Arts and Entertainment

Go, See, Do: A March Madness-inspired art show/tournament and more

March isn't just tourney time for college basketball — one local coffee shop and pub is expanding it to the art world, too. At Shaun and Sons Artisan Pub and Coffeehouse, 2228 Iowa St., a bracket of 64 paintings by local artists has been narrowed down over the month by a panel of judges. The ...

Stan Herd unveils latest crop art project featuring Beto O’Rourke

Passengers with window seats flying in and out of Austin, Texas, will be able to catch a glimpse of Stan Herd’s latest creation. The Lawrence-based crop artist has created a likeness of presidential candidate and former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Using soil, grass and rock as his ...

Lawrence woman has life-altering experience on Netflix series ‘Queer Eye’

After a total makeover on the newest season of the Netflix series “Queer Eye,” Jess Guilbeaux continues to wait tables at Lawrence's Mad Greek restaurant, but with a fresh mindset. Guilbeaux spoke to the Journal-World about her new-found confidence in between serving customers Monday ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns downtown green

The annual tradition that floods the streets of Lawrence with green of all shades brought even more folks than last year downtown Sunday, according to an organizer. Delisa Drewes, a longtime St. Patrick's Day Parade committee member, estimated that more than 25,000 were in attendance. The ...

Stocking shelves extra sweet for Lawrence bookstore owner releasing first book

Boxes of Danny Caine’s first book of poetry are stored in a closet at the Raven Bookstore. The release date for “Continental Breakfast” isn’t until Tuesday, which has Caine, the store’s owner, delaying gratification just a few more days before his work goes on sale. “I'm so ...

Local VFW seeks Douglas County veterans’ photos for tribute book

The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Lawrence wants to pay tribute to Douglas County’s present and former service members. Alford-Clarke Post 852 is asking area veterans to send in photos of themselves to be included in its new project, “Douglas County Portraits of Honor.” The pictorial ...

Go, See, Do: Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade, contra dance lessons and more

Massachusetts Street will be awash in green for the St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday as about 100 entries make their way through downtown and across the Kansas River bridge into North Lawrence. The parade heads out from South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, goes north ...

Author to share memories of watching movies with President Reagan

Mark Weinberg, a longtime White House assistant to Ronald Reagan, spent weekends at Camp David in the 1980s watching movies with the first couple. While Ronald and Nancy Reagan lost themselves in popular box-office hits of the time, from “Chariots of Fire ” to “Back to the Future,” ...

Thousands expected at Lawrence’s Spring Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend

For those in the market for anything from paintings to nail polish strips for fingers, this Saturday’s Spring Arts & Crafts Festival might be just the place. The annual event hosted by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and Sports Pavilion Lawrence will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Go, See, Do: ‘Quilters,’ reading by Hieu Minh Nguyen and more

The stage at Theatre Lawrence was empty except for an old steamer trunk as a dress rehearsal for the musical “Quilters” began on Tuesday. Then the cast of seven women slowly moved onto the stage and remained there through the entire production, playing numerous parts — both male and ...

‘Sourdough’ author to speak this weekend as part of Read Across Lawrence event

Much of Robin Sloan’s days are spent creating in front of a computer screen, so he appreciates when it’s time to harvest olives and to produce something different. Sloan, who makes and sells olive oil, is also the author of “Sourdough," the current adult selection for Lawrence Public ...

Homes: Couple begin with a blank sheet of paper and end up with their dream house

When Brad and Cailan Silva open their green front door at 1616 Massachusetts St., first-time visitors are surprised. Stepping through the door, they enter not the house but an outdoor living space, which isn't visible from the street. Another door inside the secluded area takes them into the ...

Lawrence Art Guild offers monetary assistance to art teachers at area high schools

The Lawrence Art Guild recently presented $7,000 to art teachers at area public high schools to help with the purchase of art supplies. This is the second year in a row the organization's gifting program has been able to assist seven area school districts with a gift of $1,000 each, according ...