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■ Chuyitos Birrieria Restaurant Grand Re-Opening | August 2
Where: 511 N. West St.
■ 4th Annual Peach Fest & Blood Orchard Vintage Market/Southside Food Truck Rally | August 5
Where: ReBorn Boutique & Marketplace (6346 S. Broadway)
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! It’s our 4th Annual Peach Fest!!! Join us to celebrate all things peach with our locally homegrown (by us!!!!!) peaches!! You won’t want to miss this!! We also host the Southside Food Truck Rally on the same day, and all of our food truck family will be serving up something peachy!!
■ Back to School Bash at the Sedgwick County Zoo | August 5
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Join us on Saturday, August 5th, for our annual Back to School Bash sponsored by KAKE News! Bring your children along as we celebrate the start of the school year. Admission is only $3 per person, making it an affordable event for everyone.
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Tulsa | August 1-6
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ SummerBall ShowDown | August 2-6
Where: Genesis Sports Complex
Our Mission is to provide and experience like no other for our community and the baseball community within our reach. The SummerBall Showdown is the countries largest, and only national tournament, that connects College Prep, Collegiate, and Adult Baseball teams to compete for a purse while being crowned National Champions. The purpose of the SummberBall Showdown is to connect all levels of non-professional baseball and allow them to showcase their skills at the national level in front of businesses and thousands of fans at the end of the summer. While the SBS showcases baseball, the SBS opens the event up to the local community to support and giveback to other non-profits and events.
■ 1 Million Cups | August 2
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.
■ Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | August 2
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?
■ 2023 NBC World Series | August 3-10
Where: Eck Stadium
Come join us for this action-packed baseball world series. This is a 10-day event at Eck Stadium, featuring not only baseball but fun family events like the Coleman Hill Experience. Each day will include a unique promotion or show throughout the week. Watch upcoming baseball stars and experience this 89-year-old baseball tradition that has brought talent like Ozzie Smith, Mark Teixeira, Barry Bonds, Joe Carter and more to the NBC World Series.
■ Maize Farm & Art Market | August 3
Where: 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!
■ 23rd Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference | August 4-6
Where: Century II
Truly an experience for the whole family – Mass, Outdoor Eucharistic procession, speakers, vendors, children’s program and so much more! www.catholicfamilyconference.org
■ Adult Skate Night | August 4
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.
■ The Appetite 316 Restaurant Grand Opening | August 4
Where: 2959 S. Hillside St.
■ First Friday POP UP at Revolutsia | August 4
Join us for our monthly #FirstFriday Pop Up Market at Revolutsia! Local artisans to shop & support, delicious food & drink, and jammin’ music! Revolutsia is a growing collection of shops, small businesses, restaurants and bars made of stacked shipping containers! The space is super rad, for indoor and outdoor community gathering and create event engagement. Located at Central & Volutsia near Downtown Wichita. Exclusively, just for the night, Haute Handmade Market will pop up with over a dozen makers featured outside each store front!
■ School of Creativity Salon Opening Reception | August 4
Where: Mark Arts
Mark Arts’ School of Creativity Salon showcases the dynamic range of works created at Mark Arts by students and instructors including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, enameling, and metalsmithing. Camp Destination Innovation will be on view in the Youth Gallery and From Flow to Form: Wendy Tan will be on view in the School of Creativity Gallery.
■ First Fridays Under the Stars! | August 4
Where: Old CowTown Museum
We will have live music by Profanity on the depot stage, along with live music by Matthew Brown in the Saloon. We will also have food trucks, drink truck, gunfights, games, mini-melodramas and more! The schedule for each Friday will be posted a couple weeks in advance, so watch our page for updates!
■ Wichita Brewing Co. 12 Year Anniversary Parties | August 4-5
Where: Wichita Brewing Company
2 Pubs = 2 Day Party celebrating 12 Years of Beers!
■ FURst Friday | August 4
Where: Norton’s Brewing Company
FURst Friday is a captivating art show that celebrates the creative spirit of our four-legged friends. This unique exhibition features an impressive collection of artwork exclusively created by talented dogs. Plus, enjoy a meet and greet with our President/CEO Aaron Walker!
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | August 5
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 | August 5
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.
■ Metropolitan Ballet 2023/2024 Company Auditions | August 5
Where: Metropolitan Ballet
■ Museum of World Treasures Customer Appreciation Day | August 5
Where: Museum of World Treasures
Join us for our yearly Customer Appreciation Day event! Admission is only $5 per person plus tax and includes entry, crafts and activities, learning opportunities with staff, and much more!
■ ICT Burger Battle | August 5
Where: Capital Federal Amphitheater
Restaurants from the Wichita area will come together on Saturday, August 5 to battle it out for the people’s choice champion title. Come sample all the mouth-watering presentations of the day and help us decide who makes the best burger! Proceeds will benefit KETCH and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
■ Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s | August 5
Where: Derby Public Schools
Trivia night fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Come out for a night of trivia, prizes, and fun!
■ Dino’s at Dusk | August 5
Dino’s at Dusk Double Feature Screening: Doors open at 6pm Movie: The Land Before Time starts at 7p Movie: Jurassic World starts at 8:30p Concessions, Carousel Rides and Photo Booth by Lamphouse. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Be sure to visit all your favorite dinosaurs throughout the gardens before the movie begins.
■ The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show | August 5
Where: Wichita Marriott
The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! Solve a hilarious and engaging mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect!
■ Sugar Llamas Restaurant Grand Opening | August 5
Where: 841 N. Tyler Road
■ Central Standup: Sunday Showcase | August 6
Where: Central Standard Brewing
There will be 4 comedians taking the stage in this fun and relaxed atmosphere. You can sit back, drink the best beer in the state and enjoy the entertainment. We’re pretty excited for this line up, as it has one of Wichita’s best up and comers and a few local legends. Your performers for the evening will be Lynde Langdon, Mr. Biggs and Uncle Bam with Travis Cagle as the host. We will also have a preview of Roasted, Wichita’s longest running series of Roast Battles. In that preview, Dan The Man will have two special guests do their best to shredded the other apart as the crowd picks a winner.
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Rhea Lana’s Children Consignment Event | August 10-18
Where: Century II
High quality items at unbeatable prices will be available at Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Event. Save 60-90% on your favorite brands at this ONE-STOP shopping extravaganza. Clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, baby gear, books, and much more (80,000+ items) will be available for one week only.
■ 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
■ August 16-20 | Ragtime
■ September 6-10 | Cats
■ September 16 | Joh Crist
■ September 19-24 | SIX: The Musical
■ August 4-27 | Will You Still Love Me In The Morning
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Fresh Prince of Bel Plaine | July 21 – Sept 2
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ Holiday Show 2023! | November 17 – December 23
■ August 17 – September 2 | The Last Five Years
■ September 15 – November 4 | The Golden Girls
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ August 11-12 | Bobby Bones
■ August 18 | Fortune Feimster
■ August 22 | Craig Ferguson
Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!
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