Come on out to Hamburger Mary’s, 3700 Broadway Rd, Suite 110, Kansas City, Mo., from 6 p.m. to midnight for the official Kansas City LGBT Election Night Watch Party. We will be watching the midterm results from across the country roll in all night on Mary’s many TVs, with drink specials all night long.
GLSEN workshop on supporting gender non-conforming students
GLSEN of Greater Kansas City is hosting a professional development workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to equip educators with the knowledge and skills they need to be allies for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Elementary and secondary tracks are offered.
Participants will learn to evaluate environments for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, intervene when they witness anti-LGBTQ+ bullying, harassment, and marginalization, and advocate for LGBTQ+ youth to ensure their schools are a safe place.
This workshop will include real-life scenarios, and the training will help participants respond to them. In the elementary track, these scenarios include transgender and gender non-conforming elementary youth, along with children from LGBT families. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The workshop will be at Emporia State University – Metro Campus, 8400 W 110th Street, Suite 150, in Overland Park, Kan. Contact Andy Schuerman at 816-309-2591 or by email at [email protected]
A highlight of the Community Luncheon, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be keynote remarks by Bruce Richman, executive director of the Prevention Access Campaign.
He has fought relentlessly to share the groundbreaking, stigma-shattering evidence that people living with HIV whose viral loads are reduced to an undetectable level cannot transmit HIV. He is also the founder of the campaign, U = U, which stands for Undetectable Equals Untransmittable. Launched in July 2016 and led by those living with HIV, this simple, game-changing campaign has quickly grown into a global movement.
The luncheon will be at Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo. Tickets: http://asfkc.org/
Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Join us for Purple Reign: Party Like It’s 1499. Performances will be on the Missie B’s Stage, 805 W. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets: www.latenighttheatre.com. Follow Late Night Theatre on Facebook.
Get Sleigh’d with holiday merriment from HMC! We’ll don our bells to present a holiday extravaganza worthy of ringing in the New Year. We’ll be dashing through the snow with your favorite classic carols and some big choral masterpieces. And, if you’re not too naughty, we’ll throw in a few nostalgic holiday favorites. So, take your sleigh ride right into the renovated Folly Theater for a ring-ting-tingling good time! Tickets: www.hmckc.org
Dec. 1 (8 p.m.) and Dec. 2 (4 p.m.) at Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 9 (4 p.m.) at Yardley Hall at Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kan.
In Oy Vey in a Manger, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger – yes, that manger – before it’s foreclosed upon. Crises arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues – all in glorious four-part harmony.
The 7:30 p.m. concert features The Kinsey Sicks’ reinterpretations of holiday classics, such as “God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians,” “Satan Baby,” and “I’m Dreaming of a Vanna White Christmas,” plus hilarious Jewish satiric fare, including “Don’t Be Happy, Worry,” the Chanukah spa classic “I Had a Little Facial” and, of course, the new Christmas cuisine standard, “Soylent Night.”
The performance will be at the White Theatre, 5801 W 115th St., Overland Park, Kan. Tickets: TheWhiteTheatre.org