Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Wit & Wisdom Series:

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Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard
Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast

Sat., Sept. 16, 2017 at 8 p.m

Famous for her hilarious insights and outspoken views, Sandra Bernhard takes us on a cross-country journey to find the soul of America through the back roads and byways on a gas station map. In a brand new show that fuses comedy, rock ‘n roll, political satire, pop culture commentary and cabaret, Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast is a wild ride to all the places you forgot, but long to remember. Featuring a live performance by her band the Sandyland Squad.

An Evening with Jeffrey Toobin

An Evening with Jeffrey Toobin

Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 at 8 p.m.

A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is an unbiased, deeply analytic (and often very funny) expert on American law, politics and media. Toobin gives us an unparalleled view into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and its influence, as well as insight into how our recent elections will shape the court and, in turn, the nation. Don’t miss Toobin as he deftly deconstructs some of the most provocative and important events of our time.

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor:
Just Passing Through

Sat., March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Spend a rousing evening with the leading connoisseur of life’s cherished moments, as Garrison Keillor returns with his wonderfully wry anecdotes about growing up in the Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” The host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion for over 30 years, Keillor is back with his gentle humor and disarming wisdom to share his passion for everything from love, religion and politics, to the great journey of life.