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Spencer Museum of Art

“Foundling,” through Dec. 22

“knowledges,” through Jan. 5

“Past Presence,” Feb. 8 through June 21

“Staging Shimomura,” Feb. 29 through June 21

Lied Center events


20 SHE, a Choreoplay

22 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

23 Hiplet Ballerinas


2, 3 Romero Lubambo, guitar

4 KU Symphonic Band and University Band

8 Holiday Vespers

11 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

13 Haygoods Christmas Extravaganza

19, 20 Ashley Davis annual Winter Solstice concert

31 KU Symphony Orchestra


23 The Color Purple

26 Martha Redbone–Bone Hill: The Concert


1 KU Wind Ensemble, Crossroads Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I

6 KU Percussion Group with special guest Eriko Daimo, marimba

9 Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show

12 Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story

16 Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

18 The Peking Acrobats

19 Chris Thile

23 Kathy Mattea


2 KU Symphonic and University Bands

3 Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

18 KU Wind Ensemble with special guest Joseph Alessi, trombone

Humanities Lecture Series


25 An Evening with Alan Alda, Lied Center


27 “HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” Nadine Strossen, Lawrence Public Library

Natural History Museum events


20 “Science on Tap: Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills,” Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence

24 Carnival of Chemistry, Integrated Science Building


7 Collections Up Close at the Museum

8 Discovery Day: Endangered Species

Murphy Hall


17 KU Choirs: University Singers and KC Womens Ensemble

17 Faculty Recital Series: Vince Gnojek, saxophone

18 Visiting Artist Series: Leone Buyse, flute

19 Visiting Artist Series: Raymond Santos, clarinet

19 Brazilian Steel Drum Meet, Greet & Beats

19 KU Saxophone Quartet

20 Cello Studio Recital

21 Tuba/Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

22 KU Trombone and Horn Choirs

24 Faculty Recital Series: Boris Vayner, viola

25 New Music Guild


2 KU Intergenerational Choir

3 Rock Chalk Singers

4 Viola Studio Recital

10 KU Percussion Group

12 Visiting Artist Series: Faculty of the Giuseppi Verdi Conservatorio Milano and Kansas Virtuosi


27 Tuba/Euphonium Newcomers Concert


23 Kansas Virtuosi


2 Sunflower Baroque

6 Faculty Recital Series: Julia Broxholm, soprano

KU Theatre & Dance


5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 “The Wolves,” directed by Susan Kerner, William Inge Memorial Theatre



17, 24 Carillon Concert, Campanile

20 KU Jazz Ensembles, Lawrence Arts Center

20 KU Percussion Group, Spencer Museum of Art

24 KU Choirs, Bales Organ Recital Hall

25 KU Choirs, Benedictine College, Atchison


1, 8, 15 Carillon Concert, Campanile

6 Vespers on the Road, Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College

12 Collegium Musicum, Bales Organ Recital Hall


23-26 KU Opera: “Cox and Box” by Sir Arthur Sullivan and “Riders to the Sea” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Academic Calendar


27-30 Thanksgiving break


12 Last day of classes

13 Stop Day

16-20 Finals week

Alumni Events


1-30 KU Cares Month of Service (for complete schedule, visit

18 American Red Cross blood drive, KU School of Medicine-Wichita

19 Jayhawk Book Club reception, Adams Alumni Center

20 Kansas Honor Scholar Program: Kansas City

20 Houston: Jayhawks & Java

21 Denver: Jayhawks & Java

21 K.C. Happy Hour

23 Feeding Tampa Bay donation drive, Tampa, Florida

25, 26 Three Square Food Bank donation drive, Las Vegas


4 Denver: Jayhawks & Java

18 Houston: Jayhawks & Java

21 KU vs. Villanova pregame party, Philadelphia

29 KU vs. Stanford pregame party, Palo Alto, California


11 KU Night with the Trail Blazers, Portland, Oregon

18 KU vs. Texas watch party, Independence Country Club

Events listed here are highlights from the Association’s busy calendar. For complete listings of all events, watch for emails about programs in your area, visit or call 800-584-2957. 

Photos: More than 500 runners and walkers joined the eighth annual KU Vets Day 5K, which weaves through campus and passes the University’s six war memorials. This year’s Nov. 10 event commemorated the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill and honored the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. Participants received T-shirts and medals. Photos by Dan Storey.



Issue 6, 2019


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