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Holiday Pop-up Party with Wichita Festivals

Wichita Festivals Holiday Pop Up Party

Tuesday after work, head over to Revolutsia (the new shopping center made out of shipping containers) for a popup party from Wichita Festivals. The party will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. You’ll get to see “Admiral Claus,” do some holiday crafts, enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, and participate in a […]

Cards Against Humanity Game Night at Hopping Gnome Brewing Company

Games and beer, now that sounds like a relaxing evening out.  Hopping Gnome Brewing Company is once again hosting a Cards Against Humanity night. This popular 21+ event will be held every 4th Wednesday of the month, starting on December 26, 2018.  Admission is $5 to play and gives you a chance to win prizes.  The […]

Places to Play Pinball in Wichita

  Sometimes I just want to get out and try something new.  I get stuck in a rut.  I think I may have found that “something new” to do that’s both fun and entertaining but not too exhausting.  Pinball!  I know what you’re thinking: pinball?  The game we played at the arcades and movie theaters […]

Dog and Family Day at Lawrence Dumont Stadium

Does your pooch need a playdate? Do the kids need some fun and free time? City of Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Dog and Family Day at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on October 6. Thanks to reader Tori for letting me know about this event! They’ll have food trucks, a pop-up dog park, and a […]

Wichita Art Museum Fall Exhibit Opening: Kansas Land

Wichita Art Museum hanging glass sculpture

The Wichita Art Museum will open its fall exhibition, Kansas Land, with a special opening reception. The exhibition will be on display through March 10, 2019. It features the recent work of two photographers – Larry Schwarm and Bryon Darby, who each worked in collaboration with a team of researchers – showing what Kansas farm […]

Friends University Theater Production: Frankenstein

Friends University Theater Production of Frankenstein

Friends University will present the recent adaptation of Frankenstein Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29. The fall theatre production is a new drama by Bo List and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. Frankenstein is based on the 200-year-old gothic novel by Mary Shelly. It is a morality play, focusing on choices […]

Fireworks and concert at Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Andover Fireworks and Concert September 2018

This should be entertaining! Cap Fed Amphitheater will host a terrific concert and fireworks show mid-September. The National Fireworks Association is holding its big annual expo right here in Wichita, Kansas. And on Friday, September 14, 2018, we get to be the happy beneficiaries of the best they’ve got to show off! The Concert Tommy […]

Wichita Fried Pies grand opening

Get yourself some fried pies, Wichita! The grand opening of the fried pie kiosk is this Saturday. This new Wichita kiosk makes it even more convenient to get a taste of Park City’s Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. It will be located at the corner of Tyler and 13th Street West. The address is 8520 W. […]

Free concert and food truck event in Goddard

Goddard pavilion in Linear Park

The City of Goddard is hosting a fun evening of food trucks and live music in Linear Park this fall. Kansas native and Voice contestant Kaleigh Glanton will perform! Kaleigh is one of the few singers who received a four-chair turnaround on NBC’s The Voice television show. If you haven’t seen the show, performers must […]

Saturday! FREE tickets for Plain White Ts concert Aug. 11

Summer Concerts in Andover Central Park - Capitol Federal Amphitheater

Just a reminder! The Plain White Ts and Vertical Horizon are performing Saturday night, 7 p.m., August 11, at the Andover Park Amphitheater and tickets are FREE! The summer concerts at the new CapFed Amphitheater in Andover Central Park have been great! So far, they’ve had John Anderson and Clay Walker, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and […]

Make your mark on Augustino Brewing Company this summer

Augustino's wall of art project

This is kind of a fun thing – it’s a wall of community art inside a local restaurant that you can be a part of! Have you been to Augustino Brewing Company yet? The relatively new craft beer place also serves coffee and food in a comfortable, rustic modern west Wichita location. Check out Events […]

Incredibles 2 at the Starlite Drive In

Incredibles 2 showing in Wichita

It’s here! Incredibles 2 has been a reeeeaaaallly long time in coming, but it will finally be in theaters this weekend. (The first time we watched it with our kids; this time we can watch with our grandkids. Yeah, that’s a long time to wait for a sequel. 😀 ) The official release date on the […]

#AmpedinAndover with Terri Clark and Little Texas – Andover Summer Concert Series

Terri Clark Little Texas at CapFed Amphitheater

Woot! We have another amazing summer concert to look forward to at the brand new CapFed Amphitheater in Andover’s Central Park.   Country superstars Terri Clark and Little Texas will perform at the Amphitheater on July 21, 2018! Tickets start at just $10 for general admission on the lawn. Get Tickets About the Concert Terri […]

After-work events at Aloft Wichita

Aloft Wichita patio area

Aloft Wichita is a new hotel in northeast Wichita for and is host to several fun social events after work for the over-21 crowd. The events at Aloft are open to the public and there’s no cover. They often have live music, games, a cash bar, and food available for purchase. Most after-work events start […]

Summer Concert at Chapel Hill UMC: Deloris & the Pickin’-Fretter

Deloris & the Pickin'-Fretter concert

Chapel Hill United Methodist Church will host a free summer concert of alternative folk rock on Saturday, June 9, 2018. This will be an evening of family friendly music with Deloris and the Pickin’-Fretter, aka Jenny Stover-Brown and Jeffrey Faus, a multi-instrumental duo trading licks on mandolin, guitar and accordian. Admission is free but donations […]

Local coffee shops in Wichita you’ll love as much as we do

Wichita coffee shops readers love

Nothing inspires conversation like having a cup of coffee with someone in a comfortable, unhurried environment. And very little inspires more enthusiastic conversation than asking a Wichitan about his or her favorite local coffee place. Find out what our readers say are the best coffee shops in Wichita! I asked this question recently on Facebook: […]

FREE Downtown Living Open House and Tour

Finn Lofts - one of downtown Wichita's walkable, livable spaces

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the lofts and apartments being developed in downtown Wichita? Well, here’s your opportunity! Downtown Wichita is throwing open its doors and inviting you to see the living spaces in one of Wichita’s coolest neighborhoods. The Downtown Living Tour is open to the public and FREE on Saturday, June […]

Free community event on the Arkansas River: Activate the Ark

Activate the Ark: A community event on the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita

Participants of a Wichita Community Foundation project will host a free public event on the west bank of the Arkansas River this summer. Activate the Ark is designed to showcase the possible community uses of the river in Wichita by transforming it into an active, vibrant public space for the day. At the event, they’ll […]

FREE concert at Andover Amphitheater with Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Wichita-area concert

Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band are coming here to play at the new CapFed Amphitheater in Andover this June! The second of Andover’s Summer Concerts in the Park series will be Saturday, June 16 (Fathers Day weekend!). Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Get Tickets Kenny […]

Summer concerts at the Depot in El Dorado

Summer concerts at the Depot in El Dorado

  El Dorado is joining in the summer concert fun with three evenings planned at the Depot in May, June, and July. Once a passenger train station of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, the Depot is a popular spot for get-togethers and gatherings.  (The brick building that stands there now was built in 1918 and is on […]

Cinco de Mayo Party at Grace Hill Winery

Grace Hill Winery in Whitewater, Kansas is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo party. They’ll have live music, a Mexican food truck, and a bar set up. Admission is $10 per carload. Local duo Moddelmog+Hardin will be playing in the courtyard (or inside the event center should the weather not cooperate) beginning at 6 […]

Ways to save at Wichita’s new Northrock 14 AMC movie theater

AMC Theaters Tuesday Ticket

There’s a new theater in town! The old Northrock Movie Theater in Wichita has been reopened by AMC Theatres, and it looks like it will be a boon for locals who want to see movies on the cheap! The new movie theater opens Friday, March 30 at 3151 Penstemon Street in Wichita as the AMC […]