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Archive for Saturday, December 29, 2001

Even though it’s the holiday season, there’s plenty going on this weekend

December 29, 2001

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While you may be tempted to stay home near the fire this weekend, those of you who never let the cold temperatures keep you inside will have plenty of activities to choose from. Theater abounds; and a barn dance tonight will allow you to kick up your heels.

Also, check out the New Year's Eve offerings for Monday night.

Today

Race Car Auction and Trade Show, 9 a.m., Pavilion II, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita.

"Creature From the Black Lagoon," 10:30 a.m., Stone Lion Puppet Theatre, Fine Arts Theater, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission.

"A Christmas Carol," 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Missouri Repertory Theatre, 50th and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.

"Lumber Jacks in Love," 6 p.m., New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park.

"Little House by the Shores of Silver Lake," 7 p.m., The Coterie, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. Dance, with caller Lisa Harris and music by All Night Fiddlers, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center Dance Annex, Eighth and Vermont streets.

"Fuddy Meers," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

"Honky Tonk Angels," 8 p.m., Topeka Civic Theatre, Gage and S.W. Eighth streets, Topeka.

"Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical," 8 p.m., American Heartland Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday

Race Car Auction and Trade Show, 9 a.m., Pavilion II, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita.

"Lumber Jacks in Love," noon, New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park.

"Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical," 2 p.m., American Heartland Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Fuddy Meers," 3 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Swing dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, salsa and swing lessons, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dance Academy, 1117 Mass.

Ongoing

"Cold War: Promise and Fear in the 1950s," through Sunday, Johnson County Museum of History, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee.

Vaile Victorian Mansion tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sunday, 1500 N. Liberty St., Independence, Mo.

"Alberto Vargas: The Esquire Pinups," "History of Photography" and Italian "Presepio" through Sunday, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University.

"WildLights!," through Sunday, Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, Mo.

Crayola Christmas Land, through Monday, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"A T. rex Named Sue," through Tuesday, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Photography exhibit by Terry Evans, through Jan. 5, Dolphin Gallery, 1901 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

"Mirror with a Memory: The American Daguerreotype" and "Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project," through Jan. 6, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

Works by Michal Rovner, through Jan. 6, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Here Comes Santa" exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 12, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

"Quilts: The Ties that Bind," through Jan. 13, Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Here Comes Santa" exhibit, through Jan. 25, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

"Hatching the Past," through Jan. 31, Natural History Museum, KU.

"Lewis and Clark" exhibit, through Feb. 10, Union Station-Science City, Pershing Road and Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.

"Kwang Jean Park and Shinoda Toko," through Feb. 24, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

"American Indians of the Northwest Coast," through March 8, Museum of Anthropology, KU.

Ice Terrace, through March 24, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

"Truman's Chryslers,'" through September 2002, Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library, Independence, Mo.

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