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December 2019

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Sun, December 1st - 7:30pm
Oak Ridge Boys: 2019 Christmas Tour
Oak Ridge Boys: 2019 Christmas Tour

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Description: Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have garnered ACM awards and a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as ever. The Oaks’ high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do, and they refine it several times a year, striving to keep it fresh well into the future. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Sun, December 1st - 7:30pm

 
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Wed, December 4th - 11:30am
Cybersecurity for the Small Kansas City Business
Cybersecurity for the Small Kansas City Business

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Description: Join RESULTS Technology for our final Small Business Event of the year and enjoy lunch on us! Our guest speaker will be FBI Special Agent George Schultzel from Kansas City's Cyber Crime Task Force. He will discuss what cyber crime looks like, how small businesses are targeted and what you can do to protect yourself. Submitted by: Darla Liebl RESULTS Technology, Inc.

Wed, December 4th - 11:30am

 
 
Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm
Holiday Cabaret with Donna Tucker and Friends
Holiday Cabaret with Donna Tucker and Friends

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Description: Deck the Halls with Jazz 'n Jolly. Jazz artist, Donna Tucker will be joined by Kansas City musicians including Rod Fleeman, Steve Rigazzi, Paul Smith, Alex Toepher, Bill Hetrick, Juliet Pierce, and Daniel McDill. $10 donation suggested. www.rollinghillskc.org Submitted by: Barbara Fay Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church

Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm
KC VITAs Festive Fundraising Gala 2019
KC VITAs Festive Fundraising Gala 2019

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Description: Support new music in style at KC VITAs' Festive Fundraising Gala! Enjoy live music by up-and-coming contemporary composers performed in an intimate space by members of KC VITAs. This annual event has become one of the most anticipated holiday parties in Kansas City with food, libations, a silent auction and a chance to mingle with composers and musicians of KC VITAs. Submitted by: Rebecca Ballinger Clark KC VITAs

Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm
Susan Kates discusses her book Red Dirt Women
Susan Kates discusses her book Red Dirt Women

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Description: Susan Kates will discuss her book Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains. Her book is a collection of lively profiles, interviews and sketches about contemporary Oklahoma women of all ages and backgrounds who surround us every day and who are as diverse as Oklahoma itself. This program will take place in the Library’s Meeting Room A and is free and open to the public. The author will have her books available for purchase. For more information, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169. Submitted by: Roger W. Elmore Bartlesville Public Library

Thu, December 5th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 6th - 7:30pm
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker

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Description: VidaDance Company and Kansas City Aerial Arts are delighted to present Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker. Set in Kansas City, this brand-new take on the traditional classic is a dance and aerial spectacle, bringing both new and beloved Nutcracker characters on a magical journey through the city. Follow Clara as she meets local favorites, such as Christopher Elbow Chocolate, The Roasterie Coffee, and the Cherry Mash Fairy, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of a jazz club at 18th and Vine and the Country Club Plaza. Combining the best of ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, and aerial, Cracked! is sure to bring a smile to your face and leave you in a festive mood. Submitted by: Lindsey Dinneen VidaDance Company & Kansas City Aerial Arts

Fri, December 6th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, December 6th - 8:00pm
Riders in the Sky with The Quebe Sisters
Riders in the Sky with The Quebe Sisters

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Description: Buy tickets now to see Riders in the Sky and the Quebe Sisters - LIVE at the historic Stiefel Theatre in Salina Dec. 6 @ 8pm. For more than 30 years, Riders in The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. With more than 15 years of touring to date, The Quebe Sisters have delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. Call the box office at 785-827-1998 or visit our web site at stiefeltheatre.org to buy tickets online. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Fri, December 6th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 7th - 12:00pm
Collections Up Close at the Museum
Collections Up Close at the Museum

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Description: Explore some of the Biodiversity Institute’s more than 9 million specimens rarely on display to the public. Each month, visitors are invited to take a closer look at some of our collections and enjoy fascinating insights from a graduate student researcher. Saturday, December 7 12:00pm – 1:30pm Submitted by: Liam Mays KU Natural History Museum

Sat, December 7th - 12:00pm

 
 
Sat, December 7th - 7:30pm
The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City and the Missouri Oratorio Society Holiday Concert
The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City and the Missouri Oratorio Society Holiday Concert

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Description: The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City will join with the Missouri Oratorio Society to present their annual Holiday concert featuring: C.P.E. Bach’s - Magnificat and other Holiday music. The orchestra is made up of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area. Submitted by: Jerry Leeper The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City

Sat, December 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, December 7th - 7:30pm
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker

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Description: VidaDance Company and Kansas City Aerial Arts are delighted to present Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker. Set in Kansas City, this brand-new take on the traditional classic is a dance and aerial spectacle, bringing both new and beloved Nutcracker characters on a magical journey through the city. Follow Clara as she meets local favorites, such as Christopher Elbow Chocolate, The Roasterie Coffee, and the Cherry Mash Fairy, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of a jazz club at 18th and Vine and the Country Club Plaza. Combining the best of ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, and aerial, Cracked! is sure to bring a smile to your face and leave you in a festive mood. Submitted by: Lindsey Dinneen VidaDance Company & Kansas City Aerial Arts

Sat, December 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, December 8th - 11:00am
McCain Home Tour
McCain Home Tour

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Description: MANHATTAN — Mark your calendar now for some holiday cheer as the Friends of McCain Auditorium have announced the McCain Holiday Home Tour for 2019. The popular biennial fundraiser for McCain Auditorium will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. This year's event will feature four area residences decorated for the holiday season. Selection and coordination of homes begins more than a year in advance to allow homeowners adequate time to plan and prepare for the event. Money raised will support McCain Auditorium's education and outreach activities. "McCain Auditorium's education programs, including free children's matinee performances, are supported by sponsorships, individual giving, grants and fundraising events such as the McCain Holiday Home Tour," said Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium. "The community also enjoys touring the homes and seeing a snapshot of the homeowners' holiday traditions while knowing they are benefiting arts-related educational programming at McCain Auditorium." Sponsorships are available for the home tour by contacting Holmberg at trholm@k-state.edu or 785-532-6425. The tour will feature the Kansas State University’s President’s Residence full of history including updates to the Eisenhower bedroom. Amanda and Eric Purdom’s home on Poyntz Ave is a beautiful example of a historic home expanded over the years featuring casual classic décor. Pat and Paula Caffey’s home on College Heights is well known for its traditional exterior Christmas decorations and now people will get to see the inside, including a 1950s style diner. Sunset Cottage is a stunning vacation rental near the campus restored and managed by Capstone3D. . The variety of homes and decorations are sure to inspire everyone who goes on the tour. Tickets will be $20 in advance or $25 at the door and will be available at several area business outlets starting in November. The McCain Holiday Home Tour Committee is chaired by Julie Keenan. For more information on the tour, please contact her at koenigkeenan@gmail.com or 210-875-7456. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Auditorium

Sun, December 8th - 11:00am

 
 
Sun, December 8th - 1:00pm
Discovery Day: Endangered Species
Discovery Day: Endangered Species

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Description: The Endangered Species Act was signed into law in December 1973. To honor this legacy, this Discovery Day is all about endangered organisms. Learn what has been done to protect these species and what we can do to help. We’ll have specimens on display, hands-on activities, and scavenger hunts for the whole family. Sunday, December 8 1:00pm – 3:00pm Submitted by: Liam Mays KU Natural History Museum

Sun, December 8th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 8th - 2:00pm
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker
Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker

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Description: VidaDance Company and Kansas City Aerial Arts are delighted to present Cracked! A Reimagined Kansas City Nutcracker. Set in Kansas City, this brand-new take on the traditional classic is a dance and aerial spectacle, bringing both new and beloved Nutcracker characters on a magical journey through the city. Follow Clara as she meets local favorites, such as Christopher Elbow Chocolate, The Roasterie Coffee, and the Cherry Mash Fairy, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of a jazz club at 18th and Vine and the Country Club Plaza. Combining the best of ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, and aerial, Cracked! is sure to bring a smile to your face and leave you in a festive mood. Submitted by: Lindsey Dinneen VidaDance Company & Kansas City Aerial Arts

Sun, December 8th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 8th - 4:00pm
The Talbott Brothers - Prairie Window Concert Series
The Talbott Brothers - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: Blood is thicker than water and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues and pop with honest storytelling. Nick and Tyler were born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, just a stone’s throw from the Colorado border. They began writing and performing together before relocating to their mother’s birthplace of Portland, Oregon. Tyler, the youngest (lead vocals, baritone guitar, harmonica) and Nick, the oldest (backing vocals, lead guitar) discovered their love of music after digging their dad’s old dreadnaught guitar out of the basement and teaching themselves to play along to Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and the Beatles on vinyl. Following the release of 2017’s GRAY, they found themselves in front of sold-out crowds in the US and sharing the stage with ZZ Ward, Johnnyswim and AJR. Ear to the Ground Music dubbed the record as one of the ‘Top 5 Albums of the Year’ stating it as, “equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful.” Through rigorous touring and over half a million streams on Spotify, they continue to build a strong and loyal fanbase wherever they go. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, December 8th - 4:00pm

 
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Tue, December 10th - 11:30am
Collections Up Close
Collections Up Close

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Description: In the Kansas Union for lunch? Stop by and explore some of the Biodiversity Institute’s more than 9 million specimens rarely on display to the public. Each month, KU students and community members are invited to examine one of our unique collections with fascinating insights from a graduate student researcher. Tuesday, December 10 11:30am – 1:00pm Submitted by: Liam Mays KU Natural History Museum

Tue, December 10th - 11:30am

 
 
Tue, December 10th - 7:30pm
Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas
Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas

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Description: Join Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and comedian Jane Lynch as she rings in the holidays with a heartfelt and fun performance of A Swingin’ Little Christmas! — featuring poignant and hilarious takes on classic holiday tunes as well as nostalgia-inspired originals penned by bandleader Tony Guerrero. Lynch, known for her iconic role on “Glee” and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in “Annie,” is joined by her comedic sidekick and actress Kate Flannery (“The Office”) as well as Tim Davis, “Glee’s” vocal arranger. The trio’s delightful threepart harmonies and onstage banter shine even brighter when backed by the incredible jazz band, the Tony Guerrero Quintet. A Swingin’ Little Christmas! has the sentimental feeling to put you in the holiday spirit, mixed with the zany fun that is Lynch’s M.O. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Tue, December 10th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Thu, December 12th - 7:00pm
Tenth Avenue North Decade the Halls Christmas Tour 2019 With Riley Clemmons, Land of Color
Tenth Avenue North Decade the Halls Christmas Tour 2019 With Riley Clemmons, Land of Color

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Description: Tenth Avenue North Decade the Halls Christmas Tour 2019 With Riley Clemmons, Land of Color Folly Theater 300 W. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 7:00pm Heralded as “a Christmas experience unlike any other,” the “Decade The Halls” Tour brings a whole new meaning to the timelessness of Christmas. Featuring both traditional Christmas favorites and original Christmas songs, each set stylistically in a different decade, Tenth Avenue North will highlight songs from their Christmas album, Decade The Halls, while they reminisce with audiences and honor the musical genres and styles of decades like the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, up to the present. $30 - $75 Submitted by: Lori Ginn Southside Entertainment

Thu, December 12th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, December 13th - 7:30pm
Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt

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Description: Thirty years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. A Marietta, Georgia native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His near three-decade career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. Most recently, Tritt released a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled “A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre,” which is now available through all major digital retailers. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Fri, December 13th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, December 14th - 8:00pm
Big Band Christmas
Big Band Christmas

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Description: Join KPR for Big Band Christmas, a swinging evening of jazz and big band favorites with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s eleventh annual celebration of holiday tunes is Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. This event sold out last year, so get your tickets purchased early. The dance floor will be open to balcony and floor seating. Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall box office or online at bit.ly/2ojlmOx. Submitted by: Bobbi Washechek Kansas Public Radio

Sat, December 14th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 15th - 2:00pm
Smokey Valley String Orchestra performance
Smokey Valley String Orchestra performance

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Description: The Smoky Valley String Orchestra will perform at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The concert continues a tradition of area musicians performing at the Gallery during the holiday season and a reception will follow the performance. The String Orchestra is made up of Smoky Valley High School students and is under the direction of Henry Littach. The Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for admission, however, seating is limited. For further information, please contact the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or fineart@sandzen.org. Submitted by: Ron Michael Birger Sandzėn Memorial Gallery

Sun, December 15th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, December 15th - 2:30pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert

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Description: The Northland Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the holidays with a variety of festive pieces and accompaniment from children’s choirs from the Park Hill and North Kansas City school districts. Admission is free. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, December 15th - 2:30pm

 
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Tue, December 17th - 7:30pm
The Piano Guys: Christmas Together
The Piano Guys: Christmas Together

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Description: Buy tickets now to see The Piano Guys: Christmas Together in December. Show will sell quickly, so don't wait! Tickets start at $69. Call the Stiefel Box Office at 785-827-1998 or follow the "buy tickets" link at StiefelTheatre.org. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Tue, December 17th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
Sat, December 21st - 7:00pm
Winter Solstice Concert with Calvin Arsenia
Winter Solstice Concert with Calvin Arsenia

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Description: Wrap up 2019 and move in to winter with a candlelit concert in the round with Calvin Arsenia. Submitted by: Eliza F. Darmon Van Go, Inc.

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