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■ Expedition: Dinosaur Opens at Exploration Place | January 20
Where: Exploration Place
Turn back the clock to the Cretaceous Period and walk among animatronic dinosaurs, including the T-rex, Torosaurus and Ankylosaurus. Sixty-six million years ago, some of the most iconic dinosaurs ruled the Earth: Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus and the curious oviraptorsaur Anzu. Giant Pterosaurs flew through the skies with 40-foot wing spans, and marine lizards such as the Plesiosaurs thrived in the oceans. These creatures survived and thrived right up until the catastrophic event that changed the course of life on Earth.
■ Asian Variety Show | January 21
Where: Kansas Star Casino
Free admission, limit 4 tickets per Boyd Rewards member. Tickets available through Jan. 20, 2023.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ Improv – All Women Show | January 20
Where: Flying Pig Improv
This is not your normal night out. First, IMPROV. Second, all-woman cast (do you know how rare that is?). Third, … fugh, the first two are good enough.
■ Adult Skate Night | January 20
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.
■ Wade Bowen at The Cotillion | January 20
Where: The Cotillion
Twenty years and some 4,000 shows into his career, the name Wade Bowen has become synonymous with Texas country music – and for good reason. An artistic descendant of American icons like Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and more, Bowen is another link in a Texan chain of roots-rock poets stretching back more than 50 years – but his ambition never ended at the state line.
■ Headshots Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar | January 20-21
Where: Headshots Bar & Grill
This Winter, make the hero’s journey – Travel to Headshots Arcade Bar for the Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar! Prepare to travel, perhaps, the furthest you’ve ever been from home. Pop through the round door and experience the fantasy tavern of your dreams. Grab a souvenir horn of mead, a pint of ale, or a cocktail like you’ve never seen, while you enjoy festive vibes, costumed characters, & music inspired by the holidays. Enjoy Second Breakfast Shots, Afternoon Teas, or even partake in the Second Dinner Feast! Check out our feature at what to expect here.
■ Filipino Pinoy Market at Hampton Inn Hotel | January 21
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites
The Pinoy Market is a monthly market serving Filipino food, dessert and merchandise. It’s held at the Hampton Inn Hotel at 7230 W. Harry St. near the airport.
■ Spaulding’s Food & Drink 8th Anniversary Party | January 21
Where: Spaulding’s Food & Drink
Thank you to all our great customers who have helped us make it 8 years! Come by from 4pm-6pm to say hello and enjoy some complimentary snacks and prizes. Come early/stick around for playoff football!
■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | January 21
Where: 7001 W. 21st St N
Kansas Grown Inc! Is proud to present our first market of 2023! Do you have a New Years resolution to eat better? Or maybe you want to try to support local businesses by spending more dollars locally?? Kansas Grown has you covered!! From pasture raised meats and eggs, to locally grown and made goods.
■ The Shadows 1 Year Anniversary | January 21
Where: The Shadows
It’s almost our birthday and we hope you can make it out to celebrate! We are expecting a busy night so we encourage reservations! Password is “ABSINTHE” for free entry! Live music starts at 8pm.
■ Goddard Grand Opening – Genesis Health Clubs | January 21
Where: Genesis Health Clubs in Goddard
Genesis Health Clubs is so excited to invite you to the Grand Opening of our Goddard location! We will have free workouts all day, free group exercise classes, free food at our ribbon cutting, free Sloth Yoga, and even free giveaways – you could win a $500 Amazon gift card, a family staycation package, or a year-long free pass to Blast Off Bay, the region’s largest and newest indoor waterpark! All you have to do to be entered to win is to RSVP to the Grand Opening. We can’t wait to see you there!
■ WSU Women’s Basketball vs. East Carolina | January 21
Where: Charles Koch Arena
■ Raise the Bar at the New Fusion | January 21-22
Where: Fusion Restaurant & Catering
You’re invited to Fusion’s VIP private brunch party. Get in for a first look at the new location, enjoy yummy made from scratch food, and help us raise funds to “Raise the Bar” for our grand opening!
■ Wichita Bridal Expo | January 21-22
Where: Century II
Get Ready for Kansas’ largest & best Bridal Expo! 28th Year of bringing Brides & Grooms a fun filled Show featuring Live Runway Fashion Stage Shows, Interactive Showcases, Tastings by the most amazing Caterers & Bakers, Photography, Every style of Venue, Latest Ideas & Trends. Plus TWO $7,000 Grand Prizes Packages, THREE Special Prize Package up to $1,500 each AND Prizes by every Vendor! Nearly 200 Booths of EVERYTHING you need to plan your wedding or special event!
Saturday, January 21
Kimson Asian Market – Starts at 1 p.m.
Come out and celebrate Lunar New Years with us! We will have two lion dances on Saturday (1/21/23) at KIMSON ASIAN MARKET. The first performance will be at 1 p.m. by the St. Anthony Team and the second performance starts at 1:45 p.m. by the East High Team.
Lunar New Yew Mochi Celebration – Starts at 2 p.m.
Come celebrate Lunar New Year with us! Special performance from the St. Anthony Lion Dance Team at 2pm, limited giveaways, special flavors, and maybe even a dancing hot dog?
Wichita Public Library – 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Get ready for Lunar New Year with us! We’ll learn about annual traditions with the Wichita Asian Association, bring in good fortune with the East High Lion Dance club, and learn about lucky ways to start the new year. For kids and teens ages 5-18 and their families.
Asian Variety Show at the Kansas Star Casino – Starts at 8 p.m.
Enjoy the Asian Variety Show. It’s an all ages event that’s also free to attend for B Connected Members of the Kansas Star Casino. There’s a limit 4 tickets.
Sunday, January 22
Saigon Oriental Restaurant – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“TET” CELEBRATION (Lunar New Year). This year, Saigon Oriental Restaurant celebrates the year of the Rabbit! This will be an all-day event, on Sunday, February 22. Li Xi (Lucky Red Envelops) given to dine-in customers. Then at 12:30 p.m., the Lion Dance Performance (popularly known as Dragon Dance) will perform.
Mansion Nail Lounge – Starts at 1 p.m.
The nail salon at 4842 S. Broadway will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with a dragon dance, food, drink, and lucky money!
Thai Binh Supermarket – Starts at 3 p.m.
Paint the Towne – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We will be featuring Lunar New Year items for creating All open studio items available, canvas, wood signs, and pottery Prices range from $11-$40
Feng Cha – Starts at 4 p.m.
You are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Feng Cha. There will be the dragons dance and over 200 ft. in firecrackers. They will be giving out lucky money envelopes and Boba keychains for hte first 100 customers at 4 p.m.
Around The Corner!
■ T-swirl Crepe Wichita – Grand Opening | January 27
Where: T-swirl Crepe
We are excited to announce that our Wichita, Kansas location is having its Grand Opening on Friday 01/27/2023! Please come and visit us on our Grand Opening day and get 15% off all orders with special gifts for the first 100 guests or anyone who dresses up in Cosplay!
■ Legally Blonde The Musical | January 28-29
Where: Century II
Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot.
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■ January 20 | Wade Bowen
■ January 26 | Chapel Hart: Glory Days Tour
■ January 28 | Smells Like Nirvana
■ February 11 | Ian Munsick & Ashland Craft
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ February 17 | Winter Jam
■ February 11 | Hairball 2023
Kansas Star Casino
■ January 21 | Asian Variety Show
Temple Live Wichita
■ January 19 | Shane Smith vs. The Saints
■ January 29 |Jason Roland & The Stragglers Delectric Tour
■ February 1 | Giovanni & The Hired Guns
■ February 3 | Paul Cauthen
■ January 21 | Dallas Burrow
■ January 28 | Josh Meloy
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ January 28-29 | Legally Blonde: The Musical
■ February 9 | Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ February 9-11 | Elephant & Piggie
■ February 11 | Duets for my Valentine
■ No Upcoming Events
Newman University Theatre Department
■ February 2-5 | Disney’s The Little Mermaid
The Loony Bin
■ January 19-21 | Cody Woods
■ January 26-28 | Sam Demaris
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ February 3- March 18 | Beauty School Melodrama
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows
■ January 5-28 | The Play That Goes Wrong
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ February 4 | Hairon
■ February 10 | Keillor & Company
■ February 11 | MANIA: The ABBA Tribute
■ February 25 | Liverpool Legends
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