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Cheap Chillin': Yoga, free live music, & more!

CHALK Cheap Chillin'

Cheap Chillin’ is a bi-weekly column spotlighting cheap thrills for University students around Lawrence.

As finals loom and the semester draws to a close, both our energy and wallets seem to be at an all time low at this point in the year. Cheap Chillin’ is here to help you destress without depleting your cash.

Yoga & Live Drums at Potter Lake

Whether you consider yourself a yogi, or you’ve never gone downward dog, Yoga & Live Drums is the event for you.

Ambler Student Recreation and Fitness Center will be hosting Yoga & Live Drums at Potter Lake, Thursday, May 2. Music will be provided by School of Music lecturer Brandon Draper.

“I’ve been providing music for yoga classes for a while,” Draper says. “It was a no brainer for me to jump in and perform for this yoga event.”

Draper has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, and the Kansas City Symphony, among others. This event will feature some of Draper’s new sounds from 2018, as well as typical yoga music.

“For yoga I use a very specific set of instruments that are calming and relaxing,” Draper says. “It’s the same kind of music you would hear in a yoga studio.”

Yoga & Live Drums is free and starts at 5 p.m., but you must be pre-registered on the student recreation website.

“If you like yoga, you should go; If you have never done yoga, you should go,” Draper says. “Shut the world off for 60 minutes, and come reset your mind before the last week of classes.”

Yoga & Drums at Potter

The Amber Student Recreation and Fitness Center will be hosting Yoga & Drums at Potter Lake, with live improvised music from University musician, Brandon Draper.

Space Station Lounge at Orange Cat Records

Looking for some live music? Look no further than Orange Cat Records, who will be hosting Space Station Lounge Saturday, May 4.

Space Station Lounge is a Lawrence-based band formed in the 90s. They tout themselves as a psychedelic folk rock band, performing a non-traditional, futuristic show.

Orange Cat Records is a used music store in North Lawrence, specializing in vinyl records, LPs, and more.

The store is located at 923 N 2nd St. and they are open six days a week. For a full list of hours, visit their Facebook page.

The event starts at 3:00 p.m. at Orange Cat Records, and will include concert ticket giveaways and promotions in-store.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The University Department of Theatre will be performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

This famous Shakespearean play will be presented on stage with a twist; it has been adapted as an opera.

“This show is magical,” senior Christian Boudreaux says.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Christian Boudreaux, bottom, plays the role of a 'puck' named Robin in the University Theatre Department's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'

Boudreaux plays one of the ‘pucks’ in the story, Robin, which he describes as a mischievous narrator. Although there is no singing from Robin, Boudreaux was intrigued by the opera aspect of the show.

“I had never seen an opera before,” Boudreaux says. “I didn’t realize the power that some of the opera singers have.”

The show has been setup with effects such as snowfall, lightning, and even a 25 foot diameter rotating stage.

Tickets are only $10 in advance with a KU ID, and can be purchased online through the Department of Theatre website, or at the box office at Murphy Hall.

“It’s a good escape for KU students before finals week,” Boudreaux says. “Go watch a magical story, and escape."

CHALK Talk graphic

Person 1: This song slaps.

Person 2: Your mom slaps.

Person 1: Thank you, my mom is a kind and wonderful lady.

 Person 1: I’m so sick of alcohol.

Person 2: I don’t know, I’m getting stronger every day. I love it.

Person 1: Do you do the vegan wrap here?

Person 2: We can do the chicken wrap with no cheese?

Person 1: I’ll take the Beyond Burger please. 

Person 1: Oh my God! I feel like I know you somehow…

Person 2: Yeah, we went to high school together. 

Person 1: Oh! *walks off*

Guy 1: Is the black market even real? Has anyone ever been on it?

Guy 2: I tried once but I couldn’t figure out how to get on.

Guy 1: I stayed up until 2 am watching Disney plus

Guy 2: I told my girlfriend I fell asleep but I was actually watching the Mandalorian.

Girl 1: How long have you guys been dating?

Girl 2: Since the summer, well actually for like two years but it’s a long story.

Girl 1: Who are you looking for?

Girl 2: This guy, wait I found him. Fanny pack boy. He flipped off my professor after a test and ran out of the classroom.

Girl 1: How did you choose KU? 

Girl 2: Honestly, I flipped a coin. 

Boy 1: Did I tell you? I think I had a threesome this weekend.

Boy 2: Woah, hold up. You think?

Boy 1: I was born a Phi Delt.

Boy 2: Please don’t ever say that again.

Girl 1: How do you get your boobs to look like that?

Girl 2: I don’t ever wear a bra? I don’t know. 

Girl 1: I just really want a guy to bend me over you know?

Girl 2: How do you know? You’re a virgin!

Guy: Sometimes I wish I could just be a dog and sleep all day. 

Girl: You wake up at like three every day. 

Guy: I know.

Girl: So…

Guy: So does that make me a dog or something?

Girl 1: I wish I was a little bit taller.

Girl 2: I wish I was balder.

Girl 1: I wish I had a...wait, wait, wait balder?

Guy 1: Let’s slap dicks

Guy 2: You ever pee and it feels like throwing up?

Woman 1: *holding baby* He would have been safer at the Hawk

Woman 2: Oh absolutely.

Girl 1: I would never date that guy.

Girl 2: Well, it depends how much money he has.

Girl 1: I’m going to the doctor to see if I have bronchitis before I hook up with him again.

Girl 2: Yeah that’s smart so you don’t give it to anyone else. 

Girl 1: No I mean I want to make sure I infect him.

Guy 1: I'm cutting some of my unnecessary costs, starting with Juuling.

Guy 2: Ight man, good luck.

Guy 1: Actually I might just start chewing

Guy 1: How was work?

Guy 2: My manager was chastising me for not dressing up in a Halloween costume, she doesn’t understand I’m strictly here to get paid.

Guy 1: I am so tired of this week, man

Guy 2: Dude it’s Monday

Guy 1: I know

Person#1: I want to be on the first ship to mars

Person#2: Not me, I doubt they have Wi-Fi

Perons#1: Yeah but at least they’re evolving up there. We’re all just devolving.

Girl 1: Um, I don’t eat pig.

Girl 2: You eat bacon all the time, bitch.

Guy 1: You better get going. 

Guy 2: Yeah, see ya. I’m off to get some Adderall.

Girl 1: Are you home right now?

Girl 2: Yeah, why?

Girl 1: I bought a cat

Girl 1: I just don't understand what fishing is for.

Girl 2: I don't know. Food, maybe?

Guy: I’m just gonna have to like carry an entire box of spiders up the hill tomorrow.

Girl: What?

Guy: Yeah, just like a hundred spiders in a box.

Guy 1: Sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a haircut.

Guy 2: Dude, you shaved half your head. That’s not a haircut, that’s a mess.

Girl 1: Can you eat fruit raw?

Girl 2: How else are you supposed to eat it?

Girl: That class is killing us. ​But they say rest is for the dead.

Guy: Well, at least we'll be rested.

Girl: She's not in class this semester.

Guy: Maybe she's dead.

Girl: Or studying abroad.

Girl: They're like oil and water.

Guy: Wow, you're so good with analogies.