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■ Zoobilee | September 10
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and delectable bites from local establishments during Sedgwick County Zoo’s premier fundraiser.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Ballet in the Park | September 9
Where: Linear Park
Ballet Wichita is coming to Goddard! The performance is FREE, open to the public and is a 45 minute performance. There will be food trucks, yard games and the Larry Lee Leo Train set up at 5pm. Bring your blankets and chairs as you enjoy an outdoor ballet performance.
■ Adult Skate Night | September 9
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.
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. NW Arkansas | September 9-11
Where: River Front Stadium
■ ICT Fest 2022 | September 9-10
45 bands in Wichita
■ Alzavino One Year Anniversary Celebration | September 9-10
Where: Alzavino Wine Tavern
Come in and celebrate this big milestone with us! Stay tuned for all the details, but here’s what we know so far… Customer favorite wines are coming back to the machines! Live music! Food specials all week long! Additional specials for our original Alzavino WineStation card holders (with the bird logo on it)!
■ Kansas State Fair | September 9-18
Where: Kansas State Fairgrounds
Celebrate Kansas with the Kansas State Fair Sept. 9-18, 2022! The Kansas State Fair has been the state’s largest gathering of Kansans since 1913.
■ Movie Reel “Paint The Scene” Night | September 9
Where: 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!
■ Crave Culinary Festival: Foodie Fair | September 10
Where: Mark Arts
Broaden your horizons and explore the multifaceted food and hospitality industry with local and national experts. Learn about food and farming from featured speakers Chef Abra Berens of Granor Farms and Leah Dannar-Garcia of RISE Farms.
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | September 10
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.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | September 10
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday, April through December 17th
■ Battle for the River Front | September 10
Where: River Front Stadium
Come out to River Front Stadium and watch The Cowtown Bombers(Air Force) Vs The Kansas Guzzlers(Army) battle it out in a Slowpitch Softball Game. Gates open at 3:45pm, with the first pitch taken place at 4:05pm. After our game stick around for the Wind Surge game starting at 6:05pm. Tickets are $5 with promo code MILITARY22 and gets you access to both games. Game wore jerseys will be auctioned of during the game and all proceeds will be going to Friends of McConnell charity.
■ Gläs Häus Racing Grand Opening | September 10
Where: Gläs Häus
Join us for our joint Grand Opening on September 10, 2022, at 11:00 am to experience Sim Racing and Brazilian treats here at home in Wichita, Kansas.
■ Hoops 4 Literacy | September 10
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Hoops 4 Literacy is presented to you by our leading sponsor, Kansas Health Foundation. Our featured guest will be Shaquille O’Neal, NBA Champion, philanthropist, entrepreneur and children’s book author. There will be free books, many activities and an exciting basketball game featuring community leaders and other special guests!
■ Orie’s Garlic Fest 2022 | September 11
Where: Public at the Brickyard
Enjoy shopping and eating from wide variety of food and drink vendors and handmade artisans
■ KC Chiefs Game at O’Malley’s | September 11
Where: O’Malley’s Irish Pub
Starting Sunday September 11th at O’Malley’s! KC Chiefs Autographed Jersey Giveaway! we will be giving away an autographed jersey at the end of every KC Chiefs game! Here’s how to enter! Be at O’Malley’s no later than 10 minutes into the Chiefs game.
■ Stain & Stem Wooden Signmaking Class | September 11
Where: Grace Hill Winery
Red wine, tailgates, and crisp air… we’re getting ready for fall, y’all! Grey and Shannon from Stepp Design & Decor will walk us through the process of distressing your sign, staining with a color of your choice, and applying and painting the stencil design. No artistic ability needed!
■ Fiesta Hipsana | September 11
Where: Exploration Place
Enjoy crafts, play games, savor delicious food, party on with music and dance, rev your engines with low riders, and explore all of our exhibit galleries. Indoor stage performances featuring mariachi band, folklorico dancers, matachines dancers, singers, fashion show and more!
Want To Learn About Blogging and Social Media?
The craziest thing is taking place this month. I’m becoming a teacher!
I’m hosting a class to teach you how to be a food blogger… or learn the in’s and out’s of social media. The class will help you (totally, optional) start your own food blog, talk restaurants with me, learn some tips about social media, and then celebrate the last day of class by going out to me with me and fellow classmates
Spots in the class are limited and runs for three Mondays starting on September 12. I promise you’ll enjoy at least 10 minutes of it (if not more).
Around The Corner!
■ Riordan Clinic Check Your Health | September 12-23
Where: Riordan Clinic
Your health is one of your most valuable assets! Be proactive and check your nutrient levels through the Riordan Clinic’s Check Your Health event. Participants can choose from one of five lab profiles to learn about your unique nutritional status. Empower yourself with life-changing knowledge to identify nutrient deficiencies and help prevent illness and chronic disease. Lab draws will be done on weekdays from September 12-23. Call today to schedule your appointment!
■ Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys | September 15
Get ready to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life! Stroll our beautiful gardens, and taste Bloody Marys and small bites from local restaurants. Local bars duke it out for the best Bloody Mary in town! Also, enjoy local beer from some of our favorite breweries in town. We will also have live music performances throughout the gardens to keep us all entertained.
■ Autumn & Art Festival | September 16-18
Where: Bradley Fair
Come celebrate the creative spirit of our community at Kansas’ premier boutique alfresco fine art show.
For a fantastic, updated daily view of live music all around the city, check out Amped Up Live. They are an incredible source for music fans.
■ September 8 | Pecos & The Rooftops
■ September 11 | Hanson
■ September 12 | Testament
■ September 24 | Fine Swine Fest
■ September 29 | In Flames
■ October 1 | Killer Queen
Intrust Bank Arena
■ September 13 | Backstreet Boys
■ September 17 | Keith Urban
■ September 25 | Alabama
■ October 29 | Jason Aldean
■ November 17 | Tran-Siberian Orchestra
■ October 30 | Baby Shark Live
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ September 23 | The Oakridge Boys
Temple Live Wichita
■ September 10 | Hey Radio
■ September 22 | Fine Swine Fest
■ September 23 | The Struts
■ September 25 | Stryper
■ October 14 | Larry Fleet
■ September 9-10 | ICT Fest 2022
■ September 16 | Josh Meloy
■ September 18 | Pierce The Veil
■ September 24 | Jake Shimabukuro
■ September 25 | Waylon Payne
■ September 29 | The Luka State
■ September 30 | Back to the 80’s
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ October 8 | Kristin Chenoweth in Concert – For the Girls
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ August 26 – September 16 | Calendar Girls
■ September 9-25: The Glass Menagerie
The Looney Bin
■ September 8-10 | Brendan Eyre
■ September 15-17 | Ben Creed
■ September 22-24 | Dale Jones
■ September 29-October 1 | Mike Speenberg
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ July 22 – Sept 3 | Revenge of the Beanie Babies
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ September 9 – October 8 | The Golden Girls
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ September 2 | 100th Anniversary Kick Off & Mural Reveal Party
■ September 3 | Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
■ September 9 | The Contested Plains
■ September 14 | Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza
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