Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (April 19-21)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ Shop & Grub Season Opener | April 21
Where:
 Exploration Place
Shop & Grub is our monthly market featuring a unique variety of vendors selling vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, wine, delicious food and more. Free Admission for All Ages The ultimate Outdoor Market in the ICT. SHOP. GRUB. BOOZE. MUSIC

■ ICT Artisan Expo | April 21
Where:
 7001 W. 21st St.
The ICT Artisan Expo is a dynamic showcase of the incredible craftsmanship and innovation found right in our local community. I am passionate about supporting and celebrating businesses that create their own unique works of art, whether it’s handmade crafts, art, fashion, or culinary delights. This event is all about putting the spotlight on our local artisans and giving them the recognition they truly deserve.

ICT CannaFest

■ ICT Canna Fest | April 21
Where:
 WAVE
ICT CannaFest hosted by Wichita’s very own Z Cannabis Company at the Wave 4/21/24 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This is an event that will continue to get bigger and better each year as we encourage Wichitans to come out and celebrate, socialize, and enjoy the new products the cannabis industry has created! The ICT CannaFest continues to pave the way for Kansans to experience the opportunity that majority of states and their citizens are already benefiting from. There will be an array of vendors from multiple states covering many different aspects of the industry including, but not limited to: topicals, ointments, CBD flower, different health alternatives/supplements, cannabis accessories, clothing, food, and more!

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ An R-Rated Magic Show | April 19
Where: Orpheum Theatre
This is not your grandfather’s magic show… This is the show that will have you asking, “How the ****?” and “What the ****?” Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises to the Orpheum stage!

■ Dueling Pianos Benefiting LLS – Clayton Dir | April 19
Where: Venue3130
Get ready for Dueling Pianos on Friday, April 19th, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Venue 3130. We’re coming together to support Clayton Dir’s campaign for Visionary of the Year and raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas. General Admission tickets are only $40.00 and limited VIP tables are available for $400. VIP includes reserved seating for 8, 8 drink tickets and a charcuterie board. All tickets include a taco bar provided by Rent the Chef. We’ll also have some really cool silent auction items as well. Join us for this great event to support an even better cause.

■ Adult Skate Night | April 19
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.

■ Big, Fun, Improv Show! | April 19-20
Where: 
Flying Pig Improv
Flying Pig Improv is celebrating FIVE years of big, fun improv this month! Come see us create a unique show right in front of you as we use your suggestions to inspire the content. Grab some friends, stop by one of the walkable hot spots like Margarita’s, Dempsey’s, Ziggy’s, Fio Rito, or College Hill Deli, and make it a night to remember. Get in here!

■ Block-In Overnight at Exploration Place | April 19
Where: Exploration Place
Set up camp amongst a million plastic bricks in Bricktopia, take over the exhibits, snack on popcorn while watching a movie, conquer on the barefoot brick challenge, and compete in a scavenger hunt – all while wearing your pajamas! Be prepared for adventure as you explore the museum after hours and make new friends along the way!

■ Wichita Jazz Festival | April 19-20
Where: Various Venues
For more than 50 years, the Wichita Jazz Festival has been celebrating the history and legacy of jazz music while encouraging and developing the next generation of musicians. With concerts, educational opportunities and the annual festival, some of the biggest names in the genre have made their way to Wichita to pair professional players with those learning the style. This celebration brings in concerts dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the bar for the next generation of musicians. With performances by high school and college musicians, local artists and regionally and nationally-known headliners, musicians take part in master classes to further their knowledge of the jazz community. The festival offers unique opportunities to interact with world-class musicians.

■ Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival | April 20-21
Where: Sedgwick County Park

■ DNMS 2nd Annual Spring Fling Outdoor Craft Fair and Falcon Car Show | April 20
Where: Derby North Middle School
We are so excited to announce we are hosting our 2nd Annual Spring Fling Craft Fair. Heres what will be having this year: Many types of vendor booths selling a variety of things (clothing, crafts, treats, accessories, cosmetic and much more)

■ Sweatin’ to the Oldies | April 20
Where: 
Advanced Learning Library
Join us for an engaging and enjoyable program centered around low-impact exercise where we’ll be following the iconic workout videos by Richard Simmons. Feel free to work out at a pace that suits you, and most importantly, have a blast!

■ Wichita Tulip Festival | April 20-21
Where: 
Botanica
Come celebrate the kickoff of spring at Botanica with a stunning display of over 70,000 colorful tulips curated by our garden staff and volunteers! Join us on the 2nd & 3rd weekends of April for our annual Tulip Festival, where you can enjoy 100 varieties of tulips, 35 of which are new to bloom in the garden this year. This is the perfect spring event to get families and friends outside to experience the gardens and enjoy beautiful spring blooms, live music, and tasty food and drinks. Also enjoy fun activities such as yard games, children’s art and science activities, carousel rides, tulip information stations and a petting zoo on the Grand Lawn.

■ Diaper Jam ’24 | April 20
Where: 
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
Diaper Jam ‘24 will be April 20, 2024 at Bourbon St this year! This event includes all day live music, auctions & raffles to benefit The Wichita Children’s Home. No cover at the door, just bring a package of diapers to be donated. Receive a raffle ticket for every package of diapers you bring the day of the event to win prizes all day long (must be present to win). The Aaron & Austin show will be podcasting live from the event. Stephanie Nash with MoPigs will be doing live art. Kids are welcome until 9 pm, Party Rockerz ICT characters will be there & we will also temporary tattoos available. Sacred Leaf will have a vendor table set up & there will be a Photo Booth for picture memories.

■ 6th Annual NOR/20 Anniversary Bash | April 20
Where: 
Nortons Brewing Company
It is with great honor and appreciation, we throw a rager for YOU, in celebration of giving us 6 wild years of service!
•Doors open at 11am
•Satellite garden bar will be pouring 8 new beer releases
•Beer Slushies make their triumphant return!
•Tiny Hinies will be onsite with Baby Goats at 12:00pm
•Live Music starts at 3pm and goes til the party is over.

■ In the Airstream Art & Sip | April 20
Where: 
Grace Hill Winery
Grab your friends and get ready to create your masterpiece. This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to express yourself artistically and meet new people with similar interests. All necessary supplies will be provided, so you just need to bring your enthusiasm and a desire to have a great time. The artist, Tania Pemar, will have cut up strips (colorful and neutrals) to mimic the style of her new collection of paintings. All you need to do is to select the ones that speak to you and arrange them to create your artwork. She will guide you! You will be able to create an artwork similar to the pictures. During the event, you also have the chance to enjoy wine and delicious food (purchase separately at the winery). Don’t miss out on this exciting afternoon of creativity, laughter, and relaxation.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | April 20
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!

■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | April 20
Where: 
Old Town Wichita
A weekly destination for thousands of area residents and a must-see for visitors to the city. Old Town Farm & Art Market is a charming community gathering place situated in the heart of Kansas, where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate a rich tapestry of art, agriculture, and culture.

■ Annual School’s Out Powwow | April 20
Where: 
Mid-America All-Indian Center
Join us for Wichita Public Schools Title VI Native American Indian Education Programs Annual School’s Out Powwow. Come support Native American students in our community who work hard organizing, running, and participating in this powwow. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! FREE EVENT!

■ AutismFest | April 20
Where: Wichita Collegiate School
We’re hosting Autismfest to celebrate autism in the Wichita area and provide support for Heartspring of Wichita. It will take place at Wichita Collegiate School, and we hope to have more than sixty families join us. To make this event a success, the public must be aware of its existence. This will allow us to provide connections to autistic individuals and give Heartspring help fund their outreach in our community.

■ Party in the 060 | April 20
Where: 
Riggs Park
Food trucks, car show, live music, beer garden, cornhole tournament, kids games. Free Event

■ Supportive Spaghetti Supper | April 20
Where: 
Calvary United Methodist Church
Pine Valley Christian Church is hosting the fundraiser for Camp Sunflower. The camp believes that all young people deserve and need supportive and affirming communities. That’s what the camp does by holding camps and retreats for LGBTQIA+ middle and high school youth. You can show your support for Camp Sunflower by attending the spaghetti supper! You can dine-in or carry-out. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Suggested donation is $15 ($7.50 for ages 10 and under) including dessert and beverage. Live music, Silent Auction, and a Raffle. Come for a GREAT cause and fun evening! For more information about Camp Sunflower go to http://www.campsunflower.org. For more information about the event, call 316-259-5678.

■ PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour | April 20
Where: 
Intrust Bank Arena
For one night only, some of the world’s best bull riders will go head-to-head with the sport’s rankest bovine athletes, the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast, in one of the most exciting and unpredictable live sporting events to witness. The upcoming PBR Wichita will mark the 29th stop of the 30-event regular season for the PBR’s expansion series. Eventgoers will watch riders vie for crucial points in the race to be crowned the 2024 PBR Velocity Tour Champion.

■ Barleycorn’s 4/20 Celebration of Local Music and Art | April 20
Where: 
John Barleycorn’s
Join us at Barleycorn’s for Witch Cradle, Aether, Wasay Oblique, and Dead Shoes! Art by Farley Charwell and Sophie Emerson!

■ Earth Day Festival & Starter Plant Sale | April 21
Where: 
Firefly Farm

■ Barleycorn’s 4/20 Celebration of Local Music and Art | April 21
Where: 
John Barleycorn’s
Join us at Barleycorn’s for Witch Cradle, Aether, Wasay Oblique, and Dead Shoes! Art by Farley Charwell and Sophie Emerson!

■ Child Safety Fair | April 21
Where: 
O.J. Watson Park
Join the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center and the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County for an exciting family event that emphasizes keeping children safe while empowering them for the future. Discover community resources on safety, health, and education that will help our child grow and thrive.

■ The First First Draft Show At Roxy’s Downtown | April 21
Where: 
Roxy’s Downtown
In an era where precision is prized and spontaneity is as rare as a perfectly ripe avocado in the supermarket, First Draft Improv dares to tread where no script has gone before. We cordially invite you to Roxy’s Downtown, where our gallant troupe of intrepid performers, equipped with nothing but their wits (questionably sharp) and an unshakable willingness to leap into the void, will embark on an odyssey of improbability. Why, you might ask, should you entrust your evening to First Draft? Imagine, if you will, a world where the script is not just ignored but utterly nonexistent. Our premiere Roxy’s performance isn’t just an event; it’s a bold declaration of war on the predictable, a veritable banquet where the main dish is raw, unprocessed humanity, served with a side of obscure references and a sprinkling of existential dread.

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AROUND THE CORNER

■ ICT Brunch Fest | April 28
Where:
 ICT Brunch Fest
Enjoy Brunch Bites from local culinary maestros, food truck aficionados, and behind-the-scenes caterers. Brunch Beverages include Mimosas, Sangria, Tequila Sunrise, and coffee . 21 + EVENT


Sports

Wichita State Baseball (Home Games)
■ April 26 – 6pm | vs. Tulane
■ April 27 – 2pm | vs. Tulane
■ April 28 – 1pm | vs. Tulane
■ May 10 – 6pm | vs. Charlotte
■ May 11 – 2pm | vs. Charlotte
■ May 12 – 1pm | vs. Charlotte

Wichita Wind Surge (Home Games)
■ April 19-21 | vs. Tulsa
■ May 7-12 | vs. Arkansas
■ May 21-26 | vs. San Antonio
■ May 28-June 2 | vs. Springfield
■ June 11-16 | vs. Midland

Wichita Sky Kings (Home Games)
■ April 22 – 7pm | vs. Enid Outlaws
■ April 26 – 7pm | vs. Little Rock Lightning
■ April 28 – 3pm | vs. Santa Ana Thunder
■ May 3 – 7pm | vs. Potawatomi Fire
■ May 4 – 7pm | vs. Texas 7ers
■ May 17 – 7pm | vs. Potawatomi Fire

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ April 20 | vs. Anna, TX
■ April 27 | vs. Tri-State 66ers
■ May 18 | vs. Ft. Riley
■ May 19 | vs. Tinker AFB
■ June 1 | vs. Ct. KS Twisters
■ June 15 | vs. Oklahoma Kings
■ June 22 | Playoffs
■ June 29-30 | Final Four


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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ April 19-21 | Mean Girls
■ April 27-28 | Candide
■ May 18 | Raeann’s Fancy Footwork 30th Annual Spring Recital
■ May 22-26 | Gypsy

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ April 26 | Terri Clark: Live in Concert

Mosley Street Melodrama
 March 29 – May 11 | Planes, Trains and Autoimmune Diseases

Prairie Pines Playhouse
TBD

Roxy’s Downtown
 April 4-27 | Cabaret

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ April 19 | An R-Rated Magic Show ft. comedy magician Grant Freeman
■ April 20 | The Tierney Sutton Band
■ April 25 | Rend Collective: Campfire Tour
■ April 27 | The Comedy Function ft. Skinbone & More
■ May 11 | Electrify Your Symphony w/ Mark Wood Experience


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