What’s Happening This Week In Wichita (Jan. 25-30 Edition)

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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!?.”

BEST THINGS TO DO!

Dōma Grand Opening | January 25
Where: Dōma
The new small plates and hand-crafted cocktails restaurant officially opens to the public on Tuesday. They are located at 7703 E. Douglas right outside of Towne East Square. Check out our sneak peek at Dōma here.

Ope Wheat Tapping | January 25
Where: Hopping Gnome Brewery
We’re gearing up for Kansas Day with our seasonal wheat beer! It has a new name with an amazing label design by local artist Geli Chavez! Hop-forward wheat brewed with half 2 Row/half wheat, and hopped with Comet hops from Kansas Hop Co!

The Shadows Soft Opening | January 26
Where: The Shadows
Located at 6339 W. Kellogg Dr, The Shadows… a speakeasy providing a variety of dining, craft cocktails and entertainment.

1 Million Cups | January 26
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.

Thursday Night Pinball League | January 27
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. Check out our feature at what to expect here.

Joggers & Lagers | January 27
Where: Ziggy’s Pizza (Clifton Square)
The Joggers & Lagers Ziggy Run will meet at Ziggys Pizza at Clifton Square and head out for a short run around beautiful College Hill Park and return to Ziggys for Pizza, Beer and Fun with our fellow running friends! See you Thursday January 27th at Ziggys!!

DIY Door Hangers Class | January 27
Where: Chico’s Mexican Restaurant
Come out and enjoy some wonderful Mexican food while making your own 16 inch door hanger! 9 stencil designs to choose from and you pick all the colors! We will supply everything you need to complete the sign all we need is you!

Adult Skate Night | January 28
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. Check out our feature at what to expect here.

■ Elsa Meet & Greet | January 29
Where: The Barnyard Indoor Playground
Bring your kiddos to interact with Elsa! Tickets are $30, which will include: entry of one kiddo and one adult, souvenir picture with Elsa, balloon, and special Frozen themed surprise! Only $5 for an extra adult! You won’t want to miss this! Tickets are limited, so order your’s soon!

■ Grand Opening Event at Westway Marketplace | January 29
Where: Westway Marketplace
We will be having live events such as bull riding, sword swallower artists, cowboy shootout, and food vendors! Come out and take a look at the New and Original Flea Market!

■ Dream Catcher Class | January 29
Where: Mid-America All-Indian Center
Learn to make your very own Dream Catcher, 1-3pm. $25.00-all supplies and a visit to our museum included. School age children with an adult 18 years or older are welcome

■ Coffee & Cookies | January 29
Where: Sojourner’s Coffee House
MILITARY AND VETERAN SPOUSES!! This one is for YOU! We will be decorating winter cookies from the Kansas Cookie Jar. Each spouse will be provided with a cookie kit with 6 sugar cookies and everything you need to decorate them and take them home! This will be a wonderful time of fellowship and friendship, please join us! There are only 8 spots available for this event.

Cultural Immersion Teatime | January 30
Where: The Enchanted Mermaid
Join us as we learn about cultures around the world! Each month we will feature a different culture and have a guest speaker from that culture. We will feature foods, desserts, and crafts from each. Drinks, face paint, and mermaids as well!

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.

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2022 Annual Wichita Cat Fancy Cat Show | February 5
Where: The Cotillion
The Wichita Cat Fancy Club is affiliated with The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. (CFA), which was founded in 1906 and is dedicated to the promotion of well-being of all cats and the improvement and preservation of the pedigreed cat breeds. Our goal is to educate the general public on the beauty and nature of cats and their proper care.

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!

Dinosaur Adventure | February 12-13
Where: Century II
Dinosaur Adventure is an all-new, one of a kind exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore recent finds with exciting discoveries!

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. 26 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs UCF
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 11 a.m. | at Tulane
■ Feb. 1 ‣ 8 p.m. | vs Tulsa
■ Feb. 5 ‣ 6 p.m. | vs SMU
■ Feb. 8 ‣ 8 p.m. | at UCF
■ Feb. 12 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs South Florida

Wichita State Women’s Basketball
■ Jan. 25 ‣ 6 p.m. | vs East Carolina
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 2 p.m. | vs UCF
■ Feb. 2 ‣ 6 p.m. | at Temple
■ Feb. 6 ‣ 2 p.m. | vs Tulsa
■ Feb. 9 ‣ 5 p.m. | at East Carolina

Wichita Thunder
■ 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. 25
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.
Will & Jim | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 26
Ben Russell | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Patz | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 5 p.m.
Ben Fuchs | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Nelson Franklin | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 27
The Fiddler w/ The New Time Bards | Third Place Brewing | 4:30 p.m
■ Laura Burkholder | Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m
Harrison Steele | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
Kendall James | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
SST | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 28
Whitnie Means | Mort’s Martini Bar | 4 p.m.
Patz | 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m.
William Flynn Trio | The Shadows | 7 p.m.

Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
The Cavves | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Alan & Uche | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Joe Emery Trio | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Infinite Layers | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Rudy Love Jr.  | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Jet City | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 10 p.m.
Bandid | Kirby’s Beer Store | 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 29
John Smith | The Rusty Nail | 10 a.m.
LuSiD | Tribal Roots Warehouse | 7 p.m.
Candice & The Business Casual | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m.
Stull Hill Reival | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Sunshine The Bunny | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
The Lighthouse Project | Spauldings Bar & Grill | 8:30 p.m.
Rumblefish | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Kyle Killgore Band | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Epic | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Groove 42 | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Montery Jack | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 30
■ 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)
Feb. 11 | Caroline Campbell in Concert (Wichita Grand Opera)
Feb. 20 | New World Masterpiece: Florence Price’s Rediscovered Symphony (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
Mar. 1-3 | Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway in Wichita)
Mar. 4-6 | Frozen Jr. (Music Theatre of Wichita)
Mar. 5-6 | Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
Mar. 12 | Mass Appeal: Wichita Symphony Chorus In Concert (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
Mar. 23-25 | An Officer and a Gentleman (Broadway in Wichita)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Jan. 29 | Sing-A-Long Bingo
Feb. 5 | ICT Comedy Show
Feb. 12 | Duets for my Valentine

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

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Feb. 3 | Sing it! Vocal Festival Concert
■ Feb. 14 | Band Concert
■ Feb. 18 | Jazz Festival: The Dreamliners and Concert Jazz Band
■ Feb. 19 | Jazz Festival: The Friends All-Star Jazz Sextet with SOULstice
■ Feb. 26-27 | Old Maid and the Thief and Fables

Kechi Playhouse
■ no shows scheduled

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

Mosley Street Melodrama
Feb 4 – March 19 | Titanic on the Plains
Apr 1 – March 14 | Kids in Space

Prairie Pines Playhouse
May-June 2022 | Lost To Space

Roxy’s Downtown
Feb. 3-27 | The Color Purple

Wichita Center for Performing Arts
No upcoming events

Wichita Community Theatre
Feb. 24-Mar. 6 | Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Mar. 17-27 | Our Town

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
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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