The Best Things to Do in Wichita (November 23-28 Edition)

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BEST THINGS TO DO!

Snowbound Experience Kickoff | November 23
Lets kick-off this holiday season right with a Snowbound Mingle at Chicken N Pickle. You won’t want to miss out! You will get a sneak peek of the cozy ski lodge with summit views, a gondola, and craft bites.

Pints for Pencils | November 23
Join us Tuesday, November 23rd at Norton’s Brewing Company for great drinks and amazing food. Bring your friends and support local teachers in our community. Proceeds from every beer sold will go to help support the mission of Project Teacher. Custom glasses will also be on sale.

1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | November 24
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.

Christmas Concoctions: Cocktails & Stouts | November 24
Kick off the holiday season with us at Public! Cocktails and stouts will be available for dinner and throughout the night. Music starts at 9:30 pm.

Wild Lights at the Sedgwick County Zoo | November 24-28
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.

■ Rock The Dome | November 26
Immerse yourself with the psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd in a cosmic light show on the digital dome theater’s massive screen. Rock to the vivid images depicting music from three Pink Floyd albums: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here.

■ Adult Skate Night | November 26
Adult Skate Night takes place on Fridays at Carousel Skate Center from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. Must be 21 with a valid ID. $10 includes skate rental. Beer and mixed drinks are available.

■ November Steinholding at Prost | November 26

EFC XV | November 27
Evolution Fighting Championship is headed back to Hartman Arena on November 27, and this time they’re bringing back the Veterans! Don’t miss Cody Carrillo, Chris Harris, Manny Meraz, and Brandon Phillips bring back the action to Hartman Arena!

Local Makers Craft Show 2021 | November 27
First Annual Local Makers Craft Show hosted by H4 Creations! Located in Wichita, KS. Local small businesses selling hand crafted unique items.

Winter Art Mania | November 27
Get your game on and start your holiday season with us! We welcome kids of all ages to enjoy the fun and excitement of an ar(t)cade. This annual event takes on a new twist with two action-packed days of free admission with game-inspired artmaking stations, live music and dance performances, art-looking, and more surprises.

A Chamber Music Experience | November 28
Join us for our inaugural concert for the Wichita Chamber Music Festival. We are a new non-profit with a passion for sharing music locally using local artists.

A Night of Light at Bradley Fair | November 28
Join us for the start of a new tradition as we celebrate Hanukkah with Chabad of Wichita. We’ll be hosting a Menorah lighting, live music, traditional food and more festivities.

THANKSGIVING MEALS

Here’s a listing of all the restaurants selling pre-orders and those who will be open on Thanksgiving. (link below)

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Joe Rogan: The Sacred Clown Tour | December 3
A standup comedian for more than 25 years with an inquisitive and intense comedic style, Rogan’s sixth hour-long comedy special, Joe Rogan: Strange Times, premiered on Netflix in October 2018.

The Price Is Right | December 4
If you love The Price Is Right, it’s your time to come on down to Hartman Arena! We are excited to play host to The Price is Right Live™ stage show on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 7:30 PM.

Rock’s Dugout Sportscard and Memoribilia Show | December 5
Selling and buying sportscards and sports memorabilia

Wichita State Basketball vs. K-State at Intrust Bank Arena | December 5

Wichita Flea Market | December 18-19
Come walk the aisles at the Kansas Star Casino Arena 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.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

For all the holiday events going on including visiting Santa Clause, seeing Christmas lights, holiday shopping, and other holiday fun, click the link below.

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SPORTS

Wichita State Men’s Basketball
Nov. 26 – 8 p.m. | at Missouri
Dec. 1 – 7 p.m. | at Oklahoma St
Dec. 5 – 5 p.m. | vs K-State (at Intrust Bank Arena)
Dec. 11 – 6 p.m. | vs Norfolk St

Wichita State Women’s Basketball
■ Nov. 23 – 6 p.m. | vs Prairie View A&M
■ Nov. 26 – 3:30 p.m. | vs Alcorn St
■ Nov. 29 – 6 p.m. | vs Northwestern St
■ Dec. 1 – 6 p.m. | vs Oral Roberts

Wichita State Volleyball
■ Nov. 24 – 7 p.m. | vs SMU
■ Nov. 26 – Noon | vs Memphis

Wichita Thunder
■ Nov. 24 / 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush
■ Nov. 26 / 7:05 p.m. | at Tulsa Oilers
■ Nov. 27 / 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush
■ Nov. 28 / 7:05 p.m. | vs Rapid City Rush

Wichita Wings
■ Dec. 18 – 7 p.m. | vs. Amarillo Bombers
■ Jan. 2 – 4 p.m. | vs. Omaha Kings FC
■ Jan. 8 – 7 p.m. | vs. Colorado Inferno FC

Kansas High School State Football – Local Area Teams
■ Nov. 27 | Derby vs. OP-BV Northwest at Emporia St. University
■ Nov. 27 | Maize vs. Shawnee-Mill Valley HS @ Pitt St. University
■ Nov. 27 | Andover Central vs. Lenexa-St. James Academy @ Topeka-Hummer Sports Park
■ Nov. 27 | Andale vs. Frontenac @ Hutchinson CC

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LIVE MUSIC

Tuesday, November 23
Consligio & Co. | Mort’s Martini Bar | 5 p.m.
J. Michael | Margarita’s Cantina | 5 p.m.
Patz | Chicken N Pickle | 5:45 p.m.
William Flynn | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Luke Hendrickson w/Casey Joe Collins | Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 24
And Then There Were 2 | Jenny Dawn Cellars | 6 p.m
Just The Worm | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Candice & The Business Casual | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Just Dan | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
A Band In Kansas | Wave | 9 p.m.
Johnny Lawhorn and the Pentagram String Band • Anna Jo | Kirby’s Beer Store | 10 p.m.

Thursday, November 25
Scott Knost | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Jazzy Soul Night w/ Injoy Fountain | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 8 p.m.
Adam Capps, Jason Callahan, Kyle Killgore, Amber Goldermann| Temple Live Wichita | 8 p.m.
Lonesome Stranger | Kirby’s Beer Store | 9 p.m.

Friday, November 26
Harrison Steele | 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m.
Grant & Pauly Experience | Hurricane Sports Bar | 7 p.m.
Nathan Hittle, Lisa Hittle and Josh Pickenpaugh | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Danielle Nicole Band | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Patz | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
The Source | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
Moonlight Drive | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
The Cavves | Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m.
Derrick Autry | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Callahan Band | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 27
Brian T | Mort’s Martini Bar | Noon
Kyle Killgore Acoustic Duo | Wichita Boathouse | Noon
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Eric Shumkaer and Jake Conway | Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
Yung Joc & Lil Scrappy | The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Bobby Bennett Band | Wichita Union Stockyards | 8 p.m.
Candice & The Business Casual | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m
Suite 68 | Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
Howard Mahan & Friends | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
The Plains | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Prairie Smoke | Shenanigans | 9 p.m.
John Smith | Humidor Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Whitnie Means | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 9 p.m.
Annie Up | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Chronic Audio | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 28
Charlie Wilks | R Coffee House | 10 a.m.
Cuee • Priceless JOEL LEOJ • Catfish • Zollins • BQUYET | Kirby’s Beer Store | 10 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
■ 12/3 Lilly B Moonflower Band | Central Standard Brewing | 8 p.m.
12/11 CeeLo Green | Kansas Star Casino | 8 p.m.
11/27 Eli Young Band| The Cotillion | 8 p.m.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
Dec. 5 | Make It Mozart (Wichita Symphony Orchestra)
Dec. 10-12 | The Nutcracker (Ballet Wichita)
Dec. 14-16 | Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Broadway in Wichita)
Dec. 15-18 | The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center)
Dec. 18-19 | The Nutcracker (Metropolitan Ballet Wichita)

Crown Uptown Theatre
Dec. 2-4 | Toyland
Dec. 3-19 | Inverno: The Great Holiday Circus
Jan. 8 | Elvis Birthday Bash

The Forum Theatre
Nov. 27-Dec. 19 | Cool Yule

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Dec. 3-4 | Christmas Candlelight
■ Jan. 21 | Toni Libhart Mallet Percussion Recital

Kechi Playhouse
Dec. 1-19 | A Tuna Christmas

The Looney Bin
Nov. 24 | WFPC 2021 Finals
Nov. 26-27 | Steve Kramer
Dec. 2-4 | Brent Terhune
Dec. 9-11 | Kevin Bozeman

Mosley Street Melodrama
Nov. 12-Dec. 25 | The Hallmork Channel Christmas Melodrama

Prairie Pines Playhouse
Nov. 19-Dec. 23 | Peril at the North Pole: Yule Die Laughing

Roxy’s Downtown
Nov. 18-Dec. 19 | Away in the Basement: a Church Basement Ladies Musical
Jan. 6-23 | Five Course Love

Wichita Center for Performing Arts
Dec. 3-5 | Short & Suite Nutcracker

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 30 | Lindsey Sterling
Dec. 2 | Bob Saget
Dec. 9 | Zach Williams
Dec. 10 | John Crist

Wichita State School of Performing Arts
Feb. 24-26 | Wichita Contemporary Theatre Spring Dance Concert

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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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