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April 2-3 Artstream Nomadic Gallery, unique traveling exhibition housed in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer, opening reception 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 2, artist demos and talks, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu, or art-stream.com for more info.

April 5-7 Gridiron, 8 p.m., scholarship fund-raiser and annual roast of current events by local media, Orpheum Theater, wichitagridiron.com.

April 7 Fairy Tea Party, tea and performance, RSVP, Botanica, botanica.org.

April 7 Breakfast with Local Heroes, 9 to 11 a.m., Exploration Place, exploration.org.

April 7, 14, 21 Tulips, Fairies & Forts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.

April 8 The Latin Connection with Berta Rojas and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Bethel College, North Newton, nmkso.org.

April 12 Wooden Lecture: Kimberly A. Jones, curator of 19th century French art at the National Gallery of Art, illustrated talk on Mary Cassatt, free 7:30 p.m. lecture, dinner $40, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 12-29 “First Date,” Forum Theatre, 330 N. Broadway, forumwichita.com.

April 14 Little Cowtown on the Prairie, Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

April 14-15 The Planets, Wichita Symphony, Century II, Wichitasymphony.org.

April 15 Tied Up in Knotts, McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952.

April 18 Senior Wednesday: Music of the Caribbean Carnival, 10 a.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 20 Art Chatter, 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 20-22 65th annual Wichita Gem & Mineral Show, Cessna Activity Center, wgmsks.org.

April 21 Spring Exhibition Opening for “EN MAS: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean,” 7 to 9 p.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 21 Royal Tea, 12:30, McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952.

April 22 Homes in the McKinley Historic District in Newton will be open to the public from 2-5 p.m. Begin tours at Warkentin House Museum, 211 E. 1st, ToNewton.com.

April 23 Art Garden Lunch and Learn: Lori Guthridge, program on Versailles and French garden design, noon, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 24-Aug. 12 EN MAS: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean; curator talk 6 p.m. April 24 Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu.

April 27 Final Friday art gallery crawl, downtown Wichita.

April 27 Apple Blossom Festival, 5-8 p.m., Newton Presbyterian Manor.

April 28 Drop-in Tour: “Monet to Matisse,” 11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 28 Family ArtVenture: Celebrate Landscapes, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

April 28 Lindsborg in Bloom, flower power and 1960s nostalgia, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

May

May 5 What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Wichita Symphony, Century II, Wichitasymphony.org.

May 5 Newton Downtown Car Show, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., newtondowntowncarshow.com.

May 5 Chisholm Trail Bike Ride, three route choices. Begins and ends at Athletic Park, Newton, chisholmtrailbikeride.com.

May 5 C.A.R.S. Club Show, McPherson College, 620-242-0400.

May 5-6 Millfest, Old Mill, see 1898 mill in operation, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

May 11 All Schools Day Parade, 10 a.m., McPherson, 620-241-3340.

May 12, 19 Drop-in Tour: “Monet to Matisse,” 11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

May 12-13 Art and Book Fair, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

May 13 Mother’s Day, free admission for mothers, Botanica, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., botanica.org.

May 19 Family Fun Day, 1 to 3 p.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State, ulrich.wichita.edu.

May 25 Final Friday art gallery crawl, downtown Wichita.

May 26-Sept. 3 Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, national traveling exhibition, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

May 28 Memorial Day Concert & Celebration, Botanica, botanica.org.

June

June 1-9 Wichita Riverfest, parade, food court, music, family activities, symphony concert, fireworks, wichitariverfest.com.

June 3 Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra summer concert, 4 p.m. at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton.

June 8 Opening Party: “Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context,” Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 3 Take Flight: Butterfly House Grand Opening, 1 to 5 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.

June 5, 12, 19, 26 Tuesdays on the Terrace, 6 to 8 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.vJune 7, 14, 21, 28 Family Game Nights, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.

June 9 Community Art Sale & Market, CityArts, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 9 “Chicken Little,” presented by Wichita Children’s Theatre, McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952.

June 9-10 Newton Flower and Garden Tour, various locations in Newton, newtonplks.org.

June 9-Sept. 9 “Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context,” Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 13-17 “Sister Act,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, MTWichita.org.

June 15 Tunes + Tallgrass, 6:30 p.m., outdoor live music and film screening, free, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 16 Midsummer's Festival, traditional Swedish celebration, food, music, dancing, art, games, evening, concert, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

June 15-17 “The Addams Family,” McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952.

June 23 Family ArtVenture, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

June 27-July 1 “Guys and Dolls,” Music Theatre Wichita, Century II, MTWichita.org.

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