Archive for Thursday, October 28, 1999


October 28, 1999




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.

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.

  • Oct. 28: Jonathan Richman, Bandit Teeth.
  • Oct. 29: Hairy Ape's BMX, Holstein.
  • Oct. 30: Halloween Bash, with Star 80 and The Webstirs.
  • Nov. 1: Juliana Theory, Casket Lottery.
  • Nov. 2: The Big Wu, Angry Salad.
  • Nov. 4: Black Heart Procession, Matt Duneho, Shawnee Higher Burning Fire.

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. 28: Sturgeon Mill, original rock.
  • Oct. 29: DJ Kilby, dance music.
  • Oct. 30: Howl-oween Party, with The Wags, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Duffy's Tavern

842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth. Opens 4 p.m. daily.

  • Tuesdays-Saturdays: Karaoke.

Eagles Lodge

843-9690. 1803 W. Sixth.

  • Oct. 30: Krazy Kats, 9 p.m.

The Granada

842-1390. 1020 Mass. Ultra Groove-Funk, Soul & Disco Party, Saturdays. Lazer Music Show, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sundays. Martini Project-Acid Jazz in the Lounge, Mondays. Viva Ritmo-Latin Dance Night, Wednesdays. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Spin, Fridays.

Harbour Lights

841-1960. 1031 Mass. Hours: 2:30 p.m.-2 a.m. weekdays and 1:30 p.m.-2 a.m. weekends. Featuring live music Sundays and live jazz Wednesdays. Three pool tables.

Jack Flanigans Bar and Grill

749-4295. Just off 23rd Street behind McDonald's. Featuring restaurant and music emporium. Billiards, darts and TVs. Open for dinner Mondays-Thursdays, and lunch and dinner Fridays-Sundays. Live music or DJ on Saturdays. Dart league on Tuesdays.

  • Fridays: DJ Retro Rob.
  • Saturdays: Swingbug DJ, with swing lessons at 9 p.m.
  • Sundays: Lawrence Soft-tip Dart Assn. Tournament, 1 p.m., registration, 2 p.m. tournament.

The Jazzhaus

749-3320. 926 1/2 Mass. Live jazz, funk, electric blues and original rock. Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Concert information, 749-1387. All shows start at 10 p.m.

  • Oct. 28: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, zydeco/funk.
  • Oct. 29: The Bel Airs, blues/soul-rock.
  • Oct. 30: Embius Trio, Space Pocket, original jams.
  • Nov. 3: Sugadaddies, funk/rock.
  • Nov. 4: The Majestics Rhythm Revue, blues/funk.

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.

Johnny's Tavern

842-0377. 401 N. Second. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. Cajun night every first and third Wednesdays of the month.

  • Oct. 28: Counterfeits.
  • Oct. 30: KU cheerleaders and KU band, 5 p.m.; "The Ghost of Elvis," with Good Advice, 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Halloween party and costume contest, benefit for KU Rugby Club.

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.

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.

The Pool Room

749-5039. Hillcrest Shopping Center, 925 Iowa. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Twenty-two billiard tables, seven TVs, videos. Weekly 8-, 9- and 3-ball tournaments.

Red Lyon

832-8228. 944 Mass. Darts, pool table, big-screen TVs. Celtic Jam Pub Night, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of every month. Hours: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays.

Replay Lounge

749-7676. 946 Mass. Pinball, video games, beer garden and occasional live music. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-2 a.m. Sundays.

Rick's Place

749-5067. 623 Vt. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Darts, pool and shuffleboard. Live music every Saturday.

Stu's Midtown Tavern

749-1666. 925 Iowa. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Two pool tables, four dart boards. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Oct. 29: Mudslinger.
  • Oct. 30: Flashback.


Good Times

203 First.

  • Oct. 29-30: Theze Guyz, 9 p.m.


Doc and Brutie's Pizza Q

(913) 583-1000. 33080B W. 83rd. Show times from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 29: Mike Roberts, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Alonzo Beardshear.


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.

  • Oct. 30: Steve Vai, 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Wilco, 8 p.m.

Big Daddies

112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.


(816) 561-3747. 415 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Eden Alley Restaurant

707 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 29: Mark T. Gottschall, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.


210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 29: Max Groove.
  • Oct. 30: Boko Maru.

Grand Emporium

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

  • Oct. 28: Studebaker John and the Hawks.
  • Oct. 29-30: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.
  • Nov. 1: Avondale, Aerialuxe.
  • Nov. 2: Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches, 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Natty Nation.
  • Nov. 4: John Hammond and the Big Three, blues, 7:30 p.m.

The Hurricane

(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 28: Supersuckers.

Plaza III

4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 28: Gerald Spaits, Steve Rigazzi.
  • Oct. 29: Vince Billardo and Friends.
  • Oct. 30: Claude "Fiddler" Williams.
  • Nov. 3: Ronnell Bright.
  • Nov. 4: Everett Devan, Monte Muza.

Tom Fooleries

47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.




  • Oct. 30: "The Genius of Thomas Tallis," Kansas University Oread Consort and organist Ruth Krusemark, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Rd.

Kansas University

  • Oct. 29: KU Jazz Singers, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.

KU Recitals

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

  • Oct. 28: Doctoral recital, Tina Claussen, saxophone.
  • Oct. 31: Visiting Artists Series, American Pianists Assn. Competition winners, 2:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: Faculty recital, George Boberg, percussion, and University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville Faculty Trio.
  • Nov. 2: KU Jazz Combos.
  • Nov. 4: James Higdon, organ, with Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall.


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

  • Oct. 30: Mick Byrd, singer-songwriter, 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Kevin Hiatt, folk guitarist, 2 p.m.

KU Carillon

Memorial Drive, Kansas University.

  • Recitals are at 3 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, except holidays and when KU classes are not in session.

Liberty Hall

644 Mass.

  • Oct. 31: Halloween Bash, with The Urge, 7 p.m.

West Side Folk

842-1163. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Oct. 30: Vance Gilbert, contemporary folk, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 U.S. Highway 40.
  • Nov. 4: John Gorka, Greg Greenway, contemporary folk, Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.



  • Oct. 29: Freaker's Ball, with Megadeth, Static X, Loudmouth and Thurst, 5 p.m., Kansas City International Raceway, 8021 Noland Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

American Royal

Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 29: Chris LeDoux, 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: Bryan White, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: Robert Earl Keen, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Brad Paisley, 11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 3: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: Lone Star, 7:30 p.m.

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. 29: UMKC Conservatory Fall Choral Showcase, 7:30 p.m., RLDS Temple, Independence, Mo.
  • Nov. 1: "An Evening of Mexican Percussion Music," with the Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.

Gem Theater

(816) 842-4538. 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 30: Sun Ra Arkestra, 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: Terence Blanchard Quintet.

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.

  • Nov. 2: Gerald Spaits and Bob Bowman, noon.
  • Nov. 3: Eric Tishkoff and Friends, noon.

Folly Theater

(816) 842-5500. 12th and Central, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 30: Bobby Hutcherson Quartet, 8 p.m.

Memorial Hall

(816) 931-3330. 600 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.

  • Oct. 30: Boneyard Bash, with Chad Brock, Montgomery Gentry, Shane McAnally, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Godsmack, Jim Rose Circus, Reveille, 7:30 p.m.

Midland Theatre

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

  • Oct. 29: Mariachi Spectacular, 6 p.m.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

6630 Nall Ave., Mission, Kan.

  • Oct. 31: John Scott, organ, 4 p.m.


First United Methodist Church

(785) 594-6612. 704 Eighth.

  • Nov. 2: American Boychoir,7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: Fall Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.


Kansas State University

(785) 532-5740. 226 McCain Auditorium.

  • Nov. 4: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m.



Lied Center

864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.

  • Nov. 3: "Carmen," with Lyon Opera Ballet, 8 p.m.


Gem Theater

(816) 842-4538. 18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Nov. 4-6: Alvin Ailey, 8 p.m. Nov. 4-5 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.


Topeka Performing Arts Center

(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth.

  • Nov. 2: "Spirit of the Dance," with Dublin Irish International Dance Company, 8 p.m.



Kansas University

Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

  • "Machinal," 8 p.m. Oct. 28-31 and Nov. 2-6, Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall.

Seem-To-Be Players Children's Theatre

843-5067. Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth, unless otherwise noted.

  • Oct. 30-31: "Cats and Bats III," 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31.


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.

  • "Rockin' Christmas Party," Nov. 2-Jan. 10.

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 Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show," through Oct. 31.

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.

  • "Cosi fan tutte," Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 3, 5 and 7.

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.

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.

  • "As You Like It" and "Merrily We Roll Along," through Oct. 31.

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.
  • "Mr. McMonkey and the Day the Ball Stopped Bouncing," Nov. 2-12.

UMKC Theatre Department

(816) 235-2700. 52nd and Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • "As You Like It," with the Professional Training Company, through Oct. 31.
  • "Merrily We Roll Along," with Professional Training Company, through Oct. 30.

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.

  • "Old Wicked Songs," through 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," through Nov. 6.


Baker University

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

  • Oct. 29: "War of the Worlds," radio broadcast, 8 p.m., KNBU-FM 89.7.



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. 29-30: "Cemetery Man," midnight.
  • Oct. 29-30: "The Silence of the Lambs," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: "Rocky Horror Picture Show," 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • Nov. 2-7: "An Ideal Husband," 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. 28: Story Time, with Melonie Snowden, 10:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 29: Pumpkin carving contest, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Halloween story time and costume party, 11 a.m.
  • Oct. 30: Kay Metzger, music therapist, 3 p.m.

Farmer's Market

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.

Hastings Books Music and Video

832-0719. 1900 W. 23rd.

  • Oct. 30: Halloween party and story time, 2 p.m.; Halloween carnival, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Haunted Maze

East of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10 to the Douglas County Road 1057 exit, turn left onto N 1900 Road and go 1 1/2 miles.

  • Haunted Maze, with bon fire, bobbing for apples, watermelon eating contest and more, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. Sundays.

Kansas University

  • Oct. 28: Dark at the Top of the Hill, 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m., Kansas Union.
  • Oct. 29: Alpha Chi Omega Children's Halloween Party, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Alpha Chi Omega, 1500 Sigma Nu Pl.

Kansas University football

Memorial Stadium, Kansas University. Home games with asterisk. Dates and times subject to change.

  • Oct. 30: Nebraska, TBA.*

Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.

749-1356. Dance 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Oct. 30: Bloo Moon dance, with caller Jill Allen and music by Prairie Dog, 7:30 p.m., Stony Point Barn.

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. 29: "Film Noir," 7 p.m.

Pilot Club of Lawrence

843-6219. Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.

  • Oct. 29-31: Antique Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31.

University Forum

Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.

  • Nov. 3: "The Myths, Lies and Truths about Suicide," by Marcia Epstein, director of Headquarters Counseling Center.

United Way Center for Human Services

2518 Ridge Court.

  • Oct. 31: Halloween party for children second grade and under, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.


American Royal

(816) 221-8189. 1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 28-30: Wild West Show, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 30-31: Family Festival Rodeo, noon.
  • Oct. 31: Sam Powell Equine Clinic, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: Children's rodeo, noon.
  • Nov. 2: Rodeo, 11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 4: Rodeo, noon.

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

  • Nov. 2: "Alaska," travelogue, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: Lecture on euthanasia by MaryCarroll Sullivan, 11 a.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.

Municipal Auditorium

13th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Nov. 4-7: Ararat Shrine Circus, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 7.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Country Club Plaza, 401 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Oct. 28: WineFest, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


Topeka Performing Arts Center

(785) 297-9000 or 1-800-949-TPAC. 214 S.E. Eighth.

  • Oct. 28-31: "The Phantom's Haunted House," 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Little Spooks Day, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.
  • Oct. 29-30: "Oz Halloween Express," 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Midland Railway Historical Association

Santa Fe Depot, 1515 W. High St. and Norwood.

  • Oct. 29-30: "Terror Train Excursion Rides," 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 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.


  • "Durer's Echo: Five Centuries of Influence," through Nov. 14.
  • "Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields," Oct. 30-Dec. 19.

Programs, lectures, films and events

  • Oct. 28: Tour du Jour, 12:15 p.m., Asian Gallery.
  • Nov. 3: "KU Perspectives: Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields," 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: Tour du Jour, "Introduction to Sociology," Sandra Albrecht, 12:15 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: "To Destroy You Is No Loss," lecture on "Facing Death: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields," by Michael Perkins, editor and collaborator with Photo Archives Group, 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.); 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."
  • Oct. 28: Dark at the Top of the Hill, all ages, 7 p.m.-9:15 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."
  • Oct. 28: Dark at the Top of the Hill, all ages, 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
  • "Los Dias de Los Muertos (The Days of the Dead)," Oct. 29-Nov. 21.

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.

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.
  • "75 Years, 75 Treasures," through Dec. 24.
  • Preview of items for antique, art and collectibles auction, Nov. 1-18.


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.
  • "In the Absence of Color," through Feb. 27.


  • Oct. 29: "The Mummy," Atkins Auditorium, 7 p.m.


  • Oct. 31: "Masks," 2 p.m.


  • Nov. 1: Lecture by Kai-Yin Lo, historian of Chinese culture, 6 p.m.


  • "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's annual Holiday Shop," through Jan. 3.

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.

  • "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.

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.

  • Oct. 30: "Viva la Raza: Mexican Americans in Kansas," a Days of the Dead exhibition, 10 a.m.-4:30 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.
  • Oct. 30: Halloween celebration, with ghost hunt, holiday crafts and storytelling, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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.
  • "The Santa Fe Trail," through Oct. 31.



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.

  • Photographs by Michael Peven, through Oct. 29.
  • 100 Giants of Chair Design, Oct. 31-Nov. 23.

Artframes Gallery and Artforms Sculpture Garden

842-1991. 912 Ill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays or by appointment.

Back to the Garden

749-3109. 619 N. Second, one block north of Kansas River bridge. Works by Celestial Ironworks and other unique art for house and garden.


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 Nov. 21.

Do's Deluxe and the Velvet Chair

841-2254. 416 E. Ninth.

  • Oils and scratchboards by Marty Olson, ongoing.

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.


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:

  • 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.

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.

  • "From Prairie to Paris," an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sketches and artists' statements by the Art Quest participants, through Nov. 10.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh and Vermont.

  • Downtown Tuesday Painters exhibit, through October.

Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets

Suite 110, Riverfront Plaza.

  • Portrait exhibit by Wayne Wildcat.

Paradise Cafe

728 Mass.

  • 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.

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: 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.

  • Oct. 30: Cornel Pewewardy, American Indian flute, and Gabriel Ayala, classical guitarist, noon-1:30 p.m.

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.

Vormehr and Youngquist Gallery

749-0744. 914 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Artwork by Gail Youngquist and Vicki Vormehr.

  • Watercolor paintings, prints, Christmas cards, note cards, jewelry, metalworks, wood and leather chairs, wood and glass tables and KU and other university designs.

Wheatfield's Bakery & Cafe

841-5553. 904 Vt. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

  • Pastels and wood cuts by Sal

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