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Staged Reading
"On The Row" A Staged Reading of Stories From Arkansas' Death Row
The Prison Story Project is a storytelling project that benefits the incarcerated. Inmates explore their truths through poetry, storytelling, and creative writing. From May through October of 2016 The Prison Story Project was given unprecedented access to the men on Arkansas’ Death Row at Varner Prison. There were 34 men on the row at the time and 11 of those men chose to participate in the project. The inmates met with the volunteer team once a month in person on death row to explore writing and storytelling concepts, and followed up by US Mail in between visits. A staged reading of their work – On The Row – was developed and performed for the men on death row on October 8, 2016 and has been touring the US since. In February, 2017, the Governor of Arkansas announced that the state would execute eight men over ten days just after Easter. Four of the men that the Prison Story Project served were on that list. Two of the men were given last minutes stays and two were executed. On The Row is touring to Wichita thanks to a generous grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance, Whiting Foundation for the Humanities, and Episcopal Evangelism Society.
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Talks/Lectures
1 Million Cups
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Attendance is free. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Presentations run from 9-10 a.m. Each presentation ends with an audience Q&A where the last question is always "What can we as a community do to support you as a startup?"
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Talks/Lectures
1 Million Cups
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Attendance is free. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Presentations run from 9-10 a.m. Each presentation ends with an audience Q&A where the last question is always "What can we as a community do to support you as a startup?"
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World Dance, Belly Dance
1001 Arabian Nights Belly Dance
1001 Arabian Nights are back in 2019 to bring you the best belly dance shows in town! Hosted monthly by A’isha, Theresa and Rahil, top performers, instructors and event producers, the show is featuring talented guest dancers from the KC area and beyond! Each show is different, so don’t miss any! Every time, you’ll be captivated by delightful belly dance performances of various styles! Come discover the joy of belly dance with us! Show starts at 7pm promptly. Doors open at 6:30. No reserved seating. First come, first seated. :) Family friendly. Minors with parents are allowed in the show area. Only $5 cover (cash please).
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Art Show
121st Annual Midwest Art Exhibition
Four new exhibitions comprise the 121th annual Midwest Art Exhibition, which opens at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, March 31, 2019. On display through May 26 are paintings by Mark Flickinger of Arkansas City, along with three shows primarily from the Sandzén Gallery's permanent collection: Presentation Prints of the Woodcut Society, Celebrating Lindsborg Art, and wood-burned Sloyd furniture. The reception for the exhibitions will be Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. with gallery talks beginning at 2:30.
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Rock
38 Special
After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," "Second Chance," and more - timeless hits that remain radio staples.
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Art Show, Benefit/Fundraiser
A Beautiful View
Prairie View invites the public to “A Beautiful View,” a fine art exhibition and fundraiser, to be held Thursday, June 6, at Prairie View’s Recreation Center, 1901 E. First St., Newton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature pieces by area artists and live music by the Ne’er-do-wells. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds will support Prairie View to treat mental illness and addiction disorders. “We are looking forward to this year’s event,” says Eric Schrag, director of advancement at Prairie View. “People with mental illness often suffer in silence due to the unfortunate stigma associated with mental health. The artists who are participating have stepped forward and agreed to share not only their creativity, but their personal stories about how they have been impacted by mental illness.” Most art will be sold through silent auction, and a live auction of selected pieces will begin at 7:45 p.m. “One out of every four Americans has a mental illness, so we are all touched in some way,” says Schrag. “’A Beautiful View’ helps to facilitate the dialogue surrounding mental illness and encourages people to look beyond mental illness and discover beauty.”
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Rock
A Day To Remember
A Day To Remember Monday, Jun 10 6:30pm Doors // 7:30 Show The Cotillion A DAY TO REMEMBER Raisin' Hell Tour Special Guests Knocked Loose and Boston Manor All seating is general admission Text Metal to 49798 for venue pre sale info on 2/28 Concessions and full bars open! Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Also featuring local favorites Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwich Booth and Wichita Brewing Company Hand-Crafted Beers! Check Room is open during events to check your merchandise purchases, coats, hats and purses. Text METAL to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. No Refunds - No Exchanges Support acts subject to change
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Business, Community Event
Abrazo Central Campus Job Fair
Are you looking for a job? Not sure who's hiring? Attend our job fair. Job seekers will have an opportunity to meet with prospective employers. Don't forget your resume and remember to dress for success. Assistance with resumes and printing documents will be provided in the Westar Technology Training Center. This job fair is co-sponsored by the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, with support from Grow with Google.
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Acoustic
Acoustics Anonymous
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