"Thinking Out Loud" at the LIVE at 215 Performance Theatre
05/30/2015 to 04/30/2016Curtis The Mentalist performs his fast-paced and highly-acclaimed mind-reading show "Thinking Out Loud" at Wichita's new "Live at 215 Performance Theatre.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly show. Come and watch in amazement as Curtis tells you the names of people you're thinking about, controls your thoughts and actions, draws images in your mind, and tries to con you out of winning his $100 bill! It's mind-bending and clean entertainment with an intellectual twist.
Don't miss Wichita's most unique and highly-entertaining LIVE show!
For adults and children ages 12 years or older.
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
07/07/2015 to 08/30/2015Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit.
Age of the Gunfighter
08/29/2015 to 08/29/2015Calling all cowboys on Saturday, August 29, for the Annual Age of the Gunfighter event at Cowtown. Enjoy gunfights, fast draw contest and historical character re-enactments every half hour starting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Age of the Gunfighter celebrates the Wild West as seen through dime novels with dance hall girls, outlaws and settling disputes with gunfights. Admission is $7.75 for adults, $6.00 for youth, $5.50 for children ages 5-11 and Children under 4 get in free. Old Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd. For more information visit oldcowtown.org or call (316)350-3323.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass.
Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view.
The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection.
If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Art's Pure Voice: Abstraction in Wichita
06/13/2015 to 08/30/2015Featured Artists:
Kate Van Steenhuyse
With its advent in the 20th century, abstraction in art continues as a powerful vein of artmaking in the 21st. The first abstract paintings appeared in 1911, and artists have explored and expanded the potentials of this dynamic, elastic mode of artmaking ever since.
In fact, for many decades in the mid-20th century, abstraction dominated the art world. Today, although abstraction is no longer paramount, it retains great force as contemporary artists keep innovating new and compelling abstract languages.
Abstraction is amazingly varied and exists on a spectrum. Some images can be more abstracted than wholly abstract. They appear abstract, yet they do offer cues to lived reality. Other images embrace design and color with no hint whatsoever to human form or the natural world.
For certain abstract artists, the potency of design and hue captures their entire imagination and offers rich content. For others, the language of abstraction can express deeper meaning with humanist associations.
Wichita can claim strong artists who continue to innovate in abstraction, finding original expression and stretching this vital genre. This exhibition presents a selection of five exceptional artists who contribute to art world trends from Wichita and keep the evolution of abstraction vibrant in our time.
Photo: James Gross, nature, First-Stage, 1998. Oil on canvas with pasted paper and plastic, mounted on mat board, 11 3/4 x 8 inches.
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the
Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac Summer Concert Series
06/20/2015 to 09/12/2015Bring Your Friends - Bring Your Family - Bring Your Cooler - Bring Your Chair. Come on out to Eddy's Chevrolet Cadillac and enjoy our summer concert series every Saturday from 6pm-8pm until 9/12/2015
6/13/2015 * Epic
6/20/2015 * Tattooed Karma
6/27/2015 Blue Eyed Soul
7/04/2015 * The Recess Band
7/11/2015 * Theorosa's Bridge
7/18/2015 * StandUp
7/25/2015 * Llew Brown Band
More To Be Announced
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear Traveling Exhibit
05/23/2015 to 09/07/2015Face your fears and test your response to common fears, such as falling, animals and loud noises, through interactive challenges in a safe environment. Transport yourself into the animal kingdom and see how fight or flight responses are important for survival. Enter the Fear Lab and discover how the brain processes this universal emotion.
-Immerse yourself into a savannah and try to collect fruit without being caught.
-Experience falling backward and watch your reaction.
-Match facial expressions with basic emotions.
Create your own scary movie soundtrack with special effects.
-See brain slices up close from different animals and humans.
Grub & Groove Festival – The Masters of Funk
08/29/2015 to 08/29/2015Its the Grub and Goove fest, the hottest R&B festival to hit Wichita! Feast on a variety of soul food while being entertained by feature acts The Bar Kays, Brick, Con Fun Shun, Dazz Band and Lakeside.
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015Live bull riding on Friday and Saturday nights!
Club Rodeo is the largest nightclub in Kansas with the largest dance floor. We also have the only LIVE snot-slinging bull riding action in Kansas. Every Friday and Saturday night-Watch 20 cowboys compete for up to $1500 cash in Club Rodeo's indoor bull-riding arena.
Live Science Show
07/01/2015 to 08/31/2015July and August
Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying.
Uncover how movies manage to scare us so fantastically with sight and sound techniques.
Liza Lou: Gather (one million)
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015This summer, WAM is proud to feature a beautiful and poetic installation by world-renowned artist Liza Lou. The exhibition will feature Lou's Gather (one million), a shimmering 150-square-foot golden field.
To make the work, nine million beads in varying shades of gold were threaded onto cut wire to make one million blades of grass. Lou systematically counted, weighed, blended and divided the blades into equal wheat-like sheaves. This work of art will be presented along with Lou's newest series of work--large wall-hanging color fields of glass beads that resemble open skies and sunsets.
The painterly freedom of the installation evokes the seasonal regeneration of landscape and the abundance of harvest.
The Wichita presentation of Liza Lou's Gather (one million) has been generously sponsored by F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, INTRUST Bank, Trustee, and Belger Cartage Service, Inc. Additional support has been provided by the Berry Foundation, Gridley Family Foundation, and Sonia Greteman and Chris Brunner.
Monroe Coffee Roasters at The Workroom
08/29/2015 to 08/29/2015Wichita's newest coffee roaster is collaborating with The Workroom for a fun-filled day of drinking and learning about coffee! Join them for a cup of coffee in the morning and/or register for a coffee class or two in the afternoon.
Pop-Up Coffee Bar
Saturday, August 29th | 10 am-12 pm
Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee brewed to order. Drink it while you shop local goods at The Workroom, or take it on an adventure downtown (it's walking distance to the Old Town Farmer's Market).
Saturday, August 29 | 1–2 pm
Hone your coffee skills during this in-depth workshop focusing on the Hario V60 pour-over brewing device. Study brewing techniques, practice your craft, and leave knowing how to make great coffee.
Coffee Tasting & Evaluation
Saturday, August 29 | 3–4 pm
Try a variety of single-origin coffees and develop your palette during a cupping, the industry standard for tasting and evaluating coffee. Learn what to look for in coffee and how to talk about it.
Coffee classes are open to all levels from beginners to baristas. Each class is $35 per person and includes a free bag of coffee to take home. Participants also receive 10% off brewing equipment and accessories purchased from Monroe Coffee Roasters on the day of the class, which is a great way to complete your home brew setup and get gifts for fellow coffee loving friends.
Learn more at www.monroecoffee.com/blog/monroe-at-the-workroom.
Purchase tickets at http://theworkroomict.ticketleap.com/.
Neon Night Golf Tournament
08/29/2015 to 08/29/2015Hosted at Auburn Hills Golf Course, this is a 2 person team alternate shot 9-hole shotgun tournament in the dark. Entry fee includes green fee, cart, range balls, glow in the dark supplies, dinner and prizes. Driving range opens at 7pm. Registration and dinner begin at 7pm. Shotgun starting at 8:30pm.
07/31/2015 to 09/12/2015PAGEANT, Book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for PAGEANT Friday and Saturday, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times.
Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Put A Ring On It - Bridal Swap Event
08/29/2015 to 08/29/2015A FUN, NEW TWIST ON THE TRADITIONAL BRIDAL FAIR!
ARE YOU A BRIDE-TO-BE LOOKING FOR UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND WEDDING DECOR? HOW ABOUT A PAST BRIDE WITH LEFTOVER WEDDING ITEMS TO SELL? THEN THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!
THIS EVENT BRINGS PAST BRIDES, HAND-CRAFTED ARTISANS AND PROFESSIONAL WEDDING VENDORS TOGETHER WITH BRIDES-TO-BE ALL IN ONE BEAUTIFUL LOCATION.
SHOP (OR SELL) IN A FUN AND INTERACTIVE ATMOSPHERE!
Shawn Decker: Prairie
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Described as an electro-acoustic sound installation, Shawn Decker's Prairie recalls the sights and sounds of its namesake via a field of speakers and thin, swaying metal rods.
Thin, tall brass rods glisten in the light as individual motors, with small speakers mounted to the top, cause them to vibrate and sway. Each brass stem operates independently, and the entire installation--including hundreds of these rods--is programmed to operate in randomized patterns of sound and movement.
"It is much more fun as a creator to compose a piece that is continuously surprising you," Decker noted. "I will often laugh out loud when it does something I don’t expect. The element of change and indeterminacy allows you to become a much more active listener."
Prairie is more than a soundscape. It is an environment that will entrance both eye and ear. The concepts presented in the installation--nature and technology, sound and movement, sculpture and performance--come together to enchant the viewer and invite a reconsideration of the elements that make the prairie unique.
Decker holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Northwestern University. He is a senior faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been frequently performed, seen, and heard in the U.S. and Europe. Recent exhibitions of both solo and collaborative work have shown at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, and numerous others.
Stuart Allen: Kansas, Low Resolution
06/04/2015 to 09/13/2015Wichita-born Stuart Allen is a visual artist whose work deals with fundamental elements of perception such as light and time.
This summer, WAM is pleased to present a selection of work from Allen's photography. Each image is an extraction of only a few select pixels from larger photographs of landscapes taken in Wichita. The result is a beautiful chromatic square with gentle color shifts that invokes not just the moment of the image's capture but the perpetual changes of nature.
Allen studied architecture at the University of Kansas and graduated from the photography and video department of the Kansas City Art Institute in 1993. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.
Located in the John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery and Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other.
The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world.
The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
05/26/2015 to 09/06/2015The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Food Trucks at the Fountains
07/26/2015 to 10/25/2015Join some of Wichita's favorite food trucks for an afternoon of delicious homemade specials and live music at the beautiful WaterWalk Pavilion.
Food Trucks involved so far: B.S. Sandwich Press, The Brown Box Bakery, Brickhouse BBQ, Charlie's Pizza Taco Wichita, Falling Star Concessions, Funky Monkey Munchies, Hopperoni Express, The Kamayan Truck, Kona Ice NW Wichita, Let'm Eat Bräts, Lynn's Curbside Cookout, Ms. Tosha's Chicken, Twin Treats Concession, Smallcakes Wichita, & The Flying Stove.
Outdoor Yoga starts at 10:00 a.m. followed by
food service starting at 11:30 and ends at 2:00
R. A. Salvatore Reading and Signing
08/31/2015 to 08/31/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host author RA Salvatore at Abode Venue for a reading and signing of Archmage on Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the event will also include a cash bar. Abode Venue is located at 1330 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS, 67214.
Tickets for the event are $28.95+tax and include a copy of the new book Archmage. The book officially comes out on Tuesday, September 1, but it will be available for pick-up at the event on Monday night. Order your ticket NOW to pre-order a copy of Salvatore's newest Drizzt book! Tickets can be ordered online by calling Watermark Books & Cafe at 316.682.1181.
Soul Food Fest
08/31/2015 to 08/31/2015For hundreds of years, soul food has been the heart and soul of the African American culture, and
we want to share that with the WSU community. Join the Black Student Union along with the
Office of Diversity and Inclusion for an afternoon filled with dancing, singing, games and some
home cooked food at the Soul Food Festival. Cost may apply to some booths, cash only. You will
definitely have a soulful finger-licking good time! For more information, contact the Office of
Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
Art For Your Ears: The Calamity Cubes!
09/01/2015 to 09/01/2015Art For Your Ears concerts are located at McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design) on the WSU campus. RAIN LOCATION is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater. Art For Your Ears concerts are located at McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design) on the WSU campus. RAIN LOCATION is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater. Museum galleries are open until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. More information at http://ulrich.wichita.edu/afye
The Calamity Cubes!, a Kansas based roots band, play a very original style of music, hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar make up the instrumentation. The music would best be classified as a blend of traditional Country, Folk & Bluegrass, with the fire of an 80's Punk Band.
Art Start: Construction Junction
09/01/2015 to 09/29/2015Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum!
Are you ready to enjoy our new Art Garden? It opens September 26, and it's taken a lot of digging, dirt moving, and work to get it ready. Let's explore construction and art this month to celebrate the hard work that went into our new garden!
Families: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Preschool classes: September 3, 10, 17, 24
Brown Bag Religion Series - Hijab
09/01/2015 to 09/01/2015Have you ever asked the following questions: why do Muslim women cover their hair? What is
hijab? What does it mean to be modest in Islam? Then join the Muslim Student Association and the
Offices of International Education and Diversity and Inclusion for this brown bag. Attendees will
have the opportunity to briefly walk in the shoes of the Muslim women by wearing a hijab as part of
an ongoing learning experience to understand the significance. The goal is to educate, create
discussion and dispel stereotypes about the hijab. Brown Bags allow the WSU community an
opportunity to learn and dialogue about specific issues regarding multiculturalism and diversity.
Bring your lunch and appetite for discussion. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity
and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
Children's Spanish Program
08/01/2015 to 12/01/2015Adult and Toddler (ages 1-4)
Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language.
July 15 August 12 September 9
October 14 November 11 December 9
Spirited: Prohibition in America
09/01/2015 to 10/20/2015During the era of Prohibition, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages from 1920 until 1933. A new exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, on view September 1st – October 20th at the Historical Museum, explores this tumultuous time in American history, when flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation, took sides in this battle against the bottle.
Organized by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO, Spirited: Prohibition in America explores the era of Prohibition, when America went “dry.” Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led to the repeal through the 21st Amendment in 1933. Through the exhibition, visitors will learn about the amendment process, the changing role of liquor in American culture, Prohibition’s impact on the roaring ‘20s, the role of women, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state.
Spirited has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.
TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup
07/01/2015 to 06/01/2016Ages 2-5
Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center, and others.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
06/02/2015 to 09/29/2015DIG in & DRINK up at Tuesdays On The Terrace, your favorite afterwork party! Each Tuesday night from June to September, the Garden mixes things up with live music, happy hour and horticulture. Enjoy cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages from The Bar's Open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and view the summer garden until 8 p.m. Clear your schedule, pack a picnic, call your friends and relax in the Gardens with Tuesdays on the Terrace.
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
09/02/2015 to 09/02/2015Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy kick-off the Centennial Concerts at Heritage Square. Their high energy sound blending punk, bluegrass and Dixieland was born right here in Wichita, KS. CNS has built a following across the nation by playing more than 250 shows in 40 states. Their performance at Heritage Square will be on the heels of their first European tour. Help us welcome them home while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Wichita Carnegie Library.
Fidelity Bank and the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum are teaming up to host the Carnegie Library Centennial Concerts at Heritage Square. These concerts will feature a different musical act with local roots performing at lunchtime each Wednesday in September. The series caps off with an after-work concert on October 2. Attendance is free. People are encouraged to bring their own meal or visit one of the local food trucks that will be on site.
This concert series celebrates the 100th anniversary of the historic Wichita Carnegie Library building. More than just a place to house books, the Carnegie Library was referred to as a "temple of learning" when it opened in 1915 and played host to a variety of artistic and cultural events. Heritage Square was a community gathering place and resides behind the Carnegie Library building and the Historical Museum on the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Wichita.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Human Trafficking and Pornography
09/02/2015 to 09/02/2015How are pornography and human trafficking connected? How does pornography shape our society?
Join the Center for Combatting Human Trafficking and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to
explore the deep connection between pornography and human trafficking. Brown Bags allow the
WSU community an opportunity to learn and dialogue about specific issues regarding
multiculturalism and diversity. Bring your lunch and appetite for discussion. For more information,
contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
Senior Wednesday: Art Garden Design
09/02/2015 to 09/02/2015Larry Hoetmer, a noted landscape architect with nearly three decades in the profession, is Principal Planner in the City of Wichita's Department of Parks and Recreation.
A member of WAM's Art Garden committee, he helped conceive and plan the future museum grounds. He will share the array of trees and new plantings designed for the Art Garden.
Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+.
Doors open at 10 am; program begins at 10:30 am, $2 admission
Family ArtVenture: Construction Junction
09/03/2015 to 09/24/2015Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum!
Tuesdays are for families: children ages 3-5 with an adult. Thursdays are for preschool classes or daycare centers: children ages 3-5 and their chaperones.
Are you ready to enjoy our new Art Garden? It opens September 26, and it's taken a lot of digging, dirt moving, and work to get it ready. Let's explore construction and art this month to celebrate the hard work that went into our new art garden!
Families: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Preschool groups: September 3, 10, 17, 24
The Shagadelics - Disco Tribute Band
09/04/2015 to 09/05/2015September 4 & 5, 2015
8:00pm each night!
The Shagadelics will thrill you on the Miller Lite Stage in the Rotunda with their far out dance moves and the funky tunes from the 70s that you will remember for years to come. So don't forget your polyester, platform shoes, and your bling... you'll need it to keep up with these boys!
Free! No cover!
Entertainment schedule subject to change.
Air Capital Quarter Marathon
09/05/2015 to 09/05/2015The quarter marathon (6.55 miles) starts at 13th and Tyler and heads west to Sedgwick County Park and back. It is limited to the first 500 participants and will include a distinct finisher medal (with the iconic B-29) as well as age group awards. The 5k is not limited in participation. Walkers are welcome in both events. Race day registration and packet pick-up at 6:30 a.m.; races start at 7:30 a.m. and conclude with a family friendly after-party with music and games.
Dino O'Dell Story Time
09/05/2015 to 09/05/2015Dino O'Dell will be at Watermark for a special musical storytime and in conjunction with his book "Zar and the Broken Spaceship". Three young friends hear a strange and otherworldly sound as they walk through a park. A spaceship has crashed and the friends meet a green, three-eyed alien named Zar. As they fix Zar’s broken ship they pick up a bit of the space alien language, learn a lot about teamwork, and make a new and unusual friend. Dinosaur O'Dell (a.k.a. Dino): Whether he's counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino's interactive songs and tall tales engage curiosity and inspire laughter. Before 2003, Dino was an elementary music and drama teacher, and a folk and reggae musician. Now he performs educational and interactive children’s music and storytelling shows. Dino is a master at tricking kids into learning. “We learn best when we are engaged and we are engaged best when the medium is interactive.” says Dino. And whether it’s a counting song, fill-in-the-blank lyric writing or a sing-a-long, stories and songs tap into our innate desire to comprehend, communicate and connect.
Fear Buster Challenge
09/05/2015 to 09/06/2015As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Tackle some of the most common fears with special activities. Learn dance steps and be part of a flash mob. Walk through a narrow tunnel before the walls collapse. Discover how geometry plays a part in creating a friendly clown. Find out how to properly interact with dogs and pet a pooch. Ride a bucket truck, nibble on strange foods and more! Fill your Challenge Card with your accomplishments to win a special prize and coupon from the Explore Store.
Live Science Show
09/05/2015 to 10/31/2015September and October
Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying.
Size up some savory treats. Investigate how our bodies process them and some not-so-sweet side effects.
Motocross League of America
09/05/2015 to 09/06/2015MOTOCROSS LEAGUE OF AMERICA
September 4 - Practice 10:00am-4:00pm
September 5-6 - Gates open at 6:00am
Brown Bag Religion Series - Islam
09/08/2015 to 09/08/2015Join the Muslim Student Association and the Offices of International Education and Diversity and Inclusion during Islam Awareness Week for the Islam Brown Bag. We will explore. The religion of Islam and its philosophies. The goal of the religious series is to educate, create discussion and dispel stereotypes about the religions around the world. Brown Bags allow the WSU community an opportunity to learn and dialogue about specific issues regarding multiculturalism and diversity. Bring your lunch and appetite for discussion. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (316) 978-3034 or www.wichita.edu/odi.
THE NIGHTOWLS Album Release Concert
09/08/2015 to 09/08/2015The Nightowls is a 10-piece soul band from Austin, Texas. Formed in the fall of 2011, The Nightowls have garnered accolades and praise for their unique blend of vintage and modern soul music, combined with high-energy, foot-stomping live performances.
The Nightowls will be celebrating the release of their new album, Fame Sessions (recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL) with a Fall US Tour.
The Tallest Man on Earth
09/08/2015 to 09/08/2015Dark Bird Is Home doesn’t feel like it came from one time, one place, or one tape machine. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries, studios, and barns, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit.
If you’re a fan of The Tallest Man On Earth, Dark Bird pays real tribute to the old records you fell for, and goes new places you’re going to love as well.
You should expect the loudest and proudest sounds yet from The Tallest Man on Earth on album number four, but also the softest and the lowest. For the next few years, the Dark Bird tour will come to your city or a town nearby, and for the first time The Man is bringing a band to the stage with him.