Best Bets: An artist with no quit in him
As far back as he can remember, Tom Moore has always wanted to be an artist, and trained as a painter and silkscreen printmaker at the KU School of Fine Arts. At the age of 50 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and other health issues that eventually forced him to give up painting, but his urge to create has not dwindled. The Antecedent Gallery at the Lawrence Arts Center will be hosting a solo exhibition of Moore's casual sketches from now through March 30.
Hailing from Boston, Dopapod describe themselves as a band that doesn't so much jam as they improvise, producing a sound that transcends genres and leaves room for limitless experimentation. In their three-year existence they've released three studio albums — "Radar," "Drawn Onward" and their most recent "Redivider" — and the winter tour they're currently on will take them to the Bottleneck for a Tuesday night show with Kansas City's 3 Son Green. Doors open at 8 p.m., the all-ages show starts at 9; tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.
KU Student Union Activities presents an evening with Retta, the actress/stand-up comedian best known as Donna Meagle on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Wednesday night at Liberty Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $7 for the general public and are available at the Liberty Hall Box office and the Union Programs box office in the Kansas Union on campus.