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August 2019

$8

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

August 16 @ 7:00 pm

A Free State Festival presentation Live performances and rare interviews with Jimi Hendrix from the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the “Southern Woodstock.” Songs include: “Stone Free,” “Purple Haze,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Foxy Lady,” and more. Running Time: 90 minutes PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price includes convenience fees and sales tax! Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. https://vimeo.com/311490783

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Mary Baker & Friends Broadway Cabaret

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

Adult $20  |  Senior $18  |  Student $12  |  Cabaret seating $20 Mary Baker & Friends return with another gala mainstage cabaret featuring songs from Broadway and movie musicals old and new. The popular series was initiated in 2000. Over 100 performers have sung nearly 750 songs in the forty-two shows the group has presented since then at venues in Lawrence, Ottawa, Baldwin City and Vassar, KS. Cabaret seating is available! 

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$20

Songs of Hope & Despair II

August 31 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in a concert showcasing local musicians Eric Mardis, CS Luxem, María Elena Cuevas, Chad Bryan, Sky Smeed, Christena Graves Band, Joe Sears, Paul Schmidt, Mike McFarland, Brandon Graves, and more! All Ages, 13+  Buy tickets to Songs of Hope and Despair II and The Band That Fell to Earth KC and save $5!  BUY A BUNDLE! PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price includes convenience fees and sales tax! Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural…

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September 2019

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Story Slam | Journey/Destination

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Real stories, live & uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Live music & social hour starts at 7 pm. Slam starts at  7:30 pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to May (except December). Adults, 18+ only

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$25

The Band That Fell to Earth KC: A Tribute to David Bowie

September 21 @ 7:30 pm

Powered by up to 13 of Kansas City’s most prominent rock, blues, jazz, and folk musicians, the band will perform two sets chronicling David Bowie’s famed career, and feature Lawrence-based guest vocalists. This full-scale 940 LIVE! production will provide a connection between the cities’ vibrant music scenes. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Douglas County food bank, Just Food. All Ages, 13+ Buy tickets to Songs of Hope and Despair II and The Band That Fell to Earth KC…

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$10

Spill, Squish, Crunch: a sensory laboratory for 0-6 year olds

September 28 @ 9:30 am - October 5 @ 3:30 pm

Get ready to spill, squish, and crunch your way through the Sensory Laboratory, a world that explores the five senses through tactile and sensory experiences. Designed in our Play Lab series, elements in the Sensory Laboratory were developed by local artists with children ages 1-6 and their families as artistic partners in the process. Join us in a curious investigation of how our world looks, feels, sounds, tastes, and smells! Ages 0-6 + family The Arts Center’s Theatre for the…

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October 2019

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Story Slam | Adventures in Kansas

October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Real stories, live & uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Live music & social hour starts at 7 pm. Slam starts at  7:30 pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to May (except December). Adults, 18+ only This month's Story Slam is presented in partnership with 38 North Fest!

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - October 20 @ 7:30 pm

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Ages 8 and up + family October 11  |  7:30 pm October 12  |  2:00 pm & 7:30 pm October 13  |  3:00 pm October 17  |  7:30 pm October 18  |  7:30 pm October 19  |  2:00 & 7:30 pm October 20  |  3 pm TICKETS $30/$25/$20 PLEASE NOTE: Ticket…

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$25

Ghosting Lawrence: A Theatrical Tour of Downtown Haunts

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - November 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join yarn-spinning Ric Averill as he walks you through Haunted Downtown Lawrence, assisted by spirits dancing, playing, and singing their way through the rich haunted history of Lawrence. Based on authenticated hauntings, Averill spins a tale of a town transported, burned, scarred, Phoenixed, uplifted and yet still haunted by ghosts from Quantrill’s Raid through the mid-1900s. October 25  |  7 pm  |  $25 October 25  |  9 pm  |  $25 October 26  |  7 pm  |  $25 October 26  | …

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