UPCOMING EVENTS

SAT

AUG
20

KELLEY HUNT ACOUSTIC QUARTET

Kelley Hunt’s career was built on fierce independence, incredible will, unassailable credibility and hard-won accomplishment. This Kansas City based musician muscled her way onto the scene on her own terms with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing originality.

She makes music with its righteous roots intact that also crosses boundaries, has an open-minded, exploratory attitude and takes on social and political issues. It’s all delivered with a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills.

“As human beings, we get so attached to the material world that we forget the most important things,” says Hunt. “The pivotal moments give us clarity. They help us understand that at the end of the day the only things we really have are our lives and our souls.”

Kelley is currently at work on multiple recording projects including her 7th studio album planned for 2022 release.

TUES

SEPT
6
13
20
27

BEGINNER SWING DANCE LESSONS

Join us for a series of four beginner swing dance lessons on Tuesday nights in September. NO PARTNER OR PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY 
 
The cost is $10 per lesson or buy a punch card with four lessons for $30 (pay at the door). Half of the proceeds go to the restoration of the Jayhawk Theatre!
 
This lesson series will build from week to week, so please plan to attend starting at the beginning of the month if you have no prior Lindy Hop experience.
(Experienced Lindy Hop dancers can join anytime during September and/or join us for the social dances after the lessons.)
 
What to wear/bring:
  • Comfortable clothes you can move easily in
  • “Slippery” shoes without much grip
  • Water bottle

FRI

SEPT
30

JOSEPH HALL "ROCK N' REMEMBER' SHOW

Joseph Hall has been thrilling international audiences and paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and was viewed by more than 90 million people, placing as a Top 10 Finalist with six national appearances. Sharon Osbourne’s comment: “I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!”

Joseph Hall has performed all over the world, from Las Vegas to Wales, and has won many awards throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis” Award. Joseph has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, completed six seasons in Branson, MO and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today.

“My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute to him with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.” –Joseph Hall

Join us for an evening to remember!

 

SAT

OCT
15

GHOST INVESTIGATION WITH DUSTIN PARI

Join Dustin Pari, renowned Ghost Hunter, on October 15 for a lecture & ghost investigation in the historic (and haunted) Jayhawk Theatre!

Pari may be best known as a paranormal researcher and lecturer due to his numerous television appearances on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and Destination Truth. His unparalleled work ethic along with his dedication to educate, entertain, and inspire has solidified him as a highly respected source in the paranormal field. Dustin can be found making national guest appearances at paranormal events throughout the year, and sharing his wisdom at top-notch colleges, libraries, and on his YouTube Channel.

Ticket includes Lecture and Meet & Greet ONLY.

Ghost Investigation purchased as an add-on option with your ticket. 

SAT

OCT
29

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - INTERACTIVE FILM SCREENING

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Rated R

Mark your calendars for the 6th annual showing of this cult phenomenon film. Now offering two showtimes at 7:00 PM & 11:59 PM (midnight)!

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Tickets on sale September 1, 2022!

SAT

NOV
12

Runtime – 1hr 37min
Genre – Adventure / Romance / Drama
Language – English
Closed Captions – English
Release Date – February 3, 2022
Rating – Not Yet Rated
Picture Format – Color
Aspect Ratio – 2.37:1
Resolution – 5K, 24fps
Sound – 5.1 Surround
Production Company – Mammoth
Country – USA

LOTAWANA FILM SCREENING + Q&A WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER TREVOR HAWKINS

A monotonous life has pushed the unfulfilled Forrest (Todd Blubaugh) to a voyage of self-discovery. Living aboard his sailboat, Forrest catches wind of the rebellious and free-spirited Everly (Nicola Collie), and their idealistic dreams align for a thrilling and thought-provoking, romantic adventure. Can they survive and rewrite their own rules of modern existence, or will they discover that society operates the way it does for a reason?

Ryan Pinkston’s original soundtrack helps Hawkins deliver an emotional and reflective journey with stunningly gorgeous cinematography.

Enjoy a special Q&A session following the film with EMMY Award-winning filmmaker, Trevor Hawkins of MAMMOTH.

Hear behind-the-scenes stories and insights from Hawkins, who created his debut feature-film, Lotawana, in his own backyard of Lake Lotawana, Missouri. Hawkins’ robust adventures include: writing, directing, shooting, editing, financing (with a loan against his house), and literally almost dying in an underwater cave.

Produced with his wife, Cori Jo Hawkins, and filmmaking partner, Nathan Kincaid, Hawkins and his skeleton-crew of ten renegades completed all their own stunts, shot on the water in every season (with children in tow), and overcame massive obstacles including losing multiple lead actresses mid-production. The changes were meant to be, as lead actor, Todd Blubaugh fell in love with leading lady, Nicola Collie both on and off-screen, and they later married in real life.

Hear first-hand accounts and more during our interactive Q&A session following Lotawana.

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