What’s Happening This Weekend in Wichita (May 6-8)

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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!

Grand Opening of Boulevard Theatres | May 6
Where: Towne West Square

Haysville Saddle Club 5th Annual PRCA Rodeo | May 6-7
Where: Haysville Saddle Club
Professional Rodeo at the Haysville Saddle Club. Bleacher seating and room for chairs. Bring cash because the WIFI is iffy. Concessions available. I

RENT! | May 6 – 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 | May 6
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.

Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | May 7
Where: Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods!

Art Market | May 7
Where: MarkArts
Join us at Mark Arts’ annual Art Market on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This indoor event will feature local and regional artists, designers, and makers selling beautiful works and one-of-a-kind gifts. It is the perfect way to spend time with your family, have a creative date, or go shopping with mom for Mother’s Day. Admission is free.

Old Town Farm & Art Market | May 7
Where: Old Town
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 | May 7
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!

Wichita Festival of the Arts | May 7
Where: Riverside Park
Join Wichita Park & Recreation and William A. Stofer at Wichita Festival of the Arts in Central Riverside Park! Enjoy being outside, while walking around visiting the 100+ local vendor booths that will be on-site to showcase our community’s talents in arts and entertainment. Enjoy the music, take in a performance, or peruse the booths at this bi-annual festival.

Entertainment Expo | May 7
Where: Westport Airport
Free admission with ticket download

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!

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SPORTS IN Wichita

Wichita Wind Surge
■ May 6-8 | vs. Tulsa

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LIVE MUSIC

Friday, May 6
The Grant & Pauly Experience | Mort’s Martini Bar | 4 p.m.
Patz | 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m
Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus | Larkspur | 7 p.m.
Nikki Moddelmog & Dennis Hardin | The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
Dorothy | Temple Live Wichita | 7:30 p.m.
A Band In Kansas | The Brickyard | 8 p.m.
AJ McCausland | Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
Xavier Wulf | Wave | 8 p.m.
Groove 42 | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
The Cups/The Merkins/ Goose Cörpse | The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Jukebox 45 | The Hive | 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 7
Just Vinnie | The Rusty Nail | 10 a.m.
Cynthia Rausch & Just The Worm | The Cowboy Inn Saloon | 5 p.m.
Kyle Killgore Band | The Brickyard | 6 p.m.
Colton Cox + Brook Blanche | The Shamrock | 8 p.m.
Orville Peck | Temple Live Wichita | 8 p.m.
Whiskey River Band | Wichita Union Stockyards | 8:30 p.m.
Mother Kelly | Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8:30 p.m.
Stimulus | Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
Pastor Mike and the Demon Slayer Blues Band | The Rusty Nail | 9 p.m.
Suite 68 | Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 8
Eric Shumaker & Lisa Hittle | Grace Hill Winery | 2 p.m.
Not Cops | Virgins | Delirium | The Board Awakens Skatepark and Outfitter | 3 p.m.

Upcoming Noteworthy Concerts
■ 5/14 Epic | Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m

Karaoke Bar Schedule in Wichita

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
Apr. 27 – May 8 | The Lion King Musical

Crown Uptown Theatre
Apr. 29-May22 | RENT!

The Forum Theatre
■ No Upcoming Events

Friends University Division of Fine Arts
■ No Upcoming Events

Kechi Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Events

The Looney Bin
May 5-7 | Tom Thakker
May 12-14 | Rob Ward & Rafe Williams
May 19-21 | Paul Hooper

Mosley Street Melodrama
Apr 1 – May 14 | Kids in Space

Prairie Pines Playhouse
May-June 2022 | Lost To Space

Roxy’s Downtown
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 Community Theatre
Apr. 21-May. 1 | Jake’s Women

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
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
■ No Upcoming Events

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FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE

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