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December 4, 1999

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NIGHTLIFE

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.

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.

  • Dec. 3: Isotope 217.
  • Dec. 4: Blanks 77, L.E.S. Stitches, Ducky Boys, Total Chaos.
  • Dec. 6: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.
  • Dec. 7: Ugod, 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: Train, 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: Los Straitjackets, Reverend Horton Heat, 9 p.m.

Brown Bear Brewing Co.

331-4338. 729 Mass. Bands play 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DJ Kilby, Monday nights. Carol Dressler's Acoustic Showcase, 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.

  • Tuesdays-Saturdays: Karaoke.

The Granada

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.

  • Dec. 3: Stereolab, Papa M, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: Maceo Parker, Jived Turkey, 9 p.m.

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. 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.

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.

  • Dec. 2: Puddle, Pomeroy, original rock.
  • Dec. 3: Young Blood Brass Band, funk.
  • Dec. 4: Band That Saved the World, horn section funk.
  • Dec. 6: KU Jazz Ensembles, mainstream jazz.

J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar

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

  • Dec. 4: Milage Gilbert Band, 10 p.m.

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.

Johnny's Tavern

842-0377. 401 N. Second. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Cajun night every first and third Wednesdays of the month.

  • Dec. 3: Jive Turkey, 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: The Cows, 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 6: National Trivia Network Challenge, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: Lance from Good Advice, R&B; guitarist.
  • Dec. 8: Johnny's Dance Night, 9 p.m.

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.

  • Thursdays: Uncle Andy's Improv Dog Jam, 8 p.m.

Milton's

832-2330. 920 Mass.

  • Dec. 3: Euphoria Stringband, 9 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.

  • Dec. 3: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
  • Dec. 8: Bobby Conn.

Rick's Place

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

  • Dec. 4-5: Dart tournament to benefit Toys for Tots.

Stu's Midtown Tavern

749-1666. 925 Iowa. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Two pool tables, four dart boards. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Dec. 3: Jimmy Lewin and the Kingtones.
  • Dec. 4: Big Woody Blues Band.
  • Dec. 8: Blues jam session.

DESOTO

Doc and Brutie's Pizza Q

(913) 583-1000. 33080B W. 83rd. Show times from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 4: Mike Roberts.

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

B.B.'s Lawnside Bar B.Q.

1205 E. 85th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Sundays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Beaumont Club

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

  • Dec. 5: Meshell Ndege'ocello, Wood, 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: G-Love and Special Sauce, Reverend Horton Heat, Los Straitjackets, 8 p.m.

Big Daddies

112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Blayney's

(816) 561-3747. 415 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Dec. 2: Billy Ebeling.

Grand Emporium

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

  • Dec. 2: Boko Moru, pop soul/jazz, 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 3: Enemy Squad, Detroit funk.
  • Dec. 4: Joe Louis Walker and the Bosstalkers, Big G, blues, 9 p.m.

Roadhouse Rubys

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

  • Dec. 3: Oleander, 9 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: Hank Williams III, 8:30 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.

Tom Fooleries

47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

MUSIC MUSIC

LAWRENCE

Kansas University

  • Dec. 5: Holiday Vespers, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 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.

  • Dec. 2: Doctoral recital, Wonne Kroes, piano.
  • Dec. 3: Student recital, Joey Hinson, piano.
  • Dec. 5: Doctoral recital, Patricia Moeling, flute, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 W. 15th.
  • Dec. 6: Faculty recital, Wendy Zaro, soprano, 7:30 p.m
  • Dec. 7: "In dulci jubilo: Early Music for the Christmas Season," with Collegium Musicum and Oread Consort, 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.

  • Dec. 4: Kevin Doland, 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 5: Natalie Cox, folk, 2 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.

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra

  • Dec. 5: Silent and live auction-benefit, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. silent, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. live auction, Union Pacific Depot-Lawrence Visitor Center, Second and Locust.

Lawrence Civic Choir

  • Dec. 4: "25th Anniversary Concert," 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

Lawrence High School

1901 La.

  • Dec. 8: Lawrence High School Orchestra, Southwest Junior High School Orchestra and South Junior High School Orchestra, 7 p.m., auditorium.

Liberty Hall

644 Mass.

  • Dec. 5: "Make Music," winter piano recital.

West Side Folk

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

  • Dec. 2: Johnsmith, Sally Barris, contemporary folk, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

KANSAS CITY

Concerts

  • Dec. 7: Billy Joel, Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.

UMKC Conservatory of Music

(816) 235-2700 (ticket office). Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in White Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • Dec. 5: "American Family Christmas," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., White Hall.

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.

  • Dec. 2: Jazz combos, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3-4: "A Century of Song, 100 Years of Broadway," 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 5: "Choral Memories Holiday Style," 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: "Old and New II," with JCCC Concert Band, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8: "Jazz Extravaganza," with Midnight Express, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: JCCC choral ensembles, 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Hall

(816) 931-3330. 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.

  • Dec 7: Kid Rock, Powerman 5000, 7:30 p.m.

Music Hall

(816) 871-3700. 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 7-12: "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber."

William Jewell College

(816) 415-5025. Liberty, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Dec. 4: The Canadian Brass.

Uptown Theater

3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 8: Buckcherry, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: City Holiday Party, 8 p.m.

TOPEKA

Topeka Symphony

(785) 232-2032.

  • Dec. 8: Holiday Pops concert.

BALDWIN

First United Methodist Church

(785) 594-6612. 704 Eighth.

  • Dec. 5: Christmas Vespers, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.

St. Joseph Symphony

(816) 233-7701. 120 S. Eighth.

  • Dec. 4: "Finale of the Century," 8:15 p.m., Midland Theater, 717 Edmond St.

OTTAWA

Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

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

  • Dec. 4: "Janie Fricke's Country Christmas," 7:30 p.m.

Horton

Golden Eagle Casino

(888) 464-5825. Route 1, Kansas Highway 20.

  • Dec. 4: Larry Gatlin, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

DANCE DANCE

LAWRENCE

University Dance Company

864-4264.

  • Dec. 2: New Dance/Theater/Music, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Theatre, Robinson Center.

KANSAS CITY

Johnson County Community College

(913) 469-4455. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

  • Dec. 4-5: "Winterdance," performed by the Miller-Marley Youth Ballet, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5.

State Ballet of Missouri

Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Ticket office, (816) 931-3330; information, (816) 931-2232.

  • Dec. 2-24: "The Nutcracker."

TOPEKA

Topeka Performing Arts Center

(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth.

  • Dec. 4-5: "The Nutcracker," 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 3 p.m. Dec. 5.

MANHATTAN

Kansas State University Dance Program

(785) 532-6428. 129 Nichols Hall.

  • Dec. 2-4: "WinterDance '99," 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Nichols Theatre.

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.

  • "The Suicide," Dec. 2-6, Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall.

E.M.U. Theatre

  • Dec. 9-11: "A Nite of Different Affection: For Lovers Only," three original short plays, 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and 11 p.m. Dec. 11.

Lawrence Community Theatre

843-7469. 1501 N.H. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Tuna Christmas," Dec. 2-5 and Dec. 9-12, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
  • Dec. 5-6: Auditions for "A Shayna Maidel," 7 p.m.

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.

  • "Rockin' Christmas Party," through Jan. 9.

Civic Opera Theater

(913) 262-6688. Show times at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

  • Dec. 3-4: "The Wise Women," 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 14th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

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.

  • "A Little House Christmas," through Dec. 31.

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.

  • "A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 24.

The New Theatre Restaurant

(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.

  • "Smoke on the Mountain," through Feb. 6.

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.

  • "The Elves and the Shoemaker," through Dec. 23.
  • "The Legend of John Henry," through Dec. 23.
  • Dec. 9: "The Odd Potato," 7 p.m.

UMKC Theatre Department

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

  • "La Ronde," 8 p.m. Dec. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5.

Unicorn Theatre

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

  • "Prelude to a Kiss," Dec. 3-Jan. 1.

TOPEKA

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.

  • "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," through Dec. 19.

MISC MISC

LAWRENCE

Beauty Brands Salon Spa Superstore

3514 Clinton Pkwy.

  • "Forgotten Angels Toy Drive," Dec. 3-11.

Borders

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.

  • Dec. 4: Demonstration by Kansas Downs, author of "Crap Shooting Made Simple," 1 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: Geek Beat: Holiday Computer Shopping seminar, 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: Story time, with preschool music by Melonie Snowden, 10:30 a.m.

Centenary United Methodist Church

Fourth and Elm.

  • Dec. 4-19: Festival of Nativities Display, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Christian Book and Gift

2108 W. 27th.

  • Dec. 4: Bob and Larry of "Veggie Tales."

Festival of Poinsettias

865-4411.

  • Dec. 4: Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, 11 a.m., downtown.

Kansas University Student Union Activities

864-3477. Kansas Union, unless otherwise noted.

  • Arts and crafts bazaar, through Dec. 2.

Kansas University basketball

Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University. Home games with asterisk. Dates and time central and subject to change.

  • Dec. 2: Pepperdine, 7:05 p.m.*
  • Dec. 5: Middle Tennessee State, 1:05 p.m.
  • Dec. 7: Michigan State, 6 p.m.

Lawrence Arts Center

843-ARTS. Ninth and Vermont.

  • Dec. 4: Lawrence Art Guild's Holiday Art Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., social hour, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Liberty Hall

749-1972. 644 Mass.

  • Dec. 2: Festival of Trees, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

The Raven Bookstore

749-3300. 8 E. Seventh.

  • Dec. 2: Book signing party for Kansas and regional authors, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: Denise Low poetry reading, 8 p.m.

Square De-Lites

843-2422. Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.

  • Dec. 2: Dance, with caller Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

Antioch Library

8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Merriam.

  • Dec. 9-11: Holiday Book Sale, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11.

Crown Center

2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace, Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, through March 26,
  • J.C. Hall Christmas tree display, through Dec. 31.
  • Santa at Crayola Christmas land, through Dec. 31.

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

  • Dec. 7: "Crown Jewels of the Rocky Mountains," travelogue, 2 p.m.

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."
  • "Wildlights," through Jan. 2.
  • Dec. 4: Rugrats at the Zoo, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • "Nutcracker," through Jan. 2.

Kemper Arena

(913) 341-2272. 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Jan. 6-9: "Big Bird's Sunny Day Camp Out," 7 p.m. Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

Rockhurst College

(816) 501-4151.1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 2: Midwest Poet Series, with Marilyn Nelson, 8 p.m.

Shawnee Civic Center

13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee.

  • Sundays: World Dance KC, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 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.

Westport Merchants Assn.

Pennsylvania and Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 3-5: Holiday Open House.

The Writers Place of Kansas City

(816) 578-5504. 3607 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 3: Poetry reading by Alice Friman, 8 p.m.

TOPEKA

Society for the Preservation of Holliday Park

  • Dec. 4-5: Eighth Annual Historic Holliday Park Homes Tour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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.

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

  • "Spencer Presepio," Dec. 4-31.
  • "Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields," through Dec. 19.
  • "Carrie Hall Quilt Blocks," through Jan. 9.
  • Worlds AIDS Day Quilt, through Dec. 12.

Programs, lectures, films and events

  • Dec. 2: Tour du Jour, "Carrie Hall Quilt Blocks," by Susan Earle, 12:15 p.m.
  • Dec. 2: Lecture by Sichan Siv, senior adviser for the International Republican Institute and Cambodian refugee, 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 5: Lecture by honorary quilt curator Barbara Brackman, 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 9: Tour du Jour: Object of the Month, 12:15 p.m.

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. Saturdays (University Archives closed).

  • "An Alphabet of Animals: Two Hundred Years of Zoological Illustration," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
  • "Carrie Watson: KU Library Pioneer," Kansas Collection.
  • "Stauffer-Flint: Witness to a Century," 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.

  • "Okavango, Africa's Last Eden," photographs by Franz Lanting, through Jan. 15.

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."
  • "Neanderthals in Kansas," Dec. 4-Feb. 6.

Clyde W. Tombaugh Observatory

864-3166. 500 Lindley Hall. Open to the public for observations on the second and fourth Sunday nights 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. Hands-on history room for children, call for hours.

  • Dec. 8: "Know Your Antiques," vintage Santas, 2 p.m.
  • "The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
  • "Homemakers Remember 1924-1999," through Aug. 31.

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.
  • "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.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

  • Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • "75 Years, 75 Treasures," through Dec. 24.
  • Children's art exhibit, through Dec. 24.
  • Dec. 2-4: Holiday Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 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.

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

  • "Echoes of Eternity: The Egyptian Mummy and the Afterlife," through May 7.
  • "In the Absence of Color," through Feb. 27.
  • "James Turrell: Cross Cut," through Jan. 16.
  • "Another Africa," through Jan. 16.
  • "Architects' Sketchbook Competition: Nelson-Atkins Expansion and Renovation," through Jan. 9.

Tours

  • Walk-in tours for "Another Africa," 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 16.
  • Dec. 5: "Chinese Art," 2 p.m.

Lectures

  • Dec. 2: "Art and the Jewel," lecture by Rosamond Bernier, 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: "Anno Domini: The Year of the Lord," 2 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.

Events

  • "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's annual Holiday Shop," through Jan. 3.
  • Dec. 4: Holiday tree lighting and concert by the Kansas City Chorale, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Kirkwood Hall.

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.

  • "Herb Ritts: Work," through Jan. 28.
  • "Lezley Saar: Anomalies," through Feb. 13.

Films

  • Dec. 5: "Some Like it Hot," 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 St.

  • "Inside Out: The Visible Human," through Feb. 13.
  • Dec. 4: Fairy Princess visit, noon-4 p.m.
  • Dec. 4: "Pecos Bill's Wild, Wild Weather Show," 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Planetarium

  • "Autumn Skies," through Dec. 5.
  • Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.

Johnson County Museum

of History

(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.

  • "A Very Fifties Christmas," 1950s All-Electric House tour, every half hour from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays and every half hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 30.
  • Dec. 3: Christmas "Moonglow" Tour of the 1950s All-Electric House, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Hallmark Visitors Center

(816) 274-3613. Crown Center, 25th and McGee, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and most holidays. Free admission, wheelchair accessible. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

  • Hallmark Art Deco Christmas cards, J.C. Hall Christmas tree collection and Hallmark Keepsake ornament collection, through Dec. 31.

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.

OTTAWA

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.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.

Harry S. Truman Library

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

  • "Treasures of the Truman Library," through Dec. 31.
  • "Season's Greetings from the White House," through Jan. 13.

Vaile Mansion

1500 N. Liberty, Independence, Mo.

  • Christmas Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30. Special twilight tour from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5.

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.

  • Dec. 7: Roger Shimomura's Students' Installed Performances, 8 p.m.

Artframes Gallery and Artforms Sculpture Garden

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

Back to the Garden

749-3109. 619 N. Second, one block north of Kansas River bridge. Works by Celestial Ironworks and other unique art for house and garden.

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.

Borders

Cafe Espresso, 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Turn of the Century," an all-member show by the Lawrence Photo Alliance, through Dec. 30.

The Bourgeois Pig

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

  • Paintings by Sue Ashline, through December.

Do's Deluxe

841-2254. 416 E. Ninth.

  • Private collection of paintings and prints, through Dec. 31.

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.

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.

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.

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 Chamber

of Commerce

865-4411. 734 Vt.

  • "The Many Moods of Pastels," works by Erika Binns.

Lawrence Arts Center

843-ARTS. 200 W. Ninth.

  • "Prairie Imagery," photographs by James Nedresky and paintings by Marvel Maring, through Dec. 2.
  • "Holiday Invitational Arts and Crafts Show," Dec. 8-23.

Lawrence Community Theatre

1501 N.H.

  • Works by Hobart Jackson, Shakura Jackson, Celia Smith, John Wysocki, Ann Hamil, Jennifer Rinehart Unekis, Peggy Shopen, Jewell Wilhite, Patty Boyer, Jane Fortun, Joanna Hanks, Laurie Culling, Karla Nathan, Erica Binns, Marsene Feldt, Audrey Kamb, Charlotte Niese, Carole Peters, Dar Williams, Joyce Witulski and Bill Bowerman, through Dec. 12. Opening reception, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh and Vermont.

  • "The Art of the Miniature," works by Dorothy Smith Davis, through Dec. 21.
  • Art by Lawrence students, through Dec. 31.

Paul Penny Home Studio

843-6700. 638 Ohio. Oil paintings of local scenes and the Midwest. By appointment only.

Phoenix Gallery

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.

  • Works by Robert Sudlow and John Gary Brown, through Dec. 5.

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.

  • Dec. 3-5: Holiday showing of Lilly Barrack designs.
  • Dec. 4: Barry Coffin demonstration, clay sculptures,

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