Weekend Six Pack

Founder of The Labor Party and Software Development Director of Ennovar at Wichita State University, Kenton Hansen (@Kentonh), brings a weekly selection of links and events he believes should be on our radar. Part round-up, part heads-up... look-up, for this week's Weekend Six Pack.


This week, an orangutan at the Zoo exercised it's freedom and escaped from the enclosure. And speaking of exercising one's freedom, you should head over to My Ballot before Election Day to build your perfect ballot, even local races. 

Tonight is Final Friday, and you shouldn't miss the debut of the Commerce Arts District lighting of the new Project NeoPrairie installation. The part-sculptural-part-streetlight will have the switch officially flipped at 7pm. 

Quickdraw Studios is revamping the Pac Wichita game, and this time with a noble purpose. The Joy of Voting project, with support form KMUW and the Wichita Community Foundation, picked four Wichita projects to make voting fun again. Join them on Saturday at the Sedgwick County Zoo to play Ballot Battle, available on the Google Play and the App Store.

After a walk around the Zoo, head Downtown to Century II for the 2016 Asian Festival. The event is filled with culture, art, and foooooood. Stage performances include a Chinese dragon dance, a Vietnamese fan dance, a Chinese ribbon dance, and Japanese percussive music from Three Trails Taiko.

I think one of the best things in life is dessert. Today, a new dessert restaurant, Milkfloat, is opening in Delano. I'm really excited for the house-made soft serve ice cream.

In future news, the Grinning Goblin Gamin Tavern sounds like a great place to share a drink and a game. While it's opening is some time away, you can get an immediate taste at Fireshark Gaming with a Halloween twist.