1. Flint Hills Festival

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19

Where: Flint Hills Discovery Center,

Price: $4 to $9, members and children younger than 2 free

This event celebrates the culture of the Flint Hills with local artisans, live entertainment, a beer and wine tasting, family activities, food trucks and more. For information,


2. Super Nerd Night

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17

Where: Norsemen Brewing Co., 830 N. Kansas Ave.

Price: Free

Every third Thursday is Super Nerd Night at Norsemen Brewery and your friendly neighborhood gamers teach some local games. This month’s theme is all things Munchkin, the deck-card game with a hilarious take on role-playing games. For information,


3. Estrellas de Mariachi

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th Avenue

Price: $38, moms free with a paid ticket

Come see the First Lady of Mariachi as well as Mariachi Los Caporales and El Charro De Oro Sebastien De La Cruz. Proceeds go towards the Mariachi Divina Statue. For information,


4. Mother’s Day Goat Yoga

When: 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13

Where: Salt Creek Valley Farms, 17842 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth

Price: $25

Enjoy a refreshing yoga session in the countryside while instructor Jenn Dessert and some friendly goats. The animals will mingle while guests practice a slow flow ground-based practice. For information,


5. Blues in the Park

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

Where: Gage Park Amphitheater, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd.

Price: Free

The Summertime Blues concert series runs May through August the third Wednesday of each month. This month features the Ric Barron band.


6. LBC Taco Ride

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

Where: South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., Lawrence

Price: Free

Join the Lawrence Bicycling Club for a fast pace or moderate pace bicycle ride. The taco route loops to the south and east of Lawrence with cutoffs for shorter distance. Dinner at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop after. For information,


7. Evans United Shows Carnival

When: Open at 6 p.m Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17-27

Where: Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Drive

Price: wristbands $25; $1.25-$45

Visit the carnival, with popcorn, cotton candy, and all kinds of rides. Tickets start at just $1.25, with multiple package options available for families. For information,


8. The Nothing Festival

When: Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20

Where: Aggieville, Manhattan

Price: Free

That special time in late may when school is out and summer is just about to begin, come out to Aggieville to celebrate … nothing. Enjoy a cool beverage or hang out in the park, there’s literally nothing scheduled. For information,


9. "Sizzling"

When: 9 p.m. Friday, May 18

Where: Serendipity, 820 N. Kansas Ave.

Price: $10-$25

"Sizzling" is a food and drink-themed burlesque and variety show, sure to make mouths water. This show is for guests 21 years and older only. For information,


10. Aviation Youth Camp

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19

Where: Lawrence Airport, 1930 Airport Road, Lawrence

Price: $25

Aviation Youth Camp is a day camp offering an introduction on the fundamentals of flight to area middle school students. For information,