Arts and Entertainment

Upstage anyone with these costume ideas from theater pros

Rent a theater costumeTheatre Lawrence this year is renting out costumes for adults from its warehouse. Prices range from roughly $35 to $50, plus a security deposit.The warehouse, 1705 Haskell Ave., Unit B, will be open the following times and days for costume rental: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday 3 ...

Children’s book ‘The Pillow Fairy’ helps parents solve problem

Get the bookThe Pillow Fairy is available at the following locations: Signs of Life, 722 Mass. Phoenix Gallery, 825 Mass. The Raven, 8 E. Seventh St. The Toy Store, 936 Mass. Hastings, Books, Music and Video, 1900 W. 23rd St.thepillowfairy.netAmazon.comBook signings: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 14

For Sunday, Oct. 14:This year your creativity soars. You are likely to see this gift come out nearly everywhere in your life, depending on the various facets of your personality. If you are single, you could be judged as quite exotic as a result. If you are attached, you easily could become ...

Series opener is silent but deadly

Not a word is spoken during the first five minutes of the third season opener of “The Walking Dead” (8 p.m. Sunday, AMC). Without giving too much away, the gang comes upon a house and secures the place by shooting a few undead in the head and bashing others with axes. While foraging for ...

The beat goes on: River City Reunion documented in photography book

It was September of 1987 when Eric Kirkendall sat in a Lawrence motel hallway talking to Jello Biafra, the lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, about his music career.“It was an afterparty. The hall was full of people. I remember talking about his band and how it had broken up. That was one of ...

Racy ‘Threepenny Opera’ comes to Arts Center

“Threepenny Opera,” the racy musical that inspired such others as “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” comes to the Lawrence Arts Center stage this week.Set in the “decayed underbelly of a timeless and haunted London” and with actors in stripped-down Victorian garb, the production presents ...

Author to discuss history of scrapbooking

Even 150 years ago, people grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks.Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African-American janitors to farm women, abolitionists to Confederates all cut out and pasted down their reading — a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture ...

‘Woven Dream’ exhibit opens this week

“Woven Dream” opens Wednesday at the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass.The exhibit will feature woven artwork, textiles and mixed media creations by area artists, plus work from the Kaw Valley Fiber Guild.A reception is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 during the ...

KU Youth Chorus begins season

Kansas University Youth Chorus has begun its eighth year.The choir, for children in fourth through eighth grades, was created to provide a singing experience for youths and offer KU undergraduate and graduate music education majors opportunities to enhance their conducting and rehearsal ...

Submissions sought for County Courthouse art exhibit

Douglas County Treasurer’s Office is organizing its annual juried art show and looking for submissions. Interested visual artists should bring one work sample to the office in the County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., by noon Friday.A jury of county officials and staff will select 12 pieces to hang ...

Quilt project on display at historic site

A collaborative quilt exhibition involving Lawrence middle-schoolers is now on display at Topeka’s Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.“The Ray of Hope: Aaron Douglas-inspired Quilts and Murals,” features quilts and murals created by eighth-graders from Lawrence’s Liberty ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 13

For Saturday, Oct. 13:This year you are unusually free and relaxed. You feel rather centered, and your positive characteristics evolve. If you are single, you really could get into the dating game, at least until you find someone who takes your breath away. If you are attached, your sweetie ...

Shows go from cute to creepy

“American Horror House” (8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy) revisits the haunted sorority house theme and adds creepy new touches: a recurrent child’s song, a flashback to bloody murder, a haunted violinist — actually, a haunted closet full of stringed instruments. And “Horror” has the most ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 12

For Friday, Oct. 12:Is there such a thing as too much good? You will be able to answer that question this year. If you are single, check out a potential sweetie with care. If you are attached, the two of you will benefit from being more vulnerable and open with each other. The Stars Show the ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 11

For Thursday, Oct. 11:This year you often are easygoing and fortunate; however, at times you could be fussy and difficult when it comes to dealing with certain people. Others who relate to you might not know which voice is really yours. If you are single, you are desirable, but often, people ...

CW has all the pretty monsters

Tonight, the CW launches “Beauty and the Beast” (8 p.m.), a less-than-enchanting adaptation that fits well within the network’s schedule of dark, violent fantasies.The action begins with mystery and bloodshed. Working her way through law school as a bartender, the beautiful and petite ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 10

For Wednesday, Oct. 10:If ever you were to have a proclivity for intensity and drama, it would be this year. You easily could be mistaken for a drama queen or king. If you are single, a friendship could be vital to a special relationship. If you are attached, do more as a couple. The Stars Show ...

Is ‘Nashville’ Britton’s finest hour?

Connie Britton (”Friday Night Lights,” ‘‘American Horror Story”) gets yet another great role. She stars as Rayna Jaymes in “Nashville” (9 p.m.), ABC’s slick, smart and instantly addictive new adult soap opera set in the heart of the country music business.Filled with catchy ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 9

For Tuesday, Oct. 9:This year opportunities come out of left field. Matters involving someone at a distance, travel or education appear to be very fortunate. If you are single, you could meet someone very intense who draws you in. If you are attached, you will experience a lot of positive ...

Why does ‘The New’ seem so familiar?

Way back when, people used to wait to see movies until they came out on DVD or watch clips from shows when they were broadcast on YouTube. That’s so 2007. Tonight, CW broadcasts “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (8 p.m.), an online musical video produced by Joss Whedon and starring Neil ...