Book readings, Souper Bowl fundraiser, seed library launch and more events

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The Raven Book Store is pictured on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.


Book readings: Donna Hemans, author of “The House of Plain Truth,” and Kaveh Akbar, author of “Martyr!”, 7 p.m., The Raven Book Store, 809 Massachusetts St. (Free tickets required for event; see

Foxy by Proxy: Masquerade: Valentine’s Cabaret, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Tickets $15 general admission, ages 18 and up. Details at

Free State Story Slam: “Best Laid Plans,” live music and social time 7 p.m., stories at 7:30 p.m., 10th & Mass Studios, 1000 Massachusetts St., Suite D. Ages 18+, suggested donation $10.

Microcinema: “A Cinematic Evening with Julia Othmer and James T. Lundie,” 7 p.m. preshow silent shorts by filmmaker Germaine Dulac, 7:30 p.m. music performance by Othmer and Lundie with visual projections, Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. $15 general admission.

“Voices of Service” vocal quartet, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. $11-$35. Tickets at


Lawrence Bird Alliance Field Trip: Kansas River, Bismark Lake and Midland Gull Fields. Meet 8:30 a.m. north side of Kansas River on Elm Street just north of Bowersock Power Plant.

In Their Shoes: Building Healthy Relationships, 9 a.m.-noon, West Resource Center, 1310 Winchester Road, Eudora. Youth and adults welcome.

Souper Bowl 2024: Fundraiser for Visual Arts Education + Sunrise Project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Handmade bowls, silent auction, free interactive art demonstrations.

Second Saturday Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks priced $2 and under. Category lists and more information at

Women for Kansas Lawrence/Douglas County Chapter Program on Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, 10:30 a.m., Meeting Room C, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Women’s Jam, 1-2:30 p.m., Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St.

Seed Library Launch and Local Growers Meet & Greet, 1-3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library atrium, 707 Vermont St.

One Hundred Good Women: 2024 Accessory Exchange, 1-3 p.m., Building 21, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Donate new and gently used items from noon to 2 p.m. All items will be sold for $1 apiece. See for more details.

Kansas Land Trust: Walk at Buck Creek, 1-3 p.m., 3900 Buck Creek Road, Oskaloosa. Free guided walk through primitive area without trails. Rough slopes and tall vegetation. See for more information.

KJHK and KPR Present: Jazz in the Evening, 5:30-9 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Live music, film screening and more. Free and open to the public. See or for more details.

Book readings by science fiction and fantasy authors Izzy Wasserstein, Emma Törzs and Abbey Mei Otis, 7 p.m., The Raven Book Store, 809 Massachusetts St.


Author Yi Shun Lai in conversation with bookseller/owner Kelly Barth, 1:30 p.m., The Raven Book Store, 809 Massachusetts St.

Repair Studio, 2-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Work with repair mentors to bring your broken items back to life.

The Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in today’s Super Bowl, screened at venues across the area including Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., with free entry (doors 4:30 p.m.). The game begins at 5:30 p.m.


KU Legal Aid: Community Expungement Clinic, noon-2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Details at

“What We Leave Behind: On Legacy and Creating a Future of Value,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive. Register at

Ball at the Hall: KU vs. Texas Tech, tipoff at 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.


Mardi Gras at the Spencer, 12:30-3 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Haskell Wetlands Access: A Haskell Community Visioning Session, 5-7:30 p.m., Tommaney Library, Haskell Indian Nations University.


Gallery Talk: One History, Two Versions, 11 a.m.-noon, Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

Public Benefits Enrollment, 4-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Valentine’s Day Slow Dance Party with Carswell and Hope, 7-10 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. Tickets $40/couple, $20/individual; see social media for ticket link.


INSIGHT Art Talk: Sarah Williams, “The Middle,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Free admission.


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