What’s Happening This Week In Wichita (Jan. 18-23 Edition)

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Survive The Museum | January 21-22
Where: Exploration Place
Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night at the museum? Join us for an overnight adventure! Are you ready? Are you prepared? Adventure awaits. Survival: The Exhibition transports guests to the world’s most awe-inspiring locales and asks the question: How can humans survive here? From the rain forest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, visitors will take on the elements and “camp out” at Exploration Place for an overnight adventure.

BEST THINGS TO DO!

1 Million Cups | January 19
Where: Groover Labs
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.

■ 2022 Showcase of Choices and Opportunities | January 20 *CANCELED*
Where: Century II
Wichita Public Schools Showcase of Choices and Opportunities allows parents and students to do “one-stop school shopping” to look at different educational opportunities provided by the district. Representatives from our 24 magnet schools, high schools, and various other opportunities available to students will be on hand to assist parents with information and questions they may have about their student’s future.


Thursday Night Pinball League | January 20
Where: The Arcade
Every Week on Thursday Night. Doors at The Arcade open at 6pm. League games will begin at 6:30pm, no practice games will be allowed on league games after this point.

Adult Skate Night | January 21
Where: Carousel Skate Center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday is January! Must be 21 with a Valid ID. $10 Cover (skates included). Beer & mixed drinks available.

■ Apparition Quidditch | January 20-22
Where: Apparition Wichita
Dear Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks of Wichita, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are to join us immediately for our Apparition Quidditch event, beginning January 6th.

21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | January 22
Where: Kansas Grown (7001 W. 21st St.)
Kansas Grown Inc! Is proud to present our first market of 2022! Do you have a New Years resolution to eat better? Or maybe you want to try to support local businesses by spending more dollars locally?? Kansas Grown has you covered!! From pasture raised meats and eggs, to locally grown and made goods.

Frozen TeaTime | January 22
Where: The Enchanted Mermaid
You are cordially invited to join Elsa, Anna, and friends for tea and a show. Enjoy sandwiches, bakery treats, tea, face paint, and a show! All tickets must be purchased in advance of 24 hours before the event either online, in store, or over the phone. No same day tickets will be sold.

■ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner | January 22
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
St. Paul’s UMC, 1356 N. Broadway, 13th & N. Broadway, is getting ready for their 75th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner! January 22nd, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. THIS IS A DRIVE-THRU EVENT ONLY! There will not be a sit down dinner as in the past. Dinners are $10 or you can order A la carte. Our menu includes Homemade Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Coleslaw, & Dessert.

■ Family ArtVenture: Dream Weaver | January 22
Where: Wichita Art Museum
Come to WAM for a day of warm and woolly winter fun with alpacas from Flatland Ranch, weaving demonstrations by Wichita Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall, artmaking in the Living Room, fun community art projects outside, and much more family fun. Admission is free, but bring some $ for Funky Monkey Munchies and Legacy Coffee and hot chocolate.

Improv Show! Get in here! | January 22
Where: Flying Pig Improv

Filipino Pinoy Market at Hampton Inn Hotel | January 22
Where: Hampton Inn Hotel
Filipino food and other baked goods for sale starting at 11 a.m.

Stain and Stem Sign Making Class! | January 22
Where: Grace Hill Winery
After a nice holiday break, it’s time to get back to creating fun signs! Join us for our wooden sign-making class for January 2022! Grey and Shannon from Stepp Design & Decor will walk us through the process of distressing your sign, staining with a color of your choice, and applying and painting the stencil design. No artistic ability needed!

Snowbound: A Merry Ski Lodge | All Week Long
Where: Chicken N Pickle
Ready to be Snowbound? Reserve your ski passes and get ready to enjoy with family, friends and Mr. Kringle at our spacious venue with summit views. Read our feature about the event.

Around The Corner!

Jeff Dunham at INTRUST Bank Arena | January 28
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
For more than thirteen years, Jeff Dunham and his delightfully irreverent cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with their multiple blockbuster tours. And now, after taking the year off that nobody wanted, the comedian/ventriloquist and the little guys in his suitcase are restarting their much-claimed international tour, “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?.”

Rhea Lana Consignment Sale | February 10-18
Where: Century II
Upscale Resale for Savvy Families! Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Event is Wichita’s largest Children’s Consignment Sale! Hundreds of Families come together to sell thousands of high quality, gently used children’s items for BARGAIN prices!

2022 Anniversary Film Series | February 17
Where: Wichita Orpheum Theatre
The Anniversary Film Series is our monthly series of films celebrating a major anniversary. Films are screened at 7pm one Thursday a month.

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SPORTS

Wichita State Men’s Basketball
■ Jan. 19 ‣ 6 p.m. | at Temple *Postponed*
■ Jan. 23 ‣ 4 p.m. | at SMU *Postponed*
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 11 a.m. | at Tulane
■ Feb. 1 ‣ 8 p.m. | vs Tulsa
■ Feb. 5 ‣ 6 p.m. | vs SMU

Wichita State Women’s Basketball
■ Jan. 22 ‣ 2 p.m. | vs Tulane
■ Jan. 25 ‣ 6 p.m. | at East Carolina
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 2 p.m. | vs UCF

Wichita Thunder
■ Jan. 21 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Tulsa Oilers
■ Jan. 22 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | at Tulsa Oilers
■ Jan. 23 ‣ 4:05 p.m. | vs Kansas City Mavericks
■ Jan. 26 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Newfoundland Growlers
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Tulsa Oilers
■ Feb. 2 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | at Allen Americans

Wichita Wings
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 8 p.m. | vs. Colorado Inferno
■ Feb. 6 ‣ 3 p.m. | vs. Omaha Kings
■ Feb. 11 ‣ 7 p.m. | at RGV Barracudas
■ Feb. 26 ‣ 6:05 p.m. | vs. New Mexico Runners

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LIVE MUSIC

Tuesday, Jan. 18
Consiglio & Co. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Patz | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Pretend Friend | Central Standard Brewery | 6:30 p.m.
Samantha Fish | The Cotillion | 7 p.m.
Kim’s Faves | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 19
Patz | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 5 p.m.
Kyle Killgore | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Brooke Blanch | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

Jamie Quick | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Whitnie Means | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20
The Fiddler w/ The New Time Bards | Third Place Brewing | 4:30 p.m
Harrison Steele | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Patz | 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m.

Shawn Britten | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Shawn Britten | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 21
Patz | Mort’s Martini Bar | 4 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
BFE | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Candice & The Business Casual | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations | The Shamrock | 8 p.m.
Wade Bowen | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Annie Up | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22
Patz | Chester’s Chophouse | 6 p.m.
Perry & Martin | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Whiskey & Water | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Candice & The Business Casual | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
Bree Elliott | The Shamrock | 8 p.m.
Paramount | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
The Dirty Gentleman | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Kyle Killgore Band | Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
John Smith | The Humidor | 9 p.m.
The Plains | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
The Sleepy Truckers | The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.
The Source | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Llew Brown Band | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 23
■ No shows scheduled

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
1/31 Gary Clark Jr.  | Wave | 8 p.m.
■ 2/5 Whiskey River Band | Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
■ 2/11 That Arena Rock Show | TempleLive | 8 p.m.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
Feb. 5 | Movie Musical (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Jan. 22-23 | Auditions

The Forum Theatre
Feb. 17-March 6 | Ghost: The Musical

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Jan. 21 | Toni Libhart Mallet Percussion Recital

Kechi Playhouse
■ no shows scheduled

The Looney Bin
Jan. 20-22 | Steven Briggs
Jan. 26 | Mick Foley
Jan. 27-29 | Gabriel Rutledge
Feb. 3-5 | Todd Rexx

Mosley Street Melodrama
Feb 4 – June 16 | Titanic on the Plains

Prairie Pines Playhouse
May-June 2022 | Lost To Space

Roxy’s Downtown
Jan. 6-23 | Five Course Love

Wichita Center for Performing Arts
No upcoming events

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 19-20 | Nate Bargatze
Jan. 30 | Disney Princess: The Concert
Feb. 4 | Bert Kreischer
Feb. 5 | Jo Koy
Feb. 6 | Trey Kennedy

Wichita State School of Performing Arts
Feb. 24-26 | Wichita Contemporary Theatre Spring Dance Concert

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FAMILY FUN SERIES!

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
Karg Art
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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