Top 10 things to do this week in northeast Kansas: Sept. 24 - 30

1. Plain White T’s at WU Stock


When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24

Where: Lee Arena, 20th St. and Mulvane Ave. on Washburn’s Campus

Price: Students $5, General admission $20

Part of Washburn University Family Day Weekend, the popular concert WU Stock will feature the Plain White T’s. The T’s are best known for their 2007 hit “Hey There Delilah.” For ticket information,


2. Festival of Beer

When: 3 - 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30

Where: 4H Pavilion in Jones Park, Osage City

Price: advance tickets $25, at the door $30, designated driver tickets $5

At the 5th annual beer fest, guests can sample 200 different beers while enjoying entertainment from local musician Bryton Stoll. A local food truck will also be providing eats for the event, and proceeds go toward a local charity. For information, visit


3. Midwest Gathering of the Tribes

When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30

Where: Kansas National Guard Museum, 125 S.E. Airport Drive, Topeka

Price: Free

Offering free food, prizes and fellowship, this Christian event promotes a day of family-fun activities. A free bike and car show, as well as an MIA Vets Ceremony at the Combat Museum. For a full list of details, visit the Gathering Of The Tribes Facebook event page.


4. Community Day At The Park

When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24

Where: Seneca City Park, Seneca

Price: Free (donations encouraged)

Come out to Sceneca’s City Park to enjoy a family-friendly day and give back to the community. Volleyball tournaments, a BBQ lunch, face painting, hair braiding and music by Tim Strathmand and Blacktop Road are just a few of the things to enjoy. Proceeds will be raised for various charities. For information, call (785)336-6143.


5. Final Friday

When: 5 - 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29

Where: Downtown Lawrence

Price: Free

On the last Friday of every month the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt. Storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages. For information, visit


6. Stone’s Folly Art Festival

When: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30

Where: Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1800 S.W. Stone Ave., Topeka

Price: Free

A juried art show and festival, this event features fine art and handmade finished craft items. It will also have a large selection of craft and domestic beers, good food, live bands, a children’s area with crafts and games, a raffle, and gift shop. For information, visit


7. Bloody Benders film screening

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28

Where: Bowlus Fine Arts Center, 205 East Madison Ave., Iola

Price: Free

Help kick off the 24th Buster Keaton Celebration at the Bowlus with a special screening of Bender, a Kansas film based on the true story of the “Bloody Benders,” America’s first family of serial killers who ran a general store 50 miles south of Iola. For information, visit the Special Screening - Bender Facebook event page or call (620) 365-4765.


8. Mary Poppins

When: Debuts Friday, Sept. 29 and runs through Oct. 16

Where: Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan

Price: $10 - $20

Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who blows in on an East wind to number seventeen Cherry Tree Lane. This is the Broadway adaptation of the original Disney movie and is completely family friendly. For information, visit


9. 23rd annual Topeka Beer Can and Brewery Collectibles Show

When: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24.

Where: Crestview Shelter House, 4901 S.W. Shunga Drive, Topeka

Price: Free

Come enjoy a local show with brewery items such as signs, glass ware, neons, beer cans and much more on display and for sale at the 23rd annual Topeka beer can and brewery collectibles show. For information, call Marc Milner at (785)273.8447.


10. Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal

When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24

Where: Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence

Price: $26 - $100

Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. For more information about the country super star, or for tickets, visit