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September 16, 2019 - November 12, 2019

Recital Series

Recital Hall

The Ruel Joyce Series plays on Mondays and the Jazz Series is offered on Tuesdays through mid-November.

Arts & Performances

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11:00 AM, November 11, 2019

'Taps' on the Hill

Commons Plaza Hill

Join us as we honor all veterans with this poignant tribute.

Campus Life, Arts & Performances

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November 15, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Academic Theatre: 'Farragut North'

Polsky Theatre

Campus Life, Arts & Performances

Matthew Willie Garcia, "Reorienting Space and Time," and Bo Hubbard, "Lawn."

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 21, 2019

Third Thursday · Visiting Artists Presentation

Hudson Auditorium

Bo Hubbard and Matthew Willie Garcia will discuss their works in the Museum’s exhibition 'queer abstraction,' which opens the same day.

Arts & Performances, Community

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

8:00 PM, November 22, 2019

Carlsen Center Presents: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour

Yardley Hall

Known by TV audiences for their work on 'Whose Line is it Anyway?,' Colin & Brad improvise new material every night.

Arts & Performances

Ensemble Iberica

7:00 PM, December 8, 2019

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude: Ensemble Iberica

Polsky Theatre

A celebration of flamenco music performed by Kansas City musicians.

Arts & Performances

Promotional poster of Bandstand

7:30 PM, December 17, 2019

Carlsen Center Presents: Bandstand

Yardley Hall

After World War II, soldiers came home to a new America and made music that inspired the nation.

Arts & Performances

Promotional poster of Bomsori Kim

8:00 PM, January 18, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Bomsori Kim

Polsky Theatre

Internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists, violinist Bomsori Kim will perform in recital.

Arts & Performances

Promotional image of Eboni Fondren

7:00 PM, January 19, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude — Eboni Fondren

Polsky Theatre

Eboni is backed by piano, bass and drums, singing favorites from the American Songbook and familiar jazz standards.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe.

8:00 PM, February 7, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Anderson and Roe, piano duo

Polsky Theatre

Steinway artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Bobby McFerrin

7:00 PM, February 9, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5

Yardley Hall

Bobby McFerrin's calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Mrs. Krishnan blowing up a balloon.

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Mrs. Krishnan's Party

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave.

As the guest list grows, so does the chaos. Join us at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center for this interactive performance.

Arts & Performances

Theater poster for An American in Paris

February 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: An American in Paris

Yardley Hall

This Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical recreates the streets of mid-century Paris against the backdrop of the lush Gershwin score.

Arts & Performances

Photo of a performance of The Choir of Man

8:00 PM, February 21, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: The Choir of Man

Yardley Hall

In this concert show set in an Irish pub, nine multi-talented blokes sing everything from pub tunes to folk to Broadway to classic rock.

Arts & Performances

Promotional image of a string quartet playing with a jazz quartet.

7:00 PM, February 23, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude — Sax & Violins

Polsky Theatre

A traditional string quartet plus a jazz foursome will perform Ellington, Monk, the Beatles and more.

Arts & Performances

Promotional poster for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

6:30 PM, February 26, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

Yardley Hall

Presented by The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences.

Arts & Performances

Musician Jenny Scheinman and her trio.

8:00 PM, March 6, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

Polsky Theatre

A unique and touching glimpse of a bygone vision of America.

Arts & Performances

The band Danu.

8:00 PM, March 7, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Danú — St. Patrick's Celebration

Yardley Hall

Travel on a musical journey to Ireland!

Arts & Performances

A chemist mixes a solution in a laboratory.

7:00 PM, March 11, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Seeds

Polsky Theatre

Life-changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat.

Arts & Performances

Trumpet player Nate Nall

7:00 PM, March 15, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Winterlude: Nate Nall Quintet

Polsky Theatre

Trumpet player Nate Nall studied with saxophonist Bobby Watson. Now he heads his own impressive group.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of San Francisco Quartet

7:30 PM, March 19, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Quartet San Francisco

Polsky Theatre

QSF will explore 'Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond'

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Drum Tao performers

8:00 PM, March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Drum Tao 2020

Yardley Hall

Back by popular demand for two shows! Explosive, large-scale Japanese drumming, precise choreography, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of The Reminders

7:00 PM, April 2, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: The Reminders

Polsky Theatre

A remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Piff the Magic Dragon and his dog, Mr. Piffles

8:00 PM, April 3, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Piff the Magic Dragon

Yardley Hall

Call him unique. Call him an icon. Call him completely magical. Whatever you call him, Piff will leave you asking, “How are you going to top a guy in a dragon suit?” – New York Times

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

8:00 PM, April 24, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Yardley Hall

Manly feet go "en pointe" with ballet and modern dance standards. This all-male troupe will delight and amuse.

Arts & Performances

Promotional photo of Alonzo King LINES Ballet

8:00 PM, May 9, 2020

Carlsen Center Presents: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Yardley Hall

Choreographer Alonzo King's latest work is 'Figures of Speech.'

Arts & Performances