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.



There are two not-to-miss Saturday events: The Workroom's Second Saturday Artisan Market and the Pinnacle Lofts & Apartments Launch Party. Don't worry, you have time to hit both of them.

Badass ICT restauranteur and entrepreneur Schane Gross announced that she is closing her Fork & Fennel restaurant on October 7th to find balance and focus on her other two properties, the Anchor and Douglas Avenue Chop Shop.
So, three things to remember:
1) Make sure you get there one last time before next month.
2) Try the bone marrow followed by whiskey luge.
3) Learn from Schane that "failure" isn't the opposite of success. Failure is not trying.

Wichitalks has another event coming up, this time in collaboration with Shocker Startup. As part of the promotion for that event, they’ve been publishing some amazing videos highlighting the people who will be giving their talks. If you've missed any of the previous events, don't fret. They've all been captured and are ready to watch here.

For better or worse, the Koch name is connected to Wichita. Whatever your feelings about the man, at least be informed. Charles sat down with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame to discuss first jobs, vocational education and more.


The Kansas State Fair kicks off this weekend, and that means one thing. My wife is making plans to go. I don't know why I'm always reluctant to go, because I always have an amazing time. Probably because she's great at cutting through the clutter of expected "Fair" stuff. Skip the midway. Forget the Grandstand. Talk to a farmer. Or don't, what do I care? The Eagle put together 10 Traditional Kansas State Fair Foods (most of which I can recommend). However, *I* can't say I've officially visited the fair until I've had a bag of warm peanuts from the same stand my family has visited for four generations. It is located just North of the Prairie Pavilion on Pride of Kansas Ave—Don't you just feel Kansan reading that? Do your self a favor and make a plan (as my wife does), otherwise you'll miss the best (least commercial) stuff. You can find a schedule here.

Next week includes the last day to submit for the first-ever MakeICT Final Friday. Submit your work or just make plans to go to the opening in a few weeks.