Balloons provide uplifting start for art show

The Red Balloon To Do launches its second year this evening. The art show will take place simultaneously at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St., Ad Astra Galleria, 205 W. Eighth St., and three independent venues to be announced this evening. Tickets, which will take the form of red helium balloons on a string, will be available for a suggested donation of $1. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Olive, with each venue offering creative works in a slightly different medium, ranging from painting, photography and printmaking to performance and multimedia installations.

Here's what else is happening this weekend:

Miscellaneous

¢ Film: "Cuba: The 40 Years War," 2 p.m. today, auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

¢ "Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and The Patient," with Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, (913) 469-4445.

¢ Spooktacular Jack-O-Lantern Walk, dusk till 8 p.m., Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, Mo., (816) 697-2600.

¢ "Dangerous Curves: Breast Cancer Journeys," 7:30 p.m. today, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Art events

¢ Lawrence ArtWalk, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, artists' studios throughout Lawrence area, guide maps available at ArtWalk sites and Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Visitor Information Center and Ad Astra Galleria, www.lawrenceartwalk.org.

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Organizers of Lawrence's first Red Balloon To Do, a multivenue art event, pass out red balloons last year during a First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Mo. The second annual To Do begins at 6 p.m. today at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St.

¢ The Red Balloon To Do, 6 p.m. today, meet at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St., 331-4114.

¢ Know Your Museum Tour: "Buddhist Sculpture in a Whole New Light," 1:30 p.m. today, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 561-4000.

¢ Open studios greater metropolitan area, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday, Kansas City Artists Coalition, 201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 421-5222.

¢ "Reunion," sculpture by Mark Cowardin and paintings and drawings by Kiel Johnson, Sunday through Nov. 5, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, Kansas University, 864-3209. Reception: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Theater

¢ "Baba Yaga, The Bony Legged Witch," 2 p.m. today and Sunday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-ARTS.

¢ "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," 2 p.m. today and Sunday, The Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., No. 144, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 474-6552.

¢ "The Pirates of Penzance," 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 235-1579.

¢ "Lysistrata," 5 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982.

Past Event

Red Balloon To Do

  • Saturday, October 23, 2004, 6 p.m.
  • Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. 8th St., Lawrence
  • All ages / Free - $1

More

¢ "Frankenstein," 6 p.m. dinner today, 8 p.m. show today, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, 3028 S.W. Eighth Ave., (785) 357-5211.

¢ "A New Brain," 8 p.m. today, H&R; Block City Stage, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 460-2020.

¢ "The Rocky Horror Show," presented by Minds Eye Theater, 8 p.m. and midnight today, Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central, Kansas City, Mo., (913) 897-2348.

¢ "Topdog/Underdog," 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 531-PLAY.

¢ "Murder at Madam Conundrum's or Ghost Who's Coming To Dinner," 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Hereford House, 4931 W. Sixth St., 842-2333.

Music

¢ Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. today, Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass., 830-9640.

¢ Matinee at the Jackpot, 5 p.m. today, Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass., 832-1085.

¢ Signature Series: Arianna String Quartet, 6:30 p.m. lecture today, 7:30 p.m. concert today, White Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 235-6222.

¢ The Parlance, Jettsetter Sounds, DJason, 7 p.m. today, Gaslight Tavern, 317 N. Second St., 856-4330.

¢ Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Throwdown, 7:40 p.m. today, The Granada, 1020 Mass., 842-1390.

Past Event

Lawrence ArtWalk 2004

  • Saturday, October 23, 2004, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence
  • All ages / Free

More

¢ Norah Jones and the Handsome Band, 8 p.m. today, Municipal Auditorium, 13th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.

¢ Kansas City Symphony, Raymond Leppard, conductor, 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 471-1100.

¢ Chebon Tiger Band, 9 p.m. today, The Pool Room, 925 Iowa, 749-5039.

¢ The Only Children CD release show, Danny Pound Band, The Blue Leaves, 9 p.m. today, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., 841-LIVE.

¢ Firebox, 9 p.m. today, Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa, 856-7887.

¢ Sellout!, 10 p.m. today, The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass., 749-3320.

¢ Arthur Dodge, 10 p.m. today, Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., 749-7676.

¢ Lion Fever, Vagenius, 10:30 p.m. today, Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass., 832-1085.

¢ Lawrence Chamber Orchestra presents: Handel, Haydn & Hoag, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., 843-2787.

¢ KU Camerata, 3 p.m. Sunday, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-3436.

¢ Student Recital Series: Fall Tuba/Euphonium Fest Grand Recital, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3436.

¢ Beautiful Mistake, Tokyo Rose, New Transit Direction, 5 p.m. Sunday (early show), Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass., 832-1085.

¢ Damon Fowler, 6 p.m. Sunday, The Pool Room, 925 Iowa, 749-5039.

¢ Beautiful Mistake, Park, Tokyo Rose, My New Life, 8 p.m. Sunday, The Granada, 1020 Mass., 842-1390.

¢ David Friesen, Uwe Kpopinski, 8 p.m. Sunday, The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass., 749-3320.

¢ Dirty Boogie, 10 p.m. Sunday, Gaslight Tavern, 317 N. Second St., 856-4330.

¢ Bars, Modern Life is War, 11 p.m. Sunday, Jackpot Saloon, 943 Mass., 832-1085.

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