Looking for something to do in Topeka, northeast Kansas? Here’s our Food & Fun Calendar for Jan. 14-20, 2018




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: Pitch, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14; Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15; DJ Ted, 3 to 7 p.m., and E-Board, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17; Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18; Sierra, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 20; 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.

BLIND TIGER BREWERY & RESTAURANT, 417 S.W. 37th: Glenfinnan, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. 267-2739.

THE BOOBIE TRAP BAR, 1417 S.W. 6th: Sunday Funday Karaoke, 10 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14; Jam Night, 10 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16; The Best Karaoke in Town, Wednesday, Jan. 17; Throwback Thursdays, and Sissy Brown, Thursday, Jan. 18; The Soiled Doves, Your Last Chance, and Our Lives Yesterday, Saturday, Jan. 20; Karaoke, Sundays and Wednesdays. 232-9008. boobietrapbar.fun.com.

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 BURGER STAND, 1601 S.W. Lane: Karaoke, 9 p.m. Saturdays; Free pool and ping pong, 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays; Trivia night, 8 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. 783-8900.

CLASSIC BEAN, in Fairlawn Plaza, 2125 S.W. Fairlawn Plaza Drive: Bridges, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19; Chris Biggs & Friends, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. 271-5005.

THE CELTIC FOX, 118 S.W. 8th Ave.: Jam 4 Dan, noon Sunday, Jan. 14. Last day of a three-day music event to honor Dan Falley, who was long-time Topeka musician; raise scholarship funds to give Shawnee County youth an opportunity to further their musical studies; and provide Topeka’s musicians a unique opportunity to come together to share their love of music. Admission: $5 suggested donation per adult, per day, and children accompanied by an adult are free. Information: jam4dan.com/jam11. 235-2138.

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: A Funny Engagement with Brian Doby, with feature Ed Davis, 8 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. Cover: $7.; 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.: Clearview Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Cover: $5.; Straight Shot, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. 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.

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.: Deuce Alley Entertainment presents Haystak featuring EXO, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20; Jars & Jams open mic, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. most Thursdays. 581-0689.

JAYHAWK STATE THEATRE OF KANSAS, 720 S.W. Jackson: Rounding 3rd: an evolving event series, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. www.jayhawktheatre.org.

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.

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: Shermie at the Piano, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 17, lounge; Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, lounge; Heartstrings, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, lounge; Barbed Wire, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, Main Hall. 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: Patrick Recob CD Release Party, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets: $10, general admission, CitySpin.com.; Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets: $10, general admission, CitySpin.com. 234-4317. www.unclebos.com.

THE WHEEL BARREL, 925 N. Kansas Ave.: Paints Sticks and Bar Tricks by Staci Dawn, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16; Beats by Brail, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. 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.


THE BOTTLENECK, 737 New Hampshire: Madmertigan, Four Arm Shiver, and Solars, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17. All ages.; The M80s, 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. All ages.; Alice Sweet alice, The Hillary Watts Riot, Benovox, and People Watching, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., SAturday, Jan. 20. All ages. www.thebottlenecklive.com.

REPLAY LOUNGE, 946 Massachusetts St.: Get Down Pride Night, and DJ Candy A$$ Inside, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14; Father Orson album release, Wild Eye, and Vision Bone, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17; THT!: Hush Machine Tour Kickoff, Maybe Not, and Bedroom Wounds, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Cover: $3.; The Roseline, and Lazy Waters, 6 to 9 p.m., and Helen Kelter Skelter album release, Condor & Jaybird, and more, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19; JC and The Nuns, Serene Fiend double release, and Lincoln Marshall, and more, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20; Karaoke Jones, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays; Happy Hour Karaoke, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Cover: $2.; Open Mic, hosted by Tyler Gregory, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cover: $2. replaylounge.com/.


CORNING: THE CORN SHED BAR & GRILLE, 6420 Main St.: Karaoke with Daren & Randy Live!, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. (785) 868-2004.

EMMETT: DRY CREEKBED SALOON, 510 Main St.: Karaoke with Daren & Randy Live!, 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Jan. 18. (785) 868-2004.

EMPORIA: BOURBON COWBOY, 605 Commercial St.: Dave Holland Band, 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Admission: $3 ages 21 and over, and $5 ages 18-20. http://bourboncowboybar.com/.

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, Jan. 19. (785) 584-6021.



THE TOPEKA JAZZ CONCERT SERIES presents Dick Oatts and Terell Stafford, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, Regency Ballroom, Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th Ave. Jazz superstars, Dick Oatts, alto sax, and Terell Stafford, trumpet. Backing Oatts and Stafford will be KC jazz masters Todd Strait on drums, Roger Wilder on piano and Bob Bowman on bass. Information: www.topekajazz.com/content/.

“OH HOLY NIGHT” EPIPHANY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, in Fellowship Hall at Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. The celebration will begin with the viewing of a beautiful display of nativities and a chocolate feast followed by music and poetry and ending with a visit from the Magi in a moving pageant. The community is invited.

THE KANSAS YOUTH CHORALE is hosting the third annual Kansas ChorALL Saturday, Jan. 20. The ChorALL is a festival involving youth choirs from Lawrence, Wichita, Newton and Manhattan. Several activities will be experienced by the 200 singers throughout the morning and the day will culminate with a concert at 2 p.m. at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus, S.W. 17th St. Free and open to the public.


ARTERRA EVENT GALLERY: JAZZ BRUNCH!, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2161 Quail Creek Drive. Bottomless champagne, full open bar, made from scratch brunch menu and live jazz. Featuring: Mire Pral, Gipsy Jazz Band. Cost: $35 per person, RSVP at (913) 206-7409, text or call. Information: (785) 371-0990.

THE LAWRENCE CIVIC CHOIR will be starting up a new term and welcoming new members Monday, Jan. 15. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lawrence, 1330 Kasold Drive. No auditions required. They meet every Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Registration will continue on Jan. 29. Information: Paula Siegele, (517) 282-6047.

AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY: Community Jam, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 1419 Massachusetts St. All styles and levels welcome, acoustic instruments only. (785) 830-9640. Free.


STIEFEL THEATRE: Riders In The Sky, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 151 S. Santa Fe Ave., Salina. For 40 years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding it with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!” Riders In The Sky are stars of the stage, screen, the Grand Ole Opry, National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Saturday morning TV and are the only exclusively Western artist to have won a Grammy Award. They truly are “America’s Favorite Cowboys!” Tickets: $29-$45, http://www.stiefeltheatre.org/.

THE COLUMBIAN THEATRE: Dueling Pianos, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, 521 Lincoln Ave., Wamego. Tony B and a special guest. You will hear lots of music including country, classic rock and R&B. Tickets: $30, (785) 456-2029 or htttp://www.columbiantheatre.com.

CHARLEY GREEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE OPRY, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 707 E. 4th St., Tonganoxie. The Diamond Jubilee Entertainers (Stan Steele, Brian Doc Lane, Steve Straub and Monty Tatom) with special guests Carl Walby and Kinley Taylor Rice. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $5 age 12 and under. Buy one ticket get one half price at First State Bank & Trust Basehor, Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence, Perry and Tonganoxie locations.



A FUNNY ENGAGEMENT WITH BRIAN DOBY, with feature Ed Davis, 8 to 10 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, Faces by Mayfield, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District. Cover: $7. 380-1667.


JIM NORTON, KNEELING ROOM ONLY TOUR, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Tickets: $30-$40, Ticketmaster.com and Liberty Hall Box Office (cash only). All ages. Information: libertyhall.net/about.



TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE, SHEFFEL THEATRE: “TOO MANY COOKS,” 6 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, Main Stage, 3028 S.W. 8th Ave. It’s 1932 in Niagara Falls, Canada, where the rum-running business is at its peak. In the aftermath of the Crash, Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter Honey have risked everything they have to open a new gourmet restaurant. When their star – the renowned singing chef François LaPlouffe – fails to appear, tonight’s grand opening is suddenly placed in jeopardy. Tickets: $25-$50, https://www.topekacivictheatre.com/.


LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER WINE TASTING, 5 to 7 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 20, 940 New Hampshire. Try wines from around the world, courtesy of Ad Astra Selections, and enjoy small bites from Culinaria. Tickets: $60 per person, https://lawrenceartscenter.org or (785) 843-2787. Ticket purchase also supports the Arts Center Financial Aid Fund, to provide access to the arts for everyone.


MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES PRESENTS: “CABARET,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 207 McCain Auditorium, 1501 Goldstein Cir. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd — and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen,” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at CABARET — John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Tickets: $29-$129, McCain Auditorium box office, (785) 532-6428 or k-state.edu/mccain. Parental advisory: contains mature content and themes.



LIBERTY HALL CINEMA, 644 Massachusetts St., show times for Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 16-20:

“Darkest Hour,” PG-13, 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1:15 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Thursday.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” R, 3:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

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. libertyhall.net.

Live production, “Jim Norton: Kneeling Room Only Tour,” doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets range from $35 to $40.




SUNDAY, JAN. 14: NORTHEAST KSDA, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. Highway 40, 2 p.m. meeting, District will provide coffee. Please bring own drink or snack.

FRIDAY, JAN. 19: FRIENDSHIP SQUARES, Topeka, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 S.W. 21st St., Dana Schirmer [S], 7 p.m. Plus, 7:30 p.m. Mainstream & Lines, Hillbilly Road Kill (square dance attire optional). (Note new start time for dances).

SATURDAY, JAN. 20: DI-DON SQUARES, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. Highway 40, Diana “Rose” Wagner [S], Donnell Welch [R], 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds, Lines & Plus tip. (Only dance once a month.)

CROCO COUNTRY DANCES, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Tecumseh. Music: Swingin’ Country. (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.