What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (June 6-11)

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■ Wichita Riverfest | June 6-10
Where: Downtown Wichita
Musical entertainment, family fun, contests, food and experiences of all kinds come to Wichita, KS for the annual 9-day extravaganza!

■ The Greatest Showman Singalong | June 8
Where: Exploration Place
Embark on an unforgettable cinematic adventure with the timeless songs that have captured hearts across the globe. Feel the thrill as you sing every word, dance along with the film’s choreography and embrace the excitement of The Greatest Showman alongside fellow enthusiasts. Kemper Theater will be used to its full potential, with several surprises in store for during the film. Join us as we sing, dance, are awed with a live performance from a local idol and immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds being played out on screen. This really is the greatest show! Live Performance by McKayla Stacey: From Andover to Hollywood, and everywhere in between, McKayla Stacey is a star. Many will recognize McKayla from her audition on American Idol season 21, which earned her a golden ticket, but this local music sensation has been belting it out on stage in Wichita for years.


■ Hamilton | June 6-18
Where: Century II
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

■ 1 Million Cups | June 7
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.

■ StretchLab Wichita Grand Opening | June 7-10
Where: StretchLab
Come Celebrate Our Grand Opening! Join us at our studio for free demo stretches, awesome vendors, and your last chance to get MEMBER RATES! Bring your friends, family, neighbor, and anyone else you can think of! We can’t wait to see you all there! To Reserve your Spot, Call or Book ahead through the Calendly Link.

■ Everyday Intuition worshop with guest psychic Jennifer Jean | June 7
 Marina Point Office Park
Do you listen to your “gut feelings?” When we develop the ability to listen to our intuition, decisions become easier, creativity increases, and our talents and potential strengthen. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover your natural intuitive gifts, how to connect to your instinctive voice and apply your gifts to boost your business and personal life. Join Headmistress Jill and special guest Jennifer Miller for this enlightening and entertaining workshop.

■ Cajun Food Fest 2023 | June 8
 Century II
Get ready to Boogie on the Bayou as we celebrate 35 years of Cajun Food Fest. Plus, it’s Throwback Thursday – ANY button will get you into Riverfest. Enjoy all of the traditional Louisiana food favorites right here in the ICT! We will be located at Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center near Kennedy Plaza. Right by the music!

■ Versus: A Live Art Battle | June 8
Where: MarkArts
Step up ringside as the area’s most talented artists create masterpieces in 20 minutes. Enjoy three rounds each of painting and three-dimensional art in our beautiful new space on Rock Road. The food, drinks and creative inspiration won’t tap out at this event!

■ Tequila & Cigar Dinner | June 8
Where: Magnolia Cafe
A fantastic evening focused around Nicaragua cuisine. Tequila by UnaVida, Cigars by Vita Nova, and great food from Magnolia Cafe. $150 / person includes tax and tip.

■ Smoke On The Plains BBQ & Music Fest | June 9-10
Where: High Park
Join us for City’s largest annual event with activities for the entire family. Food Trucks, Beer & Beverage Garden, 5K, Car Show, Kids Corner, BBQ Contests, Music and More

■ Adult Skate Night | June 9
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.

■ Pickle Party! | June 9
Norton’s Brewing Co.
We’re almost halfway to National Pickle Day, so we’re celebrating early and commiserating over all things PICKLE! Our slushie machine will be pouring Sour Beer Pickle slushies, we’ll have 2 Sour pickle Gose’s on tap (Best Made Pickle Gose, and Spicy habanero Pickle Gose). We’re featuring our “Pickle Burger” topped with American cheese, and heaped with fried pickles, pickle chips, and our famous ranch dressing!

KIDS DAY! at Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | June 10
Where: 21st & Ridge Road
It’s KIDS DAY at Kansas Grown! Come shop our weekly farmers’ market as we celebrate the kids this week!!! Our FREE family-friendly event includes a chef demo, donuts (while supplies last!), face painting, a petting zoo, fire trucks, food trucks, hands-on activities, Troubles the Clown with balloon animals & prizes, and much more! 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!

Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 10
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.

Lavender Festival and Craft Show | June 10
Where: Gerty’s Lavender Farm
This is our 7th year! Come out to the country for a fun day on the farm. Listen to the band, grab a snack, and support the hard working vendors. Watch our farm page for updates. Admission will be $5.00 for adult over 12. Children free. Tickets at the entrance only. We have handicapped parking but wheelchairs are not recommended.

Art Together: CollabARTive Art | June 10
Where: MarkArts
Art Together, Mark Arts’ community outreach program, provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art. Monthly programs are developed to highlight unique perspectives, themes and stories that exist within our community. Each Art Together program includes children’s story time, an individual hands-on art project, a community art project and performance or demonstration.

Meet the Author. Book Signing by Jill D. Miller | June 10
Where: The Sewing Center
Jill Miller, the Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women and the founder of the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance will be at the Sewing Center in Indian Hills Shopping Center to sign copies of her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to inspire your fierce, authentic self.” Books will be available for sale for $19.95 plus tax. It is filled with witty and poignant stories of those who have influenced her and those she has helped through personal and business changes. She outlines insightful advice for moving forward — “It’s not because we need finishing, — it’s because we’re never finished.

Punk Rock Brunch | June 11
Where: Norton’s Brewing Co.
We are rolling out our first BRUNCH menu, and pairing it with a live Punk Rock show in the beer garden!! Because, what could be more exciting than watching an early Sunday punk show with maple syrup dripping from your chin? Stay tuned for the brunch menu, and in the meantime, check out the bands! *Hey Radio *Goose Cörpse *Merkin

■ Free Family Fun Day | June 11
 OJ Watson Park
Fun for the whole family with free rides, games, face painting, and more. While the kids play, talk with local service providers about all the fantastic resources available in our community. Organized by StopSuicideICT.

■ Sunday Tacos with La Fiesta & La Wapa! | June 11
 Central Standard Brewing
La Fiesta Norteña and La Wapa preforming on the patio! Plus CSB Micheladas, Tacos from Uno Mas, and Taquitos from Mamacitas!

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■ Converge | June 17
 Newman University – DeMattias Fine ARts Center
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (Wichita) and Tristian Griffin Dance Company (Lawrence, Kansas City) unite their dance companies to produce an exciting evening of concert dance featuring five Kansas world premieres choreographed by nationally celebrated creators making thoughtful work rooted in identity, race, gender, and social justice. In addition to Ms. Klenjoski and Mr. Griffin, the project commissions three nationally recognized artists: Choreographer Gary Abbott is Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow. Choreographer Chad Michael Hall is Artistic Director of MULTIPLEX DANCE and professor at the University of California Irvine. Choreographer Sabrina Vasquez is a Professor at Wichita State University and Associate Artistic Director of Alithea Mime Theatre.

■ Shop & Grub | June 23
 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.


Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

Karaoke Bar Schedule in Wichita

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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ June 6-18 | Hamilton
■ June 16-18 | Jurassic Quest

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ June 7-10 | Cinderella
■ June 12-16 | Broadway Bootcamp

Kechi Playhouse
 June 2-25 | Pantimonium

The Loony Bin
 June 8-10 | Barry Laminack
 June 15-17 | Darius Bennett
 June 22-24 | Ralphie Roberts

Mosley Street Melodrama
 May 26 – July 8 | No Weddings & A Funeral

Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ No Upcoming Shows

Roxy’s Downtown
 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


Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!

Wichita Food Trucks

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