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Archive for Saturday, May 25, 2002

Jazz, Irish and acoustic music are on the set list

May 25, 2002

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Memorial Day weekend plans generally include picnics, remembering loved ones and a trip to the lake.

The area also offers some great music and festivals. You might want to check out the Riverbend Festival in Atchison, the Topeka Jazz Festival or the Westport Irish Festival.

Here are some of the other events taking place:

Today

 "Jewels of the Sky," hummingbird program, 10 a.m., Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park.

 Antique Airplane Fly-in, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Earhart Airport, 16701 286 Road, Atchison.

 Riverbend Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Atchison Mall, Atchison.

 Topeka Jazz Festival, 10:40 a.m.-midnight, Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth, Topeka.

 Westport Irish Festival, featuring Rowan, Cherish the Ladies, The Elders, noon-1 p.m., Westport Road and Broadway Streets, Kansas City, Mo.

 Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center opening weekend, 1 p.m.-9 p.m., 727 Ky.

 Acoustic Community Jam Session, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., 745 N.H.

 "Beethoven Symphony No. 9," 7:30 p.m., UMKC Conservatory of Music, Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.

 Branson-style country music, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Glen's Opry, Fourth and Main streets, Tonganoxie.

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

Sunday

 Riverbend Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Atchison Mall, Atchison.

 Topeka Jazz Festival, 11 a.m.-midnight, Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. Eighth Ave., Topeka.

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

 Swing dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., with salsa and swing lessons from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Dance Academy, 1117 Mass.

Ongoing

 Topeka Zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Topeka Zoo, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.

 "Langston Hughes, A Voice for All People," through Friday, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, KU.

 "Outside the Lines," works by Marura Cluthe and Kelly Porter Engel, through June 2, Blue Gallery, 7 W. 19th St., Kansas City, Mo.

 "Small Paintings," works by Alex Katz, through June 2, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

 "American Indians of the Northwest Coast," through June 2, Dane G. Hansen Museum and Plaza, 110 W. Main St., Logan.

 "Past Impressions: The History of the Friends of Art Gift Print," through June 2, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan.

 "Under the Chuppah: Judaica for the Wedding and Beyond," through June 23, Kansas City Jewish Museum, 5500 W. 123rd St., Overland Park.

 "Amish Quilts 1880 to 1940, from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown," through June 30, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.

 "Todd Hido: Open House," through July 7, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

 "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum," through July 7, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

 "Good Bears of the World," through July 11, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.

 "From Reservation to Corporate Office: A Donation of Southwest Art" and "Early Us (and Them) in Africa," through Aug. 18, Museum of Anthropology, KU.

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