Festival fun fills weekend calendar

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Several festivals are offered this weekend, including the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, the Kansas City Blues and Heritage Festival, the Jam Grass Festival, the Greek Festival and the Renaissance Festival.

Not in a festive mood? There are plenty of other area offerings. Here are some of them:

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Lawrence actress Jeanne Averill will star in "Shame the Devil: An Audience with Fanny Kemble," a one-woman show about an English actress who turns abolitionist, at 8 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Today

� Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 10th and Vermont streets.

� Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice peace march, 10 a.m., Sixth and Kentucky streets.

� Greek Festival 2002, noon-11 p.m., 120th and Wornall, Kansas City, Mo.

� Kansas City Blues and Heritage Festival, noon, north mall of Liberty Memorial, 30 Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.

� Jam Grass Festival, featuring The Sam Bush Band, David Grisman Quintet, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, 2 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road., Kansas City, Mo.

� G. Wayne Parks, Same Pireson and Dorothy Masters, book signings, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Hastings Books, Music and Video, 1900 W. 23rd St.

� Americana Music Academy community acoustic jam, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Aimee's Coffee House, 1025-A Mass. St.

� "Kings of Swing," U.S.O. Canteen Dance, 6 p.m., Forbes Field, Hangar 602, Topeka.

� Saturday Nite's Main Event youth lock-in for fourth- through eighth-graders, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., East Lawrence Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

� Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant, 427 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie.

� Yallapalooza, featuring Willie Nelson, Clay Walker, SHeDAISY, Sara Evans, 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

� Mike Roberts, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Bambino's Italian Caf�, 1801 Mass.

� Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.

� "Shame the Devil: An Audience with Fanny Kemble," starring Jeanne Averill, 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

� "Dirty Blonde," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� "Looking Over the President's Shoulder," 8 p.m., American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

� Blue Diamond Shine, 9 p.m., Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa.

� TJ Dovebelly, 9 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Mass.

� Son Venezuela, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 N.H.

� Eric Martis Trio, 9 p.m., Paradise Cafe, 728 Mass.

� Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, Walter Washington, 9 p.m., Grand Emporium, 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� Lisa Donelly Project, 10 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass.

Sunday

� Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

� Bridal Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.

� Greek Festival 2002, noon-8 p.m., 120th and Wornall, Kansas City, Mo.

� Grandparent's Day, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 Hall of Fame Drive, Bonner Springs.

� The Valley Lane Studio Figure Drawing Group demonstration, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss.

� Opening reception for "Face to Face," an exhibition of 20 drawings by Elizabeth Layton, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and Main, Ottawa.

� "Dirty Blonde," 3 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

� Michelle Malone, Just Off Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m., 3051 Central, Kansas City, Mo.

� "Looking Over the President's Shoulder," 2 p.m., American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

� Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dance Academy, 1117 Mass.

� Singer/songwriter jam session, sponsored by Americana School of Music, 9 p.m., Paradise Cafe, 728 Mass.

� Vocal Lines, 9 p.m., The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

� Emonecht, Intent, 9 p.m., The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

Ongoing

� Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.

� "Night Life/Day Trips: Paintings by Ellen Pearce" and "Rhett Johnson: Beyond Lost," through Sunday, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, Mo.

� "Many More Things People Collect," through Sept. 15, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

� "Custom Cowboy Boots: The Kansas Story," through Sept. 18, Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh, Ottawa.

� "Summer Skies," planetarium show, through Sept. 20, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

� Amazing Bugs Corn Maze, Pendleton's, through Sept. 29, 1446 E. 1850 Road.

� "Ultimate X," on Extreme Screen, through Sept. 30, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

� "Picking Sundays," wine grape harvesting, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Sept. 30, Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, 18807 158th St., Basehor.

� "Till Freiwald," through Oct. 6, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

� Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., through Oct. 13, Renaissance Festival Grounds, 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs.

� "American Indian Art," through Oct. 19, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

� "Drawing Figures," through Oct. 20, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

� "AVODA: Objects of the Spirit," Sunday through Oct. 27, Kansas City Jewish Museum, 5500 West 123rd St., Overland Park.

� "Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone," through Dec. 31, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

� "Circus Magicus," through Jan. 5, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

� "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West," on Extreme Screen, through May 30, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.