Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (Oct. 27-29)

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■ 2023 Beer and Metal Fest | Oct. 27
 Nortons Brewing Company
Friday, October 27th, we transform our space into the scariest, heaviest, most rare Beer Festival around!

Wichita Asian Festival

■ 42nd Annual Wichita Asian Festival | Oct. 28
 Century II
Join us for the 42nd Annual Wichita Asian Festival! The event includes multiple cultural stage performances, food/drink/art vendors (for purchase), and of course the Miss Wichita Asian Festival Scholarship Pageant.

■ Festive ICT Thriller: A Night to Dismember | Oct. 28
 Dōma Cocktail Lounge
Festive ICT x Doma Present THRILLER: A Night to Dismember. 8pm at Doma Cocktail Lounge. 21+ to enter, music by DJ4TheWin, Cocktails x Taste Bites x Dancing Prizes for Best Costume (Male/Female) x Best Couples Costume


Wild Lights | Oct. 27-29
Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Wild Lights is back with ALL NEW light displays and this year’s theme will leave you smiling like the Cheshire Cat. Wichita’s most unique fall event will return with larger-than-life Asian Lantern sculptures illuminating the Zoo with dazzling scenes of glowing wildlife, beautiful scenery, and Alice in Wonderland themed displays.

■ Bling Glamour Tent Sale | Oct. 27
Where: Bling Glamour
Bling Glamour a local women’s boutique based in Wichita with 26 locations throughout the Midwest. We are hosting our first even tent sale next weekend Oct 27/28 from 10-6 at 520 N West St with all items being $5, $10, and $15!

■ Arkalalah Arts & Craft Show | Oct. 27
Where: Ark City Rec Center
Arkalalah has been celebrated for over 90 years. Come to our annual arts & crafts show held throughout the Ark City Rec Center. Shop 4 rooms of crafters with over 90 booths.

■ Final Friday Food Truck Rally and Art Show | Oct. 27
 Wichita Boathouse
This will be the last Final Friday Food Truck Rally of the season at the Wichita Boathouse.

■ Fridays 5:30 at Applejack Pumpkin Patch (21+ and older only) | Oct. 27
Where: Applejack Pumpkin Patch
Enjoy an evening out at Applejack! We turn the patch into an adult playground just for you! Must be 21+ to enter. ID will be requested at the gate. No children or infants please. We will have a food truck, outdoor games, and live music. Visit Applejack Store for fall seasonal handmade and homemade items and decor. Pumpkins and gourds will be available for purchase. Admission is $10 per person, including a water bottle and bag of kettle corn. Food and wine are available at an additional cost.


■ Spooky Night of Treasures 2023 | Oct. 27
Where: Museum of World Treasures
Get ready for an otherworldly adventure at the Museum of World Treasures! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 27, 2023, from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets: $50. Join us for SPOOKY Night of Treasures 2023, Wichita’s ultimate Halloween experience! Unearth the hidden secrets within our museum as history intertwines with the supernatural. It’s a night you won’t forget!

Hallowwen Costume Contest at The Dive

■ Halloween Costume Contest at The Dive | Oct. 27
The Dive – Beach Bar
Join us for a spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest at The Dive – Beach Bar in Wichita, KS from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be Cash Prize, Best Couple Costume: $250 – Best Individual Costume: $125. Highlights include zero cover charge, DJs Marcus El, Goaty the Kid and Avitra on the decks. Costume judging and winners announced at midnight.

■ Adult Skate Night | Oct. 27
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.

■ Air Capital Comic Con | Oct. 28-29
Where: Wichita Sports Forum
Celebrate your inner comic book nerd at Air Capital Comic Con! Meet your favorite artists, authors and cosplayers, dress up as your favorite character, and explore vendors offering exclusive or original artwork and collectibles.

■ Trunk-or-Treat at the Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | Oct. 28
Where: Kansas Grown Farmers Market (West side and Derby)
Our vendor are celebrating the final day of our outdoor market season with a TRUNK-OR-TREAT for the kiddos! Costumes are encouraged – bring out the whole family for a day full of fun! It’s also Stone Soup Day – enjoy a variety of FREE homemade soups, with all ingredients provided by our market vendors.

■ Gearing Up Against Cancer | Oct. 28
Where: Truck Stuff
Truck Stuff is Gearing Up Against Cancer with a truck/jeep/car show to benefit Victory in the Valley. Register early for just $20 or for $25 on the day of the event if any spots are still available. Free to attend so help us vote for the best vehicle. Sample Gearhead coffee and enter for great raffle prizes!

Bark for Life

■ Bark For Life of Sedgwick County | Oct. 28
Where: Naftzger Park
Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors canine companions and their unconditional love. All money raised goes directly to the American Cancer Society for cancer research and for the benefit of human cancer patients. Bark For Life is a fun-filled day that starts with a non-competitive dog walk, and continues with demonstrations, activities, games, and entertainment. Our Bark For Life event honors the life-long contribution of canine caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to the fight against cancer.

■ BooFest at Exploration Place | Oct. 28
Where: Exploration Place
Join us for a family-friendly party that embraces the fun and silly side of Halloween. Challenge your friends to interactive games in the Halloween Hall exhibit, trick or treat throughout the museum, take a spin around an old fashioned cupcake walk, cool off with a scoop of ice cream chilled by liquid nitrogen, breathe smoke like a dragon and be the star of kid karaoke in Kemper theater. Wear your costumes and invite your friends – BooFest is going to be a blast!

■ Pumpkins at the Park | Oct. 28
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
We’re back with Pumpkins at the Park! That’s right – Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s largest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October, 6pm – 10pm! The nights in October are the 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Old Town Farm & Art Market | Oct. 28
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.

Strength in Pink, Courage in Unity Yoga Flow for Breast Cancer Awareness | Oct. 28
Where: Meta Fitness
Join me as we dedicate our yoga practice to the fight and awareness of Breast Cancer. To honor those we have loss and those who have survived near and dear to us, please bring a small candle you can hold in your hand and not get burned and a picture of your loved one as we take a moment of silence at the end of our practice to honor those who have been affected by breast cancer.

■ Rock The Timbers | Oct. 29
 Rustic Timbers
Join us Sunday, October 29th, at one of Sedgwick county’s hidden gem venues, Rustic Timbers, located just 3 miles south of Lake Afton, for the Rock the Timbers music festival benefiting the Midian Shriners! Are you looking for some family friendly fun and more? Look no further than our music festival! We’ve got amazing live music to keep you grooving all day long and plenty of food trucks to satisfy your cravings. Plus, you can shop till you drop with our awesome merchandise vendors! And don’t forget to bring the kids – they’ll love getting their faces painted and showing off their Halloween costumes in our contest. There will be an adult costume contest as well! Come on down and join the party! Merchandise Sales Proceeds Benefit Midian Shriners.

Wichita Symphony Orchestra: Suite Tributes | October 29
Where: Century II
Concertmaster Holly Mulcahy begins the season with Jim Stephenson’s Violin Concerto, subtitled “Tributes.” The composer states the music is a tribute to those who inspired the work – composers and performers, past and present. As we open the season, we’ll let the music be a tribute to our audience for supporting and attending your Wichita Symphony for seventy-nine years.

Wichita State Mens BBall vs. Rogers State | October 29
Where: Charles Koch Arena

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October 27 – 28

Where: Independence, KS
The Neewollah festival (Halloween spelled backwards) began in 1919 in an effort to provide positive activities for kids of all ages in place of typical Halloween pranks. Initially, the event centered on parades held morning, afternoon, and night on October. Events include a fun run/walk, BBQ & dessert cook-off, medallion hunt, musical and more.

October 7 – 28

Where: Arkansas City, KS
Arkalalah Festival is a non-profit organization committed to organizing an event that promotes pride and a positive image of Arkansas City, while boosting attendance and the local economy. They strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that reunites friends and family and celebrates the unique cultural and artistic aspects of our community. Through the festival, the city aims to showcase the best of Ark City and foster a sense of belonging for all who attend.

October 28
Park City Fall Festival

Where: Park City, KS
Head to Hap McLean Park on October 28 from 4-6 p.m. for a costume contest, pony rides, bonfire, s’mores, pumpkin decorating, money dive, and kids games! The costume contest begins at 5:00 p.m. Stay afterwards for an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus!



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■ Bach & Brews, Classical Revolution ICT | Nov. 2
 Tor Brewing
Classical music in a brewery? What could be better?! Listen to local classical musicians while enjoying delicious smashburgers and craft beer at Tor Brewing, November 2, 7:00-8:30 PM. This family-friendly event is free. Tips encouraged.

Wichita State Mens BBall vs. Lipscomb | Nov. 6
Where: Charles Koch Arena

■ Cirque Du Soleil Corteo | Nov. 9-12
 Intrust Bank Arena
Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. 6sThe clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.


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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ October 29 | Suite Tributes
■ November 4 | La Bohème
■ November 5 | Diwali Night 2023
■ November 9 | Salute to Veterans Ceremony

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ October 27-28 | Wizard of Oz
■ October 27-29 | Rocky Horror Picture Show
■ November 18 | Steve Hofstetter

Kechi Playhouse
 October 6-29 | Crossing Delancey

Mosley Street Melodrama
 September 15 – October 28 | Nightmare on Mosley Street
 Nov. 10 – Dec. 23. | Derbysville: Town of Misfit Toys

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

Roxy’s Downtown
 September 15 – November 4 | The Golden Girls

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ October 28 | Songfest 2023
■ November 1 | Emo Orchestra feat. Hawthorne Heights
■ November 3 | Steve Trevino Live
■ November 4 | Matt Matthews Live
■ November 5 | Theresa Caputo Live

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