THE MAG: Arts Notes

Two country studios open doors to visitors

The Eighth Annual Gallery Walk in the Country will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at D.L. Studio and Colorfields Studio.

Showing at D.L. Studio are Diane Lawrence, watercolors and silk paintings; Vicky Lawrence, woven and quilted items; Denise Payne, original art jewelry; and Tracy Townsley, porcelain ceramics. Showing at Colorfields are Roxanne Ebberts, nature art and note cards; Bret Ebberts, hot-glass paperweights; and Jacque Biester, hand-woven baskets.

D.L. Studio is at 3318 S.E. 69th St. (near Berryton) and Colorfields is at 1555 E. 400 Road (west of Lawrence off Stull Road).

Musicians from Chile to perform at JCCC

Overland Park � Inti-Illimani, a Chilean music ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

The eight-member group plays a repertoire of Latin American music on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments. The program also combines Latin American melodies with European chamber music, American Indian music and jazz.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under.

Tickets are available by calling (913) 469-4445 or visiting

Polish singer to give recital in Overland Park

Overland Park � Polish contralto Ewa Podles will perform a recital at 8 p.m. Saturday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

She will sing Rossini's cantata "Giovanna d'Arco," Brahms' "Zigeunerlieder" and other songs by Rossini and Chopin.

A preconcert talk by Bill Everett, musicologist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be at 7 p.m.

Podles has performed to critical acclaim in Europe for several years, but recently started gaining popularity in North America.

Tickets are $25 and $20. Tickets are available by calling (913) 469-4445 or visiting

Berry farm offers maize, hayrack rides

Perry � The Gary's Berries will offer its Fall Festival through Nov. 3 at the business, 8 miles west of Perry on U.S. Highway 24.

The festival includes hayrack rides, a maize maze and other activities.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-11.

Hours are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call (785) 246-0800.

Irish musicians on tap at Weston festival

Weston, Mo. � The Weston Irish Festival will be Friday-Sunday in O'Malley's Courtyard at Short and Welt streets.

Performers include The Prodigals, Brigid's Cross, The Elders, Barry Nelson, Siucra, Sean McRactagan, Ellis Island, Connie Dover, Eddie Delahunt, Bob Reeder, Shenanigans and Tullamore. Irish food and wares will be available.

Admission is $5 for Friday and $8 for Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information, call (866) 624-7474 or go to

Barn dance association plans dances, dinners

The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. will sponsor three dance-potlucks this fall. Gatherings are scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

The dance begins at 4 p.m., with dances explained and demonstrated by the caller before each dance. The potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants should bring two food items and their own dinnerware, cups and picnic blanket.

Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 16. No partner is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Lauralyn Bodle, 842-7149.

KC film series to feature B-movies

Mission � Psychotronic Saturday Nights, a B-movie film series, will run at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Saturday through Jan. 5, at the Fine Arts Theatre, 5909 Johnson Drive.

The series includes science fiction, horror, fantasy and exploitation films of all caliber in their original 35mm print form. The movies include "Cool and Crazy," Saturday; "Teenage Caveman," starring Robert Vaughn, Oct. 20; Bug-a-thon, with "Men in Black," "Deadly Mantis," "The Spider," "Tarantula," "Black Scorpion" and "Them!" Oct. 27; "Hercules in the Haunted World," Nov. 4; "Devil Girl From Mars," Nov. 11; "Rodan," Nov. 18; "Sinister Urge," by Ed Wood, Nov. 25; "Spawn of the Slithis," Dec. 1; "Lost, Lonely and Vicious," Dec. 8; "Curse of the Living Corpse," starring Roy Scheider, Dec. 15; "Robot Monster," Dec. 22; "Creature from the Black Lagoon," a 3-D presentation, Dec. 29; and "Italian Stallion," starring Sly Stallone, Jan. 5.

Each week, except for the Bug-a-thon, features a chapter of the superhero movie serial, "Adventures of Captain Marvel." Admission is $5, except for the Bug-a-thon weekend and the special 3-D presentation.

Programs are subject to change. Most movies are for mature audiences.

Polka band to appear at Oompahfest

The Oompahfest, featuring the Alpen Spielers Polka Band, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th.

The festival will include dancing, games, live polka music and talent shows. German food � bierocks, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot potato salad, German chocolate cake and more � and beverages will be sold.

Live and silents auctions will offer Wild Wings artwork, Kansas University sports items and tickets, Roy Williams autographed basketballs, carved mallard duck decoy, Stomp tickets at the Lied Center, French-style lingerie chests, restaurant and grocery certificates, and other items.

Proceeds go to the Immanuel Lutheran Church's building fund. For more information or reservations, call 843-0620.

Natalie Cox schedules concert at library

Singer-songwriter Natalie Cox will perform from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Recently, Cox participated in the Stop the Coal Train Extravaganza in Mitchell, S.D., to create awareness of the transportation of hazardous waste by rail. She has released three albums.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Author to speak at writer's conference

Topeka � June Rae Wood, author of "The Man Who Loved Clowns," will discuss the characters she creates for her books and share tips with young writers at the Washburn University Young Authors Conference Oct. 23 in the Kansas Room in Memorial Union.

Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for grades 4-6 and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 6-8.

Wood, winner of the 1995 William Allen White Children's Book Award, also has written "A Share of Freedom," "When Pigs Fly" and "Turtle on Fence Post."

Cost is $10 a student. Registration is due Monday.

For information, call Mary Shoop, (785) 231-1010, ext. 1420, or Rita Moore, (785) 231-1010, ext. 1474.

'Othello' slated for KC theater

Kansas City, Mo. � In Play Theater Company will present William Shakespeare's "Othello" at 8 p.m. today through Oct. 27 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central.

Tickets are $10 with a reservation and $12 at the door. To make reservations, call Jacquee Gafford at (816) 765-5767.


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