Today in Lawrence: No shortage of holiday events, including ice skating

It's time for the Bizarre Bazaar, an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art. Live performances starting at 5 p.m. include Mark Roberts; Megan Hurt and friends, Sugarfoot Detour and Raghsidad Belly Dancers. Bizarre Bazaar is at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

It's time for the Bizarre Bazaar, an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art. Live performances starting at 5 p.m. include Mark Roberts; Megan Hurt and friends, Sugarfoot Detour and Raghsidad Belly Dancers. Bizarre Bazaar is at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

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Holiday weather

Today's high will be 57 degrees with sunny skies. The low overnight will be 41 degrees. Saturday will be even warmer, with a high of 63 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Sunday will cool off to 45 degrees, with the overnight low dropping to 18 degrees.

Get iced

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host the grand opening of the Library Plaza Skate Rink at 3 p.m. Friday. The Library Plaza Skate Rink is next to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. After a brief ceremony, the skate rink will open for public skate until 8 p.m. Cost is $3 per person, which includes skate rental. Skating is open to those 3 and older. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No personal skates are allowed.

Saving Santa

Join Downtown Lawrence for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Live entertainment for the whole family begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Ninth and Massachusetts street, courtesy of Lawrence Arts Center. Dancers from the Kansas Nutcracker will make an appearance along with the Lawrence Children’s Choir. At 6 p.m. the mayor will pull the switch illuminating the holiday lights, and Santa will appear on the rooftop of Weaver’s and be rescued by the Lawrence Fire Department.

Mad market

It's time for the Bizarre Bazaar, an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art. Live performances starting at 5 p.m. include Mark Roberts; Megan Hurt and friends, Sugarfoot Detour and Raghsidad Belly Dancers. Bizarre Bazaar is at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., 5-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Art at Van Go

The Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale is not just an art show, it’s an experience! To witness the proud face of a young artist when their piece has sold is really what Adornment is all about. The show is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St.

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28 FINAL FRIDAY

5-9 p.m. unless otherwise noted; visit lawrence.com/news/finalfridays for more information

DOWNTOWN

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.: Bizarre Bazaar: An annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art. Live performances starting at 5 p.m. include Mark Roberts; Megan Hurt and friends; Sugarfoot Detour; Raghsidad Belly Dancers.

The Summit, Ninth and New Hampshire streets: Open on Final Friday.

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

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

Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. Eighth St.: “....and then, I’ll be the Moon..” Works by Charlotte ‘Larson’ Pemberton, 6-9 p.m.

Wonder Fair, 803 1/2 Massachusetts St. (above the Burger Stand): “Prints on Ice” installation -- glittering ice caverns, framed art prints, tiny treasures, stalactites! Come and see!

Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts St.: The artists of Illuminated Glass, a local collaboration of glass artists; also paintings by Elizabeth Rowley.

Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.: Justin Marable and his exhibition “Skyward Shifts.”

Essential Goods, 825 Massachusetts St.: Opening reception for artist Kelsey Deviney.

Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St.: Photography by Angela Lowe and Marie Boncella.

The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.: Rachel Adelia Forrest, “Lost and Found.”

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

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

Aimee’s Cafe & Coffee Shop,1025 Massachusetts St.: An exhibition of works by Kristina Crawford.

WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

Food Truck Parking Lot, 810 Pennsylvania St.: Food trucks will be open from 5 until 9 pm behind Cider Gallery.

Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.: Group show with the works of many local artists available at moderate prices!

SeedCo Studios, 720 E. Ninth St.: Open Studios from 6-9 p.m.

The Lawrence Art Party, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Ninth and New Jersey streets: Art Party with Darrell Lea, 5:30-9 p.m.

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!

NORTH LAWRENCE

The Brewhaus, 624 N. Second St.: Works by Beth Ann Pine.

More Nov. 28 events

Nostalgia Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence Flea, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ninth and Delaware streets.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. (Kentucky Street side).

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

Bizarre Bazaar, 5-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Downtown Lawrence Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue, 5:30 p.m., Ninth and 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 Nov. 29 events

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

Lawrence Flea, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Ninth and Delaware streets.

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

22nd Annual Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 East 1850 Road.

Bizarre Bazaar, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. (Kentucky Street side).

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.

Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale, 7-10 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St.

More Nov. 30 events

Lawrence Flea, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Ninth and Delaware streets.

22nd Annual Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 East 1850 Road.

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.

Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale, 1-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St.

Unitarian Chamber Series: Dahlia Trio, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 North 1100 Road.

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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