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Next Up: It's Time For A Change

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It’s time for a change. Next Best Thing was intended to be a limited-run commentary focused on ways to stay connected digitally during stay-at-home orders. It will continue on, but as a public service announcement about local events, and we’re calling it Next Up.

So, next up is Wichita City Pride this Thursday at Naftzger Park. The all ages festival goes from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with artists, musicians and performers from Wichita’s queer community.

The following day, June 25, brings a collaborative event to the Brickyard in Old Town. Starting at 6:00 p.m., From The Brickyard With Love features musician Rudy Love Jr. and family, plus DJ Carbon. Art in the Alley, a multi-artist show, will take place at the same time.

On Saturday, June 26, you can head back to Naftzger Park for LUNAFEST. Presented by Girls on the Run Heart of Kansas, it’s a one-night festival of films featuring strong women, recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets are at girlsontherunks.org.

And here’s a preview of July’s coming attractions…

The new season at Roxy’s Downtown gets underway with a stage production of Driving Miss Daisy, July 8 through 25. Learn more and get your tickets at roxysdowntown.com.

Mama.film microcinema is teaming up with KMUW’s movie club to present four nights of movie trivia every other Thursday, July 8 through August 19. Hosted by KMUW’s Hugo Phan, the trivia themes vary from general movie knowledge to holiday movies to horror movies. Register your team at mama.film.

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Music: "Sweet Spot" by Scanglobe. From the Free Music Archive. CC BY NC