Culture After Dark

Music, Museum, Food & Fun!

culture after dark image logoDiscover Something New at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center’s Culture After Dark series where music, Creative Commons exhibits, and mingling are free; food, drinks, and special programs will be available for a small fee.  On the second Thursday of every month Culture After Dark presents you and your friends with the opportunity to explore the JCAHC Creative Commons with free live music and Art Exhibitions so that you can find a new local artist to obsess over!  You can also visit the Johnson County Museum, including Kidscape and special exhibits (Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 1-17 $4, under 1 Free), join a special program from our rotating selection of beginner performing arts and dance classes ($5-10/participant), History on Tap events (it’s like going to a history class, but with beer! $8/participant), drop into Adult Open Art Studio where we provide you with paint, canvases, paper, clay, and anything else you need to create all the art you heart desires in our relaxing, safe, and encouraging studio environment ($10/participant), and more.  New programming will be announced each month, so mark your calendars for the second Thursday of every month, grab your friends, and come over to the Arts & Heritage Center for a night of discovery, laughing, and learning.

What’s Happening THIS Month?!

Need something to knock you out of the February slump?  Come over to the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center on Thursday, February 13th from 5:30-8:30pm for our second installment of Culture After Dark where music and socialization are free and food, beverages and special programs are available for a small fee. 

Musician playing guitar and singing in mood lightingStarting at 5:30pm come enjoy a glass of wine or beer and dinner from a local food truck while exploring the Creative Commons and the Johnson County Government Employees Art Exhibit benefiting the ArtsKC campaign.  From 6-8pm in the Creative Commons local folk musician and singer/songwriter Jen Appell will perform her original works that explores the relationships between the Earth and humans.

The JCAHC staff has been hard at work creating all sorts of cultural and creative learning opportunities for Culture After Dark and we have quite the eclectic mix of classes lined up for February 13th.

Want to create that last minute Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, best friend, or just make something fun for yourself?  Then Adult Open Art Studio is the creative outlet for you!  From 6:30-8:30pm in our Art Studio we provide you with all of the paint, canvases, paper, clay, and anything else you need to create all the art you heart desires in our relaxing, safe, and encouraging studio environment ($10/participant). 

Have you spent too much of the winter on the couch and feel the need to get moving again (or start prepaMulti-Colored Face Forward Cowring for the dance portion of Theatre in the Park auditions!)?  Join our Adult Musical Theatre Dance class from 7:30-8:30pm in our gorgeous Dance Studio where choreographer Emily Ponder will teach a unique dance routine to a favorite musical theatre song ($5/participant).

 At 6pm The Johnson County Museum will host History on Tap: Diasporas of African Latinos ($8/participant).  This Black History Month themed lecture features Latina poet Xánath Caraza who will discuss the often-overlooked history of African Latinos and read related poetry; drinks and snacks are included in the lecture price.  The Johnson County Museum will stay open for the entire Culture After Dark evening, including Kidscape and the Savages and Princesses exhibit (Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children $4).  Grab your friends and join us After Dark on February 13th from 5:30-8:30pm for an evening of socializing, discovery, laughter, and learning.



Heifer, Mary Beverly, 2019