14 things to do this weekend
There's a lot happening in our little corner of the world this weekend, from ghost stories, a ton of great shows and some worthwhile arts events in area towns. Not a bad start to October.
Brraaains. Chaaaarity. It's that time of year when the undead rise to raise funds for the Lawrence Humane Society and ARC of Douglas County. Zombies will congregate in South Park at 6 p.m., and wander slowly down Mass Street. If you're planning on being a member of the walking dead, but need some help getting that decaying flesh look right, head over to the Lawrence Public Library, which is having a "zombie clinic," complete with hair, make-up and wardrobe.
Check out our photo gallery from last year, which resulted in this award-winning image:
Local writers (including Crystal Boson, Mick Cottin, Phillip Garland, BJ Hollars, Megan Kaminski, Kate Lorenz, Dan Rolf and Justin Runge) will read from a spooky zine as part of the 100 Ghost Stories exhibit for creepy wonder. It's at 8 p.m. at the shop, 803 1/2 Mass., and is free.
The protest-music, activist acoustic duo will play at the fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
The mashup artists/Soundcloud-dominators are giving live performance a try. Expect nerdcore rap over 80s beats. Lots of 80s beats. It's at 8 p.m. and is $15.
If dubstep had a dad (you know, other than real drum and bass), it be Bassnectar and his fame for live shows and light shows. Mammoth is putting on one such show, set for 7 p.m. at Burcham Park (Second and Indiana). Tickets are $38.50 in advance at the Granada and the Bottleneck. Check out Chance Dibben's preview of the show.
The official Bassnectar afterparty is a performance by local experimenters Cloud Dog.
Local musician Kristie Stremel, a veteran of 90s rockers Frogpond, among others, hits the stage at the Replay. Back in July, she penned a tune about Chick-fil-A. (She's not a fan.) Check out her Lcom radio station.
Lee County, Iowa's own loves Lawrence. Here's an interview I did in February to prove it. This time around, he'll play at 7:30 p.m. for $12.
The Percolator Artspace will be presenting Douglas County Caravan at EudoraFest 2012. The Caravan is made up of a group of traveling artists who will present a day of free activities for the whole family-art workshops, a mobile gallery, a What Makes You Happy? photo booth, puppet theatre, paper molding workshops, face painting, African drumming, and a rhythm jam. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Eudora CPA Park.
Head on over to Baldwin City for the Lumberyard Arts Center's annual affair featuring barbecue, beer and bluegrass. The bluegrass bands performing for the event will be Porch Noise Complaint, The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band, Hit or Miss and Ukesters. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m., and goes to 9:30.
Saddle Creek's California (Joyce-inspired?) folk duo Two Gallants will play with locals Drakkar Sauna, starting at 10 p.m.
Bring your pooch to South Park for a festival of dogs and their people. Planned events include mirco-chipping, Ask-a-Vet, frisbee and kids activities.
The friend of the shop and accomplished world music guitarist will play at 5 p.m. for $15.
From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., local shutterbugs are gathering downtown to photograph Lawrence. Planned events include a mapped photo scavenger hunt, mystery photo match quiz and a film swap.