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This weekend’s event picks promise something for everyone. Whether you love exercising, the arts or science, Wichita has you covered this weekend.

Read on for more information on this weekend’s picks for “Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita.” Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on KWCH’s Community Events Calendar: http://www.kwch.com/community

1)    Boots ‘N Daisy Dukes 5K and Lil’ Critters Fun Run
Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Saturday, August 16
Where: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Boulevard
Cost: Fees Vary
Info:http://www.bootsanddaisydukes5k.com/wichita/info.php

Why you should go: This run will take you back into the Old West with historical reenactments, interactive learning, and storytelling. Everyone who participates in the 5K and Lil’ Critter Fun Run will receive an event t-shirt, and kids can get their face painted and participate in wagon rides.

All the proceeds from the Boots ‘N Daisy Dukes event will go to Old Cowtown Museum.

2)    Botanica Asian Night Market
Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Date: Saturday, August 16
Where: Botanica, 701 N. Amidon
Cost: Children 12 & Under: FREE, Adults: $7, Members: $5
Info: http://www.botanica.org/asian-night-market

Why you should go: Come out to Botanica to experience a variety of Asian arts, crafts, dance, cuisine and refreshments. Asian Night Market is a fundraiser for the future Chinese Garden of Friendship.

Vendors, artists and school groups will provide entertainment for the evening, including a demonstration by Kim’s Tae Kwon.

Anyone who comes to the Asian Night Market dressed in traditional Asian attire gets in FREE.

3)    Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Bring Your Own Telescope
Time: 9:00 PM
Date: Friday, August 15
Where:  Lake Afton Public Observatory in Lake Afton Park, 39th St. South & 247th St. West
Cost: Free
Info:http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/programs/2014/Bring_Your_Own_Telescope.htm

Why you should go: If you have your own telescope, or are considering purchasing one, this is the event for you. Members of the Kansas Astronomical Observers will be on site to assist people with their telescopes and provide information on different telescopes available. The Observatory will have their telescopes available to look through, too.

The Bring Your Own Telescope event is free, but if you want to attend the regular public program as well, it will cost you $5.

4)    KEYN Summer Concert Series: Across the Pond, Rockin’ Horse, and Carson Mac
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, August 15
Where: WaterWalk, Waterman & Main St.
Cost: FREE
Info: http://www.wichitawaterwalk.com/events/waterwalk-event/summer-concert-series.html

Why you should go: For the final night of the KEYN Summer Concert Series, the WaterWalk will host Across the Pond, Rockin’ Horse, and Carson Mac. Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and spend the evening relaxing.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There is FREE parking in covered parking garage.

5)    Tony Hawk Rad Science Exhibit
Time: Times Vary
Date: Exhibit open until Sept. 1
Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean
Cost: Admission starting at $6
Info:http://www.exploration.org/tony_hawk.html

Why you should go: This traveling exhibit uses skateboarding to teach kids about gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance, all with the help of pro skater Tony Hawk. Let your kids find the sweet spot on the “Board Balance,” discover the three laws of motion with “Newton’s Pool,” and learn about momentum on the “Momentum Machine.”