842-3415. 3408 W. Sixth.
- Thursdays: John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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.
- Aug. 14: Mike Roberts.
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.
- Aug. 12: Dickies, Fragile Porcelain Mice, Donkey Show.
- Aug. 13: Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, Reflector.
- Aug. 14: Skavoovie and the Epitones, The Ducky Boys, The Dingees, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Parlay, Drag Queen, 10 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Slipknot, Canvas, 6 p.m.-9 p.m; open mike, 10 p.m.
- Aug. 17: Acoustic Weirdness, with Travis Millard, Ben Tuttle, Charlie Downey.
- Aug. 18: Honeydogs, Trucker.
- Aug. 19: Six Percent, Canvas, Asbestos.
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.
842-1414. 943 Mass. Son Venezuela and Key West Jazz Quartet alternate on Sundays.
841-7286. 815 N.H.
- Aug. 19: Mark T. Gottschall.
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.
- Thursdays: Card Table Theatre presents "S.D. Puppet Theatre," 10:30 p.m.
842-1390. 1020 Mass. Ultra Groove-Funk, Soul & Disco Party, Saturdays. Lazer Music Show, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sundays. Martini Project-Acid Jazz in the Lounge, Mondays. Viva Ritmo-Latin Dance Night, Wednesdays. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Spin, Fridays.
- Aug. 15: Planetarium, Sunbarrow, Splender.
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. Open for dinner Mondays-Thursdays, and lunch and dinner Fridays-Sundays. Live music or DJ on Saturdays. Dart league on Tuesdays.
- Fridays: DJ Retro Rob.
- Saturdays: Swingbug DJ, with swing lessons at 9 p.m.
- Sundays: Lawrence Soft-tip Dart Assn. Tournament, 1 p.m., registration, 2 p.m. tournament.
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.
- Aug. 12: Coyote Project, Darrell Lea Band, rock.
- Aug. 13: Shaking Tree, original rock.
- Aug. 14: Caribe, island/salsa music.
- Aug. 18: Lee Nestor, rock.
- Aug. 19: Space Pocket, jam band.
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.
842-8225. 2228 Iowa. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Nine billiard tables, dart league, big-screen television.
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.
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.
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.
- Aug. 13: Chamber Strings.
Stu's Midtown Tavern
749-1666. 925 Iowa.
- Aug. 13: Bobby Carson Band.
- Aug. 14: Back Alley Band.
Doc and Brutie's Pizza Q
(913) 583-1000. 33080B W. 83rd. Show times from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Aug. 13: Natalie Cox.
- Aug. 14: Lance Fahy.
(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main. Alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
- Saturdays: Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Aladdin Restaurant and Bar
Holiday Inn Citi Center, 1215 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.
* Aug. 12-13: Kacee and the Uptown, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
B.B.'s Lawnside Bar B.Q.
1205 E. 85th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sundays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
- Aug. 14: Kansas City Acoustic Blues Fest, with Fast Johnny Ricker, 2 p.m.
(816) 561-2560. 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 14: David Lee Murphy, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 15: Alex Bugnon, 7 p.m.
112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.
- Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
(816) 561-3747. 415 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
- Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 12: Kansas City Blues Society's Free Jam.
- Aug. 13: Smokin' Joe Kubek.
- Aug. 14: The Schwag.
- Aug. 16: Talking to Ferns, Blame the Dog, Mychyksaseal.
- Aug. 17: Shannon Curfman.
- Aug. 18: Justin Hinds and the Dynamoes.
- Aug. 19: Harper, Lloyd Spiegel.
210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 13: Boko Maru.
- Aug. 14: Tommy Ruskin Jam, 3 p.m., Soul Solution.
(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 13: Frogpond.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 12: Monte Muza.
- Aug. 13: Full Blast.
- Aug. 14: Claude "Fiddler" Williams.
- Aug. 18: Jim Pembroke, Danny Cox.
- Aug. 19: Gerald Spaits and Harry Miller.
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.
- Aug. 12: Bobcat Goldthwait.
- Aug. 18-22: Dean Haglund.
47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
- Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
- Aug. 16: Ween, Queens of the Stone Age.
- Aug. 12: All That Music & More Festival, featuring 98 Degrees, Monica, 3rd Storee, Tatyana Ali, B*Witched and No Authority, 5 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- Aug. 15: Olivia Newton-John, Jim Brickman, 8 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- Aug. 16: Kenny Rogers, 8 p.m., Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 17: Jewel, Rusted Root, Kendall Payne, Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
American Jazz Museum
18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 12: James Ward Quartet, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 13: Dennis Winslett Quartet, 8:30 p.m.
- Aug. 14: Dunn/Freeman, 8:30 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Ervin Brown, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 19: Sharon James and Friends, 7 p.m.
Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 13: Dread Zeppelin, Red Elvises, Budinski's, The Human Cannon Ball, 3 p.m.
Kansas City Symphony
(816) 471-0400. Lyric Theatre,
See Calendar, page 15
11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted.
- Aug. 13-14: "Beethoven's 8th Symphony," with trumpet player Gary Schutza, 7:30 p.m.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 12: Spirit of Unity Tour, with Steel Pulse, Third World, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Culture.
Cyrano's Coffee House
2111 S.W. Bell.
- Aug. 14: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Golden Eagle Casino
(888) 464-5825. Rt. 1, Kansas Highway 20.
- Aug. 14: Jump Start.
- Aug. 15: Night Lighters.
- Aug. 16: Kings of Swings tea dance, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Missouri State Fair
- Aug. 12: Alabama, David Ball, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 13: Goo Goo Dolls, Sugar Ray, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 14: Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 15: Reba McEntire, Dick Hardwick, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 18: George Jones, Marty Stuart, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 19: Sawyer Brown, Lila McCann, 7:30 p.m.
Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
- Aug. 18: University Theatre rally, 7 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre stage.
- Aug. 19-23: University Theatre auditions, Murphy Hall.
Apple Valley Farm
On Lake Perry near Ozawkie. Show times at 8:30 p.m.
- "Went With the Wind," Saturdays through Sept. 11.
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.
- "Red Rock Diner," through Sept. 5.
Theatre in Shawnee Mission Park
17501 Midland Dr., Shawnee. Performances at 8:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
- "South Pacific," through Aug. 20.
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.
The New Theatre Restaurant
(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.
- "Hello, Dolly!," through Aug. 29.
(816) 333-9481. 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8:30 p.m.
- "The King and I," through Aug. 16.
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.
- "Little Red," through Aug. 13.
Topeka Civic Theatre
Box office, (785) 357-5211. Dinner and non-dinner seating. Box office, Gage and S.W. Eighth. 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.
- "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," through Aug. 14.
Ramada Inn Theatre Pub
Sixth and Madison.
- "Smoke on the Mountain," Aug. 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29.
Great Plains Theatre Festival
(785) 263-4574. Third and Mulberry. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- "Steel Magnolias," through Aug. 15.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. Thursday Stories, 10:30 a.m., and Saturday Stories, 11 a.m., children's amphitheater; Chess Club, 7 p.m. Mondays.
Circle S. Guest Ranch and Country Inn
(800) 625-2839 or 843-4124.
- Aug. 14: Prairie exploration session.
842-3883. 11th and Vermont. Hours: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
- Fresh seasonal produce, flowers, bedding plants and crafts, through Nov. 13.
Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild
841-3244. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., unless otherwise noted.
- Aug. 16-17: Kaw Valley Quilter's Guild, 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17.
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. Adult summer reading program, through Aug. 31.
Kansas City Zoo
(816) 871-5701. Call (816) 871-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- "Wolves," "Africa's Elephant Kingdom," "Everest" and "The Greatest Places."
- "Amazonia," through Sept. 6.
(913) 341-2272. 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 19-21: Abdallah Shrine Rodeo, 7:30 p.m.
(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.
- Aug. 14: Wylliams Henry Danse Theatre, 5 p.m.
Westport Allen Center
(816) 753-3884. 706 W. 42nd St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Fridays: Lindy hop lessons, 8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
- "Summer Spectacular," laser lights and pyrotechnics to music, through Aug. 22.
(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 County Fair
- Aug. 12-13: Various farm animals, 4-H exhibits and entertainment.
The Kansas Coliseum
1229 E. 85th Street North.
- Aug. 13-15: Palomino Horse Show.
Missouri State Fair
- Aug. 12-14: MRCA State Finals Rodeo, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 1 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7 p.m. Aug. 14.
- Aug. 14: Racing Modified Championship, 11:30 a.m.
- Aug. 15: Late Model Racing Championship, 12:30 p.m.
- Aug. 15: Truck and tractor pull, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Truck and tractor pull, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Aug. 16: Motocross, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 18: Antique and classic tractor pull, 6:30 p.m.
Overbrook Osage County Fair
- Aug. 19-21: Variety of fair activities, with parades at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 6 p.m. Aug. 21.
- August: "How the West Was Fed," dinner theater, Courtland Hotel.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
(316) 662-2305. 1100 N. Plum.
- "Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun," "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous," "Destiny in Space," "Cosmic Catastrophe Planetarium Show," "Space Hits Laser Show," "Rich Mullins II Laser Show" and "Pink Floyd 'The Wall' Laser Show."
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.
- "Two Centuries of American Glass," through Aug. 22.
- "Flatland Skies, Keith Jacobshagen," through Oct. 3.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- "Border Conflict and the Civil War," self-guided tour of works relating to Kansas and the Civil War, Aug. 15-29.
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.).
- "Finders & Keepers: the Building of a Collection," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
- "Three Decades of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library," University Archives.
- "No Dreams Deferred: African-American Leadership in the Kansas Region," Kansas Collection.
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.
- "The Lush Vegetation of Antarctica."
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.
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."
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."
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.
- "Grassland Rhapsody: Art from the Kansas Federation of Women's Clubs."
- "From Gems to Gimcracks, The Discovery Place," hands-on gallery for children, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily.
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.
Combat Air Museum
(913) 862-3303. Public aviation museum at Forbes Field. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
Ward Meade House
(913) 235-0806. 124 N. Fillmore. Victorian house, log cabin, old school and botanical gardens, with tours and crafts shop. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
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.
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.
Old Jefferson Town
(785) 863-2070. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, April through mid-December. Collection of vintage buildings, including John Steuart Curry boyhood home, a bow string bridge, wind wagon sculpture, windmill, bell tower and five acres of native grass and wildflowers. Farmer's market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
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.
- "Sculpture: Abstractions and Transformations," through Aug. 15.
- "Echoes of Eternity: The Egyptian Mummy and the Afterlife," through May 7.
- "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," through Oct. 3.
- "Architects' Sketchbook," through Oct. 17.
- Walk-in tours for "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3.
- Aug. 15: American art, 2 p.m.
- Aug. 15: "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," exhibition tour, 3 p.m.
- Aug. 13: Harpist Rachel Brandwein, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Aug. 13: "Festival in a Roman Palace," 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Kirkwood Hall.
- Aug. 14: "The Curator is In," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
American Jazz Museum
(816) 474-2929. 1616 E. 18th, Kansas City, Mo.
- "State of the Blues," photographs of jazz legends by Jeff Dunas, through Sept. 12.
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.
- "Permanent Collection and New Acquisitions," through Aug. 22.
- "Kendall Buster: Sitelines and Suitors" and "Kathryn Spence: Wild," through Oct. 24.
- Aug. 13: Artist's talk with Dean Mitchell, 7:30 p.m.
- Aug. 14-15: "Drawing with Dean Mitchell."
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 St.
- "Dear Mr. Ripley: Treasures from the Believe It or Not! Archives," through Sept. 5.
- Aug. 14-15: "Theriault's Doll Appraisal," 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- "Summer Skies," through Sept. 12.
- Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.
Johnson County Museum
(913) 631-6709. 6305 Lackman, Shawnee. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.
- "With Grace and Wit: The Paintings of Margot Peet, 1903-1995," through Aug. 22.
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.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
2818 Frederick Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- "William T. Keller: Artist and Designer," through Sept. 5.
- "Selections from the Toben Collection," through Sept. 5.
Old Depot Museum
(785) 242-1250. 135 W. Tecumseh. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- "Rails, Trails and Prairie Tales," plus H-O model trains and period rooms, ongoing.
- "Ottawa Newsreels 1937-1938-1939," films.
Wichita Art Museum
(316) 268-4921. 619 Stackman Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
- "Edmund Davison and His Circle," through Nov. 7.
- "Pop Culture Hot and Cool II," through Nov. 7.
- "Birger Sandzen: Patriarch of Kansas Printmaking," through Aug. 29.
- "Kansas Watercolor Society Seven-State Exhibition," through Sept. 12.
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.
- "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace," through Dec. 1.
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.
- "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.
- "Daniel Sprick," through Sept. 26.
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.
- "Works of Doug Osa," through Sept. 5.
- "Kansas Quilts, Past and Present," through Sept. 26.
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum
(785) 689-4846. 110 W. Main. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
- "Curator's Focus: Turning in Context," juried exhibition of lathe-turning processes from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy and the United States, through Sept. 12.
Artframes Gallery and Artforms Sculpture Garden
842-1991. 912 Ill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays or by appointment.
865-4181. 1017 1/2 Mass.
- Beadwork by Melba Whatley and split-loomed necklace and bear fetish collection of Brenda Eubanks.
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.
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.
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.
Haskell Indian Nations University
749-8417. 155 Indian Ave.
- Exhibit of photos from the Rinehart Collection, library.
Jennifer Immel Oldridge Home Studio
331-3090. 112 W. 15th. By appointment only. Web site: www.sunflower.com/~dojo.
- Pastel drawings, portraits, note cards and oil and acrylic paintings.
Julie Hammer Home Studio
841-1191 or 841-1800, by appointment only.
- Watercolor paintings, prints and notecards.
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.
- "A Little Bit of the Other World," works by Henri Doner-Hedrick, through Sept. 4.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- Mixed-media by Stephanie Munoz-O'Neil, gallery and display cases, through August.
- Floral acrylics by Celia Heintz, lower level, through August.
Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets
Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.
- Portrait exhibit by Wayne Wildcat.
- Lawrence Art Guild's Newly Elected Board Show, featuring works by Karla Nathan, Jennifer Rinehart-Unekis, Laurie Culling, Ann Hamil and Patricia Ransone, through Sept. 27.
Paul Penny Home Studio
843-6700. 638 Ohio. Oil paintings of local scenes and the Midwest. By appointment only.
843-0080. 919 Mass. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Works by regional artisans in clay, fiber, glass, wood and more.
Redfield's Stained Glass Studio
843-4039. 2050 E 1550 Rd. Hours: By appointment. Custom stained and beveled glass.
Roy's Gallery and Framing
842-1554. 15th and Kasold Drive. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Featuring glassworks, ceramics and original artwork by artists including J. Brothers, J. Gaumnitz, L. Copt, R. Sudlow, B. Opelka, J.G. Brown, J. Orr, J. Whitenight, C. Krallman, Free State Glass, V. Brejcha and R. Zerwekh.
Silver Works and More
842-1460. 715 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. Featuring fine jewelry and crafts by local and national artists.
Southwest and More
843-0141. 727 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Specializing in American Indian jewelry and fine arts, Mexican imports and western style.
Van Gogh's Ear Studio and Gallery
842-4899. 1017 Mass. Recycled art, painted furniture and murals by David Montgomery, stained glass by Sarah Teague Johnson, and various works by area artists.
Wheatfield's Bakery & Cafe
841-5553. 904 Vt. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- Paintings by Peggy Shopen and Jane Fortun, through Oct. 3.
841-5140 or 842-3154, by appointment. Realistic, figurative murals and paintings; specializing in portraits and commissions.
Kansas City Artists Coalition
(816) 421-5222. 201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.
- "Discoveries Within," jewelry and containers by Gina Westergard, through Sept. 11.
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, Argentine Branch
2800 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
- Works by Marilyn Larson and Lillian Engelbrecht, though Sept. 30.
Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, West Wyandotte Branch
(913) 596-5800. 1737 N. 82nd, Kansas City, Kan. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
- Paintings by Deb Nickby and "An Angelic Series," hand-designed angels by Roxanne Bradley, through Aug. 30.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
(816) 474-1919. 2012 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and by appointment.
- "Sacred Paintings Tibetan Thankas," through Aug. 28.
(816) 842-8755. 412 Del., Suite A, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
- "Four Fine Artists: Robert Cocke, James Graham, Michael Krueger, Megan Wyeth," through Aug. 28.
Prairie Village Municipal Building
7700 Mission Rd., Prairie Village.
- Illustrations by Brad Sneed and Christine Schneider, throughout August.
Artist Collection and Custom Framing
(785) 273-7575. 4039 S.W. 10th. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
- Oils by Teri Holloway and pottery by Carl Brothers.
Topeka Art Guild Gallery
(785) 273-7646. 4131 S.W. Gage Center Dr. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
- "Kansans Paint Kansas," featuring works by Cally Krallman, Galen Senogles, Jerry Gaddis, Ellen Duncan, Barbara Petro, Mary Ann Askew, Lynn Burris and more.
Phoenix Gallery Topeka
(785) 272-3999 or (785) 228-0999, 2900-F Oakley, Brookwood Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and fine craft by more than 150 local, regional and national artists.
- "The Color of Love," works by Miriam Stewart Green and Robert Berkeley Green, through Aug. 31.
Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 E. Central.
- "The Sculpture Symposium," works and demonstrations by various sculptors, including Jim Brothers, through Aug. 30.
The Aardvark Gallery
(785) 594-3980. 719 Eighth St. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. An eclectic collection by local and regional artists, including painting, sculpture, pottery, wood turnings and photog