Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Northeast Kansas: July 23 - 29

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Top 10 Things to Do This Week in Northeast Kansas: July 23 - 29

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1. Dinner and a Movie

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 26

Where: Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 East 6th St., Lawrence

Price: Free

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a blanket, family and friends and enjoy Jurassic World while supporting downtown Lawrence by purchasing dinner from local food and drink vendors onsite. For more information, visit

2. Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

When: 8 p.m., Friday, July 28

Where: Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan

Price: $5 - $15

The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo is part of the three-day Kaw Valley Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo that runs July 27-29. Attendees and riders all wear pink, and a portion of Friday night's rodeo ticket sales go toward the Johnson Cancer Research Center. For more information visit

3. Blues 4A Cause 2017

When: 6 p.m. lessons, fundraiser begins 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 28

Where: Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th St.

Price: $10 - $50

At the 7th annual Blues 4A Cause Event, "The Steppers of KC will be bringing the cool and savvy 2-Step from Kansas City, Mo. with dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. This fundraiser benefits Women Empowerment Inc. in Topeka.

4. Arts in the Park presents BritBeat: A Tribute to the Beatles

When: 8 p.m., Friday, July 28

Where: Larry Norvell Band Shell, 1101 Fremont St., Manhattan

Price: Free

BritBeat recreates the Beatles touring years, beginning with the early Ed Sullivan songs like "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand." BritBeat captures the authentic mannerisms and memorable traits of John, Paul, George and Ringo live on stage. For more information visit

5. Brookwood Community Drum Jam

When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 29

Where: Brookwood Shopping Center, 2709 S.W. 29th St.

Price: Free

Join local community members for their annual drum jam every final Friday. Located on the shopping center terrace, no talent is needed, just bring your hand drum, tambourine, maracas, sticks, whatever you have to make some music. For more information, visit

6. Sunday Funday at the Wheel Barrel

When: noon to 2 p. …

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