Why you should go: Get ready to “Get Down Tonight” in downtown Topeka. The 2011 SOS Street Music Fest is set for Saturday, September 3, 2011. The concert is featuring the one and only KC and the Sunshine Band. The band is known for their hit songs, “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s the Way I Like It”, and “Boogie Shoes”.
The concert will take place in downtown Topeka between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The location is 200 S. Kansas Avenue and tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices for adults are $10, children are $5.
Don’t miss your chance to come “Shake Your Booty” with this legendary band that has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 37 years.
2) The Temptations
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, September 2
Where: The Orpheum ~ 200 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202
Cost: $33.00 - $45.00
Why you should go: Here’s your chance to hear some of Motown’s greatest hits from one of the most legendary bands from the 60s and 70s. The Temptations are taking over the stage at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre. Their hits songs go on and on, including “Papa was a Rolling Stone”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “My Girl”, “Since I Lost My Baby”, “I Can’t Get Next to You”, and many others.
Tickets can be purchased on www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores, and Plant Employee Clubs.
3) First Friday – Wichita’s Monthly Music Crawl
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, September 2
Where: Various locations: Larkspur, Oeno, Larkspur, Riverside Perk, Naked City Gallery, Blue Lounge, and Kirby’s Beer Store
Why you should go: It’s the first Friday of the month which means that the monthly music crawl known as ‘First Friday’ will be taking over the streets of Old Town. First Friday features local Kansas, and regional artists, who perform at venues around downtown Wichita. This event is held in order to draw visitors and local residents into the Wichita metropolitan area.
For a complete schedule of performs and their locations, click here: http://www.wichitafirstfriday.com/fr_home.cfm
4) Age of the Gunfighter
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, September 3
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Why you should go: If you enjoy American history and “friendly” gun fire, you might enjoy Old Cowtown’s “Age of the Gunfighter” competition/show. The show reenacts how it might have been like during a gun fight in the Pioneer age of America. Gunfighters from Colorado, Texas, and Missouri will participate in this competition. Every half hour the gunfights will alternate in front of Cowtown’s Empire Hall.
You can also participate in role-playing scenarios centered on the shooting of one of the townspeople. You will have to organize their funeral, go to a trial for the murder, lead the guilty prisoner to his hanging, and witness a rescue from the crowd. Following those events, also make sure to take carriage rides and old-time photos, watch the dancers, and eat some Chuckwagon cooking.
5) CSI: The Experience National Traveling Exhibit
Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3
Sunday, September 4
Where: Exploration Place
Cost: Senior (65+) $4.75, Adult (12-64) $5.00, Youth (4-11) $4.50, Children (under 4) FREE
Why you should go: I t’s the last weekend for the traveling CSI: Crime Scene Investigation exhibit and if you’re into crime solving and investigation, this is definitely something you’ll want to check out before it ends.
This exhibit is an interactive, hands-on experience which allows you to “follow the clues” inside your own crime scene. As a crime scene investigator, you must collect evidence, conduct laboratory testing, and build your case based on the evidence you collect. Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure!
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