What’s Happening This Week In Wichita (Jan. 11-16 Edition)

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#ILoveWichita Night with the Wichita Thunder | January 15
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
Join us as we host the Rapid City Rush! Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena. We’re showing our love for our great city with #ILOVEWICHITA Night! The first 500 fans will receive a complimentary Wichita Flag-themed car flag. The Thunder will wear a specialty Wichita Flag-themed jersey, which will be auctioned off live following the game.


1 Million Cups | January 12
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.

■ Character Skate Back Give Night | January 12
Where: Chicken N Pickle
Join us at Chicken N Pickle or grab your curbuside and carry out on January, 12th 2021 from 6-8 pm, 10% of food & beverage purchases will go back to our organization Wichitas Littlest Heroes.

■ Apparition Quidditch | January 13-15
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.

2022 Anniversary Film Series | January 13
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. The series kicks off Thursday, January 13 with Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, and Kathy Najimy in the comedy romp, Sister Act.

Tribute to Prince | January 13
Where: Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge
LOOK out Thursday’s! Every Thursday at Vorshay’s we will be hosting a fantastic show presented by the Bowie’s. First up…..Tribute to Prince! Special Prince themed cocktails. Costumes and themed attire are encouraged! This is going to rock your world!

Two Step Group Class | January 13
Where: A Step Ahead Dance Studio
Come learn how to 2step with us every Thursday evening at 8pm at A Step Ahead Dance Studio. If you already know how you can still join us and learn a fun new pattern. At the beginning of every class we’ll go over the very basic step and the hows and whys of the dance and from there go on to show and teach a great pattern that you can use on the social dance floor. Every Thursday will be a new pattern so if you miss a week there’s no need to worry about catching up. Only $12 pp per class and you do not need a partner or any experience to join us.

■ Thirsty Mermaid Paint Night | January 14
Where: The Enchanted Mermaid
Paint night with your friends, a special someone, or come make new friends! Enjoy learning to paint in the beautiful mermaid dream shop. All supplies and hors d’oeuvres provided. You’re welcome to BYOB your favorite wine!

■ 65th Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show | January 14-16
Where: Century II
Join us 1/14/22-1/16/22 at Century II for this year’s Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show! Benefiting Starkey and AbilityPoint (formerly The Arc of Sedgwick County).

Adult Skate Night | January 14
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.

Minds Against Humanity | January 14
Where: Flying Pig Improv
The Two Beyond presents “Minds Against Humanity,” an interactive, hilarious evening of magic and mind-reading based on the popular party game “Cards Against Humanity,” Friday, January 14th at the Flying Pig Improv. Master of deception Heather Jay teams up with her life companion, the hilariously deadpan Nicholas. This dastardly duo is sure you make you say “WTF!” while laughing in amazement with their unique blend of comedy and mind-reading.

Wichita Flea Market | January 15-16
Where: The Enchanted Mermaid
We’re coming back to Wichita!!!! The January 15 & 16 Wichita Flea Market will be our first show at the Farha Sports Center at the South Wichita YMCA!!! Come walk the aisles at the Farha Sports Center at the South Wichita YMCA and shop small through the 200+ booths that include antiques, crafts, vintage items, collectibles, primitives, reclaimed items, comics, artwork, jewelry, toys, and so much more in this monthly flea market operated by a local Wichita Family.

Paint & Take: Winter Edition | January 15
Where: Wizard’s Asylum ICT
The Paint & Take event is back and we are happy to be doing it in store this time around. One of our talented Wizards will be walking you through tips and tricks on how to get your miniature table ready. The Boneclaw kit come with everything you need including paints, brushes, and even a water pot. Hope to see everyone there.

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
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
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!

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Wichita State Men’s Basketball
■ Jan. 12 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs Tulane
■ Jan. 16 ‣ Noon | vs Cincinnati
■ Jan. 19 ‣ 6 p.m. | at Temple
■ Jan. 23 ‣ 4 p.m. | at SMU

Wichita State Women’s Basketball
■ Jan. 13 ‣ 6 p.m. | at Cincinnati
■ Jan. 16 ‣ 3 p.m. | vs Memphis
■ 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. 13 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush
■ Jan. 14 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush
■ Jan. 15 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush

Wichita Wings
■ Jan. 15 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs. New Mexico Runners
■ Jan. 29 ‣ 8 p.m. | vs. Colorado Inferno
■ Feb. 6 ‣ 3 p.m. | vs. Omaha Kings

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Tuesday, Jan. 11
Consiglio & Co. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Pretend Friend | Central Standard Brewery | 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 12
The Wilberts | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Glen Shipman | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
Emo Night | Wave | 9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 13
The Fiddler w/ The New Time Bards | Third Place Brewing | 4:30 p.m
Patz | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

Terry Harrison | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Pretend Friend | The Shamrock | 10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 14
The Grant & Pauly Experience | Mort’s Martini Bar | 4 p.m.
Kyle Killgore Band | Hurricane Sports Grill | 7 p.m.
Jeremy Spring | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

Just the Worm | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Lady & The Tramps | The Shamrock | 10 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 15
Jordan Summerville | Mort’s Martini Bar | 3 p.m.
Janie Fricke and Band | Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
The Sleepy Truckers | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

Grant & Alan | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Matthew Ebberwein | Hopping Gnome Brewing | 8 p.m.
Casey Donahew Band | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Vinyl Ritchie | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Hardwood Cherry | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Just the Worm | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Stallion | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Epic | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Savanna Chestnut & The Field Hands | The Shamrock | 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 16
Ben Russell | Mort’s Martini Bar | 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
■ 1/21/22 Wade Bowen | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ 1/22/22 Paramount | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ 2/11/22 That Arena Rock Show | TempleLive | 8 p.m.

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

Crown Uptown Theatre
Jan. 15 | Elvis Birthday Bash

The Forum Theatre
Jan. 15-16 | Very Superstitious: The Words & Music of Stevie Wonder
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. 13-15 | CJ Starr
Jan. 18 | Andy Gold
Jan. 20-22 | Steven Briggs
Jan. 26 | Mick Foley
Jan. 27-29 | Gabriel Rutledge

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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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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