1. The All-American Rejects
When: 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18
Where: Liberty Hall, 632 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
The All American Rejects, a rock band from Stillwater, Okla., is most known for the song “Gives You Hell,” which came out in 2008. For the opportunity to relive your punk-rock days, grab a ticket and head to Liberty Hall in Lawrence. For information visit bit.ly/2vniKyB.
2. Pet Poolooza
When: 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13
Where: Manhattan Kansas Cico Park Swimming Pool, 3309 Robinson Ave., Manhattan
Bring your furry friend to the Cico Pool for an afternoon of swimming to celebrate the end of summer. Pet licenses within the city of Manhattan or proof of vaccinations required before swimming. For information visit bit.ly/2vFCG2z.
3. Kitty Karma: Yoga with Adoptable Cats
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka
Price: $10 or donated wish list item
Join HHHS to participate in yoga with cats freely wandering the room. Attendees can pay at the door or donate an item from the HHHS wish list found at goo.gl/gGXfz8. For information visit bit.ly/2wuttYp.
4. Victory Fest 2017
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kan.
Price: $25 - $100
Head out to the Marshall Army Airfield for a day packed with music. Buy your ticket in advance to save $10; general admission is $35 at the gate with VIP packages ranging up to $100. Throughout the day, there will be family activities, vendor sales, a lineup of musicians andfor the main act, The Eli Young Band at 9 p.m. Saturday. For information visit victoryfest2017.com.
5. Laugh Lines
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy, 3028 S.W. 8th Ave., Topeka
Laugh Lines Improvisational Comedy Company is returning to the stage to offer two nights of comedy sketches and games based on audience suggestions. For tickets and more information visit bit.ly/2uGTe5w.
6. Topeka Highland Games
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Washburn tech, at the corner of S.W. Sena Drive and S.W. Chatham Place in Topeka
Price: Free to observe, $30 to play
The modern Highland Games are known for multiple events: open stone, brarmar, weight for distance, weight over bar, sheaf toss, heavy and light hammer throw, and caber toss as well as the contestants dressing in bright kilts. Events take place all day, with competitors competing for a grand prize. For information visit topekagames.com.
7. Eclipse Fest
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Banner Creek Science Center & Observatory, 22275 North Road, Holton
Celebrate a celestial event with a benefit for the Banner Creek Science Center and Jackson County Community Band. It features music by the band and Jackson County flutes, a hot dog meal, door prize drawings and entertaining lectures about the eclipse. For information visit bit.ly/2ftL1Ql.
8. Brew at the Zoo
When: 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19
Where: Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St., Manhattan
Price: $40 - $50
With VIP tickets already sold out, Manhattan’s annual Brew and the Zoo is filling up quickly! Enjoy cold beer and awesome food while exploring Sunset’s 26-acre park, all to benefit Friends of Sunset Zoo’s Conservation Team. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For information, visit bit.ly/2uGYaaF.
9. Greater Tuna
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Aug. 18 and Saturday Aug. 19
Where: TPAC, 214 S.E. 8th Ave., Topeka
ACT Theatre Company presents “Greater Tuna,” the irreverent farce about the hilarious people and goings on in and around Tuna, Texas. For information visit bit.ly/2uH4fUz. The show runs through Aug. 27.
10. “Deep Water in the Tabernacle”
When: 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13
Where: Old Depot Museum, 135 West Techumseh St., Ottawa
Join the Franklin County Historical Society as members discuss the Chautauqua Assembly’s uneasy relationship with the Marais des Cygnes River. For information, contact the Old Depot Museum at (785) 242-1250.