The Best Things to Do in Wichita (November 9-14 Edition)

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Wichita State Men’s Basketball Season Opener | November 9
The college basketball season tips off with the season home opener. The Shockers hosts Jacksonville State at Koch Arena.

1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | November 10
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

Wild Lights at the Sedgwick County Zoo | November 10-14
Wild Lights will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. Roam the Zoo after dark, with your path illuminated by larger-than-life sculptures of all things WILD! Read our feature here.

Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | November 11
Thursdays at Exploration Place just got more awesome! Mark your calendars for weekly Food Truck Thursday events continuing into the fall and winter. Chow down with Wichita’s best food trucks, join in on fun activities like trivia or themed events, then end your evening with the Keeper of the Plains 9 p.m. ring of fire lighting. While you’re here, bring the whole family to check out our exhibits at a discounted rate!

Wine & Wigs for Cancer | November 11
Come wig out with us! This event is to support the Wichita Cancer Foundation, 15% of all the purchases in this event will be donated to them. Please come out to shop the boutique, try wigs, toppers, and enjoy some wine and snacks!

Flying Pig Improv Show | November 12
Big laughs in store at this evening of improv games and unscripted theater. Get in here! Seating is limited / no reservations / arrive early / $10

■ Adult Skate Night | November 12
Adult Skate Night returns to Carousel Skate Center from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 21 with a valid ID. $10 includes skate rental. Beer and mixed drinks are available.

■ A Step Ahead | November 12
Join us back at the Wichita Union Stockyards once again for another fun night of learning and dancing. We’ll kick off the evening with a cool new line dance then challenge ya’ll with something exciting for the partnership dance. Come get “A Step Ahead” with us and have a blast as we dance the night away at the Wichita Union Stockyards!

■ Holiday Tables at MarkArts | November 12-13
View a collection of table settings presented by the area’s most creative hosts and hostesses.

Beauties and Beasts 6th Annual Fur Ball | November 13
6 Meridian Proudly Presents Beauties and Beasts 6th Annual Fur Ball. Fur Ball, our largest annual fundraiser is back, and we are so excited to be back to an in-person event this year! Grab your friends, get dressed up and join the Beauties for a night of fun raising funds for animals in need!

2nd Saturday at The Workroom | November 13
Live dj, pop up shops and more!

Cuff vs Axes Charity Boxing Classic | November 13
The card features members of local law enforcement competing against firefighters and EMS medical personnel in Olympic style boxing contests. Fun, Food and drinks for a good cause.

The Spirit Bazaar | November 13
17th Annual Spirit Bazaar hosted by Church of the Holy Spirit Altar Society! November 13, 2021 from 9am-3pm. Located at 183rd & Kellogg in Goddard. This is a great place to start your holiday shopping. We have over 60 vendors, bake sale, raffles, and door prizes. Breakfast and lunch are available throughout the day. Santa will be available for pictures (free) with the children from 11am-1pm!

46th Annual Craft Fair | November 13
48 unique vendors | bake sale | raffle drawing | Rada knives | antiques $2 admission

Air Cap Comic Con 2021 | November 13-14
Air Cap Comic Con 2021! Please join us for a weekend of fun. Come checkout our artists, vendors, exhibitors, cosplayers, and more! Event times are Saturday, November 13th 10am-6pm and Sunday, November 14th 10am-5pm

54 Hall Expo 2021 | November 14
More than 40 local entrepreneurs ready to exhibit their services or products in this unique event in the city. 54 Hall Expo 2021 invites you to participate this November 14, 2021 starting at 11 a.m. You will find everything for your parties / events and beauty services in one place.

Around The Corner!

Grand Opening of Illuminations at Botanica | November 18
The grand opening of Botanica’s Illuminations is November 18th through January 1st! Bring your whole family to experience the enchanted Christmas holiday display. Enjoy hot chocolate, snacks and light shows all at Botanica. Don’t miss out on the magic this season and buy your tickets today.

Local Makers Craft Show 2021 | November 18
First Annual Local Makers Craft Show hosted by H4 Creations! Located in Wichita, KS. Local small businesses selling hand crafted unique items. Now accepting vendor applications!

EFC XV | November 27
Evolution Fighting Championship is headed back to Hartman Arena on November 27, and this time they’re bringing back the Veterans! Don’t miss Cody Carrillo, Chris Harris, Manny Meraz, and Brandon Phillips bring back the action to Hartman Arena!

Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour | December 3
A standup comedian for more than 25 years with an inquisitive and intense comedic style, Rogan’s sixth hour-long comedy special, Joe Rogan: Strange Times, premiered on Netflix in October 2018.

Wichita State Basketball vs. K-State at Intrust Bank Arena | December 5

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Wichita State Men’s Basketball
Nov. 9 @ 7 p.m. | vs Jacksonville State
Nov. 13 @ 3 p.m. | vs South Alabama
Nov. 16 @ 7 p.m. | vs Tartleton State
Nov. 19 @ 9 p.m. | vs Arizona (at Las Vegas)

Wichita State Women’s Basketball
■ Nov. 9 @ noon | vs Chicago State
■ Nov. 13 @ 3 p.m. | at Wyoming
■ Nov. 15 @ 3 p.m. | at Denver
■ Nov. 20 @ 3 p.m. | at Northern Iowa

Wichita State Volleyball
■ Nov. 10 @ 7 p.m. | vs Tulsa
■ Nov. 12 @ 7 p.m. | vs Temple
■ Nov. 19 @ 7 p.m. | at Cincinnati
■ Nov. 21 @ 7 p.m. | at East Carolina

Wichita Thunder
■ Nov. 9 @ 7:05 p.m. | at Kansas City Mavericks
■ Nov. 12 @ 7:05 p.m. | vs Allen Americans
■ Nov. 14 @ 4:05 p.m. | at Allen Americans
■ Nov. 19 @ 4:05 p.m. | at Tulsa Oilers

Wichita Wings
■ Nov. 12 | at Kansas City Comets (Preseason)
■ Nov. 13 | at St. Louis Ambush (Preseason)
■ Dec. 18 | vs. Amarillo Bombers

Kansas High School State Football – Local Area Teams
■ Nov. 12 | Derby vs. Lawrence Free State @ Derby
■ Nov. 12 | Kapaun Mount Carmel vs. Wichita Northwest @ Wichita Heights
■ Nov. 12 | Maize vs. Hays @ Maize High School
■ Nov. 12 | Mulvane vs. Buhler @ Buhler
■ Nov. 12 | Andover Central vs. Wamego @ Wamego
■ Nov. 12 | Cheney vs. Gypsum @ Cheney

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Tuesday, November 9
Consligio & Co. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
J. Michael | Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
Patz | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Jazz Jam | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 10
Kyle Killgore | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Patz | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Ben Russell | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
The Lucid Furs and Phiya | Kirby’s Beer Store | 10 p.m.

Thursday, November 11
Harrison Steele | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Joe Emery & Bob Nugent | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Henry Walker Trio | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Friday, November 12
The New Times Bard | Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
Lisa Hittle & Beau Jarvis | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Jake Keegan Band | Central Standard Brewing | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Black Stone Cherry | TempleLive | 8 p.m.
Dave Landau | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations + Matt Cox | The Shamrock | 8 p.m.
Knocknasheega | The Artichoke | 8 p.m
Annie Up | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Chronic Audio | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Fast Food Junkies | Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 13
Brian T | Mort’s Martini Bar | Noon
Joe Stumpe | Grace Hill Winery | 1 p.m.
Ryan Brooks | Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
Perry, Martin & Alley | Old School Taphouse | 6 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Kai Wachi | WAVE | 7 p.m.
Robin, Billie, Lucy & Charlie | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Micah White & Chris Shaw | Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Rudy Love Jr. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Agenda | The Rusty Nail | 8 p.m.
The Dirty Gentlemen | Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
Vinyl Ritchie | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Groove 42 | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Sister Sarah Tree | Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
The Banned | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 9 p.m.
For the Birds | Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 14
Reggae Sunday | Central Standard Brewing | Noon
Carpe Diem String Quartet | Wichita Art Museum | 5:30 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
11/20 Cody Johnson| Hartman Arena | 7:30 p.m.
11/27 Yung Joc & Lil Scrappy| The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
12/11 CeeLo Green | Kansas Star Casino | 8 p.m.
11/27 Eli Young Band| The Cotillion | 8 p.m.

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Century II Performing Arts Center
Nov. 10-14 | Twelfth Night (Music Theatre Wichita)
Nov. 26-27 | Stomp (Broadway in Wichita)
Dec. 5 | Make It Mozart (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
Dec. 10-12 | The Nutcracker (Ballet Wichita)
Dec. 14-16 | Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Broadway in Wichita)
Dec. 15-18 | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center)
Dec. 18-19 | The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet Wichita)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Nov. 19 | Bucky Fowler & Southern Charm
Nov. 20-21 | Yellow Brick Road to Broadway is Back
Dec. 2-4 | Toyland
Dec. 3-5 | Inverno: The Great Holiday Circus

The Forum Theatre
Nov. 27-Dec. 19 | Cool Yule

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Nov. 19-21 | Little Women
■ Dec. 3-4 | Christmas Candlelight
■ Jan. 21 | Toni Libhart Mallet Percussion Recital

The Looney Bin
Nov. 11-13 | William Lee Martin
Nov. 13 | Jon “Polar Bear” Gonzalez
Nov. 18-20 | Shaun Jones
Nov. 26-27 | Steve Kramer
Dec. 2-4 | Brent Terhune
Dec. 9-11 | Kevin Bozeman

Mosley Street Melodrama
Nov. 12-Dec. 25 | The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama

Prairie Pines Playhouse
Nov. 19-Dec. 23 | Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing

Roxy’s Downtown
Nov. 18-Dec. 19 | Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Musical
Jan. 6-23 | Five Course Love

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 13 | ABBA Mania
Nov. 30 | Lindsey Sterling
Dec. 2 | Bob Saget
Dec. 9 | Zach Williams
Dec. 10 | John Crist

Wichita State School of Performing Arts
Nov. 18-21 | “Love’s Labor’s Lost”, by William Shakespeare
Feb. 24-26 | Wichita Contemporary Theatre Spring Dance Concert

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Seeking something to do with the family but can’t commit to a particular day? Browse our family fun series which highlights various family activities:

Axe To Grind
Berry Picking at Elderslie Farm
Bingo Casino
Bliss Climbing and Fitness
Botanica, The Wichita Garden
Carousel Skate Center
The Cosmosphere
Exploration Place
O.J. Watson Park
Old Cowtown Museum
Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Bowl
Splash Aqua Park
West Acres Bowling Center

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