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■ Under The Sea Fun | May 26
Where: Don Hattan West
Come have your photo taken with Ariel and Prince Eric! With the anticipation of the live-action Little Mermaid, you’re invited to bring your family to Don Hattan West to enjoy snacks, show your artistic side with some Little Mermaid coloring pages, and meet Ariel & Prince Eric! You’ll also have the chance to enter to win a gift card to Regal Warren West to see Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid! There is no charge to attend or have photos taken. This come-and-go event will take place Thursday, May 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Don Hattan Dealerships’ newest location, Don Hattan West.
■ 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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■ 1 Million Cups | May 24
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.
■ Barber of Seville | May 25-26
Where: Century II
A young Count named Almaviva wants to marry a girl named Rosina, but her guardian, Dr. Bartolo, stands in the way. With the help of a clever barber named Figaro, Almaviva disguises himself and uses tricks to win Rosina’s heart while outwitting Bartolo. In the end, true love triumphs as Almaviva reveals his true identity and Rosina’s affections are won. The opera is filled with comedic situations, mistaken identities, and catchy melodies, making it a lively and entertaining tale of love and cleverness.
■ 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.
■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally | May 26
Where: Wichita Boathouse
25+ Food Trucks * Xclusive Booze Truck * The Tomahawk Truck * Yard Games Live Music with just Tori Music from 6:30-9:30 pm Over 20 local artists & small business vendors will be set up inside and outside of the Wichita Boathouse.
■ GET RAD: The Art of Skateboarding | May 26 – 28
Where: Kerosene Skate Shop
An artistic diversity collaborative event melding the talents of the art community with the skateboarding community. A final Fridays event.
■ Adult Skate Night | May 26
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.
■ Wichita’s IMPROV Show LIVE!!! | May 26 – 27
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.
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | May 27
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 27
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!
■ Family ArtVenture: Ani-May | May 27
Where: Wichita Art Museum
Step into the world of anime for the month of May. Enjoy anime films and create your own anime character. Get in the spirit by coming dressed as your favorite character! Need your photo taken? Lamphouse Photo Co. will be here to snap keepsake photos for visitors.
■ Lebanese Night at Douglas Social | May 27
Where: Douglas Social
now the Dougie is having Lebanese Night on May 27 at 6 PM! The Dougie is collaborating with N&J Cafe to bring you authentic Lebanese dishes that aren’t easy to find here in Wichita! Tickets are just $20 at the door (cash or Venmo) for the entire meal. DJ 4TheWin will bring the vibes & a refreshing “Habibi Biscus” cocktail featuring Apollo Fermentations kombucha will be served. Bring the fam & come taste some rare Mediterranean dishes!
■ Summer Kickoff @ GROW | May 27
Let’s kick off Summer 2023 together! DJ4theWin will be playing from 12-3pm, for an indoor/outdoor experience. Country Boy LLC Food Truck will have ALL THE FOOD 11-3pm, Come HUNGRY! Juice 101 will be popped up outside 12-3pm with fresh juice popsicles ! Greatness Vodka samples 12-3pm Dees Sweets will be here with her delicious deserts 2-6pm Tacos Y Gorditas Los Corrales Dgo- for our evening fun 4pm-8pm We will have a portable bar set up in our Lounge for an added bar. $8 Peach ring martinis all day long! And all the good vibes of course
■ Wichita Asian Night Market | May 27
Where: Riverfront Stadium
Join the Wichita Asian Association, NAAAP-ICT, BE SEEN, Newman Asian Student Association, and WSU Asian Student Conference as we host Wichita’s FIRST EVER Asian Night Market! The Asian Night Market is inspired by the late night bazaars of Asia, where people come together to enjoy the many local eats, drinks, and arts of Asian cuisine, socialize and experience a new night time entertainment that downtown Wichita hasn’t seen. The Asian Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local talent including performers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and fun for all ages. This is a family friendly event! A full list of this year’s vendors will be published in the coming weeks.
■ Sports Card Show – Hosted by Oliver’s Sports | May 27 – 28
Where: Drury Plaza Hotel
Oliver’s is hosting a two day show at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, in Wichita, KS.
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■ Wichita Riverfest | June 2-10
Where: Downtown Wichita
The Fest is on the River! We’re beyond excited to invite everyone back to downtown Wichita for our 51st Riverfest celebration, June 2–10.
■ Shop & Grub | June 23
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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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ May 25-26 | Barber of Seville
■ June 6-18 | Hamilton
■ June 16-18 | Jurassic Quest
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ May 27 | A Jazz Night Out: Time Machine
■ June 2-25 | Pantimonium
The Loony Bin
■ 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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