It’s the first full weekend of May, and what a full weekend it is, what with Mother’s Day on Sunday and all. Wichita and environs will be hopping with events. Here are some of the things going on in the area on Saturday and Sunday.
Electric-guitar symposium and exhibit, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main; $25 single session, $150 full symposium package; 316-265-9314, wichitahistory.org.
Art & Book Fair, including food trucks and entertainment indoors and out, last weekend for Gordon Parks photo exhibit, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.; free; 316-268-4921, wichitaartmuseum.org.
“Discover the Dinosaurs” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Century II Expo Hall, 225 W. Douglas; children $24, general admission $20, seniors $16.50; 316-267-7658, www.wichitatix.com.
Kansas Sampler Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Island Park at the north end of Main Street in Winfield; $5, $3 children ages 7 to 12, free for kids 6 and under; www.kansassampler.org.
Last weekend for “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd.; included in admission; 316-660-0600, www.exploration.org.
Fountains at WaterWalk open for the season, noon, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday (and Thursday through Sunday thereafter as long as winds are less than 15 mph), 605 S. Wichita.
Mother’s Day at the zoo, moms get in free to the Sedgwick County Zoo when accompanied by a paying child or another paid admission if child is 2 or younger, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Chris Cakes brunch for $5 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 5555 Zoo Blvd.; 316-660-9453, www.scz.org.
Moms get in free to Botanica, plus music, food, flower shows and daylily and book sales, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 701 N. Amidon; regular admission will be charged for other non-members; botanica.org.
“Who We Were and What We Wore: A Century of Gardens, Music and Fashion,” fashion show featuring 80 models with live music and commentary by Bonnie Bing, 4 p.m. Sunday, Bartlett Arboretum, 301 N. Line St. in Belle Plaine; $10, children free; bring a chair or blanket; in case of inclement weather, event will be May 15; check bartlettarboretum.com for updates.