17 things to do this weekend

This is likely my last contribution the BBB, so let's make it a good one, folks. It's been a joy to write up suggestions for after-work adventures in Lawrence. If I've missed any great events to check out, or just to keep in touch, you can always reach me — @alex_garrison.

Thursday shopping: NoLa Night

North Lawrence merchants are starting an open house/Final Fridays-type event for the second Thursday of the month. The festivities run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Locust Street.

Thursday sports: History of Jayhawk fandom at the library

Devotion meets history in a presentation by KU archivist Becky Schulte with special friends Big Jay and Baby Jay. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 707 Vt., and is free.

Thursday benefit: Girls' night downtown for Habitat

A $20 gets shopping deals downtown and some money goes to Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program.

Thursday film: 'Drop City' at Liberty Hall

"Drop City" is a documentary on the place of the same name — said to be one of the first hippie commune and heavily influenced by Lawrence artists. Check out more info in Sarah Henning's story.

It starts at 7:30 p.m. and is $6. A conversation with director Joan Grossman will follow the screening.

Thursday music: Brown Bird at the Granada

Folk up-and-comers will play with locals Olassa. It's at 8 p.m. and is $10.

Friday party: Oktoberfest at Frank's North Star

It's an Oktoberfest in October! Fashionably late. The beer/polka/sauerbraten celebration runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the bar, 508 Locust.

Friday music: The Jayhawks at Crossroads KC

The influential Minneapolis band doesn't have any KU connection, except perhaps local fans. Bright Light Social Hour and White Ghost Shivers will open. It starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $21.50. The venue is located at 417 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, Mo.

Weekend theater: 'The 39 Steps' on campus

The play adaptation of the Hitchcock film runs on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. Tickets are $10 for students and $18 for non-students. John Phythyon wrote up a preview of the show.

Friday film: Wild & Scenic film fest at Liberty Hall

The best of Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic films in a mashup. It starts at 7:30 pm. and is $12.

Friday music: White Ghost Shivers and The Latenight Callers at the Bottleneck

Retro revamp night with Austin and KC bands, respectively. It starts at 8 p.m.

Friday music: Ott and the All-Seeing I at the Granada

Experimental art electronica from London. It's at 10 p.m. and is $15.

Saturday geekery: National Fossil Day on campus

Celebrate with tours of the vertebrate paleontology lab at the Natural History Museum. It's from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., is catered to kids and is free.

Saturday history: Clyde Barrow robbery re-enactment at Teller's

The second annual Theatre Lawrence re-enactment starts with cocktails at the Eldridge at 5:30 p.m. and robbery! at Teller's at 6 p.m. Here's how it went down last year.

Theatre Lawrence actor Shawn Trimble, left, playing bank robber Clyde Barrow, coerces Lawrence Mayor Aron Cromwell, playing the president of First National Bank, to open the bank vault. The re-enactment Friday of a supposed 1932 robbery began at the Eldridge hotel and progressed to Teller’s, 746 Mass.

Theatre Lawrence actor Shawn Trimble, left, playing bank robber Clyde Barrow, coerces Lawrence Mayor Aron Cromwell, playing the president of First National Bank, to open the bank vault. The re-enactment Friday of a supposed 1932 robbery began at the Eldridge hotel and progressed to Teller’s, 746 Mass. by Aaron Couch/Journal-World Photo

Saturday music: Mr. and the Mrs., 69 Noses, Stiff Middle Fingers at the Replay

Sleazy (in a good way) local-ish punk. It starts at 9 p.m. and cover (21+) is $3.

Saturday music: Taking Back Sunday at the Granada

Yep, this is happening, should you want to remember what "alternative" commercial radio sounded like about 10 years ago. It starts at 8 p.m. and is $25.

Sunday books: Taproom poetry (/fiction)

This month's readings feature Flannery O'Connor award-winner Kellie Wells and Juniper-prize winner Daniel A. Hoyt. It's at 5 p.m.

Sunday music: Rasputina at the Granada

Classically trained and Kansas-born cellist Melora Creager's work was a fixture in this reporter's middle school goth days. For what it's worth. The band will play at 8 p.m. for $15.

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robbietussin 2 years, 1 month ago

Friday evening, 6-9 pm, on the Replay patio-- MASQUERADE MATINEE with The Latenight Callers, Pale Hearts, and Monzie Leo and the Big Sky. All ages, lots of weird fun.

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