Upcoming events include Jayhawk football opener, Zine Fest, poetry reading and more


• KU’s football season begins with a 7 p.m. game against Missouri State. Parking lots around David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium will open at 2 p.m. for fan parties. Local bands and food trucks will set up at the foot of Campanile Hill, and a family fun zone will be on the practice fields. A military flyover will take place about 10 minutes before kickoff.

• It’s First Friday Game Night at Murf’s Grille, 3115 W. Sixth St. Starting at 6 p.m., this monthly event is free and open to the public. Bring your own board games or play one of the variety of games on hand.


• Shop local at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m. at 824 New Hampshire St. There is still plenty of late-summer produce available, as well as homemade baked goods, wine, jams, flowers and more.

• The Paper Plains Zine Fest, an annual two-day event celebrating zine culture, kicks off with an all-day info booth and merchandise table at the KU Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. The weekend will include several workshops, discussions, zine releases and more, hosted in various Lawrence venues. Seats are limited; see registration details at www.paperplainszinefest.com/.

• Interested in nature restoration? Join other community members at Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, 163 E. 2000th Road, from 10 a.m. until noon. This is a volunteer workday to learn about native wildflowers and assist in turning the area back to its 1865 appearance. All ages and abilities welcome; come prepared for outdoor work.

• The mild weather means outdoor musical events, so keep your eye on outdoor dining and entertainment areas. Trivedi Wine, 1826 E. 1150 Road, features a lawn with shade trees along with frequent performances by local groups. Boys of the Prairie will perform Saturday evening, and Billy Ebeling will perform on Sunday, both from 6 to 8 p.m.

• In partnership with this weekend’s Zine Fest, a free screening of “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” will take place at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. The documentary by former Lawrencian Yony Leyser describes the radical artistic and political roots of Queercore, which started as a punk subculture and has grown into a global activist movement. No registration required; recommended for ages 18+.


• The Paper Plains Zine Fest continues with the centerpiece event, a vendor fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. Over 100 local and regional artists will be on hand. Additional related events will be held at Van Go through the afternoon. See www.paperplainszinefest.com for details.

• The monthly Open Mic at the Sunrise Project will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Live music, poetry readings, storytelling, comedy and other performance art are all welcome, 1501 Learnard Ave., Suite E.


• The Raven Book Store, 809 Massachusetts St., will host “On Poetry & Translation: An Evening with Patrizio Ceccagnoli, Stanley Lombardo, and Megan Kaminski.” Selections will be presented from Italian poet Antonella Anedda’s work, “Historiae,” now available in an English translation. Discussion and book-signing will follow. The event starts at 7 p.m.


• The Dole Institute of Politics is hosting a special poster exhibit, “September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World.” Developed by the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the exhibit will open Tuesday and run through Sept. 17. The institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, is also the site of a permanent memorial featuring an original beam from the World Trade Center. See doleinstitute.org for hours and other information.

• Lawrence Pride invites the public to a screening of “Paris is Burning,” a documentary on ballroom competitions, queer culture and the birth of the Vogue artform. Doors 6:30 p.m., Vogue intro 7 p.m., movie 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door; see libertyhall.net for pricing. The film is rated R.

• This year’s Tuesday Concert Series at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., begins with “Folk in the Flow,” featuring songs and stories across musical genres, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, and a tip jar will be available.


• The KU Commons Kenneth Spencer Lecture, “An Evening with Alexis Nikole Nelson, Black Forager,” will be at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Outdoor educator Nelson will speak and sing in celebration of collecting, identifying and eating wild foods as well as on historic food traditions. Tickets are free but required; see ravenbookstore.com for details.


• The Fort Leavenworth Series, an annual roster of military history talks, features Dirk Ringgenberg. His lecture, “Operation Northern Delay,” describes the 2003 U.S. Airborne invasion of Iraq. The event is at 3 p.m. at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. See doleinstitute.org for details.


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