Event List Calendar

October 5, 2014

Making Movies Carnaval

Start: October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Knuckleheads
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2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, MO, United States, 64120
Cost: $20
The event will culminate in live entertainment provided by Ozomatli and host, Making Movies. In addition, the Carnaval is curating art for a galeria and will also feature face painting, custom screen printing, South American food, and folkloric music and dance performances on multiple stages. The lineup of special guests for this year’s Carnaval includes Parranderos, Trio Aztlan, Abel Ullon, Ayllu, and students of The M.U.S.I.C.A. Project—Making Movies’ own youth music program.
A portion of special merchandise sold at the event will benefit the Guadalupe Centers, a local non-profit organization serving the needs of the Latino community. Dollars raised will go toward supporting The M.U.S.I.C.A. Project at the Guadalupe Centers.
Please join Making Movies and take part in the first ever Making Movies Carnaval this October. Children ages 12 and under get in for half-price until 7pm.

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June 27, 2014
Essential Goods

Final Fridays at Essential Goods

Start: June 27, 2014 5:00 am
Venue: Essential Goods
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825 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $0


Friday, June 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Paul Punzo.  Paul will be back for Final Fridays at the new location on Mass Street and Paul’s work will be up through July 24th.

About the Artist…
Paul Punzo is the featured artist at Essential Goods for the second time and will be bringing a variety of mediums to the show. In addition to new works of linoleum prints featuring cats, owls and sacred hearts, Paul will be showing paintings from his previous time in Lawrence, LA and Wichita. He will have framed prints using colorful frames, smaller unframed prints plus tee shirts of his cat, Hopper. All prints are hand pressed using inks, watercolors, acrylics and spray paints to produce interesting pieces of art. 


June 25, 2014
The Arts Center

Free State Festival

Start: June 25, 2014
Venue: The Arts Center
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940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: $0-$200

Wednesday, June 25

4-6pm | VIP Cocktail Party at Pachamama’s | VIP ONLY
Pachamama’s is located at 800 New Hampshire

 6:30pm | FILM Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

8:30pm | Johnny Winter Concert following screening of Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty

at 940 New Hampshire, opening band TBD 7:30pm, FREE — VIP PASSHOLDER AREA

Thursday, June 26

4-6pm | VIP Cocktail Party at the Oread | VIP ONLY
Oread is located at 1200 Oread Ave

 5-9 pm  | FILM + MUSIC Inspired by the “Pollinators” mural Blue Room atPachamamasPachamamas is located at 800 New Hampshire St.

6:30pm | IDEAS Story Slam with Kevin Kling | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $10

9pm | FILM + MUSIC Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart 
followed by live music performance  | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $10

Friday, June 27

5-7pm | VIP Cocktail Party at Ingredient | VIP ONLY
Ingredient is located at 947 Massachusetts

5pm | FILM Youth Shorts | Lawrence Arts Center black box theater | FREE

6-8 pm  |  The Rich History of Lawrence & Douglas County
Watkins Museum of History, FREE

6:30pm | FILM Jimmy P |   | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage |$6

7pm | KPR Cinema A Go Go at Liberty Hall: Cobra Woman and Naked Jungle
tickets available at Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall is located at 644 Massachusetts

7:30/9:30pm  |  MUSIC + ART Jazz, Gospel and Real Time Art at St. Luke AME
St. Luke AME Church is located at 900 New York St., FREE

7:30pm | FILM Van Go/Boys & Girls Club shorts | Van Go | FREE
Van Go Mobile Arts is located at 715 New Jersey

8pm | Paul Stephen Lim Midwestern Playwriting Competition Staged Readings

Lawrence Arts Center black box | FREE

9:30pm | FILM American Interior |   | Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage | $6

11pm  |  ART David Linton  |  SeedCo Studios | FREE
located at 826 Pennsylvania St.

Saturday, June 28

10am | FILM Ernest & Celestine |  | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

11am | IDEAS Writing for Different Screen Sizes | Lawrence Arts Center black box | FREE

 12pm | IDEAS Rorschach Remixed: Fan Edits and the Making of Watchmen: Midnight  |  Lawrence Arts Center black box | FREE

12pm | FILM Shorts Program I: Soft Machines  | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

12-6pm | FILM Lego Movie Contest Screening & Youth Films 

(4-8year olds) | Laugh Out Loud Family Fun, $6 tickets available at Laugh Out Loud, located at 1000 Massachusetts St.

2pm | FILM Shorts Program II: Creative Observers | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

5-7pm | VIP Cocktail Party | Big 6 at the Eldridge Hotel | VIP ONLY
Big 6 at the Eldridge is located at 701 Massachusetts

 5pm | FILM The Story of Children and Film | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

5pm  |  Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!  |  Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater  |  FREE

A collection of Tensie award winning short films by students of the University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies.

7:30pm | FILM The Sublime and Beautiful | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

9:30pm | ART Quixotic | outside the Lawrence Arts Center at 940 New Hampshire | FREE

 10pm  |  MUSIC Barry Anderson, VUM (band), Monta At Odds (band)

SeedCo Studios, located at 826 Pennsylvania St., FREE

 10:30pm | VIP Cocktail Party at the Big 6 | VIP ONLY

Big 6 at the Eldridge is located at 701 Massachusetts

midnight  |  The Wizard of Oz & the Dark Side of the Moon  |  Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage  |  $6

Sunday, June 29

11am | Awards Brunch | Cider Gallery | $20
Cider Gallery is located at 810 Pennsylvania

1pm  | all ages, all inclusive comics  |  Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater

1pm | FILM Manhattan | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

2pm  |  Local (super)heroes  |  Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater

 2pm  |  MUSIC Steven Spooner | piano recital at Spencer Museum of Art, FREE

 3:30pm | FILM Trap Street  | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

3:30-5:30pm | VIP Cocktail Party by Ingredient
Ingredient is located at 947 Massachusetts

 4pm  |  Neil Young, Uganda & Teenage Superheroes: A Conversation With Josh Dysart-Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater

5pm  |  Scalped to Screen: A Conversation With Jason Aaron  |  Lawrence Arts Center Black Box Theater

5:30pm | FILM I Put a Hit on You | Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $6

7:30pm | FILM 20,000 Days on Earth | Granada

The Granada is located at 1020 Massachusetts

 7:30pm Wild Wild Film Fest

Lawrence Arts Center mainstage | $3 suggested donation to charity

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May 19, 2014

Screening of “Years of Living Dangerously” episode featuring Kansas Wind Farm

Start: May 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Cost: 0

The Climate + Energy Project is hosting a screening of the sixth segment, “Against the Wind”, during the Showtime debut, Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at Liberty Hall Theater in Lawrence. This segment features Kansas rancher, Pete Ferrell. Ferrell’s ranch in south-central Kansas is also home to one of the state’s first wind farms, the Elk River Wind Farm. The screening is presented at no charge. 

The public screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists will include: Pete Ferrell, Elk River Wind Farm; Kimberly Gencur Svaty, the Wind Coalition; and Dr. Johannes Feddema, KU Geography and contributor to International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. Cynthia Haines, KCUR Film Critic, will serve as moderator.


May 4, 2014
South Park

53rd Annual Art in the Park

Start: May 4, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: South Park
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: 0

Join us for this year’s 53rd Annual Art in the Park Exhibition! Art in the Park, the annual juried outdoor exhibition of fine art and fine craft, is Lawrence’s premiere Arts event and is sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild. Featuring the highest quality work by many area artists and craftspeople, as well as continuous musical entertainment, food vendors, and family fun.  Art in the Park serves as the Lawrence Art Guild’s primary fund-raising event.  More than 10,000 people typically attend Art in the Park.

April 3, 2014
KU Natural History Museum

B- Movie Night at the KU NHM

Start: April 3, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: KU Natural History Museum
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1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: 0

Drop by the Natural History Museum to enjoy a classic B- Movie science thriller! This month’s movie is “The Snow Creature,” a 1954 black-and-white sci-fi monster movie produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder.

March 7, 2014

Super Nerd Night

Start: March 7, 2014 9:00 pm

Starting at 9pm and running until 2 in the am…SUPER NERD NIGHT is back! Right around the corner from Astrokitty itself, the Bottleneck is the new venue for an expanded and even more awesome night of drinking, drawing, video-games, movie-watching, music, singing, Magic, and more!

February 18, 2014
Lied Center of Kansas

The Peking Acrobats®

Start: February 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Lied Center of Kansas
Phone: (785) 864-2787
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Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Adult $20-$30 Student & youth $18

A troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts bring the 2,000-year-old acrobatic tradition to life. The Peking Acrobats® create a Chinese carnival atmosphere that is fun for the entire family with festive pageantry; daring maneuvers; trick cycling; powerful precision tumbling, somersaults and gymnastics; amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control; and high-tech special effects. Live musicians, playing traditional Chinese instruments, will enhance the evening’s experience.

The acrobatic tradition in China has been around for 2,000 years. The Peking Acrobats® have redefined the Western image of acrobats since their debut in 1986 by seemingly defying gravity and the laws of physics with their incredible flexibility and strength. They trick-cycle, juggle, balance and tumble their way into the hearts of the viewers by showing their perfection of agility and grace.

February 7, 2014
Natural History Museum

Myths & Mayhem Film Series: The Birds

Start: February 7, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Natural History Museum
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1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
Cost: 0

Break out the popcorn for our screening of Hitchcock’s classic horror film, The Birds. Our screening will include commentary from one of KU Biodiversity Institute’s ornithology researchers. This event is coordinated by the museum’s student advisory board. The public is welcome

January 28, 2014

Horror Remix

Start: January 28, 2014 9:00 pm


If you’re a fan of obscure horror films, then you’ve experienced extreme boredom. You’ve sat through lame red herrings, endless chase scenes, shower scenes with NO nudity, and all the talking and talking and talking… just for those very rare magical moments that only these films can provide.

Horror Remix takes forgotten horror classics and slices them down to a power-packed themed anthology. We dig through hours and hours of cinema boredom to find those magical moments that make obscure horror so amazing.

All ages show. Doors open 8pm.


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