Keeper of the Plans

5 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend (April 13-15)

Children play in Teeny Tiny Town at the Bartlett Arboretum last fall. The town was made using recycled wooden crates and features a mercantile, schoolhouse, train depot, teepee and stable. The town will be one of the attractions at this weekend's Art at the Arb. (October 23, 2017)
Children play in Teeny Tiny Town at the Bartlett Arboretum last fall. The town was made using recycled wooden crates and features a mercantile, schoolhouse, train depot, teepee and stable. The town will be one of the attractions at this weekend's Art at the Arb. (October 23, 2017) The Wichita Eagle

While it's been a toasty 80-something degrees on Friday, temperatures are expected to plummet back to the 30s on Saturday.

Yikes.

That may put a damper on some of the festive spring activities this weekend, but never fear — there are always plenty of things going on around town.

Use this guide to help plan your weekend in Wichita:

Belle Plaine Tulip Festival/Art at the Arb

Fri.-Sun., Downtown Belle Plaine and Bartlett Arboretum, 301 N. Line Street, Belle Plaine

This weekend is the annual Belle Plaine Tulip Festival and Bartlett Arboretum's popular Art at the Arb event. In downtown Belle Plaine, there will be a carnival, parade, fair food, a street dance, talent show, demolition derby, and many other small-town festival staples. Then at the Bartlett Arboretum, Art at the Arb runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., and noon-5 p.m. Sun. It's a day full of music and festivities in the arboretum, which will be filled with 30,000 blooming tulips.

Festival admission is a $3 button. Admission to Art at the Arb is a $5-$10 suggested donation.

FREE: Mennonite Relief Sale

4 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m. Sat., Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson

Take a trip to the Kansas State Fairgrounds this weekend for the 50th Annual Kansas Mennonite Relief sale. There will be a range of auctions, including general, quilt and kid’s auctions. There will also be crafts and kid’s activities set up, along with traditional Mennonite and American food booths.

Free. www.facebook.com/kansas.mccsale

ICT Roller Derby vs. West Texas Roller Derby

6-9:30 p.m. Sat., The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg.

Those in the mood for some roller derby on Saturday can catch the ICT Roller Derby in action, as it takes on the West Texas Roller Derby. Doors open at 6 p.m.

$12.50 in advance, $14 day of show. www.thecotillion.com, 316-722-4201

Jeff Foxworthy at Kansas Star

7:30 p.m. Sat., Kansas Star Arena, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane

This weekend you’ll have a chance to hear Jeff Foxworthy’s classic “You might be a redneck” one-liners as he makes a stop on his Blue Collar Comedy Tour at the Kansas Star Arena. Foxworthy has released six comedy albums and written 26 comedy books and had stints on television and radio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25. www.ticketmaster.com

'The Planets' at Wichita Symphony Orchestra

8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Century II, 225 W. Douglas

The Symphony Orchestra is presenting Holst's "The Planets" this weekend, an experience that promises to be unique. First, there's going to be a custom-commissioned beer from the Symphony and Central Standard Brewing there. Overhead, there will be visuals of space imagery compiled by astronomer Jose Francisco Salgado. The images come from NASA and the European Space Agency.

$25-$80. www.wichitasymphony.org, 316-267-7658

Contributing: Delaney Hiegert of the Eagle

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