Today in Lawrence: Wes Anderson, 'Snow White' and best of the weekend

Colorado folk outfit Elephant Revival will be at The Bottleneck on Saturday night.

Colorado folk outfit Elephant Revival will be at The Bottleneck on Saturday night.

Today in Lawrence is an early-morning digest of essential and not-so-essential info to start your day in Lawrence and Douglas County. Click here for past installments.

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Trailer: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

The new Wes Anderson flick opens today at Liberty Hall.

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Weekend weather

It won't feel like summer, but the next three days will be sunny and, relatively, warm. This morning's chilly temps will give way to a high of 54, followed by highs in the 60s Saturday and Sunday. Get outside and enjoy the spring weather. May we suggest a picnic?

'Snow' day

At 7 tonight and Saturday, the Lawrence High School Theater will present a children's theater presentation of "Snow White" at the high school, 1901 Louisiana St. Admission is free, so go show the pint-sized actors some love.

'Grand' premiere

Also opening today: Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" at Liberty Hall. The first matinee is at 12:50 p.m., with tons of showings on the big and small screens through the weekend. Anderson's latest recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The early critical response has been, unsurprisingly, really positive.

'Emergence' artists

And in one more premiere tonight, the Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents the first of two performances of "Emergence." Performances are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5 students.

Elephant in the room

Finally, if you're looking for some cool tunes this weekend, you can't go wrong with Colorado folk outfit Elephant Revival, who'll play 8 p.m. Saturday at The Bottleneck with opening act Olassa. Tickets for that show are $11 to $13. More info here.

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More April 4 events

Kids Closet Connection consignment event, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr.

Mike Shurtz Trio, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Naked Lunch, Featuring Art in the Raw: Rubber Repertory, noon, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Domestic Violence 101, 1-2 p.m., The Willow Domestic Violence Center, call 785-331-2034 x 104 or email bburns@willowdvcenter.org for address.

New Horizons Band concert, 4 p.m., Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive.

Ecumenical Lenten Taize Services, 6-7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 1501 Massachusetts St.

Jayhawk Motorsports Team: KU Formula SAE 2014 Racecar Unveiling, 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. cars unveiled, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

VFW Dinner: AB Taco Bar, 7 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St.

West Middle School Theater: “The Fearsome Pirate Frank,” 7 p.m., West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Rd.

West Side Folk Concert: Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline.

Joint Concert: Pennsbury High School Chamber Choir with the Motet Singers of Lawrence, 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

The Comedy Caravan, 7:30 p.m., Big Six Ballroom, Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St.

“Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Dr.

Choral Masterwork Concert, 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Baker University Campus, 404 8th St., Baldwin.

Wood Valley Pickers, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

More April 5 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot in 800 block of Vermont Street.

St. John Catholic Church Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1246 Kentucky St.

Kids Closet Connection consignment event, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr.

Clinton Lake Dam Run, 9 a.m., starting at Clinton Lake Softball Complex, 5101 Speicher Rd.

Free Shred Event, 9 a.m.-noon, INTRUST Bank, 1555 Wakarusa Dr., #697.

Lawrence Flea, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagles Lodge #309, 1803 W 6th St.

German School of Northeast Kansas, 9:30-11 a.m., Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway. (Ages 3 and up.) LawrenceGermanSchool.org

Girl Scout Activities at the Watkins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Yard Waste Drop-Off and Compost/Woodchip Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wood Recovery and Compost Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

Art Cart: Quilting Time, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Show: “Over the Rainbow,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crown Toyota, 3430 Iowa St.

Mammals with Curator Bob Timm, 11 a.m.-noon, KU Natural History Museum, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

Lawrence High Inter-Tribal Club Indian Taco Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Morris Baptist Center, 146 Indian Ave.

International Tabletop Day, noon, Hometown Games, 711 W. 23rd, Suite 31.

Real Talk Presents “It’s Complicated: Healthy LGBT Dating & Enthusiastic Consent,” 1-2:30 p.m., Lawrence Queer Youth Voice Drop-In Center at Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St.

West Middle School Theater: “The Fearsome Pirate Frank,” 2 p.m., West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Rd.

Kansas Appleknocker Classic Ragtime Duo, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St.

KU School of Music presents: Community Music School Recital, 2:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.

Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St.

EMU Theatre Auditions for Short-Play Festival, 3-5 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

Headpin Challenge, 6-9 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa St.

KU School of Music presents: Violin Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.

Asylum Bridge, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

Dance: Arnie Johnson and the Midnight Special, 8-11:30 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

More April 6 events

Kids Closet Connection consignment event, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr.

Art Cart: Quilting Time, noon-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Show: “Over the Rainbow,” noon-5 p.m., Crown Toyota, 3430 Iowa St.

Family Day: Optical Antics & Illusions, 1-3 p.m., KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., and Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Unitarian Chamber Series: Lyric Arts Trio, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N 1100 Rd.

Michael Neiberg: “Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I,” 3-5 p.m., 1001 Malott Hall, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., KU Campus.

Baker University Honors Recital, 3:30 p.m., McKibbin Recital Hall, Owens Music Building, Baker University Campus, 408 8th St, Baldwin.

“Why the Great March for Climate Action? A Personal Response by a Marcher,” 3:30-5 p.m., Oread Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 1146 Oregon St.

Irish Traditional Music Session, 5:30-8 p.m., upstairs Henry’s on Eighth, 11 E. Eighth St.

O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St.

KU School of Music Presents: Kansas Virtuosi, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Dr.

Smackdown! trivia, 8 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

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