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.
- Sept. 16: Tilt, One Man Army, Strictly for Rent, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; The Derailers.
- Sept. 17: Son Venezuela.
- Sept. 18: Dr. Jones, Space Pocket.
- Sept. 20: Chaotic Past.
- Sept. 21: Kelly and Amanda's Outrageous Night of Karaoke.
- Sept. 22: The Feds, Eight Degrees, Subterranean Misfits, More Than Motive.
- Sept. 23: Holstein, Simon Wonderbrown.
842-1414. 943 Mass. Son Venezuela and Key West Jazz Quartet alternate on Sundays.
841-7286. 815 N.H.
- Sept. 14: Dan Bliss, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth. Opens 4 p.m. daily.
- Wednesdays: Karaoke.
843-9690. 1803 W. Sixth.
- Sept. 17: Crow Canyon, 9 p.m.
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.
- Sept. 18: Dr. Zhivegas.
- Sept. 19: Portable.
- Sept. 21: Cibo Matto, Solex.
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.
- Sept. 16: P.S.O. and Public Relation, rock/funk.
- Sept. 17: The Deal, Deadhead rock.
- Sept. 18: Tim Mahoney and the Meenies, original rock.
- Sept. 20: Mudslinger Jam, blues/rock jam.
- Sept. 22: Fatback, Lazy Susan, jam bands.
- Sept. 23: Rich's Groove Parade, hip hop/funk.
J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar
843-0704. 721 Wakarusa Dr., in Wakarusa Plaza. Billiards and 25 TVs.
- Sept. 18: Fast Johnny Ricker, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
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.
- Sept. 17: Theze Guyz.
Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue
1618 W. 23rd.
- Sept. 17: Billy Ebeling and the Late For Dinner Band.
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.
- Sept. 20: Veterans of Disorder.
- Sept. 22: Poolside.
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.
- Sept. 17: Mojo Missiles.
- Sept. 18: Cotton Candy and So Many Men.
(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.
- Sept. 19: The Alan Parsons Project.
112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.
- Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
- Sept. 18: Billy Ebeling.
(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 St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 16: Ron Prince Band.
- Sept. 17: Hot Club of Cowtown, Don Walser, Slaid Cleaves.
- Sept. 18: Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials.
- Sept. 20: Wayne Kramer, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Cretin 66.
- Sept. 21: Cigar Store Indians.
- Sept. 22: Ronnie Davis, Idren.
- Sept. 23: Exit 159, Simple Mary's Diary, Honeyspoon.
210 W. 47th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 17: Boko Maru.
- Sept. 18: Tommy Ruskin Jam, 3 p.m., Dan Doran.
Niener's Bar & Grill
815 N. Noland Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 22: Theze Guyz.
4749 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 16: Everett DeVan.
- Sept. 17: Full Blast.
- Sept. 18: Lisa Henry.
- Sept. 22: Luqman Hamza.
- Sept. 23: Greg Richter.
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.
Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.
- Sept. 21: Visiting Artists Series, Karen Becker, cello, and Paul Barnes, piano.
- Sept. 22: Visiting Artists Series, Kenny Werner, jazz piano.
331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- Sept. 17: Flamenco dancer Tamara la Garbancito and flamenco guitarist Raul Gomez, 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Mark T. Gottschall, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Sept. 19: 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.
- Sept. 21. Los Van Van.
- Sept. 23: Richard Thompson Band, Dave Alvin.
864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.
- Sept. 17: Joshua Bell, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall and Edgar Meyer, 8 p.m.
American Jazz Museum
18th and Vine, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 16: Lester "Duck" Warner Quartet, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 17: Pat Morrissey, Art Frank, 8:30 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Karrin Allyson, 8:30 p.m.
- Sept. 20: Ervin Brown, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 23: Ray Reed and Friends, with Ben Kynard, 7 p.m.
Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 17: Don Walser, Hot Club of Cowtown.
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.
- Sept. 18: Frederica von Stade and Chanticleer, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 22: Wesley Kelly, harp, and Judy Johnson, flute, noon.
Friends of Chamber Music
- Sept. 17: Capriccio Stravagante, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 11th and Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo. Sunday Swing, first Sunday of every month.
- Sept. 17: Country singer Collin Raye, 8 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Najee, jazz, R&B and adult contemporary music, 8 p.m.
3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 17: Kevin Mahogany, Patricia Barber, 8 p.m.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth. Performances start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Sept. 21: Harry Belafonte, 8 p.m.
19th and Washburn, White Concert Hall.
- Sept. 19: Pianist Artur Pizarro, 2 p.m.
- Sept. 21: Pianist Artur Pizarro, 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 23: Pianist Artur Pizarro, 7:30 p.m.
Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
- Sept. 23: Sons of Brasil, 7:30 p.m., Harter Student Union.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
(816) 279-1225. 719 Edmond St.
- Sept. 18: "South of the Border," featuring St. Joseph Symphony, Missouri Western Steel Drum Band and STEEL, 8:15 p.m., Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St.
- Sept. 22: "Watcha Gonna Swing Tonight," featuring the Chenille Sisters and James Dapagony's Chicago Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m.
Kansas State Fair
(316) 669-3600 or (800) 362-3247. 2000 N. Poplar.
- Sept. 16: Oak Ridge Boys.
- Sept. 17: The Doobie Brothers, Styx.
- Sept. 18: Jennifer Paige, Mulberry Lane.
- Sept. 19: LeAnn Rimes.
Golden Eagle Casino
(888) 464-5825. Route 1, Kansas Highway 20.
- Sept. 19: Kings of Swing.
The Kansas Coliseum
1229 E. 85th Street North.
- Sept. 17: Bryan White.
DANCE DANCE DANCE
301 W. 13th, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 16-19: "Lord of the Dance."
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.
Johnson County Community College
(913) 469-4450. Red Balloon Theater, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
- Sept. 17: "The Millennium Musical," by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, 8 p.m.
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.
- "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I Pagliacci," Sept. 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26.
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.
- "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," through Sept. 26.
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 Toughest Kid in the World," Sept. 20-Oct. 1.
(816) 531-PLAY, ext. 10. 3820 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
- "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," through Sept. 19.
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.
- "Moon Over Buffalo," through Oct. 2.
Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts
(785) 273-1191. 215 S.E. Seventh. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.
- "The Sound of Music," Sept. 17-19.
Great Plains Theatre Festival
(785) 263-4574. Third and Mulberry. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- "Gershwin Rhapsody," Sept. 17-26.
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.
- Sept. 16: "My Life to Live," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Sept. 17-18: "Notting Hill," 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Sept. 17-18: "Project Grizzly," midnight.
- Sept. 21 and 23: "Waking Ned Divine," 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.
- Sept. 16: Reading and book signing by author Amy Blackmarr, author of "House of Steps, 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 19: Geek Beat, 2 p.m.
- Sept. 22: Book signing by Kevin Brownlow, author of "Mary Pickford Rediscovered," 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Sept. 22: Gay and Lesbian discussion group, 7 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.
Hastings Books Music and Video
832-0719. 1900 W. 23rd.
- Sept. 18: Story time, with "Arthur" books, 2 p.m.
- Humane Society Drive, Sept. 19-Sept. 25.
- Sept. 21: Animal day story time, 2 p.m.
- Sept. 16: "What is Jazz?," lecture by Dick Wright, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- Sept. 23: "Major Periods in Jazz," lecture by Dick Wright, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.
- Sept. 16: Lecture by science fiction writer John Kessel, 7 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union.
- Sept. 16: Reading and book signing by Wayne Johnson, author of "Don't Think Twice," 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Oread Bookshop, Kansas Union.
- Sept. 17: Colloquium featuring "Hyperbolic Slang, Maudlin Sentimentalism and Tragicomic Bubble and Squeak," by John Kessel, 10 a.m., conference room, Hall Center for the Humanities.
- Sept. 21: Dedication of Linton-McCann Reading Room, with Kevin Brownlow, 1:30 p.m., Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth.
- Sept. 21: "An Evening with Kevin Brownlow," 7:30 p.m., 3139 Wescoe Hall.
- Sept. 23: Colloquium with Kevin Brownlow on television documentaries, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth.
Kansas University football
Memorial Stadium, Kansas University. Home games with asterisk. Dates and times subject to change.
- Sept. 18: Colorado, TBA.
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.
- Sept. 22: "Urban Indians: Native American Writers of the '90s," "The Grass Dancer," with Denise Low, Haskell Indian Nations University, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
749-1972. 644 Mass.
- Sept. 22: Screening of "It Happened Here," with question-and-answer session with Kevin Brownlow, 7 p.m.
843-2422. Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.
- Sept. 18: Dance with caller Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m.
Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.
- Sept. 22: "The In's and Out's of Pornography: A Panel Discussion," featuring Don Marquis, professor of philosophy, and Charlene Muehlenhard, professor of psychology.
2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
- "Treasures in Wood," exhibit of finely crafted woodwork, through Sept. 19.
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."
13th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 16-18: USA Gymnastics World Team Trials, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 21: World Team Tennis Smash Hits, 7 p.m.
(816) 221-6000. 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 17: "Gallagher -- Interactive Sledge-o-Matic," 8 p.m.
Penn Valley Park
26th and Main, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 18: Fifth Annual Bikers for Babies, 60-mile bike ride for March of Dimes, registration at 8 a.m., departure at 9:30 a.m.
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.
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 18: Greater Kansas City Japan Festival, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., University Center, 50th Street and Rockhill Road.
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tickets: (888) 849-6552.
- Sept. 18-19: "Eastern Escapades."
(785) 262-4500. 1805 S.W. 71st.
- Sept. 17-19: NHRA ET Racing, 8 a.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.
Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
- Sept. 21: Lecture by ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin, 7:30 p.m.
Art Walk Night
Downtown Baldwin, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Sept. 17: Exhibits of artworks and quilts at stores and galleries, "Cup of Java" pottery cup sale and music by harpist Patricia Dillard.
The Kansas Coliseum
1229 E. 85th Street North.
- Sept. 19: Flea market.
Kansas State University
- Sept. 23-25: Third Annual Flint Hills Literary Festival, with readings by Li-Young Lee, 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Cornelius Eady, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Tony Diaz, 9 a.m. Sept. 25, and Linda Hogan, 7 p.m. Sept. 25.
Jackson County Tourism Council
- Sept. 17-18: French Market Arts and Crafts Festival, Courthouse Square.
- Sept. 18: 50th anniversary celebration of Fall River Lake, with a variety of hunting and fishing activities, 8 a.m.-3 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.
- "Flatland Skies, Keith Jacobshagen," through Oct. 3.
- "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," Sept. 18-Nov. 14.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- Sept. 16: Tour du Jour: "Mexican Prints from the Collection of Dave and Reba Williams," with Steve Goddard, senior curator at the Spencer Museum and KU professor of art history, 12:15 p.m.
- Sept. 16: "Durer's Influence," lecture by Dan Kirchhefer, professor of art at Emporia State University, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 19: Family Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- Sept. 22: "KU Perspectives: Mexican Prints from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams," 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Sept. 23: Tour du Jour, "Personal Choices: American Indian Art from a Private Collection," by Andrea Norris, 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.).
- "An Alphabet of Animals: Two Hundred Years of Zoological Illustration," Special Collections, Main Gallery.
- "Three Decades of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library," University Archives.
- "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.
- Sept. 19: "Monarch Migration," ages 7-adult, 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.
- Acoma pottery-making workshop, with Dolores Lewis Garcia and Emma Lewis Mitchell, through Sept. 18.
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. Hands-on history room for children, call for hours.
- "The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
- "The Faces of Downtown Lawrence -- Portrait of a Business Community," through Sept. 21.
- "Homemakers Remember 1924-1999," through Aug. 31.
- Sept. 22-26: Kaw Valley Quilter's Guild 22nd Annual Quilt Show, with display of quilts by guild's founders opening Sept. 18.
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.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, until mid-September.
- Outdoor Art Exhibition.
- "Three Suites: The Art of Craig Subler, Edward Navone and Jim Huck," through Oct. 3.
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.
- "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," through Oct. 3.
- "Architects' Sketchbook," through Oct. 17.
- "In the Absence of Color," through Feb. 27.
- Walk-in tours for "Life and the Arts in the Baroque Palaces of Rome: Ambiente Barocco," 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3.
- Sept. 21: Lecture by sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz, 7 p.m.
- Sept. 22: "Palace and Piazza: Shaping the Image of Baroque Rome," by John Pinto, professor of history of architecture at Princeton University, 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 17: "Party 'Arty '99: Groove," fund-raiser for the museum's educational programs, 8:30 p.m.-1 p.m., McQueeny Lock Building, 530 Pennway, Kansas City, Mo.
- Sept. 17: Kick-off party for the Hispanic Showcase, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Sept. 18: "A Taste of the Good Life," cooking demonstration of 17th-century Italian cuisine, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Italian Cultural Center, 544 Wabash, Kansas City, Mo.
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.
- Sept. 19: Artist's talk with Kendall Buster, 2 p.m.
Kansas City Museum
(816) 483-8300. 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays.
- "Autumn Skies," Sept. 18-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.
- "Croatian, Native American and Hispanic Heritage," through Sept. 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.
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.
The Columbian Museum
(785) 456-2029. 521 Lincoln. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
- Sept. 19: Open house, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Harry S. Truman Library
(816) 833-1400. U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street.
- "The Truman Chryslers," through Sept. 30.
- "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.
- "Kansas Quilts, Past and Present," through Sept. 26.
- "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.
- Sept. 16-17: KU Architecture Student Exhibition.
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.
Cafe Espresso, 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
- Oil pastels by Susan McCarthy, through September.
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.
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. Reception, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 18.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- "Eighth Annual Harvest of Arts Celebration," works by 25 area artists, through September. Reception, 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Sept. 28.
- Tuesday Painters exhibition, through September.
- Books for sale at the Friends of the Library silent auction, through September.
- Photographic history of the Habitat for Humanity, Lawrence Affiliate, through Sept. 30.