Dancers aim to engage 'kids of all ages'

The Prairie Wind Dancers will present "InsideOutsideUpsideDown: Dances for Kids of All Ages" Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. Several excerpts from Prairie Wind's new school program, "Word Dance," will highlight the event. The cost is $6. Here are some other weekend activities being offered in the area:

Today

  • "Story As Truth: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for Our Time," all day, Kansas Union, KU.
  • Homemade Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ottawa Middle School, 1230 S. Ash St., Ottawa.
  • Science City's Third Birthday Party with Bill Nye, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Science City at Union Station, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Holiday Artists Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Beading, Hats and Headdresses," demonstration, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Kansas Brass Quintet, 1 p.m., Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory, Ottawa.
  • "Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff," author Pam Grout, 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 400 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Americana Music Academy community acoustic jam, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025-A Mass.
  • Fall Concert of the New Dance Series, City in Motion Dance Theater and Penn Valley Community College, 8 p.m., Penn Valley Theater, 3201 S.W. Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Chicken Little," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant, 427 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.
  • GC5, Tanka Ray, The Fashion Statements, Spoiled Solidarity, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Wilders, Midday Ramblers, 7:30 p.m., St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 S.W. Sixth St.
  • Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.
  • "The Shape of Things," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Thrust, Soulless, 8 p.m., Uptown Theatre, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Dunn/Freeman Mix, 8:30 p.m., The Blue Room, The American Jazz Museum, 18th and Vine streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  • G. Love and Special Sauce, 9 p.m., Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
  • Tony Furtado Band, Sweet Potato Project, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.
  • Little Charlie and the Nightcats, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Schwag, 9 p.m., The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Daybirds, Famous FM, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Wyco Lowriders, Trip Daddies, 9 p.m., The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Boot Hill, The Rumblejetts, Brian Parton and the Nashville Rebels, 9 p.m., Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Common Ground, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

Sunday

  • "Story As Truth: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for Our Time," all day, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.
  • Holiday Artists Market, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Porter-Inspired Printmaking," adult workshop for ages 12 and up, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. (816) 753-5784.
  • "Chicken Little," 2 p.m., Theatre for Young America, 4881 Johnson Drive, Mission.
  • Turtle Island String Quartet, Ying Quartet, 2 p.m., Lied Center, KU.
  • Daniel Rodriguez, tenor, 2 p.m., Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
  • "Children's Concert," featuring the Prairie Wind Dancers, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • "Where to Turelu?" Theatre for Young People, 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
  • "The Shape of Things," 3 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bill Cosby, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth St., Topeka.
  • Barn Dance Assn. Family Dance, 4 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
  • Love Lost But Not Forgotten, Calico System, Sine No Mine, Flattery Leads to Ruin, 7 p.m., El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lonnie Ray's Blues Band, 8 p.m., Teller's, 746 Mass.
  • Spigot, 9 p.m., Harbour Lights, 1031 Mass.
  • MC Paul Barman, Whirlwind Heat, 9 p.m., Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
  • Holy Ghost, The People, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Agenda, Paper Lions, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.
  • Don Mumford and Friends, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Eighth Street Tap Room, Eighth and New Hampshire streets.

Ongoing

  • "Milk and Eggs: The American Revival of Tempera Painting, 1930-1950" and "N.C. Wyeth: Works from the Collection of the Brandywine River Museum," through Nov. 17, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
  • Yoonmi Nam and Michael Krueger Printmaking Exhibition, through Friday, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU.
  • "Tallgrass Spirit, Prairie Renewal," Dana Hassett and Judith Mackey, through Nov. 25, Phoenix Gallery Topeka, 2900-F Oakley Ave., Topeka.
  • "Spiritual Journeys Exhibition: The Art of Robert Sudlow," through Nov. 30, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
  • Collage watercolors by Susan Ellis Oviatt, through Nov. 30, Collective Art Gallery, 3121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka.
  • "Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba's Ediciones Vigia," through Dec. 15, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
  • "Ansel Adams Photographs from the Collection," through Dec. 29, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
  • "Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone," through Dec. 31, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • A Photographic Narrative: The Indians of Kansas," through Jan. 4., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
  • "Fairfield Porter: Familiar Spaces," through Jan. 5, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa," through May 4, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo.

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