What’s Happening This Week In Wichita (Jan. 4-9 Edition)

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Bridal Expo | January 8-9
Where: Century II Convention Center
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BEST THINGS TO DO!

Polka Tuesdays | January 4
Where: Prost
Join us for a night of German music, food, and beer at Prost!

1 Million Cups | January 5
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.

Official Golf-In Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | January 5
Where: Golf-In
Come help us celebrate joining the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony! The ceremony will include speakers from the Chamber, and the CEO of Golf-In, Meurig Cundy. After the speakers, there will be light snacks and drinks, a door drawing of a free hour of golf, along with a chance to see the facility.

■ Apparition Quidditch | January 6-8
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.

■ Grand Opening Weekend | January 7-9
Where: Evolution Fitness Studios
Check our FB page for a full run down of the events for the weekend! Friday night kicks off the fun with a members only social following the 5:30 class. All weekend long, classes are free and open to the public. Saturday from 9-1 several of our health and wellness community partners will be joining us for free services, seminars and giveaways.

2022 New Year Celebration | January 8
Where: Music Together of Wichita
We hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday season! Now it’s time to celebrate the New Year! Join us for a free music class, snacks and craft!

Pop Up Vendor Blender | January 8
Where: The White Building
Get out of the cold and come spend some time meeting great local vendors. And make sure to follow The White Building to find out about upcoming events like this!

Princess Story Time | January 9
Where: The Enchanted Mermaid
Come to a magical princess story time! Enjoy bakery treats, princess face paint, photos and story time with the princess of the month.

Sip & Script | January 9
Where: Alzavino Wine Tavern
Calligraphy instructor, Andrah de Alwis, will be here teaching her Intro to Modern Calligraphy for Beginners class. Come sit, sip and script with us!

Blippi Meet and Greet | January 9
Where: West Heights United Methodist Church
Bring your kiddos to interact with our Blippi character! Tickets are $30, which will include: entry of one kiddo and one adult, souvenir picture with Blippi, balloon, and a pair of Blippi glasses! Only $5 for an extra adult!

Hey Buddy Comedy Show January | January 9
Where: Barleycorn’s
New year, who dis? These shows just keep getting better and better; so don’t you dare miss out. Join hosts Felix Johnson and Ronnie Glenn Williams for an evening of comedy; with performances by out-of-towners, Stacy Kay(KC), and Matthew Rich (KC), and locals, Jeremy Rush, and Levi Mabe. Tickets are only $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Do yourself a favor and buy in advance, that way you can prove to your step-dad that you’re finally spending responsibly.

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!

Minds Against Humanity | January 14
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.

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!?.”

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SPORTS

Wichita State Men’s Basketball
■ Jan. 8 ‣ 11 a.m. | at Houston
■ 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. 5 ‣ 6 p.m. | vs. Houston
■ Jan. 9 ‣ 11 a.m. | at South Florida
■ Jan. 13 ‣ 6 p.m. | at Cincinnati
■ Jan. 16 ‣ 3 p.m. | vs Memphis

Wichita Thunder
■ Jan. 7 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | at Kansas City Mavericks
■ Jan. 8 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | at Kansas City Mavericks
■ Jan. 11 ‣ 7:05 p.m. | at Kansas City Mavericks

Wichita Wings
■ Jan. 8 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs. Colorado Inferno FC
■ Jan. 9 ‣ 5 p.m. | vs. Colorado Inferno FC
■ Jan. 15 ‣ 7 p.m. | vs. New Mexico Runners

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LIVE MUSIC

Tuesday, Jan. 4
Consiglio & Co. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
Pretend Friend | Central Standard Brewery | 6:30 p.m.
Thor Bonner | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 5
Ben Russell | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Hector Almendarez | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
Emo Night | Wave | 9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 6
The Fiddler w/ The New Time Bards | Third Place Brewing | 4:30 p.m
J. Michael | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

Phil Bollig | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Gibber’s Roadhouse Jamboree | Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7
Dangie | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
AJ McCausland | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Sleepy Truckers | The Shamrock | 10 p.m.
Chronic Audio | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8
Brian McKnight | Kansas Star Casino | 7:30 p.m
Sunshine The Bunny | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m

JunkMale | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
For The Birds | Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m.
Brody Caster | Wichita Union Stockyards | 8 p.m.
The Classic Cowboys | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Kristi Gray | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
The Echos | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Unbroken | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Sister Sarah Tree | Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
Roadhouse Saints | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 9
Sunshine The Bunny | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
■ 1/15/22 Casey Donahew Band | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ 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.

Karaoke Bar Schedule in Wichita

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PERFORMING ARTS

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

Crown Uptown Theatre
Jan. 8 | 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. 6-8 | Vince Morris
Jan. 13-15 | CJ Starr

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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