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.
- July 15: Alonzo Beardshear.
- July 16: Lance Fahy.
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 15: RC5, Zeke, Drag Queen.
- July 16: Common Ground, Caribe.
- July 17: Liquid Soul, Band That Saved the World.
- July 18: Social Chaos Tour, Sloppy Seconds, L.E.S. Stitches, DRI, UK Subs, DOA, Gangreen, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
- July 19: Danielson Famile, Sunbarrow, Sucking Strangely Fine.
- July 20: Open mike.
- July 21: Virginia Keen, Day by the River.
- July 22: Cibo Matto, with Sean Lennon and Timo Ellis.
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.
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.
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 18: Hadacol.
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.
- Friday: DJ Retro Rob.
- Saturday: DJ -- Birthdays of July Party.
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 15: Reggae Cowboys, country reggae.
- July 16: Lionel Young Band, electric blues/funk.
- July 17: Son Venezuela, island music/Latin jazz.
- July 21: Sunbarrow, Space Pocket, original rock.
- July 22: Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers, rock.
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.
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 16: Blue Condition.
- July 17: Jimmy Lewin and the King Tones.
Doc and Brutie's Pizza Q
(913) 583-1000. 33080B W. 83rd.
- July 17: Bobby Carson.
(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.
- July 16-17: Mike Ning, Sherry Jones, 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.
(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.
- July 15: The Neil Young Hoot Night.
- July 16: Terrance Simien and the Mallet Playboys, zydeco.
- July 17: Magic Slim and The Teardrops, John Mooney, Chicago blues.
- July 18: KCBJ Fest Jam.
- July 19: Hairy Apes BMX.
- July 20: 8 1/2 Souvenirs.
- July 21: Boukman Eksperyans.
- July 22: Self Righteous Bros.
210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 15: Ida McBeth.
- July 16: Dog House Blues Band.
- July 17: Tommy Ruskin jam, 3 p.m., Ida McBeth.
- July 22: Ida McBeth.
Jerry's Bait Shop
13412 Santa Fe Dr., Lenexa.
- July 16: Mark T. Gottschall, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
119th and Metcalf, Overland Park.
- July 17: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band.
119th and Roe, Kansas City, Kan.
- July 16: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 10 p.m.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- July 15: Gerald Spaits, Harry Miller Duo.
- July 16-17: David Basse, Kerry Strayer and the New Kansas City 7.
- July 21: Monte Muza Duo.
- July 22: Joe Cartwight, Steve Rigazzi 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.
47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
- Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
- July 15: Brown-bag concert with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
- July 21: Lawrence City Band, 8 p.m., William Kelly Bandstand, South Park.
- July 22: Brown-bag concert with Debbie and the Mystics, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
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.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- July 17: Robbie Mountjoy, folk, 8 p.m.
- July 18: Melvin Litton, blues, ballads, Americana, 2 p.m.
- July 17: Tree Frog, 9 p.m.
- July 18: Social Chaos Tour, with TSOL, Sham 69, the Business, D.O.A., DRI, Murphy's Law, UK Subs, One Way System, Vibrators, Anti-Heroes, Dr. Know, Gangreen, Sloppy Seconds, L.E.S. Stitches, Chelsea, Vice Squad, 2 p.m.
- July 15: The Rippingtons, Russ Freeman, Paul Taylor, Craig Chaquico, 7:30 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
- July 16: Sarah Brightman, John Bayless, 8 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
- July 17: Journey, Foreigner, Billy Squier, Gary Wright, 5 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- July 18: Hank Williams Jr., Neal McCoy, Andy Griggs, 7 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
American Jazz Museum
18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.
- July 15: Jake Blanton Quartet, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
- July 16: Ida McBeth, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
- July 17: Tim Perryman Quartet, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
- July 19: Blue Monday Jam, with Dunn/Freeman Mix, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
- July 20: Millage Gilbert, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- July 22: Connect, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival
Penn Valley Park, 26th and Main, Kansas City, Mo. Gates open at 5 p.m. July 16 and noon July 17-18.
- July 16: Johnny Walker, 6 p.m., Jimmy D. Lane, 7:10 p.m., Boozoo Chavis, 8:30 p.m., Roomful of Blues, 10 p.m., Blues Stage; Boko Maru, 7:10 p.m., Diana Krall, 8:25 p.m., Cubanismo, 10:10 p.m., Jazz Stage; Dave "Snaker" Ray and Tony "Little Sun" Glover, 6:15 p.m., Brody Buster, 7:30 p.m., Claude "Fiddler" Williams, 9 p.m., Heritage Stage.
- July 17: Magic Slim and the Teardrops, 6 p.m., Otis Rush, 7:45 p.m., Staple Singers, 9:30 p.m., Blues Stage; Wayman Tisdale, 6:30 p.m., Mighty Blue Kings, 8:15 p.m., Illinois Jacquet Big Band, 10 p.m., Jazz Stage; Da Ja Vous, 6:05 p.m., David "Honeyboy" Edwards, 7:10 p.m., John Mooney, 8:30 p.m., Hertiage Stage.
- July 18: Tommy Castro, 5:05 p.m., The Ike Turner Revue, 6:50 p.m., Bobby Womack, 8:35 p.m., Blues Stage; Astral Project, 4:40 p.m., Liquid Soul, 6:25 p.m., Michael Franks, 8:10 p.m., Jazz Stage; Frankie Lee, 7:10 p.m., Heavenly Bound Travelers and Joshua Nelson, 8:30p.m., Heritage Stage.
Mildred's Coffee House
7921 Santa Fe, Overland Park.
- July 17: Mark T. Gottschall, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo. Sunday Swing, first Sunday of every month.
- July 16: Pat Benatar, 8 p.m.
"A Little Night Music" concert series
Gage Park Amphitheater. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.
- July 18: Marshall's Band.
Brown Bag Concert Series
Concerts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., south side of the Capitol.
- July 15: The Plaid Family.
- July 22: Big John and the 39th Street Blues Band.
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 15-17, 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.
Card Table Theatre
832-0595. Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth, unless otherwise noted.
- July 15-16: "Episode I -- The Phantom Emcee: The Victor Continental Show," 9 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
Summer Youth Theatre
843-2787. Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.
- July 17: "The Great Alphabet Robbery," 10 a.m.
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.
(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, Kansas City, Mo.
- "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.
- "Annie," July 19-25.
Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
(913) 894-9701. Fine Arts Theater, 5909 Johnson Dr., Mission. Performances at 10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays.
- "Gwendolyn's Dragon," July 16-25.
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," July 20-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," July 16-Aug. 14.
Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts
(785) 273-1191. 215 S.E. Seventh. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
- "Wizard of Oz," July 22-24 and 29-31.
Ramada Inn Theatre Pub
Sixth and Madison.
- "Smoke on the Mountain," July 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 15: Borders Explorers Camp, puppet theater with Will Averill, ages 4-8, 10 a.m.
- July 15: Cottonwood reading, with poets Kathleen Johnson and Denise Low and Cottonwood editor Tom Lorenz, 7:30 p.m.
- July 21: Borders Explorers Camp, music, 11 a.m.-noon.
- July 21: Gay and Lesbian Discussion Group, 7 p.m.
- July 22: Borders Explorers Camp, puppet making and theater, 1 p.m.
Circle S Guest Ranch and Country Inn
(800) 625-2839 or 843-4124.
- July 18: Five-course wine and food pairing dinner, featuring chefs Subarna Bhattachan and Alejandro Lule, 7 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.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.
749-1356. Pinckney School, 810 W. Sixth. Dance 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- July 17: Dance with caller Sandy Strand and music by Calliope.
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 16: Minnelli Musical Masterpieces, film, 7 p.m.
- July 17: "Juggling, Catch It Again," with Michael Irving, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., auditorium.
- July 21: "Treasure Quest: Mummies," 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
843-2422. Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.
- July 17: Ice Cream Sundae, with caller Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 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."
- July 17: Ice Cream Safari, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- "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) 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.
Art Walk Night
Downtown Baldwin, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
- July 16: Gallery exhibits of photography, bronze figures and quilts, live music and refreshments.
- July-August: "How the West Was Fed," dinner theater, Courtland Hotel.
- July 20-24: Bourbon County Fair and Youth Rodeo, Bourbon County Fairgrounds.
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.
- "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 15: "How to Make an American Quilt," film, 7 p.m.
- July 18: "Unraveling the Stories: Quilts as a Reflection on Our Lives," video, 3 p.m., and "Quilts in Women's Lives," video, 3 p.m.
Children's programs; pre-registration required.
- July 20-23: "Figures From Four Continents," grades 4-6, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- July 20-23: "Art of the Harlem Renaissance," junior high and high school, 1 p.m. to 3 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 19-23: "Animal Communities," ages 4-5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- July 19-23: "Fun with Fossils," ages 6-7, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- July 19-23: "Aquatic Biology," ages 8-9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- July 19-23: "Bet You Can!", ages 8-9, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- July 19-23: "Aquatic Biology," age 10-12, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.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."
- July 21: "Discover Your Treasurers," estimates of antiques' value, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
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.
- July 15: Santa Fe Band.
- July 22: Marshall's 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 16: "How the Elephant Got His Trunk and Other Just So Stories," by Paul Messner Puppets, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.
- July 16: The Scamps, 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.
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 17-18: "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.
- "Edmund Davison and His Circle," through Nov. 7.
- "Pop Culture Hot and Cool II," July 18-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.
- "Kansas Quilts, Past and Present," July 17-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. Closed Thanksgiving and New Year's.
- "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.
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.
Jennifer Immel Oldridge Home Studio
331-3090. 112 W. 15th. By appointment only.
- Pastel drawings, portraits 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.
- 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, through Aug. 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 su