What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita (Apr. 29-May 1)

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The Lion King Musical | April 27 – May 8
Where: Century II Concert Hall
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Century II!


Empty Bowls Wichita: Bowl Fest | April 29
Where: Groover Labs
Empty Bowls has a new look this spring! At this year’s Bowl Fest, we will still have an impressive collection of bowls for sale made by local and regional artists, ranging in price from $5 – $50. Monetary donations will also be accepted, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Kansas Food Bank. But instead of the traditional chili cook-off competition, this year’s event will feature food trucks, live printmaking, wheel throwing demonstrations, and more! Come join the fun while supporting an important cause!

Final Friday at the Boathouse | April 29 **CANCELED**
Where: The Boathouse
Please join us for the Final Friday Food Truck Rally at Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St. 15+ food trucks Xclusive Booze Trucks Awesome T-Shirts/merch by Ron at Logo Depot Live music Yard games for the kids Art vendors inside The Boathouse.

Out of Control Comedy Hypnosis with Heather Jay | April 29
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Hypnotist, Mentalist, and all-around bad influence Heather Jay return to The Flying Pig Improve for her comedy hypnosis show “Out of Control”. With two shows on April 28th and 29th.

RENT! | April 29 – May 22
Where: Crown Uptown Theatre
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Adult Skate Night | April 29
Where: Carousel Skate Center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with a Valid ID. $10 Cover (skates included). Beer & mixed drinks available. Check out our feature at what to expect here.

Kansas Craft Beer Week Experimental Fest | April 30
Where: Wichita Brewing Co.
Kansas Craft Beer week runs from April 25-30th and we can’t think of a better way to cap off Kansas Craft Beer week than one of our beloved Experimental festivals! 20+ Experimental beers on tap to sample throughout our production facility open house. Ranging from IPA/Sour/Stout/Barrel Aged/Seltzer and EVERYTHING in between.

ICT Block Party | April 30
Where: Naftzger Park
Great food from TRAVIESOS and Villas exotic eggroll, Don nachos, Bongo Fruit smothies, merch market featuring, TARC, ANTIMOSITY, BE FOR EVER, Electric pinapple, to name a few. We will also have a kids zone with face panting by ART ON A CART WICHITA. Bring the whole family out, even the dog.

Old Town Farm & Art Market | April 30
Where: OldTown
Weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. More than a Farmers Market. Celebrating over 30 years as Wichita’s downtown Farm & Art Market. – Food, arts, entertainment, shopping, and so much more.

Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | April 30
Where: Two Locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday, April thru October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown, and more!

EFC 16 | April 30
Where: Hartman Arena

Death By Chocolate | April 30
Where: Exploration Place
With a reputation as Wichita’s most dynamic and fun event, the 16th annual Death By Chocolate returns bigger and better than ever! As always, there will be an opportunity to feast on the very best local sweet/savory food and delectable drinks, while being entertained by top musical talent. Our theme for 2022 is Superheroes vs Villains and you can expect special guest appearances from the likes of Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Open Streets ICT | May 1
Where: NoMar
Join us for Open Streets ICT – NoMar, a FREE neighborhood community-building event along 21st Street in Wichita, KS for a full day of biking, fun physical activities, music, dancing, yoga, and much more! We will be closing one mile of 21st Street to traffic from NoMar Market at Broadway Ave. to Woodland Park, and open the street for biking, walking, running, live music and dancing, entertainment, food, art, yoga, and more.

2022 Spring Prairie Fire Half Marathon and 5K | May 1
Where: WaterWalk
The stage is set for another great race day in the ICT! Join us for the Half Marathon, 5K, and non-competitive 5K on May 1st! Our mascot, Sparky, is decked out in his 3-stripes and is ready to rock a rhyme, er, race on time! There’s nothing ‘tricky’ about it.

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2022 Anniversary Film Series | May 19
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.

Margaritas and Mojitos 2022 | May 20
Where: Exploration Place
Vote for Wichita’s Best Margarita & Mojitos

Concert at the Park | May 22
Where: High Park
We’re kicking off the Summer season with a Concert at the Park! Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs, and join us at the High Park Amphitheater in Derby for an evening of fun family entertainment, with live music from Countryside’s own Keepers of the Mane, food, games, prizes, and so much more. This is another great opportunity to invite your ONE! See you there!

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Friday, Apr. 29
Patz | Mort’s Martini Bar | 4:15 p.m.
Dangie | The Boathouse | 5 p.m.
Laura Burkholder | Napoli Italian Eatery | 5:30 p.m.
Harrison Steele | 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m
Bottoms Up | Blue Hook | 6 p.m
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Jamie Quick & Shoeshine Blue | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Drake White | Wave | 8 p.m.
Blackstone Cherry | Temple Live Wichita | 8 p.m.
Junk Male | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
The Echos | Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Hardwood Cherry | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Roadhouse Saints | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 30
Angie Bence | The Rusty Nail | 10 a.m.
Ben Fuchs & Matthew Ebberwein | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Monterey Jack | Brickyard | 8 p.m.
Bobby Bennett | Wichita Union Stockyards | 8:30 p.m.
Aftershock | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Lady & The Tramps | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Sunshine The Duo | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Rumblefish | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
The Dirty Gentlemen | The Hive | 9 p.m.
Groove 42 | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Derek Calvin & The All Nighters | The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 1
Bluegrass Jam | Damm Music Center | 1 p.m.
Derek Christensen & Stay the Course | Kirby’s Beer Store | 7 p.m.
Jason Isbell | Wave | 8 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
■ 5/14 Epic | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m

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Century II Performing Arts Center
Apr. 27 – May 8 | The Lion King Musical

Crown Uptown Theatre
Apr. 29-May22 | RENT!

The Forum Theatre
Apr. 28 | Five Guys Named Moe

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Apr. 30 | International Day of Jazz Celebration

Kechi Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Events

The Looney Bin
Apr. 28-30 | Nick Hoff
May 5-7 | Tom Thakker
May 12-14 | Rob Ward & Rafe Williams
May 19-21 | Paul Hooper

Mosley Street Melodrama
Apr 1 – May 14 | Kids in Space

Prairie Pines Playhouse
May-June 2022 | Lost To Space

Roxy’s Downtown
May 5-22 | Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Wichita Center for Performing Arts
■ No Upcoming Events

Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
■ No Upcoming Events

Wichita Community Theatre
Apr. 21-May. 1 | Jake’s Women

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
May 1 | Under the Streetlamp
May 9 | NEEDTOBREATHE with Patrick Droney
May 18 | Robert Earl Keen
May 21 | Brian Regan
May 22 | Indigo Girls
May 27 | Beatles vs. Stones

Wichita State School of Performing Arts
Apr. 29 | MADT End of Season Showcase
Apr. 29-30| Popcorn Movie

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