Dwight Yoakam to perform at Orpheum
08/15/2013 12:00 AM
08/15/2013 7:09 AM
Dwight Yoakam at the Orpheum
Country singer and movie star Dwight Yoakam will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Yoakam is known not only for his cowboy hat and blue jeans but also for hits such as “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.” He’s also received acclaim for movies such as “Slingblade.” His opening act will be Sturgill Simpson. Tickets are $39, $49, $59 and $69 at www.selectaseat.com, by calling 316-755-SEAT or at Select-a-Seat outlets. For more information, call 316-263-0884.
Civil War author at museum
Ken Spurgeon, a local historian, author and filmmaker, will be at the Museum of World Treasures at 6 p.m. Thursday reading from and signing copies of his new book, “A Kansas Soldier at War: The Civil War Letters of Christian and Elise Dubach Isely.” His documentary “Bloody Dawn” already plays in the museum’s Civil War exhibit. Copies of his book, a historical analysis of hundreds of letters written between a couple living through the Civil War, will be for sale at the event. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for students with an ID or $8.95 for adults, $7.95 for seniors and $6.95 for children ages 4 to 12. For more information, visit www.worldtreasures.org or call 316-263-1311.
Back-to-school ice skating
The Wichita Ice Center at 505 W. Maple is putting on a Back to School Bash from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday that will include free group skating lessons from 12:30 to 1 p.m., skating demonstrations from 1 to 1:30 and a free public skate plus open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Admission, skate rental, lessons and prizes are free for school-aged children, but participants are asked to bring one school supply to donate. Parent admission is $5 with a child’s donation. RSVP by Friday by calling 316-337-9199.
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