What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (Jan. 24-28)

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WSU Men’s Basketball vs. East Carolina | Jan. 24
Where: Charles Koch Arena

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

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ 1 Million Cups | Jan. 24
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.

■ 2024 Synchronized Sectional Championships | Jan. 24-28
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena
U.S. Figure Skating announced, today, the selection of host cities for the 2024 Synchronized Sectional Championships. Wichita, Kansas was selected for a third time to host the Midwestern Skating Championships. Wichita first hosted the Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in January 2018 and again in January 2020.

■ Mindfuel: Mindset Coaching | Jan. 24
Where: 
The Hive
This is a transformative group mindset coaching led by master certified life coach Sarah Yost, exclusively offered at The Hive. Mindfuel is your passport to unlocking your full potential, achieving your goals, and thriving in both your personal and professional life. Sarah helps people grow their business without sacrificing mental health or family. We often explore topics such as self-belief, resilience, goal-setting, and personal growth.

■ Tom Thakkar Live | Jan. 24
Where: 
Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge
Tom Thakkar is a comedian you’ve seen on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Comedy Central’s Stand Up Presents,” “This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” “CONAN,” and as the host of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up with Tom Thakkar.”

■ Greater Kansas RV Show 2024 | Jan. 25-28
Where: Century II
Camper owners and adventurers can find the lowest prices of the year at the Greater Kansas RV Show. From the comfort of Wichita’s Century II Convention Hall, window shoppers and ready buyers can check out the wide selection from Jayco, KZ, Grand Design, and many other quality lines. This annual event brings the best deals of the year together with a convenient shopping experience, making it the best time to buy a camper in the Midwest.

■ Adult Skate Night | Jan. 26
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.

■ Come From Away | Jan. 26-28
Where: Century II
Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley and musical staging by Tony-nominee Kelly Devine. The tour is directed by Daniel Goldstein with musical staging by Richard J. Hinds, based on the original Broadway direction and choreography.

■ T-Swirl Crepe 1st Anniversary | Jan. 27
Where: 2431 N. Greenwich Road
T-Swirl Crepe 1st Anniversary event with special offers and gifts.

■ The Beer Fest 2024 | Jan. 27
Where: 727 Osie St.
Welcome to year 3 of “THE BEER FEST” an immersive beer fest dedicated to the intersection of craft beer and mental health awareness. Sip on a selection of craft beer from our friends from 35+ Breweries across 20+ States in benefit of our Mental Health Charity!

■ Boba Zone Grand Re-Opening! | Jan. 27
Where: Boba Zone
We will be open from 11:00AM – 10:00PM on Saturday, and back to our normal hours of operation from then on! We can’t wait to see all of you and make you all some delicious boba & coffee!

■ Kansas Day 2024: A Birthday Celebration! | Jan. 27
Where: Great Plains Nature Center
We’re celebrating 163 years of our favorite state! Come enjoy free games, crafts, trivia, and a Naturalist program at 11! We’ll show you a preview of our 2024 events and launch our brand new program guide. This is a free event for the whole family.

■ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | Jan. 27
Where: Flying Pig Improv
C’mon in where the laughter is louder than the heater. You need to see a LIVE improv show! We create it right before your eyes with YOUR suggestions. (Who else is going to do that for you?) Show at 8 p.m. / doors at 7:30

■ MANIA: The ABBA Tribute | Jan. 27
Where:
 The Orpheum Theatre
Mania the ABBA Tribute has successfully toured every continent in the world and has played over 3,000 live concerts in over 35 countries. Recent highlights included a second run in London’s West End where the show performed for a month in the iconic Shaftesbury Theatre, London in May 2021. The show also enjoyed an 80 date sell-out USA National tour in 2022/2023, Mania continues in its quest to bring the music of the Swedish ’Supergroup’ to millions of fans, old and new!

■ Jason Nguyen Celebration | Jan. 27
Where:
 Temple Live Wichita
Proceeds will benefit the family of Jayson Nguyen. Dreadstar Rising, the Dirty Gentlemen, Wasay Oblique, The Cavves, Galdrar, Social Cinema, Parallax, Nick Gibbs, Insane Circus, Throes of Rejection, Love Like War, Milkwave.

■ Jamba Juice / Auntie Anne’s Grand Opening | Jan. 27
Where: 
10209 West 29th St. N

■ 77th Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner | Jan. 27
Where: 
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

■ Delano Jazz Orchestra | Jan. 28
Where: 
The District Church
Admission (suggested donation). Delano jazz orchestra will be in concert with guest artist Steve Wiest Sunday, January 28, 2024 @3pm 304 S. Seneca. Wichita, KS They will also be performing at the Valley Center High school Monday evening January 29, 2024 at 7pm. Steve Wiest will also be featured with both the Delano Jazz orchestra and the Valley Center High School jazz band. Admission is free.

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AROUND THE CORNER

Wichita Wings vs. New Mexico Runners | Feb. 3
Where: Hartman Arena

Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Spring Event | Feb. 8-16
Where: Century II
Upscale Resale for Savvy Families! Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Event is Wichita’s largest Children’s Consignment Sale! Hundreds of Families come together to sell thousands of high quality, gently used children’s items for 60-90% off retail prices!


LIVE MUSIC

Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ 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
TBD

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

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ January 19 | Within Her Storied Walls
■ January 27 | Mania: The ABBA Tribute
■ February 2 | Brincos Dieras
■ February 6 | Black Violin
■ February 8 | Alicia Villarreal
■ February 9 | Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience


FOOD TRUCKS

Did you know the food truck schedule is back? Check out this weekend’s list of food trucks right here!

Wichita Food Trucks

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