Today in Lawrence: Free State Fest, Final Friday load up weekend

Sans Facon's installation "Limelight" replaces two conventional street light heads with outdoor theater spotlights pointing to the same single spot, creating an open invitation for passers-by to perform, transforming the street into a stage. The installation will run from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sans Facon's installation "Limelight" replaces two conventional street light heads with outdoor theater spotlights pointing to the same single spot, creating an open invitation for passers-by to perform, transforming the street into a stage. The installation will run from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Museum and a movie

The Watkins Museum of History at 1047 Massachusetts St. will show Centron movies and the Joe's Bakery documentary from 6 to 8 p.m. Add fresh popcorn from the Mass Street Sweet Shop and you have yourself a movie night.

Call 9-1-1

There's a new kid in town: Art Emergency, 721 E. Ninth St., is a brand new art gallery in the East Lawrence Art District. The gallery will have fine art, street art and sculptures from local artists. You'll find Art Emergency in the giant green warehouse on the corner of Ninth and Delaware streets, next to Star Signs. Live music and adult beverages will round out the evening.

In the limelight

As part of the Free State Festival, Sans facon will display a street light art installation at Eighth and Massachusetts streets. By replacing two conventional streetlights with outdoor theater spotlights pointing to the same single spot, the installation creates an open invitation for passers-by to perform, transforming the street into a stage. This art project suggest the latent potential of public realm as places of interaction and celebration. The limelight will glow from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For the kids

Just in time for Saturday morning cartoons, Ernest & Celestine tells the tale of a young mouse in an underground land where cautionary tales of bears are told and all mice are destined to become dentists. This film for all ages was an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Film. It will play at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center main stage. Tickets are $6.

Comic book Sunday

Love comics? Find out more at All Ages, All-Inclusive Comics: Listen to comic pros celebrate and recommend the diverse world of comics. Jai Nitz, Dennis Hopeless, Josh Dysart and Jason Aaron will discuss their craft and the comics they love at 1 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater. The comics discussion continues at 2 p.m. with comic book writers Nitz (Dream Thief, Green Hornet, Blue Beetle) and Hopeless (X-Men Season 1, Avengers Arena, The Answer) as they talk about how their roots propelled them into their current jobs. Both events are free.

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FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS

Final Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. unless noted

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Downtown

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.: Waggle Dance, exhibition by Kyla Strid, 2013-2014 ceramics artist in residence; Urban Tribal Strangers In Paradox: A solo exhibition by Justin Baldwin.

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

Hobbs, 700 Massachusetts St.: John Geery: A cascade of vivid, retro-radioactive non-stop modern art excitement!

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

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

Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.: Photographs by Camron Flanders can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. Eighth St.: Embroidery works by Kristen Shuler.

Wonder Fair, 803 1/2 Massachusetts St. (above the Burger Stand): YWAs: Young Woman Artists. Exceptional artwork by 16 local woman artists under age 50 will be shown alongside the results of months of research tracking the gender gap in our creative communities.

Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts St.: Artists Dave Van Hee, Dilesh Fernando, and a group show focusing on thematic life drawing by Thieves Guild; local organic fare from The Blissful Bite and music by Darrell Lea.

Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.: Karen Matheis: “I Feel Love,” and Lora Jost, “Animals.”

Essential Goods, 825 Massachusetts St.: Opening Reception for Paul Punzo :: El Gato.

Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St.: “How Queer!” presented by Kansas Queer Youth Network. Works focusing attention on issues facing LGBTQ+ youth in Kansas.

Freedom’s Frontier, Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.: Collaborative projects produced by students.

The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.: Marie McKenzie: Crumble. Climb. Acombination of painting and sculpture executed through the use of repurposed wood. Her sculptures’ central concern is in the convergence of humankind with nature.

Lawrence Percolator, in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on Ninth Street -- look for the green awnings: Dime Bag, the Percolator’s yearly collaboration with the Social Service League; performances by Richard Music’s Rock Camp

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

Extra Virgin, 937 Massachusetts St.: “...and the living is easy...” (...SUMMER TIME...), Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom.

Replay Lounge, 945 Massachusetts St.: Early show: 6 p.m.; DJ Boogie on the Patio: 10 p.m.

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

Greenhouse Culture, 1001 Massachusetts St.: Artwork by Zachary Ingalls; live music by Calvin Scott; refreshments provided.

Aimee’s Cafe & Coffee Shop,1025 Massachusetts St.: “Mellowed” -- An exhibition of alternative process photography by Lawrence artist Amanda Monaghan; from local mixed media artist, Kristina Crawford; “pop-up” life-size camera obscura.

Ecoboutiquo,1101 1/2 Massachusetts St.: Earth-friendly fashion gallery.

The Warehouse Arts District

Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.: “Heat” -- A group show of Cider affiliated artists bands on the Cider Stage 5-10 p.m.

SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St.: Open studios of resident artists.

The Lawrence Art Party, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Ninth and New Jersey streets.

Art Emergency, 721 E. Ninth St.: Brand new 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.

Decade, 920 Delaware St.: Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions Presented by the Dinner Party Project.

North Lawrence

Gaslight Gardens, 317 N. Second St.: Monthly art exhibitions and music on the patio.

The Brewhaus, 624 N. Second St.: Atomic Photography; N.E.M.E.S.I.S Master Brewer free beer contest.

FREE STATE FESTIVAL EVENTS

All events at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., unless otherwise specified. See full schedule at lawrenceartscenter.org.

June 27

5 p.m., FILM Youth Shorts, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box theater (free).

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., MUSIC + PERFORMANCE, US Bank stage at Ninth and Massachusetts streets (free).

6-9 p.m. MUSIC + PERFORMANCE, Cider Gallery stage, Eighth and Pennsylvania streets (free).

6-8 p.m., FILM The Rich History of Lawrence & Douglas County, Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. (free).

6:30 p.m., FILM Jimmy P, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6

7 p.m., KPR Cinema A Go Go at Liberty Hall: Cobra Woman and Naked Jungle tickets available at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

7:30-9:30 p.m., MUSIC + ART Jazz, Gospel and Real Time Art at St. Luke AME, 900 New York St. (free).

7:30 p.m., FILM Van Go/Boys & Girls Club shorts, Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. (free).

8 p.m., Paul Stephen Lim Midwestern Playwriting Competition Staged Readings, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

9:30 p.m., FILM American Interior, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

11 p.m., ART David Linton, SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St. (free).

June 28

10 a.m., IDEAS Lightning Round with moderator Tim Caboni, University of Kansas Vice Chancellor, Lawrence Arts Center Large Gallery, come and go, refreshments provided (free).

11 a.m., IDEAS Writing for Different Screen Sizes, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

Noon, IDEAS Rorschach Remixed: Fan Edits and the Making of Watchmen: Midnight, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

Noon, FILM Shorts Program I: Soft Machines, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

Noon-6 p.m., FILM Lego Movie Contest Screening & Youth Films, (4-8 years old), Laugh Out Loud Family Fun, $6, tickets available at Laugh Out Loud, 1000 Massachusetts St.

1-8 p.m., MUSIC + PERFORMANCE, US Bank stage, Ninth and Massachusetts streets (free).

2 p.m., FILM Shorts Program II: Creative Observers, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

5-7 p.m., VIP Cocktail Party, Big 6 at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St.

5 p.m., FILM The Story of Children and Film, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

5 p.m. Rock Chalk, Jayhawk! a collection of Tensie award-winning short films by students of the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

5:45-8 p.m., MUSIC + PERFORMANCE SeedCo Studios stage, Eighth and Pennsylvania streets (free).

7:30 p.m., FILM The Sublime and Beautiful, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

9:30 p.m. ART Quixotic, outside the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (free).

10 p.m., MUSIC Barry Anderson, Monta At Odds, SeedCo Studios, 826 Pennsylvania St. (free).

10:30 p.m., VIP Cocktail Party at the Big 6 at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St.

Midnight, “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Dark Side of the Moon,” Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

June 29

11 a.m., awards brunch, Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., $20.

1 p.m., FILM Manhattan, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

2 p.m., MUSIC Steven Spooner, piano recital at Spencer Museum of Art (free).

3:30 p.m., FILM Trap Street, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

4 p.m., Neil Young, Uganda & Teenage Superheroes: A Conversation With Josh Dysart, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

5 p.m., Scalped to Screen: A Conversation With Jason Aaron, Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater (free).

5:30 p.m., FILM I Put a Hit on You, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

7:30 p.m., FILM 20,000 Days on Earth, at the Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St.

7:30 p.m., Wild Wild Film Fest, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $3 suggested donation to charity.

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