“Intuition: Paintscapes and Abstract Designs” by Holley Schmidlapp

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Holley Schmidlapp’s work represents the abstract style of scraping layers of paint off of the canvas continuously to reveal patterns in a free and spontaneous fashion. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Boardroom Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Air Capital Comic Con

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Wichita’s first and only Premier Comic Book Convention! Two full days of artists, writers, comics, vendors, cosplay, games, and more. Featuring an array of professional and amateur comic book related guests. Over 30,000 SF of exhibition space! Kids 12 and under free! 2016 will be our biggest year yet!

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer every Thursday in June with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone’s favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Common Threads Regional Quilt Show

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The 2016 Common Threads Regional Quilt Show will be held June 16-18 at Century II Expo Hall from 10:00 a.m. ‰ÛÒ 5:00 p.m. Largest quilt show in Kansas. Over 500 quilts on display, special exhibits, door prizes, vendors, and more. Tickets prices: $10 for 1-day or $15 for 3-day pass. Purchase at Wichitatix.com or at the Box Office. For more info, visit www.wichitaquiltshow.com

Creative Rush 1st Tuesday Talk

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Join us in the galleries as a new line-up of panelist take their seat on the orange couch to share ideas, inspiration, and creative possibilities. Now in its sixth year, Creative Rush is building and fostering a community of creative people that challenge our perception of what it means to create. Visit creativerush.org or ulrich.wichita.edu for more information.

GOODING at Barleycorn’s

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Barleycorn’s welcomes GOODING. GOODING is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª Roll from the plains. With over 1,000 shows in 160 cities under their belt, this Los Angeles-based/Kansas-bred four-piece is by far one of the hardest-working bands in America.

The band ‰ÛÒ which includes Gooding (Guitarist/Singer/band namesake), Erin O‰ÛªNeill (guitar/vocals), Jesse Rich (drums) and Billy Driver (bass) ‰ÛÒ blasts a majestic, soul-stirring indie rock with soaring harmonies and blazing guitars ‰ÛÒ infused with the ghosts of Blues and Americana. Their live shows have the confident energy and heart-on-your-sleeve emotion that echo the closeness and passion of these longtime friends.

Playing to passionate audiences, lead guitarist/singer Gooding tears up the stage, leaving sticks and strings all over. One of Gooding‰Ûªs signature moments on stage is playing two guitars at once. GOODING‰Ûªs relentless touring and honest interaction with their fans has enabled them to build their following brick-by-brick over the years without the support of a major label.

Gooding‰Ûªs music has been placed on the DVDs of Iron Man 2, Walk the Line, Ice Age 2, as well as in commercials for Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler.

Ryan Reid and Carter Hulsey open.

Granger Smith at The Cotillion

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETYGRANGER SMITHEarl Dibbles Jr.SUN, JULY 31, 2016 DOORS: 7PM$20 ADVANCE – $25 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.‰ÛÏIN HIS OWN WORDS‰Û�My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here‰Ûªs my story.I was born and raised Texan, and I‰Ûªm proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Now considered the most successful composer in theatre history, Andrew Lloyd Webber made his Broadway debut in 1971, partnering with lyricist Tim Rice to create this dazzling pop opera. Based on the New Testament’s account of the last days of Jesus, this unique opus underscores intense drama with exciting and electric melodies, with songs including “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” After an absence of 26 years, MTWichita is thrilled to once again present this legendary show, which played at MTWichita to sold-out crowds in 1990.

Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia! enjoyed an incredible 14-year run on Broadway, and now Music Theatre Wichita becomes one of the first regional theatres in the nation to create its own brand-new version of this internationally acclaimed extravaganza, featuring a light-hearted plot, a romantic Greek island setting, and the catchy songs of ABBA. Pop music has never felt so upbeat and joyful in the theatre, and our talented young company will have you dancing in the aisles!

Pretty Ugly, The Banned, Seven Year Itch, Epic Rox at The Cotillion 10/1/16

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RIVER CITY ROCK SHOW 2016 PRETTY UGLYTHE BANNED, SEVEN YEAR ITCH and EPIC ROXSAT, OCTOBER 1, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM$10 ADVANCE – $15 DAY OF SHOWON SALE WED 6/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more. Text ROCK to 49798 for updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II turned “musical comedy” into a genuine American art form when they joined forces to create this groundbreaking musical play, the first ever to place equal importance on story, dialogue, songs, and dance. An evergreen classic, this joyous celebration of America’s heartland brings “People Will Say We’re in Love” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” back to Century II.

Senior Wednesday: Gallery Exploration

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Explore WAM‰Ûªs newest exhibitions with Courtney Spousta, curator of education. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of selected artworks from Chihuly Drawings and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport. We will slow it down and share meaningful discussion and inquiry with each artwork. Discover WAM‰Ûªs summer exhibitions. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness andprovides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Program begins at 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

The Avett Brothers

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Folk rockers The Avett Brothers have released a new album ‰ÛÏLive, Vol. Four‰Û� that was recorded at last year‰Ûªs New Year‰Ûªs Eve show in Raleigh and includes 2 new songs ‰ÛÒ ‰ÛÏSatan Pulls the Strings‰Û� and ‰ÛÏRejects in the Attic.‰Û� Their upcoming tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Saturday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am at INTRUST Bank Arena Ticket Office, All Select-A-Seat Locations, or charge by phone at: 316-755-7328If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, andåÊif you‰Ûªre lucky, their laughter. åÊIf you‰ÛªreåÊalmost anywhereåÊin America,åÊyou‰ÛªllåÊhear somethingåÊdifferent, something special,åÊsomething you åÊ recognizeåÊbut haven‰ÛªtåÊheard inåÊaåÊlong time. åÊIt is the sound ofåÊa real celebration. It isåÊnot New Year‰Ûªs, andåÊitåÊis notåÊa political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band. The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that‰ÛªsåÊleft behind is the unwavering beauty of theåÊsongs. That‰Ûªs the commotion, that‰ÛªsåÊthe celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers areåÊtonight, that‰ÛªsåÊwhat you‰Ûªll find.

“From Sketch to Story” by Debbie Wagner

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Debbie Wagner works to advocate the strength of visual story through different media, including paintings and fiber pieces. “From Sketch to Story” shows her journey as a narrative artist and how it’s always evolving. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

2016 WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale

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The WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale offers local and regional artists a chance to exhibit and sell their works with no fees; the artist must be present during the exhibition and MUST be responsible for all monies collected. We will be opened all day from 8:am to 9:pm for this event and will have specials on our food and drink throughout the day. If you are interested in exhibiting your work call Darlene at 316-440-8334 as space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Some restrictions apply!

Blake Shelton

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On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildanå¨. On sale information, including ticket prices, will be announced at a later date. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I’m Honest, including the Top 10 “Came Here To Forget” plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single “Austin,” to his most recent #1, “Gonna.”

Chris Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour”

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With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor. Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.” “I’ve been friends with Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch for a while now, so to have them join me on tour and to have Cassadee back out with us again, it’s going to be a blast,” said Young. Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” presented by AEG Live, are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and in person at the Hartman Arena box office. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale (online only). These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young pre-show acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more. ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, fourteen Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Japan to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” He’s an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week #1 smash title track and his latest hit, “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 3 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

Family ArtVenture: All Things Wheels

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Let‰Ûªs explore design and construction, using wheels. In celebration of auto races and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport, we go WAM racing. Create your own designed masterpiece using wheels a la Pinewood Derby style. Get ready to make and race at WAM. Drop in for a few hours or stay all day!Saturday, July 23, 11 am to 3 pm. Free admission

Gary Allan

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Dictionary.com defines freedom as ‰ÛÏthe power to determine action without restraint.‰Û�Thus, Gary Allan‰Ûªs Set You Free is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The album, sequenced with a storyline in which a man breaks the restraints of a failed relationship and conquers the loneliness of its aftermath, is the result of Allan‰Ûªs own journey as a man and as an artist.He took a number of new steps during the recording process ‰ÛÒ by mixing up the production team, playing lead guitar on a number of tracks, writing more of his own material and using a handful of new co-writers. As a result, he came up with the most optimistic album of his career, one that acknowledges the hurdles of the past and the ways in which they‰Ûªve helped to shape his current sense of renewal.‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about healing,‰Û� Allan says. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about the evolution of getting better.‰Û�

ICT FEST

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45 BANDS // LOCAL AND REGIONAL // ALL DOPE

LINEUP:

SHAHMAN (TORONTO)
YOUNG READERS (OK)
CJ BOYD (THE ROAD)
ROACHBLUNT (KC)
RAUNCHY DEAD (ALABAMA)
MAJOR GAMES (LAWRENCE)
APPROACH (LAWRENCE)
69NOSES
RUPERT ANGELEYES (MN)
DADDYOS (OK)
WHO AND THE FUCKS (OK)
YELLOW KING
MYSTERY BLOOD
EBONY TUSKS (LAWRENCE)
WORLD PALESTINE
DARJEELING
MARIA ELENA
GODHAT
GREAT PLAINS
VARMA CROSS (LAWRENCE)
RAW SPACE (MN)
IRON OCTOMOMS
SLIME FLOWER
BRIDEGEIST
LEWELHEDS
KILL VARGAS
SHEFFORD
POSTBOY
FILLIUS SOL
LIVING GHOST
DEAD SHAKES (OK)
KNIFEWOUND
EVASIVE FLOWERS
VEHICLES
SEMIOTIC WEAPONS
MR AND THE MRS (LAWRENCE)
ASEETHE (IOWA)
NEW WAVE HOOKERS (MN)
BUMMER (KC)
MAMMOTH
LITCH (CO)
DOMESTIC DRONE
FAIRNESS
OBSIDIAN SWORD (IOWA)

Immigrant Heritage Month 2016 Mixer

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‰Û»#‰Û_IHM2016‰ÛÂ -Immigrant Heritage Month 2016. A Mixer ‰ÛÒ celebrate, support, socialize with Immigrants in the Greater Wichita Area. Food – Art – Entertainment – Documentary – Discussion. Live Multicultural Music by the WASWAHILI Band‰Û¢ A compelling case for comprehensive immigration reform

Independence Day Celebration featuring Barry Ward

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Barry Ward is a Kansas cowboy singer who has won Male Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists. He has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Africa. In honor of Independence Day, Barry will feature some of his patriotic songs, as well as his cowboy songs. He’ll be backed by the Prairie Rose Rangers’ own Jesse and Orin Friesen.The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Jared & The Mill

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Arizona-based Jared & the Mill‰Ûªs music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and they‰Ûªve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, they‰Ûªd like to think that some shred of the Southwest ‰ÛÓ of their home ‰ÛÓ can be found in the heart of their music.They‰Ûªve opened and shared stages with the likes of Zac Brown Band, Barry Gibb, Boy & Bear, War on Drugs, Wildfeathers, Cake, Flogging Molly, The Killers, Allen Stone, and others while touring alongside bands just getting their start like them. Their latest release is the ‰ÛÏLife We Chose‰Û� EP.- See more at: http://www.wichitaorpheum.com/events/499/jared-the-mill/#sthash.IKSSpEgT.dpuf

Kansas Wheat Festival – Picnic In the Park

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Welcome to the Kansas Wheat Festival! Join us for the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival, July 6 -10, 2016. Wellington, KS is the county seat of Sumner County which boasts the title of Wheat Capital of the World! We invite you to join us this year for this great five day festival including three street dances, a carnival, arts & crafts show, Ag & home show, contests, downtown art exhibit, picnic in the park and more. This year our Kansas Wheat Festival is championed by TECT Aerospace, our premier sponsor.

MY2K

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Hartman Arena will be the kickoff location of the national “MY2K Tour,” which features hit-makers from the late 1990s and early 2000s. One of the original “boybands,” 98 Degrees will headline, with support from Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, and Dream. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 8! Tickets start at $25 and are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10 am. They will be available at the Hartman Arena Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com , and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

Senior Wednesday: Docents’ Favs

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WAM docents share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of their favorite works of art in the museum. Spend time touring and talking about the collections with WAM‰Ûªs dedicated volunteer tour guides. After years of training and involvement, WAM docents develop a remarkable depth of understanding about and real fondness for their favorites. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness and provides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Senior Wednesday: Presidential Briefs

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical play, featuring an original song about every U.S. President. Ry Kincaid, a Kansas City playwright and theater artist, has performed his show at the Kansas City Fringe Festival to rave reviews.Senior Wednesday events happen every Wednesday at locations across Wichita. A complete list of upcoming events can be found at www.SeniorWednesday.org.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

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DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite after-work party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar’s Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.

Wichita Art Chatter

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Part open mic, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. A lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers — creative types of every stripe–present streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.

Derby BBQ Festival

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Make plans now to attend the Derby BBQ Festival, presented by Security 1st Title, a fun fall event for the whole family. Free activities for the kids in the children’s area sponsored by Cox Communications, including face painters, inflatables, magic show and a petting zoo. Sample competition quality BBQ for $5, live music, beer garden and a variety of food vendors.

Elle King

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The Wichita Riverfest’s Koch Industries Night concludes with Elle KingåÊat 9pm at the Kennedy Plaza Stage.

KISS – Freedom to Rock Tour

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America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will stop in Wichita on July 25. The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years.

Paint & Wine Night

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June 23rd in ICT: Wine, painting, food & silent auction supporting the SHRM Foundation

Join Wichita SHRM on June 23rd to raise contributions for the SHRM Foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution helps shape the future of HR. It supports the Foundation’s important work ‰ÛÒ including scholarships, practical research and educational resources.

Register online at www.wichitashrm.org today!

Cost: $50 for everything or $10 to socialize & bid on the silent auction

Bonus: YOU could win a FREE registration to the 2016 Kansas SHRM Conference – a $490 value! An awesome opportunity for anyone looking to educate themselves on all things HR!

This event is open to the public. Whether you work in HR or not, come and enjoy a great evening of food, drinks, socializing, painting (even if you have never painted before!), bidding, and raising awareness of and money for the SHRM Foundation.

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art.Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

The Lantern Fest

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At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

Wichita Grand Opera presents Puccini‰Ûªs La Boh̬me

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La Bohème; the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, stakes its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things that make up our everyday lives.

“Oro” by Joseph Rincones

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Joseph Rincones will debut some of his new ceramic pieces that show humanity and culture in objects that function in our everyday lives. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Balcony Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival

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The annual Wichita Asian Festival presents Asian performing and culinary arts to Wichita. It is organized by volunteers of the Wichita Asian Association. For more information, visit us at www.facebook.com/WichitaAsianFestival

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

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An alfresco fine arts show featuring 100 artists from 21 states, set lakeside at beautiful Bradley Fair. In addition to the juried art exhibit and sale, this annual event features art demonstrations, performing musicians and a host of hands-on experiences for children.

Blue October I The Cotillion November 6

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BLUE OCTOBER *Text ROCK to 49798 to get pre-sale info on 6/9*
SUN, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
DOORS: 7PM
$25 ADVANCE – $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 6/10 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!
BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.
Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like “Into The Ocean”, “Hate Me”, “Calling You”, “Dirt Room‰Û�, ‰ÛÏSay It‰Û�, “Bleed Out” and ‰ÛÏFear‰Û� from albums such as 2009‰Ûªs Billboard Top 200 #13 debut Approaching Normal, 2011‰Ûªs Billboard #8 debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-selling Foiled and most recently Billboard‰Ûªs #13 debut Sway, reaching audiences around the world.
On April 22nd, 2016, Blue October will release their 8th studio album, titled Home. This album was co-produced by Justin Furstenfeld and Tim Palmer and features mixes from Tim Palmer and Mark Needham.
‰ÛÏSway was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,‰Û� says Furstenfeld. ‰ÛÏThis new album Home is about what we do with our time on earth, how we‰Ûªre going to utilize that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly can by bettering ourselves.‰Û�

Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers

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Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S. Concert review critics have applauded Underwood’s confidence and command over the massive stage that spans the entire length of the arena floor.

Chevelle

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Multi-platinum recording artists Chevelle is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass). Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, the Chicago-based trio’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts.

Cody Johnson

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PmAg6I CODY JOHNSON SAT, JULY 30, 2016 DOORS: 7PM $18 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALEFRI 3/2510:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson’s unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.Many Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson’s honest style through the radio singles from his Six Strings, One Dream album: “Nobody to Blame” (#6 on the Texas music charts in 2009); #1″Pray for Rain” (2009 – 2010); and “Texas Kind of Way” (#6, late 2010 ‰ÛÒ 2011). At first opening for other artists, Cody has also taken the Texas dance-halls by storm. Increasingly, the Cody Johnson Band is the attraction, and an honest-to-goodness one.

DJ SAGE USA Tour / Sub.Mergible DJ’s

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– SAGE -(aka LAURA TOTTEN) is an underground world-renowned DRUM+BASS producer and DJ based in SAN FRANCISCO from 1997 to 2004. She is a pioneer in USA D&B becoming one of the first drum and bass DJs to become an international success in the late 90s. She was the first American to play at London’s legendary night club HOSPITALITY in 2001Her DJ sets are now 100% self produced originals, remixes and collaborations most of which she writes specifically for her live crowds ears only. She incorporates her own live vocals on top of the mix as well. Her sounds are heavy, sexy D&B funk with massive bass lines. Her sets are laced with beauty bringing jungle breaks from the 90’s to the dance floor for all to enjoy!Currently, she writes TECH HOUSE tracks under her birth name ‰ÛÏLAURA TOTTEN‰Û� and has releases out on UK-based TWISTED RECORDINGS. 2016 also sees new DRUM+BASS releases from SAGE due out soon on two BELFAST-based labels RAVENHILL RECORDS & ANAMORPHIC.http://sagemusic.onescreener.com/

Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion

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All american girls night outfifty shades of men.åÊSAT, JULY 23, 2016 DOORS: 7:30 PM$15 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/15 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS AN 18 +Seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packs are available including a preshow meet ‘n greet, photo & reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for announcements and ticket giveaways!‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with ‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown join forces to co-headline Fall‰Ûªs biggest arena rock tour. The tour is also highlighted by special guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba.

In This Moment w/ HELLYEAH!

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1RKlr5XTHE HELLPOP TOURIN THIS MOMENTw/ HELLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest, SUNFLOWER DEADSUN, JUNE 19, 2016 DOORS: 6PM$29.50 ADVANCE – $35 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESText ROCK to 49798 to recieve special pre-sale info later this week.All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available before the day of the show at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.”Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness,” explains Maria. “She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.””We went into this with the title Black Widow,” says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. “It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she’s like the black widow pulling them all in.”

Josh Abbott Band

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When Josh Abbott Band recorded ‰ÛÏGhosts‰Û� for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. Producer Dwight Baker, one-half of the Austin- based duo The Wind and The Wave, wouldn‰Ûªt let Abbott retouch it.
‰ÛÏI was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that‰Ûªs why there‰Ûªs a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don‰Ûªt really explode like normal,‰Û� Abbott says. ‰ÛÏDwight was like, ‰Û÷We‰Ûªre keeping that. That‰Ûªs real.‰Ûª‰Û�
Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that‰Ûªs managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation ‰ÛÒ particularly banjo and fiddle ‰ÛÒ to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

Michael Martin Murphey at the Prairie Rose

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Michael Martin Murphey is currently America’s most-successful cowboy singer. His big hits include, “Wildfire,” “Lone Line of Love,” “What’s Forever For,” “Carolina in the Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Cowboy Logic,” and many more. He’ll be performing his hits along with lots of classic cowboy songs. The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Nice Work if You Can Get It

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A treasure trove of Gershwin songs propels this lighthearted new musical comedy, centering around the romances of bootleggers and society folks in 1927. Featuring gorgeous singing, dynamic choreography, and exquisite sets and costumes direct from Broadway, this recent Broadway concoction will have audiences exclaiming “S’ Wonderful!”

The Roots

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The Wichita Riverfest’s Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ On The River showcase concludes with The RootsåÊat 9pm at the Kennedy Plaza Stage.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

“Untaming the Ordinary” by Kylie Millward

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Kylie Millward’s work is prominently paintings and small-scale animations. This exhibition features a collection of paintings showing anthropomorphized creatures and objects used to construct fantastical narrations. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Hall Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

A Night of Elvis – Hosted by Derby Senior Services

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Derby Senior Services is hosting a Night of Elvis on June 14 at 6 p.m. at The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave. All ages are welcome.For $15, heavy hors d‰Ûªoeuvres and deserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Josh Davis, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Davis will take us back in time as he performs Elvis‰Ûªs biggest hits including ‰ÛÏBlue Suede Shoes,‰Û� ‰ÛÏLove Me Tender,‰Û� ‰ÛÏHeartbreak Hotel‰Û� and more.A native of Texas, Josh Davis performs all over the country and routinely ranks highly in Elvis competitions. In 2015, he won second place at the Ultimate Elvis Competition at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Purchase tickets in advance at the Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry Rd., or by calling 788-0223.Event sponsored by the Derby Senior Center Board and Right at Home.

All that jazz festival

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Fingerprints LIVE in CONCERT! Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the smooth sounds of fingerprints Jazz band and other local artist. This event will be filled with fun, local vendors, local food trucks, and a cash bar. Jazz festival starts at 6pm but come early to get a great seat. this event is a 21 & older event. tickets availble @ www.allthatjazzfestival.com

Art on the Trail

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Art on the Trail allows you to interact with working artists from the Wichita area as they create their works en plein air along the trails at Chisholm Creek Park.

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

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Audiences of all ages will be entrhalled with the MTWichita return of this spectacular and imaginative production. The live stage version of Disney’s classic animated film marked the Broadway debut of the brilliantly talented film composer Alan Menken, who has since created such shows as Newsies and Sister Act. “Be Our Guest” at this enchanting experience for the whole family! (Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.)

Downtown Diversity Jam

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Downtown Diversity Jam is a great, outdoor concert that features as much diversity of music as possible, from Bluegrass to Reggae and from Rap to Classical and everything in between. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a cultural trip without ever leaving Wichita!

I Love The 90s

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The inaugural edition of I Love The ‰Û÷90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kid ‰Û÷n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice compose this year‰Ûªs line-up of iconic ‰Û÷90s artists.

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series: Famous Nathan

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Nathan‰Ûªs Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years. In this personal documentary, director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of ‰ÛÏFamous‰Û� Nathan, takes a look back at his family‰Ûªs unique history, the Jewish-American immigrant experience, and Nathan‰Ûªs pursuit of the American dream. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Screening in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall is free and open to the public. Reservations not required, but appreciated; email rsvp@wichitaartmuseum.org. Sunday, August 14, 2 pm

Powerhouse Jam II

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Power 93.5 is bringing Powerhouse Jam II to INTRUST Bank Arena Thursday, June 9. Powerhouse Jam II will be headlined by rap superstar Wiz Khalifa and will also feature special guests Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Luke Nasty, Dreezy, XV and DJ Bearfoot.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette – announce another string of North American shows. The tour kicks off on June 3 in Syracuse, New York and ending with two dates in California, the first July 1 at Humphreys in San Diego and concluding the tour July 2 at The Greek in Los Angeles. This current All Starr line up is the 12th and longest running, and as Ringo recently told The Boston Globe, "I love this band – we have a lot of fun together on and offstage, so here we come again."

That love is evident in their performances, exemplified by this review in the Sarasota Tribune-Herald: "This latest incarnation of Starr’s travelling show has been together now going on three years and watching them interact as an actual band, rather than a supergroup taking turns out front, is almost as fun, almost, as watching and screaming "I love you" at the front man who will forever be part of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time."

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Wichita Grand Opera presents Verdi‰Ûªs Rigoletto

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A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. The story, written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day.

Wichita Grand Opera presents ‰ÛÏPleasures of the Orient‰Û� (Chairmen‰Ûªs Opera Ball)

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On June 18, be transported to the Far East at "Pleasures of the Orient." Greet old friends and meet new ones as dinner; dancing; entertainment, including a Chinese dragon or two; and luxury Live and Silent Auctions make the Opera Ball Wichita’s social and cultural event of the year. Past opera balls have hosted such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Samuel Ramey, among others.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements. NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Zoobilee

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Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
Tickets will go on sale August 1.
(Ticket value is $30.00, balance is tax deductible)
Please note: Zoobilee will be held RAIN or SHINE. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Independence Day Celebration featuring Barry Ward

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Barry Ward is a Kansas cowboy singer who has won Male Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists. He has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Africa. In honor of Independence Day, Barry will feature some of his patriotic songs, as well as his cowboy songs. He’ll be backed by the Prairie Rose Rangers’ own Jesse and Orin Friesen.The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Senior Wednesday: Gallery Exploration

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Explore WAM‰Ûªs newest exhibitions with Courtney Spousta, curator of education. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of selected artworks from Chihuly Drawings and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport. We will slow it down and share meaningful discussion and inquiry with each artwork. Discover WAM‰Ûªs summer exhibitions. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness andprovides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Program begins at 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Kansas Wheat Festival – Picnic In the Park

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Welcome to the Kansas Wheat Festival! Join us for the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival, July 6 -10, 2016. Wellington, KS is the county seat of Sumner County which boasts the title of Wheat Capital of the World! We invite you to join us this year for this great five day festival including three street dances, a carnival, arts & crafts show, Ag & home show, contests, downtown art exhibit, picnic in the park and more. This year our Kansas Wheat Festival is championed by TECT Aerospace, our premier sponsor.

MY2K

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Hartman Arena will be the kickoff location of the national “MY2K Tour,” which features hit-makers from the late 1990s and early 2000s. One of the original “boybands,” 98 Degrees will headline, with support from Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, and Dream. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 8! Tickets start at $25 and are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10 am. They will be available at the Hartman Arena Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com , and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II turned “musical comedy” into a genuine American art form when they joined forces to create this groundbreaking musical play, the first ever to place equal importance on story, dialogue, songs, and dance. An evergreen classic, this joyous celebration of America’s heartland brings “People Will Say We’re in Love” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” back to Century II.

Downtown Diversity Jam

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Downtown Diversity Jam is a great, outdoor concert that features as much diversity of music as possible, from Bluegrass to Reggae and from Rap to Classical and everything in between. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a cultural trip without ever leaving Wichita!

DJ SAGE USA Tour / Sub.Mergible DJ’s

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– SAGE -(aka LAURA TOTTEN) is an underground world-renowned DRUM+BASS producer and DJ based in SAN FRANCISCO from 1997 to 2004. She is a pioneer in USA D&B becoming one of the first drum and bass DJs to become an international success in the late 90s. She was the first American to play at London’s legendary night club HOSPITALITY in 2001Her DJ sets are now 100% self produced originals, remixes and collaborations most of which she writes specifically for her live crowds ears only. She incorporates her own live vocals on top of the mix as well. Her sounds are heavy, sexy D&B funk with massive bass lines. Her sets are laced with beauty bringing jungle breaks from the 90’s to the dance floor for all to enjoy!Currently, she writes TECH HOUSE tracks under her birth name ‰ÛÏLAURA TOTTEN‰Û� and has releases out on UK-based TWISTED RECORDINGS. 2016 also sees new DRUM+BASS releases from SAGE due out soon on two BELFAST-based labels RAVENHILL RECORDS & ANAMORPHIC.http://sagemusic.onescreener.com/

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art.Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion

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All american girls night outfifty shades of men.åÊSAT, JULY 23, 2016 DOORS: 7:30 PM$15 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/15 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS AN 18 +Seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packs are available including a preshow meet ‘n greet, photo & reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for announcements and ticket giveaways!‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with ‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

Family ArtVenture: All Things Wheels

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Let‰Ûªs explore design and construction, using wheels. In celebration of auto races and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport, we go WAM racing. Create your own designed masterpiece using wheels a la Pinewood Derby style. Get ready to make and race at WAM. Drop in for a few hours or stay all day!Saturday, July 23, 11 am to 3 pm. Free admission

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

KISS – Freedom to Rock Tour

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America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will stop in Wichita on July 25. The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years.

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Now considered the most successful composer in theatre history, Andrew Lloyd Webber made his Broadway debut in 1971, partnering with lyricist Tim Rice to create this dazzling pop opera. Based on the New Testament’s account of the last days of Jesus, this unique opus underscores intense drama with exciting and electric melodies, with songs including “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” After an absence of 26 years, MTWichita is thrilled to once again present this legendary show, which played at MTWichita to sold-out crowds in 1990.

Cody Johnson

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PmAg6I CODY JOHNSON SAT, JULY 30, 2016 DOORS: 7PM $18 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALEFRI 3/2510:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson’s unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.Many Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson’s honest style through the radio singles from his Six Strings, One Dream album: “Nobody to Blame” (#6 on the Texas music charts in 2009); #1″Pray for Rain” (2009 – 2010); and “Texas Kind of Way” (#6, late 2010 ‰ÛÒ 2011). At first opening for other artists, Cody has also taken the Texas dance-halls by storm. Increasingly, the Cody Johnson Band is the attraction, and an honest-to-goodness one.

Granger Smith at The Cotillion

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETYGRANGER SMITHEarl Dibbles Jr.SUN, JULY 31, 2016 DOORS: 7PM$20 ADVANCE – $25 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.‰ÛÏIN HIS OWN WORDS‰Û�My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here‰Ûªs my story.I was born and raised Texan, and I‰Ûªm proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

Senior Wednesday: Docents’ Favs

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WAM docents share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of their favorite works of art in the museum. Spend time touring and talking about the collections with WAM‰Ûªs dedicated volunteer tour guides. After years of training and involvement, WAM docents develop a remarkable depth of understanding about and real fondness for their favorites. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness and provides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia! enjoyed an incredible 14-year run on Broadway, and now Music Theatre Wichita becomes one of the first regional theatres in the nation to create its own brand-new version of this internationally acclaimed extravaganza, featuring a light-hearted plot, a romantic Greek island setting, and the catchy songs of ABBA. Pop music has never felt so upbeat and joyful in the theatre, and our talented young company will have you dancing in the aisles!

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series: Famous Nathan

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Nathan‰Ûªs Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years. In this personal documentary, director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of ‰ÛÏFamous‰Û� Nathan, takes a look back at his family‰Ûªs unique history, the Jewish-American immigrant experience, and Nathan‰Ûªs pursuit of the American dream. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Screening in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall is free and open to the public. Reservations not required, but appreciated; email rsvp@wichitaartmuseum.org. Sunday, August 14, 2 pm

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements. NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Gary Allan

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Dictionary.com defines freedom as ‰ÛÏthe power to determine action without restraint.‰Û�Thus, Gary Allan‰Ûªs Set You Free is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The album, sequenced with a storyline in which a man breaks the restraints of a failed relationship and conquers the loneliness of its aftermath, is the result of Allan‰Ûªs own journey as a man and as an artist.He took a number of new steps during the recording process ‰ÛÒ by mixing up the production team, playing lead guitar on a number of tracks, writing more of his own material and using a handful of new co-writers. As a result, he came up with the most optimistic album of his career, one that acknowledges the hurdles of the past and the ways in which they‰Ûªve helped to shape his current sense of renewal.‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about healing,‰Û� Allan says. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about the evolution of getting better.‰Û�

Wichita Grand Opera presents Verdi‰Ûªs Rigoletto

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A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. The story, written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day.

ICT FEST

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45 BANDS // LOCAL AND REGIONAL // ALL DOPE

LINEUP:

SHAHMAN (TORONTO)
YOUNG READERS (OK)
CJ BOYD (THE ROAD)
ROACHBLUNT (KC)
RAUNCHY DEAD (ALABAMA)
MAJOR GAMES (LAWRENCE)
APPROACH (LAWRENCE)
69NOSES
RUPERT ANGELEYES (MN)
DADDYOS (OK)
WHO AND THE FUCKS (OK)
YELLOW KING
MYSTERY BLOOD
EBONY TUSKS (LAWRENCE)
WORLD PALESTINE
DARJEELING
MARIA ELENA
GODHAT
GREAT PLAINS
VARMA CROSS (LAWRENCE)
RAW SPACE (MN)
IRON OCTOMOMS
SLIME FLOWER
BRIDEGEIST
LEWELHEDS
KILL VARGAS
SHEFFORD
POSTBOY
FILLIUS SOL
LIVING GHOST
DEAD SHAKES (OK)
KNIFEWOUND
EVASIVE FLOWERS
VEHICLES
SEMIOTIC WEAPONS
MR AND THE MRS (LAWRENCE)
ASEETHE (IOWA)
NEW WAVE HOOKERS (MN)
BUMMER (KC)
MAMMOTH
LITCH (CO)
DOMESTIC DRONE
FAIRNESS
OBSIDIAN SWORD (IOWA)

I Love The 90s

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The inaugural edition of I Love The ‰Û÷90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kid ‰Û÷n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice compose this year‰Ûªs line-up of iconic ‰Û÷90s artists.

Zoobilee

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Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
Tickets will go on sale August 1.
(Ticket value is $30.00, balance is tax deductible)
Please note: Zoobilee will be held RAIN or SHINE. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Derby BBQ Festival

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Make plans now to attend the Derby BBQ Festival, presented by Security 1st Title, a fun fall event for the whole family. Free activities for the kids in the children’s area sponsored by Cox Communications, including face painters, inflatables, magic show and a petting zoo. Sample competition quality BBQ for $5, live music, beer garden and a variety of food vendors.

Chevelle

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Multi-platinum recording artists Chevelle is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass). Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, the Chicago-based trio’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts.

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

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An alfresco fine arts show featuring 100 artists from 21 states, set lakeside at beautiful Bradley Fair. In addition to the juried art exhibit and sale, this annual event features art demonstrations, performing musicians and a host of hands-on experiences for children.

Blake Shelton

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On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildanå¨. On sale information, including ticket prices, will be announced at a later date. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I’m Honest, including the Top 10 “Came Here To Forget” plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single “Austin,” to his most recent #1, “Gonna.”

Art on the Trail

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Art on the Trail allows you to interact with working artists from the Wichita area as they create their works en plein air along the trails at Chisholm Creek Park.

Wichita Grand Opera presents Puccini‰Ûªs La Boh̬me

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La Bohème; the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, stakes its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things that make up our everyday lives.

Pretty Ugly, The Banned, Seven Year Itch, Epic Rox at The Cotillion 10/1/16

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RIVER CITY ROCK SHOW 2016 PRETTY UGLYTHE BANNED, SEVEN YEAR ITCH and EPIC ROXSAT, OCTOBER 1, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM$10 ADVANCE – $15 DAY OF SHOWON SALE WED 6/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more. Text ROCK to 49798 for updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Josh Abbott Band

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When Josh Abbott Band recorded ‰ÛÏGhosts‰Û� for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. Producer Dwight Baker, one-half of the Austin- based duo The Wind and The Wave, wouldn‰Ûªt let Abbott retouch it.
‰ÛÏI was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that‰Ûªs why there‰Ûªs a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don‰Ûªt really explode like normal,‰Û� Abbott says. ‰ÛÏDwight was like, ‰Û÷We‰Ûªre keeping that. That‰Ûªs real.‰Ûª‰Û�
Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that‰Ûªs managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation ‰ÛÒ particularly banjo and fiddle ‰ÛÒ to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

The Avett Brothers

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Folk rockers The Avett Brothers have released a new album ‰ÛÏLive, Vol. Four‰Û� that was recorded at last year‰Ûªs New Year‰Ûªs Eve show in Raleigh and includes 2 new songs ‰ÛÒ ‰ÛÏSatan Pulls the Strings‰Û� and ‰ÛÏRejects in the Attic.‰Û� Their upcoming tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Saturday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am at INTRUST Bank Arena Ticket Office, All Select-A-Seat Locations, or charge by phone at: 316-755-7328If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, andåÊif you‰Ûªre lucky, their laughter. åÊIf you‰ÛªreåÊalmost anywhereåÊin America,åÊyou‰ÛªllåÊhear somethingåÊdifferent, something special,åÊsomething you åÊ recognizeåÊbut haven‰ÛªtåÊheard inåÊaåÊlong time. åÊIt is the sound ofåÊa real celebration. It isåÊnot New Year‰Ûªs, andåÊitåÊis notåÊa political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band. The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that‰ÛªsåÊleft behind is the unwavering beauty of theåÊsongs. That‰Ûªs the commotion, that‰ÛªsåÊthe celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers areåÊtonight, that‰ÛªsåÊwhat you‰Ûªll find.

Chris Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour”

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With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor. Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.” “I’ve been friends with Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch for a while now, so to have them join me on tour and to have Cassadee back out with us again, it’s going to be a blast,” said Young. Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” presented by AEG Live, are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and in person at the Hartman Arena box office. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale (online only). These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young pre-show acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more. ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, fourteen Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Japan to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” He’s an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week #1 smash title track and his latest hit, “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 3 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown join forces to co-headline Fall‰Ûªs biggest arena rock tour. The tour is also highlighted by special guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba.

36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival

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The annual Wichita Asian Festival presents Asian performing and culinary arts to Wichita. It is organized by volunteers of the Wichita Asian Association. For more information, visit us at www.facebook.com/WichitaAsianFestival

Blue October I The Cotillion November 6

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BLUE OCTOBER *Text ROCK to 49798 to get pre-sale info on 6/9*
SUN, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
DOORS: 7PM
$25 ADVANCE – $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 6/10 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!
BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.
Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like “Into The Ocean”, “Hate Me”, “Calling You”, “Dirt Room‰Û�, ‰ÛÏSay It‰Û�, “Bleed Out” and ‰ÛÏFear‰Û� from albums such as 2009‰Ûªs Billboard Top 200 #13 debut Approaching Normal, 2011‰Ûªs Billboard #8 debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-selling Foiled and most recently Billboard‰Ûªs #13 debut Sway, reaching audiences around the world.
On April 22nd, 2016, Blue October will release their 8th studio album, titled Home. This album was co-produced by Justin Furstenfeld and Tim Palmer and features mixes from Tim Palmer and Mark Needham.
‰ÛÏSway was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,‰Û� says Furstenfeld. ‰ÛÏThis new album Home is about what we do with our time on earth, how we‰Ûªre going to utilize that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly can by bettering ourselves.‰Û�

Air Capital Comic Con

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Wichita’s first and only Premier Comic Book Convention! Two full days of artists, writers, comics, vendors, cosplay, games, and more. Featuring an array of professional and amateur comic book related guests. Over 30,000 SF of exhibition space! Kids 12 and under free! 2016 will be our biggest year yet!

Wichita Art Chatter

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Part open mic, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. A lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers — creative types of every stripe–present streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.

Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers

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Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S. Concert review critics have applauded Underwood’s confidence and command over the massive stage that spans the entire length of the arena floor.

Creative Rush 1st Tuesday Talk

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Join us in the galleries as a new line-up of panelist take their seat on the orange couch to share ideas, inspiration, and creative possibilities. Now in its sixth year, Creative Rush is building and fostering a community of creative people that challenge our perception of what it means to create. Visit creativerush.org or ulrich.wichita.edu for more information.

“Oro” by Joseph Rincones

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Joseph Rincones will debut some of his new ceramic pieces that show humanity and culture in objects that function in our everyday lives. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Balcony Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“Untaming the Ordinary” by Kylie Millward

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Kylie Millward’s work is prominently paintings and small-scale animations. This exhibition features a collection of paintings showing anthropomorphized creatures and objects used to construct fantastical narrations. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Hall Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“From Sketch to Story” by Debbie Wagner

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Debbie Wagner works to advocate the strength of visual story through different media, including paintings and fiber pieces. “From Sketch to Story” shows her journey as a narrative artist and how it’s always evolving. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer every Thursday in June with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone’s favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

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DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite after-work party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar’s Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.

Senior Wednesday: Presidential Briefs

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical play, featuring an original song about every U.S. President. Ry Kincaid, a Kansas City playwright and theater artist, has performed his show at the Kansas City Fringe Festival to rave reviews.Senior Wednesday events happen every Wednesday at locations across Wichita. A complete list of upcoming events can be found at www.SeniorWednesday.org.

Powerhouse Jam II

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Power 93.5 is bringing Powerhouse Jam II to INTRUST Bank Arena Thursday, June 9. Powerhouse Jam II will be headlined by rap superstar Wiz Khalifa and will also feature special guests Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Luke Nasty, Dreezy, XV and DJ Bearfoot.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

The Lantern Fest

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At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

The Roots

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The Wichita Riverfest’s Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ On The River showcase concludes with The RootsåÊat 9pm at the Kennedy Plaza Stage.

A Night of Elvis – Hosted by Derby Senior Services

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Derby Senior Services is hosting a Night of Elvis on June 14 at 6 p.m. at The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave. All ages are welcome.For $15, heavy hors d‰Ûªoeuvres and deserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Josh Davis, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Davis will take us back in time as he performs Elvis‰Ûªs biggest hits including ‰ÛÏBlue Suede Shoes,‰Û� ‰ÛÏLove Me Tender,‰Û� ‰ÛÏHeartbreak Hotel‰Û� and more.A native of Texas, Josh Davis performs all over the country and routinely ranks highly in Elvis competitions. In 2015, he won second place at the Ultimate Elvis Competition at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Purchase tickets in advance at the Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry Rd., or by calling 788-0223.Event sponsored by the Derby Senior Center Board and Right at Home.

Nice Work if You Can Get It

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A treasure trove of Gershwin songs propels this lighthearted new musical comedy, centering around the romances of bootleggers and society folks in 1927. Featuring gorgeous singing, dynamic choreography, and exquisite sets and costumes direct from Broadway, this recent Broadway concoction will have audiences exclaiming “S’ Wonderful!”

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

GOODING at Barleycorn’s

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Barleycorn’s welcomes GOODING. GOODING is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª Roll from the plains. With over 1,000 shows in 160 cities under their belt, this Los Angeles-based/Kansas-bred four-piece is by far one of the hardest-working bands in America.

The band ‰ÛÒ which includes Gooding (Guitarist/Singer/band namesake), Erin O‰ÛªNeill (guitar/vocals), Jesse Rich (drums) and Billy Driver (bass) ‰ÛÒ blasts a majestic, soul-stirring indie rock with soaring harmonies and blazing guitars ‰ÛÒ infused with the ghosts of Blues and Americana. Their live shows have the confident energy and heart-on-your-sleeve emotion that echo the closeness and passion of these longtime friends.

Playing to passionate audiences, lead guitarist/singer Gooding tears up the stage, leaving sticks and strings all over. One of Gooding‰Ûªs signature moments on stage is playing two guitars at once. GOODING‰Ûªs relentless touring and honest interaction with their fans has enabled them to build their following brick-by-brick over the years without the support of a major label.

Gooding‰Ûªs music has been placed on the DVDs of Iron Man 2, Walk the Line, Ice Age 2, as well as in commercials for Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler.

Ryan Reid and Carter Hulsey open.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Common Threads Regional Quilt Show

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The 2016 Common Threads Regional Quilt Show will be held June 16-18 at Century II Expo Hall from 10:00 a.m. ‰ÛÒ 5:00 p.m. Largest quilt show in Kansas. Over 500 quilts on display, special exhibits, door prizes, vendors, and more. Tickets prices: $10 for 1-day or $15 for 3-day pass. Purchase at Wichitatix.com or at the Box Office. For more info, visit www.wichitaquiltshow.com

Wichita Grand Opera presents ‰ÛÏPleasures of the Orient‰Û� (Chairmen‰Ûªs Opera Ball)

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On June 18, be transported to the Far East at "Pleasures of the Orient." Greet old friends and meet new ones as dinner; dancing; entertainment, including a Chinese dragon or two; and luxury Live and Silent Auctions make the Opera Ball Wichita’s social and cultural event of the year. Past opera balls have hosted such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Samuel Ramey, among others.

2016 WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale

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The WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale offers local and regional artists a chance to exhibit and sell their works with no fees; the artist must be present during the exhibition and MUST be responsible for all monies collected. We will be opened all day from 8:am to 9:pm for this event and will have specials on our food and drink throughout the day. If you are interested in exhibiting your work call Darlene at 316-440-8334 as space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Some restrictions apply!

Immigrant Heritage Month 2016 Mixer

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‰Û»#‰Û_IHM2016‰ÛÂ -Immigrant Heritage Month 2016. A Mixer ‰ÛÒ celebrate, support, socialize with Immigrants in the Greater Wichita Area. Food – Art – Entertainment – Documentary – Discussion. Live Multicultural Music by the WASWAHILI Band‰Û¢ A compelling case for comprehensive immigration reform

In This Moment w/ HELLYEAH!

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1RKlr5XTHE HELLPOP TOURIN THIS MOMENTw/ HELLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest, SUNFLOWER DEADSUN, JUNE 19, 2016 DOORS: 6PM$29.50 ADVANCE – $35 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESText ROCK to 49798 to recieve special pre-sale info later this week.All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available before the day of the show at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.”Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness,” explains Maria. “She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.””We went into this with the title Black Widow,” says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. “It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she’s like the black widow pulling them all in.”

Paint & Wine Night

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June 23rd in ICT: Wine, painting, food & silent auction supporting the SHRM Foundation

Join Wichita SHRM on June 23rd to raise contributions for the SHRM Foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution helps shape the future of HR. It supports the Foundation’s important work ‰ÛÒ including scholarships, practical research and educational resources.

Register online at www.wichitashrm.org today!

Cost: $50 for everything or $10 to socialize & bid on the silent auction

Bonus: YOU could win a FREE registration to the 2016 Kansas SHRM Conference – a $490 value! An awesome opportunity for anyone looking to educate themselves on all things HR!

This event is open to the public. Whether you work in HR or not, come and enjoy a great evening of food, drinks, socializing, painting (even if you have never painted before!), bidding, and raising awareness of and money for the SHRM Foundation.

Michael Martin Murphey at the Prairie Rose

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Michael Martin Murphey is currently America’s most-successful cowboy singer. His big hits include, “Wildfire,” “Lone Line of Love,” “What’s Forever For,” “Carolina in the Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Cowboy Logic,” and many more. He’ll be performing his hits along with lots of classic cowboy songs. The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Jared & The Mill

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Arizona-based Jared & the Mill‰Ûªs music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and they‰Ûªve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, they‰Ûªd like to think that some shred of the Southwest ‰ÛÓ of their home ‰ÛÓ can be found in the heart of their music.They‰Ûªve opened and shared stages with the likes of Zac Brown Band, Barry Gibb, Boy & Bear, War on Drugs, Wildfeathers, Cake, Flogging Molly, The Killers, Allen Stone, and others while touring alongside bands just getting their start like them. Their latest release is the ‰ÛÏLife We Chose‰Û� EP.- See more at: http://www.wichitaorpheum.com/events/499/jared-the-mill/#sthash.IKSSpEgT.dpuf

All that jazz festival

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Fingerprints LIVE in CONCERT! Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the smooth sounds of fingerprints Jazz band and other local artist. This event will be filled with fun, local vendors, local food trucks, and a cash bar. Jazz festival starts at 6pm but come early to get a great seat. this event is a 21 & older event. tickets availble @ www.allthatjazzfestival.com

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette – announce another string of North American shows. The tour kicks off on June 3 in Syracuse, New York and ending with two dates in California, the first July 1 at Humphreys in San Diego and concluding the tour July 2 at The Greek in Los Angeles. This current All Starr line up is the 12th and longest running, and as Ringo recently told The Boston Globe, "I love this band – we have a lot of fun together on and offstage, so here we come again."

That love is evident in their performances, exemplified by this review in the Sarasota Tribune-Herald: "This latest incarnation of Starr’s travelling show has been together now going on three years and watching them interact as an actual band, rather than a supergroup taking turns out front, is almost as fun, almost, as watching and screaming "I love you" at the front man who will forever be part of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time."

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

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Audiences of all ages will be entrhalled with the MTWichita return of this spectacular and imaginative production. The live stage version of Disney’s classic animated film marked the Broadway debut of the brilliantly talented film composer Alan Menken, who has since created such shows as Newsies and Sister Act. “Be Our Guest” at this enchanting experience for the whole family! (Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.)

Independence Day Celebration featuring Barry Ward

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Barry Ward is a Kansas cowboy singer who has won Male Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists. He has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Africa. In honor of Independence Day, Barry will feature some of his patriotic songs, as well as his cowboy songs. He’ll be backed by the Prairie Rose Rangers’ own Jesse and Orin Friesen.The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Senior Wednesday: Gallery Exploration

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Explore WAM‰Ûªs newest exhibitions with Courtney Spousta, curator of education. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of selected artworks from Chihuly Drawings and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport. We will slow it down and share meaningful discussion and inquiry with each artwork. Discover WAM‰Ûªs summer exhibitions. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness andprovides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Program begins at 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Kansas Wheat Festival – Picnic In the Park

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Welcome to the Kansas Wheat Festival! Join us for the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival, July 6 -10, 2016. Wellington, KS is the county seat of Sumner County which boasts the title of Wheat Capital of the World! We invite you to join us this year for this great five day festival including three street dances, a carnival, arts & crafts show, Ag & home show, contests, downtown art exhibit, picnic in the park and more. This year our Kansas Wheat Festival is championed by TECT Aerospace, our premier sponsor.

MY2K

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Hartman Arena will be the kickoff location of the national “MY2K Tour,” which features hit-makers from the late 1990s and early 2000s. One of the original “boybands,” 98 Degrees will headline, with support from Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, and Dream. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 8! Tickets start at $25 and are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10 am. They will be available at the Hartman Arena Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com , and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II turned “musical comedy” into a genuine American art form when they joined forces to create this groundbreaking musical play, the first ever to place equal importance on story, dialogue, songs, and dance. An evergreen classic, this joyous celebration of America’s heartland brings “People Will Say We’re in Love” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” back to Century II.

Downtown Diversity Jam

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Downtown Diversity Jam is a great, outdoor concert that features as much diversity of music as possible, from Bluegrass to Reggae and from Rap to Classical and everything in between. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a cultural trip without ever leaving Wichita!

DJ SAGE USA Tour / Sub.Mergible DJ’s

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– SAGE -(aka LAURA TOTTEN) is an underground world-renowned DRUM+BASS producer and DJ based in SAN FRANCISCO from 1997 to 2004. She is a pioneer in USA D&B becoming one of the first drum and bass DJs to become an international success in the late 90s. She was the first American to play at London’s legendary night club HOSPITALITY in 2001Her DJ sets are now 100% self produced originals, remixes and collaborations most of which she writes specifically for her live crowds ears only. She incorporates her own live vocals on top of the mix as well. Her sounds are heavy, sexy D&B funk with massive bass lines. Her sets are laced with beauty bringing jungle breaks from the 90’s to the dance floor for all to enjoy!Currently, she writes TECH HOUSE tracks under her birth name ‰ÛÏLAURA TOTTEN‰Û� and has releases out on UK-based TWISTED RECORDINGS. 2016 also sees new DRUM+BASS releases from SAGE due out soon on two BELFAST-based labels RAVENHILL RECORDS & ANAMORPHIC.http://sagemusic.onescreener.com/

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art.Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion

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All american girls night outfifty shades of men.åÊSAT, JULY 23, 2016 DOORS: 7:30 PM$15 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/15 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS AN 18 +Seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packs are available including a preshow meet ‘n greet, photo & reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for announcements and ticket giveaways!‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with ‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

Family ArtVenture: All Things Wheels

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Let‰Ûªs explore design and construction, using wheels. In celebration of auto races and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport, we go WAM racing. Create your own designed masterpiece using wheels a la Pinewood Derby style. Get ready to make and race at WAM. Drop in for a few hours or stay all day!Saturday, July 23, 11 am to 3 pm. Free admission

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

KISS – Freedom to Rock Tour

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America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will stop in Wichita on July 25. The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years.

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Now considered the most successful composer in theatre history, Andrew Lloyd Webber made his Broadway debut in 1971, partnering with lyricist Tim Rice to create this dazzling pop opera. Based on the New Testament’s account of the last days of Jesus, this unique opus underscores intense drama with exciting and electric melodies, with songs including “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” After an absence of 26 years, MTWichita is thrilled to once again present this legendary show, which played at MTWichita to sold-out crowds in 1990.

Cody Johnson

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PmAg6I CODY JOHNSON SAT, JULY 30, 2016 DOORS: 7PM $18 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALEFRI 3/2510:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson’s unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.Many Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson’s honest style through the radio singles from his Six Strings, One Dream album: “Nobody to Blame” (#6 on the Texas music charts in 2009); #1″Pray for Rain” (2009 – 2010); and “Texas Kind of Way” (#6, late 2010 ‰ÛÒ 2011). At first opening for other artists, Cody has also taken the Texas dance-halls by storm. Increasingly, the Cody Johnson Band is the attraction, and an honest-to-goodness one.

Granger Smith at The Cotillion

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETYGRANGER SMITHEarl Dibbles Jr.SUN, JULY 31, 2016 DOORS: 7PM$20 ADVANCE – $25 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.‰ÛÏIN HIS OWN WORDS‰Û�My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here‰Ûªs my story.I was born and raised Texan, and I‰Ûªm proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

Senior Wednesday: Docents’ Favs

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WAM docents share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of their favorite works of art in the museum. Spend time touring and talking about the collections with WAM‰Ûªs dedicated volunteer tour guides. After years of training and involvement, WAM docents develop a remarkable depth of understanding about and real fondness for their favorites. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness and provides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia! enjoyed an incredible 14-year run on Broadway, and now Music Theatre Wichita becomes one of the first regional theatres in the nation to create its own brand-new version of this internationally acclaimed extravaganza, featuring a light-hearted plot, a romantic Greek island setting, and the catchy songs of ABBA. Pop music has never felt so upbeat and joyful in the theatre, and our talented young company will have you dancing in the aisles!

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series: Famous Nathan

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Nathan‰Ûªs Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years. In this personal documentary, director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of ‰ÛÏFamous‰Û� Nathan, takes a look back at his family‰Ûªs unique history, the Jewish-American immigrant experience, and Nathan‰Ûªs pursuit of the American dream. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Screening in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall is free and open to the public. Reservations not required, but appreciated; email rsvp@wichitaartmuseum.org. Sunday, August 14, 2 pm

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements. NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Gary Allan

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Dictionary.com defines freedom as ‰ÛÏthe power to determine action without restraint.‰Û�Thus, Gary Allan‰Ûªs Set You Free is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The album, sequenced with a storyline in which a man breaks the restraints of a failed relationship and conquers the loneliness of its aftermath, is the result of Allan‰Ûªs own journey as a man and as an artist.He took a number of new steps during the recording process ‰ÛÒ by mixing up the production team, playing lead guitar on a number of tracks, writing more of his own material and using a handful of new co-writers. As a result, he came up with the most optimistic album of his career, one that acknowledges the hurdles of the past and the ways in which they‰Ûªve helped to shape his current sense of renewal.‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about healing,‰Û� Allan says. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about the evolution of getting better.‰Û�

Wichita Grand Opera presents Verdi‰Ûªs Rigoletto

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A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. The story, written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day.

ICT FEST

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45 BANDS // LOCAL AND REGIONAL // ALL DOPE

LINEUP:

SHAHMAN (TORONTO)
YOUNG READERS (OK)
CJ BOYD (THE ROAD)
ROACHBLUNT (KC)
RAUNCHY DEAD (ALABAMA)
MAJOR GAMES (LAWRENCE)
APPROACH (LAWRENCE)
69NOSES
RUPERT ANGELEYES (MN)
DADDYOS (OK)
WHO AND THE FUCKS (OK)
YELLOW KING
MYSTERY BLOOD
EBONY TUSKS (LAWRENCE)
WORLD PALESTINE
DARJEELING
MARIA ELENA
GODHAT
GREAT PLAINS
VARMA CROSS (LAWRENCE)
RAW SPACE (MN)
IRON OCTOMOMS
SLIME FLOWER
BRIDEGEIST
LEWELHEDS
KILL VARGAS
SHEFFORD
POSTBOY
FILLIUS SOL
LIVING GHOST
DEAD SHAKES (OK)
KNIFEWOUND
EVASIVE FLOWERS
VEHICLES
SEMIOTIC WEAPONS
MR AND THE MRS (LAWRENCE)
ASEETHE (IOWA)
NEW WAVE HOOKERS (MN)
BUMMER (KC)
MAMMOTH
LITCH (CO)
DOMESTIC DRONE
FAIRNESS
OBSIDIAN SWORD (IOWA)

I Love The 90s

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The inaugural edition of I Love The ‰Û÷90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kid ‰Û÷n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice compose this year‰Ûªs line-up of iconic ‰Û÷90s artists.

Zoobilee

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Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
Tickets will go on sale August 1.
(Ticket value is $30.00, balance is tax deductible)
Please note: Zoobilee will be held RAIN or SHINE. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Derby BBQ Festival

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Make plans now to attend the Derby BBQ Festival, presented by Security 1st Title, a fun fall event for the whole family. Free activities for the kids in the children’s area sponsored by Cox Communications, including face painters, inflatables, magic show and a petting zoo. Sample competition quality BBQ for $5, live music, beer garden and a variety of food vendors.

Chevelle

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Multi-platinum recording artists Chevelle is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass). Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, the Chicago-based trio’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts.

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

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An alfresco fine arts show featuring 100 artists from 21 states, set lakeside at beautiful Bradley Fair. In addition to the juried art exhibit and sale, this annual event features art demonstrations, performing musicians and a host of hands-on experiences for children.

Blake Shelton

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On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildanå¨. On sale information, including ticket prices, will be announced at a later date. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I’m Honest, including the Top 10 “Came Here To Forget” plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single “Austin,” to his most recent #1, “Gonna.”

Art on the Trail

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Art on the Trail allows you to interact with working artists from the Wichita area as they create their works en plein air along the trails at Chisholm Creek Park.

Wichita Grand Opera presents Puccini‰Ûªs La Boh̬me

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La Bohème; the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, stakes its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things that make up our everyday lives.

Pretty Ugly, The Banned, Seven Year Itch, Epic Rox at The Cotillion 10/1/16

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RIVER CITY ROCK SHOW 2016 PRETTY UGLYTHE BANNED, SEVEN YEAR ITCH and EPIC ROXSAT, OCTOBER 1, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM$10 ADVANCE – $15 DAY OF SHOWON SALE WED 6/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more. Text ROCK to 49798 for updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Josh Abbott Band

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When Josh Abbott Band recorded ‰ÛÏGhosts‰Û� for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. Producer Dwight Baker, one-half of the Austin- based duo The Wind and The Wave, wouldn‰Ûªt let Abbott retouch it.
‰ÛÏI was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that‰Ûªs why there‰Ûªs a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don‰Ûªt really explode like normal,‰Û� Abbott says. ‰ÛÏDwight was like, ‰Û÷We‰Ûªre keeping that. That‰Ûªs real.‰Ûª‰Û�
Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that‰Ûªs managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation ‰ÛÒ particularly banjo and fiddle ‰ÛÒ to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

The Avett Brothers

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Folk rockers The Avett Brothers have released a new album ‰ÛÏLive, Vol. Four‰Û� that was recorded at last year‰Ûªs New Year‰Ûªs Eve show in Raleigh and includes 2 new songs ‰ÛÒ ‰ÛÏSatan Pulls the Strings‰Û� and ‰ÛÏRejects in the Attic.‰Û� Their upcoming tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Saturday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am at INTRUST Bank Arena Ticket Office, All Select-A-Seat Locations, or charge by phone at: 316-755-7328If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, andåÊif you‰Ûªre lucky, their laughter. åÊIf you‰ÛªreåÊalmost anywhereåÊin America,åÊyou‰ÛªllåÊhear somethingåÊdifferent, something special,åÊsomething you åÊ recognizeåÊbut haven‰ÛªtåÊheard inåÊaåÊlong time. åÊIt is the sound ofåÊa real celebration. It isåÊnot New Year‰Ûªs, andåÊitåÊis notåÊa political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band. The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that‰ÛªsåÊleft behind is the unwavering beauty of theåÊsongs. That‰Ûªs the commotion, that‰ÛªsåÊthe celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers areåÊtonight, that‰ÛªsåÊwhat you‰Ûªll find.

Chris Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour”

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With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor. Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.” “I’ve been friends with Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch for a while now, so to have them join me on tour and to have Cassadee back out with us again, it’s going to be a blast,” said Young. Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” presented by AEG Live, are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and in person at the Hartman Arena box office. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale (online only). These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young pre-show acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more. ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, fourteen Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Japan to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” He’s an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week #1 smash title track and his latest hit, “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 3 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown join forces to co-headline Fall‰Ûªs biggest arena rock tour. The tour is also highlighted by special guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba.

36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival

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The annual Wichita Asian Festival presents Asian performing and culinary arts to Wichita. It is organized by volunteers of the Wichita Asian Association. For more information, visit us at www.facebook.com/WichitaAsianFestival

Blue October I The Cotillion November 6

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BLUE OCTOBER *Text ROCK to 49798 to get pre-sale info on 6/9*
SUN, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
DOORS: 7PM
$25 ADVANCE – $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 6/10 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!
BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.
Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like “Into The Ocean”, “Hate Me”, “Calling You”, “Dirt Room‰Û�, ‰ÛÏSay It‰Û�, “Bleed Out” and ‰ÛÏFear‰Û� from albums such as 2009‰Ûªs Billboard Top 200 #13 debut Approaching Normal, 2011‰Ûªs Billboard #8 debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-selling Foiled and most recently Billboard‰Ûªs #13 debut Sway, reaching audiences around the world.
On April 22nd, 2016, Blue October will release their 8th studio album, titled Home. This album was co-produced by Justin Furstenfeld and Tim Palmer and features mixes from Tim Palmer and Mark Needham.
‰ÛÏSway was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,‰Û� says Furstenfeld. ‰ÛÏThis new album Home is about what we do with our time on earth, how we‰Ûªre going to utilize that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly can by bettering ourselves.‰Û�

Air Capital Comic Con

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Wichita’s first and only Premier Comic Book Convention! Two full days of artists, writers, comics, vendors, cosplay, games, and more. Featuring an array of professional and amateur comic book related guests. Over 30,000 SF of exhibition space! Kids 12 and under free! 2016 will be our biggest year yet!

Wichita Art Chatter

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Part open mic, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. A lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers — creative types of every stripe–present streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.

Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers

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Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S. Concert review critics have applauded Underwood’s confidence and command over the massive stage that spans the entire length of the arena floor.

Creative Rush 1st Tuesday Talk

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Join us in the galleries as a new line-up of panelist take their seat on the orange couch to share ideas, inspiration, and creative possibilities. Now in its sixth year, Creative Rush is building and fostering a community of creative people that challenge our perception of what it means to create. Visit creativerush.org or ulrich.wichita.edu for more information.

“Oro” by Joseph Rincones

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Joseph Rincones will debut some of his new ceramic pieces that show humanity and culture in objects that function in our everyday lives. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Balcony Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“Untaming the Ordinary” by Kylie Millward

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Kylie Millward’s work is prominently paintings and small-scale animations. This exhibition features a collection of paintings showing anthropomorphized creatures and objects used to construct fantastical narrations. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Hall Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“From Sketch to Story” by Debbie Wagner

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Debbie Wagner works to advocate the strength of visual story through different media, including paintings and fiber pieces. “From Sketch to Story” shows her journey as a narrative artist and how it’s always evolving. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer every Thursday in June with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone’s favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

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DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite after-work party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar’s Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.

Senior Wednesday: Presidential Briefs

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical play, featuring an original song about every U.S. President. Ry Kincaid, a Kansas City playwright and theater artist, has performed his show at the Kansas City Fringe Festival to rave reviews.Senior Wednesday events happen every Wednesday at locations across Wichita. A complete list of upcoming events can be found at www.SeniorWednesday.org.

Powerhouse Jam II

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Power 93.5 is bringing Powerhouse Jam II to INTRUST Bank Arena Thursday, June 9. Powerhouse Jam II will be headlined by rap superstar Wiz Khalifa and will also feature special guests Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Luke Nasty, Dreezy, XV and DJ Bearfoot.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

The Lantern Fest

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At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

The Roots

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The Wichita Riverfest’s Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ On The River showcase concludes with The RootsåÊat 9pm at the Kennedy Plaza Stage.

A Night of Elvis – Hosted by Derby Senior Services

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Derby Senior Services is hosting a Night of Elvis on June 14 at 6 p.m. at The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave. All ages are welcome.For $15, heavy hors d‰Ûªoeuvres and deserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Josh Davis, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Davis will take us back in time as he performs Elvis‰Ûªs biggest hits including ‰ÛÏBlue Suede Shoes,‰Û� ‰ÛÏLove Me Tender,‰Û� ‰ÛÏHeartbreak Hotel‰Û� and more.A native of Texas, Josh Davis performs all over the country and routinely ranks highly in Elvis competitions. In 2015, he won second place at the Ultimate Elvis Competition at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Purchase tickets in advance at the Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry Rd., or by calling 788-0223.Event sponsored by the Derby Senior Center Board and Right at Home.

Nice Work if You Can Get It

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A treasure trove of Gershwin songs propels this lighthearted new musical comedy, centering around the romances of bootleggers and society folks in 1927. Featuring gorgeous singing, dynamic choreography, and exquisite sets and costumes direct from Broadway, this recent Broadway concoction will have audiences exclaiming “S’ Wonderful!”

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

GOODING at Barleycorn’s

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Barleycorn’s welcomes GOODING. GOODING is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‰Û÷n‰Ûª Roll from the plains. With over 1,000 shows in 160 cities under their belt, this Los Angeles-based/Kansas-bred four-piece is by far one of the hardest-working bands in America.

The band ‰ÛÒ which includes Gooding (Guitarist/Singer/band namesake), Erin O‰ÛªNeill (guitar/vocals), Jesse Rich (drums) and Billy Driver (bass) ‰ÛÒ blasts a majestic, soul-stirring indie rock with soaring harmonies and blazing guitars ‰ÛÒ infused with the ghosts of Blues and Americana. Their live shows have the confident energy and heart-on-your-sleeve emotion that echo the closeness and passion of these longtime friends.

Playing to passionate audiences, lead guitarist/singer Gooding tears up the stage, leaving sticks and strings all over. One of Gooding‰Ûªs signature moments on stage is playing two guitars at once. GOODING‰Ûªs relentless touring and honest interaction with their fans has enabled them to build their following brick-by-brick over the years without the support of a major label.

Gooding‰Ûªs music has been placed on the DVDs of Iron Man 2, Walk the Line, Ice Age 2, as well as in commercials for Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler.

Ryan Reid and Carter Hulsey open.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Common Threads Regional Quilt Show

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The 2016 Common Threads Regional Quilt Show will be held June 16-18 at Century II Expo Hall from 10:00 a.m. ‰ÛÒ 5:00 p.m. Largest quilt show in Kansas. Over 500 quilts on display, special exhibits, door prizes, vendors, and more. Tickets prices: $10 for 1-day or $15 for 3-day pass. Purchase at Wichitatix.com or at the Box Office. For more info, visit www.wichitaquiltshow.com

Wichita Grand Opera presents ‰ÛÏPleasures of the Orient‰Û� (Chairmen‰Ûªs Opera Ball)

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On June 18, be transported to the Far East at "Pleasures of the Orient." Greet old friends and meet new ones as dinner; dancing; entertainment, including a Chinese dragon or two; and luxury Live and Silent Auctions make the Opera Ball Wichita’s social and cultural event of the year. Past opera balls have hosted such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Samuel Ramey, among others.

2016 WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale

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The WazUp Coffee House Spring Art Show & Sale offers local and regional artists a chance to exhibit and sell their works with no fees; the artist must be present during the exhibition and MUST be responsible for all monies collected. We will be opened all day from 8:am to 9:pm for this event and will have specials on our food and drink throughout the day. If you are interested in exhibiting your work call Darlene at 316-440-8334 as space is limited to a first come first serve basis. Some restrictions apply!

Immigrant Heritage Month 2016 Mixer

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‰Û»#‰Û_IHM2016‰ÛÂ -Immigrant Heritage Month 2016. A Mixer ‰ÛÒ celebrate, support, socialize with Immigrants in the Greater Wichita Area. Food – Art – Entertainment – Documentary – Discussion. Live Multicultural Music by the WASWAHILI Band‰Û¢ A compelling case for comprehensive immigration reform

In This Moment w/ HELLYEAH!

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1RKlr5XTHE HELLPOP TOURIN THIS MOMENTw/ HELLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest, SUNFLOWER DEADSUN, JUNE 19, 2016 DOORS: 6PM$29.50 ADVANCE – $35 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESText ROCK to 49798 to recieve special pre-sale info later this week.All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available before the day of the show at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.”Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness,” explains Maria. “She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.””We went into this with the title Black Widow,” says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. “It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she’s like the black widow pulling them all in.”

Paint & Wine Night

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June 23rd in ICT: Wine, painting, food & silent auction supporting the SHRM Foundation

Join Wichita SHRM on June 23rd to raise contributions for the SHRM Foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution helps shape the future of HR. It supports the Foundation’s important work ‰ÛÒ including scholarships, practical research and educational resources.

Register online at www.wichitashrm.org today!

Cost: $50 for everything or $10 to socialize & bid on the silent auction

Bonus: YOU could win a FREE registration to the 2016 Kansas SHRM Conference – a $490 value! An awesome opportunity for anyone looking to educate themselves on all things HR!

This event is open to the public. Whether you work in HR or not, come and enjoy a great evening of food, drinks, socializing, painting (even if you have never painted before!), bidding, and raising awareness of and money for the SHRM Foundation.

Michael Martin Murphey at the Prairie Rose

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Michael Martin Murphey is currently America’s most-successful cowboy singer. His big hits include, “Wildfire,” “Lone Line of Love,” “What’s Forever For,” “Carolina in the Pines,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” “Cowboy Logic,” and many more. He’ll be performing his hits along with lots of classic cowboy songs. The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Jared & The Mill

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Arizona-based Jared & the Mill‰Ûªs music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and they‰Ûªve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, they‰Ûªd like to think that some shred of the Southwest ‰ÛÓ of their home ‰ÛÓ can be found in the heart of their music.They‰Ûªve opened and shared stages with the likes of Zac Brown Band, Barry Gibb, Boy & Bear, War on Drugs, Wildfeathers, Cake, Flogging Molly, The Killers, Allen Stone, and others while touring alongside bands just getting their start like them. Their latest release is the ‰ÛÏLife We Chose‰Û� EP.- See more at: http://www.wichitaorpheum.com/events/499/jared-the-mill/#sthash.IKSSpEgT.dpuf

All that jazz festival

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Fingerprints LIVE in CONCERT! Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the smooth sounds of fingerprints Jazz band and other local artist. This event will be filled with fun, local vendors, local food trucks, and a cash bar. Jazz festival starts at 6pm but come early to get a great seat. this event is a 21 & older event. tickets availble @ www.allthatjazzfestival.com

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette – announce another string of North American shows. The tour kicks off on June 3 in Syracuse, New York and ending with two dates in California, the first July 1 at Humphreys in San Diego and concluding the tour July 2 at The Greek in Los Angeles. This current All Starr line up is the 12th and longest running, and as Ringo recently told The Boston Globe, "I love this band – we have a lot of fun together on and offstage, so here we come again."

That love is evident in their performances, exemplified by this review in the Sarasota Tribune-Herald: "This latest incarnation of Starr’s travelling show has been together now going on three years and watching them interact as an actual band, rather than a supergroup taking turns out front, is almost as fun, almost, as watching and screaming "I love you" at the front man who will forever be part of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time."

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

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Audiences of all ages will be entrhalled with the MTWichita return of this spectacular and imaginative production. The live stage version of Disney’s classic animated film marked the Broadway debut of the brilliantly talented film composer Alan Menken, who has since created such shows as Newsies and Sister Act. “Be Our Guest” at this enchanting experience for the whole family! (Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.)

Independence Day Celebration featuring Barry Ward

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Barry Ward is a Kansas cowboy singer who has won Male Vocalist of the Year awards from both the Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists. He has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Africa. In honor of Independence Day, Barry will feature some of his patriotic songs, as well as his cowboy songs. He’ll be backed by the Prairie Rose Rangers’ own Jesse and Orin Friesen.The evening includes the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper, horse-drawn wagon rides, and classic cowboy movies.

Senior Wednesday: Gallery Exploration

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Explore WAM‰Ûªs newest exhibitions with Courtney Spousta, curator of education. Enjoy an in-depth discussion of selected artworks from Chihuly Drawings and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport. We will slow it down and share meaningful discussion and inquiry with each artwork. Discover WAM‰Ûªs summer exhibitions. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness andprovides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Program begins at 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Kansas Wheat Festival – Picnic In the Park

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Welcome to the Kansas Wheat Festival! Join us for the 116th Kansas Wheat Festival, July 6 -10, 2016. Wellington, KS is the county seat of Sumner County which boasts the title of Wheat Capital of the World! We invite you to join us this year for this great five day festival including three street dances, a carnival, arts & crafts show, Ag & home show, contests, downtown art exhibit, picnic in the park and more. This year our Kansas Wheat Festival is championed by TECT Aerospace, our premier sponsor.

MY2K

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Hartman Arena will be the kickoff location of the national “MY2K Tour,” which features hit-makers from the late 1990s and early 2000s. One of the original “boybands,” 98 Degrees will headline, with support from Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, and Dream. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 8! Tickets start at $25 and are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10 am. They will be available at the Hartman Arena Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com , and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II turned “musical comedy” into a genuine American art form when they joined forces to create this groundbreaking musical play, the first ever to place equal importance on story, dialogue, songs, and dance. An evergreen classic, this joyous celebration of America’s heartland brings “People Will Say We’re in Love” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” back to Century II.

Downtown Diversity Jam

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Downtown Diversity Jam is a great, outdoor concert that features as much diversity of music as possible, from Bluegrass to Reggae and from Rap to Classical and everything in between. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a cultural trip without ever leaving Wichita!

DJ SAGE USA Tour / Sub.Mergible DJ’s

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– SAGE -(aka LAURA TOTTEN) is an underground world-renowned DRUM+BASS producer and DJ based in SAN FRANCISCO from 1997 to 2004. She is a pioneer in USA D&B becoming one of the first drum and bass DJs to become an international success in the late 90s. She was the first American to play at London’s legendary night club HOSPITALITY in 2001Her DJ sets are now 100% self produced originals, remixes and collaborations most of which she writes specifically for her live crowds ears only. She incorporates her own live vocals on top of the mix as well. Her sounds are heavy, sexy D&B funk with massive bass lines. Her sets are laced with beauty bringing jungle breaks from the 90’s to the dance floor for all to enjoy!Currently, she writes TECH HOUSE tracks under her birth name ‰ÛÏLAURA TOTTEN‰Û� and has releases out on UK-based TWISTED RECORDINGS. 2016 also sees new DRUM+BASS releases from SAGE due out soon on two BELFAST-based labels RAVENHILL RECORDS & ANAMORPHIC.http://sagemusic.onescreener.com/

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Presence Program: The Gift of Art

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Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflection, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will slow it down and spend time together in the galleries, enjoying three to four selected works of art.Thursday, July 21, 10:30 am. Free; for program reservations, please contact Courtney at 316-268-4907. Chairs are provided.

Fifty Shades of Men at The Cotillion

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All american girls night outfifty shades of men.åÊSAT, JULY 23, 2016 DOORS: 7:30 PM$15 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/15 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS AN 18 +Seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packs are available including a preshow meet ‘n greet, photo & reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for announcements and ticket giveaways!‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with ‰ÛÏFifty Shades of Men‰Û� The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

Family ArtVenture: All Things Wheels

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Let‰Ûªs explore design and construction, using wheels. In celebration of auto races and Jesse Alexander: The Golden Age of Motorsport, we go WAM racing. Create your own designed masterpiece using wheels a la Pinewood Derby style. Get ready to make and race at WAM. Drop in for a few hours or stay all day!Saturday, July 23, 11 am to 3 pm. Free admission

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

KISS – Freedom to Rock Tour

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America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will stop in Wichita on July 25. The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years.

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Now considered the most successful composer in theatre history, Andrew Lloyd Webber made his Broadway debut in 1971, partnering with lyricist Tim Rice to create this dazzling pop opera. Based on the New Testament’s account of the last days of Jesus, this unique opus underscores intense drama with exciting and electric melodies, with songs including “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.” After an absence of 26 years, MTWichita is thrilled to once again present this legendary show, which played at MTWichita to sold-out crowds in 1990.

Cody Johnson

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Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PmAg6I CODY JOHNSON SAT, JULY 30, 2016 DOORS: 7PM $18 ADVANCE – $20 DAY OF SHOWON SALEFRI 3/2510:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.In an time of synthetics and plastics, folks appreciate the real thing. Musically, we look for songs that reach beyond our eardrums, touching our hearts. Cody Johnson’s unique blend of Country and Rock does just that.Many Texas Music fans met Cody Johnson’s honest style through the radio singles from his Six Strings, One Dream album: “Nobody to Blame” (#6 on the Texas music charts in 2009); #1″Pray for Rain” (2009 – 2010); and “Texas Kind of Way” (#6, late 2010 ‰ÛÒ 2011). At first opening for other artists, Cody has also taken the Texas dance-halls by storm. Increasingly, the Cody Johnson Band is the attraction, and an honest-to-goodness one.

Granger Smith at The Cotillion

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETYGRANGER SMITHEarl Dibbles Jr.SUN, JULY 31, 2016 DOORS: 7PM$20 ADVANCE – $25 DAY OF SHOWON SALE FRI 4/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Text COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets.‰ÛÏIN HIS OWN WORDS‰Û�My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here‰Ûªs my story.I was born and raised Texan, and I‰Ûªm proud of that. I grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. My life changed when I was 14 years old and decided I would teach myself to play guitar. This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one. By the time I turned 15, I was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas, and doing my best as a fan club member to attend every George Strait concert within driving distance. Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me. At age 19, I was satisfied with enough songs I had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, I was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed me a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, I took the leap to Tennessee.

Senior Wednesday: Docents’ Favs

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WAM docents share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of their favorite works of art in the museum. Spend time touring and talking about the collections with WAM‰Ûªs dedicated volunteer tour guides. After years of training and involvement, WAM docents develop a remarkable depth of understanding about and real fondness for their favorites. Gallery seating will be provided. Senior Wednesday promotes art awareness and provides continuing education opportunities for active adults 55+.Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am, doors open at 10 am for coffee and treats. $2 admission

Mamma Mia!

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Mamma Mia! enjoyed an incredible 14-year run on Broadway, and now Music Theatre Wichita becomes one of the first regional theatres in the nation to create its own brand-new version of this internationally acclaimed extravaganza, featuring a light-hearted plot, a romantic Greek island setting, and the catchy songs of ABBA. Pop music has never felt so upbeat and joyful in the theatre, and our talented young company will have you dancing in the aisles!

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series: Famous Nathan

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Nathan‰Ûªs Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years. In this personal documentary, director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of ‰ÛÏFamous‰Û� Nathan, takes a look back at his family‰Ûªs unique history, the Jewish-American immigrant experience, and Nathan‰Ûªs pursuit of the American dream. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Screening in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall is free and open to the public. Reservations not required, but appreciated; email rsvp@wichitaartmuseum.org. Sunday, August 14, 2 pm

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements. NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

Tour the Art Garden

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Explore the new Art Garden with a WAM docent as your guide. This seasonal, drop-in tour opportunity will take visitors outdoors to explore the new Art Garden and its sculptures. Meet in the Boeing Foyer. Please dress accordingly for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Free admission, and no registration required.

Gary Allan

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Dictionary.com defines freedom as ‰ÛÏthe power to determine action without restraint.‰Û�Thus, Gary Allan‰Ûªs Set You Free is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The album, sequenced with a storyline in which a man breaks the restraints of a failed relationship and conquers the loneliness of its aftermath, is the result of Allan‰Ûªs own journey as a man and as an artist.He took a number of new steps during the recording process ‰ÛÒ by mixing up the production team, playing lead guitar on a number of tracks, writing more of his own material and using a handful of new co-writers. As a result, he came up with the most optimistic album of his career, one that acknowledges the hurdles of the past and the ways in which they‰Ûªve helped to shape his current sense of renewal.‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about healing,‰Û� Allan says. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about the evolution of getting better.‰Û�

Wichita Grand Opera presents Verdi‰Ûªs Rigoletto

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A dramatic journey of undeniable force, Rigoletto, based on a controversial play by Victor Hugo, tells of an outsider—a hunchbacked jester—who struggles to balance the dueling elements of beauty and evil that exist in his life. The story, written during the most fertile period of Verdi’s artistic life, the opera was immensely popular from its premiere and remains fresh and powerful to this day.

ICT FEST

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45 BANDS // LOCAL AND REGIONAL // ALL DOPE

LINEUP:

SHAHMAN (TORONTO)
YOUNG READERS (OK)
CJ BOYD (THE ROAD)
ROACHBLUNT (KC)
RAUNCHY DEAD (ALABAMA)
MAJOR GAMES (LAWRENCE)
APPROACH (LAWRENCE)
69NOSES
RUPERT ANGELEYES (MN)
DADDYOS (OK)
WHO AND THE FUCKS (OK)
YELLOW KING
MYSTERY BLOOD
EBONY TUSKS (LAWRENCE)
WORLD PALESTINE
DARJEELING
MARIA ELENA
GODHAT
GREAT PLAINS
VARMA CROSS (LAWRENCE)
RAW SPACE (MN)
IRON OCTOMOMS
SLIME FLOWER
BRIDEGEIST
LEWELHEDS
KILL VARGAS
SHEFFORD
POSTBOY
FILLIUS SOL
LIVING GHOST
DEAD SHAKES (OK)
KNIFEWOUND
EVASIVE FLOWERS
VEHICLES
SEMIOTIC WEAPONS
MR AND THE MRS (LAWRENCE)
ASEETHE (IOWA)
NEW WAVE HOOKERS (MN)
BUMMER (KC)
MAMMOTH
LITCH (CO)
DOMESTIC DRONE
FAIRNESS
OBSIDIAN SWORD (IOWA)

I Love The 90s

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The inaugural edition of I Love The ‰Û÷90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kid ‰Û÷n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc and Vanilla Ice compose this year‰Ûªs line-up of iconic ‰Û÷90s artists.

Zoobilee

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Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
Tickets will go on sale August 1.
(Ticket value is $30.00, balance is tax deductible)
Please note: Zoobilee will be held RAIN or SHINE. Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

Derby BBQ Festival

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Make plans now to attend the Derby BBQ Festival, presented by Security 1st Title, a fun fall event for the whole family. Free activities for the kids in the children’s area sponsored by Cox Communications, including face painters, inflatables, magic show and a petting zoo. Sample competition quality BBQ for $5, live music, beer garden and a variety of food vendors.

Chevelle

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Multi-platinum recording artists Chevelle is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass). Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, the Chicago-based trio’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts.

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair

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An alfresco fine arts show featuring 100 artists from 21 states, set lakeside at beautiful Bradley Fair. In addition to the juried art exhibit and sale, this annual event features art demonstrations, performing musicians and a host of hands-on experiences for children.

Blake Shelton

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On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildanå¨. On sale information, including ticket prices, will be announced at a later date. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I’m Honest, including the Top 10 “Came Here To Forget” plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single “Austin,” to his most recent #1, “Gonna.”

Art on the Trail

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Art on the Trail allows you to interact with working artists from the Wichita area as they create their works en plein air along the trails at Chisholm Creek Park.

Wichita Grand Opera presents Puccini‰Ûªs La Boh̬me

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La Bohème; the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, stakes its claim as the world’s most popular opera. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things that make up our everyday lives.

Pretty Ugly, The Banned, Seven Year Itch, Epic Rox at The Cotillion 10/1/16

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RIVER CITY ROCK SHOW 2016 PRETTY UGLYTHE BANNED, SEVEN YEAR ITCH and EPIC ROXSAT, OCTOBER 1, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM$10 ADVANCE – $15 DAY OF SHOWON SALE WED 6/01 10:00 AM CDTTHIS EVENT IS ALL AGESAll seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Coat Check will be available. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more. Text ROCK to 49798 for updates and chances at FREE tickets!

Josh Abbott Band

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When Josh Abbott Band recorded ‰ÛÏGhosts‰Û� for its fourth album, Front Row Seat, Abbott expected to redo the vocals. The final chorus had some technical imperfections, and he figured he could improve on the performance once his heart settled down. Producer Dwight Baker, one-half of the Austin- based duo The Wind and The Wave, wouldn‰Ûªt let Abbott retouch it.
‰ÛÏI was actually crying my eyes out during that last chorus, and that‰Ûªs why there‰Ûªs a couple of notes in the beginning of that section that don‰Ûªt really explode like normal,‰Û� Abbott says. ‰ÛÏDwight was like, ‰Û÷We‰Ûªre keeping that. That‰Ûªs real.‰Ûª‰Û�
Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that‰Ûªs managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation ‰ÛÒ particularly banjo and fiddle ‰ÛÒ to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

The Avett Brothers

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Folk rockers The Avett Brothers have released a new album ‰ÛÏLive, Vol. Four‰Û� that was recorded at last year‰Ûªs New Year‰Ûªs Eve show in Raleigh and includes 2 new songs ‰ÛÒ ‰ÛÏSatan Pulls the Strings‰Û� and ‰ÛÏRejects in the Attic.‰Û� Their upcoming tour stops at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Saturday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am at INTRUST Bank Arena Ticket Office, All Select-A-Seat Locations, or charge by phone at: 316-755-7328If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, andåÊif you‰Ûªre lucky, their laughter. åÊIf you‰ÛªreåÊalmost anywhereåÊin America,åÊyou‰ÛªllåÊhear somethingåÊdifferent, something special,åÊsomething you åÊ recognizeåÊbut haven‰ÛªtåÊheard inåÊaåÊlong time. åÊIt is the sound ofåÊa real celebration. It isåÊnot New Year‰Ûªs, andåÊitåÊis notåÊa political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band. The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that‰ÛªsåÊleft behind is the unwavering beauty of theåÊsongs. That‰Ûªs the commotion, that‰ÛªsåÊthe celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers areåÊtonight, that‰ÛªsåÊwhat you‰Ûªll find.

Chris Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour”

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With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor. Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.” “I’ve been friends with Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch for a while now, so to have them join me on tour and to have Cassadee back out with us again, it’s going to be a blast,” said Young. Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” presented by AEG Live, are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and in person at the Hartman Arena box office. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale (online only). These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young pre-show acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more. ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: With five albums to his credit, Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, fourteen Gold/Platinum certifications and performed for audiences ranging from Good Morning America to Australia and Japan to Jimmy Kimmel Live. The RCA Records artist is a dynamic live performer who plays a powerhouse show packed with hits, including chart toppers “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” He’s an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter, and a southern gentleman who is frequently declared one of country music’s sexiest men by People and Nash Country Weekly magazines. Young is just as well known for his classic baritone as he is for melt-your-heart ballads and is winning audiences across the globe. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also features the three-week #1 smash title track and his latest hit, “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Join the conversation with Chris Young’s more than 3 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on tour at www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown join forces to co-headline Fall‰Ûªs biggest arena rock tour. The tour is also highlighted by special guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba.

36th Annual Wichita Asian Festival

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The annual Wichita Asian Festival presents Asian performing and culinary arts to Wichita. It is organized by volunteers of the Wichita Asian Association. For more information, visit us at www.facebook.com/WichitaAsianFestival

Blue October I The Cotillion November 6

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BLUE OCTOBER *Text ROCK to 49798 to get pre-sale info on 6/9*
SUN, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
DOORS: 7PM
$25 ADVANCE – $30 DAY OF SHOW
ON SALE FRI 6/10 10:00 AM CDT
THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES
All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Check room will be open. Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for special pre-sale info and chances at FREE tickets!
BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.
Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like “Into The Ocean”, “Hate Me”, “Calling You”, “Dirt Room‰Û�, ‰ÛÏSay It‰Û�, “Bleed Out” and ‰ÛÏFear‰Û� from albums such as 2009‰Ûªs Billboard Top 200 #13 debut Approaching Normal, 2011‰Ûªs Billboard #8 debut Any Man In America, the Platinum-selling Foiled and most recently Billboard‰Ûªs #13 debut Sway, reaching audiences around the world.
On April 22nd, 2016, Blue October will release their 8th studio album, titled Home. This album was co-produced by Justin Furstenfeld and Tim Palmer and features mixes from Tim Palmer and Mark Needham.
‰ÛÏSway was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,‰Û� says Furstenfeld. ‰ÛÏThis new album Home is about what we do with our time on earth, how we‰Ûªre going to utilize that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly can by bettering ourselves.‰Û�

Air Capital Comic Con

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Wichita’s first and only Premier Comic Book Convention! Two full days of artists, writers, comics, vendors, cosplay, games, and more. Featuring an array of professional and amateur comic book related guests. Over 30,000 SF of exhibition space! Kids 12 and under free! 2016 will be our biggest year yet!

Wichita Art Chatter

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Part open mic, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. A lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers — creative types of every stripe–present streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.

Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin & The Swon Brothers

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Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out shows across the U.S. Concert review critics have applauded Underwood’s confidence and command over the massive stage that spans the entire length of the arena floor.

Creative Rush 1st Tuesday Talk

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Join us in the galleries as a new line-up of panelist take their seat on the orange couch to share ideas, inspiration, and creative possibilities. Now in its sixth year, Creative Rush is building and fostering a community of creative people that challenge our perception of what it means to create. Visit creativerush.org or ulrich.wichita.edu for more information.

“Oro” by Joseph Rincones

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Joseph Rincones will debut some of his new ceramic pieces that show humanity and culture in objects that function in our everyday lives. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Balcony Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“Untaming the Ordinary” by Kylie Millward

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Kylie Millward’s work is prominently paintings and small-scale animations. This exhibition features a collection of paintings showing anthropomorphized creatures and objects used to construct fantastical narrations. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Hall Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

“From Sketch to Story” by Debbie Wagner

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Debbie Wagner works to advocate the strength of visual story through different media, including paintings and fiber pieces. “From Sketch to Story” shows her journey as a narrative artist and how it’s always evolving. On display at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, from May 27-June 18 in the Main Gallery. Free admission. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer every Thursday in June with professional jazz performances on Bradley Fair Plaza. The best sunsets, sounds and stars overlooking Bradley Fair Lake for everyone’s favorite complimentary music entertainment. Concerts are free and open to the public.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

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DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite after-work party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar’s Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.

Senior Wednesday: Presidential Briefs

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical play, featuring an original song about every U.S. President. Ry Kincaid, a Kansas City playwright and theater artist, has performed his show at the Kansas City Fringe Festival to rave reviews.Senior Wednesday events happen every Wednesday at locations across Wichita. A complete list of upcoming events can be found at www.SeniorWednesday.org.

Powerhouse Jam II

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Power 93.5 is bringing Powerhouse Jam II to INTRUST Bank Arena Thursday, June 9. Powerhouse Jam II will be headlined by rap superstar Wiz Khalifa and will also feature special guests Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates, Luke Nasty, Dreezy, XV and DJ Bearfoot.

Yoga on the Lawn

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Let’s get our stretch on! Join guest instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita for a an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and above. This class has something for everyone by not only providing a great workout, but by helping you stretch out common problem areas in the body and connecting your breath to your movements.NOTE: This class begins prior to the museum‰Ûªs open hours in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, and is weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, class will not be held. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and water bottle. Get ready to bend and stretch in a wonderfully relaxing outdoor space. Free admission, and no registration required.

The Lantern Fest

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At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

The Roots

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The Wichita Riverfest’s Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ On The River showcase concludes with The RootsåÊat 9pm at the Kennedy Plaza Stage.

A Night of Elvis – Hosted by Derby Senior Services

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Derby Senior Services is hosting a Night of Elvis on June 14 at 6 p.m. at The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave. All ages are welcome.For $15, heavy hors d‰Ûªoeuvres and deserts will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Josh Davis, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Davis will take us back in time as he performs Elvis‰Ûªs biggest hits including ‰ÛÏBlue Suede Shoes,‰Û� ‰ÛÏLove Me Tender,‰Û� ‰ÛÏHeartbreak Hotel‰Û� and more.A native of Texas, Josh Davis performs all over the country and routinely ranks highly in Elvis competitions. In 2015, he won second place at the Ultimate Elvis Competition at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Purchase tickets in advance at the Derby Senior Center, 611 Mulberry Rd., or by calling 788-0223.Event sponsored by the Derby Senior Center Board and Right at Home.