Avenue Art Days is a initiative of the Douglas Design District to bring color, a voice, and a sense of place to Douglas Avenue starting from Washington Street and, since this weekend, extending all the way to Oliver. I absolutely love the new work in my neighborhood. You can grab a map of all the new art and previous installations at the project's website. Thanks to Alex Pemberton for the pictures.
On Wednesday night, the 14th Tallgrass Film Fest kicked off, and it will continue until Sunday. This might be my favorite week of Wichita's year. Seriously, some of my best memories in Wichita happened during Tallgrass. There are so many great films to see, but you don't have to buy a single ticket with the free events available. Although, I would highly recommend seeing any one of the films being show in a myriad of great downtown venues.
The Labor Party and devICT are asking you to contribute to open source projects that make Wichita better. It's called Hacktoberfest ICT, and with four pull requests on any of the approved projects before the end of the month you can earn yourself something great. Contributing doesn't have to be code, you can fix a typo and still be a part of the improvements. If you'd like to learn how to make a pull request, take a look over here. Women Who Code is hosting the second #ApplaudHer event tonight. The event is an opportunity to meet local women in tech, learn more about the organization, and share triumphs in your career.
It's the middle of October, which means Food Truck Season is coming to an end. To celebrate, there are a bunch of food truck rallys coming up before the end of the month. Tonight, catch A Night At The Fountains before you catch Eat That Question or Old Stone at Tallgrass. Next week there's Truck or Treat and Street Food Night Market at WSU. So if you missed Blocktoberfest ICT last weekend, you can make up for your lack of outdoor eating in the coming weeks.
Wichita's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants were profiled in the Eagle this week. Denise Neil visited Bomber Burger and Thai House. What do you think? Did they get them all? Or is there a hidden gem that's better?
Speaking of food. Have you ever heard of lumpia? Apparently, its really good. Parsnipity Cafe in the Epic Center has been doing some experimenting, and their going to share the results later this month.
There was a pretty funny sign on the Prairie Fire Marathon course last Sunday.