Today in Lawrence: Mild temperatures and hot performances

Enjoy alt country at its finest with self-proclaimed "gypsy at heart" Lucinda Williams. Williams will play songs from her latest album, the critically acclaimed “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.”The singer-songwriter's show opens its doors at 7 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

Enjoy alt country at its finest with self-proclaimed "gypsy at heart" Lucinda Williams. Williams will play songs from her latest album, the critically acclaimed “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.”The singer-songwriter's show opens its doors at 7 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

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Up and down temps

The weekend's weather will have a little up, a little down in terms of temperatures. Today's high is forecast for 63 degrees under sunny skies, with a low tonight of 43. Saturday will cool down, with a high of 52 and a low of 36. Sunday pops back up a few degrees again, with a high of 63 and a low of 42. The high stays up for Monday, but then the cold comes in: Monday night's low will be 29. The weekend looks to be rain-free, so enjoy the sunshine!

Musical gypsy

Enjoy alt country at its finest with self-proclaimed "gypsy at heart" Lucinda Williams. Williams will play songs from her latest album, the critically acclaimed “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.”The singer-songwriter's show opens its doors at 7 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Tickets range from $29.50 to $35.50.

Dance beyond words

The AIM Dance Company of Point B Dance takes a journey "Beyond Words" with their performance at the Lawrence Arts Center. The company will present three new works that touch upon addiction, persecution and temptation. AIM Dance Company's presentation of "Beyond Words" is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. General admission tickets are $12.

Loneliness takes the stage

Catch the last weekend of Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness, and marvel at the lengths people will go to to find love and happiness. The Victorian freak-show inspired stage show is a co-production between Card Table Theatre and the Lawrence Arts Center, and the first ever in LAC Downtown Underground series! The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets range from $10 to $15.

Running shoes on the ground

The KU Veterans Day 5k/10k Run to benefit KU’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship fund is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium, 11th and Maine streets, where the course starts and ends. The route takes runners past the five Veterans Memorials on campus as well as Pioneer Cemetery.

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More Nov. 7 events

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

International Coffee Hour, 3 p.m., ECM Center, 1204 Oread Ave.

New Horizons Band, 4 p.m., Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Drive.

Meatloaf Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St.

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

More Nov. 8 events

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

Lawrence Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, 824 New Hampshire St.

Myths, Facts, Causes, and Effects of Domestic Violence, 8:30 a.m., call 785-331-2034 x104 for location.

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

Electronic recycling event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., KU Park & Ride east parking lot, Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive.

German School of Northeast Kansas, 9:30-11 a.m., Bishop Seabury Academy, 4120 Clinton Parkway. (Ages 3 and up.)

Kansas Authors Club - District 2 Meeting: Gordon Kessler presents: “The Where and How of ePublishing: Is It

for You? Once It’s Written, How You Get It Noticed,” 9:30 a.m.-noon, Lackman Library, 15345 W 87th St., Lenexa.

Free First Time Homebuyer Workshop, sponsored by Tenants to Homeowners, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court.

Not Just Jobs: Career Skills Training Program, 10 a.m.-noon, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Linden-Tripkos VFW Post 6654, 33725 W. 84th St, DeSoto.

Art Cart: Positive/Negative, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Musician Hearing Clinic with Free Testing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mass Street Music, 1347 Massachusetts St.

Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence, 11:30 a.m., call 785-331-2034 x104 for location.

Tea, Love, War and Detention, 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire 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.

Kids’ Night Out, 4-7 p.m., Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.

Sweet Potato Community Potluck, 6 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth 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.

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church of Lawrence, Ninth and Madeleine streets.

Arnie Johnson and The Midnight Special, 8 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St.


More Nov. 9 events

Art Cart: Positive/Negative, noon-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Film: “Goodbye Lenin!” 1 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

English Country Dance, lesson 1:30 p.m., dance 2-4:30 p.m., White Schoolhouse, 1510 N. Third St., North Lawrence.

Beatrice Rana, piano, 2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Organ Concert: “Celebrate America,” 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison St., Topeka.

Film: “Arsenic and Old Lace,” 4 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 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.

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