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April 2018

Jenny Doores & Andrew Cho. Devil Take the Hindmost

April 20 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

INSIGHT Art Talk: April 30  |  7 pm Jenny Doores combines bold simplicity and fantastic imagery in her sculptures. Nude women travel on the shells of giant tortoises. A blindfolded woman emotionlessly nurses a bald homunculus in spectacles and a business suit. These figures are robust and idealized archetypes. They evoke mythology.  By contrast, Andrew Cho’s ceramic vessels are very much of the physical world. Cho brings realism to pottery with the materiality of gritty clay and buttery glazes. These materials…


USD 497 Exhibition

April 27 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 9:00 pm

FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTION: April 27  |  5 pm - 9 pm The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence.  Showcasing a cross section of the excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education.  On exhibit just after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-based Preschool and Kindergarten Exhibitions, the show is…


FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performing arts

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the annual USD 497 Public School show, featuring works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence, and works by Jenny Doores and Andrew Cho in an exhibition titled Devil Take The Hindmost. Then stay for an evening of dance with the production Emergence, presented by the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, the only pre-professional ballet company in Lawrence.


Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Emergence

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 7:30 pm

April 27 & 28 | 7:30PM $15 adult/ $12 senior/ $10 youth  (plus tax & fees) This year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) will continue its mission to offer high-quality classical ballet for Northeast Kansas audiences to enjoy. LBT will present excerpts from Raymonda, a classical gem from choreographer Marius Petipa set to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazunov. Our exciting Guest Choreographers this year, Kristopher Estes-Brown, Kelly Michael Brunk and Robert Gosnell, have shared their talents with our dancers to…

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AUDITION: 2018 Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders. Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians work with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences. Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime! Check below for show titles and details. The Rookie Company (1st-4th grade) does not need to audition. Junior and Senior companies require an audition that will take…



INSIGHT Art Talk: Jenny Doores & Andrew Cho

April 30 @ 7:00 pm

Artists from the exhibition Devil Take the Hindmost will talk about their work. Jenny Doore’s sculptures combine bold simplicity with mysterious imagery in a manner that evokes mythology. Hers is a world with nude women who travel on the shells of giant tortoises, a world where a blindfolded woman emotionlessly nurses a bald homunculus in spectacles and a business suit. The figures are robust and idealized in the way of archetypes.  By contrast Andrew Cho’s ceramic vessels are very much of…


May 2018

10th Anniversary Point B Dance Carnival!

May 5 @ 7:00 pm

Edgy, Fun, Entertaining! Point B Dance is excited to celebrate its 10th anniversary Dance Carnival. This annual performance is a celebration of dance featuring jazz, hip hop, jazz funk, and contemporary styles of dance. The Dance Carnival will feature the Point B Dance Company — a unique dance company that lives on the cutting edge of the dance world, both commercially and artistically. Point B choreographers — Cathy Peterson, Deena Schaumburg, Blair Armstrong, Jennifer Walker, Lizzy Rodriguez, and Taylor Flory…

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Musical Theatre Showcase

May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join the School of Theatre & Music for our End of Year Musical Theatre Showcase!  This event features musical theatre voice, dance, and performance students, directed by Rachel Naughtin, Sadie Barbee, Katherine Dick, and Monika Ivy. Come celebrate the growth and achievement of the Musical Theatre Program!  Suggested Donation:  $5


Story Slam. Real stories, live & uncensored.

May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Stories told live, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to April (except December). Donations encouraged. Slam Themes: May 11: Grand Slam


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