Style and function come together in Chair Show
April 25, 2015
You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.
Folk musician Rhiannon Giddens turns back the clock
April 25, 2015
On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.
Riptide Comedy Festival casts a wider net in second year
April 22, 2015
Harpoon Presents’ second annual Riptide Comedy Festival kicks off this week at various locations across downtown Lawrence, bringing with it more than 25 comedians from New York to Los Angeles.
April Final Friday preview: Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and Lawrence Inside Out
April 22, 2015
This month’s Final Friday happenings include an Art Emergency, See/Saw Film Festival and the official unveiling of the citywide Lawrence Inside Out project.
Emerald ash borer traps to be set across Kansas
03:09 p.m., April 21, 2015 Updated 10:18 p.m.
The state and national departments of agriculture will set 163 emerald ash borer traps across Kansas to help prevent the spread of the destructive beetle.
Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp
April 18, 2015
Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John’s School, 1208 Kentucky St.
Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community
April 18, 2015
Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the building’s front windows: a trio of giant faces. The images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out project.
Eric McHenry of Lawrence named Poet Laureate of Kansas
10:39 a.m., April 16, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
The Kansas Humanities Council announced that Eric McHenry, of Lawrence, has been named the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas.
Museum to celebrate anniversary of ‘Dark Command’ with free screenings
April 16, 2015
The Watkins Museum of History will screen “Dark Command,” a 1940 Western starring John Wayne loosely based on Quantrill’s Raid in Lawrence, for free this Saturday.
A whirlwind year: Hard-working folk rocker Spencer Mackenzie Brown quickly winning over fans
April 15, 2015
Playing Middle of the Map Fest is something Spencer Mackenzie Brown never thought he’d do. But the Lawrence indie folk rocker will be hitting the Riot Room stage on April 25 as part of the massive music festival, and it’s all because he just had one heck of a year.
Artists Louis Copt, Mike McCaffrey to give talks at Cider Gallery
April 15, 2015
The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., will host artist talks from Louis Copt and Mike McCaffrey from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
EMU Theatre to perform Shel Silverstein short plays
April 15, 2015
EMU Theatre of Lawrence will perform a compilation of short plays by famed poet Shel Silverstein at the Lawrence Percolator this Sunday and Monday.
Free State, LHS students come together for ‘good, clean’ ping-pong madness
05:19 p.m., April 15, 2015 Updated 10:26 p.m.
Halfway through April, March Madness is still in full swing for Lawrence High School and Free State High School students watching and competing in a homegrown ping-pong tournament. By Caitlin Doornbos
Percolator to host pasting workshop for ‘Inside Out’ portraits
April 11, 2015
Before Lawrence Inside Out hits the streets this Final Friday, the Lawrence Percolator is inviting folks to help install some of the large portraits with a wheat-pasting workshop April 19 at the Percolator.
A positive push: Twin Shadow to bring ever-changing sound to Lawrence
April 11, 2015
Don’t be surprised if you see George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, zip by you on a motorcycle soon.
Role of a lifetime: Retired KU professor revives one-man William Allen White play
April 11, 2015
When “The Sage of Emporia” premiered in March 1981, its star, Jack Wright, had to spend four hours in the makeup chair in order to convincingly portray a 74-year-old William Allen White. Fast-forward a couple of decades, Wright jokes, and the process takes about four minutes.
Shined-up vintage Airstream now ready for college, not camping
01:49 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
Kansas University architecture students’ “Mobile Collaboratory,” or “moCOLAB,” had its first campus open house Friday on the lawn of Marvin Hall, where students and community members trickled through for a close-up view. Over the past year architecture students and professors gutted, cleaned and renovated the 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht so its interior is now ready for research and displays. By Sara Shepherd
Theatre Lawrence’s ‘Explorers’ Club’ pokes fun at Victorian customs
April 8, 2015
The year is 1879, and the esteemed scientists of the all-male Explorers Club are facing a very serious dilemma. Gathered in the group’s London headquarters, the men must decide whether they’ll allow a woman to join their ranks.
George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners
06:16 p.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June’s Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.