7 things to do this weekend

It's not an extremely exciting nor jam-packed weekend, but I bet it'll be the last student-free (or student-reduced) one. Here are some events that might be worth checking out.

Weekend history: Border War events around town

Next Monday is the anniversary of Quantrill's Raid, so expect a lot of local exhibits and events to mark the time, including several next weekend at Watkins Museum and several this weekend at the visitors' center.

Thursday punk rock: Red Kate and Liquor Buddies at the Taproom

Red Kate is KC punk. Liquor Buddies is Lawrence rock playing their second-ever show, starting at 9:30 p.m. for a $3 cover. Nick Spacek has more in an interview here.

Friday comedy: Roving Imp at the ECM

The Roving Imp improv/game comedy group formerly of Bonner Springs appears to be setting up shop — at least on Friday nights — at the ECM on campus. Their show starts at 8 p.m. and is $5 for students and $10 for others. More info here.

Friday dance: Flamenco Mio at the Lawrence Arts Center

The Spain-based troupe is giving a performance for $10 at the center starting at 8 p.m.

Friday local music: Many Moods of Dad, Sneaky Creeps and Theo's Mystic Robot Orchestra and the Jackpot

Weird and hopefully wonderful, this lineup includes KC amalgamate Many Moods of Dad (really, Many Members of Other Bands), plus a performance by 13-year-old one-boy-band Drew Smith. Read Nick's story for more info on that interesting project. It starts at 9 p.m. and is $5 for 21+ and $7 for 18+.

Saturday party: Sandbar block party

The Sandbar is holding its annual block party with music from Blue Orleans. It begins at 6 p.m. (Not 7 p.m., as I erroneously first reported.)

Saturday music: OILS, Normal Love at the Jackpot

Brooklyn experimenters Normal Love are playing with Grandi Flora and locals Oils. It's Oils' second show in as many days. Starts at 10 p.m.; cover is $5 for 21+ and $7 for 18+.


jalopy 8 years, 3 months ago

think I will go to the car show at south park.---why no mention

NathanBS 8 years, 3 months ago

I think I will go to the Elvis parade. Y U No Mention??

alex_garrison 8 years, 3 months ago

jalopy & Nathan,

The blog isn't all the events going on, just a round up of some that are interesting or may not get a mention elsewhere.

I wrote a preview of the hod rod show and Elvis parade that ran on Sunday. You can read it here to get more info on those events: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/aug...



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