Upcoming events include Final Friday, concerts, theater, candidate forum and more


• Final Friday Art Walk:

Captured Chaos: Stories from DIY Spaces, 5-9 p.m., Lucia, 1016 Massachusetts St.

John Geery and Jason Needham, 5-9 p.m., Danielsan Electric, 900 New Jersey St.

AnewiView: Works by Jeromy Morris, 5 p.m., Grounded Coffee, 11 E. Eighth St.

Adornment Show, 6-9 p.m., Art Love Collective, 646 Vermont St. Wearable art, live music, wine, food.

Heather Duris and B. S. Hatch, 6-9 p.m., Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts St.

“Life is Better Outdoors” photo contest winners, 6-9 p.m., Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802-804 Massachusetts St.

Antique Artists: Art and Quilt Show, 5-8 p.m., Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, 745 Vermont St.

Prints by Nan Hunt, 6-8 p.m., Jungle House, 6 E. Seventh St.

Janet Lynn Zuk with music by Megan Lutrell, 4-8 p.m., Crescent Moon Winery Tasting Room, 732 Massachusetts St.

Ceramicist Osbaldo Gonzalez-Reyes and a curated show of 12 artists, opening receptions 6-9 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Photography by Matthew Holtkamp – Kaw River: Field Notes, 5-9 p.m., Edward Jones, 888 New Hampshire St., Suite C

Barry Fitzgerald: 30 Years of Teaching & Making, 5-9 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

Sugarfoot Detour outdoor concert series, 7 p.m., 901 Pennsylvania St.

• School of Theatre & Music Final Friday Improv Show, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 940 New Hampshire St. Free event; $10 donation suggested.

• Downtown Underground Concert Series: 100 Years of Hank Williams, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets are $25 in person and $12 for the livestream. Ticket info and performers list at lawrenceartscenter.org.

• “Crowns” continues through Sunday, Oct. 1, at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. See theatrelawrence.com for ticket availability.


• Lecompton Territorial Days, all-day family-friendly activities, parade, music, food, shopping and more, beginning 7 a.m., downtown Lecompton.

• Second Annual Great Plains Art & Music Festival, beginning 8 a.m., Sesquicentennial Point at Clinton Lake. Food, art, vendors, activities. Admission free 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; tickets available for later events. See greatplainsfest.com.

• Free prairie tour, 9:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. All ages, free, no registration required.

• Celebrating Wild Words: Poetry Reading & Native Landscape Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Baker University Wetlands & Discover Center, 1365 North 1250 Road.

• Tenants to Homeowners: “Battle of the Builders” affordable housing fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1718 Harper St. Includes cornhole tournament by the Free State Baggers, live music, all-ages activities and more. Details at tenants-to-homeowners.org.

• TLC Presents: Trans Clothing Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• BIPOC Entrepreneur Listening Session, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Free.

• New headstone dedication ceremony for Civil War soldier Doc McWilliams, First Kansas Colored Infantry, Company G, 12:45 p.m., Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave. Civil War reenactors, music, cannon and musket fire. Seating not provided; lawn chairs permitted.

• Professor Yukio Lippit, Harvard University: Curator’s Perspective: Shōsō-in Imperial Treasures and their Replicas, 1 p.m., KU Memorial Union Malott Room (sixth floor), 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Free and open to all.

• Artist Open House with Nick Schmiedeler, 4-5 p.m., Trivedi Wine, 1826 East 1150 Road.

• Bluegrass, honky-tonk, western swing music with Old Fangled, 5-7 p.m., Trivedi Wine, 1826 East 1150 Road.

• Concert by Irish singer-songwriter Pat Byrne, 7 p.m., Vintage Church, 1501 New Hampshire St. Tickets $20 at the door.

• Bloo Moon Dance: Challenging Contras, 7 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive. Experienced dancers welcome, no beginners lesson. All welcome to attend and listen, or attend the after party at Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive. Dance admission $10 for 15+, students and listeners $5. Proceeds to be donated to Americana Music Academy.

• Boys of the Prairie: “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day,” 7 p.m., S&S Artisan Pub & Coffeehouse, 2228 Iowa St.


• Sunrise Project’s Open Mic, 2-4 p.m., 1501 Learnard Ave., Ste. E. Free and open to all for 10-minute performances in music, poetry, humor and more.

• Kansas Virtuosi: Music from Latin America, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Free and open to the public.


• Driver’s License Restoration Clinic, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. A free clinic offered by Douglas County Legal Aid Society and KU Law Legal Aid Clinic. Seating is limited; registration requested at lawrence.bibliocommons.com.

• Lawrence City Commission Candidate Forum, 6-7:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St., and on Zoom (see lplks.org/events for webinar link). The Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Lawrence for this event.


• Hispanic Heritage Month: Noche de Juegos/Game Night, 5-7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. All ages welcome for traditional Mexican games and prizes. See lawrence.bibliocommons.com for details.


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