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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. […]

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, […]

FREE family-friendly jam sessions at Naftzger Park

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

The City of Wichita Park and Recreation will be hosting a couple of FREE, family-friendly jam sessions at Naftzger Park this spring! The first one will be on the final Friday of April and they’ll do it again on the last Friday of May.  The jam session will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 […]

AMC Theatres Stubs Premiere membership discount

AMC Theaters Tuesday Ticket

I believe this is the best deal AMC Theatres has ever offered on its AMC Stubs Premiere membership. The sale price is $5 — regularly $15. The AMC Stubs Premiere is a loyalty program that gives frequent movie-goers real blockbuster savings. Sometimes a paid membership in a loyalty program isn’t the best deal once you […]

Kansas Road Trip: Lindsborg, Kansas

[sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Just an hour north of Wichita is the quaint Swedish town of Lindsborg, Kansas. It is nicknamed “Little Sweden USA” and if you are looking to get out and explore, this cute town has something for everyone.  How to Get There Lindsborg is about an hour north of west Wichita and easily […]

Free Outdoor Movie Night Series at Exploration Place

exploration place

Gather your blankets, lawn chairs and family and friends for a fun free outdoor movie night at Exploration Place. (Note: This event has been postponed. We don’t know the new dates yet, but hopefully we’ll hear about it in time to let you know!) During the month of May, Exploration Place will be hosting a […]

Adult Night Skate (21+) at Carousel Skate Center

If you love to roller skate, but think skating is just for kids, think again!  Carousel Skate Center offers a monthly night skate just for adults ages 21 and up! Carousel combines the fun of skating with music from the 80s, 90s and today for a fun club-like atmosphere. They also have a bar with […]

Bliss Bouldering Valentine’s Day Rock Climbing Date

Secure your love with a fun and adventurous rock climbing date this Valentine’s Day! Climb at Bliss Bouldering and Climbing with one of their Valentine’s Rock Climbing Date packages. The Couples Climb is $39.50 (per couple) and includes day passes and gear for two and a special gift.  The Couple Trial Experience is $65 and […]

Christmas at BrightWater Bay

Get ready for a fun-filled holiday evening celebration at BrightWater Bay. The event will include lots of fun activities to get you in the Christmas spirit. There will be horse and carriage rides, a gingerbread house decorating contest, photos with Santa, face painting, Christmas carolers, treats, and more! Espresso Self will be in attendance serving […]

Where to Find Old Joyland Amusement Park Memorabilia and Rides

In honor of the opening of the restored Joyland Carousel at Botanica, we decided to do a round-up of places around Kansas where you can still ride old Joyland rides and see Joyland memorabilia.  If you are feeling nostalgic for the days gone by of Joyland Amusement Park like I am and wishing you could […]

$14 Carload at Starlite Drive-In Theater

The Starlite Drive-In Theater in Wichita is wrapping up its 2019 season with its extremely cheap $14 per carload deal. The Starlite will be open Friday and Saturday evening, November 8-9, 2019. Playing for the season finale will be Terminator and Zombieland 2 on one of the screens. The other screen will show Addams Family […]

Inexpensive dance class from Wichita Swing Dance Society

Inexpensive dance lessons and Swingin' Sundays, Wichita Swing Dance Society

The Wichita Swing Dance Society hosts a swing dance every Sunday night at the Lux Ballroom in Downtown Wichita. This is an inexpensive way to try a new hobby or learn a new dance. Its $10 for the lesson and the dance. They accept cash or Venmo.  Photo from: Wichita Swing Dance FB page  The […]

Museum of World Treasures events for adults 21+

Museum of World Treasures

  The Museum of World Treasures is hosting a series of fun evening events for adults 21 and over. Enjoy a casual evening, relax and visit with friends (or make new ones!) and enjoy drinks, conversation, and light appetizers. You will be able to immerse yourself in local treasures, vendors, and interactive experiences. The Museum […]