Searching for ideas on what to do in Wichita this week or what’s ahead? We got you covered with What’s Happening This Week In Wichita.
■ Shop & Grub | August 18
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.
■ 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!
■ EAA Chapter 88 60th Annual Air Capital Fly In | August 19
Where: Jabara Airport
FUN FOR EVERYONE ! Free Young Eagle Flights (ages 8-17), Car Display, R/C Aircraft Display, Model Rocket Display, Candy Drops, Helicopter Rides, Young Builder Activities, Airplane Display and Judging, Flight Competitions, 8th Annual Ercoupe Stampede. $5 for adults and free for 17 and under.
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Rhea Lana’s Children Consignment Event | August 14-18
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.
■ Wichita Wind Surge vs. Springfield | August 15-20
Where: Riverfront Stadium
■ 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.
■ Own Your Power, Finishing School for Modern Women workshop | August 16
Where: Elevate Community Lab
What if you could live your life exactly the way you want, on your terms? When you let go of what is expected and let yourself become who you are, you open the door to true happiness. In this interactive class, you’ll learn how to listen to your inner wisdom and move past self-doubt and fear to create what you most want.
■ Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | August 16
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?
■ Open Mic Comedy Night at Mulligan’s Pub | August 16
Where: Mulligan’s Pub
Ready to laugh the night away? Come on down to Open Mic Comedy Night and get ready to have a good time! Sign up in person or online! Check in by 7:45pm, and the show starts at 8pm. We welcome comedians of all skill levels, so come out, show off your skills, and get ready for a hilarious night! No cover – what are you waiting for?
■ Maize Farm & Art Market | August 17
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!
■ Stickwork Walking Tour | August 17
Where: Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Join us for a Stickwork Walking Tours at Mark Arts. Taking place every third Thursday of the summer months, this series invites art enthusiasts to join knowledgeable docents and the gallery director for an immersive experience in the exploration of Mark Arts’ sculpture garden and stickwork sculptures.
■ August Third Thursday | August 17
Where: Warren Riverview Park
The City of Derby invites you to Third Thursday on August 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Warren Riverview Park! Enjoy art, music, food trucks and more. Be sure to stop by our other participating locations this month including the Derby Public Library, the Derby Historical Museum, First Man Brewery and the Hubbard Arts Center.
■ 2023 Anniversary Film Series | August 17
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.
■ Adult Skate Night | August 18
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.
■ Fortune Feimster Live | August 18
Where: Orpheum Theatre
You can catch stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, Fortune Feimster, on the radio, on screens both big and small, and touring her stand-up across the nation. Fortune Feimster’s one-hour specials are currently streaming on Netflix, and have gotten fantastic reviews and nominations. Prior to her one-hour specials, Netflix released Feimster’s half-hour special in 2018 as part of THE STANDUPS, which received rave reviews. She has done late-night TV sets on CONAN and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and has another acclaimed half-hour special on Comedy Central.
■ Iron ChileHead 2023 | August 19
Where: Johnson’s Garden Centers
Join in the fun at Iron ChileHead on August 19, 2023 from Noon – 4 PM at Johnson’s Garden Center – 2707 W. 13th St. N. Each participating food truck and brewery creates menus and beers including Johnson’s roasted Hatch Green Chiles, which will be judged by local food and beer judges for the coveted Iron ChileHead trophy! Your vote counts in the People’s Choice Brewery Award, so come support your favorites!
■ Indiafest’23 | August 19
Where: Andover Community Center
The Cultural Association of India is proud to celebrate India’s 76th year of Independence. We are organizing IndiaFest’23 on 19th of August (Saturday 2-7pm) at Andover Community Center. If you are craving a broad selection of high-quality Indian food and crafts (for purchase) this is the perfect occasion.
■ Back to School Bash | August 19
Where: Naftzger Park
Come to Mark Arts for free family fun including storytime in the gallery, art projects inspired by India’s unique regions, musical performances, Henna tattoos, cultural dancing, rangoli, a puppet show, and more. Art Together provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art through storytime, art projects and performances.
■ Wichita State Athletics Black & Yellow Gala | August 19
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Join us for our first annual fundraising dinner and auction, supporting all 15 intercollegiate sports.
■ ICT Block Party | August 19
We’re doing it again! Join us as we bring back the days when a party outside was the best vibe!!! ️First 1000 to RSVP are FREE Saturday August 19th 3pm to 9pm at WAVE, right in the heart of the city.
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | August 19
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 19
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.
■ The Dinner Detective Wichita | August 19
Where: Wichita Marriott
The Dinner Detective, is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! The Dinner Detective Wichita will offer a unique entertainment experience that will immerse you in a world of mystery, where everyone is a potential suspect and an active participant in solving the crime. 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! Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows. We will hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be part of the crowd. This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows. The show combines one of our captivating storylines with improvisational comedy, keeping you engaged and on your toes throughout the entire event. From the moment you arrive, you will become part of the action, interacting with a talented cast of actors hidden amongst the guests, searching for clues, and unraveling the intricate web of a thrilling whodunit.
■ Improv Show | August 19
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Put on some pants and get in here. (Pants not actually required.) You call out some suggestions and our players entertain you with stuff made up on the spot. Get in here!
■ Show & Shine | August 20
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!
AROUND THE CORNER
■ Heartspring’s CAREfest | August 26
Join all the summer fun on August 26 on the Heartspring campus for our FUNdraising festival jam-packed with activities for even your pickiest friend or family member. We’ve taken two great events– the FREE Autism CARE Walk and PedalFest bike rides–and put them together on the same day. We also threw in fun family activities, music, food trucks, and plenty of other summer activities. It’s like your neighborhood block party but even better and without that suspect casserole dish.
■ 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.
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 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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