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october 

 

Gant's Amazing Feats

23 • 24 • 25 • 30 • 31  PERFORMANCE

Downtown Underground Series #1
Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness

A Traveling Freak Show of Emotional Deformities by Anthony Neilson
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 


phantomwindowposter30  PERFORMANCE
NINE-FORTY LIVE: Phantom of the Paradise
film screening followed by live music
7:30pm | $10

 

 

 

 


halloweenball201431  PERFORMANCE
The Halloween Monster Ball
Special Halloween performance at 4pm
$10 adults
$7.50 students/seniors
$5.00 children 5
years and younger

Original music by Ric Averill
Directed by Cynthia Crews, Hanan Misko and School of Dance Faculty

 

 

november 

Print1  PERFORMANCE
Ragtime!
7:30pm
$10 adults
$5 seniors
students free (ticket required)


An evening with Scott Joplin featuring pianist Michael Dolman

 

 


Gant's Amazing Feats

1 • 6 • 7 • 8  PERFORMANCE

Downtown Underground Series #1
Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness

A Traveling Freak Show of Emotional Deformities by Anthony Neilson
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 


3  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Karen Matheis | 7pm


Sons of Braail5  PERFORMANCE

The Sons of Brasil
with KU Jazz Ensembles
7:30pm
$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
$5 students

This group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a night club in Ipanema or Leblon. Join us for jazz on the Mainstage featuring Stan Kessler, Danny Embrey, Greg Whitfield, Doug Auwarter, Gary Helm, and #1 KC jazz pianist Roger Wilder on the Steinway.


6  EXHIBITION/EDUCATION
Grant Writing Workshop with Sarah Bishop | 5pm


6  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Tonja Torgerson, GunYoung Kim, and Valerie Campos | 7pm


ginsberghughesweb7 • 8  EXHIBITION
Amber Ginsberg + Aaron Hughes. The Tea Project
1PM Saturday, November 8 | Closing & Community Event
• Poetry Reading
• Talk by Marc Folkoff from the Center for Constitutional Rights
• Tea Collection. Share your stories of tea.)
Click here for registration and more information


PointB7 • 8  GUEST PRODUCTION
Beyond Words: AIM Dance Company Fall Concert
7pm | general admission tickets $12

An emotional and empowering contemporary dance presentation performed by the AIM Dance Company of Point B Dance. By blending the excitement of commercial dance with the essence of concert dance, the AIM Dance Company members will take their audience on a literary journey, retelling prose and poetry through dance. Along with an encore performance of Pandora’s Box, three new works will be presented that touch upon addiction, persecution and temptation.

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

www.pointbdance.com


7  EDUCATION
School’s Out Day: The Way Things Goldberg: An Epic Rube Goldberg Adventure
click for class description and online enrollment


13  EDUCATION
School’s Out Day: ComicCon
click for class description and online enrollment


Ferry_10web14  EXHIBITION
John Ferry. New Works
November 14 – January 3
Reception November 21 | 5 to 7pm

 

 


matheisweb14  EXHIBITION
Karen Matheis. Chronic City
November 14–January 3
Reception November 14 | 5 to 7pm
INSIGHT art talk November 17 | 7pm

 

 

 

 


Story Slam14  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Separation

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.

 


Carmen Deedy

15  PERFORMANCE

A Special Story Slam Event!
An Evening with Carmen Deedy

$10 adults  |  $7.50 seniors/students

 

 


16  PERFORMANCE
Lyric Arts Trio

Lyric Arts Trio3pm
$12 adult
$10 senior
$8 student

A Steinway concert. One of Kansas City’s top classical ensembles, the Clarinet, Soprano and Piano trio perform a World War I Centennial commemoration including poems and songs from the period including works by Ravel and Debussy.

 


KU School of Music17  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: Jazz Ensembles II and III (big bands) and Combo 1

7:30pm free concert

 

 

 


22  GUEST PRODUCTION
90.1FM Presents: Truckstop Honeymoon, Cowgirl’s Train Set, Carswell & Hope
7pm to 11pm  |  $13 advanced, $15 door

TSH LiveTruckstop Honeymoon – 9:30pm
Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Touring across three continents with four kids and a truck load of songs, Katie and Mike West tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz and straight up rock’n’roll. Vaudevillian wit and showmanship spike their energetic live shows, while the fearless honesty of their songs touches the hearts of listeners around the world.

CGTSCowgirl’s Train Set – 8:30pm
Cowgirl’s Train Set is a Lawrence, KS-based outfit of 7 musicians that takes traditional American music styles and combines them in an unpredictable fashion. Blend gypsy swing, bluesy boogie, bluegrass, folk balladry, pirate shanties and punk aggression together, then boil them down to brew a typical Cowgirl’s Train Set show.

ch-wall-smilesCarswell & Hope – 7:30pm
From the Midwest seed-bed of indie-rock, Carswell & Hope bring vintage rock sounds and sensibilities together with big harmonies, carefully crafted textures and inventive songwriting. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas. The tone is a blend of psychedelic, Pink Floyd interrupting Motown, channeling Van Morrison and Wilco. Think Mumford & Sons meets Sigur Ros, and Glen Hansard shows them around town.

 


bizbaz_201428 • 29  GUEST EVENT
2014 BizBaz
November 28  |  5 to 9pm
November 29  |  9am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

december

3  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: John Ferry | 7pm


Nine Four-O Jazz5  PERFORMANCE
Nine Four-O Jazz
Youth Vocal Ensemble | 7:30pm | $5 suggested donation

 

 

 

 

 

 


6  PERFORMANCE
Act Out Theatre
Youth Issue Theater | 7:30pm | $5 suggested donation


A Kansas Nutcracker10  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
A Kansas Nutcracker: 1856 Bleeding
Kansas Edition
with Free State Liberation Orchestra featuring members of the Uptown Mandolin Quartet
• Orchestration and conducting by Jeff Dearinger
• New script and stage direction by Ric Averill
• New original choreography by Cynthia Crews and Hanan Misko

December 12, 13  |  7pm
December 14  |   2pm
December 19, 20  |  7pm
December 20, 21  |  2pm
$21 adults
$18 seniors
$15 students


january

Nine Forty Live
8  PERFORMANCE
Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock
$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
students free (ticket required)

Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock in a cabaret-style performance.

 


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Firsts

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.

 


10  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales + Alice in Wonderland Auditions


22 • 23 • 24 • 29 • 30 • 31  PERFORMANCE
Downtown Underground Series #2
Pies from the Porn Kitchen 

By Natalie Liccardello
Directed by Ric Averill
8pm
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 

 

february

Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Lust

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.

 


KU School of Music17  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Big Band

7:30pm free concert

 

 

 


march

Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
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 Slam14  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A Special Story Slam

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.

 


april

Story Slam10  PERFORMANCE
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.

 


KU School of Music28  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

7pm free concert


may

3  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions


KU School of Music7  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Big Band Show

7:30pm free concert

 

 

 


Story Slam8  PERFORMANCE
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.

 


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A special Story Slam

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.

 


june

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

 

 

 

september

26  EDUCATION
Dinner Under the Stars


25 • 26  LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER
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