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"jolly Hydra"

November 21, 2019 - March 8, 2020

'queer abstraction' exhibition

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Leave preconceived notions of body, sex, gender and love behind.

Community, 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

Howard Rains and Tricia Spencer performing on a guitar and a fiddle.

January 29, 2020

Celebrate Kansas Day with Old-Time Music by Spencer & Rains

CoLab, Polsky Theatre

Arts & Performances, Campus Life, Community

Stylized poster of a tree.

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Ming Lee and the Magic Tree

Bodker Black Box Theatre

Fine hats do not make a fine head!

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

A brick relief mural of musicians.

February 17, 2020 - April 7, 2020

Recital Series - Spring 2020

Carlsen Center

Noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, Feb. 17-April 7, 2020 | Free Admission | Limited reserved parking is available for all Jazz Series performances.

Arts & Performances, Community

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