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October-December Calendar of Events

October

Oct. 1-Dec. 31 Toytopia, national traveling exhibit, investigate the origins of toys, see the world’s largest Etch-A-Sketch and play vintage video arcade games, Exploration Place, Wichita, exploration.org.

Oct. 1-Jan. 31, 2019  Kansas Land: Farm Photography by Larry Schwarm and Bryon Darby with University of Kansas Faculty, recent works; Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Oct. 3 Wooden Lecture, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Oct. 4 Taste of Newton downtown street festival, ToNewton.com.

Oct. 4 Croctoberfest, Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

Oct. 5-7  Hot Air Balloon Regatta and Columbus Day Festival, balloon glow at dusk on Friday, three races, columbusdayballoons.com.

Oct. 6 Bernstein on Broadway, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Century II, wichitasymphony.org.

Oct. 6 County Fair, Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

Oct. 6  Kansas Barn Sale, Lakeside Park in McPherson, Kansas Barn Sale on Facebook.

Oct. 6 Bethel College Fall Festival, food, activities, music and booths, North Newton, bethelks.edu.

Oct. 6 Blues, Brews and Barbecue concert, craft beer and food trucks, Athletic Park, Newton, harveycountynow.com/bbb.

Oct. 6-7 Ciderfest, Louisburg Cider Mill, louisburgcidermill.com.

Oct. 12 Art Chatter, 6 to 9 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Oct. 13 Indians of Wichita Remembering the Vietnam War, opening reception 1 to 2 p.m., exhibit featuring stories that will be housed as part of the Veteran’s History Project at the Library of Congress, Mid-America All Indian Center, theindiancenter.org.

Oct. 13 BOOtanica, family-friendly games, entertainment, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.

Oct. 13  Pumpkin PaZOOla, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, rollinghillszoo.org.

Oct. 14 Coronado Heights Run, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Oct. 15 Falun Classic 32-mile Bicycle Ride, begins at Swensson Park, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Oct. 17-21 16th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 50 film festivals for fourth year; screen dozens of independent films, panel discussions, galas, various venues, tallgrassfilm.org.

Oct. 18 EP 21, Exploration Place hosts adults only, 5:30 to 9 p.m., food trucks, exploration.org.

Oct. 19-27 Neewollah, Kansas’ largest annual celebration, Independence,  neewollah.com.

Oct. 19-Jan. 5 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition; opening Oct. 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., MarkArts, 634-2787.

Oct. 20 4th annual Spooky Science, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Oct. 25 Curator Talk with Sandra Phillips, “Photographing the American Land: An Alternate to Classic Landscape Photography,” 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Oct. 26-28 Night of the Living Zoo, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

Oct. 26-Nov. 27 Photography by John Ellert with fiber art and enamel by Susan DeWit, opening reception on Final Friday, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com.

Oct. 27  Family ArtVenture, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Oct. 27 Pumpkin Fest, 1 to 3 p.m., CityArts, WichitaCityArts.org.

Oct. 27-28 Hay, Hooves and Halloween, 2 to 8 p.m., Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

November

Nov.1-Jan. 1  Largest Midwest display of 150 Christmas trees in antique and Victorian themes at the Territorial Capital Museum, Lecompton, lecomptonkansas.org.

Nov. 3  5th Annual MAAIC and Friends Culture Dash, run, jog or walk along the beautiful Arkansas River and finish at the “Keeper of the Plains,” register online, Mid-America All Indian Center, theindiancenter.org.

Nov. 9-11 Holiday Tables, settings by the area’s most talented hosts, MarkArts, 634-2787.

 Nov. 10 Age of the Gunfighter, Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

Nov. 10 Taste of Adventure, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, rollinghillszoo.org.

Nov. 10-11 Gingerbread Village, presented by Assistance League of Wichita at Exploration Place, make and take your own gingerbread house, exploration.org.

Nov. 15 EP 21, Exploration Place hosts adults only, 5:30 to 9 p.m., food trucks, exploration.org.

Nov. 15  “Small Works,” exhibit opening in mezzanine gallery, 6 to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Nov. 16  Art Chatter, 6 to 9 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Nov. 16-Jan. 5 Mark Arts Faculty Exhibition, MarkArts, 634-2787.

Nov. 17  Christmas Cards Watercolor Class, 10 a.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Nov. 17-Jan. 14  “Creatures, Great and Small,” works by Elaine Lierly Jones, Burnetta Vendosel  and Carolyn Mock, opening reception and artist talks, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Nov. 23-24 Winter Art Mania, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Nov. 23-Dec. 31 Illuminations, Botanica bedecked in thousands of lights, botanica.org.

Nov. 24 Rock the Dome, psychedelic sights and sounds of the iconic music of Pink Floyd, Digital Dome Theater, doors open 6:30 p.m., Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31 Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show, the popular exhibit is decked out for a 1950s holiday, including Christmas parade and nostalgic music, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31 “Let It Show!” Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium, holiday images and scenes set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Nov. 24-Jan. 1 Trail of Lights, Great Bend, animated lights, Twelve Days of Christmas, for map, call 620-793-4111.

Nov. 26-Dec. 29 Gifts in the Gallery annual holiday art sale, CityArts, WichitaCityArts.org.

Nov. 29-30 “Elf” Interactive, 7 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Nov. 30 Final Friday Art Crawl, participating galleries, Final Friday ICT on Facebook.

Nov. 30-Jan. 22, 2019 Paintings by Hugh Greer with glasswork by Robin Lies, opening reception on Final Friday, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas, wichitagalleryxii.com.

December

Dec. 1 Five Places of Christmas, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Kauffman Museum, Harvey County Historical Museum, Warkentin House and Bethel College, ToNewton.com.

Dec. 1 Artists’ Studio Open House and Snowflake Parade, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com, 888-227-2227.

Dec. 1 Kechi Holiday Open House, ornament glass blowing, vendors, 316-253-4119.

Dec. 3 Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House, 2 to 4 p.m., wichitaartmuseum.org.

Dec. 6 Parade of Lights, Newton’s Main Street, ToNewton.com. 

Dec. 7-8, 14-15 Victorian Christmas, 6 to 9 p.m., Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

Dec. 8 Film with Orchestra: The Wizard of Oz, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II, wichitsymphony.org.

Dec. 8, 15 Breakfast with Santa, reservations required, Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

Dec. 8 Adult Adventure: Wild Wines, 6 p.m., Sedgwick County Zoo, scz.org.

Dec. 8 St. Lucia Festival, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Dec. 8, 15 Meet Santa, noon to 2 p.m., Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Dec. 8 Christmas Pysanky class, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Dec. 8 Old-Fashioned Christmas, Old Mill Museum, Lindsborg, visitlindsborg.com.

Dec. 8, 15 Breakfast with Santa, reservations required, Cowtown, oldcowtown.org.

Dec. 10-13 Supper with Santa, 5:30 p.m., Botanica, botanica.org.

Dec. 18-20 “Finding Neverland,” Century II, BroadwayWichita.com.

Dec. 20 EP 21, Holiday Cheer, EP 21, Exploration Place hosts adults only, 5:30 to 9 p.m., food trucks, exploration.org.

Dec. 20  Third Thursday Art, Live Music and Refreshments, 6 to 8 p.m., Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Dec. 21 Slimy Toys, see how slime, goo and more are made, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Dec. 26-28 Winter Art Mania, Wichita Art Museum, wichitaartmuseum.org.

Dec. 27 Stop Motion Animation, use toy favorites to create animated shorts, Exploration Place, exploration.org.

Dec. 29 Rock the Dome, psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd, Digital Dome Theater, doors open 6:30 p.m., Exploration Place, exploration.org.