Archive for Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Out & About

March 13, 2007

Nightlife

  • 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; Wednesday Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith and Cindy Woolf, Saturday Brody Buster Band.
  • 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 and DJ music Friday and Saturday.
  • Kobi's Bar and Grill, 113 Oak St., Bonner Springs (422-5657). Karaoke, Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesday night Texas Hold' Em.
  • The Ribbon Room, 11211 W. 58th St., Shawnee (631-1131). Karaoke Thursdays; live music jam session on Fridays.
  • 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. Texas Hold Em' 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, karaoke 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursdays and 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. Karaoke Feb. 17.
  • Foobar's, 6505 Nieman Rd., Shawnee (268-5353). Open jam Friday nights, hosted by Questionable Covers, begins 9 p.m. Saturday Teacherz Pet.

Entertainment

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

  • John McEuen of the The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in concert, 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. today (sold out) and 8-10 p.m. Friday. Tickets $25.
  • Chris Proctor in concert, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $12.
  • Banjo Billy Matthews and Colin Blair in concert, 7-9 p.m. March 29. Tickets $10.
  • The Farris Family in concert, 7-9 p.m. April 3. Tickets $12.
  • Hilary Scott and Michael Bielski in concert, 7-9 p.m. April 5. Tickets $10.
  • Lil' Rev in concert, 7-9 p.m. April 10. Tickets $12.
  • Steve Kaufman in concert, 7-9 p.m. April 14. Tickets $12.
  • Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly in concert, 7-9 p.m. April 16. $12.
  • 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.

Museums/libraries

Johnson County Library

Shawnee Branch

13811 Johnson Dr. 962-3800

  • Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays through April 13. Children 3-5 can come to the library on Fridays for stories, songs and finger play fun.
  • St. Patrick's Day Crafts, 11 a.m. Friday. Drop in to make something green for St. Patrick's Day.
  • Homework Help, 4-6 p.m. Monday. A Homework Coach will be here Mondays to help with questions and assignments.
  • Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. Mondays through April 16. Lap babies, crawlers and walkers can join in for finger plays, songs and rhymes. Attend just one or all six. For babies 6-18 months and a parent or guardian.
  • Read to a Dog, 1 p.m. Monday, April 14 and 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.
  • Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 17. These short, lively Tuesday sessions include nursery rhymes, finger plays and action songs designed to enhance language skills in children 18-24 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dangerous Spring Weather with Johnny Rowlands, 1 p.m. March 21. Learn what it's like to chase tornadoes in a helicopter and see videos taken while tracking the storms. Open to ages 10 and up. Registration begins March 14.
  • Winning Reads Discussion Group, 7 p.m. March 26. Discuss award-winning books. The book for March is "A Cold Red Sunrise" by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Registration requested.
  • Spanish Chat, noon April 7. ¿Quiere Ud. practicar el español? 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.

Wonderscope Children's Museum

5705 Flint St. 268-8130; 268-4176 for enrollment.

  • Yoga For Kids, 3:45-4:30 p.m. today and Mondays. 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.
  • A-Mazing Airways, all day beginning Friday. Check out the newest permanent exhibit, A-Mazing Airways, designed and built by MindSplash Inventive Playscapes with lots of wind-based activities.
  • 940 Dance Co., 10:15 -- 11:30 a.m. Friday. Celebrate the first day of Spring Break with this interactive performance.
  • Gymboree at Wonderscope, 9:30 -- 10:15 a.m. Friday and March 30. Bubbles, parachute play and songs for young children with an adult. Cost $2 per child.
  • Terrific Tuesday Art, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays. Dress for mess.
  • StarLab Planetarium and KABOOM/KerSPLAT Previews, 11 a.m. -- 3 p.m., March 21. Every half hour, join KABOOM Summer Science Camp staffers for special StarLab visits, with camp enrollment information provided.
  • Funky Mama, 9:30 -- 10:15 a.m. March 21. Come enjoy Funky Mama's special songs and singing games. Cost $2 per child.
  • Martin City Melodrama Jr. Presents "A Tiger's Tale, or How the Tiger Got Its Pipes," 1-1:45 p.m., March 22. Snap along, sing along and even learn a dance as Timo sees if he has what it takes to win the "Animal Idol Contest." The performance will be followed by a creative dramatics workshop, limited to 20 children ages 5-10. Registration is requested. Cost $2 per child.
  • Magician Devin Henderson, 11 a.m. -- noon, March 23. This magician has amazing card tricks, bends metal and defies gravity.
  • The Music in You, 9:30 -- 10:15 a.m. March 23. Sandy Jackson, music therapist, shares music for the kid in all of us. Coast $2 per child.
  • Wonderscope Treasure Hunt, March 26. Come to the museum on the last day of Spring Break for this great treasure hunt and choose your treasure.
  • KerSPLAT! Integrated Arts Workshops, Mondays beginning March 26. Enroll 3-6 year olds for fun, creative experiences that will help them develop their inherent creativity and love of learning.

Shawnee Town

11501 W. 57th St. 248-2360

  • The Shawnee Town Museum is now open to public tours. Tours are open to the public 10 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through the end of October.
  • Speaker Series: Trolleys Through Johnson County, 7-8:30 p.m. April 10 at Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Dr. Local transit historian and author Ed Conrad will talk about the history of the Hocker and Strang interurban lines and how they helped create the suburbs of northern Johnson County in the early 1900s. Free; light refreshments provided.

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.
  • Thomas Edison, Inventor, 11 a.m. March 31. Edison invented or improved upon many products we use every day. Join historian Fred Krebs as he brings Edison to life and shares his thoughts and ideas.
  • Revolutionary Robots, 11 a.m. April 7. Shawnee Mission South High School's Raider Revolution Robotics Team 1984 will demonstrate their robotic inventions in this two-hour hands-on workshop.

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.

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