What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (June 11-16)

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FEATURED EVENTS

■ KETCH Burger Battle | June 15
Where: Capital Federal Amphitheater
Join the KETCH Burger Battle on June 15th, 2024, from 5-9 pm at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover Park, where restaurants from all over the area will battle it out for the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice champion titles. Sample mouth-watering burgers, enjoy live music, a photo booth, vendors, kid korner, and more! Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs for a family night out supporting a good cause. Mark your calendars for a night of food, fun, and community support! Proceeds benefit KETCH and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dad's Day Out at All Things BBQ

■ Dad’s Day Out | June 15
Where: All Things BBQ
Join us the day before Father’s day for all kinds of fun! We will have cooking demonstrations on the Alfa Pizza Ovens with FREE pizza samples. Additionally, we will have a make & take craft for the kiddos, along with great sales on Lodge and other products. We hope to see you there!

I Heart Cookies

■ Dinosaurs vs. Transformers at Towne East by I Heart Cookies | June 15
Where: Towne East Square near SCHEELS
We are making a special visit to select cities who have shown us the most love over the last few years! To show our appreciation we are hosting a truly ONE-OF-A-KIND event on 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗲 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗼𝘁, 𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗹𝘀! 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗥𝗘 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗿𝘀, 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗥𝗮𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗻𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘆, 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝘂𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀, 𝗳𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝗴 𝗽𝗶𝘁𝘀, 𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗢𝗨𝗦 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗲𝘀!

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ 1 Million Cups | June 12
Where: Groover Labs
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

■ 9 To 5 | June 12-16
Where: 
Century II
Experience the hustle and bustle of 9 to 5 where ambition clashes with the everyday grind, and three resilient women take charge of their destiny. With Dolly Parton’s spirited musical composition, this show comes alive, offering a narrative celebrating the resilience, humor, and camaraderie of strong women in the face of adversity.

■ News Connect | June 13
Where: Advanced Learning Library
Visit News Connect, a pop-up newsroom brought to you by the Wichita Journalism Collaborative.

■ Maize Farm and Art Market | June 13
Where: Clair Donnelly Amphitheater

■ Mark Arts Annual Versus Battle | June 13
Where: Mark Arts
Step up ringside as the area’s most talented artists create masterpieces in just 20 minutes. Enjoy five total rounds of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art battles. The food, drinks and creative inspiration won’t tap out at this event!

■ Meet The Keep, at The Monarch | June 13
Where: The Monarch
Join us at The Monarch this Thursday afternoon for a meet and greet with World Renowned Keeper’s Heart Master Distiller Brian Nation! You will have the unique opportunity to hear their story and all about their award-winning Keeper’s Heat Whiskeys from Ireland’s Legendary Distiller himself.

■ Building Bridges Class | June 13
Where: Marina Point Office Park
Are you one of the 87 percent of Americans who are exhausted about how politically divided we are? Hate crimes are at an all-time high. Our society is becoming more divided than ever and this “us” versus “them” attitude makes it impossible to come together to solve issues to improve our lives, even when we all agree on what must be done. We cannot accept the myth that we are too divided to come together.

■ Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series | June 13
Where: Bradley Fair
Join us for our annual 5-week concert series on Thursday evenings from June 6 through July 4. This year, enjoy new music genres from soul to bluegrass, and almost everything in between. Live music starts under the sunset at 7:30 PM. Before you find your spot on the Plaza or set up your picnic around the lake, be sure and order takeout from your Bradley Fair favorites or try something new from some local food trucks. Kid-friendly pre-show activities will take place beginning at 6 PM to keep the little ones entertained while dining al fresco.

■ Adult Skate Night | June 14
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.

Prost

■ Göller’s Father’s Day Almost Oktoberfest Fest | June 14-15
Where: Prost
Celebrate with us and get a little taste of Oktoberfest in June here at Prost! We have will have a special Meet and Greet Event with importer Joseph Toenjes for our Stein Members only Friday and Saturday from 5-7PM! Along with live Polka Music and only the best Göller Biers on tap an in bottle! NO TICKET is required for this event. We will have normal seating with a smaller version of our current menu available! So come on out and have a good time with us and don’t forget to break out your dirndls or lederhosen! PROST!

■ Pride Party with DJ Sunshine & Drag Show | June 14
Where: Brickyard
Join us for our Pride Party, featuring a FIERCE drag show and music from DJ Sunshine!

■ Strong Feelings About Being Alive: a Comedy Storytelling Show | June 14
Where: Flying Pig Improv
In his new storytelling show, comedian Taylor Johnson tells surprising and hilarious true stories about mental health, Mister Rogers, and the ridiculous things we do when we feel like a mess. With music by Sweetly Bitter.

■ Summer Family Crow Down | June 14
Where: White Crow Cider Company
Survey says….Get ready for some incredible fun with ‘Family Crow Down’—a game inspired by Family Feud! We’ve surveyed our customers, and now it’s your turn to guess the top answers. Join us for a delightful evening of cider and friendly competition as you strive to uncover the top three responses. No theme – just general fun questions for you to try your best. It’s free to play, with gift cards awaiting the victorious team. It’s guaranteed fun for everyone!

■ Summer Concert Series | June 14
Where: Naftgzer Park
Grab your lawn chairs and join us for our Summer Concert Series, featuring amazing bands performing at two fantastic locations: Wichita’s Naftzger Park and Andover’s Capitol Federal Amphitheater.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | June 15
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!

■ Time Travelers Vintage Expo | June 15
Where: Century II
Time Travelers Vintage Expo is one of the largest traveling vintage markets in the US, featuring vintage and retro-inspired clothing, accessories, home goods, handmade items, and more! Their 80+ vendors are hand-selected from across the country for a curated shopping experience. They strive to create an inclusive space with a focus on community and sustainability while supporting hundreds of small businesses, curators, and artists.

■ Bikers for Bullies Poker Run | June 15
Where: 
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
A fun day of riding, games, and prizes! All proceeds go to support the animals in Beauties and Beasts care, and those we help in the community that are in need of care!

■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 15
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 Fly In at Stearman Field Bar & Grill | June 15
Where: Stearman Field Bar & Grill
It’s that time of the year! This is an all-day event. All kinds of aircraft will be here throughout the day. We will have live music from Rebel Outlaws from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then, Lucky People will play the evening show from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. This is a time when you get to walk around on the tarmac and get up close to the aircraft. We will have the full menu available inside and hotdogs and hamburgers for sale outside! Look for our beer gardens outside as well! No coolers allowed. We cannot wait to see you on June 15th!

■ Paramount Antique Mall Outdoor Vintage Flea Market | June 15
Where: Paramount Antique Mall
Paramount Antique Mall​’s Outdoor Vintage Flea Markets! 3rd Saturday of the month from April through October. Over 50 booths set up outside with antiques, vintage goods, home & garden décor, primitives, advertising, tools, industrial, furniture & so much more!! Paramount Antique Mall is located at 135th & West Kellogg in Wichita Kansas. Open 8 am – 3 pm. Shop inside the store on flea market days from 9 am – 6 pm and save 10% store-wide. Call 316-722-0500 to reserve a booth space! Spaces rent for $35! Hope to see you there!

■ Haysville Hometown Market | June 15
Where: Haysville Farmers Market
Join Us Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. June through August for Haysville’s Farmers Market. Free Horserides, Live Music, Biscuits and Gravy, Facepainting, and Temporary Tattoos are weekly features. Local vendors bring a variety of produce, plants, flowers, jewelry, kid items, baked goods, and much more! Nestled in the Historic District, a short stroll will take you by the Library’s book sale, Kid’s craft events, and Historic District buildings. Vintage Days are held on 2nd Saturdays and include weekly features plus Free Wagon Rides, Live Music at the Gazebo, Free Car Show, $9 All You Can Eat Mason Breakfast, Library Book by the Bag Sale and Live Drama and Cowboy Shootouts. Located 10 minutes south of Wichita at 100 S Main St in Haysville.

■ Guitar Center Lessons Open House | June 15
Where: Guitar Center
Join us for June’s Guitar Center Lessons Open House! Come participate in a free group guitar lesson and sign up for a free one-on-one trial lesson with one of our instructors. Also, earn a chance to receive a Guitar Center Accessories raffle gift basket upon signing up for lessons on June 15th and receive 25% off your first month of lessons!

■ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | June 15
Where: 
Flying Pig Improv
Live Improv! Totally unscripted theater! We take your suggestions and create amazing scenes you have never seen and will never see again. We can’t wait to see you!

■ Father’s Day Car Show | June 16
Where: 
Sedgwick County Zoo
Grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal, and cruise on out to Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day! See classic cars, antique autos, and modern models while exploring your favorite animal exhibits.

■ The Dad Games! | June 16
Where: Dave & Buster’s
Do you think you have what it takes to lead your family to victory? Find out this Father’s Day at Dave & Buster’s Wichita! Grab the fam & battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed-family outfits encouraged!

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AROUND THE CORNER

■ Elsewhere Fest and Conference | June 21-22
Where: Various Venues in Wichita
Elsewhere is a place you go to step away from the noise of the world to gain clarity within a community of deep thinkers and creative explorers. Elsewhere is a burgeoning creative mecca, where free and inquisitive thought forges collective contributions to guide us through new frontiers of creative exploration and experimentation. The intention of Elsewhere is to communally immerse ourselves in the vastness of the unknown, explore all that we cannot yet conceive, experiment evolutionarily, and embrace our shared consciousness to discover meaningful and impactful concepts and creations for the betterment of humanity.

Wichita Taco Fest

■ Wichita Taco Fest | June 22
Where: Capital Federal Amphitheater
Load up on tacos and guacamole in Wichita’s biggest taco celebration! Join the thousands of people ready to enjoy Wichita’s finest tacos for only $2. And it’s not just tacos, there’s chips and salsa, elote, pineapple smoothies, margaritas, micheladas and so much more. You can expect a best taco and salsa competition, jalapeno eating competition, lucha libre wrestling and more.


Sports

Wichita Wind Surge (Home Games)
■ June 11-16 | vs. Midland

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ June 15 | vs. Oklahoma Kings
■ June 22 | Playoffs
■ June 29-30 | Final Four


LIVE MUSIC

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Wichita Live Music Calendar

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ June 12-16 | 9 To 5
■ July 5-14 | Disney’s Frozen

Crown Uptown Theatre
June 15 | Niko Moon

Mosley Street Melodrama
 May 24 – July 6 | Reno County 911

Prairie Pines Playhouse
 June 21 – July 20 | Iron Chef Survivor

Roxy’s Downtown
 June 20-22 | The Sunshine Boys
 June 23 | First Draft Improv
 June 27-29 | The Sunshine Boys
 July 17-20 | Into the Woods

Wichita Orpheum Theatre
■ June 21 | Brad Williams Live


FOOD TRUCKS

Looking for food trucks? Check out our schedule of what trucks will be out each day right here!

Wichita Food Trucks

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