Best Things Happening This Weekend in Wichita (May 3-5)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ Open Streets ICT – Nomar | May 5
Where:
 Nomar District
Open Streets ICT – Nomar, a FREE neighborhood community-building event along 21st Street for a day of biking, fun physical activities, music, dancing, and much more! We will be closing one mile of 21st Street to traffic from NoMar Market at Broadway Avenue to Woodland Park, and open the street for biking, walking, running, live music and dancing, entertainment, food, art, yoga, and more. Cruise along the one mile stretch and stop at our activity hubs, participating businesses, food, and street vendors.

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ Shockers Track & Field: Shocker Open | May 3
Where: Cessna Stadium
Wichita State Track & Field hosts senior day Friday May 3, at Cessna Stadium! Field events begin at 1:30. Senior Recognition is at 5pm with running events to follow. Admission is free!Wichita State Track & Field hosts senior day Friday May 3, at Cessna Stadium! Field events begin at 1:30. Senior Recognition is at 5pm with running events to follow. Admission is free!

■ Mulvane Optimist Club Spring Steak Feed | May 3
Where: Mulvane Rodeo Arena
Get ready for a sizzling spring evening with the Mulvane Optimist Club’s legendary Steak Feed! If you have been before than you know its a great evening with plenty of food and fun! Food service starts at 6 P.M., but gates open at 4:30 P.M. Feel free to arrive early to snag a prime spot and set up your chairs, music, and games.

■ Adult Skate Night | May 3
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.

■ First Friday Pop Up Market | May 3
Where: 
Hopping Gnome Brewing Co.
Welcome to our First Friday Series of Pop Up Markets at the all new Hopping Gnome Brewing! Food trucks, local artisans and small businesses.

Outdoor Furniture Event

■ Outdoor Furniture Event | May 3
Where: Wichita Furniture and Mattress
Visit Wichita Furniture & Mattress for a special outdoor furniture event at 4200 W. Kellogg this Friday. We’ll have Face Stuffers, MOAB BBQ, The ‘Berg and Shaken or Stirred there, along with KDFI playing music. We’ll also have our all-new lineup of outdoor/patio furniture there for people to try. This event is open to the public – we’d love to see lots of people there!

■ May First Friday opening at CityArts | May 3
Where: CityArts
CityArts hosts a First Friday Reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 for three new exhibits, which will be on view through June 2, 2024: Textura: A two -person exhibition of David and Susan Harmon, Companions in Fire by Aaron Jasso and Kelly Taylor and Patterncity by Ed Catt.

■ Monika’s Birthday Biennial | May 3-4
Where: 
MONIKAHOUSE

■ Annual Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic | May 4
Where: KU School of Medicine
It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – every hour. Yet when caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Join us for a free SPOTme skin cancer screening on May 4th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at KU School of Medicine at 1010 N. Kansas St. Everyone is welcome no appointments needed and again the event is FREE.

■ St James Episcopal Church’s Old English Tea | May 4
Where: 
St. James Episcopal Church
Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024 for a traditional English tea, plus fashion show, musical entertainment, and raffle. Mimosas will be available. Two Seatings for the 2024 Tea: Morning Tea from 10:00 am to Noon, and Afternoon Tea from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

■ Tacos & Tequila | May 4
Where: 
Wichita Boathouse
Tacos and Tequila is one of Wichita’s most anticipated festivals. Join us at the Wichita Boathouse on May 4th! – Music – Art – Games – Food & Drink Trucks – *Tequila Tasting Event (Tickets Required)

■ The Star Wars Kentucky Derby | May 4
Where: 
White Crow Cider Company
May the 4th be with you! Star Wars day and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day this year so we decided to celebrate both with our very own CiDerby. Teams of 2 will compete in a game of racing light sabers (no actual running needed) with the audience cheering them on. Wear a fancy hat, your Star Wars gear, a horse costume, or don’t dress up at all! All teams must be registered by 1:55 to participate in the derby but audience members can come anytime to cheer for their favorite Jedi or Sith. Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams. We want you to join us for a cider and some good Star Wars Ciderby fun!

■ Kentucky Derby For a Cause | May 4
Where: 
Chicken N Pickle
Support families in need at this thrilling event! Enjoy betting, raffles, a Best Hat Competition, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.Don’t miss out! Grab your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable evening benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® Wichita! Let’s make a difference together!

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | May 4
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 | May 4
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 | May 4
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.

■ May The 4th Be With You Fest | May 4
Where: John Barleycorn’s

■ Blood Orchard Vintage Market & Southside Food Truck Rally | May 4
Where: Blood Orchard
Join us for shopping all things vintage, rustic, shabby-chic, handmade, homemade, and small business goods! May the 4th be with you! Star Wars fan or not, that’s just a fun thing to say! We are always having fun down here and would love for you to join us! We have amazing vendors to shop from (you can pick up something special for mom for Mother’s Day), delicious food from our food truck family, and craft brews from our On Farm Micro Brewery!

■ Cinco De Mayo Celebration | May 5
Where: 
Sedgwick County Zoo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, music and fun! We’ll have a fiesta with exhibitors, authentic Mexican food vendors and live music on the main stage.

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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)!

■ Final Friday Food & Booze Truck Rally | May 31
Where: Wichita Boathouse


Sports

Wichita State Baseball (Home Games)
■ 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)
■ May 3 – 7pm | vs. Potawatomi Fire
■ May 4 – 7pm | vs. Texas 7ers
■ May 17 – 7pm | vs. Potawatomi Fire

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ 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
■ May 18 | Raeann’s Fancy Footwork 30th Annual Spring Recital
■ May 22-26 | Gypsy

Crown Uptown Theatre
■ 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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