Perfect Summer calendar of events

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May

21: Jimmy Eat World concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $25. www.thecotillion.com

23: Jamey Johnson concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $32-$35. www.thecotillion.com

23: Kansas Star Rodeo, Kansas Star Arena, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane (through May 24). Tickets: $17.60. www.kansasstarcasino.com.

24: Tony Hawk traveling exhibit at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. (continues through Labor Day.) Tony Hawk/rad science exhibits the physics behind skateboarding. Included with general admission of $6-$9.50. www.exploration.org

24: Tony Bennett, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina Tickets: $89-$149. www.ticketmaster.com

24: Steampunk Day at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. An expo devoted to the Wild West form of Steampunk. Admission: $5.50-$7.75. www.oldcowtown.org

25: Split Lip Rayfield concert at Bartlett Arboretum, near K-55 and Line St., Belle Plaine. Gates open at 3 p.m.; show at 4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase or pack a picnic. Tickets: $10 at the gate. www.treehouseconcerts.com

28: Jared & the Mill, emerging artist series at Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $15. www.wichitaorpheum.com

28: “Move Live” with Julianne and Derek Hough, Hartman Arena, 8151 Hartman Arena Drive, Park City. Tickets: $47.50- $62.50. www.ticketmaster.com)

29: “Jaws: The Melodrama” Original comic melodrama spoofing the 1975 film, “Jaws,” Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley (continues Thursday-Saturday through July 19.) Tickets: $22-$28 for dinner/show; $18 show only. www.mosleystreet.com

30: Wichita River Festival, a 9-day festival featuring food, music, parade and games (through June 7). Admission: $5 button. www.wichitariverfest.com

31: Wichita Grand Opera presents “Barber of Seville,” Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $32-$85. www.wichitagrandopera.org.

31: Opening party for Australian Glass Art exhibit, 7-9 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, music by the WSU Faculty Jazz Quintet. Admission: $10, free for members. Reservations required, 316-268-4912. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

31: Zapp concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $36.50-$41.50. www.thecotillion.com)

June

1: Indigo Girls concert, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets: $34-$54. www.ticketmaster.com )

3: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live bluegrass music featuring Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

5: Summer concert on Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free jazz performances featuring Marcus Anderson and Matt Marshak on

saxophone and guitar, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the plaza overlooking the lake. Bring lawn chairs. www.bradleyfair.com.

5: Art for your Ears, free evening summer concert at McKnight Art Center Plaza, Wichita State University. www.ulrich.wichita.edu

5: Ballet in the park. Ballet Wichita performs “Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. Augusta Public Library, 1609 State St., Augusta. Free.

6: Ballet in the park. Ballet Wichita performs “Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. Haysville, Riggs Park 706 Sarah Lane, Haysville. Free.

6: Haunted Windchimes concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $12.50-$15. www.thecotillion.com

6: National Roping Championship, Kansas Star Arena, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane (through June 7). Tickets: $22 www.kansasstarcasino.com.

6: Shakespeare in the Park. Free performance of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Wichita area parks. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Times and places to be announced. Additional performances on June 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. www.wichitashakespearecompany.org.

7: Ballet in the park. Ballet Wichita performs “Peter Pan,” 11 a.m. Wichita River Festival “Kids Corner,” near Main and Waterman. Free.

7: Ballet in the park. Ballet Wichita performs “Peter Pan,” 7 p.m. , Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S George Washington Blvd. Free.

8: Ballet in the park. Ballet Wichita performs “Peter Pan,” 2 p.m. , Main Street Park, 400 E. Main St., Mulvane. Free.

8: Brave Combo, polka rock stars. Bartlett Arboretum, near K-55 and Line St., Belle Plaine. Gates open at 3 p.m.; show at 4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase or pack a picnic. Tickets: $10 at the gate. www.treehouseconcerts.com.

10: 2014 Celebrity & Chef Cookoff, a benefit for the Orpheum Theatre. Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets: $85. www.wichitaorpheum.com.

10: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live folk/bluegrass music featuring the Haymakers. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

12: Summer concert on Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free jazz performances featuring Joseph Vincelli, saxophonist, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the plaza overlooking the lake. Bring lawn chairs. www.bradleyfair.com.

13: Tunes and Tallgrass on the Terrace, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Tunes on the lawn begins at 7 p.m. featuring Tulsa-based band the Whiskey Misters, followed by an outdoor screening of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” at 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and some cash for the food trucks. Admission is free. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

14: Summer Yoga on the lawn, 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the Wichita Art Musuem, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free outdoor vinyasa yoga class. Bring your own mat. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

14: Opening of “Violent Universe,” showing the power of the cosmos as world collide in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. Admission: $3-$5. Special opening day offer: by one adult dome admission, get a youth dome admission free.

15: Father’s Day Kite Festival, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Fathers get in free. Everyone else pays $5 for an afternoon of arts and crafts, balloon artists, hot air balloon launches, music and kite flying. www.botanica.org.

15: Father’s Day Car Show at the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Dads get in free when accompanied by a paying child. Admission: $8.95-$13.95. www.scz.org

15: The Steel Wheels concert. Bartlett Arboretum, near K-55 and Line St., Belle Plaine. Gates open at 3 p.m.; show at 4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase or pack a picnic. Tickets: $10 at the gate. www.treehouseconcerts.com.

17: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live blues/folk music featuring Shantel Leitner. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

18: Chamber Music at the Barn: Spectacular Classics concert at Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Rd., Maize (through Aug. 20). $12-$32 concert only; $27-$47, concert with dinner. www.cmatb.org

19: Summer concert on Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free jazz performance featuring Vincent Ingala on sax, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the plaza overlooking the lake. Bring lawn chairs. www.bradleyfair.com

20: “Ethan Bortnick, the power of music,” Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $25-$35. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

20: “But We Digress... Comedy Improv,” Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. (through Aug. 21.) Tickets: $10. www.oldcowtown.org.

20: James Taylor, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St. Tickets: $51.50-$77. www.intrustbankarena.com.

20: Ape Awareness at Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. (through June 21). Regular admission of $8.95-$13.95 applies. www.scz.org

20: Juicy J concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $33.50-$39. www.thecotillion.com

21: Opera on the Lake. Wichita Grand Opera performs highlights from its season in this free outdoor concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock Road. Bring lawn chairs for an evening under the stars. www.bradleyfair.com

21: Don Williams, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $35-55. www.wichitaorpheum.com

21: Spectacular Classics concert, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St., Lindsborg. Donations accepted. 785-227-2220. www.cmatb.org

22: Down to the Wire Showcase, by the Tallgrass Film Association and Creative Rush. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $10 for screenings of best local films. www.wichitaorpheum.com

24: Los Lonely Boys, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $25-$30. www.wichitaorpheum.com

24: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live rock music featuring Uche. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

25: Tech N9ne concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $25-$28. www.thecotillion.com

26: Summer concert on Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free jazz performance, Will Donato, saxplayer, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the plaza overlooking the lake. Bring lawn chairs. www.bradleyfair.com

26: Graham Colton, emerging artist series, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $15. www.wichitaorpheum.com

27: Anime Festival Wichita 10, Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman St. (through June 29.) Tickets: $10-$20 for single day; $30-$40 for weekend pass. www.afwcon.com

28: An evening with Paula Poundstone, comedian. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $35. www.wichitaorpheum.com

28: Flight Day at the Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum, 650 N. Seneca. Half-price admission. www.theindiancenter.org

29: Jeff Scroggins with Big Twang Redux concert. Bartlett Arboretum, near K-55 and Line St., Belle Plaine. Gates open at 3 p.m.; show at 4 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase or pack a picnic. Tickets: $10 at the gate. www.treehouseconcerts.com

29: Jake Owen concert, June 29, Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena, Park City. Tickets: $22.50-$42. www.ticketmaster.com

29: Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets: $49-$69. www.ticketmaster.com)

July

1: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live jazz and rock music featuring The Emily Strom Trio. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

3: “Perfect Wedding,” comedy, Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road (continues Thursday-Sunday through July 27.) Tickets: $11-$12. www.kechiplayhouse.com

3: Tesla concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $30-$35. www.thecotillion.com

3: Celebrate America. Free jazz concert by Denny Jiosa, guitarist, followed by fireworks display over Bradley Fair Lake, 2000 N. Rock Road. Bring lawn chairs.

8: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live folk/bluegrass music featuring Pop and the Boys. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

9: Sedgwick County Fair, Cheney Fairgrounds. Carnival rides, demolition derby, hotdog eating contest, bull riding, food, concerts, helicopter rides, street dances and 4-H exhibits (continues through July 12). A $4 fair button gets you into the fair grounds. www.ourcountyfair.com

9: Chamber Music at the Barn, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize. Matt Wilson presenting the Carl Sandburg Project (through July 11). An evening of jazz from the Matt Wilson Jazz Quartet. $12-$32 concert only; $27-$47, concert with dinner, $12-$47. www.cmatb.org

10: Art for your Ears, free evening summer concert at McKnight Art Center Plaza, Wichita State University. www.ulrich.wichita.edu

11: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Free concert featuring 3 Ring Circus. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Stay after the concert for a free firework show compliments of the Wichita Wingnuts.

11: Three Dog Night, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets: $48- $68. www.ticketmaster.com

12: Children’s Farms Festival: COWabunga Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Regular zoo admission of $8.95-$13.95 applies. www.scz.org

12: Motley Crue, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St. Tickets: $49.50-$125. www.intrustbankarena.com.

12: American Indian Festival featuring a contest Powwow, Indian Fine Arts Market, Indian tacos and educational hands-on activities, Century II Expo Hall, 225 W. Douglas (through Aug. 13). Admission: $3-$5. www.theindiancenter.org

12: “Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries,” Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $31-$77. www.wichitaorpheum.com.

12: Summer Yoga on the lawn, 8:30-9:45 a.m. at the Wichita Art Musuem, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free outdoor vinyasa yoga class. Bring your own mat. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

15: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live blues featuring Jenny Wood and the Watchers. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

15: Chamber Music at the Barn, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize. The Harlem Quartet (through July 17). Tickets: $12-$32 concert only; $27-$47, concert with dinner. www.cmatb.org

17: Tommy Emmanuel, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $39.50-$49.50. www.wichitaorpheum.com.

17: Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield concert, Kansas Star Arena, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane. Tickets: $56.50-$109. www.ticketmaster.com

18: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Free concert featuring King Midas. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Stay after the concert for a free fireworks show compliments of the Wichita Wingnuts.

19: Summer Birthday Bash, 2-4 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Celebrate the museum’s 79th birthday with ice cream, music and a community art project. Free. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

19: Say What? Comedy Improv at Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets: $10. www.oldcowtown.org.

21: Jackson Browne, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $70.50-$100.50. www.wichitaorpheum.com.

22: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live blues featuring Miss Tess and the Talkbacks. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

25: CityArts Xtravaganza celebrating 10 years in Old Town. Free event at City Arts, 334 N. Mead, including an art-related scavenger hunt, the sixth annual Sculpture WalkAbout, birthday cake and demonstrations. Presented by the Arts Council. wichitaarts.com

25: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Free concert featuring Crosstown Traffic. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

26: Century II Bridal Expo (through July 27.) Century II, 225 W. Douglas. Admission: $8; $11 for a 2-day pass. www.wichitabridalshow.com

29: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live blues featuring Kentucky Gentlemen. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

30: Chamber Music at the Barn, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize. Impassioned Rendezvous (through Aug. 1). $12-$32 concert only; $27-$47, concert with dinner. www.cmatb.org

31: “Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?” comedy, Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road (continues Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 31.) Tickets: $11-$12. www.kechiplayhouse.com

August

1: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Free concert featuring Lucky People. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

2: “Think Again: An Evening of Uncertainty” mentalist, 8 p.m. at Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets: $10. www.oldcowtown.org.

2: American Idol Live, Kansas Star Arena, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane. Tickets start at $38. www.kansasstarcasino.com.

5: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live folk/bluegrass music featuring the Appleseed Collective. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

6: Barenaked Ladies, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $45-$65. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

7: Art for your Ears, free evening summer concerts at McKnight Art Center Plaza, Wichita State University. www.ulrich.wichita.edu

7: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St. (through Aug. 10.) Tickets: $10-$50. www.intrustbankarena.com.

8: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Concert is free. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

8: Midwest HuntFest, Century II, 225 W. Douglas (through Aug. 10.) Archery shoots, seminars with outdoor experts and demonstrations of outdoor sports. Admission: $5-$10. www.midwesthuntfest.com

9: Summer Yoga on the lawn, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Wichita Art Musuem, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free outdoor vinyasa yoga class. Bring your own mat. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

9: Stomp and Holler Outdoor Concert featuring Possum Posse, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets: $12-$15. www.oldcowtown.org.

12: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live folk/bluegrass music featuring Wayne Long and Arthetta Faye. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

15: KEYN Summer Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. at Waterwalk, 515 S. Main. Free concert featuring Across The Pond along with Rockin’ Horse and Carson Mac. Bring lawn chairs. Presented by Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Stay after the concert for a free fireworks show compliments of the Wichita Wingnuts.

15: “But We Digress... Comedy Improv,” Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets: $10. www.oldcowtown.org.

15: Here Come the Mummies concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $25-$30. www.thecotillion.com

16: “Say What?! Comedy Improv,” Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets: $10. www.oldcowtown.org.

22-24: Black Top Nationals – a three-day car show with beer gardens, food courts and live concerts in downtown Wichita. www.blacktopnationals.com.

19: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live pop/rock featuring Kawehi. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

22: Night at the Museum, 8-10 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Explore the museum galleries by flashlight, play neon Bocci ball on the lawn and watch the 1902 French silent film, “A Trip to the Moon,” by George Melies featured in the Academy Award-winning film, “Hugo.” Admission: $10 at the door; free for members. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

26: Tuesdays on the Terrace, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Botanica, 701 Amidon. Live rock music featuring the Kind. Cash bar. Admission: $7; $3 for members. www.botanica.org

22: Stony Larue concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $15-$20. www.thecotillion.com

24: Styx concert, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets:$86.85-$107.65. www.ticketmaster.com

28: Queensryche concert, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg Tickets: $20-$23. www.thecotillion.com

30: Age of the Gunfighter, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Gunfight groups from four states will compete (continues through Aug. 31). Admission: $5.50-$7.75. www.oldcowtown.org

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