Theater, art projects, gardening, City of Lawrence Bag Bash and more upcoming events

photo by: Shawn Valverde

The cast of "A Murder Is Announced" rehearses on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Theatre Lawrence.


Stop by the Lawrence Arts Center lobby, 940 New Hampshire St., March 1 through March 31 to participate in “ART FOR ALL: Woven Together,” a community weaving project.


“After Hours at the Library 2024,” a fundraiser for the Lawrence Public Library, 7 p.m., 707 Vermont St. Tickets start at $40; details at

Nickelodeon’s “The Spongebob Musical,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets at

BLACK Lawrence Open Mic, 7-9 p.m., 10th & Mass Studios, 1000 Massachusetts St., Studio A. Free admission, all skill levels welcome, featuring poetry and performance from Annette Billings. Sign up at or at the event.

Opening night of “A Murder is Announced,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. Performances run through March 10; see dates, curtain times and ticket availability at

Guitarist Leo Kottke, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets at


35th Annual Shamrock Shuffle, 9 a.m., starting at Johnny’s Tavern, 507 N. Second St. See for more details and entry information.

Groovy Garden Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Speakers, info booths, workshops, garden-related garage sale, vendors and food trucks. Free and open to the public.

Saturday Morning Seminar: “Beginning Vegetable Garden,” 10-11 a.m., Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Parkway. Free admission.

“Introduction to Genealogy,” 10 a.m.-noon, Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. Tickets at

City of Lawrence Bag Bash, 2-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Decorate a tote and learn about the city’s single-use plastic bag ban. Free, all-ages event. See for more information.

Nickelodeon’s “The Spongebob Musical,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets at

Dances of Universal Peace, 3-4:30 p.m., Delaware Street Commons, 1222 Delaware St. Free, all welcome; see for details.


Seed dispersal, 1-4 p.m., Lawrence Nature Park, 201 Folks Road. Free, all-ages event; sign up at

Domingo Pagliuca, trombone, and Paulina Leisring, piano, 2 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets at

Gardening @ Sunrise, 2-4 p.m., Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave. All ages and skill levels invited to help prepare the garden for the growing season.

“Talent Time” open mic, 2-4 p.m., Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave., Ste. E. All-ages event; piano available.

CREES Spring Festival, 4-7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Live Croatian music, Ukrainian folk dance performance, food, prizes and crafts. Free, all ages.

Visiting Artist Series: Olivier Latry, organist, 4 p.m., Bales Recital Hall, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets at

Flamenco performance with original choreography by Melinda Hedgecorth: “Amor: Luces y Sombras,” doors 5:30 p.m., show 6 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. General admission $28; see for tickets.

Film concert: “Tigre Reale” with live music from Stefano Maccagno (piano) and Furio Di Castri (double bass), 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.


Celebration of Books, 4 p.m., Hall Center for the Humanities, 900 Sunnyside Ave. KU faculty authors will have a reception and brief program.

St. Patrick’s Day Céilí, 6-7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Free Irish step dance performance and participation.


“Protest Art” by BLACK Lawrence, 2-4 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St. Attendees will create visual art about issues important to them.

Free community meal, 5-7 p.m., Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave., Ste. E. Donations accepted but not required.

“An Evening of Haskell’s Treasures,” 5:30-7 p.m., Haskell Cultural Center & Museum, 2411 Barker Ave. Tour and Q&A with museum director Travis Campbell; tickets at

“Shopping for a Car Auto Loan” presentation, 6-7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Free presentation from Truity Credit Union covers loan terms, financial options and tips on judging the reliability of a used vehicle. Registration closes Tuesday.

“Life Beyond the Wall: Unpacking ‘The Zone of Interest,'” 7 p.m., Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive. Hybrid event; see for more information and Zoom link.


“The Rise and Fall of Margaret Walker: The Most Famous Person Nobody Knows,” 6-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Professor Maryemma Graham will speak about the life of this poet and writer. Registration required; see

Symphonic & University Bands, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.


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