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FALL 2016 | OCT + NOV • Vol. XI Issue II

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Contributors PUBLISHER/OWNER Kerrice Mapes

seveneightfive@gmail.com CONTRIBUTORS Jay Bachman Jarrod Boyer Greg Garcia Ali Hanlon Michael Howe Michelle Leivan Noah Neff Travis Owens Tricia Peterson

Gary Piland Amanda Reynolds Ashley Reynolds Ni’Cole Revell Brandon Rison Martie Rison James Robinson Stephanie Teater Tom Wah

ACCOUNTING Liz Bell EDITING

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ADVERTISING Kerrice Mapes

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VOL XI Issue II | FALL 2016 | SEPT - NOV Alex Lancaster was the first customer of Norseman Brewery Company, located in NOTO. Their grand opening is October 14. Read about them and more brew news inside.

–Tim Meyers, Strange Brewing

“American Craft Brewers are artisans that rather than working in paint, or photography… they’re working in beer.”

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4th street bridge halloween costumes the '80s gab local tv fall events calender microburst moods

guide to kansas wine fall season brews food ninja chili + soups specials

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pick up DOWNTOWN • • • • • • • • • •

Celtic Fox Irish Pub Hanover Pancake House Juli’s Bistro Luis’ Place Oddfellow’s Ramada Inn / Uncle Bo's RowHouse Restaurant The BreakRoom Midwest Barter TPAC

BROOKWOOD 29TH + GAGE / WEST • • • • • • •

La Rocca’s Pizza Marian Lane Candles Pigskins + Boss Hawgs Southwind Gallery The Lazy Toad Tailgator's Pizagels

SOUTH EAST / EAST TOPEKA • • • • •

Abigail’s Bar & Grill Blind Tiger The Landing Grille Mainstream Boutique Tacos el Mexicana

NORTH TOPEKA / OAKLAND • Bradley’s Cafe • NOTO Burrito • J&J Gallery Bar

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Matryoshka Tattoo Serendipity Studio 831 Wellers Brass Rail Tavern

COLLEGE HILL / MIDTOWN • • • • •

The Burger Stand Oscars Louie's Lounge Mulvane Art Museum PT's College Hill

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The Trap Backs by Popular Demand The Dutch Goose Live Music Institute Anytime Fitness Speck's Tavern TSCPL (Library) Via's Pizzeria + More Findables Quinton's


"STRENGTH, STRUCTURE, COMMUNITY AND NATURE WILL BE REPRESENTED." -Jamie ColÓn

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f it's not about the destination, it's about the journey - then I'd venture to say your journey probably hasn't taken you over the 4th Street Bridge lately. It is a pedestrian bridge located between Branner and Lafayette, which is a main thoroughfare for pedestrians, bicycles and cars. It also carries a school bus, transporting students to the nearby Scott Dual Language Magnet School. And while you might think a bridge is just a bridge - it isn't. The concrete structure is covered with graffiti and illicit phrases urging young minds to negate authority. This is what they see as they journey to school, where minds are molded and supposed to learn the tools to achieve their dreams. The neighborhood, East Topeka North, has seen an explosion of vandalism and crime in recent years. It's no secret that one way to curb vandalism is through a community grassroots effort that involves area residents. ARTSConnect is attuned to this fact, which is why they teamed up with the City of Topeka. Together they decided to become one of the first cities in the country to attempt the painting of a structure such as the 4th Street Bridge. Challenge factors in the project were wind, traffic and sun.

This is lead artist Jamie ColÓn's seventh mural with ARTSConnect, with an assist from Raul HLuz, who painted the graffiti-style "east side" designs which appear on the pedestrian side of both sides of the bridge. The traffic side of the bridge displays a honeycomb pattern. aseveneightfive

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KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING

The 4th Street bridge before - a landscape of vulgarity through which many youth made their way to school.

TOPEKA MURAL PROJECT

AVONDALE EAST

TENNESSEE TOWN

MEADOWS ELEMENTARY

NETREACH CENTER

HUNTOON + LANE

1ST + CLAY

ARTSConnect has formed a partnership with the Topeka Police Department, Safe Streets Coalition and Downtown Topeka, Inc. to make Topeka a safer, more vibrant, prosperous place to live. The first mural, dedicated on June 7, 2013, is located at 1120 NE Seward and was designed by Jamie Colon and Maria Guzman and painted by more than 50 community members. You can find other murals at Meadows Elementary School, Avondale East NetReach Center, and at the corner of Huntoon + Lane. Jamie ColÓn has served as lead artist for these murals.

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POWER, PRESENCE AND PERSUASION female executive leadership retreat This executive leadership retreat focuses on women ready to take the next step in their personal or professional leadership journeys. The event trains on resilient leadership: Power, Presence and Persuasion, teaching how to stay present and effective in high stakes conversations, how to use your unique brilliance to inspire and support others, and how to ask for what you want and get it. Learn more: Go to DontAwaitCreate.com or ask seveneightfiver Jesyca Hope. Upon registration at DontAwaitCreate.com put in "785" for a $78.50 discount. aseveneightfive

MOVIES BYTHE THELAWN LAWN MOVIE ON On the south apron. Location venue may change, check for the latest info at tscpl.org

Have fun watching movies on the Statehouse lawn Have fun downtown check for the latest info at movies tscpl.org by watching

the Statehouse lawn. Dress as your favorite pm movie character. On the street at 9th & Jackson / Cruisin’ the Capitol Car Show & MovieBring Night a blanket and your friends. Willy Wonka - Sept 24

Sat | Aug 23 | 8:30 | American Graffiti Sat | Sept 13 | 8:00 pm | Wreck-It Ralph nkenweenie - Oc t 1 and the Chocolate Factory

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Details at tscpl.org/events

Movies Start at 7:30pm

Sat | Sept 27 | 8:00pm| Honey I Shrunk the Kids On the Statehouse lawn

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Prognosticatio with

Ruprecht Roosterdamus, The Psychic Chicken TM

2016 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

Yo, Rupe Don’t take this the wrong way, but I kinda feel like you’ve been picking on us Tauri for a while now. What’s up? Did a Taurus pee in your corn flakes or something? - No Bull Dear NB, Ya know, yer right. As I look back over a few Prognosticatios I do seem to pick on yer sign more than some of the others. But, let’s be honest, it’s not as much as ya really deserve, is it? I’ll try to do it a bit more often now. Thanks for the heads up. - RR ____________________________ A R I E S When someone says, “Hot enough for you?”, try answering, “It’s hotter than a TrumpChump (a.k.a. Donald Trump supporter) when The Donald can’t find Ukraine on a map and someone suggests maybe that’s a problem.” T A U R U S I figured out why some people think it’s okay to pull out in front of ya knowing yer going to have hit yer brakes to avoid running into them. They’re morons. G E M I N I When The Donald says he’s going to make America great again, it’s probably good to remember, he only means for ignorant racist white guys. The rest of us are on our own. C A N C E R Okay, I can’t seem to pinpoint when it actually happened, but sometime in the dim and distant past before civilization was created and in spite of their obvious and inherent limitations and inevitable eventual extinction, idiots must have learned how to procreate in vast numbers.

L E O Do ya know how to tell if yer actually talking with The Donald? Toss him a small lemon. If he can’t hold it in one tiny hand without dropping it, it’s really him.

L E O Do ya know how to tell if yer actually talking with The Donald? Toss him a small lemon. If he can’t hold it in one tiny hand without dropping it, it’s really him.

V I R G O Here’s the thing - when ya try and fail to do something that nobody Yo, Rupe in their right mind would ever try Don’t take this the wrong way, to do, the sympathy factor is but I kinda feel like you’ve been going to be really low. But ya picking on us Tauri for a while knew that going in, right? now. What’s up? Did a Taurus pee L I B R A in your corn flakes or something? Finally. - No Bull S C O R P I O Dear NB, I took a little vacation in my time Ya know, yer right. As I look back machine and I’ve seen the future over a few Prognosticatios I do and, yes, Scorpios still rule. seem to pick on yer sign more S A G I T T A R I U S than some of the others. But, let’s Teaching style to someone who be honest, it’s not as much as ya doesn’t have it naturally is like really deserve, is it? I’ll try to do it showing a cranky buffalo how to a bit more often now. Thanks for ride a skateboard. Yer bound to the heads up. - RR fail and will most likely get ____________________________ horribly stomped. Ask me how I know this to be true... A R I E S When someone says, “Hot C A P R I C O R N enough for you?”, try answering, Sometimes ya look around and “It’s hotter than a TrumpChump think, “Why do I even try?” The answer is of course money and sex,(a.k.a. Donald Trump supporter) but it never hurts to wonder, right? when The Donald can’t find Ukraine on a map and someone A Q U A R I U S suggests maybe that’s a problem.” When asked why he uses spray tan instead of real sunshine, The T A U R U S I figured out why some people Donald quipped, “I thought think it’s okay to pull out in front orange was the new black.” of ya knowing yer going to have P I S C E S hit yer brakes to avoid running We had primaries and the total into them. They’re morons. number of wacko right-wingers is quite a bit lower now. Still, will G E M I N I this trend continue or will we slip When The Donald says he’s going back into voting a straight ticket to make America great again, it’s instead of our consciences? I’m probably good to remember, he not taking any bets. only means for ignorant racist white guys. The rest of us are on ___________________________ our own. Question for the Blue Guru? Something on yer mind? Need an C A N C E R answer to a burning (and itching) Okay, I can’t seem to pinpoint when it actually happened, but personal question? Find out sometime in the dim and distant before it’s too late. Email me! Ruprecht@PsychicChicken.com past before civilization was ___________________________ created and in spite of their obvious and inherent limitations * Astrological predictions are to sanity and inevitable eventual extinction, what Brownback’s idiotic economic policies (see Cancer’s horoscope this idiots must have learned how to month) are to a thriving economy. procreate in vast numbers.

V I R G O Here’s the thing - when ya try and fail to do something that nobody in their right mind would ever try to do, the sympathy factor is going to be really low. But ya knew that going in, right?

#brownbackistan - Ruprecht

L I B R A Finally. S C O R P I O I took a little vacation in my time machine and I’ve seen the future and, yes, Scorpios still rule. S A G I T T A R I U S Teaching style to someone who doesn’t have it naturally is like showing a cranky buffalo how to ride a skateboard. Yer bound to fail and will most likely get horribly stomped. Ask me how I know this to be true... C A P R I C O R N Sometimes ya look around and think, “Why do I even try?” The answer is of course money and sex, but it never hurts to wonder, right? A Q U A R I U S When asked why he uses spray tan instead of real sunshine, The Donald quipped, “I thought orange was the new black.” P I S C E S We had primaries and the total number of wacko right-wingers is quite a bit lower now. Still, will this trend continue or will we slip back into voting a straight ticket instead of our consciences? I’m not taking any bets. ___________________________ Question for the Blue Guru? Something on yer mind? Need an answer to a burning (and itching) personal question? Find out before it’s too late. Email me! Ruprecht@PsychicChicken.com ___________________________ * Astrological predictions are to sanity what Brownback’s idiotic economic policies (see Cancer’s horoscope this month) are to a thriving economy. #brownbackistan - Ruprecht

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HALLOWEEN

COSTUMES

by Kerrice Mapes

TOPEKA INSPIRED

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h the horror (said in my best Fran Drescher voice and attire), what to wear this Halloween season. If I'm a sexy cat (not as in Cat Woman but kitty-cat with a short skirt) one more time, I might lick myself to the ninth life. And furthermore, this pressure to find the balance between hot costume and smart costume has me wondering, is it truly acceptable for adults to dress up for Halloween? I'm sure this question could be debated for as long there is no trick-or-treating age limit. But despite what side of the broom I sit on, one thing is for sure, Topeka bars love Halloween parties and seveneightfivers love to dress up. The Halloween guises vary from year to year, but putting much consideration into the evening's wardrobe is a constant. It's not enough to just pick a noun and preface it with the word sexy. e.g. sexy lobster, sexy Chewbacca, sexy ferret; and adults need be mindful of cultural appropriation (think sexy Indian Chief). I think it's most important to consider the implications of 1,000 Facebook views of the photo of you as the human centipede. Now, I'm not trying to be Debby Downer (sorry, I forgot to insert the word sexy) but I do applaud those who make the commitment to dress up for the so-called holiday with a little imagination and wit. A Sylvia Plath or Bat Woman costume not only triggers a conversation but allows me to judge a book by its cover, and I dig it. (Bat Woman is the highest-profile gay superhero to appear in stories published by DC Comics.) As the weekend of shenanigans approaches, so does my own personal searching for a costume. I tossed out the notion of the sexy toast costume and wracking my brain for a witty costume has exhausted me. Alas, I've fallen victim to the third type of adult costume - the famous person. This brought me to an idea - if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what if Topeka's top costumes where Top-Iconic folks? aseveneightfive

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TOP-ICONIC INSPIRATIONS FIERCE FEMALE

Society encourages women to dress scantily on Halloween, instead dress up as inspiring female role models or pay homage to your fierce female neighbors.

A Charmed Lady Living a Charmed Life

NOTABLE: Helen Crow has been one of Topeka's top real estate agents for over 30 years and is a local philanthropist. THE LOOK: Iconic red glasses, diamond stud earrings, power suit and a genuine smile and handshake / hug.

The Hat Lady

NOTABLE: Marjorye Savage-Heeney is a one-time Miss Oklahoma City but most notably called an adventuress. She is a community volunteer and activist and can be seen on the streets of downtown Topeka caring for the environment in small personal ways. She hands out feathers as a token of appreciation to the people she believes are special THE LOOK: Large hat, larger-than-life personality and a purse with a colorful array of feathers.

THE SEXY VIXEN

Fine, Halloween is the one time of year you can wear a super sexy outfit typically reserved for the bedroom, and show off those assets one more time before winter hibernation.


Sasnak Dancer

NOTABLE: Kansas spelled backwards, one of Topeka's oldest strip clubs. Infamous for their free hot dogs. THE LOOK: Lingerie outfit with a tray of hot dogs.

The Lamp Dancer

NOTABLE: Rickie Hite dances all over Topeka, notably on the corner of 10th and Kansas, showing his love for God and to support the American Troops. THE LOOK: Knee-length jean cut-offs, t-shirt, fanny pack, hand-held Walkman, some American flag apparel, and of course a lamp with no shade and sweet dance moves with a snappy pelvic thrust.

MUSIC MAN

Showcase your love of music and channel one of these iconic Topekans.

The Rasta Man

NOTABLE: Jarrod Boyer is a reggae music enthusiast and can been seen on Facebook doing a show called the "Five Minute Rant from the Quiet Room." THE LOOK: Dreads, Jamaican flag, reggae concert shirt, long board, Irie pen around your neck, and your phone on a selfie stick ready to stream anything via Facebook Live.

The Hustler

NOTABLE: Rayon Boyd, CEO of Sticky Green Records, is known for hustling records out of the trunk of a car. Over a dozen albums from multiple artists have made Sticky Green Records a true indie label selling almost a million albums out of trunks. THE LOOK: Sticky Green Records represents several rappers. So to pull this look off, have your favorite local lyricist's LP in your trunk ready to hustle and wear hiphop apparel or go for a literal visual and wear all green or something that represents that sticky green. Just try not to be smoked.

THE SPORTS LOOK

A few years ago it was hilarious to do the Michael Phelps showcase your own high school swimming medals, while wearing a speedo and carrying a bong - but why not show your sporting side and dress as one of these iconic Topeka citizens .

The Bicyclist

NOTABLE: Karl Fundenberger spearheaded the Topeka Bicycle Project, Kansas' first bike-share program. THE LOOK: Skinny jeans, smart, minimalist worn tshirt, unicycle or rickshaw.

The Speedo Guy

NOTABLE: Jamie Flowers can been seen riding his bike all over town. In 2012, his bike was stolen which lead to a media campaign to resolve the theft. He is an avid motorcycle rider, bicycle rider, animal lover, noted as a hard worker and all-around good guy. In the over 25 years of riding Topeka streets, he has been hit 10 times. THE LOOK: Short jean cut-offs or short bike shorts / speedos, tan, long curly dark hair, fanny pack, biker gloves, no shirt or KU jersey, Cannondale 120 (or any BMX style bike). aseveneightfive


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♼ the '80s "Hairball"

Topeka Performing Arts Center | OCT 14 | 8p | TPacTix.com

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airball is more than just a band – and certainly more than a tribute band. Hairball is a rock 'n' roll experience you won't soon forget, at least, that's what the band boasts and what fans who saw them at Sturgis cough up. From the lights and sound, to the video screens, to the smoke, fire, blood, bombs and confetti, and who could miss spiders, snakes and monsters (oh my). Top it off with screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans, the event will hit you hard and it'll take a few days to recover from this throat puncher. The band is lead by vocalists Bobby, Steven and Joe Dandy who take you on a mind-blowing, accurate homage to some of the greatest including Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith and many more. But don't confuse Hairball with the countless "80s tribute" bands, Hairball is an event; an attitude and expression of music and showmanship that isn't retro-flashback. The motor that drives the Hairball dragster consists of Freaky on the electric bass, Blake on the drums and Happy on the lead guitar. The trio pride themselves on nailing some of the most memorable licks. "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," Happy often tells audiences. Hairball lives by that motto, giving a 100 percent, full-on, no-holds-barred, chaotic, fiery party that has to be experienced to be believed. aseveneightfive

TOTALLY TUBULAR EVENTS

Theatre for the 30-somethings

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Topeka Civic Theatre | Various | TopekaCivicTheatre.com

opeka Civic Theatre launches their 81st season in August, boasting two stages in the old Gage School plus shows at Helen Hocker Theater, totaling over 23 shows this year. For the '80s lover, this season is one to pay attention to. (Perhaps it's your year to become a season member?) Collectively the theatres are producing three shows that are musts for any fan.

"The Toxic Avenger"

| SEPT 16 - OCT 2

Those who know the cult classic will rejoice but may not comprehend how Lloyd Kaufman's Toxie can come to live on stage. Trust us, the stage adaptation is actually less cheesy than the film and the music is unbelievable, written by David Bryan ("Memphis").

"Rock of Ages"

| MARCH 3 - APRIL 1, 2017

Lycra, lace and liquor; no it's not a seveneightfive deadline, it's the scene for "Rock of Ages" a glorious rock 'n' roll musical set at the end of the '80s in Hollywood as an aspiring rockstar longs to be the next big thing. Only the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi and more will hold the answers to his success and future (as it should).

"Heathers The Musical"

| JUNE 16 - JULY 2, 2017

The orginal mean girls are back. "Heathers The Musical" is an unflinching look at the joy and anguish of high school. It is hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal, based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. Are you in, or are you out? [And where are we all going to buy red, green or yellow blazers and knee socks?]


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WHAT'CHA WATCHING? by William L. Domme | photos by Nathan Ham | Nathan Ham Photography

T Nota bene:

this is not playground gab or gossip, this is ebullient, enthusiastic banter about... all the great things in and about Topeka.

opeka, if your ears are ringing it's not a fleeting sensation. You are being talked about. The creators and curators of GabLocal TV are talking about you to make sure that Top City keeps talking about you. Brothers, Frank and Chris Schultz, and new partner in crime, Cole Harrington, are working overtime to identify and archive history in Topeka as it happens, in the present. There's a reason it's called the present, and knowing what's going on and what's just around the corner is these gentlemen's specialty. Funded by family efforts through The Break Room and Field of Greens, two popular Topeka eateries located downtown, the brothers Schultz and Harrington feed their drive to spread the word about current and future goings on about town. They truly do have the gift of gab. Nota bene: this is not playground gab or gossip, this is ebullient, enthusiastic banter and information that can get you to all the great events and businesses fueling a veritable renaissance in Topeka, on both sides of the mighty Kansas River. According to Cole, Chris, and Frank as we talked in the studio at Nathan Ham Photography, GabLocal TV focuses on five categories. With Champions of Character, Making Main Street, Connecting the Arts, Food Flair and Fun, and the Schultz Show,

GabLocal TV covers the gamut of what’s happening in Top City. Within those five categories are a range of programs available to view through the GabLocal TV website. Chris Schultz, speaking about the options available to them as broadcasters of local programming, spoke with enthusiasm of what media has become. Gesturing to a smartphone, Chris says, “If you want to communicate, you need to get into someone’s pocket wherever they are in the world.” By making their programs available online, GabLocal TV can do just that. But they have other ways to reach their growing audience. Friday mornings on WIBW 13’s Weekend Fun Forecast during the 6a broadcast, Chris appears as “Fake Meteorologist, Real Event Promoter” to give the viewing audience a heads up on the goings on about town for the weekend. The objective of Gab Local TV is to provide community promotions today and preservation of those events for tomorrow. They approach their work with high production, multi-camera recordings to bring together more than a single view or slice of topics they promote and archive. Knowing that one person’s experience is not the only experience, this multi-camera approach provides more texture and a rich archive of things as they happen. Harrington continued on next page >>>

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GAB LOCAL TV Capital City of Character Talk About Topeka Fun Forecast (WIBW, Friday, 6a) Connecting the Arts and more!!! GabLocalTv.com

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elaborates, “We want to tell the long story. The age of the 140-character comment on the story of our lives needs the long story.” Over five years of promoting and documenting events big and small, loud and quiet, has allowed the crew at GabLocal TV to earn trust from their hometown. Working as community organizers, building on foundations, using their gift of gab to the fullest extent to make the future stronger for Topeka, Frank, Chris, Cole, and their crew are highlighting the top character, arts, and events that put the Top in Topeka. GabLocal TV’s online archive at their website is a treasure of the last two years of Topeka’s history. Now, obviously they cannot cover everything that’s happened in the past two years, but what they have been around to record and promote creates a very detailed picture of Topeka. From the work that’s gone on to improve downtown Topeka’s Kansas Avenue, social activities at Topeka Civic Theatre and a

summer concert series at Topeka Performing Arts Center, to the efforts of Loud Light and The Equality House, GabLocal TV is talking about you, baby. There was an opportunity for the group to step away from the focus on their hometown and reach the larger broadcast markets to the east. But after consideration, they have chosen to maintain their focus and efforts on the city of Topeka. If there are organizers out there getting their events together it would be one of the best things you could do to get a hold of GabLocal TV and let them do what they do. Or, show them some support and look for them when you’re out, swing by The Break Room and Field of Greens, or simply go to their website and hit that “Give 2 Gab” tab to make a donation. Talk about Topeka! These guys don’t just talk the talk. They walk the walk and support their hometown whole-heartedly. aseveneightfive


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CHEERS 17 FALL SEASON BEERS KANSAS WINE TOUR TWO NEW BREWERIES Topeka's palate for wine and craft beer has matured faster than an aged scotch and in response are TopekaBeer (ran by Strathman Sales) who now distribute over 80 craft brews to liquor stores and establishments for your varied refreshment needs. Add to that the opening of two breweries, which in proximity to Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant creates a Brewmuda Triangle and a focus and emphasis on grape varietals - Kansas beers and wines are creating a camaraderie and a destination.

photo by Zach Snethen


THE NUTS + BARLEY

NORSEMEN BREWING CO. roots

owners

HAPPY BASSET BREWING owners

influence name

Man's best friends: his dog and good beer

brews

Marne and Eric Craver. Eric has been a home brewer for years and works full-time in heating and air, Marne is a food scientist at MARS. The couple are laid back, friendly brewers who desire to make a meaningful contribution to the craft beer community with their skill and imagination. John Dean, Blind Tiger Brewery + Restaurant Pays homage to their two Basset Hounds, who provided tail-wagging encouragement while creating delightful brews. Microbrewery taproom. Beer by the glass, growlers to go and the occasional cocktails. No kitchen. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food or have food delivered. HOPPY BASSET IPA

Fat Back Brewery, a home brewing group consisting of Jared Rudy, Adam Rosdahl and Andy Sutton started in 2010. Jared and Adam and their wives / majority share holders, Emily and Melissa, who also share the men's passion for putting together recipes and perfecting brewing techniques to make great beer quickly.

name

Pays homage to the North Topeka community and the closed Northern Hills and Logan Junior Highs (the mascot for Northern Hills was the Norsemen.) "All Vikings are Norsemen but not all Norsemen are Vikings."

offerings

Beer by the glass, taster flights and growlers to go. Snacks (popcorn and pretzels) Food trucks on occasion. Outside food welcomed. Two event spaces for rent hosting 50 to 160 people.

brews

SHIELD MAIDEN WHEAT Take on American Wheat with a little rye for additional flair.

North Topeka Roots

Taproom and brew house

Eight beers in portfolio including five yearround

ROBUST PORTER

FAT BACK LAGER Vienna lager with subtle crisp hops and residual sweetness. ODIN'S ONE-EYEPA A hopper version of pale ale. RUDY'S RED Sweetish Irish Red Ale with toasted malt characters and a dry finish.

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OATMEAL STOUT Medium bodied smooth stout, made with oats for a touch of sweetness.

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Steampunk Art Show presented by Two Wolves Studio. A collection of Steampunk arts, crafts, clothing and accessories will be on display and for sale. Enjoy a live music performance, fire arts and other entertainment while drinking a glass of locally brewed beer from Norsemen Brewing Co. Guests are encouraged to dress up in Steampunk, or any style of cosplay. Photos may be taken upon request for a $25 character and model photo packet. Norsemen Brewing Company 830 N Kansas Ave NOTO October 22 | 7p-12a GA: $10 | All Ages

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Farm Wineries contribute more than $10.9 million to the Kansas economy. Every 2.33 acres of grapes supports one job. Source: 2015 Estimating the Economic Impact of the Wine Industry on the Kansas Economy

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n impromptu surprise 50th birthday party for a girlfriend led me to Crooked Post Winery in Ozawkie where I learned the magnitude of wineries Kansas has to offer. Sure, as the owner of seveneightfive, I knew about a few wineries scattered around the area including our friends (and past features) at Prairie Fire Winery and Wyldewood Cellars. I've had the pleasure of visiting Holy-field Vineyard and Winery about six years ago after winning silent auction items at A Night of Wine and Roses for The American Cancer Society. And I've been saying I'd stop at Oz Winery for years when I travel to Manhattan to meet our accountant, although it never seems like a good idea, mixing wine and accounting. But what got my tannins wet was when I laid my eyes on an oversized, nine-panel accordionfolded map that listed 27 Kansas Farm Wineries, three different wine trails and a passport game to encourage wine enthusiasts to visit all the locations (like you really had to give us winos a game, but, thank you). "If I don't know about this, I guarantee there are readers who don't know," I told my friend. Thus the Saturday impromptu celebration also became a tangible excuse for us to try every wine at Crooked Post (again, not a necessity, but thanks for the push).

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TO KANSAS WINE

FromtheLandofKansas.com/Wine

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The slick map is published by From the Land of Kansas, a trademarked program whose mission is to help businesses that grow, produce, process or manufacture products in Kansas. Additionally, the program works with and supports restaurants using Kansas products and retailers selling Kansas products and ingredients. Resources are provided through membership (levels range from free to $2,000 a year) and help members promote their Kansas products and provides them with a variety of business development tips and opportunities including marketing assistance. For consumers, the state trademark provides a consistent way to identify Kansas agriculturebased products. aseveneightfive

Before prohibition, Kansas combined with Missouri to form one of the largest grape growing and wine making regions in America. The fertile soils of Kansas are the perfect home for certain varieties of grapes. Today Kansas' landscape is now dotted with a growing number of local wineries, some of which are winning national and international awards with Kansas-grown grapes. Three Kansas wine trails - Glacial Hills Wine Trail, Kaw Valley Wine Trail and Somerset Wine Trail - promote friendly wineries and great Kansas wines to share with friends. Get in on the action by touring a Kansas vineyard and help with the harvest during August and September.


SIP+SEE CHANGING THE SUNDAY ROAD TRIP: 32 KS WINERIES Aubrey Vineyards Overland Park Crescent Moon Winery Lawrence Crooked Post Winery Ozawkie Davenport Orchards + Winery Eudora Glaciers Edge Winery Wakarusa

GLACIAL HILLS WINE TRAIL Consists of four wineries in a region created long ago when the glaciers receded north; leaving behind a unique, scenic landscape of rolling, wooded hills and valleys with clear, running streams. This creates a unique soil type found nowhere else in Kansas. You can see and taste the difference. Each winery is approximately 20 to 25 minute drive from each other. In order to visit each winery in one given day, your trip must be on a Saturday or Sunday, the only corresponding hours. Make reservations at Jefferson Hill for dinner.

Crooked Post

Crescent Moon

Inspired by Italian architecture and wine, Kevin and Lori Henderson opened the winery in 2014 and pride themselves on staying true to the grape (no manipulation). Using FrenchAmerican hybrid grapes, wines are hand-crafted on site and customers are invited to help with the harvest and crush every Saturday morning in September.

Boasts eight grape varieties from white Vignoles to red Noiret. Enjoy wines from their patio and take in the inspiring vantage point of the valley and picturesque country views.

Glaciers Edge A growing vineyard consisting of eight varieties of grapes and nearly 3000 vines. Their tasting room / patio was opened in 2014 and their mission is to be positive ambassadors to our local wine, food and tourism industry.

Jefferson Hill Built in 1920, this previous dairy farm has been transformed into a KS farm winery, bed and breakfast. Wines are produced from estate grown grapes. Panoramic views of the beautiful countryside can be viewed from all areas inside the winery, their large covered veranda and gazebos. Make this your last stop and have dinner and stay the night.

Grace Hill Winery Whitewater Highland Community College Winery Wamego

Somerset Ridge Vineyard + Winery Paola Smoky Hill Vineyards + Winery Salina Stone Hill Vineyards + Winery Olathe Tierra Del Sol Vineyards Cimarron Wheat State Wine Co. Winfield White Tail Run Winery Edgerton White Wind Vineyard + Winery Shawnee

Holy Field Vineyard + Winery Basehor

Wine Barn Winery + Vineyard Kansas City

Jefferson Hill Vineyards + Guest House McLouth

Wyldewood Cellars Peck

KC Wine Co. Olathe Mabel's Homestead Vineyard Arkansas City Middle Creek Winery Louisburg Nighthawk Vineyard + Winery Paola OZ Winery Wamego Rosewood Winery Pawnee Rock Rowe Ridge Vineyard + Winery Kansas City

NOT ON MAP Prairie Fire Winery Paxico BlueJacket Crossing Eudora Kuglers Vineyard Lawrence Liquid Art Winery Manhattan Pome on the Range Winery Williamsburg Shiloh Vineyard Wakeeney

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Real pumpkin is intertwined in an Amber Ale which lends a sweetness and pumpkin flavor not found in many other beers. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and allspice.

ARIES MÄRZEN Empyrean Brewing Co.

This Oktoberfest is brewed in the tradition of the Bavarian Märzen beers of Germany in which the beer is cellared in cool tanks for the length of the summer producing a clean,-smooth lager flavor with pronounced malty "Viennabread" sweetness and herbal Nobel hop finish.

PUNK'N Unita Brewing

Harvest the flavors of fall with a bottle opener and pick up Punk’n Ale. With notes of roasted pumpkin and seasonal spices, this beer is savory and crisp.

OUT OF YOUR GOURD

Redhook Ale Brewery

This dark chestnut brown Pumpkin Porter is made with pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and finished with maple syrup during fermentation, making it full-bodied, rich and roasty.

BEST BROWN Bell's Brewing Co.

A smooth and toasty brown Ale with a deep malt body and hints of caramel and cocoa.

COUNT ORLOK

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Nosferatu (Bird of Death) a.k.a. Count Orlok was the German Count Dracula. He was a blood-sucking vampire, but since he was German, Urban Chestnut assumed he must've enjoyed beer as well. In this notion they created Black Pumpkin Wheat Ale in his honor...a "bier noir" if you will.

JOE MAN BUN Defiance Brewing Co.

Brewed in Hays, Kan. this Pilsner begins as a classic German Pilsner and then Defiance adds their touch with a generous addition of American hops. Iti s crisp, clean and balanced with floral aromatics, hints of citrus and spicy herbal notes.

Narwhal Imperial Stout is inspired by the mysterious creature that thrives in the deepest fathoms of the frigid Arctic Ocean. Featuring depth of malt flavor, rich espresso notes, cocoa, roasted grain and a hint of smoke, Narwhal is a massive malt-forward monster. Aggressive but refined with a velvety body that will age in the bottle.

PUMPKICK New Belgium Brewing Co.

Pumpkin beer with a bite of tartness and an unexpected kick of cranberry juice which brightens this traditionally spiced seasonal ale.

ZOMBIE MONKIE Tallgrass Brewing Co.

Zombie Monkie is a dark, rich porter with an exceeding amount of roasted dark chocolate and specialty malts making it hearty and complex. Then inoculated with hops to add a floral citrus character to the finish.

PIPELINE PORTER Kona Brewing Co.

Brewed with Hawaiian Kona Coffee, Pipeline Porter has a dark chocolate color, rich roasted malt flavors and a smooth coffee finish with a strong, addictive aroma.

WARSTEINER PREMIUM OKTOBERFEST Warsteiner Brauerei

A truly German import brewed according to the German Purity Law, as area ll Warsteiner beers, in limited quantities. This specialty beer is well-balanced, mild and smooth with a hoppy aftertaste.


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bursting onto the political scene

MICRO BURST by Ande Davis, writer, educator and former seveneightfive editor

"We're trying to create a voice for change... help find some solidarity where their votes really matter." Leah Sewell, Microburst magazine

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s long as there have been politics, there have been writers and publishers working to affect change in the political landscape. Earlier this year, Microburst magazine continued that tradition by debuting a call to action for citizens and activists alike.

While the national media attention has been occupied this year by the circus sideshow that the presidential race has become, we Kansans have for the past several years been dealing with our own problems in governance. The takeover of both the executive and legislative branches by the extreme right in Kansas has led to numerous issues in education, infrastructure, social services, health care and even the arts. These statewide problems forced by political extremists are the main focus of what Microburst hopes to address. “I realized going out to protest here that so few people were involved, and so many people were angry. If you go into the gas station and talk to the clerk, everyone’s angry about what’s going on, but so few people were participating in resisting it and voting against it,” said Davis Hammet, an activist who was part of the team to bring Microburst to fruition. “What I realized is that until we get an educated and engaged citizenry that really demands better people to represent them, we can’t realize the changes that we know are necessary.” This, of course, is where Microburst attempts to make its mark. Noticing the culture of arts activists emerging out of Governor Sam Brownback’s early decision to cut funding for arts in Kansas, Leah Sewell decided to take that disappointment and


frustration and funnel it into a concerted effort to make a change. Using her knowledge of the local publishing industry [Sewell is the former editorin- chief of seveneightfive], and recalling her youth in Chicago, picking up DIY zines in record stores, Sewell gathered a group of writers and artists, acquired a Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art, and pieced together a political 'zine that premiered publicly in Lawrence at the end of April. “We’re trying to create a voice for change where people are receptive to change, help find some solidarity where their votes really matter. We don’t want to just preach to the choir,” said Sewell. “At this point there’s nothing like it in Kansas. For this time and what’s going on right now, there’s nothing like this concerted effort to publish an opposition and use a citizen voice against the conservative takeover in the way that Microburst is.”

In the meantime, Microburst has been joined in their fight against the extreme right by a number of organizations and movements also working for change. For instance, the Kansas Coalition for Gun Free Campuses has emerged to argue against the

PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES ORGANIZERS:

Davis Hammet Richard Kobs Dave Loewenstein Justin Marable Leah Sewell

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dangerous and ill-conceived decision to allow concealed carry of weapons on public college campuses across the state, set to take effect next July. Microburst and its associated movements have already seen the results of their efforts, as a number of far right incumbents in the state and national legislatures were defeated in the August primaries by more moderate voices, and for the first time in several decades, every single congressional race across the state will be contested in the November election. The work of these organizations is only beginning, however. “I think we can take the progressive voices from the artists and writers in this state, and with the activist history we have back to the abolitionists and Bleeding Kansas, we can show to the nation that we have something to contribute and we’re going to help move the nation into a more inclusive future,” said Sewell. “Kansas can be part of the conversation about improving social services, women’s rights, equal rights for LGBTQ people.”

Brea Black Dennis Etzel, Jr. Martinez Hillard Megan Kaminski Ashley Laird Reverend Joshua Longbottom Russ Pataky Melissa Sewell Timothy Volpert Nicholas Ward

Microburst received a Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation, and KU Spencer Museum of Art.

Microburst is constantly looking for contributors of art and writing for its publication and website. For more information, visit microburstkansas.org.

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oods is an event space in NOTO owned by Abbie Kern, a seasoned photographer whose pieces stretch traditional visions of water reflections, light and color. Moods mimics this artist's expression in its dĂŠcor, making it a unique place to host your wedding or event. The chic space is located at 816 North Kansas Ave and can accommodate small gatherings up to seating capacity of 99. Beyond the physical space, Kern provides concierge-like services, assisting customers with any aspect of their event. “Whatever your taste and budget, Moods can provide an affordable, 34

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sophisticated and stylish setting, which includes a large and private, partially covered outside courtyard area," said Kern. Moods is fully licensed under the State of Kansas to serve alcoholic beverages. Moods also provides the perfect backdrop for offering still life portrait photography or live streaming video production. Kern and her husband Don are known in the community for their award-winning renovations of historic buildings and Moods is just another example. Additionally, renovations are almost complete on studio artist lofts, located directly above the historic building. Check out Moods every First Friday as they feature a local artist, photography from Kern and music from Rock House Radio featuring the sounds of retro rock, funk, soul and blues. aseveneightfive

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3.7 Fists t is a cloudy day and my senses are alert and keen. I sidle along the wall toward the entrance of The Famous Door wherein lies Thelma’s Soulfood Corner. This will be a difficult battle and I must remain vigilant if I am to overcome my enemy…

FRIENDLINESS

I am greeted before I even enter! A smiling face, three rather, and a jaunty hello are the first blow of this battle delivered with stunning ferocity. I am stunned and must stumble inside, eliminating my element of surprise. Upon entry I am greeted once again and promptly waited on.

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A little confusing - a mix of diner, bar, and lounge. The amalgam of décor makes for an interesting, but not off-putting aesthetic. Splashes of charm jump out such as the retro-look barstools and low profile lounge seating lending an air of class. But then there is the pleasing aroma of soul food - Kapow!

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FOOD

I opt for the chicken dinner to fill my ninja belly. Generous helpings of four wings, 8oz sides, and cornbread are enough to satisfy the hunger of a ninja. The slaw is creamy, the chicken falls off the bone and the cornbread melts in your mouth. The breading on the chicken does tend to get dry but the meat is succulent and helps the delicate balance.

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$3 Juarez Margs $2.5 Dom Btls $5 Taco Burger $6 Taco Salad $.75 Tacos

$3 Dom Btls

$4.5 Dom Pitchers $2.75 Import Btls $3.5 Wellers + Coke $2 Fireball $5 Chburger + Fries

25% off Wine (Glass + Btls) $5 Call Martinis $5 Manhattans $3 Blvd Wheat $3 Blue Moon SIN 10p-1a

LIVE TRIVIA 7p KARAOKE 10p $2.5 Wells $4 Double Wells $3 Dom Btls $3 Tuaca Bombs

WHISKEY WED $4 Jack Daniels $3 22 Dom Drafts $2.75 Wells $4 House Wines $4 Hurricanes

$3 Captain Morgan $3 Bacardi Drinks 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$2.5 Dom Pints $3 Wells $6 Cheeseburger

$3 Wine

$3 Dom Headaches $2 Dom Pints $5.5 Chicken Strip Meal

$1 Off Kansas Beers $4 Long Islands $4 Long Beach $3 Fireball Shots SIN 10p-1a

ACOUSTIC THURS Q'S LIVE 6-8p $3 Dom Pints $2.5 Wells / $4 Double 1/2 price with WU ID PONG TOURNEY 10p

OPEN JAM SESSION CRAFT BEER THURSDAY $4.25 Import 22oz $4.25 Micro 22 oz $3.5 Mexican Beers

$3 Skyy Drinks $3 Seagrams Drinks 9a-4p 50¢ off Dom Drafts 4p-close 50¢ off Dom Btls

$3 Import Btls $3 Import Pints $6.5 Philly Sand

$2.75 Dom Btls $2.75 Dom Drafts $2.75 Otis*

$2.5 Aluminum Btls $4.5 Red Bull Bombs

$2 Dom Btls $3 Free State Pints $4 Tito’s $4 Bacardi

Q'S LIVE | MUSIC $4 Big Dom $1 Off All Mules $3 Fireball Shots

FIREBALL FRIDAY $4 Absolute Drinks $4 House Wines $4 Fireball Shots $3.25 Dom Drafts

$2.5 Wells $2 Fireball $3 Bombs + Barrels 9a-4p 50¢ off Crafts Drafts 4p-close

$3 Aluminum Btls $3.5 Skol Vodka + Energy drink $6.5 Chicken Fried Steak

$3 Otis*

$2.5 Dom Btls $5 Jumbo Wing’s Basket (8) $2 Fireball Shots

$3 Fruit Ales $3 Cider Beers $1 off Craft Cans $3 Rumchata and Fireball Shots

Q'S LIVE | MUSIC $4 Long Island $3 Dom Btls $2 Kamikaze Shots

SEXY SATURDAY $3.5 UV Vodka (7 different flavors) $4 Sex on the Beach $4 Blue Hawaiians $3.25 Dom Drafts $4 House Wines

KU/KSTATE Football Specials $2 Dom Btls $3 Craft Btls $2.5 Wells $2 Fireball $3 Bombs / Barrels

$2.5 Dom Btls $4 Jack Daniels $6.5 Brisket Sand

$3.5 Dom Btls

Reverse HH 10p-12a SIN WED/THURS $5 Late night Burger $1 Off Pints $2 Dom Btls $3 Fireball Shots

HAPPY HOUR M-F 3-5p 1/2 Price Appetizers $1.5 Wells $3 Double Wells

HOPPY HOUR Daily 3-6p EVERYDAY: $5 Bombs with Full Throttle

DROP OFF LAUNDRY SERVICE $1 lb (15lb min) includes soap, softener and folding

EVERYDAY: $4 Jager Bombs $2.5 Apple Pie Shots

*OTIS: Via’s Adult lemonade (Think summer brew, but better.)

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QUINTON'S

Featuring Ping Pong Final Friday Patio Concerts 1601 SW Lane 785.8900

Established 1935 3203 10th St. 357.8474 @thedutchgoose

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Whiskey while you wash, is the only way. 21st + Washburn 408.5091

Featuring screened patio and great food. 21st & Urish 272.1432 TailgatorsTopeka

Unique appetizers and beers 738 SW Gage Blvd. 215.8421 Find us on Yelp


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SHOWS 7 - 11pm *Unless noted

ALL AGES

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2134 N. Kansas Ave | 246-6348


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712 Innovations | 712 S Kansas Absolute Design | 629 S Kansas Boho Mojo | 631 S Kansas Capitol Federal | 700 S Kansas Cashmere Popcorn | 728 S Kansas Contemporary Jewelry Studio | 929 S Kansas Dillon House | 404 SW 9th | Open November H&R Block | 726 S Kansas Jerry Clark Photographer | 112 SE 7th Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop | 725 S Kansas NexLynx | 123 SW 6th Ave Oddfellows Fine Books | 117 SW 6th Prairie Glass Studio | 110 SE 8th Topeka Performing Arts Center | 214 SE 8th Trails Gallery | 109 N Kansas Warehouse 414 | 414 SE 2nd Wolfe’s Camera | 635 S Kansas

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4 Girls’ Garage | 837 N Kansas aMUSEd Gallery | 115 NW Laurent Ballet Folklorico | 814 N Kansas Generations Antiques | 918 N Kansas Habitat for Humanity ReStore | 121 NE Gordon Haven Arts | 837 1/2 N Kansas Kaw River Rustics | 901 N Kansas Matryoshka Tattoo | 902 N Kansas NOTO Arts Center | 935 N Kansas NOTO ArtsPlace | 905 N Kansas The Open Window | 927 N Kansas Portico | 900 N Kansas Rewind Antiques | 840 N Kansas Rusty Haggles Antiques | 826 N Kansas Stonewall Gallery | 826 N Kansas Studio 831 | 831 N Kansas Two Days Monthly Market | 829 N Kansas Two Wolves Studio & Den | 824 1/2 N Kansas Vintage Vibe | 833 N Kansas Yeldarb Gallery | 909 N Kansas Yeldarb Studio Artists | 907 N Kansas

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Alice C. Sabatini Gallery | 1515 SW 10th Art Print Express | 1047 SW Gage - Fleming Place Beauchamp’s Gallery | 3113 SW Huntoon Mulvane Art Museum | 1700 SW Jewell Porterfield’s | 3101 SW Huntoon PT’s Cafe College Hill | 1635 SW 17th Soho Interiors | 3129 SW Huntoon

surrounding complete exhibit information at artsconnecttopeka.org ArtsConnectTopeka

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2900 MacVicar | 2900 MacVicar Discover Nature Gallery | 1100 SE Rice Glaciers Edge Winery | 1636 SE 85th (Wakarusa) God's Storehouse | 2111 SW Chelsea Prairie Meadow Greenhouse | 7321 SE 45th Ricks Advanced Dermatology | 5121 SW 28th Southwind Gallery | 3074 SW 29th Tasteful Olive | 2900A Oakley-Brookwood Topeka Art Guild | 5331 SW 22nd


seveneightfive Fall 2016 Vol XI Issue II