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February 2020

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Sat, February 1st - 11:30am
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm; Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm; Saturday, February 1st at 11:30am, 3:30 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00pm Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Global Marketing

Sat, February 1st - 11:30am

 
 
Sat, February 1st - 3:30pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Integrated Marketing

Sat, February 1st - 3:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 1st - 4:30pm
2020 Chinese New Year Gala
2020 Chinese New Year Gala

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Description: The show features the world famous Suona performing artist, the international wind instrument master, Mr. Guo Yazhi, and the Champion of North American Regional Chinese Singing Contest, Zhan Peng. This event is an annual cultural outreach program provided to both the Chinese-American community and greater Kansas City metropolitan area communities. The Gala is the largest and most important event of the year. It is a night of family gathering, entertaining theatrical performances, and great company. This year, the celebration will include exciting performances on stage such as folk dancing, classical and pop songs, musical performances, choruses from local Chinese art performance group. Pre-show (free) activities will run from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. The Gala show (ticket) will be held 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Yardley hall. Carlsen Center at JCCC is located at 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210. Get Tickets from KCCA Official Website https://www.kccaks.org/events-1/chinese-new-year-2020 Submitted by: David Cheng Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA)

Sat, February 1st - 4:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 1st - 7:30pm
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Description: The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in the mid-1990s as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family. The band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings began attracting a national audience. Between 1995 and 2000, the band sold three million albums. Years later, Squirrel Nut Zippers emerged from a lengthy hiatus, reinvigorated, reinvested, and rejuvenated with an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians reigniting the band’s unique, enigmatic sound. Since 1977, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has toured across five continents, more than 30 countries, and has recorded 12 albums, in addition to collaborating with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Beginning as The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans, the seven-member group assembled as a house band. Throughout the course of these early gigs, they adopted the venue’s name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tickets for the event range from $29 to $49, plus applicable fees. Get tickets here: https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/snzippers Submitted by: Maria Eilert Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sat, February 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 1st - 7:30pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Integrated Marketing

Sat, February 1st - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, February 2nd - 1:00pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Integrated Marketing

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Tue, February 4th - 10:15am
Landon Lecture Series: Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Landon Lecture Series: Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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Description: A former two-term president of the South American nation of Colombia and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will present the first Landon Lecture of the spring 2020 semester at Kansas State University. Juan Manuel Santos will speak at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The title of President Santos’ lecture will be “From hawk to dove." Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Santos' lecture is free and members of the university community and public are encouraged to attend. President Santos will reflect on his transition from hawk to dove. He went from a war maker to a pacifier, a shift difficult to understand but necessary. During his lecture he will expand on his philosophy, “Sometimes you need to wage war to make peace. I was a hawk because circumstances required it, but I always knew – as I said to the soldiers of our army – that the real victory, the only victory, the ultimate victory… was peace.” During his tenure as president from 2010-2018, Santos is credited with ushering in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity and education throughout Colombia. His tenacity and determination to achieve peace and reconciliation in his country earned Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, which recognized his efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. Santos has been twice-named to TIME’s "100 Most Influential People" and received the World Economic Forum’s Global Statesman Award. Santos is the author of several books, including "The Third Way," which he wrote with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and "Jaque al Terror" or "Checkmate to Terror," in which he describes how he successfully fought the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC. Before becoming president of Colombia, Santos served in several capacities of the Colombian government, including as foreign trade minister, finance and public credit minister, and national defense minister. One of the most prestigious lecture series offered at a U.S. college or university, the Alfred M. Landon Lecture Series was instituted in 1966 by former Kansas State University President James A. McCain. The series is a tribute to Alfred M. Landon, who served as governor of Kansas from 1933-1937 and delivered the first lecture in the series. Submitted by: Grant Hill Landon Lecture Series - Kansas State University

Tue, February 4th - 10:15am

 
 
Tue, February 4th - 7:30pm
Fusion!: KWU Festival of Music
Fusion!: KWU Festival of Music

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Description: An exciting event is coming to Kansas Wesleyan Feb. 4-8, as “Fusion!: KWU Festival of Music,” is held at locations throughout Salina. All events are free and open to the public, and both KWU students and the public will have opportunities to participate during the nearly week-long festival. Performers that have shared the stage with Stevie Wonder and B.B. King, who have been part of Grammy-nominated efforts and who have conducted all over the world will be coming to KWU for Fusion! For more information, please visit www.kwu.edu/fusion. Submitted by: Brad Salois Kansas Wesleyan University

Tue, February 4th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Thu, February 6th - 9:00am
4th Annual School Mental Health Awareness Day
4th Annual School Mental Health Awareness Day

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Description: School Mental Health Awareness Day is a collaborative event between Kansas School Social Worker Association, Kansas Association of School Psychologists, and Kansas School Counselor Association. It focuses on raising awareness about the impact school mental health professionals have on children, families, and educational facilities in Kansas. The event will hold speakers to inform attendees from 9:00-11:30am before breaking for lunch. Representatives of each organization will testify before the Senate and House Education committees in the afternoon. Submitted by: Craig Hidy Kansas School Social Worker Association

Thu, February 6th - 9:00am

 
 
Thu, February 6th - 7:00pm
Finding Neverland
Finding Neverland

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Description: The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid at heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Thu, February 6th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, February 6th - 7:00pm
Women's Songwriter Showcase
Women's Songwriter Showcase

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Description: Lawrence singer-songwriter Megan Luttrell hosts the monthly all-women singer-songwriter showcase at Kaw Valley Public House. Makayla Scott, Beth Watts Nelson, Elise Del Vecchio, and Megan Luttrell will play original music in the round from 7 to 10pm. $3 cover Submitted by: Megan Luttrell Megan Luttrell Music

Thu, February 6th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, February 6th - 7:30pm
KU Percussion Group with special guest Eriko Daimo, marimba
KU Percussion Group with special guest Eriko Daimo, marimba

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Description: Award-winning marimbist Eriko Daimo is one of the leading artists in her field. She has recently performed with such elite orchestras as the RTE Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic in Finland and the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. As an educator, she has given concerts and masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Paris Conservatory and the Colburn Conservatory, to name a few. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, February 6th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Sat, February 8th - 7:00pm
Lawrence Community Orchestra Presents Silent Comedy Stars
Lawrence Community Orchestra Presents Silent Comedy Stars

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Description: Laugh at the silent film classics Habeas Corpus (Laurel and Hardy), One Week (Buster Keaton) and The Adventurer (Charlie Chaplin), as the Lawrence Community Orchestra accompanies the films. Tickets will be available at the door or at www.lawrenceorchestra.org. Submitted by: Alison Watkins Lawrence Community Orchestra

Sat, February 8th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 9th - 3:00pm
Remembering Rick "Tiger" Dowdell: A Lecture by Bill Tuttle
Remembering Rick "Tiger" Dowdell: A Lecture by Bill Tuttle

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Description: St. Luke A.M.E. Church is pleased to announce “Remembering Rick 'Tiger' Dowdell: Civil Rights, Black Power, and Racial Violence in Lawrence, 1960-1970” by KU Professor Emeritus Bill Tuttle. This event is part of the ArtPlace Grant for the development of the Langston Hughes Community Center, and is also part of the Lawrence 1970 Project: www.facebook.com/thelawrence1970project Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Sun, February 9th - 3:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 9th - 4:00pm
Missy Andersen & Her One Man Band - Prairie Window Concert Series
Missy Andersen & Her One Man Band - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: “One of the truly great voices of our time.” – PBS Australia “Missy Andersen proves beyond a doubt that she’s the real deal.” – Washington Blues Society Bluesletter “…Vocal magic that lights up the night.” – Southland Blues Magazine Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, February 9th - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 9th - 7:00pm
Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein With Storm Large
Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein With Storm Large

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Description: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Muriel Kauffman Theatre The five-time GRAMMY-nominated musician Michael Feinstein is joining forces with renowned vocalist Storm Large for an unforgettable evening of live music. Performing hits from the Great American Songbook, this duo dazzles audiences with their brilliant vocals and witty anecdotes. Michael Feinstein is a multi-platinum recording artist with Emmy nominated PBS specials and an acclaimed NPR series. With a long list of musical accolades, Feinstein has established himself as a renowned singer and pianist worthy of such iconic venues as the Sydney Opera House and the White House. His exceptional musicality is matched by his passion for arts education. Feinstein founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007, an organization dedicated to celebrating and preserving the Great American Song Book through master classes, education programs and the annual High School Songbook Academy. He currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts, a $170 million, three-theatre venue in Carmel, Indiana, known for its diverse live programming. His most recent award-winning albums are A Michael Feinstein Christmas, The Sinatra Project and The Power Of Two. Storm Large gained national prominence as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova in 2006. A graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, her recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Storm Large made her guest debut in 2011 as a vocalist in Pink Martini, singing four sold-out concerts at the Kennedy Center in the Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 her band released the record Le Bonheur, a collection of twisted and tortured love songs. Submitted by: Sydney Poteet Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Sun, February 9th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, February 9th - 7:00pm
vation! USD 497 Talent Show
vation! USD 497 Talent Show

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Description: The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the fourth annual, district-wide talent show for middle and high school students. Held on the main stage of the Lied Center with full production, the community will come together to celebrate all of the immense talent among Lawrence youth. Enjoy the amazing talents of USD 497 students, ranging from instrumentalists to singers and dancers! In addition to the student performers, two students will serve as Executive Producers for the event: John Loos and Rheanne Walton, seniors at Free State High School. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, February 9th - 7:00pm

 
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Mon, February 10th - 7:30pm
Bobby McFerrin: circlesongs
Bobby McFerrin: circlesongs

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Description: The ever-surprising vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin is excited to present his new group Gimme5 with audiences around the world. From his trailblazing solo a cappella performances to his inspired collaborations with Chick Corea and Yo-Yo Ma, his iconic global No. 1 hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and his work conducting top-tier orchestras, McFerrin’s calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music. The 10-time Grammy-winner’s vocal ensemble Gimme5 is his latest vehicle for channeling the spontaneous adventure and laughter that occurs when folks join together in song—on and off the stage. With a telepathic rapport and a love for the unknown, they’ll unite in an improvised program based on McFerrin’s sweeping, soulful vocal language: a wide-open, all-embracing space where art music meets pop, jazz meets classical, lyrics meet pure sound, the avant-garde meets the traditional where all the cultures of the world become one. Gimme5 is based on Circlesinging, a musical practice and philosophy that McFerrin has been honing since he began as a solo a cappella performer, assigning vocal parts to his fans and transforming sold-out houses into impromptu choirs. They will invite you to sing along and join in on a spontaneous adventure. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Mon, February 10th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Wed, February 12th - 7:30pm
Imani Winds with Jon Nakamatsu
Imani Winds with Jon Nakamatsu

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Description: Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like,” the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds have created a distinct presence in the classical music world, connecting with audiences through their dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs, seamlessly navigating between classical, jazz and world music idioms. The group has performed in major concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall and Kimmel Center, and have played virtually every major university performing arts series, including those in Amherst, Stanford, Ann Arbor, Austin, Seattle, Urbana and countless others. The group has traveled extensively internationally, with tours in China, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, England, New Zealand and throughout Europe. The Imani Winds will perform with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medal winner of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Wed, February 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 12th - 7:30pm
Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story
Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story

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Description: Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story was created by storyteller and critically acclaimed playwright Rohina Malik to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all, countering the hateful and vitriolic language in this country. Three women share stories inspired by their personal-faith journeys—a Muslim woman, a Jewish woman and a Christian woman—with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst their faiths. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Wed, February 12th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Fri, February 14th - 2:00pm
One Billion Rising KC
One Billion Rising KC

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Description: https://www.onebillionrising.org/events/one-billion-rising-kc/ One Billion Rising KC is a free community arts-activism event that coincides with the One Billion Rising Events happening worldwide to speak out against violence towards women. Everyone of any gender, gender identity, or gender expression who wishes to engage with women's rights as human rights is welcome. This is a family friendly event. All ages are welcome; however due to the expected volume of participants, those under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Everyone remember to wear red and/or pink colored clothing! Participants can engage in three ways: 1. share this event with everyone you can, invite everyone you can, and plan on sharing your participation on social media 2.dancing with us in a flash mob. ( https://youtu.be/PMVF0mOE3rg https://youtu.be/kp0xQVx7QnE). This dance is designed to be powerfully simple and accessible for everyone to move with. You don't even have to practice if you don't want to because we will have dance-leaders there to follow along with! 3. standing as a 'living art piece' holding your personal art, banners, or signs about ending violence against women. For some inspiration on your sign-making, head over to our Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/ramandarenee/one-billion-rising-kc/ Submitted by: Ramanda Brockett, R-DMT Ladt Brock Studio

Fri, February 14th - 2:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 14th - 7:30pm
Valentine's Day Slow Dance Party
Valentine's Day Slow Dance Party

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Description: Join us for a night of music and romance with a Valentine's Day "Slow Dance Party" at the beautiful Cider Gallery in Lawrence, KS. DOORS AT 7PM MUSIC AT 8PM TICKETS: $30 per couple (includes reserved seating for two, champagne toast & chocolates) Individual tickets $15 (include champagne) Don your sharpest attire and your dancing shoes, and bring your sweetheart for a night cheesy love songs provided by Lawrence's most fun party band, PartyParty (members of Carswell & Hope with Katlyn Conroy). Song requests taken! Cash Bar. Some free seating will be available. For groups of 3 or more desiring reserved seating, email book@partypartyband.com with your reservation needs and we will do our best to accommodate. Submitted by: Jennifer Burkhead Cider Gallery

Fri, February 14th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 15th - 7:30pm
Community Contra Dance
Community Contra Dance

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Description: Come spend an evening dancing with friends old and new at the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W 11th Street in downtown Lawrence, KS. 7:30-10:00 p.m. Dance. New to contra dancing? Learn enough to get you started at the Beginner's Lesson at 7:00 p.m. No partner necessary. Caller: Lisa Harris Live music by: The Wakarusa Roundabouts This old time string band from Lawrence features Trey Durkin & Kit Cole on fiddles, Jeanie Wells on Banjo, Matt Kappenman on Guitar and Virginia Musser on Bass. https://www.facebook.com/wakarusaroundabouts/ Flexible Admission Rates: Adult admission: Pay what you can in the range $8 to $15, to help support our dances. Students: $4. Children under 16: $2. For more info, visit www.lawrencebarndance.org. Submitted by: Brad Levy Lawrence Barn Dance Association

Sat, February 15th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, February 16th - 2:00pm
Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote
Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

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Description: With colorful costumes, grand choreography and captivating music, the Russian National Ballet’s production of Don Quixote brings this timeless classic to life. An old nobleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha, decides he must seek out adventure and sets off on a fanciful quest for love, honor and dignity. Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, modern productions of Don Quixote are derived from the version staged by Alexander Gorsky for the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1900. The world-renowned Russian National Ballet, under the artistic direction of legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, enlightens, inspires and entertains audiences around the world with a repertory of all the great classical ballet works. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, February 16th - 2:00pm

 
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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

 
 
Sun, February 23rd - 1:00pm
Leavenworth Bridal Show
Leavenworth Bridal Show

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Description: Visit the Leavenworth Bridal Show for a fun-filled afternoon on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Featuring a fashion show presented by David's Bridal, Dillard's Zona Rosa and the Men's Warehouse. Quality exhibitors and activities include prize drawings, DJ music, beverages, appetizers and cake tastings. Grand Prize - St. Louis Getaway and a Honeymoon Suite at Home2 Suites in Leavenworth, KS Free Admission and everyone is welcome! Submitted by: Denise Souza Home2 Suites by Hilton

Sun, February 23rd - 1:00pm

 
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Mon, February 24th - 7:30pm
RENT
RENT

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Description: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®- winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. Parental Advisory: Some material may not be appropriate for younger children. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Mon, February 24th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Wed, February 26th - 6:30pm
Dinosaur World Live!
Dinosaur World Live!

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Description: Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Parental Advisory: Recommended for ages 3 and up. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Wed, February 26th - 6:30pm

 
 
Wed, February 26th - 6:30pm
Do More Than VOTE!
Do More Than VOTE!

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Description: Do More Than VOTE! In this session we will focus on Voter Registration and how to use KSVotes.com and MOVotes.us with your smart phone or tablet. We will also cover Voter-to-Voter; how it works, why it works, and how you can use it to get people to the POLLS! Bring your computer or smart phone/tablet! Join use for this informational and instructional hour so you can learn how to #DoMoreThanVote!! Submitted by: Cassie Woolworth Voter Registration Project

Wed, February 26th - 6:30pm

 
 
Thu, February 27th - 8:00pm
Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis

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Description: Tickets on sale now to see Aaron Lewis at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina on Thurs., Feb. 27 at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $39. Call the box office at 785-827-1998 or visit our web site at stiefeltheatre.org to buy tickets online. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Thu, February 27th - 8:00pm

 
 
Fri, February 28th - 8:00am
Robert Earl Keen
Robert Earl Keen

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Description: Tickets on sale now to see Robert Earl Keen at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina on Fri., Feb. 28 at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $32. Call the box office at 785-827-1998 or visit our web site at stiefeltheatre.org to buy tickets online. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Fri, February 28th - 8:00am

 
 
Sat, February 29th - 7:00pm
Lunasa
Lunasa

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Description: (This event will take place at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm in the Wareham Opera House) Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.” Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Sat, February 29th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, February 29th - 7:30pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute to Leap Day
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Tribute to Leap Day

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Description: In their third concert of the season, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will feature pieces such as Mozart’s A Musical Joke, Rossini’s Cat Duet, and Anderson’s Plink, Plank, Plunk! Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sat, February 29th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, February 29th - 9:30pm
Lunasa
Lunasa

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Description: (This event will take place at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm in the Wareham Opera House) Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.” Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Sat, February 29th - 9:30pm

 
 

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