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■ Tracy Byrd at the Wichita Union Stockyards | October 22
Where: Wichita Union Stockyards
Tracy Byrd and full band will be at the Wichita Union Stockyards on Saturday, October 22, 2022. He has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career. Doors will open at 7pm with an 8:30 to 9pm start time. Tickets are available at kwlsradio.com or by calling 316-945-1079. Get ready to do the “Watermelon Crawl”, slow dance to “Keeper of the Stars” and two step to many of his hit songs.
■ Jersey Mike’s Hiring Event | October 20
Where: 2616 N. Maize Road
A new Jersey Mike’s Subs is tentatively opening in Wichita at 2616 N. Maize Road on Wednesday, October 26. Leading up to their opening, they are doing a big hiring event on Thursday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jersey Mike’s will have giveaways and food items for applicants. They are hiring for all positions, crew and management.
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■ 1 Million Cups | October 19
Where: Groover Labs
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.
■ 1st Annual Rock With DOC | October 20
Where: B-29 DOC Hangar
Take flight with Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita for our 1st annual “Rock With Doc” Fundraising event presented by Cargill! Enjoy a 1940’s inspired evening with live music silent and live auctions, tasty food, inspiring program, and delicious cocktails.
■ TsunamiCon 2022 | October 21
Where: Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
TsunamiCon is Wichita’s premiere tabletop gaming convention, presenting a variety of gaming opportunities and related geekery right here in America’s heartland. We’re celebrating a return to live gaming with a special event at a brand new venue, the historic Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview in beautiful downtown Wichita.
■ Adult Skate Night | October 21
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.
■ Cavegrass | October 22
Tallgrass Film Association will be showing two films in the caves at Strataca in Hutchinson. Journey to the Center of the Earth will show at 11am and The Descent will show at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for film or $30 for both and includes access to the Strataca exhibits 650 feet underneath the surface.
■ Kansas Grown Farmer’s Market | October 22
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.
■ Empty Bowls: Chili Cook-Off | October 22
Where: Woolsey Hall
Mark your calendars! The Empty Bowls-Wichita 2022 Chili Cook-off is back. Scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd, 11 AM – 1 PM at WSU – Woolsey Hall, Wichita KS, this event benefits the Kansas Food Bank.
■ Mulligan’s Pub 25th Anniversary | October 22
Where: Mulligan’s Pub
If you haven’t been to Mulligan’s Pub (8343 E 32nd St N, Wichita, KS 67226) in a while, you haven’t been to Mulligan’s Pub! We’ve refreshed inside and out, upgraded our TVs, and revamped our menu. We’ll be celebrating Mulligan’s 25th Anniversary on October 22 with a party your audience won’t want to miss! Party starts at 11am and goes until doors close at 2.
■ Pumpkins at the Park 2022 | October 22
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
We’re back with Pumpkins at the Park!🎃 That’s right – Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s largest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Come celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit with us. With five nights of fun, you’ll have more days to fit into your busy schedule! From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, we’ve got fun for everyone this Halloween!
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | October 22
Where: Old Town Wichita
Open every Saturday, April through December 17th
■ Rock’s Dugout Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Show | October 22
Where: Rock’s Dugout
Dealers from Kansas and neighboring states set up for selling and buying sportscards and sports memorabilia on the concourse of Northrock Bowling Lanes. Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 8AM-3PM. Free admission. Over 50 tables.
■ Midwest Super Show | October 22
Where: Century II
Midwest Super Show is the biggest indoor car show in Kansas, featuring cars from all over the nation that compete in the Midwest Wego final showdown
■ Day of the Dead Food Festival | October 22
Where: Rodriguez Fashion
This event is being put on by the members of the local Mexican Folklore Youth Dance Group Raices de mi Tierra in order to raise funds for new costumes and fun group activities which promote team unity. We’ll be selling Mexican food favorites like Tamales, Elote (aka Esquite), Pozole, Buñuelos, Champurrado, Horchata, Mexican Sweet Bread (Conchas) and many other delicious things!
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■ Murder at the Ballet | October 29
Where: 131 Circle Drive
Join us for a fun-filled and spooky murder mystery fundraiser on Saturday, October 29 – just in time for Halloween! Attendees will take part in a mysterious story that unfolds throughout the evening ending with the unmasking of a murderer. Guests will be given a role to play in a 1920’s Gatsby inspired speakeasy along with character information and costume suggestions – you are free to have as much fun as you’d like with these suggestions and be creative.
The biggest listing of fall events, festivals, cookoffs and other fun things going on around town.
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■ October 19 | Pecos & The Rooftops
■ October 21 | Texas Hippie Coalition
■ October 22 | Dawn Of The Dub: Borgore
■ October 28 | Highly Suspect
■ November 12 | Triston Marez
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ October 29 | Jason Aldean
■ November 15 | Hillong United + Chris Tomlin
■ November 17 | Tran-Siberian Orchestra
■ November 19 | Reba McIntyre
■ October 30 | Baby Shark Live
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ No Upcoming Concerts
Temple Live Wichita
■ October 20 | Jackyl
■ October 23 | Carnifex
■ October 28 | Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience
■ November 1 | Cane Hill
■ November 12 | Me Like Bills
■ October 20 | The Yawpers with Black Cat J
■ October 27 | Moodie Black
■ October 28 | 2Lot
■ October 29 | Wheatus
■ November 4 | Ryan Griffin
■ November 5 | Tennessee Jet
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ October 23 | Symphonie Fantastique
■ November 4 | 4 Things with Amy Brown Live
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ October 14 – 30 | Rocky Horror Picture Show Opening Night
■ October 27 – 29 | Click, Clack, Boo
■ September 30 – October 23 | Ix’Ticha” Spider God of the Amazon
The Looney Bin
■ October 20 – 22 | Doug T Hypnotist
■ October 27 – 29 | Billy D Washington
■ November 3 – 5 | Rick Gutierrez
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Sept 16 – Oct 29 | Witches of Eastborough
■ Nov 11 – Dec 23 | Scrooge You! A Bad Christmas Carol
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Nov 18 – Dec 23 | Demise at the Department Store
■ October 27 – November 12 | Carrie: The Musical
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ October 21 | Chonda Pierce
■ October 22 | Who’s Live Anyway
■ October 23 | Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
■ November 5 | David Sedaris
■ November 9 | Celebrating David Bowie
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