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April 1 Season Launch Party at Cowtown, 350-3323, oldcowtown.org.

April 1 Opening of Explore Kansas, a new permanent exhibit which includes a storm chaser vehicle as well as other explorations of weather and the aquifer, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

April 1 Food Trucks at the Depot, Newton, ToNewton.com.

April 7-8 Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, quilt auction, home-baked and ethnic foods, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, kansas.mccsale.org.

April 8 Once Upon a Time, Cowtown, 350-3323, oldcowtown.org.

April 8 Family Fun Day: Comic Relief, 1 to 4 p.m., afternoon of comic book-inspired printmaking activities for all ages, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 8-9 “Mahler 7,” Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II, 267-7658.

April 10 Art on a Monday with Wayne Bryan: “Instant Broadway at Music Theatre Wichita,” noon luncheon and 1 p.m. program, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 8-Aug. 6 Robert Pruitt: Benediction, large-scale drawings, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 13 Writing Now/Reading Now, Robin Coste Lewis, 2015 National Book Award Winner in Poetry, 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. reading, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 14 Artist Talk: Daryl Vocat, “The Secret of the Midnight Shadow and Other Secrets,” 6 p.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 15-Aug. 6 Daryl Vocat: The Secret of the Midnight Shadow, silkscreen exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 15 Easter Eggstravaganza, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

April 18-20 “Dirty Dancing,” Century II, 7:30 p.m., theaterleague.com.

April 20 Imagining the Summer House at Olana, lecture with dinner and reception, Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 20 Earth Day at the Zoo: Party for the Planet, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

April 20 Art & Music in the Heart of Newton, ToNewton.com.

April 21 Art Chatter, 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 22 Family ArtVenture: Earth Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 22 “The Music of John Williams,” iconic film scores performed by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II, 267-7658.

April 22 Pottery: Formed and Fired, opening of exhibition showcasing pieces from permanent collection, Mid-America All-Indian Center, theindiancenter.org.

April 22 A Band Called Honalee, McPherson Opera House, 7:30 p.m., 620-241-1952.

April 24 Art Garden Lunch and Learn with Kristopher Dabner, president and creative director of a Kansas City gardening and landscape design firm, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 22-Aug. 6 Patrick Duegaw: Pierced by Dogma, paintings; exhibition opening 7 to 9 p.m. April 22, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 22-Aug. 6 Mary Walling Blackburn: x.y.z., first in a series of artists invited to respond to works by Charles M. Grafly, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 23 Wichita Grand Opera presents “Sleeping Beauty” by Tchaikovsky, 3 p.m., Century II, wichitagrandopera.org.

April 28 Spring Fling: Gallery Exploration, 5 to 7 p.m., Final Friday event, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 28-30 “Annie,” Music Theatre for Young People, Century II, mtypks.org.

April 28-May 23 Photography by Justin Bayles, ceramics by Alaine Kuestersteffen, Final Friday opening April 28, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, 267-5915.

April 29 Print Symposium (1:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and C.A. Seward Dinner (5:45 p.m.), afternoon of illustrated talks, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 29 Civil War, Cowtown, 350-3323, oldcowtown.org.

May

May 3-4 Stomp, Century II, 7:30 p.m., theaterleague.com.

May 4 Artist Talk: Robert Pruitt, 6 p.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

May 5 Artist Talk: Patrick Duegaw, “The Innumerable Anxieties,” 6 p.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

May 6 Steel Wheels, Orpheum Theatre, 7 p.m., wichitaorpheum.com.

May 6 Downtown Car Show, Newton, ToNewton.com.

May 13-14 Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art and Book Fair, art for sale, entertainment, food, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

May 20-Sept. 10 Ritual and Desire, glass exhibition; opening party 6 to 9 p.m. May 20, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

May 20-Dec. 31 Hall of Heroes, national traveling exhibit, from superheroes to a replica of the Batmobile built by George Barris, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

May 20-July 8 Margie Moss and Julie Hamm Cox art exhibition, opening reception May 20, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, 316-284-2749.

May 26 - June 27 Paintings by Lyda Andrews, ceramics by Judy Brees, Final Friday opening May 26, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, 267-5915.

May 27 Steampunk Day, Cowtown, 350-3323, oldcowtown.org.

May 27 Family ArtVenture, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

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June

June 2-10 2017 Wichita Riverfest, nine days of events, concerts, food court, contests, fireworks, downtown and river area, wichitariverfest.com.

June 4 A Sculptour Affair: A Celebration of Sculpture, tour the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, one of the best in the country with 76 sculptures, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU, ulrich.wichita.edu.

June 10 Wichita Children's Theatre presents “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” McPherson Opera House, 7:30 p.m., 620-241-1952.

June 11 Wichita Grand Opera presents “Noah's Flood,” 6 p.m., McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952.

June 14-18 “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, 265-3107.

June 16 Tunes + Tallgrass. WAM and Tallgrass Film Festival present the 5th annual outdoor live music and film night, free, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 18 Father’s Day Car Show, fathers admitted free at Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

June 23-25 Anime Festival, Wichita Hyatt, afwcon.org.

June 24 Family ArtVenture, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 28-July 2 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, 265-3107.

June 30-July 25 Paintings by Carolyn Denver, glass by Robin Lies, Final Friday opening June 30, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, 267-5915.

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