This week in culture — week of Sept. 17


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Photo Letter Art

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: RSC First Floor

Cost: Free

Have you ever been browsing Target and stumbled upon some dope photo letter art only to discover that it costs more than a home-delivered pizza? Pizza vs. photo art is one of the greatest decisions any student will make, but no longer – this Tuesday you can make your own for free. Come on down to the RSC and custom-make your own letter art. Soon, you’ll have your dorm room looking like a gallery without denting that salary.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Botanica

Cost: $5 for Botanica members, $10 for non-members

Tuesdays on the Terrace are a dream for art and nature lovers. Sit in the beautiful Botanica gardens during golden hour — the weekly concert series gathers the best of Wichita in one of its most enchanting locations. Food trucks and a cash bar put everything you could want in reach while you take in live music and vibrant surroundings. This week’s performance features the kaleidoscopic folk of Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy. The legendary Wichita performers play a lively fusion of bluegrass, big band, and blues music that’s sure to have your heart singing along.

Sarah Smarsh: “Heartland” Book Tour

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Location: Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas Ave.

Cost: Free

Kansas author and journalist Sarah Smarsh has been investigating class and politics in America for years now, but “Heartland” is something of a cumulation. The memoir’s been making early waves for its exploration of Smarsh’s own experience growing up in a rural, working-class white household. Smarsh is quickly becoming a definitive Kansas voice. Be sure to attend her reading, as it’s the closest stop she’ll make on her tour this year.

Comedian Sam Comroe

Date: Friday, Sept. 21

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: CAC Theatre

Cost: Free to students, $3 faculty & staff, $5 general

Sam Comroe has launched from an America’s Got Talent finalist to a full-blown touring comedian. Now it’s your chance to catch him before he’s only available on Netflix. Comroe’s humor plays off a large span of topics — he never misses a chance to poke fun at himself or at the ridiculous social phenomena he wades through every day. “Free” is quite a bargain – don’t miss what could be the funniest event of the year.