Abe & Jake's Landing
841-5855 8 E. Sixth St. (parking in Lawrence Riverfront Plaza) Riverside Coffee, Soda Fountain, Candy Shoppe & Art Gallery open Thursday-Sunday. Abe & Jake's Pub open Tuesday-Sunday.
Dec. 14: The Confessors with Lee McBee, 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: Key West Jazz, 6:30 p.m., Lonesome Hank and the Heartaches, 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 21: The Confessors with Lee McBee, 9:30 p.m.
842-3415. 3408 W. Sixth St.
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. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ten pool tables, daily drink specials, Astros matches the pot for Sunday tournaments.
Bambino's Italian Cafe
832-8800. 1801 Mass. Music by acoustic singer-songwriters on Thursday-Sunday nights.
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 mic, Mondays.
Dec. 14: Isotope 217, Chicago Underground Duo.
Dec. 15: Deans' Metal Birthday Bash with Pro-Pain, Origin, The Exoteric, Punchline, Not Waving But Drowning, Dead Orchestra and Wake.
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.
842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth St. Opens 4 p.m. daily.
843-9690. 1803 W. Sixth St.
Wednesdays and Fridays: Bingo, 7 p.m.
Flamingo Dance Academy
331-2227. 1117 Mass.
Sundays: Swing dance, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
842-1390. 1020 Mass. Ultra Groove-Funk, Soul & Disco Party, Saturdays. All New Men 101: The Subliminal Beat Project, Mondays. Acoustic Lounge, Tuesdays. Live local music, Wednesdays. Retro dance party, Thursdays. Ladies Night, Fridays. Pump-all new dance night, Saturdays.
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.
Dec. 17: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
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.
Dec. 14: Space Pocket.
Dec. 15: Sugadaddies.
Dec. 16: Bel Airs.
Dec. 18: The Spanktones.
Dec. 20: Mr. FieldTrip.
Dec. 21: Kate Schrock with Kathleen Lague.
J.B. Stout's Grill & Bar
843-0704. 721 Wakarusa, 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.
842-0377. 401 N. Second St., 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 St. 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.
The Laughing Dog Saloon
841-1533. 1910 Haskell Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Live music Friday nights.
Dec. 15: Blue Condition, 9 p.m.
Pat's Blue Rib'N Barbecue
865-1618. 1618 W. 23rd St. Live music every Friday night. Hours: 10 a.m.-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.
Raoul's Velvet Room
842-7800. 815 N.H.
Wednesdays: DJ Kirby from Mix 93.3.
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.
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.
Wednesdays: Heads, Hands & Feat, 9 p.m.-midnight.
Dec. 15: Big Woody's Blues Revue.
Dec. 16: Lee McBee and Bill Dye.
843-2078. 138 Ala.
Thursdays: Bingo/pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main streets. 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 St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 15: Bluetonium, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.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 Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club
(816) 753-1909. 3402 Main St.
Dec. 14: Steph Hewett & the Reasons, Welterweights, Snakebite Orphans.
Dec. 15: Coyote Project, 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 16: Superwolf, Memphis Black.
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 14: Lawrence Wright and the Outlets.
Dec. 15: Seth Walker.
Dec. 16: Drew Weaver and the Alvarados.
Dec. 17: K.C. Blues Society's 20th Anniversary Celebration, 4 p.m.
Dec. 18: Steph Hewett, Kristie Stremel, Julia Peterson, Post Orgasmic Trauma.
Dec. 19: Bidets, Nortons, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Az One.
Dec. 21: BCR Winter Solstice Show, 8:30 p.m.
(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 15: Hairy Apes BMX, Nevolutio.
Dec. 16: The Creature Comforts, 15 Minutes Fast, Shotzee.
Dec. 18: Billy Goat reunion.
Dec. 20: Dale Watson.
Jazz Louisiana Kitchen
511 Melody Lane, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Dec. 14: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Dec. 21: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Jazz Louisiana Kitchen
39th Street and State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 20: Bluetonium with Lee McBee, 8 p.m.
New Point Grille
44th Street and S.W. Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 14: David Basse, Greg Richter, Joe Cartwright.
Dec. 15: David Basse, Greg Richter, Joe Cartwright, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Dec. 16: David Basse, Greg Richter, Joe Cartwright, 7 p.m.-1 a.m..
Dec. 18: Carl Peterson live radio show with David Basse, Greg Richter, Craig Akin, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19: Dan Bliss, Jim Decker, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Dec. 20: Efan Padwar, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Dec. 21: David Basse, Greg Richter, Joe Cartwright, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Stanford and Sons
504 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Mondays: Open mic night, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Best of Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
47th and Pennsylvania streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Old World Cafe
(785) 271-5910. 5217 SW 28th Court.
Fridays: Dan Kozak Saxophonia. Saturdays: Dan Kozak Jazz Trio.
P.T.'s Caffe Espresso
4025 S.W. 10th St.
Dec. 15: Rick Bruner, 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Dec. 15: "Noel Noel," Lawrence Women's Chorale, 8 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.
Dec. 16: KANU Goodtime Radio Revue featuring Measure x Measure, Topeka Festival Singers, Judy Coder and Blue Stem.
Dec. 17: Lawrence City Band Concert.
Dec. 21: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Kemper.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
416 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 14: Tallis Scholars, 7 p.m.
UMKC Conservatory of Music
(816) 235-2700 (ticket office). Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in White Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Dec. 16: "Make We Joy," holiday program by the Scholars of London.
707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 16: "A Festival of Holiday Music," the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m., and Mark T. Gottschall, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Kansas City Symphony
(816) 471-0400. Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central streets, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, unless otherwise noted.
Dec. 14-16: "The Magic of Christmas," Music Hall.
(816) 842-5500. 12th and Central streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 15: Wayman Tisdale, 8 p.m.
Dec. 17: "A Family Christmas," Kansas City Chorale, 2 p.m.
St. Agnes Church
5250 Mission Road, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Dec. 19: "A Family Christmas," Kansas City Chorale, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: JazzTrax Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m.
(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Road, North Kansas City, Mo.
Sundays: Swing dance, with Dave Stephens, 2 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Cathedral
701 S.W. Eighth St.
Dec. 18: "Sounds of the Season," 8 p.m.
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.
"1940's Radio Hour Christmas 1942," through Jan. 7.
(816) 474-6552. 2450 Grand Blvd., Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 10 a.m. and noon Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
"Little House on the Prairie," through Dec. 29.
(816) 474-4444. 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 16: "The Snow Queen," 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Lighten Up Playhouse
(816) 474-4386. 323 W. Eighth St. 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 Christmas Bette 2000," through Jan. 1.
Missouri Repertory Theatre
(816) 235-2700. Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry streets, 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.
"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 27.
The New Theatre Restaurant
(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.
"The Sanders Family," through Feb. 4.
Theatre for Young America
(913) 831-1400. Mission Center Mall, 4881 Johnson Drive, 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 Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 22.
(816) 531-PLAY, ext. 10. 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch," through Dec. 31.
"The Santaland Diaries," through Dec. 23.
Topeka Civic Theatre
Box office, (785) 357-5211. Dinner and non-dinner seating. Box office, Gage and S.W. Eighth streets. 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.
"Monkey Business," musical, through Dec. 30.
"Ice Wolf," through Dec. 17.
Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth St.
Dec. 15-17: The Nutcracker.
Great Plains Theatre
(785) 263-4574. Third and Mulberry streets. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, through Dec. 24.
The Bay Leaf
Dec. 15: Book signing by Jody Johnson, "All Grownup and Nothing to Eat: a guide to cooking and entertaining for college students and young professionals," 6 p.m.-9 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.
Centenary United Methodist Church
Fourth Street and Elm.
Festival of Nativities, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 24.
Hastings Books Music and Video
832-0719. 1900 W. 23rd St.
Dec. 15: Book signing by Jody Johnson, "All Grownup and Nothing to Eat: a guide to cooking and entertaining for college students and young professionals," 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Lawrence Barn Dance Assn.
749-1356. Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, Eighth Street and Vermont. Dance 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Dec. 16: Caller's Pot Pourri, music by Prairie Dog, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center Dance nnex.
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.
Dec. 20: "Holiday Cookie Decorating, Gift Paper and Card Making for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza," 11 a.m., Auditorium.
749-1972. 644 Mass.
Dec. 16: Goodtime Radio Revue, 8 p.m.
The Raven Bookstore
749-3300. 6 E. Seventh St.
Dec. 21: Book signing by Scott Phillips, "The Ice Harvest," 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
843-2422. Building 1, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st Street and Harper.
Dec. 16: Caller Bill Roles, Rounds with Wally and Jeanette Kelly, 7:30 p.m.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
Ice skating, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, November and December.
Santa at Crayola Christmas Land, through Dec. 24.
Heritage Homespun Holidays Christmas Package
Holiday events, tours and displays at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate, the Vaile Victorian Mansion and 1859 Marshal's Home, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturdays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30.
Kansas City Zoo
(816) 513-5700. Call (816) 513-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
"The IMAX Nutcracker," through Dec. 31.
"Dolphins," "T-Rex Back to the Creataceous" and "Wild California."
"Michael Jordan to the Max," through Jan. 31.
"WildLights!" 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through Dec. 31.
(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.
"Trains Across Rural America," through Jan. 6.
Dec. 16: Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cafe Thyme.
Dec. 17: Mariah Wind Trio, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 17: Holiday Tea, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
(913) 721-1075. 630 Hall of Fame Drive.
"Santa's Express," Dec. 16-17, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Santa Fe Depot
(800) 234-1854. 200 S. 10th St.
Dec. 19-23: Trolley Tour of Lights, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.
Dec. 21-23: Living Nativity, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
(316) 662-2305. 1100 N. Plum.
"Michael Jordan to the Max," Dec. 15-Jan. 1.
"Holiday Wonderland" and "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas" at Justice Planetarium, Dec. 15-Jan. 1.
"To Fly" and "Wild California," ongoing in Carey IMAX.
"Night Sky Live!" and "Voyage to the Planets," ongoing at Justice Planetarium.
"Laser Fun II," "Backstreet Boys/'N Sync," "Metallica" and "Rich Mullins" laser shows, ongoing.
Restoration of the Liberty Bell 7, 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.
"Contemporary Photographs: Rethinking the Genres," through Dec. 17.
"A Writer's Vision: Prints and Drawings by Gunter Grass," through Dec. 30.
Programs, lectures, films and events
Dec. 14: Kansas City Archivists meeting, 2 p.m., followed by "Collecting the Web: Issues of Capture, Access and Preservation," lecture by Becky Schulte, 3:30 p.m.
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU campus. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays (Kansas Collection and Special Collections only).
"Early Maps of New England," Main Gallery.
Kansas University Natural History Museum
864-4540 or 864-4450. On Jayhawk Blvd. 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.
"Rock Art," through April 1.
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.
Hand-Tufted Rug Exhibit by Jack Newcomb, through Jan. 8
"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 St. 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.
Mulvane Art Museum
(785) 231-1124. 17th and Jewell streets 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.
Washburn Art Faculty Exhibit Bi-Annual show, through Dec. 22.
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.
"Tempus Fugit: Time Flies," through Dec. 31.
"Snake Cult Goddesses of Ancient India," through Jan. 7.
"Art Part," Elizabeth Murray, beginning Nov. 12, Kirkwood Hall.
Dec. 15: Reel Time: "Koyaanisqatsi," 7 p.m.
"Tempus Fugit: Time Flies," 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 31.
Holiday Shop, through Dec. 31.
Dec. 15: Milt Abel, 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.
"Sandra Scolnik: Self Portraits," through Jan. 7.
"Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000," Dec. 15- March 4. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
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.
"Storybook Garden Exhibit," through Dec. 31.
Fairy Princess holiday visit, noon-4 p.m., Dec. 16.
"Autumn Skies," exhibit, through Dec. 17.
Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.
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.
A Very Fifties Christmas, through Dec. 30.
Hallmark Visitors Center
(816) 274-3613. Crown Center, 25th and McGee streets, 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.
J.C. Hall Christmas Trees, year-round.
Exhibit of the 40 year partnership of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz and Hallmark, through Dec. 31.
Lanesfield School Historic Site
(913) 893-6645. 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton.
Nov. 25-Dec. 30: Christmas at Lanesfield.
Dec. 16: A Country School Christmas, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 17: Christmas Storytelling with Jackie Rozine, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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. River and Prairie Storyweavers, 1 p.m.
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.
"Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets," 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
"Remember the Children: Daniel's Story" exhibit, through March 18.
"True Colors," 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. , 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon, 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
"Good Vibrations," 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
"Challenger Learning Center's Rendezvous With a Comet," Family Missions, 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.
"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.-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.
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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
2818 Frederick Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.
"Timely Timeless Art," through Dec. 31.
The Marshall Collection, through Dec. 31.
"Shafer Bronzes and Celluloid Boxes," through Dec. 31.
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.
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.
"In His Steps: Thomas Hart Benton and His Followers," through Dec. 17.
"Kansas Artist Craftsmen Assn. Member's Exhibition," through Jan. 7.
"From the Red Barn: Three-dimensional Work by Lester Raymer," through Jan. 7.
"After Hours: The Museum Professional as Artist," through Jan. 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 and holidays.
The Art Cornerstone
843-4750. 925 Iowa.
Works by Steve Elder, through December.
Works by Paul Penny, December-January.
Artframes Gallery and
Artforms Sculpture Garden
842-1991. 912 Ill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays or by appointment.
Art Whore Gallery
832-1633. Suite B, 512 E. Ninth St.
Back to the Garden
749-3109. 619 N. Second St., one block north of Kansas River bridge. Works by Celestial Ironworks and other unique art for house and garden.
Back to the Garden
1017 Mass. (second location). Works by Celestial Ironworks and other unique art for house and garden.
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.
Holiday jewelry show, featuring works by Ellen Casagrande.
Cafe Espresso, 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
Lawrence Photo Alliance Show, through December.
The Bourgeois Pig
843-1001. 6 E. Ninth St. Hours: 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.
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, S. Teicher, Lisa and John Ross, Chuck and Murf Dixon, Terry Miller, Albo Glass, Bob Gent and Hartzell Grey.
Celia Smith Studio
843-8417. 907 W. 27th Terrace. Hours: By appointment only.
Symbolic and narrative paintings; holistic portraits, prints and cards.
Community Drop-In Center
10th Street and Kentucky. Hours: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Paintings by K. T. Walsh, through Dec. 31.
Creative Hand Studio
832-9413. 2504 Westdale Road. Call for an appointment.
Original art by Barbara Jarvis, including paintings, collages, wall designs, borders, art arrangement and hanging.
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 St.
Oil paintings by Retta Backus, through Jan. 31.
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.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays.
Oil paintings by John Anderson, Jodi Brown, Adam Kleine, Kim Kern, Paula Hauser Leffel, Tom Russell, Colette Bangert, Ryan Paget.
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. email@example.com.
Paintings by Iveth Jalinsky.
10 E. Ninth St. 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.
Oil paintings by Elaine Matt, through Dec. 31.
15 E. Seventh St.
Fine art portraits.
Jennifer Immel Oldridge Home Studio
331-3090. 112 W. 15th St. 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.
Karla Nathan Home Studio
832-2835. 1754 E. 1200 Road. Open by appointment.
Hand-painted antique furniture, floral and landscape watercolors, murals and faux finishes.
Kansas Union Gallery
Level 4. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Works by Thomas Klocke, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Dec. 21.
843-7749. 18711 Jefferson Hills Drive. 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.
Bert Nash Community Health Center, posters, December.
Lawrence Arts Center
843-ARTS. 200 W. Ninth St.
Dec. 5-22: Holiday Invitational Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
"Eight Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose," Celia Smith, visitor's entrance, through December.
Lawrence Public Library
Seventh Street and Vermont.
Visiting Nurses Assn. tabletop exhibit, south entrance.
Senior High Art, through Dec. 18.
"Down and Out in Lawrence: Views of the City as Seen by Its Homeless," photo exhibit sponsored by a Lawrence Arts Commission grant, through Dec. 30.
Photos by Robert Hickerson, lower level, December.
1506 Engel Road, Kansas University campus. Hours: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sundays.
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.
Out of Nature into Paper