Don’t space out on this collection of great events held the Cosmosphere as they host their Musical Spring Break.

There will be musicians and dance performances in the Grand Lobby through the rest of the month. Dance yourselves under the big Blackbird,

Other special spring break activities include guided tours of the museum, solar observing, special music-centered children's activities, such as flying drones and underwater robotics.

Among the events:


Today: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Buhler Singers of Buhler High School, on the shuttle wing
Saturday: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Barry Jones, guitar and vocal/Americana style, on the shuttle wing; 3-3:30 p.m.: Swing Dance Lessons with Myra and Jim Kitson of Metropolitan Coffee, in the lobby under the Blackbird. Wear slick soled shoes; 3:30-5 p.m.: Swing Dancing with Myra and Jim Kitson of Metropolitan Coffee, in the lobby under the Blackbird. Wear slick soled shoes.
Sunday: Noon-2 p.m.: Lena Sawyer, keyboardist, on the shuttle wing.
Wednesday: Noon-12:45 p.m.: Community Sing-A-Long with a Spacey Twistm led by Bob Colladay and his ukulele in the lobby under the Blackbird. Bring your lunch or stay for lunch in the Cosmosphere Cafe. 4:30-5:30 pm: Ji Shim Anderson, cello performance and education in the Discovery Room (second floor). Kids are encouraged to attend.

In case you missed it

If you didn’t make it to the Hutchinson Art Center during Third Thursday, you have through the rest of the month to stop in and explore student artwork from the Hutchinson High School Art Department.

This annual event showcases student work in a professional setting.

 The Hutchinson High School Art Student and IB show features students of all levels and media in the visual arts. Artwork will be shown from Deb Ringler’s ceramic, glass, and fundamentals of 3D classes, Darren Morawitz's drawing/painting and International Baccalaureate art classes, and Julia Johnson's Fundamentals of 2D Art classes.

 The director of the Art Center, Patrick Calvillo says, “It’s so great to have an amazing art program at HHS. The teachers really know how to motivate and inspire these kids to do some amazing work.” He is right. These students have the most dedicated teachers. The instructors know how to connect with them, and bring forth their creativity. Art is an essential outlet for kids and teens alike. It provides a voice where often there is silence. It boosts confidence and creates connections. I am so pleased that this show is presented in such a beautiful and community oriented space such as the Hutchinson Art Center.

Jennifer Randall, a Hutchinson artist and organizer of Third Thursday, writes an arts and entertainment column for The Hutchinson News. Reach her at jenrandallart@yahoo.com.