LarryvilleLife's Picks: Marty and Doc arrive in 2015; sledgehammer paintings; Poe rock opera; Shucky Darn comedy showcase; Deafheaven
Halloween approaches, but we haven't drifted fully into ghoulish high jinks in our weekly picks just yet. Perhaps next week. In the meantime, you'll find a few Halloween treats nestled in between the usual film, music and art selections. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/oct/18/298128/ **'Back to the Future Part II' screening, 4:29 p.m. Wednesday ...
- Oct. 20, 2015
A whole lot of music and a pre-Halloween horror flick await you in this week's column. Expect us to amp up the spooky picks in the next few weeks as the holiday nears. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/oct/10/297783/ **Hot Rize, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hall** Tired of ...
LarryvilleLife's Picks: Vic Mensa; Fall Freakout Fest; Helmet; 'An American Werewolf in London'; Nerd Nite; Nobunny
Our column is evolving this week. Instead of focusing only on weekend events, we're broadening the scope to include a full week's worth of happenings. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/oct/03/297448/ **Vic Mensa, doors at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lied Center** When local hip-hop fans heard that [Vic Mensa] was coming to town, they probably ...
- Oct. 8, 2015
Weekend Picks: The band formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.; Midwest Fallfest; Sugar Britches' CD release; 'Psycho' screening; spooky bonus pick
We're all about the "new" this week. Learn some new dances. See an old band with a new name. Check out a new fall festival. Buy a new CD from local favorites. Watch an old movie (which still retains the power to reveal new things). That's our advice for this ...
Weekend Picks: Lawrence Arts Center turns 40; Bootlegger's Fur Ball; Radkey's back; Kirk Rundstrom tribute; Card Table tackles 'Twilight Zone'
With the exception of Radkey's present-tense punk fury, this week's column turns its attention toward the past. If you're looking for a reason to dress like a 70's swinger or a Prohibition-era gangster, you're in luck. Or perhaps you prefer to relive the early days of Split Lip Rayfield or ...
- Sept. 24, 2015
Weekend Picks: Ballard B3; I Heart Local Music Showcase; Wayzgoose at Wonder Fair; Backyard Bash; 'Metropolis' with orchestra
This week's column doesn't have a theme but, as SNL's Stefon would once have said, this weekend *does* have **everything**: a fundraising feast full of BBQ and hushpuppies, some "doe-eyed" Toughies, silent films with orchestral accompaniment, a picnic serenade from a gang of printmakers, and even a Wayzgoose. See you ...
- Sept. 17, 2015
Weekend Picks: Audio-Reader sale; Folk at Fatso's; Stik Figa; The Merc's "Grand Reveal"; Restaurant Week; and Nerd Nite bonus pick
Here's a tip. We're more likely to "pick" your event for Weekend Picks if it has a cool flier combining memorable imagery with the necessary info about your event. This week's installment offers five events with standout promotional imagery (as well as a family-friendly affair at the Merc and a ...
- Sept. 10, 2015
Weekend Picks, animal edition: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds; Pet World benefit concerts; Jayhawk football; Paper Buffalo farewell; Mountain Goats bonus pick
Our showcase event for this weekend is a massive Pet World benefit concert at the Replay. As a further tribute to our pals from Pet World, we're doing a very special themed-installment of this week's column: **every** event below has an animal connection. We've got birds, mythical birds, Paper Buffalo, ...
- Sept. 3, 2015
Weekend Picks: Final Friday art; "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"; Comedy Freakout; "They Live" at Liberty Hall; GWAR
Recent columns have focused on family-friendly summer fare, but send the kids to bed for (most of) this column. We're here to talk about indie theater, Comedy Freakouts, ASSJAMZ and GWAR. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/aug/21/295635/ **Art Opening: Grace D. Chin's "Find a Place You Trust and Then Try Trusting It For Awhile," 6 ...
- Aug. 27, 2015
Weekend Picks: Fiddling and Picking Championships; 'Obamaville'-themed fundraiser; Cowboy Cabaret; Taproom Poetry Series; Dewayn Brothers at Replay
The students are back in town and hopefully they won't run over you as you make your way to this weekend's cavalcade of cowboy cabarets, "candy-ass dance parties," and fiddling and picking contests in South Park. Good luck! http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2015/aug/15/295451/ **Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships, pre-party at 6 p.m. Friday ...
- Aug. 20, 2015