Upcoming events include Art in the Park, block parties, butterflies, music, movies and more


• The 66th annual McLouth Threshing Bee and Fall Festival begins at 8 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown McLouth. Admission is free.

• Kansans United for Public Schools hosts a Candidates Meet and Greet, 5-7 p.m., S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse, 2228 Iowa St. See details on social media at www.facebook.com/events/234673675827529/.

• Bring the children to the Fall Family Prairie Experience, 5-7 p.m., Happy Apple’s Farm, 17524 178th St., Tonganoxie. Free, but registration is required; see social media for link.

• The Lawrence Beer Company will hold its Sixth Anniversary Street Party, 6 p.m.-midnight, in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street. This free, all-ages community event will include live music, DJs and more.

• Free State Festival and Explore Lawrence present a screening of “Kansas City Dreamin'” at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. This event honoring Kansas City jazz will kick off at 7 p.m. with live music; the 7:30 p.m. screening will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A session. Tickets are $15; see lawrenceartscenter.org for more information.

• Bad-movie fans will rejoice at the lineup at Virtual Cinema a Go Go: “Plan Nine from Outer Space” (1957) and “The Creeping Terror: (1964). It’s an online event starting at 7 p.m.; see kansaspublicradio.org or www.facebook.com/events/1314530599427150 for sign-in details.

• Joy Zimmerman will have an album release concert, “Where the Light Lives,” 7 p.m., Unity of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. Tickets $15.

• Aidan Hill will present an organ recital, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Catholic Center, 1631 Crescent Road.

• “Pride is a Riot Drag Show” happens at 7 p.m. at the ECM, 1204 Oread Ave. Doors and dinner at 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. See www.facebook.com/events/205924492283891/.

• KU’s SUA presents a Movie on the Hill, “Rudy,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Campanile Memorial, KU campus. Popcorn will be available.


• Art in the Park takes place in South Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Come browse the booths of your favorite artists and make some new discoveries. See lawrenceartguild.org for full details, map and schedule.

• Fans of classic cars can make the drive down to Ottawa for this weekend’s Ol’ Marais River Run, including the Cruise Night street parade featuring 1960s-era autos. See olmarais.com/olmaraisriverrun/ for full schedule and locations.

• Monarch Watch hosts its Fall Open House at Foley Hall on KU’s West Campus. This free, all-ages event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will offer education on monarch butterfly migration, pollinator gardens, monarch waystations and plenty of games, activities and butterfly-watching.

• Border States Antique Mart begins at 9 a.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. This show and sale will include a wide variety of table-top antiques, including insulators, bottles and jars, postcards, telephones, advertising items and more.

• The Douglas County Democratic Party hosts Donuts & Democracy – Candidate Meet & Greet with school board candidates Shannon Kimball and Anne Costello from 10 to 11 a.m., 2711 W. Sixth St., Suite B.

• A donation of $10 will admit you to the pancake buffet at Sunrise Project’s 2nd Annual Plants & Pancakes Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1501 Learnard Ave., Suite E. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. A variety of native plants will be on sale.

• Local physician and home-brewer Chris Koster presents an informal workshop and discussion on growing hops and making your own beer and mead. The event is sponsored by Douglas County Kansas Master Gardeners and begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Online option also available; see www.facebook.com/events/848840469638133/ for the Zoom link.

• Lawrence Habitat ReStore celebrates its 18th birthday with a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music, food trucks, raffles and bargains, 2108 W. 27th St., Suite C.

• Jungle House, 6 E. Seventh St., is offering a walk-in mini plant stake workshop between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make two mini plant stakes. The cost for the session is $7.

• Gently used audio items, including vinyl records, will be available at the Audio-Reader Audio sale, 1-3 p.m., 1120 W. 11th St.

• The Art Cart drop-in activity happens from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St. The theme is cyanotypes, or sun prints. Art Cart is a free, all-ages event.

• Johnny’s in North Lawrence is celebrating its 70th birthday with a block party, 3 p.m.-close, at the tavern, 401 N. Second St. Live bands, food trucks, beverage tents and football all afternoon and evening on a big screen, culminating in the KU-Nevada game at 9:30 p.m.

• Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St., is hosting Third Saturday Beers and Boards, a board-game meet-up from 6 p.m. to midnight. Bring your own beverages and snacks to this free event. Games will be on hand, or bring your own.

• Rescheduled from an earlier date, the Last Bash Movie on the Lawn celebrates the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program at Lawrence Public Library. The free screening of “Lilo and Stitch” at 7 p.m. will be preceded by a sing-along, refreshments and more. On the lawn next to the library at 707 Vermont St.

• DC’s Reflecting Fools appear at the Lied Center at 7:30 p.m. with their brand of political satire and musical parody, 1600 Stewart Drive; see lied.ku.edu for tickets.


• The 66th annual McLouth Threshing Bee and Fall Festival, which started Friday, continues through 5 p.m. in downtown McLouth. Admission is free.

• The second day of Art in the Park takes place in South Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See lawrenceartguild.org for full details, map and schedule.

• Science Sunday takes place at the KU Field Station at 2 p.m. The theme is “Seeds of Change.” Meet at the Armitage Education Center, 350 Wild Horse Road. Space is limited; please RSVP to wendyholman@ku.edu.

• Newcomers are welcome at the free Community Shape Note Sing, 3-5 p.m. at Unity of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. Shape singing, a centuries-old tradition of a cappella harmony singing, will be presented in a low-stress, informal setting.


• Knitters, crocheters and other practitioners of the needlework arts are invited for a 2 p.m. session at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffee House, 2228 Iowa St. Sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library, this event is free but requires registration; see lawrence.bibliocommons.com for details.


• KU School of Music’s Collage Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center, 1500 Stewart Drive. This free, no-ticket event will feature performances by KU choral and instrumental groups.


• “Civic Engagement 101: Lawrence School Board Candidate Forum” is from 6 to 7 p.m. Get to know the candidates and learn their stances on current issues at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St., or via Zoom (link available at lawrence.bibliocommons.com).


• “No Trade is Free,” a conversation with Robert Lighthizer, former U.S. trade representative, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, and online; see doleinstitute.org for details.


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