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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!
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ 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
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
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
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.
Around The Corner!
■ 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!
SPORTS IN Wichita
Wichita Wind Surge
■ Away Games This Weekend
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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.
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!
Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ Apr. 30 | International Day of Jazz Celebration
■ 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
■ 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 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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18August9:00 am - 5:00 pm2110 N. Market18August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel18August11:00 am - 1:00 pmMachinist Union Building18August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop18August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop18August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N18August4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography18August4:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway18August4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace18August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet18August4:30 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road18August5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street18August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
19August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry19August11:00 am - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply19August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel19August12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway19August2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop19August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop19August3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N19August4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market19August4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography19August4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace19August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet19August5:00 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road19August5:00 pmBirrieria Raymundo19August5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street19August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
20August7:00 am - 12:00 pmKansas Grown Farmers Market20August8:00 am - 1:00 pmOld Town Farm & Art Market20August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry20August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel20August11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center20August12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway20August12:00 pm - 8:00 pmRodriguez Fashions20August12:30 pm - 8:00 pmDollar General (Broadway)20August1:00 pm - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply20August2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop20August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop20August3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N20August4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market20August4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography20August4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace
21August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry21August11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center21August12:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway21August12:00 pm - 8:00 pmRodriguez Fashions21August12:00 pm - 3:00 pmParamount Marketplace Antiques, Vintage & New21August12:30 pm - 8:00 pmDollar General (Broadway)21August1:00 pm - 10:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply21August2:00 pm - 8:00 pmF&K Liquor21August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop21August3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N21August4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography21August4:00 pm - 8:00 pmWestway Marketplace21August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet21August5:00 pm - 9:00 pm2110 N. Market21August5:00 pm - 11:55 pmBirrieria Raymundo
22August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel22August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop
23August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel23August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N
24August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel24August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop24August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop24August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N24August4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace24August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
25August9:00 am - 5:00 pm2110 N. Market25August11:00 am - 1:00 pmMachinist Union Building25August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel25August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop25August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop25August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N25August4:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway25August4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace25August4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography25August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet25August4:30 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road25August5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street25August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
26August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry26August11:00 am - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply26August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel26August12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway26August2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop26August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop26August3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N26August4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market26August4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography26August4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace26August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet26August5:00 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road26August5:00 pmBirrieria Raymundo26August5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street26August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
27August7:00 am - 12:00 pmKansas Grown Farmers Market27August8:00 am - 1:00 pmOld Town Farm & Art Market27August10:00 am - 8:00 pmHeartspring27August11:00 am - 3:00 pmHeartspring27August11:00 am - 3:00 pmHeartspring27August11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center27August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry27August11:00 am - 3:00 pmHeartspring27August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel27August12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway27August12:00 pm - 8:00 pmRodriguez Fashions27August12:30 pm - 8:00 pmDollar General (Broadway)27August1:00 pm - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply27August2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop27August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop
28August8:00 am - 11:00 pmGreat Plains Nature Center28August11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center28August11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry28August12:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway28August12:00 pm - 8:00 pmRodriguez Fashions28August12:30 pm - 8:00 pmDollar General (Broadway)28August1:00 pm - 10:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply28August2:00 pm - 8:00 pmF&K Liquor28August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop28August3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N28August4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography28August4:00 pm - 8:00 pmWestway Marketplace28August4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet28August5:00 pm - 9:00 pm2110 N. Market28August5:00 pm - 11:55 pmBirrieria Raymundo
29August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel29August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop
30August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel30August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N
31August11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel31August2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop31August3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop31August3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N31August4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace31August6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
01September9:00 am - 5:00 pm2110 N. Market01September10:30 am - 1:00 pmMachinist Union Building01September11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel01September2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop01September3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop01September3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N01September4:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway01September4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace01September4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography01September4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet01September4:30 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road01September5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street01September6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
02September11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry02September11:00 am - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply02September11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel02September12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway02September2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop02September3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop02September3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N02September4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market02September4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography02September4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace02September4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet02September5:00 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road02September5:00 pmBirrieria Raymundo02September5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street02September6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
03September7:00 am - 12:00 pmKansas Grown Farmers Market03September8:00 am - 1:00 pmOld Town Farm & Art Market03September11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry03September11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel03September11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center03September12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway03September12:30 pm - 8:00 pmDollar General (Broadway)03September1:00 pm - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply03September2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop03September3:00 pm - 10:00 pmA-OK Pawn Shop03September3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N03September4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market03September4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography03September4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace03September4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet
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