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Busker Festival, Art Tougeau keeping Lawrence weird this weekend

Things got a little weird at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting. Citing “a car shaped like a phone,” a “street legalU.F.O.” and Lawrence’s general proclivity toward the odd, mayor Jeremy Farmer proclaimed May 29-31 as “The Official Weird Weekend.”

Seeing double: Artists team up for show at Cider Gallery

“More Than Meets The Eye.” Those who grew up in the 1980s might remember the phrase from the old “Transformers” cartoons. It’s also the name of an upcoming collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Lawrence artists John Sebelius and Jeromy Morris.

Art gives voice, healing to woman living with mental-health condition

It all started with a doodle. Lesa Weller had always struggled with mental health. Diagnoses for depression and bipolar disorder came early in life, and several suicide attempts marked her teenage years.

Young dancers to take stage at Arts Center's End of Year Showcases

More than 600 performers will take the stage at the Lawrence Arts Center this weekend, as the center’s School of Dance presents its annual End of Year Showcases.

Patti LuPone replaces 'I Love Lucy' on Lied Center schedule

Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone will replace a performance of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" on the Lied Center's 2015-16 season schedule, it was announced Tuesday.

What Mad Max has in common with a talking pig

What does a frenetic post-apocalyptic action film have in common with a family film about a talking pig? Critic Eric Melin breaks down the similarities ...

Artist explores 'gray area' of human condition in Arts Center exhibit

The Seven Deadly Sins — and their righteous counterpart, the Seven Heavenly Virtues — served as a linchpin to Patrick’s Duegaw’s childhood in upstate New York, where his Catholic schooling ingrained in him a fear of the Devil and his vices.

Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective

Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.

AIM Dance Company to stage annual Point B Dance Carnival this weekend

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.”

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Style and function come together in Chair Show

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.

Riptide Comedy Festival casts a wider net in second year

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.

Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community

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.

Museum to celebrate anniversary of 'Dark Command' with free screenings

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.

Artists Louis Copt, Mike McCaffrey to give talks at Cider Gallery

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 to perform Shel Silverstein short plays

EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.

Percolator to host pasting workshop for 'Inside Out' portraits

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.

Role of a lifetime: Retired KU professor revives one-man William Allen White play

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.

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Theatre Lawrence's 'Explorers' Club' pokes fun at Victorian customs

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.

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George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners

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.

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