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.
841-5483. 737 N.H. Club with dance floor and live music, featuring Lawrence and out-of-town bands including rock, reggae, jazz and blues. Swing Set, Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.
- Oct. 7: Hyperspherian, Everest, String and Return.
- Oct. 8: Frogpond, The Red, Sheila Devine.
- Oct. 9: Promise Ring, Burning Airlines, Reflector.
- Oct. 11: Sick of It All, AFI, Indecision, Hot Water Music.
- Oct. 12: Sunbarrow, Park, Started Plant.
- Oct. 13: Frantic Flattops.
- Oct. 14: Simon Says, Hot Sauce Johnson, Hydrovibe.
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.
- Oct. 7: Counterfits, ska/swing.
- Oct. 8: DJ Kilby, dance music.
- Oct. 9: Simon Wonderbrown, blues/funk.
- Oct. 10: Natalie Cox, folk.
- Oct. 11: DJ Kilby, dance music.
- Oct. 12: Celia, folk rock.
- Oct. 13: Karaoke.
- Oct. 14: Starsky, original rock.
842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth. Opens 4 p.m. daily.
- Tuesdays-Saturdays: 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.
- Oct. 11: Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals.
- Oct. 12: Ultimate Fakebook.
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.
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.
- Oct. 7: The Ark Bank, reggae/funk.
- Oct. 8: Disappear Fear, original rock.
- Oct. 9: Jesse Jackson Five, funk/rock.
- Oct. 11: D.J. Proof and J.J. Freeze, hip-hop tables.
- Oct. 13: Holstein, rock.
- Oct. 14: Darrel Lea Band, Deadhead 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.
- Oct. 8-9: Dru and the Geezers.
Jupiter Deli and Bar
841-0033. 15th and Kasold Drive.
- Oct. 10: Singer-instrumentalist Dana Robinson, 8:30 p.m.
- Oct. 13: Judith Edelman Duo, contemporary bluegrass, 8:30 p.m.
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.
832-2330. 920 Mass.
- Oct. 8: Border Band, with Chubby Smith, 9-midnight.
- Oct. 9: John Lomas and Bill Crahan, 9 p.m.-1 p.m.
The Pool Room
749-5039. Hillcrest Shopping Center, 925 Iowa. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Twenty-two billiard tables, seven TVs, videos. Weekly 8-, 9- and 3-ball tournaments.
832-8228. 944 Mass. Darts, pool table, big-screen TVs. Celtic Jam Pub Night, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of every month. Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays.
749-7676. 946 Mass. Pinball, video games, beer garden and occasional live music. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-2 a.m. Sundays.
749-5067. 623 Vt. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Darts, pool and shuffleboard. Live music every Saturday.
Sports Page Brewery
3512 Clinton Pkwy.
- Oct. 13: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band.
Stu's Midtown Tavern
749-1666. 925 Iowa. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Two pool tables, four dart boards. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.
- Oct. 8: Billy Spears Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
- Oct. 9: Blue Condition.
Perry Bar and Grill
- Oct. 9: Billy Spears, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main. Alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
- Oct. 9: Steve Skeet, country, 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) 561-2560. 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 14: Shane Minor, 8 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.
210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 8: Soul Solution.
- Oct. 9: Tommy Ruskin Trio, 3 p.m., Pat Morrissey, Boko Maru and the Shakehouse Horns.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 7: Leon Russell, rock.
- Oct. 8: Sonny Rhoades, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 9: Blue Mountain, King Clarentz with Bobby Lloyd Hicks, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 11: Larry Van Loon.
- Oct. 12: Burning Spear, reggae, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 13: Rumblejetts.
- Oct. 14: Blues Notions, blues.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 7: Gerald Spaits, Harry Miller.
- Oct. 8: Full Blast.
- Oct. 9: Queen Bey.
- Oct. 13: Ronnell Bright.
- Oct. 14: Everett DeVan, Ronnell Bright.
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.
- Oct. 8: New Tradition, gospel concert, 7 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.
- Oct. 10: Camerata Lawrence, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
- Oct. 10: "Six Choirs," with Inspirational Gospel Voices, Meli Melomane and The Elements, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 7: Visiting Artists Series, Tom Ashworth, trombone and euphonium.
- Oct. 10: Student recital, Robert Horton and Gloria Yoon, organ, 7:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
- Oct. 11: Faculty recital, David Bushouse, horn.
- Oct. 13: Tuba-Euphonium Fest.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- Oct. 8: Dan Bliss, blues/folk, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 9: Carol Dressler, folk, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 10: Pat Ireland, classical/jazz violin, 2 p.m.
Memorial Drive, Kansas University.
- Recitals are at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, except holidays and when KU classes are not in session.
- Oct. 13: Pavement, Archer Prewitt.
- Oct. 14: David Grisman Quintet.
West Side Folk
842-1163. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 7: Carolyn Cruso, Celtic and original folk, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
UMKC Conservatory of Music
(816) 235-2700 (ticket office). Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in White Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 8: Conservatory Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m.
Johnson County Community College
(913) 469-4445. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in Yardley Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 8-9: "Songs for My Father: Music from the Films of Gordon MacRae," featuring Heather MacRae, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 12: Danny Embrey Trio, noon.
- Oct. 13: Terri Teal, soprano, Kelly Tannehill, tenor, and Mark Ball, piano, noon.
- Oct. 13: "Swing, Sing, Swing," with Midnight Express, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 14: "Blues and More," with Midnight Blues, 7:30 p.m.
Kansas City Chorale
- Oct. 10: "Returning Home," 3 p.m., Liberty United Methodist Church, 1001 Sunset, Liberty, Mo.
(816) 931-3330. 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
- Oct. 7: Santana, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 11: O.C. Supertones, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct 12: Alice Cooper, Chlorine, Ratt.
(816) 221-6000. 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 9: Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve, 8 p.m.
(816) 871-3700. 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 10: Bob Ralston, 2:30 p.m.
William Jewell College
(816) 415-5025. Liberty, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 10: Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, 3 p.m.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 11: Live, Cyclefly.
- Oct. 13: Robert Cray Band, with The Memphis Horns and Tommy Castro.
1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 12: Family Values Tour, with Limp Bizkit, Filter, DMX, Crystal Method, 6 p.m.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth. Performances start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 9: Beach Boys Family and Friends, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 10: David Basse Quartet, 3 p.m.
(785) 594-6451 or (785) 594-2305. Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 12: Fall Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m.
State Ballet of Missouri
Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Ticket office, (816) 931-3330; information, (816) 931-2232.
- Oct. 7-10: "Divertimento No. 15," "Arena" and "Suite Kander," Lyric Theater, 8 p.m., Kansas City, Mo.
Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
- "Schoolhouse Rock," Seem-To-Be Players and KU-Theatre for Young People, 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9, 15-16 and 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall. School performances, 1 p.m. Oct. 11-15.
English Alternative Theatre
For ticket reservations, call 864-3642.
- Oct. 7-9: "Croquet," by Sam Osterhout, and "Writing Love Songs for Holly," by Chris Nelson, with Card Table Theatre, 8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.
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.
- "Fiddler on the Roof," Oct. 7-10.
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.
- "Dangerous Obsession," through Oct. 24.
(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 Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show," through Oct. 31.
- "Tracy Milsap: Story Visions and Word Magic," Oct. 11, 18 and 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.
Martin City Melodrama and Vaudeville Co.
(816) 942-7576. 13440 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
- "The Curse of the Mummy, or Let's Wrap" and "Pet Pizzaz," through Nov. 7.
(800) 955-5566. 301 W. 13th.
- Oct. 13-19: "Jolson."
The New Theatre Restaurant
(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.
- "Moon Over Buffalo," through Nov. 7.
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 True Pocahontas," Oct. 9-29.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth.
- Oct. 13: "The Velveteen Rabbit," 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Shown at the Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available at the Student Union Activities Box Office in the Kansas Union.
- Oct. 7: "Transformers," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 8-9: "Killer Condom," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 8-9: "Even Dwarfs Started Small," midnight.
- Oct. 12 and 14: "Zelig," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 13 and 15-16: "Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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.
- Oct. 7: Book signing by Harry Shaffer, author of "Capitalism What It Is and What It Isn't," 7 p.m.
- Oct. 9: Story Time with Christine Schneider, author of "Picky Mrs. Pickle," 11 a.m.
- Oct 10: American Girl Club, 3 p.m.
- Oct. 9: River Valley Celtic Festival, 10 a.m.
842-3883. 11th and Vermont. Hours: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturdays.
- Fresh seasonal produce, flowers, bedding plants and crafts, through Nov. 13.
- Oct. 7: "Jazz Potpourri," lecture by Dick Wright, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- Oct. 14: "Jazz & Film," lecture by Chuck Berg, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- Oct. 7: Book signing by Beth Bailey, author of "Sex in the Heartland," 4 p.m., Jayhawk Booktore, 1420 Crescent Rd.
Kansas University football
Memorial Stadium, Kansas University. Home games with asterisk. Dates and times subject to change.
- Oct. 9: Kansas State, 1:10 p.m.
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.
- Oct. 7: "Where Do You Hang Your Hat?" screening and discussion, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Oct. 8: "Film Noir: Double Indemnity," 7 p.m.
749-1972. 644 Mass.
- Oct. 9: "Imagination Workshop," 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.
- Oct. 13: "Introduction to the Indigenous Nations Program," by Donald Fixico, director fo the Indigenous Nations program.
2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
- 23rd Annual Heart of American Quilt Show, through Oct. 10.
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
- Oct. 8: Discussion on Feng Shui, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., 319 Commons Building.
- Oct. 12: "Italy: Tip to Toe," 2 p.m. in Yardley Hall, the Carlsen Center.
John Knox Village Pavilion
(816) 246-4343. 520 N.W. Murray, Lee's Summit, Mo.
- Oct. 8-9: Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Show, noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9.
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." "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous," October.
(913) 341-2272. 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 13: NBA Classic: L.A. Lakers vs. Washington Wizards, 7:30 p.m.
8700 Shawnee Mission, Overland Park.
- Oct. 10: Book signing by Jon Scieszka, author of "It's All Greek to Me," 7 p.m.
(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.
- "Trains Across Missouri," through Nov. 28.
Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee.
- Sundays: World Dance KC, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 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.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
- Saturdays-Sundays: "Boo! Blast," trick-or-treat village for those 12 and under, and "Halloween Haunt," voodoo venue for teens and adults, through Oct. 24.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tickets: (888) 849-6552.
- Oct. 9-11: "Spanish Armada."
Kansas State Historical Society
(785) 272-8681. 6425 S.W. Sixth.
- Oct. 9-10: The Battle of Mine Creek reenactment, Melvern State Park, north of Emporia.
(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.
Fall Homes Tour
- Oct. 9: Tour of 11 Leavenworth and Lansing homes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
(316) 662-2305. 1100 N. Plum.
- "Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun," through Nov. 12. "Rich Mullins II Laser Show," "Pink Floyd 'The Wall' Laser Show," "Living in Space" and "African Elephant Kingdom," ongoing.
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.
- "Mexican Prints from the collection of Dave and Reba Williams," through Oct. 17.
- "Personal Choices: American Indian Art from a Private Collection," through Oct. 24.
- "Durer's Echo: Five Centuries of Influence," through Nov. 14.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- Oct. 7: Tour du Jour, "Durer's Echo: Five Centuries of Influence," by curator Steve Goddard, 12:15 p.m.
- Oct. 7: "Aaron Douglas, American Modernist," lecture by Richard Powell, chair of art and art history department at Duke University, 5 p.m.
- Oct. 11: Hallmark Symposium.
- Oct. 13: "KU Perspectives: Walton Ford's Hide Trade," with Sandra Gray, KU anthropology department, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Oct. 14: Tour du Jour, "Object of the Month," 12:15 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.); 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays (University Archives closed).
- "An Alphabet of Animals: Two Hundred Years of Zoological Illustration," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
- "Watson Library at 75: A History of the Building."
- "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.
- Oct. 9: "Spider 'Sniff'," ages 7-adult, 7:30p.m.-9:30 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."
- "11th Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show: a Juried Competition," through Oct. 24.
Clyde W. Tombaugh Observatory
864-3166. 500 Lindley Hall. Open to the public for observations on the second and fourth Sunday nights 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. Hands-on history room for children, call for hours.
- "The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
- "Homemakers Remember 1924-1999," through Aug. 31.
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.
- "Leading the Way: Famous Kansans," through November.
- "From Gems to Gimcracks, The Discovery Place," hands-on gallery for children, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Mulvane Art Museum
(785) 231-1124. 17th and Jewell on the Washburn University campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- Outdoor Art Exhibition.
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.
- "Echoes of Eternity: The Egyptian Mummy and the Afterlife," through May 7.
- "Architects' Sketchbook," through Oct. 17.
- "In the Absence of Color," through Feb. 27.
- Oct. 8: "Electromediascope: Sound and Image," 7 p.m.
- Oct. 10: European painting, 2 p.m.
- Oct. 9: "Revisiting 20th-Century Art: Abstract Expressionism," 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
- Oct. 9: "The Curator Is In," 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
- Oct. 8: Frank Smith 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.
- "Kendall Buster: Sitelines and Suitors" and "Kathryn Spence: Wild," through Oct. 24.
- "Tina Barney: Familiar Records," through Nov. 14.
- Oct. 9: "The Journey of Natty Gann," 10 a.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.
- "Inside Out: The Visible Human," through Jan. 2.
- "Autumn Skies," through Dec. 5.
- Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society
(913) 371-3264. 720 N. Fourth, Kansas City, Kan. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- Polish/American Heritage Month, through Oct. 31.
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.
- "1999: Contemporary Trends in Sculpture," through Nov. 14.
- "Catlin, McKinney and Hall," through Nov. 14.
- Oct. 8-10: "Pawnee Celebration Exhibit," with talk and poetry reading at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Old Depot Museum
(785) 242-1250. 135 W. Tecumseh. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- "Rails, Trails and Prairie Tales," plus H-O model trains and period rooms, ongoing.
- "Ottawa Newsreels 1937-1938-1939," films.
- "Reflection on the War: Women and Their Civil War Quilts," through Oct. 20.
- "The Santa Fe Trail," through Oct. 31.
Harry S. Truman Library
(816) 833-1400. U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street.
- Oct. 7-10: "The Last Days," 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10.
- "Treasures of the Truman Library," through Dec. 31.
- "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace," through Dec. 1.
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.
- "The Sense of the City: Louis Kahn's Design for an Office Building in Kansas City, 1966-1973," through Nov. 28.
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.
- Design Faculty Exhibition, through Oct. 15.
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.
Do's Deluxe and the Velvet Chair
841-2254. 416 E. Ninth.
- Oils and scratchboards by Marty Olson, ongoing.
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. Web site: www.sunflower.com/~dojo.
- Pastel drawings, portraits, note cards 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.
- Exhibit of works by Navajo weaver Kalley Keams, through Oct. 8.
- "From Prairie to Paris," an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sketches and artists' statements by the Art Quest participants, Oct. 12-Nov. 10.
Lawrence Community Theatre
- Works by Henri Doner-Hedrick, through Oct. 10.
Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets
Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.
- Portrait exhibit by Wayne Wildcat.
- Paintings by Clark Fulton, through Nov. 29.
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 Louis Copt and Raquel Kreipe and sculpture by Jim Brothers, through Oct. 24.
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.
Vibrations Studio and Vision's Performance Art Company
840-0450. 920 Del. Gallery, rehearsal and performance space. Studio hours: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 10.
- Artworks by Gunner Fox, through Nov. 7. Reception-party, 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 15.
- Oct. 13: "New Poets Brave," 9 p.m.-midnight and midnight-2 a.m.
Vormehr and Youngquist Gallery
749-0744. 914 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-5: