7 things to do this weekend

Thursday film: "Purple Rain" @ Liberty Hall

No Valentine's plans? Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., has you covered with a special screening of Prince's film "Purple Rain," because everyone's heart flutters at the sight of The Kid. It starts at 8 p.m. and will have on-stage karaoke after. Let's go crazy.

Weekend theater: Edward Albee @ Inge Theater

Undergrads are staging "The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream," two plays by legendary absurdist playwright (another of his works,"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", was turned into a classic film in 1966). The performances start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for the public, $14 for senior citizens and KU faculty and staff and $10 for students.

Friday local music: Dry Bonnet record release @ Replay

Lawrence rock group Dry Bonnet is releasing a 7-inch and playing with Pale Hearts, starting at 10 p.m. at the Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St. Learn more about Dry Bonnet in Mike Krings' story, Replay Records to release album by local rockers Dry Bonnet.

Saturday kids: Paul Mesner Puppets @ the Arts Center

Okra and Romaine's daughter, Rapunzel, is in a bit of trouble — she's been captured by an evil witch and taken into a tower. How ever will she leaf happily ever alfalfa? This performance is at 10 a.m. and is $5.50 for all ages.

Saturday musical: "It Gets Better" @ the Lied Center

In a multimedia performance inspired by the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign, local choirs will join members of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $7 to $17.

Sunday film/sports/history: "There's No Place Like Home" screening @ Budig Hall

Director Josh Swade will present the ESPN film about James Naismith, the 13 original rules of basketball — laid out in a two-page, $4.3 million document — and the push to get them housed on campus. (See a trailer here.) It's free and starts at 2 p.m., in Room 130 of Budig, on campus.

Sunday music: Frank Smith @ the Jackpot

These Austin-by-way-of-Boston country-rockers will play with locals Heartscape Landbreak and Olassa, starting at 9 p.m. Entry is $7 for 18+, $5 for 21+.


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