LOLA Pop Up | 10am to 4pm

Leslie Kay Handmade
Dishpan Hands
Wild Mint Jewelry
Alicia Kelly
Nurture Botanicals/b.e.
Tammy Smith Design
Marysa Sacerdote Jewelry
Textile Couture
Queen of Tarts
Flawed Fox Creations
Perilin Jewelry
Molly Murphy

Laugh_Aquatic_Print25  GUEST PRODUCTION
Riptide Comedy Fest | 7pm
Doors/drinks at 7pm, showtime at 7:30pm  |  $8

Harpoon presents Riptide Comedy Fest, bringing comic performers from both coasts and many cities to Lawrence for a packed weekend of events.

The Laugh Aquatic offers a primetime showcase of talents in the intimate setting of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, including:

Daniel Kibblesmith (NY via Chicago, Buzzfeed/Clickhole)
Candy Lawrence (Just for Laughs, Last Comic Standing)
Brock Wilbur (LA via Salina, San Francisco FringeFest)
CJ Toledano (LA via Chicago, The Soup/Fallon/Conan)
Scotland Green (NY)
Dan Friesen (Chicago)
Lisa Friedrich (Austin)

Hosted by Mike Anderson (The Not So Late Show) with warm-up by locals Peter Lyrene (Comedy Freakout), Will Averill, Chris Nelson & Jay Maus (Card Table Theater)


Lunafest | 3pm

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KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

7pm free concert


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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”






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7th Annual Point B Dance Carnival
7pm  |  All tickets $10

The Point B Dance Carnival is a celebration of dance featuring jazz, hip hop, and contemporary styles of dance. New works will be performed by the 30 talented and creative members of the AIM Dance Company of Lawrence, KS. Come see where art meets entertainment.

May 2  |  2pm  |  $5 at the door
She Lived!

Encore Performance and Poetry Reading

Lawrence based Art In Motion Dance Company takes a contemporary dance exploration through the many stages of a woman’s life in the performance, “She Lived,” to be presented in an afternoon matinee on Saturday, May 2 at 2pm. Winners of our Poetry/Spoken Word Contest of Women of All Ages will also present at the opening of our matinee. Please join us for this celebration of women!!



2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions
Be a part of the show! — click for more information

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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.

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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.



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School of Dance Showcases and Gala

The 2015 School of Dance
Gala Night  |  7pm

$12 Adult | $10 Seniors | $8 Child

The 2015 School of Dance End of Year Showcases

May 23  |  10am/12pm/2pm/7pm
May 24  |  2pm



art tougeau29  FINAL FRIDAY
Art Tougeau Pre-Parade pARTy | 5 to 9pm

Come back Saturday morning and be in the parade! Registration and line up at 10:30am, parade starts at noon!




The True Stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales | 11am

$5 suggested donation
Black Box Theater







Shrek Jr., The Musical11 • 12 • 13  SUMMER YOUTH THEATER

Shrek Jr. the Musical 

book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
music by Jeanine Tesori
co-directed by Amanda Clark and Becky O’Keefe
music direction by Patricia Ahern

REHEARSALS: May 26–June 13


Spring Awakening18 • 19 • 20 • 21  SUMMER YOUTH THEATER

June: Spring Awakening

by Frank Wedekind
directed by Ric Averill.

REHEARSALS:  May 26-June 21
PERFORMANCES: June 18 – 21




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Free State Festival



The Adventures of Perseus, a Fabulous Greek Myth | 11am

$5 suggested donation
Black Box Theater







Science BOOM! Thank You16 • 17 • 18  SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
Science; BOOM! You’re Welcome.

a new comedy with live science by Will Averill & Jaq Grunau
directed by Elizabeth Sullivan





Avenue Q23 • 24 • 25 • 26  SUMMER YOUTH THEATER
Avenue Q, School Edition

book by Jeff Whitty
music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
directed and puppetry by Spencer Lott
music direction by Mary Baker






Fall Classes Begin

A Kansas Nutcracker Auditions

13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19

Print Week

25 • 26

40th Anniversary Celebration!

40 years of Lawrence Arts Center

35 years of Summer Youth Theater

30 Years of Arts-based Preschool



Dinner Under the Stars