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The week ahead in Wichita May 6-12

Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews band performs at Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday night. (Aug. 14, 2010)
Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews band performs at Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday night. (Aug. 14, 2010) Eagle file photo

Dave Matthews Band at Intrust Bank Arena

The Dave Matthews Band is touring the country for its 25th anniversary and is making a stop in Wichita on Wednesday at Intrust Bank Arena. The Grammy Award-winning band will be kicking off its 46-date tour in Wichita, then it plans to take 2017 off from touring. The Dave Matthews Band is known for crazy set lighting and improvisational pieces at live shows. Its hits include “Ants Marching” and “Crash Into Me.” The group was last in Wichita in 2010.

Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Wed., Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. $49.50-$75. 855-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com

‘Discover the Dinosaurs’ at Century II

T-rex and triceratops enthusiasts can experience the thrill of life-sized dinosaurs at the “Discover the Dinosaurs” exhibit this weekend at Century II. The show features a walk-through exhibit, animatronic dinosaurs, dinosaur inflatables, a dinosaur fossil dig and more. There also will be educational information about the prehistoric period posted throughout the exhibit.

Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Century II Expo Hall, 225 W. Douglas. Children $24, general admission $20, seniors $16.50. 316-267-7658, www.wichitatix.com

Guitar symposium at Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Wichita audiences were the first in the United States to see the electric guitar in action, all the way back in 1932. And this weekend, the Sedgwick County Historical Museum – which has that guitar on exhibit – is putting on a symposium that will honor the electric guitar. The event will have 10 presenters and multiple panel discussions and is paired with an exhibit that features hundreds of electric guitar artifacts and even guitars played by musicians like Les Paul and Joe Walsh. The symposium is being put on in conjunction with Exploration Place’s “Guitars That Rocked the World Exhibit,” which ends this weekend.

Details: Events start at 1 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Sun., Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. $25 single session, $150 full symposium package. 316-265-9314, http://wichitahistory.org

Outdoor Kansas Kids Day

The Great Plains Nature Center is putting on its annual Outdoor Kansas Kids Day on Saturday. It’s a statewide program sponsored by Kansas Wildscape that allows local kids and their families to enjoy nature through crafts, games, archery, fishing and more. There will be animals for viewing as well as informational booths about local hikes and outdoor adventures.

Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North. Free admission, lunch $2. 316-683-5499, www.kansaswildscape.org

Phil Stacey in concert

Christian country musician and Season 6 “American Idol” finalist Phil Stacey is performing at Mt. Vernon Church of God on Friday. Stacey, a former Wichita resident whose single “If You Didn’t Love Me” reached No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Charts, has released three studio albums since his television breakthrough.

Details: Show at 7 p.m. Fri., Mt. Vernon Church of God, 3115 E. Mt. Vernon. Free. 316-425-3945

11th Annual World Bazaar

The 11th annual World Bazaar, hosted by the Islamic Society of Wichita Sister Committee, is a blend of food, culture and fun. The event will have henna artwork, shopping booths, clothing and cultural foods such as Arabic food and desserts.

Details: Noon-6 p.m. Sun., Muslim Community Center, 6655 E. 34th St. North. Free admission. 316-682-5479

‘Goldie’s Bar’ at Wichita Community Theatre

The Wichita Community Theatre is putting on local playwright Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey’s production “Goldie’s Bar” this weekend as a fundraiser to improve stage lighting at the theater. The play, which stars Phipps-Winfrey and local actor Glenn Williams, is a humorous look at small-town life and will involve lots of audience participation.

Details: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Fri., Sat., Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. $30, beer and wine included, 18 to enter, 21 to drink. 316-686-1282, www.wichitact.org

Jill Cohn at Mead’s Corner

American folk artist and Seattle native Jill Cohn will fill coffee shop Mead’s Corner with her acoustic melodies on Saturday as a part of her tour promoting her latest album, “Heartstrings Touching Ground.” Cohn, who has an indie-folk sound that crosses Sarah McLachlan with Counting Crows, has opened for artists like Jewel and the Dave Matthews Band since the release of her first album.

Details: Show at 8 p.m. Sat., Mead’s Corner, 430 E. Douglas. Free. 316-201-1900, www.jillcohn.com/

Musical fundraiser at Shamrock Lounge

The Shamrock Lounge will be hosting an evening of music, art and entertainment on Friday as a benefit for ICT Music and Art Magazine owner Lisa Wadsworth, who is battling health problems. There will be a silent auction with donations from local artists and a signed print of a David Bowie painting by local artist Wade Hampton. The evening will include performances by Tequila Ridge, the Blue Dirt Daredevils, Yellow King and more.

Details: Music starts at 8 p.m. Fri., the Shamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas. $5 cover, 21 to enter. 316-267-3100

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