Tony Hawk, Color Vibe, music at Friends

08/28/2014 2:05 PM

08/28/2014 2:06 PM

Last chance for Tony Hawk

It’s Wichita’s last chance to check out Exploration Place’s exhibit “Tony Hawk Rad Science,” which will close on Monday. The exhibit opened in May. It teaches visitors about force, gravity, velocity, acceleration and balance through the eyes of world-renowned professional skate boarder Tony Hawk. Admission to the exhibit is free with regular Exploration Place admission, which is $9.50 for adults 12 and older, $8 for seniors 65 and older and $6 for children ages 3 to 11. Members are admitted free. The museum’s weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, which is Labor Day, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Exploration Place is at 300 N. McLean Blvd. For more information, visit, or call 316-660-0600.

Faculty Fanfare at Friends

School is back in session, and fine arts performances are returning at Friends University. This week will include a faculty recital called Faculty Fanfare. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium and will include new faculty member Von Hansen on percussion as well as James Knight on the piano. Admission is free. For more information, call 316-295-5677.

Color Vibe 5K

The popular Color Vibe 5K race is scheduled for Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum, 1279 E. 85th St. North. Runners still can sign up online or on-site the morning of the race. Registration is $50 for ages 13 and older and free for children 12 and under with a paid adult. Runners stop throughout the course at color stations, where they’re doused with a cornstarch-based colored powder that washes out. Packet pickup is from 7 to 9 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m., and the after party, which includes a DJ and dancing, is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, visit

Denise Neil

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