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Week of February 17, 2020

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Tue, February 18th - 7:00pm
The Peking Acrobats
The Peking Acrobats

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Description: For the last 33 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, and they are experts at trick-cycling, precision-tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. The Peking Acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians who skillfully play traditional Chinese instruments. The time-honored Chinese music blends with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant and family-friendly event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Tue, February 18th - 7:00pm

 
Tue, February 18th - 7:30pm
Chris Thile, mandolin
Chris Thile, mandolin

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Description: Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and now the host of the radio program, Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005. As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening, a collection of recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, originally written as Songs of the Week for Live from Here. In February 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. In September 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album, the Grammy-winning All Ashore, in July 2018 with the Pop Matters describing the album as ‘a call to savor, to pay attention, to step back from the hustle and bustle and remember the importance of being calm.” Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Tue, February 18th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wed, February 19th - 7:30pm
Chris Thile, mandolin
Chris Thile, mandolin

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Description: Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With a broad music outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. As the host of Live from Here, Thile is heard weekly by 2.6 million listeners on nearly 600 public radio stations. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Wed, February 19th - 7:30pm

 
Wed, February 19th - 7:30pm
Community Lessons: Animal Welfare
Community Lessons: Animal Welfare

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Description: Community Lessons is a free event series that sheds light on the work of local non-profits and of KU scholars, and demonstrates how their work fits into the Lawrence/Kansas community. The first event of this series will cover the topic of Animal Welfare and how it relates to ourselves as individuals and as a community. Two experts in their fields, Ms. Alicia Godwin from Lawrence Humane Society, and Dr. Sandi Olsen, Professor, KU Museum Studies, Senior Curator of Archaeology, KU Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute, will share their own knowledge and experience with Animal Welfare. Their panel presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Wed, February 19th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri, February 21st - 10:00am
Discovery Day: Celebrating Evolution
Discovery Day: Celebrating Evolution

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Description: Lawrence Public Schools are out! In honor of Charles Darwin’s and Alfred Russell Wallace’s winter birthdays, we are holding a party. Enjoy cake and wear a party hat while exploring the science of the natural world. Meet museum scientists and learn about evolution and extinction with hands-on activities at this free, family-friendly event. Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Bio Diversity Institute and Natural History Museum

Fri, February 21st - 10:00am

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri, February 21st - 6:00pm
Tunes for TARA: Musicians Unite for Homeless Animals
Tunes for TARA: Musicians Unite for Homeless Animals

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Description: Join us Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6-10pm for live music from local musicans Heather Newman Band and Landrush, with prizes galore, yummy food, and (of course!) Boulevard beer, all benefiting the dogs & cats of The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.)! Tickets are $50 in advance ($65 at the door) and include: ▪ unlimited Boulevard beer ▪ unlimited wine ▪ yummy food ▪ raffle ticket (50/50 Raffle) ▪ silent auction number to bid on amazing prize lots ▪ doggie bag of goodies, including a commemorative pint glass ▪ amazing musical entertainment! Keep up-to-date on Tunes news, including raffle prizes and silent auction items, and buy your tickets by visiting the Tunes for TARA website or the Facebook Event Page. Submitted by: Jennifer Sadler-Lassiter The Animal Rescue Allinace

Fri, February 21st - 6:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sat, February 22nd - 11:00am
Boy Scout Troop 53 Centennial Chili Feed
Boy Scout Troop 53 Centennial Chili Feed

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Description: Help us celebrate 100 years of scouting! Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 53 is hosting its Centennial Chili Feed, February 22nd, from 11 am- 7 pm at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont, Lawrence. Choice of chili, vegetable soup or chili dogs with dessert and drink included. $6.00 per person. Tickets available at the door. PLEASE NOTE TIME BELOW IS 11 AM-7 PM; Thanks Submitted by: Heather Yates Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 53

Sat, February 22nd - 11:00am

 
 
 
 
Sat, February 22nd - 2:00pm
Songs We Love with Soprano Lara Semetko-Brooks
Songs We Love with Soprano Lara Semetko-Brooks

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Description: Soprano Lara Semetko-Brooks is the featured performer in "Songs We Love" at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. She will be singing selections by Rogers, Porter, Simon, Sondheim and Guettel. The recital is a part of the Sandzén Gallery's 2019-20 chamber music series. Lara Semetko-Brooks is a soprano known for her unforgettable quality on the stage and community outreach – seeking opportunities to introduce, educate, and perform the works of various composers, specifically new American music. Semetko-Brooks creates concerts to promote and educate audiences on works that are not typical from the standard classical repertoire. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies and her Master of Music in Classical Vocal Performance & Literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her Bachelor of Music Education & Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University. She currently is a lecturer of Applied Voice & Opera Studies at Washburn University, where she also serves as the Voice Area Coordinator. Submitted by: Ron Michael Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery

Sat, February 22nd - 2:00pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
Sat, February 22nd - 7:30pm
The University of Kansas Medical Arts Symphony Winter Concert
The University of Kansas Medical Arts Symphony Winter Concert

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Description: The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City, Steve Lewis conductor, will present their annual Winter concert featuring vocalist Stephanie Meyer. The program will include: Bernstein - West Side Story Excerpts, Wagner - Rienzi Overture, Bizet - Carmen Suite #1, My Fair Lady Excerpts, Mozart - “O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn” (Die Zauberflote), Donizetti - “Chacun le sait” (La Fille Du Regiment). The orchestra is made up of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other volunteer musicians from the Kansas City area. Submitted by: Jerry Leeper The Medical Arts Symphony of Kansas City

Sat, February 22nd - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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