Blackwood, Lindstrom in 'Night Music'
Kansas City, Mo. Two singers with Lawrence ties will appear in Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City's production of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." The popular musical will be at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Folly Theater, 12th and Central.
Krista Lang Blackwood, a graduate student at Kansas University, will sing the role of Charlotte. Barbara Lindstrom, who has had extensive experience in film directing, producing and writing and is self-employed in the advertising field, will sing the role of Osa.
Tickets range from $14 to $21 and are available at the Central Ticket Office, (816) 235-6222.
Leftover Salmon to host festival
Lesterville, Mo. Three days of camping and music on the Black River in Southern Missouri will be part of SalmonFest Friday through Sunday at Bearcat's Getaway in Lesterville.
SalmonFest is organized by the band Leftover Salmon, who will headline each night and share the weekend with many other regional and national acts. The lineup includes El Buho, The Big Wu, The North Mississippi All-Stars, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.
Tickets are available from the venue, (888) 356-2844, or online at www.sciticketing.com. Tickets are $75 and includes camping fees, all entertainment and firewood. Children up to 5 years of age are free, while those ages 6 to 12 are $3.50 per night.
Mystery writer slates writing workshop
Kansas City mystery author Nancy Pickard will conduct a writer's workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The workshop, "How Do Writers Do What They Do? Do You Want to Do It, Too?," will be a general discussion about the craft of writing and getting published and is not a workshop to discuss individual manuscripts. Pickard has written several books, with her latest being "Ring of Truth."
The workshop is sponsored by The Raven Bookstore and the Lawrence Public Library. For more information, call The Raven, 749-3300.
Carillonneur lists summer concerts
Kansas University carillonneur Elizabeth Berghout will perform at the KU Campanile Sunday and July 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 25. Concerts will be at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Berghout is assistant professor of carillon and organ and a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.
Her recitals include work composed for the carillon as well as transcriptions of other music. Programs for each performance are available at the base of the Campanile and visitors are welcome afterwards to tour the tower.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
Outdoor concert features eclectic trio
The Embius Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday outside the south entrance of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The Embius Trio plays in a style that incorporates jazz, hip-hop, blues, funk and Latin rhythms. Members of the group are Brian Baggett, guitar; Matt Miner, drums; and Ben Singer, organ.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Filmmakers seek 'One Night Stand'
The Independent Filmmakers Coalition will be challenging local moviemakers to make a five-minute film in less than a day during the "One Night Stand" contest on June 30. Filmmaking teams will have to create a short flick that includes a theme to be drawn from a hat (love, sex, theft, hope, revenge, etc.) and an object (bat, glove, telephone, computer disk, brief case, etc.). The drawing will be held at Westport Coffeehouse, 4010 Penn. in Kansas City, Mo., at 10 a.m. and the screening a mere 10 hours later at 8 p.m. at The Empire Room, 334 E. 31st. A professional guitarist will be on hand to provide a live score. First prize is the "Golden Cobb" trophy named in honor of the group's founder Kirby Cobb. The entry fee is $10 per team. For more information, call Matthew Stevens at (816) 931-0448.
Horse to compete at Kansas Coliseum
Wichita The Stars and Stripes Benefit Horse Show will be today through Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum, I-135 and 85th North.
The show features more than 200 horses of all breeds entered in English, western, driving and halter classes. Entries come from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. A silent auction for tack, jewelry, dinners, clothing and other items will be held.
Competitions begin at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is a $2 button that's good for all sessions.
Seating is in bleachers, so spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairbacks.
For more information, call Kelly McFaul, (316) 722-4013, or visit www.starsandstripes2001.homestead.com.
Abilene activities honor WWII vets
Abilene More than 300 World War II re-enactors and veterans are expected to converge on Abilene for a celebration of U.S. veterans Friday through Sunday.
A battle re-enactment will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the fairgrounds. A patriotic parade will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with Bill Millin of Scotland serving as parade marshal. Millin was a private in the 1st Commando Brigade and played his bagpipes at Sword Beach when soldiers began invading France on D-Day, which was June 6, 1944.
Battle re-enactments will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, with a 1940s-style USO Show and Fashion Show at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, (785) 263-1770.