Dancers to perform worldviews

Eight dancers will perform works that investigate the way people perceive the world when Kansas City-based aha! dance theatre presents "Aperture" at 8 p.m. today at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

"This concert revolves around the idea of the eye as a camera and the mind as an interpreter of events," says Susan Rieger, the company's artistic director. "We will be asking the audience to turn on their cell phones, don prismatic glasses, open and shut their eyelids and observe in a variety of ways as the performance progresses."

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Aha! Dance Theatre, a Kansas City-based troupe, will present "Aperture" tonight at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Rieger and others have created several new works for the performance. Among them is "Public Becomes Private," which reflects on how use of public space has changed since the introduction of the cell phone. Audience members will be encouraged to turn on their cell phones during the piece and add to the taped sound collage.

Here's a look at some other weekend options.

Miscellaneous

¢ Holiday Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today, First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W. Sixth St., 838-3752.

¢ School of Equestrian Arts fund-raiser for equine assisted therapy programs for youth and adults with disabilities and at-risk youth: silent auction, food, drinks and music by Julia Othmer, 7:30 p.m. today, Serenata Farms, 10 miles west of Lawrence on Highway 40, Big Springs, (785) 887-6441.

Past Event

Aha! Dance

  • Saturday, November 13, 2004, time TBA
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence
  • All ages

More

¢ aha! dance theatre performs "Aperture," 8 p.m. today, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

¢ BalletNY, 8 p.m. today, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, (913) 469-4445.

¢ "Of Mice and Men," 8 p.m. today, Lyric Opera, 1029 Central, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 471-4933.

¢ "The British are Coming," 19th Annual British Faire, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Lenexa Community Center, 93rd and Pflumm, Lenexa, (913) 339-6084.

Art events

¢ Tour: Meet Me at the Museum: "Stained: The Art of Judith Schaechter," 2 p.m. today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-5784.

Past Event

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  • Saturday, November 13, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
  • Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, Lawrence
  • All ages

More

¢ Opening reception: "My Window to the World," Dean Mitchell, technical virtuosity and canvas, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. today, American Jazz Museum's Changing Gallery, 1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 474-8463.

¢ Opening reception: Josh George, mixed media on canvas, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today, Hallar Gallery, 4540 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 561-5339.

¢ Public tour: "Moving In Moving Out," with Kansas City artists Marcie Miller Gross, Miles Neidinger, Jordan Nickel, Mike Sinclair and James Woodfill, 1 p.m. today, FLEX Storage Systems, 447 S.E. 29th St., Topeka, (816) 235-7725.

Theater

¢ "Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m. today, Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway, 832-1717.

¢ "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 864-3982.

¢ "Sanders Family Christmas," 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today, American Heartland Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 842-9999.

Past Event

Kinks Tribute Night, in protest of the smoking ban

  • Saturday, November 13, 2004, 10 p.m.
  • Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
  • 21+ / $2

More

¢ "The Tall Tale of Pecos Bill," 2 p.m. today and Sunday, Theatre for Young America, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, (913) 831-2131.

Music

¢ Lawrence Children's Choir, 5 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. Eighth Ave., Topeka, (785) 235-3457.

v Kinks Tribute Night (in protest of the smoking ban), featuring Marty Bush and Steve Wolf, Danger Zone, Sir Keith Martin, Be/Non, Donkey Show, 10 p.m. today, The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., 749-7676.

¢ Kinks Tribute Night (in protest of the smoking ban), featuring Sterilized Stereo, Andrew Connor, She-Bangs, The Mood Swing Set, Drakkar Sauna, Conner, 10 p.m. today, The Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass., 832-1085.

¢ Charlie Hunter, Lyrics Born, Critters Buggin', Benevento, Russo Due, Sex Mob Horns, 8 p.m. today, The Granada, 1020 Mass., 842-1390.

¢ Camerata Sweden, Sweden's leading chamber orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, The Lied Center, KU campus, 864-2787.

¢ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Natural History, 9 p.m. Sunday, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., 841-LIVE.

¢ Amsterband, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., 749-7676.

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