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■ Kansas Sneaker Fest | March 25
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Kansas Sneaker Fest is Wichita’s very own sneaker convention. A unique marketplace for sneaker enthusiasts to buy, sell, and trade sneakers amongst each other. The event features vendors selling and displaying the latest and most sought after sneakers, highly coveted vintage clothing, streetwear brands, accessories, and a dynamic live art exhibit. Other activities include a sneaker collection competition amongst the vendors as well as the very popular shoe lacing competition. Attendees also have the opportunity win a pair of highly coveted sneakers by supporting the sock drive which benefits local shelters in the Wichita area.
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■ Live In Concert: Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations | March 24
Where: Augusta Historic Theatre
Join us at the Historic Augusta Theatre, 523 State St, Augusta, KS. It’s just a short drive from Wichita to enjoy amazing live music in a unique atmosphere! Dustin Arbuckle and The Damnations are not a band you can easily associate with one specific genre, and that’s how they planned it. Arbuckle, a veteran of the progressive roots music scene whose singing and harmonica playing first came into prominence in Moreland & Arbuckle, has been kicking up fresh dust with The Damnations since 2017.
■ Disney On ICE | March 24 – 26
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
For the first time, Disney On Ice invites families to step inside the magical adventures of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, the #1 Animated feature of all time, and Disney Animation’s Encanto, the 2022 Academy Award®, BAFTA®, and Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Animated Feature, as they come to life like never before.
■ Adult Skate Night | March 24
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.
■ Take 36: 36 Hour Film Race | March 24
Where: Tallgrass Film Association
In Take 36 we task creatives to conceive, develop, write, shoot, edit, and submit a short film, made in just 36 hours! And just to keep things interesting, we will have some required criteria that must be present in all submitted films! The competition will kick-off on the evening of Friday, March 24 at the Tallgrass Film Center, and wrap up 36 hours later on Sunday morning, March 26. Anyone is welcome to participate! We have had filmmakers from local middle schools and high schools compete as well as seasoned professionals.
■ Women Empowered Local & Global Market | March 24-25
Where: Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County
Come on in and join this fun and purposeful community to shop, support, and learn together celebrating International Women’s Month! We’ll also have food and music to enjoy! Yet to come: a schedule of education and storytelling to help us learn as we shop. Learn in community with a variety of women makers, including recent immigrants and refugees.
■ 21st & Ridge Farmers Market | March 25
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!
■ The COOP & Coffee House 3 Year Celebration | March 25
Where: The COOP & Coffee House
Hot Dog Days at Atwoods in Derby- Javion N, a member of BSA Troop 522, is raising money for equipment he needs to attend National Jamboree in July 2023. The event is every 5 years at The Summit in West Virginia, Javion is part of the Quivera Council contingent.
■ Benefit Fundraiser For Jim Culver | March 25
Where: Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
Benefit and Fundraiser for Jim Culver. We are honored to help this amazing member of our community. JC does so much for the biker and veteran communities and now it’s our turn to give back! We are hosting a poker run and auction … stops to be decided. We are accepting all donations for the auction and raffle at Bourbon Street
■ Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (Rock Rd) 5th Anniversary Party!! | March 25
Where: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (Rock Road)
■ MCLO Cultural Extravaganza 2023 | March 25
Where: Newman University
MCLO, a student-led organization at Newman University, will be celebrating our 6th Annual Cultural Extravaganza (CE) on Saturday, March 25th from 1-4 PM. The event will be held outdoors on Newman University’s Founder’s Plaza! We will be celebrating & showcasing various cultures through performances, modeling, food, and activities!
■ Masquerade Ball | March 25
Where art, beauty, and imagination will reign. Be swept off your feet all night by rhythmic beats and an unbelievable ambience as you enjoy delicious delicacies and libations in your elegant attire complete with your exquisite mask, Formal Attire ladies and gentlemen (Bring Your Own Mask or Purchase One at Door. Special Prize to the Most Creative)
■ NiceBites 7th birthday & Vegan market | March 26
Where: Poppie’s Cafe
NiceBites is turning 7!! What better way to celebrate than hosting a vegan market and offering an all vegan brunch! We hope that you will come and enjoy food and a market with lots of great vendors.
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■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally | March 31
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Many local artists & small business vendors will be set up inside and outside of the Wichita Boathouse. Food Trucks, Booze Truck * Yard Games & more
■ Behind The Bar: Guest Bartending at the Monarch | April 10
Where: The Monarch
We’re back with our second round of Behind The Bar: Guest Bartending at The Monarch! As is the custom, we’ve invited someone that is special to us to have some fun and raise money for a charity that is near and dear to their hearts. This round we have invited Eddy from Wichita By E.B. Through his blog, Eddy has brought awareness to our industry and has helped countless restaurants in and around Wichita keep their doors open. He will be bartending with Taben Azad in support of the Wichita Asian Association. Don’t fee like drinking? Stop by and leave them a tip!
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Here’s a glimpse of what else is ahead at our major venues around town:
■ March 24 | Aaron Watson
■ March 25 | Randy Rogers Band
INTRUST Bank Arena
■ March 23-26 | Disney On Ice
■ March 30 | Kenny Chesney
■ April 30 | Foreigner
Kansas Star Casino
■ No Events Scheduled
Temple Live Wichita
■ March 31 | Bryce Vine
■ March 31 | Local Love
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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ March 26 | All Things Majestic
■ April 11-16 | Dear Evan Hansen
■ April 15-16 | Stage One Regional Dance Competition
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ March 31 | Injoy Fountain Showcase
Friends University Fine Arts Department
■ March 24-25 | Singing Quakers Home Concert
■ No Upcoming Events
Newman University Theatre Department
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ March 23-25 | John Wesley Austin
■ March 30-April 1 | Bodart & Wynn
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ March 31-May 13 | Hard Times at Mary Dingles Mercantile
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows
■ April 6-29 | Ride The Cyclone
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ March 25 | The Black Jacket Symphony
■ April 1 | A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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