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■ A Summer of Magic: Harry Potter Dome Theater Experience | July 8
Where: Exploration Place
Exploration Place is bringing the world of Harry Potter to Wichita! Each week our wizard and muggle guests will watch one movie in the series on the dome screen with booming surround sound. Before the show, participate in themed classes and interactives provided by a variety of Hogsmeade shops and magical places. Butterbeer will flow freely and there will be an opportunity to take home muggle artifacts.
■ Nico Hernandez Returns | July 9
Where: Koch Arena
Dubbed a homecoming event for Hernandez, “Nico Hernandez Returns” will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Charles Koch Arena. It will meld professional boxers with elite-level amateur fighters and will be the kickoff to a new fight series presented by Ares Entertainment titled “USA Fight Night.” The feature bout of the professional-level portion of the event will feature Nico Hernandez taking on a competitor to be announced in the coming days. In total, there will be five amateur bouts and five professional fights, all card and bouts subject to change.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Amarillo | July 8-10
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ Apparition Blackbeard | July 8-9
Where: Apparition: Wichita
Apparition is setting sail for the high seas! Join the crew of the notorious Blackbeard and explore flavors and sensations like never before! Whether ye be a gentleman pirate like Stede Bonnet, a clever devil like Jack Sparrow or a dread captain like Blackbeard, we have drinks a plenty for you at this one of a kind pop up bar – and the rum is never gone! Enter our pirate cove to enjoy souvenir pirate punch bowls, filled with delicious dead man’s treasures, frozen drinks served in coconuts, and GROG! This pop up will run Wednesday – Saturday in June & July. Read our feature here.
■ Adult Skate Night | July 8
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.
■ 28th Automobilia Moonlight Charity CarShow and Street Party | July 9
Where: Old Town Wichita
Kansas Largest One Day Charity CarShow , 1200+ Vehicles – Bands – Food Vendors – Fireworks, and Much Much More Fun.
■ Art Together: Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza | July 9
Where: Mark Arts
During the July 9 Art Together: Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza, have fun in the sun and contribute to a monumental art piece in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. The piece will be created by a local artist using sidewalk chalk. Play with bubbles by Stickwork, Mark Arts’ new site-specific sculpture, and take photos with our friends from the Flint Hills Fairies. Art Together is a free, recurring community arts event held the second Saturday of the month. Advance registration is requested.
■ AFA Cup by the Arena Football Association | July 9
Where: Wichita Ice Center
The Wichita Force will take on the Magnolia State Spartans for an action-packed fast-paced arena football game in Wichita, KS at the first annual AFA Cup. Game starts at 7 pm!
■ 3rd Annual Shindig w/ Tribal Roots | July 9-10
Where: BrightWater Bay
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | July 9
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!
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | July 9
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday April through December 17th
■ Indian Art Market | July 9
Where: Mid-America All-Indian Museum
Buy art from local Native artists. Free and open to all.
■ The Blackout ICT Awards Show | July 9
Where: Orpheum Theatre
The Blackout is a movement based out of Wichita, Kansas that celebrates African American entrepreneurs all around the city. Promoting unity, encouraging, supporting, and celebrating people that make their dreams a reality!
■ Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon & Brews | July 9
Where: Hartman Arena
Are you ready for the most bacon-y and booze-y fun that you’ve ever had! We know we are! Get your tickets to the Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon, & Brews Festival on July 9, 2022 at Hartman Arena! Come out and try brews and bourbon from local and regional breweries and distilleries, while chowing down on the most interesting and delicious bacon treats that will tempt all your senses!
Around The Corner!
■ Shop & Grub | July 17
Where: Naftzger Park
Shop & Grub is our monthly market featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more.
■ TBT Tournament in Wichita | July 22-25
Where: Charles Koch Arena
The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the 64-team, $1 million winner-take-all event televised live on ESPN, will return to Wichita once again in 2022 and is hosted by Visit Wichita and Wichita State University. AfterShocks, the Wichita State alumni team, will serve as the featured team in the eight-team Wichita Regional taking place at Koch Arena, July 22-25.
■ NBC World Series | July 28-August 6
Where: Hutchinson/Eck Stadium
In 2022, the NBC World Series will be split between Hobart-Detter Field in Hutchinson, KS (July 28-31), and Eck Stadium in Wichita, KS (August 1-6).
For a fantastic, updated daily view of live music all around the city, check out Amped Up Live. They are an incredible source for music fans.
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 6-10 | Kinky Boots
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ July 14- 15| Jack & The Beanstalk
■ July 15- August 7 | The Wedding Singer
■ July 8-31 | Everybody Loves Opal
The Looney Bin
■ July 7-9 | Darius Bennett
■ July 14-16 | Josh Phillips
■ July 21-23 | Greg Warren
■ July 28-30 | Barry Laminack
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ May 27 – July 9 | Dirty Square Dancing
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ July 7-23 | Heathers The Musical
Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
■ July 14-16 | Jack and the Beanstalk
Wichita Community Theatre
■ July 21-31 | An Evening of Culture – Faith County II: The Saga Continues
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ July 22 | Kurtis Conner
■ August 27 | Chris D’Elia
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29January11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry29January12:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway29January1:00 pm - 10:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply29January2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop29January3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N29January4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography29January4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet29January5:00 pm - 9:00 pm2110 N. Market29January5:00 pm - 9:00 pm512 W. 21st Street
30January11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel30January2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop
31January11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel31January3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N
01February11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel01February2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop01February3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N01February4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace01February6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
02February9:00 am - 5:00 pm2110 N. Market02February11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel02February2:00 pm - 10:00 pmSoto Tire Shop02February3:30 pm - 10:00 pm102 E. 29th St. N02February4:00 pm - 10:00 pm1935 N. Broadway02February4:00 pm - 9:00 pmWestway Marketplace02February4:00 pm - 10:30 pmAdrian Photography02February4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet02February4:30 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road02February5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street02February6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
03February11:00 am - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply03February11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel03February11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry03February12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway03February2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop03February3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N03February4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market03February4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace03February4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography03February4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet03February5:00 pm - 11:00 pm3404 N. Arkansas Road03February5:00 pmBirrieria Raymundo03February5:30 pm - 9:30 pm512 W. 21st Street03February6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor03February8:00 pmLucky's Everyday
04February8:00 am - 1:00 pmOld Town Farm & Art Market04February11:00 am - 7:00 pmBosley's Tire & Wheel04February11:00 am - 1:00 pmHaysville Activity Center04February11:00 am - 10:00 pmWorld Wash Laundry04February12:00 pm - 11:00 pm1935 N. Broadway04February1:00 pm - 11:00 pmStar Lumber & Supply04February2:00 pm - 2:00 pmSoto Tire Shop04February3:30 pm - 10:30 pm102 E. 29th St. N04February4:00 pm - 11:00 pm2110 N. Market04February4:00 pm - 10:00 pmWestway Marketplace04February4:00 pm - 12:00 amAdrian Photography04February4:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavis Liquor Outlet04February5:00 pmBirrieria Raymundo04February5:30 pm - 12:00 am3404 N. Arkansas Road04February6:30 pm - 10:00 pmF&K Liquor
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