What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (Aug 30-Sept 3)

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■ Soundscapes at Stickwork | August 31
Where: Mark Arts
Come to Mark Arts on Friday, July 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a special outdoor summer concert. Set against the Stickwork art installation, this unique event combines soulful sounds with natural beauty. Enjoy the performance of Rudy Love & the Encore while treating your taste buds to delicious offerings from the Funky Monkey Munchies Food Truck and the XClusive Beverage Truck. Bring your own blankets and chairs for seating as you relax and soak up the atmosphere. Admission is free and preregistration is appreciated. Doors open at 6 p.m.


■ 1 Million Cups | August 16
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. San Antonio | August 30 – September 3
Where: Riverfront Stadium

Get Your Groove Back: Mental Health Panel | August 30
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Feeling physically and mentally rundown takes the pep from our step, leaving us with a sense of loss and wondering who we are. Rather than stay caught in that rut, we can act to recapture the magical wonder of being alive. Join us to discuss how we can reignite our passion and creativity, add a little oomph to overlooked parts of our lives, and find our new groove.

■ Full Moon Poetry Gathering | August 30
 Central Riverside Park
Wichita poetry lovers, come celebrate the “Blue Moon” full moon this Wednesday August 30th. Gathering will be at Stonehenge Junior in Central Riverside Park at 8:30 pm. You can just listen, or read something by one of your favorite poets, or even share your own poems with everyone. I will bring water and bug spray and candles. You bring your love of poetry and “Blue Moon” energy!

■ Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | August 30
Where: Headshots Arcade Bar & Grill
Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the U.K., Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz. It’s a great way to drink with friends, without burning brain cells. And it’s where useless knowledge means everything. Our quizzes cover everything from Hungary to The Hunger Games, from science to sports, from the Billboard Hot 100 to Better Call Saul. Each quiz consists of seven rounds of eight questions each, in a variety of formats, including audio and visual rounds. Teams can be up to six players, so bring your smartest friends (or some likable dummies)—or come solo. We can always help you join a team! No reservations needed, just show up! Winning teams get bar cash and other prizes, depending on the venue. Bonus questions sprinkled throughout the quiz will net you additional goodies. But mostly it’s about establishing your dominance—or at least pleasantly surprising yourself. You’re into that, right?

■ Maize Farm & Art Market | August 31
 Clair Donnelly Amphitheater
We have an incredible lineup of vendors offering a wide variety of fresh produce, yummy refreshments, fine art, handcrafted items for your home, jewelry, and much, much more! This is a gathering of community where folks can shop, support other locals, and have a great time. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors…it’s going to be so much fun!

■ Vintage Shopping Weekend | September 1-3
Where: Hunt & Gather Vintage Market
Join us for our once-a-month vintage shopping event. We reset and restock our almost 5000 sq. ft. warehouse each month so there is always something new to look forward to! Many one of a kind vintage items with a little new sprinkled in so there is something for everyone! Our group of talented vendors, artists, and makers create a unique shopping experience unlike anything else in town. Come see what everyone is talking about!

■ First Friday in Downtown Wichita | September 1
Where: Downtown Wichita
The First Friday gallery crawl is a unique opportunity for thousands of students, families and art lovers to engage with local art each month at unique locations in downtown and throughout the city. This grassroots event continues to thrive because of the collective vision and collaboration of galleries and artists.

■ Adult Skate Night | September 1
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.

■ First Fridays Under the Stars | August 18
Old Cowtown Museum
Come out to Old Cowtown for First Fridays Under the Stars! Stop by and visit the Saloon and Empire House to check out mini-melodramas and more!

■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | September 2
Blood Orchard at ReBorn boutique & marketplace
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! Kick off your long Labor Day weekend with us and shop our amazing vendors from 10a-3p!! We also host the Southside Food Truck Rally on the same day! You can enjoy all of the yummy goodness from our food truck family from 11a-2p!

■ Oktoberfest at Nortons | September 2
Nortons Brewing Co.
Oi! We’ve designed a beer and food shindig for all your Oktoberfest wants and needs!

■ Sunset Summerfest: Arts in the Park | September 2
McAdams Park
What’s up Wichita! National recording artist, Men at Large, is performing in McAdams Park on Saturday, September 2nd. This tribute to the arts event will feature live music, local artist booths and more outdoor entertainment!

Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | September 2
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 | September 2
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.

Ocean Princess Extravaganza | September 3
Where: GROW
Join us for a magical Ocean Princess Day Sunday, September 3rd! MEET AND GREET Moana and Ariel of Wichita Princesses from 1-2PM And enjoy enchanting activities available all day that will make you feel like royalty! 👑✨ Dive into adventure with themed activities at our DIY Plant Bar

BBQ & Beer Invasion: Night Goat BBQ & Surly Brewing | September 3
Where: Public at the Brickyard
James Beard Nominated Chef Vaughn Good is coming to Public & Brickyard to serve up his award-winning Night Goat BBQ. Chef Good is also the owner/operator of Fox & Pearl, named Esquire Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants in America. PLUS, tap takeover from Surly Brewing. Surly Rep and Master Chef Contestant Kyle Hopkins will be here to talk beer and BBQ. Music from Zac Crow & the No Shows starts at 5:30 pm. Rudy Love Jr. takes the stage at 7 pm.

Show & Shine | September 3
Where: Central Riverside Park
It’s that time again! The Riversiders Car Group weekly show and shine @ Central Riverside Park. It’ll be at the crossroads of Nims and Murdock across from the parking lot. Bring your lawn chairs and come on down to show off your ride and hangout with other casual car enthusiasts. Hope to see you there!

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■ Zoobilee | September 9
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Wichita’s wildest FUN-raiser! Enjoy live music, delicious drinks, and delectable bites from local establishments during Sedgwick County Zoo’s premier fundraiser.

■ Orie’s Garlic Fest | September 10
Where: Public at the Brickyard
A celebration each September of all things garlic, brought to you by the owners of Orie’s Farm Fresh Enjoy walking the brick-lined streets of Wichita’s historic Old Town district while taking in the aroma of the city’s best garlicky fare. It’s here you’ll find dozens of local vendor businesses, including farms, ranches, food artisans and handmade artists, as well as garlicky products galore and our popular complimentary garlic shots.

■ Shop & Grub | September 17
 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
■ September 6-10 | Cats
■ September 16 | Joh Crist
■ September 19-24 | SIX: The Musical

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ September 30 | Gunhild Carling with Big Band

Kechi Playhouse
 Snow Night | September 8 – October 1

Mosley Street Melodrama
 Fresh Prince of Bel Plaine | July 21 – Sept 2

Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Holiday Show 2023! | November 17 – December 23

Roxy’s Downtown
 August 17 – September 2 | The Last Five Years
 September 15 – November 4 | The Golden Girls

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ September 9 | Devon Allman and Donvan Frankenreiter
■ September 15 | Caroline Campbell


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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