Best of Lawrence 2018

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The Mighty Pen

Lawrence Public Library

12:00am – 11:00pm

Lawrence, KS Children

Eye Opener: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church

7:00am

Lawrence, KS Support groups

Freedom: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church

12:00pm

Lawrence, KS Support groups

Teen Zone Homeschool Hours

Lawrence Public Library

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lawrence, KS Teens

Mindfulness Meditation for Peace-Be the Change

Lavender House

2:00pm

>Lawrence, KS Community

Alzheimers Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Westside Presbyterian Church

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Lawrence, KS Health

Rural Grit Happy Hour

The Brick

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Kansas City, MO Music

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Tennessee Williams' classic 'The Glass Menagerie' opening at Theatre Lawrence

In a career that has spanned 50 years, Piet Knetsch has never directed the same play twice. Or, rather, he hadn’t directed the same play twice until he approached Theatre Lawrence about "The Glass Menagerie."

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A look behind the scenes of Kansas' 2018 Final Four appearance

Beyond being the greatest stage in college basketball, the Final Four is also an incredible melting pot for fun, humanizing and quirky moments among players coaches and fans. It's also the ultimate landing spot for little stories that have built there way up to the national stage throughout the month of March.

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Art meets activism in Dave Loewenstein's works

Even if you don’t know who Dave Loewenstein is, it’s highly likely that you’ve come across his large-scale, community murals, which often stretch the length of the walls of Lawrence parks, schools, buildings, passageways and elsewhere. What you may not be aware of, is that there is a good chance that you’ve likewise come into contact with his small-scale work, which might be inconspicuously stuck to the side of a newspaper box or possibly wheat-pasted onto a wall.

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Theatre Lawrence bringing Johnny Cash's life story to the stage

If catching Johnny Cash in concert was on your bucket list and you never quite got around to it before his passing in 2003, Theatre Lawrence may have the tunes — 36 to be exact — to set your weary heart at ease.

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Lawrence Arts Center changing the mood of 'Wizard of Oz'

The Lawrence Arts Center's upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz" won't change the script or music of the beloved tale, director Amanda Pintore said. However, as far as the set and many of the underlying messages, she and the cast are inviting viewers to skip arm-in-arm down a different path and on "a new adventure."

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Chef's Choice: Breaking out of the downtown box at Nagoya

It’s no secret that most often, the culinary gems of a city are typically found in the prime, downtown real estate. Zach Thompson, consultant chef for 715, agrees with such a point, but also has another message, which pretty much boils down to this: Don't overlook the strip malls.

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Lawrence author Lynn Burlingham talks about her new memoir, "Jewels that Speak"

Lynn Burlingham has had quite the journey, with New York, London, and even stops in Norway all in the mix before finding herself here in ...

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