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December 6, 2001

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NIGHTLIFE

LAWRENCE
Abe & Jake's Landing

785-312-7116. 8 E. Sixth St. (limited parking in Lawrence Riverfront Plaza) Abe & Jake's Pub open Tuesdays-Fridays, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturdays noon-2 a.m.
Tuesdays: Singer-songwriter night.
Thursdays: DJ Randy Foster.
Dec. 7: Taboot.
Dec. 8: Shaking Tree, The Draft.

American Legion
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.

Astros Billiards
749-7699. 601 Kasold. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Fourteen 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 Thursday-Sunday nights.
Dec. 8: Mike Roberts, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

The Bottleneck
841-5483. 737 N.H. Club with dance floor and live music, featuring local and out-of-town bands. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Sundays: Smackdown Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m. Karaoke with Super Ton Ton, 11 p.m.
Mondays: KJHK presents open mike night.
Dec. 7: The Band That Saved The World CD release party.
Dec. 8: Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise.
Dec. 12: The Rock A Teens, The Electricities.

Brown Bear Brewing Co.
331-4338. 729 Mass. Bands play 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DJ Kilby, Monday and Friday nights. DJ JP, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Carol Dressler's Acoustic Showcase, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. first Saturday of the month. Karaoke, first Thursday of ever month.

Duffy's Tavern
842-7030. Ramada Inn, 2222 W. Sixth St. Opens 4 p.m. daily.
Tuesdays-Saturdays: Karaoke.

Eagle's Lodge
843-9690. 1803 W. Sixth St.
Wednesdays and Fridays: Bingo, 7 p.m.

Flamingo Dance Academy
331-2227. 1117 Mass.
Fridays: Retro night dance party, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Sundays: Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

The Granada
842-1390. 1020 Mass. Rewind with DJ Michael Scott, Thursdays. Ladies Night, Fridays. XS with DJ Shaud, Saturdays.
Dec. 8: Bilal.

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.
Dec. 9: Billy Ebeling, 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.

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.
Dec. 6: DJ Stupac, Snazzy.
Dec. 7: Majestics Rhythm Revue.
Dec. 8: Strange Pleasures.
Dec. 12: Matt Buff's Comedy Show, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m, Anything Goes.
Dec. 13: New Orleans Juice.

JB Stouts Sports Bar
& Grill

843-0704. 721 Wakarusa Dr.
Sundays: Service Industry Night from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ, dancing, free pool.

Johnny's Tavern
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.
Mondays: Lawrence Dart League.
Wednesdays: Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.
Saturdays: Karaoke.
Dec. 6: Billy Ebeling, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

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
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.
Dec. 7: DJ Platinum, DJ Eclypz, DJ Aether, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

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: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sundays.
Dec. 6: Grand Champeen, Last of the V8s.

Rick's Place
749-5067. 623 Vt. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Darts, pool and shuffleboard. Live music every Saturday.
Set-Em-Up-Jack's
Harper Market Square on East 23rd St.
Tuesdays: Open jam, 9 p.m.-midnight.
Fridays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Shenago Lounge
2907 W. Sixth. Pool tables. Hours: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon to 2 a.m.-Saturdays Sundays.

Stu's Midtown Tavern
749-1666. 925 Iowa. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Two pool tables, four dart boards, Golden Tee 2002. Live music Friday and Saturday nights.
First and third Wednesdays: Heads, Hands & Feat, 9 p.m.-midnight.
Second Wednesdays: Eddie Haskell's Middle Finger.
Dec. 7: Lee McBee & the Confessors.

Tremors
838-4623. 729 N.H. Hours: 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays.

VFW
843-2078. 138 Ala.
Thursdays: Bingo/pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

BALDWIN
Espress Yourself

(785) 594-9909. 713 High St. All concerts start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Dec. 7: Russ Kapp and John Thompson.

TONGANOXIE
Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse Restaurant

(913) 369-2337. 427 E. Fourth St.
Fridays: Tom Eversole on baby grand piano, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Live jazz, featuring Mr. Van's Jazz Band, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Glen's Opry
(913) 631-2591. Fourth and Main streets. Alcohol- and smoke-free environment.
Saturdays: Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

KANSAS CITY
The Beaumont Club

(816) 561-2668. 4050 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 11: Kottonmouth Kings, Primer 55, Mix Mob, Bionic Jive.

Big Daddy's Cajun Kitchen
(816) 471-3339. 112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Jam, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Blayney's
(816) 561-3747. 415 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Saturdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Danny's Big Easy
1610 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 8: Billy Ebeling & the Late For Dinner Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club
(816) 753-1909. 3402 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. All shows start at 10 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Dec. 6: Namelessnumberlessheadman, Stella Link.
Dec. 7: Filthy Jim, Bible of the Devil, Season to Risk.
Dec. 8: Ultimate Fakebook.
Dec. 13: Cross Canadian, Ragweed.

El Torreon
(816) 419-7278. 3101 E. Gillham, Kansas City, Mo. Shows are all-ages and start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Dec. 8: Tanka Ray CD release party featuring Hundson Falcons, GC5, Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, Roustabouts.
Filling Station
(816) 767-9999. 11515 Hickman Mills Dr., Kansas City, Mo.
Fridays: DJ 101 Mike Savage.

Grand Emporium
(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. All shows start at 9 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Mondays: Brother Ike's Rural Grit Happy Hour, 6 p.m.
Fridays: Brody Buster's Rush-Hour Rendezvous, 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: Royal Blue Matinee with Millage Gilbert, 4 p.m.
Dec. 6: Nick Curran.
Dec. 7: Chris Duarte, Scarlet Runner.
Dec. 8: Chris Duarte, Scott Ellison.
Dec. 10: Go Generation, Silvermen, Dolemites.
Dec. 11: Deke Dickerson, Rumblejetts.
Dec. 12: Over the Rhine, Kim Taylor.
Dec. 13: KC Blues Society Jam featuring Cotten Candy.

The Hurricane
(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. All shows start at 9 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Dec. 7: Pat Green, Victor Stands.
Dec. 8: Ultimate Fakebook, National Fire Theory, Panic in Detroit.
Dec. 12: No Lessons, All Good Things, Ryan Imming.
Dec. 13: Blue October, Cyclamatic.

Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen
119th and Strang Line Road, Overland Park.
Dec. 12: Billy Ebeling, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

The Levee
(816) 561-2821. 16 W. 43rd St., Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesdays: Round Midnite featuring Wes Blackman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: Simplexity, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m.
Fridays: Scott Newcomer, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Groove Agency, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturdays: Camp Harlow, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Lucky Brewgrille
(913) 403-8571. 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission.
Wednesdays: DJ Bobby Keys.
Fridays: DJ Bobby Keys.
Saturdays: DJ Steve Thorell.

Missie B's
(816) 561-0625. 805 W. 39th.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Karaoke.
New Point Grille
44th Street and Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Dec. 6-8: David Basse.
Dec. 12: David Basse & Angela Hagenbach.
Dec. 13: New Point Trio.

O'Dowd's Little Dublin
(816) 561-2700. 4742 Pa., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 8: DJ Rico.

The Peanut
(913) 648-4242. 7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park, Kan.
Tuesdays: Acoustic open mike.
Thursdays and Saturdays: Karaoke.

The Roxy
(913) 236-6211. 7230 W. 75th St., Overland Park.
Mondays: Magia Latina Band.
Tuesdays: Thulium.
Wednesdays: Billy & the Voodoo Kittens.
Thursdays & Sundays: Phil Callier.

Sparkbar
(816) 421-5949. 9th & Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesdays: Body Electric featuring Miss Michaela, Thatonegurl.
Wednesdays: Downtown Lounge featuring Flotilla, Khalil.
Thursdays: Organic featuring DJ konsept.
Fridays: Open mike night.
Saturdays: Natural Disaster.

Stanford and Sons
(816) 753-5653. 504 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
Mondays: Open mike night, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Best of Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Tomfooleries
(816) 753-0555 47th and Pennsylvania streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Thursdays: Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Waldo Bar
7438 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
Fridays: Velvet Freeze.

WJ McBride's
(913) 451-3100. 12030 Blue Valley Pkwy., Overland Park.
Tuesdays: Bob Reeder.
Dec. 9: Faelic Storm.

TOPEKA
Blind Tiger

417 S.W. 37th St.
Dec. 8: Mark Gottschall and Clark Jamison, 9 p.m.
Club Rio
534 N. Kansas, in Historic North Topeka. Wednesdays: Golden Oldies with 99.3FM' Louie-Louie, Thursdays: Blues night, with local blues bands, Fridays: Classic Country-local country bands, Saturdays: Latin night, local Mexican bands, Sundays: Teen night.

Old World Cafe
(785) 271-5910. 5217 SW 28th Court.
Fridays: Dan Kozak Saxophonia.
Saturdays: Dan Kozak Jazz Trio.

Remington's Nite Club
(785) 271-8700. 1155 Wanamaker Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Wed.-Sat.
Wednesdays: Free dance lessons, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays: V100 Rock Night, free pool, 9 p.m.-11 p.m.; Thursday Night at the Fights, live boxing.
Fridays: Ladies Night.
Saturdays: 2 Steppin' and Line Dancin'.

Shakers Night Club
(785) 232-3300. 124 S.W. Eighth.
Mondays: Male Elite Dancers, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Live music, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesdays: Karaoke, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursdays: Jam session, with John Henderson and friends.
Fridays: Big John 39th Street Blues Band.

MUSIC


LAWRENCE
Aimee's Coffeehouse

843-5173. 1025 Mass.
Dec. 9: Lance A. Fahy, Steph Hewett, Alonzo Beardshear, 4 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
946 Vt.
Dec. 7: "Sounds of the Season," Lawrence Women's Chorale, 8 p.m.

Kansas University
Dec. 9: Holiday Vespers, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
Dec. 12: "Opera Workshop," 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m, Alderson Auditorium.
Dec. 13: "Early Music for the Holiday Season," 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.
Dec. 10: Joyce Castle, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall.
Dec. 12: Chun and Koenig concert, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall.

Lawrence High School
1901 La.
Dec. 11: Fifth annual Prism Concert, Lawrence High School Marching Lions, 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Liberty Hall
749-1912. 644 Mass.
Dec. 7: The Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, The Appleseed Cast.

KANSAS CITY
Concerts
Folly Theater

(816) 474-4444. 12th and Central streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 8: Herbie Mann Quartet, 8 p.m.

Grace and Holy Trinity
Cathedral

(816) 474-8260. 13th and Broadway streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 9: Baltimore Consort, 2 p.m.

Hale Arena
1800 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 6: Slipknot, 40 Below Summer, In Flames.

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.
Dec. 7-8: Cyrus Chestnut: "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
Dec. 9: Winter Choral Concert, 3 p.m.

Kansas City Chorale
(816) 931-8273.
Dec. 8: "A Child's Christmas," Church of the Nativity, 119th and Mission Rd., 2 p.m.

Kansas City Music Hall
(816) 471-1100. 13th and Central, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 13-16: "The Magic of Christmas," with the Kansas City Symphony. Dec. 13-15, 8 p.m.; Dec. 15-16, 2 p.m.

The Madrid Theatre
(816) 753-4909. 3810 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
Fridays: ballroom and salsa dancing.

Memorial Hall
(816) 931-3330. 600 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, Kan.
Dec. 12: Barenaked Ladies, Jessica Simpson, Michelle Branch, Nelly Furtado, O-Town, The Calling.

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. 6-7: Anima, Brazilian Music Residency.
Dec. 7: Musica Nova.
Dec. 8: "A Brazilian Holiday" with Anima.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
Word of Life Church

3902 N. Riverside Dr.
Dec. 8: St. Joseph Symphony Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m.

OTTAWA
Carnegie Cultural Center

501 S. Main.
Dec. 7-8: Carnegie Candlelight Christmas, 7 p.m.

Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
(785) 242-8810. Third and Hickory streets. All shows at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8: Joe Diffie, 7:30 p.m.

DANCE


LAWRENCE
Dance Academy

331-2227. 1117 Mass.
Sundays: Swing dance, 9 p.m.-midnight; salsa and swing lessons, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

University Dance Company
864-4264.
Dec. 6: New Dance/Theatre/Music, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Theatre, Robinson Center.

KANSAS CITY
Johnson County Community College

(913) 469-4455. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
"Winterdance," Miller-Marley Youth Ballet, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Kansas City Ballet
Midland Theatre, 1228 Main, Kansas City, Mo., unless otherwise noted. Ticket office, (816) 931-3330; information, (816) 931-2232.
Dec. 7-23: The Nutcracker.

WESTWOOD
YouthFront Auditorium

4715 Rainbow Blvd.
"Mystery of Christmas," ballet, Dec. 6, 1 p.m.; Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

THEATER


LAWRENCE
Kansas University

Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787.
"Lerner and Loewe: Broadway Musicals from 'Brigadoon' to 'Camelot,'" KU for Lawrence series, Oldfather Studio, 7 p.m.

Lawrence Arts Center
200 W. Ninth St.
Dec. 11: "Our Security," Sarah Harrington, performance art exhibition, 7 p.m.

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, unless otherwise noted.
"The Sound of Music," through Dec. 9.

Lied Center
864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.
Dec. 6: "My Fair Lady," 7:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY
The Coterie

(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 by the Shores of Silver Lake," through Dec. 30.

Folly Theater
(816) 474-4444. 300 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 8: Herbie Mann Quartet, 8 p.m.

Just Off Broadway Theatre
31st and Broadway streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 7-8: "Need a Little Christmas, 8 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.

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. 29.

The New Theatre
Restaurant

(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.
"Lumber Jacks in Love," through Feb. 3.

Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
(913) 894-9701. Fine Arts Theater, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission. Performances at 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays.
Dec. 8: "Lost, Lonely and Vicious," 10:30 p.m
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.
"A Partridge in a Pear Tree," through Dec. 22.

Unicorn Theatre
(816) 531-PLAY, ext. 10. 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
"The Santaland Diaries," through Dec. 24.
"Fuddy Meers," through Dec. 30.

TOPEKA
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.
"Honky Tonk Angels," through Dec. 29.

Topeka Performing Arts Center
(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth St.
Dec. 7: "My Fair Lady," 8 p.m.

ATCHISON
Theatre Atchison

(913) 367-1647.
Dec. 7-8: "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m.

MISCELLANY


LAWRENCE
Art in the Park

South Park, 11th Street and Massachusetts.
First Sunday of May: Various artist booths and musical entertainment.

Centenary United Methodist Church
Fourth Street and Elm.
"Festival of the Nativities," Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ecumenical Christian
Ministries
843-4933. 1204 Oread Ave.
Dec. 9: Family barn dance and potluck dinner, 4 p.m.

Farmer's Market
842-3883. 11th Street and Vermont.
Homegrown and baked foods, 4 p.m.-6:30p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Haskell Indian Nations
University

Dec. 8: Dance performance by the Haskell Alaskan Club, Santa Claus, 5p.m., Tecumseh Hall.

Hastings Books Music and Video
832-0719. 1900 W. 23rd St.
Mondays: Pokn League, 7 p.m.
Saturdays: Story times.

Kansas University
Dec. 12: The Opera Workshop, 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., Alderson Auditorium.

Kansas University men's
basketballl

Allen Fieldhouse, Kansas University.
Dec. 8: UMKC, J-TV, 7p.m.
Dec. 12: at Princeton, ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus
2206 E. 23rd St.
Dec. 8: Christmas Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lawrence Arts Center
843-ARTS. Ninth Street and Vermont.
"Call for Words," due by Dec. 21.
Lawrence Arts Center Holiday Invitational Show, through Dec. 21.
Dec. 8: Children's Holiday Shoppe, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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.
Tuesdays:" Bookworms Unite!" book club for 8- to 12-year-olds, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Raven Bookstore
749-3300. 6 E. Seventh St.
Dec. 6: Reading and booksigning, Beth Schultz, Shoreline: Seasons at the Lake, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

University Forum
Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 12: "Future of the College Education."

KANSAS CITY
Central Resource Library

9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park.
Dec. 13: Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Foundation
707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 12: "Healing Beyond the Body," Larry Dossey, M.D., 7:30 p.m.

Crown Center
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical," through Jan. 6
Ice Terrace open through March 24.
"Little House by the Shores of Silver Lake," through Dec. 30, Coterie Theatre.
Hallmark Visitors Centor displays Sundblom Santas, through Dec. 31.
Crayola Christmas Land, through Dec. 31.
Choir performances, through Dec. 21.

John Knox Village Pavilion
(816) 246-4343. 520 N.W. Murray, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Dec. 9: "The Magic of Christmas," 3 p.m.
Dec. 11: Holiday Dance with the Ed Smith Band, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City Zoo
(816) 513-5700. Call (816) 513-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WildLights!, through Dec. 30.
"Journey Into Amazing Caves," through Dec. 31, IMAX.
"China: The Panda Adventure," through Dec. 31, IMAX.

Powell Gardens
(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.
Mary Ann Soerries, photography, through Dec. 31.
Miniature Trains, through Dec. 31.
Dec. 8: Breakfast with Santa in Cafhyme, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Dec. 8: Decorate Your Door," 9:30 a.m.-noon, and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 9: Decorating for the Holidays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 9: Wesley Kelly, harpist, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 9: Holiday Tea, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 9: The Spirit Bells, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Trivoli Cinemas
4050 Pa.
Dec. 6: Indy Film Showcase screening, films by Jason Reitman, 8 p.m.

Union Station
30 W. Pershing Road; located at the corner of Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 460-2020.
"The Human Body," 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday.
"A T. rex Named Sue," through Jan. 1.
Lewis and Clark exhibit, through Feb. 10.
Dec. 8: Holiday Express.
Dec. 8-9: "All I Want for Christmas," Holiday Film Festival, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Extreme Screen Theater.

Vaile Mansion
1500 N. Liberty St., Independence, Mo.
"Elegant Victorian Christmas," through Dec. 30.

BONNER SPRINGS
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

(913) 721-1075. 630 Hall of Fame Drive.
Santa's Express, Dec. 8-9, 15-16, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

TOPEKA
Barnes & Noble

(785) 273-9600. 6130 S.W. 17th St.
Wednesday and Saturday: Storytime and Craft Hour, 10 a.m.

Downtown Topeka
Miracle on Kansas Avenue, through Jan. 1.

Lake Shawnee
"A Stunning Holiday Lighting Event," through Dec. 29, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly.

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.
BALDWIN
Art Walk Night
Downtown Baldwin.

First Fridays of the month: Self-guided walk to downtown galleries.

Collins House
505 Eighth St.
Dec. 9: Fifth Annual Christmas Tea, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

OTTAWA
Ottawa Community Arts
Council

Carnegie Cultural Center in the park, 5th and Main streets.
Dec. 7-8: Carnegie Candlelight Christmas, 7 p.m.

LEAVENWORTH
Dec. 9: Leavenworth Candlelight Vintage Homes Tour, 2 p.m.-8 p.m., 1128 5th Ave.

DESOTO
DeSoto Library

(785) 585-3106. 33145 W. 83rd St.
Dec. 12: Book Discussion Group, 2 p.m.

WICHITA
The Kansas Coliseum

1229 E. 85th Street North.
Dec. 6-9: World Wide Paint Horse Congress, Pavillion I,II.
Dec. 16: Flea Market, Pavillion I, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

COUNCIL GROVE
Kaw Mission

500 North Mission.
Dec. 6: Traditional Christmas, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

HUTCHINSON
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

1100 N. Plum, (620) 662-2305.
"The Star of Bethlehem," planetarium show, through Jan. 1.

ST. LOUIS, Mo.
Missouri Botanical Garden

(314) 577-0855.4344 Shaw Blvd.
"Ants in My Plants," exhibit, through Dec. 9.
"Grandma's Toychest: Whirligigs and Jumping Jacks," floral exhibit, through Jan, 3.
Holiday wreath exhibit, through Jan. 1.
Tower Grove House holiday tour, through Dec. 1.
Dry flower decorations display, through Jan. 3.
"Vanishing Amphibians," exhibit, through Jan. 13.
Dec. 6-7: Carols in the Garden, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 6-7: Tower Grove House Candlelight Tours.
Dec. 9: KFUO concert.

PEABODY
Dec. 8-9: Christmas Home Tour, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

FT. SCOTT
Dec. 7-8: Frontier Candlelight Tour, Friday 7 p.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 8-9: Homes for the Holidays Tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

MUSEUMS


LAWRENCE
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."
"Religion."
"The Underground Railroad."
"The J.C. Steele House."

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.

Exhibits
"Alberto Vargas: The Esquire Pinups," through Dec. 30.
"History of Photography," through Dec. 30.
"Kwang Jean Park and Shinoda Toko," Dec. 2-Feb. 24.

Music
Dec. 6: "An Evening of Chamber Music," 7 p.m., SMA Central Court.

Programs, lectures, films
and events
Dec. 9: Annual Winter Holidays Party, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

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.
"Hatching the Past," through Jan. 31.

Kenneth Spencer Research Library
Behind Strong Hall on Poplar Lane, KU campus. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays.
"Winter Interlude," through mid-January.

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.
"American Indians of the Northwest Coast," Dec. 8-March 8.

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.
"Woman Who Pulls Teeth: Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, First woman Doctor of Dental Surgery."
"Underground Railroad in Douglas County, Kansas."
"The Basketball Man: Dr. James Naismith."
"Truth of Soul: African American Quilt Exhibit," by Marla Jackson, through Dec. 14.
Dec. 12: "Know Your Antiques," Ruth Dickinson, collection of Madonnas.

Watson and Anschutz Libraries
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Closed Saturdays and Sundays with the exception of 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Jan.14.
"World AIDS Day," exhibit, through Dec. 20, Watson Library.

TOPEKA
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.
"Body," works by Ron Zonzales, through Dec. 9.

KANSAS CITY
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.

John Wornall House
Museum

(816) 444-1858. 146 W. 61st Terrace, Kansas City, Mo. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Dec. 7-8: 28th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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.
"Cold War: Promise and Fear in the 1950s," through Dec. 30.
"Seeking the Good Life" and "1950s All-Electric House," ongoing.
Kansas City Jewish
Museum

5500 W. 123rd St.
Tokyo Pop exhibition.

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.
"Quilts: The Ties that Bind," through Jan. 13.
"Fairy Princess," Dec. 8, 15 and 22.

Planetarium
Fridays-Sundays: "The Truth Is Out There," ongoing.

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 Michal Rovner, through Jan. 6.

Concerts
Dec. 8: Leah Hokanson, pianist, and Lawrence Figg, cellist, 6 p.m.

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.

Exhibits
"Mirror with a Memory: The American Daguerreotype," through Jan. 6.
"Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project," through Jan. 6.

Events
Tree display, through Dec. 31.
Dec. 7: "Goldilocks and The Three Bears," 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., Atkins Auditorium.

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.
"Here Comes Santa," through Jan. 5.

Union Station-Science City
(816) 460-2020. 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.
"A T. rex Named Sue," through Jan. 1, 2002.
"Alien Adventure in 3D," 1:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. daily.
Laser & music shows: "Fright Light," "Laser Zeppelin," "The Wall," "Dark Side of the Moon," 8, 9, 10, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
"Legends of the Night Sky," 10 a.m., 1 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.
"Oasis in Space," noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturday.
"Stella by Starlight," 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Sunday.
"Sticks of Thunder," 7 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. 9 p.m. Friday for groups of 15 or more.
"Super Speedway," 5:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
"The Union Station Story," 6 a.m.-midnight daily.
Union Station tours, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Sunday.
"Wings of Courage," 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
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.
Works of Bridget Dobson, through Feb. 3.
"Places You've Been," works of Phillip Geller, through Feb. 3.

OTTAWA
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.

WICHITA
Wichita Art Museum

(316) 268-4921. 619 Stackman Drive. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
"Southwest Impressions."

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
(316) 265-9314. 204 S. Main. Hours; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.
"Glamour Gowns Very Velvet."

Wichita State University Edwin A. Ulrich Museum
(316) 978-3664. WSU campus. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
Photographs by Gordon Parks.
"Wichita State University Alumni Exhbition," through Jan. 27.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo.
Harry S. Truman Library

(816) 833-1400. U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street.
Exhibition of Truman's high school theme books.
"Restoring the White House, 1948-1952: Photographs by Abbie Rowe."
Truman Chrylers display, through Sept. 2002.

MANHATTAN
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.
Works by Ken Buhler, through Jan. 13.
"John F. Helm Jr.: A Retrospective," through Feb. 10.

LOGAN
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum

(785) 689-4846. 110 W. Main. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
"Shaped with Passion," contemporary Japanese ceramics, through Dec. 30.
"Stopped," bird photography, through Dec. 30.

DENVER
The Denver Art Museum

(303) 640-4433 through March. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
"Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill," through Dec. 9.
"Bruce Nauman," through Dec. 30.
"Alice Neel," through Dec. 30.
"The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore," through Jan. 20.

OMAHA, Neb.
Joslyn Art Museum

(402) 342-3300. 2200

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