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■ 1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | November 3
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.
■ Empowering Together with Ariel Rodriguez | November 3
Empower is breaking down barriers by providing a one-stop access point for educational opportunities, work-readiness preparation and small business development resources in a culturally inviting, bilingual and comfortable space. Join Empower’s executive director, Ariel Rodriguez, to learn how he is building relationships and communicating the importance of accessible resources for the community.
■ The Simon and Garfunkel Story | November 3
The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns to the stage after a sold out worldwide tour and their latest blockbuster tour of North America where they received standing ovations everywhere. The nostalgic multimedia experience and a full live band perform all the hits including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Homeward Bound” and many more! Don’t miss The Simon and Garfunkel Story! Part of the Broadway in Wichita series.
■ Wild Lights at the Sedgwick County Zoo | November 3-7
Wild Lights will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. Roam the Zoo after dark, with your path illuminated by larger-than-life sculptures of all things WILD! Read our feature here.
■ Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | November 4
Thursdays at Exploration Place just got more awesome! Mark your calendars for weekly Food Truck Thursday events continuing into the fall and winter. Chow down with Wichita’s best food trucks, join in on fun activities like trivia or themed events, then end your evening with the Keeper of the Plains 9 p.m. ring of fire lighting. While you’re here, bring the whole family to check out our exhibits at a discounted rate!
■ 51st Annual Art Awards | November 4
Last year, out of an abundance of caution, the Arts Council’s Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel our 51st annual Art Awards dinner. This year, we are pleased to announce that the event will go on! The 51st Annual Arts Council Awards will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at Wichita Art Museum.
■ Hypnotist DougT | November 4
Watch as Hypnotist DougT takes volunteers right from the audience and puts them under his magic spell. Great for group get togethers. Whether it’s a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday party, anniversary party, just out of prison party, or just good friends getting together for a night of raucous fun.
■ Book signing for 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die | November 4
Roxie Yonkey will sell and sign copies of her eagerly-awaited book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die at Jenny Dawn Cellars. Jenny Dawn is No. 18. Wichita has six more 100 Things, plus numerous other listings in the book.
■ Wichita Thunder Hockey at INTRUST Bank Arena | November 5, 7
■ The Mastermind Show w/ Curtis the Mentalist | November 6
The Mastermind Show is the most unique LIVE comedy show that you will ever see. From the moment he struts onstage in his dark sunglasses, Curtis The Mentalist takes audiences on a 75-minute wild ride with his mind-bending and hilarious mental demonstrations. He’s like a giant, human cartoon who is somehow able to tell you the names of people you’re thinking about, places you’ve traveled to, and even draw pictures that you create in your mind. He also keeps you laughing the entire time while doing it.
■ A Benefit for The Lord’s Diner | November 6
We are bringing back the best of the best! Hop in for a ride down memory lane with a casino night, a rockin’ musical revue featuring surprise guest stars and our favorite songs. The evening will include a Live Auction, fabulous food, and prizes as we continue supporting The Lord’s Diner.
■ Throw It Back to the 2000s Skate Night | November 6
Wear your favorite 2000’s outfit, hop on the party bus and roller skate! There will be FREE food, roller skating and arcade games. Only available for Wichita State University students with myWSU ID card. In order to attend, you must register for the event. Register for this event at wichita.edu/odievents!
■ Art Together | November 6
Mark Arts’ Art Together program is a free monthly event designed to cultivate creativity in each of us. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces of Mark Arts will become creative playgrounds for families. Each monthly program includes storytime in the galleries with Storytime Village, a drop-in art project, a community art project and yoga on the Mark Arts terrace.
■ Church of the Magdalen Bazaar | November 6
The 2021 Magdalen Bazaar is back!! Save the date: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 to 4 p.m.! We can’t wait to see everyone!
■ Game Show Night at Crown Uptown | November 6
Game Show Night is Back! This time around, games include: Match Game, Family Feud, & Password. Join our celebrity guests for this one-of-a-kind FUNdraiser! Compete as an individual in Match Game and/or Password or compete as a team in Family Feud! The purchase of a ticket grants you one chance to be called up on stage to compete with our local celebrities to win prizes. Or increase your chances to play by purchasing additional entries at the door for $5!
■ Drive Thru Pancake Feed Benefitting Derby Operation Holiday | November 6
Drive through and pick up some pancakes and sausage to-go on Saturday, November 6! All proceeds benefit Derby Operation Holiday. Operation Holiday donations will also be accepted and appreciated (socks, sport balls, etc.)
■ 3rd Annual Taste of Greece | November 6
Donated funds will be used to make improvements to our cooking facilities at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This will allow us to provide an even larger selection of your Greek favorites during our future events.
■ The Board Awakens Grand Opening Hoopla | November 6
The Board Awakens Skatepark and Outfitter is hosting its Grand Opening Celebration Saturday Nov 6th at 6:00 pm. Food, Drinks, Live Music, and FREE SKATEPARK ENTRY.
■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | November 6
■ The 42nd Annual Wichita Toy Run | November 7
The Wichita Kansas Motorcycle Community has been gathering since 1980 in order to collect toys donations for the children of our community at Christmas. The Wichita Toy Run Association is asking for donations of a new unwrapped toy or cash for this event. Requests are for a variety of toys. Please keep stuffed animals to a *huggable* size. Remember to include items for ages 10-14. All proceeds from the Wichita Toy Run benefit the Salvation Army, USMC Toys for Tots, and The Kansas Food Bank.
Wednesday, November 3
■ Matt Bauer @ Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
■ Dr. Courtney Long Saxophone Recital @ Friends University | 7:30 p.m
■ Harrison Steele @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Jennifer Byers Project @ Dockum | 8 p.m.
■ Jazzy Soul Night w/ Injoy Fountain @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 8 p.m.
Friday, November 5
■ The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
■ Beau and Miki Jarvis @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ Jon Langston @ Wave | 7 p.m.
■ Concert For A Cause (Feat. InLove) @ Fever | 7 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Three of Us @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Infinite Layers @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Blacktop Mojo @ TempleLive | 8 p.m.
■ Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Monterey Jack @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ Rumblefish @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ Zeb the DJ @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ Sleepy Truckers @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 6
■ Brian T @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 12 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ Matthew Ebberwein @ Augustino Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
■ Eric Shumaker & Renea Abdallah @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Grody Riggins @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Bad Mother Hubbard @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Sloan Moon – Le Khoa – Colton Cox @ Barleycorn’s | 8 p.m
■ Epic @ Port of Wichita | 9 p.m.
■ Agenda @ The Forge | 9 p.m.
■ Kyle Killgore @ The Humidor Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ Tequila Ridge @ Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
■ The Astronauts @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ The Lighthouse Project @ Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 9 p.m.
■ TetraFuze • Odds Against • From Ashes @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m
■ Baby Blue and the Midnight Special @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ Dirty Gentlemen @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
■ The Echoes @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
■ Derek Calvin & the All Nighters @ The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.
Around The Corner!
■ Cuff vs Axes Charity Boxing Classic | November 13
The card features members of local law enforcement competing against firefighters and EMS medical personnel in Olympic style boxing contests. Fun, Food and drinks for a good cause.
■ 46th Annual Craft Fair | November 13
48 unique vendors | bake sale | raffle drawing | Rada knives | antiques $2 admission
■ Wichita State Basketball vs. K-State at Intrust Bank Arena | December 5
Looking for something to do with the family but can’t commit to a particular day? Browse our family fun series which highlights various family activities:
■ Seneca Bowl
■ West Acres Bowling Center
■ Splash Aqua Park
■ Old Cowtown Museum
■ Sedgwick County Zoo
■ Axe To Grind
■ O.J. Watson Park
■ Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
■ Berry Picking at Elderslie Farm
■ Bingo Casino
■ Carousel Skate Center
■ Botanica, The Wichita Garden
■ Exploration Place
■ Bliss Climbing and Fitness
■ The Cosmosphere
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