Weekend Guide: Point B Dance Carnival; Monarch Watch open house and fundraiser; Lawrence Potters' Guild Spring Sale; Kansas Food Truck Festival; Lawrence Community Orchestra's 'Russian Masters'

Weekend Guide for May 6, 2016, clockwise from top-left: Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Fundraiser; Pianist Steven Spooner, headlining the Lawrence Community Orchestra's "Russian Masters" concert; Lawrence Potters Guild Spring Sale; Kansas Food Truck Festival.

Weekend Guide for May 6, 2016, clockwise from top-left: Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Fundraiser; Pianist Steven Spooner, headlining the Lawrence Community Orchestra's "Russian Masters" concert; Lawrence Potters Guild Spring Sale; Kansas Food Truck Festival.

Spend some time with your mom this weekend. Our always-helpful Weekend Guide has a few ideas (all mothers enjoy gardening as a general rule, right?) to get the party started.

Point B Dance Carnival

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

The local dance company’s eighth annual spring show is dubbed “Endangered,” and promises to “take the audience on a journey exploring different human qualities that are under duress — integrity, innocence, modesty and self.”

Snag a seat at www.lawrenceartscenter.org, at the door on the night of the show, or directly from a Point B dancer. Tickets cost $10 if purchased from a company member, or $10 plus fees at the door or online.


Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Fundraiser

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Monarch Watch, 2021 Constant Ave.

Monarch Watch director Chip Taylor gets a little help from Haylee Diers, 7, of Baldwin City, in releasing a tagged monarch butterfly  during the Monarch Watch open house Saturday morning at Foley Hall, 2021 Constant Ave., on Kansas University's west campus. On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Monarch Watch will be hosting a monarch tagging event from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. below the southeast corner of the Clinton Lake dam. The public is invited to attend and help tag butterflies.

Monarch Watch director Chip Taylor gets a little help from Haylee Diers, 7, of Baldwin City, in releasing a tagged monarch butterfly during the Monarch Watch open house Saturday morning at Foley Hall, 2021 Constant Ave., on Kansas University's west campus. On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, Monarch Watch will be hosting a monarch tagging event from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. below the southeast corner of the Clinton Lake dam. The public is invited to attend and help tag butterflies. by John Young

If you have a butterfly garden or are considering starting one up, the Monarch Watch’s annual fundraiser is the place to be this weekend. Why? Because it’ll be loaded with 5,000-plus butterfly-friendly plants (both annuals and perennials, natch) for your shopping perusal.

Also among the attractions: children’s activities (including the chance to see the queen bee lay eggs in Monarch Watch’s honeybee observation hive), tours of the garden and lab space, live demonstrations, refreshments and monarch butterflies, of course.

Check out www.monarchwatch.org for more information.


Lawrence Potters’ Guild Spring Sale

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.

Two-year-old Lawrence resident Leo Grace attempts to pay for some pottery that his mom bought  at the annual Lawrence Potter's Guild Sale, held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Watson Park in downtown Lawrence.

Two-year-old Lawrence resident Leo Grace attempts to pay for some pottery that his mom bought at the annual Lawrence Potter's Guild Sale, held Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Watson Park in downtown Lawrence. by John Young

In need of a last-minute gift for Mom? The Lawrence Potters’ Guild has you covered.

Shop everything from handmade mugs, bowls and casserole dishes to planters, garden decor and “wearable art” at the guild’s annual springtime sale, held this year on the lawn of the Carnegie Building.

Pick up something for yourself too, because you’re worth it.


Kansas Food Truck Festival

4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Warehouse Arts District, between Eighth and Ninth streets to the north and south and Delaware to Pennsylvania streets to the east and west

Alex Frank, of Kansas City, Mo., serves a line of customers from the window of the Street Wings food truck during the second annual Lawrence Food Truck Festival, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in east Lawrence.

Alex Frank, of Kansas City, Mo., serves a line of customers from the window of the Street Wings food truck during the second annual Lawrence Food Truck Festival, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in east Lawrence. by John Young

This Just Food fundraiser will host more than just food (get it?) in East Lawrence's Warehouse Arts District come Saturday. In addition to the 26 food trucks (vendors include Torched Goodness, the Purple Carrot, Drasko's and Fine Thyme Food, among others) lining Pennsylvania Street, visitors can also treat themselves to face painting, bouncy houses, and live entertainment courtesy of the Lawrence Busker Festival and local musicians.

Just Food is also partnering with the local artists of Craft Collective for a multi-vendor art sale inside the Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., during the festivities.

Tickets cost $10, and kids 12 and under get in free. Get yours (the tickets, not the small children) at www.ksfoodtruckfest.com, or at The Granada Theater box office, both Lawrence Hy-Vee locations, Merchants Pub and Plate, and the Phoenix Gallery.


Lawrence Community Orchestra presents “Russian Masters”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lawrence Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive

This weekend’s Lawrence Community Orchestra concert pays tribute to classical music’s Russian masters, notably Tchaikovsky, who would have celebrated his 176th birthday Saturday. Also joining the orchestra on stage is renowned pianist and Kansas University associate professor of piano Steven Spooner.

Tickets cost $15 for adults or $10 for students, and can be purchased at www.lawrenceorchestra.org.


More weekend events

Check out more upcoming events in the Journal-World’s datebook.

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