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■ Death By Chocolate | March 4
Where: Exploration Place
With a reputation as Wichita’s most dynamic and fun event, the 17th annual Death By Chocolate looks to be the biggest yet! Join us at a red carpet event for an opportunity to feast on the very best local sweet/savory food and delectable drinks while being entertained by top musical talent and dance parties in the castle. Back in 2023 – guests will crown the “People’s Choice Award” for their favorite tasting!
■ Great Chefs of the Midwest | March 5
Where: Kansas Star Casino
The Great Chefs of the Midwest showcases local chefs and restaurants who share their creative culinary talent as they vie for the coveted Best Dish and People’s Choice awards. Guests will mix and mingle, enjoy mouthwatering creations from Wichita’s best chefs, and bid on exciting auction packages. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the National Kidney Association.
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ The Communication Roller Coaster with Jennica King | March 1
Where: Larkspur Bar & Bistro
Learn about building meaningful connections to accomplish clear, effective, and creative communications. Jennica King is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Sedgwick County Zoo. She works with Zoo leaders, animal experts, and conservationists to inspire our community to leave the planet better than we found it. During her time at the Zoo, Jennica has built a mission-based communication strategy, launched a new website, and led a comprehensive rebranding initiative.
■ 1 Million Cups | March 1
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 | March 2
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.
■ Home Show | March 2-5
Where: Century II
Welcome to the 69th Home Show presented by the Wichita Area Builders Association. Come see what new for 2023.
Are you looking to remodel and update your home or build new? Or maybe you are looking to create a new outdoor living space? We create a space where homeowners can come search all of the latest and greatest products and services to turn their house into the place they love to call home. It’s the largest composite show room for shopping for home related products around, with over 200 exhibiting companies. Windows, Siding, Appliances, Roofing, HVAC, Remodelers, Builders, Financial Companies, Outdoor Living and Landscaping Contractors, Fireplaces, Flooring and more!
■ Adult Skate Night | March 3
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.
■ Dance Odyssey Phoenix 2023 | March 4
Where: Crown Uptown Theatre
You’ll be mesmerized by the variety of colorful costumes, amazing props and eclectic music in this year’s show called “Dance Odyssey: Phoenix.” The theme Is that of the Phoenix: rising from the ashes the Phoenix is reborn with fire in her heart, the strength of renewal and the transformation of self. Much like the historical standing of Amira Dance Productions, which is Wichita’s longest-running community dance studio.
■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | March 4
Where: Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods!
■ WCCC SHOWCASE | March 4
Where: Risen Savior Lutheran Church
Join us for the 3rd annual fundraiser featuring Wichita Community Children’s Choir (WCCC) members as they SHOWCASE their talents. From singing, to comedy, to magic and everything in-between, our WCCC members want to share with you!
■ Min Yoongi X Jackson Wang Day Cupsleeve Event | March 4
Come join us at Sweetpops from 4-7 pm to Celebrate Min Yoongi and Jackson Wang’s birthday! Buy one drink and get a free cup sleeve and random photocard!
■ Shocker Basketball Players Meet & Greet | March 4
Where: Derrick’s Deals Wichita Liquidation Merchandise Pallets
Come meet members of the WSU men’s basketball team and wish them luck as they head to Ft Worth for the conference tournament. 🏀 Players will be meeting fans, taking pics, and signing autographs from 5pm-6pm, so bring your Shocker gear! Come meet Craig Porter, Kenny Pohto, Jaykwon Walton, Jaron Pierre Jr., Xavier Bell, Melvion Flanagan, and Isaiah Poor Bear Chandler
■ 21st & Ridge Farmers Market | March 4
Where: 21st & Ridge Road
Warmer days and sunshine are reminding us that Spring is right around the corner! Come visit our outdoor weekly market for a variety of produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, pet treats, art and much more!
■ 37th Annual Academy Award Short Film Festival | March 4-11
Where: Advanced Learning Center
The 37th annual Academy Award Short Film Festival, presented by Wichita Public Library, runs March 4-11 at several locations in and around Wichita. Each year, Wichita Public Library screens the nominated short films in the live action, animation and documentary categories.
■ WSU Men’s Basketball vs. South Florida (Senior Night) | March 5
Where: Charles Koch Arena
■ Sunday Sip & Shop | March 5
Where: Alzavino Wine Tavern
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a fun shopping event! Come out and support various local vendors while sipping on incredible wine, bubbles and mimosas.
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Fake Patty’s Day 2023 | March 11
Where: O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Karaoke Room
Our Epic 14th Annual Fake Patty’s Day Party! 10,000 Beads, Bagpipers, Car Bombs and Guinness! What more can you ask for! It’s an All Day Party! No Cover! Plus, Join us March 17th for The Biggest St Paddy’s Day Bash in Wichita!
■ Wichita Brewing Co. Relay Marathon | March 12
Where: Wichita Brewing Company
This will be our seventh annual marathon/relay marathon from Wichita Brewing Company West to Wichita Brewing Company East. The course is USATF certified for the serious runners. But, will be set up with five interchanges for teams of six runners to run the marathon. The course will stick to the Wichita bike paths as much as possible for the safety of all the runners.
Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our brand spanking new Live Music Calendar.
Here’s a glimpse of what else is ahead at our major venues around town:
■ March 1 | Subtronics
■ March 9 | Riley Green
■ March 17 | The Blind Obedience Tour
■ March 18 | Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
■ March 23 | Chase Rice
■ March 24 | Aaron Watson
■ March 25 | Randy Rogers Band
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ March 23-26 | Disney On Ice
■ March 30 | Kenny Chesney
■ March 16 | Casting Crowns
Kansas Star Casino
■ No Events Scheduled
Temple Live Wichita
■ March 9 | Jason Boland and the Stragglers
■ March 31 | Bryce Vine
■ February 28 | David Ramirez & Dylan LeBlanc
■ March 2 | Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
■ March 3 | Scotty Austin & Flaw
■ March 4 | Dexter & The Moonrocks
■ March 7 | Eric Johnson
■ March 9 | Reverend Horton Heat
■ March 10 | Eric Gales w/ Ally Venable
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ March 3-5 | Seussical Jr.
■ March 4-5 | Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras – Spring Concerts
■ March 11-12 | Synergy Performing Arts Competition
■ March 17-19 | Anastasia
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ March 4 | Dance Odyssey 2023 Phoenix
Friends University Fine Arts Department
■ March 4 | Dance Showcase
■ No Upcoming Events
Newman University Theatre Department
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ March 2-4: CJ Starr
■ March 9-11: Gabriel Rutledge
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ February 3- March 18 | Beauty School Melodrama
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows
■ Feb. 16 – March 4 | Two Gentlemen of Verona
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ March 8 | Lunafest
■ March 10 | The Black Jacket Symphony
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