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 local and out-of-town bands including rock, reggae, jazz and blues. Swing Set, Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.
- Oct. 14: Simon Says, Hot Sauce Johnson, Hydrovibe.
- Oct. 15: The Schwag.
- Oct. 16: Common Ground, SugaDaddies.
- Oct. 20: 311, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 21: Agnostic Front, 6 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.
- Oct. 14: Starsky, original rock.
- Oct. 15: DJ Kilby, dance music.
- Oct. 16: The Band That Saved the World, jazz/funk.
- Oct. 17: "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," free movie screening.
- Oct. 18: DJ Kilby, dance music.
- Oct. 19: Celia, folk rock.
- Oct. 20: Stephanie Hewitt, southern rock.
- Oct. 21: Celia, Becky and Meleneh, Stephanie Hewitt.
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.
- 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. 16: Verve Pipe, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 19: MxPx, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 20: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 8 p.m.
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. 14: Darrel Lea Band, Deadhead rock.
- Oct. 15: Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice, 10 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Majestics Rhythm Revue, blues/funk.
- Oct. 18: Mudslinger Jam.
- Oct. 20: Thulium, Public Relation and Pomeroy, rock/funk.
- Oct. 21: Tony Furtado, progressive bluegrass.
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.
Jupiter Deli and Bar
841-0033. 15th and Kasold Drive.
- Oct. 21: Natalie Farr, alternative acoustic, 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.
Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue
1618 W. 23rd. Live music every Friday night. Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. NTN trivia coming soon.
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.
- Oct. 18: The Neckbones, blues/garage/punk.
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. 20: 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. 15: Scott Ellison.
- Oct. 16: Lawrence Wright and the Outlets.
(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) 561-2560. 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 14: Shane Minor, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 15: Kickboxing Showdown, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 17: Better Than Ezra, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 18: Coal Chamber, Slipknot, Dope, Amen, 7:30 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. 15: Boko Maru.
- Oct. 16: Tommy Ruskin Jam, 3 p.m., Musa Nova.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 14: Blues Notions, blues.
- Oct. 15: Cate Brothers, soul, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Heavy Harmonicas, Little Hatch, John Paul Drum, Mistreaters, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 17: Big Woody, blues.
- Oct. 18: Richmond Fontaine, Big Tobacco and Victorstands.
- Oct. 19: Curtis Salgado, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 20: Itals, reggae, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 21: Shaking Tree.
119th and Metcalf, Overland Park.
- Oct. 16: Mark T. Gottschall, 9 p.m. to midnight.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 14: Everett DeVan, Ronnell Bright.
- Oct. 20: Becky Berry.
- Oct. 21: Gerald Spaits, Harry Miller.
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.
628 S. Kansas Ave.
- Oct. 15: Mark T. Gottschall, 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Marching Band Festival, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., stadium, Haskell Indian Nations University.
Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 17: American Guild of Organists of Greater Kansas City, 4 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
- Oct. 19: Doctoral recital, Gary W. Barnett, piano.
- Oct. 20: Student recital, Ian Armstrong-Belloso, piano.
- Oct. 21: Visiting Artists Series, Neal Corwell, euphonium.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- Oct. 15: Joseph Peck, steel pan drum, 8 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Melvin Litton, folk, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Oct. 17: Chris Fitch, 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. 14: David Grisman Quintet, 8 p.m.
864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.
- Oct. 17: Navah Perlman, piano, Kurt Nikkanen, violin, and Zuill Bailey, cello, 3:30 p.m.
West Side Folk
842-1163. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 16: Steve Kaufman, acoustic guitar, West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Dr.
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. 16: Robert Weirich, piano.
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. 14: "Blues and More," with Midnight Blues, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 19: "Old and New," with Music Masters, 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 19: Al Pearson Quartet, noon.
- Oct. 20: Steven Kruse, viola, and Patricia Higdon, piano, noon.
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.
- Oct. 15-16: Pamela Frank, violin.
Friends of Chamber Music
- Oct. 16: American Boychoir, 8 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 135th and Roe, Leawood.
(816) 871-3700. 301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 14-19: "Jolson."
Quality Hill Playhouse
(816) 421-1700. 303 W. 10th, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Performance times vary.
- Oct. 15-16: "Noel and Cole."
William Jewell College
(816) 415-5025. Liberty, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 18: Better Than Ezra, Sixpence None the Richer, 7 p.m.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 21: 311.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth. Performances start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Oct. 16: "The Last Swing of the Century."
19th and Washburn, White Concert Hall.
- Oct. 18: African Sanctus, 8 p.m.
Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
(785) 242-8810. Third and Hickory. All shows at 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 16: "Lost in the Fifties Tonight," with the Crew Cuts and Chordettes.
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. 15-16, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall.
English Alternative Theatre
For ticket reservations, call 864-3642.
- Oct. 21-24: "The McCarthy Project," by Charli Engelhorn, and "Bereft," by Nick Woods, 8 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
Free State High School
4701 Overbrook Dr.
- Oct. 14-16: "Guys and Dolls," 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence High School
832-5050. Lawrence High School Auditorium, 1901 La.
- Oct. 14-17: "Crimes of the Heart," 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
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.
- Oct. 18 and 25: "Tracy Milsap: Story Visions and Word Magic."
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.
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," through Oct. 29.
(816) 531-PLAY, ext. 10. 3820 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
- "Old Wicked Songs," Oct. 15-Nov. 7.
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.
- "Write Me a Murder," Oct. 15-Nov. 6.
(785) 242-8810. Third and Hickory.
- Oct. 20: "Alice in Wonderland," Wichita's Children's Theatre, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Baldwin City Theatre
- Oct. 15-17: "Shakespeare in Trouble," 7 p.m. Oct. 15, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 17, Melodrama Stage, Seventh and Grove.
The Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center
(785) 456-2029 or (800) 899-1893. 521 Lincoln Ave. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Meals served prior to some performances.
- "Sweeney Todd," Oct. 15-17 and 22-24.
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. 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.
- Oct. 15-16: "Shanghai Triad," midnight.
- Oct. 19 and 21: "Orgazmo," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 20 and 22-23: "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut," 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. 17: Geek Beat, 2 p.m.
- Oct. 20: Gay and Lesbian Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 21: Teachers Appreciation Night, 9 p.m.
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds
21st and Harper.
- Oct. 16-17: Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club Dog Show, 8:30 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. 14: "Jazz & Film," lecture by Chuck Berg, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- Oct. 20-21: Annual sale by KU jewelry design and metalsmithing students, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21, third floor of the Art and Design Building.
- Oct. 21: Humanites and Western Civilization Fall Film Series, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," 7:30 p.m., room 3139, Wescoe Hall.
Kansas University football
Memorial Stadium, Kansas University. Home games with asterisk. Dates and times subject to change.
- Oct. 16: Texas A&M;, TBA.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.
- Oct. 16: Dance with caller Lisa Harris, music by Calliope, 7:30 p.m., Sunset Hill School, 901 Schwarz Rd.
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. 15: "Film Noir," 7 p.m.
- Oct. 17: "Book Cook," teen cooking contest, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Oct. 19: "Tom Pendergast: Big City Boss," 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 20: "Urban Indians: Native American Writers of the '90s," "Bone Game," with Carmaletta Williams, Johnson County Community College, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Oct. 20: Poetry cafe for teens, with poet Barry Barnes, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
The Raven Bookstore
749-3300. 8 E. Seventh.
- Oct. 21: Talk and book signing by Judith Scherff and Bob Eye, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Maple Leaf Festival Square Dance, with callers Sheldon Lawrence and Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Vinland Elementary School.
Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.
- Oct. 20: "Mushrooms."
(816) 221-8189. 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, Mo.
- Oct. 15-16: Draft Horse Invitational, 6 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo
(816) 871-5701. Call (816) 871-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- "Wolves," "Africa's Elephant Kingdom," "Everest" and "The Greatest Places." "T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous," through October.
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.
Maple Leaf Festival
- Oct. 16-17: Maple Leaf Festival, with carnival, melodrama, arts and crafts festival and other activities.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tickets: (888) 849-6552.
- Oct. 16-17: "Oktoberfest."
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000 or 1-800-949-TPAC. 214 S.E. Eighth.
- Oct. 15: "Stale Dale's Comedy Showcase," featuring Todd Webster, Big Jake, Craig Tonkinson and Magic With Feel, 8 p.m.
- "The Phantom's Haunted House," 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Oct. 21-24 and 28-31.
(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.
Golden Eagle Casino
(888) 464-5825. Route 1, Kansas Highway 20.
- Oct. 16-17: Second Annual Indian Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 16, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17.
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. 14: Tour du Jour, "Object of the Month," 12:15 p.m.
- Oct. 20: "KU Perspectives: Walton Ford's Hide Trade," with Garth Myers, KU African and African-American Studies, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Oct. 21: Tour du Jour, "Walton's Ford's Hide Tale," with director Andrea Norris, 12:15 p.m.
- Oct. 21: "Pictures at an Exhibition," by Henoch Kristianto, 7:30 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. 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."
- "Carrie Watson: KU Library Pioneer," 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. 16: "Bison Bonanza: Day Trip," ages 7-adult, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 17: "Fall Colors for Kids," ages 4-6, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 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.
- Oct. 20: "Know Your Antiques" session, duck decoys by Keith Lawton, 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.
- "Leading the Way: Famous Kansans," through November.
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. 15: Kansas City Sculpture Park, 7 p.m.
- Oct. 17: American art, 2 p.m.
- Oct. 16: "Revisiting 20th-Century Art: Abstract Expressionism," 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
- Oct. 21: "Architecture in Silence," 6:30 p.m.
- "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's annual Holiday Shop," Oct. 15-Jan. 3.
- Oct. 15: 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.
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.
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.
- Saturdays: Living Kitchen Month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., through October.
- Oct. 16: Annual Harvest Garden Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
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.
- "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.
- "Shirley Smith: A Retrospective," Oct. 15-Jan. 9.
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.
- Oct. 17-29: Michael Peven, photography.
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.
The Bourgeois Pig
843-1001. 6 E. Ninth. Hours: 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.
- Oil paintings by Sylvia Stone, through mid-November.
Do's Deluxe and the Velvet Chair
841-2254. 416 E. Ninth.
- Oils and scratchboards by Marty Olson.
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.
- "From Prairie to Paris," an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sketches and artists' statements by the Art Quest participants, through Nov. 10.
- Handmade books and paintings by Beverly Nichols, Oct. 12-Nov. 10. Opening reception, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 15.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- Downtown Tuesday Painters exhibit, through October.
- "The Dust Bowl of Kansas," Oct. 15-19.
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 ar