842-3415. 3408 W. Sixth.
- Mondays: Games, bingo and pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
- Thursdays: John Weatherwax and the Junk Yard Jazz, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Saturdays: Games, bingo and pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
749-7699. 601 Kasold Dr. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ten pool tables, daily drink specials, Astros matches the pot for Sunday tournaments.
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. Smackdown --Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sundays. Ready Steady Go --Soul, Motown, Swing, old R&B;, Dance Hall, 10:30 p.m. Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.
- Aug. 17: Proudentall, Pen Ultimate, Kelly Web, Ugly Boyfriend.
- Aug. 18: Truth, Nothingface.
- Aug. 19: Avail, Leatherface, Dillinger Four, Thulium, Cruse.
- Aug. 22: Relapse Records Tour 2000, Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Origin, Bongzilla, Esoteric.
- Aug. 23: Deep Puddle Dynamics.
- Aug. 24: Enon, Starlight Mints, Be Non.
Brown Bear Brewing Co.
331-4338. 729 Mass. Bands play 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DJ Kilby, Monday and Friday nights. Celia, Tuesday nights. Carol Dressler's Acoustic Showcase, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. first Sunday of the month.
- Thursdays: Karaoke.
- Aug. 18: DJ Kilby.
- Aug. 19: Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls.
- Aug. 21: DJ Kilby.
- Aug. 22: Celia.
842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth. Opens 4 p.m. daily.
- Tuesdays-Saturdays: Karaoke.
843-9690. 1803 W. Sixth.
- Wednesdays and Fridays: Bingo, 7 p.m.
Flamingo Dance Academy
331-2227. 1117 Mass.
- Sundays: Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
842-1390. 1020 Mass. Ultra Groove-Funk, Soul & Disco Party, Saturdays. All New Men 101: Beer Babes and Bonding, Mondays. Club Babylon with Fernando Poo from KJHK, Wednesdays. Retro dance night, Thursdays. Ladies Night, Fridays.
- Aug. 22: Melanie, Lonnie Fisher, Scott Martz.
- Aug. 23: Sturgeon Mill, Holstein, P.S.O.
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-HAWK. Just off 23rd Street behind McDonald's. Billiards, darts, foos-ball, NTN and TVs in every booth. DJ, Thursday-Saturday nights. Open 4 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. weekends. Soft Tip Dart League on Tuesdays. DM Goman's Dance Party on Thursdays, Flashback Fridays Retro Dance on Fridays, 105.9 Lazer Saturday Night Dance Party on Saturdays, Soprano Sundays Showtime 8 p.m. Sundays.
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.
- Aug. 17: Sturgeon Mill, local rock.
- Aug. 18: BCR, fusion.
- Aug. 19: The Band that Saved the World, funk rock.
- Aug. 21: The Spanktones Open Jam.
- Aug. 23: Public Relation.
- Aug. 24: New World Gypsies, hippie rock.
J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar
843-0704. 721 Wakarusa Dr., in Wakarusa Plaza. Billiards and 27 TVs. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.
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.
842-0377. 401 N. Second, across the Kansas bridge. 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.
Kaspars Public House
843-9621. 3115 W. Sixth. Darts.
- Wednesdays: Knowledge Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.
- Saturdays: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
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
865-1618. 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.
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: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sundays.
749-5067. 623 Vt. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Darts, pool and shuffleboard. Live music every Saturday.
Harper Market Square on East 23rd.
- Aug. 19: Mike and Bob, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
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.
- Aug. 18: Lonnie Ray Blues Band.
- Aug. 19: Lee McBee and Bill Dye.
- Aug. 23: Blues jam, with Bones.
843-2078. 138 Ala.
- Thursdays: Bingo/pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 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.
3101 E. Gillham, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 20: Cruse, Cruxshadows.
- Aug. 23: Less than Jake, Suicide Madmen.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 17: Battle of the Saxes, with Bobby Watson, Jim Maier, Gerald Dunn and Hal Melia.
- Aug. 18: Kenny Neal.
- Aug. 19: Carl Weathersby.
- Aug. 21: Drag the River, Victor Stands.
- Aug. 22: Brody Buster's 16th Birthday Bash.
- Aug. 23: Buju Banton, Shiloh.
- Aug. 24: Rev. Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys.
47th and Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
- Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.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.
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.
- Aug. 20: "Music of Stephen Foster," by Christine and Jeff Reinhard, 2:30 p.m.
- Aug. 19: "Lord of the Dance," 8 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- Aug. 20: Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Rob Halford, 7 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
- Aug. 22: Motley Crue, Megadeth, Anthrax, 7:30 p.m., Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs.
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.
- Aug. 18-19: "Don Giovanni," with the Kansas City Symphony, 7:30 p.m.
(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Rd., North Kansas City, Mo.
- Sundays: Swing dance, with Dave Stephens, 2 p.m.
"Thursday Live! - Meet Me Downtown" concert series
Ninth and Kansas.
- Aug. 24: Exceptions, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Barnes and Noble
6130 S.W. 17th.
- Aug. 18: Topeka Ascension Orkester.
Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
- Aug. 23: University Theatre rally, 7 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre.
- Aug. 24-28: University Theatre auditions, 7 p.m. nightly, Murphy Hall.
Dale Easton Apple Valley Theater
(888) 634-4219 or (785) 876-2114. Near Lake Perry.
- Saturdays: "The Olde Mill" and "Olio," a vaudeville musical production, 8:30 p.m., through Sept. 30.
- Fridays: "Mail Order Bride" and "Olio," 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 29.
- Aug. 18-19: "Futurism Restated," 9 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 12th and Oread.
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.
- Aug. 19: Garage sale, 8 a.m.-noon.
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.
- "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! The Allan Sherman Musical," through Aug. 27.
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.
- "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine," through Aug. 27.
The New Theatre Restaurant
(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.
- "The Music Man," through Sept. 3.
(816) 333-9481. 4600 Starlight Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8:30 p.m.
- "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," through Aug. 13.
- "Fosse," Aug. 22-27.
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.
- Aug. 19: "The Senior Class," improvisational comedy.
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.
Civil War on the Western Frontier
- "Voices of the Civil War," Civil War Preservation Trust exhibit, through Sept. 23, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- "Widow, Orphans and Other Survivors of Quantrill's Raid," exhibit of Quantrill raid artifacts, through Sept. 25, Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- "Free State Fortress," film, through Sept. 25, Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 17: "Kids, Let's Make Signs" 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- Aug. 17: "Researching Quantrill and His Victims," a look into the museum's files, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 17: "Bullets or Beans: Which Was Best? Civil War Medicine: Cursed or Blessed?" lecture, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
- Aug. 19: "Voices in the Dawn," play, 8 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill.
- Aug. 19: "Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 19: "The Ravine and the Raid," talk, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., gazebo in Watson Park, Seventh and Kentucky.
- Aug. 19: "Children's Indoor Games of the Civil War," 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 19: "Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.a nd 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- Aug. 19: "Children's Outdoor Games of the Civil War," noon-1 p.m., Lawrence Visitors Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 19: "Where Did the Bushwhackers Go to Retire," slide show and discussion, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- Aug. 19: "Why Were the Women Spared," talk, 2 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- Aug. 19: "Women's Dress-Out," talk, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 19: "Bus Tour: Retracing Quantrill's Raiders," 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Eldridge Hotel.
- Aug. 19: "Ride With the Devil," film, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 19: Guided tour of historical Lecompton, 2 p.m., Lecompton Territorial Museum.
- Aug. 20: "Voices in the Dawn," play, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill.
- Aug. 20: "Horse-drawn Trolley Tour: Quantrill's Raid Related Sites," 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.
- Aug. 20: "Untold Stories of Quantrill's Raid," 1:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 20: "The Musis of Stephen Foster," talks and performances, 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
- Aug. 20: "Douglas County: Birthplace of the Civil War," 3 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 20: "Bus Tour: Retracing Quantrill's Raiders," 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Eldridge Hotel.
- Aug. 20: "Ride With the Devil," film, 2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 20: Guided tour of historical Lecompton, 2 p.m., Lecompton Territorial Museum.
- Aug. 21: "Voices in the Dawn," play, 8 a.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill.
- Aug. 21: "Walking Tour: Quantrill's Raid," 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 21: "Children's Outdoor Games of the Civil War," 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 21: "Women's Dress-Out," 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 21: "Tragic Losses, Heroic Triumphs: Lawrence's Quantrill's Raid," talk, 2 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 21: "Ride With the Devil," film, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lawrence Visitor Information Center, Second and Locust.
- Aug. 21: "Stories of the Victims and Survivors," 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill.
- Aug. 21: "137th Anniversary of Quantrill's Raid," lecture, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
- Aug. 21: Candlelight vigil for Quantrill's victims, 8:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds
21st and Harper.
- Aug. 19-20: Country Charm Arts and Crafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
842-3883. 11th and Vermont.
- Homegrown and baked foods, 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.
749-1356. Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, Eighth and Vermont. Dance 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Aug. 19: Dance with caller Jim Williams, music by Calliope.
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.
- Aug. 17: "Bullets or Beans, Which is Best? Civil War Medicine, Cursed or Blessed?" Civil War on the Western Frontier event, 7:30 p.m., auditorium.
Pendleton Country Farm
- Aug. 20: Orienteer Kansas race at Buttlerfly Maize Maze, registration at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m.
843-2422. Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper.
- Aug. 19: Dance with caller Bill Roles and rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m., Senior Center, 745 Vt.
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 20: International Soccer U.S. Women vs. Canada, 2 p.m.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
- "Wonderful World of Puppetry," 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 4.
Fine Arts Theatre
5909 Johnson Dr., Kansas City, Kan.
- Aug. 17: Screening of "Camera Obscura," 7:30 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo
(816) 513-5700. Call (816) 513-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- "Dolphins," "T-Rex Back to the Creataceous" and "Wild California."
- "Winged Wonders Bird Show," through Sept. 4.
- "Nocturnal Safaris," through Sept. 30.
- "Animal Prints Photo Contest," through Aug. 31.
- "Sunset Safaris," through Aug. 31.
(913) 341-2272. 1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
- Aug. 17-19: Abdallah Shrine Rodeo, 7:30 p.m.
Overland Park International Trade Center
115th and Metcalf, Overland Park.
- Aug. 18-20: Kids Fun Fest, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 29 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20.
(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.
- Aug. 18-21: Festival of Butterflies, 9 a.m.-6 p.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.
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.
- "40,000 Years of American Art: The Works of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith," through Aug. 20.
- "Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China," through Sept. 3.
Programs, lectures, films and events
- Aug. 17: "That Obscure Object of Desire," film, 7 p.m.
- Aug. 24: Gallery talk by Yiguo Zhang, curator of "Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China," 6:30 p.m.
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU campus. Hours through Aug. 24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.
- "Achievement Against the Odds: Sumner High School, Kansas City, Kansas, 1905-1978," through mid-September.
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.
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.
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.
- "Voices of the Civil War," through Sept. 25.
- "Underground Railroad in Douglas County, Kansas."
- "The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
Clinton Lake Museum
(785) 748-0800. Route 5. Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and by appointment.
- "Clinton Lake Communities: The First 20 Years, 1854-1874."
- "The Underground Railroad."
- "The J.C. Steele House."
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.
- "From Gems to Gimcracks, The Discovery Place," hands-on gallery for children, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily.
- "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest," through November.
Mulvane Art Museum
(785) 231-1124. 17th and Jewell on the Washburn University campus. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
- Outdoor Art Exhibition.
- "Mennonite Household Arts," through Sept. 29.
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.
- "The Gathering Storm," Civil War projects by Indian Hills Middle School eighth-graders, through Labor Day weekend.
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: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday evenings through November. 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. Group tours by appointment.
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.
- "Drawing and Painting," through Feb. 18.
- "The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks," through Sept. 3.
- Aug. 19: "Back to the Future."
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.
- Works by John Bisbee and Robert Therrien, through Sept. 3.
- "Permanent Collection Works," through Oct. 8.
- Aug. 20: "Before They Could Talk: The Language of the 'Silent' Cinema," "Sunrise," 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. Exhibits also at Town Pavilion, 1111 Main St.
- "Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery," through Sept. 3.
- "Summer Skies," 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 10.
- Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.
Hallmark Visitors Center
(816) 274-3613. Crown Center, 25th and McGee, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and most holidays. Free admission, wheelchair accessible. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
- Creative and Hallmark Keepsake Ornament exhibit.
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.
- "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," through Aug. 26.
- "The Doll: Explorations in Doll Making," through Oct. 28.
Union Station-Science City
Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
- Aug. 19: "Generations of Jazz," with Bobby Watson and others, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
- Aug. 18-19: "Raiders of the Lost Ark," film, 8 p.m.
- "Mysteries of Egypt," "Encounter in the Third Dimension," "Mark Twain's America," "Sky Quest."
- "Pink Floyd's The Wall," 10:15 p.m., 11 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
- Laser Shows, "Laser Magic," 5:30 p.m., "Laser Retro," 7 p.m., Laser Hipnotica," 8:30 p.m., "Laseropolis," 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, "Laser Metallica," 10:45 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
- "Rendezvous with a Comet," 11 a.m., 12:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
- "Magic of Flight," 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
- "PopMania," 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
- "Union Station Stories," 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m.., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays.
- "Science City Live!," 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays.
- "Under the Clock KCUR," radio program, 11 a.m. Fridays.
- "If These Walls Could Talk," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
- Union Station tours, 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sundays.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
2818 Frederick Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
- Wood and bronze sculptures by Brent Collins, through Sept. 3.
- Landscape paintings by Charles Gruppe and Western illustrations by John Falter, through Sept. 3.
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.
Harry S. Truman Library
(816) 833-1400. U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street.
- Exhibition of Truman's high school theme books.
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.
- "Dear Friends: Views of the American West from the Collection of R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard," through Sept. 3.
- Aug. 17: Talk on storm spotting by Bruce Jones, meteorologist, 8:30 p.m.
The Art Cornerstone
843-4750. 925 Iowa.
- Works by Craig Calnan, through Aug. 17.
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.
865-0502. 1012 Mass. www.carmesi.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
- Original ceramics, glass works, jewelry and artwork by Thomas Hart Benton, D. Brown, D. Dunkley, K. Campbell, Free State Glass, M. Jones, J.G. Kellas, E. Lerner, B. Maurland, C. Schaffer, P. Shopen and S. Teicher.
Celia Smith Studio
843-8417. 907 W. 27th Terrace. Hours: By appointment only.
- Symbolic and narrative paintings; holistic portraits, prints and cards.
Kristin Dempsey Portraiture and Fine Art Studio
749-3368 or (800) 640-1230, code 01. 1804 Ill. Call for appointment. Web sites: www.dempseyportraits.com; www.kristindempsey.com.
- Pencil, charcoal and oil portraiture, including pets; oil paintings; limited prints, note cards, commercial illustration.
841-2254. 416 E. Ninth.
- Private collection of Marty Olsen.
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, Dunkley, Graham, Haller, Jackson, Johnson, Piller, Sudlow, Underwood, L. Ramberg and Tyner.
The Fields Gallery
842-7187. 712 Mass. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays.
- Oil paintings by Kim Kern, Jodi Brown, Paula Hauser-Leffel, Tom Russell, Adam Kelne and John Anderson.
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.
Iveth Jalinsky Studio
749-4801 or 550-9530. By appointment only. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paintings by Iveth Jalinsky.
10 E. Ninth. Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-midnight Thursdays-Saturdays and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays.
- Works by Mary Ann King and Nick Vacarro.
15 E. Seventh.
- Fine art portraits.
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 note cards.
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 Chamber of Commerce
865-4411. 734 Vt.
- "The Many Moods of Pastels," works by Erika Binns.
Lawrence Arts Center
843-ARTS. 200 W. Ninth.
- Exhibit of artworks by students of Jon Narum, through Aug. 29.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh and Vermont.
- Civil War widow's bonnet, gloves and other artifacts of mourning, through Aug. 31.
- "Inner Visions: Water Media and Mixed Media," works by Nancy Christy Moore, through August.
- "Art in Special Places in Douglas County," sponsored by the Lawrence Photo Alliance competition, August.
- "Pelathe Youth Photography Workshops," August.
Odyssey Design Studio
842-8759. 2730 Belle Haven Drive. By appointment only.
- Featuring murals, trompe l'oeil, faux fashions, furniture, floor cloths and restorations by Nancy Ness.
- Contemporary mixed media by Don Beaulieu, through Sept. 26.
- Original artworks for auction by the Sierra Club, through Sept. 26.
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.
- Mixed-media Zen paintings by Mike Moses.
- "Colors of Summer," acrylic paintings and collages by Celia Heintz.
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.
- "Kansas Symphony: A Collection of New Paintings," by Louis Copt.
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 Ron Hinton, Julie Koebbe, Kathleen Clark.
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. Available for rental. Gallery hours: 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Poetry reading and open mike, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., third Wednesday of each month. Drum circle, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., fourth Wednesday of each month. For information on ongoing classes, call 840-0450.
- Sundays: "Alien Craft," sculpture, ceramics, drawings, prints and paintings by Jiri Lonsky, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., through Aug. 27.
- Workshops: Primitive Printmaking, Kids Wave, Body Caretaking, Art of Movement and Chant; Reiki I and II, Kids Bug Out, through Aug. 25.
- Explorative seminars: Seeding and Sprouting, Stone and Herb Healing, Mind Sculpting, Poetry for the Soul, Ancient Metaphysics, throughout summer.
Vormehr and Youngquist Gallery
749-0744. 914 Mass. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Artwork by Gail Youngquist and Vic