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July 22, 1999

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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.

  • July 22: Ernesto Valencia.
  • July 23: 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. Swing Set, Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.

  • July 22: Cibo Matto, with Sean Lennon and Timo Ellis.
  • July 23: Mr. Bungle, Dillinger Escape Plan.
  • July 24: Hate Dept., Eight Degrees, 6 p.m.-9 p.m; The Paladins, 10 p.m.
  • July 25: American Analog Set, Macha, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Swing Set, 10 p.m.
  • July 26: Victoria Williams and the Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, with Mark Olsen of the Jayhawks.
  • July 27: Ruskabank, The Rayguns, Effigy, Sunshine Vandals.
  • July 28: Hypersherian, Bright Eyes, Travis Milliard.
  • July 29: Boy Sets Fire, Casket Lottery, Reflector, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Verbow, Bound by Nothing, 10 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 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.

Dos Hombres

841-7286. 815 N.H.

  • July 22: Mike Roberts.
  • July 29: Mark T. Gottschall.

Duffy's Tavern

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.

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.

  • July 25: Truth.
  • July 27: Machinehead.

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.

  • July 22: Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers, rock.
  • July 23: Boogie Chylde, '70s disco.
  • July 24: The Deal, Deadhead rock.
  • July 26: Koolin' with D.J.B.P., funk jams.
  • July 29: Trucker, original 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.

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.

Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue

1618 W. 23rd.

  • July 23: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 9 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.

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.

  • July 23: Parlay.
  • July 24: Mojo Missiles.

DESOTO

Doc and Brutie's Pizza Q

(913) 583-1000. 33080B W. 83rd.

  • July 23: T Bones Morris.
  • July 24: Melvin Litton.

TONGANOXIE

Glen's Opry

(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main.

  • Saturdays: Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

Aladdin Restaurant and Bar

Holiday Inn Citi Center, 1215 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 23-24: 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.

Beaumont Club

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

  • July 23: Rhett Atkins, 8 p.m.
  • July 28: The Outfield, 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.

See Calendar, page 16

Grand Emporium

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

  • July 22: Self Righteous Bros.
  • July 23: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets, Sam Myers.
  • July 24: Walter Trout, Deborah Coleman.
  • July 25: Paladins.
  • July 26: Jack Black, Thilium, Atrivan Grin.
  • July 27: Inferno Swing Club.
  • July 28: Natty Nation.
  • July 29: Blue River Ordinance.

Fedora

210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 22: Ida McBeth.
  • July 23: Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches.
  • July 24: Tommy Ruskin, 3 p.m., Boko Maru.
  • July 29: Ida McBeth.

Plaza III

4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 22: Joe Cartwight, Steve Rigazzi Duo.
  • July 23: Full Blast.
  • July 24: Sharon James.
  • July 28: Monte Muza Duo.
  • July 29: 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.
  • July 22-24: Pablo Francisco.
  • July 24-25: John Witherspoon.

Tom Fooleries

47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
  • July 28: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 9 p.m.

MUSIC MUSIC

LAWRENCE

Concerts

  • July 22: Brown-bag concert with Debbie and the Mystics, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
  • July 26: Jazz concert by William Dann, Nathan Berg and Rick Bruner, benefit for Kansas Advocates for Better Care, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall.
  • July 29: Brown-bag concert with Swing 39, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.

KU Recitals

Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • July 26: Doctoral recital, Debra Brubaker, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 W. 15th.

Borders

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

  • July 25: Dan Bliss, 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.

KANSAS CITY

Concerts

  • July 23: Ted Nugent, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, Slaughter, 6:30 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
  • July 24: Joe Walsh, after Kansas City Royals 7 p.m. game, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
  • July 25: Y'Allapalooza '99, featuring Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, Ty Herndon, Lila McCann, The Wilkinsons, Shane Minor and SheDaisy, 5 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
  • July 29: George Brett Hall of Fame Concert, with Sawyer Brown, 7 p.m., Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

American Jazz Museum

18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 22: Connect, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
  • July 23: Ervin Brown Quintet, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
  • July 24: Pat Wilson Quartet, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Blue Room.
  • July 26: Blue Monday Jam, with Dean Stringer Big Band, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.
  • July 27: Eugene Smiley, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • July 29: Everette Devan Quartet, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Blue Room.

Eden Alley

707 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 23: Mark T. Gottschall, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Station Casino

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

  • July 23: Styx, 8 p.m.
  • July 24: George Jones, 8 p.m.

Uptown Theater

3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 23: The Cult, New American Shame.

TOPEKA

"A Little Night Music" concert series

Gage Park Amphitheater. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.

  • July 25: Topeka Jazz Workshop.

Brown Bag Concert Series

Concerts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., south side of the Capitol.

  • July 22: Big John and the 39th Street Blues Band.

Kansas Expocentre

(785) 235-1986. 1 Expocentre Dr.

  • July 24: Def Leppard, 8 p.m.

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.

  • "Godspell," July 23-25 and 29-31, Crafton-Preyer 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.

E.M.U. Theatre

  • July 22-24: "Living Pleasantly With Others," 8 p.m. July 22 and 11 p.m. July 23-24, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.

Summer Youth Theatre

843-2787. Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

  • July 23-24: "Into the Woods," 7:30 p.m. July 23 and 3 p.m. July 24.
  • July 29-Aug. 1: "The Crucible," 7:30 p.m. July 29-30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 31 and 2 p.m. Aug. 1.

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.

  • "Red Rock Diner," through Sept. 5.

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.

  • "The Seven Dwarfs," through July 25.

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.

Starlight Theatre

(816) 333-9481. 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8:30 p.m.

  • "Annie," through July 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," through July 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," through Aug. 13.

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.

  • "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," through 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 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1, Aug. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29.

BALDWIN

Baker University

(785) 594-6451. Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

  • July 24: "Jekyll and Hyde," 2:30 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.

  • July 25: Geek Beat: Computer Buying Tips, 2 p.m.
  • July 27: Senior Citizens Coffee Connection, book discussion group, 9 a.m.
  • July 28: Borders Explorers Camp, music, 11 a.m.
  • July 28: Book signing by Ken Ready, author of "Smashing Out of the Comfort Zone," 7:30 p.m.
  • July 28: Borders Explorers Camp, puppet theater with Will Averill, 1 p.m.

Circle S. Guest Rance and Country Inn

(800) 625-2839 or 843-4124.

  • July 23-24: Stargazing session, with Stuart Corder, Kansas University Goldwater Scholar.

Farmer's Market

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.

Hastings Books Music and Video

832-0719. 1900 W. 23rd.

  • July 23: "Name That Tune" game, 7 p.m.
  • July 24: Children's story time, with Clifford the Big Red Dog, 2 p.m.
  • July 24: Book signing by Wayne Johnson, author of "Don't Think Twice," 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • July 24: "1970s Trivia" game, 7 p.m.
  • July 24: Mad Fishmongers, 9 p.m.
  • July 28: Kid's reading group, 2 p.m.

Lawrence Arts Center

843-ARTS. Ninth and Vermont.

  • July 24: "Christmas in July," 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Stephen and Marcia Hill home.

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 23: Minnelli Musical Masterpieces, film, 7 p.m.
  • July 24: Book signing and discussion by Ridley Pearson, author of "The First Victim," 11 a.m., auditorium.
  • July 29: "Treasure Quest," scavenger hunt and storytelling by Priscilla Howe, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Movies in the Park

Begin approximately at 8:30 p.m. South Park Recreation Center, 11th and Massachusetts.

  • July 28: "Rugrats."

KANSAS CITY

Crown Center

2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • July 23-25: Live shark shows, noon, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 23; 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. July 24; and 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. July 25.

Kansas City Zoo

(816) 871-5701. Call (816) 871-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • "Wolves," "Africa's Elephant Kingdom," "Everest" and "The Greatest Places."
  • "Amazonia," through Sept. 6.

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

of Fun

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

  • "Summer Spectacular," laser lights and pyrotechnics to music, through Aug. 22.

TOPEKA

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.

ATCHISON

Amelia Earhart Celebration

Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial St.

  • July 23: LakeFest '99, with Marshall Tucker Band, Back Alley, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 5 p.m.
  • July 24: Amelia Earhart symposium, 2 p.m.; Roger Landes and Connie Dover concert, noon; fireworks, 9 p.m.

WICHITA

Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

(316) 264-0448. 701 Amidon.

  • July 24-25: Cactus Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24 and 1 p.m. -5 p.m. July 25.

Fort Scott

(316) 223-3566.

  • July-August: "How the West Was Fed," dinner theater, Courtland Hotel.
  • Bourbon County Fair and Youth Rodeo, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, through July 24.

HUTCHINSON

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."

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

  • "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.

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 26-30: "Aquatic Biology," ages 8-9, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • July 26-30: "Animal Communities," ages 4-5, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • July 26-30: "Fun with Fossils," ages 6-7, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • July 26-30: "Creepy Crawlies," ages 6-7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • July 26-20: "Fossil Finds," ages 8-9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 26-30: "Aquatic Biology," 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."

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.
  • "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."

Events

  • "From Gems to Gimcracks, The Discovery Place," hands-on gallery for children, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Music

  • July 22: Marshall's Band.
  • July 29: Topeka Jazz Workshop.

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.

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.

VINLAND

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.

OSKALOOSA

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.

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

  • "Sculpture: Abstractions and Transformations," through Aug. 15.
  • "Echoes of Eternity: The Egyptian Mummy and the Afterlife," through May 7.
  • "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," July 25-Oct. 3.

Music

  • July 23: 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.

  • "Permanent Collection and New Acquisitions," through Aug. 22.

Films

  • July 25: "Joe Versus the Volcano," 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.

Planetarium

  • "Summer Skies," through Sept. 12.
  • 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.

  • "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.

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.

  • "William T. Keller: Early Illustrations from St. Joseph," through Sept. 5.
  • "Selections from the Toben Collection," through Sept. 5.

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.

  • "Edmund Davison and His Circle," through Nov. 7.
  • "Pop Culture Hot and Cool II," through Nov. 7.
  • "Birger Sandzen: Patriarch of Kansas Printmaking," through Aug. 29.
  • "Kansas Watercolor Society Seven-State Exhibition," through Sept. 12.

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.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.

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.

DENVER

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.

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.

  • "Works of Doug Osa," through Sept. 5.
  • "Kansas Quilts, Past and Present," through Sept. 26.

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.

  • "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.

OMAHA, Neb.

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.

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.

Beadsmyth

865-4181. 1017 1/2 Mass.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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 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.

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.

  • "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.

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.

  • Works in clay by Scott Garrette, through Aug. 1.

Wildcat Studio

841-5140 or 842-3154, by appointment. Realistic, figurative murals and paintings; spe

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