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October 2018

Jason Needham. New Work

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 9:00 pm

INSIGHT Art Talk: November 13, 7pm Jason Needham’s new landscape paintings reflect his longstanding interest in impressionism, post-impressionism, and early American modernists like Marsden Hartley. The scenery he selects is familiar: still life or interior compositions taken from his home, forest scenes just off the beaten path, a pocket of woods with an interstate, parking lot, or air-conditioned retreat close at hand. Works in the exhibition were created from a combination of painting and drawing plein air studies along with…


November 2018

Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Madeline

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 4 @ 3:00 pm

November 3  |  3PM November 4  |  3PM $15 adult/$12 senior/$10 youth This classical ballet, inspired by the beloved children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans, tells the story of young Madeline, her boarding school classmates, and their many adventures. With beautiful choreography by Cynthia Crews and Lawrence Ballet Theatre dancers, this performance is for children of all ages.

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Joelle Ford

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

Joelle Ford discusses her work and exhibition. I began studying art at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1961, and completed my BFA degree with Honors from the University of Kansas in 1999, thirty-eight years later. In between those dates, I married, worked as slide librarian for the art and architecture department at the University of Arkansas while my husband obtained advanced degrees, had four daughters, and participated in many art based volunteer opportunities. I worked on our rental property by knocking out walls and…



Story Slam: Journey

November 9 @ 7:00 pm

Real stories, live & uncensored. 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 May (except December).


Rethink:  I Am a Veteran

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 3:00 pm

Fri, Nov 9 | 7pm Sat, Nov 10 | 3pm & 7pm Sun, Nov 11 | 3pm $15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students & Veterans Rethink: I Am a Veteran is a performance and storytelling project centered on the lives of women veterans, their families, and friends. This project, which is designed and led by women artists, focuses on veterans who are women, sharing their first person experiences and delving into topics such as the challenges of toxic masculinity, abuse, military glass…

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AUDITION: Goodnight Moon

November 10 @ 11:00 am

Calling all actors, singers, and dancers, middle school to adult to audition for Goodnight Moon.  This production is a new musical adaptation of the classic children’s book. Those auditioning should come prepared with: A monologue (30-60 seconds) 16 bars of a Broadway song with sheet music Arrive 20 minutes prior to your audition time in appropriate dance attire and ready to move.



INSIGHT Art Talk: Jason Needham

November 13 @ 7:00 pm

Jason Needham received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas in 1997. Throughout his career, he has worked in fields ranging from commercial screen printing, stained glass window production, art museum security, and art education, each of which has informed his art practice. He has exhibited at venues nationally including the Kansas City Artists Coalition, ZIP 37 Gallery in Denver, and the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities in Arvada, CO. He lives in Kansas City, KS with his…



RAW by Point B Dance Company

November 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Point B Dance Company is acclaimed for its authentically thought-provoking performances that stir personal reflection and inspiration. RAW is new for 2018 and reveals riveting performances by its company members. Performed in three sections, RAW touches upon human emotions, interactions, and relationships.

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*dwb* (driving while black)

November 17 @ 7:30 pm

$15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students World premiere production of a one-act operatic work for soprano, cello, and percussion performed by KU faculty members Roberta Gumbel, Hannah Collins, and Michael Compitello. Librettist/Soprano Roberta Gumbel writes, “Singers are storytellers, but rarely do we get the chance to help create the story we are telling.” In 2016, her African-American son turned 16. Her little boy would be *dwb* in a country where this has become a potentially lethal condition: driving while black. In a collaboration…

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