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Registration is open for Wichita Park and Rec esports leagues

video games esports league wichita

Registration is open for esports leagues with Wichita Park and Recreation, which begin June 23. Registration ends on June 21. The recreation department has leagues for several different video games. The fee for each six-week league is only $10, and it’s a great way to enjoy a little competition from the comfort of your own […]

Rent Kayaks, SUPs, and more on the Arkansas River

Kayak or canoe

Paddle away the summer days starting Friday, May 22! Boats and Bikes is an outdoor rental company located on the riverfront of the Arkansas river and run by WSU’s Shocker Rowing. You can cool off on the river by renting a kayak, stand up paddle board, pedal boat or work up a sweat on the […]

Gown Town 2020: free prom dresses and suits for high school students

Gown Town 2020

Do you know someone who needs a suit or dress for prom, but can’t afford it? Or do you have nice formal wear you no longer need that you’d like to donate? Kansas high school students with valid school ID will have an opportunity to shop for prom free at the GownTown event in Wichita again […]

FREE Prom alternative for teens at Wichita Art Museum

alternative prom at wichita art musuem (morp)

On the Saturday before spring break, March 7, 2020, the Wichita Art Museum will host a FREE prom alternative they call MORP. (That’s “prom” spelled backwards.) Local teens in grades 9-12 will enjoy a special night of artmaking featuring guest teaching artists, music, dancing, food, and fun.  The event goes from 6 p.m. to 10 […]

Jam with Friends at Ecclesia

Jam with Friends at Ecclesia

Do you love to sing or play an instrument? You should definitely check out “Jam with Friends” night at Ecclesia Coffee Shop in west Wichita. On the third Thursday of every month throughout the school year, members of the Friends University Jazz Department will meet at Ecclesia from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an […]

Virtual winter dance celebration at Friends University

Student dancer practicing winter dance celebration performance while others in class look on

Friends University will present a virtual Winter Dance Celebration, a Friends University dance performance to usher in the holiday season.  Friends University Fine Arts has been hard at work on a line-up of new productions, shows and events. They chose to see the current restrictions on in-person events as an opportunity to do the arts […]

FREE: Teen Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room

Harry Potter Yule Ball Facebook post

This will be a very cool winter break event for teens in Wichita! The Wichita Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Yule Ball Escape Room for teens in December. And it’s FREE! The event will be held on December 20, 2019 at the Advanced Learning Library location.  The Harry Potter themed escape room will […]

Tuck Everlasting musical

Tuck Everlasting by Music Theatre for Young People, Wichita KS

Music Theatre for Young People will perform Tuck Everlasting this coming May in Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre.  Based on best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Tuck Everlasting features a soaring score from Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life […]

Peter Pan the Musical

Peter Pan the musical in Wichita

Music Theater for Young People will perform Peter Pan, the Musical in March 2020 at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre.  Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the […]

Les Miserables, School Edition

Music Theater for Young People will introduce younger audiences to Les Miserable this December at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theatre.  Les Miserable School Edition is an author-approved abridged edition of the world’s longest running musical that maintains the integrity of the original. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 13 and […]

FREE Teen late-night program at two Wichita YMCAs

FREE Teen late night program at the South YMCA

Looking for a fun, FREE safe place for your teenagers to go on a Saturday night? Your search is over! The Wichita South YMCA, and now the North YMCA, have a FREE Late Night Program every Saturday after the Y closes from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] This program is free to […]

Teen Sketch-a-Rama at Wichita Art Museum

Teen event at WAM

All Wichita-area high schoolers are invited to enjoy an evening of art, food, music and fun at the Wichita Art Museum this November. This is a FREE event for teens, but advance registration is necessary to participate. The fall Sketch-a-Rama features guest teaching artists, engaging art sessions, music with DJ Alex Hunt, food, and fun. […]

Teen Late Night Water Park Pool Party

FREE water park pool party for Wichita teens at North YMCA

Teens get in FREE to the water park at the North YMCA for a pool party on Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bring your current school ID and the waiver signed by parents to join in the fun. They’ll have FREE food from Funky Monkey Munchies FREE swimming (wear your suit!) And […]

Maize High Solar Fest 2019

It’s time to celebrate! Come help Maize High School celebrate the installation of their new solar panels. Get a close up look at the solar panels in action! In addition, Jace Wilbert and his band, The J Antone Quartet, will play. There will also be free face painting, a Sedgwick County fire truck, and an […]

ICT Pop-Up Urban Park Lunch Concerts: The Ronald Musekura Band

Listen to The Ronald Musekura Band joyfully play Swahili/Gospel music over the lunch hour. Join them for a free concert and grab lunch from the food trucks at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park on Friday, June 21 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. This event is sponsored by Vibrant ICT by Prairie Muses in collaboration with the […]

Make Music Day Events

Make Music Day 2019 is here! This Friday, June 21, enjoy Make Music Day and all of the fun events surrounding it. According to the Make Music Wichita website: “Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, […]

Free Glow Yoga Class

Join Hot Asana and the Power of She ICT for a free Glow Yoga Class this Friday! Wear your favorite neon outfits and bring a yoga mat if you have one. (They will have a limited supply of mats available for those who don’t have one.) In addition, Athleta is hooking up all the ladies […]

Yoga by the River

  Enjoy the relaxation of yoga along the scenic Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. Classes will be held at the floating dock just west of the Wichita Boathouse. Bring your own yoga mat, water and towel. Pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. This class is for ages 16 and up. The fee is $15 […]

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 […]

Free Movies at Kiwanis Park

Grab a chair, blanket and pillows and enjoy a family night out at the movies in Kiwanis Park. The Orchard Breeze Neighborhood Association is hosting a series of movie nights at the community building in Kiwanis Park this summer. (These events are open to the public.) The evenings will start with a family-friendly short film […]

Westlink branch library will offer a place to craft with others

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Like to craft with company? Bring your small projects – knitting, scrapbooking, beading, crochet – to the Westlink branch library. Starting in February, the branch library will host a Creating Circle on the second Wednesday of every month in the evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the crafting circle is free, and you […]

Derby Bead Guild Event

Origami Boxes tutorial at Derby Bead Guild meeeting

The Derby Bead Guild meets at the Derby Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month, and beaders of all skill levels are invited to join them. Your first meeting is FREE. The guild promotes all areas of beading and jewelry making, and provides an opportunity for beaders to pool their knowledge of techniques, […]

Half-Price Drinks During Sonic Happy Hour

Sonic Drive-In happy hour - 1/2 price drinks & slushes 2-4 p.m. daily

The Sonic Happy Hour is back! Between 2-4 p.m. every day, you’ll pay half price for drinks and slushes at participating Sonic Drive-Ins. Sonic Drive-In’s Happy Hour definitely lets bargain hunters sip on savings in the afternoon, whether they’re in need of a quick break or enjoying a beverage with their meal. Sonic Happy Hour Every day, […]