Monday, March 28
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library is hosting its annual Spring Book Sale Thursday through Sunday at the library, 707 Vermont St.
Sunday, March 27
Nearly a year ago, the city of Lawrence was abuzz — pun intended — with talk of cicadas. Entomology enthusiasts had waited 17 years for the precious few weeks in late spring 2015 when tens of millions of periodical cicadas would crawl out from underground to mate, make a lot of noise in the process, and die.
Friday, March 25
What’s your spirit animal? Some sort of feline, like a black cat because we’re both small, stealthy and mysterious.
Final Friday (complete with sledge hammer paintings) make a raucous start to a relatively quiet Easter weekend. Also on the roster: a bit of Persian culture and an old-fashioned Easter Egg Roll à la the White House.
Sunday, March 20
Thursday sees the release of the first two episodes of "Red Bird," the new Web series created and co-written by Lawrence husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Jeremy Osbern and Misti Boland.
Friday, March 18
Describe your style: I’m a borderline Buddhist hippie with an urban flair.
What’s your spirit animal? Kermit the Frog because he’s kind and he likes to entertain people. And he hangs out with a lot of weirdos. And he’s kind of a weirdo himself.
Things get spring-y this weekend in Lawrence with Easter egg hunts, a handmade market celebrating the spring equinox, and a little eco-friendly spring cleaning.
Tuesday, March 15
Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts will give the keynote address at this spring’s inaugural Free State Forum, hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas. Slated for May 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., the ACLU-organized event will focus on reproductive and voting rights in the Sunflower State.
Sunday, March 13
It was March 2013, and Paul Shoulberg had every reason to be happy.
Friday, March 11
Weekend Guide: Spring Arts and Crafts Festival; Pi Day races; 'Some Like it Hot'; classical Indian music at the Lawrence Arts Center
Celebrate Pi Day early this year with a day at the races. Also on the docket: arts and crafts, movie magic and a sampling of classical Indian music at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Monday, March 7
Charles Eldredge remembers the moment his life changed forever. It was 1969, and Eldredge, then a doctorate student in art history at the University of Minnesota, was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Marilyn Stokstad, at the time a professor of art history, department chair and director of the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
Sunday, March 6
When Ben Ahlvers arrived in Lawrence 11 years ago, it was understood that he would be the first artist-in-residence in the Lawrence Arts Center’s ceramics residency program. Ahlvers, now exhibitions director at the Arts Center, never completed the residency. Being hired only two weeks in as studio manager put a stop to that.
Friday, March 4
Plenty of cultural activities on the radar this weekend, from the films and research presentations of the See/Saw Festival to the always-quirky Irish Road Bowling tournament to KU's CREES (that's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies) annual Spring Festival to the thrills and chills of "Deathtrap," Theatre Lawrence's latest production.
Thursday, March 3
Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese across its eight-state region in response to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in some products.
Tuesday, March 1
Leadership Kansas, the leadership growth program of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, has announced its 2016 Class. Seven Lawrence residents are among those selected for the program, which this year received a total of 637 nominations, resulting in 137 applications and ultimately 40 Class of 2016 members.