2017 Arts Gift Guide

Maybe remembering shirt and pant sizes is not your strong suit. Or maybe you’re having second thoughts about gifting that one-of-a-kind painting of sunflowers in a vase you made after three glasses of red wine. If either of these are true, it might be helpful to remember that they don’t call Lawrence an arts town for nothing. To help you on your quest of holiday gift giving, we’ve compiled a list of Lawrence artists who might just have have what you’re looking for. Continue reading

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Winter Reading for Kids

Lawrence Public Library

12:00am – 11:00pm

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Eye Opener: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church

7:00am

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Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

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1 Million Cups Lawrence

Cider Gallery

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Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

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Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

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Lawrence, KS Activities

Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

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Chef's Choice: Mediterranean flavors meet Midwestern classics at Culinaria

When Taco Zone owner Brad Shanks opted for visiting Culinaria for this month’s Chef’s Choice, he explained that his affinity for the catering service and Mediterranean restaurant is twofold.

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Theatre Lawrence's 'Beauty and the Beast' a labor of love for set designer, costumer

If you ask costumer Jane Pennington or set designer James Diemer, the most important reviews for the Theatre Lawrence production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” won’t come from a grizzled theater critic. They’re much more concerned about the younger members of the audience — particularly the ones who have seen the movie three dozen times and who have practically memorized every stitch of Belle’s gold dress.

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A look at the 2017 Phoenix Award winners — through the eyes of those who nominated them

For the 22nd year, the city of Lawrence and the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission will present Phoenix Awards to several local artists who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their field or in promotion of the arts and arts education in Lawrence. The awards ceremony will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center. Here’s a look at the 2017 award recipients — through the eyes of those who nominated them.

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Renowned Lawrence sculptor Kris Kuksi releases new book

If you just looked at the floor of artist Kris Kuksi’s North Lawrence studio, the sight provides a pretty clear vision of the kind of disorder an energetic child could create if left unattended for hours. Action figurines lie next to toy motorcycle parts while a disassembled space craft, a toy machine gun and the vertebrae from a miniature skeleton congregate near the steeple of a model church. Although the studio is dusty and somewhat chaotic, all of the disarray comes to a halt when you set your eyes on his sculptures, which are pristinely and meticulously crafted as evidenced by his new book Conquest, which was released in early October.

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Your guide to finding fun on the farm picking pumpkins

If getting your winter boots a little dusty isn’t quite your thing, a nearby grocery store might be the place for you as far as perusing this year’s pumpkins. But if you want to catch a wagon ride, drink some hot cider or momentarily entertain your kids’ fantasies of bringing home a 70-pound behemoth, then the intersection of North 1500 and East 1850 roads is ground zero for the Douglas County pumpkin experience.

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Chef's Choice: Limestone's mushroom pizza is 'go-to' for Ramen Bowls owners

Pretty much the moment a server at a restaurant asks if I’d like to hear about the specials, I nod but usually drift off to a place where words just become sounds that don’t matter. I’m not trying to be impolite, I just have favorite menu items that I really look forward to everywhere I go. So, when Ramen Bowls and Luckyberry owners Shantel and Tim Grace told me they both order the mushroom pizza at Limestone, always, I knew I was in good company.

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