2013 Spring Arts Guide

MARCH/ONGOING

• Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction Silent Auction and Exhibition, ongoing through April 13, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

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Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction

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Lawrence Public Library Spring Book Sale

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Lindsey Stirling

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Regina Carter

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Brentano String Quartet

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Josh Ritter, whose newest album, “The Beast in Its Tracks,” is due out March 5, will be playing at Liberty Hall on April 21.

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Art in the Park

• Lumberyard Arts Center: “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 6-8 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through May 5, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Starts March 23.

• EMU Theatre 10-minute-play festival “Snake, Rattle and Role,” 7:30 p.m., March 22, 23, 29, 30, Lawrence Arts Center, $7. The annual play festival features nine shows that are written, directed and performed by local Lawrence artists, and features comedies and dramas.

• Lindsey Stirling, 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., $17/$19. YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling blends classical violin, modern dance, and “The Legend of Zelda.” Nerds and classical music fans unite. Stirling’s also been a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and has played globally in such places as London, Italy, and Kenya.

• “Who Is the Hase Kannon?: Reflections on Sacred Identities in Medieval Japanese Art,” 5:15-6:15 p.m. March 28, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St., KU campus.

APRIL

• As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada, 6 p.m. April 2, The Granada, $20/$25.

• KU School of Music Wind Ensemble, “In the Shadow of No Towers,” 7:30-9 p.m. April 2 Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Ave., free but tickets required.

• AWOLNATION, with Blondfire and Mother Mother, 7:30 p.m. April 3, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., $25-$34.50.

• Jazz violinist Regina Carter, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Ave., $11-$28. Recognized as one of the best violinists of her generation, Regina Carter’s sound infuses traditional African music with contemporary jazz and Afropop.

• “Mother%$!#hood: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. April 5, Lawrence Arts Center, $10 Mother%$!#Hood follows three moms as they sing and dance their way through life, from pregnancy tests to empty nests.

• Edible Books Festival, 10 a.m.-noon April 6, Lawrence Public Library, 700 New Hampshire St.

• Bad Religion with The Bronx and Polar Bear Club, 7 p.m. April 8, The Granada, $27/$29.

• Demetri Martin, 7 p.m. April 10, Liberty Hall, $25-$35. Actor, writer, musician, artist, stand-up comedian and “Daily Show” contributor (is there anything this guy doesn’t do?) comes to Liberty Hall on his Point Your Face at This tour.

• Brentano String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 12, Lied Center, $14-$26. Six modern composers use the unfinished works of masters Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Haydn and Shostakovich as an inspiration for the creation of complementary compositions that fill in the holes.

• LHS Focus Film Festival, public screening, 1 p.m. April 13, Lawrence High School, Room 125, 1901 Louisiana St., free.

• Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction, doors open 5:30 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m. April 13, Lawrence Arts Center, $40-$50.

• Zhao Yang Ming Tian presents The Forgotten Treasures of the Golden Age of Piano, 3:30 p.m. April 14, Lawrence Arts Center, $8-$15.

• Eighth Annual Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m. April 14, Liberty Hall, free.

• Kris Allen, with Jillette Johnson, 8 p.m. April 16, The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St., $15-$40. The singer-songwriter and winner of the eighth season of “American Idol” comes to The Bottleneck. That 1 Guy, 8 p.m. April 20, The Granada, $13/$15.

• Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction, doors open 5:30 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m. April 13, Lawrence Arts Center, $40-$50.

• Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, with Martin Sexton, 7 p.m. April 21, Liberty Hall, $25-$29. Tickets purchased to this show include a digital version of Josh Ritter’s new album, “The Beast in Its Tracks.”

• Need to Breathe: Drive All Night Tour 2013, with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, 7:30 p.m. April 22, Liberty Hall, $29.50/$30.

• Phutureprimitive, with Ill-Esha, 8 p.m. April 24, The Bottleneck, $9/$11.

• The Airborne Toxic Event, with Kodaline, 7 p.m. April 24, Liberty Hall, $19/$20.

• Ghostface Killah, 7 p.m. April 25, The Granada, $22/$24

• Matt Costa, with The Blank Tapes, 8 p.m. April 25, The Bottleneck, $16.

• Lawrence Public Library Spring Book Sale. April 25-28, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.

• Free State Film Festival, April 26-28, Lawrence Arts Center, $6-$50, check out freestatefilmfest.com for more details. The 2013 festival will include feature films, short films, panel discussions, live music performances, an experimental film and music video showcase, and a revival of the multimedia stage production “On Screen Offspring,” featuring new, original short plays by area filmmakers.

• James Blake, 7 p.m. April 29, Liberty Hall, $25.

• “12 Angry Men,” Theatre Lawrence, 1501 New Hampshire St. “12 Angry Men” tells the story of a jury in a murder trial that appears to be an open-and-shut case ... until one juror has doubts about the evidence. Performances will be April 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, and the play is scheduled to be the final production in Theatre Lawrence’s current location, before it moves to its new building on Champion Drive near Free State High School. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. each day except for Sundays, when they will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale for season ticket holders March 25, and then April 1 for the general public. $16.32-$23.94.

MAY

• Crystal Castles, with Pictureplane, 7:30 p.m. May 3, $33.50 (Show was rescheduled. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the door.)

• Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5, South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

• Big Boi, with Killer Mike, 7 p.m. May 5, The Granada $25-$75. The rapper and half of hip-hop icons OutKast comes to Lawrence on his Shoes for Running Tour. VIP tickets cost $75 but get you a host of perks and memorabilia, including early entry and a special meet and greet and photos with the rapper himself, Big Boi.

• Zion I, with Approach and Deep Thinkers, 7 p.m. May 6, The Granada, $12/$14.

• Talib Kweli, with Heartfelt Anarchy, Reach and Bizzy, 8:30 p.m. May 10, The Granada, $22 (show was originally scheduled from Feb. 22).

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