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April 8, 1999

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LAWRENCE

American Legion

842-3415. 3408 W. Sixth.

  • Thursdays: John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Astros Billiards

749-7699. 601 Kasold Dr. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ten pool tables, nine-ball tournaments at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Bambino's Italian Cafe

832-8800. 1801 Mass. Music by acoustic singer-songwriters on Thursday-Sunday nights.

  • April 8: Alonzo Birdshear.
  • April 9: Ernesto Valencia.
  • April 10: Dan Bliss.

Boomer's Smokehouse and Saloon

832-9828. 601 Kasold Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Pool tables and dart boards. Live bands.

The Bottleneck

841-5483. 737 N.H. Club with dance floor and live music, featuring local and out-of-town bands including rock, reggae, jazz and blues. Swing Set, Sundays. Open mike, Mondays. Spin Cycle, Wednesdays.

  • April 8: The Slackers, Gadjits, Ruskabank, 6 p.m.; Okra Pickles, Canvas, 10 p.m.
  • April 9: The Schwag.
  • April 10: Elliott Smith.
  • April 12: Pro-Pain, Dead Orchestra, Truth, Punchline.
  • April 14: Space Pocket, Busy Signal, Life on Earth.
  • April 15: Robbie Fulks, Fear and Whiskey, Budinski's.

Brown Bear Brewing Co.

331-4338. 729 Mass. Bands play 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DJ Kilby, Monday nights. Carol Dressler open mike, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. first Sunday of the month.

Duffy's Tavern

842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth. Opens 4 p.m. daily.

  • Wednesdays: Karaoke.

Free State Brewing Co.

843-4555. 636 Mass. Brewery and restaurant. Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight daily.

  • Fridays: The Free State Brewery Jazz Quartet, straight-ahead jazz, 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Granada

842-1390. 1020 Mass. Ultra Groove-Funk, Soul & Disco Party, Saturdays. Revelations-House, Jungles Electronic Underground, with DJ Chris and DJ PMS, Sundays. Martini Project-Acid Jazz in the Lounge, Mondays. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Good Times House Party, Fridays.

  • April 10: Dr. Zhivegas.
  • April 12: The Samples, Alaskan.
  • April 13: The Creatures, featuring Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie from Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Harbour Lights

841-1960. 1031 Mass. Hours: 2:30 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays and 1:30 p.m.-2 a.m. weekends. Featuring live music Sundays and live jazz Wednesdays. Three pool tables.

Jack Flanigans Bar and Grill

749-4295. Just off 23rd Street behind McDonald's. Featuring restaurant and music emporium. Billiards, darts and TVs in each booth. Open for dinner Mondays-Thursdays, and lunch and dinner Fridays-Sundays. Live music on Saturdays.

  • Wednesdays: Karaoke.
  • Thursdays: DJ Michael Cain.

The Jazzhaus

749-3320. 926 1/2 Mass. Live jazz, funk, electric blues and original rock. Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Concert information, 749-1387. All shows start at 10 p.m.

  • April 8: Einstein Electric.
  • April 9: Natty Nation.
  • April 10: Majestics Rhythm Revue.
  • April 14: Blues and Funk Jam, with the Majestics.
  • April 15: Sugar Sly and the Strut.

J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar

843-0704. 721 Wakarusa Dr., in Wakarusa Plaza. Billiards and 25 TVs.

Jet Lag Lounge

842-0083. 610 Fla. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sundays. Live bands on Fridays and Saturdays. First Friday and Saturday night of each month, Billy Spears Band.

Kaspars Bar & Grill

3115 W. Sixth.

  • Saturdays: Karaoke.

King Arthur's

842-8225. 2228 Iowa. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Nine billiard tables, dart league, big-screen television.

The Laughing Dog Saloon

841-1533. 1910 Haskell Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Live music Saturday nights. Free biscuits and gravy at midnight Friday and Saturday nights.

  • April 10: Blue Condition.

Milton's

832-2330. 920 Mass.

  • April 9: Clay Goldstein, blues harmonica, 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • April 10: B Groove, jazz, 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

The Pool Room

749-5039. Hillcrest Shopping Center, 925 Iowa. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Twenty-two billiard tables, seven TVs, videos. Weekly 8-, 9- and 3-ball tournaments.

Red Lyon

832-8228. 944 Mass. Darts, pool table, big-screen TVs. Celtic Jam Pub Night, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of every month. Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays.

Replay Lounge

749-7676. 946 Mass. Pinball, video games, beer garden and occasional live music. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-2 a.m. Sundays.

Rick's Place

749-5067. 623 Vt. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Darts, pool and shuffleboard. Live music every Saturday.

TONGANOXIE

Glen's Opry

(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main. Alcohol- and smoke-free environment.

  • Saturdays: Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

Beaumont Club

(816) 561-2560. 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 11: Fashion Models, 7 p.m.

Grand Emporium

(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 9: Denise LaSalle, Chris Cain.
  • April 10: The Schwag, with Devon Allman.
  • April 12: Tito and Tarantula, Draggeen, Lushbox.
  • April 13: The Elders.
  • April 14: Temple Yard.
  • April 15: Magpie.

The Hurricane

(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 15: Sebadoh.

Roadhouse Rubys

(913) 829-8200. 11950 S. Strangline Rd., Olathe.

  • April 15: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 9 p.m.

Stanford and Sons

504 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Mondays: Open mike night, 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Best of Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

TOPEKA

Picassos

5243 S.W. 28th.

  • April 14: Napalm Death, Skin Lab, Origin, Human Ritual.

Remington's Nite Club

(785) 271-8700. 1155 Wanamaker Rd.

  • April 9: Kevin Sharpe.

MUSIC MUSIC

LAWRENCE

Concerts

  • April 9: "A Tribute to the Pre-Millennium," with Delores Wunsch Stevens and the KU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • April 9: Pianist Rita Sloan and violinist Ben Sayevich, 8:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
  • April 11: Trombonanza, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall.
  • April 11: Kansas City Chorale, with organist James Higdon, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
  • April 15-17: KU Jazz Festival, all day, Lied Center. Concerts: clarinetist Eddie Daniels with KU Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. April 15; Dave Douglas Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 16; saxophonist David Liebman with KU Jazz Ensemble I, 7:30 p.m. April 17, Lied Center.

KU Recitals

Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 10: Master class by oboist Ray Still, noon-5 p.m.
  • April 12: Undergraduate honor recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 13: Graduate honor recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 13: KU Saxophone Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 14: Doctoral chamber music recital, Darcy Prilliman and Pamela Haynes, duo pianos, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 14-16: "The Organ and Church Music International Perspectives" organ conference, all day, Bales Recital Hall.
  • April 14: Organ Conference recital, Olivier Latry, 7:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
  • April 15: Organ Conference recital, Michael Bauer, 1:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
  • April 15: Organ Conference recital, Martin West, 7:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.

Borders

331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

  • April 9: KU Jazz Combo, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • April 10: Melvin Litton, Shawn Bennett, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

KU Carillon

Memorial Drive, Kansas University.

  • Recitals are at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, except holidays and when KU classes are not in session.

Liberty Hall

644 Mass.

  • April 9: David Wilcox, Greg Greenway, Barbara Kessler.

Lied Center

864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.

  • April 10: Itzhak Perlman, violinist, 8 p.m.

West Side Folk

842-1163. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • April 9: Sunrush, Nine Mile Burn, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40.

KANSAS CITY

Concerts

  • April 12: The Offspring, Osomatli, The Living End, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
  • April 13: Natalie Merchant, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.

Johnson County Community College

(913) 469-4445. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in Yardley Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 14: Magdana Momtselidze, soprano, and Nata Dolnik, piano, recital hall, noon.

Kansas City Children's Chorus

(816) 363-5413.

  • April 11: "Song of Nature," 2 p.m., Old Mission United Methodist Church, Shawnee Mission Parkway at Mission Road.

Kansas City Symphony

(816) 471-0400. Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 9-10: Bernadette Peters.
  • April 11: Pops concert, with guest conductor Mark Mandarano, 6:30 p.m., Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel Ballroom, One Riverboat Dr.

Folly Theater

(816) 842-5500. 12th and Central, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 9: Elaine Elias "Three Americas" Band, 8 p.m.
  • April 10: The Klammies.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

(816) 471-4933. 1029 Central, Kansas City, Mo.

  • "Out of the Rain," through May.

Midland Theatre

(816) 221-6000. 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 10-11: "Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz."
  • April 14: George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars.

Quality Hill Playhouse

(816) 421-1700. 303 W. 10th, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Performance times vary.

  • "I'll Be Seeing You: The Songs of World War II," through May 2.

Station Casino

(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo. Sunday Swing, first Sunday of every month.

  • April 9: Merle Haggard.
  • April 14: Battle Station XI.

TOPEKA

Cyrano's Coffee House

2111 S.W. Bell.

  • April 9: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

BALDWIN

Baker University

Rice Auditorium.

  • April 8: Chamber Music Night, 7:30 p.m., Collins House.

WICHITA

Kansas Coliseum

(316) 755-1243. 1229 E. 85th North.

  • April 10: 'N Sync, 7:30 p.m.

OTTAWA

Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

(785) 242-8810. Third and Hickory. All shows at 7:30 p.m.

  • April 10: Pieces of Eight, 7:30 p.m.

Horton

Golden Eagle Casino

(888) 464-5825. Rt. 1 Kansas Highway 20.

  • April 9: Jump Start, country western, 7 p.m.
  • April 10: The Johnny Ray Gomez Band, 1950s-'60s variety, 7 p.m.
  • April 11: Kings of Swing, 3 p.m.

DANCE DANCE

KANSAS CITY

UMKC Conservatory of Music

Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. Ticket office, (816) 235-2700. Concerts in White Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 9-10: Spring Dance Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN

Kansas State University Dance Program

(785) 532-6875. 129 Nichols Hall.

  • April 9-10: SpringDance '99, 8 p.m., McCain Auditorium.

BRANSON

Grand Mansion Theatre

189 Expressway Ln. Show times: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

  • "Spirit of the Dance," through Sept. 6.

THEATER THEATER

LAWRENCE

Kansas University

Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

  • April 8-10: "Hidden: A Gender," 8 p.m., Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall.
  • April 9-11: "The Fantasticks," 8 p.m. April 9-10 and 2:30 p.m. April 11, Hashinger Hall.

KANSAS CITY

American Heartland Theatre Co.

(816) 842-9999. Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Performance times vary. Show times: 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Steel Magnolias," through May 9.

Colony Steak House and Lobster Pot

(816) 452-1144. Colony Steak House and Lobster Pot, 8821 State Line Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

  • "Absolutely Confidential," through May 1.

The Coterie

(816) 474-6552. 2550 Grand Ave., Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 10 a.m. and noon Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Lord of the Flies," through April 3.

Folly Theater

(816) 474-4444. 300 W. 12th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 11: "Treasure Island," by the Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, 3 p.m.

The Lighten Up Playhouse

(816) 474-4386. 323 W. Eighth in Lucas Place, Kansas City, Mo.

  • "Play it By Ear!" 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
  • "Ultimate Yard Sale," 10 p.m. Fridays.
  • "Outside the Lines," 10 p.m. Saturdays.

Missouri Repertory Theatre

(816) 235-2700. Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," through April 11.

Theatre for Young America

(913) 831-1400. Mission Center Mall, 4881 Johnson Dr., Mission. Show times are 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

  • "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," through April 14.

UMKC Theatre Department

(816) 235-2700. 52nd and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Durang/Durang," 8 p.m. April 8-10 and 2 p.m. April 10-11, Center for the Performing Arts, Room 116, 4949 Cherry.

Unicorn Theatre

(816) 531-PLAY, ext. 10. 3820 Main, Kansas City, Mo. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

  • April 10: "Urban Eats Urban Scenes" benefit, 7 p.m.

TOPEKA

Topeka Civic Theatre

Box office, (785) 357-5211. Dinner and non-dinner seating. Box office, 534 1/2 N. Kansas. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with dinner starting at 6 p.m.; and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Squabbles," April 9-May 1.

BALDWIN

Baker University

(785) 594-6451. Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

  • April 15-17 and 22-24: "Female Transport," 7:30 p.m., Darby-Hope Theatre.

INDEPENDENCE, Kan.

William Inge Theatre Festival

(316) 331-4100. College Avenue and Brookside Drive.

  • April 14-17: Theater festival honoring playwright John Guare.

MISC MISC

LAWRENCE

American Association of University Women

Optional dinner, 5:30 p.m., call Alvamar, 842-0004. Social time, 7 p.m.; program, 7:30 p.m. Guests welcome.

  • April 8: "Women's Health Issues," Dr. Ann DeRoan, of Watkins Hospital, Alvamar Country Club.

Borders

700 N.H.

  • April 13: Poetry Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Douglas County AIDS Project

843-0040.

  • Community quilt display, through April 30, Lawrence city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
  • April 10: Community quilt display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
  • April 14: Spaghetti dinner with speaker Dan Renzi, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Lawrence Center Social Hall, 1631 Crescent Rd.
  • April 15-23: Red ribbon display, South Park and downtown Lawrence.

Kansas University

  • April 8: Lecture by artist Jacki Apple, 2 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.
  • April 8: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist N. Scott Momaday, 7 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union.
  • April 11: Comedian Paula Poundstone, 8 p.m., Lied Center.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation

  • April 9: 5K and 10K Dam Run.

Lawrence Public Library

843-3833. 707 Vt. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

  • April 9: "Fridays with Fellini: 'LaStrada,'" 7:30 p.m., auditorium.
  • April 14: "Sci-Fi Winners: 'Dune,'" by Frank Herbert, 7 p.m., gallery.

Liberty Hall

749-1972. 644 Mass.

  • April 13: Jim Rose Circus Side Show.

University Forum

Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.

  • April 14: "Privatization of Foster Care," by District Court Judge Jean Shepherd.

KANSAS CITY

Crown Center

  • Exhibit on dinosaur and prehistoric reptile specimens, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through April 25.

Grassland Heritage Foundation

(785) 262-8024.

  • April 15: "Prairie Birds," by George Creighton, 7 p.m., Lackman Library, 15345 W. 87th Pkwy., Lenexa.

Kansas City Zoo

(816) 871-5701. Call (816) 871-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • "Alaska: Spirit of the Wild," "Sharks," "Everest," "Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun" and "The Greatest Places," Sprint IMAX Theater.
  • April 10: "Amazonia!"

La Strada dell' Arte

(816) 474-6900. 1221 Baltimore Ave., Suite 800, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 9: Chalk artist Genna Panzarella, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lidia's Kansas City, 22nd and Baltimore.

Rainy Day Books

(913) 384-3126. 2706 W. 53rd, Fairway.

  • April 8: Book signing and discussion by Ruth Rendell, author of the Chief Inspector Wexford novels, 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, Country Club Plaza, 707 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 13: Book discussion by Jan Karon, author of "An Evening in Mitford," 7:30 p.m., Village Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village.

TOPEKA

Kansas Expocentre

(785) 235-1986. 17th and Topeka Boulevard.

  • April 9-10: Spring Next-to-New Sale, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. April 9 and 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 10.

Topeka Zoo

(785) 272-5821. 635 S.W. Gage Blvd. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

  • Mini train and carousel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

LEAVENWORTH

Fort Leavenworth

  • April 10: Annual Frontier Army Encampment, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 15-17: Spring Maneuvers 1999 Wargaming Convention.

WICHITA

Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

(316) 264-0448. 701 Amidon.

  • April 10-11: Daffodil Show, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Kansas Coliseum

1229 E. 85th St. North.

  • April 9-11: Sunflower Cluster Dog Show.

KINGSVILLE, Mo.

Powell Gardens

(816) 697-2600. 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50.

  • Orchid display, through May 23.

ST. LOUIS

Missouri Botanical Garden

(314) 577-5142. 4344 Shaw Blvd.

  • Walking tours, 1 p.m., through April 30.
  • "Plant Gems," 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through April 25.
  • April 11 and 18: "And Bid Him Sing," Langston Hughes Black Poetry Festival, 3 p.m., Shoenberg Auditorium.
  • April 14-20: Spring Plant Sale Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fort Scott

Chamber of Commerce

(316) 223-3566.

  • April 10: Townwide Garage Sale.
  • April 10-11: Civil War Encampment, Fort Scott National Historic Site.

MUSEUMS MUSEUMS

LAWRENCE

Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art

864-4710. On Mississippi Street west of the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus. Comprehensive museum with paintings, sculpture, graphics and textiles. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.

Exhibits

  • "Constructions of Place: Architecture in Photography," through May 23, North Balcony Gallery.
  • "Intersections of Race and Gender," through May 23, Study Gallery.
  • "Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills with additional Sherman works from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection," through May 23, Kress Gallery.

Programs, lectures, films and events

  • April 8: Tour du Jour: Object of the Month, by Intern Erin Barnett, 12:15 p.m.
  • April 9: "Guantanamera," film, 2:30 p.m., Auditorium.
  • April 11: Museum Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • April 12: Hallmark Symposium: Laurie DeMartino, designer with Studio D Design of Minneapolis, 6 p.m., Auditorium.
  • April 14: "KU Perspectives: Cindy Sherman," lectures by various KU faculty members, 3:30 p.m.
  • April 15: Tour du Jour: "Cindy Sherman," by assistant director Wesley Jessup, 12:15 p.m., Kress Gallery.

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU campus. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (the Kansas Collection and University Archives close at 5 p.m.); 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (University Archives closed).

  • "The trail-blazing leadership of Martha Peterson," Kansas Collection.
  • "Under the Southern Cross: Australian discoveries," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
  • "Kansas -- Costa Rica Connections," University Archives.

Kansas University Natural History Museum

864-4540 or 864-4450. On Jayhawk Boulevard on KU campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Live preparation of recent museum dinosaur finds, throughout 1998.
  • "The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica," through April 30.

Programs for children; to register, call 864-4173.

  • April 11: Museum Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Museum of Anthropology

864-4245. Spooner Hall on KU campus. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Permanent exhibits: "Costa Rica and Her Neighbors" "The Human Life Cycle," "Peoples in Africa" and "People in Places."
  • "The Talking Pot: Interpreting Ancient pottery from Costa Rica," through Aug. 16.
  • "Archeology in Kansas," through Aug. 1.
  • Kansas Archaeology Week, through April 11.

Clyde W. Tombaugh Observatory

864-3166. 500 Lindley Hall. Open to the public for observations on the first and third Sunday nights and the second, fourth and fifth Fridays of each month, if skies are clear, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Watkins Community Museum of History

841-4109. 1047 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

  • "The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
  • "Bert Nash: The Man, The Inspiration to the Community and The Mental Health Center," through June 1.

Clinton Lake Museum

Route 5. Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. Includes the exhibit "Clinton Lake Communities: The First 20 Years, 1854-1874."

  • "Transportation: Rails to Conrails."

TOPEKA

Kansas Museum of History

(785) 272-8681. 6425 S.W. Sixth. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays.

  • Kansas History Center Nature Trail, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • "Midlin, Kansas Chronicles: A Postcard Story," featuring the work of artist Clark Britton and writer Tom Averill.
  • "Leading the Way: Famous Kansans," through November.

Mulvane Art Museum

(785) 231-1124. 17th and Jewell on the Washburn University campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

  • Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • "Allure of the East: Islamic Decorative Arts and European Orientalist Paintings," through April 18.
  • April 9: "Women in Islam," roundtable discussion, 5 p.m.

LECOMPTON

Territorial Capitol -- Lane Museum

(913) 887-6148. Near downtown Lecompton. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

Constitution Hall State Historic Site

(913) 887-6520. 319 Elmore. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Displays on territorial Kansas. Free.

"Bleeding Kansas" series

  • April 11: "Bleeding Kansas, Miserable Missouri: Doctors in Territorial Kansas," by Herschel Stroud, historian and re-enactor, 2 p.m.

VINLAND

Coal Creek Library

Eight miles south of Lawrence on Douglas County Road 1055, east on Douglas County Road 460. Established Nov. 22, 1859. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sundays, April through October. Area historical information. For appointment, call (913) 594-3960.

KANSAS CITY

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

(816) 561-4000. 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo. Comprehensive art museum. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

Exhibits

  • "Sculpture: Abstractions and Transformations," through Aug. 15.
  • "Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper, 1575-1775," through June 6.

Films

  • April 9: Electromediascope Experimental Film and Video Series, 7 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.
  • April 11: "The Saints with Sister Wendy," Atkins Auditorium.

Lectures

  • April 8: "The 32nd Annual Smith Art Forum: Porcelain -- East and West," 9 a.m., Atkins Auditorium.
  • April 10: "Revisiting Twentieth-Century Art -- Midpoints: Realism," 10 a.m., Atkins Auditorium.
  • April 13: "Northern Lights: Hals, Rembrandt & Vermeer," 5:30 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.

The Kemper Museum

of Contemporary Art

4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Selections from the Permanent Collection," through April 11.
  • "Robert Graham: Process -- Charlie Parker Memorial," through April 30.
  • "Wendy Jacob: The Squeeze Chair Project," through May 23.
  • "New Photography Acquisitions," through April 11.

Films

  • April 11: "The Fourth Man," 2 p.m.

Kansas City Museum

(816) 483-8300. 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Exhibits also at Town Pavilion, 1111 Main.

  • "Puppetronics," through May 16.
  • "The Reactor," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through April 10.
  • "The Magic of Your Senses" puppet show, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., through May.

Planetarium

  • "Spring Skies," through June 13.
  • Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.

Toy and Miniature Museum

(816) 333-9328. 5235 Oak, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

  • Saturdays: "The Great Mystery" puppet shows, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • "The Art of the Doll," through May 1.
  • "Miniature Book Society's Traveling Exhibit," through June.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.

Albrecht-Kemper Museum

of Art

2818 Frederick Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Regional High School Art Exhibit 1999," through April 4.
  • "Dorthea Lange Photographs," through June 6.
  • "The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten," through June 6.
  • "Light in the Dark: Photographs by Debe Riley," April 8-June 6. Opening reception, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. April 8.

WICHITA

Wichita Art Museum

(316) 268-4921. 619 Stackman Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • "The World and the Self: A Selection of Twentieth Century Women Artists in the WAM Collection," through May 9.
  • "Pop Culture Hot and Cool I," through July 11.
  • "The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiples of the Sixties," April 11-June 6.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.

Harry S. Truman Library

(816) 833-1400. U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street.

  • "The Truman Chryslers," through Sept. 30.
  • "Dear Bess: Love Letters from the President," through Sept. 1.
  • "Treasures of the Truman Library," through Dec. 31.
  • "TIME and the Presidency," through May 15.

DENVER

The Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

  • "Classical Chinese Furniture from the Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection," through January 2000.
  • "Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Sze Hong Collection," through Feb. 6.
  • "Between Two Wars and Beyond: Recent and Proposed Photography Acquisitions," through June 6.
  • "White on White: Chinese Jades and Ceramics," through Oct. 3.
  • "The Royal Academy in the Age of Queen Victoria: 19th-century Paintings from the Permanent Collection," through May 30.
  • "Toulouse-Lautrec from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 10-July 4.

MANHATTAN

Beach Museum of Art

(785) 532-7718. On the Kansas State University campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, with extended hours to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

  • "Alan Shields: A Survey," through June 20.

OMAHA, Neb.

Joslyn Art Museum

(402) 342-3300. 2200 Dodge St.

  • "Dali's Mustache: A Photographic Interview by Salvador Dali and Philippe Halsman," through April 18.
  • "Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture, and Artifacts From the University of Pennsylvania Museum," through July 25.

TULSA, Okla.

Gilcrease Museum

(918) 596-2700. 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd.

  • "Symbols of Faith & Belief: Art of the Native American Church," through May 2.
  • "Norman Rockwell -- An American Portrait," through May 2.

GALLERIES GALLERIES

LAWRENCE

Art and Design Gallery

Art and Design Building, KU campus. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays and holidays.

  • MFA Thesis Show, through April 9.
  • "Internal Revelations," works by Patrick J. Carroll, April 11-16. Opening reception, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. April 11.

Artframes Gallery and Artforms Sculpture Garden

842-1991. 912 Ill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays or by appointment.

Beadsmyth

1017 1/2 Mass. 865-4181.

  • Beadwork by Melba Whatley and split-loomed necklace and bear fetish collection of Brenda Eubanks.

Borderline

749-0200. 820 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Thursdays; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Contemporary fine crafts by national and local artists, including ceramics, metal, wood, jewelry and furniture.

The Bourgeois Pig

843-1001. 6 E. Ninth. Hours: 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

  • "The Execution of James Rodden," paintings by David Lowenstein, through April 11.

Ethnofacts Gallery

749-0430. 625 Walnut. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Imported African and Asian art. Call before visiting.

500 Locust Gallery

832-9867. 500 Locust. Gallery open by appointment or by calling 841-6138 or 842-5328.

  • Recent figurative works by Askew, Doner-Hedrick, Dunkley, Graham, Haller, Jackson, Johnson, Murphy, Piller, Sudlow, Underwood and Whitenight.

Free State Glass Gallery

840-0900. 1021 Mass. Hand-blown glass and sculpture. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Valley West Gallery and Framing

315 N. Second. Hours: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.

  • Southwestern and American Indian arts and crafts and black-and-white portraitures by Bill Ginkens.

Goldmakers

842-2770. 723 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • Works by national and international artists, including jewelry designs by Peter Zacharias and enamels by Faulker Fusaiy.

Julie Hammer Home Studio

841-1191 or 841-1800, by appointment only.

  • Watercolor paintings, prints and notecards.

Kellas Studio

843-7749. 18711 Jefferson Hills Dr. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Call for an appointment.

  • Paintings and original prints.

Lawrence Arts Center

843-ARTS. 200 W. Ninth.

  • Lawrence Art Auction preview, through April 17.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh and Vermont.

  • "Small Landscapes," by Jane Fortun, entrances, through April.
  • "A Child's World of Art," children's art from the Douglas County Child Development Assn., gallery, through April.

Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets

Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.

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