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July 2017

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Sat, July 1st - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, July 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, July 2nd - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, July 2nd - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, July 4th - 5:00pm
4th of July - Celebration in the Park
4th of July - Celebration in the Park

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Description: The City of Leawood is proud of the excitement and tradition that the annual 4th of July Celebration brings to the community. Leawood City Park will be the site for a variety of new and traditional family festivities. Enjoy some great entertainment, participate in games and enjoy a variety of food vendors. Schedule of Events Kids Activities, Food Vendors - 5:00 - 9:30 pm Musical Entertainment by "Four Fried Chickens and a Coke"- 7:30 - 9:30 pm Fireworks - 9:45 pm Free General Admission All Access Ride / Activity Bands for children 14 and under - $5.00 Cash only - No bills over $20 please City Park will be closed to all vehicles on Tuesday, July 4. Free shuttle buses will be running from the parking lots along the west side of Tomahawk Creek Parkway to City Park starting at 10:00am. Look for the July 4th parking signs along Tomahawk Creek Parkway. https://www.leawood.org/parks/4thofjuly.aspx Submitted by: Jacinta Tolinos City of Leawood

Tue, July 4th - 5:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 5th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Wed, July 5th - 2:00pm

 
 
Thu, July 6th - 7:00pm
All Angles Orchestra at Westport Coffeehouse
All Angles Orchestra at Westport Coffeehouse

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Description: The All Angles Orchestra is a 15-piece ensemble that plays new and original music. Led by Michael Conrad, winner of four ACSAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards and five Downbeat Student Music Awards for composition/arranging, this group uses a unique instrumentation that forces the classical and jazz worlds to collide. The combination of orchestral woodwinds, a string quartet, a mix of brass instruments, and a jazz rhythm section allows the orchestra to produce a wide variety of amazing colors and textures, while pushing the boundaries of genre and style. The All Angles Orchestra’s debut album, New Angle, features Alex Sipiagin, amazing trumpet player and veteran of groups like the Dave Holland Big Band, the Michael Brecker Quindectet, and Mingus Dynasty. Alex describes the project as “a small group mentality with a large orchestra sound.” The group will have copies of the brand new album for sale at the show, or you can pre-order it here: https://www.storenvy.com/products/20235125-all-angles-orchestra-album-ne... We hope to see you there! Submitted by: Mike Conrad All Angles Orchestra

Thu, July 6th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, July 6th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, July 6th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, July 7th - 11:00am
IIYM piano winners live
IIYM piano winners live

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The prizewinners of the annual International Institute for Young Musicians competition at KU perform on the KPR Steinway.

Fri, July 7th - 11:00am

 
 
Fri, July 7th - 7:00pm
Burlesque Downtown Underground's 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza
Burlesque Downtown Underground's 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza

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BDU is turning 10!!!
Established in July, 2007, BDU is celebrating ten years of burlesque! BDU is the longest running burlesque company in Kansas City and these four shows (all different, with a mix and mash up of performers, (vintage and current!) and emcees) are marking this Birthday event with what we do best: combining performance art with the art of tease!
Sponsored by The Kansas City Fringe Festival and Burlesque Lager!

4 Amazing and different shows to catch over the weekend!
Featuring:
Liv Morrow - Lucia/Quixotic
Ariana Ferber-Carter - Lucia/Quixotic
Lucky Deluxe - Outburst KC
Clay Morgan - Radio
Chris Holbrook - Musical Theater
Lolita Bontia - Actress/Burlesque
With: the ENTIRE Burlesque Downtown Underground Cast!

www.kcburlesque.com for tickets!

Friday, July 7th 7pm & 10pm
Saturday, July 8th 7pm & 10pm

MTH Theater, 3rd floor in Crown Center.
450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

BOX OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Open Evenings & Weekends on Performance Days only
816.221.6987

Submitted by:
Marisa MacKay
Kansas City Burlesque LLC

Fri, July 7th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, July 7th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, July 7th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, July 8th - 10:00am
74th Annual George Washington Carver Day Celebration
74th Annual George Washington Carver Day Celebration

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Description: George Washington Carver National Monument is pleased to announce the park’s annual Carver Day celebration to be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the 74th Carver Day anniversary to commemorate the life of George Washington Carver and the establishment of the national monument in his honor. The event is free of charge. Our guest speaker is author Peter Burchard (“Carver: A Great Soul”). He has championed Carver for years with several books, websites and film, and wrote an excellent study for the park a few years ago called, “George Washington Carver: For His Times and Ours.” Mr. Burchard’s presentation is entitled, “Thirty Years with the Good Doctor.” Bright Star Theatre will entertain visitors with a production of “George Washington Carver and Friends,” which includes cameos from Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robison, Thurgood Marshall, and others. In addition, performing will be the Roz Gospel Trio; gospel singing group, Sensational Wonders; area choirs: and Memphis gospel blues singer and guitarist, Reverend John Wilkins. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, including exhibitors, musical performances, guided tours, educational programs, children’s activities, Junior Ranger station, and much more. The Diamond Lions Club will provide a food concession. A schedule of events will be announced soon. This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide. Please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for further information. Visit our website at www.nps.gov/gwca and Facebook page. Carver Day is co-sponsored by the Carver Birthplace Association, with support from the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund and Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau. George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri, on Highway V, then south ¼ mile on Carver Road. Submitted by: Curtis Gregory George Washington Carver National Monument

Sat, July 8th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, July 8th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, July 8th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, July 8th - 7:00pm
Concert in the Park
Concert in the Park

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Description: Join us at Dillon Nature Center for a free band concert to help celebrate the construction of a new facility. The concert will be mix of marches, show tunes and other popular band music. Submitted by: Randy Johnston, President Hutchinson Municipal Band

Sat, July 8th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, July 8th - 7:30pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, July 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, July 9th - 10:00am
“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience
“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience

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Description: Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities. Come face to face with hunger in America. It will change the way you look at your city and your neighborhood. Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat at the table now! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-hunger-ks-congregation-beth-shalom-...) Recommended age: 12+ Exhibit space is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and transcripts are available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing. DATES: 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/13 10am – 8pm Additional Information: http://thisishunger.org https://twitter.com/MAZONusa https://www.facebook.com/mazonusa/ https://www.instagram.com/mazonusa/ Please contact Farrah Udell at (913) 647-7282 or fudell@bethshalomkc.org for help with registration or questions about the schedule. Submitted by: Sarah Steinberg MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Sun, July 9th - 10:00am

 
 
Sun, July 9th - 2:00pm
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy
Great Plains Theatre: Gypsy

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Description: Step into the life of a woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts a coy smile of the faces of family and fame, winking at the audience all the while. ​ Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, July 9th - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, July 11th - 8:00pm
Free Public Band Concert
Free Public Band Concert

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Description: This concert will be part of our summer concert series featuring the full Hutchinson Municipal Band. A combination of marches and other popular band arrangements will be included. Submitted by: Randy Johnston, President Hutchinson Municipal Band

Tue, July 11th - 8:00pm

 
 
 
 
Fri, July 14th - 8:00am
2017 Sunflower State Games
2017 Sunflower State Games

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Description: The 28th annual Sunflower State Games will be held July 14-30, 2017. The Sunflower State Games is Kansas' largest amateur sports festival. With over 45 different events there is something for people of all ages and skill levels. In 2017 we will be adding Cornhole (Bags) and Drone Racing to our list of events! Registration for the Sunflower State Games opens on March 1st, deadlines to register vary for each sport. Complete event information and registration procedures can be found at www.sunflowergames.com. Submitted by: Tyler Crabtree Sunflower State Games

Fri, July 14th - 8:00am

 
 
Fri, July 14th - 8:00am
Master Practitioner Workshop
Master Practitioner Workshop

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Description: The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. will host a special three-day workshop for healthcare practitioners in Kansas City, July 14-16, 2017 at Hotel Sorella on the Country Club Plaza. The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. is a leader in providing testing for metabolic, genetic, mitochondrial, and environmental factors in chronic health conditions from autism to psychiatric and autoimmune disorders. The laboratory is based in Lenexa, KS and provides services all over the world. The workshop is ideal for practitioners using integrative medicine or for those who are interested in it. Over the course of the three days, practitioners will learn how to incorporate specialty diagnostic tests in their practices to help their patients achieve greater health outcomes. Testing covered includes organic acids testing, toxic chemical testing, genetic testing, and more. Participants will learn about key markers in the tests, why they are relevant, how to interpret results, how to use the tests in tandem, and will review integrative treatments that have been effective. The workshop leaders will present patient cases in which the testing and treatment protocols have resulted in significant improvement for patients. CME and CE credits are available for qualified practitioners. The Director of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., William Shaw, Ph.D. will be one of four workshop leaders. He is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Before he founded the laboratory, Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories. He is the author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998 and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009, and has had several articles published in various medical journals. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. For all workshop details and to register, go to www.GPLUniversity.com. For questions, e-mail marketing@gpl4u.com or call 913.341.8949. For additional information about the laboratory, go to www.GreatPlainsLaboratory.com. Submitted by: Regan Cochran Great Plains Laboratory

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Tue, July 18th - 5:00pm
Fifty Years of Fair Housing in Lawrence
Fifty Years of Fair Housing in Lawrence

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Description: Join us on Tuesday, July 18 for a very special event marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Lawrence Fair Housing Ordinance, which was signed at the Watkins Building in 1967. Program schedule: 5:00 p.m. | Proclamation honoring the 50th anniversary of the passage of Ordinance No. 3749 - Introduction of honorary guests - Remarks by The Honorable Fred Six, Secretary of the 1967 Human Relations Commission - Remarks by Ms. Ursula Minor, President of the Lawrence NAACP - Introduction to the Fair Housing Historical Exhibit and the Civil Rights Kiosk by Steve Nowak 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. | Viewing of exhibits & Reception with refreshments Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Tue, July 18th - 5:00pm

 
 
Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm
Blondie and Garbage
Blondie and Garbage

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Description: Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, July 18. Tickets for the show range from $79 to $149, and go on sale to the public on Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. The members of punk/new wave band Blondie are undeniable pop icons, their sound and sensibility as fresh as when they first topped the charts in the late 1970s. Blondie’s brand of cross-genre rock has spawned hits including “Call Me,” “Rapture” and “Heart of Glass.” Garbage made a name in the mid-1990s with singles including “Only Happy When It Rains,” “Stupid Girl” and “#1 Crush.” Since the band’s self-titled debut in 1995, Garbage has crafted a blend of dark, industrial noise, sci-fi pop melodies and whirlwind guitar. John Doe and Exene Cervenka, of the seminal punk rock band X, will open the show. Submitted by: Shelby Hennen Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm

 
 
Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm
Free Public Jazz Band Concert
Free Public Jazz Band Concert

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Description: The Salt City Jazz Band is a unit of the Hutchinson Municipal Band that performs classical Jazz music. This group consists of local, notable Jazz musicians performing a selection of well-know Jazz charts. Submitted by: Randy Johnston, President Hutchinson Municipal Band

Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm

 
 
Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm
Free Public Jazz Band Concert
Free Public Jazz Band Concert

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Description: This concert will be part of our summer concert series featuring the full Hutchinson Municipal Band's Salt City Jazz Band Unit. A combination of classical jazz arrangements will be included. Submitted by: Randy Johnston, President Hutchinson Municipal Band

Tue, July 18th - 8:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 19th - 11:00am
World Cello Day live
World Cello Day live

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The Lawrence Arts Center, in collaboration with the Oread Strings, will present a concert to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace. Enjoy the sounds of the finest regional cello players while viewing art during Lawrence’s 3rd Biennial Print Week. The concert will feature six cellists, each performing one of the six Bach Cello Suites, and will take place in the Large Gallery, a breathtaking space, visually and acoustically. The Bach Cello Suites are some of the most recognizable music composed for solo cello, and were popularized by the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals, who was awarded the U.N. Peace Medal for his commitment to peace, justice, and freedom. Engage with people around the world on World Peace Day by attending this not-to-be-missed concert. #PeaceDay

Ellen Lind and others visit the KPR studios for a live preview July 19.
 

Wed, July 19th - 11:00am

 
 
Thu, July 20th - 5:00am
58th Annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
58th Annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

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Description: It’s the biggest sale of the year, drawing thousands of shoppers from far and wide! Clothes, shoes, art, jewelry, sports, accessories, games – you name it, we’ve got it! Come early to beat the heat and make most of the great deals. This year Downtown Lawrence, Inc. is doing a drawing to win one of 3 fabulous Downtown Lawrence prize packages worth over $200 each! Win gift cards to your favorite stores & restaurants! Great merchandise and goodies from local businesses that reflect the unique flavor of Downtown Lawrence! Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase (Cash only) on Sidewalk Sale day (July 20th) at the DLI booth at 808 Mass.! Don't miss out on the chance to win big! Want to get your chance ahead of sale day? Then buy a ticket online here! https://squareup.com/store/downtown-lawrence-inc/item/downtown-lawrence-... No need to be present to win - we'll contact the winners! Submitted by: Rochelle Marsh Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

Thu, July 20th - 5:00am

 
 
Thu, July 20th - 8:00pm
Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan

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Description: Jim Gaffigan, best known for his stand-up routines, has been in the comedy circle since 1991. He started in the New York stand-up scene and now, in addition to continuing with stand-up, stars in movies and TV shows and has authored two books. Best known for his comedy specials, “Mr. Universe” and “Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed,” Gaffigan’s comedy is cleaner than most and his anecdotes are commonly about his family and food. (From onwardstate.com) Get tickets: http://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Jim_Gaffigan_Kansas_City_MO_2017-0... Submitted by: Isla Green soundchronicle.com

Thu, July 20th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, July 21st - 7:00pm
Strikepoint Handbell Ensemble Concert
Strikepoint Handbell Ensemble Concert

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Description: Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (9100 Mission Rd.) in Prairie Village. Admission is free but a $15 donation is suggested. This performance is part of the group’s 2017 summer tour. Strikepoint, from First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota, was established in 1984 and has been touring annually since 1986. Their travels have taken them to England, Scotland, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Canada, Hawaii and throughout the mainland U.S., with performances in four national capitals. They have performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Disney World in Florida, and both Disneyland and the Crystal Cathedral in California. Last summer they were cultural exchange ambassadors to Växjö, Duluth’s Swedish sister city, and were featured performers for that region’s Minnesota Days and Karl-Oskar Days celebrations. Strikepoint rings 6-plus octaves of bronze Schulmerich handbells, 7 octaves of handchimes, 2 octaves of Silver Melody Bells and a variety other instruments. The 11-member directorless ensemble is unique among touring handbell groups as a combination church/community and youth/adult group. Bill Alexander, a nationally known handbell clinician and conductor, is the leader of the ensemble. Strikepoint is noted for capturing the enthusiasm of audiences with its dynamic style and accessible music. Program selections can range from flowing Bach to rocking Beatles tunes to a laid-back Floyd Cramer ballad, and include both familiar and new music. Reviews of Strikepoint concerts have praised their “athleticism and showmanship, not to mention musicality” with an “exceptionally creative bent!” Strikepoint's recordings have been featured on National and Minnesota public radio and other nationally broadcast programs. Their newest recording, Reflections, is “music to calm the mind and restore the spirit,” and has been used for meditation, yoga and music therapy. Strikepoint concerts are designed to delight listeners. Among the comments most frequently heard after concerts, a favorite is, “If we’d known it was going to be this good, we would have brought all our friends.” # # # Submitted by: Nancy Eaton Strikepoint Handbell Ensemble

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Tue, July 25th - 8:00pm
Jazz On Fire summer tour
Jazz On Fire summer tour

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Description:

Michelly Cordova & Yukako Yamano team up this summer tour of the United States. 2 powerhouse performers come together to set this Jazz on Fire!

Michelly & Yukako bring their 5 city tour to Kansas City, MO on July 25. Michelly known for her dynamic and powerful voice, reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, is consummate torch singer. Yukako, known as a rising star of jazz and one of the most in-demand pianists in the Tokyo music scene returns to the US for 2nd tour. These powerhouse performers come together to set this Jazz on Fire!

more details - http://michellycordova.com/jazzonfire2017

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Michelly Cordova
Michylc Music Inc

Tue, July 25th - 8:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 26th - 6:00pm
Dinner and a Movie - Jurassic World
Dinner and a Movie - Jurassic World

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Description: Bring a blanket* and your family and friends and join us at Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 East 6th Street, for Dinner and a Movie! The July 26th 2017 FREE event features action packed Jurassic World thanks to our sponsor, Kansas Jayhawks! Local food and drink vendors will be onsite for your dining and drinking needs, or grab dinner at your favorite Downtown spot beforehand and then head over for the movie. Bring a picnic if you like! Free popcorn and door prizes from some of your favorite Downtown businesses. Family friendly and lots of fun but please leave your pets at home! * No outside Chairs permitted, Abe & Jake's will provide chairs. ** NO SMOKING & NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PERMITTED BY LAW ** 6:00pm- Doors Open 6:30pm - Dinner & drinks available via direct sales from local Downtown food vendors and live entertainment starts! 7:30pm - Movie starts! Free popcorn from Downtown Lawrence, Inc. and door prizes! ***For Parental Movie Information: Commonsensemedia.org http://bit.ly/2pdUWJ9 **OPEN CAPTIONS FOR THE DEAF / HARD OF HEARING.** Thanks to event series partners and sponsors: Lawrence Public Library, Kansas Jayhawks, WOW Connect, MSM Systems, Essential Goods, Standard Beverage Corporation, The Free State Brewing Co. and Nordera Productions Submitted by: Rochelle Marsh Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

Wed, July 26th - 6:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 26th - 7:00pm
Don Wagner Concert
Don Wagner Concert

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Description: Don Wagner Concert Bluegrass/Folk/Country Table for Four $80 General Admission $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Wed, July 26th - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 26th - 7:00pm
Family Movie Nights: "Cool Runnings"
Family Movie Nights: "Cool Runnings"

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Description: Movie Nights at the Watkins returns with 4 days of great family films! USATF Junior Olympics athletes get discount tickets. Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM: "Cool Runnings" Thursday, July 27, 7 PM: "Space Jam" Friday, July 28, 7 PM: "The Karate Kid" Saturday, July 29, 7 PM: "Pocahontas" Free popcorn and drinks every night. Tickets $5 per person; adults free with admission of children under 13. Tickets $1 for wearers of USATF wristbands. Tickets sold at the door. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Wed, July 26th - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, July 26th - 7:30pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jeroz
Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Sarah Jeroz

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Description: Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of, released May 6, 2016. Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year GRAMMY-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features 11 new songs written by Carpenter, and has received critical acclaim from NPR and Rolling Stone, among others. The Associated Press calls it, “…an evocative collection of songs,” while The Huffington Post declares, “…Carpenter is now at the height of her musical career, painting a compelling, relevant piece of art tinged with mixed feelings of grief and joy, all without preaching or darkening our minds with sadness." Sarah Jarosz took home this year’s GRAMMY Awards for Best American Roots Performance and Best Folk Album. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, a singularly expressive vocalist and a songwriter of rare insight, Jarosz has been described by The New York Times as "one of acoustic music's most promising young talents: a singer-songwriter and mandolin and banjo prodigy with the taste and poise to strike that rare balance of commercial and critical success." Submitted by: Shelby Hennen Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Wed, July 26th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, July 27th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
KPR Ice Cream Social & Listener Appreciation Event
KPR Ice Cream Social & Listener Appreciation Event

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Help Kansas Public Radio show listener appreciation in a "cool" way with complimentary Sylas & Maddy's ice cream, Alchemy iced coffee and live music!

Come down to South Park on Thursday, July 27, from 5-8 p.m., to meet some of your favorite KPR personalities and fellow KPR supporters while enjoying free, refreshing treats (while supplies last).

The first 150 KPR members get ice cream in our new mug! Not a member but want a mug? Become a member at the social and get one with your ice cream, too. Feel free to bring your own mug, which we'll be happy to fill (or we'll provide a cup).

We hope to see you there!

(South Park is located at 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044)

Thu, July 27th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

 
 
Thu, July 27th - 7:00pm
Family Movie Nights: "Space Jam"
Family Movie Nights: "Space Jam"

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Description: Movie Nights at the Watkins returns with 4 days of great family films! USATF Junior Olympics athletes get discount tickets. Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM: "Cool Runnings" Thursday, July 27, 7 PM: "Space Jam" Friday, July 28, 7 PM: "The Karate Kid" Saturday, July 29, 7 PM: "Pocahontas" Free popcorn and drinks every night. Tickets $5 per person; adults free with admission of children under 13. Tickets $1 for wearers of USATF wristbands. Tickets sold at the door. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Thu, July 27th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, July 27th - 7:30pm
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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Description: A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring in a duo, with his acoustic group or the Large Band, Lovett’s live performances demonstrate not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named an official Texas State Artist Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today. Tickets are $19-$55. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, July 27th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, July 28th - 5:00pm
Final Friday: The Centron Legacy
Final Friday: The Centron Legacy

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Description: Check out the debut of our new exhibit, "Film, Family, and Friendship: The Centron Legacy," about this important local film company. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, July 28th - 5:00pm

 
 
Fri, July 28th - 5:30pm
53rd Courtland Fun Day
53rd Courtland Fun Day

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Description: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507435272630083/ SCHEDULE JULY 28TH - FRIDAY BEER GARDEN 5:00 pm - 12:00 am - Beer Garden Open 6:00 – 7:30 Masters BBQ Contest • Presale tickets Thursday, June 28th (outside Pinky’s). MAIN STREET 7:30 pm Local Entertainment • Summer Art Camp • PV Cheerleaders • Dala Horse Races 8:30 - Duck Race / Medallion Hunt / Masters BBQ Winners Announced STREET DANCE 9:00 pm - 1:00 am - Free Beer and Chicken JULY 29TH - SATURDAY AM 7:30 Fun Run (awards announced immediately after children’s parade) 7:30 Methodist Church bake sale, at coffee shop 8:00 Sand Volleyball Tournament 11:00 Children’s Parade Theme: Favorite KBID Employee - call Lori 374-4473 evening 11:30 General Parade: Theme: ‘Irrigation in the Heart of the Nation’ - call City Office 785-374-4260 PM 1:00 pm Belly Slide & Children’s Water Games at the City Park TBA – Dice Run – Sign up in Beer Garden TBA – Archery & Pellet Shoot - 785-374-4521 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm City Pool Open 5:30 Bake walk by Eager Beavers 4-H Club in front of the Community Building 5:30 Pit Chicken BBQ 7:00 Corn Pile STREET DANCE 8:00 – 10:00 Sons of The Republic 10:30 – 12:00 Adam Hood BEER GARDEN 12:00 pm – 12:00 am - Beer Garden Open 12:00-2:00 Mark Garman / Corbin Larson 2:00-4:00 Dillon Cowing 4:00 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament / Chicken Bingo 4:00-6:00 Full Circle - Howard & Traci Reed 6:00-8:00 – Jared "Pete" Gile, Trevor Burgess, Tanner Johnson 9:00-12:00 am Karaoke with Chris Bridwell JULY 30TH - SUNDAY 2:00 Road Rally Starts. Sign up at CFD Beer Garden by 1:30 FOOD VENDORS Pinky's Bar & Grill AnTeaQues – Friday evening Pit Chicken BBQ – Saturday evening Summer Snow Shaved Ice Tate’s Food Truck Submitted by: Luke Mahin Courtland Fun Day

Fri, July 28th - 5:30pm

 
 
Fri, July 28th - 7:00pm
Family Movie Nights: "The Karate Kid"
Family Movie Nights: "The Karate Kid"

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Description: Movie Nights at the Watkins returns with 4 days of great family films! USATF Junior Olympics athletes get discount tickets. Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM: "Cool Runnings" Thursday, July 27, 7 PM: "Space Jam" Friday, July 28, 7 PM: "The Karate Kid" Saturday, July 29, 7 PM: "Pocahontas" Free popcorn and drinks every night. Tickets $5 per person; adults free with admission of children under 13. Tickets $1 for wearers of USATF wristbands. Tickets sold at the door. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, July 28th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, July 29th - 7:00pm
Family Movie Nights: "Pocahontas"
Family Movie Nights: "Pocahontas"

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Description: Movie Nights at the Watkins returns with 4 days of great family films! USATF Junior Olympics athletes get discount tickets. Wednesday, July 26, 7 PM: "Cool Runnings" Thursday, July 27, 7 PM: "Space Jam" Friday, July 28, 7 PM: "The Karate Kid" Saturday, July 29, 7 PM: "Pocahontas" Free popcorn and drinks every night. Tickets $5 per person; adults free with admission of children under 13. Tickets $1 for wearers of USATF wristbands. Tickets sold at the door. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, July 29th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, July 29th - 7:30pm
RUN: A Musical Benefit for the Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center
RUN: A Musical Benefit for the Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center

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Description: RUN, a brand new musical, coming to Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire. Follow fabulous superhero the Streak and discover how his story entwines with that of struggling artist Luke, in a battle of his own with an unrelenting nemesis and the ultimate stakes. Find out what it takes to be hero! This is a one-night benefit performance for the Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center! Started in 1972 as the first rape crisis center in Kansas, The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center promotes a culture of consent while providing 24/7 support to people of all ages and genders affected by sexual trauma and abuse in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. Tickets are $15 (of which $14.25 goes directly to the Care Center) and can be purchased here: https://macelis.ecwid.com/Run-the-Musical Pre-sale tickets get priority seating and other perks so don't wait to buy at the door! Submitted by: Michael Dieker Michael Dieker

Sat, July 29th - 7:30pm

 
 
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Mon, July 31st - 7:00pm
Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Kurt Elling
Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Kurt Elling

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Description: Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling Monday July 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Rescheduled Performance: The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band features Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums. Adding Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility and outstanding intonation, Elling will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways. Looking beyond the Great American Songbook, one of the most intense jazz bands and one of the genre’s foremost singers deliver a performance that’s anything but standard. Submitted by: Margaret Hair Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Mon, July 31st - 7:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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