Food & Fun Calendar, Dec. 3-9, 2017

CLUBS

 

Topeka

ABIGAIL’S GRILL & BAR, 3701 S.W. Plaza Drive: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays. 246-6866.

AJ’S NY PIZZERIA, 1930 S.W. Westport Drive: Trivia Live, presented by Challenge Entertainment, 8 p.m. Thursdays. 861-7000.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 400, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway: DJ Ted, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6; Classic Invasion, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 9; 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.

THE BOOBIE TRAP BAR, 1417 S.W. 6th: Aaron Kamm and The One Drops, and Sunday Funday Karaoke, 10 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; Jam Night, 10 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5; Secret Song Karaoke, Wednesday, Dec. 6; Throwback Thursdays, Thursday, Dec. 7; JC and the Nuns, Wendy Moira, Gory, and Folklore Suburbia, Friday, Dec. 8; Santa’s Slay Dance Party! with PVNKO, Saturday, Dec. 9; Karaoke, Sundays and Wednesdays. 232-9008. www.boobietrapbar.com.fun.

THE BRASS RAIL TAVERN, 401 N.E. Emmett: Trivia with Katelynn, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Karaoke with Kyle, 9 p.m. Thursdays. 232-3332.

THE BREAK ROOM, 911 S. Kansas Ave.: TopCity Comedy presents First Friday Comedy Show: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Tickets: $5 advance or $7 at the door. Reservations: (913) 568-4178 or message or post a comment to TopCityComedy on Facebook. www.breakroomdowntown.com.

THE BURGER STAND, 1601 S.W. Lane: 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.

THE DUGOUT, 1545 S.W. Fairlawn Road: 8-ball pool tournament, 7:30 p.m., and Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 273-8430.

FACES BY MAYFIELD, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: Jokes at Faces presents Rod Reyes and friends, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8; House Jumpers, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; Arron Price, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. 380-1667.

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.

GAYLE’S, 600 N.W. Paramore St.: Lyrix, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Cover: $5.; Steel Rizing, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Cover: $5.; Free Pool, noon to 5 p.m. Cover: $5; Sundays; Karaoke with Daren & Randy Live!, from 7 p.m. to midnight Mondays. (785) 232-5511.

THE HOOKAH HOUSE TOPEKA, 1507 S.W. 21st, Suite 201: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Tuesdays; Movie Night, Wednesdays; College Night, Thursdays. 286-7003.

J&J GALLERY BAR, 917 N. Kansas Ave.: Iron Guts Kelly and SARKOPTIC, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; Jars & Jams open mic, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. most Thursdays. 581-0689.

THE KICKSTART SALOON, 2521 N. Kansas Ave.: Jake McVey, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. 230-7581.

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.

NORSEMEN BREWING COMPANY, 830 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: Chiefs Watch Parties Sundays in December. (785) 783-3999. www.norsemenbrewingco.com.

OLD CHICAGO PIZZA & TAPROOM, 1231 S.W. Wanamaker Road: Trivia Live, presented by Challenge Entertainment, 9 p.m. Tuesdays. 273-5522.

PHILIP BILLARD VFW POST NO. 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon: Downright Country, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, Lounge; Heartstrings, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Lounge. VFW members and their guests. 235-9073.

QUINTON’S BAR & DELI, 4121 S.W. Huntoon: 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.

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.

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.

UNCLE BO’S, lower level, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th: Mike Zito, 6:30 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6; Jeremiah Johnson, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8; Platinum Express, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Satuday, Dec. 9. Blues society members get $2 discount. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com. 234-4317. www.unclebos.com.

THE WHEEL BARREL, 925 N. Kansas Ave.: Sunday Funday with Beth Lee and the Breakups, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; Calum Sayers, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. 289-6767.

WILD HORSE SALOON, 3249 S.W. Topeka Blvd.: 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.

Lawrence

THE BOTTLENECK, 737 New Hampshire: Wrecks, and Brick + Mortar, 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. All ages. Cost: $15.; HI5 Monday, 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. All ages.; Beth Lee and The Breakups, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. All ages.; Sleep signals, Elisium, and Eclipse of Errai, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. All ages.; Sheven, Sevens of Fuego, Ricky Roosevelt, Nicky Holt, and more, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. All ages.; The Phantastics, Clowder, Houseproud, Karate Mingus, and more, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. All ages.; Deadman Flats, and Fast Food Junkies, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Age 18 and over. www.thebottlenecklive.com.

REPLAY LOUNGE, 946 Massachusetts St.: Midnight Kick, and L A Fahy, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3; Varma Cross, Hogan’s Goat, and Hyperbor, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6; Kirsten Paludan, Lily Pryor, and Johni & Scott, 6 to 9 p.m., and I Heart Local Music presents Stop Day Party with Psychic Heat, Run With It, Cuee, and Micha Anne, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8; Forever Fest! with Maxfield, The Ovaries-eez, and IPL, 6 to 9 p.m., and CS Luxem, HighWesthus, and Wendy Moira, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; Karaoke Jones, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays; 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. http://www.replaylounge.com/.

ELSEWHERE

EMMETT: DRY CREEKBED SALOON, 510 Main St.: Karaoke with Daren & Randy Live!, 8 p.m. to midnight, and Fundraiser and Auction, 8 p.m. to close Thursday, Dec. 7. Join the Bearded Sinners Beard Club in a Beard 4 Toys Drive and an Auction to help adopting families for Christmas. (785) 868-2004.

EMPORIA: BRICK YARD 20 ALE HOUSE, 402 Merchant St.:Brickyard 90s Christmas Party with DJ Nick, Red Room, and DJ Kelly, main bar, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Photo booth. Cover: $5. brickyard20alehouse.com.

EMPORIA: BOURBON COWBOY, 605 Commercial St.: Mark Baker & The Untamed Country, 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Cost: $3, 21 and over; and $5, 18-20. http://bourboncowboybar.com/.

HARVEYVILLE: HELL RAYZOR’S ROADHOUSE, 13404 Harveyville Road: Da’Coots open jam, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (785) 589-9000.

ROSSVILLE: MIKEY’S BAR & GRILL, 6021 E. US-24 highway, Suite A: Karaoke with Daren & Randy Live!, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8. (785) 584-6021.

COMEDY

Jokes at Faces presents Rod Reyes and friends, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Faces by Mayfield, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: 380-1667.

DANCE

Topeka

Ballet Midwest Presents: “The Nutcracker,” 8 p.m. Dec. 8; and 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th Ave. Experience the magic of The Nutcracker when 200 dancers take the TPAC stage for this classical ballet. Let their grace and spirit put you in the holiday mood, no matter what the weather is outside. Along with what you may expect, we have new costumes, new backdrops, new choreography, and even new ballerinas, as we are under the artistic direction of Lacee Ebert for our 41st season.Tickets: $12-$20, (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Lawrence

“The Nutcracker,” A Kansas Ballet, 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. Featuring the Lawrence Ballet Theatre and Free State Liberation Orchestra (with mandolins). Music conducted and arranged by Jeff Dearinger. Artistic Direction and Choreography by Hanan Misko, Dance School Director. Additional Choreography by Cynthia Crews, Artistic Director of Lawrence Ballet Theatre. Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Nutcracker production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the civil war. Witness the magic and wonder of this story as Drosselmeyer and Clara defeat the Mouse King and liberate the Nutcracker from his enchanted form. Cost: $25 adults, $18 seniors, and $10 students. Information: https://lawrenceartscenter.org or (785) 843-2787.

MUSIC

Topeka

Kaw Valley Country Music Club’s monthly country music jam, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3. Fellowship Hall, Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 N.W. Church Ln. (One mile east of US 75 highway on N.W. 66th St.) Donation of $2 suggested. Listeners and players welcome. Lunch at noon, with meat, potatoes, dressing, and table service provided. Bring a side-dish or dessert.

Percussion Ensemble Holiday Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3, White Concert Hall, Washburn University, S.W. 17th St.

Houston Person, saxophonist, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3, Regency Ballroom, Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th Ave. Person will perform with three of Kansas City’s greatest – Joe Cartwright, piano; Michael Warren, drums; and Tyrone Clark, bass. Peron will be calling out all of your favorite tunes and will be putting his own soulful spin on them for an afternoon of great music to lead us into December. Installed dance floor for members and guests.

The Sixth annual Nativities and Noels, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Topeka Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2401 S.W. Kingsrow Road. View about 700 nativities from all over the world, listen to live Christmas music, and enjoy holiday refreshments. Other ongoing activities include a nativity seek-and-find game, a nativity photo booth, short Christmas videos, and a Christmas reading room. Nativity crafts for children and a Christmas story teller will be available. A live broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas Devotional from Salt Lake City will be shown after the exhibit closes at 7 p.m. All activities are free. Information: 554-8068 or go to Nativities and Noels on Facebook.

Washburn University Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, White Concert Hall, Washburn University, S.W. 17th St.

Songs of the Season Concert Series: Seaman Concert Choir and Women’s Ensemble, noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, Rotunda, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Songs of the Season Concert Series: Hayden Singers, noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, Rotunda, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Songs of the Season Concert Series: Wanamaker Elementary Mustang Choir, 11:30 a.m. to noon; Lowman Hill Choir Club, noon to 12:30 p.m.; and Lowman Hill First Grade Choir, 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Rotunda, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Songs of the Season Concert Series: Love N Harmony Quartet, 11 to 11:30 a.m., and Topeka Cello Collective, noon to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Rotunda, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Lawrence

The KU School of Music presents the 93rd annual Holiday Vespers, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Main Auditorium, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets and information: lied.ku.edu or (785) 864-2787.

Ashley Davis with special guest Lunasa, An Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Lied Center Pavilion, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. Tickets and information: lied.ku.edu or (785) 864-2787.

Decades Rewind, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, Main Auditorium, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence. Tickets: (785) 864-2787 or lied.ku.edu.

THE GRANADA THEATER: Frankie Ballard, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, 1020 Massachusetts St. Cost: $20 advance, and $24 day of show, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/12/07/frankie-ballard. All ages. (785) 842-1390.

Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Main Auditorium, Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence. Tickets and information: lied.ku.edu or (785) 864-2787.

THE GRANADA THEATER: Terravita, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 1020 Massachusetts St. Cost: $15 advance, and $20 day of show, https://thegranada.com/event/2017/12/09/terravita. All ages. (785) 842-1390.

Manhattan

The Festival of Holiday Choral Music, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave. Tickets: $8.50 at the door.

The K-State Music Theory Class Composition Recital, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, All Faiths Chapel, 1401 Vattier St.

The K-State Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, McCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir.

The K-State Concert Band, Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, All Faiths Chapel, 1401 Vattier St.

The Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, McCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir.

The Masterworks Chorale and University Concert Choir will present a joint performance of John Rutter’s “Gloria” and Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Ave.

The Little Apple Barbershop Chorus presents Harmony for the Holidays A Family Tradition, 2 p.m., opening with Faculty Brass Quintet at 1:30 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 207 McCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir., Manhattan. Tickets: $19.99 adults and $5.99 children, www.k-state.edu/McCain. Information: (785) 532-6428 or mccain@k-state.edu.

Elsewhere

Annual Abilene Municipal Band Holiday Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Eisenhower Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 S.E. 4th St., Abilene. Listen to great Christmas classics performed by the Abilene Municipal Band. Information: (785) 263-6700.

Annual Christmas Vespers Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton.

Marshall County Community Choir Christmas Cantata, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, United Methodist Church, 1500 North St., Marysville. The Marshall County Community Choir will present a Christmas Cantata — Joseph M. Martin’s “The Song Heard ‘Round the World.” Enjoy a journey of carols and folk songs incorporating narriation and scripture as it shares the beloved Christmas story.

Baker University Department of Music & Theatre presents Christmas Candlelight Vespers, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Rice Auditorium or Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Information: https://www.bakeru.edu/music/#/?i=1 email Rstiefel@bakeru.edu or call (785) 594-8478.

STIEFEL THEATRE: Michael Londra, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 151 S. Santa Fe Ave., Salina. Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, “Beyond Celtic,” presents an evening, bringing you “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. Irish musicians join Michael onstage to perform age-old Celtic airs on the haunting uilleann pipes, fiddle, low whistles and the national drum of Ireland, the bodhran. The evening features traditional, heartwarming Irish carols, and the breathtaking Celtic Christmas Irish dancers, built from Michael’s connections to Riverdance. Tickets: $25-$45, http://www.stiefeltheatre.org/.

Martyn Lucas Christmas Concert: “One Night at Christmas,” 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Weaver Hotel, 126 S. Kansas, in Waterville. After a successful musical residency in Marshall County two years ago, he is coming back. Lucas played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at London’s Covent Garden. Tickets are $15 each and available at the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, CJ Express East & West, and the Weaver Hotel. There is limited seating. Martyn Lucas is sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative.

THE COLUMBIAN THEATRE: COLUMBIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 521 Lincoln Ave., Wamego. Tickets: $15-$20, (785) 456-2029 or htttp://www.columbiantheatre.com.

Martyn Lucas Christmas Concert: “One Night at Christmas,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville. Lucas played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at London’s Covent Garden. Tickets are $15 each and available at the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, CJ Express East & West, and the Weaver Hotel, 126 S. Kansas, in Waterville.

THEATER

Topeka

TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE, SHEFFEL THEATRE: “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME,” brunch 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. show Sunday, Dec. 3; 7 p.m. show Thursday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 700 S.W. Zoo Pkwy. Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Tickets: Mainstage Show and Dinner (Friday and Saturday), adult: $44.50, senior: $43, student: $39.50, and child: $38. Mainstage Show Only, adult: $25, and student: $20, https://www.topekacivictheatre.com/.

TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE, HELEN HOCKER THEATER: “SORRY! WRONG CHIMNEY!,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 700 S.W. Zoo Pkwy. David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so that he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and his gun-toting fiancee, and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas or anytime entertainment. Tickets: $14 adults and $12 youth, https://www.topekacivictheatre.com/. This show contains adult content and is not suitable for all audiences.

Lawrence

KU THEATRE PRESENTS “SHE KILLS MONSTERS,” by Qui Nguyen, directed by Jason Bohon, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 5-7, Stage Too!, Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive. Agnes, an assertively ordinary young woman, enters the world of “Dungeons and Dragons” to connect with her late sister she never really knew. Originally produced by Vampire Cowboys, New York’s pioneering “geek theatre” company, this is a comic adventure of resilience and redemption, with a side order of demons. Tickets: $10-$20, (785) 864-3982 or http://kutheatre.drupal.ku.edu.

Manhattan

McCain Performance Series presents “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, McCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir. Tickets: $16-$45, http://k-state.edu/mccain or (785) 532-6428.

Elsewhere

THE COLUMBIAN THEATRE: WINTER THEATRE ADADEMY PRESENTS “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 (closes), 521 Lincoln Ave., Wamego. Tickets: $10-$15, (785) 456-2029 or http://www.columbiantheatre.com/main.asp.

GREAT PLAINS THEATRE: “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-9, 401 Cottage Ave., Abilene. Get on board the deck of a ship headed for adventure in this thrilling prequel to the Neverland story you know and love. With daring new characters blending seamlessly into the old, you will fall entranced by the magic. Second star to the right and straight on ‘till Great Plains Theatre. Tickets: $15-$32.50, http://www.greatplainstheatre.com/. Information: (785) 263-4574.

FILM

Topeka

BOOKS INTO MOVIES: “The Outsiders,” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, The Edge — Teen Room, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. This classic movie based on the classic book, “The Outsiders,” follows three brothers and their commitment to stay together during adverse times while also finding their true identities. Receive a free book too. Ages: 12-18.

“Arthur Christmas,” Animated, United Kingdom (2011), PG, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. How does Santa really deliver all the toys in one night? This year his son Arthur may need to help.

“Christmas in Connecticut,” (1945), black & white, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. A food writer who lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Keith the Critic presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas, 720 S.W. Jackson. Cost: $5 with a clothing donation for the Topeka Rescue Mission. Pre-sale at Vintage Stock, 1930 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Suite B. All Proceeds to the Topeka Rescue Mission and the Jayhawk Theatre. Information: www.jayhawktheatre.org.

Lawrence

LIBERTY HALL CINEMA, 644 Massachusetts St., show times for Sunday through Thursday, Dec. 3-7.

“Lady Bird,” R, 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 6:30 and 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, 1:20 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater; 3:55 and 9:35 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, 3:55 and 9:35 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater.

“Novitiate,” R, 3:40 and 9:20 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, 3:40 and 9:20 p.m. Thursday, in the Little Theater; 6:15 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1:05 and 6:15 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater.

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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.

Elsewhere

“The Polar Express,” 3 p.m., doors open 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St., Emporia. Bring a new toy donation for local foster children. Concessions available.

Free Kids Movie, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Seneca Twin Theatre, 301 Main St, Seneca. Free admission with a can of non-perishable food or toiletry item donated to the Nemaha County Food Pantry.

SQUARE/

FOLK DANCING

SUNDAY, DEC. 3: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, (Advanced Program), Topeka, Kaw Valley Activity Center, 200 S.W. 30th St., Suite 105, Dana Schirmer [S], 4 p.m. Advanced (Square Dance Attire Optional); FRIENDSHIP ROUNDS, (Rounds), Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Kansas Guest Cuers [R], 2 to 5 p.m. 4th Annual Christmas Dance Special, (Note Different Day & Time); and PLUS SQUARES WORKSHOP, (Plus Program), Topeka, Kaw Valley Activity Center, 200 S.W. 30th St., Suite 105, Dana Schirmer [S], 7 p.m. Plus, (Square Dance Attire Optional).

MONDAY, DEC. 4: DI & DON WORKSHOP, (Mainstream), Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Diana Wagner [S], 7 to 9 p.m., Workshop for New and Returning Dancers; and FRIENDSHIP ROUNDS, (Rounds), Paola, Paola Senior Center, 121 W. Wea St., Pam Young & Guest [R], 7 to 9:30 p.m. Round Dance Ph 2-4.

TUESDAY, DEC. 5: SWINGIN’ SINGLES, Shawnee, Old Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive, Jay Krebs [S], Pam Young [R], 7 p.m. Rounds, 7:30 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds & 2 Plus tips, Toys for Tots Dance.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6: RIVER CITY PLUS (Plus Lessons), Andover, Andover Community Center, 1008 E. 13th St., Fred Trujillo [S], 7:30 p.m. Plus Lessons.

FRIDAY, DEC. 8: SHAWNEE SWINGERS, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Chris Wildhagen [S], Lalla Steenbock [R], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds, Lines & Plus tip, Chris Wildhagen Special (Only Dance This Month).

SATURDAY, DEC. 9: BLUESTEM SWINGERS, Emporia, Senior Center, 603 E. 12th St., Dana Schirmer [S], Betty Skillett [R], 7:30 p.m., Mainstream, Rounds & Plus tip, Christmas Potluck, (Come At 6:30 p.m. and Join us for the Meal, Only Dance This Month); HAPPY TIME SQUARES, Lawrence, First Methodist Church West Campus, 867 US-40 highway (West 6th St.), Chris Wildhagen [S], Vernon Nelson [R], Judy Broers [L], 7:15 p.m. Plus, 8 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds & Lines, The Spirit of Christmas; and LONE WRANGLERS, Manhattan, Riley County Senior Service Center, 301 N. 4th St., Dale Stead [S], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream & Plus tip.

CROCO COUNTRY DANCES, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Tecumseh. Music: Leon, Mike & Bobby. (785) 478-4760.

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.

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.

 

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