Upcoming events include art market, history, butterflies, street party and more
There are plenty of opportunities for fun, education and entertainment in the coming days as authors, musicians, artists and others take part in events in Lawrence. Haskell’s Art Market returns after a three-year break, The Raven begins its 35th birthday events, and the Paper Plains Zine Fest will be held at Van Go. Here are the details:
• The Raven Book Store kicks off its 35th Birthday Bash with “An Evening with Mia Mercado.” Kansas City essayist Mercado will be reading and signing her latest book, “She’s Nice Though: Essays on Being Bad at Being Good.” The reading begins at 7 p.m. at the Raven, 809 Massachusetts St. Masks and proof of vaccination required.
• Fans of the Kansas Museum of History have been flocking to Topeka all week to visit the museum one more time before it closes for an extensive 18-month renovation. The museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, in Topeka, is open for its final two days today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free during this pre-closing phase.
• Military aircraft fans take note: A-10c aircraft will fly over KU’s Memorial Stadium approximately 10 minutes before the 7 p.m. kickoff of tonight’s KU-Tennessee Tech football game. The flyover will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force A-10c Demonstration Team.
• Summer isn’t over yet, and the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market continues at 824 New Hampshire St., 7:30-11:30 a.m. Come on down for fresh produce, hot breakfast, local crafts and live music.
• Creators and publishers of zines, pamphlets, comix and other independent print formats will exhibit, sell and trade their works at today’s Paper Plains Zine Fest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. More than 80 local and regional artists are slated to attend today’s event. The Fest is free; attendees are encouraged to bring cash to purchase zines from the authors. A full schedule of workshops and other programming is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/769973770921840/.
• The Haskell Indian Art Market returns for the first time since 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, at the Haskell Pow Wow Grounds, 2535 West Perimeter. Handmade jewelry, beadwork, paintings, pottery, clothing, limited prints and food will be available for purchase. Traditional dance performances will occur throughout the day. Admission and parking are free and face masks are optional. No pets; service animals only.
• Monarch Watch celebrates its 30th year today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. All ages may come and see live caterpillars, chrysalises and Monarch butterflies. Monarch Watch staffers will be available to teach and demonstrate proper handling of butterflies. Registration or waitlist available at https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62ee7cd88ca4b42b008163fc.
• Lawrence Beer Company commemorates its fifth anniversary in East Lawrence with a free street party in front of the brewery, 800 Pennsylvania St. All ages are welcome at this daylong event. At 10 a.m., Vibe will host a free outdoor yoga class. A disc golf challenge, sponsored by Sunflower Outdoor and Bike, will be held 2-5 p.m. Local vendors will offer food, shaved ice and merchandise.
• The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday.
• The Midwest Genealogy Center will be the featured guests at the Genealogy + Local History Spotlight, 4-5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Midwest Genealogy Center staff will join via Zoom to assist participants in getting started on researching families, houses and Kansas history. The event is filling up; register or join the waitlist at https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62e4292f96317542000b0dd7.
• The Lawrence Public Library’s Tech Club will be available on Zoom this afternoon, 4-5 p.m., to answer questions about iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices. Registration required at https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62ec13064a1d3a320084ca26.
• At tonight’s Book Talk, author Michael Travis will introduce his new book, “Celebrating Kansas Breweries: People, Places, and Stories,” based on his year of traveling to every brewery in Kansas. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale, and free locally made beer will be made available from Free State Brewery. This 21+ event takes place 7-8 p.m. at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.