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10 fun things to do in the Wichita area this weekend (Aug. 15-16)

Gabriela Qunintero and Rodrigo Sanchez will perform at the Stiefel in Salina on Saturday night.
Gabriela Qunintero and Rodrigo Sanchez will perform at the Stiefel in Salina on Saturday night. Courtesy photo

It’s the last weekend before school starts for many students in the Wichita area, and a time to celebrate carefree summer. Here are some of the things going on in the area this Saturday and Sunday:

Wichita Stamp and Coin Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd.; free admission.

Midwest Hunt Fest, hunting, fishing and outdoors show including appearances by Tyler Wood from the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners,” 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Century II, 225 W. Douglas; $10, $9 seniors and military, $5 ages 8 to 12, free ages 7 and under; midwesthuntfest.com.

Transformers TFExpo fan convention, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn, 549 S. Rock Road; $20 adults, $15 children; www.tf-expo.com.

Wingapalooza, sample chicken wings prepared by local restaurants and chefs, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Intrust Bank Arena; $20 in advance, $25 at the door; www.intrustbankarena.com/wingapalooza, www.selectaseat.com, 316-755-7328.

Pooch Pool Party, including dog contests, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Rock River Rapids, 1900 E. James St. in Derby; $5 per dog (two-dog limit per person); only humans 16 and older allowed in pool with dogs; www.rockriverrapids.com.

Comedian Tony Tone, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday; Loony Bin, 215 N. St. Francis; $12; www.loonybincomedy.com, 316-618-4242.

Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m. Saturday, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.; $10; 316-219-1871.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, acoustic guitar duo of Mexico, 8 p.m. Saturday, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe in Salina; $32 to $59; www.stiefeltheatre.org, 785-827-1998, ticketmaster.com.

“Death by Design,” murder-mystery comedy, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain; $14, $12 seniors, military and students; wichitact.org, 316-686-1282.

“The Gospel Side of Elvis” by the Blackwood Quartet, 6 p.m. Sunday, McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St. in McPherson; $20 and $30 plus a $3 preservation fee; 620-241-1952, www.mcphersonoperahouse.org, blackwoodquartet.net.

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