Thursday, April 30
Today in Lawrence: Dr. William Reed will have a reading and talk at the Kansas Union; Take Back the Night walk and rally starts at 7 p.m.
There’s a lot to see and do at a carnival. “You go to the batting cages, then you go on a ride, then you get popcorn,” says Cathy Patterson, explaining the idea behind AIM Dance Company’s upcoming Point B Dance Carnival. “A carnival suggests variety.”
Whom do people say you look like? Every other guy with a beard.
Whom do people say you look like? (Laughs) I look like Lindsay Lohan from the “Parent Trap” time period.
Wednesday, April 29
More than a dozen food-on-wheels vendors will make an appearance at the second annual Kansas Food Truck Festival this weekend in Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District.
At a place where you can dine on such Chinese delicacies as “pork blood with innards” and “spicy intestine with tofu,” we have to admit that we were expecting something a little more, well, weird, when we ordered up a plate of Jade Garden’s “Strange Chicken” earlier this week.
Today in Lawrence: Get a legal loose end taken care of by attending the Estate Planning Workshop sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Rec and Douglas County Senior Services. And check out Rhiannon Giddens, a founding member of The New Basement Tapes, at Liberty Hall!
Sunday, April 26
The Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday announced its lineup for the 2015-2016 season, which will feature well-known acts such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Mamma Mia!", the Branford Marsalis Quartet and many others.
Saturday, April 25
You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.
Wednesday, April 22
Harpoon Presents’ second annual Riptide Comedy Festival kicks off this week at various locations across downtown Lawrence, bringing with it more than 25 comedians from New York to Los Angeles.
Tell us a secret: (sings) “Secrets, secrets are no fun unless they’re shared with everyone.” I have a birthmark that’s shaped like an anvil.
What’s your spirit animal? Chinchilla because I have a pet one named Kiki and he’s awesome.
This month's Final Friday happenings include an Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and the official unveiling of the citywide Lawrence Inside Out project.
For those of us who can’t get enough coconut, India Palace’s creamy but refreshing coconut soup is the perfect appetizer or even dessert.
Today in Lawrence, sunny skies, s'mores and discussing a plan for the Ninth Street Corridor.
Tuesday, April 21
Today in Lawrence: A nice day, and a free concert of Bob Dylan music at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Saturday, April 18
Wouldn't it be nice if you could feast on food from dozens of Kansas City's finest restaurants while feeling like you'd actually done something good?
Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John's School, 1208 Kentucky St.
“What does it mean to grow up in the 21st century?” That’s the tagline for the See/Saw Film Festival, April 24-26 at the Lawrence Public Library.
Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the building's front windows: a trio of giant faces. The images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out project.
Thursday, April 16
St. John's School Art Show is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to view the artwork from pre-K, elementary and middle school students.
The Watkins Museum of History will screen "Dark Command," a 1940 Western starring John Wayne loosely based on Quantrill's Raid in Lawrence, for free this Saturday.
Wednesday, April 15
Playing Middle of the Map Fest is something Spencer Mackenzie Brown never thought he’d do. But the Lawrence indie folk rocker will be hitting the Riot Room stage on April 25 as part of the massive music festival, and it’s all because he just had one heck of a year.
The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., will host artist talks from Louis Copt and Mike McCaffrey from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.
What’s your spirit animal? Kitty cat because they’re so cool and independent.
What’s your spirit animal? My mom says my spirit animal ran away.
Today in Lawrence: Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan will deliver the KU School of Business 2015 Vickers Memorial Lecture, and the Lawrence Public Library is hosting a summer volunteer info session for teens.
Tuesday, April 14
Carnitas, a mainstay of Mexican eateries pretty much everywhere, usually involves braising or simmering pork in oil or sometimes lard until the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Today in Lawrence: Cloudy skies, City Commission and state of the city, and "Flora, the Red Menace"
Saturday, April 11
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Before Lawrence Inside Out hits the streets this Final Friday, the Lawrence Percolator is inviting folks to help install some of the large portraits with a wheat-pasting workshop April 19 at the Percolator.
Don’t be surprised if you see George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, zip by you on a motorcycle soon.
When “The Sage of Emporia” premiered in March 1981, its star, Jack Wright, had to spend four hours in the makeup chair in order to convincingly portray a 74-year-old William Allen White. Fast-forward a couple of decades, Wright jokes, and the process takes about four minutes.
Thursday, April 9
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? I guess more weirdos and more colors. Less negativity.
Describe your style: Affordable, urban, hipstery. Used to be grad-school chic, but I graduated.
Wednesday, April 8
The year is 1879, and the esteemed scientists of the all-male Explorers Club are facing a very serious dilemma. Gathered in the group’s London headquarters, the men must decide whether they’ll allow a woman to join their ranks.
Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June's Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.
There’s a lot to love about Mi Ranchito’s “love burrito.” The chicken-stuffed bundle started out as a special at one of the restaurant’s Kansas City-area locations, but customers loved it so much that it eventually earned a permanent slot on the menu.
Storms are in the forecast throughout the day, rockers Dr. Dog come to Liberty Hall, and the city kicks off a series of public workshops about the Ninth Street Corridor project.
Tuesday, April 7
This week, the city will host a series of public workshops regarding the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project, which aims to refurbish a seven-block section of the East Lawrence neighborhood and connect downtown with the Warehouse Arts District.
Storms are brewing, decision time for Lawrence voters and Father John Misty and King Tuff come to the Granada.
Monday, April 6
Today in Lawrence: Try a free yoga class or head into Overland Park for a KU soprano's performance.
Saturday, April 4
Kansas University's production of "Flora, the Red Menace" will open Friday at Murphy Hall's William Inge Theatre.
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas isn’t one of those musicians who just passes through. When Thomas comes through Lawrence, he anticipates getting a little weird.
Just as individual grains of sand bond to form rock, members of the Lawrence Civic Choir have, since 1975, joined together to create “a mighty song of joy, of love, of light, of peace.”
Famous 20th century war photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The trouble is, it’s not always true.
Friday, April 3
Today in Lawrence: Lovely weather, buck night at the pool, music and movies put a shine on your Easter weekend!
Wednesday, April 1
A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and everything in between — Shovels and Rope are a riot, and their Bottleneck show on Saturday is sure to be a hootenanny.
For those looking to have an Easter feast but don't want to make one, some Lawrence restaurants are hosting special Easter brunches for the occasion this Sunday.
Tell us a secret: I love whiskey!
Fashion trends you hate: I don’t like it when people wear Crocs or athletic clothes when they aren’t actually exercising. There’s a time and place for that.
If you’re craving Italian food but hankering for a refreshing Mexican cocktail on a warm spring day, Paisano’s has your solution: the Italian margarita.
Today in Lawrence: Of Montreal, arts and culture director candidates and a beautiful April Fools' Day
Today in Lawrence: Great weather, meet the city's arts and culture director candidates, and Of Montreal brings its freaky live show to the Granada.