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October 2017

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Sun, October 1st - 2:00pm
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Description: GPT'S Plain Great Players presents The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by Michele L. Vacca Young Dorothy Gale finds herself whisked away to the magical Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. How will she ever find her way home? Wearing the magic ruby slippers, and under the kindly protection of the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy sets out to ask the Wonderful Wizard for advice. On the way, she finds both adventure and friends; the Cowardly Lion who thinks he needs courage, the Scarecrow who thinks he needs brains, and the sentimental Tin Woodsman who desperately yearns for a warm heart. During her journey Dorothy also encounters a few obstacles, one of which is the dreaded Wicked Witch of the West! The plot thickens when Dorothy and her three friends agree to help the Wizard foil the Witch of West in exchange for brains, courage, a new heart, and a trip home to Kansas. After another long journey and further adventures Dorothy and her friends boldly and bravely succeed in their mission by drawing upon their own resources. In doing so they triumphantly find the courage, the brains, the heart and the home for which they have been searching. Tickets: Students - $8, Adults - $12 785-263-4574 or www.greatplainstheatre.com for tickets. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, October 1st - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 1st - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Family Series begins! Superheroes at the Symphony
Kansas City Symphony Family Series begins! Superheroes at the Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Francisco Javier Villegas, Actor Kids of all ages will love the Kansas City Symphony’s musical depictions of favorite movie heroes from “Superman,” “The Incredibles” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” plus heroes from the classical repertoire including music by Strauss and Wagner. Be sure to wear your favorite superhero costumes or capes! Tickets start at $25 for adults and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, October 1st - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 1st - 7:00pm
Pokey LaFarge
Pokey LaFarge

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Description: Pokey LaFarge and his big band are bringing their hot sound of old timey swing, early jazz, ragtime blues, and classic folk back to the Prairie Window Concert Series by popular demand! This show will be at the McPherson Opera House. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, October 1st - 7:00pm

 
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Thu, October 5th - 7:30am
38th Kansas Economic Outlook Conference
38th Kansas Economic Outlook Conference

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Description: The purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local, state, and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community. A combination of nationally known speakers and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting business, industry, education and government. This event attracts around 800 regional business professionals each year. Registration Cost: $120 ($150 after September 15, 2017) Register at www.eoc2017.cedbr.org. Submitted by: Anne Price Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), part of W Frank Barton School of Business, Wichita State Univ.

Thu, October 5th - 7:30am

 
 
Thu, October 5th - 2:00pm
3D Print Tools, Not Toys
3D Print Tools, Not Toys

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Description: Manufacturers and Engineers - You don't want to miss this event! Join us in Kansas City for a demonstration of Markforged 3D printers. With Markforged, you can get strong parts fast, equating to real ROI: — Manufacture tooling & fixtures — Print functional, working prototypes - not just form & fit — Carbon fiber 3D printing — Print industrial strength tools, jigs & fixtures — Save 80% of the cost of machining — From CAD to part in one day Manufacturers and engineers like you are reinventing manufacturing today, not sometime in the future, and we want to help you play a part in the new ways of making things. Register Today (Admission is FREE) – Limited Seating Submitted by: Aaron Lancaster D3 Technologies

Thu, October 5th - 2:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 5th - 7:30pm
Juilliard String Quartet
Juilliard String Quartet

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Description: Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new—a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand. Tickets are $11-$35. Repertoire: Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76, No. 5 Bartok String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB110 Dvorak String Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61 Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, October 5th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, October 5th - 7:30pm
John Cleese LIVE
John Cleese LIVE

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Description:

Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.* Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in its entirety on the big screen.

Don't miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening.

*Coconuts NOT included in ticket price.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Hy-Vee.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, October 5th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, October 5th - 8:00pm
Live Music: Caustic Casanova with Irata
Live Music: Caustic Casanova with Irata

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Description: D.C.'s psych rock band, Caustic Casanova, teams up once again with NC's heavy rock group, Irata, for a jaunt across the US. Both bands deliver tight, energetic performances that you're guaranteed to enjoy. Local support provided by Hyperbor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_65eDqhj4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqktfb-fDQD. Submitted by: Cheryl Manner Irata

Thu, October 5th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, October 6th - 7:30pm
Library After Hours with Tom's Town
Library After Hours with Tom's Town

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Description: Tom's Town is a big band quintet celebrating the legacy of Kansas City Jazz during the Tom Pendergast era in the 1930s and 1940s, Fundraiser with refreshments and adult beverages to benefit Library programs. Age 21 and older. Tickets available at the library's Circulation Desk: $20 each or two for $35. For more information, call 913-682-5666 ext. 218, or email cmcguire@lvplks.org. Submitted by: Cindy McGuire Leavenworth Public Library

Fri, October 6th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 8:00am
Yoga at the Kauffman Center
Yoga at the Kauffman Center

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Description: Start your weekend off with an exhilarating yoga session held in Brandmeyer Great Hall at the Kauffman Center. Early morning sun will bring a special glow to your workout for this vinyasa flow yoga in the all glass lobby overlooking the Crossroads Arts District. Choose between two 60 minute sessions on October 7 and November 18, at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Participants will be activated in mind, body and spirit as a Saint Luke’s expert physician will kick-off each session followed by a yoga workout led by instructor Heather Rama of KC Yoga Therapy. Local artists will provide live music, incorporating the performing arts into the yoga practice. Tickets for Yoga at the Kauffman Center include admission to one yoga session and a souvenir water bottle. Space is limited. Attendees must bring their own yoga mat and will be asked to sign a waiver when they purchase a ticket to this event. Live performances provided by: Oct. 7 – Brandon Draper, percussionist Nov. 18 – Rick Kloog, hand-pan percussionist This program is provided by Kauffman Center and Premier Partner Saint Luke’s Health System. For tickets and more information: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/auxiliary/PSDetail.aspx?psn=12977 Submitted by: Eliza Scott Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sat, October 7th - 8:00am

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 8:30am
2017 Game Plan Emergency Preparedness EXPO
2017 Game Plan Emergency Preparedness EXPO

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Description: Are you and your family prepared for emergency situations? Do you have a 72-hour game plan in the event of an emergency or disaster? Nearly 60% of Americans are not prepared, don't be a statistic! Attend the 2017 Game Plan EXPO, Oct. 7th - 8th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Learn more and purchase tickets: http://www.gameplanexperts.com/order-tickets.html This community focused event will feature demos and workshops provided by leading emergency preparedness experts and agencies. The EXPO is designed to help individuals, families and organizations prepare for natural disasters and personal emergencies. From natural disasters: tornadoes, fire, flood, blackouts and severe weather to all types of personal emergency preparedness: home security, child safety, emergency plans for pets, vehicle safety, internet security and identity theft prevention, surviving acts of terrorism, and more! There will be hourly prize give aways and LOTS of fun and educational activities for kids, including UP CLOSE emergency vehicle tours! Submitted by: Jack Young Game Plan Experts

Sat, October 7th - 8:30am

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 2:00pm
Tombstone Talks - McPherson County Historical Society Meeting
Tombstone Talks - McPherson County Historical Society Meeting

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Description: The McPherson County Historical Society will meet Saturday, October 7th @ 2 p.m. at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. The program will feature Tombstone Talks by Anna Ruxlow. All historical society programs are open to the public and are free of charge. For more information call: 620-241-8464 Submitted by: Katie McPherson County Historical Society

Sat, October 7th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 6:00pm
Dinner on the Curve
Dinner on the Curve

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Description: What better way to celebrate our 20th anniversary than right here at home, on the Van Go Curve! Dinner on the Curve will be a unique dining experience under the stars featuring local chef Simon Bates. In addition, an auction of Van Go's 'greatest hits', and live music will fill the air. This evening is sure to delight the senses. More details to come! Submitted by: Eliza F. Darmon Van Go, Inc.

Sat, October 7th - 6:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 7:00pm
Ann Zimmerman
Ann Zimmerman

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Description: Award-winning Kansas Singer/Songwriter With roots deep in the American grasslands, she sings her native prairie into universal language and works magic from songs of life on the windy plains. Table for Four $80 General Admission $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, October 7th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 7th - 8:00pm
A benefit concert for Kansas City Young Audiences Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Kansas City Symphony
A benefit concert for Kansas City Young Audiences Brian Stokes Mitchell with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor As a Tony Award®-winning baritone, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a wildly successful career on Broadway, television and film. Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by the New York Times, Mitchell joins the Kansas City Symphony in this exclusive concert benefitting Kansas City Young Audiences. His repertoire for the evening will touch upon some best-loved classics from Broadway and beyond, including “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Stars” from Les Misérables, a Gershwin medley (“S’wonderful,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “Our Love is Here to Stay”) and “Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha. Tickets from $49. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, October 7th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 8th - 2:00pm
Kansas State University Saxophone Quartet Program
Kansas State University Saxophone Quartet Program

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Description: The Kansas State University Saxophone Chamber Music Program, under the direction of Dr. Anna Marie Wytko, will be performing at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday afternoon, October 8, 2017, at 2 p.m. The concert is a part of the Sandzen Gallery's 2017-18 chamber music series. The Saxophone Program was established and is directed by Dr. Anna Marie Wytko, associate professor of saxophone at KSU. The group is comprised of bachelor, master, and doctoral collegiate level saxophone students Joshua Arnoldy, John Ashburn, Nick Clark, Brittney Davis, Vanessa Diazdeleon, Morgan Egidy, Michael Klein, Adam Lechner, Maddie Marlow, Julia McCabe, Noah McManus, Christopher Opperman, Jacob Peterson, Sarah Wolfe and Jacob Wright. Submitted by: Ron Michael Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

Sun, October 8th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 8th - 3:00pm
Underwater Bubble Show
Underwater Bubble Show

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Description: Inspired by Cirque du Soleil, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises. After another long day—as always filled with things to do, meetings and deadlines to be met—Mr. B finds himself transported, as if by magic, to a special, colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia. Bubblelandia is a place in which to linger, to dream, to listen, to watch, to savor and to marvel, but above all, a place to daydream. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragonfish, starfish, mermaids, clownfish and others—will carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world, where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him. Tickets are $11-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, October 8th - 3:00pm

 
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Wed, October 11th - 10:00am
shop, sip and socialize, 2017 boutique
shop, sip and socialize, 2017 boutique

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Description: 2 day Boutique with over 60 vendors, homemade baked good and "Bright Ideas" demonstrations. 10/11 includes a Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 with cash bar and live entertainment 10/12 includes a Brunch 9:00 am - 10:30 am cash bar and fashion show with items from our vendors Benefiting 7 Johnson County philanthropies. Details at: www.jcym.net Submitted by: Beverly Booe Johnson County Young Matrons

Wed, October 11th - 10:00am

 
 
Wed, October 11th - 7:00pm
The Wildwoods Duo at The Bluemont Hotel Rooftop Lounge
The Wildwoods Duo at The Bluemont Hotel Rooftop Lounge

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Description: Noah Gose and Chloe Pinkman of The Wildwoods join forces together to bring you a charming night of story-telling, soul-touching music, and effortless love at the delightful Bluemont Hotel Rooftop Lounge The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Nominated in 2016 by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are rich in love and happiness, wrapped in a style of music that is like no other with influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound. People of all ages are drawn to their music. Mallory Gruben, from HC Media Online reported, “The Wildwoods seemed to face no obstacle in gaining the full attention of the audience, receiving a standing ovation by the end of their second set.” Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.” Talented songwriters, The Wildwoods song "Dance With Me" made the semi-finals in the 2016 International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs have also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition. In April 2017 The Wildwoods completed their third album “Sweet Nostalgia” This is what Live on Hear Nebraska FM had to say about it. “That Sweet Nostalgia is the third release for this young five-piece folk act is alone admirable, were it not for the effortless charm and youthful whimsy they bring to classic Americana. The arm-in-arm camaraderie of “Loose Threads” bops and sways like a Randy Newman tune. “My Friend” swells with countryside imagery and ornate instrumentation, aided by the production prowess of ARC’s Ben Brodin. “Bedford Street” is a good old-fashioned hoe-down. And no matter how tearful or worrisome things seem, the turn is always hopeful: trust is endless, love is everlasting, the strings are always in tune and the sun is always shining. Sweet Nostalgia, indeed.” Residing in Lincoln, Nebraska, The Wildwoods' Noah Gose (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano) and Chloe Pinkman (vocals, violin, mandolin) discovered their shared love of music shortly after they fell in love back in 2012. The way their soulful voices blend, combined with their intimate songwriting will be sure to melt your heart by the end of every performance. Find out more at www.thewildwoodsband.com https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thewildwoods4 Submitted by: Chloe Pinkman The Wildwoods

Wed, October 11th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 12th - 6:00pm
The Wildwoods at Liquid Art Winery
The Wildwoods at Liquid Art Winery

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Description: Come listen to the charming, whimsical music of the Wildwoods at Liquid Art Winery & Estates. Enjoy food, wine, and live music beginning at 6pm. The Wildwoods bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Recently nominated by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards as one of the best Americana/Folk bands in the area. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are rich in love and happiness, wrapped in a style of music that is like no other with influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound. People of all ages are drawn to their music. Mallory Gruben, from HC Media Online reported, “The Wildwoods seemed to face no obstacle in gaining the full attention of the audience, receiving a standing ovation by the end of their second set.” Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.” Talented songwriters, The Wildwoods song "Dance With Me" made the semi-finals in the 2016 International Songwriting competition. Two of their songs have also placed in the top 10 of the 2015 Omaha Performing Arts Songwriting Competition. The Wildwoods will be sharing songs from their newest album “Sweet Nostalgia” This is what Live on Hear Nebraska FM had to say about it. “That Sweet Nostalgia is the third release for this young five-piece folk act is alone admirable, were it not for the effortless charm and youthful whimsy they bring to classic Americana. The arm-in-arm camaraderie of “Loose Threads” bops and sways like a Randy Newman tune. “My Friend” swells with countryside imagery and ornate instrumentation, aided by the production prowess of ARC’s Ben Brodin. “Bedford Street” is a good old-fashioned hoe-down. And no matter how tearful or worrisome things seem, the turn is always hopeful: trust is endless, love is everlasting, the strings are always in tune and the sun is always shining. Sweet Nostalgia, indeed.” Learn more at www.thewildwoodsband.com https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thewildwoods4 Submitted by: Chloe Pinkman The Wildwoods

Thu, October 12th - 6:00pm

 
 
 
Sat, October 14th - 8:30am
PINK PLATOON: FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR BOOTCAMP
PINK PLATOON: FREE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR BOOTCAMP

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Description: Komen Kansas and Midwest Cancer Alliance are ‘calling up’ breast cancer survivors for a FREE Pink Platoon wellness ‘boot camp’ on Saturday, October 14, in Topeka. Held from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., the program includes lunch and offers tips on boosting energy, updates on after-effects, workshops on brain fog and more. Survivors can ‘enlist’ for Pink Platoon with one family member. Call 913-945-7534 to register. Submitted by: Laura Long Komen Kansas/KU Cancer Center

Sat, October 14th - 8:30am

 
 
Sat, October 14th - 10:00am
Kansas City Symphony - Symphony Guild Special Event: Rhapsody in Denim and Pearls
Kansas City Symphony - Symphony Guild Special Event: Rhapsody in Denim and Pearls

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Description: Grab your denim and pearls and spend a full day supporting your Kansas City Symphony with three special events presented by the Symphony Guild. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., tour a magnificent home located at The National Golf Course for $25. Then, attend an exclusive private performance at the National at 4:30 p.m. where you can mingle with musicians while enjoying drinks and appetizers by the pool until 10 p.m. for $125. For $75, attend the evening social only from 6:30 to 10 p.m. where you’ll also enjoy local food and drink, a coffee bar and silent auction. Visit kcsymphonyguild.org for tickets and more details. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, October 14th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, October 14th - 10:00am
Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence
Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence

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Description: "Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence" is a free public event to showcase the history, culture, and educational environment of Haskell Indian Nations University. The event will take place on Saturday October 14, 10am - 4pm across the Haskell campus, 155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS. In addition, come for donuts at the Cultural Center at 9am, and a Stickball game at the Powwow Grounds at 5pm. Visitors may begin their visit by picking up a map and event flier at the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum at 2411 Barker Ave., Lawrence, KS. "Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence" is an annual event in its second year, to include walking tours of campus, academic and cultural demonstrations, student panels, music, food, and student booths highlighting student clubs and information about the diverse cultural backgrounds of Haskell’s Native American students. Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence occurs this year in conjunction with Haskell’s homecoming events on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct.14, also open to the public. Submitted by: Lora Jost Experience Haskell: Native Lawrence

Sat, October 14th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, October 14th - 2:00pm
Downtown Lawrence Oktoberfest 2017
Downtown Lawrence Oktoberfest 2017

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Description: Join us for the 3rd annual Oktoberfest Lawrence presented by Crown Toyota of Lawrence, KS at the Lawrence Public Library Plaza. This community event is coordinated jointly via Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Lawrence, Inc.! Our Munich-inspired family-friendly affair will feature German-themed food and beverages and live music. Local food vendors include The Burger Stand at The Casbah, Fine Thyme Foods, Mr. Bacon BBQ, Torched Goodness and Juice Stop Cafe. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a variety of local and imported Oktoberfest beers and seasonal favorites. Wine and non-alcoholic drinks and family friendly entertainment will be available too! Grab your dirndl or lederhosen and get ready to kick up your heels! Enjoy music by The Happy Wanderers, Festhaus Musikanten and German entertainment and dancing by Kansas City Blautaler Schuhplattler! Join the Samuel Adams Stein hoist and other fun German contests to win prizes! Ticket Prices: Kids 12 & under are FREE! $10 = general admission $20 = admission, a commemorative 33 oz. beer stein, and one drink ticket to fill it. Additional drink tickets available for purchase for $5 = 16 oz. beer or 5 oz. wine Tickets on sale online here: http://tinyurl.com/yblaw9uu or in person at: DLI office - 833 1/2 Mass. Phoenix Gallery - 825 Mass. Weaver's Dept Store - 901 Mass. Or at the door on event day! Submitted by: Rochelle Marsh Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

Sat, October 14th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 14th - 6:30pm
Eldridge Hotel Public Ghost Hunt
Eldridge Hotel Public Ghost Hunt

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Description: First time ever! Public Ghost Hunt at the very Haunted Eldridge Hotel. RoadTrip Paranormal, Ghost Tours of Kansas and well known Psychic Lena Townsend will be your hosts! Come at 6:30PM until 7:30PM for a meet and greet with all of your hosts in the Lobby by the fireplace. From 7:30-9:00PM take a dinner break or enjoy a drink at the Eldridge Bar. Don't miss Psychic Lena in action as she performs a gallery channeling session from 9PM until 10:00PM. At 10:30 the ghost hunting team will do a presentation about ghost hunting and then at 11PM we start a ghost hunt. Experienced ghost hunters will be your guide. Cost for this event is 30.00 per person which includes the meet and greet, channeling session and ghost hunt. Guests for the ghost hunt must book a room with the Eldridge Hotel. Rooms will sell out so make your accommodation's early. The Ghost Hunt will last until the last person falls asleep. The Eldridge Hotel has been featured on, "My Ghost Story", and has been written up in several Haunted books. Don't miss out on this memorable event! Purchase tickets at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com 785-851-0856 ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com Submitted by: Cathy Ramirez Ghost Tours of Kansas LLC

Sat, October 14th - 6:30pm

 
 
Sat, October 14th - 7:00pm
All The Way Live!
All The Way Live!

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Description: Anything can come to life with a beat, a rhythm and a rhyme. Watch as world-renowned artists Paige Hernandez and Baye Harrell use hip-hop elements to “remix” lessons on creativity, respect, understanding, cooperation, effort and self-care. All The Way Live!, co-commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, uses an audience-powered boom box to help children tune into the frequency of positive thoughts and feelings. This highly-interactive experience gives young people tools to “broadcast” their best selves and the power to control what they “receive” and “transmit.” For families with children, ages 5 to 12. Tickets are $11-$25. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sat, October 14th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 15th - 3:00pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert
Northland Symphony Orchestra Concert

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Description: The Northland Symphony Orchestra will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Dvorak’s Noon Witch, Opus 108, In Autumn, Opus 11 by Grieg, and The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture by Nicolai. Admission is free. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

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Mon, October 16th - 7:00pm
An Evening with Rupi Kaur
An Evening with Rupi Kaur

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Description: Celebrate the launch of the sun and her flowers, the long awaited second collection of poetry from Rupi Kaur, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey. Rupi Kaur’s new softcover the sun and her flowers and one admission ticket is included with each Admission Package Purchase. Admission packages are $28.50 plus applicable fees, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, September 15. 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. Kaur views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. She published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2014. The internationally acclaimed collection sold well over a million copies, gracing the New York Times bestsellers list every week for over a year. It has since been translated into over thirty languages. Kaur’s long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, will be released in October 2017. Through this collection Kaur continues to explore a variety of themes including love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution. The event is presented in partnership Andrews McMeel Universal and Rainy Day Books. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=12966 Submitted by: Eliza Scott Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Mon, October 16th - 7:00pm

 
 
Mon, October 16th - 7:30pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro

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In his humble rise to becoming who Rolling Stone calls "one of the hottest axmen of the past few years," Shimabukuro's "virtuosic chops and tasteful sensibilities" (Billboard) took him from YouTube fame to being an "international sensation" (The Today Show) and was heralded as the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" (Guitar Player). Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock, Jake's mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music — or the corny showbiz routines with which many associate it.

"Jake Shimabukuro is to the ukulele what Jimi Hendrix is to the guitar, John Coltrane is to the saxophone and Serena Williams is to the tennis racket." — Greensboro News & Record

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Dental Associates of Manhattan.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Mon, October 16th - 7:30pm

 
 
Tue, October 17th - 6:00pm
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Bruch and Ginastera
Kansas City Symphony - Free Symphony Happy Hour Concert: Bruch and Ginastera

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Description: Join your friends in the Kauffman Center lobby for a drink after work, followed by an inspiring performance from Kansas City Symphony members. From lively to lush, this roller-coaster program includes Ginastera’s exhilarating String Quartet No. 1 and Bruch’s gorgeous Octet in B-flat Major. Cash bars open at 5 p.m. with a one-hour casual concert in Helzberg Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your free general admission tickets in advance starting July 31 by visiting kcsymphony.org. Sponsored by Lead Bank. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Tue, October 17th - 6:00pm

 
 
Tue, October 17th - 7:00pm
United States Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants
United States Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants

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The United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events and local concert venues.

The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the group is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring 23 active duty Airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually performing a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz. The Singing Sergeants regularly perform with their instrumental combo and in smaller configurations, such as duets, Barbershop quartets and specialized musical ensembles, at military and civilian ceremonial and diplomatic functions, education outreach events and local concerts throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C.

PLEASE NOTE: Free tickets for this performance expire at 6:45 pm. Ticket holders MUST be in their reserved seats by 6:45 pm. Once tickets expire, late arriving ticket holders will be required to enter the standby line at the Ticket Office. Unclaimed seats will be filled by people in the standby line, in line order, until all seats have been filled.

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Madi Schulz
Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, October 17th - 7:00pm

 
 
Wed, October 18th - 7:30am
Business for Breakfast with Dave Dreiling
Business for Breakfast with Dave Dreiling

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Description: Tune in, turn it up and feel the inspiration as entrepreneur Dave Dreiling takes you on a high-energy ride with insights to propel your next big idea to the top of the charts. Business for Breakfast is Youth Entrepreneurs’ annual speaker series that supports the thousands of students and alumni the program serves each year. Submitted by: Elizabeth Carro Youth Entrepreneurs

Wed, October 18th - 7:30am

 
 
Wed, October 18th - 7:00pm
East Meets West - World Class Trio
East Meets West - World Class Trio

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Description: East Meets West - World Class Trio October 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment East Meets West Courtland Arts Council hosts event at Ada Lutheran Church Courtland, KS – The Courtland Arts Council is excited to present on October 18, 2017, “East Meets West”, a trio of world-class musicians from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The venue, Ada Lutheran Church located in rural Courtland, KS, was chosen to accommodate the acoustics of the performance. Duo Kaspiana is made up of Diana Seitz (violin) and Maya Tuylieva (piano). The duo will feature special guest Esther Seitz (cello). Duo Kaspiana is named for the Caspian Sea, which is located in the region where the Eastern world meets the Western world. Turkmen pianist, Maya Tuylieva was born and raised on the Eastern shore of the sea and violinist, Diana Seitz, from Azerbaijan, on the Western. It seemed only natural to perform together, when they met in Kansas, where Eastern US meets the Western. The mission of the ensemble is to introduce the music of their side of the world, since the music of their countries is a part of the world that is waiting to be discovered. “A world-class musician with a strong following…” (Kansas City Star), whose performances are described as “exciting, powerful, energetic, noble and technically brilliant,” violinist Diana Seitz made her first public performance as a soloist with a chamber orchestra in Moscow, Russia, at the age of nine. A pianist from Turkmenistan (former USSR), Dr. Maya Tuylieva was described as a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction of her performances by colleges and listeners around the world from Carnegie Hall to Japan. Described as having a “lingering, singing tone” by the Kansas City Star, Cellist Esther Seitz made her solo debut as a teenager performing Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with chamber orchestra at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX). “By chance, the Arts Council was connected to Diana Seitz’ music and was able to bring a one of a kind performance to our patrons at the historic Ada Lutheran Church.” – Tanner Johnson, Courtland Arts Council President. Ada Lutheran Church is located 442 Valley Road, Courtland, Kansas. Direction from Courtland: 5 miles south and 1.5 miles east. Directions from KS HWY 148: 1 mile north and 1.5 miles east. The Courtland Arts Council is a non-profit organization supporting the arts in North Central Kansas. The Arts Center is located at 421 Main Street, Courtland, KS 66939. # # # If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tanner Johnson at 785-374-4231 or email at courtlandartscouncil@gmail.com. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/courtlandarts or www.courtlandarts.com. BIOGRAPHY Diana Seitz “A world-class musician with a strong following…” (Kansas City Star), whose performances are described as “exciting, powerful, energetic, noble and technically brilliant,” violinist Diana Seitz made her first public performance as a soloist with a chamber orchestra in Moscow, Russia, at the age of nine. As a teenager, Diana became a laureate of the Azerbaijan National Violin Competition and appeared as a soloist with the National Azerbaijan Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Niccolo Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1 in D major with the Cadenza by E. Sauret. Ms. Seitz received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. During her studies in Moscow, Diana had numerous opportunities to perform in Moscow area and served as the Associate Concertmaster of the Moscow Bach Center Orchestra. Forced to flee her Homeland due to severe ethnic persecution, Seitz continued her studies in the United States. She received her Master’s Degree and DMA in violin performance from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied under FeliciaMoye, while serving as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and first violinist of the Crouse String Quartet. Dr. Seitz joined the string faculty of Washburn University (Topeka, KS) in August of 2011, coming from the University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg, TX) where she served as the Assistant professor of violin, Associate Concertmaster of the Valley Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the South Texas Lyric Opera. Her professional experience also includes conducting the annual Seitz and Sounds violin workshop in Columbus, OH, as well as teaching at the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic (Bloomington, IN), Kinhaven Summer Music School (Weston, VT), Meadowmount School of Music (Westport, NY), and teaching residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison. A soloist in demand, Diana appeared with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Azerbaijan (Baku, Azerbaijan), Valley Symphony Orchestra (Edinburg, TX), Kinnor Philharmonic Orchestra (Kansas City, KS) and Kansas City Civic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with Felicia Moye, Haysun Kang, Michael Murray, Cheng Hou Lee, James VanDemark and Christopher Taylor. Dr. Seitz plays a 1759 Paolo Testore violin. Maya Tuylieva A young pianist from Turkmenistan (former USSR), Dr. Maya Tuylieva was described as a profound artist, capable of commanding the attention of the audience with her inimitable sincerity and conviction of her performances by colleges and listeners around the world. She won her first competition at the age of six and made her national debut with a live performance on Turkmen National Television at the age of eight. She then entered the Turkmen State Special Music School, where she became the winner of numerous state competitions. Among those was the 1999 Turkmen National Young Artist Competition. Upon graduating from the Special Music School, Maya entered the Turkmen National Conservatory, where she worked and performed with the Turkmen Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra of the Turkmen National Conservatory. In 2001 Maya got an opportunity to study in the US. She received a full scholarship to study at The University of Kansas, where she got her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. While studying in Kansas the young pianist won several national competitions, including Crescendo Young Musician’s Guild Competition and Naftzger Young Artists Competition. Maya was also selected to perform with University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra for theirconcerti series at Lied Center of Kansas for Performing Arts. In the spring of 2008, while earning her Master’s degree at Arizona State University, Maya Tuylieva won the Cosmo and Buono International Piano Competition in New York, NY. Consequently, she performedin Carnegie Recital Hall at the Winners’ Recital Gala Concert in May, 2008. Recently Tuylieva earned her Doctorate degree from The University of Kansas. Maya's current performances include Young Artist Tour around Italy and concert series in Japan. Esther Seitz Described as having a “lingering, singing tone” by the Kansas City Star, Cellist Esther Seitz made her solo debut as a teenager performing Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with chamber orchestra at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX). Seitz is currently an undergraduate cello performance major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance studying under Professor Michael Mermagen. Other notable teachers include Carter Enyeart, Mark Gibbs, Hans Jørgen Jensen, and Julia Lichten. A young musician in demand, Esther has performed all over the United States. These professional experiences include performances at the Meadowmount School of Music where she was awarded a merit scholarship to study under professors Hans Jørgen Jensen and Julia Lichten, as well as the Endless Mountain Music Festival where Esther was awarded a scholarship to perform a series of six symphony concerts side by side with professional orchestral musicians from New York, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore areas. Esther is also listed on the Kansas City Symphony sub list. Seitz has performed in numerous master classes for such prominent musicians as John Sharp, principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony, Keith Robinson, cellist of the Miami String Quartet, Ivan Chan, former first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, Steven Tenenbom, Violist of the Orion String Quartet and faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, and David Geber, a founding member of the American String Quartet and faculty at Manhattan School of Music. A budding new artist on the Kansas City music scene, Esther and her piano trio collaborated with the Kansas City Ballet for their “New Moves” production in 2016. Further delving into new projects, Esther participated in the annual Exchange of Midwest Collegiate Composers festival in Iowa where she performed newly composed works for professional musicians from all over the Midwest, as well as performed at the Electronic Music Midwest festival in Kansas City. Seitz has also performed with Kansas City’s professional new music ensemble newEar, and the UMKC Conservatory's new music chamber ensemble, Musica Nova, on multiple occasions. With these ensembles, Esther has performed many original compositions by up-and-coming composers in the Kansas City area, some of those performances being world premieres. Submitted by: Luke Mahin Courtland Art Council

Wed, October 18th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 3:30pm
Shutz Lecture: Shakespeare's Portia and the North's Argument Against Slavery: An American Performance History
Shutz Lecture: Shakespeare's Portia and the North's Argument Against Slavery: An American Performance History

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Description: Professor Laura Mielke is the 31st winner of the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Both are free and open to the public. Submitted by: Maria Thompson KU - Office of the Provost

Thu, October 19th - 3:30pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 5:00pm
Moonlight Madness 2017
Moonlight Madness 2017

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Description: We're open late - let's celebrate! Experience unique shopping inside and out at your favorite downtown stores. Trunk shows, new fall arrivals, deals and discounts! Get an entry (w/purchase) to win one of our fabulous Downtown prize packages, enjoy eats, treats and more! There's nowhere better to shop and dine than the heart of the city! Support your local independent small businesses - #shopsmall #shoplocal No tickets needed just show up and shop 'til you drop! Submitted by: Rochelle Marsh Downtown Lawrence, Inc.

Thu, October 19th - 5:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 5:30pm
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Description: Oct. 16 – 19th Pumpkin Carving Contest 1111 E. Kansas Ave. 620-241-8464 Bring a carved pumpkin to the Museum Oct. 16-19th Winners announced Oct. 19th @ 5:30 pm 1ST PLACE $100 2ND PLACE $50 3RD PLACE $25 Pumpkins will be placed in front of Haunted House. Can be picked up after 5:30 pm on Oct. 19th or left for décor Submitted by: Katie S McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation

Thu, October 19th - 5:30pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 5:30pm
Info Session
Info Session

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Description: We want to invite you to join us for our next information session! You can come and learn about the programs ESU-KC has to offer. You'll have the opportunity to talk with ESU-KC staff, and get your questions answered.Our degrees are a mixture of online and face-to-face classes in order to fit into your busy schedules. Find list of degrees offered and sign up at bit.ly/esukcinfosession Submitted by: Devon Bernica Emporia State University- Kansas City

Thu, October 19th - 5:30pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 7:00pm
Those Who Lead, Read October Event
Those Who Lead, Read October Event

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Description: Mark McCormick, executive director of The Kansas African American Museum, will discuss the book “Between the World and Me” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. This book by Ta-Nehisi Coates gives an overview of the history of race in America and the current crisis regarding race in America. The event is part of Friends University's “Those Who Lead, Read” program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. The event is free and open to the public. Submitted by: Gisele McMinimy Friends University

Thu, October 19th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 19th - 8:00pm
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Description: Oct. 16 – 19th Pumpkin Carving Contest 1111 E. Kansas Ave. 620-241-8464 Bring a carved pumpkin to the Museum Oct. 16-19th Winners announced Oct. 19th @ 5:30 pm 1ST PLACE $100 2ND PLACE $50 3RD PLACE $25 Pumpkins will be placed in front of Haunted House. Can be picked up after 5:30 pm on Oct. 19th or left for décor Submitted by: Katie S McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation

Thu, October 19th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, October 20th - 7:30pm
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing

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Description: Dirty Dancing, the classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Fri, October 20th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, October 20th - 8:00pm
Haunted House
Haunted House

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Description: ENTER IF YOU DARE! It's that time of year again for the Museum Haunted House! Join us in the house next door to the Museum for a scary good time... Tickets on sale Oct. 2nd $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 for Museum Members HAUNTED HOUSE DATES: Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28: 8-11 pm Oct. 31: 8-10 pm 1111 E. Kansas Ave. McPherson, KS 67460 620-241-8464 Submitted by: Katie S McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation

Fri, October 20th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, October 20th - 9:00pm
Bohemian Cult Revival Presents: A Tribute to CBGB
Bohemian Cult Revival Presents: A Tribute to CBGB

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Description: Join us for one night only!!!! Bohemian Cult Revival is bringing the Bowery to the Bottoms at The Union Library! Is there a music club more iconic than CBGB? It was the epicenter of underground rock and the launchpad of New York Punk. Pick any musician you like, there's a good chance they either played at CBGB, or they were heavily influenced by a band that did. Without CBGB, we may not know names like The Ramones, Patti Smith, The Misfits, Joan Jett, or Blondie. Now Bohemian Cult Revival is paying tribute to the legendary CBGB in Burlesque on the Rocks fashion as our tour of Kansas City continues. Join us at the Union Library (an awesome West Bottoms loft) for loud music, burlesque, cabaret, and a punk-rock history lesson, Bohemian Cult Revival-style. Bohemian Cult Revival: Annie Cherry Chris Arnone Damian Blake Danger Alex Danny Dismay Frankie Dismay Ivanna Rockafella Katie Gilchrist Sara D'Joue Special guests to be announced! This event is 18 and over. Save a few bucks on pre-sale tix by using the promo code OMFUG There will be merchandise available for purchase and - of course - a CBGB-themed prize pack, so come ready to buy some tickets for a chance to win it! Submitted by: Bohemian Cult Revival BCR

Fri, October 20th - 9:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 21st - 2:00pm
German-American History Talk & Gallery Tour
German-American History Talk & Gallery Tour

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Description: For many years, the Turnhalle on Rhode Island Street was a center of German-American life and culture in Lawrence. Now the Watkins invites you to a special event marking our new exhibit on the Lawrence Turnverein--the German-American society that built the Turnhalle and left its mark on our city. Prof. William D. Keel of the University of Kansas will kick the event off with a talk on local German-American history. This will be followed by a special tour of the new exhibit with Watkins curator Brittany Keegan and German-American expert Dr. Lorie Vanchena. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sat, October 21st - 2:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 21st - 7:30pm
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Description: Sure, in the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset by limitations. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn—she with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots—it’s a different matter entirely. There’s no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities. It was inevitable and eagerly anticipated by fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare that these partners in music and life (who married in 2009) would eventually do a full-fledged project together. Their debut album as a duo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, is the 2016 Grammy Award winner for Best Folk Album. Fleck, a fifteen-time Grammy winner, has devoted time away from his standard-setting ensemble, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to playing jazz duos with Chick Corea. Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums, done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups such as Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force, and become quite a live draw. Tickets are $16-$45. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sat, October 21st - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, October 22nd - 2:00pm
Chen Guang, piano
Chen Guang, piano

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Description: Winner of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition, the Scriabin Prize, the Rome Prize, and numerous other internationally renowned competitions, Chen Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional onstage charisma. Concert associations of Europe, America and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras, performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers. Guang was born into a family of musicians, and at the age of 11, he moved to Beijing to study in the Central Conservatory. In 2012, he received his pre-college diploma at The Juilliard School of New York. In 2015, he received his diploma at the Accademia Internazionale Pianistica di Imola, where he studied with Maestro Ashkenazy as the youngest graduate in the Academy’s history. He is now continuing his studies at the Academy with Leonid Margarius. Among his other teachers are Zhu Lianping, Zhao Pingguo, Matti Raekallio, Enrica Ciccarelli and Paul Badura-Skoda, to name a few. Tickets are $16-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, October 22nd - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 22nd - 4:00pm
Talbott Brothers - Prairie Window Concert Series
Talbott Brothers - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: The Talbott Brothers are Portland-based singer-songwriters with heartland roots. They feature an attractive blended sound of Americana, acoustic rock, folk, and blues enhanced by sibling-blood-harmonies and sweet instrumental balance on the guitars, mandolin, and harmonicas. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, October 22nd - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 22nd - 6:00pm
Taste of Zona Rosa
Taste of Zona Rosa

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Description: As we celebrate our 51st season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce our 13th annual Taste of Zona Rosa, Sunday, October 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30pm at The Grove in Zona Rosa. The evening features delicious cuisine from a variety of Zona Rosa restaurants, wine and other beverages, a fabulous silent auction, and music from members of our very own Northland Symphony! Proceeds will help the orchestra continue to offer our concerts free of charge as we have for the last 51 years. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at https://northlandsymphony.org/zona-rosa Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, October 22nd - 6:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 22nd - 7:30pm
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing

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Dirty Dancing — the classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." London's Sunday Express says, "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You'll have the time of your life!

Parental Advisory: Not recommended for children under 13.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Coco Bolos.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, October 22nd - 7:30pm

 
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Mon, October 23rd - 7:30pm
Jayhawk Audubon Society Program - Climate Change & CReSIS Remote Sensing Work in Polar Regions
Jayhawk Audubon Society Program - Climate Change & CReSIS Remote Sensing Work in Polar Regions

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Description: Jayhawk Audubon Society Program - October 23rd October 23, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. - Free to the public Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence KS The Jayhawk Audubon Society’s October 23rd program, Climate Change & CReSIS Remote Sensing Work in Polar Regions, will feature Dr. John Paden, Associate Scientist at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas. He will give an overview of the results from the most recent Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and also focus on changes in ice sheets and sea ice in the world. Please join the Jayhawk Audubon Society on October 23rd to learn what’s happening at the poles and how it affects the whole planet. BYO dinner with Dr. John Paden - 5:00 p.m. Limestone Pizza, 814 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS Contact Person: Joyce Wolf 785-887-6019 785-766-0697 rjjawolf@sunflower.com Submitted by: Pamela Chaffee Jayhawk Audubon Society

Mon, October 23rd - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Thu, October 26th - 4:00pm
Cerbera Gallery’s “Sculpture Salon”
Cerbera Gallery’s “Sculpture Salon”

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Description: Enjoy an exciting line-up of renowned sculpture artists on display at Cerbera Gallery’s Sculpture Salon (27th International Sculpture Conference). Our intimate showcase features works by Tyler Lotz, Akio Takamori, Ken Price, Kensuke Yamada, Jamie Bates Slone, Kyungmin Park, Keira Norton, Kwok Pong “Bobby” Tso, Kimberly LaVonne, Shiyuan Xu, Harris Deller, Yoonjee Kwak, Brandi Withington, Brady McLearan, Bob Schultz, Rain Harris, Joey Watson among others.. Events: - “Sculpture Salon” Opening Reception: THU, October 26, 5-8pm R.S.V.P. - “Gallery Hop” and Artist Talk: FRI, October 27, 4-10pm R.S.V.P. - “No Regerts“ – Sculptures & Bloody Marys: SAT, October 28, 11am-4pm This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery. Exhibition URL: https://cerberagallery.com/2017/10/12/sculpture-salon/ Website: https://cerberagallery.com E-Mail: info@cerberagallery.com Contact Name: Philipp Eirich Phone: +1-844-202-9303 Gallery Address: 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 – USA Opening Hours (except for private events): First Friday April: 4pm – 9pm Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either noon-5pm or by appointment Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm Submitted by: Philipp Eirich Cerbera Gallery

Thu, October 26th - 4:00pm

 
 
Thu, October 26th - 6:30pm
My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon

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Description:

Based on the beloved stories by Ruth Stiles Gannett

When 9-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he'll need — including chewing gum, two dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their "curiosity disease" and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries' blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home.

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre's distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow- and blue-striped dragon.

Parental Advisory: Recommended for grades K–5, ages 4–10.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Bluestem Bistro.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, October 26th - 6:30pm

 
 
Fri, October 27th - 6:30pm
Final Friday: Weaver's at the Watkins
Final Friday: Weaver's at the Watkins

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Description: Weaver's Department Store has long been an iconic Lawrence business. On Final Friday, we celebrate that history with a program marking the opening of a new exhibit on Weaver's famous window displays. A talk by store manager Joe Flannery on Weaver's history will be followed by a special look at the unique window display made for the exhibit, plus refreshments. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, October 27th - 6:30pm

 
 
Fri, October 27th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto is played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work with fetching dance rhythms and melodies saturated with shimmering orchestral colors. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, October 27th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 28th - 6:00am
1st Annual Halloween Party - October 28th!
1st Annual Halloween Party - October 28th!

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Description: Join JOCO Democratic Women South for a great time at our First Annual Halloween Fundraiser Party! Great cause. Great people. Great fun. Don't miss it! For advance tickets, see our store at: JCDWS.org $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Submitted by: Cassandra Woolworth Johnson County Democratic Women South (JCDWS)

Sat, October 28th - 6:00am

 
 
Sat, October 28th - 7:00pm
Bumper Jacksons (7 and 9:30 PM)
Bumper Jacksons (7 and 9:30 PM)

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Description:

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains. Folding together early styles of jazz, blues and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons strike a bold yet elegant balance between paying homage to traditions and fashioning their own unique, DIY sound. Bursting at the seams with rich threads of Americana, their playfully creative originals and reimagined roots music earned them Artist of the Year (2015) and Best Folk Band (2013-2015) at the Washington Area Music Awards. The Bumper Jacksons' hard-driving energy brings you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by dellaVoce.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sat, October 28th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 28th - 7:00pm
Burlesque Downtown Underground presents Scared Sexy
Burlesque Downtown Underground presents Scared Sexy

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Description: Join Burlesque Downtown Underground for Halloween IX, Scared Sexy! One the company's most popular themed performance of the calendar year, BDU is taking the stage for their 9th Halloween show! Located in the River Market, in a historic burlesque house, an all-star line-up of BDU's favorite performers: all professional actresses, dancers, and singers; Kansas City's finest burlesque company is ready to scare the pants off you! Get your tickets now, these shows will sell out! Saturday, October 28th with two show times, 7pm & 9:30pm Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3093014 House will open for the shows 30 minutes prior to show time. Absolutely NO REFUNDS will be issued. About BDU: Burlesque Downtown Underground is a professional modern burlesque company, reveling in their 10th year of entertainment. Proud to host the Kansas City Burlesque Festival, BDU is dedicated to the advancement of the worldwide burlesque revival by creating fun, classy, scintillating, artful, high performance tickle and tease, which is neo-burlesque entertainment aimed to entertain Kansas City audiences and beyond. kcburlesque.com Submitted by: Marisa MacKay Kansas City Burlesque LLC

Sat, October 28th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 28th - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto is played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work with fetching dance rhythms and melodies saturated with shimmering orchestral colors. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, October 28th - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 29th - 2:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich
Kansas City Symphony Classical Concert: Dvořák’s Eighth with Shostakovich

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Description: Michael Stern, conductor Mayu Kishima, violin SUK Scherzo fantastique SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony overflows with optimism, melodic genius and folk melodies of his native land. Spanning from dark and brooding to wild and fervent, Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto is played by Mayu Kishima, winner of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. It’s an intensely personal and technically demanding work that weaves the composer’s signature musical motif throughout. This Kansas City Symphony concert also includes Suk’s Fantastic Scherzo, a brilliant work with fetching dance rhythms and melodies saturated with shimmering orchestral colors. Tickets from $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, October 29th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, October 29th - 7:30pm
Susan Werner, singer-songwriter
Susan Werner, singer-songwriter

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Description: As audiences will testify, Susan Werner has been knocking it out of the park—or, concert hall—all around the U.S. for twenty years. Renowned as a charismatic performer, she’s known above all for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountaintops, every few years. Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop. They are all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Werner’s talent and has proven to be a quintessential ingredient of her engrossing musical persona.Tickets are $16-$30. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, October 29th - 7:30pm

 
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Tue, October 31st - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Screenland at the Symphony: Nosferatu
Kansas City Symphony presents Screenland at the Symphony: Nosferatu

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Description: Dorothy Papadakos, organ “Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror” (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Celebrate Halloween by experiencing this bizarre and chilling silent film classic on the giant Helzberg Hall screen with live thundering accompaniment by organist Dorothy Papadakos on the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. If you liked last season’s sold-out “Phantom of the Opera” silent film with organ concert, you’ll love “Nosferatu.” Costumes encouraged! Sponsored by Russell Stover Chocolates. Tickets from $25. Note: The Kansas City Symphony does not perform during this presentation. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Tue, October 31st - 7:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 

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