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  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.

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Visit events.kansas.com for additional information on upcoming entertainment options — including concerts, music events and festivals — in the Wichita area and beyond. You also can list your event for free.

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Find The Eagle’s Summer Activity Guide at Kansas.com/summeractivities. There are camps, classes and events related to the arts, nature, science and more.

Bill Cosby, giant dinosaurs and concerts, indoors and out, are among the fun scheduled in the Wichita area between now and Labor Day. No need to travel far to have a memorable summer. Here’s a roundup of just some of the fun.

May

Wednesday: Cheap Trick at Salina’s Stiefel Theatre ($59, www.ticketmaster.com)

Saturday: “Dinosaurs Unearthed” exhibit opens at Exploration Place (through Sept. 2, www.exploration.org)

Saturday: Steampunk Day at Cowtown (www.oldcowtown.org)

27: Butterfly house opens at Botanica (www.botanica.org)

28: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with The Mudbugs ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

30: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully Charged at Intrust Bank Arena (through June 2, $10-$45, www.selectaseat.com)

30: Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys, Botanica ($40, www.botanica.org)

31: Wichita River Festival, featuring a performance by Chris Mann, free with Wichita River Festival button (festival continues through June 8)

June

4: Joan Baez at Salina’s Stiefel Theatre ($39, $49, $59, www.ticketmaster.com)

4: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Trevor Stewart and Earthlines ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

5: Montgomery Gentry at the Wichita River Festival (free with button)

June

6: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Wichita River Festival (free with button)

6: Art for Your Ears: Chuck Pyle, Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art (ulrich.wichita.edu)

6: Thursday summer concert at Bradley Fair: Julian Vaughn (www.bradleyfair.com)

7: Wet-n-Wild Days begin at Sedgwick County Zoo (continues weekly on Fridays through Aug. 2, www.scz.org)

7: Monophonics at The Cotillion ($12.50-$15, www.thecotillion.com)

8: Walk with Wildlife, including The Wichita Eagle Kids’ Fishing Clinic, which requires pre-registration, Great Plains Nature Center (www.gpnc.org)

8: The Tenors at The Orpheum ($15-$100, www.selectaseat.com)

9: Claire Lynch at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine (www.bartlettarboretum.com)

9: Lamb of God at The Cotillion ($25-$29, www.thecotillion.com)

11: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with The Haymakers ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

12: Music Theatre of Wichita’s Monty Python’s “Spamalot” (through June 16, $22-$60, www.mtwichita.org)

12: Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner,” at Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex ($28.95, www.watermarkbooks.com)

13: Thursday summer concert at Bradley Fair: Greg Adams (www.bradleyfair.com)

15: Frozen in Time at Cowtown, which celebrates and recreates a typical day in Wichita in the 1870s. (www.oldcowtown.org)

16: Father’s Day, free admission for dads to Botanica (www.botanica.org)

16: Father’s Day Car Show at Sedgwick County Zoo (www.scz.org)

16: Moreland & Arbuckle at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine (www.bartlettarboretum.com)

18: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Thor Bonner ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

19: Chamber Music at the Barn: Joyful Expeditions at The Barn at Prairie Pines (through June 21, $12-$47, www.cmatb.org)

20: Aaron Lewis at The Cotillion ($25-$28, www.thecotillion.com)

20: Thursday summer concert at Bradley Fair: Steve Cole (www.bradleyfair.com)

21: Bill Cosby at The Orpheum ($49.50-$149.50, www.selectaseat.com)

25: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

26: Music Theatre of Wichita’s “Les Miserables” (through June 30, $22-$60, www.mtwichita.org)

27: Thursday summer concert at Bradley Fair: Denny Jiosa (www.bradleyfair.com)

30: John Fullbright at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine (www.bartlettarboretum.com)

July

2: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Raging Sea ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

3: Killswitch Engage at The Cotillion ($25-$29, www.thecotillion.com)

4: Celebrate America concert featuring Joseph Vincelli and fireworks at Bradley Fair (www.bradleyfair.com)

5: Chamber Music at the Barn: Darol Anger and The Republic of Strings at The Barn at Prairie Pines (through July 6, $12-$47, www.cmatb.org)

6: Dynamite Dino Day at Exploration Place and Museum of World Treasures (www.exploration.org, www.worldtreasures.org)

7: Darol Anger at Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine (www.bartlettarboretum.com)

9: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Carson Mac ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

10: Music Theatre of Wichita’s “The King and I” (through July 14, $22-$60, www.mtwichita.org)

11: Art for Your Ears: Vance Gilbert, Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art (ulrich.wichita.edu)

12: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: The Fun Tones, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

12: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson at Salina’s Stiefel Theatre ($69, $79, $89, www.ticketmaster.com)

12: Anime Festival at Hyatt Regency Wichita (through July 14, afwcon.org)

13: American Indian Festival, Century II (through July 14)

13: Jackson Taylor & The Sinners, The Cotillion ($12.50-$15, www.thecotillion.com)

13: Cody Simpson, The Orpheum ($12.50-$15, www.selectaseat.com)

16: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Ryan Windham ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

17: Sedgwick County Fair in Cheney (through July 20, www.ourcountyfair.com)

17: Chamber Music at the Barn: Romantically Inclined at The Barn at Prairie Pines (through July 19, $12-$47, www.cmatb.org)

19: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: King Midas, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

20: Wichita Art Museum Summer Birthday Bash (wichitaartmuseum.org)

20-21: Composition: A Family Arts & Music Event, Botanica (www.botanica.org)

23: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Shantel Leitner ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

24: Music Theatre of Wichita’s “Betty Blue Eyes” (through July 28, $22-$60, www.mtwichita.org)

26: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: Big Fat Fun, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

July

26: Boz Scaggs, Salina’s Stiefel Theatre ($55, $65, $74, www.ticketmaster.com)

28: Rick Springfield, Salina’s Stiefel Theatre ($49, $59, $69, www.ticketmaster.com)

30: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with the Jenny Wood Trio ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

31: Chamber Music at the Barn: Enchanted Devils and Dreamers at The Barn at Prairie Pines (through Aug. 2, $12-$47, www.cmatb.org)

August

1: Art for Your Ears: Mark Selby and Tia Sillers, Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art (ulrich.wichita.edu)

2: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: Lucky People, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

6: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, The Orpheum, ($37.50, $47.50, $57.50, $67.50, $72.50, www.selectaseat.com)

6: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Aaron Lee Martin ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

9: Music Theatre of Wichita’s “Mary Poppins” (through Aug. 11 and Aug. 14-18, $22-$60, www.mtwichita.org)

9: Rascal Flatts, Intrust Bank Arena ($24.75, $49.75 and $59.75, www.selectaseat.com)

9: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: Across The Pond, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

13: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

16: 103.7 KEYN Summer Concert Series: Soul Project, WaterWalk Pavilion (www.wichitawaterwalk.com)

20: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica with Bruce Huss ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

23: Black Top Nationals (through Aug. 25, www.blacktopnationals.com)

23: Moreland & Arbuckle at The Orpheum ($15 general admission, www.selectaseat.com)

27: Tuesday On The Terrace at Botanica: “I Wish I Wrote That” ($3-$7, www.botanica.org)

31: Age of the Gunfighter at Cowtown (www.oldcowtown.org)

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