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Best Bets: T.G.I.F.F.

Adam Lafferty

The stars and planets have aligned, the end of the month is nigh, and Final Fridays is upon us once more. The galleries, shops and dives of downtown and East Lawrence will once again be awash with the works of local and visiting artists, live music and general frivolity. Full ...

Best Bets: Blondes have more fun at the Replay Lounge

Adam Lafferty

[**PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE**][1] Bullying isn't restricted to the school playground. It can happen anywhere — at work, in a relationship, by a total stranger on the Internet, even in a nursing home. Join Professor Robert Harrington for a conversation about bullying across a person's lifespan — where ...

Best Bets: The Bottleneck's got a few bugs in it

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jan/22/267839/ [**DAMAGED GOODS**][1] "Glitch hop," for those of you who are unfamiliar, is a sub-genre of electronic music that incorporates malfunctioning audio equipment into its sound — a skipping CD, a record scratch, an electric hum, a pop and a hiss here and there — that has taken off in ...

Best Bets: Two riders are approaching...the Lied Center

Adam Lafferty

[**I HAVE A DREAM**][1] The University of Kansas celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the rotunda of Strong Hall with a reading by literary doctoral candidate Kenton Ramsby and an a capella performance by Genuine Imitation, followed by a candlelight ...

Best Bets: The Beat goes on at the Arts Center

Adam Lafferty

**NOT FOR THE HUMOR IMPAIRED** The Harpoons Presents Riptide Comedy Festival continues this week with ["The Bedside Table"][1], the Eighth Street Tap Room's joke forum for discussing the twists and turns of a night out and the realizations of the morning after. Hosted by Leigh Nelson, "The Bedside Table" will ...

Best Bets: Something(s) funny going on downtown

Adam Lafferty

**CAUTION: YOUR GUT MAY BUST** From Monday through Friday, downtown Lawrence will play host to Harpoon Presents' inaugural Riptide Comedy Festival, five days of the top comedians from Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City and all across the Midwest performing comedy routines, audience participation shows, and of course, a little stand-up here ...

Best Bets: Small things are happening in Baldwin City

Adam Lafferty

[**DISCLAIMER: ART SHOWN ACTUAL SIZE**][1] The Lumberyard Arts Center presents the biggest little arts exhibit in Baldwin City — "The Itty Bitty Picture Show", a showcase of local artists' works that are no bigger than 4 by 6 inches (and some of them 2" by 2"!) The exhibit will run ...

Best Bets: Colleen, Colleen, Colleen and Colleen appearing at the Bottleneck

Adam Lafferty

http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2014/jan/03/266837/ **GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM** Are you an artist who'd rather not watch an SEC team win yet another BCS national championship? Well, you're in luck — the Thieves Art Guild presents its first life-drawing event of 2014 Monday night at Fatso's. Model Devi Du'ville will be your rocket ...

Best Bets: Say goodbye to 2013

Adam Lafferty

Looking for someplace to spend the last few hours of 2013, but couldn't get tickets to the [sold-out 7 p.m. Split Lip Rayfield show][1] at the Bottleneck? Well, there are plenty of options around Lawrence to party while waiting for the ball to drop. For instance, the newly-renovated Jackpot will ...

Best Bets: It's beginning to look a lot like Final Fridays

Adam Lafferty

A trip to Downtown Lawrence this weekend is the perfect cure for post-holiday depression. [It's the week of Final Fridays][1] again, for starters, with area art spaces and galleries open and holding exhibits galore this Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Exhibits include works by printmaker and herbalist Kelly ...

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