Smackdown at the arena – and more

05/09/2013 5:03 PM

05/09/2013 5:04 PM

Smackdown at the arena

WWE Smackdown returns next week to Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, bringing with it fighters such a Randy Orton, Sheamus, the Big Show and Mark Henry. The show starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $97 at the Intrust Bank Arena box office, at Select-A-Seat outlets, by calling 316-755-SEAT or by visiting

Spring Fling Outdoor Market

The Spring Fling Outdoor Market will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the east parking lot of Food For Thought, 2929 E. Central. The market, which is put on every spring and fall, will feature local vendors selling items such as natural beauty products, hand-crafted jewelry and refinished furniture. Attendees also can sample locally produced and grown foods and buy plants and container herbs.

Admission is free. For more information, call 316-683-6078.

Riverfest button party

Wichita River Festival buttons officially go on sale Friday, and organizers are celebrating with a Button Sales Kick-Off Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the AAA Wichita East, 7724 E. Central. The event will include festival food, trucks on display, a balloon artist, a ukulele band and more. They’ll also be selling buttons, which are $3 for children and $5 for adults. Beginning Friday, buttons will be for sale at all AAA locations, Dillons stores and QuikTrips. The festival is scheduled for May 31 through June 8. For more information, visit

Denise Neil

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