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Things to do summer calendar (May 17, 2015)

Lake Afton Public Observatory offers the public a variety of opportunities to view and photograph the cosmos.
Lake Afton Public Observatory offers the public a variety of opportunities to view and photograph the cosmos. rader

May

17: Vintage Baseball, 2-4 p.m. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

17: Rogers Ballet Student Concerts, 2 p.m., Friends University’s Riney Fine Arts Center, 2100 W. University Ave. Free. Dance recital by ages 5 through adult. Sponsored by the Friends University Ballet Department.

17: Towanda Biker Breakfast, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Stearman Field-Benton Air Park, 14789 S.W. 30th St., Benton. Biker Breakfast for a fee. Vendors, Music. 316-200-0841

19: Get into Nature, a family activity sponsored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Sedgwick County Zoo and Disney. Free; registration required. Meet at the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Riverside Park. Call 316-266-8213 to register.

19: Chevelle, a guitar-driven, hard rock act. 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $35 advance; $40 day of show. www.thecotillion.com

21: Coffee at the Cosmo, 9-10 a.m., Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 North Plum, Hutchinson. Free. Refreshments and a scientific presentation by a guest lecturer. www.cosmo.org.

21: 9 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory. Bring a 35mm SLR camera and photograph Venus. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

22: Opening of “Tropics,” a jungle exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd. Regular admission. www.scz.org.

22: Mat Kearney, Stiefel Theatre, Salina. $20-$35.

22: Nipsey Hussle, Cotillion, $25-$100. www.thecotillion.com

22-23: Planetary Weather, 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

23 through Sept. 7: “Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear,” a traveling exhibit at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. www.exploration.org.

23: Fear Buster Challenge Course. Test yourself on the challenge course or conquer a fear of enclosed spaces when you play the largest game of “Sardines” in Exploration Place history. Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. www.exploration.org.

23: Ulrich Gala: A Celebration of Sculpture, celebrating the 76 pieces in the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St. Follow a path highlighted by the Ulrich Museum’s favorite sculptures and artists. Each location will include influences in food, drink, and music.

23: Space Out Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 North Plum, Hutchinson. Free. Bring the whole family in for a day of hands-on learning, snacks, space stories, exploration, a space trek. Admission to the museum extra.

23: Family ArtVenture: Bike Blitz, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. In honor of National Bike Month ride or bring your bike for decorating. Giveaways and outdoor activities. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

24: E-40, hip-hop, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $21.50 advance. www.thecotillion.com.

27: Senior Wednesday, Restoration of Prairie Animals at the Ted Turner’s ranch, 1:30 p.m. Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd. www.exploration.org. Admission: $4 for ages 55 and older.

27: Senior Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St. World War II Combat Pilots share their memories and war stories. www.worldtreasures.org.

28: South YMCA Dance Recital, 6:30-8 p.m., Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. www.century2.org.

28: Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m., Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive, Park City. Tickets: $46-$99. www.hartmanarena.com.

28: Amuse Bouche: A Taste of Wichita’s Finest, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon Ave. $100. Spend an evening with some of Wichita’s finest chefs, artists and percussionists, and support Rainbows United. www.rainbowsunited.org

28: Alex Grecian reading and signing of “The Harvest Man,” 6 p.m., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. www.watermarkbooks.com

29: Final Friday gallery art crawl throughout Wichita. Go to kansas.com/events or check The Eagle’s Go section on Friday for a list of participating galleries. Free.

29: Rae Sremmurd concert, 7 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $25-$30. www.thecotillion.com.

30: Loving Learners Annual Smoke Meat Competition and movie night at New Market Square, 21st and Maize Road. Come out at 6:30 p.m. for yard games, a bounce house and voting for the best barbecue. Movie with free popcorn and popsicles begins at 8 p.m. Free. Donations will be accepted for LovingLearner.com. www.newmarketsquare.com/events.

30: Stearman Fly-In. Watch Stearman biplanes fly in formation. 14789 SW 30th St., Benton. Live music. www.stearmanbarandgrill.com.

30: Summer Opening Party, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., 7-9 p.m. celebrating the newest exhibit. Cash bar and music by the Shoes let by Randy Rathbun. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers.

30: South Central Kansas Mustang Club All Ford and Mustang Car Show and Fairlane Club of America mini meet, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st St. Celebrate all things Ford. Proceeds to benefit Kansas Food Bank. Free to spectators. www.sckmc.com

30: Steampunk Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Regular admission. www.oldcowtown.org

30: The Temptations, 7:30 p.m. Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane. Tickets from $33. www.Kansasstarcasino.com

30: Mark Cohn, Stiefel Theatre, Salina, $38-$48.

31: Butterfly Festival, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Admission: $3 with River Festival button. www.botanica.org

31: Easton Crobin, Wichita Riverfest. $10 adult button or $3 for children.

June

1: Old Crow Medicine Show, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $26.50-$30. www.thecotillion.com.

1: Erica Campbell, Wichita Riverfest. $10 adult button, $3 for children.

2: 9 p.m. Full Moon Walk , Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North. Free. RSVP to Rachel@gpnc.org.

2: Andrew Knapp, 1 p.m., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Reading and book signing of “Find Momo the Border Collie.” www.watermarkbooks.com

2: Deborah Harkness, 6 p.m., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Reading and signing by Harkness of her book “The Book of Life,” the third in her All Souls trilogy. www.watermarkbooks.com

3: Tech N9ne, rap concert, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets: $26.50-$30. www.thecotillion.com

4: Monophonics, Wichita River Festival, $10 adult button, $3 for children.

5: Floggin Molly, Wichita River Festival, $10 adult button, $ for children.

5: Chinese Garden of Friendship Grand Opening, Botanica, 701 N. Amidon Ave. Admission: www.botanica.org

5-6: 9-11 p.m. Big, Bigger, Biggest, comparing Earth to larger objects. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

6: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wichita River Festival, $10 adult button and $3 for children.

6: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road, Derby. www.derbyantiquemarket.com

6: Les Gilliam, 5 p.m., Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel St. $40. www.prairierosechuckwagon.com

6: Swap Meet/Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Tractor Supply Augusta, 10025 SW Diamond Road. Wide variety of animals and home-made and hand-made items.

6: Paramount Antique Mall Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 10187 E. Hwy. 54, Augusta. Free.

7: Polo on the Plains, 2-6 p.m., Fairfield Polo Club, 9420 S. Broadway, Haysville. Tickets: $100 to benefit Kidzcope. www.poloontheplains.org

7: Lucinda Williams, Stiefel Theatre. $35-$65.

8: Brit Floyd: Space & Time Tour, the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets start at $28. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

10: Senior Wednesday at the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd. For those 55 and older. Tour newly remodeled jungle exhibit. Admisson: $4. www.scz.org.

11: Lil Wane, Intrust Bank Arena, $49.50-$129.50. www.selectaseat.com

12: Beastly Beers, 6 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd. Evening tour of the zoo, with tasting of beers with animals on the label. Must be 21. Admission: $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers

12: Dinner and A Show, benefits Special Olympics Kansas, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Best Western Wichita North Hotel & Suites, 915 E. 53rd St. North. $50. Hosted by High Touch Technologies. www.ksso.org/events

12: Art’s Pure Voice Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. A TGIF party to celebrate the work of five abstract artists. Free admission; cash bar. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

13: 11 p.m. to midnight, Lake Afton Public Observatory. Bring a 35mm SLR camera and photograph Saturn. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

13: Symphony in the Flint Hills. The event at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City is sold out.

13: Walk with Wildlife. View Kansas Wildlife along a trail and visit with naturalists about habits and habitats. Great Plains Nature Center, 29th and Woodlawn. Admission: $2.

13: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 8 p.m. Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane. Tickets from $28. www.Kansasstarcasino.com

13: American Heart Association 2015 Wichita Heart Walk, 8 a.m.-noon, Wichita State University’s Charles Koch Arena, 1845 Fairmount St. Free. One and three-mile walking course, a survivor celebration, activities for kids, music, prizes and free health screenings. www.heart.org/wichita

13: Derby Open Golf Tournament, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hidden Lakes Golf Course, 6020 S. Greenwich Road. $80 Fee includes golf cart, driving range and lunch. Awards and lunch following tournament. 316-788-2855

13: Derby Community Walks, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market. Free All walks begin at 9 am and start and end at the Derby Recreation Center parking lot. Distance will vary from 1 to 4 miles. www.derbyrec.com

14: Hope in Spring Gala, 5-8 p.m., Abode, 1330 E. Douglas. $100. Fine dining, music entertainment and live auction. Fundraiser benefits Kansas DUI Impact Center programs. 316-267-1330

16: Kent and Shannon Rollins’ “Taste of Cowboy” cookbook, 6 p.m., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Reading and signing. www.watermarkbooks.com

19-20: Planetary Weather, 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. Free admission for dad or granddad when accompanied by a paying child for Father’s Day. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

19: 9 p.m. Bring your own telescope to Lake Afton Public Observatory and get tips from the pros for free. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions.

20: Fly-in featuring all kinds of aircraft, 14789 SW 30th St. Benton. www.stearmanbarandgrill.com

20: “A Day in the Life,” celebrates and re-creates at typical day in Wichita in the 1870s. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 West Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

20: Musical Nite presented by the Hindu Temple of Greater Wichita, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Century II, 225 W. Douglas. www.century2.org

20: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road, Derby. Free.

20: Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. $10. The cast of six improvisers, with backgrounds ranging from theater to aircraft to customer service.

20: Disc Golf Clinic, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Stone Creek Disc Golf Park, 2819 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby. Free. 316-788-0301

20: Casino Royale: Chairman’s Opera Ball, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Waterman. $200. Theme: the James Bond classic “Casino Royale.” Dress as your favorite spy, villain or Bond Girl for a night of dancing, dining, games, and auctions to benefit Wichita Grand Opera. 316-293-1234

21: Vintage Baseball, 2-4 p.m. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

21: Father’s Day Kite Festival, 11 a.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon. $5. Dads get free admission. www.botanica.org

21: Towanda Biker Breakfast, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Stearman Field-Benton Air Park, 14789 SW 30th St. 316-200-0841

21: Dad’s Day Out, noon-5 p.m., Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market. Dad’s admission free with purchase of child’s admission ($4). www.derbyrec.com

23: Positive Aging, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. $10.50. Programs designed for older adults, their caregivers, and professionals in the field. A continental breakfast and boxed lunch are included. 316-660-0100

24: Senior Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. Gitdy St. Talk on “Castles: From Medieval Wooden Forts to the Maginot Line.” www.worldtreasures.org

25: Wichita State University Summer Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. Wiedemann Recital Hall, WSU. Tickets: $7. www.wichita.edu

25: Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon. Play life-size games in the gardens. 316-264-0448

26: Final Friday gallery art crawl throughout Wichita. Go to kansas.com/events or check The Eagle’s Go section on Friday for a list of participating galleries. Free.

26: Bellator MMA, 6 p.m. Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane. Tickets from $20. www.kansasstarcasino.com

26: Race for Hope, 7 p.m., Coleman Factory Outlet-Museum, 235 N. St. Francis. $15-$35. Featuring a 5K or 1 mile run/walk and a post-race carnival. 316-264-0836

26: Otep, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $20; $16.50 in advance.

26-27: “Planetary Weather,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

27: Family ArtVenture: Glass Galore. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and explore the art and wonder of glass. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free admission. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

27: Craftpalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Century II, 225 W. Douglas. www.century2.org.

27: The Rolling Stones, 8 p.m. Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. www.ticketmaster.com

27: Tanganyika Twilight Tour, 5 p.m. Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard. Benefit for the park. Tickets: $75. www.tanganyikawildlife.org

27: Wichita Ride for the Red, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter, 1900 E. Douglas. $25-$30. One of the largest motorcycle rallies in Kansas. 316-219-4000

27: River City Roll, 6:30 p.m., Wichita Country Club, 8501 East 13th St. $125. Benefit for the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation. Indoor tennis facility will be transformed into a funkadelic discotheque for an evening of 1970s cocktails, auction items, dinner and dancing. 316-634-2882

27: Space Out Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 N. Plum. Free. Hands-on learning, snacks, space stories, exploration. 800-397-0330

July

1: Weird Al Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets start at $34. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

2: Celebrate America Concert and Fireworks on Bradley Fair Plaza, 7:30-10 p.m., 21st and Rock Road. Free admission.

2: 9 p.m. Full Moon Walk , Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North. Free. RSVP to Rachel@gpnc.org. www.gpnc.org

2: Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon. Play life-size games in the gardens. 316-264-0448

3: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

4: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road. Free. 316-789-8888

4: Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Paramount East Antique Mall, 10187 E. U.S. 54. 316-775-3999

4: 40 percent off admission to Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard. www.tanganyikawildlife.org

7: Ice Cream Day, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Hand Park, 633 S. Lakeview, Derby. Free.

7: Ice Cream Day, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Oaklawn Activity Center, 4904 S. Clifton. Free.

9: Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon. Play life-size games in the gardens. 316-264-0448

10-12: Anime Festival, Hyatt Regency, 400 W. Wichita. www.afwcon.org

10: Wade Bowen, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $15-$18

11: Derby Community Walks, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market. Free. www.derbyrec.com

11: Adult and Me Workshop, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Children, with help from an adult, complete themed art projects to take home. 316-462-2787

10-11: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

11: Photograph Saturn, 11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory. Bring a 35mm SLR camera. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

12: Vintage Baseball, 2-4 p.m. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

16: Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m., Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, 701 N. Amidon. Play life-size games in the gardens. 316-264-0448

17: Drunken Botanist, 6 p.m. Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Sample plant-based spirits while walking the zoo. Must be 21 or older. Admisson: $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. www.scz.org

17: 9 p.m. Bring your own telescope to Lake Afton Public Observatory and get tips from the pros for free. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions.

17-18: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

18: Summer Birthday Bash, 2-4 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Bvld. Celebrate WAM’s 80th birthday with ice cream, music and a community art project. Free admission. www.wichitaartmuseum.org

18-19: U.S. Weapons Collectors Gun and Knife Show, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. www.century2.org.

18: Jazz Fest, 7 p.m., The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water St. $20-$25 Jazz and BBQ. 316-262-7651

18: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road. Free

18: Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. $10. 316-219-1871

19: Towanda Biker Breakfast, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Stearman Field-Benton Air Park, 14789 SW 30th St. Breakfast for a fee. 316-200-0841

21: “Dancing with the Stars Live, Perfect Ten Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Hartman Arena, 8151 N. Hartman Arena Drive, Park City, www.hartmanarena.com.

23: SpongeBob SquarePants Day,1 p.m.-6 p.m., Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James St. Included in admission.

25: Family ArtVenture: Construction Connection, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Learn about design and construction. Create your masterpiece and discover WAM’s sculptures. Free. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

24: Graham Nash, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets start at $46. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

24-25: “Sizing Up Saturn” program, 9-11 p.m., at Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

25: Lady Antebellum, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $39-$59.75. www.selectaseat.com.

25: Family ArtVenture: Construction Connection, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Learn about design and construction. Create your masterpiece and discover WAM’s sculptures. Free. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

25-26: Bridal Expo, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. www.century2.org

25: Fundraiser, 6-11 p.m. Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St. Food, drinks and dancing with the dinos. www.worldtreasures.org

29: Senior Wednesday, 10 a.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North. No registration necessary. www.gpnc.org.

31: Final Friday gallery art crawl throughout Wichita. Go to kansas.com/events or check The Eagle’s Go section on Friday for a list of participating galleries. Free.

31: 9 p.m. Full Moon Walk , Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.. Free. RSVP to Rachel@gpnc.org. www.gpnc.org

31: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

August

1: Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Paramount East Antique Mall, 10187 E. U.S. 54. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, tools, vintage goods, glassware, rusty junk and much more. 316-775-3999

1: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road. First and third Saturdays of the month from April through October. 316-789-8888

1: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

6: WAM Bike Night. The Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., hosts an evening for local bike enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Bring your bike for a summer evening fun ride. Free. Refreshments at 5 p.m. At 6:15, bikers take ride along the river to Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island, for a short film on the patio. Dinner available for purchase. Afterward, riders pedal to the Keeper of the Plains for twilight views. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

6: Senior Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. 316-683-9242

7: Wichita Grand Opera’s Royal Enchanted Evening at the Stiefel, 7 p.m., Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. www.wichitagrandopera.org

7-8: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

8: Derby Community Walks, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market. Free. Distance will vary from 1 to 4 miles. www.derbyrec.com

8: Adult and Me Workshop, 10 a.m.- noon, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Children and the special adults in their lives spend quality time together completing themed art projects that they can take home that day. 316-462-2787

8-9: The TOP Solo Dance Challenge presented by Talent on Parade, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, www.century2.org.

9: Boston, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $39-$125. www.selectaseat.com.

14: Here Come the Mummies, 8 p.m., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $25-$30. A nine-piece band from Nashville, best known for their live performances where they dress as mummies. www.thecotillion.com.

13: Perseid meteor shower. Observe the meteor shower from the Lake Afton Public Observatory. Bring a reclining lawn or blanket and a good bug repellant. Set up behind the observatory to watch for free at MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions.

14: Live Art Battle featuring live painting competition among 12 artists in a benefit for the Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. www.wcfta.com

14: Night at the Museum Deux. 8 p.m. Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Cool summer-ades, tasty bites and live music. Free admission for members with advance reservations and $5 at door; general admission is $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Online presale at wichitaartmuseum.org/events begins July 1.

14-15: “Life Story of a Star,” 9-11 p.m. Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

15: Pooch Pool Party, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James St. $5.

15: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road. Free. 316-789-8888

15: Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. $10. 316-219-1871

16: Towanda Biker Breakfast, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Stearman Field-Benton Air Park, 14789 SW 30th St. Breakfast for a fee. 316-778-1035

14-16: Midwest Hunt Fest, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, www.century2.org.

19: Peter Frampton, 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets start at $39. www.wichitaorpheum.org.

21-23: Blacktop Nationals in downtown Wichita. Beer gardens, food courts, live concerts and car shows. www.blacktopnationals.com

21: Bring your own telescope to Lake Afton Public Observatory and get tips from the pros for free. 9 p.m., MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions.

21-22: “Sizing Up Saturn” program, 9-11 p.m. at the Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12.

28-29: “Sizing Up Saturn” program, 9-11 p.m. at the Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. Admission: $6; $4 ages 6-12. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

28: Final Friday gallery art crawl throughout Wichita. Go to kansas.com/events or check The Eagle’s Go section on Friday for a list of participating galleries. Free.

28: Wichita Grand Opera: Puccini’s Turandot, 7 p.m., Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas. $40-$9. www.wichitagrandopera.org

28: Bonding Through Board Games, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. Free. 316-660-0100

29: Age of the Gunfighter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

29: Photograph the full moon, 11 p.m., Lake Afton Public Observatory. Bring a 35mm SLR camera. MacArthur Road and 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. Call 316-978-7827 to check on viewing conditions. www.webs.wichita.edu/lapo

September

5: Outdoor Yard Sale & Flea Market, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Derby Antique Market, 317 N. Rock Road. Free. 316-789-8888

11-20: Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson, www.kansasstatefair.com.

12: Zoobilee, Sedgwick County Zoo’s annual fundraiser. 6 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $125 per person before Sept. 1. www.scz.org.

12: Wichita Ghost Tour, 8 p.m.-9:40 p.m., Ghost Tours of Kansas, $19.50-$22. Tours depart from the alley at 300 N. Mead in Wichita. 785-851-0856

13: Wine Mosey Fundraiser, wine tasting, barbecue dinner and live auction. 4:30-9 p.m., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., www.oldcowtown.org

16-20: Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield. Bluegrass festival. www.wvfest.com

18-20: Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair, 21st and Rock Road, featuring 100 artists. Free admission. autumnandart.com.

26: Art Garden Opening Party, noon, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Celebrate the public opening of the museum’s newly reimagined and reconfigured outdoor space, the Art Garden. www.wichitaartmuseum.org.

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