Today in Lawrence: Final Friday, live music, Wizard of Oz screening, poetry

Lawrence-based Kawehi is a self-described "DIY" musician.

Lawrence-based Kawehi is a self-described "DIY" musician.

Friday, August 29, 2014

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.

Tweet of the Day: Aug. 29


Kawehi 'Heart Shaped Box'


'Wizard of Oz' trailer

A little rain, a lotta sun

It's Labor Day weekend, and if you have plans, you may want to pack an umbrella. The high today is expected to be 89 with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms. The low will drop to 67, with more showers possible. Saturday and Sunday will perk right up, with a high of 89 and 92 respectively, under sunny skies.

Final Friday

It's Final Friday, and the smorgasbord of arts events has something for everyone. Henry's Coffee Shop will have Kids-A-Bunga, a kid-curated art show, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 11 E. Eighth St.; the Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts St., will have featured artists as well as live music and a food preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week. See the complete list of Final Friday events below, and spend an evening in Lawrence with the arts!

No place like home

Lawrence-based musician Kawehi will play her first show Saturday night in Lawrence since her cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" when viral earlier this year. Doors open for the electronic artist's show at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. at the Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St. Tickets are $9; show is 18 and older.

Off to see the Wizard

Ever gone over the rainbow on the big screen? If not, here's your opportunity! Liberty Hall is screening “The Wizard of Oz” twice on Sunday. Showings are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Tickets are $8, $7 for children 11 and younger and seniors 60 and older.

Get your rhyme on

Taproom Poetry Presents poets Megan Burns, Laura Goldstein and Simone Savannah from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the Eighth Street Taproom, 801 New Hampshire St. Featured readers follow an open mic session, so bring your own work to share.

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5-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted;


Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.: John Sebelius, Do You Know Who My father Is?!, and David Vertanik, Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014.

The Summit, Ninth and New Hampshire streets: Monthly exhibits on the Climbing Wall Gallery.

Springhill Suites, 1 Riverfront Plaza: “La Galería de Springhill”

Lawrence Hits & Painted Kanvas, 7 E. Eighth St.: Painting on the Street!

Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts: Local, national, and international artists in gallery space.

The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.: El Dopa Presents: The Ladder Match: Erin Bratzler vs. Karl Dean vs. Jon Freeman; 4 p.m.-midnight, buskers and brats; musical guests Ezekiel Rubottom, Oldfield Victory, Godzillionaire.

Sandbar Subs & People’s Bank, 745 New Hampshire St.: Kathy Brecheisen mixed media.

Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.: Brian Goodman: A Kansas Fair Affaire.

Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. Eighth St.: ‘Kids-A-Bunga’ — A kids’ art show, created and curated by kids. Early show, 5-8 p.m.

Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts St.: Lawrence artist Angie Pickman, ceramic artists Kim Brooks and Dilesh Fernando; music by Cucharada; food is a preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week.

Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.: Artists Camron Flanders and Michael Terry.

Essential Goods, 825 Massachusetts St.: Opening reception for artist Katie Meuser.

Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St.: Lawrence artists Brittany Long.

Yantra, 840 Massachusetts St.: SeedCo Studios Group Show.

The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.: Greg Stone and Mark Raymer.

Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on Ninth Street (look for the green awnings): The Print Show features over 30 artists and over 50 prints to delight the eye and incite the imagination!

CORE:FORM Pilates Studio, 512 E. Ninth St.: “Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography” by Marciana Vequist.

The Roost, 920 Massachusetts St.: Open for Final Friday evening.

Extra Virgin, 937 Massachusetts St.: “Summer in the City” — Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom.

Replay Lounge, 945 Massachusetts St.: Matinee show 6-9 p.m., night show 10 p.m.

Five Bar / Ingredient, 947 Massachusetts St.: Live music all night.

Aimee’s Cafe & Coffee Shop,1025 Massachusetts St.: Open for Final Friday.

The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St.: Kansas City Contemporary “MoonDrop Circus” Teams Up with Granada Theater for Final Friday Show! Thirty-minute sets begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue into the evening, with a fire show to conclude the night’s performances beginning after dark (9:15 ­and 9:30 p.m.) and ending at 10 p.m. Free; tips encouraged. Also, artwork by Thomas Richmond and food from Torched Goodness Creme Brulee and Goodness Steaks; Beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase.


Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.: SeedCo Studios Curated Exhibition.

SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St.: Look for us next month at our new location in the Warehouse Arts District.

The Lawrence Art Party, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Ninth and New Jersey streets: August Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by Jime and Aaron Acoustic Duo. Grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculptures, paintings, demos by Lawrence Creates Makerspace Members, and more.

Art Emergency, 721 E. Ninth St.: Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. Fine art, street art, sculptures from local artists. See us in the giant green warehouse on the corner of Ninth and Delaware streets, next to Star Signs. Live music, adult beverages, no dress code.

Decade, 920 Delaware St.: Monthly Final Friday exhibitions.


Gaslight Gardens, 317 N. Second St.: Art by Charlie Forsyth in his first public exhibit.

Iwig Dairy Local Foods Grocery, 622 N. Second St.: Artwork by Fred Mersmann; music by Luke Paul.

The Brewhaus, 624 N. Second St.: Works by artist Mary Braun.

More Aug. 29 events

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

Retirement Party for Judge Michael Malone, 2-4:30 p.m., Douglas County Commission Room, Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. (Public invited)

Perry Lecompton Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., U.S. Highway 24 and Ferguson Road (in FastTrax Parking Lot), Perry.

Eudora Farmers Market, 5-7 p.m., Nottingham parking lot, 1428 Church St., Eudora.

Reception: John Sebelius: Do You Know Who My Father Is? 5-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Bingo night, doors 5:30 p.m., refreshments 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St.

Lawrence High School Class of 1964 50th Reunion, 7 p.m.-midnight, Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Pat Nichols, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

More Aug. 30 events

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

Douglas County Master Gardeners Table Topics: “Preserving the Bounty,” 7-11 a.m., Lawrence Farmers Market, 824 New Hampshire St.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer Cummings, 800 block Vermont St.

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

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

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.

Lawrence High School Class of 1964 reunion, 6-11 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

Ballroom/Latin Practice Party, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

Hit or Missed, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

More Aug. 31 events

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

Smackdown! trivia, 7 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.