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Ornament with the words JCCC gives surrounded by snowflakes.

November 2, 2021 - December 17, 2021

JCCC Gives 2021

Online or Center for Student Involvement, COM 309

Make this holiday season bright for students, faculty and staff in need.

Community, Campus Life

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, November 29, 2021

English Conversation Hour, Nov. 29

CoLab, OCB 100

Practice your English and have some fun!

Community, Campus Life

Student Basic Needs Center

November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday

Online, COM 319

On Giving Tuesday, help stock the shelves of the Student Basic Needs Center

Campus Life, Community

Promotional photos of Bridget Kibbey and the Dover Quartet.

8:00 PM, December 3, 2021

Midwest Trust Center Series: Bridget Kibbey and the Dover Quartet

Yardley Hall

On this tour, Bridget Kibbey and the Dover Quartet feature some of the best-beloved works of J.S. Bach

Arts & Performances

A puppet boy builds a puppet snowman.

11:00 AM, December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Arts Education: Mesner Puppet Theater | 'The Snowy Day'

Polsky Theatre

Celebrate the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall!

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Mariachis Los Camperos.

8:00 PM, December 4, 2021

Midwest Trust Center Series: Mariachis Los Camperos | Fiesta Navidad

Yardley Hall

Celebrate the holidays with an explosion of music and color!

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Ana Gasteyer.

7:00 PM, December 5, 2021

Midwest Trust Center Series: Ana Gasteyer | 'Sugar & Booze Holiday Tour'

Yardley Hall

Nothing says the holidays like a good old-fashioned party with sugar and booze!

Arts & Performances

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, December 6, 2021

English Conversation Hour, Dec. 6

CoLab, OCB 100

Practice your English and have some fun!

Campus Life, Community

Promotional photo of Dan and Claudia Zanes.

11:00 AM, December 11, 2021

MTC Kids Jam Series: Dan and Claudia Zanes | 'The Holiday Sing-Along'

Yardley Hall

This Holiday Sing-Along with Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and his musical wife, Claudia Zanes, is a multicultural wintertime celebration for all ages.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Chaeyoung Park.

7:30 PM, December 16, 2021

Midwest Trust Center Series: Chaeyoung Park, Piano

Polsky Theatre

Chaeyoung Park performs around the world but calls Lawrence, Kansas, her second home.

Arts & Performances

A young girl sleeps on the floor next to a Nutcracker doll.

December 18, 2021 - December 19, 2021

American Youth Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker'

Yardley Hall

Return to the magical Kingdom of the Sweets with Clara and her cavalier, The Nutcracker.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of the Opus 76 Quartet next to an image of Beethoven.

2:00 PM, January 9, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet | Beethoven Op. 131 & Film Screening of 'Immortal Beloved'

Polsky Theatre

Enjoy one of Beethoven's late quartets and a biographical movie about the composer.

Arts & Performances

A smiling Dino O'Dell looks down at a young boy who is using a telescope. Dino is wearing a blue jacket covered in NASA patches.

11:00 AM, January 22, 2022

MTC Kids Jam Series: Dino O'Dell | Dinosaur O’Dell’s Build a Better World!

Polsky Theatre

Join Dino O’Dell for an adventure around the world!

Community, Arts & Performances

Composite photo of 3 musicians with the word Eclipse.

7:00 PM, January 23, 2022

Winterlude: Eclipse Trio featuring Poet Glenn North

Polsky Theatre

Mixing elements of jazz, funk, rhythm and blues and gospel, Eclipse takes listeners on a contemporary R&B auditory journey unlike any other.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of the Choir of Man.

7:30 PM, January 23, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Choir of Man

Yardley Hall

Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by 10, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun of this show!

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Trinity Irish Dance Company.

8:00 PM, January 28, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Trinity Irish Dance Company

Yardley Hall

Trinity Irish Dance elevates the traditional Irish-American dance legacy by delivering a fresh and engaging performance.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of The Texas Tenors.

8:00 PM, January 29, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: The Texas Tenors

Yardley Hall

A mix of timeless classics and foot-stomping, hand-clapping country favorites.

Arts & Performances

Composite promotional photos of  Villalobos Brothers and Las Cafeteras.

7:00 PM, January 30, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Villalobos Brothers and Las Cafeteras

Polsky Theatre

Both groups use music as a vehicle to build cultural bridges and create a world where many worlds fit.

Arts & Performances

Monica Hogan holding a copy of the book "Parable of the Sower"

12:00 PM, February 2, 2022

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: ‘Parable of the Sower’

Online

Venture into an apocalyptic world set in 2024 and the chaos that results in this science fiction novel by Octavia E. Butler. Presented by Monica Hogan.

Conferences & Lectures, Campus Life, Virtual

Promotional photo of  Bridge & Wolak.

8:00 PM, February 4, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Bridge & Wolak

Polsky Theatre

Performing uniquely reimagined classical, world and jazz fusions with deft virtuosity and endless wit, this fun-loving duo are globe-trotting musicians and educators.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of  'The Greatest Love of All' A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

7:00 PM, February 6, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'The Greatest Love of All' A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

Yardley Hall

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of  'South Pacific'

February 19, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'South Pacific'

Yardley Hall

Book a ticket for one of two performances of "South Pacific" — 3 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of  Opus 76 Quartet.

2:00 PM, February 20, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet - 'Mozart & Dvořák'

Polsky Theatre

MTC’s artists-in-residence present two heartwarming classics: Mozart’s “The Hunt” and Dvořák's “American.”

Arts & Performances

A wreath with red, white and blue ribbon at the national Korean War Monument.

3:00 PM, February 26, 2022

Honoring Korean War Veterans - Helping JCCC Student Veterans Benefit Concert

Polsky Theatre

Enjoy a free classical music concert to show gratitude to Korean War Veterans and to collect donations for student veteran scholarships.

Arts & Performances

Photo of Clint Ashlock and Charles Williams.

7:00 PM, February 27, 2022

Winterlude: Clint Ashlock and Charles Williams

Polsky Theatre

Clint Ashlock and Charles Williams delve into the songbooks of some of jazz’s great trumpet players, including Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan.

Arts & Performances

Jim McWard holding a copy of the book "Journal of the Plague Year"

12:00 PM, March 2, 2022

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: ‘Journal of the Plague Year’

Online

Travel back in time to 1665 and find one man’s account of what became known as the Great Plague of London. Presented by Jim McWard.

Conferences & Lectures, Campus Life, Virtual

A girl looks at a giant quetzal puppet.

March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: StoneLion Puppet Theatre | 'The Lost Treasure'

Yardley Hall

Follow giant puppets, Nathan Ready and a Quetzal bird as they spelunk into a mysterious cave in search of ancient Aztec treasure. StoneLion Puppet Theatre will present an evening show at 7 p.m. March 2 and two Arts Education shows, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Thursday, March 3.

Arts & Performances

Words Bessie, Billie & Nina over photos of the 3 singers.

7:00 PM, March 6, 2022

Winterlude – 'Bessie, Billie and Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz'

Polsky Theatre

Three dynamic vocalists and an all-female jazz band pay homage to the musical and social legacies of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of  San Francisco Quartet

7:00 PM, March 13, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Quartet San Francisco | 'Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond'

Polsky Theatre

Quartet San Francisco introduces audiences to a fresh and vibrant body of string quartet literature through its mission to make the world a better place using music.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Drum TAO.

8:00 PM, March 18, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Drum TAO 2022

Yardley Hall

Back by popular demand!

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of  Opus 76 Quartet.

2:00 PM, March 20, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet | 'Haydn & Brahms' with Julie Coucheron

Polsky Theatre

The Midwest Trust Center’s artists-in-residence are joined by Norwegian pianist Julie Coucheron for another acclaimed rendition of Brahms’ tempestuous F minor Piano Quintet.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of 123 Andres.

11:00 AM, March 26, 2022

MTC Kids Jam Series: 123 Andrés | 'Actívate'

Polsky Theatre

123 Andrés packs their show with positive vibes and energetic songs that get the whole family dancing and learning in Spanish and English.

Arts & Performances, Community

Promotional photo of Mnozil Brass.

7:00 PM, March 27, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Mnozil Brass

Yardley Hall

One of the world’s premier brass ensembles where elements of slapstick exist next to the sounds of virtuosic brass.

Arts & Performances

Members of Pilobolus contort to form the numbers 5 and 0..

8:00 PM, April 2, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Pilobolus 'Big Five-Oh!'

Yardley Hall

The show will feature highlights from the first 50 years of Pilobolus.

Arts & Performances

Larry Reynolds holding a copy of the book "Journal of the Plague Year"

12:00 PM, April 6, 2022

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Zoom and CoLab

Fall down the rabbit hole and into a world of fantasy and adventure. Presented by Larry Reynolds.

Campus Life, Conferences & Lectures, Virtual

Four singers and a sign that says Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock 'N' Roll

8:00 PM, April 8, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock 'N' Roll

Yardley Hall

Covering five decades of music that changed the world forever.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

7:30 PM, April 14, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Yardley Hall

This all-male troupe will delight and amuse with its faithful renditions of “Swan Lake,” “Paquita” and “Les Sylphides.”

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of the Opus 76 Quartet.

7:00 PM, April 27, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'Eat, Drink, Play!' with Opus 76 Quartet

Online

Music and food go together for an enjoyable date night in!

Arts & Performances

A red, yellow, blue and green circle over a black and white photo of students presenting posters.

April 28, 2022

JCCC STEM Poster Symposium

Capitol Federal Conference Center, RC 101

Formerly known as the JCCC Science and Math Poster Symposium, this event showcases the latest in STEM research by JCCC Cavaliers.

Campus Life, Conferences & Lectures

Promotional photo of Scotty McCreery in front of a truck..

8:00 PM, April 30, 2022

Cohen Community Series Presents Scotty McCreery

Yardley Hall

The Cohen Community Series presents multi-Platinum country music star Scotty McCreery in concert with hits from throughout his 10-year career, including songs from his new album, “Same Truck..”

Arts & Performances, Community

Promotional photo of Runge&Ammon.

7:00 PM, May 6, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Revolutionary Icons with Runge&Ammon

Yardley Hall

This genre-defying concert juxtaposes Beethoven with more contemporary revolutionary icons such as Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and more!

Arts & Performances

Puppeteers interact with puppets.

11:00 AM, May 14, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Mesner Puppet Theater | In the Workshop

Polsky Theatre

Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by 10, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun of this show!

Arts & Performances

Composite photo of Madeleine Peyroux and Judy Collins.

7:00 PM, May 22, 2022

Midwest Trust Center Series: Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux

Yardley Hall

Folk and jazz icons share the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Arts & Performances