n ABIGAIL’S GRILL &BAR, 3701 S.W. Plaza Drive: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 246-6866.
n AJ’S NY PIZZERIA, 1930 S.W. Westport Drive: Trivia Live, presented by Challenge Entertainment, 8 p.m. Thursdays. 861-7000.
n AMERICAN LEGION POST 400, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway: DJ Ted, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; Silver Road, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 14; Pitch Tourneys at 1 p.m. second and fourth Sunday of each month, bring a snack; Free use of pool tables 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Legion members and their guests welcome. 296-9400.
n THE BOOBIE TRAP BAR, 1417 S.W. 6th: Karaoke Sunday Funday, 10 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8; ABK (Anybody Killa), 8 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9; Secret Song Karaoke, Wednesday, Oct. 11; Monk’s Wine, and Headphone, Thursday, Oct. 12; Friday the 13th with DJ 2 Cold, 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13; Dawnmarie’s Villainous Birthday Costume Party, Saturday, Oct. 14; Karaoke, Sundays and Wednesdays. 232-9008. www.boobietrapbar.com.
n THE BRASS RAIL TAVERN, 401 N.E. Emmett: Trivia with Katelynn, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Karaoke with Kyle, 9 p.m. Thursdays. 232-3332.
n THE BREAK ROOM, 911 S. Kansas Ave.: Horror Sci-fi Short Film Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Slash and Bash Horror and Sci-Fi Festival, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $5 at Vintage Stock. www.breakroomdowntown.com.
n THE BURGER STAND, 1601 S.W. Lane: Halloween Pub Crawl for a Cause, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $30, 783-8900. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots; Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays; Free pool and pingpong, 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays; Trivia night, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. 783-8900.
n THE DUGOUT, 1545 S.W. Fairlawn Road: 8-dall pool tournament, 7:30 p.m., and Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 273-8430.
n FACES BY MAYFIELD, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: Jokes at Faces, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Cost: $7.; Party on the Patio, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14; Arron Price, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. 380-1667.
n FLAMINGO BAR &GRILL, 2335 N.W. Clay: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; Jam Night, from 8 p.m. to midnight Mondays and Wednesdays; Karaoke One Night Stand with Patty, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. 783-2881.
n GAYLE’S, 600 N.W. Paramore St.: Straight Shot, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Cover: $5.; My Father’s Gun, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Cover: $5.; Free Pool, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, from 7 p.m. to midnight Mondays. (785) 232-5511.
n THE HOOKAH HOUSE TOPEKA, 1507 S.W. 21st, Suite 201: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tuesdays; Movie Night, Wednesdays; College Night, Thursdays. 286-7003.
n J&J GALLERY BAR, 917 N. Kansas Ave.: Friday the 13th Jason Lives in NOTO, Photo Scavenger Hunt, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13; Jars &Jams open mic, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. most Thursdays. 581-0689.
n JAYHAWK STATE THEATRE OF KANSAS, 720 S.W. Jackson: Last Minute Folk at the Jayhawk presents Ben Bedford with Rachel Louise Taylor, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $20, www.lastminutefolk.org or at the doorwww.jayhawktheatre.org.
n THE LAZY TOAD, 5331 S.W. 22nd Place, in Fairlawn Plaza: Da’ Coots will host Jam Night, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. 272-8623.
n NORSEMEN BREWING COMPANY, 830 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: Fierce-ish 5 K Fun Run/10K Run, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and Norsemen 1 Year Anniversary Shindig, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Performances by Jayme Green of Soldani &Green, 3 to 5 p.m., Konza Swamp Band, 5 to 8 p.m., and Sky Smeed, 9 to 11 p.m. (785) 783-3999. www.norsemenbrewingco.com.
n OLD CHICAGO PIZZA &TAPROOM, 1231 S.W. Wanamaker Road: Trivia Live, presented by Challenge Entertainment, 9 p.m. Tuesdays. 273-5522.
n PHILIP BILLARD VFW POST NO. 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon: Westport Drive, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, Lounge; Movie Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, Lounge; Kansas Lottery “Klinko,” 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Lounge; Yesterday Band and Ladies Night, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Lounge; EZ Pieces, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Main Hall. VFW members and their guests. 235-9073.
n QUINTON’S BAR &DELI, 4121 S.W. Huntoon: Q’s First Annual Outdoor Fall Fest featuring Nucklehead Jones, 5 to 11 p.m., doors open 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Cover: $10, 18 and older. All ages.; College Night, 10 p.m. to midnight Mondays; Q’s Live Tuesday Bluesday, open blues jam, 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Jam Night, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight first and third Tuesdays, open to all artists; Trivia Live, presented by Challenge Entertainment, 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Karaoke, 10 p.m. Wednesdays; Pong tournaments, 10 p.m. Thursdays. 215-8172.
n SKINNY’S SPORTS BAR &GRILL, 4016 S.W. Huntoon: DJ Meets, 10 p.m. Fridays; DJ Mark, 10 p.m. Saturdays; Karaoke with Mark and Matt, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. 273-1905.
n SPECK’S BAR &GRILL, 2105 S.W. Mission Ave.: Sunday Funday Jam, 7 p.m. Sundays, with hosts Charlie Barber and Andrew Barber. 272-9749.
n UNCLE BO’S, lower level, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th: Popa Chubby, 6:30 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Tickets: $10 advance, and $15 at the door; Nace Brothers, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13; Mark &The sharks, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $10 advance, and $12 at the door. Blues society members get $2 discount. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com. 234-4317. www.unclebos.com.
n THE WHEEL BARREL, 925 N. Kansas Ave.: Rum and Cigar Night, with Recycled Vinyl, and On the Rocks, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Tickets: $15. 289-6767.
n WILD HORSE SALOON, 3249 S.W. Topeka Blvd.: Pre-Halloween Party, Friday, Oct. 13. Wear a scary costume and get in free before 11 p.m. Creepiest costume contest with a $300 giveaway.; Karaoke with DJ Smurf, 8 p.m. to close Sundays; College Night, Wednesdays, get in free with college ID until 11 p.m.; Free dance lessons, 8 p.m., and free pool, and no cover. Thursdays; Ladies get in free until 10 p.m. 267-3545.
n THE BOTTLENECK, 737 New Hampshire: Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Superfun Yeah Yeah, and Rocketship, 4 p.m., doors open 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8; Open Mic, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9. Ages 18 and older.; Benjamin Booker, and She Keeps Bees, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11; Big Thief, and Mega Bog, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12; Knuckle Puck, Movements, With Confidents, and Homesafe, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13; Parasites, The Bad Ideas, and Four Arm Shiver, 3 p.m., doors open 2:30 p.m., and Toxic Reasons with Ultraman, 10:15 p.m., doors open 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets and information, www.thebottlenecklive.com.
n REPLAY LOUNGE, 946 Massachusetts St.: 40 Watt Dreams, and Plains, 5 to 8 p.m., Worriers, and Thin Lips, and Sunday Funday with DJ G Train, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Oct. 10, patio; Ford Theatre Reunion, Monzie Leo and The Big Sky, and Karaoke Jones, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9; Youngblood Supercult, Disenchanter, and Swamp Ritual, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10; Randall Conrad Olinger, and Tyler Gregory, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; Druids with Bummer &Sundiver, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., and THT! Bummer, Druids and Sunduiver 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12; Lotuspool 25th, Panel Donor, Voice of Action, Bully Pulpit, and Soft Gang. Cover: $5., DJ Proof, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, patio.; Lotuspool 25th, Hollow Body, Mild 7, Chris Cardwell, and Woodland Creatures with Lotuspool Engineer Matt Nalbach, Poster Children, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and Suneaters, Saturday, Oct. 14. Cover $5.; Happy Hour Karaoke, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Cover: $1.; Open Mic, hosted by Tyler Gregory, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cover: $2. Tickets and information: http://www.replaylounge.com/.
n EMMETT: DRY CREEKBED SALOON, 510 Main St.: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Oct. 12. (785) 868-2004.
n EMPORIA: BOURBON COWBOY, 605 Commercial St.: Just Passin Through, 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Cost: $3, 21 and over; and $5, 18-20. http://bourboncowboybar.com/.
n ROSSVILLE: MIKEY’S BAR &GRILL, 205 N.E. US-24 highway: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13. (785) 584-6021.
n FACES BY MAYFIELD: JOKES AT FACES, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District. Cost: $7. 380-1667.
n TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: TODD OLIVER &FRIENDS, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 214 S.E.8th Ave. Get ready because when comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver takes the stage you’ll meet his funny companion – Irving. This little dog is making crowds across the country howl for more. When they get behind the microphone they turn everyday K-9 experiences into knockout comedy. Todd Oliver &Friends are traveling the country with this outrageous comedy that has everyone talking.Tickets: $23-$50, ticketmaster.com. Benefit for Helping Hands Humane Society.
n TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: MIDWEST CLEAN COMEDY, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th Ave. Hilarious family-friendly comedy show featuring Midwest Clean Comedy founder Tim McClendon, and national touring comedians Street Russell and Clint Hall. Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for children age 2 to 16, www.topekaperformingarts.org, by phone at the Topeka Performing Arts Center Ticket Master line (800) 745-3000, and in person at the Topeka Performing Arts Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com. Information:www.midwestcleancomedy.com or www.topekaperformingarts.org. All ages.
n JAYHAWK STATE THEATRE OF KANSAS: Last Minute Folk at the Jayhawk presents BEN BEDFORD with RACHEL LOUISE TAYLOR, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 720 S.W. Jackson. Tickets: $20, www.lastminutefolk.org or at the doorwww.jayhawktheatre.org.
n THE GRANADA THEATER: MOON HOOCH, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1020 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $12 advance, and $15 day of show, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/10/10/moon-hooch or at the box office. All ages. (785) 842-1390.
n THE GRANADA THEATER: RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1020 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $15 advance, and $18 day of show, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/10/11/rainbow-kitten-surprise or at the box office. All ages. (785) 842-1390.
n THE GRANADA THEATER: HANSON, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 1020 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $40, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/10/12/hanson or at the box office. All ages. (785) 842-1390.
n THE GRANADA THEATER: VNV NATION, 8:30 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 1020 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $25 advance, and $28 day of show, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/10/13/vnv-nation or at the box office. All ages. (785) 842-1390.
n THE GRANADA THEATER: BEATS ANTIQUE, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 1020 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $25 advance, and $28 day of show, http://bit.ly/2hviqLe or at the box office. All ages. (785) 842-1390.
n FIFTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 14, Blue Rapids Square, Blue Rapids. The Bryton Stoll Band kicks off at 4 p.m. Classic Country Jukebox will perform at 6 p.m. Rewind, will perform 8 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a full evening of music there will be activities for kids. Bouncy houses designed for children of various ages. The fire department is hosting a fish fry at 5 p.m. until supplies last. A free-will donation will be accepted. The department is also sponsoring a beer garden 4 p.m. to midnight. The Blue Rapids Fire Department is sponsoring the event with support from the Marshall County Arts Cooperative. Information: Ryan Woodyard, 562-1197, or Brad Ekiss, 562-4024.
n TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE, OLDFATHER THEATRE: “SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8; 10 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 10; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” written by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes, the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” written by Joe Troiano, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Book and Lyrics by Joe Troiano. Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and $6 children age 12 and under, www.topekacivictheatre.com.
n KU THEATRE — WILLIAM INGE MEMORIAL THEATRE: “METAMORPHOSES,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10-12, 1530 Naismith Drive. Based on the myths of Ovid. Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman. Directed by Henry Bial. Transformations take center stage in a modern re-imagining of timeless tales of lovers, gods and kings. Ten episodes, 10 actors and more than five dozen characters explore the range of humanity’s yearning. A winner of Tony, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards in 2002, this “instant classic” continues to astound and delight. Tickets: kutheatre.com or call (785) 864.3982. Season tickets for all eight shows are available for $130. Special pricing also available for senior, faculty/staff, and student/child season tickets. Information: kutheatre.com or follow @KUTheatre on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
n LIBERTY HALL: STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW LIVE, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 644 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $25-$50, reserved seating. Ticketmaster.com and at Liberty Hall Box Office. The Liberty Hall Box Office is cash only for Live Event ticket purchases. Liberty Hall Patron Information: http://www.libertyhall.net/about. All ages.
n LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER: “PINKALICIOUS,” 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13; 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 940 New Hampshire St. Pinkalicious, a family musical that celebrates all things pink! Our heroine Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe–a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students, https://lawrenceartscenter.org.
n LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER: “STORY SLAM. REAL STORIES, LIVE &UNCENSORED,” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 940 New Hampshire St. Stories told live, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18 and older only. Live music &social hour starts at 7 pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to April (except December). Slam Theme: Mystery. Information: https://lawrenceartscenter.org.
n KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE PRESENTS “THE ARSONISTS,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-14, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 (closes), in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall, 702 Mid-Campus Drive South. The play, a drama by Max Frisch and translated by Alistair Beaton, is the story of community member Gottlieb Biedermann who believes nothing can upset his good fortune, until fires begin to plague the city. The story heats up when Biedermann takes in two houseguests who begin storing drums of gasoline in the attic. “The Arsonists” is directed by Jennifer Vellenga, associate professor and theatre program director. Tickets: $16 for general public; $14 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $11 for students and youth. They can be purchased online at the K-State Theatre and Dance box office at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets, or by phone at (785) 532-6428. Tickets also may be purchased one hour before showtime in the performance venue.
n LIBERTY HALL CINEMA, 644 Massachusetts St., show times for Sunday through Thursday, Oct. 8-12.
n “Ingrid Goes West,” R, for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior, 4:15 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater; 1:10 and 6:50 p.m. Sunday, 6:50 p.m. Monday, 1:10 and 6:50 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater.
n “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” Unrated, 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, 9 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater.
n “The Trip to Spain,” Unrated, 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater.
n “Tulip Fever,” R, 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, in the Little Theater; 3:50 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 3:50 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater.
n “Viceroy’s House,” Unrated, 1:25 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, 1:25 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater; 9:20 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 9:20 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater.
Tickets: $10 ($9 students with ID; $8 children 11 and younger and seniors 60 and older). Matinee prices (shows before 6 p.m.); $8 ($7 children and seniors). (785) 749-1972. www.libertyhall.net.
MONDAY, OCT. 9: FRIENDSHIP ROUNDS, (Round Lessons), Paola, Paola Senior Center, 121 W. Wea St., Pam Young &Guest [R], 7 to 9:30 p.m. Waltz Lessons Ph 3-4; and HWY 40 PLUS WORKSHOP, (Plus Program), Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Highway 40, Larry Crady [S], 7 to 9 p.m. Plus Workshop.
THURSDAY, OCT. 12: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, (Advanced Program), Topeka, Kaw Valley Activity Center, 200 S.W. 30th St., Suite 105, Dana Schirmer [S], 7 p.m. Advanced (Square Dance Attire Optional).
FRIDAY, OCT. 13: SHAWNEE SWINGERS, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Highway 40, Mike Salerno [S], Lalla Steenbock [R], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds, Lines &Plus tip, Black Cat Dance (Only dance this month).
SATURDAY, OCT. 14: BLUESTEM SWINGERS, Emporia, Senior Center, 603 E. 12th St., Gary Titus [S], Betty Skillett [R], 7:30 p.m., Mainstream, Rounds &Plus tip, Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly); DOCEY DANDIES, Gardner, Grange Building, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E. Washington St., Mike Salerno [S], 7:30 p.m., Mainstream, Rounds, Lines &Plus tip at top of hour, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon; FRIENDSHIP SQUARES, Topeka, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 S.W. 21st St., Dana Schirmer [S], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream, Lines &Plus Tip, Celebrate Disney (Square Dance Attire Optional); HAPPY TIME SQUARES, Lawrence, First Methodist Church West Campus, 867 US Highway 40 (West 6th St.), Chris Wildhagen [S], Vernon Nelson [R], Judy Broers [L], 7:15 p.m. Plus, 8 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds &Lines, Pink Ribbon Dance (Note Only Dance This Month); and LONE WRANGLERS, Manhattan, Riley County Senior Service Center, 301 N. 4th St., Kelly Kennedy [S], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream &Plus tip.
n CROCO COUNTRY DANCES, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Tecumseh. Music: Borderline Country. (785) 478-4760.
n INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE GROUP, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, 2637 S.E. 41st St. Free and open to everyone. No partners or experience needed. Information: 215-0968.
n SHAWNEE SWINGERS square dance lessons, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. Highway 40, Tecumseh. Caller: Mike Salerno. Information: Karla, (785) 817-3071.