Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (March 1-3)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ Death by Chocolate | March 2
Where: 
Exploration Place
Step into the thrilling world of James Bond at our Casino Royale-themed gala—an evening of espionage and elegance. Experience the glitz and glamour of the iconic spy with more than two dozen tasting stations, promising the ultimate in culinary indulgence. Enjoy the excitement of classic casino games, showcase your charisma at karaoke, and dance the night away at the Knight Club—an exclusive castle venue transformed into a pulsating dance party.

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Tanganyika Park Season Pass Annual March Sale | March 1
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
We’ve got something wild for you at Tanganyika Park Our Season Passes are back at the same price— $24.99 for Basic, $97.99 for Silver, and $249.99 for Gold! These passes offer unlimited visits, fun experiences, and access to our Splash Park all year long! Get ready to unleash your love for wild Wichita and let your little ones run wild. With budget-friendly passes, we’ve got your family adventure budget in check. Whether you’re a wildlife lover or just looking for an in-town getaway, our Season Passes offer a world of wild wonders every visit.

■ March First Friday Opening Art Reception | March 1
Where: KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Artist Gretchen Howarth gradually lost much of her vision due to Stargardt disease, a progressive retinal condition. As described by Howarth, “with thousands of holes in her retinas she sees through a galaxy of tiny dots and has no center focus at all.” In 2019, years after being declared legally blind, Howarth began an unexpected journey as an artist. With no background in art, she began drawing landscapes with pastels and a few years later started learning her way around acrylics on canvas.

■ Adult Skate Night | March 1
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.

■ Willie C’s Weekend | March 1-3
Where: Blue Moon Caterers
Join us for our second annual Willie C’s Weekend! We’ll be serving all of your favorite Willie C’s dishes and of course…the famous Willie Wonder! Get ready for a dose of nostalgia and a big helping of chicken fried steak….we can’t wait to serve you!

■ First Friday with Brent Newton | March 1
Where: White Crow Cider Company
Grab a cider and peruse out of this world art by Brent Newton, astrophotographer.

■ Skylight Respite Ranch Spring Concert | March 1
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun music presented by local musicians and the Wichita Broadway Singers. Admission is free. Donations support Skylight Respite Ranch’s mission of providing post-adoption respite care and parent education.

■ Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr. | March 2-3
Where: 
Century II
The Academy at MTWichita presents Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo Jr. This 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo with music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With The Flow,” Finding Nemo Jr brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

Girls Try Hockey

■ Girls Try Hockey | March 2
Where: 
Wichita Ice Center
Bring your BFF and come try hockey! Girls Try Hockey For Free is for girls 4 & up and will be on 3/2 from 1:15-2:15pm at the Wichita Ice Center. No previous skating experience is required! In our one-hour event girls will receive a 30-minute basic skating lesson followed by a 30-minute hockey skills lesson that will cover stick handling, passing, and scoring. Spots are limited and registration is required.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | March 2
Where: 
7001 W. 21st. St.
Warmer days and sunshine are reminding us that Spring is right around the corner! Come visit our outdoor weekly market for a variety of produce, eggs, meats, baked goods, pet treats, art and much more!

■ Derby Small Business Fair Spring Market | March 2
Where: Hubbard Arts Center
Come down to the derby rec center’s Hubbard Arts building and visit over 45 amazing vendors that have great things to share with you. Come get all the things you need to fill out your Easter baskets.

■ Wichita Thunder vs. Allen Americans | March 2
Where: 
Intrust Bank Arena

■ Academy Award Shorts All Day Screening | March 2
Where: Advanced Learning Center
Watch the films nominated for best short film in the categories of Animated, Live Action, and Documentary (categories will be shown in that order). Each film is 40 minutes or less and may not be suitable for all audiences. Doors open at 9:30 AM.

Noveske Demo Day at Rainier Arms Firearms Academy

■ Noveske Demo Day at Rainier Arms Firearms Academy | March 2
Where: Rainier Arms Fire Academy
Open to the public! Join us at Noveske Mfg Demo Day! Experience cutting-edge innovation firsthand, hang out with the Noveske crew, and explore industry-leading products! Don’t miss out on the excitement!

■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | March 2
Where: Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! St. Paddy’s Day and Easter all in one month! We can’t think of a better way to kick March off than shopping our amazing vendors, eating delicious food from our food truck family, and sipping on our brews!

You’re a Fungi All Things Mushroom Pop-Up | March 2
Where: Sunflour Cafe & Collective
All things Mushroom Inspired Event!

7th Annual Birthday Bash at Twister City Harley-Davidson | March 2
Where: Twister City-Harley Davidson
Come rock out with DJ Presence, Food Trucks & Harley Angels. 🍻Serving $3.00 Beers & Seltzers. Shop in with a Balloon Pop. Harley Birthday Cake Angel Cutting! Grab a picture with your Favorite Angels Hannah, Shelby, Briahnna, Brandi, Gabrielle, Indigo & Jess

■ Dance Odyssey: Danza Allegria | March 2
Where:
 TempleLive Wichita
Amira’s annual production showcases the studio’s many dance styles, ranging from bellydancing to Bollywood, and features creative, colorful costuming and a variety of world music. More than 60 local performers will fill the stage in this family-friendly show.

■ Wichita State Men’s Basketball vs. Rice | March 2
Where: 
Charles Koch Arena

■ Bourbon & Bros Casino Night Fundraiser | March 2
Where:
 The Hudson
Come join us at The Hudson for a night of bourbon tasting, casino games, and toasting to a good cause! You won’t want to miss Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps! Tickets are $60 in advance, and $70 at the door. Ticket includes bourbon tasting, two drink tickets, appetizers, and complimentary casino voucher for casino games. All proceeds from Bourbon & Bros will go directly to Sunlight Children’s Services. We can’t wait to see you there!

■ Murder at the Airport: A 1920s Murder Mystery | March 2
Where:
 Kansas Aviation Museum
Join us for a night of mystery and murder at the Kansas Aviation Museum! This interactive experience puts you right in the middle of the action. It’s the late 1920s at the height of aviation fever and prohibition. Meet bootleggers, gangsters, female aviators dreaming of the skies and more! Dinner provided from MOAB BBQ, cash bar available. Character information will be sent one to two weeks in advance of the event, so an email address will need to be provided. Costumes preferred, but not required. Tickets are $50/person.

■ Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert | March 2-3
Where:
 Century II
Join us as our Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble takes the stage!

■ Winter Jam | March 3
Where:
 Intrust Bank Arena

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AROUND THE CORNER

St Joseph Parish Dinner

■ St. Joseph Parish Dinner | March 10
Where:
 St. Joseph Church
Please join us for the St Joseph Parish Dinner on March 10th, 10:30am to 5pm. The address is at 132 S Millwood, Wichita, KS 67213. This will be our 64th annual dinner and we host this dinner to celebrate the feast of St Joseph. This dinner is our parish’s largest fundraiser and it takes just about every family in the parish to accomplish. Parishioners cook a German sausage supper with mashed potatoes, scratch made gravy, sauerkraut, coleslaw, corn, cinnamon applesauce and homemade pies for dessert. We also have a game room for the kids, beer garden for the adults, and a raffle with tons of prizes, including the 50/50 grand prize. If you are short on time, we have drive-thru service and walk up to-go meals. Meals are $15 each and it is a ton of food. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5.

Kansas Sneaker Fest

■ Kansas Sneaker Fest | March 30
Where:
 Friends University – Garvey Physical Education Center
Kansas Sneaker Fest is the Largest sneaker convention in Kansas. A unique marketplace for sneaker enthusiasts to buy, sell, and trade sneakers amongst each other. The event features vendors selling and displaying the latest and most sought after sneakers, highly coveted vintage clothing, streetwear brands and accessories. Other activities include a a free throw competition where attendees face off for a chance to win a slew of prizes. Attendees also have the opportunity to win a pair of highly coveted sneakers by supporting the sock drive which benefits local shelters in the Wichita area.


LIVE MUSIC

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ March 2-3 | Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
■ March 2-3 | Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr.
■ March 9-10 | Tickle Your Toes
■ March 9 | Choral Sensations
■ March 15-17 | On Your Feet! The story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
■ March 20-21 | Bluey’s Big Play
■ March 22 | Ed Bassmaster Live
■ March 23 | Mama Raised a Man
■ March 29 | Gary Owen: The Crossing Over Tour

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ March 8-9 | Pauly Shore’s One-Man Show: Stick with the Dancing
■ April 26 | Terri Clark: Live in Concert

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

Prairie Pines Playhouse
TBD

Roxy’s Downtown
 February 22 – March 16 | Jekyll & Hyde

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ March 6 | Drew Lynch
■ March 14 | The Black Jacket Symphony
■ March 15 | Jo Koy


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