If you're concerned about the climate (particularly the Kansas River) but also a sucker for good climate control, the environment-minded but all-indoor Wild & Scenic Film Festival
is the event for you. The traveling program of eco-themed shorts and features stops in Lawrence, with surfer-director Chris Malloy's 90-minute ode to outdoor adventure, 180 Degrees South
, playing alongside Scattered Flurries, Coast Is Clear, The Majestic Plastic Bag
. Doors at Liberty Hall (644 Massachusetts, 785-749-1972) open at 6:30 p.m., and the vision questing starts at 7. Admission to this benefit is one of those "suggested donation" things, so reach into that compost pile you call a hip pocket and fork over $12. For more information, see kansasriver.org
. And for information about joining the evening's beneficiary, Friends of the Kaw, call 913-963-3460.