Cherokee Maidens kick off NewMarket concert series FREE ALERT
Arts AMaize is sponsoring a Twilight Thursday concert series throughout May and June at the NewMarket Square’s plaza, and cowboy swing group the Cherokee Maidens will kick off the series on Thursday. The Cherokee Maidens, who got their start in Belle Plaine, are a vocal trio made up of Bartlett Arboretum owner Robin Macy, Jennifer Melcher and Monica Taylor. The series will continue with Pop & The Boys on May 26, Nouveau Quintet on June 16 and Senseney Community Band on June 30.
Details: Show at 7:30 p.m. Thu., NewMarket Square, 21st Street and Maize Road. Free; bring blanket or chair. http://www.newmarketsquare.com
Rogers Ballet Student Concert FREE ALERT
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Students of Rogers Ballet will perform a show called “The Seasons” on Saturday and Sunday at Friends University’s Riney Fine Arts Center. The dancers, who range in age from 5 to adult, will take the audience on a dancing tour of the seasons, with numbers featuring snowflakes, Easter, spring cleaning, the Fourth of July, Oktoberfest, flowers and rain.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Riney Fine Arts Center, Sebits Auditorium, 2100 W. University Ave. Free. 316-263-8014
The Workroom’s Second Saturday Artisan Market FREE ALERT
The Workroom, a local decor and furniture store, along with the Douglas Design District and the District Marketplace, is putting on its monthly Second Saturday Artisan Market. The market will have local art, shopping booths, live music and food trucks on site. Music performances start at 10 a.m. with Nikki Sample and will continue at noon with Pretend Friend.
Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., The District Marketplace, 138 N. Cleveland. Free
Jake Gill and the Scottish Rite
Country recording artist Jake Gill will be holding a benefit concert on Saturday with proceeds going to the Wichita Scottish Rite and TFI Family Services. Gill is from Kansas and has opened for big-name acts like Jake Owen and Jason Aldean. TFI Family Services and the Wichita Scottish Rite will each receive 50 percent of the proceeds, directly benefiting TFI’s foster care program and the Rite’s children’s programs.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Sat., The Wichita Scottish Rite, 332 E. First St. $10-$20. 316-648-9043, www.selectaseat.com
Great Plains 50th Annual Woodcarving Show
The Cessna Activity Center will be the home this weekend of the Great Plains Woodcarvers 50th Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale. The event, which will include a woodcarving sale, a woodcarving competition and more, is open to the public, and there will be food available to purchase on site.
Details: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., Cessna Activity Center, 2744 S. George Washington Blvd. Admission $3, free for chlidren under 12. www.greatplainswoodcarvers.com
Buddy Guy at the Cotillion
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy will perform Thursday at the Cotillion. Guy, whom Rolling Stone magazine selected as No. 23 on its Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, has been given 34 Blues Music Awards throughout his career, the most any one artist has received. Guy, who will be performing alongside vocalist and musician Doyle Bramhall II, has played with legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf during his years with Chess Records.
Details: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Thu., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. $35-$75. 316-722-4201, www.thecotillion.com
Sam Riggs at Port of Wichita
Country up-and-comer Sam Riggs will be performing Thursday at Port of Wichita to promote his newest album, “Breathless,” which debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes country charts. Riggs, who has amassed a following on Spotify with 2.2 million total streams, was the 2014 Texas Music Pickers Artist of the Year and is nominated for the 2016 Lone Star Music New Artist of the Year.
Details: Opening act 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m. Thu., The Port of Wichita, 1548 S. Webb Road. $10, 21+ to enter. 316-977-8873, tickethookups.com/events/1019071
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at the Orpheum
Three-time Grammy Award-winning musician Bruce Hornsby, along with his band the Noisemakers, will be performing Tuesday at the Orpheum. Hornsby, who has made a name for himself in multiple genres of music and created one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers during the past three decades, is known for the spontaneity and creativity in his live shows.
Details: Doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tue., Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. $45-$55. 316-263-0884, www.selectaseat.com
Rock & Roll Camp for Girls Fundraiser FREE ALERT
The Donut Whole will be the site of a talent auction fundraiser on Saturday, and proceeds will benefit a new Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, which happens in August. The camp aims to help girls learn to rock by singing, dancing and jamming out. On Saturday, donations by local artists, musicians and businesses will be auctioned off. Among the auction items will be instrument lessons, artwork, gift basket, show tickets and more. The event also will include performances by Emily Strom and AOOGAH.
Details: 4 p.m. Sat., The Donut Whole, 1720 E. Douglas. Free
Spring fair at Studio in the Woods FREE ALERT
The Studio in the Woods is holding its annual spring festival this weekend, an event full of artwork, food and fun, to raise money for the Mary Jabara Art Fund. Artists were handpicked for the event to provide festivalgoers with a unique art experience. Various rooms in the studio will be used for shopping, and organizers will offer a lunch buffet as well as coffee and dessert each day.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., Sat., The Studio in the Woods, 1905 W. 35th St. North. Admission free, $12 lunch buffet, $5 coffee and dessert.