adult tickets from $45 and youth tickets from $35. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Thu, February 15th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 16th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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Description: Justin Freer, guest conductor The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. The Kansas City Symphony will perform John Williams’ renowned score as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Adult tickets from $45 and youth tickets from $35. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, February 16th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 17th - 9:00am
Great Plains Theatre 2018 Mainstage Auditions
Great Plains Theatre 2018 Mainstage Auditions

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Description: GPT will be holding open auditions for our Mainstage season on Feb. 18 by appointment. Please call to sign up for a time slot. Video submissions are also accepted. 785-263-4574 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, February 17th - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, February 17th - 2:00pm
http://chinese.best4future.org/
http://chinese.best4future.org/

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Description: Come to celebrate the Year of Dog with us on Feb 17, 2018. We have prepared lots of cultural activities, including writing Spring festival couplets, cutting Chinese character “Chun” and “Fu”, making window paper-cuts, folding Chinese lanterns, practicing Chinese calligraphy, learning Chinese brush painting, guessing Chinese riddles, playing games etc. We also invited local Chinese groups to perform and demonstrate. You can also taste hand-made traditional Chinese dumplings and win prizes! Event time: 2:00 pm – 4: 30 pm, Feb 17, 2018. Event location: Northland Baptist Church, 7101 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64151. Ticket price: Free for students and volunteers of Kansas City Chinese School North Open to Public: Purchase online in advance at chinese.best4future.org—— $5/child, free for parents; Purchase at the door —— $7/child, free for parents. Submitted by: Lina Dickson Kansas City Chinese School North

Sat, February 17th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 17th - 4:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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Description: Justin Freer, guest conductor The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. The Kansas City Symphony will perform John Williams’ renowned score as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Adult tickets from $45 and youth tickets from $35. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 17th - 4:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 17th - 6:00pm
29th Annual Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival
29th Annual Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival

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Description: The 29th Annual Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival features live music, jamming, vendors, and workshops on February 16-17, 2018. The Festival features Audie Blaylock and Redline, Monroe Crossing, and Sister Sadie, along with Driven, Pop and the Boys, Pastense, and the KBA Treblemakers. Shows start at 6:00 pm on 12 noon on Saturday. Tickets range in price from $30.00 to $55.00 and can be purchased for Friday or Saturday only or for the entire weekend. To find out more information go to www.kansasbluegrass.org. Submitted by: Anna Lenhart Murray Kansas Bluegrass Association

Sat, February 17th - 6:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 17th - 7:30pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert

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Description: Join the Northland Symphony Orchestra as they perform their 3rd concert of the 51st season. Pieces include Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, with clarinet soloist Cindy Svehla, and Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 1. Admission is free. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sat, February 17th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, February 18th - 2:00pm
Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out
Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

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Description: A talented cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the new world with a gala celebration of Irish music and dance. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the great hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean to New York City. Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music—showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance. Tickets are $14-$40. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, February 18th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 18th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Kansas City Symphony - From the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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Description: Justin Freer, guest conductor The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. The Kansas City Symphony will perform John Williams’ renowned score as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Adult tickets from $45 and youth tickets from $35. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17) For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, February 18th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 18th - 7:00pm
Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera

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Description: Peter Cetera will perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Feb. 18 as part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series. Tickets for the event range from $39 to $109 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15. A GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter, Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968 to 1986, he was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. In Cetera’s time with the group, Chicago recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” and “You’re the Inspiration.” A solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded 10 time-honored albums including his No. 1 hits – the Academy Award-nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the movie The Karate Kid II; “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant; “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Khan; “After All” with Cher, from the motion picture Chances Are; “No Explanation” from the movie Pretty Woman; and the unforgettable “Restless Heart.” Cetera is touring with his seven-piece electric band. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=13592 Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sun, February 18th - 7:00pm

 
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Tue, February 20th - 7:30pm
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music

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Description: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Lied Center of Kansas. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. Tickets are $21-$55. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, February 20th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 21st - 7:30pm
Fred Morrison with KC St. Andrew Pipes & Drums
Fred Morrison with KC St. Andrew Pipes & Drums

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Description: Experience a rare journey through Celtic music in the hands of world-renowned piper Fred Morrison. In Kansas City for one evening only, Mr. Morrison, a native of West Scotland, possesses a repertoire rooted in the music of his father's native South Uist, in the outer Hebrides. Although his first-love instrument remains the great Highland bagpipes, over the years his mastery has expanded to encompass whistles, Scottish smallpipes and reelpipes, and Irish Uilleann pipes. All of this music is expertly woven into a musical adventure that reaches back centuries and forges links to Celtic cousins in Brittany and northwest Spain. Fred is joined by members of Kansas City's own award-winning St. Andrew Pipes & Drums for an unforgettable evening of music. Limited tickets are available so purchase in advance to assure your seat. Tickets may be available at the door. Submitted by: Zach Cochran Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes & Drums

Wed, February 21st - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 21st - 7:30pm
KU Natural History Museum & Free State Brewing Co., A Science on Tap Event: Early Life Experiences, Trauma, and Hope
KU Natural History Museum & Free State Brewing Co., A Science on Tap Event: Early Life Experiences, Trauma, and Hope

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Description: KU Natural History Museum & Free State Brewing Co., A Science on Tap Event: Early Life Experiences, Trauma, and Hope With Dr. Jackie Counts, Director of KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research Science on Tap Wednesday, February 21 7:30pm Free State Brewing Company Early life experiences may have long-lasting effects on individuals’ relationships and health. Dr. Jackie Counts, Director of KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research will lead a discussion about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. You will have an opportunity to learn your own ACE score and come away with tools to promote hope and resilience. More information at biodiversity.ku.edu. Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Museum

Wed, February 21st - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, February 22nd - 7:30pm
Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet

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Description:

The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, one of the few existing ensembles of that instrumentation, has existed as a Berlin Philharmonic chamber music ensemble since 1985. This highly praised group is a collaboration between three awardwinning permanent members of the Berliner Philharmonic: Concertmaster Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter and cellist Knut Weber, along with the renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. This outstanding ensemble is committed to not only representing the standard repertoire of classical, romantic and modern pieces, but also finding undiscovered masterpieces of the literature that encompasses over 400 works.

Program
Franz Schubert, Adagio e Rondo Concertante, D. 487
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Quartet in E‐Flat, KV 493
Richard Strauss, Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 13

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 Hy-Vee.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, February 22nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, February 23rd - 10:00am
KU Natural History Museum event, Discovery Day: Built for Survival Discovery Day Program Series
KU Natural History Museum event, Discovery Day: Built for Survival Discovery Day Program Series

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Description: KU Natural History Museum event, Discovery Day: Built for Survival Discovery Day Program Series 1:00-3:00pm *10:00 am -12:00pm for special ‘Lawrence Public School's out’ programming KU Natural History Museum Discover hands-on educational activities for parents and children and explore the museum in a new way. Offered monthly, each program has a different theme. More information at biodiversity.ku.edu. • *Friday February 23 (schools out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Built for Survival • Sunday March 18, 1-3pm, Discovery Day: Reptiles • *Wednesday March 21 (school's out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Amphibians • Saturday April 21, Discovery Day with mobile museum at Lawrence Earth Day celebration {details TBA} • *Thursday, May 24 (school’s out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Pollinators Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Musuem

Fri, February 23rd - 10:00am

 
 
Fri, February 23rd - 1:00pm
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day Program Series
KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day Program Series

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Description: KU Natural History Museum Event, Discovery Day Program Series 1:00-3:00pm *10:00 am -12:00pm for special ‘Lawrence Public School's out’ programming KU Natural History Museum Discover hands-on educational activities for parents and children and explore the museum in a new way. Offered monthly, each program has a different theme. • *Friday, February 23 (schools out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Built for Survival • Sunday, March 18, 1-3pm, Discovery Day: Reptiles • *Wednesday, March 21 (school's out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Amphibians • Saturday, April 21, Discovery Day with mobile museum at Lawrence Earth Day celebration {details TBA} • *Thursday, May 24 (school’s out), 10am – 12pm, Discovery Day: Pollinators More information at biodiversity.ku.edu Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Museum

Fri, February 23rd - 1:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 23rd - 7:00pm
Brass & Boujee
Brass & Boujee

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Description: A Night of of music, dance, and conversation on Black American popular music from big band jazz to hip-hop. KU Presents Brass & Boujee – A night of music, dancing, and conversation on Black American popular music from big band jazz to hip-hop. Join us in welcoming the Marcus Lewis Big Band Brass & Boujee to Lawrence for a FREE show at The Granada! This 18-piece jazz ensemble will join forces with Kansas City emcees Kemet the Phantom (The Phantastics) and Kadesh Flow to reveal a fresh and innovative fusion of Big Band jazz and Kansas City Hip-Hop. Renowned composer, arranger and trombonist Marcus Lewis will present original compositions, big band arrangements of Kemet and Kadesh's songs, and full jazz band covers of recent pop tunes such as Kendrick Lamar's "Alright." Prior to the big band performance, Marcus will provide a brief history of big band jazz to hip-hop within the context of Black American popular music, and what he is aspiring to accomplish with his latest project Brass and Boujee. While you may not recognize Marcus Lewis by name, you might have heard him in recordings or on tour with world famous artists including Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Prince, and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few. In addition, local Lawrence hip-hop sensation and KU alumnus Cuee will warm up the stage as the opening act and The Phantastics will follow-up the Big Band for your dancing pleasure with their original KC fusion of funk, rap, rock and soul, fronted by Kemet the Phantom and Kim “Phirst Lady” Newsome. And finally, local Lawrence DJ Approach [Sean Hunt] will close out the night. The event is co-hosted between KU Office for Diversity & Equity, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, department of African and African American Studies, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and The Granada. As a free event aimed toward building community and social consciousness during Black History month, we invite you to bring non-perishable canned goods to the concert to donate to Just Food, the Douglas County food bank who provides food to individuals experiencing food insecurity including KU students. Submitted by: Cody Case University of Kansas

Fri, February 23rd - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 23rd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann

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Description: David Zinman, guest conductor Stephen Waarts, violin (Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund) BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, February 23rd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 24th - 10:00am
Spotlighting Louise Brooks: From the Kansas Prairie to the German Silver Screen
Spotlighting Louise Brooks: From the Kansas Prairie to the German Silver Screen

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Description: The German Program in the Department of Modern Languages is proud to present: "Spotlighting Louise Brooks: From the Kansas Prairie to the German Silver Screen" on Saturday, February 24th, from 10a-4p. This event is free, open to all, and appropriate for all ages. It will take place on the K-State (Manhattan, KS) campus in Justin Hall, room 109. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building. Throughout the day, participants will examine the unique role Louise Brooks, a silent film star and Kansas native, had in shaping ideas about women’s roles in society through her work in silent film, particularly in Weimar Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. Event schedule: 10:00-10:45: Welcome and presentation of silent student films 11:00-1:30: Diary of a Lost Girl (GW Pabst, 1929) film screening with live accompaniment by Matthew De Gennaro and a reception with light hors d'oeuvres to follow 1:30-2:15: Moderated panel on Brooks' early life and Kansas in the 20s and 30s 2:30-4:00: Talk and Q+A session with Dr. Richard McCormick (University of Minnesota) Please contact Nichole Neuman (nneuman@ksu.edu) with any questions. Submitted by: Nichole Neuman German Program, Dept. of Modern Languages, Kansas State University

Sat, February 24th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, February 24th - 11:00am
Kansas City Symphony - Woman’s City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition Finals
Kansas City Symphony - Woman’s City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition Finals

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Description: Hear Kansas City’s future stars in the Symphony’s 2018 Woman’s City Club Charitable Foundation Young Artist Competition finals. Young musicians compete on stage in Helzberg Hall for the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony. Cash prizes nearing $2,000, including an “Audience Favorite” prize, will be awarded. The preliminary round takes place on Saturday, February 3 at the Bell Cultural Events Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, and is open to students ages 13-18. The Symphony must receive applications by Wednesday, January 24 at 5 p.m. Visit kcsymphony.org for more information and free tickets. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 24th - 11:00am

 
 
Sat, February 24th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann

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Description: David Zinman, guest conductor Stephen Waarts, violin (Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund) BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, February 24th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 25th - 2:00pm
Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano
Lillian Sengpiehl, soprano

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Description: Lillian Sengpiehl’s unique interpretations and musicianship have kept her busy for a decade singing new and traditional works within the fields of opera, concert and musical theater. Sengpiehl received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Voice from the University of Kansas, performed with the KU Jazz Singers and sang the National Anthem and Alma Mater at Allen Fieldhouse. Sengpiehl was the recipient of the Brigit Nilsson Grant and was a finalist in the Midwest Metropolitan Opera Auditions. From KU, Sengpiehl moved to New York City to pursue graduate work at The Manhattan School of Music on scholarship, where she was the winner of the Classical Singer Competition at Weill Recital Hall. Sengpiehl’s unique interpretations and musicianship have led to a varied career. Equally dedicated to traditional and contemporary music, she has performed many classic roles with leading and regional opera companies, including New York City Opera, Opera Bastille, Bergen Norway Opera, St. Louis Opera, Virginia Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Although she began teaching ‘Opera in the Schools’ with the New York City Opera, her career as an educator blossomed when she moved to Los Angeles in 2005. She is currently the Musical Director for All About Kids, a performance program for at-risk youth. In addition, she teaches classical, Broadway and pop techniques for performers. Lillian’s newest project is a duo with acclaimed pianist Josh Nelson. Tickets are $16-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, February 25th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 25th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Bernstein, Prokofiev and Schumann

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Description: David Zinman, guest conductor Stephen Waarts, violin (Underwritten by Almy Legacy Fund) BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 This Kansas City Symphony concert opens with Bernstein’s atmospheric On the Waterfront Suite, which brings together the best moments of the iconic conductor/composer’s film score. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto is a work of considerable charm and grace, demanding a virtuoso of the highest order. Schumann’s Second is one of his most personal statements, a work of unique beauty and power. Perhaps Schumann’s struggles are reflected in a work that moves from the agitation of the first two movements, to the haunting lyrical beauty of the third, to the triumphant finale. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, February 25th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 25th - 3:00pm
"Milestones" Concert
"Milestones" Concert

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Description: Great music celebrating important events in life: Consecration of the House Overture by Beethoven, Drei Lieder by Brahms, and music from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, including the famous Wedding March. Admission is free; reception at intermission. For more information: www.olatheorchestra.org Submitted by: Emily Smith Olathe Community Orchestra

Sun, February 25th - 3:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 25th - 4:00pm
John Fullbright - Prairie Window Concert Series
John Fullbright - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: There is simply not enough praise that can be heaped on this singer-songwriter. NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying “it’s not every day a new artist…earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, February 25th - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 25th - 7:00pm
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music

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Description:

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to McCain Auditorium. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

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 Hayden Orthodontics.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, February 25th - 7:00pm

 
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Mon, February 26th - 7:30pm
Janis Siegel with piano
Janis Siegel with piano

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Description: Nine-time Grammy Award-winner and seventeen-time Grammy Award-nominee, vocalist Janis Siegel has over a dozen solo albums and has amassed a large international fan base to consistently high critical praise. With The Manhattan Transfer, Siegel sang lead on some of the group’s biggest hits. She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group’s acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese; seven charts for the group’s Grammy-winning album Brazil; and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of Birdland. Siegel has also been on a number of motion picture soundtracks, and in an age when buyers and sellers are quick to jam music and musicians into convenient little boxes, Siegel—either as a solo artist or in a group setting—has already built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes. Her most recent collaborations and projects are many and varied. Tickets are $19-$35. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Mon, February 26th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, February 27th - 7:00pm
BOOK TALK: THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US with Hanif Abudurraqib
BOOK TALK: THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US with Hanif Abudurraqib

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UPDATE: The venue for this event has changed from The Commons to Liberty Hall

Description: BOOK TALK: THEY CAN'T KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US with Hanif Abdurraqib Poet, TV Writer, Essayist, Music & Culture Critic

7:00pm Tuesday, February 27 | Liberty Hall

Supported by the Raven Bookstore, the Department of English, the Department of American Studies, the Department of African & African-American Studies, the Langston Hughes Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office of Diversity and Equity, and The Commons Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. With Big Lucks, Hanif released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in Summer 2017. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and previously worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. Hanif also wrote the 2016 live shows: MTV Video Music Awards and VH1's Unsilent Night. His first full-length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was one of 2016's best-selling poetry books and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. Hanif's debut collection of essays titled, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was published in November 2017 via Two Dollar Radio. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing.

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Submitted by: The Commons The Commons at KU, Spooner Hall

Tue, February 27th - 7:00pm

 
 
Tue, February 27th - 7:30pm
Janis Siegel with piano
Janis Siegel with piano

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Description: Nine-time Grammy Award-winner and seventeen-time Grammy Award-nominee, vocalist Janis Siegel has over a dozen solo albums and has amassed a large international fan base to consistently high critical praise. With The Manhattan Transfer, Siegel sang lead on some of the group’s biggest hits. She also gained a reputation as a vocal arranger by writing five of the charts for the group’s acclaimed masterwork, Vocalese; seven charts for the group’s Grammy-winning album Brazil; and won a Grammy herself in 1980 for her arrangement of Birdland. Siegel has also been on a number of motion picture soundtracks, and in an age when buyers and sellers are quick to jam music and musicians into convenient little boxes, Siegel—either as a solo artist or in a group setting—has already built a career on defying preconceptions and stereotypes. Her most recent collaborations and projects are many and varied. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, February 27th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, February 27th - 7:30pm
KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: 400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects
KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: 400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects

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Description: KU Natural History Museum & Bier Station, A KC Science on Tap Event: 400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects KC Science on Tap Tuesday, February 27, 7:30pm The Bier Station, 120 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114 Join us at Bier Station in Kansas City, MO, for a conversation with Professor Michael Engel, who will lead a wide-ranging discussion about everything from the Jurassic love songs of katydids to giant fleas to the Age of the Insects: 400 million years of insect evolution. Bring your curiosity and your questions! More information at biodiversity.ku.edu. Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Museum

Tue, February 27th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 28th - 6:30pm
KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum Event, Winter Table 2018: An Evening of Herpetology
KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum Event, Winter Table 2018: An Evening of Herpetology

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Description: KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum Event, Winter Table 2018: An Evening of Herpetology Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum The KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum cordially invite you to the 2018 Winter Table: An Evening of Herpetology. Join us for this celebration of more than 100 years of KU herpetology research programs and the careers of Linda Trueb and Bill Duellman. Explore our reptile and amphibian collections and enjoy appetizers and drinks. Dine in the Panorama Gallery with KU herpetology scientists and students conducting reptile and amphibian research across the globe. 6:30 pm: appetizers, drinks and science salon 7:00 pm: dinner and program $50 per person Reserve your space now at the 2018 Winter Table by ordering online tickets through our ticket purchase page on our website. Tickets are $50 per person. You may also call 785-864-4450 to purchase by phone or you may purchase tickets at the museum lobby during business hours. More event information at biodiversity.ku.edu/visit/events. Questions? Contact biodiversity@ku.edu or 785-864-4450. Submitted by: KU Biodiversity KU Natural History Museum

Wed, February 28th - 6:30pm

 
 
 
 
 

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