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Free State Fest | Launch Party featuring the Immersive Film 32 Sounds

The Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania Street, Lawrence, KS, United States

Kick off the Free State Festival with an evening of food, community, and of course... movies! Taco Zone Nacho Bar, movie trailers and music at 6 pm. Film at 7 pm. Science on Screen discussion to follow. ABOUT THE FILM 32 SOUNDS A film by Sam Green With music by JD Samson An immersive documentary … [more]


East Coast Meets West Coast in the Midwest

Join us on the Mainstage, Jack Parton (East Coast) and Mike Dolman (West Coast) will combine their pianistic and composing skills in a concert of 20th and 21st Century music. Included in the program are compositions by Jack and Mike, Joplin, Debussy, and others. Suggested Donation $10 Run time: approx. 90 minutes Short Intermission

Kawai Piano Concert | Kuok-Wai Lio

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Join the Lawrence Arts Center and Kawai Pianos for a free concert in the main lobby featuring renowned pianist Kuok-Wai Lio. ABOUT THE ARTIST Kuok-Wai Lio is a Macau-born pianist who is praised as a "musician's musician" and a "sensitive player." He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and has studied under … [more]

Audition for Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company

Auditions are held each year for company members and apprentices. To be considered for LBT, applicants must attend a formal audition Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register online is June 7. Audition will be held at 10th & Mass Studios and begin at 1pm. Ages 11-18, Equivalent to Ballet IV-VII Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) … [more]


Honk! Jr., the Musical

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States

Honk! Jr. is a heartwarming musical celebration of being different. Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen, Honk! Jr. tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck lured away from his mother. Follow Ugly's wild adventure and the friends he makes until he reunites with his mother. Music by George Stiles. Book and … [more]

$10 – $18

Mid Summer Night on Mass

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS, United States

A night of shopping, dining & entertainment! There is a change coming to the Annual Sidewalk Sale... It is now happening during the evening, 4 pm - 10 pm! Sales will still be happening at businesses all day, but most will do their events during the evening. More details HERE. In other exciting news, this … [more]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Summer Youth Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with the summer's biggest party: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fantasy on the Dance Floor. Immerse yourself in an eccentric and glamorous theatrical party experience with music, food, dancing and surprises while Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream unfolds around you. PERFORMANCES Fri, June 23 | 7 pm Sat, … [more]

$10 – $18

2023 Free State Festival

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States

The Free State Festival celebrates the free spirit of the state Kansas with films that challenge, inspire, and entertain. This signature annual event brings independent films, live music, comedy and art to venues throughout the vibrant city of Lawrence, Kan. The festival is made possible through programming support from community partners, Explore Lawrence and the … [more]

Free State Fest | Gumbo Coalition

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, KS, United States

Directed by Barbara Kopple RUN TIME: 1 hour 48 min PRE-SHOW: Passholder Reception with Gumbo from Terrebonne Po' Boys POST-SHOW: Q&A with UnidosUS President Janet Murguía Presented in partnership with the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. ABOUT THE FILM This riveting documentary follows two visionary Civil Rights leaders, Marc Morial and Janet Murguía, as … [more]