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■ Converge | June 17
Where: Newman University – De Mattias Performance Hall
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and Tristian Griffin Dance Company unite to produce an exciting performance of concert dance featuring five Kansas premieres choreographed by nationally celebrated creators making thoughtful work rooted in identity, race, gender, and social justice. Featuring new work by choreographers Gary Abbott, Sabrina Vasquez, Chad Michael Hall, Tristian Griffin, and Regina Klenjoski.
■ Wichita Taco Fest | June 17
Where: Capitol Federal Amphitheater
Come and join us at Taco Fest for a fiesta of flavor, Saturday, June 17 from 3 to 9 p.m.! We have a large selection of locally crafted delicious tacos, different kinds of salsa with chips, nachos, and elote from various vendors. Our festival features a diverse mix of DJs and bands that will set the tone for the event. Keep an eye out for our 2023 lineup announcement coming soon! Upgrade your experience with our exclusive VIP privileges, including sampling top-shelf tequila, mescal, and other amenities. Witness the thrill of Lucha Libre wrestling as wrestlers compete to be crowned the Champion of Taco Fest. Cheer on our brave event attendees as they face off to see who can consume the most jalapenos in a given amount of time. Watch as our participating festival food vendors compete to determine who has the best taco and salsa, judged by a select group of locally renowned foodies. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Taco Fest experience. Tickets are limited, so get yours today!
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Hamilton | June 14-18
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 14
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.
■ What Can You Do with a Free Library Card? Special Tour | June 14
Where: Advanced Learning Center
Do you know you can check out an anatomical model or radon detector, do 3-D printing, use an AV studio to produce your own show, and so much more at the Wichita Public Library? Join the Badass Women of Wichita at the Wichita Public Library Advanced Learning Center for a fun adventure to discover the mysteries hiding amongst the stacks during our exclusive Badass tour. We’ll explore all the fantastic services offered in this valuable community resource that goes beyond books, yours to use with a free library card. Don’t have your card yet? You will, after our event!
■ Cesar Lozano presented by Motivate Live | June 14
Where: Wichita Orpheum Theatre
For his 2023 USA Tour, he will visit more than 35 cities, bringing his knowledge and his touch of comedy to the entire Hispanic community. César Lozano will provide strategies on how to deal with difficult people and overcome difficult circumstances in your life. You cannot miss this great opportunity to have the most requested and most popular Spanish-speaking speaker in your city.
■ The Greatest Showman Singalong | June 15
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.
■ Resurrection with EPIC | June 15
Botanica is excited for its upcoming concert featuring Resurrection – A Journey Tribute band that faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. Performing on June 15, 2023, doors open at 7pm. Opening act, EPIC, headlines at 7:30pm and Resurrection takes the stage at 8:30pm. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members.
■ The Wichita Open | June 15-18
Where: Crestview Country Club
The Wichita Open, the longest running PGA TOUR-sanctioned event on the Korn Ferry Tour, is conducted annually at Crestview Country Club. This four-day, 72-hole competition features 156 players from around the world vying for a total purse of $1,000,000. As the path to the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour features some of the most talented professional golfers who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage.
■ Adult Skate Night | June 16
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.
■ OutWest Grand Opening Weekend | June 16-17
Goddard’s newest bar and venue space celebrates their grand opening at 1690 S. 183rd St W. in Goddard, KS.
■ Tunes+Tallgrass | June 16
Where: Wichita Art Museum
It’s 80s night at the 11th annual WAM and Tallgrass Film Association free outdoor concert and movie night. The Echos take the stage at 7:30, with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at 9. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Cash bar available (no outside alcohol allowed). Pack your own picnic dinner or purchase light bites from 1400 by Elderlie.
■ GROW Plantiversary Party | June 17-18
Where: GROW Giesen Plant Shop
Join us in celebrating our 3 Year in Business, 1 year in our RISE space Plantiversary Party! We will have several different things happening on the 17th & 18th! Stay tuned for more details! DJ PJ Spinning all the disco 70s vibes from 6-9pm.
■ 2023 Stearman Fly In | June 17
Where: Stearman Field Bar & Grill
It’s that time of the year! This is an all-day event. All kinds of aircraft will be here throughout the day. We will have live music by Stevie Warren and Road 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then, Lucky People will play the evening show from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. This is a time when you get to walk around on the tarmac and get up close to the aircraft. We will have a limited menu on this day. Look for our beer garden and concession stand outside. No coolers allowed.
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | June 17
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!
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 17
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.
■ Park City Fishing Derby | June 17
Where: Chisholm Point Lake
The Park City Fishing Derby is on June 17, at Chisholm Point Lake! We will be giving away prizes for the biggest fish caught, and the smallest!
■ 38th Annual Wichita Area Mopars | June 17
Where: Sedgwick County Park
WAM 38th “ALL MOPAR MEET” June 17th – Saturday- 9am to 3pm, Sedgwick County Park south shelter. Visitors/Spectators (no vehicle) come see for FREE! ALL MOPARS $25 entry/registration at the gate. Receive wall plaque, Hot Dog lunch, fun with other Mopar’s. Family event. Show Shirts & WAM member car wall calendars limited quantity – first come. Visitors/Spectators (no vehicle) come see for FREE!
■ BTS X SVT Cupsleeve Event | June 17
Where: Boss Tea ICT
Come join us at Boss Tea on June 17th to celebrate BTS’s & SVT’s anniversaries!! There will be freebies, giveaways, and a cupsleeve with every drink purchase!
■ Mermaid Party @ Love of Character! | June 17
Where: Love of Character
Join us under the sea for a magical mermaid party! Our friends at Happily Ever After Parties will be providing a mermaid for photos, songs & activities for our guests!
■ Sewing History Museum Ice Cream Social Fundraiser | June 17
Where: Sewing History Museum
Fundraiser for the Sewing History Museum’s Ice Cream Social Fundraiser on Saturday, June 17 from Noon to 4:00 PM. Help raise funds for CHILDREN’S SEWING CLASS SCHOLARSHIPS. Donations of $20 will receive Ice Cream, a raffle ticket and entry into the Museum. Children under 8 years old are free.
■ Don Hattan Summer Invitational | June 17
Where: Don Hattan (Park City)
Don Hattan Dealerships is partnering with Reno County Boxing Club to put on a sanctioned boxing tournament for the public. We will have several fights where belts will be awarded to the winners. Food trucks and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 6pm and the first fight begins at 7pm. This event will be held at our Chevrolet location in Park City.
■ Indian Hills Swim Club Adult Night Fiesta Pool Party | June 17
Where: Indian Hills Swim Club
Please join us for the INDIAN HILLS SWIM CLUB adult pool party! Enjoy the large pool, sand volleyball, cornhole, pickleball, and/or connect with old friends.
■ Father’s Day Car Show | June 18
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal, and cruise on out to Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day! See classic cars, antique autos, and modern models while exploring your favorite animal exhibits.
■ Burn & Balance | June 18
Where: Naftzger Park
Join us for a FREE pop-up workout in Naftzger Park hosted by Orangetheory Fitness, followed by a yoga flow hosted by The Phoenix. Stick around for refreshments provided by Homegrown.
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Cookies On Tap | June 22
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Cookies on Tap is a community event to bring Wichita-area adult residents together over cookies and craft brews in support of Girl Scouts. The event pairs Girl Scout cookies with craft brews from local brewers, and provides participants with a sample of each pairing and one full pour of their choice in a special edition take-home glass.
■ 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.
Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ June 6-18 | Hamilton
■ June 24-25 | Wichita Pride
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ June 12-16 | Broadway Bootcamp
■ June 2-25 | Pantimonium
The Loony Bin
■ 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
■ June 15-17, 22-25 | Unnecessary Farce
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ June 14 | Cesar Lozano
■ June 17 | George Michael Reborn Starring Robert Bartko
■ June 22 | #IMOMSOHARD
■ July 26 | Boz Scaggs
Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!
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