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.
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.
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.
A $20 gets shopping deals downtown and some money goes to Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program.
"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.
Folk up-and-comers will play with locals Olassa. It's at 8 p.m. and is $10.
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.
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.
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.
The best of Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic films in a mashup. It starts at 7:30 pm. and is $12.
Retro revamp night with Austin and KC bands, respectively. It starts at 8 p.m.
Experimental art electronica from London. It's at 10 p.m. and is $15.
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.
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.
Sleazy (in a good way) local-ish punk. It starts at 9 p.m. and cover (21+) is $3.
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.
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.
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.