Weekend Outlook: Things to do the weekend of Oct. 9-11

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Below is a list of events happening around our area that you can take part in virtually or in-person (socially distant, of course).


FRIDAY, Oct. 9

  • Garden Glow
    • The Shawnee County Parks and Recreations Department is offering a fun and safe alternative to canceled events — the Ward-Meade Garden Glow. This is similar to Tulips at Twilight.
    • The event runs 7-10 p.m. from Oct. 2-11 at Old Prairie Town and Ward-Meade Botanical Garden.
    • Admission is a $5 donation.
  • TPAC Concert
    • The Topeka Performing Arts Center is holding its Topeka Jazz Concert Series with a concert by Joe Cartwright & Friends.
    • The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets start at $15. You can find more information on TPAC’s website.
  • Fear Zone
    • Starting on Oct. 9, every Friday and Saturday in October you can take part in the outdoor haunted experience.
    • General admission tickets are available for $20 at the gate or online.
    • Fear Zone is open from 8-10:30 p.m. at 3909 SW Burlingame Rd. in Topeka.

SATURDAY, Oct. 10

  • K-State Football at TCU
    • The Wildcats travel to Fortworth to take on the Horned Frogs at 3 p.m.
    • You can watch the game on FOX 43 KTMJ.
  • Decade of NOTO
    • Topeka’s NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary by highlighting key accomplishments, filling the 2040 time capsule and more.
    • A special commemoration starts at 4:30 p.m.
    • You can find a full schedule of events here.
  • Garden Glow
    • The Shawnee County Parks and Recreations Department is offering a fun and safe alternative to canceled events — the Ward-Meade Garden Glow. This is similar to Tulips at Twilight.
    • The event runs 7-10 p.m. from Oct. 2-11 at Old Prairie Town and Ward-Meade Botanical Garden.
    • Admission is a $5 donation.
  • Topeka Zoo Fall Virtual Fundraiser
    • The Topeka Zoo is holding its Fall Virtual Fundraiser this Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
    • You can take part in a virtual auction, enjoy live music from the Topeka classic rock band Departure and more from 6-8:30 p.m.
    • You can register for the auction and view the auction items here.
Topeka Zoo Fall Fundraiser (Photo from KSNT/ Keith Horinek)
  • Fear Zone
    • Starting on Oct. 9, every Friday and Saturday in October you can take part in the outdoor haunted experience.
    • General admission tickets are available for $20 at the gate or online.
    • Fear Zone is open from 8-10:30 p.m. at 3909 SW Burlingame Rd. in Topeka.
  • Hidden Heritage Special on KTMJ
    • We’re honoring the Hispanic and Latino cultures and contributions in America as part of Hispanic Heritage Month by discussing Hispanic and Latino history in Kansas.
    • This starts at 9:30 p.m. on FOX 43 KTMJ.

SUNDAY, Oct. 11

  • Chiefs vs. Raiders
    • The Kansas City Chiefs host the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium.
    • Kickoff starts at noon on CBS.
  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 150th Celebration
    • TSCPL is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary with a performance by international jazz & blues artist Queen Bey and her band.
    • You have to register at http://events.tscpl.org/event/4570583. As of Thursday afternoon, only eight seats remain.
    • The performance starts at 3 p.m.
  • Garden Glow
    • The Shawnee County Parks and Recreations Department is offering a fun and safe alternative to canceled events — the Ward-Meade Garden Glow. This is similar to Tulips at Twilight.
    • The event runs 7-10 p.m. from Oct. 2-11 at Old Prairie Town and Ward-Meade Botanical Garden.
    • Admission is a $5 donation.

To see a full calendar of events, check out our KSNT Local Calendar.

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