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.
- May 13: Alonzo Beardshear.
- May 14: Ernesto Valencia.
- May 15: Dan Bliss.
Boomer's Smokehouse and Saloon
832-9828. 601 Kasold Dr. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Pool tables and dart boards. Live bands.
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.
- May 13: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Malachy Papers.
- May 14: Parlay, Lucky Hell Drivers, Sister Mary Rotten Crotch.
- May 17: Syrum, The Moaning Lisas.
- May 18: Jimmy Eat World, Hyperspherian, Higher Burning Fire.
- May 19: Groovy Ghoulies, The Eyeliners, Sunshine Vandals.
- May 20: Old 97's.
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.
- May 13: New World Gypsies.
- May 15: Pluetonium.
- May 18: Celia.
- May 19: Sugar Sly and the Strutt.
- May 20: Sugadaddies.
842-1414. 943 Mass. Son Venezuela and Key West Jazz Quartet alternate on Sundays.
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. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Good Times House Party, Fridays.
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.
- Thursdays: DJ Michael Cain.
- Fridays: DJ Retro Rob.
- May 15: Swing 39, with free swing lessons at 9 p.m.
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.
- May 13: Measure by Measure, Trucker, a cappella/original rock.
- May 14: Band That Saved the World, rock/funk.
- May 15: Mike Hosty Trio, rock/funk.
- May 19: Mike Ireland, Tim Reynolds Band, acoustic/rock.
- May 20: Tim Reynolds, 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 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.
- May 15: Dru and the Geezers.
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.
- May 14: Back Alley Band, blues.
- May 15: Johnny I and the Receders, blues.
(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main. Alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
- Saturdays: Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 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.
(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, Kansas City, Mo.
- May 13: Lawrence Wright.
- May 14: James Harman, Waxed Tadpoles, Brody Buster.
- May 15: Tommy Castro, KC Brass and Electric.
- May 16: Inferno Swing Club.
- May 17: Gigolo Ants, Monkey Boy.
- May 18: Bamboo Forest.
- May 19: Green Card.
- May 20: Mike Ireland, Hot Club of Cowtown.
(913) 829-8200. 11950 S. Strangline Rd., Olathe.
- May 20: Michael Schenker Group, 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.
- May 13-15: Mark Cohen.
47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
- Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
5243 S.W. 28th.
- May 20: Iced Earth, Destiny's End, Esoteric, Once Living.
- May 14: Lawrence Women's Chorale, 8 p.m., First Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- May 15: Benefit concert for the Light Center, featuring Joanie Levenson, Lynate Pettengill, Richard Mekdeci and Mark Gossman, 7 p.m., Light Center, 1542 Woodson Rd., south of Lawrence on U.S. 59 to Franklin-Douglas county line and then west 5 1/2 miles.
- May 16: Lawrence Men's Chorale, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- May 17: Rick Vancil and Heidi Vancil, 4 p.m., Brandon Woods Retirement Community, 1501 Inverness.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- May 15: Melvin Litton, 8 p.m.
- May 16: David Smart, 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.
- May 17: Eminem, Pace Won Effect, Beat Nuts.
- May 20-21: "Songs For a New World," benefit concert for Seem-To-Be Players, 8 p.m.
864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.
- May 18: Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.
- May 14: Shania Twain, Leahy, 8 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- May 18: R Kelly, Busta Rhymes, 7 p.m., Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
12055 Metcalf, Overland Park.
- May 15: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.
Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
- May 15: Reverend Horton Heat, BR5-49, Brody Buster, 6 p.m.
Kansas City Symphony
(816) 471-0400. Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted.
- May 19: Yo-Yo Ma, cello, Midland Theatre, 13th and Main.
- May 20: James Galway, flute.
(816) 842-5500. 12th and Central, Kansas City, Mo.
- May 15: Michael Brecker Quartet, 8 p.m.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
(816) 471-4933. 1029 Central, Kansas City, Mo.
- "Out of the Rain," through May.
- "Die Fledermaus," May 14 and 16.
(816) 221-6000. 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
- May 15: Russell Simmon's Original Def Comedy Jam, with Mystro Clark, Chocolate, Marvin Dixon, Honest John and DJ Kid Capri, 8 p.m.
(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo. Sunday Swing, first Sunday of every month.
- May 17: Warren Hill, 6:30 p.m.
Oskaloosa Public Schools
(785) 863-2539. 404 Park.
- May 14: Instrumental and Vocal Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m., Oskaloosa Public School's multipurpose room.
The Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center
(785) 456-2029. 521 Lincoln Ave.
- May 14: June Murphy.
- "Family Values" and music by Travis Pesnell, 8 p.m. May 13-15 and May 21-22, Terra Nova Hall, 920 1/2 Mass. Doors open at 7:30 p.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.
- "Marriage is Murder," May 14-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 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.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
(816) 471-7344. 1029 Central, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
- "Die Fledermaus," May 14 and 16.
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.
- "WMKS: Where Music Kills Sorrow," through May 30.
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.
The Quality Hill Playhouse
(816) 421-1700. 303 W. 10th, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Performance times vary.
- "It's Maye Again," with Marilyn Maye, 8 p.m. May 14-15, 17 and 19; and 3 p.m. May 16.
- "Putting it Together," May 19-June 13.
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.
- "Maggie Magalita," through May 21.
of University Women
Optional dinner, 5:30 p.m., call Alvamar, 842-0004. Social time, 7 p.m.; program, 7:30 p.m. Guests welcome.
- May 13: "Welfare Reform and Its Effects on Women," panel including Esther Wolf, former Kansas Secretary on Aging; Ann Weick, dean of school of social welfare; and Sen. Sandy Praeger, Alvamar Country Club.
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.
- May 15: Judge Gil Howard, author of "The Chaos Chip," 1 p.m.-3 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.
Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild
841-3244. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., unless otherwise noted.
- May 17-18: Meeting featuring lectures and workshops by Judy Severson.
Lawrence Arts Center
843-ARTS. Ninth and Vermont.
- May 19: Roundtable for the Arts and Culture meeting, noon.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.
749-1356. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
- May 15: Dance, with caller Jill Allen and music by Chicks with Guns, Stony Point Barn.
Pelathe Community Resource Center
1423 Haskell Ave.
- May 15: New Dawn Native Dancers benefit, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
- May 14-16: Sea Lion Splash Show. Free shows at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 14; noon, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 15; and 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 16.
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.
Rainy Day Books
(913) 384-3126. 2706 W. 53rd, Fairway.
- May 13: Talk and book signing by Bobbie Ann Mason, author of "Clear Springs: A Memoir," and Elizabeth Strout, author of "Amy and Isabelle," 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- May 19: Talk and book signing with Frances Mayes, author of "Under the Tuscan Sun," 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
Westport Allen Center
(816) 753-3884. 706 W. 42nd, Kansas City, Mo.
- Fridays: Lindy Hop lessons, 8:30 p.m.-9:15 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.
Fort Scott National Historic Site
- May 15: Armed Forces Day celebration.
1229 E. 85th St. N.
- May 13: WCW Wrestling, 6:30 p.m.
- May 14-16: "Sesame Street Live."
- May 14-16: Sale of the Century.
- May 16: Flea market, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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.
- "Constructions of Place: Architecture in Photography," through May 23, North Balcony Gallery.
- "Intersections of Race and Gender," through May 23, Study Gallery.
- "Portraits: The Artist in Print," through May 23.
- "Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills with additional Sherman works from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection," through May 23, Kress Gallery.
- "Two Centuries of American Glass," through Aug. 22.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- May 13: Tour du Jour: "Object of the Month, 'Hide Trade,'" with director Andrea Norris, 12:15 p.m., 20th-century Gallery.
- May 13: Chamber music concert of Beethoven and Mozart selections, 7 p.m., Central Court.
- May 16: Camerata Lawrence, featuring Beethoven and Mendelsohn pieces arranged by Walter Piston, 2 p.m., Central Court.
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU campus. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (the Kansas Collection and University Archives close at 5 p.m.); 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (University Archives closed).
- "The trail-blazing leadership of Martha Peterson," Kansas Collection.
- "Under the Southern Cross: Australian discoveries," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
- "Kansas -- Costa Rica Connections," University Archives.
Kansas University Natural History Museum
864-4540 or 864-4450. On Jayhawk Boulevard on KU campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
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.
- "Archeology 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."
- "Bert Nash: The Man, The Inspiration to the Community and The Mental Health Center," through June 1.
- May 19: "Know Your Antiques" session, "How to Preserve Damaged Books," by Brian Baird, preservation librarian at Kansas University, 2 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.
Programs and lectures
- May 13: Carry Nation, living history performance, 7 p.m.
- May 20: William Allen White, living history performance, 7 p.m.
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.
- Washburn University student art exhibition, through June 6.
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.
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.
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.
- "Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper, 1575-1775," through June 6.
- "Isamu Noguchi: New Acquisitions from the Hall Family Foundation Collection," through June 13.
- May 16: "Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper, 1575-1775," 3 p.m.
- May 16: "The Saints with Sister Wendy," Atkins Auditorium.
- May 14: "Painting on Copper in Spanish America," by Dr. Patrick Frank, 7 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.
- May 19: "Copper for Connoisseurs," 4 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.
- "Wendy Jacob: The Squeeze Chair Project," through May 23.
- "Abstract Painting, Once Removed," through July 18.
- May 16: "Beyond Beauty," by Dan Keegan, 2 p.m.
- May 18: International Museum Day.
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.
- "Puppetronics," through May 16.
- "The Magic of Your Senses" puppet show, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays through May.
- "Spring Skies," through June 13.
- 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," May 15-Aug. 22.
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society
(913) 371-3264. 720 N. Fourth, Kansas City, Kan. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- Works by Ernst Ulmer, through May 30.
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.
2818 Frederick Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- "Dorthea Lange Photographs," through June 6.
- "The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten," through June 6.
- "Light in the Dark: Photographs by Debe Riley," through June 6.
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.
- "The Great American Pop Art Store: Multiples of the Sixties," through June 6.
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.
- "TIME and the Presidency," through May 15.
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.
- "Alan Shields: A Survey," through June 20.
Art and Design Gallery
Art and Design Building, KU campus. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Closed Saturdays and holidays.
- Works by art faculty John Hachmeister, Tanya Hartman and Duat Vu, May 13-14 and 16-21.
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.
Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
111 E. 11th, lower level.
- Watercolors by Ann Durham, through May.
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 Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- "Living Machine Waste Water Treatment" display, south entrance, through May 19.
Lawrence Riverfront Plaza
Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.
- Portrait exhibit by Wayne Wildcat.
- Collection of photographs by Tim Nauman, through May.
- Collection of photographs by Timothy Miles Basgall, through May.
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.
- Paintings by Diana Dunkley, Joanie Whitenight and Shirley Dowd, through June 7.
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.
- "25 Years of Designs 1974-1999," by Jim Connelly, through May 22.
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.
- May 15: Pottery demonstration by Mel Cornshucker, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wheatfields Bakery & Cafe
841-5553. 904 Vt. Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.
- "New Works: Oil Pastels by Missy McCoy," through June 20.
841-5140 or 842-3154, by appointment. Realistic, figurative murals and paintings; specializing in portraits and commissions.
Art in the Woods
Corporate Woods, Building 6, Suite 240, 8900 Indian Creek Pkwy., Overland Park. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
- Art in the Woods '99, through May 16.
(816) 942-8400. 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Thornhill Gallery hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
- Works by Ching-Yao Lin, Patrick Downton and Melyssa Gautreaux. Opening reception, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. May 14.
Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center
(913) 469-8001. 4845 W. 119th, Leawood. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.
- Paintings, drawings, lithographs and serigraphs by Alexandra Nechita, May 15-June 6. Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 22.
Kansas City Artists Coalition
(816) 421-5222. 201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.
- "Clay Invitational," works by Yoshiro Ikeda, Inge Balch, David Vertacnik, Ron Fondaw, Cary Esser, Bobby Silverman, Lisa Dibble, Mac McClanahan, Paul Allen and Barney Knight, through June 5.
- "Collins & Doss: Geometrics," paintings by Steven Collins and photography by Dave Doss, through June 5.
Kansas City Art Institute
(816) 561-4852. 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
- Mixed media by James Campbell, George Garcia, Rolando Ozuna and David Stevenson, through May 16.
- B.F.A. Exhibition, May 14-16. Opening reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. May 14.
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.
- Pastel works by Destani Shodrick, through May 14.
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.
- Paintings by Lillian Engelbrecht, through May 20.
- "My Heart's Desire," pencil works by Grace Stephenson, May 23-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.
- "Wow! That Oughta Be in a Museum," through May 29.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
(816) 474-1919. 2012 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and by appointment.
- "Terra," an installation by Jacqueline Bishop, and "Thickets and Other Places," works by Judith McCrea, through June 5.
(816) 842-8755. 412 Del., Suite A, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
- New works by Craig Subler and Keith Achepohl, May 14-July 3. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. May 14.
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."
- "The Ride," biker-inspired photographs by Richard Loftis, Danny Lyon and Ann Simmons-Myers, through May 29.
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