Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (Dec. 29-31)

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New Year’s Eve Party Guide | Dec. 31
Are you wanting to leave the house and find a party to attend to ring in the new year? Want to keep the family entertained on New Year’s Eve? There are quite a few venues, restaurants and bars around town who are hosting events and parties to help you welcome 2024. Whether you would like to see some live music, eat a multiple-course dinner right before the ball drops, or dress up, there’s an event for you. Here are some local parties to check out, on the final day of 2023.


■ Pop-Up Gallery Concert | Dec. 29
Wichita Art Museum
Pop-up Concert is Free. Exhibitions fees apply. Join musicians Josué Estrada on trumpet and Kylie Brown on cello for a magical performance of experimental music in the exhibition Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body. The performance will take place in front of Thomas’s cut-paper portraits Trumpet Offering and My Lady of the Cello. Pop-up Concert is Free. Exhibitions fees apply.

■ A Step Ahead at The Stockyards | Dec. 29
Wichita Union Stockyards
Join us for a year ending evening of fun at the Stockyards this Friday night December 29th from 7:30 to 8:30. We will be teaching a line dance and a fun partnership dance move. Doors open at 7pm with the fun follow at 7:30. For cost details and any questions please contact the Wichita Union Stockyards. We look forward to seeing you all and can’t wait to close out the year in style with all our dance friends out there! So come on out and let us help you get “A Step Ahead” at the Stockyards!!!

■ Headshots Holiday Yule Ball | Dec. 29-31
Headshots Bar & Grill
Dear Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks of Wichita, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are to join us immediately for our Yule Ball celebration, beginning December 1st. You will be invited to represent and prove the worthiness of your House, as well as enjoying an enchanting selection of cocktails crafted and created by the finest alchemists the world has to offer. Please join us located at 2120 N Woodlawn Blvd within Headshots Bar & Grill. Cross through platform 9¾ and journey to the school of witchcraft cocktails and wizarding spirits for a night of magic, mayhem and make believe!

■ Adult Skate Night | Dec. 29
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.

Improv Show – The Last One of 2023 | Dec. 30
Where: Flying Pig Improv
Tickets this week are only $10 per person! Fresh starts are coming! Try something new (or come back and see us again) to kick off the new year. It’s easy – no reservations, no pre-sale tickets. Just walk your tail up to the front door and use cash, card, PayPal or Venmo.

Fit Fest | Dec. 30
Where: Derby Recreation Commission
Fit Fest will get 2024 off to a healthy start! During this two-hour event, you’ll have the opportunity to choose one of four NEW classes each hour—that’s two new workouts back-to-back! From high intensity to low impact, there’s the right fitness level for everyone. Each registration comes with a pre, post, and hydration beverage from our sponsor, Legends Nutrition. Each class you attend will be an entry for a gift card drawing for their store. You don’t want to miss this sweat fest! Register at

Saturday Night Smoker Fights | Dec. 30
Where: Animal House FC
The last weekend of the year and the last smoker fight of the year. 4300 West Central. Come out and see some local KS fighters prepare for careers in MMA and Muay Thai. We looking to match a few CJJ matches as well.. 20$ Entry, 30$ VIP/ BYOB Tables available.

WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Tulane | Dec. 30
Where: Charles Koch Arena

■ KMUM 5-Keg Brewery Crawl | Dec. 30
 Wichita, KS
Back in 2018, we had a 5K Run|Walk and had a lot of leftover medals. In the spirit of waste not/want not, we repurposed those medals and created the KMUW 5K(eg) Brewery Crawl. The medals are gone, and we got two good years in before the pandemic hit, and now it’s back. Join us for the KMUW 5K(eg) Brewery Crawl on Saturday, December 30, 2023 Ten local breweries are participating. Anyone who enters using the link below will qualify to win the grand prize: $100 worth of gift cards from all of the participating breweries. Here’s how it works. Stop by as many of these breweries as you can during their posted business hours on our map and buy a pint. Have the bartender sign your map to indicate that you’ve completed that leg of the race. If you need an early start for the “race”, some open at 11:00 am. If you need a “relay” option, gather family and friends and form a team of sorts. It’s a win-win. KMUW receives your $15 donation, and you get an excuse to take family and friends to local breweries.

■ Mug Club Reunion | Dec. 31
Where: Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
Calling all gnomies who have ever been in the Mug Club! This is your chance to bring in your all-time favorite mug (or several mugs) for one day only! Also the last day to use the 2023 mug. Let’s wrap up this year with a cheers!

Rusty Nail

■ Collectively Manifesting a positive 2024 | Dec. 31
The Rusty Nail
Gather with friends on every level for drinks and cheers or wonder upstairs for truly unique light and sound show. Free champagne toast at midnight to ring in the new great year!

■ Blitzen Bazaar | Dec. 17
Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
Get ready to jingle and mingle at our festive holiday event! We’re thrilled to announce that on December 17th, from 3pm to 6pm, we’ll be transforming 201 S Lulu St into a winter wonderland of local handmade wonders, delectable treats, and an abundance of holiday cheer. Join us for an enchanting evening filled with joy, laughter, and the magic of the season. Our lineup of vendors is sure to impress, with each one bringing their own unique creations to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Don’t miss out on this merry extravaganza – mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with us!

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Robert Burns Dinner | Jan. 27
Where: First Presbyterian Church
2024 Robert Burns Dinner – celebrating the life and legacy of Scotland’s National Poet. Presented by Wichita Caledonian Pipes & Drums and Scottish American Military Society


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Century II Performing Arts Center
■ January 4-6 | Kansas Thespian Festival
■ January 26-28 | Come From Away: The Remarkable True Story

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ February 15-17 | Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical

Mosley Street Melodrama
 Feb. 2 – March 16 | Anchorman of Steel

Prairie Pines Playhouse

Roxy’s Downtown
 January 11 – February 3 | The Legend of Georgia McBride

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ January 12 | Kathleen Madigan

Did you know the ICT Food Trucks Schedule is back? Visit to see what trucks are out this week!

Food truck owners are also invited to add their schedules for free!

Wichita Food Trucks

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