Showcase featuring all local acts. FREE SHOW. Doors open 7pm. All ages.
Cosponsored by KJHK.
Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton joins the Grammy award-winning, classical-crossover ensemble Turtle Island Quartet in The Festival of Lights, a holiday solstice celebration. The Festival of Lights, along with an end-of-the-year celebration and the winter solstice, coincides with the Christmas season. From the songs of Hanukkah and India’s Diwali to music from Vince Guaraldi’s beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas and a few holiday classics, this program will explore timeless music that has been an integral part of winter holiday celebrations for centuries
A Rap Show with the top Underground Rappers out there right now Also Universal Recording Artist Ruka Puff Special guest performance from Diamond G with a surprise guest, Also Black 300 Music Group, Live performances from Papa Rich, Joey Da Spitta, Swerve Chain and Ele’ment from (DCR), Mr Kool Aid, B-41, Tri. 5.7. and Black Smoke……..Dec. 13th at the Pool Room Lawrence Ks. $7 at the door Ladies in free before 11pm .
All ages show. Doors open 7pm.
Turkish filmmaker Pelin Esmer will introduce and present her award-winning feature Watchtower. The film follows two souls who struggle with haunted pasts in the remote hills of the Turkish countryside in this powerful feature from a rising star of international cinema. After the screening, there will be time for questions.
Esmer was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She began her career by taking classes from Yavuz Ozkan, a legendary Turkish director, then began lecturing on documentary filmmaking at Istanbul’s Kadir Has University, all while working on foreign projects. In 2005 Esmer founded her own film company, Sinefilm. Her first film is called Oyun (The Play), and received many awards around the world.
Watchtower is her second film and has won five awards at the Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and best Cinematography.
You won’t want to miss this multimedia musical review of Harold Arlen’s hits brought to life by The Three Crooners — George Bugatti, Marcus Goldhaber and Joe Shepherd, along with Antoinette Henry. Their performance will be accompanied by inside stories and Arlen’s rare behind-the-scenes home movies.
Arlen, the wonderful wizard of song, composed the score for the Wizard of Oz. In addition to writing Over the Rainbow, the song that is considered the twentieth century’s number one song, he is known for writing more than 400 other songs. His numerous hits, including Get Happy and Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, were heard across the country — from the Cotton Club, a popular Harlem night club, to Broadway and Hollywood movies.
Epic 80s cover rock at the Bottleneck.
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
The weird and wonderful family we all love comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. You won’t want to miss this story. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
The musical has been on tour all through the United States, is currently in Brazil and Australia and will be visiting more countries soon to be announced.