Spring sings

Season offers bouquet of local arts happenings

JANUARY

THROUGH JAN. 29

“African Images, Landscapes and Other Work,” by Hassaballa Omar Hassaballa, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

THROUGH JAN. 31

Photographs of landscape, nature and architecture by Roger Spohn, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

THROUGH FEB. 4

“Made in China: Observations and Understanding,” North Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

THROUGH FEB. 28

“Bill Bowerman: Explorations in Scanography,” through Feb. 28, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Artist’s talk: 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

“Carol Ann Carter: Mapping the Interior Landscape,” through Feb. 28, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 26. Artist’s talk: 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

THROUGH APRIL 29

“Art into Art: Inspired Responses,” Central Court and galleries, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4401.

THROUGH JUNE 17

“Meiji: Japan’s Transition into a Global Society,” through June 17, Asia Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MONDAY

Paintings by Susan Ashline and Vaughn Cowden and sculptures by Dave Werdin-Kennicott and Stephanie Sailer, through March 2, CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St., 838-9400. Reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 2.

Central Junior High 8/9 Orchestra, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

TUESDAY

Paintings by Louis Copt and photos by Dan Coburn, through March 4, Pachamama’s, 800 N.H. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

THURSDAY

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

FRIDAY

“Jest a Second,” 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 26-27 and Feb. 2-3; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1; and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4.

SATURDAY

Music Works! benefit concert, featuring concertos played by Lawrence and Free State high school musicians, 3 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Otis Watson and music by Instant Grits, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

“Leaves of Words,” benefit performance, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

John Philip Sousa Kansas Junior Honor Band, 2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

JAN. 21

“Trash Masters,” a group printmaking show featuring intaglio, lithography, screenprinting and mixed media prints, through Feb. 25, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001. Reception, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lorin Maazel conducts The Symphonica Toscanini, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

JAN. 24

Reading and book signing: Elisabeth Lee, author of “For Glory,” 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

JAN. 25

Lawrence High School presents: “Hello Dolly,” 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La., 832-5050. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-27.

JAN. 26

“Inspired by America,” Cypress String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

JAN. 27

Family Program: “K is for Kansas,” 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

JAN. 28

Lawrence Scottish Fest, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., with concert from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

“34° Latitude,” KU graduating seniors, through Feb. 2, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209. Reception: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today.

JAN. 29

Kansas Reads Lecture: David Parks, on the life of his father, Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Karin E. Borke, intellectual property lawyer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

JAN. 30

First Step House Concert, 940 dance company, 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

FEBRUARY

FEB. 1

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Paintings and collages by Bobbie Powell and Kelsey Yankey, through Feb. 28, galleries, south entrance, lower level, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Ticky-Tacky Boxes by Bobbie Powell and Kelsey Yankey, through Feb. 28, cases, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Photo by Carolyn Young, through Feb. 28, east entrance, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

KU Opera presents “The Tales of Hoffman,” 7:30 p.m., Robert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-2787. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 6, 8 and 10.

Gallery Conversations: Professors Pok-Chi Lau and May Tveit on “Made in China: Observations and Understanding,” 12:15 p.m., North Balcony Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 864-4710.

FEB. 2

Town & Gown Forum: “Made in China: Observations and Understanding,” 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Central Court and North Balcony Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Lecture: Marilyn Brown on “Miss La La’s Teeth: Thoughts on Degas and ‘Race,'” 5 p.m., Room 211, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

“Civil Rights Reader,” by Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), featuring DBR & THE MISSION SQ UNIT and DJ Scientific, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 3

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 3, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

Souper Bowl Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

FEB. 4

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

Graduate Student Exhibition, through Feb. 9, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 5

Faculty Recital Series: Margaret Marco, oboe, 7:30 p.m., Hall Center for the Humanities, KU campus, 864-3421.

“Gordon Parks’s Learning Tree Experience,” talk by John Edgar Tidwell, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

“Lily Plants a Garden,” KU Theatre for Young People, 1 p.m., Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 1 p.m. Feb. 6-9, 10 a.m. Feb. 10 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11

FEB. 7

Free State Symphonic Band/Jazz Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

FEB. 8

Free State High Concerto Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

Gallery Conversations: Intern Ashley Elston on Renaissance Art, 12:15 p.m., Renaissance Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Film: “Topsy-Turvy,” 6:30 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 9

“The Neighborhood Show,” group show featuring new work by local artists, through April 7, Signs of Life, 722 Mass., 830-8030. Reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 9.

“Have A Heart” Valentine’s show and sale, through Feb. 16., Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 N.J., 842-3797. Opening reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. today.

Merita Halili & the Raif Hyseni Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 10

Baroque by Candlelight, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H., 843-2787.

Mozart Festival Opera in “Don Giovanni,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 11

KU Horn Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Art Department Faculty Exhibition, through Feb. 23, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 12

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: John Utgaard, ceramics, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

FEB. 13

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads “The Learning Tree,” by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Lecture: Professor Marni Reva Kessler, art history, on “Anxiety and the Creole Feminine: Degas’ Woman with a Bandage,” 8 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 14

“Songs for Sweethearts II,” dinner and musical retrospective of Lawrence Community Theatre’s first 30 years, 7:30 p.m., cocktails begins at 6:30 p.m., Maceli’s, 1031 N.H., 843-7469.

Lawrence High Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

FEB. 15

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Harry Miller and Tommy Johnson, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Lawrence High Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Gallery Conversations: Guest curator Alison Miller on “Cultural Intersections,” 12:15 p.m., Asia Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Poetry reading: KU Professors of English Joseph Harrington, William J. Harris and Kenneth Irby, 4:30 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 16

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Youth Concert, 940 dance company, 10 a.m. (for schools), Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

This didactic painting by artist Elimane Falle was inspired by the teachings of Amadou Bamba and his follower, Lamp Fall. It will be part of A

FEB. 17

Youth Concert, 940 dance company, 2 p.m. (for public), Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Jill Allen and music by The Euphoria Stringband, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356

FEB. 18

“George Frideric Handel and the Flute,” by the Spencer Consort, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Spencer Museum of Art Central Court, 1301 Miss., 864-9716.

Faculty Recital Series: Kansas Woodwinds, 2:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Spencer Consort, 2:30 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 19

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads “The Learning Tree,” by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

FEB. 20

Symphonic and University Bands, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Musical Tribute to Gordon Parks by Lemuel Sheppard, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

FEB. 21

Book Discussion: Kansas Reads “The Learning Tree,” by Gordon Parks, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

“Man of La Mancha,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 24

Brian Wendling Family Concert, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Family Program: “U is for the Underground Railroad,” 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

George Winston, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

FEB. 25

“Bibelots & Bagatelles,” paintings by Portland, Ore., artist Kjirsten Winters, through March 25, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Kim Eichler-Messmer, textiles, and Margaret Ramberg, painting, through March 2, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

FEB. 26

Faculty Recital Series: Julia Broxholm, soprano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Jeff Zwerner, graphic designer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

FEB. 27

Faculty Recital Series: Steve Leisring, trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, 864-3421.

“A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal,” through May 20, Kress Gallery, South Balcony and North Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Murphy Lecture: Professor Okwui Enwezor on “Archaeology of the Present: The Postcolonial Archive, Photography and African Modernity,” 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

FEB. 28

Undergraduate Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in “The Jacob Lawrence Project,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

MARCH

MARCH 1

KU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Printmaking from the John Talleur Print Studio, through March 31, gallery, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Paintings by Vaughn Cowden, through March 31, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Handwoven textiles and photo cards by Barbara A. Clark of Maggie’s Farm, through March 31, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Central Junior High March Madness Concert, 7:30 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

Gallery Conversations: Professor Garth Myers, African and African American Studies, on “A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal,” 12:15 p.m., Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 2

30th Annual KU Jazz Festival, featuring Gary Foster, saxophones, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

“The Maids,” Stage Too!, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. March 3, 6-10 and 2:30 p.m. March 4.

“Curious Savage,” Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. March 3, 8-9; 7:30 p.m. March 1, 8; and 2:30 p.m. March 4, 11.

Southwest Junior High seventh-grade band concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Members of the Lawrence Children's Choir perform a concert in 2006. The group will give its spring concert, with the Choristers and special guests Lawrence High School Chorale and Free State High School Chamber Singers, at 5 p.m. March 3 at Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MARCH 3

Lawrence Children’s Choir Spring Concert, also featuring the Choristers and special guests Lawrence High School Chorale and Free State High School Chamber Singers, 5 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La., 832-5050.

“Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground: Xu Bing’s Book Works,” through April 29, White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

30th Annual KU Jazz Festival, featuring Gary Foster, saxophones, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. March 3, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

MARCH 4

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. March 4, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

“LUNAFEST tm,” a traveling film festival by, for and about women, sponsored by Women Speak/One Hundred Good Women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., 841-2339.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Christa Dalien, printmaking, and Thomas Witzofsky, textiles, through March 9, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 5

Lawrence Art Auction Donating Artists Reception, 6 p.m.8 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence High Winter Postlude Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MARCH 6

South Junior High seventh- and ninth-grade band concert, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Free State High Pre-Contest Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

MARCH 7

West Junior High Class Concert, 7:30 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MARCH 10

West Side Folk Concert: Lucy Kaplansky, with Garnet Rogers, 7:30 p.m. March 10, Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, www.westsidefolk.org.

“Peter Pan,” Youth Ballet Company, 7 p.m. March 10, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Mini-quilts by the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild, with proceeds benefiting local non-profits, through April 24, CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth, 838-9400. Reception tentatively scheduled for April 5.

MARCH 11

Honor Recital, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

“Peter Pan,” Youth Ballet Company, 2 p.m. March 11, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Michael Bird, expanded media, and Jennifer Taylor, drawing/painting, through March 16, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 12

Visiting Artist Series: Jess Lightner, tuba, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Andreas Hogan, designer/typographer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Lawrence Art Auction Preview Exhibition, through April 14, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MARCH 13

Faculty Recital Series: Vincent Gnojek, saxophone, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

“Riverdance,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787. Other performances: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 14.

MARCH 15

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Key West Jazz, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Gallery Conversations: Professor Gitti Salami, art history, on “A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal,” 12:30 p.m., Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 17

Lawrence Barn Dance Association regular dance, with caller Jerome Grisanti and music by Big Limber, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 17, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

MARCH 25

“Guts: New Prints Made From Intuition and Risk,” woodcuts, screenprints and drawings by Portland, Ore., artist Brandon Stahlman, through May 6, Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., 843-1001.

Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today.

MARCH 26

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Joe Wood, metals, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Adrianne Shurtleff-Meckel, expanded media, and David Werdin-Kennicott, sculpture, through March 30, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MARCH 27

KU Wind Ensemble with the KU Kansas City Youth Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

World Music Choir with Inti-Illimani, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MARCH 28

World Music Choir with Inti-Illimani, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MARCH 29

“Encore,” 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. March 30-31.

MARCH 30

Concert: Interdisciplinary Jazz Colloquium, 6 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MARCH 31

“Dance Across Lawrence,” all-day event with special classes, workshops and mini-performances, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Terry Rouse and music by The Dusty Clog Hogsloppers, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 31, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

Family Program: “G is for Girls Power,” 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

Armitage Gone! Dance, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL

APRIL 1

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. April 1, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

Paintings by Lora Jost and ceramics by Cheryl Roth, through April 30, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Paintings by Dorothy and Leonard Rosenthal, through April 30, entrances, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring Julia Karll, textiles, and EJ Holland, drawing/painting, through April 6, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 3

Joy of Singing, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 4

“Keely and Du,” Inge Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 5-6, 10-12, 5 p.m. April 7 and 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Lawrence High Pre-Festival Band and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

APRIL 5

Jazz Ensemble 1, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Ben Graham, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

“Antigone,” English Alternative Theatre, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787. Other performances: 8 p.m. April 6-7 and 2:30 p.m. April 8.

Lecture: Visiting Artist Joanna Jackson, 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

APRIL 6

Film series: “Women Around the World,” foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

South Junior High School presents: “The Land We Inhabit: South Pays Tribute,” 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La., 832-5450. Other performances: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 7.

APRIL 7

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. April 7, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

APRIL 8

MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring David Breneman, metalsmithing, and Todd Rodgers, metalsmithing, through April 13, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 9

Faculty Recital Series: David Fedele, flute, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Craig LaRotonda, illustrator, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

APRIL 10

Visiting Artist Series: Dean Sommerville, tuba, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

APRIL 11

Graduate Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Mystery author Susan Wittig Albert, co-sponsored by the Raven Bookstore, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Free State High Pre-Contest Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

APRIL 13

Visiting Artist Series: Timothy Deighton, viola, and Ann Deighton, piano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

“Gallery Artists Group Show,” through June 16, Signs of Life, 722 Mass., 830-8030. Reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. today.

“Kaleidoscope,” advanced dance students, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Film series: “Women Around the World,” foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

“On Golden Pond,” 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469. Other performances: 8 p.m. April 14, 20-21, 27-28; 7:30 p.m. April 19, 26; and 2:30 p.m. April 15, 22, 29.

APRIL 14

Lawrence Art Auction, doors open at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 15

West Side Folk Concert: John McCutcheon, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, www.westsidefolk.org.

Design Craft Area Student Scholarship Exhibition, through April 21, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 16

Lawrence Arts Center Preschool Exhibition, through April 20, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 18

Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA,” 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 19.

APRIL 19

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

Lecture: Visiting Critic Bill Arning, 7 p.m., auditorium, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

APRIL 20

Film series: “Women Around the World,” foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

Emerson String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 21

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Lisa Harris and music by The Grouchy Geezers, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. March 31, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

David Gonzalez in “The Frog Bride,” 4 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

APRIL 22

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra’s Spring Finale, featuring finalists from the Stephen Paul Wunsch Young Musician Competition, 3 p.m. April 22, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Visual Communications Student Scholarship Exhibition, through April 28, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 23

KU Tuba/Euphonium Consort and KU Trombone Choir, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Hallmark Design Symposium Series: Julia Danahey, movie/TV producer, 6 p.m., 3140 Wescoe Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Southwest Junior High Band Feeder Concert, 7:30 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Lawrence Public School Exhibitions, through May 18, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 24

KU Saxophone Quartets, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

West Junior High Feeder School Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

APRIL 25

KU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Room 130 Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

APRIL 26

Faculty Recital Series: Forrest Pierce, composition, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

“Showtime,” 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 27-28.

APRIL 27

Film series: “Women Around the World,” foreign films directed by women, 7 p.m., auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833.

University Dance Company, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

“Guys and Dolls,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU campus, 864-3982. Other performances: 7:30 p.m. April 28, May 3-5 and 2:30 p.m. April 29.

APRIL 28

University Dance Company, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Family Program: “Q is for Quilt,” 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

APRIL 29

Lawrence Civic Choir Spring Concert, featuring Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave.

Art Department Student Scholarship Exhibition, through May 3, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

APRIL 30

Faculty Recital Series: Michael Bauer, organ, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MAY

MAY 1

Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Lawrence High Senior Band Night, 7 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 3

Jazz Ensembles I, II and III, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Key West Jazz, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

South Junior High Variety Show, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La. Other performances: 7 p.m. May 4.

Central Junior High Excalibur Variety Show, 7 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass. Other performances: 7 p.m. May 4.

MAY 4

Southwest Junior High Bel Canto Variety Show, 6:30 p.m., 2511 Inverness Drive.

MAY 5

“Just So Stories,” by the Peanut, Pretzel, Popcorn and Pistachio Companies, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Band Dance Association family dance, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. May 5, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 749-1356.

Kansas

MAY 6

Kaw Valley Shape Note Sing, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. May 6, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road, 749-1356.

“The Prints of Roger Shimomura,” through July 29, White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6, South Park, 12th and Mass., www.lawrenceartguild.com.

Installation Class 2006 Annual Exhibition, through May 11, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209.

MAY 7

Faculty Recital Series: James Higdon, organ, 7:30 p.m., Bales Organ Recital Hall, KU campus, 864-3421.

MAY 8

University Band, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

South Junior High 8/9 Band Concert, 7 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Free State High Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

MAY 9

Southwest 8/9 Band Concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Free State High Band Concert, 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

Lawrence High Band Ice Cream Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 10

Southwest Junior High Orchestra Recognition Concert, 6 p.m., Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive.

Central Junior High Feeder School Concert, 7 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

Free State High Orchestra Senior Recognition Concert, 7:30 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

South Junior High 8/9 Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., South Junior High School, 2734 La.

Lawrence High Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

Reception: “The Prints of Roger Shimomura” book release and signing, 5:30 p.m., Central Court and White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MAY 11

New Works Concert, 940 dance company, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

MAY 12

New Works Concert, 940 dance company, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Family Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

MAY 14

Lawrence High Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, 1901 La.

MAY 15

West Junior High Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

Central Junior High Spring Instrumental Concert, 7:30 p.m., Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass.

MAY 17

Jazz in the Jayhawker Bar: Trio Pera, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Jayhawker Bar, in the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass., 749-5011.

West Junior High All-Band Concert, 7 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MAY 18

Pre-Art Tougeau Parade Party, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Dance Gala 2006, 7 p.m. May 18, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

West Junior High Class Concert, 7:30 p.m., West Junior High School, 2700 Harvard Road.

MAY 19

Dance Gala 2006, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 19, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Lawrence Barn Dance Association Bloo Moon advanced dance, with caller Jim Williams and music TBA, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. May 19, Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St., 749-1356.

Family Program: “P is for Pioneer,” 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., 841-4109.

Art Tougeau Parade, noon, downtown Lawrence, 843-2787.

“An Abstract Alphabet: New Work by Stephen Johnson,” through Aug. 5, Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Senior BFA Show in ceramics, metals and textiles, through May 23, Art and Design Gallery, Art and Design Building, KU, 864-3209. Reception: Today, after commencement.

MAY 26

Opening tour and reception for the 20th annual Lawrence Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 26, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

Music Performance: KC Symphony Violinists, 2 p.m., Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.