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Dec
2
Sat
Sister Joan Chittister
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sister Joan Chittister

December 2

Kenan Speaker Series presents Sister Joan Chittister, celebrated social and faith leader, and author of more than 50 books, at the First Presbyterian Church.

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 23. Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. She will draw from her current book, Radical Spirit: Twelve Ways To Live a Free and Authentic Life.

For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post. If you pre-registerd for this event in advance, you do not have to register again. Generous funding is provided by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. For more on Joan Chittister, go to www.joanchittister.org.

Tidings of Comfort & Jazz @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tidings of Comfort & Jazz @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater

December 2

The Buffalo Jazztet presents seasonal music with jazz flair in the Taylor Theater, 7:30 pm. Buy your tickets now!

Don’t miss the final concert in this year’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Series featuring The Buffalo Jazztet. The performance takes place in the intimate, club-like atmosphere of the Taylor Theater.

The Buffalo Jazztet, led by trumpeter Mark Filsinger, features Bobby Militello on alto saxophone, John Hasselback on trombone, pianist George Caldwell, bassist Jim Colemon, and John Bacon on drums. This marks the third concert appearance at the Taylor Theater for Filsinger, Militello and Bacon who performed to packed houses over the course of the 50th Anniversary Jazz Series.

“Tidings of Comfort & Jazz” will feature seasonal standards, classic Christmas carols and other holiday favorites. From the popular “Charlie Brown” compositions by Vince Guaraldi to Irving Berlin’s classic, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” to Bob Wells and Mel Torme’s romantic “A Christmas Song,” all of the music will showcase jazz arrangements created by the Jazztet.

Tickets are $20 general public; $15 members. Available at the Kenan Center Business Office, online at Ticketleap, or call 433-2617 to charge by phone.

Kathleen Rooney, Producer in collaboration with the Kenan Center.

Dec
4
Mon
Holiday Crafts Uncorked
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Crafts Uncorked

Reserve your seat for our special holiday “Crafts Uncorked” night, December 4, to create a decorative sign while sipping wine. Advance registration required. Professional art instructor Cassandra McFeely will guide you through the steps to paint a seasonal sign on wood. Enjoy wine courtesy of the Niagara Wine Trails–tastings included; wine by the glass must be purchased. Casual food provided. Age 21 and over. $30/person includes all craft materials. Advance registration required by calling 433-2617. The event takes place in the Taylor Theater from 7-9 PM. Visit our Classes page to download a registration form.

Dec
5
Tue
Defiant Monkey Improv Jam
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Defiant Monkey Improv Jam

Improv Jams are simply a gathering of people who love to play, like “play dates for grown-ups.” Every week we’ll practice something fun and different, from learning new improvisational games (like you see on Whose Line Is It, Anyway?) to playing circle warm-up games to exploring long-form scene work. Drop-in cost is $5 per session.

Dec
6
Wed
Defiant Monkey “Masters of Improv” Show @ Taylor Theater
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Defiant Monkey "Masters of Improv" Show @ Taylor Theater

Using suggestions and volunteers from the audience, we create on-the-spot theatre you’ve never seen before, and will never see again! Each show is unique; our live audience members are the only ones who will ever see that particular show. It’s like fireworks – you can tell someone how awesome they were, but the magic is in experiencing it for yourself! $10.

Dec
8
Fri
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapted from the bestselling Young Adult Book by Barbara Robinson.

Dec
9
Sat
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapted from the bestselling Young Adult Book by Barbara Robinson.

Dec
10
Sun
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapted from the bestselling Young Adult Book by Barbara Robinson.

Pajamas & Stories
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pajamas & Stories

Children are invited to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas and join us for some holiday fun in the Kenan Center House!

Join us for crafts, holiday games and special treats. Santa and Mrs. Claus stop by at 4:30 p.m. for a surprise Christmas story. $5 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. For tickets visit the Kenan Center Business Office, or call 433-2617.

Dec
15
Fri
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ Kenan Center Taylor Theater

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Adapted from the bestselling Young Adult Book by Barbara Robinson.

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