to give lecture
Kansas City, Mo. -- John Pinto, professor of architecture history at Princeton University, will speak about the monumental architecture of Baroque Rome during the 17th and 18th centuries at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak.
The lecture, "Palace and Piazza: Shaping the Image of Baroque Rome," is free and open to the public.
Irish dance troupe
returns to Topeka
Topeka -- Tickets go on sale Monday for "Spirit of the Dance," featuring the Dublin Irish International Dance Company, at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth.
The troupe performed two sold-out shows last November at TPAC. The upcoming show offers new choreography, new storylines and new music.
Tickets are available at the TPAC Box Office, (785) 297-9000, and Ticketmaster outlets, (785) 234-4545.
Deadline for creative
writing contest nears
The deadline for submitting entries in the Langston Hughes Creative Writing contest is Oct. 15.
Two $500 awards will be given, one in the poetry category and the other in the fiction category.
To be eligible, a writer must currently live in Douglas County, have lived here for one year prior to submission and be 21 or older. Those who have won the Hughes award or have published a book-length volume of poetry or fiction are not eligible.
Application forms are available at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth, and The Raven Bookstore, 6 E. Seventh, the sponsors of the writing competition.
Winners will be recognized at a celebration and reading Feb. 1, which is Hughes' birthday.