Friday, April 29
Lawrence event listings for Friday, April 29, 2016.
Weekend Guide: April Final Friday; 'Welcome to Arroyo's'; Art in the Park; disc competition for dogs
Coming up this weekend: April's installment of Final Friday, a thoroughly modern coming-of-age tale from KU Theatre, Art in the Park and flying high with Fido at the Skyhoundz Disc Championship.
Wednesday, April 27
The Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade committee has donated $40,000 to The Shelter Inc., parade commissioners announced this week. The gift was presented during a ceremony Tuesday at The Shelter's Williams Facility in Lawrence.
Sunday, April 24
Tonia Hall still isn’t sure how she snagged the coveted role of Head Lady Dancer in this week’s 33rd annual Gathering of Nations, but she’s pretty sure positive thinking had something to do with it.
Friday, April 22
Weekend Guide: Downtown Lawrence Olympic Shot Put; Cinema a Go Go; Earth Day Parade and Celebration; Day of Creativity; 'Doctor Who' tea party
Weekend Guide truly out-randoms itself in this week's installment. Among our eclectic mix of picks: KU's Day of Creativity, the annual Downtown Lawrence Olympic Shot Put, a creepy-crawly double feature at Liberty Hall, Earth Day festivities and a "Doctor Who" tea party.
Sunday, April 17
Beth Melin is, on most days, an easygoing, congenial 38-year-old living a stable, decidedly adult life in Kansas City, Mo., complete with husband, children and a desk job at a market research firm. But on a handful of nights throughout the spring and summer months, Beth becomes someone else — a provocative, “demanding" rock-and-roll type who favors “Black Swan”-esque eye makeup and shredded band T-shirts emblazoned with her name.
Friday, April 15
Weekend Guide: 'Changing Face of East Asia' film festival; Foundation Follies; Dole Lecture; Haskell wetlands Restoration Day and other eco-friendly activites
Educate yourself this weekend with the Foundation Follies, a look at the portrayal of Asians in Hollywood at the Lawrence Arts Center's film festival, and political discourse at the Dole Institute. Also on the docket: plenty of eco-friendly activities lined up just in time for Earth Day.
Wednesday, April 13
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the design development document for the proposed East Ninth Street arts corridor.
The 2016 Free State Festival will feature a free outdoor concert by hip-hop group Public Enemy, led by artists Chuck D and Flavor Flav.
Tuesday, April 12
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area has awarded the Lawrence Public Library Foundation a $4,525 grant for its "Hike Through History on the Burroughs Creek Trail" project, the library announced this week.
Monday, April 11
National Endowment for the Arts chair Jane Chu ended her trip to Van Go Inc. by donning a pair of safety glasses and joining young artists in the creation of a piece of glass art. Monday’s stop at the nonprofit organization, which provides arts-related job training to underserved teens and young adults, was part of a daylong visit to Lawrence, where the NEA chief also toured the Lied Center and engaged in private talks with local arts leaders.
Sunday, April 10
The Lawrence arts scene is warming up, too, right along with the lovely spring temperatures. We've included a few of the more intriguing events in music, theater, visual art and literature here, but there's always more to be found at our daily calendar.
Friday, April 8
Saturday marks the 2016 season's opening day and 40th year of the Lawrence Farmers' Market.
Weekend Guide: 'Little Women'; 'A Streetcar Named Desire'; family fun at the KU football spring game; TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary; Jennifer Nettles and the 'Next Women of Country'
Two classics (and a few potential country classics in the making) preside over local stages this weekend. Plus, a little inspiration courtesy of Lawrence's best and brightest young minds at TEDxLawrencePublicLibrary, and family-friendly fun at the KU football spring game.
Wednesday, April 6
In spring 1541, not even 50 years after Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered” the New World, Spanish conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado led a troupe of soldiers, priests and Native American allies into the Great Plains.
Tuesday, April 5
Marvel Williamson has been appointed as the new executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, the not-for-profit's board of directors announced this week.
Monday, April 4
National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu will stop by the Lied Center and Van Go, Inc., on Monday, April 11, as part of a visit to Lawrence, the NEA announced.
Sunday, April 3
Most people familiar with “A Streetcar Named Desire,” says Piet Knetsch, are only familiar with just that — the name of the play itself, and not much else. Not much else, he says, beyond the now-famous scene in the 1951 film adaptation in which Marlon Brando, playing the brutish, broken Stanley Kowalski, yells out his wife’s name (“Stella!”) in a desperate plea for her forgiveness.
Friday, April 1
Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its 2016 summer camp, which will be June 6-10 at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, in partnership with KJHK 90.7 FM.
On the roster this weekend: good times for quilters and quilt enthusiasts, dancing and Native American culture at the Lied Center, politically and socially conscious tunes for turbulent times, and books. Lots and lots of books.