The Friends of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum are hosting the 4th Annual Tis’ the Season Gala at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum, Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. that evening.
The event will feature an eclectic mixture of music and dance. The evening will feature the world renowned McFadden Brothers, who will dance in their legendary style. Guests will also have an opportunity to have comedy relief from local comedienne, Ann Parker and hear the melodious sounds of vocalist, Sheila Alexander. Heavy hors d’ouevres and cocktails will be served. Holiday attire is requested.
The event will also include a special grand opening of the original exhibition, Charlie Parker: The Man, the Music, & Kansas City. This unique exhibition features rare photographs and artifacts from the life of Charlie Parker. In addition the exhibit includes Charlie Parker puppets and marionettes from the Paul Mesner Puppet Collection.
This year’s co-chairs are Mr. Ollie Gates and Senator Yvonne S. Wilson, (ret.) and tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds from this affair will benefit the Cultural Center’s museum exhibitions and educational programming.
For more information, contact Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum at 816-513-0700.