Archive for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today in Lawrence: Catch these art exhibits before they close

Mark and Lauren Booth have donated James Turrell's “Gard Blue" to the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

Mark and Lauren Booth have donated James Turrell's “Gard Blue" to the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.

May 14, 2014


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Tweet of the Day: May 14

Keep it cool

Remember the near-record heat wave of less than a week ago? Well, neither do we. It's a little chilly, man, and will continue to be: high in the 60s with a low of 44, and more of the same until Sunday, at least.

Catch it soon

One option to escape the cool breeze: duck into a gallery for an exhibit closing soon. The Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St., ends its run of James Turrell's "Gard Blue" and quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji and Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell on May 18, so today is one of your last opportunities to see them. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Or head to Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, during box office hours, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to see paintings by Louis Copt. That display ends May 25.

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More May 14 events

1 Million Cups presentation, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, noon, 2518 Ridge Court.

In Her Shoes, 5-6 p.m., The Willow Domestic Violence Center, call 785-331-2034 x 104 or email for address.

Clinton Parkway Nursery Farmers’ Market, 5-7 p.m., Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Parkway.

Douglas County Commission meeting, check website at for meeting time, Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition Meeting, 7 p.m., Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.

Douglas County Amateur Radio Club, 7 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St.

Ballroom/Latin Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Big Six Room, The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St. (No partner needed.)

Jam: Hall of Famers! Jimmy “Sweet Lips” Wilson, Johnny Isom, Paul Miller, Chris Beilman, 7-9 p.m., Cutter’s Smokehouse and Catering, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.

Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.

Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa St.


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