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March 29, 2001

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Abe & Jake's Landing

841-5855 8 E. Sixth St. (parking in Lawrence Riverfront Plaza) Riverside

Coffee, Soda Fountain, Candy Shoppe & Art Gallery open noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Abe & Jake's Pub open Tuesdays-Saturdays.

  • March 30: The Benders.
  • March 31: The Band That Saved the World.
  • April 3: John Zegger, singer-songwriter.

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. 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.

The Bottleneck

841-5483. 737 N.H. Club with dance floor and live music, featuring local and out-of-town bands. Smackdown --Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sundays. Open mike, Mondays.

  • March 29: Panel Door, Danny Pound, The Ugly Boyfriend, Shawnee.
  • March 30: Jonathan Richman, The Billions.
  • April 1: Split Lip Rayfield/Damnations TX, Jeff & Veda.
  • April 2: Open mike.
  • April 3: Cryptopsy.
  • April 4: Cursive, Proudentall.
  • April 5: Avail, 6 p.m.; Atom & His Package, Har Mar Superstar, Be/Non, 10 p.m.

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 Saturday of the month.

  • Thursdays: Karaoke.
  • March 29: DJ JP.
  • March 30: DJ Kilby.
  • March 31: DJ JP.

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.

Dance Academy

331-2227. 1117 Mass.

  • Fridays: Latin and ballroom dance, with DJ, all ages, 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. PUMP with DJ Scott Allen, Saturdays. Sub Surface, with DJ JJ Mesmer and Marcel Tempest, Mondays. Acoustic Lounge, Tuesdays. Live local music, Wednesdays. Retro dance party, Thursdays. Ladies Night, Fridays. Pump-all new dance night, Saturdays.

  • April 3: LTJ Bukem.
  • April 4: Brent Berry and the Secondhands, Space Pocket, Revely Trio, The Roundups. 8:30 p.m.

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.

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.

The 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.

  • March 29: Trucker, Mustard Couch, modern rock.
  • March 30: The Bel Airs, blues rock.
  • March 31: Sturgeon Mill, alternative rock.
  • April 2: The Spanktones open jam.
  • April 4: Jazzhaus Poetry Slam.
  • April 5: Random Happenings, funk/jam band.

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.

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 dark league.
  • Wednesdays: Live Action Trivia, 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: Karaoke.
  • April 5: Billy Ebeling, 7:30 p.m-11:30 p.m.

King Arthur's

842-8225. 2228 Iowa. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Nine billiard tables, dart league, big-screen television.

The Laughing Dog Saloon

841-1533. 1910 Haskell Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Live music Friday nights.

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

842-8200. 815 N.H.

  • March 29: Pure velvet by Trip.
  • March 30-31: Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls.

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.

  • April 2: The Valentine Killers, Suplecs.

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.

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.

  • First and third Wednesdays: Heads, Hands & Feat, 9 p.m.-midnight.
  • Second Wednesdays: Eddie Haskell's Middle Finger.
  • March 30: Blue Condition.
  • March 31: Cobalt Project.
  • April 1: Mardi Gras on the Kaw, with the Beer Bellies.

VFW

843-2078. 138 Ala.

  • Thursdays: Bingo/pull tabs, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

TONGANOXIE

Glen's Opry

(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.

KANSAS CITY

Big Daddies

112 E. Mo., Kansas City, Mo.

  • Wednesdays: Jam session, with Lonnie Ray Blues Band, 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.

Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club

(816) 753-1909. 3402 Main St.

  • March 29: Sound Transmission, The Flood.
  • March 30: Jeff & Vita, Split Lip Rayfield.
  • March 31: Tares, Bari Koral, Darlings.

Grand Emporium

(816) 531-1504. 3832 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • March 29: Over the Rhine, Rose Polenzani.
  • March 30: Leon Russell, Jim Suhler.
  • March 31: Fools Face, Cyclamatic.
  • April 2: Nameless Numberhead Man, Orange, Lafayette.
  • April 3: Nickel Creek, bluegrass.
  • April 4: Shinehead, Rocker T, Black Roots.
  • April 5: Scott Keeton and the Deviants, Parlay.

The Hurricane

(816) 753-0884. 4048 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • March 29: Waker.
  • March 30: Ultimate Fakebook, Podstar, Che Arthur.
  • March 31: Eric Gails, Joey Skidmore Band. Lost in the Eighties.
  • April 3: The Minders, The Wonsers.
  • April 4: Jesse Jackson 5, Bargain Music.

Louisiana Kitchen

39th and State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 1: Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band.

New Point Grille

44th Street and Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • March 29: David Basse, Greg Richter, Matt Pittman, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • April 3-4: Allen Monroe, Trelicious, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • April 5: David Basse, Greg Richter, Matt Pittman, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Stanford and Sons

504 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.

  • Mondays: Open mike night, 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Best of Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
  • March 29: John Witherspoon, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • April 4-5: Anthony Clark, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Tom Fooleries

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.

Westport Flea Market and Grill

817 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 1: Soulbandit.

TOPEKA

Old World Cafe

(785) 271-5910. 5217 SW 28th Court.

  • Fridays: Dan Kozak Saxophonia.
  • Saturdays: Dan Kozak Jazz Trio.

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 pm.-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.

St. Gregory's Bar

635 Harrison St.

  • March 30: Mark T. Gottschall, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

MUSIC MUSIC

LAWRENCE

Kansas University

  • March 29: University Singers, Men's Glee Club, 6 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1229 Vt.
  • March 30: "An American Festival," Kansas University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • March 31: "St. Matthew Passion," by KU Oread Consort, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H.
  • April 2: Trumpet and Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall.
  • April 4: Brown Bag Classic, pianist Julie Mealiff, 12:30 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.
  • April 5: University Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center.
  • April 5: Eastman Brass, 7:30 p.m., Murphy Hall, room 130.

KU Recitals

Recitals at 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. Sundays in Swarthout Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

  • March 30: "The Glory and the Dream," with KU Chamber Choir, KU Concert Choir and organ soloist, 7:30 p.m., Bales Recital Hall.
  • April 2: W. Parker Melvin Jr., trumpet, and W. David Hobbs, piano, 7:30 p.m.

KU Carillon

Memorial Drive, Kansas University.

  • April 1: Elizabeth Egbert Berghout, recital, 3 p.m.
  • April 4: Elizabeth Egbert Berghout, recital, 3 p.m.

Borders

331-3226. 700 N.H. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.

  • March 31: measureXmeasure, 8 p.m.
  • April 1: Michael Strening Jr., piano, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Lawrence Arts Center

200 W. Ninth St.

  • March 31-April 1: "The Seem-To-Be Songbook," 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 31 and 1:30 p.m. April 1.

West Side Folk

865-FOLK. Information Web site: www.westsidefolk.org. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • March 29: Lucy Kaplansky, Beth Amsel, Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
  • April 4: Tom, Brad and Alice, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.

KANSAS CITY

Ameristar Casino Hotel

(816) 414-7000. 8201 N.E. Birmingham Road, North Kansas City, Mo.

  • Sundays: Swing dance, with Dave Stephens, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, 7:30 p.m.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

416 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • March 30: The Sixteen, 8 p.m.

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.

  • April 2: Theodore Nelson, cello, noon.
  • April 3: Mike Ning and Sherry Jones, noon.

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.

  • March 30-April 1: Emanuel Ax, piano, 8 p.m. March 30-31 and 2 p.m. April 1.

Uptown Theater

3700 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

  • April 5: SR-71, Dexter Freebish, Difusor.

TOPEKA

Brown Bag Concert Series

Concerts from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., south side of the State Capitol.

  • April 4: Julie Mealiff, piano.

DANCE DANCE

Lied Center

864-ARTS. West Campus, Kansas University.

  • April 3: Mark Morris Dance Group, 8 p.m.
  • April 3: Master class by Mark Morris Dance Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Robinson Gym.

KANSAS CITY

Johnson County Community College

(913) 469-4455. 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

  • April 1: "The Three Musketeers," Royal Ballet of Flanders, 7 p.m.

TOPEKA

Topeka Performing Arts Center

(785) 297-9000. 214 S.E. Eighth St.

  • March 31-April 1: "Cinderella," featuring Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka, 7:30 p.m. March 31 and 3 p.m. April 1.

MANHATTAN

Kansas State University

  • March 30-31: "Spring Dance 2001: Dawning," 8 p.m.

THEATER THEATER

LAWRENCE

Kansas University

Ticket information, Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, or the Lied Center Box Office, 864-2787. Performances at 8 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

  • "Temptation," 7:30 p.m. March 30-31 and April 1, 3-7, Inge Theatre.

English Alternative Theatre

For ticket reservations, call 864-3642. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

  • April 1-5, 18-22 and 25-29: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

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.

  • April 1-2: "Three Minutes or Less" auditions, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

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.

  • "Forever Plaid," through April 29.

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.

  • "The Glass Menagerie," through April 1.

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.

  • "The Three Musketeers," through May 6.

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.

  • "Blood Wedding," through April 1.

The New Theatre Restaurant

(913) 649-SHOW. 9229 Foster, Overland Park. Meals begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon Sundays.

  • "Norman, Is That You?," with Don Knotts, through April 15.

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 Tale of Benjamin Bunny," through April 6.

UMKC Theatre Department

(816) 235-2700. 52nd and Holmes streets, Kansas City, Mo. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

  • April 4-11: "Three Days of Rain."

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.

  • "Charlotte's Web," through April 1.
  • March 30-31: Laughing Matters, 8 p.m., Sheffel Theatre.

BALDWIN

Baker University

(785) 594-6451. Rice Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

  • March 29-31 and April 5-7: "Master Harold and The Boys," 7:30 p.m.

MISC MISC

LAWRENCE

Borders

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.

Circle S Ranch and Country Inn

(800) 625-2839 or 843-4124, north of Lawrence.

  • March 29: Italian Food and Wine Pairing Benefit Dinner for Tibtan Buddhist monastry, 7 p.m.

International Film Series

Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Shown at 7 p.m., otherwise noted.

  • April 2: "Those Who Love Me Will Take the Train," France.

Kansas University

  • "Czech it out! Culture from the heartland of Europe," through mid-April, Watson Library.
  • March 31: "The Business Plan for Artists," by Jeff Morrow, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wagner Micro Lab, 418 Summerfield Hall.

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.

  • Wednesdays: "Homework Nights," 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • "Feed Your Mind: Read," mini-reading program , through March 31.
  • Story times for children 3 years and older, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Fridays.
  • Toddler story time for 2-year-olds, 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Fridays.
  • Books and Babies for children 8 months to 23 months, 11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • March 29-April 1: Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Raven Bookstore

749-3300. 6 E. Seventh St.

  • March 29: Book signing by Michael Morley, author of "Building with Structural Panels, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

University Forum

Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread. Noon-1 p.m.; lunch at 11:30 a.m.

  • April 4: "Bosnia: The Worls Is So Much With Use," Michael Poage, pastor at Fairmont United Church of Christ in Wichita.

KANSAS CITY

Crown Center

2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

  • "Wild Science," interactive science displays, through April 1.

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.

  • March 30: Nell Mitchell Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • April 3: "Route 66: A Road to Remember," travelogue.

Kansas City Zoo

(816) 513-5700. Call (816) 513-IMAX for theater information. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • "Dolphins," "Wild California," "Michael Jordan to the Max" and "Solarmax."

Powell Gardens

(816) 697-2600. Located east of Lone Jack, Mo., on U.S. Highway 50.

  • Orchid Conservatory Display, through May 13.
  • March 31: Orchid demonstrations, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Trivoli Cinemas

4050 Pa.

  • April 4-8: Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee.

MUSEUMS MUSEUMS

LAWRENCE

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

  • "Women Artists and the Space of Femininty ca. 1700-1900," through May 20.
  • "Remembering the Family Farm: 150 Years of American Prints," through June 3.

Programs, lectures, films and events

  • March 31: "Plaff!" Latin American Feature Film Series, 2 p.m.
  • April 1: "Closely Watched Trains," film, 2 p.m.
  • April 5: Lecture by author Jane Smiley, 7:30 p.m.

Music

  • March 29: Pianist Michael Strening Jr., 7 p.m.
  • April 1: Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m.

Tours du Jour

  • March 29: "Acquisitions from a Director's Viewpoint," by museum director Andrea Norris, 12:15 p.m.
  • April 5: "Tickets to Paradise: Interpreting Japanese Buddhist Art," with Sherry Flower, art history department. Asian Gallery, 12:15, p.m.

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 (Kansas Collection and Special Collections only).

  • "Young American Readers."

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.
  • "Blackbear Bosin: Artist and Collector," through Aug. 5.
  • April 1-8: Kansas Archaeology Week.

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.

  • "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."

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."

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.
  • March 29: Writers Gerald Shapiro and Judith Slater, 7 p.m.

KANSAS CITY

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

  • "Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s," through May 6.

Tours

  • "Winslow Homer and the Critics" walk-in tours, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Friday, through May 6.

Lectures

  • "Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s," 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through May 6.
  • March 31: "Winslow Homer: American Dreams and French Arts in the 1870s," 2 p.m.

Events

  • March 29: "Under Construction: Architecture, Urbanism and Place in Modern America," 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • March 30: Electromediascope, with "Go Shibata," 7 p.m.
  • April 1: "Winslow Homer: Controversy and the Critics in the 1870s," theater, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Music

  • March 30: Skip Hawkins, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

American Jazz Museum

(816) 474-2929. 1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

  • March 30-31: The 3rd Annual Charlie Parker Symposium, 8 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.

  • Paintings by Kojo Griffin, through April 8.
  • Works from the permanent collection, through June 10.
  • April 1: In Touch with Art, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Events

  • April 1: "In Touch with Art," for those blind or visually impaired, 1 p.m.-5 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.

  • "Seeing the Unseen: Dr. Harold E. Edgerton and the Wonders of Strobe Alley, through May 6.

Planetarium

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

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.
  • PEZ container exhibition, April 5-Aug. 4.

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 and 1 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • "Titanic," April 14-Sept. 9.
  • "Oasis in Space,"1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Sundays and 10:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.
  • "After Hours," with the McFadden Brothers, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
  • "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 and noon, 12:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
  • "Sky Quest," 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Fridays.
  • "Good Vibrations," 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • "Mark Twain's America," 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m.a nd 5:15 p.m. Sundays.
  • "Encounter the Third Dimension," 5:30 p.m. Saturdays.
  • "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," "Laser Retro," "Laser Beatles," "Laseropolis."
  • "Rendezvous with a Comet," 11 a.m., 12:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Sundays.
  • "Magic of Flight," 12:15 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m.Mondays-Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m Fridays-Saturdays, noon, 3:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.
  • "PopMania," 6:15 p.m. daily.
  • "Union Station Stories" exhibit, 6 a.m.-midnight daily, show 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 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-Saturdays, and 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Sundays.

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.

GALLERIES GALLERIES

LAWRENCE

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.

  • Works by Mark Florence, March 29-30.
  • "Never Knew What Hit Her," video installation and performance, Traci Tullius, March 29-30.
  • April 1-April 5: Works by Erika Nelson. Reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. April 1.

The Art Cornerstone

843-4750. 925 Iowa.

  • Paintings by Tyson Schroeder and sculptural novelties by Guy Messanger, through April 15.

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 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.

Blackbird Trading Post

841-1498. 1011 1/2 Mass. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. six days a week, except closed on Tuesdays. Art, antiques, unusual treasures.

  • Works by Gotfred Beardshear.

Borderline

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.

The Bourgeois Pig

843-1001. 6 E. Ninth St. Hours: 7 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

  • Mixed-media assemblages by Kendra Herring, through April 1.

Carmesi

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, G. Carmody, D. Dunkley, K. Campbell, Free State Glass, L. Hinrichsen, M. Jones, J.G. Kellas, C. Ledeker, E. Lerner, B. Maurland, J. Nedresky, C. Schaffer, P. Shopen, S. Teicher, Lisa and John Ross, R. Taylor, Chuck and Murf Dixon, Terry Miller, Albo Glass, Bob Gent and Hartzell Grey.
  • Silent auction of signed poster by Peter Max and works by Jon Narum, Ardys Ramberg, Lora Jost, Jimmy Lee and John Sullivan, through March 31.

Celia Smith Studio

843-8417. 907 W. 27th Terrace. Hours: By appointment only.

  • Symbolic and narrative paintings; holistic portraits, prints and cards.

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.

Do's Deluxe

841-2254. 416 E. Ninth St.

  • Private collection of Marty Olson.

Ethnofacts Gallery

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.

  • Paintings by Jodi Brown, Laurette Hendricks-Backus, Adam Kleine, Kim Kern, Paula Hauser Leffel and Tom Russell; mixed-media on paper by Colette Bangert; stoneware sculptured by Ryan Paget; photography by Jeff Barnett; and paintings and drawings by Sheila Wilkins.

Free State Glass Gallery

840-0900. 1021 Mass. Hand-blown glass and sculpture. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.

Goldmakers

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. jalinsky@aol.com.

  • Paintings by Iveth Jalinsky.

JGladman Gallery

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 Bruce Humphries, March 26-April 12.

Laura's Fine Art Studio

843-3969. 824 Mass. Original artwork by owner/artist Laura Torres Porter. Specializing in portraiture, customized artwork for murals, furniture, ceramics, logo design and more.

Lawrence Chamber

of Commerce

865-4411. 734 Vt.

  • Pet portraitures by Christine Dempsey, through March 31.
  • Drie Jones paintings, April.

Lawrence Arts Center

843-ARTS. 200 W. Ninth St.

  • Lawrence Art Guild All-Member Show.

Lawrence Public Library

Seventh Street and Vermont.

  • "Reflections of the Past," paintings by Delores Purdy Corcoran, Gallery and lower level, March.
  • "Art of Dorothy and Leonard Rosenthal," East and South entrances, March.
  • Douglas County Child Development Preschool Children's Art, Gallery, April.
  • "DreamWorks Group," jewelry and metalsmithing from Eutin, Germany, April.
  • April 5: First Friday Gallery Walk, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • CASA of Douglas County display, March.
  • Public Health Works for Children, March.

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

865-1404. By appointment.

  • Handmade paper, book arts, printmaking and collage by Lori Hinrichsen.

Paul Penny Home Studio

843-6700. 638 Ohio. Oil paintings of local scenes and the Midwest. By appointment only.

Phoenix Gallery

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.

Prairie Fire Restaurant

724 Mass.

  • Paintings by Louis Copt.

Pam Carvalho Prairie Found Studio

843-4350. 859 E. 1500 Road. By appointment only. Classes and lectures.

  • Works from dried materials, custom works from prairie plants, original dolls.

Redfield's Stained Glass Studio

843-4039. 2050 E. 1550 Road. Hours: By appointment.

Custom stained an

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