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. Music by acoustic singer-songwriters on Thursday-Sunday nights.
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.
- July 8: Reel Big Fish, Atomic Fireballs, The Gadjits, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; The Backsliders, Buick 6's, 10 p.m.
- July 10: Space Pocket, Holstein.
- July 11: Rollins Band, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Swing Set, 10 p.m.
- July 12: The Melvins, enemymine.
- July 13: Open mike.
- July 14: Shudderbug, Pomeroy, Zippo Moment.
- July 15: RC5, Zeke, Drag Queen.
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.
- Mondays: DJ Kilby.
- Tuesdays: Celia.
- Wednesdays: Mudslinger.
- Thursdays: Simon Wonderbrown.
- Saturdays: Retro night, with DJ Kilby.
841-7286. 815 N.H.
- July 8: Mark T. Gottshall, 7 p.m.-10 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.
- July 11: Shudderbug, Pomeroy.
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 Association 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.
- July 9: Band That Saved the World, horn section funk.
- July 10: Natty Nation, reggae.
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.
- July 9: Kawdaddies.
842-8225. 2228 Iowa. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Nine billiard tables, dart league, big-screen television.
Knights of Columbus
2206 E. 23rd.
- July 10: Jeff Nelson and the Heartbeats, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue
1618 W. 23rd.
- July 9: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, CD release party, 8:30 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.
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.
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.
- July 10: Two Speed Fan, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m.
(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.
- July 9-10: Mike Davis, Spring Fever, 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.
112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.
- Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
- July 10: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, CD release party, 8:30 p.m.
(816) 561-3747. 415 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
- Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
- July 14: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 9:30 p.m.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- July 8: K.C. Brass and Electric.
- July 9: Tinsley Ellis, Evan Dease.
- July 10: The Love Dogs, jump blues/swing.
- July 11: Big Sandy and The Flyrite Boys, swing.
- July 12: Big Band Theory, Freeball.
- July 13: Michelle Wilson, jump blues/swing.
- July 14: Reggae Cowboys, world beat/reggae.
- July 15: The Neil Young Hoot Night.
210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 8: Ida McBeth.
- July 9: Neon Blue.
- July 10: Tommy Ruskin jam, 3 p.m., Pat Morrissey with Boko Maru and the Shakehouse Horns.
- July 15: Ida McBeth.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- July 8: Charles Williams Duo.
- July 9: Full Blast.
- July 10: Claude "Fiddler" Williams.
- July 14: Ronnell Bright Solo.
- July 15: Gerald Spaits, Harry Miller Duo.
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.
- July 8-10: Carlos Mencia.
47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
- Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Remington's Nite Club
(785) 271-8700. 1155 Wanamaker Rd.
- July 11: True Value/Jimmy Dean Country Showdown.
- July 8: Brown-bag concert with Borderline Country, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
- July 14: Lawrence City Band, 8 p.m., William Kelly Bandstand, South Park.
- July 14: Mission Drums, drum and bugle corps competition, 7 p.m.-9:45 p.m., Haskell Stadium, Haskell Indian Nations University.
- July 15: Brown-bag concert with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
- July 9: Midwestern Music Camp jazz concert, 7 p.m., Lied Center.
- July 10: Midwestern Music Camp concerts, choirs, 10 a.m., orchestra, noon, and bands, 2 p.m., Lied Center.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- July 11: Maggie Pruitt, strolling violin, 2 p.m.
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.
- July 9: Ozzfest '99, featuring Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Slayer, Primus, Godsmack, System of a Down, Fear Factory, Puya, Slipknot, Hed Pe, Flashpoint, Pushmonkey, Drain, Apartment 26 and Static X, 11:30 a.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- July 15: The Rippingtons, with Russ Freeman, Paul Taylor and Craig Chaquico, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
American Jazz Museum
18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 8: Paul Roberts, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
- July 9: Dunn/Freeman Mix, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
- July 10: Angela Hagenbach Quartet, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
- July 12: Blue Monday Jam, with Ervin Brown, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
- July 13: Eugene Smiley Blues Band, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- July 15: Jake Blanton Quartet, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
9108 Metcalf, Overland Park.
- July 11: Mark T. Gottschall, 2 p.m.
Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 14: Widespread Panic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Richard Leo Johnson, Space Pocket, 7 p.m.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 11: The Urge, 2 Skinny J's.
"A Little Night Music" concert series
Gage Park Amphitheater. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.
- July 11: Santa Fe Band.
Brown Bag Concert Series
Concerts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., south side of the State Capitol.
- July 8: Woody's Blues Revue.
- July 15: The Plaid Family.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth. Performances start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- July 10: Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart.
Barnes and Noble
6130 S.W. 17th.
- July 9: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
St. Joseph Civic Center Arena
- July 12: Hootie and the Blowfish, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Community Theatre
- July 10-11: "Cairo on the Kaw V -- East Meets West," with Troupe Raghsidad and the Prairie Wind Dancers, 8 p.m. July 10 and 2 p.m. July 11.
Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
- "Three Tall Women," July 9-11 and 14-17, Inge Theatre, 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.
- "The Adventures of Sheriff Sam," Fridays through Aug. 7.
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," July 9-Sept. 5.
(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.
- "The Seven Dwarfs," through July 25.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak.
- "Macbeth" and "Much Ado About Nothing," 8 p.m., through July 18.
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.
- "Grease," through July 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.
- "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood," through July 9.
Ramada Inn Theatre Pub
Sixth and Madison.
- "Smoke on the Mountain," July 9-10, 16-18 and 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29.
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.
- July 8: Borders Explorers Camp, puppet theater, 1 p.m.
- July 10: Book signing by Fred Aldrich, author of "Absolute Zero," 2 p.m.
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.
- July 9-10: "Science Fiction of Television," John W. Campbell Science Fiction Conference.
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. Story times, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 8-July 27. Adult summer reading program, through Aug. 31. Children's and young adult summer reading program, through July 31.
- July 9: Minnelli Musical Masterpieces, film, 7 p.m.
- July 12: "The Railroads of Kansas," talk and book signing by Robert Collins, 7:30 p.m.
- July 14: "Sci-Fi Winners: 'Neuromancer,'" by William Gibson, 7:30 p.m., gallery.
- July 14: "Treasure Quest: Stomping and Clogging," with Lilly Mason, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Lawrence Preservation Alliance
- July 14: East Lawrence Summer Walking Tour, with Dennis Domer, 7:30 p.m., meet in front of the Turnhalle at Ninth and Rhode Island.
Oread Neighborhood Assn.
- July 8: General meeting and tour of exhibits at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, 7 p.m., meet in the art museum's lobby.
The Raven Bookstore
749-3300. 8 E. Seventh.
- July 8: Reading and book signing by Amy Blackmarr, author of "House of Steps" and "Going to Ground," 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
10100 College Blvd., Overland Park.
- July 8-10: Teddy Bear Jubilee, with auction at 7:30 p.m. July 9 and show and sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 10.
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," opens July 10.
- "Amazonia," through Sept. 6.
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) 262-4500. 1805 S.W. 71st.
- July 10: O'Reilly Auto Parts Drag Racing Series, 1 p.m.
(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.
- July-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 Catastophe 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.
- "Quilt National '97" and "A Quilt Sampler," through Aug. 7.
- "Portraits: The Artist in Print," through Aug. 7.
- "Flatland Skies, Keith Jacobshagen," through Oct. 3.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- July 11: "A Quilt Sampler," by Barbara Brackman, honorary quilt curator, 2 p.m.
- July 15: "How to Make an American Quilt," film, 7 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.).
- "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."
Programs for children; to register, call 864-4173.
- July 12-16: "Beetles, Bees and Bugs," ages 6-7, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- July 12-16: "Our Solar System," ages 8-9, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- July 12-16: "Mammal Masters," ages 10-12, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- July 12-16: "Writing from Nature," ages 10-12, 1 p.m. to 4 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.
- "Archaeology in Kansas," through Aug. 1.
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.
- "From Gems to Gimcracks, The Discovery Place," hands-on gallery for children, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily.
- July 8: Topeka Jazz Workshop.
- July 15: Santa Fe Band.
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.
- "Two Views: Photography of Rick Dingus and Paula Chamlee," through Aug. 1.
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.
- July 9: "New Perspectives," garden walk, 7 p.m.
- July 11: Chinese art, 2 p.m.
- July 9: Talk on the Kansas City Sculpture Park from the perspective of artist, historians and museum directors, by Dan Keegan, director the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 7 p.m.
- July 10: "The Curator Is In," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
- July 9: Pete Eye Trio, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.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.
- "Abstract Painting, Once Removed," through July 18.
- "Permanent Collection and New Acquisitions," through Aug. 22.
- July 11: "Streets of Fire," 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.
- "Dear Mr. Ripley: Treasures from the Believe It or Not! Archives," through Sept. 5.
- "Rendezvous with a Comet: Challenger Mission," 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through July 31.
- July 10-11: "Bubble Blow Out," noon-4 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: Early Illustrations from St. Joseph," through Sept. 5.
- "Selections from the Toben Collection," through Sept. 5.
Wichita Art Museum
(316) 268-4921. 619 Stackman Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
- "Pop Culture Hot and Cool I," through July 11.
- "Edmund Davison and His Circle," through Nov. 7.
- "Birger Sandzen: Patriarch of Kansas Printmaking," through Aug. 29.
- "Kansas Watercolor Society Seven-State Exhibition," through Sept. 12.
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.
- "Half-Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks," through Aug. 8.
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. Holiday shows: Closed Dec. 24-27 and Jan. 1.
- "Works of Doug Osa," through Sept. 5.
Joslyn Art Museum
(402) 342-3300. 2200 Dodge St.
- "Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts From the University of Pennsylvania Museum," through July 25.
(918) 596-2700. 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd.
- "Taos Artists and Their Patrons: 1898-1950," through July 18.
Artframes Gallery and Artforms Sculpture Garden
842-1991. 912 Ill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays or by appointment.
1017 1/2 Mass. 865-4181.
- 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.
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.
- Kansas/KC Camera Show, through July 31.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- Acrylic paintings by Jewell Willhite, through July, entrances.
- "Treasure Quest Book and Artifacts," through July, gallery and display cases.
Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets
Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.
- Portrait exhibit by Wayne Wildcat.
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.
- "Summer Art," paintings and sculpture by Jan Gaumnitz, and paintings by Colleen Zacharias Gregoire, July 9-Aug. 9. Opening reception, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. July 9.
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.
841-5140 or 842-3154, by appointment. Realistic, figurative murals and paintings; specializing in portraits and commissions.
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art
(913) 469-8500 ext. 3972. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays during the summer.
- Photography of Tseng Kwong Chi, through July 28.
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 Wyandotte Art Assn., through July 20.
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.
- "My Heart's Desire," pencil works by Grace Stephenson, through July 14.
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.
- Drawings by Joe Tomelleri and art by the L.E.A.R.N. Homeschool Group, through July 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.
- "The Summer Show," new works by gallery artists and artists new to the gallery, through July 24.
Society for Contemporary Photography
(816) 471-2115. 2004 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and by appointment.
- "Collection in Context: Selected Contemporary Photographs of Hands."
Smith & Burstert
(816) 531-4772. 1612 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
- Antique and contemporary Tibetan carpets, through Aug. 1.
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, July 9-Aug. 31. Artists' reception, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. July 9; openings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10-11.
The Aardvark Gallery
(785) 594-3980. 719 Eigh