10 things to do this weekend
With Stop Day on Friday, Cinco de Mayo on Saturday and Art in the Park on Sunday, it's a eventful weekend. With a lot going on, here's 10 arts and culture events we think are worth checking out.
Thursday Friday music: Drakkar Sauna, Bloodbirds and Thrift Store 45s at Replay
This early show kicks off a weekend of good local rock. It starts at 6 p.m. and is $3 cover.
Thursday music: Quiet Corral at the Granada
Thursday festivities at the Granada, 1020 Mass., feature local doing-very-well-for-themselves indie-rock group Quiet Corral. The Delta Saints and She's A Keeper are also playing. Doors are at 9 p.m. and tickets are $7.
Thursday music: Man Woman Boogie at the Jackpot
KJHK's spring Jackpot, 943 Mass., event is a Stop-Day-Eve party sponsored by Boulvard Brewery with several DJs, KC act the Good Foot and hip-hop artist Attilla. Entry is $7 for 18 to 20 and $5 for 21+.
Friday singer-songwriter: Antje Duvekot at Unity Church
Boston artist Antje Duvekot will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 900 Madeline Lane. Tickets are $20 and available here.
Friday music: Rooftop Vigilantes, Mouthbreathers and Dry Bonnet at the Taproom
Rooftop Vigilantes is marking somewhat of a return to the scene with fellow punk acts Mouthbreathers and Dry Bonnet.
Saturday art: Spring arts and culture fest at Spencer
The museum's Student Advisory Board will have its annual event on Kansas University's campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Local and student artists will have display booths and activities.
Saturday community: Poehler open house
The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association is having a Cinco de Mayo open house party for the Poehler building lofts and Dog Walk venue across the street. Music begins, at 800 Penn., at 2 p.m. and includes shows by Prairie Fire, Truckstop Honeymoon and Drakkar Sauna. Guided tours of the Poehler and its lofts run at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. According to the event's Facebook page, there will even be tacos from La Parilla and beers from Free State Brewery.
Saturday party: Cinco de Mayo at the Jazzhaus
Local funk/Afro-beat group SUNU is playing, starting at 10 p.m., at the Jazzhaus, 926 Mass. It's 21-and-over and cover is $5.
Saturday country: Chuck Mead at 940 Live
The Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. is hosting Lawrence native Chuck Mead with His Grassy Knoll Boys, starting at 7 p.m. The event begins with a documentary about Mead and the band's experience recording at legendary studio Quonset Hut and followed by a performance. Tickets are $20.
Sunday art: 51st Annual Art in the Park
The Lawrence Art Guild's annual juried show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in South Park. It's a big event, with lots of art and music to take in, and not to be missed.
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