Out & About Calendar April 21-27, 2017

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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: Bop Daddies, from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 22. Lounge opens 4 p.m. Legion members and their guests welcome. 296-9400.

THE BOOBIE TRAP BAR, 1417 S.W. 6th: Maximus with Cudo, 9 p.m. Friday, April 21; Teco’s “Bring the City Out” Birthday Bash, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22; Karaoke, Sundays and Wednesdays. 232-9008. www.boobietrapbar.com.

BOSS HAWG’S BBQ AND PIGSKIN’S SPORTS BAR, 2833 S.W. 29th, in the Brookwood Center: Groovy Girl Karaoke &DJ, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays; Open mic with Cleveland Blues, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. 273-7300.

THE BRASS RAIL, 401 N.E. Emmett: Trivia with Aimee, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Karaoke with Marni &Kyle, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursdays. 232-3332.

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.

CLASSIC BEAN, in Fairlawn Plaza, 2125 S.W. Fairlawn Plaza Drive: Restless Natives, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 21; Josh Hoover, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22. 271-5005.

THE CELTIC FOX, 118 S.W. 8th Ave.: Titanium Blue, from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 21. 235-2138.

THE DUGOUT, 1545 S.W. Fairlawn Road: Karaoke, 9 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 with Brett Schmidt and Brian Doby, hosted by Dominique Davis, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, $5 cover; The Ric Barron Band, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22, $5 cover; Karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays; Arron Price, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. 380-1667.

FLAMINGO BAR &GRILL, 2335 N.W. Clay: Craig’s List Killers, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, April 21; Mike Powers Blues Band, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 22; Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; Jam Night, from 8 p.m. to midnight Mondays; Karaoke One Night Stand with Patty, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays; Groovy Girls Karaoke with Charlene, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays. 783-2881.

GAYLE’S, 600 N.W. Paramore St.: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday, April 24. (785) 232-5511.

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

J&J GALLERY BAR, 917 N. Kansas Ave.: April MOTO in NOTO, from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 21, J&J’ s Gallery/Event Space, Bike and car cruise night in 800-900 blocks of NOTO. 581-0689.

THE KICKSTART SALOON, 2521 N. Kansas Ave.: Shawn Ward, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 21. 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.

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: Delta Haze, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, lower lounge; Barbwire, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22; Pickin’ Pals, 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, lower lounge. VFW members and their guests. 235-9073.

QUINTON’S BAR &DELI, 4121 S.W. Huntoon: Q’s Live presents Sage Cornelius, with special guests, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., doors open 9 p.m., Friday, April 21, $5 cover, 21 and older; Q’s Live hosts The Soiled Doves, Sedlec Ossuary, Prallax, Moonsick, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., doors open 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, $5 cover, 21 and older; Q’s Live presents John Clifton Blues Band, 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, free for all ages; Q’s Live Tuesday Bluesday, open blues jam, 8 p.m. Tuesdays; 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 Lamont, 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. 273-1905.

SPECK’S BAR &GRILL, 2105 S.W. Mission Ave.: Sunday Funday Jam, John Clifton, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, with hosts Charlie Barber and Andrew Barber. 272-9749.

UNCLE BO’S, lower level, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th: John Nemeth, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 21. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door; Boogie Wonderland, 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. Blues society members get $2 discount. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com. 234-4317. www.unclebos.com.

WILD HORSE SALOON, 3249 S.W. Topeka Blvd.: Karaoke &dance party, 8 p.m. to close Sundays. 267-3545.

LAWRENCE

THE JAZZHAUS OF LAWRENCE, 926 Massachusetts St.: Miracle Music Benefit Extravaganza, featuring Jansen Wooten and the Miracle Makers, Kitten Mittens, La Guerre, and more, 9 p.m. Friday, April 21, $5 cover, 21 and older. Raising funds for local Chilcren’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

N.E. Kansas

EMMETT: DRY CREEKBED SALOON, 510 Main St.: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 27. (785) 868-2004.

ROSSVILLE: MIKEY’S BAR &GRILL, 205 N.E. US-24 highway: Karaoke with Daren &Randy Live!, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, April 21. (785) 584-6021.

VALLEY FALLS: THE ELEVATOR, 305 Maple St.: Rock Bottom Band, featuring Dan Pulliam, Jeff Lux and Jack Lassiter, 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. (785) 945-3958.

COMEDY

FACES BY MAYFIELD, 802 N. Kansas Ave., in the NOTO Arts District: Jokes at Faces with Brett Schmidt and Brian Doby, hosted by Dominique Davis, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Friday, April 21, $5 cover. 380-1667.

MUSIC &DANCE

JAZZ

Topeka

TOPEKA JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: THE GRAHAM DECHTER QUARTET, featuring Jeff Hamilton, drums, with Dechter, guitar; Barbara Morrison, vocals; Larry Fuller, piano; and Mike Gurrola, bass; 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Regency Ballroom, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th. College and high school students with IDs can attend a concert for a $5 contribution to the TJW Scholarship Fund at the door. Middle school pupils accompanied by a TJW member can attend a concert for a $5 donation. 230-0006. www.topekajazz.com.

BLUEGRASS

Auburn

THE KANSAS PRAIRIE PICKERS ASSOCIATION: MONTHLY ACOUSTIC BLUE GRASS AND COUNTRY JAM SESSION, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th St., Auburn. Information: Don Anderson at (785) 379-0532 or Dave Russo at (785) 633-6382.

BALLET

Topeka

BALLET MIDWEST PRESENTS MY FIRST BALLET SERIES: “SWAN LAKE,” shortened performance, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Topeka Performing Arts Center. Full-length performances, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Tickets: $10, available at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance, 4300 S.W. Huntoon, or at the door of TPAC the day of the performance.

Lawrence

LAWRENCE BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS: EMERGENCE, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, a mixed repertory performance of classical ballet and contemporary works. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $10 youth, lawrenceartscenter.org. Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampsire St. Information: (785) 843-2787.

GOSPEL

Lawrence

STEVE EUBANK will be conducting the LCC spring concert, “Thoughts of Love,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

DANCE

Lawrence

SPRING DANCE CONCERT, 7 :30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampsire St. Featuring live music and work from Midwestern guest artists, the University Dance Company’s (KU) spring concert will be full of original, exciting work. Tickets on sale at the Lawrence Arts Center: seniors (62 and older) $11, public $14, KU students $10, and children under 18 $5. Tickets bought before 6 p.m. April 26 will be: seniors (62 and older) $8, public $10, students $5, children under 18 $5. There is an additional $1 per ticket customer service fee at the box office and processing fees on internet orders. Information: (785) 843-2787.

Manhattan

STOMP, the eight-member troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cir. Stomp uses matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans and more — everything but convention percussion instruments — to fill the stage with rhythm. Tickets $27.50-$85; available at k-state.edu/mccain, at the box office or call (785) 532-6428.

COUNTRY

Abilene

BONEBRAKE SERIES: FRONT COUNTRY, 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, Great Plains Theatre, 401 Cottage Ave. Cost: $15 general admission, $80 table for four. Information: info@greatplainstheatre.com or (785) 263-4574.

THEATER

Topeka

HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL: “A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF HIGHLAND PARK,” a revue conceived by Teri Walton 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 (closes), auditorium, Highland Park High School, 2424 S.E. California Ave. Tickets: $5 on sale at the door.

SEAMAN HIGH SCHOOL: “WE’LL BE BETTER LATER,” a thought provoking dark comedy about the use of social media. A second play will be performed after intermission called “BOOBY TRAP,” a serious/drama about a soldier who has sat on a land mine. The scenes show moments from his past and future in the present, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 (closes), Bruce Henoch Auditorium, Seaman High School, 4850 N.W. Rochester Road. Tickets: $5, sold at the door.

SHAWNEE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL: “ARSENIC AND OLD LACE,” by Joseph Kesselring, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 (closes), auditorium, Shawnee Heights High School, 4201 S.E. Shawnee Heights Road, Tecumseh. Tickets: $10 adults or $5 students sold at the door or in advance, with a service fee, at www.showtix4u.com.

TOPEKA HIGH SCHOOL: “THE CRUCIBLE,” by Arthur Miller, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 (closes), Hoehner Auditorium, Topeka High School, 800 S.W. 10th. Tickets: $5 at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m., or online at http://cjon.co/2dh7Hkx.

TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE &ACADEMY MAIN STAGE SERIES: “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,” dramatized by Christopher Sergel, from the book by Harper Lee, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, with optional dinner at 6 p.m.; 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 (closes Saturday, May 6), Sheffel Theatre, in TCT, 3028 S.W. 8th. Tickets: $25 ($20 full-time students). Dinner: $19 ($17.50 children 12 and younger or seniors 60 and older). Sunday brunch: $13 ($9 children 12 and younger). 357-5211. www.topekacivictheatre.com.

TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SCHOOLTIME THEATER SERIES: “SWAN LAKE,” ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, libretto adapted from Russian folk talkes, staged by Ballet Midwest, 10 a.m. Friday, April 21 (closes), TPAC, 214 S.E. 8th. Tickets: $6 ($4 groups of 10 or more; $3.75 tax-exempt groups of 10 or more). In person at the TPAC box office or 234-2787, Ext. 100. www.topekaperformingarts.org.

TOPEKA WEST HIGH SCHOOL: “THE HEIR APPARENT,” by David Ives, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 (closes), Douglas P. Goheen Theater, Topeka West High School, 2001 S.W. Fairlawn Road. Tickets: $5 general admission at the door or in advance from cast members.

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY THEATRE: “A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING,” RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN - A MUSICAL REVIEW, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 (closes), Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre, Washburn University, located in the Garvey Fine Arts Center. Tickets, sold at the door an hour before each performance: $10 general admission, $5 Washburn faculty, staff and students with ID. 670-1639. www.washburn.edu/theatre.

Emporia

ESU THEATRE, EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY: “SENSE &SENSIBILITY,” 7:30 p.m. April 25-29. A playful adaptation by Kate Hamill of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart? Located at R.Q. Frederickson Theatre, Roosevelt Hall, 1 Kellogg Circle. Tickets cost $5-$10. Tickets: (620) 341-6378.

Wamego

“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21-23, April 28-30, and May 5-7. In this modern day Grease, a small-town high school basketball star Troy Bolton falls for the beautiful brainiac Gabriella Montez. Challenges ensue when they face jealous girls, busy schedules, and the school play auditions. Will they prove friends wrong, or will their love end when the curtain closes? Located at The Columbian Theatre Museum &Art Center, 521 Lincoln Ave. Dinner will be available before the first Friday performance, April 21. Tickets: columbiantheatre.tix.com.

FILM

Lawrence

LIBERTY HALL CINEMA, 644 Massachusetts, show times for Friday through Thursday, April 14-20:

“E 1200,” R, Genre: Drama, Directed and written by: Kalee Forsythe, ​Starring: Bailee Blair, Sarah Diane Keith-Stuart, Jessi Burkette, Ellis Wallace, Jeremy Auman, Jennifer Bennett, Miguel Marin, and David Webster, 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater (wheelchair accessible) doors open 6:30 p.m., and Big Theater 7 p.m. Thursday.

“T2 Trainspotting,” R for drug use, language throughout, strong sexual content, graphic nudity and some violence, Genre: Drama, Directed by: Danny Boyle, Written by: John Hodge, Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Roberty Carlyle, 4:10 and 9:25 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 4:10 and 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Little Theater; 12:55 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, 12:55 p.m. Thursday, in the Main Theater (wheelchair accessible).

“The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking, 1:10 and 6:45 p.m Saturday and Sunday, 3:50 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1:10 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Little Theater; 3:50 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, 3:50 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, in the Main Theater (wheelchair accessible).

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.

DANCING

FRONTIER TWIRLERS, Osawatomie, Friday, April 21, City Auditorium, 425 Main St., Kerry Wallace [S], Stash Tosio [R], 7 p.m. Rounds, 7:30 p.m. Mainstream, Rounds, Lines &Plus Tip, Spring Fling; ST. JOE SQUARES, St. Joseph, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3524 St. Joseph Ave., Chris Wildhagen [S], 7:30 p.m. Mainstream &Plus, Alternating tips, Continuous Dancing, (Square dance attire not required); and WHEATHEART SQUARES, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Hwy. 40, Larry Crady &Vic Perry [S], Lalla Steenbock [R], 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8 p.m. Mainstream with Rounds, Chicken Hopper (2 Caller Special).

BLUESTEM SWINGERS, Emporia, Saturday, April 22, Senior Center, 603 E 12th St., Lynn Nelson [S], Betty Skillett [R], 7:30 p.m., Mainstream, Rounds, with Plus tip, Hawaiian Dance; and DOCEY DANDIES, Gardner, Grange Bldg., Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E. Washington St., Chuck Owings [S], 7:30 p.m., Mainstream, Rounds, Lines, with Plus tip at top of hour, Celebrate Earth Day.

CAP-TEEN SQUARES &FAMILY, Topeka (Tecumseh), Sunday, April 23, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Hwy. 40, Kerry Wallace [S], 7 p.m. Mainstream, (Only dance this month); KANSAS CITY PLUS, (Plus Program), Leawood, Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W. 83rd St., Dana Schirmer [S], Stash Tosio [R], 7 p.m. Plus with Rounds, (Square Dance Attire Optional), (Only dance this month); and NORTHEAST KSDA, TOPEKA (Tecumseh), CROCO HALL, 6115 S.E. HWY. 40, 2 p.m. Meeting, District will provide coffee. Please bring own drink or snack.

FRIENDSHIP ROUNDS, (Round Lessons), Paola, Monday, April 24, Paola Senior Center, 121 W. Wea St., Pam Young [R], 7 to 9:30 p.m., Ph 2 Two Step Lessons; and HWY 40 PLUS WORKSHOP, Plus Workshop, Topeka (Tecumseh), Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Hwy. 40, Larry Crady [S], 7 to 9 p.m. Plus Workshop.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP, (Advanced Program), Topeka, Wednesday, April 26, Kaw Valley Activity Center, 200 S.W. 30th St., Suite 105, Dana Schirmer [S], 7: p.m. Advanced (Square Dance Attire Optional).

CROCO COUNTRY DANCES, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Tecumseh. Music: Candlelight. (785) 478-4760.

POLKA DANCE featuring the J.D. Parr Czechland Polka Band hosted by Moravan Lodge No. 128, Saturday, April 22, at the Bohemian Hall, 86th and Crawford Road, Rossville. Porubusky’s Sandwich supper starts 6 p.m. Half sandwich meal, $3, full sandwich meal, $5. Dance 7 to 11 p.m. Adults over 18 $6, 12-18 years old $4, under 12 years old free, with paying adult. No outside drinks. All donations go to the restoration of the Hall.

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