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■ Festive Hoop Jam | August 14
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Festive ICT presents the inaugural Festive Hoop Jam Classic. A dynamic basketball event which includes a player meet and greet, slam dunk contest, and 5 on 5 street ball celebrity basketball game.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ A Summer of Magic: Harry Potter Dome Theater Experience | August 12
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.
■ Adult Skate Night | August 12
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.
■ The Rusty Nail’s 3rd Birthday Party | August 13
Where: The Rusty Nail
OMG Look who is turning 3 already!! Join us for our biggest event yet! Live Music! ROSHAMBO Tournament! $10 Steak n’Sides! FIRE Spinning by our very own Jessica Shutt, Patio/Drink Specials ALL DAY! 4-7 HALF Price all drinks! VIP Patio seating available.
■ Tomato Party with Firefly Farms | August 13
Where: Public at the Brickyard
Firefly Farms is bringing it’s tomato sale to YOU! Stop by and enjoy fresh Bloody Mary’s with Firefly Farms tomatoes. We’re opening the bar outside at 10 am. Stop by on your way to the Old Town Farmer’s Market and grab a breakfast burrito!
■ Art Together: The Stories We Share | August 13
Where: Kansas Star Casino
Celebrate the end of summer at Art Together: The Stories We Share on Aug. 13 at Mark Arts. Join us at 10 a.m. for Storytime in the Gallery in partnership with Storytime Village surrounded by energizing abstract art. Create your own “selfie” using symbols that represent who you are. Then, learn about the preservation of tribal culture with an educational performance at 11 a.m. by Wichita War Dancer at Stickwork, our site-specific sculpture adjacent to the outdoors Gallery Terrace. Art Together is a free
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | August 13
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.
■ Cowtown Throwdown | August 13
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Old Cowtown Museum and Mountain Deer Revival present The Third Annual COWTOWN THROWDOWN! Join us on August 13 for a night of jams, gunfights, dancing, booze and food trucks—you know, the whole shebang. ALL AGES are welcome.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | August 13
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday, April through December 17th
■ Dudegrass 2022 | August 13
Where: Northrock Lanes
Tallgrass abides, and the event that really ties your year together is back! Get ready for: unlimited bowling/shoe rental, screening of the cult classic The Big Lebowski throughout the bowling alley, Lamphouse Photo Co. Photo Booth, White Russians, pizza buffet, briefcase raffle, and more, all to support Tallgrass Film Association.
■ River City Pipes & Drums Bandiversary | August 13
Where: Big Arbor
River City Pipes & Drums invites you to join us at the Big Arbor Restaurant and Venue as we celebrate 8 years together as a band. This informal “pub night” event will feature traditional Scottish bagpipe music, a Scottish-themed pub quiz with prizes, and special guests. Enjoy one of Big Arbor’s burgers, and take a turn at the pool tables or video games. Admission is free to this family-friendly event, while the band gratefully will accept donations.
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■ Shop & Grub | August 21
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.
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■ August 14 | Pop Evil
■ August 24 | Sean Kingston
■ September 1 | “Weird” Al Yankovic
■ September 6 | Modest Mouse
■ September 8 | Pecos & The Rooftops
■ September 11 | Hanson
■ September 12 | Testament
Intrust Bank Arena
■ August 25 | Morgan Wallen
■ August 26 | West Fest feat. Ice Cube and Cypress Hill
■ September 13 | Backstreet Boys
■ September 17 | Keith Urban
■ September 25 | Alabama
■ August 12 | KEYN Music Series
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ September 2 | Brantley Gilbert
■ September 23 | The Oakridge Boys
Temple Live Wichita
■ August 14 | Silversun Pickups
■ August 19 | Bart Crow
■ August 12 | Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
■ August 13 | Three Days Grace
■ August 18 | Jamey Johnson
■ August 19 | American Aquarium
■ August 26 | Shamarr Allen
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ August 17-21 | The Drowsy Chaperone
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ August 26 – September 16 | Calendar Girls
■ August 5-28 | Copper Moon
The Looney Bin
■ August 11-13 | JR Brow
■ August 18-20 | Tracy Smith
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ July 22 – Sept 3 | Revenge of the Beanie Babies
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ August 4-20 | Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ August 27 | Chris D’Elia
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