The cannon fire will begin early tomorrow morning as the eighth annual Civil War on the Western Frontier begins in earnest. The event commemorates Lawrence during the Bleeding Kansas Period and features tours, historical re-enactments, films, children's activities and a Civil War-era artillery camp in South Park. Festivities continue through Aug. 24.
A more contemplative display opens Saturday at the Spencer Museum of Art. Sixty Chinese paintings from the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties will be on view through Oct. 26. The exhibit, called "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering," is traveling from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Or for something a bit more contemporary, head over to Olive Gallery and Art Supply. The gallery at 15 East Eighth Street is showcasing the watercolor creations of Lawrence artist Kimbo through the end of the month.
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