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■ Shop & Grub | July 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. Music by DJ Magnum & Marcobiotics.
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ TBT Tournament | July 20-25
Where: Charles Koch Arena
TBT is a 64-team, single-elimination tournament for a $1 million prize.
■ Maize Farm & Art Market | July 20
Where: Clair Donnelly Amphitheater
We’re growing a farm and art market!! Please join us and bring your friends, Thursday evenings each week (5-7:30pm) from June 1 to September 28 at the beautiful new amphitheater in Maize, KS.
■ Wichita Start Up Week Preview Party | July 20
Where: Reverie Coffee Roasters
Wichita Startup Week is back for its third year! Join us 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Reverie Coffee Roasters for our Preview Party to learn about the program we’re putting together, meet our committee and share topics you want to see at Wichita Startup Week 2023! Wichita Startup Week, a part of Techstars, is presented by Koch Industries. Doors open at 4. Short program begins at 4:30. We’ll wrap up at 5, and the party goes until 6! Special thanks to Reverie Coffee Roasters and Xclusive Events.
■ 2023 Anniversary Film Series | July 20
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Join us on Thursdays for our monthly Anniversary Film Series events as we celebrate the love of classic film and the big screen experience.
■ Bach & Brews by Classical Revolution ICT | July 20
Where: Tor Brewing
We have an exciting line-up for our next Classical Revolution: Bach and Brews on July 20 at Tor Brewing! Come hear duets and soloists while enjoying craft beer.
■ The Dam Jam Music Festival | July 21-22
Where: Lake Afton
Join us for the Dam Jam Music Festival – the biggest lake party in the state of Kansas – held annually the 3rd weekend of July. Concert goers enjoy live outdoor music paired with camping, a cornhole tournament, car show, and more.
■ Premiere of Fresh Prince of Bel Plaine | July 21
Where: Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Adult Skate Night | July 21
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.
■ Moth Mania | July 21
Where: Great Plains Nature Center
Chisholm Trail is open dawn to dusk- But… We are breaking the rules for one night only! Grab your flashlight and join us for a night of exploration under the stars! Our naturalists are excited to lead you through the paved trails in search of nature’s nocturnal stars including our favorite- Moths! This event is open to all ages. We’ll feature “Moth Broth” along with lighted screens, naturalists, games, glowing trails, and more!
■ Wichita Flea Market | July 22-23
Where: Kansas Star Casino
We’re a local family bringing a monthly Flea Market to the Wichita area. There will be vendor booths of all types to rummage through at the Wichita Flea Market. What treasures will you find?
■ Improv Show | July 22
Where: Flying Pig Improv
■ Family ArtVenture: Summer Celebration | July 22
Where: Wichita Art Museum
When July heats up, cool down at our fun-filled Family ArtVenture celebrating our summer exhibition, Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. Enjoy free admission to the exhibition, a performance by Wichita War Dancer, glass blowing demonstrations, and artmaking. Beat the heat with a pop-up sprinkler installation in the Art Garden and enjoy free ice cream (while it lasts).
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | July 22
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 | July 22
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.
■ Oztoberfest in July | July 22
Where: Wichita Brewing Co. (East)
Join us at either pub! We’re releasing our German Marzen July 22nd with a deal you CANNOT pass up! Additionally we will have ONE keg of our fan favorite experimental MARSHMALLOW MARZEN! $20 gets you a stein full of beer with an additional refill of either Marzen AND a pretzel with mustard and cheese!
■ Summer Sol Fest | July 22
Where: Hidden Lake Venue
Summer Sol Fest is a Music and Arts Festival thrown by Odd Fellow Hall and Josue Estrada, located at Hidden Lake Venue (537 W. MacArthur Road Wichita, Kansas 67217). The event will take place Saturday July 22nd from 2PM to 12Am This is an all ages festival that will have activities for every age group! This Festival will include six LIVE BANDS, 10 local art vendors, food from Local Flavor and multiple food trucks, 3 Cocktail and Beer Bars curated by Odd Fellow Hall, cooling tents, water activities, a bounce house, face painting, and more!
■ Sunset Summerfest | July 22
Where: McAdams Park
Enjoy the sunset in McAdams Park while listening to live music and eating food from local food trucks! Bands and food trucks will be announced soon! Stay tuned for details. Huge thank you to event sponsor, Emprise Bank, for their continued support! Event is free – Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair.
■ Indian Hills Swim Club Tiki Party 21+ | July 22
Where: Indian Hills Swim Club
Join us at Indian Hills Swim Club TIKI TIME adult pool party (21+)! Enjoy the large pool, sand volleyball , cornhole, pickleball, horseshoes, DJ music , Aloha dancers, and more! Join to make new friends and/or connect with old friends.
■ DudeGrass | July 22
Where: Seneca Bowl
Get ready for: – Unlimited bowling/shoe rental – Screening of the cult classic The Big Lebowski throughout the bowling alley – Lamphouse Photo Co. Photo Booth – Big Lebowski Costume Contest – White Russians – Briefcase raffle – AND MORE all to support Tallgrass Film Association.
■ American Hell Yeah Bash | July 15
Where: Twister City Harley Davidson
Who’s ready for American Hell Yeah Bash!!! This year will be a blast with Rock & Blues, Bikini Bike Wash and more. 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙨, Saturday, July 15th from 10AM-4PM at Twister City Harley-Davidson!
■ Women Artist of the West 53rd National Juried Exhibition, “No Place Like Home” | July 22
Where: Carriage House Factory Art Gallery
The Exhibition features 119 nationally recognized women artists who have been juried into this highly competitive exhibit. It will be held at the Carriage House Factory Art Gallery at 128 E. 6th Street in Newton, Kansas, 67114. This gallery, known as the ‘hidden gem’ of South-central Kansas, is housed in a two story National Historic Building, circa 1883, a former carriage/blacksmith shop that was rescued by the Newton Fine Arts Association. This year they proudly celebrate their 40th Anniversary. The gallery provides a beautiful and historic setting to showcase the juried work of some of America’s best contemporary women artists.
■ Battle of the Heartland! The Return of Roller Derby! | July 23
Where: The Cotillion
For the first time in three years, Wicked City (formerly ICT) is back! Doors open at 5:30, first whistle at 6! This is a double header event! The first bout is Wicked VS KC Second bout is a mash up!
■ Brunch and Blooms | July 23
Join us for Brunch and Blooms at Botanica on Sunday, July 23rd at 9am & 11am! Adults $30.99 | Children 12 & Under $18.99 The Bloody Mary, Mimosa and full open bar is additional charge and not included in ticket price. Admission to the gardens is included with your brunch reservation Free Entrance to the Gardens with Purchase of Brunch!
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally | July 28
Where: Wichita Boathouse
Food Trucks, Booze Trucks, Ax Throwing, Live Music, Local Artists and More
■ The Hangover Brunch | July 30
A uniquely exquisite brunch experience! Brunch buffet, Mimosa’s, Una Vida Frozen Margaritas, Coffee, Fun trivia, good music and more!
■ Walton’s BratFest 2023 | August 19
Where: Walton’s (3639 N. Comotara)
Please join us for our 2nd annual Walton’s BratFest, a fundraiser for the Air Capital Flyers Special Olympics Kansas program. BratFest is a family-friendly event where a $15 entry donation gains you access to mouthwatering bratwurst samples provided by Walton’s, as well as flavors from different processors from in and around the state! Try some tasty samples, grab some shaved ice from Funky Monkeys and a cool beverage from the Shaken or Stirred mobile bar before you check out all the different activities, games, and raffles from local vendors and conservation groups such as BHA, Pass it on Outdoor Mentors, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and NWTF!
Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 26-30 | Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ July 22 | Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
■ July 7-30 | The Flaming Idiots
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Fresh Prince of Bel Plaine | July 21 – Sept 2
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ You Haven’t Got A Clue| Hunch! | June 30 – July 29
■ July 6-29 | La Cage Aux Folles
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ 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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