The calendar of December Pitch events is here



Photo by Don Ipock

There is plenty to do in December. From live theater to holiday lights, this is the season to make your winter plans.

December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 21-24, 26:

KC Rep’s A Christmas Carol, Spencer Theater (UMKC)

The 41st Annual A Christmas Carol at the Kansas City Repertory Theater at UMKC’s Spencer Theater has been running since November 19, but the KC classic will of course run through December. This year’s production is directed by Jason Chanos and features the return of Gary Neal Johnson as Scrooge Johnson will be joined by actors Chioma Anyanwu, Lauren Braton, Walter Coppage, Eileen Dixon, Peggy Friesen, Khalif L. Gillett, Riley Lucas, Caleigh Michnowicz, Meredith Noel, Michael Oaks, John Rensenhouse, Mark Robbins and Bri Woods. Tickets start at $ 39 and are available for purchase here.

December 2-5, 9-12:

Amahl and the Night Visitors, Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building

December 3-27:

Holiday Reflections Village, Union Station

From December 3 to 19:

KC Musical Theater Presents: A Christmas Story, Aztec Shawnee Theater

From December 3 to 24:

Kansas City Ballet presents: The Nutcracker, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

3-5, 9-12, 17-19 Dec. :

Elf the Musical, Laurent Theater

December 13-19:

Field Craft cocktail week

December 3

Patton Oswalt, Uptown Theater
Travis Tritt, Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion
Rift! A reinvented Kansas City nutcracker, City theater
Meriwether Psychic Fun and Festivities, Meriwether’s Coffee Leavenworth, KS
B00GAL00 by Chris Hazelton, The boat
Nocturnal, The Black Box Theater
Jazz tale, Gem Theater
A good Christmas with the family, Rubis Theater
Bridget Kibbey, Harp, with the Dover Quartet, Midwest Trust Center
The soul of Santa Claus, 18th and Vine
HeelsandMotivation, Main Street Theater

December 4

Tech N9ne with Rittz, Arvest Bank Theater in Midland
Mini KC Mystic Reader Pop Up, Boutique Colie Studio
Mesner Puppet Theater: “The Snow Day” Midwest Trust Center
Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos, Midwest Trust Center
A good Christmas with the family, Rubis Theater
The macabre hand, The boat
Synchronicity & Killer Queen, Aztec Shawnee Theater
Carrot top, Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion

December 5

James taylor, T-Mobile Center
Ana Gasteyer’s “The Sugar and Alcohol Holiday Tour”, Midwestern Trust Center
Rift! A reinvented Kansas City nutcracker, Union Station
Nocturnal, The Black Box Theater
The soul of Santa Claus, 18th and Vine
beabadoobe, The Truman
Merry Axemas (Craft fair on the theme of horror), The cable building

December 6

David Sédaris, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Atreyu, The Truman
Canadian Brass Holiday Concert, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady
Nocturnal, The Black Box Theater

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Courtesy of Hallelujah Holidays

December 7

The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra presents: Hallelujah Holidays, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A holiday-themed celebration of 1960s soul jazz will bring infusions of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver to Helzberg Hall. “After Charlie Parker’s brilliant bebop culture, a number of new stylistic directions emerged in the 1960s jazz landscape, and among these, nothing is more groove than soul jazz: a combination of swing , bebop and rhythm, blues and soul music that had taken the pop charts by storm, ”reads the description of the event. Tickets range from $ 33.50 to $ 68.50 at the Kauffman Center box office site. The festivities start at 7 p.m.

Jackie Myers, The theater of madness
Honky Tonk Tuesday: Rex Hobart & The Honky Tonk Standards, The boat

December 8

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Cinema center for stray cats
Trivia blitz, Taproom Flying Horse
EMS Party with Bob Bucko Jr. / Kelley Gant / VDO, The boat

December 9

A Renaissance Christmas with KC Chorale & Stile Antico, Madness theater
Open comedy mic, The KC Comedy Club
Graham: This tyrant is free, The boat
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady
Thursday Karaoke, Knuckleheads Saloon

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Courtesy of Tyreek Hill

December 10

Tyreek Hill Family Foundation’s First Annual Gala, Neptune Ballroom at Loews KC Hotel

Cheetah looks to bring his speed and on-the-court efficiency to the fundraising world as he and his family host their first gala, featuring a VIP cocktail party, live and silent auctions, fundraising games and events. , dinner, drinks and shows. December 10. The evening will bring together several Kansas City Chiefs players as well as emcees Codie Allen and Zeke Montana (from 106.5 The Wolf), and the proceeds will be raised to allow children to access mental health education programs and support for well-being in the community. Individual tickets cost $ 200 per person, while a table seating up to ten will cost $ 2,000. The event also offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for organizations looking to contribute en masse.

JD McPherson, Knuckleheads Saloon
Anderson East with Savannah Conley, Madrid Theater
Recliners, Aztec Shawnee Theater
The era of the driver, The Truman
Sweet plum shopping event, GOEX Clothing
Cinq Sens Christmas Open House, John Wornall House Museum
Holiday Inn, Missouri Theater
Soul Jazz with KC Green, The boat
The soul of Santa Claus, 18th and Vine

December 11

Tanya Tucker with Erin Enderlin, Knuckleheads Lounge
Taylor Tomlinson, Chic neighborhood theater
KC Retro Gaming Swap and Collectibles Exhibition, Masonic lodge Ivanhoé n ° 446
Ridin ‘The Storm Out Rockin Merry Christmas Show, Aztec Shawnee Theater
Knuckleheads Saturday Jam, Knuckleheads Saloon
The soul of Santa Claus, 18th and Vine

December 12

Great race of Santa Claus 5 km, Johnson County Community College

December 13

Chris Isaak, Uptown Theater
Navidad-Natal with Vanessa Severo and Victoria Botero, Black box theater
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady

December 14th

Honky Tonk Tuesday: The naughty pines, The boat

December 15

Maggie Rose with Them Vibes, Dylan Hartigan, Knuckleheads Lounge
Lindsey Buckingham with Sammy Brue, Chic neighborhood theater
Trivia blitz, Taproom Flying Horse

December 16

Old Crow Medicine Show and Molly Tuttle, Chic neighborhood theater
Samantha fish, The Truman
Open comedy mic, The KC Comedy Club
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady
Sunflower Online Writer’s Workshop

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Courtesy of Radkey

December 17th

Radkey’s Nightmare Before Christmas, record bar

Radkey, consisting of three St. Joseph brothers, is essentially a contemporary take on the Misfits, with much better studio recording quality and (hopefully) more relevant lyrical content. 2021 was especially huge for the black punk-rock trio, as they found themselves chosen by Dave Grohl for tour with the Foo Fighters last summer. They also performed with Local H and sold several shows that they themselves had headlining. The group will begin their two-night victory lap in their beloved KC with all six hot hands on the deck at record bar, December 17, with guests Drop A Large and Multicolored death join them as part of The Bridge’s 20th anniversary concert series. The second night, December 18, will see the return of Drop A Grand and add Godzillionaire as an accompanying act. As is tradition with Radkey – nerds powerful to the core – this concert will be titled “Uncanny X-Mas,” an ode to the classic X-Men series of the same name.

Eileen Ivers: A Merry Christmas, Theater of madness
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, The boat
Glamor Profession KC, Aztec Shawnee Theater
Let It Show — Opening Reception, Art Gallery
KC Zoo Blood Drive, Kansas City Zoo

December 18

Radkey’s Two Annual Weird Christmas Nights, record bar
The Floozies, Chic neighborhood theater
Make films, The Truman
Jokers impracticable live, T-Mobile Center
Ballet The Nutcracker presented by: Heart of America Youth Ballet, Raytown High School
Release party of the EP Katy Guillen & The Drive, The boat
Family Christmas party, Alexander Majors House Museum
The Polar Express: Pajama party, Ruby Theater
SantaCon KC 2021, Waldo bars
The Ronni Ward Band, Aztec Shawnee Theater
Knuckleheads Saturday Jam, Knuckleheads Saloon

December 19

A Christmas Carol, KC Rep Spencer Theater
LeAnn Rimes, Chic neighborhood theater
The Mengel brothers, Chaz in the square
A Christmas Drag Queen, Madness theater

December 20

Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the green lady
Open Studio Evening, Image art gallery

December 21

Honky Tonk Tuesday: One Night Stand by Lorna Kay, The boat
A Magic Circus Christmas, Kansas City Music Hall

22 december

Trivia Blitz, Flying Horse games room

23 december

Open comedy mic, The KC Comedy Club
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady
The rockers of the house, Knuckleheads Saloon

December 25th

Knuckleheads Saturday Jam, Knuckleheads Saloon

December 26

Free Sunday Jam, Knuckleheads Saloon

December 27

Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady

December 28

Steve Cardenas, record bar
Honky Tonk Tuesday: Slim Hanson and the bad choices, The boat

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Courtesy of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

December 29

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, T-Mobile Center

They have sold over 10 million albums, are one of the best-selling groups of the new millennium, and have performed two Christmas-themed tours since the overdose death of their founder, Paul O’Neill, in 2017. Kicked out of the live broadcast just last year, the arena-rock test tube baby concept group will revert to their old ways with a stop in Kansas City on Dec. 29 at T-Mobile. Center. The performance will be particularly special in that it marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s flagship album, Christmas Eve and other stories. The group will perform both a morning show at 3 p.m. and a headliner show at 8 p.m. Tickets for back-to-back appearances are still available starting at $ 46 and going up to around $ 100 depending on seat selection.

Trivia blitz, Taproom Flying Horse

December 30

Open comedy mic, The KC Comedy Club
Jeff Shirley organ trio, Salon of the Green Lady
The rockers of the house, Knuckleheads Saloon

December 31st

NYE Live!, Power & Light District



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