Upcoming events include St. Patrick’s Day Parade, outdoorsy stuff, music and more

photo by: Mike Yoder

The United Way float rolls past South Park during the annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday, March 17, 2023.


• “Catching and Storing Water at Home: An EMG Presentation,” 10:15-11:15 a.m., 2110 Harper St. Free and open to the public.

• Rain Barrel Workshop, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Space limited; registration $25; see dgemgks.org.

• Art Love Collective One Year Anniversary Celebration, noon-4 p.m., 646 Vermont St. Free community event with music and refreshments.

• Kenn Lassman: Prairie Eco-Tour, 2 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Free, no registration required.

• Third Saturday Beers and Boards, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St. Free event; BYOB and snacks; play one of the games on hand or bring your own.

• Snakes and Scones: St. Patrick’s Day Event, 6-8 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. All ages, $10 for ages 3 and up. See lprd.org for tickets.


• Ad Astra Running’s Irish Mile event, 12:30-12:45 p.m., Massachusetts St. Early parade spectators welcome.

• Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 1 p.m., downtown and North Lawrence. Begins at 11th and Massachusetts streets, heads north over the bridge. See lawrencestpatricksdayparade.com for map and details.

• Before and after the parade, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with traditional food and music at many downtown venues. Check your favorite pub for details.

• Community Shape Note Sing, 2-4 p.m., Unity of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane. Traditional form of group singing. Beginners welcome.

• Gardening @ Sunrise – all ages and skill levels invited to help prepare the garden for the growing season; 2-4 p.m., Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave.

• “Songs from Ireland 2024,” 2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. show, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Carswell & Hope, Jump-2-3, Lawrence Arts Center Irish Dancers. All ages, $10 general admission.


• Douglas County Emergency Management and U.S. National Weather Service Topeka: Severe Weather Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Free and open to all.


• Oksana Lutsyshyna: “Literature as Past and Future: Decolonizing the Ukrainian Present,” 4 p.m., Forum A, KU Burge Union, 1601 Irving Hill Road.

• Free Workshop: Fly Casting 101, 6:15 p.m., Great Blue Heron Outdoors, 823 Massachusetts St. Some fly-fishing rod-and-reel outfits will be available at class to practice with. RSVP at greatblueheronoutdoors.com.

• Tuesday Night Concert Series: “Lila” music ensemble, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

• Hall N’Oke, 7-11 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Karaoke on the main stage. $5 at the door; all ages (with supervision), no outside food/drink.

• Lawrence Brownlee, tenor, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. See lied.ku.edu for tickets.


• Gallery Talk: Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown, noon-1 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St. Free admission.

• Sunflower Steam Series: “Twisters and Other Severe and Interesting Weather Phenomena,” 6 p.m., Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 804 Massachusetts St., Ste. 100. Free admission; reserve a spot at eventbrite.com.

• Lawrence Music Alliance: Music Industry Meetup at KJHK, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. snacks and networking, 7 p.m. KJHK studio tours, 7:45 p.m. program and discussion. See lawrencemusicalliance.com for more information.


• “Lowrider: A Presentation by Erik Erazo,” 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Free admission; see lawrenceartscenter.org for details.


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