Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (April 5-7)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ Swinging Soiree | April 6
Where:
 Kansas Aviation Museum
The Kansas Aviation Museum invites you to participate in our annual fundraiser, the Swinging Soiree, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Now in its third year, this Gatsby-style, 1920s party was a roaring success last year with over 250 attendees enjoying swing dancers, a live big band, tasty appetizers, a champagne diamond pull, and a VIP speakeasy. We look forward to enhancing our 20s period-fun with some new and exciting Hollywood themed entertainment this year

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Cirque Italia Water Circus | April 5-7
Where: Towne East Square
Have you ever dreamed of going on an epic pirate adventure and discovering a buried treasure? Cirque Italia is giving you the opportunity to come along on this thrilling quest in their BRAND-NEW production! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us in WICHITA, KS for performances April 4-7! Cirque Italia has sought to bring a high-class experience to audiences all over the United States since its inception in 2012. This year will be no exception as we take you on an exhilarating expedition in search of a pirate’s booty! The story begins with our Ringmaster “Clown Rafinha” fishing when he unexpectedly catches a bottle with a treasure map stuffed inside. His ensuing journey takes the audience through storms on the high seas, dreams of angelic aerialists, pirate fights, and more. You will see swashbucklers balancing upside down on a rum barrel, juggling knives, and even one having a run-in with a mermaid. Your jaws will be dropped and you will be hanging on the edge of your seats with our suspenseful Crossbow act and our dangerous Wheel of Death performances. Try not to flinch and look away if you don’t want to miss any of the excitement! Will Clown Rafinha finally defeat the other pirates who are after his treasure and claim it for himself? You’ll have to see our show for yourself to find out!

■ Adult Skate Night | April 5
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.

OPA National Convention

■ OPA National Convention | April 5-7
Where: MarkArts
Get ready to immerse yourself in vibrant colors, absorb a wealth of knowledge, and ignite your creative spark with OPA at the National Convention from April 2 – 7 at Mark Arts! Join OPA’s National Convention and unleash your artistic potential. Participate in the Kansas Plains Wet Paint Competition and immerse yourself in the thrilling camaraderie of painting alongside your peers. Gain invaluable insights and skills from demonstrations and presentations by renowned artists like Sherrie McGraw OPAM, Daniel Keys, Suzie Baker OPA, and more. You’ll walk away enriched and truly inspired, ready to explore and expand your creative horizons.

■ Kansas State Radiologic Technologists 86th Annual Convention | April 5-6
Where: Century II
The Kansas State Radiologic Technologists 86th Annual Convention will be held April 4th, 5th, & 6th at Century II. This convention brings together radiologic technologists from all over the state of Kansas.

Major League Table Tennis

■ Major League Table Tennis | April 5-7
Where: Charles Koch Arena
Are you ready for some high-flying ping pong action? Major League Table Tennis is coming to Wichita — and we’re bringing our four Western Division teams deadlocked in an all-out playoff push. Which teams will stay home? Which teams will head to Chicago for the MLTT Cup and the chance at $100,000 in prize money? Bring the family to the Koch Arena to find out!

Nothing Bundt Cakes

■ Nothing Bundt Cake – Soft Opening | April 5
Where: 
3080 N. Maize Road

■ Totus Tuus Dinner and Auction | April 5
Where: 
St. Joseph Church
Join us for a night of prayer, dinner, music, silent and live auctions, and tremendous fellowship! This year’s Totus Tuus banquet will be hosted in Andale, KS. Come join us!

■ Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour | April 5
Where: 
Intrust Bank Arena
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation and unparalleled fan fun. See the Globetrotter stars live as they dribble, spin and dunk their way past their relentless rivals, the Washington Generals! You’ll be amazed by new levels of mind-blowing trick shots, expert ball-handling skills, and big laughs with new unrivaled opportunities for pre-game, post-game and in-game fan engagement.

■ ICT Block Party | April 6
Where: 
Wave
Join us as we bring you all back the days when a party outside was the best vibe!!!

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | April 6
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!

Engineering Expo

■ Engineering Expo 2024 | April 6
Where: 
Century II
Join us for Engineering Expo in 2024 as we celebrate our 26th year! Engineering Expo is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers with our presenting sponsor as Spirit AeroSystems Engineering Expo is a FREE event for kids K-8th grade. The focus is making Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fun! There will be 40+ different hands-on STEM activities, including classics like balancing butterflies, slime and water bead stress balls.

■ Friends of the Wichita Public Library Book Sale | April 6
Where: Advanced Learning Center
The Friends of the Wichita Public Library is having a used book sale at the Advanced Learning Library. Members of the Friends are invited to a members-only preview 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. The sale is open to the public 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Bring your Friends of the Library bag and fill it for $5. Need a Friends bag? No problem. Buy a bag for $5 and fill it for $5. Then keep it and you’ll have it for the next book sale.

■ Crazy Cat Lady Pop-Up Event | April 6
Where: 
Sunflour Cafe & Collective
Crazy Cat Lady inspired event! (And you don’t have to be a lady to be a crazy cat lady!) We will be posting our vendor line up and their products as we get closer to the event!

■ Shen Yun | April 6-7
Where: 
Century II
Dust off your memory of what a more compassionate world used to be like. And experience China before communism. Shen Yun’s performance is a beautiful display of goodness, wisdom, and faith. Its timeless legends celebrate valor and traditional virtues. For our world today, it is a message of hope. Shen Yun invites you to discover a magical land where emperors, generals, and philosophers seek harmony with the Way of the Universe, where celestial maidens dance with ethereal grace, and warriors battle with explosive athleticism.

■ 2024 Baron Benefit | April 6
Where: 
The Vail
This wonderful gala will be held in person on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 at The Vail. Our goal is to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments and education that our school provides as it continues the mission of our parish to make missionary disciples and live the stewardship way of life.

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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 9 – 6pm | vs. Oklahoma State (at Riverfront Stadium)
■ April 12 – 6pm | vs. Florida Atlantic
■ April 13 – 2pm | vs. Florida Atlantic
■ April 14 – 1pm | vs. Florida Atlantic
■ April 17 – 6pm | vs. Oral Roberts

Wichita Thunder (Home Games)
■ April 6 – 7:05pm | vs. Tulsa Oilers

Wichita Sky Kings (Home Games)
■ April 18 – 7pm | vs. Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks
■ 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


LIVE MUSIC

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ April 6-7 | Shen Yun
■ April 13 | The Masters: Mozart + Mahler
■ April 14 | Bling into Spring by America’s Best Pageant
■ April 19-21 | Mean Girls

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 7 | Glenn Miller Orchestra


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