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Rhythm and Blues for Christmas

rhythm and blues for christmas

Rhythm and Blues for Christmas isn’t on for 2017. Below is information about the event from last year.   Enjoy blues, art, prizes, BBQ, and a full bar at the 21st annual Rhythm and Blues for Christmas – a fundraiser for Carpenter Place Children’s Home. The event will be held at Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 […]

Purchase tickets to A Christmas Carol, The Musical in advance and save $3 per ticket

Music Theatre for Young People A Christmas Carol, The Musical

You can get discount tickets for the Music Theatre for Young People’s upcoming performance, A Christmas Carol, The Musical! The musical is an adaptation of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation upon encountering the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. The show will be held at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall […]

Holiday sing-alongs for families with young children

Riverside Music Together

Erin from Riverside Music Together is hosting holiday sing-alongs for families with young kids. Everyone will get to join in the fun and jingle all the way through the class. The sing-along class is $10 per family, with proceeds supporting local refugee families. The sing-along is geared toward families with young kids, from birth to […]

Jingle Mingle for adults at Exploration Place (21+)

Have a holly jolly evening at D – an event especially for adults ages 21 and over. You’ll enjoy tasty seasonal drinks and food, a live science show called The Science of Spirits, a worst/best holiday sweater contest, a sing-along with a local a cappella group, a photo booth, and other activities. The Jingle Mingle will […]

Santa’s making his first stop in Wichita Friday

Towne East Square gets to be Santa’s first stop in Wichita! The east mall will be pulling out all the stops for Santa’s grand arrival on Friday, November 11, 2016. As part of the festive event, Ballet Wichita will perform scenes from The Nutcracker! They’ll also have Santa’s real reindeer (of course!), an indoor snow […]

Library Used Book Sale!

Find great books for yourself or stocking stuffers for your family and friends at the Holiday Book Sale at the Central Library. Most books will sell for just $1! Proceeds benefit programs and services of the Wichita Public Library. It is a 2-day sale, with the 2nd day on Dec 4, 10:30am – 5pm Date: […]

Letters to Santa for Wichita Kids

Kids, you can send your letters to Santa and receive one back from him! The City of Wichita, Starkey, Inc. and Cambridge Market are once again teaming up to spread holiday cheer through the Letters to Santa project, with new incentives for classrooms to participate. Starting Nov. 12 through Dec. 11, children in Wichita and the […]

Eric Fisher Academy: Holiday Make-Up How-To

Eric Fisher Academy will be holding a FREE Holiday Make-Up how-to workshop on November 14. Instructors will show you how to achieve an elegant holiday make-up look with step-by-step instructions and plenty of hands-on direction! They’ll have two sessions; choose the one that works for you and call (316) 440-5555, ext. 1 to schedule your […]

FREE Local Shopping Event at Northwest High School

holiday shopping event wichita ks

The Wichita All Business group is sponsoring a holiday shopping fundraiser with tons and tons of local vendors. The annual event gives you an opportunity to find nice gifts for family or friends, support local crafters and business people, and it raises funds to get the Northwest High School Future Educators Association to the National […]

Random gift card giveaways at both Wichita malls this Saturday

How would you like this: You’re just shopping at the mall this Saturday and someone comes up to you with two Simon gift cards – one for you, and one for you to give to a stranger? That’s what’s going to happen this Saturday at Towne East and Towne West malls in Wichita. 20 randomly […]

FREE 75th Anniversary Open House at Historical Museum

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and you’re invited to a special (and free) open house! Enjoy the holiday spirit at the museum with free admission to all four floors and two dozen exhibits featuring: Special temporary exhibits: “The Future of Your History” celebrating 75 years of the Historical Museum, the “Victorian […]

Stretch your gift-giving dollars with these ideas

Longtime Wichita on the Cheap readers are experts at saving money and giving the best gifts to friends and family without breaking the bank. Here I’ve listed a few of my best ideas, but I know you have some too! What are your best tips for saving on gift-giving this time of year? Leave a […]

Holiday BOGO free stock-up sale at Hallmark

BOGO boxed card sets at Hallmark stores

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays if you’re a bargain hunter. From Oct. 11-26, participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores are holding an annual Pre-Season Stock-Up Event. During the sale, Hallmark holiday cards (up to $2.99), holiday boxed cards (of equal or lesser value), holiday stationery (from $4.95 to $14.95) and holiday […]

Holiday Open House in Wichita’s Old Town Square

Enjoy an afternoon of free holiday fun and live entertainment at the holiday open house in Old Town Square on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The “Affair in the Square” begins at noon with free carriage rides until 4 p.m. From 1-4 p.m., free art activities will be available inside City Arts. Live entertainment also begins […]

Winner: Sesame Street Live Tickets

Congratulations to Mike S! Mike won the Family 4-pack of ticket vouchers to see Sesame Street Live at INTRUST Bank Arena, Feb. 1-3, 2013. Tickets to the show include FREE admission to the new Play Zone that opens one hour before the performance. If you didn’t win, you can still save $3 on tickets with a coupon […]

Christmas Radio Hour at the Orpheum in Wichita

The Kansas Aviation Museum’s Christmas Radio Hour will be back at the Orpheum in Wichita on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The annual show is a benefit for the Kansas Food Bank and features live entertainment, which is also broadcast live on KNSS radio (AM 1330). The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event […]

Free Open House in Wichita’s Old Town Square

This Saturday morning, Old Town Square will be having an open house, and it looks like they will be doing the free holiday movie at the Warren! Here’s the info from Downtown Wichita’s event calendar: Dec 8  10:00 am It’s a Cool Yule at Old Town Square Location: Old Town Square – 2nd & Mead Website: www.oldtownwichita.com/holiday-activities Let’s […]

Wichita on the Cheap Discount: $5 Off Two Tickets to A Celebration of Carols

Celebration of Carols Christmas Concert, Emerald City Chorus, Dec. 8, 2012

Readers of Wichita on the Cheap can purchase two balcony tickets to A Celebration of Carols Christmas Concert for only $20. The concert will be held inside the beautiful Scottish Rite Center auditorium on Saturday, December 8, 2012 with both matinee and evening performances. A Celebration of Carols will feature both traditional carols and fun […]

Gift for Photographers: Coffee Mug that Looks Like a Camera Lens

These coffee mugs that look like camera lenses are the bomb! We have one and it always causes us to do a double-take when we see it in the sink because it looks so realistic. (My lens! In the sink!!) These camera lens coffee mugs have been around for a while but I still love […]

Standby Seating for Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s Free Family Concert

Every year the Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s free family concert seems to be a big hit. It’s such a hit, in fact, that all of the tickets for this year’s Spirit of Christmas concert were gone by the time I called for more information. But I just saw that they will open the doors at 7:20 […]

Christmas Parade in Delano and Holiday Open House

This Saturday, December 4th, 2010, the Delano shopping district is making merry with a Holiday Open House, a Christmas parade, and visits with Santa. Participating merchants will offer Open House specials and seasonal treats from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Christmas parade begins at noon by the clock tower at Douglas and Sycamore and […]

Carriage Rides Thursday Nights at Waterfront

Perfect for date night or family night: Thursdays in December, from 6-8 4:30 – 8 p.m., enjoy complimentary carriage rides provided by Crown Carriage Co. at the Wichita Waterfront. The carriage station will be located outside the Bonefish Grill.

Orpheum Christmas Express

The Orpheum Christmas Express, a fundraiser that benefits the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, is Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature the world-class Diamond W Wranglers, the Santa Cats, and The Good Guys. The $20 tickets are tax-deductable (if you itemize, of course). I’ve gone on and on about how good […]

Today only: 7 Kid-Favorite Christmas Movies for only $12.99

No more waiting until they show up on TV. If you order today, you can get The Original Christmas Classics on DVD at Amazon.com for only $12.99. The DVD includes 7 original holiday favorites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Frosty the Snowman Frosty Returns Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol Little Drummer […]

Gingerbread Village this Weekend

The Assistance League of Wichita will open its annual Gingerbread Village on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. in a new location. This year’s event will take place at the Sedgwick County Extension Building at the corner of 21st Street West and Ridge Road. I received notes from two readers within minutes of each […]