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October 2018
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Sacred Art Tour | Sand Mandala

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - October 6 @ 3:00 pm

Tibetan monks, traveling as part of the Sacred Art Tour, will be constructing a sand mandala in the lobby at the Lawrence Arts Center. The tour is sponsored by Rime Buddhist Center. Refugee-created merchandise will be available. Proceeds benefit the 2,000 monks at Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, South India. Drepung Gomang Monastic University is one of the most reputed centers for learning, contemplating and practicing Visitors can also view the work any time during regular Lawrence Arts Center hours. Please join us…

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Theatre and Dance For the Very Young:  Color Play

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - October 7 @ 1:30 pm

October 5 | 6pm October 6 | 9:30am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4pm October 7 | 9:30am, 11:15am, 1:30pm $10 Adult/$10 Senior/$5 Student/$5 LAC Pre-School/K Family Members What does blue sound like? What does green do when it wakes up in the morning? How does orange dance? Performers in Color Play explore how children think about color through a performance directly inspired by the ideas, movements, and words of children ages 2-6 in our Play Lab series. Very young audiences will enter…

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Pottery Jam 2018: the Handbuilt Edition

October 11 @ 5:30 pm

Chandra DeBuse, Margaret Kinkeade, Joseph Pintz, & Momoko Usami Free and Open to the Public in the Main Lobby Cash Bar Please bring something savory or sweet to share for our “Toast Bar.” Toasters will be provided! Chandra DeBuse, Margaret Kinkeade, Joseph Pintz, and Momoko Usami will work together and share their approaches to handbuilding pots. This interactive demonstration will celebrate the art of making pots as the ceramicists share their techniques, shapes, and stories. Join us for this collaborative and improvisational…

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$125

2018 Ceramics Symposium

October 12 @ 9:30 am - October 13 @ 4:30 pm

Every two years, the Lawrence Arts Center hosts nationally recognized ceramicists in a symposium on topics central to the contemporary ceramics art world, offering an opportunity to interact and observe ceramic artists working in the top of the field. Over the course of two days, this select group of artists demonstrates sculpting processes, wheel throwing, surface decoration, and glazing; representing a diverse range of techniques and approaches to ceramic art in studios at the Arts Center while demonstrating their techniques…

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SUGGESTED DONATION FIVE BUCKS!

Story Slam: Alone

October 12 @ 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).

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Lawrence Community Orchestra presents The Phantom of the Opera

October 13 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets $15 adult/$12 senior/$5 student & child The LCO will accompany the 1925 classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera.

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Black Box Cabaret with Mary Baker & Friends

October 13 @ 7:30 pm

$15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students Following their Mary Baker’s Cabaret Showcase Gala last April, Mary Baker and Friends return for another evening of songs from Broadway and movie musicals, as well as the New York cabaret scene. This popular cabaret series recently celebrated its 17th Anniversary. Director Mary Baker accompanies on piano with Valance Penn on drums. Join us for an evening filled with music and friends, featuring the best of musical theatre in Lawrence!  

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FREE BUT TICKETS REQUIRED

The Future of Public Service | An Evening with Kathleen Sebelius

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas and the Lawrence Public Library present a discussion about the future of public service at the Lawrence Arts Center. Join Teresa Gerton, CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration and The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius as they discuss the future of public service in a fireside-style chat. The event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but you must print a ticket to be admitted. Your ticket will be emailed…

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940 LIVE:  Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills Album Release

October 19 @ 7:30 pm

October 19 | 7:30pm $15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students Join us for an evening of live music as we celebrate the release of Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills’ new album, “Driftwood.” Jonathan Fleig is an award-nominated Americana singer/songwriter from Emporia, Kansas. Harkening back to the bittersweet essence of American folk raconteurs, his styling lures listeners from all walks of life, from blues and soul to rock and country. “Driftwood” is a biographical collection of songs retelling the passing of time…

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