Arts & events
University Dance Company’s spring show to explore deep themes this weekend
A contemporary dance set to “playful, Parisian café music” will headline the University of Kansas Dance Company’s Spring Concert, featuring works that “examine the notion of insider/outsider.”
Indigenous artists’ works to be showcased during March Final Friday
An art exhibit featuring works by Cara Romero and emerging artists involved with the Indigenous Arts Initiative will be a highlight of this month’s Final Friday.
Your pet could be featured on special beer cans as part of Lawrence Humane Society fundraiser
Any loving pet owner can tell you that their pet is, indeed, the cutest pet. Now there’s a chance to back up that claim with statistics and get your babies the recognition they deserve, all while supporting the Lawrence Humane Society.
Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Mass Street
A Lawrence springtime staple returned to Massachusetts Street this afternoon, bringing with it thousands of smiling faces.
Food Truck Festival to return to Lawrence, ‘bigger and better’
The Kansas Food Truck Festival is returning to Lawrence this spring with global cuisine, live entertainment and an art market to help support Just Food, the Douglas County food bank.
Galway Girls share their German-Irish heritage, love of dancing with Lawrence
Although many yearn to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a trio of sisters in the Deerfield neighborhood who actually hail from the west coast of Ireland — Galway, to be exact. And they know their Irish dance moves.
Deja Brooks crowned Queen of Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade; it ‘shows growth,’ she says
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee members selected their queen on Sunday, and she already was one. Deja Brooks, a Lawrence drag artist, said she was shocked and excited to be chosen for the honor.
‘It gives meaning to your life,’ filmmaker Kevin Willmott says of the work during virtual talk
When Kevin Willmott was in fifth grade, a comic book gave him his first lesson in Black history. Seeing those lessons entwined with entertainment that way helped the Oscar winner make the connection of sharing history with others through storytelling.
FNSA Powwow and Indigenous Festival events to celebrate Indigenous cultures
The First Nations Student Association (FNSA) Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival will offer a full schedule of activities to celebrate the diversity of Native American cultures in the Lawrence community.
Irish road bowling, parade and poker run among upcoming St. Patrick’s Day events in Lawrence
The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return in its traditional form this year to heightened anticipation from community and committee members.
John Waters, Kevin Willmott and more to be featured at Free State Festival; tickets on sale now
In-person appearances by filmmaker John Waters, comedian Cameron Esposito, musicians The Black Creatures and Oscar winner Kevin Willmott are among some of the highlights of Free State Festival’s Act 2.
Lawrence Arts Center’s ‘Threads’ to bring local history to life on stage
A Lawrence Arts Center show this weekend will capture key movements and weave together portraits of people throughout local history.