What’s Happening This Week in Wichita (June 18-23)

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FEATURED EVENTS

Flocktail

■ Flocktail | June 21
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. 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.

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, jalapeño eating competition, lucha libre wrestling and more.

BEST THINGS TO DO

■ GROW Plantiversary Party | June 18-23
Where: GROW
We are thrilled to invite you to Celebrate with us!
2 Years Of GROW at RISE- Celebrating our innovative Plant Bar Concept.
4 Years of GROW- Honoring 4 years of GROW.
5 Years Entrepreneurship- Reflecting on the dedication and hardwork that built the business. Check out our events calendar online and other Facebook events for all of our fun events throughout the week. Some will be ticketed and some are not!

■ The Uncle Devin Show | June 18
Where: Advanced Learning Library
The Uncle Devin Show® is an interactive, musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist, Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between DC’s Trouble Funk and Schoolhouse Rock! For children ages 3 and up and their families.

■ 1 Million Cups | June 19
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.

■ HiveMind Mastermind | June 19
Where: 
The Hive
Ever brainstormed with your friends and it leaves you buzzing with renewed energy and excitement? Now, imagine a whole room of incredible women all brainstorming and supporting you to live out your dreams. That’s what The HiveMind is all about! HiveMind, our monthly mastermind, shines a spotlight on one woman in business—our Queen Bee—as we collectively help her solve three of her business challenges.

■ Bach & Brews | June 20
Where: Tor Brewing
Classical music + Craft Beer = A perfect evening. Listen to local classical musicians while enjoying delicious smashburgers and craft beer at Tor Brewing.

■ 40th Anniversary Screening of Purple Rain | June 20
Where: Orpheum Theatre
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

■ Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series | June 20
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.

■ 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.

■ Common Threads Quilt Show | June 21-22
Where: Century II
The Common Threads Quilt Show, hosted by The Prairie Quilt Guild, will display 450 quilts of all shapes, sizes, and designs and promises to delight quilters and wannabe quilters of all ages. A broad range of vendors are sure to add to the excitement of the show.

■ 2nd Annual Ed Gressel Memorial | June 21-22
Where: 81 Speedway
The national touring series of the United States Modified Touring Series visits 81 Speedway for two big nights featuring local and national drivers.

■ 2024 Sundance Shorts Tour | June 21
Where: Advanced Learning Library
The 2024 Short Film Tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds. Audiences who missed the Sundance Film Festival can enjoy a mix of fiction, documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspirational, and full of strong characters. Film titles: TBA These films are not rated, viewer discretion is advised. Community partners for this event include : The Tallgrass Film Association.

■ Nomar Nights | June 21
Where: Nomar District
Get ready to party at Nomar Nights! Mark your calendars for June 21st, we’re hosting a fun summer night bash at Nomar Plaza! Join us for delicious food, and enjoy some family fun, lively music, and community. This year, we’ll be adding alcohol with Xclusive Events. We’ll have food trucks, family activities, a live DJ, and a super fun summer night vibe! Be sure to stop by for our signature margarita, The Nomar-rita!🍹

■ Adult Skate Night | June 21
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.

■ Haysville Hometown Market | June 22
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.

■ 2024 National Junior Olympics And Summer Festival | June 22-29
Where: Century II
The National Junior Olympics will see the nation’s best up-and-coming boxers take to the ring in one of the oldest and most historic USA Boxing national tournaments that has seen numerous Olympic medalists, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic medalists Keyshawn Davis (Norfolk, Va.), Oshae Jones (Toledo, Ohio), Duke Ragan (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.), take part in on their journey to international and Olympic success. The 2024 event will serve as a kickoff to what should be a successful summer for USA Boxing, as the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will begin the following month.

■ Barkfest: Pawty in the Park | June 22
Where: Barks & Brews ICT
Live music, food trucks, local vendors and rescue organizations. Please register your dogs on our website before arriving at www.barksandbrewsdogbar.com

■ Friends of WAM Mini-Used Book Sale | June 22
Where: Wichita Art Museum
Calling all book lovers and collectors! The Friends of WAM 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. These will go quickly, so plan to arrive early to get first pick! All proceeds from the Mini Used Book Sale benefit WAM’s events and programs.

■ Pinoy Market | June 22
Where: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Wichita Airport
We are Filipino group of vendors who gather together to sell our authentic Filipino Foods Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends & Family & friends

■ Historical Museum Summer Program – Time for You to Get a Clock Tower | June 22
Where: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Summer Program – Time For You To Get a Clock Tower Experience behind the scenes with a tour of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s Clock Tower. Did you know the original City Hall building didn’t have a clock tower for 25 years? Try your hand at designing your own clock face for the tower.

■ 21st & Ridge Farmer’s Market | June 22
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!

■ 2024 Sundance Shorts Tour | June 22
Where: Advanced Learning Center
The 2024 Short Film Tour program is a sampling of Festival offerings and a testament to the unique storytelling potential that the format holds. Audiences who missed the Sundance Film Festival can enjoy a mix of fiction, documentary, and animated shorts that are funny, sad, inspirational, and full of strong characters. Film titles: TBA These films are not rated, viewer discretion is advised. Community partners for this event include : The Tallgrass Film Association.

■ The Official Pride Bar Crawl – Wichita – 7th Annual | June 22
Where: 
The Dive – Beach Bar

■ Old Town Farm & Art Market | June 22
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 | June 22
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.

■ Cowboys and Cocktails | June 22
Where: Old Cowtown Museum
Mosey through Old Cowtown at your leisure, stopping to wet your whistle with signature cocktails and appetizing eats while you take in all of the sights and sounds. The Diamond W Wranglers will captivate you with their Western musical stylings! See Wyatt the Whip Artist at work, Slyder Sam giving a full-blown Gun Spinner exhibition, catch Rattlesnake’s Spinning Lariat and Professor Beaumont pushing his unique Serpentine Elixir at his Wonder & Magic show.

■ Improv Show at Flying Pig Improv | June 22
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!

■ Backyard Boogie | June 23
Where: Brickyard

First Draft at Roxy's Downtown

■ First Draft @ Roxy’s Downtown | June 23
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. So, if your heart yearns for adventure and your soul thirsts for a draught of the droll, join us at Roxy’s Downtown. Witness the birth of brilliance or an awkward disaster of daring; either way, you’re in for an unforgettable evening with First Draft Improv.

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AROUND THE CORNER

■ Wichita SCHEELS Birthday Bash – 1 Year Anniversary | June 29
Where: SCHEELS
Join us June 29th for our 1 year anniversary! Located in the SCHEELS parking lot from 10am – 3pm! We will have Food trucks, Windy from Windsuge, KC Wolf & Cheer Squad, JustFaceIt face painting, and Mounted Unit WPD! Come by for Windsurge ticket giveaways and our GRAND giveaway of a $1000 SCHEELS Gift card!

■ High Voltage Garage Grand Opening | June 29-30
Where: High Voltage Garage
Grand opening weekend to explore Wichita’s only interior RC car venue featuring a drift course, carpet track and crawler course! Bring your own RC to play for FREE, or just borrow one of ours.


Sports

Wichita Wizards (Home Games)
■ June 22 | Playoffs
■ June 29-30 | Final Four


LIVE MUSIC

Visit this week and the schedule for the weeks ahead at our Live Music Calendar.

Wichita Live Music Calendar

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PERFORMING ARTS

Century II Performing Arts Center
■ July 5-14 | Disney’s Frozen

Crown Uptown Theatre
July 12 | Sammy Kershaw
July 27 | Tommy Newport

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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