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October 2020

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Thu, October 1st - 6:00pm
Visions of a Resilient Kansas: Change is in the Air
Visions of a Resilient Kansas: Change is in the Air

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Description: 2020 has been full of change, but good things are happening in Kansas. Thanks to climate and energy advocates like you, the movement to expand clean energy and drive climate action is growing every day. The Climate + Energy Project and our supporters build resilience in Kansas through equitable clean energy solutions and climate action. While this engagement looks different this year, either through virtual meetings or 6 feet away with masks, CEP continues to bring Kansans together to ensure equitable access to everything from the energy that keeps us cool to the air we breathe. Join your friends at the Climate + Energy Project to celebrate Kansans driving the changes we need to see to secure a healthy and resilient Kansas. Tickets now available: https://bit.ly/CEPKS2020 Sponsor Information: https://bit.ly/CEPKS2020Sponsor Submitted by: Leilani Grey Climate + Energy Project

Thu, October 1st - 6:00pm

 
 
Fri, October 2nd - 6:00pm
Fusion Youth Weekend
Fusion Youth Weekend

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Description: A cross-cultural experience for high school students in the heart of the Midwest. FYW will inspire and mobilize young believers. Submitted by: Katie Lisle Spurgeon College at Midwestern Seminary

Fri, October 2nd - 6:00pm

 
 
 
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Tue, October 6th - 7:30pm
Kauffman Center Presents Black Violin: Impossible Tour 2020
Kauffman Center Presents Black Violin: Impossible Tour 2020

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Description: Classical-meets-hip-hop duo, Black Violin, returns to Muriel Kauffman Theatre for their Impossible Tour 2020. Violist Wil Baptiste and violinist Kev Marcus have crafted a style that’s often described as “classical boom,” aiming to change perceptions of classical and hip-hop music. For 16 years, Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste have been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals. The two were classically trained on the violin and viola through their high school and college careers. Post-college, they reconvened to produce beats for South Florida rappers, and began building an audience in local clubs. They later went on to win Showtime at the Apollo in 2005, and eventually sold out headline performances at venues across the country, including a sold out two-night headline run at The Kennedy Center in 2018. Their unique brand of was celebrated with collaborations with Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, 2 Chainz and others. NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” UPROXX also featured Black Violin in a mini-documentary as part of their “Uncharted” series. Watch the documentary here. Tickets for Black Violin range from $29 to $59, plus applicable fees. Submitted by: Kauffman Center Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, October 6th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Thu, October 8th - 7:30am
41st Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference
41st Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference

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Description: 41st ANNUAL KANSAS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 7:30-11:30 AM Century II Convention Center 225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202 For a glimpse into Kansas' economic future, over 800 business leaders turn to Wichita State University, the W. Frank Barton School of Business, and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), founders of the Kansas Economic Outlook Conference. The purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local, state, and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community. A combination of nationally known speakers and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting business, industry, education and government. Submitted by: Andrea Wilson Center for Economic Development and Business Research

Thu, October 8th - 7:30am

 
 
Thu, October 8th - 8:00pm
Citizen Cope October 8 // The Cotillion Wichita, KS
Citizen Cope October 8 // The Cotillion Wichita, KS

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Description: Citizen Cope The Cotillion October 8, 2020 8PM Doors Open: 7PM ADVANCED: $30 ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 10 at 10:00 AM Clarence Greenwood (stage name Citizen Cope) is an American songwriter, producer and performer. His music is commonly described as a mix of blues, soul, folk, and rock. Citizen Cope’s compositions have been recorded by artists as varied as Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and Richie Havens. He currently records and produces for his own record label, Rainwater Recordings, which he founded in 2010 after deciding not to work with major labels any longer. He had previously been signed to Capitol, Arista, DreamWorks and RCA. All seating is general admission. Concessions and full bars open! 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 ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. All Ages - If An Event Is Cancelled Full Refunds Will Be Issued at Point of Purchase. - All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. Support acts subject to change $1 from every ticket will be donated to various charities in the US that support enriching youths in need through arts and education. For more information visit www.citizencope.com Submitted by: The Cotillion Box Office The Cotillion

Thu, October 8th - 8:00pm

 
 
 
Sat, October 10th - 12:00pm
October Cornhole Tournament - Social & Competitive
October Cornhole Tournament - Social & Competitive

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Description: How It Works: Find your teammate Choose your division: Recreational/Social plays at 27 feet **UPDATED!! Competitive plays at 27 feet Sign up - $50 per team ($25 per person) Each team is guaranteed 3 games in pool play. All teams will make the tournament. Registration ends Friday, October 9th at noon. We will payout 60% to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division! Submitted by: Andrew Prystai Event Vesta (Submitted on Behalf of the Event Organizer)

Sat, October 10th - 12:00pm

 
 
Sat, October 10th - 4:00pm
Dinner on the Curve
Dinner on the Curve

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Description: Save the Date for Dinner on the {flattened} Curve! The more things change (a virtual show,) the more they stay the same (fabulous food and drink, live music, and an art auction!) Saturday, 10.10.2020 4-6 PM: Drive thru pre-party! Cruise thru the Van Go parking lot to view auction items on display and for contactless food pick-up 6-8 PM: Gather with your friends (safely) and enjoy your meal 8 PM: Tune in to the live show featuring Kansas City's own Latinx band Making Movies via Facebook and You Tube! Sponsors: Scott Temperature Central National Bank CEK Insurance Intrust Bank Rademacher Financial Jim Bost Plumbing SS&C Culinary Sponsors: Merchants Pub & Plate, and Ad Astra Selections Special guest entertainment: Making Movies (For more information on Making Movies, visit mkngmvs.com) Tickets $150/2: Includes link to show and dinner & drinks for 2 $25: Includes link to show only Surprise auction items to be announced 10.1.20! More details to follow! Submitted by: Van Go, Inc. Van Go, Inc.

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Wed, October 14th - 10:00am
Discovery Day: National Fossil Day
Discovery Day: National Fossil Day

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Description: Join us for a virtual paleontology party! We’ll have special presentations from scientists and students from the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, plus some fossil-focused community partners! Celebrate National Fossil Day with us – with new videos released at the top of each hour, this online event will have something fun for everyone! Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum https://www.facebook.com/kunaturalhistory/events/?ref=page_internal

Wed, October 14th - 10:00am

 
 
Thu, October 15th - 8:00pm
Jim Breuer October 15 // The Cotillion Wichita, KS
Jim Breuer October 15 // The Cotillion Wichita, KS

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Description: JIM BREUER: Live and Let Laugh NEW DATE October 15 at The Cotillion. Doors at 7pm In line w/ official guidelines, Jim Breuer’s Spring 2020 U.S. tour dates are being rescheduled. New date for The Cotillion is 10/15. Please hold on to your tix as they will be honored accordingly. We thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy. We'll see you soon! All Ages. All seating reserved. Jim Breuer VIP Experience Includes -One premium reserved seat -Meet & Greet with Jim Breuer -Individual photo with Jim Breuer -Signed Jim Breuer tour poster -VIP commemorative laminate -Limited availability VIP information will be emailed out to package buyers 2-5 days before the event. For Questions regarding the VIP Packages, please contact info@future-beat.com. Not long after Jim Breuer did his first official standup gig in Clearwater, Florida, in 1989, industry folks began asking him, "What's your point of view?" "I don't know..." He searched for a meaningful response to a ridiculous question. "To make people laugh?" The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller - who made the list of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Standups of All Time" - is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he's thrilled to note, is filled with "lifetimers." Once folks see him live, they're hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him "five, six, seven" times. It's becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius "dad" material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer's pleased to say he's been F-word free for ten years and counting. Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and Norm McDonald. But don't call him "Goat Boy" (one of his characters on SNL) or ask him to do his Joe Pesci impression. Those things are eons ago. Some even still associate him with "Half Baked," a stoner comedy flick from around that time that starred Dave Chappelle and featured cameos by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Tommy Chong. The fans who got into Breuer in the new millennium were drawn into his whirlwind journey through his Comedy Central specials such as "Hardcore" (2002) and "Let's Clear The Air" (2009), one of the highest rated comedy specials in the network's history - popularly known as his "coming out party" as a dad, cleaning up his act and focusing on the fun and foibles of family life. His next special "And Laughter For All" (2013), became the highest rated original comedy special on EPIX to date, earning it's spot as a family favorite for it's relatable and multi-generational humor. His latest special "Comic Frenzy" (2015) is currently available on Amazon Prime. Many of Breuer's newer fans know him from the multitude of hilarious hours he's spent as a guest on Sirius XM's "The Howard Stern Show." Howard's hosted some of pop culture's biggest comedy icons over the past 30 years, yet Breuer gets people telling him he's their favorite guest ever. "Howard's audiences know comedy," he says. "If they come and I'm not funny, they're not coming back." That's never happened and never going to. Breuer was also the host of "Fridays with Jim Breuer" Sirius XM, originally known as "Breuer Unleashed." He currently hosts a podcast called "The Jim Breuer Podcast," which is available on iTunes and JimBreuer.com. Concessions and full bars open! 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 COMEDY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. If An Event Is Cancelled Full Refunds Will Be Issued at Point of Purchase. - All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. Support acts subject to change Submitted by: The Cotillion Box Office The Cotillion

Thu, October 15th - 8:00pm

 
 
 
Sat, October 17th - 10:00am
Pop Up Science – Radioactivity!
Pop Up Science – Radioactivity!

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Description: Join us for Pop Up Science online! Eleanor will talk about radioactivity and teach you how geologists and paleontologists determine the age of rocks and fossils. See how to use a Geiger counter, a scientific instrument used for detecting and measuring radiation. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum https://www.facebook.com/events/1016011555517179/?acontext=%7B%22action_...

Sat, October 17th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, October 17th - 5:30pm
Neighborhood Garden Concert
Neighborhood Garden Concert

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Description: A happy hour soiree teeming with romance and French music on the lawn overlooking Kansas City’s downtown skyline. This intimate garden gathering will stimulate the senses with fresh air, a cool October breeze, and gorgeous music—the makings of another memorable BAS evening! Bring your own blanket/chair, beverage and picnic! Submitted by: Erin Murphy Bach Aria Soloists

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Thu, October 22nd - 7:00pm
Josh Abbott Band at The Cotillion
Josh Abbott Band at The Cotillion

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Description: Josh Abbott Band October 22, 2020 8PM Doors Open: 7PM ADVANCED: $20.00 Onsale: June 12, 2020 10:00 AM All seating is general admission Table reservations available by calling 316-722-4201. Concessions and full bars open! 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. All Ages - If An Event Is Cancelled Full Refunds Will Be Issued at Point of Purchase. Support acts subject to change Submitted by: Ryan The Cotillion

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