Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (April 26-28)

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Karma Is a Party Exploration Place

■ Karma Is A Party | April 26-27
Where:
 Exploration Place
From friendship bracelets to defining eras, Swifties know that Taylor embodies community connections. Join us a for a Taylor Swift themed party celebrating one of music’s most iconic stars. Dust off the sequins and dress to impress! This is your chance to show off your concert attire, snap pics with themed photo ops, play games with prizes, swap friendship bracelets and watch Laser Taylor Swift in the Dome. One weekend only, Taylor made for you. Grab your tickets because they will sell out.

Flocktail Sedgwick County Zoo

■ Flocktail | April 26
Where:
 Sedgwick County Zoo
Get ready to “fla-mingle” at the Zoo! Sedgwick County Zoo has announced the return of its popular Flocktail event series, beginning Friday, April 26. Flocktail is an exciting adults-only social event where guests will enjoy live music, yard games, a special food and drink menu, and so much more.

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Wichita Women’s Fair | April 26-28
Where: Century II
WOMEN’S FAIR is back for MORE in 2024! That’s Right! The party is coming back with the ultimate “Girls’ Day Out” event! Indulge in the best shopping and pampering services for all women of all ages. Join the thousands that come each year to experience the latest trends in fashion, beauty, décor, food, entertainment, and an entire weekend of FUN! It’s all at WOMEN’S FAIR! Don’t miss it!

■ 70th Annual Wichita Gem and Mineral Society Gem and Fossil Show | April 26-28
Where: Cessna Activity Center
$5 tickets at the door. kids under 12 are just $1 with a paying guest! come enjoy our gem/fossil/mineral show. come see our fluorescent gems. the kids jr rock pile. and our spin and win wheel. teachers friday is education day and we have programs available if you would like to bring your class!! see you at the show!

■ Adult Skate Night | April 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.

■ Friends of the Wichita Art Museum READiculous Book Sale | April 26-28
Where: 
Wichita Art Museum
The READiculous Book Sale is a three-day extravaganza and the FWAM largest fundraising event of the year! We will have a wide selection of gently-used books for all ages and interests, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, and many 1st editions, author signed and rare-finds. All proceeds benefit WAM’s events and programs. Plus, there will be fun events throughout the museum perfect for the whole family.

■ Newsies Jr. by Triple Threat Theater | April 26-27
Where: Clearwater Intermediate School
Come see the talented 2nd-9th grade kids from Triple Threat Theater present Newsies Jr. this weekend at Clearwater Intermediate School. Friday 6:30, Saturday 2:00, Saturday 5:30.

■ Final Friday Food & Booze Truck Rally | April 26
Where: Wichita Boathouse

■ Dawn of the Dead 45 Years of Fear Anniversary Screening | April 26
Where: Wichita Orpheum Theatre
New Amsterdam Entertainment Inc.® is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed horror classic, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, is returning home to the silver screen in both Theaters and Drive-Ins across the U.S. and Canada this April and May in celebration of its 45th Anniversary. We are thrilled to partner with Wichita Big Screen and Red Band Releasing to host a 45 years of fear screening on Friday, April 26. Long heralded as one of the greatest, most influential horror films of all time, this ferocious cinematic shocker has been among the most requested theatrical revival titles from fright fans the world over for the last 30+ years. Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the ultimate zombie classic, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978), as it was meant to be seen – on the BIG SCREEN!

■ Ebb & Flower Fest 2024 – Peace Party in the Park | April 27-28
Where: Central Riverside Park
Join us for a peace party in the park. A multitude of activities to bring us together and learn about ourselves, our environment, and more! Taking over the Park Villa for an urban camping extravaganza!

■ Candide | April 27-28
Where: 
Century II
The Wichita Grand Opera proudly presents Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant comic operetta, Candide. Acclaimed actor Kelsey Grammer, of Cheers and Frasier fame, stars in the semi-staged production and brings his signature wit and charisma to this glittering satire.

Nymphomystiac and Other Poems of Transformation

■ Nymphomystiac and Other Poems of Transformation | April 27-28
Where: 
Fisch Haus
This evening, witness a night of Wichita’s finest poets as they speak words of hope and transformation. The event will then transcend to Mystic Leoine’s debut one woman show, composed of 14 poems that tell the story of a personal tragic situation, and how she overcame the traumatic circumstances. This will be an evening filled with tears, laughter and empowering stories shared by a community of poets.

■ Marauders Car Show | April 27
Where: 
Kansas Star Casino
FREE Admission to Spectators! Food, Vendors, Entertainment & Trophies in Various Categories. Proceeds Benefit Toys for Tots.

The MOWT Gala Annual Fundraiser

■ The MOWT Gala Annual Fundraiser | April 27
Where: 
Museum of World Treasures
Get ready for an unforgettable evening at the second annual MOWT Gala! As our biggest fundraiser of the year, this event is dedicated to supporting our educational mission – to provide a gateway to the past which educates, entertains, and inspires lifelong learning. Join us for an elegant affair, themed around the sophistication of the 1910s and the artistic flair of Art Nouveau. Be sure to get a ticket and prepare to indulge in an evening of sophistication, all for a cause that enriches minds and enriches lives.

■ Andover Multicultural Affair | April 27
Where: 
Andover High School
Andover High School’s first annual Multicultural Fair. We are celebrating multiple cultures and will be featuring different cuisines like Thai, Japanese, Mexican, etc. We will also have multiple performers featured during this event like lion dancers, taekwondo, Kversity and more! Come support Andover High School’s Multi Ethnic Student Advisory Counsel by attending the fair!

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | April 27
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 27
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.

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■ The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater | April 27
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.

■ The Comedy Function feat. Skinbone & More | April 27
Where: Orpheum Theatre
Welcome to The Comedy Function, a safe place to get a laugh and have some fun. This comedy showcase features performances by Skinbone, Pooh Hef, PJ ThaGreat, Uncle Bam and more!

■ Big, Fun, Improv Show! | April 27
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!

■ WCCC Spring Concert – Tell Me a Story | April 28
Where: 
West Heights United Methodist Church
Please join Wichita Community Children’s Choir in a joyous afternoon concert sharing unforgettable stories through song. You will enjoy “Animal Verses from Ogden Nash” sharing silly antidotes involving pigeons, an octopus, fireflies, a panther and more! Ponder the poignant “When I am Silent” by Joan C. Varner, dedicated to the memory of children lost in tragic events. Relish in selections from the timeless Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “The Sound of Music,” and be sent searching for dreams in “Climb Every Mountain.” These stories, and others, are ones you don’t want to miss!

■ Karaoke Mid Century Style | April 28
Where:
Holiday Bowl
Karaoke in the coolest bowling alley in the country. For the next 4 weeks you can show of your mad vocal skillz or just embarrass your friends over an a barrel aged Old Fashioned or $5 Draft Warbeard.

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AROUND THE CORNER

Wichita Asian Night Market

■ Wichita Asian Night Market | May 18
Where:
 Riverfront Stadium
Experience the vibrant flavors, sights, and sounds of Asia at the Wichita Asian Night Market! Indulge in mouthwatering food, shop for unique crafts, and immerse yourself in live performances followed by a fireworks display under the stars! The Asian Night Market is inspired by the late night markets of Asia, where people come together to enjoy the many local eats, drinks, and arts of Asian cuisine. This is a family friendly event. Join us for an unforgettable evening of food, fun, and cultural celebration as we commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)!


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)
■ 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 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 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


LIVE MUSIC

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ 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
■ May 2-4 | The Three Little Pigs
May 4 | Pug Johnson & The Hounds
June 15 | Niko Moon

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

Prairie Pines Playhouse
TBD

Roxy’s Downtown
 April 4-27 | Cabaret
 May 16 – June 8 | Legally Blonde

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ 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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