Today in Lawrence: Final Friday, Turnpike Troubadours, Local Natives

Turnpike Troubadours are at Liberty Hall on Friday night.

Turnpike Troubadours are at Liberty Hall on Friday night.

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Local Natives: "Breakers"

Dance off

Tonight and Saturday, head to the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., to check out the latest from the University Dance Company. Tickets for the spring concert are $10 and up. Shows at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

Great run

It's your final weekend to catch the breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age in Theatre Lawrence's amazing performance of "The Great Gatsby." Shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, plus a Sunday matinee, will leave you speechless. Don't believe us? Check out the glowing review at Lawrence.com.

Got music?

At 8 tonight, throw it back with Oklahoma Red Dirt act the Turnpike Troubadours. Tickets: $20 day of show. Liberty Hall doors open at 7. Or catch indie rockers Local Natives with Moses Sumney at The Granada at 8 p.m. for $25.

Final Friday events

And finally, it's another month, another Final Friday. Check out all the events below, and get out there to support local artists!

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Other April 25 events

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

League of Women Voters: Voter Registration, 11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lawrence High School lunch room, 1900 Louisiana St.

Naked Lunch, Featuring Art in the Raw (bring your own lunch), noon, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Author reading and workshop: Cathy Callen, “Running Out of Footprints,” 2-3:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

New Horizons Band concert, 4 p.m., Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St. Andrews Drive.

Party at the Pavilion, 5-7 p.m., Potter Lake Dance Pavilion, west of Potter Lake behind Carruth O’Leary Hall.

Taize service, 6-7 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Conroy’s CRUSH Cancer Totally Trivial Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 West Sixth St.

EMU Theatre’s Night of One-Act Staged and Concert Readings, 7 p.m., Enos House, 825 Castle Pine Ct.

West Side Folk Concert: Pierce Pettis, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church of Lawrence, 900 Madeline.

KU Choirs: Women’s Chorale & Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“The Great Gatsby,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Big Band Musical “Over Here,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

University Dance Company Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Lawrence High School Choral Department presents Showtime, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School auditorium, 1901 Louisiana St.

Downtown Topeka Ghost Tour, 8-10 p.m., starts at The Celtic Fox, 118 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.

Grace Maher & the Wayward Sons, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

Comedy Freakout, 9 p.m., Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.

Other April 26 events

Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St.

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

Earth Day Park Clean Up, 8 a.m.-noon, Clinton State Park, 798 N 1415 Road.

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

Educator Workshop: Children of Conflict, Children of Peace, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., KU Edwards Campus, Overland Park. (Registration required; email rhacker@ku.edu)

Walk MS Lawrence, 9 a.m.-noon, Sunflower Elementary School, 2521 Inverness Drive.

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

Douglas County Democrats: State-Wide Kickoff for 2014 Field Plan, 10 a.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Hands Only CPR/AED class, 10-11:30 a.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr. (Free.)

SpringFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Prairie Moon Waldorf School, 1853 E 1600 Rd.

National Medication Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Two collection sites: Short-term parking lot next to county courthouse; Lawrence Police Department at 4820 Bob Billings Pkwy.

Kids Summer Fun Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th 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.

Craft Collective Spring Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., The Greenhouse Culture (former Masonic Temple), 1001 Massachusetts St.

First Annual Poetry Fair, noon-4 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Pet Show & Contest to Benefit the Lawrence Humane Society, 1-3 p.m., Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St. Andrews Drive.

John Oldham: Book Signing, 1-3 p.m., Hastings Entertainment, 1900 W 23rd St.

University Dance Company Spring Concert, 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Zumbathon Charity Event for American Cancer Society/Berry Plastics Relay for Life Team, 2-3:30 p.m., Deerfield Elementary School gymnasium, 101 Lawrence Ave.

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

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

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

Celtic Woman, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“The Great Gatsby,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Big Band Musical “Over Here,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

University Dance Company Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Lawrence High School Choral Department presents Showtime, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School auditorium, 1901 Louisiana St.

EMU Theatre’s Night of One-Act Staged and Concert Readings, 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Film: “REFUGE: Story of the Selfhelp Home,” 8 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive.

The Rhythm Busters, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

Under the Table presents: PLEDGE AT THE END: A Pre-Apocalyptic Comedy with Laura Lorson, 10 p.m., Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.

Other April 27 events

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

Lawrence Arts & Crafts group, 1-3 p.m., Five Bar and Tables, 947 Massachusetts St.

English Country Dance, lesson 1:30 p.m., dance 2:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

Hidden Valley Girl Scout Day Camp Open House, 2-4 p.m., Hidden Valley Camp, NW Corner of Bob Billings and Kasold.

“The Great Gatsby,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Big Band Musical “Over Here,” 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

Daughters of the British Empire, 2:30 p.m., Dillons, 4701 W. Sixth (Sixth and Wakarusa).

A Trip Down Memory Lane: 1969 Orange Bowl Revival - Community Village Spring Fundraiser, 3-6 p.m., Crown Toyota Showroom, 3430 Iowa St.

Inner Light: A concert by the Fine Arts Chorale, 3:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont 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., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

KU School of Music presents: Vocal & Instrumental Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.

KU School of Music presents: KU Horn Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

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

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