Wednesday, December 31
Experiencing a bit of a post-holiday letdown? Cheer up — with an exciting mix of concerts, plays and perhaps a ghost sighting or two on the horizon, there’s plenty to do in Lawrence this winter. Here are few ideas to kick off 2015 with a bang. Now, get out there and embrace the New Year. It could be your best yet.
Today in Lawrence: It will be cold for New Year's Eve; catch the early show at Jazzhaus, or dance to SELLOUT! at the country club!
Tuesday, December 30
Today in Lawrence: Temperatures will drop into the single-digits; the Lawrence City Commission will meet on consent agenda items; sing karaoke at Wayne & Larry's
Monday, December 29
Today in Lawrence: Sunny weather with cold temps tonight; music at library; short films at Liberty Hall
Today in Lawrence: Good weather with cold temps tonight; music at library; short films at Liberty Hall
Sunday, December 28
This year's list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..
Saturday, December 27
The artists of SeedCo Studios moved into a newly rebuilt industrial building in September after zoning issues forced them from their original space, and now the group is looking to expand into Kansas City.
Kansas City Connection’s New Year’s Eve guide will help you pick from some of the city’s best options, conveniently categorized by what you’re in the mood for. We’ve included a few daytime/family-friendly options as well.
Friday, December 26
Today in Lawrence: Showers expected; the final Final Friday of 2014; museum tours!
Thursday, December 25
We searched high and low and found some great options for New Year’s Eve looks.
If you're still unsure where you'll be ringing in 2015, have no fear — Lawrence has plenty to offer for both night owls and early risers alike. Here are just a few options to get the party started.
Describe your style: Well, now it’s mom chic!
Describe Blair’s style: It’s power clashing.
Although electricity has made light easily accessible year-round, the soft glow of candlelight is something that many continue to seek during the short days of winter.
I’ve been trying hard lately to make room for myself. I know that’s a common theme among adults, especially those with children, but it becomes increasingly difficult with careers and schedules and homes and the trappings of being a grown-up.
A German pancake is rich, egg-y breakfast concoction that puffs up impressively in the oven and only requires five ingredients to make.
Birds fend for themselves very well, but providing a little extra food for them in the winter can be an entertaining hobby for nature and bird enthusiasts.
Electric space heaters come in lots of shapes and sizes, but they all use the same amount of power to produce a similar amount of heat. What differentiates one heater from another is how it delivers the heat. Follow these steps to choose the best heater for the job at hand.
Even the most tofu-phobic might appreciate this traditional Japanese dish from Wa. After all, everything is better fried, as they say.
Wednesday, December 24
Whether you’re hosting a few friends or plan to stay holed up with your family, here are six activities to help you ring in the new year.
Today in Lawrence: Finish up your last-minute to-do list, and have a Merry Christmas!
Hey, remember that jar of molasses that you bought on a whim ages ago? Well, break it out, because I’m using the month of December to indulge my love of gingerbread.
Tuesday, December 23
With a new year approaching fast, the Lawrence Creates Makerspace is bringing back an old tradition this weekend.
Today in Lawrence: Go ice skating at Lawrence Public Library plaza, and see visit the Lawrence Arts Center before it closes for the holiday!
Sunday, December 21
Megan Roelofs’ personal mantra is “Life keeps getting better and better.” And for the Lawrence occupational therapist and jewelry artist, it seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Her handmade gemstone necklace line was picked up by Urban Outfitters this year. Her unique wearable art features leathers intricately woven around gemstones, shells and other natural elements. By Caitlin Doornbos
Today in Lawrence: Showers, yarn crafts group, basketball at Liberty Hall
Saturday, December 20
“You can push her over there,” said the woman behind the desk.
The Lawrence Percolator is hosting its annual winter-solstice celebration today.
This week: fancy eats in the West Bottoms, intriguing plays at the Unicorn and your last chance to check out Christmas lights.
Friday, December 19
Today in Lawrence: The weekend holds a lot of holiday fun and some warmer weather for enjoying it!
Thursday, December 18
Today in Lawrence: Snow showers; get fresh at Cottins' indoor farmers' market; BongoTini brings retro holiday cheer
Today in Lawrence: Snow showers; get fresh at Cottins' indoor farmers' market; BongoTini brings retro holiday cheer
Wednesday, December 17
Local improvisational comedy group EMUProv hopes to "Improv the Holidays" with their show today at Frank's North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.
The warmth of a handmade gift goes a long way toward cutting through December’s chill. But what if you’re not particularly crafty or can’t spend a fortune on supplies? Can you still give handmade gifts that your family and friends will treasure?
Ashley Davis may call Kansas home, but these days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find her there.
If you catch a glimpse of the Grilled Glazer from far away, it might appear to be a normal chicken sandwich. Upon closer inspection, though, and it's pretty clear that this is no ordinary meal.
What to get our grandmothers for Christmas — it’s always a struggle. A few years ago, I hit on a good solution.
With Christmas fast-approaching, your stockings are likely already hung by the chimney with care. Here are some tips to help stuff those stockings on any budget.
Tell us a secret: I don’t like bacon.
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I’d like to see at least one higher-end men’s shop in Lawrence and more jazz music.
Winter is upon us, and bundling up is always on my mind. Two pieces to help you layer up and be comfortable are a faux fur vest and turtleneck sweater.
Culturing bonsai takes more than a green thumb: The ancient art requires patience, skill and a keen recognition of nature. Bonsai is worth a try (or several), though, as a properly tended specimen will provide its owner with beauty for a hundred years or more.
Replacing an existing tub drain flange with a new tip-toe or lift-and-turn drain flange is easy, if you can get the old flange to unscrew from the tub drain.
Today in Lawrence: Snow likely tonight; box art at LAC; singalong at the public library
Tuesday, December 16
Kansas University student Patrick Clement is the author and curator behind a new book that he says will offer a fresh perspective on Beat Generation writer (and one-time Lawrencian) William S. Burroughs.
Today in Lawrence: It's a governmental kind of day, with a Town Hall by Lynn Jenkins and Lawrence City Commission
Saturday, December 13
We are living in the age of DIY, says Sarah McCormick. In a time when the many uses of a Mason jar can draw as much excitement from folks as the newest iPhone, a handful of local artists are finding a market for handmade greeting cards.
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Friday, December 12
Today in Lawrence: This weekend will see highs in the 50s and holiday events galore — from the Kansas Nutcracker to Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas.' Check out what the weekend has to offer!
Thursday, December 11
Wednesday, December 10
This weekend, Ric Averill will complete his months-long transformation into Gen. Hugh Cameron, an eccentric figure who settled in Lawrence during the tumultuous years just before the Civil War.
The “Walking Taco” is all about convenience. Order up a plate of these babies at Henry T’s and forget about the to-go box.
Tree experts and professional arborists have agreed for decades that the pruning practice known as topping is detrimental to trees, but it continues to happen across the country and right here in Douglas County.
When it comes to holiday traditions, making eco-conscious decisions can help your wallet as well as the environment! Here are some easy ways to make the holiday season a little greener.
Motherhood does not equal martyrdom, and don't let anyone tell you different.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday ― blech! Call me a Grinch if you want, but I hate the mall. I'd much rather do my holiday shopping at the grocery store.
Fashion trends you love: I’m really into stuff like Rick Owens, goth ninja, drop-crotch sweats and big ol' parkas. I can never pull it off but I think they’re pretty sweet.
Fashion trends you love: Velvet thigh-highs are my two favorites this year. Velvet is coming back!
Today in Lawrence: Weather in 40s; Adornment art sale; fun at LHS
Tuesday, December 9
Ginger is a spicy root that is small but mighty — not just in size but in both flavor and health benefits.
Today in Lawrence: Temps drop; choir concert; holiday lights by hayrack
Monday, December 8
Today in Lawrence: Tuba consort, 'The Last Cyclist' at Murphy Hall
Sunday, December 7
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
For those of you searching out gift ideas for your photographer spouse, friend or for your “selfie,” here are a few stocking-stuffer ideas.
Saturday, December 6
As winter progresses and the days get shorter, colder and darker, the folks at the Lawrence Percolator hope to remind us of happier times with a new show celebrating — what else? — the sun.
In an oil painting hanging from a gallery wall on the fourth floor of the Spencer Museum of Art, a single saucer-shaped eye looks out underneath the brim of a combat helmet adorned with a crown of barbed wire.
The “Smutty-Metaphor Queen of Lawrence, Kansas” has done it again. Patricia Lockwood, a Lawrence resident and poet who earned the nickname earlier this year in a New York Times piece, was noted in the famed newspaper’s “100 Notable Books of 2014” last week.
Friday, December 5
Today in Lawerence: The weekend is chock full of holiday events, from ways to get gifts to ways to give back. Celebrate with parades, music, shopping and more!
Thursday, December 4
Today in Lawrence: Overnight rain; wheat harvest documentary; gingerbread festival and auction
Wednesday, December 3
This weekend, Kansas University Theater will open a "reimagined and reconstructed" version of "The Last Cyclist," an absurdist cabaret that originated in Terezin Concentration Camp near Prague during the Holocaust.
I have a thing for advent calendars. I love the idea of counting down to anything, really, but — as I’m Clark Griswold-y about Christmas — it tends to be worse around the holidays.
Looks that are easy to throw together and will keep you warm and stylish all season.
Electric or cordless power drills are arguably the most widely used power tool around. Seemingly a simple tool to use, there are a few tricks that can make your power drill experience a little more pleasant.
If you have a gardener to shop for this holiday season, there are many more creative options than the amaryllis bulb gift sets and windowsill herb planters available at many mass retailers. Here are the top 10 ideas to score big with a gardener.
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us, and with it comes lots and lots of shopping. When you buy a gift at a downtown retailer you are likely to find something more unique so your gift will stand out among the others, a factor that in itself is priceless. Here are some tips I use to save money on unique holiday gifts.
Fashion influences: It’s really bad but I love Free People. It’s my major weakness!
Tell us a secret: The most expensive thing I ever bought was a pair of $400 Visvim Virgil boots. They originally retailed for $1,200.
Those expecting a carbon copy of the 1964 classic film starring Julie Andrews as a singing, flying nanny may be in for a surprise come Friday evening, when “Mary Poppins” makes its debut at Theatre Lawrence.
Today in Lawrence: Clouds, Common Core discussion and holiday art sale
Tuesday, December 2
Today in Lawrence: You're getting warmer; Dog Days workout moves inside; KU musicians playing at Lied Center
Monday, December 1
With Thanksgiving officially over and next month’s holiday feasts on their way, pumpkin heyday is in full swing. For those who can’t get enough of the festive vegetable, might we suggest something a little out of the ordinary: pumpkin curry at Baan Thai.
Today in Lawrence: A day of wintry festivities, including Festival of Trees; join the city in the Ninth Street Corridor discussion.