What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (March 7-12)

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Awards Watch Party Fundraiser | March 12
Where: Tallgrass Film Association
Join Tallgrass Film Association for a watch party of the 95th Academy Awards and fundraiser for education efforts during our 21st year! Enjoy food, drinks, and mingling in the Candela at the Lux hosted by Wichita’s Golden Girls with the Awards in the background. Or for the hardcore fans grab a comfy recliner in the Tallgrass Film Center (just steps away from the Candela!) for a quieter Oscar viewing.


■ 37th annual Academy Award Short Film Festival | March 7
Where: Advanced Learning Center
The 37th annual Academy Award Short Film Festival, presented by Wichita Public Library, runs March 4-11 at several locations in and around Wichita. Each year, Wichita Public Library screens the nominated short films in the live action, animation and documentary categories.

■ 1 Million Cups | March 8
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.

■ Lunafest | March 8
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Welcome to the 69th Home Show presented by the Wichita Area Builders Association. Come see what new for 2023.

Are you looking to remodel and update your home or build new? Or maybe you are looking to create a new outdoor living space? We create a space where homeowners can come search all of the latest and greatest products and services to turn their house into the place they love to call home. It’s the largest composite show room for shopping for home related products around, with over 200 exhibiting companies. Windows, Siding, Appliances, Roofing, HVAC, Remodelers, Builders, Financial Companies, Outdoor Living and Landscaping Contractors, Fireplaces, Flooring and more!

■ Thursday Night Pinball League | March 9
Where: The Arcade
Doors at The Arcade open at 6pm. League games will begin at 6:30pm, no practice games will be allowed on league games after this point. This league will run for 7 weeks, 6 weeks of qualifying and 1 week of finals. Only your best 4 of the 6 weeks of qualifying will be used to determine finals placement. Lowest 2 weeks scores will not be used.

■ Adult Skate Night | March 10
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.

■ Comedy Magic Show with Heather Jay | March 10
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Get ready for a WILD and RAUNCHY night of MAGIC and COMEDY with “Luck Be In the Air Tonight”, featuring Wichita’s own BAD Influence, Heather Jay at Flying Pig Improv! This ADULTS ONLY magic show is Rated R!

■ Art Together: In Motion | March 11
 Mark Arts
Art Together provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art through storytime, art projects and performances.

21st & Ridge Farmers Market | March 11
Where: 21st & Ridge Road
Warmer days and sunshine are reminding us that Spring is right around the corner! Come visit our outdoor weekly market for a variety of produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, pet treats, art and much more!

Stray Kids Anniversary – Kpop Shop Event | March 11
Where: The Gathering Place
Mark Your Calendar: Stray Kids Anniversary. Hosted by Kpop Stop & Anime. We will have vendors, contests, raffles, dances and more!

■ Wichita Flea Market | March 11-12
 Wichita Hoops
Come walk the aisles at Wichita Hoops 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.

■ Wichita Brewing Co. Relay Marathon | March 12
 Wichita Brewing Company
This will be our seventh annual marathon/relay marathon from Wichita Brewing Company West to Wichita Brewing Company East. The course is USATF certified for the serious runners. But, will be set up with five interchanges for teams of six runners to run the marathon. The course will stick to the Wichita bike paths as much as possible for the safety of all the runners.

St. Patrick’s Day Events

Saturday, March 11

12th Annual Kegs & Eggs at The Pumphouse
Where: 825 E. 2nd Street | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Get ready for our 12th Annual KEGS & EGGS, Saturday March 11, 2023! Doors open for breakfast at 8:00 AM, and the green beer, Guiness, and Tullamore Dew will be flowing all day. Get here early!

Fake Patty’s Day at PourHouse
Where: 711 E. Douglas | 10 a.m. 
Is it every REALLY too early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We think not! Join us on Saturday, March 11th for a day full of St. Pat’s shenanigans. $3 Warbeard pints and $4 Shamrock Shots will keep you celebrating like the Irish.

Delano Paddy Daddy Parade
Where: Delano District | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
One of Wichita’s most beloved traditions is back! Join us Saturday, March 11, for the Delano Paddy Day Parade! The Parade will start at noon, and will include a food truck rally, kids corner, and street party.

Fake Paddy’s Day 2023 at The Artichoke
Where: 811 N. Broadway | 11 a.m.
Join us for our 39th Annual Fake Paddy’s Day Party! Music Lineup includes Nelson Franklin, Alan & Grant and DJs. Bangers & Mash! Mulligan Stew! Green Beer! Heated tent for a parking lot party! It is going to be a day to remember! $5 cover

Wagon O’Masters Paddy Party
Where: Naftzger Park | Noon to 5 p.m.
The event starts at noon on Saturday, March 11. It will be located at Naftzger Park and much of the area around Naftzger will also be closed off for the party, similar to the chili cook off.

Opening Day at the Brickyard
Where: 129 N. Rock Island St | Noon
Join us after the parade in Delano and celebrate our favorite day of the year with us– OPENING DAY! Enjoy Irish Drink & Food Specials, including our AMAZING Corned Beef Hash. Plus, bag pipers will be stopping through and music from Jeremy Spring will keep you going.

Luck O’ The Irish Cake Pop Decorating at Cake Stuff
Where: 8909 W. Central | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This fun class will have everyone feeling lucky as they learn to decorate these adorable cake pops! Come and learn simple drizzle and sprinkle techniques, how to apply fun shapes and create a magical pot of gold including a rainbow at the end. Each student will decorate six cake pops, and all classroom supplies are provided.

Opening Day at the Brickyard
Where: 129 N. Rock Island St | 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Join us after the parade in Delano and celebrate our favorite day of the year with us– OPENING DAY! Enjoy Irish Drink & Food Specials, including our AMAZING Corned Beef Hash. Plus, bag pipers will be stopping through and music from Jeremy Spring will keep you going.


■ Live In Concert: Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations | March 24
 Augusta Historic Theatre
Join us at the Historic Augusta Theatre, 523 State St, Augusta, KS. It’s just a short drive from Wichita to enjoy amazing live music in a unique atmosphere! Dustin Arbuckle and The Damnations are not a band you can easily associate with one specific genre, and that’s how they planned it. Arbuckle, a veteran of the progressive roots music scene whose singing and harmonica playing first came into prominence in Moreland & Arbuckle, has been kicking up fresh dust with The Damnations since 2017.


Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our brand spanking new Live Music Calendar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

Here’s a glimpse of what else is ahead at our major venues around town:

The Cotillion
■ March 9 | Riley Green
■ March 17 | The Blind Obedience Tour
■ March 18 | Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
■ March 23 | Chase Rice
■ March 24 | Aaron Watson
■ March 25 | Randy Rogers Band

INTRUST Bank Arena
 March 23-26 | Disney On Ice
 March 30 | Kenny Chesney

Hartman Arena
■ March 16 | Casting Crowns

Kansas Star Casino
■ No Events Scheduled

Temple Live Wichita
■ March 9 | Jason Boland and the Stragglers
■ March 31 | Bryce Vine

 March 7 | Eric Johnson
 March 9 | Reverend Horton Heat
 March 10 | Eric Gales w/ Ally Venable

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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ March 11-12 | Synergy Performing Arts Competition
■ March 17-19 | Anastasia

Crown Uptown Theatre
 March 17 | Broadway Open Mic Night

Friends University Fine Arts Department
 March 24-25 | Singing Quakers Home Concert

Kechi Playhouse
 No Upcoming Events

Newman University Theatre Department
 No Upcoming Events

The Loony Bin
 March 9-11: Gabriel Rutledge

Mosley Street Melodrama
 February 3- March 18 | Beauty School Melodrama

Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows

Roxy’s Downtown
 Ride The Cyclone | April 6-29

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ March 8 | Lunafest
■ March 10 | The Black Jacket Symphony

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