Upcoming events include trick-or-treating, Final Friday, Halloween parties and more

photo by: Ashley Golledge

People trick or treat in downtown Lawrence on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

It’s an action-packed fall weekend with Lawrence’s monthly art walk, scary movies, jazz celebrations and Halloween-themed events for children and adults.


• Not only is it Halloween weekend, it’s also Final Friday. Venues in this month’s art walk include: Edward Jones, 888 New Hampshire St., Suite C; SeedCo Studios, 840 Delaware St., #7; Phoenix Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.; Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.; Art Emergency, 721 E. Ninth St.; The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.; Lucia, 1016 Massachusetts St.; and Great Blue Heron Outdoors, 823 Massachusetts St.

• Kansas Public Radio’s Virtual Cinema a Go-Go presents two B-movies at 7 p.m.: “The Brain Eaters” (1958) and “The Brainiac” (1962). The online screening is free; sign up for access credentials at kansaspublicradio.org/form/virtual-cinema-go-go-sign-form.

• KU Jazz will hold a 50th anniversary show at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, and will feature a tribute to saxophonist and woodwind artist Gary Foster. Another show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and will feature alumni and former directors of the program performing big-band and vocal music. Tickets are available at lied.ku.edu or 785-864-2787.


• Some vendors will be passing out treats at the Lawrence Farmers Market from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 824 New Hampshire St. Wear your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags.

• Downtown shop 1313 Mockingbird Lane, located at 1027 Massachusetts St., will be holding its annual costume contest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store will also be donating $1 per sale to the Lawrence Humane Society.

• Up & Away Indoor Play at 2525 Iowa St. will be hosting a Halloween party from 1 to 5 p.m. with a scavenger hunt, games, crafts, a costume contest and more. Tickets are required and can be purchased at lilypadpos3.com/upaway/onlinesales/tickets1.php

• Shy 38 Inc. Kansas Farm Sanctuary will host Boos and Moos: Halloween on the Farm, from 3 to 6 p.m. at 2100 Wild Horse Road. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin smash, crafts and apple cider. Tickets are $10; a link to purchase them is available at facebook.com/shy38inc.

• The Nothing Unique Organization will host a Trunk or Treat event at Broken Arrow Park, 2800 Louisiana St., from 3 to 7 p.m. A food truck will also be on hand.

• Venue 1235 at 1235 N. Third St. will hold its Halloween Hootenanny at 5 p.m. with live music, a costume contest and prizes. Admission is $15 for adults; children get in free.

• The Halloween Witches’ Ball is at 9:30 p.m. at Shenago Lounge, 1520 Wakarusa Drive, Suite D. The event is a benefit for Bat World Rescue and Sanctuary with food, music and a silent auction.


• The Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., will host an “Enchanted Forest Trail-or-Treat” from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children.

• The Catholic Moms Group at Corpus Christi is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 6001 Bob Billings Parkway. There will be prizes for best costumes and best trunks.

• LFK Halloween Flow Jam will be in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., starting at 5 p.m. There will be live music, and a fire circle begins at sunset.

• Organ by Candlelight with organist Tandy Reussner starts at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont St. Reussner will perform short works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and others. Proceeds will benefit Just Food. Tickets may be purchased at tandyreussner.com.

• BongoTini will put on a pre-Halloween show at 7 p.m. at Kaw Valley Public House, 444 Locust St. Admission is $5 at the door.

• The Astronomy Associates of Lawrence will hold a night sky observing event at 8 p.m. at the Baker University Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 North 1250 Road.


• Several trick-or-treating events are scheduled today. The Downtown Lawrence Trick-or-Treat event starts at 5 p.m. and will run “until the candy runs out,” according to Downtown Lawrence Inc. More than 100 downtown businesses typically participate, and Downtown Lawrence Inc. Executive Director Sally Zogry said Kansas Athletics will be at Ninth and Massachusetts streets with spirit squad members and mascots. The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., also offers an all-ages trick-or-treat from 4 to 6 p.m., and a Safe Trick or Treat event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Meadowlark Estates, 4430 Bauer Farm Dr.


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