Arts & events
Applications for three community arts programs are now open, the City of Lawrence announced this week.
Tweesna Rose Mills, from the Shoshone-Yakama-Umatilla Nations, spent weeks preparing for her performance, “Footsteps of Our Ancestors.” The hourlong show honored Indigenous culture, history and lineage.
Challenged from the beginning, Paper Plains Literary Festival Inc. has dissolved and transferred more than $11,700 in remaining assets to the Kansas Book Festival, according to a news release.
People face heavy issues these days, but comic Hari Kondabolu doesn’t think we should shy away from them — even while taking in a comedy show. After all, the best stand-up routines bring about some kind of healing, he says.
In a new short film, “The Beauty Within,” graduates of Van Go testify to the support and healing they found as young artists in the program.
On Halloween night, Lawrence families showed off their cute, creepy, and creative costumes during downtown trick-or-treating. The event was held from 5 p.m. until all the candy ran out.
Hundreds of Lawrencians showed up in costumes to see Sammy Rae and The Friends play Monday night at the Granada.
Hundreds of children and adults flocked to the Prairie Park Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest Trail-or-Treat Sunday afternoon.
Around 160 people, all dressed in their best ‘70s attire, attended the Lawrence Public Library’s “Book of Love: A Very 70s Prom” Friday night at Venue 1235.
This Final Friday, the Cider Gallery will host an exhibit from youth-led curatorial group Hang12, alongside new works by artist Rick Wright. An exhibit at SeedCo Studios will feature the work of several Lawrence artists, including the current Lawrence Arts Center artists-in-residence.
KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies next month will host a talk with Ukrainian poet, screenwriter and journalist Lyuba Yakimchuk.
KU Jazz Studies program students and alumni will perform in concerts Friday and Saturday celebrating five decades of the university’s “official” jazz program.