Monday, June 30
Today in Lawrence: Get insight into LAC's artist in residence Kyla Strid and her exhibit "Waggle Dance," let the kids explore at Liberty Hall, and bring your knitting to Ripping Yarns.
Sunday, June 29
A group of student musicians from Kansas University will perform at several high-profile festivals across Europe starting early next month in a university-funded tour. KU's Jazz Ensemble I, comprising 19 members, is slated to play eight shows during the 11-day stint, including gigs by invitation at the high-profile Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and France's Jazz À Vienne Festival.
This week, the streets of Kansas City will be filled with the sulfurous fog of colorful smoke bombs, the hiss of lighted fuses and the sharp cracks and muffled booms of fireworks echoing across the inner city neighborhoods and central suburbs.
Kyla Strid's exhibition entitled “Waggle Dance” is an analogy for her unconventional journey to becoming a potter, incorporating aspects of her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, with the new home she has made for herself in Lawrence. The exhibition has been open at the Arts Center since last Friday and will run through July 25.
Friday, June 27
There are so many things going on this weekend, you'll be lucky if you can keep track. With Final Friday and Free State Festival events stacked up like bricks, you have plenty to choose from!
Thursday, June 26
Check out the evening's Free State Festival events, or start a littler earlier with a Brown Bag Concert Series show at noon. Writers will read at The Raven for indoor entertainment.
Wednesday, June 25
“Waggle Dance” by Lawrence Arts Center’s ceramist artist-in-residence Kyla Strid will open to the public with an artist reception this Friday, and run through July 25.
With the Free State Festival, Tour of Lawrence, Final Fridays and Lawrence Field Day Festival all going on, trying to decide what to do this weekend is an overwhelming task. To make things easier for you, we've come up with a schedule of suggestions of what's going on at a given time, along with some alternative ideas.
Ten Thousand Villages opened on Mass. Street in October 2012, and the store currently carries products from 38 developing countries. All products are handmade, environmentally sustainable and fair trade (which means your purchase helps supports under- and unemployed artisans in other countries).
I encourage you to attempt to dry a batch of your own beef jerky. Not only is it delicious and handy for hikes and car trips but also by making your own you can control what goes into it. You’ll have a jerky with ingredients you can actually pronounce!
With the official arrival of summer, landscapes and gardens in the Lawrence area are reaching their prime. This is the time to breathe it in, enjoy the beauty, and spend a little time to prepare the garden for the hotter, drier days that surely lie ahead. By Jennifer Smith
Elizabeth and I want to introduce you to C.A.B. Handbags. We recently became acquainted to the line by its creator, Carly Ann Beck, a handbag designer currently residing in New York City who’s also a Kansas native.
Fashion trends you hate: The lack of a people not making decisions based on what Disney cartoon characters wore.
Fashion trends you love: Right now, I like a really romantic look so hopefully I can build toward that. But right now, it’s all about comfort.
Repainting a wooden porch’s railings and ceiling is a great way to increase curb appeal and create a welcoming entry to any home.
It’s similar to the American donut hole, but arrives warm and drenched in a sugary syrup.
Lawrence Parks and Recreation are hosting the first-ever Summer Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday, a festival where regional vendors, artists and businesses in the Midwest will sell food, arts and crafts in South Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free State Festival gets the blues with Johnny Winter; author Denise Low reading at The Raven; and the Lawrence City Band to play children's favorites.
Tuesday, June 24
Today in Lawrence: Savor the summer weather with a trip to the farmers' market and a lesson on science and storytelling.
Monday, June 23
Today in Lawrence: Get out of the rain and into a discussion about Young Adult fiction for grownups, and learn something new (and have a drink, too) at Nerd Nite 28.
Sunday, June 22
Whether you believe Kansas City is really the “Soccer Capital of the U.S.,” as murals and fans here often proclaim, there’s no question soccer mania has taken hold of the city.
Enjoy innovative outdoor art installations and presentations by some of the most talented local and visiting artists in the world.
Johnny Winter is coming through Lawrence for the Free State Festival documentary screening of “Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; a free show will follow the film put on by the legendary musician and his backing band, including his brother Edgar Winter.
This year’s Free State Festival is jam-packed with live musical performances weaved throughout the five-day celebration of film, music, art and ideas.
Because of all the other media and art-related events and activities, it may be easy to forget that the Free State Festival started as the Free State Film Festival. Here’s a preview at some of the movies showing this year.
Friday, June 20
It's time for fiestas, beaches and silent movies. Bring on the summer!
Thursday, June 19
Today in Lawrence: It's a Guest fest at Liberty Hall; Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night will be a LAC; the bells will ring with a Campanile concert
Wednesday, June 18
Consider this your “I’m bored” troubleshoot guide for when your kids just need a few ideas to make the most out of the summer free time, complete with a few event suggestions to put on the calendar.
With porches and outdoor bar seating calling out our names as happy hour approaches, it’s time to embrace the season with a light, refreshing, fruity, creamy, or frothy cocktail in hand.
La Prima Tazza is introducing a new coffee tasting and education series led by Greenstone Coffee Roasters’ Michael Schaetzel.
You know those days when nothing goes quite right, and all you need is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie to turn it all around? But because you don’t feel like baking cookies from scratch, you resort to eating the uncooked dough? (Or is that just me? ... don’t answer that.)
I met Sweet Husband while we were both playing in our high school band. He was a smart-aleck trombone player who loved jazz; I had fairy-tale dreams of playing my flute on street corners for a living. We were band nerds, through and through, which is probably why — even though neither of us has touched an instrument for over 10 years — the Lawrence City Band’s summer concerts are one of our favorite parts of the season.
Getting up early and going to the farmers market is one of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings. Whether we are browsing around the one in downtown Lawrence or opt to venture out to the City Market in Kansas City’s River Market, we try to keep our style intact despite the early rise.
What would you like to see more in Lawrence? Where are the men? Truly, the men, not the boys!
Fashion influences: I usually get my influences when I go out to a bar to listen to music. If I see a band that looks cool, then I appreciate their style and make note.
The taste of a vine-ripened strawberry is like the first taste of summer to those who grow them and those who relish fresh local fruit. Their sweetness and flavor is well worth the labor to produce them, yet I often hear reports from gardeners who have limited success. The secret, I suspect, is that strawberry plants need care right now, as the picking season ends.
Installing side mount drawer slides into an existing cabinet is a bit of a challenge. Follow these steps to make the job a bit easier.
It’s rather unexpected to walk into a Thai restaurant and find a dish closely resembling an item found on a Mexican menu.
Deliciousness can be found at Clinton Parkway Nursery; tonight's outdoor band concert features Midwestern fare; and comedians will take the stage at Jackpot Music Hall.
Tuesday, June 17
The season of camping is upon us! Time for singalongs, skeeters, and those gooey little treats known as “S’mores.”
What’s a pregnant lady to do? The first tinge of real summer is coming on, and all my favorite drinks — cocktails, white wine, iced coffee, soda — are all either verboten or almost so. Good old H2O will take care of my hydration needs, of course, but woman cannot live on plain water alone.
Hot and windy is once again the forecast for the day; attend a library event to learn how to build and self-publish Web comics; 'Wings 3D' offers bird's eye view of the Earth.
Monday, June 16
If you can't beat the heat, at least get in a workout with Red Dog's Dog Days. Or hide out in a movie theater and take a two-part Doctor Who special at Southwind Stadium 12!
Sunday, June 15
Peter A. Luckey, Plymouth Congregational Church, and Doug Heacock, Lawrence Free Methodist Church, answer.
Mark Heider, the Lawrence community president for Commerce Bank, calls Commerce “a super-community bank.”
While thinking up the idea for Laugh Out Loud Family Zone, owners Christie and Charles Peterson kept in mind the noisy arcade games, bad food and mindless play associated with many of today’s kids entertainment venues.
There’s been a lot new at Cottin’s Hardware & Rental in the last year.
Howard Kastl still remembers the day a client called his plumbing service — in Lawrence since 1971 — under direct orders.
Some Lawrence filmmakers have begun a Kickstarter fundraising campaign in the hopes of making a documentary about Nate Phelps, a former member of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church who is now a supporter of LGBT rights.
People around town used to know John Amyx’s father as “Tom the Barber.” It’s one of the hazards of the trade: People don’t necessarily know your last name, even if they’ve known you for years.
There aren’t many places in Lawrence where you can go to buy mulch and shrubs, choose from more 7,000 trees for your home, and shoot pumpkins into a pond with a giant slingshot.
Patrick Shea, owner of Shea Handyman Services, does little advertising but gets as much work as he can handle. “I get a lot of repeat customers and word-of-mouth customers,” said Shea.
The hospital provides a range of services including grooming, vaccinations, surgical, dental and internal medicine care. Cats and dogs can also stay overnight for several days as they receive treatment, with cozy sleeping cushions and an exercise area close at hand.
Lawrence Family Vision Clinic’s goal to make the patient experience as pleasant as possible has earned it a strong reputation in Lawrence.
When Scott Elliott and Chad Richards opened The Summit in 2012, Elliott said they wanted to change the way people thought about gyms.
Patients at Lawrence’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, commonly known as PANDA Pediatrics, often have a hard time letting go. Even though the office is meant to care for children until they are 18, patients sometimes keep coming into their college years.
The ownership at On The Rocks claims to be among the first bring the concept of a large discount superstore, mix and match beer options and a beer cave to Lawrence when the store opened in 2009. Along the way, the store added another distinction: some of its regulars are of the four-legged variety.
If you want to own the culinary hearts and minds of eastern Kansas, here’s a tip: Talk to Gloria De La Torre.
For Evan Williams, food and family have always shared a close connection.
On the outskirts of Lawrence just past the turnpike exit sits Howard Pine’s Garden Center, Lawrence readers’ top garden store.
A trip to made is like stepping into a “real-life” version of crafting websites Etsy and Pinterest, says store owner Matt Richards.
Last year, KU Credit Union changed its name to Truity Credit Union. The name change has paid off.
Chris Wertin has built a successful chiropractic office in Lawrence by doing things differently.
Whatever the secret is to a great marguerita, El Mezcal seems to have found it. And manager Francisco Mendez isn’t saying what it is.
Fresh food, wide variety, digital coupons, low prices and how about those fuel points?
There’s something about the interior of the Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop that makes you want to head back outside right away. That’s a good thing.
In a town packed with game day gear, Kansas Sampler store manager Kathy Mattan said it’s imperative to offer anything and everything to her customers.
The days of wimpy hamburgers squashed between defrosted buns and topped with tiny “onions” are long gone. Dude, it’s 2014.
As we live a life of ease, every one of us has all we need... except maybe an amazing sub.
The Lawrence Humane Society has seen big improvements in the past few years: it’s employed a staff veterinarian, obtained new medical equipment, started a program transferring dogs from overfilled shelters and increased its number of live releases.
When Zen Zero first opened 11 years ago, owner Subarna Bhattachan recognized it could fill a nice niche in Lawrence. “When we opened, we realized we could cater to specific clientele,” Bhattachan said. “There are a lot of vegetarians in Lawrence.”
Each Kansas University men’s basketball season, more than 293,000 backsides fill the seats at Allen Fieldhouse, giving different people the chance to weigh in on why they think the 59-year-old Fieldhouse is the greatest place in the world to watch a basketball game.
Maybe it’s the hot summers, maybe it’s because Lawrencians have an undeniable sweet tooth, or maybe it’s that a carton of Dreyer’s just doesn’t cut it anymore. Whatever the reason, Sylas & Maddy’s ice cream has earned the shop (named after beloved family pets — a cat and dog, respectively), yet another Best of Lawrence win.
To make Tzatziki sauce, you need yogurt, cucumbers, olive oil, garlic, mint, salt and pepper. And to get an authentic, genuine flavor, make sure the yogurt and cucumbers are from the Middle East and the oil is pressed from olives grown by the Aegean Sea. But how can you get that in Lawrence?
Richard Renner, the man behind the Lawrence Busker Festival, has been working since 2008 to transform the Free State into the Freak State. And, as the Fest has grown from three stages and a $2,000 budget to five stages and $20,000 over the past seven years, he may be succeeding.
Peterson, Krische and Van Horn DDS has been a popular dentist’s office for generations of Lawrencians by, in part, not doing more dental work than is needed. That conservative approach to dentistry has earned the practice many admirers, if this year’s Best of Lawrence voting is any indication.
Tom Harper, an agent with Stephens Real Estate, sees his current profession as similar to his former profession, social worker.
The Toy Store, the nation’s largest independently owned specialty toy store, now has another title to add to its long and illustrious resume. Readers have chosen the downtown shop as the top toy store in Lawrence.
Lawrence residents have given an “A” to AT&T U-verse and its bundled package of telephone, Internet and cable television service.
Ron King doesn’t have a Flo or a gecko or some guy who is constantly running into mayhem, which in today’s world of insurance makes him a bit unusual.
Brandon Woods at Alvamar is like a little city. On 30 acres in West Lawrence, it has 76 townhouses, 82 independent-living apartments, 37 assisted-living apartments and suites, and a 140-bed health center. It has fitness areas, a hair salon, pharmacy, pub, dining hall, computer room, card room and an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Doesn’t sound like a bad place to live.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Gift Shop Manager Kathy Sexton likes to describe her store as “one of Lawrence’s best-kept secrets.”
With more than 90 tournaments taking place at Alvamar Golf and Country Club between March and October, the staff at one of the top golf courses in the region has more than enough to keep itself busy during the peak of golf season.
After more than a decade of business, Salon Di Marco took home its first Best of Lawrence award last year. But the full-service salon and day spa was hungry for more.
From treating Kansas University basketball stars to elderly people with arthritis, OrthoKansas covers the gamut of sports medicine patients. And the Lawrence orthopedic practice offers diagnosis, radiology, casting, therapy and surgery — all under one roof.
Lawyers across the country tend to get a bad rap for being less than honest. But in Lawrence it’s different, says David Brown of the Law Office of David J. Brown.
While car models might change, Westside 66 is still in many ways a throwback to the days when it was founded in 1957. In a world of automation and self-service, the service station and auto shop offers something no one else in the city does: full service.
The staff members at Family Medicine Associates say they aim to treat patients the way they would want to be treated.
In 1989, the Free State Brewing Company became the first legal brewery in Kansas since Prohibition, and it’s been a fixture in downtown Lawrence ever since.
When The Roost opened in July 2013, the breakfast restaurant had some big frying pans to fill.
With a showroom of about 70,000 square feet, Crown Toyota, Scion, Volkswagen has enough to room to do more than just sell cars.
Wardrobe shopping at Weaver’s department store has changed quite a bit since the retailer entered the clothing business 157 years ago: There’s a lot less assembly involved.
When George Grieb bought Lynn Electric & Communications in 1999 from Chuck Lynn, who started the business in 1977, it was a small residential company whose services were largely confined to Douglas County. In the last decade, business has boomed.
In 1989, the Free State Brewing Company became the first legal brewery in Kansas since Prohibition, and it’s been a fixture in downtown Lawrence ever since.
On a warm spring day in Lawrence, it’s a common sight to see Cielito Lindo’s courtyard packed with customers sipping margaritas and munching on tortilla chips under the shade of umbrellas.
You being comfortable in your own feet. That’s what Ryan Schwisow wants.
It’s hard to believe that the space that now houses the beautifully renovated Abe & Jake’s Landing began its life as the Consolidated Barbed Wire Company in the late 1880s.
If you’re curious as to what the look and feel of 19th-century Lawrence was like, or you’re just in the market for some new jewelry, Marks Jewelers is certainly the place.
Laura Porter has been teaching at Bishop Seabury since 2005. Before that, she taught at the Lawrence Alternative School for two years and at South Junior High for 16 years before that.
The Eldridge is no stranger to rising from the ashes, most famously having been burned to the ground during William Quantrill’s infamous raid on Lawrence in 1863. The modern day, however, has seen the hotel prosper: the 48-room hotel boasts a bar, restaurant and plans to double in size moving forward.
Though a recent Lawrence transplant (at least as far as Lawrence artists go), 30-year-old painter, illustrator, filmmaker and clothing designer John Sebelius has made a name for himself throughout the local arts scene.
For Ken Baker, wine isn’t just something you drink with dinner. It’s a whole food group unto itself.
Because Liberty Hall is a hot spot for concerts, charity dinners, wedding events, ceremonies, receptions, class reunions and just about anything else, it makes sense that it reaches a larger audience than other venues in town.
The restaurant known simply as 715 has been called a “European bistro in downtown Lawrence,” with a menu that is like “peasant food fit for a king.”
Two bartenders tied this year: David Johanning from The Sandbar and Reed Niemack from Leroy's Tavern.
Since 1996, customers have been bringing in books they want to sell or trade, and buying the books that others have enjoyed once and passed along. The result is a bookstore in the heart of downtown Lawrence that typically has upwards of 60,000 titles on the shelf, spanning nearly every genre.
Indie rock band Cowboy Indian Bear still holds Lawrence listeners’ loyalty despite taking a year’s hiatus since last spring’s record, their fourth, entitled “Live Young, Die Old.”
Nowhere in Kansas is it tougher to be in the delivery business than Lawrence. Take 89,000 outlaw artists, discriminating retirees and townies, throw in 25,000 landlocked undergrads, and see whether you can keep everyone happy.
Kristin Spacek, along with her husband, owns and operates Owens Flower Shop. The two are the store’s fourth owners in its 68-year history, and the floristry shows no signs of wilting.
You don’t have to fly to Brooklyn or Jersey for a slice of pie that’s bigger than your face. For our Best of Lawrence 2014 pizza winner, just come to Papa.
Doug Holiday has heard enough about the Kansas City barbecue scene. For all the folks swooning over Jack Stack, Oklahoma Joe’s and the rest, he has a suggestion: Eat at Bigg’s.
One could argue that the hallmark of an amazing bakery is not just wonderful breads and pastries, but how soon the day’s supply is gone. And if you’ve ever been to WheatFields Bakery Cafe, you know they run out pretty quickly.
Entering Pet World isn’t like walking into other retail stores.
Some drink their coffee leisurely in the morning with a French pastry and a newspaper. Others need it mainlined into their bloodstream. But regardless of where you land on the scale of coffee enjoyment, La Prima Tazza is Lawrence’s choice for fulfilling its caffeinated desires.
Black and blue. Smoke. Barnyard Bash. Lawrencians in the know hear those words and think “Burger Stand.” From humble beginnings in 2009 as an Irish pub to its residence at the Casbah, The Burger Stand has earned its accolades.
Saturday, June 14
25 years ago, artist Ron Light and his family suffered an incredible loss when he and his two children were run over by a car driven by mentally ill woman, killing Ron's daughter, injuring his son, and severely injuring Ron. Today, with the help of Lawrence Arts Center instructor Robbin Loomas, Ron is producing original digital artwork each week in his assisted-living care facility despite having limited motor skills.
Is she a frontrunner in the 2016 election for president, or just a retired diplomat on a feel-good book tour? Local audiences will be able to get some up-close insight into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s views on leadership and public policy when she speaks Sunday, June 22, at the Midland Theatre, in conversation with Rainy Day Books founder Vivien Jennings.
Friday, June 13
Books, theater and film all play roles in the gorgeous weekend ahead in Lawrence: "The Kind and I" takes the stage at Theatre Lawrence, the Campbell Conference discusses science fiction and and outdoor movie at the Arts Center is part of the run-up to the Free State Festival.
Thursday, June 12
Repeat after me: I do not have to be Martha Stewart to throw a fabulous outdoor party. In fact, summer is the perfect time to mix and match what you have to throw a laid-back gathering in your backyard. Paper plates and lace tablecloths, card tables and squirt guns — top it all with good food and a few bunches of fresh flowers, and it’ll be a good time for all!
"Peter Pan" at the Lawrence Arts Center and "The Last Waltz" at Liberty Hall.
Wednesday, June 11
Mary Doveton has been waiting a long time for this. “It’s a show that’s been on our wish list forever,” she says of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 classic “The King and I,” which opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence.
The Granada is hosting the sixth annual Richard’s Music Co. Rock Camp concert this Saturday to end a three-week long music education program.
It’s true; anything can be deep fried these days.
The best way to experience Mass. Street, in its totality, is to start at Sixth and Massachusetts and walk south. The walk will take you past the shops, restaurants and outdoor patios, until you end up in a dreamy green space known as South Park.
Taylor Swift continues to make waves in the fashion world with her fun, fresh look. It's one that can be replicated with a trip to Envy, 911 Massachusetts St., in downtown Lawrence for under $40.
We’ve come up with a list of swimsuits and accessories you’ll need to step up your style game in the rising temps.
Describe your style: I would just call it “eclectic chic.” Hairstyle-wise, I love the natural look.
Whom do people say you look like? Captain Kirk
Many portions of Kansas have received heavy rains and/or severe weather, including high winds, hail and, in a few cases, tornadoes. Our small garden ecosystems may have seen some damage as well, although not as bad as others or even our next door neighbors. So how can we help our gardens recover?
The silent whirr of a reel mower coupled with its fume free simplicity is often a good alternative to gas-powered lawn care.
The Lawrence Arts Center's Summer Youth Theatre will present "Peter Pan" this Friday as its first show of the season.
It's going to be a fine night for live music! Check out Dar Williams, the Lawrence City Band and The Detroit Cobras.
Tuesday, June 10
Blueberries are available year round, and, like strawberries, these little beauties are typically a sign of summer. Juicy and sweet when fresh, they’re the perfect addition to pretty much anything at any meal.
Today in Lawrence: There's more rain forecast, but the evening holds some great events, from authors to puppets.
Monday, June 9
With cooler temperatures and some storms in the forecast, it may be a good day to look to the future: Buy your tickets for the Lied Center's 2014-15 season, and stay in to sing at the Ecumenical Campus Ministries.
Saturday, June 7
Renowned pop-folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams will take the Liberty Hall stage Wednesday to perform present-day renditions of songs from her debut album "The Honesty Room" in honor of its 20th anniversary.
Douglas Fairbanks and Peter Weir are two filmmakers who have fascinated Kansas University film studies associate professor John Tibbetts for a long time.
As I walked aimlessly south through downtown Kansas City into the Crossroads, I came across the iconic signage of a building I’ve seen hundreds of times but never actually visited: Town Topic.
Friday, June 6
This weekend, the Lawrence Civic Choir goes Broadway; butterflies will swarm the Fitch Reservation; chances to mingle with writers, young runners and skilled bicyclists.
Thursday, June 5
Whether you drink it black or loaded with cream and sugar, pay attention, coffee drinkers (addicts?). Three local coffee experts have provided us with some simple rules of thumb for making that perfect cup of coffee.
Bring your lunch and enjoy the music at the Summer Brown Bag Concert Series kickoff; take in two lectures on world wars
Wednesday, June 4
Because my favorite time to hit the trail (or Mass. Street, actually) is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the population is waning, I decided it was high time I visit Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, 839 Massachusetts St., to invest in some new kicks.
If you’d like to give nap dating a try, here are a few tips.
The brutal sauna of summer awaits us just around the corner. Luckily, Lawrence has a variety of places to keep you cool when temperatures and humidity rise.
Describe your style: Modern/urban cowboy
Fashion influences: It’s a little bit of ’50s housewife.
When it comes to choosing a drill, bigger is not always better. Choosing a drill that fits the task at hand, as well as your actual hand, is the best idea.
Beekeeping is a new activity for many but continues to be a fun and rewarding one for those who enjoy gardening.
Those who enjoy slurping up the milk sitting in the bottom of the bowl once the cereal has been eaten will enjoy this breakfast cocktail.
Lawrence-based Kelley Hunt will be performing “The Beautiful Bones” and a handful of songs from earlier in her career this Saturday at Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., in a special benefit CD release party and benefit concert for the Douglas County food bank Just Food.
Director Paul Santos speaks on the journey from disorganized solo act to a forthcoming college tour for Lawrence-based puppet show The Felt Zone. Santos, Cody Kiser and Jon Miller will be performing at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St., on June 10. Starting at 8:30, band Electric Needle Room will open the show, as well as contribute as a backing band
KU professors Sarah Frisof and Margaret Marco will play in this year's Summer Music Festival at Washburn University, which starts Friday and runs through June 14. KU alumnus and pianist David Allen Wehr will also perform.
Over the next few days, the Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., will be hosting a number of prominent writers and authors for readings and book signings.
While I love to roast a whole chicken for an early Sunday night supper, when the temperature rises over 80 degrees, heating the oven becomes martyrdom. But cooking a whole chicken on the grill takes hours of baby-sitting, right? Not if you spatchcock the bird first.
The heat continues for another day; brave the warm temps with an outdoor concert, or beat the heat with indoor entertainment.
Tuesday, June 3
Road closures start; the South Park Wading Pool is open; adopt a pet for $3--today only!
Monday, June 2
Go for a bike ride with the Lawrence Bicycle Club's beginner's ride, or head over to Topeka for the last day of In the Plains Chamber Music Festival.
Sunday, June 1
Paul Laird had no idea he was on the path to writing one book, let alone two. The Kansas University professor of musicology was on his way to Columbus, Ohio, for a symposium on Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”
Having fresh, high-quality ingredients is essential in the food business, but it takes a flair for creative combinations to really make a place stand out. At the Broadway Butcher Shop on 3828 Broadway, manager Stuart Aldridge has done just that, taking a fairly standard meat counter and turning it into a showcase for a wide variety of meat dishes, sandwiches and salads that customers can enjoy at home or on site.
I’m pretty sure there will come a time when we will wear devices that capture a visual record of our every waking moment.
Lisa Purdon recently opened a new business CosMod Inc. Studios in Lawrence that functions as an art studio, installation art gallery, and antique shop.