Today in Lawrence: Rain expected; the final Final Friday of 2014; museum tours!

What to do with family on the holiday? Take them to the Home for the Holidays tour at the Spencer Museum of Art. Spencer Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will lead tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

What to do with family on the holiday? Take them to the Home for the Holidays tour at the Spencer Museum of Art. Spencer Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will lead tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Friday, December 26, 2014

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Post-Christmas showers

There will be some considerable cloudiness today with showers in the afternoon. The high temperature will be about 47 degrees, and the low will be about 32. On Saturday, things will cool down; the high will be about 34. Sunday will be mainly sunny and warmer, with a high of 40.

Final Friday of the year

Celebrate the arts with the last Final Friday of 2014 in downtown Lawrence! There will be a few businesses displaying art, and the Lawrence Art Party Chautauqua event is set at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. The family-friendly evening will feature music, poetry and great art! The chautauqua, which is a tradition of education, is in the Warehouse Arts District at Ninth and New Jersey streets from 5 to 9 p.m.

Music in your bones

Get out of the house and let some music soothe your harried holiday soul. The Love Bones play from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday at Five Bar and Tables, 947 Massachusetts St.

Museum tours

What to do with family on the holiday? Take them to the Home for the Holidays tour at the Spencer Museum of Art. Spencer Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will lead tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

FINAL FRIDAY

5 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted

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DOWNTOWN

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.: The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on Final Fridays for the winter break, and will reopen on Jan. 3. Happy holidays!

Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.: The Artwork of Jay Hines. Jay celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years.

Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St.: Mixed media and other works by Liza Mackinnon.

The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.: Paintings by Mary McGivern.

Minsky’s Pizza, 934 Massachusetts St.: This month we will be featuring our permanent pieces by Kansas City artists Lisa Lala and Irina Stroganova as well as paintings by local artist Colby Earleywine.

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

WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

SeedCo Studios, 720 E. Ninth St.: Seedco Studios, in association with the Fresh Produce Art Collective presents SQUARED, an exhibition of recent works by residents of Seedco and featured guest artists.

The Lawrence Art Party, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Ninth and New Jersey streets: The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is throwing a Chautauqua on Final Friday! In addition to great art, we’ll have music, poetry, and much more. Come on by for a great, family-friendly time.

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, next to Star Signs. Live music, adult beverages, no dress code!

More Dec. 26 events

Mike Shurtz Trio featuring Erin Fox, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

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

More Dec. 27 events

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

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

Eudora’s Market On Main indoor farmers and crafts market, 9 a.m.-noon, 724 Main St., Eudora.

Art Cart: What’s Missing? 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

League of Women Voters voter registration and information booth, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Saturday Afternoon Ragtime, 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.

American Legion Bingo, doors open 4:30 p.m., first games 6:45 p.m., snack bar 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post #14, 3408 W. Sixth St.

More Dec. 28 events

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

Art Cart: What’s Missing? 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.

League of Women Voters voter registration and information booth, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 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, doors 5 p.m., potluck 7:15-7:45 p.m., dance 6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St.

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