Arts and Entertainment

Poetry and fiction submissions sought for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards

It’s time for Douglas County residents to finish the story they're working on or polish up their poems and submit them for the 2020 Langston Hughes Awards. The annual event, jointly sponsored this year by the Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store, will offer two awards of $500 each, ...

Go, See, Do: Poetry workshop on the Kaw, 6 short plays and more

Theatergoers can take in six stories in one evening during this weekend's Festival of Short Plays at Theatre Lawrence. The event, now in its second year, only features scripts from regional playwrights, said Dani DeGarmo, the theater’s marketing coordinator. She said the selection process ...

Lawrence Arts Center show to focus on issues related to suicide and grief

A local theater production is looking to be a beacon of hope for those affected by suicide-related grief. The Lawrence Arts Center on Saturday will host Life Restoration Ministries’ “Hope Remains Even in the … Shadows.” Written and directed by Rita Rials, the production delivers its ...

City to host annual holiday craft fair this weekend

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host its 43rd annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. The Holiday Bazaar features handmade arts and crafts produced by local and regional artists, including pottery, stained glass, paintings, jewelry and many more items, according to a city news ...

East Ninth art project seeking youth proposals; $1,000 to be awarded for each project

Organizers of the East Ninth Street art project are seeking young artists who want to add their artistic touch to the East Lawrence neighborhood. The East Ninth Project has already awarded grants to fund 10 artist proposals from adults, including sculpture, film and musical projects, and is ...

Baldwin City to host 62nd annual Maple Leaf Festival this weekend

Baldwin City has spent the last week putting on its festival face. Crews have been placing orange “no parking” placards along downtown streets, as well as portable toilets and ready-to-assemble barricades at key intersections. They've marked off the sites for the hundreds of vendors whose ...

Hear musicians perform live at Lawrence Public Library this Friday

Looking for a quiet place to study this Friday? Lawrence Public Library might not be the best bet. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kansas Public Radio is hosting its second annual Live Day, and half of the performances will be at the library, free and open to the public. "It's a great space to have ...

Homes: Couple find cozy bungalow, community in East Lawrence

After moving from a west Lawrence apartment to an East Lawrence bungalow, Kristen Allen and Jake Bellucci felt they had relocated to a different state. There was that much of a difference going from a contemporary apartment complex to a tree-lined, neighborhood just a block from Lawrence’s ...

Lawrence homes: Sharing a roof works for this mother and adult daughter

There was one question Vicki Weseman and her daughter Leah Wisdom needed to answer before they bought a house together in Lawrence. “We had to decide: Could we live together?” Weseman said. After giving the idea some thought, they agreed that if they found the right house they could do ...

Go, See, Do: Monarch tagging, a crash course in printmaking and more

Nature lovers of all ages can help researchers keep tabs on butterflies this weekend at Monarch Watch's annual fall tagging event. The local butterfly conservation group and the Jayhawk Audubon Society are hosting the event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, ...