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■ Symphony in the Gardens | May 19
Botanica and the Wichita Symphony present Symphony in the Gardens: a magical evening of food, drink, and music, surrounded by the beauty of Botanica. Symphony in the Gardens is a feast for the senses: hear the Wichita Symphony, see the lush gardens of Botanica, and taste heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks throughout the evening. Stroll through Botanica’s beautiful gardens as you enjoy live music provided by musicians of the Wichita Symphony stationed throughout for this progressive-style concert. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at each garden as you take in the sights, sounds, and smells surrounding you. The evening culminates on the Brown Family Grand Lawn & Stage as the Wichita Symphony takes the stage for a finale concert and fireworks show above the Koch Carousel Gardens.
■ Shop & Grub | May 21
Where: Exploration Place Festival Plaza
Shop & Grub is a monthly outdoor market featuring various vendors selling vintage clothing, art, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food, and more. Free Admission for All Ages.
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■ 1 Million Cups | May 17
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.
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Arkansas | May 17-21
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ Third Thursday: Derby, KS | May 18
Where: Riverview Park
The City of Derby invites you to Third Thursday on May from 6 to 9 p.m. at Warren Riverview Park! Enjoy art, music, food trucks, the Kansas Grown Farmers Market and more. Be sure to stop by our other participating locations this month including the Derby Public Library, the Derby Historical Museum, the Hubbard Arts Center and First Man Brewery
■ Welcome Gnome: Grand Opening & Anniversary Celebration | May 19-21
Where: Hopping Gnome Brewing Co.
We’re celebrating the opening of our new taproom & beer garden, and 8 years of gnome beers with a weekend full of fresh taps, new merch, food trucks, live music, and more! We’re moving just around the corner and to the north of our current location to 1719 E. Victor St. with a larger taproom, covered patio, and beer garden. We can’t wait to party with you in the new space soon…check out the details so far.
■ Adult Skate Night | May 19
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.
■ The Golden Apple | May 19-20
Where: DeMattias Fine Arts Center
“The Golden Apple” is an innovative interdisciplinary contemporary dance production that seamlessly weaves spoken word, film design, original music, and dance together. Drawing inspiration from the Macedonian folk tale “The Boy Who Hid in the Golden Apple,” this anti-fairytale explores themes of power and stewardship in a modern context. Artistic Director and Choreographer Regina Klenjoski crafts an imaginative evening-length work that uses contemporary dance as an abstract language to question the impact of economic and social systems on our planet’s conservation.
■ Amber Waves Tasting Tour | May 19
Where: Historic Delano District
Unique shops in the Historic Delano District open just for Amber Waves participants. At each location, shop, sample craft beer from LDF, taste seltzers, wines or cocktails, and enjoy delicious food from various local restaurants at each location. Live music at the beer garden.
■ Cowtown Stampede 2023 | May 20
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Here’s some details you might want to know: The Stampede includes a Little Buckaroo’s kids run followed by a 5k run. · Entry fee is set at $40 (5k) and $10 (Little Buckaroo’s) · Included with your entry fee is the racing tee-shirt, race medal, and entry into the raffle (5k only)!
■ Paramount East Antique Mall Outdoor Vintage Flea Market | May 20
Where: Paramount East Antique Mall (W. Kellogg)
Paramount Antique Mall Outdoor Vintage Flea Market Booths set up outside the store with antiques, vintage goods, collectibles, glassware, primitives, advertising, industrial, jewelry, tools, furniture and so much more!! Open 8 am – 3 pm.
■ Art & Ale! Pop Up Market & Anniversary | May 20
Where: Norton’s Brewing Co.
Join us at our Summer Kick-Off “Art & Ale” on Saturday, May 20th! It’s time for that fresh air market season, it’s our anniversary AND word is: this is your favorite market of the year! Come chill with us in downtown Wichita to shop your favorite makers with a TOP-NOTCH artist line up in a laid back, live music & beer filled setting!
■ Ball Crawl 2023 | May 20
Where: Old Town
It’s pub crawl time! Beauties and Beasts is excited to host the return of our Annual Ball Crawl to benefit spay and neuter services within our rescue, which serves the greater Wichita, KS area. Pre-register to receive a goodie bag filled with exclusive Beauties merch, your T-shirt, a passport to lead you on your crawl, and raffle tickets for AWESOME prize packages!
■ Swinging Social | May 20
Where: White Crow Cider Co.
Come join us at White Crow Cider Company for a little cider (non-alcoholic options are available) and a little social time with your WSDS community. We will have music if you’d like to dance, too.
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | May 20
Where: 835 E. 1st St.
Weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. Wichita’s downtown Farm & Art Market since 1991! – Food, Arts, Artisan Goods, Live Music, Street Entertainers, and so much more.
■ 21st & Ridge Farmers Market | May 20
Where: 21st & Ridge Road
Enjoy over 100 local vendors supplying the market with delicious fruits, vegetables, meats, farm fresh eggs, hand harvested honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh cut flowers, pet treats, unique artisan crafts, and more. Experience a true taste of local visiting with friendly growers, producers and artisans. Live music, cooking demonstrations, sample tastings, food trucks and local favorite Troubles the Clown are just some of the many features to see at our farmers’ market!
■ Wichita’s IMPROV Show LIVE!!! | May 20
Where: Flying Pig Improv
The troupe at Flying Pig Improv performs a completely IMPROVISED evening of entertainment every time they hit the stage! They use suggestions from the audience (that’s YOU) to create a ONE-OF-A-KIND experience with twists, turns, laughs, screams, and occasionally, even tears. Bring your friends! This is a great place to take a date, celebrate a birthday, or impress your out-of-town guests.
■ Wichita Princesses at the Zoo | May 21
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Bippity Boppity Boo! Join the princesses at the Zoo!
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■ Margaritas and Mojitos | May 26
Where: OJ Watson Park
Margaritas and Mojitos is a unique tasting event that features different local establishments in the Wichita Locale serving up handcrafted Margaritas and Mojitos for a chance to win Wichita’s best Margarita or Mojito. Attendees and Judges vote on the best Margarita and Mojito and the establishments with the most votes in each category will receive an award for 1st or 2nd place Best Margarita and Best Mojito (People’s Choice and Judges choice). Limited Tickets available! Your ticket grants you admission into the event.
■ Wichita Sky Kings Fan Fest | May 28
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Wichita Skykings first annual Fan Fest is happening May 28th and we got some MAJOR celebrities coming! Shocker Alumn and former NBA player, Ron Baker. Nashville & Netflix’s Outer Banks star, Charles Esten. KU alum and NBA player, Devonte’ Graham. KU alum Tyshawn Taylor. NBA star, Jose Alvarado. And more! Come get some autographs, take some photos, and watch your Sky Kings cruise into the playoffs! Let’s celebrate the first annual Fan Fest! Tickets are TOTALLY free. Doors open at 2pm. Meet and greet is 2.5 hours after the game. Tip off is at
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■ May 13-14 | Talent on Parade Wichita Regional Dance Competition
■ May 25-26 | Barber of Seville
■ June 6-18 | Hamilton
■ June 16-18 | Jurassic Quest
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ May 21 | Watermark Books Author Event: Andrew McCarthy
■ No Upcoming Events
Newman University Theatre Department
■ No Upcoming Events
The Loony Bin
■ May 18-20 | Rick Izquieta
■ May 25-27 | Heath Harrison
■ June 1- 3 | Trixx
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ May 26 – July 8 | No Weddings & A Funeral
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows
■ May 18-June 3 | Kiss of the Spider woman
■ June 15-17, 22-25 | Unnecessary Farce
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ June 8 | Brit Floyd – 50 Years of Dark Side
■ June 14 | Cesar Lozano
■ June 17 | George Michael Reborn Starring Robert Bartko
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