INSIGHT Art Talk: Pablo Rico | 1:30pm

Since 1983, Pablo Rico has directed and coordinated over 300 exhibitions at museums and public centers of art in 22 countries. These exhibitions have included major solo exhibitions, retrospectives and special projects featuring artists such as Georges Braque, Giorgio De Chirico, Álvarez Bravo, Jasper Johns, Carl Andre, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Charlotte Moorman, Xu-Bing, Gilberto Zorio, Peter Philips, Joseph Kosuth, and Marina Abramovic, among many others. In 1989, he curated a major retrospective of Francisco Goya. His written theoretical and critical texts on contemporary art, architecture and urbanism have appeared in over 160 publications. Pablo J. Rico currently resides in Mexico City.



Lawrence Children’s Choir Cadenza Choir & Crescendo Choirs | 3pm

Alice in Wonderland6 • 7 • 8

Alice in Wonderland

March 6  |  7pm
March 7  |  3pm & 7pm
March 8  |  3pm

$20 adults
$17 seniors
$14 students



Lawrence Japan Fest | 6 to 9pm

Students and teachers, friends and family, everyone is invited to join us for a fun and informative evening to learn more about the traditions of Japan!

Schedule of Events

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Activities: Taste Japanese teas and sweets; make your own hachimaki; see the finest calligraphy

6:30 – 7:10 p.m.  Lecture: Learn more about Shizuoka, home of the last shogun, with Kakehashi delegates

7:15 – 7:55 p.m.  Performance of Three Trails Taiko: Feel the power of Japanese drumming at this interactive performance

8:00 – 8:40 p.m.   Lecture: Learn about Japan’s ancient pastimes and the popular culture of today with Kakehashi delegates

8:45 – 9:00 p.m.   Screening: Enjoy the world of Japanese anime 

This FREE event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas and the Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership.  For more information, contact Nancy Hope at



Finding Vivian Maier | 7pm  |  FREE!

(ticket required)

A current hot-button issue in contemporary photography and modern art, ownership of Vivan Maier’s estate and work are in acrimonious dispute. This award-winning documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the intriguing life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. The film’s release fueled the dispute between the men whose accidental discovery of her work led to Maier coming to the world’s attention and garnering a posthumous reputation on a par with Henri Cartier-Bresson.


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Story Slam

THEME: Fish Out of Water

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.



Story Slam

A Special Story Slam with special guest Ed Stivender

In reviews of his work, Ed Stivender has been called “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald and “a Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Review. Since 1977, when he left his day job as a high school teacher in Connecticut and turned to storytelling full-time, Ed has fabulated his way around the globe –appearing in schools, churches, coffeehouses and theaters, as well as at major storytelling festivals. The National Storytelling Association inducted Ed into its Circle of Excellence in 1996.




Peter and the Wolf27 • 28 • 29

Peter and the Wolf

March 27  |  7:30pm

March 28  |  3pm & 7:30pm

March 29  |  3pm



$21 adults

$18 seniors

$15 student/child






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Story Slam

THEME: Money

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.





35th Annual Benefit Art Auction


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An event to benefit the Arts Center Exhibition Program



Poetry Fair | 12 to 5pm

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Second Annual Poetry Fair celebrates National Poetry Month by providing an opportunity for community members to meet poets, talk with poets, and listen to poets read their work at an open mic.  Over 80 poets will be in attendance to share their poetry and sell their books.


940 Classical: Dahlia Trio with guest guitarist Sean Mawhirter | 3pm

$12 adults

$10 seniors

$8 students

Pianist Laura Hrivnak, violinist Kelly Bohling and Cellist Ellen Lind perform classical to contemporary work from Beethoven’s “Archduke” piano trio, to Clara Schumann, to Tedesco’s Fantasia for Guitar and Piano arranged for this quartet and a new trio by Ryan Woodhouse.  All seasoned area symphonic performers and teachers (200+ students between them), this unique Lawrence trio plus guitar is a must-see, must-hear.


Lunafest | 3pm

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KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

7pm free concert



INSIGHT Art Talk: Ann Dean | 7pm

Artist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightforward beauty to surrealist flashes within everyday life. She will discuss her exhibition of new work from her upcoming solo exhibition titled “From Kansas to the Caribbean”




2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions

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KU School of Music: KU Big Band Show

7:30pm free concert





Too Much, Too Early, Composers who left us in their 30s

Hugo Vera- tenor, Kyle Naig- piano | 7:30pm

$30 adults

$25 seniors

$20 students

If rock stars die young, does it follow that classical composers live long and prosper? Though it takes a while to master the techniques of writing classical music, many great classical works were written by people in their twenties and thirties who met untimely deaths. This recital celebrates the work of composers who left this earth too early including Henry Purcell, W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Georges Bizet, and George Gershwin.

Story Slam9

Story Slam

Grand Slam! The year’s best story tellers

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.



Free State Festival22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28

Free State Festival




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40th Anniversary Celebration!

40 years of Lawrence Arts Center

35 years of Summer Youth Theater

35 years of Benefit Art Auction

30 Years of Arts-based Preschool




Dinner Under the Stars