Searching for ideas on what to do in Wichita this weekend? Looking to plan ahead for something in the future? We got you covered with the Best Things Happening This Weekend In Wichita.
■ Cirque Du Soleil Corteo | Nov. 10-12
Where: 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.
■ Wichita Deli Day | Nov. 12
Where: Joan S. Beren Wichita Jewish Community Center
For over 50 years now, Deli Day has been a staple in Wichita. Deli Day returns again in 2023 with the same recipes, the same great taste, and the same friendly service. We can’t wait to see you soon!
BEST THINGS TO DO
■ Wild Lights | Nov. 10-12
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.
■ Paranormal Cirque | Nov. 10-12
Where: Towne East Square
Are you ready Wichita? Do you love thrilling, wicked, sexy, or even dangerous things? Paranormal Cirque will expose you to a unique creation of combined theatre, circus, and cabaret with a new European style flare. Cirque Italia is now presenting a brand-new show for a MATURE audience! This innovative horror story features different shades of sexy and an incomparable storyline – the only thing you can be sure of during this unique experience is that you will not know what to expect! It might be hard to divide reality and illusion!
■ Vintage Market Days of Wichita presents “Let’s Go Girls” | Nov. 10-12
Where: Wichita Sports Forum
Vintage Market Days of Wichita is excited to host “Let’s Go Girls” November 10-12, 2023 at the Wichita Sports Forum, 2668 N. Greenwich Ct, Wichita, KS 67226. Join us for a special shopping experience, featuring over 100 of the best vendors from Kansas, as well as artisans and makers from all over the country! Each vendor will feature their choice of true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, yummy treates, seasonal plantings and so much more! We’d love it if you’d tell your shopping buddies by SHARING the event and make plans to join us for “Let’s Go Girls.”
■ SHiNE & Wine Dance Fitness Class | Nov. 10
Where: Grace Hill Winery
Have a little wine with your workout! Join SHiNE Dance Fitness™ of Wichita instructors at Grace Hill Winery for an hourlong dance cardio class based in ballet, jazz and hip-hop. (No dance experience required!) Ticket ($20) includes fitness class and glass of wine (food will be available for purchase). Bring extra cash for a gift basket raffle. Proceeds benefit Victory in the Valley, a Wichita-based cancer support organization.
■ Cleanish Comedy with Lynde Langdon and Adam Bush | Nov. 10
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Get to know two clean(ish) comics who are taking the comedy world by storm. Adam Bush is a nationally touring comedian and screenwriter who has opened for Mike Birbiglia and recorded a special for Dry Bar Comedy. Lynde Langdon is a popular Wichita comic who incorporates family and faith into her jokes. And host Alonzo Ross is an actor and comedian who brings contagious energy to every show. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7. Snacks available for purchase. This show is being recorded. Tickets are $12 until two hours before the show. Then tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 if seats remain.
■ Adult Skate Night | Nov. 10
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.
■ Bitchy Bingo | Nov. 10
Where: XY Bar
Charity bingo for Kansas Humane Society
■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | Nov. 11
Where: 835 E. 1st St.
The intoxicating sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holidays are awaiting you. Featuring Food Artisans, Farms, Ranches, Artists, Handmade Artisans, Live Music and Entertainment in an atmosphere unique to Wichita. We invite you to a holiday shopping experience, like no other. Open 10am-2pm on the first three Saturdays in November and December at Farm & Art Market Plaza. Surrounded by brick-lined streets and native limestone-accented buildings dating back to the 1800s, we couldn’t ask for a more classic holiday Market setting through Autumn.
■ Freedom 5K | Nov. 11
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Come join us as we run wild through the streets of Cowtown! This fun 5K will take you through Wichita’s wild west, along the Museum District, and along the Arkansas River. The course is open for runners seeking a personal best while offering enough eye appeal for those looking for a nice stroll with the family. All participants will receive a participation medal. Awards will also be given by age group and gender.
■ The Dinner Detective | Nov. 11
Where: Wichita Marriott
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show is now playing! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults. Each ticket includes our signature award-winning murder mystery dinner theatre show, along with a full plated dinner, waitstaff gratuity, and plenty of surprises during the show.
■ Spirit Bazaar – Goddard, KS | Nov. 11
Where: Church of the Holy Spirit – Goddard
9th Annual Spirit Bazaar hosted by Church of the Holy Spirit Altar Society! November 11, 2023 from 9am-3pm. Located at 183rd & Kellogg in Goddard. This is a great place to start your holiday shopping. We have over 60 vendors, bake sale, raffles, and door prizes. Breakfast (homemade cinnamon rolls and biscuits & gravy) and lunch (chicken & noodles, taco soup, sloppy joes and homemade desserts) are available throughout the day. Santa will be available for pictures (free) with the children from 11am-1pm! Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free.
■ One Stop Christmas Shop 2023 | Nov. 11
Where: The Benton Church
Come out and support local at the One Stop Christmas Shop in Benton, KS on November 11, 9:00am-3:30pm. A variety of handcrafted and direct sales vendors, plus some delicious food to enjoy will be waiting for you!
■ Kansas Grown! Farmers Market | Nov. 11
Where: Kansas Grown Farmers Market (West side and Derby)
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!
■ Wichita Alternative Gift Market: 29th Annual | Nov. 11
Where: Hillside Christian Church
Change how you gift and change the world! This market features charitable gifts starting at only $1.00, as well as fair-trade décor and accessories, and more. Alternative gifts support Wichita families in poverty, stock American food pantries, provide educational resources to kids in low-income countries, and send farm supplies to our global neighbors facing hunger, just to name a few examples. Give tax-deductible gifts in honor of your loved ones with complimentary greeting cards and ornaments representing the projects. This community-wide, nonprofit market is hosted by dozens of local volunteer groups the second Saturday each November. We are pleased to return to Hillside CC again for 2023. Admission is free. Bring the family; a children’s shopping list will be available, too. Act locally, impact globally!
■ Veterans Fundraiser | Nov. 11
Where: Mort’s Martini Bar
Coming together to honor all military and armed forces for all they have done!
■ Tosa No Shugyo Dojo at Wichita Riding Academy | Nov. 11
Where: Wichita Riding Academy Inc.
Tosa No Shugyo Dojo’s mounted warriors, The Red Tigers will be giving education and demonstration on Samurai arms, armor, and tactics of the horseback, along with their non-mounted Spear Unit at Wichita Riding Academy on November 11th at 1pm to 4pm. There will be a question and answer session along with activities, games, prizes, photoshoot and a raffle. $20 a child free adults!
■ Jill D. Miller Book Signing | Nov. 11
Jill Miller, the Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women and the founder of the Badass Women of Wichita Alliance, will be at Lucinda’s in Old Town to sign copies of her first book, “Never Finished: Practical advice for Modern Women to inspire your fierce, authentic self.” Books will be available for sale for $19.95 plus tax.
■ Wichita Wizards’ Boys’ Basketball Camp | Nov. 11
Where: Calvary Chapel Fellowship
The Wichita Wizards and their nonprofit “Wizards In Action” are hosting a skills camp for boys, aged 11-13 on November 11. Participants receive time with the coach and pro players, a tee shirt and a snack.
■ Beauties & Beasts FUR BALL | Nov. 11
Where: Kansas Star Casino
Fur Ball is Beauties & Beasts’ largest fundraiser of the year, taking place November 11 at Kansas Star Casino, and featuring live and silent auctions, catered dinner, drinks, and more. This is our 8th year for the event. Get dressed up and join us as we raise money for animals in our community!
■ Concordia Concert Series – a Bach Organ Concert | Nov. 11
Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church
Concordia Academy Wichita presents their First Annual Concordia Concert Series – a Bach Organ Concert featuring guest organist, Dr. Jeffery Blersch. Dr. Blersch will be performing compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach on the historical pipe organ at Immanuel Lutheran Church. This is a free event with donations accepted at the door to support Concordia Academy, a 9-12 Classical Lutheran High School located just south of downtown Wichita. Come and here from students and listen to historical organ music and stay for a reception honoring Dr. Blersch. Join CAW in building an accessible and affordable Classical Christian education in the Heart of the City.
■ Tribal Roots Comedy and Dance Night | Nov. 11
Where: Tribal Roots Warehouse
Tribal Roots Comedy and Dance Night! Come see the hottest Comedians and DJ’s in the Midwest in the most progressive Art and Dance space in Wichita. Live performances accompanied by Laser Shows, LED Panels, Visuals and so much more. Doors at 7pm, Comedy at 8pm, Dance and After Party from 10pm til 2am. Full bar available. Never been to Tribal Roots? Come see what all the hype is about…Exclusive and original events unlike any other!
■ Wichita State Mens BBall vs. Friends | Nov. 12
Where: Charles Koch Arena
■ “Give Thanks” a Wichita Community Children’s Choir concert | Nov. 12
Where: College Hill United Methodist Church
Music is the melody and language of our hearts. WCCC members hearts are thankful. Please join WCCC, a treble choir consisting of singers in grades 4 thru 8, and hear them express their gratitude through beautiful music. Sunday, November 12, 3:00p.m. at College Hill United Methodist Church. Visit wcccks.com for tickets or purchase at the door.
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AROUND THE CORNER
■ Shop & Grub | Nov. 17
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.
■ The Nutcracker at Century II | Nov. 25-26
Where: Century II
Metropolitan Ballet brings to you the magic of Christmas to Century II Performing Arts Center in its production of The Nutcracker! A timeless classic for the entire family to enjoy and is brought to you by many local dancers and a few exquisite guest artists.
Century II Performing Arts Center
■ November 11 | Chad Prather w/ Jesse Peyton
■ November 11-12 | Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert
■ November 13 | Blippi
■ November 19 | Masterworks Spirituals and Symphonies
■ November 21 | The Hip Hop Nutcracker
■ November 25-26 | The Nutcracker
Crown Uptown Theatre
■ November 18 | Steve Hofstetter
■ November 19 | Faster Pussycat
■ November 29 – December 2 | Junie B In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Mosley Street Melodrama
■ Nov. 10 – Dec. 23. | Derbysville: Town of Misfit Toys
Prairie Pines Playhouse
■ November 17 – December 23 | Holiday Show 2023!
■ November 24 – December 23 | A Cabaret Christmas
Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ November 10 | Orpheum Ghost Hunt
■ November 15 | Nurse Blake: Shock Advised Tour
■ December 3 | Chris Isaak
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