Upcoming events include music, theater, fall cleanups, 100th anniversary celebration and more

photo by: Courtesy of Lawrence school district

A special logo that features a poppy flower, the traditional symbol of World War I remembrance, was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School building.


• Historic Lecompton’s Annual Christmas Tree Display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton.

• “MotherFreakingHood! A Musical Comedy,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• Free State Story Slam: “Crash,” live music and social time 7 p.m., slam 7:30 p.m., ages 18 and up, suggested donation $10, 10th and Mass Studios, Studio A, 1000 Massachusetts St.

• KU Men’s Basketball vs. Manhattan College, 7 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse, 1700 Naismith Drive, or watch at local venues including “Ball at the Hall,” Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

• Haskell Men’s Basketball vs. Dakota State, 7:30 p.m., Coffin Sports Complex, 155 Indian Ave.


• Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St.

• Holiday Craft Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S Highway 24/40, Tonganoxie.

• Coats & Coffee at Sunrise, 10 a.m.-noon, Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave., Ste. E. Donate gently used coats, enjoy hot beverages and pastries, available by donation.

• Football: KU vs. Texas Tech, 11 a.m., David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, with military flyover ahead of game.

• Wetland Cleanup, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Ave. Park on Perimeter Road or Barker Avenue. Assist Haskell Greenhouse’s team in trash pickup.

• Community Resource Fair, noon-3 p.m. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

• Mid-America Performing Arts Alliance Presents: “Brahms and the Schumanns,” 1 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road, free and open to the public.

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

• “MotherFreakingHood! A Musical Comedy,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• Nighttime at the Nature Center, 6-8 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. $10 for ages 3 and up.

• Lawrence Barn Dance Association: Contra Dance with band Coreopsis, beginners 7 p.m., dance 7:30-10 p.m., flexible admission rates, Woodlawn Elementary, 508 Elm St.

• “MotherFreakingHood! A Musical Comedy,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• Jazz with Harry Miller, Steve Kapp and Jason Slote, 7-9 p.m., S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse, 2220 Iowa St.

• MAPAA Presents: “Rachmaninov & More,” 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Cello and piano. Free and open to the public.

• Vienna Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.


• Meet the Jayhawks, 9-10 a.m., CVS, 2300 Iowa St. Meet 20-plus KU student-athletes. Pictures, autographs, gift cards. Free to attend.

• Trash Harvest, 9 a.m.-noon, meet at Corps of Engineers Visitors Center, 872 North 1402 Road. Come prepared to clean up trails. Trash bags provided.

• Orienteering, 10 a.m., Overlook Park, 801 North 1402 Road. Navigational sport; instruction provided; pre-registration at orienteerkansas.com.

• Kansas Land Trust: Workday / Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Lawrence Nature Park, 201 Folks Rd. Stroll and/or help remove winter creeper (bring gloves, hand pruners if available).

• “Science Kits with K-POP,” noon-2 p.m. outside KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. Stop by to pick up free kit with experiments and activities. K-POP is the Kansas Postdoctoral Outreach Project.

• Oak Hill Cemetery Fall Cleanup, 1-4 p.m., 1605 Oak Hill Ave. Pre-register at watkinsmuseum.org.

• Science Sunday: Emerald Ash Borer, KU Field Station Armitage Education Center, 350 Wild Horse Road. RSVP to wendyholman@ku.edu.

• Liberty Memorial Building 100th Anniversary Celebration, 2-5 p.m., Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St.

• “MotherFreakingHood! A Musical Comedy,” 2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• Irish Session, 3-5:30 p.m., Black Stag Brewery, 623 Massachusetts St. Pick-up gathering for traditional Irish musicians.

• Art Love Open House, 4-6 p.m., Art Love Collective, 646 Vermont St.

• Fall 2023 Creative Songwriting Sessions Collective Showcase, 6 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.


• Dole Forum: “U.S. Policy Toward Ukraine: A Conversation with Ryan Guirlinger,” U.S. State Department Ukraine Political Unit Chief, 4 p.m., in-person only (no livestream), Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive.

• Japan Foundation Film Series: “Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone” (2021), 5:30 p.m. Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

• Ball at the Hall: KU vs. University of Kentucky, doors 8 p.m., tipoff 8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Free admission.


• Modular Synth 101, 4:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Sound + Vision Studio, 707 Vermont St.

• Indigenous Law Panel, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

• Author Talk with Tom Clavin, “The Last Outlaws: The Desperate Final Days of the Dalton Gang,” 6-7 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. Free admission; can order book at watkinsmuseum.org.

• Japan Foundation Film Series: “Office Royale” (2021), 6 p.m. Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.


• Cottin’s Farmers’ Market: Indoors, 4 p.m., 1832 Massachusetts St.

• Mire Pral, Gypsy Jazz, 7-9:30 p.m., Eighth Street Taproom, 801 New Hampshire St.

• Science On Tap: “Iⁿ’zhúje’waxóbe: Rematriating the Sacred Red Rock,” 7:30-8:30 p.m., Free State Brewing Company, 636 Massachusetts St. Free admission.


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