Sunday, June 29, 2014

An Evening of Fiction, Poetry, and Music with Ryan Werner, Michael Lambert, and Carey Scott

Tuesday, July 1st at 6:00 PM
Lawrence Percolator
913 Rhode Island St.

Ryan Werner and Michael Lambert are two Midwestern writers on a rock & roll style tour around the country. Carey Scott is a one-man machine gun with bullets made of love.

Let's read books and have a good time.


Ryan Werner is the author of the short short story collection Shake Away These Constant Days (Jersey Devil Press, 2012) and the story cycle Murmuration (Passenger Side Books, 2013). Of his work, Mary Miller (author of Big World and The Last Days of California) said, "Ryan writes with authority, skill, and passion, not only about the Midwest, but about youth and what it means to be young." His newest chapbook of short fiction is titled If There's Any Truth In a Northbound Train. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in the Indiana Review, The Rumpus, Smokelong Quarterly, [PANK], BULL: Men's Fiction, Juked, and many other places of varying notoriety and popularity.


Michael Lambert lives and works in Wisconsin. In 2012 his work received the Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Award from the University of Wisconsin—Platteville and was nominated for the Carson Prize. Recent works have appeared in Driftless Review, Midwestern Gothic, and Mixed Fruit, among others. His first collection, Circumnavigation, (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), is dedicated to self-propelled travel in North America.


Carey Scott started from the bottom of the campfire. Now he's here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Come see the THE DIME BAG SHOW! the Percolator's yearly collaboration with the Social Service League of Lawrence, KS on Final Friday, June 27th! This one-of a-kind event features local artists of all ages and abilities in a quest to make art out of found items from our beloved neighborhood thrift store. Sales go to fund SSL & Percolator upcoming projects. Peruse the inventive, strange, primitive, refined and exquisite creations while enjoying performances by Richard Music's Rock Camp.

As part of the Free State Festival, take in unusual projections by Percolators, including Walt Ohnesorge's Mandala series. For those who haven't already posed, Rachael Perry will have her camera ready to capture photos of artists and art-engaged as part of the ongoing Lawrence Inside Out 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Final Friday April 25th

April Final Friday is upon us and this month there is an especially exciting event corresponding with the Percolator's schedule.  

Better Block Lawrence is an event scheduled to correspond with April 25th's Final Fridays art walk in Lawrence, KS. BBL is currently engaging local community residents, artists and business to help envision a better 9th Street, connecting Massachusetts to Pennsylvania and the East Lawrence Arts Warehouse District. The goal is to envision what a sustainable community might look like in a Lawrence Arts District, and to the local community an opportunity to share their vision for their neighborhood.

The Lawrence Percolator will have a table with events information at the Better Block event.

After stopping by Better Block, swing by the Percolator to see the final event for the "Hard Rain-Living with bombs in Laos" show.
Zydeco Togeau will open at 6
Streetlevel Uprising from 6:45 to 8
Ernest James and Barry Washboard Barnes on at 8:15


Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Final Friday

Hard Rain
 Living with Bombs in Laos
Opening Final Friday, March 28, 5-9 pm

One plane load of Bombs, every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day..... for 9 years. This is what rained down on the small Southeast Asian country of Laos, mostly in secret, during the time of the American involvement in the Vietnam war.  Approximately 1/3 of these bombs failed to explode upon impact, & today, over 40 years since the end of the war, they continue to maim and kill people.

Hard Rain is an exhibit of photos, prints, textiles, artifacts, posters, historic and contemporary, exploring the continued unexploded ordnance contamination of Laos. Included are items on loan from the Legacies of War foundation.  Legacies of War was founded with the mission to advocate for UXO clearance, to raise awareness, provide a space for healing and create hope for peace.

The show will open with a blessing and prayer for peace by the monks of the Lao Buddhist Association of Olathe Ks. at 6:00 pm on March 28.

The Lawrence Percolator is located behind 913 Rhode Island, in the Alley just east of the Lawrence Arts Center. All are invited and welcome!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Final Friday comin' up

Join us this Final Friday 5-9 pm for the Love Show! The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate evening of variations on the theme of love. Featuring music by Adam of the Universe, Invisible Public Library, and Plains. Though we'll have the closing party this night, the Make More Love show will be open on weekends through March 9.

The more or less music line-up~
Adam of the Universe: 7:00
Invisible Public Library: 7:30
Plains: 8:15

Also happening this FINAL FRIDAY at the Percolator:
Join Christie Scanlin Dobson and other women filmmakers at 5 pm for a Women of Lawrence Film meet & greet and short screening: a panel/Performance: Sundance re Women in Film. (The gallery will still be open for viewing during this event.)

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