It seems like I finish one newsletter and I am starting the next one!! I really enjoyed not having a winter though. I know allergies will be terrible and bugs will be out of control! Just means I need to stock up on Zyrtec and Bug spray!
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National Historic Site 1515 SE Monroe St. Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 354-4273
Kansas State Capitol Tour Center 300 W. 10th 10th & Jackson Topeka, KS 66612 (785) 296-3966
1/3/2012 - 12/31/2012 Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday CAPITOL TOURS: January through May: Mon.-Fri: 9 a.m.,10 a.m., 11 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. June through August: Mon. - Fri.: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. September through December: Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m., 11 a Free www.kshs.org Reservations for the historic tours of the Capitol are strongly encouraged due to the renovations of the Capitol. Repairs are being made to the building exterior and interior. The basement will be transformed into a bright space with additional offices and a visitor information center. The ultimate renovation is expected to be completed in June of 2012. Stop by the Capitol and watch the transformation. DOME TOURS: Please note that Capitol Dome Tours will not be available January 2010 - January 2012 due to renovation. This date is contingent on completion of the work.
Kansas Museum of History 6425 SW Sixth Avenue Topeka, KS 66615 (785) 272-8681
You Are Here: Putting Kansas on the Map
Opening Jan. 20, 2012 Special Exhibits Gallery
Enjoy the best maps from our collection in this showcase of Kansas places opening in January. This unique exhibit will present many maps that are very rare and seldom displayed. It also offers art work and objects related to maps and mapmaking.
You Are Here: Putting Kansas on the Map 1/20/2012 - 4/29/2012 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday Cost: Adult $8 Student with I.D. $6 Children age five and under free with family; Kansas Historical Foundation members free; Group rates available with prior notice The answer to "Where are we?" can usually be found on a map. Maps provide us with information about what's around us and who we are. They help define Kansas and make it known to the world. Enjoy the best maps from our collection in this showcase of Kansas places opening Jan. 20, 2012. This unique exhibit will present many maps that are very rare and seldom displayed. It also offers art work and objects related to maps and mapmaking.
Holley Museum Military Museum Downtown Ramada Inn
At the present time the museum features 5 galleries, named after world leaders. The first gallery is the Winston Spencer Churchill Gallery and features artifacts from World War II in England.
Charles Curtis House 1101 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS
Open every Saturday 11 am to 3 pm $5 per person.
Topeka native, Charles Curtis, was a great-grandson of a Kanza Indian Chief. Curtis was born January 25, 1860 to Captain and Mrs. Oren Curtis. His mother was of Native American ancestry and when she died, when Charles was three years of age, Charles was raised by his mother's people on the Kaw Indian Reservation.
The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tues through Sat. Sunday appointments can be scheduled for special groups at (785) 862-1020. The museum is located at 6700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., (the main entrance of Forbes Field)
602-604 J Street Topeka, KS 66619-1401 (785) 862-3303
Summer Visiting Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm No visitors admitted after 3:30 pm Sundays & Winter Hrs: (Dec. 1 - Feb. 28) Noon - 4:30 pm No visitors admitted after 3:30 pm Admissions Under age 5: Free Children 5-17 yrs: $4.00 Adults 18 yrs & older $6.00 Active Military in Uniform (or with ID card): $4.00 Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604 "J" Street Forbes Field Topeka, Kansas (785) 862-3303 Fax: (785) 862 - 3304 www.combatairmuseum.org
Annual Celebrity Pancake Feed and Silent Auction 4/28/2012 7 a.m. - Noon Combat Air Museum J Street, Hanger 602-6704 Forbes Field $6 includes admission into the museum 785-862-3303 www.combatairmuseum.org Lots of entertainment and all the Perkins Pancakes you can eat with a side of sausage and drink.
Ritchie House 1116 SE Madison Topeka, KS
Topeka Zoo 635 SW Gage Blvd. Topeka, Kansas 66606 Recorded Zoo Infoline: 785-368-9140 Topeka Zoo Main Office: 785-368-9180 www.topekazoo.com
4th Annual Tulip Time featuring over 100,000 tulips and daffodils in the beautifully, landscaped parks in Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee; Doran Rock Garden at Gage Park; Botanical Garden at Old Prairie Town.
OPERATING HOURS Mondays CLOSED (except some holidays) Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM Sundays 1 PM - 5 PM
HOLIDAY HOURS 2012 Monday, February 20th Presidents Day OPEN 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, April 7th 10 AM - 5 PM Egg-citing Magic - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, With Magician Richard Guy
Storm Wrangler Book Signing 4/14/2012 10 a.m. Admission $6.50 www.kansasdiscovery.org Meet author Coert Vorhees who will have a book signing and story time for his children's book Storm Wrangler. The Discovery Center will also have special weather activities to go along with this event.
Great Overland Station 701 N. Kansas Avenue Topeka, Kansas 66608 (785) 232-5533
Santa Fe Artifacts and Photographs Union Pacific Artifacts and Photographs Display of Kansas trains dating back to 1932 History of Topeka from 1800 to present Display of Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls Photographs of Topeka Churches Photographs of Education Buildings Model G Gauge Train Layout Photographs Flood of 1951 and 1966 Tornado Simulator and Baggage Cart
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First Saturday of every month is Cosmos Karaoke! If you love to Karaoke you will totally love Cosmos Karaoke.
April 7- doors open around 9pm following Keith the Critic FREE Movie. Singing begins when Frank has at least 4 song requests for four different people..... Even if you don't want to get on stage, come and enjoy the show!! No cover charge!! Full service Bar!
April 6 So U Think U R Funny April 7 Keith the Critic Free Movie - Dazed and Confused April 7 First Saturday Cosmos Karaoke April 13 Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular April 20 Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular April 21 Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular April 27 Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular April 28 Schultz Show Live 3D Spectaular
Watch the Flash Mob!!!
Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.
Apr 2, 16 4:00–6:00 PM The Edge Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh [11–18 years] and Magic: The Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic players as we host tournaments for both games. Apr 2 4:30–5:30 PM Lingo Story Room Amazing Animals Deadly Creatures [grades 1–5] Step out of the safety zone and count down the world’s most deadly creatures. Discover creatures that strike fast, inflict pain, and leave behind mass destruction. Get close, but not too close to a scorpion and tarantula. Oh, and make a craft to take home...if you survive. Apr 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26 10:00–10:30 AM Story Zone Preschool Storytime [3–5 years] Stories, songs, and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and develop early literacy skills. Apr 3, 17 4:00–5:00 PM The Story Zone 4-H in the Library [6–11 years] Have fun creating a variety of crafts and projects with Shawnee County 4-H as they bring youth and adults together to learn everyday skills. Apr 3 6:00–7:30 PM Hughes Room 205 Small Business Orientation Prospective entrepreneurs learn the various small business resources available in Topeka. Apr 3 6:30–8:45 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C International Film International films are shown in Marvin Auditorium the first Tuesday of every month. For film information visit our digital branch schedule of events, www.tscpl.org, or call 785-580-4427. Apr 4 6:00–8:00 PM Menninger Room 206 How to Start a Business Prospective entrepreneurs learn the necessary steps to starting their own business, including business legal structure, business plans, financial projections, and marketing. Apr 4 7:00–8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Read the Book, See the Show [K–3 and families] Harry Allard’s Miss Nelson Is Missing! is the basis of the Theatre for Young Audiences musical production, April 6–15 at the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy. Children and parents alike will appreciate the teaser presented by the cast and are invited to participate in a “Who is Miss Nelson?” activity at the library. Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 9:30–10:00 AM, 10:30–11:00 AM, 5:30–6:00 PM Lingo Story Room Baby Bookworms [0–18 months] Entertaining our youngest readers with stories, songs and bounces. Apr 5 3:45–4:30 PM Marvin Auditorium 101B Zoo Animals Live [all ages] Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Dennis Dinwiddie, education curator, helps you separate animal fact from fiction. April 6 through May 18 Sabatini Gallery Threading: Body & Space Artist Carol Ann Carter’s fiber works combine memories, lists, and objects into garment-like sculptures. She layers cloth, threads, paper and messages into symbolically charged yet mysterious art. Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 10:00 AM –12:00 PM Hughes Room 205 Skill Building for Life Each session offers different advice, education and support for widows, widowers and caregivers in everyday life. Presented by Midland Hospice. Apr 5 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Anton Room 202 Choose MyPlate Lisa Martin explains how to use Choose MyPlate. Choose MyPlate is a guideline for healthful eating. More information at www.choosemyplate.gov. Cosponsor: K-State Extension Office - Shawnee County. Apr 6 5:30–8:30 PM Marvin Auditorium Edible Book Festival Create an edible masterpiece based on the content or shape of a book – from puns to literal interpretations – for the 6th annual Edible Book Festival. Call 580-4515 by 5pm on April 5 to enter. Bring entries to the library between 3 and 5:25pm on April 6. Apr 6 5:30–8:30 PM Sabatini Gallery First Friday ArtWalk Meet Carol Ann Carter, the artist behind our latest exhibit, mingle with staff and friends, and enjoy light refreshments provided as part of Topeka’s citywide celebration of art. Apr 7 10:00–11:00 AM Story Zone Poetry & Puppets [all ages] Some fun-loving puppets share poems with you as we take part in National Poetry Month. Get inspired by their performances. Then, make your own puppet, create a poem and try out our puppet theater. Apr 7 2:00–5:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101BC Gaming for Adults If you love games and you need a new challenge, then stop in on the first Saturday of each month as we play unusual board games and video games on Xbox or Wii. Bring your own board game or play ours. April: Party games Apr 9 1:30–3:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Literature with Lunch Winter Wheat by Mildred Walker, a 1944 National Book Award nominee, tells the story of 18-year-old Ellen Webb, the daughter of dryland wheat farmers in Montana, as she goes off to college, falls in love, and begins to see everything with new and critical eyes. Apr 9, 23 4:00–5:00 PM Lingo Story Room tWiin Gaming Afternoon [9–12 years] Come in and try your hand (and feet!) at Wii. We’re playing Punch-Out!, Just Dance, Super Mario Kart and Wii Sports. Apr 9, 23 7:00–8:00 PM The Edge Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Find the inspiration you need to take your poetry to the next level. Create your own magnetic poetry set in recognition of National Poetry Month. Apr 10 10:00–11:30 AM Menninger Room 206 Journaling with Words and Images Explore personal writing and illustrated journals through writing exercises and appreciating others’ examples. Discover more techniques using open discussion. New writing prompts and image ideas online at www.tscpl.org/tag/journaling. April’s theme: growth and gardens. Apr 10 4:00–5:00 PM Lingo Story Room In It to Win It [9–12 years] Heard of TV’s Minute to Win It? Now you can win cool prizes playing the same games. Have fun with other kids testing your mental and physical talents. Apr 11 3:30–4:30 PM The Edge Natural Hand Sanitizer [11–18 years] Learn to use natural ingredients to make quick and easy hand sanitizer. All supplies are provided. Apr 12 6:30–8:45 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee’s first and only novel turns 50 this year. Watch this lively appreciation featuring compelling interviews with Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, James McBride, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young. Presented by Women Attorneys Assoc. of Topeka. Apr 12 7:00–8:00 PM Anton Room 202 Cooking by the Book Cooking by the Book is a bookclub for cookbook lovers. This month we discuss The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond and sample recipes from that cookbook. Apr 12, 26 3:30–4:30 PM The Edge No Couch Potatoes Needed [11–18 years] Physical Therapist Natalie Sykes leads you in stress-relieving aerobics, martial arts or meditative exercises. Learn to make or choose healthy snacks at each program. Apr 13 7:00–8:30 PM The Edge Teen Board Game Night [12–18 years] If you’ve never been chased by a zombie, escaped from a haunted house or triumphed at world domination, here is your chance. Play some of our board games to curb your appetite for perilous exploration and world conquest. They’re more fun than the real thing. Apr 13 2:00–5:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101BC Classic Film Classic films are shown in Marvin Auditorium every month. For film information visit our digital branch schedule of events, www.tscpl.org, or call 785-580-4427. Apr 13 6:30–9:00 PM Marvin Auditorium “Oh, Ship!” Titanic Like You’ve NEVER Seen It [all ages] Everyone knows about Jack and Rose and what happened on that fateful night...but for our riffers, James Cameron’s film becomes prime fodder for jokes and mischievousness. Bring your evil moustaches and silly hats and join in the riffing fun. Film is rated PG-13. Apr 14 9:00 AM–3:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101BC Titanic: A Day to Remember 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Revisit the famed ocean liner with a day of Titanic-themed crafts and displays at the library. Fun for the whole family. Apr 14 9:00–11:00 AM Marvin Auditorium 101A Titanic: Craft Time [all ages] Create Titanic-themed crafts to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Apr 14, 28 10:00–10:30 AM Story Zone Storytime with Kyler [all ages] Sleepy heads get out of bed. Join Kyler for songs, stories and other creative activities the whole family will enjoy. Apr 14 3:00–5:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Movie: Titanic (1953) [all ages] Set sail on Titanic’s doomed voyage with an all-star cast from the ‘50s. Bring your date as we watch this version of the legendary story in old Hollywood-style. 1953 | Not Rated | 98 minutes | B&W Apr 15 2:00–3:00 PM Topeka Room 204 Kansas Author Max Yoho Me and Aunt Izzy tells the zany story of 11-year-old Jefferson Davis Johnson and his summer of “moral rehabilitation” with his great aunt, Queen Isabella of Spain Johnson. Find out more about the book, writing, and publishing from the author. Books available for sale and signing after the talk. Apr 15 3:00–4:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Music for a Sunday Afternoon Violinist Zsolt Eder Enjoy the beautiful playing of Zsolt Eder, the Topeka Symphony Orchestra’s new concertmaster. This young virtuoso is making a name for himself in the United States, but was born in Hungary and grew up in Australia. Eder performs Hungarian violin solo favorites. Apr 17 6:30–7:30 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Playing to Read [3–6 years] How does your garden grow? Get your hands dirty in the warm soil as we explore gardening. Sow some seeds, create a beautiful seed design and grow an alphabet garden. Apr 18 3:30–4:30 PM Family Zone Gross Stuff: Ear Wax [grades 3–6] It’s yellowish, it’s waxy, and it can be wet or dry. Sound yummy? Join us right after school to learn all about cerumen (aka ear wax) and make some disgusting, yet surprisingly tasty, ear wax snacks. Apr 18 7:00–8:30 PM Perkins Room 201 African-American Writers Book Discussion Bring your own copy of the book Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson and join facilitator Vince Omni for a discussion of this book (for adults 18+). Apr 19 7:00–8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Herbs Find out how to grow herbs in your garden with the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners. Apr 18 7:00–8:30 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Kansas Poets Trail with Duane Herrmann & Dr. Robert Lawson Two Topeka authors are featured on the Kansas Poets Trail in downtown Wichita. Herrmann and Lawson tell us what the Kansas Poets Trail is and discuss their own poetry as we observe National Poetry Month. Apr 20 10:00–10:30 AM Story Zone Musical Storytime for Everybody [all ages] Kyler sings, plays the guitar, and reads entertaining books for your family. Apr 20 1:00–3:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Severe Weather Safety It’s not a matter of if disaster will strike, but when. Will you be ready? Learn the basics of severe weather safety, emergency planning and disaster preparedness for your home and family. Apr 21 10:00–11:00 AM Lingo Story Room Author Visit Diane deGroat [grades K–1] This award-winning author/illustrator makes characters come alive through her storytelling talents! Meet Diane, listen as she reads from her latest Gilbert book and perhaps shares an old favorite. Apr 21 2:00–5:00 PM Marvin Auditorium and throughout the library 5th Annual Green Fair It’s so easy being green. Throughout the day visit with us and many community representatives to get informed and inspired. Visit our website to read about our partners and their easy ideas for going green. Electronic recycling available that day. There’ll be many green activities for the kids too. Apr 22 2:00–3:00 PM The Edge Sports Broadcasting 101 [12–18 years] JB Bauersfeld, WIBW-TV sports director, discusses how to get into the sports broadcasting field and what being a sports broadcaster entails, from the education and experience you need to the equipment and skills it takes to cover high-profile sporting events like the Final Four. Q&A follows the talk. Apr 22 5:30–8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Friends Book Swap A members-only Book Swap (memberships sold at the door). Between 5:30–7, bring up to 10 books and receive a book swap voucher that entitles you to select the same number of new-to-you books. Refreshments served. The swapping begins at 7. Apr 23 3:30–5:00 PM The Edge Customized Keychains [11–18 yrs] Recycle Formica paint chips into usable, personalized keychains. All supplies are provided. Apr 23 7:00–8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101C Wild Birds of Kansas Whether you are new to bird watching or just in need of a refresher, learn how to identify the birds in our region from members of the Topeka Audubon Society. Apr 24 7:00–8:00 PM Marvin Auditorium 101BC Let’s Make Beer! Combine cooking and crafting to express your individuality and create your own special beers at home. A home-brewer discusses the equipment used, shares basic recipes, and highlights some local resources for brewing. Sorry, no samples! Apr 25 4:00–5:00 PM The Edge Poetry Open Mic Night [12–18 years] Learn your limericks and polish your prose because this Open Mic Night is poetry-themed! Bring your favorite poems to read on stage or pick from our collection. Apr 26 4:00–5:00 PM Lingo Story Room Tasty Poetry [8–12 years] What is Tasty Poetry? Here’s the recipe: 1. Write a poem using clippings from old newspapers and magazines about a snack (provided). 2. Read your poem aloud and impress your friends. 3. Eat snacks. Part of National Poetry Month. Apr 26 7:00–8:00 PM Anton Room 202 Amazing Annuals The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners show you what annuals to plant for the best results in the Kansas climate. These plants are part of K-State’s Prairie Star recommendations. Apr 27 1:00–3:00 PM Story Zone Eggshell Flower Gardens [all ages] Spring has sprung. And if you’ve been “sprung” from school for the day, spring into the library. Dye pretty little eggshell flower pots, plant a few seeds and watch your garden grow. Apr 28 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Marvin Auditorium Bag Day Book Sale All the books you can stuff into a brown grocery bag (purchased at the door for $5 each) are yours. Cruise through books on all topics. This book sale event is a true scavenger hunt. Don’t miss it! Apr 29 2:00–3:30 PM Marvin Auditorium 101BC Discover Kansas Archaeology Explore artifacts with an archaeologist and watch a live flintknapping demonstration. See what’s in an archaeologist’s toolkit, so you know how to equip yourself for an actual expedition. Cosponsors: Kansas State Historical Society, Professional Archaeologists of Kansas, and the Kansas Anthropological Association. Apr 29 2:00–3:30 PM Marvin Auditorium 101A Carol Ann Carter Artist’s Talk The University of Kansas art professor talks about her art on display in the Sabatini Gallery, Threading: Body and Space. Her mixed media and fiber works, paintings, drawings, digital media, performances and installation pieces are nationally known. Bring your questions.
William Shakespeare's Hamlet April 20 - May 5, 2012
The legendary drama from the world's greatest writer
It has been called the greatest play ever written, the most quoted and revered work of dramatic literature, and the single most celebrated work of the world’s greatest writer. A story of passion, revenge, and intrigue. When Prince Hamlet learns that his father, the King of Denmark, has been murdered and that his mother, the Queen, has married his father’s brother, he is driven to near madness. Or is he? Called the closest thing to a perfect play, Hamlet is the quintessential Shakespearean drama.
April 6 & 7, 2012 May 12, 2012 August 17 & 18, 2012
Tickets $ 10.00. Doors open at 7 PM. Show starts at 8 PM
Laughing Matters Junior
Laughing Matters Junior, an all-youth off shoot of the very popular Laughing Matters Improvisational Comedy Troupe offers comic sketches and games based on audience suggestions. Best of all, Laughing Matters Junior is performed by youth with humor that appeals to kids and adults alike! Bring your whole family for a night of fun with these super-talented comedians.
April 14, 2012 June 2, 2012 July 14, 2012
Doors open at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM
TCT's reader's performance company performing radio plays of the 30s and 40s. Listen to the radio performances of The Shadow, Lone Ranger, Fibber McGee and Molly, and a host of other pioneer productions. Let the theatre be your radio and take you on a trip back to a simpler time. The WTCT Players perform in the newly renovated Oldfather Theatre, complete with improved air conditioning, wheelchair access, and comfortably padded seats!
Friday, April 20, 2012 Friday, June 8, 2012 Friday, July 20, 2012
Tickets are $ 6.00. Doors open at 7:00 p Show begins at 8:00 p
TCTA's Second Improvisational Comedy Company
A great offshoot from TCTA's widely successful company, LAUGHING MATTERS, SENIOR CLASS is another zany troupe of improv comedians. Only this time, the company is made up entirely of actors over 55 years old! This group defines life in the golden years as a terrifically fun-filled trip! The Senior Class performs in the newly renovated Oldfather Theatre, complete with improved air conditioning, wheelchair access, and comfortably padded seats!
Saturday, April 21, 2012 Saturday, June 9, 2012 Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tickets are $ 6.00. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show begins at 8:00 p.m.
THE RAT PACK LOUNGE For the second adult musical of the year, Frank, Dean and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth! It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. Now he and the boys have one night to make things right. In the second adult show of the season, with hits like, “My Way”, “What Kind of Fool Am I”, and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime”, this heaven-sent swingin’ new musical is a cross between “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “Ocean’s Eleven”, and will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers! Auditions will be Mar. 19 & 20 at 7pm and are open to 4 adult males and 1 female. Show dates will be April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8pm, and April 29, May 6 & 13 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Apr. 9.
April 27 The Rat Pack Lounge April 28 The Rat Pack Lounge April 29 The Rat Pack Lounge May 4 The Rat Pack Lounge May 5 The Rat Pack Lounge May 6 The Rat Pack Lounge May 11 The Rat Pack Lounger May 12 The Rat Pack Lounge May 13 The Rat Pack Lounge
LUCKY DUCK The first summer Bath House Player show of 2012 is about ugly duckling Serena, who runs away from her rustic barnyard to pursue her dreams in New Duck City! Her adventures with a bunch of zany characters, including Prince Drake, Galinda (the most fashionable Goose in the City), and Wolf, a talent agent and reformed meat-eater (or is he?), take her from high-fashion runways to perilous performing opportunities. The happy ending in this ugly duckling story for grownups isn’t even exactly like the storybook! Auditions will be May 31 from 10-3, for anyone age 14-18, with parts available for males and females. Show dates will be Jun. June 29, 30, July 6 & 7 at 8pm, and & Jul. 1 & 8 at 2:30pm Tickets go on sale Jun. 11.
CINDERELLA The second Bath House Player show is the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale, reborn. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It’s recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Auditions will be Jun. 1 from 10-3pm and are open to anyone age 14-18, with parts available for males and females. Show dates will be Jul. 27, 28 August 3 & 4 at 7pm & Jul. 29 & August 5 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Jul. 9.
SPRING AWAKENING (Co-produced with Washburn UniversityTheater) Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1892 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Spring Awakening received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. Auditions will be September 10 & 11 at 7:00pm at Washburn University Theater. Parts are available for men and women. Show dates will be November 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 7:30pm and & Nov. 11 at 2:00pm at the Washburn University Theater. Ticket sales TBA.
THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! I n a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or 'hanging ten' off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more. Auditions for the last Topeka Youth Players show of 2012 will be Sept. 23, from 2-6pm and are open to anyone age 10-13. There will be parts available for males and females. Show dates are Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7pm, and Dec. 9 & 16 at 2:30pm. Tickets go on sale Nov. 19.
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Sunday, April 22, 5 p.m. Christina Webster - Flute; Tabitha Reist Steiner - Harp Freewill offering
Cloister Art Gallery - Grace Cathedral
Gallery Hours are 9 to 4:30 M-F Sat and Sunday until noon
Ye Wang Painting Exhibition
Most of the paintings in this show are ink paintings done in the past nine months. Ink painting started in the seventh century in China and it has been a highly developed painting medium for Chinese literati painters in the following centuries. Different from Western oil painting, there is no accurate perspective and scientific color change in ink painting. The variations of ink value change and line change are crucial. Ink painting is characterized by its simplicity, symbolic meaning and random textures. The subjects in the show include landscape, flowers and birds.
Originally from China, Ye Wang achieved his Master’s degree of Fine Arts at University of Windsor in Canada. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Washburn University. He teaches oil painting, watercolor, ink painting and drawing. His work has been in numerous exhibitions and won awards. He was featured on the cover of February issue of Professional Artist magazine in 2012. His work has also been included in the book Best of America Oil Artists Volume III.
There will be a reception in the gallery with Ye Wang, Friday April 6. If you are coming for the Good Friday church service at 7PM, please come view the gallery exhibit before the service. The reception will continue from 5:00 to 8:00.
Workshop Chair: Ken & Orvina Tidball 785-731-5919 We appreciate this outlet. May we send info to you each month about our workshops? If you need more info, please contact us. Thanks
Topeka Art Guild Fairlawn Shopping Plaza 5331 SW 22nd Place Topeka, KS 785-273-7646
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Carol Ann Carter: “Threading Body and Space” opens April 6 and runs through May 18. Opening reception 5:30 – 8:30, artist’s talk Sunday, April 29, 2 – 3:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium.
Washburn University Theatre/Music
White Concert Hall Washburn Campus, Garvey Fine Arts Bldg
WU egg hunt Saturday, April 7, 2012 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. East Memorial Union Lawn Event is free and open to all. Sponsors of event: CAB Website of event: wuevents.com Contact Name: Richard Kelly, Phone: 785.670.1222 An egg hunt, games, and activities will be provided for children from infant through age 10. Egg hunts for youngsters will be staged in age groups: 9 - 9:15 a.m.: 0-2 year olds 9:15- 9:30 a.m.: 3-5 year olds 9:30- 9:45 a.m.: 5-7 year olds 9:45- 10 a.m.: 8- 10 year olds 10 - 10:15 a.m.: 0- 2 year olds 10:15- 10:30 a.m.: 3-5 year olds 10:30- 10:45 a.m.: 5-7 year olds 10:45- 11 a.m.: 8-10 year olds
April 13 Washburn University Jazz Ensemble with New Vintage Big Band
Washburn University Jazz Ensemble with New Vintage Big Band April 13 7:30 pm White Concert Hall
Dido and Aeneas - Purcell Washburn Opera and Orchestra April 26-27 7:30 PM White Concert Hall
My Dark Nights of the Soul - Poet Robert Hayden 4/29/2012 3 p.m. Kansas Room, Memorial Student Union 1700 SW College Avenue Washburn Campus Duane Herman will share the story of poet Robert Hayden who became the first African American Poet Consultant to the Library of Congress, an honor known as Poet Laureate of United States. Hayden spent his childhood in Detroit ghetto nicknamed Paradise Valley and his childhood events that would result in times of depression.
Art Department Student Exhibit 4/7/2012 - 6/3/2012 Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Mulvane Art Museum 17th & Jewell Streets Washburn Campus Free 785-670-1124 www.washburn.edu/mulvane Art Department Student Exhibit, the annual juried exhibit of work by Art Department students.
Industrial Nature 2/4/2012 - 4/15/2012 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Mulvane Art Museum 17th & Jewell Street Free Industrial Nature features the moth & lichen found object sculptures of Michelle Stitzlein. Stitzlein received her BFA from the College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. Stitzlein creates found object art / sculpture from recycled materials, including piano keys, broken china, license plates, rusty tin cans, electrical wire, bottle caps, and other miscellaneous items. Combining an artistic boldness with the premise that recycled materials have the capacity to metamorphose into larger objects of great beauty, Stitzlein's series of more than 14 wall hung moths range in size from 3 to 11 feet.
Twist & Turn 2/4/2012 - 4/15/2012 Tuesday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Free Twist & Turn art work by participants in the Museum's Twist & Turn Project will be on display. Along with Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein, who creates sculptures out of recycled objects including slide carousels, headlamps & piano keys.
2/4/2012 - 4/15/2012 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Free Lang has been an avid student of origami for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been shown in exhibitions in Museum of Modern Art, NY; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; San Diego Mingei Museum of World Folk Art, San Diego, CA and the Nippon Museum of Origami in Kaga Japan among others.
Seaman High School
Topeka Symphony Orchestra All concerts are held at White Concert Hall, Washburn University and begin at 7:30 pm
Fabulous Finale 4/14/2012 7:30 p.m. White Concert Hall 1700 SW Jewell Avenue Washburn Campus $32 - $22 Adults, fulltime students are 1/2 price 785-232-2032 www.topekasymphony.org "Fabulous Finale" April 14, 2012 John Strickler, Conductor Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 Julius Kim, piano Sibelius: Symphony No.2
Saturday Art Market
Saturday, April 7, 2012
continuing every Saturday until November 3, 2012
North end of Kansas Avenue Memorial Bridge
Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) 214 SE 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603 785-234-2787
Metro Ballet Presents Swan Lake Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7:00PM
Ballet Midwest Presents Swan Lake Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8:00pm Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 3:00pm
Brian Regan Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:00PM
Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
Joe Bonamassa Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 8:00PM
“They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine
Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world's greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star, as well as a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. To support the recent release of his 9th solo studio album, Dust Bowl, Bonamassa is back on tour selling out venues across the country.
Download the title song, “Dust Bowl” for FREE at www.jbonamassa.com/dustbowl
Topeka Festival Singers White Concert Hall www.topekafestivalsingers.org
Topeka Jazz Workshop Topeka Downtown Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 SE 6th Street, unless otherwise posted.
April 15, 2012: DICK OATTS, sax; JIM OATTS, trumpet; JIM EKLOF, drums; JOHN MOSCA. trombone; backed by Bob Bowman, bass, and Roger Wilder, piano.
Dick is a well-known, respected saxman in New York and his brother-in-law John Mosca is leader of the famous Vanguard Orchestra in New York. Dick is a native of Earlham , Iowa where his brother Jim still resides, as does Jim Eklof, who is Marilyn Maye's drummer. We can thank our Vice President Steve Waugh for this one. Steve also hails from Earlham and knew the Oatts family. Bob Bowman used to play with Dick Oatts in the great Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra. This has the makings of another really great concert!
The Collective Art Gallery 3121 SW Huntoon
"The Brickmakers" And Other Work Opening Reception First Friday April 6, 2012 5:30-8:30PM Show Runs Through April 28, 2012
April 6, Marvin Auditorium, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. It’s 5:30 – 8:30 too, with entries coming in starting at 3 pm. Call 580-4515 to register, before 5 pm Thursday April 5. Eaten a good book lately? Books are interpreted through any material that could be eaten. (It doesn’t have to be edible right now. We don’t eat the books at the event – but there will be refreshments!)
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The Break Room Check website for nights Celtic Fox The Office - Boscos - Supper Club Th-Sat -5 to 10 Lupitas - Mon-Fri 11a to 7 Sat 11a to 3 p The Globe - Dinner Mon - Sat 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm Arturos - Mon - Sat 11 am - 8 pm Uncle Bo's Friday & Saturday nights Madison Street Diner - Hanover Pancake House Mon-Sat 6am - 2pm Sun - 6am to 3pm Blue Planet - Mon-Wed 6a to 7pm Thurs-Fri 6a-8p Sat 10a-4p
Golden Dragon Chinese - Mon-Sun 10:30a - 9p
RowHouse Restaurant - Wed 6-8 Thurs-Sat 5:30p-8p
Opened after 5 pm
Terry's Bar & Grill - Mon-Sat 11a-1a Sun 12p - 7p
Pepa & Chelas
Cousins Bar Mon-Fri 2p - 2a Sat- 10:30a-2a Sun 11a - 2a
Skivies Bar Mon-Sun 3p to 2a
Hazel Hill Chocolates - Mon-Fri 10a to 7p Sat 10a to 6p
Wolfes Camera - Mon - Wed: 8a - 5:30p Thu: 8:00a - 8:00 p Fri - Sat: 8:00a - 5:30p
Downtown Farmer's Market 4/9/2011 - 11/19/2011 7:30 a.m. - Noon Judicial Center Parking Lot 12th & Harrison
Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market. The freshest fruits and vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts.
AREA CAR SHOWS!!!
Apr 13th, 2012 (Fri) Spangles 29th & Topeka Blvd. Cruise Night Spangles 29th & Topeka Blvd. Cruise Night 5pm til 10pm A great way to start a weekend.
Apr 14th, 2012 (Sat) Fairlawn Cruise Fairlawn Cruise Night 5pm til 10pm Come and Enjoy!!
Apr 21st, 2012 (Sat) Advance Auto Parts Cruise Advance Auto Parts Cruise 5pm till 10pm Come and havr fun with us!
Apr 28th, 2012 (Sat) Civitan Spring Car Show Civitan Spring Car Show Civitan Lane, Gage Park Sat April 28th 10am to 2pm Registration $15.00 per vehicle Prizes Awarded Limited to 100 vehicles Dash Plaques to the first 50 Proceeds to be donated to Civitan Day Camp Rain Date May 5th
Apr 28th, 2012 (Sat) The Pad Cruise The Pad Cruise Night 5pm til 10pm Hope to see you there !
Apr 28th, 2012 (Sat) 4th Annual Homestead of Auburn Car Show 4th Annual Homestead of Auburn Car Show Sat April 28th 11am - 2pm All makes welcome Reg.$15.00 For more info contact Kate or Dean at 785-256-7100
Last years schedule.. Couldn't find it for 2012
Friday Night Cruise Nights: All Friday Cruise Nights 6PM-10PM
Saturday Night Cruise Nights: All Saturday Cruise Nights 5PM-10PM
1st Saturday: Spangles 635 NW US Highway 24 2nd Saturday: Fairlawn Plaza Mall 21st & Fairlawn 3rd Saturday: Advance Auto Parts 3118 SW Topeka Blvd 4th Saturday: The Pad Restaurant 1730 NW Topeka Blvd th Saturday: Spangles 29th & Topeka Blvd
Fiesta Mexicana Royalty food sales begin April 9, 2012 and will continue until July 1, 2012 in the Marlo Cuevas-Balandan activity center at 201 NE Chandler. Food will be sold each day from 11am thru 7:00pm Monday thru Saturday and 8am- 1:00pm on Sunday’s. There are four young women and one young man running for the title of Queen/ King for Fiesta; Blanca Alvarado, Josie Gonzalez, Edwin Martinez, Alejandra Ruiz, and Michelle Hubbard. Each candidate will work two weeks in the kitchen and two weeks will be work as a group. All the money raised by the candidates benefits the children from Our Lady of Guadalupe who attend Holy Family Catholic School in the Oakland area of Topeka. For more information about the food sales or daily specials visit the Fiesta web site at http://olg-parish.org/fiesta/index.html
2012 Designers' Showhouse 4/21/2012 - 5/13/2012 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Westboro Neighborhood 3162 SW Shadow Lane Admission $8.50 per person in groups of 8 - 14; $8 person groups of 15 or more www.nenc.ks.childcareaware.org The event will be returning to the Westboro area with a beautiful colonial style home on Shadow Lane. There are a total of 17 design areas to be tranformed. The Showhouse is an annual grassroots fundraising event for the Child Care Aware of Northeast & North Central Kansas. Public tours are available. Group tours are available along with lunch catered by Sweet Dreams Catering. (Group Tour Reservations Monday & Tuesday only for groups of 8 or more by reservation only, with housing remaining closed to the public. Lunch is served Wednesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Group Tours with Tour & Lunch is $17.50/person in groups of 8 - 14 persons, or $17/person in groups of 15 or more. Children under 8 will not be admitted. Last tour starts 30 minutes before closing.
Topeka's first Junior Roller Derby team is forming NOW! The Chick Whips are recruiting junior skaters between the ages of 10 and 17. Become part of one of the largest growing national sports TODAY! Don't delay. Call 272-0303 for more info.
May 19 HOME vs MOKAN **** double header w/ the Cowtown Butchers & the Ozark Derby Brigade men’s league! June 16 HOME vs Fint Hills Fury July 14 HOME vs KCRW Plan B August 11 HOME vs Salina Sirens
Kansas Koyotes Football 4/7/2012 7:05 p.m. Landon Arena One Expocentre Drive www.ksexpo.com Kansas Koyotes Football vs. Springfield Wolf Pack.
Kansas Koyotes Football 4/28/2012 7:05 p.m. Landon Arena One Expocentre Drive www.ksexpo.com Kansas Koyotes Football vs. Oklahoma Defenders.
April 7 April Small Bore Shoot - April 4 Men's Night April 15 Ravenwood April 100 - April 16 Women's Night - April 22 Liars, Cheaters, Bullshitter - April 26 Couples Night -
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Crane Observatory Open House Open to the public free of charge. Crane Observatory is on the fourth floor of Stoffer Science Hall, Washburn University
April 5 - 9-10 p.m. April 19 - 9-10 p.m. May 3 - 9-10 p.m.
The open house will be canceled if weather is not conducive to viewing.
Come and view the skies with our Warner & Swasey refracting telescope built in the late 1800s.
Sponsor: Physics and astronomy department Information: 785-670-2141 http://www.washburn.edu/cas/physics/openhouse.html
Planetarium Open House
PLANETARIUM Open House programs are scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of each month while Washburn is in session, including February 9, March 8, and April 12. The show time is from 7-8 pm. Note that attendance is limited to around 50 people. Contact the Department of Physics & Astronomy at 785-670-2264 or at
for more information.
April 12 - 7 P to 8 P
Web site: http://www.washburn.edu/cas/physics/openhouse.html
April 12 Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer April 13 Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer April 14 Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer April 15 Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer April 21 Pro Boxing & MMA Fights
West Topeka Ghost Tour
Spend your Friday the 13th on a ghost tour of some of the most haunted locations in Topeka. Highlights include State Hospital grounds, Ward-Meade Park,Ritchy Cemetery and many other locations.
Tour will depart Celtic Fox Restaurant 8th and Jackson in Topeka at 8PM sharp. Where comfortable shoes, you will get out in several locations. Celtic Fox 8th and Jackson.
Bring your cameras amazing photos have been taken during tours.
Tour will last approximately 2 hours. Tickets are $17.00 per person.
For more information call 785-851-0856 or email
www.ghosttoursofkansas.com Celtic Fox Topeka, Kansas Friday, April 13, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Psychic Fun & Feast
Psychic Fun and Feast, North Star Supper Club,1100 NW 25th St, Topeka, Kansas, Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 PM. Join Ghost Tours of Kansas and the Midwest's most noted psychic Jo Flowers for an evening of fun and intrigue, Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 PM. Sit down to a scrumptious meal and interesting conversation with Jo and GTK staff. Following the meal, hear history and haunts of North Star along with a tour of the building.Jo will present a bio on herself and top the evening off with your very own personalized psychic reading from Jo. North Star Supper club is a haunted hot spot on the Ghost Tours of Kansas North Topeka Ghost Tour. Tickets for the event are $50.00 per person.
Event will last approximately 2-3 hours. Please specify Grilled Chicken or Sirloin entree with your ticket purchase. Tax,Tip, meal, sides, non-alcholic beverage, presentation and personalized reading are included in the price. Northstar Restaurant 1100 NW 25th St, Topeka, Kansas Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:30pm-8:30pm EDT
Ghost Tour North Topeka
Rough and Rowdy best describes our North Topeka Ghost Tour. Did you ever wonder what spirits may be be lurking at the North Kansas Avenue Bars? Other highlights include Rochester Cemetery and the Albino Woman, Overland Station and Moose Lodge which is listed on our top 5 most haunted locations for 2011. Tour departs North Star Supper Club, 1100 NW 25th Street, Topeka, Kansas at 8PM Saturday, April 28th 2012.Perfect date night. Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and be prepared to get out in several locations. Curtis Cemetery is always a fun get out spot since you never know what might be captured in a photo or experienced first hand.
Tickets are $17.00 per person and can be purchased on our website at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com. For more information call 785-851-0856 or email
For those super paranormal enthusiasts, check out our year long membership cards. $100.00 for as many tours as you like as many times as you like.
Check out the website for details. Also, check out our internet radio show every Wednesday night on Radio Rich and Friends from 6PM-7PM. Northstar Restaurant 1100 NW 25th St, Topeka, Kansas Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Public Investigation - Moose Lodge
Everyone has been asking and Ghost Tours of Kansas and Moose Lodge have come through! The big event is taking place Saturday,April 28th, 2012 at the Moose Lodge, 1901 North Kansas Avenue beginning at 10PM. First hour will be a presentation of former evidence collected, stories, and time to wind-up or down prior to the investigation at 11:00 while investigators are setting up equipment. Listen to the live band or have a refreshment at the bar, or come earlier and have dinner. Investigation will begin at 11PM and last until your tired or 3:30 in the morning, whichever comes first. 15 spots will be made available. Everyday-Legacy Paranormal from wichita Kansas will be the hosting team. Tickets are $50.00 per person Be ready for a good time! Purchase Tickets here Moose Lodge 1901 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kansas Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00pm-3:00am EDT
WSBA Spring Event: Movie on the Lawn- showing
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"! Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:00pm Union Lawn - Washburn University
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and come out to the Union lawn (just east of the Union) for a showing of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", presented by WSBA! Family welcome! Free Beer, soda, and popcorn will be provided by WSBA!!
April 7th - Dazed and Confused
The Break Room
911 S Kanas Ave
Movie begins at 7pm
Simplified dinner menu available
Call for Art: Topeka High Alumni Art Show
The THS Art Department and the THS Historical Society is hosting the 2012 Topeka High Alumni Art Show
The show opening will be on the Topeka First Friday Art Walk on May 4th from 5-7 pm. The show will remain on display from May-August.
Artwork will be sold at the listed value or best offer in a silent auction. The profits will be donated to the Topeka High Historical Society, with a portion of the proceeds to be used to purchase needed locked display cases, podiums and equipment for displaying artwork in the gallery.
We appreciate your willingness to submit your artwork for this show. We hope it becomes an annual event at THS!
We ask that you please ship your artwork in a "ready to hang and display attire".
All artwork must be submitted including the following information:
Artist Name: Year Graduate: Current Location: Educational/Experience after graduating from THS: Artwork title: Artwork Medium: Listed Value of Artwork:
ALL WORK DUE APRIL 20th
No artwork will be returned to the artist. All artwork is considered a donation to the Topeka High School Historical Society.
In return for your contribution to the 1st Topeka High Alumni Art Show, you will receive a print of the THS Trojan & Tower.
April 5 C5 (Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce) WOMEN’S LUNCHEON – Thursday, April 5 from 11:45 – 1 p.m. For info or to RSVP, contact Mary Meens at
April 12 APRIL C5 (Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce) LUNCHEON – Thursday, Apr. 12, 11:30am-1pm. First Southern Baptist Church, 19th & Gage. Featured Speaker: Eric Rucker. COST: $10 for C5 members & 1st-time guests; $15 for non-members & other guests. For RSVPs & info: Jay at 408-5250;
. Cancellations with 24 hours notice will not be charged for their meal. Last-minute attendees are welcome on a space-available basis. Open to the public – come find out more about C5 and network/fellowship with others.
April 7 AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, lower level, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave. (785) 259-3110.
April 14 AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, lower level, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave. (785) 259-3110. April 21 AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, lower level, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave. (785) 259-3110. April 28 AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, lower level, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave. (785) 259-3110.
April 4 TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Apr. 4-7, 7pm, Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd. Free Adm. Call 272-6322. www.thelawn.org. April 5 TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Apr. 4-7, 7pm, Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd. Free Adm. Call 272-6322. www.thelawn.org. April 6 TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Apr. 4-7, 7pm, Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd. Free Adm. Call 272-6322. www.thelawn.org. April 7 TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Apr. 4-7, 7pm, Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd. Free Adm. Call 272-6322. www.thelawn.org.
April 8 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT IWIG DAIRY – Apr. 8, 6:30am. Meet at Iwig Family Dairy, 3320 S.E. Tecumseh Rd., at 6:30am and take a tractor & wagon ride up to the timber area for the service. There will be a time of Worship and Praise and a sharing of the Resurrection story. Afterwards, everyone is invited for a time of fellowship and pancake breakfast at Shawnee Heights Church, 4335 S.E. 29th street starting at 8:00. At 9:00 there will be an Easter Egg hunt in the Church yard, followed by the regular Sunday Morning Service at 10:00. For info: www.shawneeheights.org, or Iwig Family Dairy on Facebook. Open to the community.
April 14 PANCAKE FEED & 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK – Apr. 14, 7-11am, Heritage Christian School, 2000 NW Clay. Run/Walk: 8:00 registration, 9:00 start time. For info: 286-0427 or www.hcstopeka.org
April 22 AUTISM AWARENESS CARNIVAL – Apr. 22, 11-4, Tecumseh City Park. Lots of fun, food and facts in a safe environment. Hosted by the Topeka Autism Support Group.
YMCA Camp Hammond to offer Trailblazers Adventure Program Outdoor Days
The YMCA and the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance with area Outdoor organizations will team up to offer free outdoor education seminars and hands on hunting, fishing and general outdoor skills and demonstrations to youngsters and their families on Saturday April 28, at Camp Hammond, the Y’s premier outdoor facility. This is a free program.
The Trailblazer Adventure Program will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Camp Hammond, located at 6320 SE Stubbs Road. This exciting program serves as an introduction to the thrill of outdoor sports and conservation. This program is collaboration between the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance and the YMCA.
The program is open to boys and girls age 7 & up and their families. Area outdoor experts will present workshops and hands on demonstrations in a variety of areas, including archery, hunter safety target shooting, astronomy, fishing, and turkey hunting / calling, duck hunting /calling, and, fur harvesting, remote control airplanes and dog training. The Kansas Wildlife and Parks will be on hand to answer questions and help with the fishing program. Youth groups are welcome to take part in the activities.
The Outdoor Education Center will be open for viewing and hands on classes during this event. The Outdoor Education Center will serve youth and families and will be a resource for learning more about wildlife and outdoor skills about fishing, hunting, nature education, and more. Information about Camp Hammond summer camp will be available.
The term “nature-deficit disorder” was coined by author Richard Louv in his book “Last Child in the Woods” to describe what happens to young people who become disconnected from their natural world. Louv links this lack of nature to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
“Our goal is to give young people a chance to learn about the wonderful opportunities we have at Camp Hammond, “said Mike Stewart, the Camp Hammond Chairman. Mike wants young people to learn and appreciate the abundant outdoor sports we have and go outside to enjoy nature and the outdoors in Kansas. “Youngsters and their families will be able to enjoy one of the area’s prime outdoor facilities and at the same time learn to appreciate wildlife and hunting and fishing opportunities and learn new skills.” Food will be available for a minimal charge. For more information call Bruce Holt at 354-8591.
Governor's Annual Easter Egg Hunt 4/7/2012 11 a.m. Cedar Crest- Governor's Mansion Free Join in on the fun at Cedar Crest as you search for eggs throughout the beautifully landscaped acreage. Ages 1-9 are encouraged to participate in this event. There will be shuttle service from the SBG Parking lot on 6th St.
ReThink Topeka 3rd Annual Exhibition & ArtWalk 4/14/2012 Noon - 7:30 p.m. Downtown Topeka $2 www.rethinktopeka.com Celebrate Community with local Art, Poetry, Music and Food, including the Jayhawk Tower, Blue Planet, Breakroom, BOSCO's, Celtic Fox, Nexlynx, Supersonic and the Topeka Community Cycle Project.
“SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING” luncheon will be held at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on April 12, 2012 at 11:30. Toni Farrell-Higgins from Discovery and Room Makers will be sharing ideas on how to spring spruce up your home. Local Singer Margo Stewart will entertain with her beautiful music. The speaker for this Topeka Women’s Connection luncheon will be Pat Geren, from Fort Smith, Ar. Her topic will be “Perfect Fit, No Alterations Needed”. Reservations must be made by April 9 by calling Jeanie at 233-1387 or Ann at 266-1522. Cost of lunch is $13.00, and there is no cost for the program.
3rd Annual Topeka Braves Softball Fundraiser Tournament Saturday, May 5 at 8:00am at Felker Park Topeka Kansas
$120.00 a team. If you reg. and pay before April 15th will only be $100.00. (Home Run Derby $5.00 10 pitches. Winner gets $50.00) Full Concession stand provided by partycrowdbbq. And will have a huge concert after the Tournament. The Buzz will be putting on a great show. Will be a $5.00 donation to the concert. Please tell all your friends. Please message me or call 213-5528 or can e-mail Drew Briggs at
This is the concert in the park that is part of it, after the tournament.
The BUZZ Band - Party In the Park! Saturday, May 5 at 6:30pm at Felker Park
The BUZZ BAND will be playing a special concert in Felker Park following the 3rd Annual Topeka Braves Softball Fundraiser Tournament. The day will feature fun and activities for all ages, fantastic BBQ and concessions will be available all day so come early and hungry and make it a real family event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers! $5 donation asked for the concert show which will start approximately 6:30pm, depending on the length of the games, and run till 10pm. Not far from the fields are a paved parking lot, restrooms, and a playground for children.
Link to the Tournament Page in case you want more info or have a team that wants in: https://www.facebook.com/events/136275793167052/
The BUZZ is a 5-piece Top 40 & Classic Rock band that plays a wide variety of hits from the 60s to Today, some be ready to party! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Buzz-Band/139403542751749?sk=app_2405167945
There is always something going on at one of our bar or night clubs. Whether it is live music, dancing, comedy, sports or just hanging with friends Topeka has many great choice to choose from! Make sure to sign up for Seveneightfive's weekly blast. Splash does a really good job of keeping up to date on all the new bars. (Even the ones that just change names)
If you know the owners of any of these places you might want to forward this email to them and have them contact me. I would love to know what type of events they have, menu and drink specials to add.....
1-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 4-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 8-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 11-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 15-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 18-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 22-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 25-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 29-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails
Every sunday - open jam with josh vowell & the rumble Every wednesday - karaoke
The Boobie Trap 6th & Washburn
April 1 Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm
April 2 Just Drinkin' w/ Jory!
April 3 Open Mic w/Austen Bunyar –
April 4 Midget Pounder/ Witchburn
April 5 Resistance Dj Showcase! –
April 6 Top City Ramblers (fmrly KVB)/ Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Co./ Concrete Rivals/ Old Country Death –
April 7 Mastamind of Natas/ Scum –
April 8 Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm
April 9 Just Drinkin' w/ Jory!
April 10 Jason and the Punknecks/ Devil Television/ Monzie Leo/ Max Fred –
April 11 Open Freak Night
April 12 Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase! –
April 13 CHEROKEE ROCK RIFLE | THE HEMORRHOIDS | THE SOILED DOVES –
April 14 The Slow Fade/ Til Willis/ tba –
April 15 Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm
April 16 Dark Blue Dark Green/tba
April 17 Open Mic w/Austen Bunyar
April 18 Open Freak Night
April 19 Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase!
April 20 Cast Pattern/ Sedlec Ossuary/ Conflicts/ Melting Point of Bronze/ On the Shoulders of Giants
April 21 SUB-SHOCK w/ Azoic Realm
April 22 Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm
April 23 Just Drinkin' w/ Jory!
April 24 Attaloss (Hollywood CA)/ The Foot (Denver CO)
April 25 Open Freak Night
April 26 Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase!
April 27 Obliterate the Apex/ tba
April 29 Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm
April 30 Just Drinkin' w/ Jory!a
Bullfrogs Live 4115 Southwest Huntoon St.,Topeka, KS 66604-1838 (785) 273-0606
Comedy Shows Fridays and Saturdays. Shows begin at 8:30 (Reservations only held till 8pm). Doors open at 7:30.
April 6 Pat Brown & Bill Russ April 7 Pat Brown & Bill Russ April 13 Tony Boswell & Paul Curtis April 14 Tony Boswell & Paul Curtis April 20 Bryan McCree & Kate Brindle April 21 Bryan McCree & Kate Brindle April 27 Danny Browning & Jay Harris April 28 Danny Browning & Jay Harris
Live Bands - Resume in the Spring Fridays 6pm-11pm Saturdays 8pm-12am (Weather permitting)
Celtic Fox 118 SW 8th street
Thursday Night Karaoke Hosted by: Jamie & Sherrye
5-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 12-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 19-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 26-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox
Classic Bean (Fairlawn Plaza)
Live music Friday and Saturday nights.
College Hill Tavern 1616 SW 17th St.
Dugout 1545 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka
Karaoke with Patti every Tuesday from 9 pm to 1 am
$3.50 Hamburger with Fries every Tuesday & Thursday (With any drink purchase)
3-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 10-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 17-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 24-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out
The Dutch Goose 3203 SW 10th
Karaoke with Hobb's Every Wednesday Night 9 pm
4-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 11-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 18-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 25-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose
Lazy Toad 22nd Place & Chelsea
The Lazy Toad is located on the Southwest corner of 22nd Place and Chelsea in Fairlawn Plaza in Topeka just south of 21st and Chelsea. Check us out from 11am-2am. We are a Restaurant, Sports Bar, and Lounge with more than 30, 50 inch Plasma TV’S and 20 Beers on Tap. Check us out at www.lazytoad.net or call 272-TOAD. Dont forget about the patio and $2 margaritas.
THE BANDS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PLAY 9PM-MIDNIGHT FOLLOWED BY DJ DANCE PARTY MIDNIGHT-2AM.
Wednesday draft beer $3 Friday draft beer price will only include Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Select 25oz $3 Saturday draft price will only include Coors Light, Miller Lite 25oz $3
April 4 Krraazzy Karaoke 9pm-1am April 5 DJ Dance Party 9pm-Midnight April 6 SASS MONKEY 9pm-Midnight April 6 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 7 THE SUPERMATICS 9pm-Midnight April 7 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 10 Way Back Tuesday DJ 8pm-10pm April 11 Krraazzy Karaoke 9pm-1am April 12 DJ Dance Party 10pm-2am April 13 SHAG MAHONEY 9pm-midnight April 13 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 14 SEAN McNOWN BAND April 14 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 18 Connect 2 Topeka 6pm April 18 Krraazzy Karaoke 9pm-1am April 19 DJ Dance Party 10pm-2am April 20 SUACY JACK 9pm-Midnight April 20 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 21 Nucklehead Jones 9pm-Midnight April 21 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 25 Krraazzy Karaoke 9pm-1am April 26 DJ Dance Party 10pm-2am April 27 SOUL PREACHERS 9pm-Midnight April 27 DJ After Party Midnight-2am April 28 Urban Safari 9pm-Midnight April 28 DJ After Party Midnight-2am
600 NW Paramore Topeka, KS 66608
3-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas
April 6 Straight Shot - Jolettas April 7 Straight Shot- Jolettas 10-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas
April 13 Brandon Miller Band- Jolettas April 14 Hellbent- Jolettas 17-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas
April 20 Josh Vowell- Jolettas April 21 Blind Date- Jolettas 24-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas April 27 The Trants- Jolettas April 28 Groove Pilots- Jolettas
All bands play 9-1 w/ no cover charge
And every Tues/Sun-Karoake w/ Daren&Randy
Just One More Sports Bar & Grill 2335 NW Clay St, Topeka, KS 785-806-3767
Topeka Moose Lodge, in support of our City of children, Mooseheart and senior center, Moosehaven, is sponsoring a huge Talent Show. We are accepting entries from all over Northeast Kansas for anyone with any talent over the age of 16 years. Entry forms are available at
. Deadline for entries is March 9. George Welch
1-Apr BINGO - The Moose 3-Apr BINGO - The Moose 4-Apr Paul Root – The Moose 6-Apr Dr. Cook’s Medicine Show– The Moose 7-Apr Easy Pieces– The Moose 8-Apr BINGO - The Moose 10-Apr BINGO - The Moose 11-Apr Mended Wings– The Moose 13-Apr Downright Country– The Moose 14-Apr Country Way– The Moose 15-Apr BINGO - The Moose 17-Apr BINGO - The Moose 18-Apr Mojo– The Moose 20-Apr Wild Hayride– The Moose 21-Apr Sierra– The Moose 22-Apr BINGO - The Moose 24-Apr BINGO - The Moose 25-Apr Good Old Boys– The Moose 27-Apr Heart Strings– The Moose 29-Apr BINGO - The Moose 29-Apr RR4– The Moose
The Office 124 W 8th St., Topeka, KS 66603 785-354-9380
1-Apr Poker - The Office 4-Apr Poker - The Office 7-Apr Rob Wade Band - The Office 8-Apr Poker - The Office 11-Apr Poker - The Office 14-Apr Urban Safari - The Office 15-Apr Poker - The Office 18-Apr Poker - The Office 21-Apr Shawn Ward - The Office 22-Apr Poker - The Office 25-Apr Poker - The Office 27-Apr Elvin Graves - The Office 28-Apr Simply Driven - The Office 29-Apr Poker - The Office
Pigskins Sports Bar Brookwood Shopping Center
EVERY Friday, Dreux Doty Karaoke Party 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
April 6 That 70's Party with DJ Dreux April 13 Urban Graffiti Party with DJ Dreux April 14 Knucklehead Jones April 17 Bluesday Tuesday w/ Josh Vowell & The Rumble April 20 Pigskin’s Pajama Party with DJ Dreux April 21 Mark Camacho Latin Dinner (by reservation) April 21 Josh Vowell & The Rumble April 24 Bluesday Tuesday with Josh Vowell & The Rumble April 27 Animal House Toga Party with DJ Dreux April 28 The Soul Preachers
Riegel 20's West 901 SW Fairlawn
Karaoke Sunday, Monday and Friday Nights 7pm to 11 pm
Wednesday Night Rib Eye Steak Dinner only $10
1-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 2-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 6-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 8-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 9-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 13-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 15-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 16-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 20-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 22-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 23-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 27-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 29-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 30-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West
The Robins Nest
1620 SW 6th Street, Topeka, KS 66606 785.234.2441
Mon - Wed: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am Thu: 11:00 pm - 12:00 am Fri - Sat: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am Sun: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesdays: 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! DJ starts at 9pm .50 12oz draws (Rolling Rock & PBR) $3.00 pitchers (Rolling Rock & PBR)
Thursday's : karaoke w/ DJ Mark @ 9:30 Friday's: DJ Meets @ 9:30
Saturday's : karaoke w/ DJ Mark @9:30
March 2nd and 3rd Dueling Pianos 9pm-1am
Wednesdays: 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! DJ starts at 9pm .50 12oz draws (Rolling Rock & PBR) $3.00 pitchers (Rolling Rock & PBR)
Thursday's : Karaoke w/ DJ Mark @ 9:30 Friday's: DJ Meets @ 9:30 (no DJ March 2nd due to Dueling Pianos) Saturday's : karaoke w/ DJ Mark @9:30
3-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 4-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 5-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 7-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 10-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 11-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 12-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 13-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 14-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 17-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 18-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 19-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 20-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 22-Apr Trivia - Skinny's 24-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 25-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 26-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 27-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 29-Apr Trivia - Skinny's
ThirtyNineth Street Bar 555 SW 39th St, Topeka
Live Bands on most Friday nights
Great food and drinks, so come early and get yourself a good seat for this event, you snooze you lose!
Next to the Watertower, southeast of Walmart South.
April 3 Karaoke W/ Tina April 5 Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) April 6 Villains Dance April 7 Led Astray April 10 Karaoke W/ Tina- April 12 Open Mic Talent (Comedians and Musicians ) April 13 Straight Shot April 14 Strickly Alice ( A Tribute to The Great Alice Cooper ) - April 17 Karaoke W/ Tina April 19 Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) April 20 Hellbent April 21 Simply Driven April 24 Karaoke W/ Tina April 26 Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) April 27 Silas Dogan April 28 Bad Influence
Blue Star Connection is joining forces with long time music venue Uncle Bo's in Topeka for a fundraiser to support Blue Star's mission. The event is April 5th at 6pm. The event will feature BB King Entertainer of the Year (2 time winner) Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. Along with Kate Moss with Patrick Recob and local stars doing a tribute to the legendary Magic Sam. Blue Star Connection has been doing some amazing things in the Kansas and Missouri area by helping the Childrens Hospital music therapist with the donation of multiple instruments for the hospital as well as for several area kids to take home. Blue Star has been to 19 Childrens Hospitals in the U.S. and has kids in over 25 states. BSC has gifted 8 kids from the area as of now. When Blue Star does a fundraiser its to raise money for the mission of BSC and not for any specific hospital or child. Blue Star is a non profit and all donations are tax deductable. www.bluestarconnection.org
Uncle Bo's will be presenting B.B. King............April Fool! Not yet , anyway. but I am working on it!
We have so much this month, let's just get started....
We welcome the YP Summit to the Topeka Ramada on Wednesday, April 4. We will have a great show at Uncle Bo's, featuring JP Soars from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, Uncle Bo's, along with the Topeka Blues Society and Blue Star Connection presents... Tommy Castro and The Pain Killers, Black Magic with Kate Moss, Pat Recob, Brandon Hudspeth, Jan Fairchild, and Mike "Shinetop" Sedovic.
Doors open 5:00 and tickets are only $20. There will be a silent auction with donations from Topeka Blue Society. If you or your company would like to contribute any donations, please contact 785-234-4317.
The Blue Star Connection raises money to buy musical instruments for children suffering from cancer. This is a great cause and we hope to see everyone there.
April 6 The Tony Campanella Band - Uncle Bo's April 7 Trampled Under Foot April 13 Josh Garrett and The Bottomline April 14 Platinum Express April 21 Lionel Young Band April 27 Hadden Sayers April 28 Cee Cee James
There you are blues lovers. We have tons of big names coming up in the future: The Cate Brothers, Bryan Lee, Brandon Santini, Sonny Moorman, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Nemeth, Terry Evans, Eddie Turner & Sweet Suzi, Candye Kane, Peter Karp, Chubby Carrier, and on and on! We are so lucky, so stay tuned.
Be sure to mark your calendar for our Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, July 4 at Shawnee Lake. The Ramada Convention Center is our host hotel. Headliners include Royal Southern Brotherhood, Samantha Fish, Southern Hospitality and Biscuit Miller and The Mix.
Yes, you must be 21 to get in. No, we don't take reservations. Any questions?
Open mic, contests, plus a surprise guest. Seating is limited so come early!!
Every First Friday!!!!! January - October
Doors open 6pm Show starts 8pm
Limited FOOD Menu Available Full Bar.
This round includes 3 new contestants.
Bob Dipaling Norman Biber David Christensen
Returning comics who might make an appearance! Joshua Shore Max Ellis TC Brad Metzger
Come help cheer our "up and coming" stand up comedians!
Hosted by Vicki Trembly
Admission - $3 at the door
Featured Comedian: Zach Smith
Competition 3 Apr 6 Winner Show May 3 Auditions Round 3 Jun 7 Competition 1 July 5 Competition 2 Aug 2 Competition 3 Sept 6 Winner Show Oct 4
1-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 1-Apr Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm – Boobie Trap 1-Apr BINGO - The Moose 1-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 1-Apr Poker - The Office 1-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 2-Apr Just Drinkin' w/ Jory! – Boobie Trap 2-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 2-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 3-Apr Karaoke W/ Tina - 39th Street Bar 3-Apr Open Mic w/Austen Bunyar – Boobie Trap 3-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 3-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas 3-Apr BINGO - The Moose 3-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 3-Apr Build with Doc Wood - KS Children Discovery Ctr 3-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 4-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 4-Apr Midget Pounder/ Witchburn(Seattle WA) – Boobie Trap 4-Apr Paul Root – The Moose 4-Apr Cleveland Blue Jam Session - Pigskins 4-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 4-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 4-Apr Krraazzy Karaoke - The Lazy Toad 4-Apr Poker - The Office 4-Apr TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 4-Apr Men's Night - Ravenwood Lodge 5-Apr Crane Observatory Open House - Washburn 5-Apr Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) - 39th Street Bar 5-Apr Resistance Dj Showcase! – Boobie Trap 5-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 5-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 5-Apr DJ Dance Party - The Lazy Toad 5-Apr Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - Uncle Bo's 5-Apr Moonlight Easter Egg Hunt - Shawnee North 5-Apr C5 (Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce) WOMEN’S LUNCHEON 5-Apr TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 5-Apr BINGO - Hayden 5-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 6-Apr Laughing Matters- TCTA 6-Apr Villains Dance - 39th Street Bar 6-Apr Top City Ramblers (fmrly KVB)/ Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Co./ Concrete Rivals/ Old Country Death – Boobie Trap 6-Apr Pat Brown & Bill Russ – Bullfrogs Live 6-Apr Dr. Cook’s Medicine Show– The Moose 6-Apr Dreux Doty Karaoke Party - Pigskins 6-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 6-Apr SASS MONKEY - The Lazy Toad 6-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 6-Apr 2nd Annual Photography Exhibit 6-Apr TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 6-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 6-Apr Washburn Women’s Softball 6-Apr BINGO - Shriners 6-Apr The Tony Campanella Band - Uncle Bo's 6-Apr So U Think U R Funny - The Break Room 6-Apr Straight Shot - Jolettas 7-Apr Laughing Matters - TCTA 7-Apr WU Egg Hunt - Washburn 7-Apr Led Astray- 39th Street Bar 7-Apr Mastamind of Natas/ Scum – Boobie Trap 7-Apr Pat Brown & Bill Russ – Bullfrogs Live 7-Apr Easy Pieces– The Moose 7-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 7-Apr THE SUPERMATICS - The Lazy Toad 7-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 7-Apr Rob Wade Band - The Office 7-Apr Egg-citing Magic - KS Children Discovery Ctr 7-Apr Auburn Easter Egg Hunt 7-Apr Garfield Easter Egg Hunt 7-Apr Shawnee North Easter Egg Hunt 7-Apr Central Park Easter Egg Hunt 7-Apr AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, -Potwin Presbyterian Church 7-Apr TOPEKA PASSION PLAY - Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 7-Apr Governor's Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Governor's Mansion 7-Apr Kansas Koyotes Football - Expo 7-Apr April Small Bore Shoot - Ravenwood Lodge 7-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 7-Apr Washburn Women’s Softball 7-Apr BINGO - Hayden 7-Apr Saturday Art Market - NOTO 7-Apr Trampled Under Foot 7-Apr Keith the Critic Free Movie - Dazed and Confused - The Break Room 7-Apr First Saturday Cosmos Karaoke - The Break Room 7-Apr Straight Shot- Jolettas 8-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 8-Apr Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm – Boobie Trap 8-Apr BINGO - The Moose 8-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 8-Apr Poker - The Office 8-Apr EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT IWIG DAIRY – Meet at Iwig Family Dairy 8-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 9-Apr Just Drinkin' w/ Jory! – Boobie Trap 9-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 9-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 10-Apr Karaoke W/ Tina- 39th Street Bar 10-Apr Jason & the Punknecks/Devil Television/Monzie Leo/Max Fred–Boobie Trap 10-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 10-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas 10-Apr BINGO - The Moose 10-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 10-Apr Way Back Tuesday DJ - The Lazy Toad 10-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 10-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 11-Apr Open Freak Night – Boobie Trap 11-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 11-Apr Mended Wings– The Moose 11-Apr Cleveland Blue Jam Session - Pigskins 11-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 11-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 11-Apr Krraazzy Karaoke - The Lazy Toad 11-Apr Poker - The Office 12-Apr Planetarium Open House - Washburn 12-Apr Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) - 39th Street Bar 12-Apr Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase! – Boobie Trap 12-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 12-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 12-Apr DJ Dance Party - The Lazy Toad 12-Apr Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer 12-Apr APRIL C5 (Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce) LUNCHEON 12-Apr Spruce up for Spring - Library 12-Apr BINGO - Hayden 12-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 13-Apr Washburn University Jazz 13-Apr Straight Shot - 39th Street Bar 13-Apr CHEROKEE ROCK RIFLE-THE HEMORRHOID-THE SOILED DOVES–Boobie Trap 13-Apr Tony Boswell & Paul Curtis – Bullfrogs Live 13-Apr Downright Country– The Moose 13-Apr Dreux Doty Karaoke Party - Pigskins 13-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 13-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 13-Apr SHAG MAHONEY- The Lazy Toad 13-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 13-Apr Ghost Tour - Celtic Fox 13-Apr Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer 13-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 13-Apr BINGO - Shriners 13-Apr Josh Garrett and The Bottomline 13-Apr Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular - The Break Room 13-Apr Brandon Miller Band- Jolettas
13-AprUrban Graffiti Party with DJ Dreux - Pigskins
14-AprKnucklehead Jones - Pigskins 14-Apr The Slow Fade/ Til Willis/ tba – Boobie Trap 14-Apr Laughing Matters Jr - TCTA 14-Apr Metro Ballet Presents Swan Lake - TPAC 14-Apr TSO Concert “Fabulous Finale” 14-Apr Strickly Alice ( A Tribute to The Great Alice Cooper ) - 39th Street Bar 14-Apr Tony Boswell & Paul Curtis – Bullfrogs Live 14-Apr Country Way– The Moose 14-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 14-Apr SEAN McNOWN BAND - The Lazy Toad 14-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 14-Apr Urban Safari - The Office 14-Apr Pyschic Fun & Feast - North Star 14-Apr Storm Wrangler Book Signing 14-Apr Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer 14-Apr AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, -Potwin Presbyterian Church. 14-Apr PANCAKE FEED & 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK–Heritage Christian School 14-Apr ReThink Topeka 3rd Annual Exhibition & ArtWalk - Downtown 14-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 14-Apr BINGO - Hayden 14-Apr Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market 14-Apr Saturday Art Market - NOTO 14-Apr Platinum Express 14-Apr Hellbent- Jolettas 15-Apr Dick Oatts - Topeka Jazz Workshop 15-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 15-Apr Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm – Boobie Trap 15-Apr BINGO - The Moose 15-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 15-Apr Poker - The Office 15-Apr Capital City Quarter Horse Show - Domer 15-Apr Ravenwood April 100 - Ravenwood Lodge 15-Apr Washburn Men’s Baseball 15-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 16-Apr Dark Blue Dark Green/tba – Boobie Trap 16-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 16-Apr Women's Night - Ravenwood Lodge 16-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 17-Apr Karaoke W/ Tina - 39th Street Bar 17-Apr Open Mic w/Austen Bunyar – Boobie Trap 17-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out 17-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas
17-AprBluesday Tuesday w/ Josh Vowell & The Rumble- Pigskins 17-Apr BINGO - The Moose 17-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 17-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 18-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 18-Apr Open Freak Night – Boobie Trap 18-Apr Mojo– The Moose 18-Apr Cleveland Blue Jam Session - Pigskins 18-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 18-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 18-Apr Connect 2 Topeka - The Lazy Toad 18-Apr Krraazzy Karaoke - The Lazy Toad 18-Apr Poker - The Office 19-Apr Crane Observatory Open HOuse - Washburn 19-Apr WSBA Spring Event: Movie on the Lawn-"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"! - Washburn 19-Apr Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians ) - 39th Street Bar 19-Apr Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase! – Boobie Trap 19-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 19-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 19-Apr DJ Dance Party - The Lazy Toad 19-Apr BINGO - Hayden 19-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 20-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 20-Apr WTCT Players - TCTA 20-Apr Hellbent - 39th Street Bar 20-Apr Cast Pattern/ Sedlec Ossuary/ Plus More - Boobie Trap 20-Apr Bryan McCree & Kate Brindle - Bullfrogs Live 20-Apr Wild Hayride– The Moose 20-Apr Dreux Doty Karaoke Party - Pigskins 20-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 20-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 20-Apr SUACY JACK - The Lazy Toad 20-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 20-Apr Washburn Women’s Softball 20-Apr BINGO - Shriners 20-Apr Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular - The Break Room 20-Apr Josh Vowell- Jolettas 21-Apr SUB-SHOCK w/ Azoic Realm – Boobie Trap
21-AprMark Camacho Latin Dinner (by reservation) - Pigskins
21-AprJosh Vowell & The Rumble- Pigskins 21-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 21-Apr Senior Class - TCTA 21-Apr Ballet Midwest Presents Swan Lake - TPAC 21-Apr Simply Driven - 39th Street Bar 21-Apr Bryan McCree & Kate Brindle - Bullfrogs Live 21-Apr Sierra– The Moose 21-Apr Nucklehead Jones - The Lazy Toad 21-Apr DJ After Party - The Lazy Toad 21-Apr Shawn Ward - The Office 21-Apr Pro Boxing & MMA Fights 21-Apr AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, -Potwin Presbyterian Church. 21-Apr Washburn Women’s Softball 21-Apr BINGO - Hayden 21-Apr Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market 21-Apr Saturday Art Market - NOTO 21-Apr Lionel Young Band 21-Apr Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular - The Break Room 21-Apr Blind Date- Jolettas 22-Apr Flute & Hapr - Grace Cathedral 22-Apr Ballet Midwest Presents Swan Lake - TPAC 22-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 22-Apr Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm – Boobie Trap 22-Apr BINGO - The Moose 22-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 22-Apr Trivia - Skinny's 22-Apr Poker - The Office 22-Apr AUTISM AWARENESS CARNIVAL – Tecumseh City Park 22-Apr Liars, Cheaters, Bullshitter - Ravenwood Lodge 22-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 23-Apr Just Drinkin' w/ Jory! – Boobie Trap 23-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 23-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 24-Apr Karaoke W/ Tina - 39th Street Bar 24-Apr Attaloss (Hollywood CA)/ The Foot (Denver CO) – Boobie Trap 24-Apr Karaoke - Dug Out
24-AprBluesday Tuesday with Josh Vowell & The Rumble - Pigskins 24-Apr Karaoke - Jolettas 24-Apr BINGO - The Moose 24-Apr Texas Hold'em - Skinny's 24-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 25-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 25-Apr Karaoke - Abigails 25-Apr Open Freak Night – Boobie Trap 25-Apr Good Old Boys– The Moose 25-Apr Cleveland Blue Jam Session - Pigskins 25-Apr 80's night, 80's music, 80's prices! - Skinnys 25-Apr Karaoke - The Dutch Goose 25-Apr Krraazzy Karaoke 9pm-1am 25-Apr Poker - The Office 26-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 26-Apr Dido and Aeneas - Purcell - Washburn 26-Apr Open Mic Talent ( Comedians and Musicians )- 39th Street Bar 26-Apr Resistance Dj Showcase!Resistance Dj Showcase! – Boobie Trap 26-Apr Karaoke - Celtic Fox 26-Apr Karaoke w/ DJ Mark - Skinnys 26-Apr DJ Dance Party 10pm-2am 26-Apr Couples Night - Ravenwood Lodge 26-Apr BINGO - Hayden 26-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400 27-Apr The Rat Pack Lounge – Helen Hocker 27-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 27-Apr Dido and Aeneas - Purcell - Washburn 27-Apr Silas Dogan - 39th Street Bar 27-Apr Obliterate the Apex/ tba – Boobie Trap 27-Apr Danny Browning & Jay Harris – Bullfrogs Live 27-Apr Heart Strings– The Moose 27-Apr Dreux Doty Karaoke Party - Pigskins 27-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 27-Apr DJ Meets - Skinnys 27-Apr SOUL PREACHERS 9pm-Midnight 27-Apr DJ After Party Midnight-2am 27-Apr Elvin Graves - The Office 27-Apr BINGO - Shriners 27-Apr Hadden Sayers 27-Apr Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular - The Break Room 27-Apr The Trants- Jolettas 28-Apr Pancake Feed - Combat Air Museum 28-Apr The Rat Pack Lounge – Helen Hocker 28-Apr Hamlet - TCTA
28-AprThe Soul Preachers - Pigskins 28-Apr Brian Regan - TPAC 28-Apr Topeka Symphony League Brunch, 9:30 a.m. 28-Apr Bad Influence - 39th Street Bar 28-Apr Danny Browning & Jay Harris – Bullfrogs Live 28-Apr Urban Safari 9pm-Midnight 28-Apr DJ After Party Midnight-2am 28-Apr Simply Driven - The Office 28-Apr Ghost Tour - North Star 28-Apr Moose Lodge 28-Apr Dick and Dotty Hanger Kids Fishing Derby 28-Apr Lake Shawnee Spring Classic 28-Apr Hooked on Fishing Grandparents & Kid's Fishing Derby 28-Apr AMERICANA MUSIC ACADEMY COMMUNITY ACOUSTIC JAM, -Potwin Presbyterian Church 28-Apr YMCA Camp Hammond to offer Trailblazers Adventure Program Outdoor Days 28-Apr Kansas Koyotes Football - Expo 28-Apr BINGO - Hayden 28-Apr Downtown Topeka Farmer's Market 28-Apr Saturday Art Market - NOTO 28-Apr Cee Cee James 28-Apr Schultz Show Live 3D Spectacular - The Break Room 28-Apr Groove Pilots- Jolettas 29-Apr The Rat Pack Lounge – Helen Hocker 29-Apr Hamlet - TCTA 29-Apr Poet Robert Hayden - Washburn 29-Apr open jam with josh vowell & the rumble - Abigails 29-Apr Cassie's Horrorfest 6pm – Boobie Trap 29-Apr BINGO - The Moose 29-Apr RR4– The Moose 29-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 29-Apr Trivia - Skinny's 29-Apr Poker - The Office 29-Apr Lake Shawnee Spring Classic 29-Apr BINGO - American Legion Capital Post 1 30-Apr Just Drinkin' w/ Jory!a – Boobie Trap 30-Apr Karaoke - Riegel 20's West 30-Apr BINGO - American Legion Post 400
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