Go, See, Do: Friends of the Lawrence Public Library book sale, concert at the depot and more
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Book lovers can peruse tens of thousands of titles — all priced at less than $2 — at the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s spring book sale.
Sue Hopkins, a Friends of the Lawrence Public Library board member, said that more than 64,000 bookstore-quality books — everything from coffee-table art books to popular fiction — are for sale. Plus, there are more than 8,000 CDs, DVDs and audiobooks available. All items are priced at $2 or less.
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The sale runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in a room on the back side of the library, 707 Vermont St.
“You won’t be able to miss us,” said Angela Hyde, the Friends’ program coordinator. “We will have signs and carts outside.”
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Concert at the Santa Fe Depot
Wonder Fair owner Paul DeGeorge and a team of people interested in putting on concerts in unconventional spaces will be bringing a show to the newly renovated Santa Fe Depot this weekend.
The concert will feature Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Schwervon! and gōōgle, an act described on the event’s Facebook page as an “internet dystopia from Harry and the Potters/Life Coach team.” DeGeorge is one of the founders of Harry and the Potters.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday and the show begins at 7:45 p.m. at the depot, 413 E. Seventh St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Wonder Fair, 841 Massachusetts St.; Love Garden Sounds, 822 Massachusetts St.; or at the door Sunday night.
DeGeorge and the other concert organizers are part of a group called LAAND, or Lawrence All Ages Noise Destination. The group’s mission is to give people more opportunities to see concerts earlier in the evening and at venues that don’t normally host these types of events, DeGeorge said.
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‘Lend Me a Tenor’
Theatre Lawrence’s production of “Lend Me A Tenor” opens Friday, and the theater is promising “a madcap, screwball comedy with lots of laughs.”
The Tony-winning play tells the story of an opera manager who’s forced to sort out a mess when his performance’s world-renowned star arrives late and, through a series of mishaps, is given a dose of tranquilizers and passes out.
The show runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 21. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinee performances are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.99 and can be purchased online at theatrelawrence.com.