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■ 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.
BEST THINGS TO DO!
■ WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Tulane | January 25
Where: Charles Koch Arena
■ Burns Concert 2023 | January 25
Where: Westwood Presbyterian Church
River City Pipes & Drums, Wichita’s premiere Scottish bagpipe band, presents our annual celebration of the life & works of Robert Burns. The concert starts at 7:30 PM, family-friendly and free to the public of all ages. Special musical guests Jacob Shepherd on Scottish fiddle, and Sam Loomis singing the lyrics of Robert Burns. Keynote address by Scottish author Stephen Dobson.
■ 1 Million Cups | January 25
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.
■ Thursday Night Pinball League | January 26
Where: The Arcade
Doors at The Arcade open at 6pm. League games will begin at 6:30pm, no practice games will be allowed on league games after this point. This league will run for 7 weeks, 6 weeks of qualifying and 1 week of finals. Only your best 4 of the 6 weeks of qualifying will be used to determine finals placement. Lowest 2 weeks scores will not be used. Each qualifying week, beginning January 5th, and running through February 9th, will consist of a 5 game bank. Format for qualifying weeks is Best Game, one attempt per machine.
■ Headshots Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar | January 26-28
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.
■ Central and Rock Dillons Grand Re-Opening Event | January 27
Where: Central and Rock Dillons
■ 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!
■ St. Anthony Lion and Dragon Dance Team Performance | January 27
Where: Chicken N Pickle
St. Anthony Lion and Dragon Dance Team is back at Chicken N Pickle. Each year they collaborate with the community to put on a Chinese New Year’s performance that highlights the uniqueness of Chinese culture while honoring diverse traditions. The performers do a great job of bringing the story to life with their fun costumes and upbeat activities. They bring the Chinese New Year’s experience to life through lion dance, a traditional art of strength, balance, intuition and grace.
■ Snow Glow | January 27
Where: Mid-America All-Indian Museum
It’s a night sledding event you’ll never forget, featuring music provided by DJ Karetaker, LED light show, food trucks, and snow provided by Snow Bros Snowmakers. Pre-registration is required and will be available on our website. Bring a nonmetal sled and enjoy playing in artificial snow. *Event is subject to change due to weather conditions.
■ Adult Skate Night | January 27
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.
■ Kansas Day at Great Plains Nature Center | January 28
Where: Great Plains Nature Center
Come learn about a few of Great Plains Nature Center’s favorite things! At this open-house-style event, you may learn some new favorite things about our organization, and the beautiful state of Kansas.
■ St. Paul’s 76th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner | January 28
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1356 N. Broadway is gearing up for our 76th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner. Mark January 28th on your calendar. We are serving from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our dinner is drive-thru this year. Serving homemade Chicken & Noodles, fresh cut coleslaw, mashed potatoes & gravy and a dessert for just $12.00 We also have A la carte if you want to purchase items separately. If you need more information call the church at 267-3263.
■ The Beer Fest | January 28
Where: Wichita Brewing Company Event Center
What is “THE BEER FEST”?. We are gathering our Brewery friends from across the COUNTRY to come to Wichita, Kansas to help raise money and awareness for Mental Health. 24% of Men face some sort of mental health issue and only about 1 in 10 men seek help due to the stigma of being a man. Suicide among males is 4x higher than it is among females. “The Man Project” is a foundation focusing on suicide prevention and assembling focus groups to break down the stigma that men carry.
■ Celebrate Aviation 2023 | January 28
Where: Kansas Aviation Museum
Join us as we Celebrate a few of the suppliers in Aviation. With over 300 aircraft suppliers across our state, aviation manufacturing is the lifeblood of our state. Join us as we hear 3 unique stories from aviation supply companies in our area – Lee Aerospace, Integrated Components and Bevan Aviation. You don’t want to miss it.
■ R&B Day Party at Jenny Dawn Cellars | January 28
Where: Jenny Dawn Cellars
Join us for our first R&B Day Party of 2023 on Saturday, January 28th from 1PM – 4PM. We will be featuring music by DJ Detroit, wine, sangria and mimosas by Jenny Dawn Cellars and brunch will be catered and served by Mi Sueno from 1PM – 3PM.
■ Chef Collective #7 Regioni D’Italia | January 28
Where: Odd Fellow Hall
Featuring a star studded all female lineup. Katharine Elders from Elderslie Farm and 1400 by Elderslie which is her new spot located in The Wichita Art Museum makes a return to our kitchen for the second time in this series. Teaming up with Kristina Grappo from Viola’s Pantry to bring you a taste of all the regions of Italy. Attendees will experience flavors and traditions from all Italian cultures including liquors, beers, wines and cocktails curated in a course paired menu from First Mile Cantine’s very own Hannah Rochelle Hildreth. As always the evening will be entertained by local musicians throughout the evening.
Around The Corner!
■ Soup Du Jour with Chef Loren | February 3
Where: Central Standard Brewing
A FRENCH POP UP! Come down for a traditional taste of southern France. Chef Loren Fields is a local foodie with worldly taste buds, cooking up a Bouillabaisse for the evening. Shrimp, scallops, and white fish swimming in a lobster and saffron stock. Served with bread, this soup will not disappoint.
■ Rhea Lana’s Consignment Sale | February 12-17
Where: Century II
Upscale Resale for Savvy Families! Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Event is Wichita’s largest Children’s Consignment Sale! Hundreds of Families come together to sell thousands of high quality, gently used children’s items for BARGAIN prices!
What are this month’s happy hours and restaurant specials? We’ve got you covered here!
■ 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
■ February 3-4 | Llew Brown Band
Temple Live Wichita
■ January 29 | Jason Roland & The Stragglers Delectric Tour
■ February 1 | Giovanni & The Hired Guns
■ February 3 | Paul Cauthen
■ January 26 | Josue Estrada Band
■ January 28 | Josh Meloy
■ February 5 | The Arcadian Wild, The Brothers Brothers
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 26-28 | Sam Demaris
■ February 2-4: Kristin Key
■ February 9-11: Brent Terhune
■ February 16-18: Jon Stringer
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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