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Symphony of Spring, Friends University Singing Quakers

symphony of spring singing quakers friends university wichita ks

The Friends University Singing Quakers will present the Symphony of Spring concert featuring the theme Feelin’ Alright, April 22-24. The show has been a Wichita favorite for more than 50 years. Disney favorites, pop standards and Broadway tunes from around the world will be featured from shows ranging from Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom […]

FREE admission: Tacos & Tequila

Tacos and Tequila 2022

Everyone can get FREE admission to Tacos & Tequila which will be held at the Boathouse downtown this May.  If you want a tequila-tasting ticket, be sure to get the $30 earlybird ticket as soon as possible. The tasting ticket includes 8 samples from over 30 tequilas and signature cocktails. The tequila tasting is from […]

Party in the 060 (Haysville KS)

Party in the 060 flyer

Haysville Recreation has a fun spring festival planned for April 23, 2022. Party in the 060 will be held in Riggs Park, Haysville and include many super fun activities.  To participate in the Cornhole Tourney, Chili Cookoff, or Beerfest, you’ll want to register online in advance.  The other activities happening that afternoon, starting at 3 […]

Friends University Fine Arts performances

Friends University Community Orchestra

Friends University is jumping into a busy post-spring break schedule with upcoming performances listed below: University Community Orchestra  March 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Sebits Auditorium The Friends University Community Orchestra concert will feature performances by Jordan Roth and Hannah Howard, the winners of Friends University’s 2021 Miller Competition. Also included will be the winner […]

NCAAW Fan Fest at Naftzger Park

Naftzger Park letters lining the curved edge of the green mall area of the park downtown in Wichita

During the Women’s basketball championship, NCAAW fans can get together to watch the tournament at Naftzger Park. On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Wichita Park and Recreation will host a NCAAW Fan Fest from noon to 8 p.m. at Naftzger Park in Old Town. Food trucks and yard games will be available while the park’s big […]

Shows at Flying Pig Improv

Flying Pig Improv in Wichita is a different kind of theater experience! “Improv is unscripted, fun, and exciting. Six skilled improvisers will take your suggestions and create games and scenes that have never been (and will never be) seen again. Come marvel and laugh at this unique event! It’s a small theater in big demand. […]

National Margarita Day deals

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Apparently there’s some dissension about who started National Margarita Day, with multiple bartenders claiming to have started it. (If I knew for sure who did it, I’d ask them “Why February???”) But any excuse for a celebration, right? National Margarita Day is February 22 each year and many Wichita restaurants and drinking establishments offer special […]

Groupon promo code for extra 20% off

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Getting a Groupon for a local place is already going to be a good deal, but you can get an even better deal when Groupons go on sale, like right now. You can take an extra percent off local Groupon deals using a promo code. These deals are not always available through the app, so […]

Local gift ideas for Wichita, KS

Wichita Augustino Brewing Company - original location

It’s the thought that counts, and for many Wichitans, shopping local is part of what makes a gift thoughtful and intentional. For several years now, Wichita on the Cheap has endeavored to help with that by showcasing local small businesses that have affordable gifts for everyone on your list.  We’re back again with more local […]

Augusta Theater upcoming events

Augusta historic theater in Augusta KS

If you like to see movies on the cheap, you’re going to love the historic Augusta Theatre’s lineup of coming attractions. The beautiful movie theater in Augusta, Kansas will be hosting a mix of classic and local films on the big screen in its historic Art Deco movie house.  You can see the whole schedule […]

Andover Hometown Christmas this Thursday

Andover KS Christmas Tree

Welcome Santa and enjoy fun activities for the whole family at the Andover Hometown Christmas celebration this December. The event WILL be held in 2021! The Andover Hometown Christmas holiday event will be held at Central Park on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. “This is truly an event where the community benefits as we […]

Elf Interactive Film Screening at the Wichita Art Museum (21+)

Elf interactive film screening holiday event for ages 21+

If your holidays aren’t complete without seeing the hit movie Elf featuring the comedic antics of Will Farrell, connect with WAM Contemporaries for this audience-participation film screening. It’s only for ages 21 and over. On Thursday evening, December 9, Buddy is back! WAM Contemporaries are again offering an interactive screening of the hit comedy Elf. […]

Midian Shrine Feztival of Trees

2021 feztival of trees midian shrine wichita ks

Midian Shrine’s annual Fezitval of Trees event will provide a fun walk through dozens of fully decorated Christmas trees on display, along with festive activities and swag packages to be raffled off.  The 2021 Feztival of Trees will be held over two weekends, November 19-23 and again November 26-28, 2021. Admission is $5 and you can […]

Newton Parade of Lights

newton parade of lights 2021

The Newton Lions Club will again hold its annual Christmas parade in Newton, Kansas. The Parade of Lights will be happening on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is FREE. Every float in the parade will be illuminated. It should be an awesome sight! The route will follow Main Street in the historic […]

City of Derby Tree Lighting

City of Derby tree lighting (near Wichita KS)

Within Wichita, we have the Bradley Fair tree lighting and the City of Wichita tree lighting. But our friends to the south will be lighting their city tree soon as well. The City of Derby tree lighting will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 p.m. What fun! The mayor will kick off the […]

Friends University Community Orchestra

Friends University community orchestra, Wichita, Kansas

The Friends University Community Orchestra will present their first performance of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on the Sebits Auditorium stage. “We are excited to perform an orchestra favorite – Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. It’s nicknamed ‘Pastoral’ for its depiction of country scenes ranging from a country dance to a thunderstorm,” […]

A Night of Latin Jazz at Friends University

Night of Latin Jazz Friends University

Friends University will present its concert, A Night of Latin Jazz, with the Friends University Conjunto Latino jazz band and special guest, Tumbao, Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Conjunto Latino was established in 2020 and will be performing their first public concert of the season on the Sebits Auditorium stage. Embracing musical traditions and […]

Taste of Newton and Bethel College Fall Festival 2021

Taste of Newton Bethel College Fall Festival

The fall festival in Newton combines two very popular and long-running events. Taste of Newton is September 30, and the Bethel College Fall Festival continues with special events during the weekend. Entry to Taste of Newton and to the fall festival is FREE. Taste of Newton The Taste of Newton event kicks off at 6 […]

Central Standard Brewing five-year anniversary celebration

Central Standard Brewing Co. Wichita Kansas

Central Standard Brewing is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a two-day party on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, 2021. To make up for missing the party last year, they’ll have two days of fun.  On Saturday from noon on, they’ll have a dunk tank benefiting Hyde Park and live music all day and […]

Friends University Jazz Faculty Free Concert

Friends University Jazz Concert

Meet new Friends University Jazz Faculty in concert, August 26 Friends University Jazz Department will present a live and FREE recital Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium. The concert will showcase the Friends University Faculty Sextet consisting of jazz program director, Dr. Nick Schroeder (trumpet), Randy Zellers (guitar), John Goering (piano), […]

Labor Day weekend fireworks at Cheney State Park

Ninnescah Sailing Association Fireworks

The Ninnescah Sailing Association will celebrate the end of the summer season and beginning of fall with its annual fireworks display at Cheney Lake on Sunday, September 5, 2021 according to the NSA calendar.  They’ve been doing this for over 20 years. The fun starts at 9 p.m. on Sunday. Beginning at dusk, sailboats leave […]

This is Love Documentary Screening

On Sunday, July 25, 2021 we’ll all have the opportunity to see a screening of This is Love – a feature music documentary that follows Wichita soul singer Rudy Love through his experiences over decades of struggling in the music industry.  Included at the event will be special performances by Rudy Love Jr. and DJ […]

Live music and food trucks on Thursdays at Exploration Place

Fun! Food! Keeper of the Plains. Cheap admission price! What more could we ask for? It’s like the ultimate Wichita experience. This summer, Exploration Place will host Food Truck Thursdays in the evenings outside the museum. Admission to the food trucks and live music is FREE, and they’ll have discounted Exploration Place admission. Museum admission will […]

IHOP offers IHOPPY Hour with daily specials

$5 IHOP meals

This IHOP deal is fantastic for a cheap dinner with friends. In a twist on “happy hour,” the IHOP menu offers “IHOPPY Hour” every day from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.  IHOP $5 Menu The popular diner  launched its IHOP 5 dollar menu (they’re calling them IHOPPY Hour specials) in October, available at select dining […]

Art Chatter

In May, the Wichita Art Museum will host its Art Chatter event online via Zoom. Art Chatter is part open mic, part “thought cocktail.” Each Art Chatter features a lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers who talk about what’s up and what’s on their minds. The virtual Art Chatter event is Friday, May 14, […]