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■ Bridal Expo | January 8-9
Where: Century II Convention Center
Enjoyr Your In Person Experience – Live Fashion Stage Shows, Tastings, Photo Opportunities, finding that PERFECT Vendor, FUN with your Bride Tribe, family and Fiancee. Excitement!
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■ Polka Tuesdays | January 4
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
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
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.
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■ 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!?.”
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
■ 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
■ 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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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.
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.
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The Forum Theatre
■ Jan. 15-16 | Very Superstitious: The Words & Music of Stevie Wonder
■ Feb. 17-March 6 | Ghost: The Musical
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Wichita Center for Performing Arts
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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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