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June 17, 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.

  • June 17: Mike Roberts.
  • June 18: Lance Fahy.
  • June 19: Melvin Litton.

Boomer's Smokehouse and Saloon

832-9828. 601 Kasold Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Pool tables and dart boards. Live bands.

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.

  • June 17: Holstein, B-Groove.
  • June 18: Frogpond, Ultimate Fakebook, Podstar.
  • June 19: Star 80.
  • June 21: Good Riddance, Anti-Flag, MI-6, Esoteric, 6 p.m.; open mike, 10 p.m.
  • June 22: Limp, O'Phil, Six Percent.
  • June 23: Proudentall, The String & Return.
  • June 24: The Lucky Hell Drivers, Jon Harrison's Down & Out Band.

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.

Coco Loco

842-1414. 943 Mass. Son Venezuela and Key West Jazz Quartet alternate on Sundays.

Dos Hombres

841-7286. 815 N.H.

  • June 17: Mark. T. Gottschall, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • June 24: Mark. T. Gottschall, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

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. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Good Times House Party, Fridays.

  • June 23: The Hairy Ape's BMX.

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: Live music or swing dance, free swing lessons at 9 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.

  • June 17: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, zydeco.
  • June 18: Guitarist W.C. Clark, blues/soul.
  • June 19: Three Cent Stomp, jump blues/swing.
  • June 23: Hot Club of Cowtown, jump blues/swing.
  • June 24: Rich's Groove Parade, funk/rock jams.

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.

Knights of Columbus

2206 E. 23rd.

  • June 19: Arne Johnson and the Midnight Specials, 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Laughing Dog Saloon

841-1533. 1910 Haskell Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m.

  • June 18-19: Rockfeast, with Streamroller on June 18 and Flashback on June 19, both at 9:30 p.m. Mexican food bar at 5 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.

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.

  • June 18: Wade Hayes.
  • June 20: Comedy Jam with Thea Vidale, Darius Bradford, Small Fry, Queen of Spades and Jimmy Dodds, 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.

Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club

(816) 753-1909. 3402 Main.

  • June 18: Alejandro Escovedo.
  • June 19: Bloodshot Bath, Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys, Split Lip Rayfield, The Meat Purveyors.

Grand Emporium

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

  • June 17: Dick Dangerous, Eugene Smiley, The Gotto Band, blues.
  • June 18: Brody Buster, Little Clim, Devon Allman, blues.
  • June 19: Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse, zydeco.
  • June 21: Cross Country Felons, Backporch Mary, Lazysusan, cutting-edge rock.
  • June 22: Shaking Tree, alt-bluegrass/Celtic/Latin.
  • June 23: Tippa Irie, world beat/reggae.
  • June 24: Jazz Lovers Pub Crawl, jazz/R&B.

Fedora

210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 17: Ida McBeth.
  • June 18: Dog House Blues Band.
  • June 19: Tommy Ruskin Jam, 3 p.m., Pat Morrissey Quintet.
  • June 24: Ida McBeth.

Plaza III

4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 17: Wayne Hawkins Trio.
  • June 18: Full Blast.
  • June 19: Queen Bey, Al Pearson.
  • June 23: Monte Muza Duo.
  • June 24: Queen Bey, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Lonnie McFadden, Charles Williams Trio.

Roadhouse Rubys

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

  • June 22: John Mayall, 8 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.
  • June 17-20: Carlos Mencia.

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

  • June 17: Brown-bag concert with Key West Jazz Quartet, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.
  • June 23: Lawrence City Band, 8 p.m., William Kelly Bandstand, South Park.
  • June 24: Brown-bag concert with Paul Gray Gaslite Gang, noon, Eldridge Hotel garden, 701 Mass.

Kansas University

  • Midwestern Music Camp for junior high students, through June 19. Jazz concerts at 7 p.m. June 18 and June 25, camp concerts at 11 a.m. June 19 and June 26, all at the Lied Center.

Borders

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

  • June 20: Ballroom Roustaabouts, 1 p.m.; Pat Ireland, 2 p.m.
  • June 24: Preschool music with Melonie Snowden, 10:30 a.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

Station Casino

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

  • June 18: Huey Lewis and the News, 8 p.m.
  • June 19: Powerhouse Classic -- Body Building, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

TOPEKA

"A Little Night Music" concert series

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

  • June 20: Topeka Jazz Workshop.

Brown Bag Concert Series

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

  • June 17: 40 Rider Blues.
  • June 24: Drive South.

Cyrano's Coffee House

2111 S.W. Bell.

  • June 18: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

OTTAWA

Ottawa Suzuki Strings camp concerts

* June 18: Steven Elisha, cello, Bair Shagdaron, pianist, 7 p.m., Carnegie Cultural Center.

  • June 20: Elliott Cheney, cello, Bair Shagdaron, pianist, 7 p.m. Carnegie Cultural Center.
  • June 23: Sound Encounters Final Concert, 7 p.m., Ottawa University Chapel.

LIBERTY, Mo.

Liberty Christian Church

  • June 17: Harpist/vocalists Pam Bruner and Misty Dawn Warner, 7:30 p.m. For information, call 749-3231.

WESTON, Mo.

Zoukfest

  • June 19: Concert, featuring Roger Landes, 6 p.m., O'Malley's Courtyard, 500 Welt St.

THEATER THEATER

LAWRENCE

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.

Lawrence Community Theatre

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

  • "Sylvia," June 17-20.

Summer Youth Theatre

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

  • June 19: "Little Red Riding Hood Wolf Tales," by students in grades K-3, 10 a.m.
  • June 18-19: "Wind in the Willows," by students in grades 4-7, 7:30 p.m. June 18 and 3 p.m. June 19.
  • June 24-27: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," by students in grades 8-12, 7:30 p.m. June 24-25, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 26 and 7:30 p.m. June 27.

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.

  • "Marriage Is Murder," through June 27.

Colony Steak House and Lobster Pot

(816) 452-1144. Colony Steak House and Lobster Pot, 8821 State Line Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

  • "Cabin Fever," through July 3.

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.

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak.

  • "Macbeth" and "Much Ado About Nothing," 8:30 p.m. June 22 and 8 p.m. June 23-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.

Midland Theatre

(816) 221-6000. 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 19: "Between Me and God," 7 p.m.

Missouri Repertory Theatre

(816) 235-2700. Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.

  • June 17-20: "The Flying Doctor," "The Proposal" and "Plaza Suite (Visitor from Forest Hills)," Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

The New Theatre Restaurant

(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.

  • "Teahouse of the August Moon," with Gary Sandy, through June 20.

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.

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.

  • The Main Street New Play Festival, featuring "Rosemarie's Baby," "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" and "Robert's Room," through June 27.

TOPEKA

Topeka Civic Theatre

Box office, (785) 357-5211. Dinner and non-dinner seating. Box office, 534 1/2 N. Kansas. 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.

  • "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," through June 19.

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.

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," June 24-26 and July 1-3.

ABILENE

Great Plains Theatre Festival

(785) 263-4574. Third and Mulberry. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

  • "The Wizard of Oz," through June 27.

BALDWIN

Baldwin City Theatre

(785) 594-3897.

  • "Show Boat," 8 p.m. June 19-22 and 24-26.

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.

  • June 17: "Star Wars" party.
  • June 17: Mothers of Twins meeting, 7 p.m.
  • June 24: Camp Borders, with puppet making and theater, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Children's Bookshop

838-3221. 937 Mass. Story times, 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

  • June 22: "Star Wars" party.

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.

  • June 19: Children's story time, with "A Bug's Life!." 11 a.m.-noon.
  • June 19: Ice cream social, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild

841-3244. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., unless otherwise noted.

  • June 21-22: Meeting featuring lectures by Bobbi Finley, Carol Jones and Georgeann Eglinski.

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.

  • June 23: "Treasure Quest: Diving for Deep Sea Treasures," with Jim Jackson, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mass St. Music

1327 Mass.

  • June 17: Finger-style blues workshop with Andy Cohen, 7:30 p.m.

The Raven Bookstore

749-3300. 8 E. Seventh.

  • June 18: Book signing by Tom Franklin, author of "Poachers," 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Square De-Lites

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

  • June 19: Dance with caller Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

Hyatt Regency Hotel

2345 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 18: "Live from the Hyatt," a fund-raiser for speical needs children featuring dinner and cocktails, "The Imagination Workshop" and dancing to Inferno Swing Club band, 6:30 p.m.

Kansas City Zoo

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

  • "Alaska: Spirit of the Wild," "Sharks," "Everest," "Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun" and "The Greatest Places," Sprint IMAX Theater.
  • "Amazonia," through Sept. 6.

Linda Hall Library

5109 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 17: "Prairie Heritage Lecture Series," with insect life of prairie ecosystems by Betsy Betros and monarch butterfly migration by Stephanie Darnell, 7 p.m.

Rainy Day Books

(913) 384-3126. 2706 W. 53rd, Fairway.

  • June 23: Book signing by Elinor Lipman, author of "The Ladies Man," 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.

Station Casino

(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo.

  • June 19: Powershack Classic Body Building, 10 a.m. and 8 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

Heartland Park

(785) 262-4500. 1805 S.W. 71st.

  • June 17: Nascar Busch All-Stars Dirt Classics, 4 p.m.
  • June 18-19: World of Outlaws Sunflower Shootout, times vary.

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.

BALDWIN

  • June 18: Baldwin Art Walk, featuring "Artist on the Street" sidewalk show and displays at the Baldwin City Signal, Art Affair, Aardvark Gallery, Quilter's Paradise and Discoveries (a not so common market), 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

LEAVENWORTH

Saint Mary College in Kansas

4100 S. Fourth Street.

  • Juneteenth Celebration, through June 20.

LINDSBORG

Midsummer's Day Festival

  • June 19: Folk music and dancing, Swedish food, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Swensson Park; raising of Maypole, music and dancing, 7:30 p.m., and midnight swim, 10 p.m., Old Mill.

FORT SCOTT

Chamber of Commerce

(316) 223-3566.

  • June 18-20: "Echoes of the Trails," cowboy poetry, American West celebration at Fort Scott Community College, dance with Jubilee Hot Band at Memoral Hall.
  • June 19-20: Secret Gardens of Fort Scott, Jubilee Antique Car Show and Jubilee Rock 'n' Roll Show.

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."

WICHITA

Kansas Coliseum

1229 E. 85th St. N.

  • June 19: Enterprise Car Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

Programs, lectures, films and events

  • June 17: "Glass Menagerie," film, 7 p.m.
  • June 20: "Discovery Days: Bring in Your Glass," with glass expert and collector Jim Smith, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • June 24: "Two Centuries of American Glass," gallery talk by intern Stephanie Fox, 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-Amerian 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.

  • June 21-25: "New Horizons," ages 4-5, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • June 21-25: "Mysteries of the Deep," ages 6-7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • June 21-25: "Kansas Naturalist," ages 8-9, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • June 21-25: "Reptiles and Amphibians," ages 8-9, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 21-25: "Reptiles and Amphibians," ages 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."

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," opens June 18.

Events

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

Music

  • June 17: Santa Fe Band.
  • June 24: 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.

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 nonn 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.

Tours

  • June 20: American art, 2 p.m.

Lectures

  • June 19: "Will the Real Dauphin Please Stand Up? William Rimmer's Art and Life," 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.

Events

  • June 20: "Explore Egypt!," hands-on activities for children and adults, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Music

  • June 18: Milt Abel Trio, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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.

Films

  • June 20: "Scarlet Empress," 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.
  • June 17-20: "Millennium Tour," 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays.

Planetarium

  • "Summer Skies," through Sept. 12.
  • Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.

John Wornall House Museum

(816) 444-1858. 146 W. 61st Terr., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

  • June 27: "A Highland Fling," featuring the St. Andrews Pipe and Drum Corp and Highland Dancers, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

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.
  • June 19: "Meet Josefina," 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • June 23: "Meet Josefina," 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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.
  • "Miniature Book Society's Traveling Exhibit," through June.

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.

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.

  • "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.

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.

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 Dec. 24-27 and Jan. 1.

  • "Alan Shields: A Survey," through June 20.

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.

  • "Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Art Quilts," through June 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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Pastel drawings by Mark L. Moseman, through June 26.

Lawrence Community Theatre

1501 N.H.

  • Works by Laurie Culling, through June 20.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh and Vermont.

  • "Kansas Tornadoes," a traveling exhibit from the Kansas Humanities Council, south entrance, through June 18.
  • Paintings and assemblages by Margaret Rose, through June.
  • Calligraphics by Jude Ann, through June.
  • Watercolors by May Bernofsky, through June.
  • "Treasure Quest," through June.

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.

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

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