What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (Jan 3-8)

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Pho Time at Central Standard Brewing | January 8
Where: Central Standard Brewing
Shane and Lisa are at it again! This year they are bring the heat with a savory chicken pho with beef meatballs. Can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year! Join us from noon-5


Interactive Video with Justin McClure Creative | January 4
Where: Larkspur Bistro
Explore the world of interactive video with Jordan Hull and EJ Corporan of Justin McClure Creative. Join us for “Interactive Video with Justin McClure Creative,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Larkspur Bistro & Bar. Justin McClure Creative explores the future of interactive video using state-of-the-art technology, providing new services to the Midwest region. JMC’s Jordan Hull and EJ Corporan will dive into the interactive technology by reviewing examples from global brands utilizing this exciting technology.

1 Million Cups | January 4
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.

WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Cincinnati | January 5
Where: Charles Koch Arena

Headshots Halfling Holiday Pop-Up Bar | January 5-7
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!

​Kansas Thespian Festival | January 5-6
Where: Century II
Kansas Thespians Festival is a multi-day joining of over 1,600 Kansas high school thespians to participate in workshops, view full-length high school productions, compete in scholarship competitions, and overall, have fun!

MONIKAHOUSE WinterFest 2023 | January 6-8
Where: MonikaHouse

First Friday’s at The Gnome | January 6
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
We’re excited to welcome Steve Fairchild back as our featured artist for January!

Adult Skate Night | January 6
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.

WSU Women’s Basketball vs. South Florida | January 7
Where: Charles Koch Arena

Sleight-ly Tipsy with Christian Manahl | January 7
Where: The Loony Bin
Sleight-ly Tipsy – the 90-minute magic show that crowns the Midwest – comes to the Loony Bin Comedy Club every month. Six-time Olympic gold medal winner, orphan rescuer, and master magician Christian Manahl will dazzle and entertain without telling a single lie.

Run Wichita Party 2023 | January 7
Where: Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
Exciting things are happening and we can’t wait to share and celebrate with you! This is a free event that will include snacks and a cashless bar. There will be opportunity to sign up for the Run Wichita club and/or our upcoming Super Bowl run! Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets (bring cash) with the many prizes we will have available from our wonderful and generous support organizations

2nd Sunday Slow Roll + Stroll | January 8
R Coffee House
Join us for a bike cruise and walk around the Riverside neighborhood. All ages and abilities welcome. Water and helmets for riders are recommended. Everyone welcome. Following the event, anyone is welcome to join us at R Coffeehouse for delicious food, drinks, and social time.

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Tumbáo @Odd Fellow Hall | January 14
Where: Odd Fellow Hall
Night full of amazing drinks, food, music & dancing for $15 pp Dance lesson from Baila,Wichita founder Elisa Rosales Kitchen and bar run by Wichita’s best Odd Fellow Hall Live sounds by Wichita’s salsa band Tumbáo

20K Pay Day | January 15
Where: Bingo Casino South
Kick the New Year off right with our first 20K Payday of 2023! You know the drill, this event has a minimum payout of $20k and is sure to grow. Our last Payday sold out and paid out $31,000, so don’t sleep on this event! Each ticket includes a single reservation, an event game pack, and a complimentary lunch. Additional paper and pull tabs can be purchased throughout the event. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today to secure your spot!

Asian Variety Show | January 21
Where: Kansas Star Casino
Free admission, limit 4 tickets per Boyd Rewards member. Tickets available through Jan. 20, 2023.

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Best Restaurants of 2022

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The Cotillion
January 19 | Chase Matthew & Kidd G
■ 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

Hartman Arena
February 11 | Hairball 2023

Kansas Star Casino
■ January 21 | Asian Variety Show

Temple Live Wichita
■ January 14 | Chris Cagle
■ 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

Karaoke Bar Schedule in Wichita

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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
January 7 | One Night With Elvis
January 15 | RSVP: A Night Off

Kechi Playhouse
No Upcoming Events

The Loony Bin
January 5-7 | Jason Russell
January 12-14 | Collin Chamberlin
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

Roxy’s Downtown
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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