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December 30, 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.

Bambino's Italian Cafe

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

  • Dec. 31: Mike Roberts.

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. Smackdown --Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sundays. Ready Steady Go --Soul, Motown, Swing, old R&B, Dance Hall, 10:30 p.m. Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.

  • Dec. 30: All Together, Fashion Statements, Rayguns, Six-Percent, Orgin, Elements, Truth, Mi-6, Soteric, Sunshine Vandals, Donkey Show, Thulium, Effigy Slurry, 2 Player Option, Strictly for Rent, Punchline, Planet Arsenal.
  • Dec. 31: Star 80, 9 p.m.
  • Jan. 4: Seven Fold Symphony, DJ Telekenesis, Johnny Quest.
  • Jan. 5: Holstein.
  • Jan. 6: Gunfighter, Avondale, Choreboy.

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.

  • Dec. 31: Millennium Bash.
  • Jan. 1: Y2K!

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. All New Men 101: Beer Babes and Bonding, Mondays. Martini Project, Wednesdays. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Ladies Night, Fridays.

  • Dec. 31: Millenium Ball, 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.

Java Dive

843-3007. 10 E. Ninth.

  • Wednesdays: Ben Singer, jazz piano, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sundays: Ben Singer, jazz piano, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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. 31: Majestics Rhythm Revue, blues and funk.

J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar

843-0704. 721 Wakarusa Dr., in Wakarusa Plaza. Billiards and 27 TVs. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

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.

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

Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue

1618 W. 23rd. Live music every Friday night. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. NTN trivia.

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.

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. 30-31: Cotton Candy.
  • Jan. 1: Blue 88.
  • Jan. 5: An Evening with Eddie Haskell's Middle Finger and Friends, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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. 31: Yankee Gray, 7 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.

Grand Emporium

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

  • Fridays: Brody Buster, blues harmonica, 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Anson Funderburgh, 9 p.m.

The Hurricane

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

  • Dec. 31: Billy Goat, 9 p.m.

Roadhouse Rubys

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

  • Dec. 31: Dread Zeppelin, 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.

Tom Fooleries

47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

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

MUSIC MUSIC

LAWRENCE

Concerts

  • Jan. 2: "Bach Suites for Solo Cello: Mystery and Miracle," solo concert by Steven Shumway, 2:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Rd.

Borders

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

  • Jan. 1: Melvin Litton, 2 p.m.

* Jan. 2: Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Pat Ireland, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Liberty Hall

644 Mass.

  • Dec. 30: Kelley Hunt, Lon Price.
  • Dec. 31: Millennium Hoe-down, with BR5-49 and Hadacol, 8 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

American Jazz Museum and Gem Theatre

18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 31: Millennium Celebration, Kansas City Beale St. Blues, 6:30 p.m.

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.

  • Jan. 4-5: "Musical Passwords," KinderKonzerts, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Station Casino

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

  • Sundays: Swing dance, with Dave Stephens, 2 p.m.
  • Dec. 31: Hofbrauhaus New Year's Eve, 23 Bye 3, 8 p.m.; Psycho Joe and the Hipnotics, 9 p.m.; The Jetsons, 9 p.m.

Uptown Theater

3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 31: New Years Eve Party, 8 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.

St. Joseph Civic Arena

100 N. Fourth St.

  • Dec. 31: Liquid Fire Reunion, with Charlie and the Sting Rays, 8:30 p.m.

Horton

Golden Eagle Casino

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

  • Dec. 31: Kings of Swing, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

THEATER THEATER

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.

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.

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.

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," through Jan. 1.

TOPEKA

Topeka Performing Arts Center

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

  • Dec. 31: "Oops! The Big Apple Circus Stage Show," 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

MISC MISC

LAWRENCE

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.

Kansas University basketball

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

  • Dec. 30: St. Louis, 8:05 p.m.
  • Jan. 4: Pennsylvania, 7:05 p.m.*

KANSAS CITY

Crown Center

2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace, 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.

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.
  • "Nutcracker," through Jan. 2.
  • "Fantasia/2000," Jan. 1-April 30.

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.

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.

TOPEKA

Kansas Expocentre

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

  • Jan. 6: Harlem Globetrotters, 7 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.

WICHITA

The Kansas Coliseum

1229 E. 85th Street North.

  • Jan. 1-2: U.S. Weapons Gun Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 1 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 2.

STRONG CITY

Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch

(316) 273-8494. Route 1.

* Prairie Christmas house tour, through Jan. 2.

ST. LOUIS, Mo.

Missouri Botanical Garden

(314) 577-5142. 4344 Shaw Blvd.

  • 2000 Calendar Display, through Dec. 31.

St. Louis Zoo

  • Dec. 26-30: "Wild Lights."

HUTCHINSON

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

(316) 662-2305. 1100 N. Plum.

  • "Rich Mullins II Laser Show," "Pink Floyd 'The Wall' Laser Show," "Living in Space" and "African Elephant Kingdom," ongoing.
  • "Everest," "Holiday Wonderland" and "The Night Sky -- Live!" through Jan. 6.

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," through Dec. 31.
  • "Carrie Hall Quilt Blocks," through Jan. 9.
  • "Photographs from the Collection," North Balcony 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. 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," through 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.

  • "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.

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.

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.
  • Jan. 2: "Highlights," 2 p.m.

Events

  • "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's annual Holiday Shop," through Jan. 3.

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.

  • "Jerome Regnier: Hand-Woven Tapestries," through Jan. 16.
  • "Herb Ritts: Work," through Jan. 28.
  • "Lezley Saar: Anomalies," through Feb. 13.
  • "Jim Leedy: A Retrospective," through Feb. 27.

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. 30-31: Kwanzaa Celebration.

Planetarium

  • "Winter Skies," through March 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.

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.

Union Station-Science City

Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Dec. 30: "Laser Holidays," 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
  • "Mysteries of Egypt," 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
  • "Encounter in the Third Dimension," 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
  • "Star Leap," 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
  • "Pink Floyd's The Wall," 10:15 p.m., 11 p.m.a nd 11:45 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
  • "Union Station Stories," 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, and 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
  • "Science City Live!," 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.

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.

  • "Jim Leedy Retrospective," through Feb. 27.
  • "Handwoven Tapestries by Jerome Regnier," through Jan. 16.

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.
  • Kansans and the New Manifest Destiny: The Spanish-American War and its Aftermath," through Jan. 23.

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.

  • "Maurice Prendergast and His Associates: American Impressionist and Early Modernist Works on Paper," through Jan. 2.
  • "Americana from Hearth and Home," through Jan. 13.

Wichita State University Edwin A. Ulrich Museum

(316) 978-3664. WSU campus. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

  • "Garth Evans: The Yaddo Drawings."

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.

  • Christmas Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30.

DENVER

The Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

  • "Optical Quilts," through April 2.
  • "20th Century Design: Breaking All The Rules," through October.
  • "Classical Chinese Furniture from the Dr. S.Y. Yip Collection," through January.
  • "Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Sze Hong Collection," through Feb. 6.
  • "The Royal Academy in the Age of Queen Victoria: 19th-century Paintings from the Permanent Collection," through May 30.
  • "John Sorbie: Graphic Designer," ongoing.
  • "Charles Simonds," through March 26.
  • "Takashi Nakazato: Contemporary Pottery from an Ancient Japanese Tradition," through Oct. 1.

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. Holiday shows: Closed Jan. 1.

  • "Shirley Smith: A Retrospective," through Jan. 9.

LOGAN

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. Closed Thanksgiving and New Year's.

  • "Hopi Katsinas," through Jan. 9.

OMAHA, Neb.

Joslyn Art Museum

(402) 342-3300. 2200 Dodge St.

  • "The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiples of the Sixties," through Jan. 2.
  • "Deck the Halls: Holiday Photography by Roger Mertin and Christina Patosk," through Jan. 9.
  • "Soul of Africa: African Art from the Han Coray Collection," through Jan. 23.

KEARNEY, Neb.

Museum of Nebraska Art

  • "from the faraway " nearby," sculpture and drawings by Jon Keith Swindell, through Dec. 31.

TULSA, Okla.

Gilcrease Museum

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

  • "Gifts of Pride and Love: Kiowa & Comanche Lattice Cradles," through Feb. 27.

GALLERIES GALLERIES

LAWRENCE

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.

Java Dive

10 E. Ninth. Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-midnight Thursdays-Saturdays and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays.

  • Watercolors by Clark Fulton, through January.

The Jazzhaus

926 1/2 Mass.

  • Life drawings by John Haller and human form sculptures Tanya McNeely, through Jan. 23.

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.

  • Photographs by Mike Yoder, Jan. 3-Feb. 4. Opening reception, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 7.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh and Vermont.

  • "The Art of the Miniature," works by Dorothy Smith Davis, through Dec. 31.
  • Art by Lawrence students, through Dec. 31.
  • "The Faces of Downtown Lawrence: Portrait of a Business Community," photographs by John Gladman, south entrance.
  • "And So It Is," by Annola Charity, south entrance.
  • "Center Out," watercolors, pencil drawings and oil and acrylic paintings by Jean Reitz, lower level.
  • "The Recluse and the Rapture -- An Illustrated Alphabet," by Cathy Ledeker, gallery and east entrance, January.
  • "Healing the Sacred Hoop," baby moccasins project, display case, January.
  • Gems and minerals display, south entrance, January.
  • Glaucoma awareness display, east entrance, January.

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.

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.

Vormehr and Youngquist Gallery

749-0744. 914 Mass. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Artwork by Gail Youngquist and Vicki Vormehr.

  • Watercolor paintings, prints, Christmas cards, note cards, jewelry, metalworks, wood and leather chairs, wood and glass tables and KU and other university designs.

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 and drawings by Lauretta Hendricks-Backus, through Feb. 6.

Wildcat Studio

841-5140 or 842-3154, by appointment. Realistic, figurative murals and paintings; specializing in portraits and commissions.

KANSAS CITY

Jan Weiner Gallery

4800 Liberty St., Kansas City, Mo. Open Saturdays and by appointment.

  • "Thift Store Haiku," mixed-media sculptures by Roger Shimomura and haiku responses by poets Lawson Inada, Alan Chong Lau, Russell Leong and Amy Uyematsu, through Jan. 5.

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.

  • "Mark Berghaus: 12 Sculptures," through Jan. 22.

Kansas City Art Institute

(816) 561-4852. 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • "Project Wall: Vik Muniz," through August.
  • "Working in Kansas City: The Charlottle Street Fund," through Jan. 21.

Kansas City, Kan., Public Library

(913) 551-3280. 625 Minn., 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 Woody Duncan, through Jan. 6.

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.

  • "Rose's Flower Garden," paintings by Rose Stambaugh, through Jan. 12.

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.

  • "Southwest 2000" and blown glass by Dan Jurkovich, Jan. 4-28.

Merriam Community Center Art Gallery

5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam.

  • "M.L. Moseman, Pastel Paintings," Jan. 7-30. Opening reception, 7 p.m. Jan. 6.

Society for Contemporary Photography

(816) 471-2115. 2004 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and by appointment.

  • "Keith Carter: Photographs 25 Years."
  • "Roy Inman: Photographs in Celebration of Opening Union Station," through Jan. 8.
  • "Andrew Borowiec: Industrial Landscapes," through Jan. 8.

The Source Fine Arts

(816) 931-8282. 4137 Pa., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Selected works by gallery artists.

  • "The Art of Form," cast acrylics by Dean Young, and blown glass by gallery artists, through Dec. 31.

TOPEKA

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.

BALDWIN

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 photographs.

Art Affair

(785) 594-7470. 622 High. Hours: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Sculpture, photography, paintings and other artworks by regional artists.

HIGHLAND

Highland Community College

(913) 442-6087.

  • Sculptures and paintings by Dennis McCarthy.

SALINA

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