Arts & Culture

Author Sandra Brown at Abode, ‘Makin’ Hay’ unveiling, Ronnie Milsap in Salina

An artist’s image of “Makin’ Hay.”
An artist’s image of “Makin’ Hay.” Courtesy photo

Author Sandra Brown at Abode

Texan Sandra Brown has written a new romantic-suspense novel, “Friction” (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover, $26), based on the law-enforcing Texas Rangers, and Watermark Books and Cafe is bringing her to Wichita as part of her national tour to promote it. Her stop in Wichita will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. Brown, who has had 67 New York Times best-sellers, will give a talk, answer questions and sign books, which will be for sale there. Admission is free. There also will be a cash bar; doors open at 5.

‘Makin’ Hay’ unveiling

The public unveiling of Tom Otterness’ traveling sculpture “Makin’ Hay” will be from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the intersection of Perimeter Road and Mike Oatman Drive at Wichita State, in the area of the former Braeburn Golf Course. Local band the Haymakers will perform, and there will be light refreshments and speeches from officials, including WSU president John Bardo. The sculpture will be in Wichita through summer 2017.

Ronnie Milsap at Stiefel

Country music singer Ronnie Milsap will be at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina this weekend for a concert at 8 p.m. Friday. Known for “Any Day Now,” “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “It Was Almost Like a Song” and many other No. 1 hits, Milsap was last at the Stiefel in 2011. Tickets are $39 to $59 by phone at 785-827-1998 or online at More information:

Annie Calovich