2008 fall arts calendar


The fall arts season is about to kick off, and Lawrence is ready to rock.

Lawrence Community Theatre revives Elvis Presley with “All Shook Up,” based on the Joe DiPietro book-turned-musical fantasy. Showtimes in late September and early October will keep the audiences jumping with “Jailhouse Rock” and other favorites from The King.

And speaking of Hollywood royalty, Lawrence Public Library will usher in favorite films by Alfred Hitchcock for a four-week film series in October. “Rear Window,” “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho” will be screened Friday nights.

If you’re brave enough for “Psycho,” stayed tuned for EMU Theatre’s “Spawn of Horrorshow,” which opens Oct. 24 and runs through Halloween.

November’s highlights include several renowned musical acts visiting KU, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 5 and the Soweto Gospel Choir Nov. 9, both at the Lied Center. And for Saturday night fans of Kansas Public Radio’s “The Retro Cocktail Hour,” the program will celebrates its 500th broadcast with a waitiki concert Nov. 1 at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.

The holidays bring several opportunities to support Lawrence’s arts community. Highlights include the Van Go Moble Arts JAMS artists adornment sale Nov. 26 and the Lawrence Art Guild’s Holiday Art Fair Dec. 6.

Arts listings:

¢ All art events

¢ Fashion

¢ Film

¢ Gatherings

¢ Green

¢ Literary

¢ Performance

¢ Photography

¢ Plays

¢ Sales

¢ Openings

¢ Exhibits

¢ Ongoing exhibits

Museum listings:

¢ All museum events

¢ Events

¢ Exhibits

Music listings:

¢ Classical

¢ Recitals

Performance listings:

¢ Comedy

¢ Dance

¢ Poetry

¢ Spoken word

¢ Theater