Out & About
- Rusty's Last Chance, 10901 W. 75th St., Shawnee (268-9000). DJ, Thursdays through Saturdays; Texas Hold'em, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays.
- Danny's Bar and Grill, 13350 College Blvd., Overland Park (345-9717). DJ every Friday; Joel McNulty, Wednesday; D.J. Ty, Friday; Angel Rattay, Saturday.
- Lucky Brewgrille, 5401 Johnson Dr., Mission (403-8571). "Nightclub 5401" with DJ music on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Clarette Club, 5400 Martway, Mission (384-0986). Karaoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Texas Hold 'Em Poker on Sunday and Mondays. Pool league on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- PJ's Grill, 10923 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., (962-7309). Texas Hold 'Em Poker on Mondays, Dart Tournaments on Monday and Sunday, Dart Leagues on Wednesday. Friday DJ Doc Holiday
- Kobi's Bar and Grill, 113 Oak St., Bonner Springs (422-5657). Vanilla Funk, Friday; Switch, Saturday; Bobby Smith Blues Band, Sunday.
- The Ribbon Room, 11211 W. 58th St., Shawnee (631-1131). Karaoke Thursdays; Friday, Calvin Coolidge.
- Johnny's Tavern, 13410 W. 62nd Terr., Shawnee (962-5777). Texas Hold'em Tuesdays; Karaoke Thursdays; DJ Dance party Saturdays and Wednesdays.
- Tony's Bar and Grill, 8620 Quivira, Lenexa (599-6611). Abel Ramirez Big Band, featuring Frank Ancona, playing jazz arrangements for listening and dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Live band Friday. Texas Hold Em' 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, karaoke 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays.
- Court of Appeals, 11121 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, (962-0555). Texas Hold Em' 7 and 10 p.m. Wednesdays; and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays.
- Foobar's, 6505 Nieman Rd., Shawnee (268-5353). Open jam Friday nights, hosted by Questionable Covers, begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Stutter Cane.
Country Club Cafe
21911 W. 66th St. 441-2444
- Lunchtime live music: Hermann Steenkamp, acoustic guitar, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays.
Mountain Music Shoppe
12710 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. 962-9711
- Arkamo Rangers in concert, 7-9 p.m. May 3. Tickets $10.
- The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band in concert, 7-9 p.m. May 10. Tickets $10.
- Jeff and Vida in concert, 7-9 p.m. May 17. Tickets $10.
- The Hunger Mountain Boys in concert, 7-9 p.m. May 23. Tickets $13.
- Ukulele Circle, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month. Free.
- Native American Flute Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month. Free.
- Acoustic instrument open jam session. 1-5 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Free, but bring your own instrument.
Johnson County Library
13811 Johnson Dr. 962-3800
- Homework Help, 4-6 p.m. Monday. A Homework Coach will be here Mondays to help with questions and assignments.
- Plant a Pizza Garden, 2 p.m. Thursday. Children ages 8 and up will learn how to grow pizza ingredients to make their favorite pie. They'll even get a garden plan shaped like a pizza. Registration requested.
- Storytelling Celebration, 10:30 a.m. Friday. A storyteller from Kansas City's 2007 Storytelling Celebration will share tales at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Dr.
- Spanish Chat, noon May 5. Â¿Quiere Ud. practicar el espaÃ±ol? Would you like to practice speaking Spanish? Join us the first Saturday of each month beginning for an informal chat. Bring your lunch and come ready to talk. No registration required.
- Tea and Health, 1:30 p.m. May 10, at Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living, 26107 Midland Dr. Laurie Black, tea educator dubbed "The Tea Queen," will give an enlightening history and definition of what tea is, describe four types of tea and explain health benefits of tea. Tea samples provided.
- Read to a Dog, 1 p.m. May 12. Children can practice reading to enhance skills or just for fun with these specially-trained dogs. Recommended for ages 5-12; registration requested.
Wonderscope Children's Museum
5705 Flint St. 268-8130; 268-4176 for enrollment.
- Yoga For Kids, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays in April. Enroll for four-week sessions of yoga, art and fun for children 4- to 9-years-old. A new session begins each month and costs $28 per child.
- KABOOM! Hands on Science Workshops, Thursdays. These workshops provide guided experiences and observations in a fun, informal learning environment designed to spark children's interest in science.
- The Music in You, 9:30 -- 10:15 a.m. Friday and May 11 and 25. Sandy Jackson, music therapist, shares music for the kid in all of us. Coast $2 per child.
- KerSPLAT! Integrated Arts Workshops, Mondays. Enroll 3-6 year olds for fun, creative experiences that will help them develop their inherent creativity and love of learning.
- Terrific Tuesday Art, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays. Dress for mess.
- Gymboree at Wonderscope, 9:30 -- 10:15 a.m. May 4 and 18. Bubbles, parachute play and songs for young children with an adult. Cost $2 per child.
- Mommies, Moms, Mothers -- and Grandmas, Too! All day May 7-12. The museum will celebrate Mothers' Day all week with special events and drawings for special prizes each day. The museum will be closed for Mothers' Day May 13.
- Priscilla Howe, Storyteller Extraordinaire, 9:30 a.m. May 8 and 22. Priscilla joins the museum the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to tell her favorite stories with the help of her hand puppets. Cost $1 per child.
- Jim Cosgrove Live! 10-11 a.m. May 25. School is almost out for the big kids, so this is the annual Cosgrove-for-the-little-kids concert. Tickets are $3 per child ages 2 and up and go on sale May 1.
- Wonderscope will be closed for Memorial Day May 27 and 28.
Shawnee Town 11501 W. 57th St. 248-2360
- The Shawnee Town Museum tours are open to the public 10 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through the end of October.
- Speaker Series: Singing Our Way Through History, 7-8:30 p.m. May 8 at Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Dr. The "On Q!" quartet will sing several old songs and share the history behind each song. Free.
Johnson County Museum of History
6305 Lackman Rd. 631-6709
- The 1950s All-Electric House, open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Step inside this 1954 "house of the future," a completely restored KCP&L show home. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 12 and younger. Guided tours only.
- Made in Johnson County, 10-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 12. This exhibit highlights Johnson County's entrepreneurial spirit, present products made in the county and highlighting the inventors who created them.
- Harriet Hopperdoodle's Hair-Brained History Test, 11 a.m. May 12. Take a trip through invention history in the Martin City Jr. Players production. Harriet's adventures lead her to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and others. Free.
Lanesfield School Historic Site
187th and Dillie Rd., Edgerton (913) 893-6645.
- School open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Practice penmanship, cipher math problems on a slate or participate in an old-fashioned spelling bee with a costumed school teacher at Lanesfield School. Built in 1869, the school is the only building remaining from the town of Lanesfield, a former Santa Fe Trail mail stop. Free admission.
- May Day at Lanesfield, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Watch a traditional Maypole dance and learn how to do it. There will also be live music, refreshments and May basket crafts for all ages.