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January 2018


January 6 @ 9:30 am

Directed by Eleanor Goudie-Averill. This is an audition for lead roles only. Dancers in Contemporary I-III and Modern I-II classes are automatically cast in this production. Dancers who would like a leading role, to be rehearsed outside of class, should attend the audition time listed. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to audition time in appropriate dance attire and ready to move. The Lorax, "who speaks for the trees," is a famed fable by Dr. Seuss.  This year, the timely tale…


IS/IS/CP Member Event: Justin Marable: Benefit Art Auction Featured Artist Opening Reception

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a members-only evening with Justin Marable, Benefit Art Auction featured artist, for an opening reception of his exhibition. Meet the artist and mingle with Arts Center members. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided! Become a member at the Imagination Society, Inspiration Society, or Creative Placemaker level and join us!


Story Slam. Real stories, live & uncensored.

January 12 @ 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). Slam Themes: January 12: The Trouble with Technology February 9: Exhausted March 9: Karma April 6: Culture Shock May 11: Grand Slam


OPENING RECEPTION Time-Shift Paradox. A solo exhibition by Justin Marable

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artist Justin Marable in his newest body of work asks, “what if we explored time together in search of a deeper sense of our collective selves?  Could we rewrite both present and future by dipping into the past?”  This immersive installation is focused on time travelers who intercede in a variety of historical events in an effort to alter history. Marable creates art in various styles and subjects ranging across the vast social landscape.  His artwork is in a constant…


AUDITION: Fierce Elements Dance Company

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Audition dates & times: Saturday, January 13 2:30pm - 3rd-6th Grade | 3:45pm - 7th-12th Grade   Calling all Hip Hop dancers in 3rd-12th grade to audition for a brand new hip hop crew: Fierce Elements Dance Company! Fierce Elements Dance Co. is the newest and freshest Hip Hop dance company to come to Lawrence, Kansas! Fierce is all about the Funk. This performance-based troupe will not only teach the fundamentals of Funk and Hip Hop styles, students will also…


Ad Astra Wine Tasting

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Enjoy an evening of fine art, fine wine, and gourmet bites from Culinaria. $60 per person All proceeds benefit the Lawrence Arts Center Financial Aid Fund!


Dr. Christopher Hatton Solo Piano Recital

January 21 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. Christopher Hatton, Lawrence native and KU graduate (class of 1999), will present a solo piano recital on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3pm Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. The program includes two masterpieces of nineteenth-century piano music: Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, the "Tempest," and Robert Schumann's Études en Forme de Variations, the "Symphonic Etudes." Though heroic in scope, these pieces also contain many moments of intimate and tender expression. Also…


MONDAY NIGHT MIXERS: Six Words & Sauvignon with Molly Krause

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sipping with six words. Put on your writer’s hat and join in the Six Word Memoir movement! WI-AAMW11: 1/22, M, 6:30PM-8:30PM, $60 ($54) Enroll as a couple (or bring a friend!). Open to all skill levels. Drinks and supplies provided. Must be 21 or older. Price is cost per couple.


INSIGHT Art Talk: Justin Marable

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

INSIGHT Art Talk: January 22  |  7 pm Join Justin Marable, who will be providing a guided tour through his immersive installation focused on time travelers who intercede in a variety of historic events in an effort to alter history. Marable creates art in various styles and subjects ranging across the vast social landscape.  His artwork is in a constant state of change and over time has transformed into numerous bodies of work. For over a decade, he has developed…


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