Best of Lawrence 2018

Thanks for voting in Best of Lawrence 2018!

Check back March 9 for the reveal of the Top 5 finalists in each category, and save the date for the announcement of the winners on June 21 at Abe & Jake's Landing. Get your tickets now!

Today's Events

Eye Opener: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church

7:00am

Lawrence, KS Support groups

Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

1 Million Cups Lawrence

Cider Gallery

9:00am – 10:00am

Lawrence, KS Activities

Books and Babies Storytime

Lawrence Public Library

9:00am – 10:00am

Lawrence, KS Art

Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Activities

Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Activities

Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Activities

See all of today's events

Latest news

Tease photo

Microorganisms' 'crazy' structures inspire sculptor Shiyuan Xu

Leave it to an artist to draw inspiration from some of the most minuscule of muses. For Shiyuan Xu, a sculptor from Hangzhou, China and one of two artists in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center, her inspiration has largely come from subjects on the microscopic scale, unable to be seen by the naked eye.

Tease photo

Filmmaker says famed journalist William Allen White's story is just as relevant today

Even though Kansas newspaper editor and editorialist William Allen White died nearly three-quarters of a century ago, Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott says he views the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist as a modern figure.

Tease photo

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."

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Latest blogs

Frog and Toad’s laws of literary motion

In my years selecting children’s books for the library, I have often envied the mathematical certainty of the hard sciences. After all, when the Pythagorean ...

Gifts from nature: creative inspiration and free art supplies

Now is the perfect time of year to spend time outdoors, and if you need an excuse to do so, gathering ideas and art supplies ...

Author J. Drew Lanham talks Kansas ahead of his visit to Lawrence

I’m not the only one who views J. Drew Lanham as a superhero of advocacy for the natural world — especially for greater participation among ...

Tickets for Upcoming Local Events

See more upcoming events