Upcoming events include film fest, Indian Art Market, candidate coffee and more

photo by: Elvyn Jones

Haskell Indian Nations University students dance on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the annual Haskell Indian Art Market.

The blooms at Grinter’s Sunflower Farm, 24050 Stillwell Road, are still going strong, with hundreds of daily visitors. Access to the fields are free; see www.kansastravel.org/ or the farm’s Facebook page for details, directions and recommendations.


• “School Days” is the theme of the Free State Story Slam at the Lawrence Arts Center’s 10th and Mass Studios. The event features live, MOTH-style stories, raw and uncensored. There is a suggested donation of $10 for this 18+ event. Live music and socializing begin at 7 p.m.; stories begin at 7:30 p.m., 1000 Massachusetts St.

• Screenings for the Banff Mountain Film Festival begin at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. The festival continues Saturday; see libertyhall.net for more details and ticket information.


• Local artist Katherine Harris presents the latest in tie-dye creations, available for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 916 Rhode Island St. T-shirts, onesies, wall hangings, socks, bandanas and more.

• The public is invited for “Coffee with a Candidate” at S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse, 2228 Iowa St., 10-11:30 a.m. School board candidates G. R. Gordon-Ross and Shannon Kimball will be on hand to discuss issues facing Lawrence schools.

• The free event “Art for All,” from 10 a.m.-noon in the lobby of the Lawrence Arts Center, offers art-creation inspired by the works of the center’s new resident artists, printmaker Rachel Beer and ceramic artist Dehmie Dehmlow. See lawrenceartscenter.org for more information.

• The shelves are fully stocked for the Second Saturday Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks are all priced at $2 or less. The sale entrance is on the Kentucky Street side of the library. See pricing and category lists at https://lplks.org/book-sales/.

• More than 80 vendors will be available at the Fall Market, hosted by Eudora Parks and Recreation and featuring crafts, homemade treats, artisans, small businesses and more, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Eudora Recreation Center, 1630 Elm St.

• The MixMaster2023 Music Conference, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, will offer information on succeeding in the music industry. Register at mixmaster2023.com.

• Hosted by the Kansas City Fan Conventions, the 16th annual “FreeStateCon” will bring together comic book creators and exhibitors, toys, accessories and more, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St.

• The Haskell Indian Art Market runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food vendors will be onsite. Entertainment at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free admission and parking at the Haskell Pow-Wow Grounds, 2535 W. Perimeter Road. No pets permitted except for service animals.

• It’s time for the monthly Lawrence Women’s Jam at Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts St., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Women of all skill levels and musical genres are invited to bring their instruments (or their voices) to take turns in this relaxed, supportive song circle. Bring songs to share or just jam along.

• All ages are invited to learn about “Saving the Magnificent Monarch” at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., from 1 to 4 p.m. This free “citizen science project” will teach about butterfly migration, conservation and opportunities to help. Learn to catch, tag and release monarchs. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Phil Rogers will be featured in today’s Artist Talk at Art Love Collective, 646 Vermont St. Come at 4 p.m. to hear about the artist’s philosophy, artistic process and more.

• The Dragon’s Hoard, 1045 Pennsylvania St., hosts its Second Saturday Board Game Night, 6-11 p.m. Open to the public, the event offers snacks and drinks onsite, or you may bring your own or order delivery.


• Join other volunteers from 9 to 11 a.m. at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., to help remove invasive woody plants from the prairie remnant site. No experience needed; education, tools and gloves will be provided. RSVP to NativeLandKS@gmail.com for schedule updates.

• The Restoring Our Landscapes Community Group meets from 11 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room A at the Lawrence Public Library. This group builds connections among people interested in native plants and restoration ecology for both large and small outdoor spaces.

• K-POP, the Kansas Postdoctoral Outreach Program, invites all ages to come learn about science techniques, from noon to 2 p.m. at KU’s Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. The use of pipettes and microscopes and the techniques of flower dissection will be some of the topics covered.

• More than 20 vintage clothing vendors will be at Lawrence Vintage Mash-Up. Retro clothing will be for sale, along with food trucks and live music, from 1 to 8 p.m. in South Park.

• Yi Chang and Carmen Ching will present a free classical piano concert at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. See lawrenceartscenter.org for details.

• The Spencer Museum of Art will host “Slow Art Sunday” from 2-3 p.m. at 1301 Mississippi St. Fahamu Pecou’s “Parable of the Sower: Oya’s Dream,” the 2023-2024 KU Common Work of Art, will be the focus of contemplation and guided conversation.

• Repair and repurpose your broken or torn items at Repair Studio at the Lawrence Public Library. This monthly event matches fix-it experts with community members and their items in need of repair. No guarantees, but participants can have fun learning and tinkering alongside a mentor, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library auditorium.

• The Lawrence Public Library’s Multicultural Storytime will focus on Mongolia. Children and their families are invited to hear a story, participate in craft-time and learn more about Mongolian culture at 3:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library.


• Musicians and others are invited to “Music Copyright Essentials,” where copyright expert Jim Jesse will discuss the rights and protections of copyright, at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room C at the Lawrence Public Library.

• Auditions for “The Rocky Horror Show” will be at 7 p.m. at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. See theatrelawrence.com for full details.


• Everyone is welcome at Dances of Universal Peace, 7 p.m. at the Delaware Street Commons, 1222 Delaware St. The group will celebrate unity and a personal connection to the community and to various faith experiences. No experience is necessary and all dances will be taught. For more information, see https://www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/about.shtm.


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