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Today in Lawrence: Weekend of stage and screen with plays galore and an outdoor movie

Anna, played by Sarah Young, leads the children through some singing at the start of a lesson during a dress rehearsal for the Theatre Lawrence production of "The King and I" at Theatre Lawrence. The musical opens today and runs through June 29.

Anna, played by Sarah Young, leads the children through some singing at the start of a lesson during a dress rehearsal for the Theatre Lawrence production of "The King and I" at Theatre Lawrence. The musical opens today and runs through June 29.

June 13, 2014

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Fit for a "King"

One of the weekend's crowning glories is the Theatre Lawrence performance of “The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. The show's pageantry (and hoop skirts) are befitting royalty!

Science fiction for all

The intermingling of science fiction and reality will be one of the central topics of this year's Campbell Conference, an annual event 35 years in the running. Hosted by Kansas University, the conference draws science fiction writers and readers for presentations, readings and conversations on the craft. Events will be at The Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

Movie under the stars

In the run-up to the Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center is showing films outdoors on Friday evenings. The next outdoor film is “Kings of Summer,” a coming-of-age film that debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Take your seats by 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., on the south side of the Arts Center in the preschool garden.

Rock out at the rock show

The Granada is hosting the sixth annual Richard’s Music Co. Rock Camp Concert this Saturday to end a three-week long music education program. Twenty musicians, between the ages 12 and 18, will take the main stage to perform a rock concert. Richard’s Rock Camp Concert, 5-7:30 p.m., The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St.

Celebrate dads

Sunday is Father's Day, and we have just the thing for any kind of dad. Artsy? We've got you covered. Traveler? We can help guide you. So treat dad to a day tailored just to him with these suggestions for a terrific Father's Day. And don't forget the

Dad Days 2014 - Party in the Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Watson Park, Sixth and Kentucky streets.

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More June 13 events

Kansas Rural Center’s Pollinator Habitat Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., starting at Stull United Methodist Church, 1596 East 250 Road, Lecompton. (Register at kansasruralcenter.org/pollinators-and-habitat-conservation/)

Mike Shurtz Trio, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Indian Taco Sale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church, 950 E. 21st St.

Perry Lecompton Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., U.S. Highway 24 and Ferguson Road (in FastTrax Parking Lot), Perry.

Eudora Farmers' Market, 5-7 p.m., Nottingham parking lot, 1428 Church St., Eudora.

Bingo night, doors 5:30 p.m., refreshments 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St.

Mutt ’n’ Strut, 6 p.m., Wakarusa Marketplace Parking Lot, 1520 Wakarusa Drive (tickets at event or at lawrencehumane.org).

Relay For Life, food and music 5:30 p.m., silent auction 5:30-9 p.m., opening ceremony 7 p.m., luminaria ceremony 9 p.m.; closing ceremony 7 a.m. Sat. June 14; Free State High School track, 4700 Overland Drive.

Summer Youth Theater Junior Players present: Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Sunflower Music Festival: Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., White Concert Hall, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka.

The Ronnie Ward Band, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

More June 14 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Lawrence Farmers Market, 7-11 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St.

League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County, voter registration and info booth, 7-11 a.m., Lawrence Farmers Market, 824 New Hampshire St.

Kahlyn Heine 5k, 8 a.m., Southwind Theater parking lot, 3433 Iowa St.

St. John Catholic Church Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1246 Kentucky St.

Land of Oz IV - Disc Dog Competition, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Youth Sports Inc., 4700 W. 27th St.

Dedication of new Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum exhbition space, please bring covered dish, cake and punch served all afternoon; Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake.

Kaw Valley Quilters Guild Kelly Ashton Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Kansas Authors Club District 2: A Writer’s Micro-Retreat, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 North 1100 Road.

Yard Waste Drop-Off and Compost/Woodchip Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wood Recovery and Compost Facility, 1420 E. 11th St.

Author appearance and book signing: Isla Morley, “Above,” 11 a.m., CPA Park, Ninth and Main streets, Eudora.

BBQ Time and Pie Contest to Benefit Toys for Tots & Blue Santa, noon-4 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St.

Kansas Appleknocker Classic Ragtime Duo, 2-4 p.m., Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Summer Youth Theater Junior Players present: Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 3 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Americana Music Academy Saturday Jam, 3 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St.

Sunflower Music Festival: Blanche Bryden High School Concert, 3 p.m., White Concert Hall, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka.

Headpin Challenge, 6-9 p.m., Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa St.

Summer Youth Theater Junior Players present: Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Ballroom Dance Practice Party, 7-9 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St.

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

Sunflower Music Festival: Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., White Concert Hall, Washburn University, 1700 SW Jewell Ave., Topeka.

Laughing Willow, 8-10 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

More June 15 events

Irish Traditional Music Session, 5:30-8 p.m., upstairs Henry’s on Eighth, 11 E. Eighth St.

Land of Oz IV - Disc Dog Competition, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Youth Sports Inc., 4700 W. 27th St.

Akin Prairie Wildflower Walk, 1-3:30 p.m., Akin Prairie, 1850 N. 1150 Rd.

“The King and I,” 2:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive.

O.U.R.S. (Oldsters United for Responsible Service) dance, 6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall, 2206 E. 23rd St

Smackdown! trivia, 7 p.m., The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St.

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