13 fun things to do in the Wichita area this weekend (Feb. 20 and 21, 2016)

“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” follows two cosmonauts during their training.
“We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” follows two cosmonauts during their training. Courtesy photo

It’s a breath of spring in February and another beautiful weekend. Here are some of the things to do in the Wichita area on Saturday and Sunday.

Women’s Fair, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Century II Expo Hall; $8.75; www.womensfair.com.

Wichita Sport Show, including fishing, archery, RVs, mural painting, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Kansas Pavilions, 1279 E. 85h St. North, Park City; $10, $5 ages 9 to 15, ages 8 and under free, $20 for a family; www.wichitasportshow.com, 316-440-0888.

Opening of “Elements: Air” exhibit at the Mid-America All-Indian Center, featuring crafts, storytelling and a bird presentation including a raptor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, bird presentation 1 to 3 p.m., 630 N. Seneca; $3.50, free ages 12 and younger; www.theindiancenter.org, 316-350-3340.

Screenings of Academy-Award-nominated short films, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway, and 1:15 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian; films are not rated and may not be suitable for all audiences; free; www.wichitalibrary.org, 316-261-8506.

Strong Ale Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, The Anchor, 1109 E. Douglas; $40 at the door; strongalefest.com, 316-260-8989.

Wichita Thunder vs. Idaho Steelheads hockey, 7:05 p.m. Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman; $9 to $34; 316-440-9000, intrustbankarena.com; 316-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com.

Edmond Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sebits Auditorium at Friends University, 2100 W. University; $9, $6 seniors and students; 316-295-5677, friends.edu/finearts.

Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s “The American Romantic” featuring cellist Wendy Warner, guest conductor Thomas Wilkins and a program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Hanson, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas; $19 to $57; wichitasymphony.org, 316-267-7658.

“Oedipus Rex” presented by Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St.; $10 to $18; 855-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com.

Spazmatics, playing covers of 1980s New Wave hits, 8 p.m. Saturday, Shark Bar Showroom at Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane; free; 317-719-5000, www.kansasstarcasino.com.

Bart Crow, 10 p.m. Saturday, Port of Wichita, 1548 S. Webb Road; $15 at the door; 316-977-8873, www.theportofwichita.net.

“Wichita Vortex Sutra” reading, plus panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the anti-war poem by Allen Ginsberg, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State, 1845 Fairmount St.; free; 316-978-3664.

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, soul, blues, folk and jazz with traces of a techno beat, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory St. in Hesston; $20, $10 for children, plus tax; food from Morning Harvest Farm for sale during intermission; 620-327-8127, dyckarboretum.org.

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