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January 14, 2007

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JANUARY

THROUGH JAN. 29

"African Images, Landscapes and Other Work," by Hassaballa Omar Hassaballa, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

THROUGH JAN. 31

Photographs of landscape, nature and architecture by Roger Spohn, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

THROUGH FEB. 4

"Made in China: Observations and Understanding," North Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

THROUGH FEB. 28

"Bill Bowerman: Explorations in Scanography," through Feb. 28, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Artist's talk: 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

"Carol Ann Carter: Mapping the Interior Landscape," through Feb. 28, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 26. Artist's talk: 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

THROUGH APRIL 29

"Art into Art: Inspired Responses," Central Court and galleries, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4401.

THROUGH JUNE 17

"Meiji: Japan's Transition into a Global Society," through June 17, Asia Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MONDAY

Paintings by Susan Ashline and Vaughn Cowden and sculptures by Dave Werdin-Kennicott and Stephanie Sailer, through March 2, CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St., 838-9400. Reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 2.

Central Junior High 8/9 Orchestra, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

TUESDAY

Paintings by Louis Copt and photos by Dan Coburn, through March 4, Pachamama's, 800 N.H. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

THURSDAY

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

FRIDAY

"Jest a Second," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 26-27 and Feb. 2-3; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1; and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4.

SATURDAY

Music Works! benefit concert, featuring concertos played by Lawrence and Free State high school musicians, 3 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Otis Watson and music by Instant Grits, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

"Leaves of Words," benefit performance, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

John Philip Sousa Kansas Junior Honor Band, 2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

JAN. 21

"Trash Masters," a group printmaking show featuring intaglio, lithography, screenprinting and mixed media prints, through Feb. 25, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001. Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lorin Maazel conducts The Symphonica Toscanini, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

JAN. 24

Reading and book signing: Elisabeth Lee, author of "For Glory," 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

JAN. 25

Lawrence High School presents: "Hello Dolly," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La., 832-5050. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-27.

JAN. 26

"Inspired by America," Cypress String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

JAN. 27

Family Program: "K is for Kansas," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

JAN. 28

Lawrence Scottish Fest, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., with concert from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

"34° Latitude," KU graduating seniors, through Feb. 2, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209. Reception: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today.

JAN. 29

Kansas Reads Lecture: David Parks, on the life of his father, Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Karin E. Borke, intellectual property lawyer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

JAN. 30

First Step House Concert, 940 dance company, 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

FEBRUARY

FEB. 1

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Paintings and collages by Bobbie Powell and Kelsey Yankey, through Feb. 28, galleries, south entrance, lower level, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Ticky-Tacky Boxes by Bobbie Powell and Kelsey Yankey, through Feb. 28, cases, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Photo by Carolyn Young, through Feb. 28, east entrance, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

KU Opera presents "The Tales of Hoffman," 7:30 p.m., Robert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-2787. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 6, 8 and 10.

Gallery Conversations: Professors Pok-Chi Lau and May Tveit on "Made in China: Observations and Understanding," 12:15 p.m., North Balcony Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 864-4710.

FEB. 2

Town & Gown Forum: "Made in China: Observations and Understanding," 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Central Court and North Balcony Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Lecture: Marilyn Brown on "Miss La La's Teeth: Thoughts on Degas and 'Race,'" 5 p.m., Room 211, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

"Civil Rights Reader," by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), featuring DBR & THE MISSION SQ UNIT and DJ Scientific, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 3

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

Souper Bowl Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

FEB. 4

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

Graduate Student Exhibition, through Feb. 9, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 5

Faculty Recital Series: Margaret Marco, oboe, 7:30 p.m., Hall Center for the Humanities, KU campus, 864-3421.

"Gordon Parks's Learning Tree Experience," talk by John Edgar Tidwell, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

"Lily Plants a Garden," KU Theatre for Young People, 1 p.m., Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 1 p.m. Feb. 6-9, 10 a.m. Feb. 10 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11

FEB. 7

Free State Symphonic Band/Jazz Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

FEB. 8

Free State High Concerto Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

Gallery Conversations: Intern Ashley Elston on Renaissance Art, 12:15 p.m., Renaissance Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Film: "Topsy-Turvy," 6:30 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 9

"The Neighborhood Show," group show featuring new work by local artists, through April 7, Signs of Life, 722 Mass., 830-8030. Reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 9.

"Have A Heart" Valentine's show and sale, through Feb. 16., Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 N.J., 842-3797. Opening reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. today.

Merita Halili & the Raif Hyseni Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 10

Baroque by Candlelight, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., 843-2787.

Mozart Festival Opera in "Don Giovanni," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 11

KU Horn Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Art Department Faculty Exhibition, through Feb. 23, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 12

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: John Utgaard, ceramics, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

FEB. 13

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads "The Learning Tree," by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Lecture: Professor Marni Reva Kessler, art history, on "Anxiety and the Creole Feminine: Degas' Woman with a Bandage," 8 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 14

"Songs for Sweethearts II," dinner and musical retrospective of Lawrence Community Theatre's first 30 years, 7:30 p.m., cocktails begins at 6:30 p.m., Maceli's, 1031 N.H., 843-7469.

Lawrence High Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

FEB. 15

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Harry Miller and Tommy Johnson, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Lawrence High Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Gallery Conversations: Guest curator Alison Miller on "Cultural Intersections," 12:15 p.m., Asia Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Poetry reading: KU Professors of English Joseph Harrington, William J. Harris and Kenneth Irby, 4:30 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 16

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Youth Concert, 940 dance company, 10 a.m. (for schools), Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

This didactic painting by artist Elimane Falle was inspired by the teachings of Amadou Bamba and his follower, Lamp Fall. It will be part of "A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal," which opens Feb. 17 at the Spencer Museum of Art and remains on view through May 20.

This didactic painting by artist Elimane Falle was inspired by the teachings of Amadou Bamba and his follower, Lamp Fall. It will be part of "A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal," which opens Feb. 17 at the Spencer Museum of Art and remains on view through May 20.

FEB. 17

Youth Concert, 940 dance company, 2 p.m. (for public), Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Jill Allen and music by The Euphoria Stringband, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356

FEB. 18

"George Frideric Handel and the Flute," by the Spencer Consort, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Spencer Museum of Art Central Court, 1301 Miss., 864-9716.

Faculty Recital Series: Kansas Woodwinds, 2:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Spencer Consort, 2:30 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 19

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads "The Learning Tree," by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

FEB. 20

Symphonic and University Bands, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Musical Tribute to Gordon Parks by Lemuel Sheppard, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

FEB. 21

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads "The Learning Tree," by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

"Man of La Mancha," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 24

Brian Wendling Family Concert, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Family Program: "U is for the Underground Railroad," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

George Winston, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 25

"Bibelots & Bagatelles," paintings by Portland, Ore., artist Kjirsten Winters, through March 25, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Kim Eichler-Messmer, textiles, and Margaret Ramberg, painting, through March 2, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 26

Faculty Recital Series: Julia Broxholm, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Jeff Zwerner, graphic designer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

FEB. 27

Faculty Recital Series: Steve Leisring, trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 864-3421.

"A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal," through May 20, Kress Gallery, South Balcony and North Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Murphy Lecture: Professor Okwui Enwezor on "Archaeology of the Present: The Postcolonial Archive, Photography and African Modernity," 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 28

Undergraduate Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in "The Jacob Lawrence Project," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

MARCH

MARCH 1

KU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Printmaking from the John Talleur Print Studio, through March 31, gallery, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Paintings by Vaughn Cowden, through March 31, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Handwoven textiles and photo cards by Barbara A. Clark of Maggie's Farm, through March 31, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Central Junior High March Madness Concert, 7:30 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

Gallery Conversations: Professor Garth Myers, African and African American Studies, on "A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal," 12:15 p.m., Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 2

30th Annual KU Jazz Festival, featuring Gary Foster, saxophones, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

"The Maids," Stage Too!, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3, 6-10 and 2:30 p.m. March 4.

"Curious Savage," Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. March 3, 8-9; 7:30 p.m. March 1, 8; and 2:30 p.m. March 4, 11.

Southwest Junior High seventh-grade band concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Members of the Lawrence Children's Choir perform a concert in 2006. The group will give its spring concert, with the Choristers and special guests Lawrence High School Chorale and Free State High School Chamber Singers, at 5 p.m. March 3 at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Members of the Lawrence Children's Choir perform a concert in 2006. The group will give its spring concert, with the Choristers and special guests Lawrence High School Chorale and Free State High School Chamber Singers, at 5 p.m. March 3 at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MARCH 3

Lawrence Children's Choir Spring Concert, also featuring the Choristers and special guests Lawrence High School Chorale and Free State High School Chamber Singers, 5 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La., 832-5050.

"Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing's Book Works," through April 29, White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

30th Annual KU Jazz Festival, featuring Gary Foster, saxophones, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. March 3, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

MARCH 4

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. March 4, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

"LUNAFEST tm," a traveling film festival by, for and about women, sponsored by Women Speak/One Hundred Good Women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., 841-2339.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Christa Dalien, printmaking, and Thomas Witzofsky, textiles, through March 9, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 5

Lawrence Art Auction Donating Artists Reception, 6 p.m.8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence High Winter Postlude Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MARCH 6

South Junior High seventh- and ninth-grade band concert, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Free State High Pre-Contest Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

MARCH 7

West Junior High Class Concert, 7:30 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MARCH 10

West Side Folk Concert: Lucy Kaplansky, with Garnet Rogers, 7:30 p.m. March 10, Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, www.westsidefolk.org.

"Peter Pan," Youth Ballet Company, 7 p.m. March 10, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Mini-quilts by the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits, through April 24, CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth, 838-9400. Reception tentatively scheduled for April 5.

MARCH 11

Honor Recital, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

"Peter Pan," Youth Ballet Company, 2 p.m. March 11, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Michael Bird, expanded media, and Jennifer Taylor, drawing/painting, through March 16, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 12

Visiting Artist Series: Jess Lightner, tuba, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Andreas Hogan, designer/typographer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Lawrence Art Auction Preview Exhibition, through April 14, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MARCH 13

Faculty Recital Series: Vincent Gnojek, saxophone, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

"Riverdance," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787. Other performances: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 14.

MARCH 15

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Key West Jazz, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Gallery Conversations: Professor Gitti Salami, art history, on "A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal," 12:30 p.m., Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 17

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Jerome Grisanti and music by Big Limber, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 17, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

MARCH 25

"Guts: New Prints Made From Intuition and Risk," woodcuts, screenprints and drawings by Portland, Ore., artist Brandon Stahlman, through May 6, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001.

Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

MARCH 26

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Joe Wood, metals, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Adrianne Shurtleff-Meckel, expanded media, and David Werdin-Kennicott, sculpture, through March 30, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 27

KU Wind Ensemble with the KU Kansas City Youth Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

World Music Choir with Inti-Illimani, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MARCH 28

World Music Choir with Inti-Illimani, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MARCH 29

"Encore," 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. March 30-31.

MARCH 30

Concert: Interdisciplinary Jazz Colloquium, 6 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 31

"Dance Across Lawrence," all-day event with special classes, workshops and mini-performances, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Terry Rouse and music by The Dusty Clog Hogsloppers, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 31, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

Family Program: "G is for Girls Power," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

Armitage Gone! Dance, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL

APRIL 1

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. April 1, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

Paintings by Lora Jost and ceramics by Cheryl Roth, through April 30, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Paintings by Dorothy and Leonard Rosenthal, through April 30, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Julia Karll, textiles, and EJ Holland, drawing/painting, through April 6, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 3

Joy of Singing, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 4

"Keely and Du," Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 5-6, 10-12, 5 p.m. April 7 and 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Lawrence High Pre-Festival Band and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

APRIL 5

Jazz Ensemble 1, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Ben Graham, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

"Antigone," English Alternative Theatre, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Other performances: 8 p.m. April 6-7 and 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Lecture: Visiting Artist Joanna Jackson, 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

APRIL 6

Film series: "Women Around the World," foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

South Junior High School presents: "The Land We Inhabit: South Pays Tribute," 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La., 832-5450. Other performances: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 7.

APRIL 7

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. April 7, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

APRIL 8

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring David Breneman, metalsmithing, and Todd Rodgers, metalsmithing, through April 13, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 9

Faculty Recital Series: David Fedele, flute, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Craig LaRotonda, illustrator, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

APRIL 10

Visiting Artist Series: Dean Sommerville, tuba, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

APRIL 11

Graduate Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Mystery author Susan Wittig Albert, co-sponsored by the Raven Bookstore, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Free State High Pre-Contest Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

APRIL 13

Visiting Artist Series: Timothy Deighton, viola, and Ann Deighton, piano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

"Gallery Artists Group Show," through June 16, Signs of Life, 722 Mass., 830-8030. Reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. today.

"Kaleidoscope," advanced dance students, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Film series: "Women Around the World," foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

"On Golden Pond," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. April 14, 20-21, 27-28; 7:30 p.m. April 19, 26; and 2:30 p.m. April 15, 22, 29.

APRIL 14

Lawrence Art Auction, doors open at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 15

West Side Folk Concert: John McCutcheon, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, www.westsidefolk.org.

Design Craft Area Student Scholarship Exhibition, through April 21, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 16

Lawrence Arts Center Preschool Exhibition, through April 20, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 18

Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Elton John and Tim Rice's "AIDA," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 19.

APRIL 19

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Lecture: Visiting Critic Bill Arning, 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

APRIL 20

Film series: "Women Around the World," foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Emerson String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 21

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Lisa Harris and music by The Grouchy Geezers, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 31, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

David Gonzalez in "The Frog Bride," 4 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 22

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra's Spring Finale, featuring finalists from the Stephen Paul Wunsch Young Musician Competition, 3 p.m. April 22, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Visual Communications Student Scholarship Exhibition, through April 28, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 23

KU Tuba/Euphonium Consort and KU Trombone Choir, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Julia Danahey, movie/TV producer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Southwest Junior High Band Feeder Concert, 7:30 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Lawrence Public School Exhibitions, through May 18, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 24

KU Saxophone Quartets, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

West Junior High Feeder School Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

APRIL 25

KU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Room 130 Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 26

Faculty Recital Series: Forrest Pierce, composition, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

"Showtime," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 27-28.

APRIL 27

Film series: "Women Around the World," foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

University Dance Company, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

"Guys and Dolls," 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 28, May 3-5 and 2:30 p.m. April 29.

APRIL 28

University Dance Company, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Family Program: "Q is for Quilt," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

APRIL 29

Lawrence Civic Choir Spring Concert, featuring Mendelssohn's "Elijah," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.

Art Department Student Scholarship Exhibition, through May 3, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 30

Faculty Recital Series: Michael Bauer, organ, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MAY

MAY 1

Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Lawrence High Senior Band Night, 7 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 3

Jazz Ensembles I, II and III, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Key West Jazz, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

South Junior High Variety Show, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La. Other performances: 7 p.m. May 4.

Central Junior High Excalibur Variety Show, 7 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass. Other performances: 7 p.m. May 4.

MAY 4

Southwest Junior High Bel Canto Variety Show, 6:30 p.m., 2511 Inverness Drive.

MAY 5

"Just So Stories," by the Peanut, Pretzel, Popcorn and Pistachio Companies, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. May 5, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

"Kansas Samurai," a six-color lithograph, will be part of "The Prints of Roger Shimomura," an exhibition that opens May 6 in the White Gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., and runs through July 29. Shimomura is a professor emeritus of art at Kansas University.

"Kansas Samurai," a six-color lithograph, will be part of "The Prints of Roger Shimomura," an exhibition that opens May 6 in the White Gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., and runs through July 29. Shimomura is a professor emeritus of art at Kansas University.

MAY 6

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. May 6, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

"The Prints of Roger Shimomura," through July 29, White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6, South Park, 12th and Mass., www.lawrenceartguild.com.

Installation Class 2006 Annual Exhibition, through May 11, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MAY 7

Faculty Recital Series: James Higdon, organ, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MAY 8

University Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

South Junior High 8/9 Band Concert, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Free State High Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

MAY 9

Southwest 8/9 Band Concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Free State High Band Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

Lawrence High Band Ice Cream Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 10

Southwest Junior High Orchestra Recognition Concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Central Junior High Feeder School Concert, 7 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

Free State High Orchestra Senior Recognition Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

South Junior High 8/9 Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Lawrence High Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Reception: "The Prints of Roger Shimomura" book release and signing, 5:30 p.m., Central Court and White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MAY 11

New Works Concert, 940 dance company, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MAY 12

New Works Concert, 940 dance company, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Family Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MAY 14

Lawrence High Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 15

West Junior High Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

Central Junior High Spring Instrumental Concert, 7:30 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

MAY 17

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

West Junior High All-Band Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MAY 18

Pre-Art Tougeau Parade Party, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Dance Gala 2006, 7 p.m. May 18, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

West Junior High Class Concert, 7:30 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MAY 19

Dance Gala 2006, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 19, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Jim Williams and music TBA, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. May 19, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

Family Program: "P is for Pioneer," 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

Art Tougeau Parade, noon, downtown Lawrence, 843-2787.

"An Abstract Alphabet: New Work by Stephen Johnson," through Aug. 5, Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Senior BFA Show in ceramics, metals and textiles, through May 23, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209. Reception: Today, after commencement.

MAY 26

Opening tour and reception for the 20th annual Lawrence Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 26, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Music Performance: KC Symphony Violinists, 2 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

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