Arts and Entertainment

Author to share memories of watching movies with President Reagan

Mark Weinberg, a longtime White House assistant to Ronald Reagan, spent weekends at Camp David in the 1980s watching movies with the first couple. While Ronald and Nancy Reagan lost themselves in popular box-office hits of the time, from “Chariots of Fire ” to “Back to the Future,” ...

Thousands expected at Lawrence’s Spring Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend

For those in the market for anything from paintings to nail polish strips for fingers, this Saturday’s Spring Arts & Crafts Festival might be just the place. The annual event hosted by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and Sports Pavilion Lawrence will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Go, See, Do: ‘Quilters,’ reading by Hieu Minh Nguyen and more

The stage at Theatre Lawrence was empty except for an old steamer trunk as a dress rehearsal for the musical “Quilters” began on Tuesday. Then the cast of seven women slowly moved onto the stage and remained there through the entire production, playing numerous parts — both male and ...

‘Sourdough’ author to speak this weekend as part of Read Across Lawrence event

Much of Robin Sloan’s days are spent creating in front of a computer screen, so he appreciates when it’s time to harvest olives and to produce something different. Sloan, who makes and sells olive oil, is also the author of “Sourdough," the current adult selection for Lawrence Public ...

Homes: Couple begin with a blank sheet of paper and end up with their dream house

When Brad and Cailan Silva open their green front door at 1616 Massachusetts St., first-time visitors are surprised. Stepping through the door, they enter not the house but an outdoor living space, which isn't visible from the street. Another door inside the secluded area takes them into the ...

Lawrence Art Guild offers monetary assistance to art teachers at area high schools

The Lawrence Art Guild recently presented $7,000 to art teachers at area public high schools to help with the purchase of art supplies. This is the second year in a row the organization's gifting program has been able to assist seven area school districts with a gift of $1,000 each, according ...

Go, See, Do: Lawrence Home Show, seed library and more

At this weekend's Lawrence Home Show, you can fight off the winter blues by getting some ideas for spring landscaping and home improvement projects. For homeowners of all ages, the show will be full of inspiration for all kinds of projects, from the front yard to the back door, said Bobbie ...

KU professor Kevin Willmott wins BAFTA for ‘BlacKkKlansman’ screenplay

University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott received his first major award for his work on the film “BlacKkKlansman.” On Sunday, Willmott and co-writer Spike Lee won the British Academy Film and Television Arts award, also known as BAFTA, for best adapted screenplay for their film ...

Kaw Valley Eagles Day event rescheduled for Saturday

The Jayhawk Audubon Society has rescheduled its annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day for Saturday. This year's event was originally scheduled for Jan. 19 but was canceled because of icy weather. The rescheduled event will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Billy Mills Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St., ...

New theater program offers opportunity for young people with special needs

Young people with special needs will be singing, dancing and acting in a summer production of Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," thanks to a new program at Theatre Lawrence. The Penguin Project, a national program that guides community theaters in offering programs for people 10 to 21 years old with ...

Go, See, Do | Story Slam, Haskell Welcome Back Pow-Wow and more

If you fancy yourself a storyteller, Friday is your chance to share your true tales in front of a live audience at the Lawrence Arts Center. Story Slam takes place on the second Friday of each month at the center, 940 New Hampshire St. The event invites attendees to stand up in front of an ...

Go, See, Do: Souper Bowl sale, literary events, film screening and more on tap

While the Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta on Sunday, here in Lawrence the Souper Bowl will take place Saturday. Souper Bowl Saturday includes more than 1,000 handcrafted bowls for sale. The annual event has been a major fundraiser for the Lawrence Arts Center for several decades, ...