2015 Holiday Arts Preview

2015 Holiday Arts Preview

2015 Holiday Arts Preview

Whether you're dreaming of a white Christmas or lean more toward Scrooge, you'll easily find something to do in Lawrence this season.


Lawrence High School freshman Max McGraw sits beneath some of his art work on sale at the annual Bizarre Bazaar at the Lawrence Arts Center, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The event continues Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Lawrence High School freshman Max McGraw sits beneath some of his art work on sale at the annual Bizarre Bazaar at the Lawrence Arts Center, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. The event continues Saturday from 9am to 5pm. by Mike Yoder

Bizarre Bazaar

Nov. 27 and 28, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Lawrence certainly boasts more than its fair share of arts-and-crafts sales this time of year, but the long-standing Bizarre Bazaar, or “BizBaz,” might be the most popular.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 27 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28, shoppers can peruse funky and fabulous creations from more than 100 artists. Previous years have also featured live music and baked goods.


Lawrence resident Terrie Summers decorates a gingerbread themed Christmas tree on Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street, in preparation for the annual Festival of Trees.

Lawrence resident Terrie Summers decorates a gingerbread themed Christmas tree on Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street, in preparation for the annual Festival of Trees. by John Young

Festival of Trees

Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

More than 50 trees and nearly 20 wreaths decorated and donated by local groups and individuals will light up Liberty Hall.

For a suggested donation of $3 for folks ages 12 and up, revelers can view the Christmas-y creations throughout the festival. Festivities kick off Nov. 30 (stop by for milk and cookies with Santa that evening) and end Dec. 3, with the annual tree auction taking place Dec. 2.

All proceeds benefit The Shelter Inc. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit Facebook.com/LawrenceFestivalofTrees.


'Reckless'

Dec. 4-10, Kansas University’s William Inge Memorial Theatre, 1530 Naismith Drive

Looking for some off-kilter holiday fun? This black comedy from Tony-nominated playwright Craig Lucas takes place on Christmas Eve in suburban Connecticut, where housewife Rachel Fitsimmons has just received some not-so-festive news from her husband: He’s hired an assassin to take her life.

“What follows is a journey of discovery that includes murder, embezzlement, visits to questionable therapists and an appearance on a TV game show,” KU Theatre teases. Oh, and finding the true meaning of Christmas, natch.

Tickets can be purchased at www.kutheatre.ku.edu, at the KU Theatre ticket office or by calling 864-3982.


'The Little Mermaid'

Dec. 4-20, Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive

Revisit all your favorite tunes — and those unrealistic hair expectations that only Disney princesses could impart — from childhood with Theatre Lawrence’s production of “The Little Mermaid.”

If you’re somehow not familiar with the original Hans Christian Andersen story (who could forget the tongue mutilation and that bummer ending?) or the 1989 Disney flick upon which the stage musical is based, this family-friendly tale follows a beautiful — yet kind of reckless, let’s be real here — young mermaid who yearns to leave her ocean home and marry a handsome prince.

Other elements include a scary witch named Ursula, anthropomorphic sea creatures and music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken.

Tickets range from $15.99 to $24.99, and can be purchased at www.theatrelawrence.com, in person or by calling 843-7469.


An Instagram image from the 20th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters gingerbread house auction.

An Instagram image from the 20th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters gingerbread house auction. by John Young

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County Gingerbread Festival and Auction

Dec. 4-6, Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Some of the more elaborate creations — last year’s entries included an edible replica of Munchkinland from “The Wizard of Oz” and a 30-pound gingerbread house inspired by California’s Carson Mansion — for this annual charity event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters can fetch thousands of dollars.

The main event kicks off at 6 p.m. Dec. 4, with “KC’s best party band,” The Phantastics, providing live entertainment, plus prizes, food, drinks and more. Tickets starts at $50, and can be purchased at gingerbreadauction.com.

If you can’t spare a few crumbs for the auction, there’s still a chance to check out the entries Dec. 5-6 at Abe and Jake’s free of charge. Activities for the weekend also include a pancake feed, cookie decorating, crafts and a Santa meet-and-greet.


Members of the string section of the KU Symphony Orchestra perform during the 90th annual Holiday Vespers Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Members of the string section of the KU Symphony Orchestra perform during the 90th annual Holiday Vespers Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. by John Young

KU Holiday Vespers

2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive

Need a little pre-holiday pick-me-up? The 91st annual KU Holiday Vespers concert, featuring the musical talents of the KU choirs and orchestra, should lift your spirits.

This year’s program features classics such as Bach’s “Magnificat,” “There Shall a Star From Jacob” by Mendelssohn and the Nigerian carol “Betelehemu,” among others. And, as in seasons past, the much-loved audience sing-along.

Tickets range from $11 to $13.50, and can be purchased at lied.ku.edu or by calling 864-2787.


Ric Averill, who portrays Hugh Cameron, leads performers through the finale during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Kansas Nutcracker, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Ric Averill, who portrays Hugh Cameron, leads performers through the finale during a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Kansas Nutcracker, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Lawrence Arts Center. by John Young

'A Kansas Nutcracker: 1856 Herald of Freedom Edition'

Dec. 11-20, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

A much-loved Lawrence tradition continues with this year’s staging of “A Kansas Nutcracker.” Since its debut in 2002, the riff on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet has drawn audiences — and local history buffs — with its reimagining of Bleeding Kansas figures and events.

This season’s production, dubbed “1856 Herald of Freedom Edition,” includes portrayals of John Brown and other famous Lawrencians, as well as historical tidbits such as the Sacking of Lawrence, Pottawatomie and Osawatomie massacres, and how the destroyed Herald of Freedom Printing Press (a casualty of the aforementioned Sacking) was later melted into cannonballs by abolitionists in the Battle of Fort Titus.

History, man — you can’t make this stuff up.

Tickets range from $15 to $21, and can be purchased at lawrenceartscenter.org, in person or by calling 843-2787.


Ashley Davis: The Christmas Sessions

Dec. 16 and 17, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive

Lawrence native and international recording artist Ashley Davis is coming home for the holidays this year to celebrate the release of her new holiday album, “The Christmas Sessions,” at the Lied Center.

Fans of Celtic Woman and similar acts should appreciate Davis’ genre-bending sound, which has an Irish and Scottish flair but also draws heavily from her Kansas roots and the country music traditions of the Appalachian Mountains.

Tickets cost $20, and can be purchased at lied.ku.edu, in person or by calling 864-2787. Word to the wise: Davis’ holiday performance at the Lied Center sold out pretty quickly last year, so plan accordingly.


Check out more arts and entertainment events happening this holiday season in the calendar below:

Holiday Arts Calendar

Friday, Nov. 27

Library Lawn Skate Rink opens for the season, noon-7:30 p.m., next to the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Lawrence Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Santa Rescue, 5:30 p.m., Ninth and Massachusetts streets.

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

Final Fridays, 5-9 p.m., throughout Downtown Lawrence.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 7 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Small Business Saturday, throughout Downtown Lawrence.

Holiday Open House and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road.

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

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Adornment Holiday Art Sale and Show, 7-9 p.m., Van Go Arts, 715 New Jersey St.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Holiday Open House and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 10 a.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

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

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Monday, Nov. 30

Festival of Trees viewing hours, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.; $3 donation suggested for adults and children ages 12 and up

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

Genaro Mendez with Robert Hiller, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Free.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Festival of Trees viewing hours, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.; $3 donation suggested for adults and children ages 12 and up

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

“Girl Rising” film screening with KU Peace Corps, 6-8 p.m., Big 12 Room, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

Cyrus Chestnut, solo piano, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. (Sold Out).

Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Baker University Symphonic Winds, 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, 404 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Festival of Trees viewing hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.; $3 donation suggested for adults and children ages 12 and up

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

Festival of Trees Auction Party, 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

KU Symphonic Band, University Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. $6-$8.

Book release reading for Megan Kaminski and Jim McCrary, 8 p.m., Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Festival of Trees viewing hours, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.; $3 donation suggested for adults and children ages 12 and up

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

Holiday Big Tent with Amanda Sellet and Rebekah Taussig, 7 p.m., Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.

Rifftrax Live: “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny,” 7 p.m., Southwind Stadium 12, 3433 Iowa St.

The Delta Saints with The Roseline, 9 p.m. The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

Friday, Dec. 4

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s 21st annual Gingerbread House Auction, 6-10 p.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 7 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

KU School of Music: Vespers on the Road, 7:30 p.m., Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

“Reckless,” 7:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

Saturday, Dec. 5

The Eldridge Hotel’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Buffet, 7-11 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St. Reservations recommended; call 749-1005.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s Pancake feed and photos with Santa, 8-11 a.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Children’s Holiday Shop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., New York Elementary School, 936 New York St.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Holiday Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane.


Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Craft Collective Handmade Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Festival of Trees and Wreaths, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s Gingerbread Festival and Auction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 10 a.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

44th Annual Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Tails and Traditions Family Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. Free.

Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Downtown Lawrence.

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

Gingerbread House Making Party, 1-2:30 p.m., Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Sign up early.

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

Live Caroling by Lawrence Civic Choir, 1-5 p.m., Massachusetts St.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Gingerbread House Making Party, 3-4:30 p.m., Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City. Sign up early.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Candy Cane Hunt, 4-6 p.m., Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2500 W. 27th St. Ages 6 and under, $5; register before Friday, Nov. 27.

Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., Eighth and High streets, Baldwin City.

Festival of Lessons and Carols, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

“Reckless,” 7:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

Sunday, Dec. 6

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 10 a.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Santa Visits the Eldridge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St.

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

Craft Collective Handmade Market, noon-5 p.m., Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County’s Gingerbread Festival and Auction, noon-5 p.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Live entertainment in Downtown Lawrence, including Lawrence Civic Choir, holiday characters and Santa Sightings, 1-5 p.m., Massachusetts St.

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

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

Pre-Vespers, 1:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Baker University 85th Annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers, 2 p.m., Rice Auditorium, 404 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

“Reckless,” 2:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

KU School of Music: Vespers, 2:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Baker University 85th Annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers, 5 p.m., Rice Auditorium, 404 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

Pre-Vespers, 6:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive.

KU School of Music: Vespers, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Monday, Dec. 7

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

KU School of Music: Composition Program Recital, 5 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

“Reckless,” 7:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

Tuesday, Dec. 8

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

KU Choirs: Bales Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Reckless,” 7:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

Wednesday, Dec. 9

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

Dinner and a Movie: “Elf,” 6 p.m., Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.

Thursday, Dec. 10

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

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

KU School of Music: Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m. Bales Organ Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Reckless,” 7:30 p.m., William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive, $10-$15

Friday, Dec. 11

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

MAKE: The Perfect Gift, 4-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 7 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

“Sweet Honey in the Rock,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Marty Stuart with special guests Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., $29.50-$55.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., $7 per child, $9 per adult. Pre-registration encouraged; call 832-7940 for more information.

Holiday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holiday Inn, 200 McDonald Drive.

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 10 a.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

LOLA (Ladies of Lawrence) Giant, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Van Go Arts, 715 New Jersey St.

Season’s Readings: Books for Gifts and the Winter Holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

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

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Kansas Public Radio Presents: Big Band Christmas, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., $20-$30.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 10 a.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

LOLA (Ladies of Lawrence) Giant, noon-5 p.m., Van Go Arts, 715 New Jersey St.

Season’s Readings: Books for Gifts and the Winter Holidays, noon-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

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

Midland Railway Santa Claus Express, departing 1 p.m., Midland Railway Depot, 1515 High St., Baldwin City.

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Annual Organ Vespers Benefit Concert for Family Promise and LMH Endowment, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St.

Monday, Dec. 14

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

Tuesday, Dec. 15

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

Rifftrax Live: “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny,” 7:30 p.m., Southwind Stadium 12, 3433 Iowa St.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

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

Ashley Davis: The Christmas Sessions, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Thursday, Dec. 17

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

Thrifty Gifter: Ornament Terrariums, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Ashley Davis: The Christmas Sessions, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Friday, Dec. 18

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

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

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

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Jazzhaus Christmas Formal, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Massachusetts St.

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

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

“A Kansas Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Monday, Dec. 21

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

Tuesday, Dec. 22

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

Wednesday, Dec. 23

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

Thursday, Dec. 24

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

Saturday, Dec. 26

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Festival of Nativities, noon-4 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 245 N. Fourth St., North Lawrence.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Home for the Holidays: A Look at Children’s Art Books with Spencer Museum Director Saralyn Reece Hardy, 10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Thursday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve with Split Lip Rayfield with Rolling Foliage and Sugar Britches, 9 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

NYE 2015: May the Funk Be With You with Mouth, Hearts of Darkness, Pink Royal and DJ Kimbarley Legal, 7 p.m., The Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts St.

Band that Saved the World New Year’s Eve 2015, 10:30 p.m., The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Massachusetts St., $10

Ongoing

Lawrence Arts Center: Albert Bloch, Themes and Variations, Sept. 25-Jan. 2, Mon.-Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 1-8 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Freak Power: Hunter S. Thompson’s Campaign for Sheriff, Sept. 25-Jan. 2, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 1-9 p.m. 940 New Hampshire St.

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Megan Tugman 1 year, 11 months ago

Don't forget the Lawrence Civic Choir's Holiday Concert on December 12th 7:30pm at Lawrence Free Methodist Church! http://www.lawrencecivicchoir.org/about/concerts/

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