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"Helicopter" Sweetheart Flights
01/15/2016 to 02/16/2016 Experience the breathtaking views of the region to include Downtown Wichita, the Arkansas River, Keeper of the Plains and many more spectacular sights with your special someone from the seat of your own Private Helicopter! Chocolate fondue and beverage is offered during the preflight briefing and a Special Valentine Photo taken prior to departure making this a Valentine Date not soon forgotten! Limited tours available. Book early to reserve your flight.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016 Re-imagined anew and opening in April, the museum presents a compelling arrangement of the distinguished and growing glass art collection. for the new display, the museum consulted with Seattle-based independent curator and craft scholar Vicki Halper. Notably, Halper curated WAM's popular 2014 summer exhibition, Australian Glass Art, American Links for the Museum of Glass. Revealing WAM's rich holdings, the variety, quality, and artistry of Steuben glass will be presented. In fascinating ways, the exquisite work of the Steuben Glass Works, the world-class glass manufacturer (1903-2011), continues to beguile and inspire artists. The new installation will acknowledge and examine how contemporary glass artists explore the continuing allure and legacy of Steuben. Magnificent work by such living artists as Dante Marioni and Kiki Smith will be on view. The new collection display also features a new commission - an elaborate, Steuben-inspired candelabrum - by glass artist Andy Paiko. This special work will be effervescent! It incorporates an abundantly enthusiastic array of forms and techniques first developed by Steuben. Paiko's tapering candle holders that hang gracefully from the central form, each demonstrate the Steuben "air-twist" technique, perfected by designer George Thompson. The cinched, bell-shaped forms of the upper part of the large-scale candle holder are typical of Thompson's designs. WAM's collection includes original sketches by Thompson during his time working for Steuben, making Paiko's re-imagining of Thompson's forms particularly relevant to the collection. If you haven't spent time in the museum's glass art galleries recently, you should visit soon and prepare to be impressed by the beauty and history of this special artform!
Blue Man Group — Making Waves
01/23/2016 to 05/01/2016 See, feel and create sounds using science just like the Blue Man Group! Play a Theremin organ. Create instruments using PVC tubes and create your own song. Use the human body as a drum. Compose patterns using vibrations.

Blue Man Group - Making Waves was produced by Boston Children's Museum in collaboration with Blue Man Productions and JBL,® a registered trademark of Harman

Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016 Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP.
Coloring for the Fun of It
01/13/2016 to 05/11/2016 Adults are discovering coloring as a way to relax, de-stress, and tap into their creativity. Come to the Westlink Library every 2nd Wednesday for adult-only coloring time and rediscover the joy of coloring. Materials will be provided, but you may also bring your own supplies. Beverages will be provided.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Fabricated
01/29/2016 to 02/26/2016 Two of our recent art students have gone on to study textiles - one at the University of Kansas and the other at Kansas State University. They have agreed to help us build an exhibit of their own work as well as the work of other artists working in the medium.Located in the 700 building. Reception: Final Friday, January 29, 5 – 8 pm
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
01/30/2016 to 05/08/2016

Encounter the history of the world's most recognized musical instrument. Experience diverse genres of music and discover the science of pitch and tone. Find out how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create this elaborate device that has revolutionized music. Discover more than 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts that immerse you in the heart of music. Even play a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long guitar!

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World is a Touring Exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum.

Hearts & Love
02/01/2016 to 02/13/2016 Karg Art Glass presents Blow your own Heart! Pick your colors and style and then trap your own air inside a glass heart paperweight! It takes 15 minutes to do but a few days to cool. Call for an appointment or walk on in. Blowing hours are from 9:30 to 2pm every day but Sundays and Wednesdays.
Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series
09/24/2014 The Share Our Culture series takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Indian Center, and provides the opportunity to learn in depth about an aspect of American Indian culture.
Kansas Kids Preschool Class
09/09/2015 to 08/31/2016 Ages 3 - 5 Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments, plus experience a special activity in the exhibits and more. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme. September: Sensory Science Sept. 9 Sight Sept. 16 Sounds Sept. 23 Smell & Taste Sept. 30 Touch October: Fall and Halloween Oct. 7 Color Changing Leaves Oct. 14 Cornfields and Scarecrows Oct. 21 Apples and Pumpkins Oct. 28 Halloween Creatures November: Super STEM Nov. 4 Science Nov. 11 Technology Nov. 18 Engineering Nov. 25 Math December: Holidays Dec. 2 Cookies Dec. 9 Light and Sounds Dec. 16 Ornaments and Shapes Dec. 23 Winter Sky Dec. 30 New Year’s Eve
Laughs For Learning
02/10/2016 to 02/10/2016 Come out for a night of hilarious stand up comedy by some of the best talent in the Midwest. Hosted by Dan The Man!! This is a fundraiser event for KANSEL, a non-profit leader in adult education.
Melanie Benjamin Reading and Signing
02/10/2016 to 02/10/2016 Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Melanie Benjamin for a reading and signing of her book The Swans of Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6:00 p.m. Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novel, The Aviator's Wife, a novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her previous historical novels include the national bestseller Alice I Have Been, about Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, the story of 32-inch-tall Lavinia Warren Stratton, a star during the Gilded Age. Her novels have been translated in over ten languages, featured in national magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People, and Entertainment Weekly, and optioned for film.
NEW! Kansas Kids Preschool Class
01/27/2016 to 05/25/2016 NEW! Kansas Kids Preschool Class Every Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Ages 3 - 5 Registration required. Call 316.660.0620 to register. Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments, plus experience a special activity in the exhibits and more. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme. Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! January: Winter Wonders Jan. 27 - Melting Ice and Icicles February: Sounds, Guitars and Instruments Feb. 3 - My Sense of Hearing Feb. 10 - Sounds and Vibration Feb. 17 - Music and Instruments Feb. 24 - Build a Band March: Spring in Kansas March 2 - Warmer Weather March 9 - Windy Weather March 16 - Spreading Seeds March 23 - Growing and Blooming March 30 - Open Exploration with Natural Materials April: Insects and Bugs April 6 - Bugs vs. Insects April 13 - Colorful Bugs April 20 - Wriggly Worms April 27 - Bugs Grow and Change To RSVP, call 316-660-0620.
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour
02/09/2016 to 02/10/2016 The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance- The 20th Anniversary Tour. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, Riverdance captures the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures with an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. "As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren't any. Here's to another 20 years!" - The Edinburgh Evening News
Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
01/29/2016 to 03/06/2016 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, January 29 - March 6 at Wichita Center for the Arts Final Friday Reception is 5 - 7 p.m. Jan. 29 Gallery is open 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition showcases select artwork created by middle school and high school students from 70 Kansas counties. The Scholastic Art Awards are the largest and longest-running recognition program for young artists in the United States, identifying and rewarding students who demonstrate superior talent and achievement. Nationally, alumni include Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana and Zac Posen. Participants, supported by their visual arts teachers and other community mentors, create and submit their best works of art. Each work is reviewed by a panel of art professionals for originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision. This year, 2,386 entries were submitted and 595 were selected for exhibition. In 2015, educational institutions awarded $2.3 million in scholarships and cash prizes to exhibiting students. This exhibition is generously underwritten by Elizabeth B. Koch and the K.T. Wiedemann Foundation.
Space School
01/16/2016 to 01/15/2017 Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome.
Vicki McIiroy
01/29/2016 to 02/15/2016 New works by Vicki McIiroy
Winter Wednesday at Sedgwick County Zoo
01/06/2016 to 02/24/2016 Grab your coats, throw on your mittens and head over to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Winter Wednesdays! Spend the day in the refreshing outdoors for $2.50 per person every Wednesday, November through February.
Winter Wednesdays
11/04/2015 to 02/24/2016 Grab your coats, throw on your mittens and head over to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Winter Wednesdays! Spend the day in the refreshing outdoors for $2.50 per person every Wednesday, November through February. Sponsored by: 105.3 The Buzz
Christopher Titus - live stand-up comedy
02/11/2016 to 02/11/2016 Born With a Defect Tour Christopher Titus' new show takes the audience on a wild ride through his personal life, and proves why he isn't qualified to be a father, and why childless couples win. In between Titus again takes you down some roads that may be unlikely to win him a CNN heroes award but will always be hilarious. His reasoning as to why owning a Ferrari is better than having children along with more of his beloved dysfunctional personal anecdotes will have you clutching your sides with laughter. This is some of his most surprising material yet, and Christopher Titus again shows in his seventh ninety minute special why he is one of the best comics working today. Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts at 8:00 pm
George Hodgman Reading and Signing
02/11/2016 to 02/11/2016 Watermark Books & Cafe will host author George Hodgman for a reading and signing of his book on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Hinder at The Cotillion
02/11/2016 to 02/11/2016 Hinder, the multi-platinum Oklahoma City rockers, are gearing up for their fifth studio album When the Smoke Clears (set for release via The End Records/ADA this spring). Singalong anthems, such as “Get Stoned” and “Lips Of An Angel,” shot them to megastardom, establishing Hinder as the next wave in anthemic rock. Now with over a decade-plus career under their belts, and having honed their live chops touring with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Aerosmith, and Papa Roach, Hinder’s upcoming album with their official new lead vocalist Marshal Dutton has breathed new sound, and new air, into the ever-evolving band. "We've made a really great record," said drummer Cody Hanson. "Once the fans get a hold of it, they will be very happy with it. This band was built around a strong core of hard work and friendship. Like it or not, we're going to be around for a long time."
LEND ME A TENOR,a comedy farce by Ken Ludwig
02/04/2016 to 02/13/2016 The greatest Italian tenor in the world, Tito Merelli, is scheduled to sing the lead in The Cleveland Opera’s production of Otello. When his wife leaves him a “Dear John” letter, the distraught singer takes a double dose of tranquilizers, forcing the theatre management to implement extreme damage control measures and find an immediate replacement without the audience knowing it. The result is a laugh-out-loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists and double entendres followed by madness and mayhem. LEND ME A TENOR is the winner of three Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year. There is no shortage of laughs in this classic comedy farce that holds the place as being the second funniest comedy farce ever written. It will have a welcomed revival production at The Forum Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre, directed by Kathryn Page Hauptman and starring John Keckeisen, Mark Mannette, Shanna Berry, Hugo Castillo, Cynthia Atchison, Ryan Ehresman, Chelsey Moore, and making her Forum Theatre debut and return to the stage of a few year’s absence will be guest artist, Charleen Ayers, as Julia.
Time Adorned Exhibit Opening
02/11/2016 to 02/11/2016 This exclusive, members-only event will unveil the newest installation of the Rotating Gallery at the Museum of World Treasures. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks from local businesses as you get a first look at the newest exhibit, Time Adorned: A Highlight of the Museum's Jewelry Collection. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. will unveil the exhibit to the public. Bring your family for fun and educational activities for all ages. Learn about the Museum’s jewelry collection and how it fits into the larger history of jewelry. The first 10 families to arrive will receive a VIP Swag Bag. (One per family, please.) Not a member? Visit www.worldtreasures.org or call 316.263.1311 for more information about supporting the Museum as a member and receiving invites to other exclusive events like this one!
Wichita Area Builders Home Show
02/11/2016 to 02/14/2016 The Wichita Area Builders Association has been producing the Home Show for 62 years. It maintains its popularity because people know that they can see just about every home related product in one location. As we always say, it's the largest window shopping spree around with over 275 exhibiting companies.

New Homes, Remodeling contractors, Storm Shelters, Hot tubs, Fireplaces, Heating & Air Conditioning, Windows & Doors, Financing, Insurance, financial planning, security, fence & deck companies, closets, carpet, central cleaning systems, garage doors, water purification systems, windows, doors, lighting fixtures, storage buildings, foundation repair, fitness equipment, concrete sealants, shutters, sprinkling systems, sewing machines, vacuum sweepers, cleaners, kitchen utensils, cookware, and a whole lot more.
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks Welcome | Bob Workman, director, Ulrich Museum of Art
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 Bob Workman, Director of the Ulrich Museum of Art, will begin the community symposium that will showcase three Wichita museums partnerships with simultaneous exhibitions devoted to Gordon Parks, a Kansas native and one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time. Talk will be held at the McKnight Art Center, Room 210 Visit:ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule.
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Jamal Cyrus | When Images are Deployed
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 Houston-based artist, Jamal Cyrus, will focus on what he understands as the political, psychological and spiritual deployment of imagery within our society. Extending photography's role beyond the selfie and the documentary, Cyrus will explore the ways in which the medium operates in a realm of powerful symbolic frameworks that control our movement and thought, addressing these concepts as they relate to his photographic, sculptural, and installation work both as an individual artist and with the collective Otabenga Jones and Associates. Visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule.
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: John Edwin Mason | Visual Justice: Gordon Parks’ American Photograp
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 John Edwin Mason is Associate Professor of History and Associate Chair of the Department of History at the University of Virginia where he teaches African history and the history of photography. He is currently working on Gordon Parks and the American Democracy, a book about the ways in which Parks’ Life magazine photo-essays on social justice and the books that he published during the Civil Rights Movement challenged Americans’ notions of citizenship and made him one of the era’s most significant interpreters of the black experience. Mason will illustrate the ways in which Parks employed photography and prose as tools through which he attempted to collapse the space between the promise and the reality of the “American dream.” Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Reception and exhibition viewing Ulrich Museum of Art
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 In Winter 2016, three Wichita museums partner with simultaneous exhibitions devoted to Gordon Parks, a Kansas native and one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time. Galleries will be open for viewing. Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks:Julia Brown | Unfitting Images
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 Julia Brown, Assistant Professor of Painting at George Washington University, will discuss work from her current exhibition The Swim at the Ulrich Museum of Art. Using her own research into photographic documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, including Florida wade-in protests over beach segregation, Brown asks why certain images and events come to be iconic of a time, a people, and a movement, while others are overlooked, buried, or forgotten. Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Hit Country Artists, The LACS and Moonshine Bandits, to perform at The Cotillion
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 Debuting at the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, Average Joes Entertainment/Backroad Records’ hit country duos, The LACS and Moonshine Bandits are on fire. Looking to top their record-breaking 2015 tours, The LACS and Moonshine Bandits are coming to The Cotillion in Wichita, KS Friday, February 12. The LACS will be performing their catchy new single, “Rooster” as well as “God Bless a Country Girl,” from their new album “Outlaw In Me”. Central California’s Moonshine Bandits continue to tour in support of their new album Blacked Out, which debuted inside the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart at #13, cracked the Billboard Top 200, and simultaneously debuted in the top 10 on the Rap Chart. Doors open at 7pm and tickets start at $20 for all ages. For additional information visit http://www.thecotillion.com/calendar/. About The LACS: The LACS first received national attention with their Top 15 Billboard Country Album, 190 Proof, released in 2012, which remained on the chart for over 73 consecutive weeks. The album featured Colt Ford, Bubba Sparxxx and the song, “Shake It,” with Big & Rich. Since then, the duo, comprised of Brian King and Clay Sharpe, has sold roughly 1 million digital tracks, 350,000 albums, collectively earned more than 35 million YouTube views and were most recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Their third studio album, Keep It Redneck, debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as did their current album, Outlaw In Me, in stores now.For more information on The LACS, visit www.thelacsmusic.com. Follow The LACS @TheLACSMusic andFacebook.com/TheLacsMusic. Suggested Tweet: Pick up @TheLacsMusic new album #OutlawInMe today! About The Moonshine Bandits: The Moonshine Bandits are signed to BackRoad Records, a division of Average Joes Entertainment. Since the release of their genre-blending album, “Whiskey & Women,” the California-based band have taken the world of outlaw music by storm. The group’s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has led to over 10 million views on the ShinerTV YouTube channel – collectively over 15 million views on YouTube - while their video for “My Kind of Country” peaked at #1 on CMT Pure. Connecting with fans on all levels, Moonshine Bandits have built a solid “Shiner Nation” of loyal fans, developed their own brand of Shiner Barbeque Seasoning, Beef Jerky and legal Moonshine (sold up and down the west coast). They also host “Shinerfest” an annual outdoor festival in Central California. www.moonshinebandits.com.
Live Jazz in the Keen Kutter Bar
02/05/2016 to 02/04/2017 Come enjoy live jazz performed by local talent each Friday and Saturday evening in the historic Keen Kutter Lounge in the heart of historic Old Town.
Special Valentines Chuckwagon Supper & Show
02/12/2016 to 02/13/2016 Bring your sweetheart to the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper on Valentine weekend. Start the evening with a romantic horse-drawn wagon ride, a classic cowboy movie, and the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum, followed by the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper. After dessert, sit back and enjoy the cowboy music and comedy of the Prairie Rose Rangers.
The LACS w/ Moonshine Bandits & Hard Target
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1QPSxPX THE LACS Moonshine Bandits, Hard Target FRI, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 8:00 PM $20 ADVANCE - $23 DAY OF SHOW ON SALE FRI 12/04 10:00 AM CST THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. The LACS—short for Loud Ass Crackers—have a proven formula for success. Mix 65 percent country music storytelling with 20 percent hip-hop attitude, add in 15 percent rock ‘n’ roll plus 100 percent hard work and you have a multi-format duo that defies definition and oozes opportunity. The duo, which is made up of hip-hop artist Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and lead vocalist/guitarist Brian “Rooster” King, doesn’t easily fit into any predetermined box and that’s exactly why The LACS unique blend of music appeals to America’s iPod generation. “When we make a mix CD on our computer, we don’t put together 30 songs that are straight country,” explains Sharpe. “We might have 10 country, 10 rock and 10 rap songs. We knew our kind of people would like it.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
02/12/2016 to 02/12/2016

The Wichita Thunder are a member of the ECHL. The Thunder are the premier source of affordable, family entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

80's Rock Night: Paramount at The Cotillion w/ The Astronauts
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1kcGTk2 BOB-FM PRESENTS 80'S ROCK NIGHT PARAMOUNT w/ The Astronauts SAT, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 DOORS: 6:30 PMSHOW: 8:00 PM $10 ADVANCE - $25 INCLUDING DINNER TICKETS THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Come out early for a special Valentine's Italian Dinner of Pasta, Garden Fresh Salad and Garlic Toast prepared and served by Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches. Pasta entree choice of Spaghetti with Red Meat Sauce or Basil Pesto Pasta with Chicken or Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken. Pasta entree choice subject to availability. The dinner will be served at 6:30 with the dance starting at 8:00. The MTV era…loud rock music blaring, big hair, party till you drop. The 80’s were the decade of excess. Today the music and spirit of the 80’s is captured live and on stage by the band Paramount. Named after the Paramount Bar in Salina, KS the band recreates the soundtrack of a decade with all the rock hits from Journey, Motley Crue, Poison, Joan Jett, Prince and more. With amazing sound and light production, 80’s Rock Night with PARAMOUNT delivers a Live Experience deserving of the decade called "The BIG 80s!"
Arlo Guthrie
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. Arlo Guthrie is out on tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”. A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, “Alice’s Restaurant” has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe and it all originates from Guthrie’s experience on Thanksgiving in 1965. Guthrie will perform his most prominent work in its entirety each night on the tour, as well as selections from every full-length studio album he’s released since his debut, Alice’s Restaurant (1967). Folk songs enduring many decades of change only become classics when storylines remain just as relevant today as they were when originally composed. “Alice’s Restaurant” is of this ilk; it’s now weaved into the fabric of American society. Fans have embraced “Alice’s Restaurant” as part of their annual Thanksgiving tradition, but also view it as one of the more pronounced anti-war rally songs. Every year, Arlo receives handfuls of letters from Vietnam vets and soldiers currently at war expressing their heartfelt connection to the song. Today, times are eerily similar to the mid-60’s, with unpopular wars being fought far away from home, and soldiers finding ways to cope. Music is often the best thing to soothe the soul. However listeners interpret the quintessential tune, we can be rest assured that people of all different walks of life come together singing that famous chorus, “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant…” “Alice’s Restaurant’s” hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo Guthrie from military service (1966) became a platinum selling record (1967) and full-length motion picture (1969) at the outset of his lauded career. Interestingly enough, the song’s lyrics reference the number 50 several times (i.e. “…there was five police officers, and three police cars, being the biggest crime of the last 50 years… I had to pay $50 to pick up the garbage…”), and here we are 50 years later commemorating the lengthiest hit single in music history. Due of its length, Arlo has only added the complete “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” to his touring menu on the 10-year anniversaries. For the last five decades, Arlo has carried on the Guthrie family legacy of sharing timeless stories and unforgettable classics to audiences far and wide. “The Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour” brings together an ensemble of fine musicians never to grace the stage together at one time. Arlo’s deft band includes Terry Hall (drums), Bobby Sweet (guitar, vocals), Darren Todd (guitar), and his son, Abe Guthrie (keyboards). Each show is also curated with a special multi-media presentation featuring previously unseen images from the Guthrie archives.
Cirque Ziva - Presented by the Golden Dragon Acrobats
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Golden Dragon Acrobats have been recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company in the United States and they are bringing their Cirque Ziva performance to the Kansas Star Event Center on February 13, 2016, for two great shows! With visual and technical innovations presented beautifully in centuries-old Chinese acrobatics, you won’t want to miss Cirque Zíva!
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Dr. Galyn Vesey | Black Wichita, 1945-1958
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 A retired professor in public affairs, Dr. Galyn Vesey was one of the participants, as a teenager, in the Wichita Dockum Drugstore sit-in in 1958. Vesey will talk about his current research for the book project Black Wichita: 1945-1958. Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Dr. Martin A. Berger | Images of the Civil Rights Struggle
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Dr. Martin A. Berger wrote the 2013 book and curated the exhibition Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle, now on view at the WAM. In collective memory, the Civil Rights Movement is remembered by dramatic scenes-protesters attacked by police dogs or black activists victimized by violence. Berger asserts that other pictures tell other stories. Blacks changed American discriminatory practices through their action, not their suffering. Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at University of California at Santa Cruz, Berger will explore this crucial aspect of the Civil Rights era.Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Karen Haas | Gordon Parks in Kansas
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Lane Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Karen Haas just curated the acclaimed exhibition Gordon Parks: Back to Ft. Scott, now on view at WAM. Parks returned to his hometown in 1950—retracing his roots and examining troubled race relations before the Civil Rights Movement. Haas will examine the photographs and their meaning from this compelling photo narrative.Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Reception and Exhibition Viewing
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 In Winter 2016, three Wichita museums partner with simultaneous exhibitions devoted to Gordon Parks, a Kansas native and one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time. Galleries will be open for viewing. Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule.
Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks: Welcome| Dr. Patricia McDonnell, Director, Wichita Art Museum
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Dr. Patricia McConnell, Director of the Wichita Art Museum, will begin the community symposium that will showcase three Wichita museums partnerships with simultaneous exhibitions devoted to Gordon Parks, a Kansas native and one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time. Talk will be held at the Wichita Art Museum. Visit:ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for complete symposium schedule.
Hyatt Regency Wichita Valentines Dinner
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Make the calories worth it. Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner in Harvest Kitchen|Bar. Join us Valentines Day weekend for a four-course dinner featuring our Farm-to-Table cuisine for $45 per person exclusive of gratuity & taxes. Reservations are available Saturday the 13th & Sunday the 14th from 5:30pm to 10:00pm and can be made by calling 316.613.6300.
Jessica Day George Reading and Signing
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Jessica Day George for a reading and signing of her book "Fridays with the Wizards" on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Shop Local 2nd Saturday
04/11/2015 Shop this Saturday to support local merchants and save money! Simply purchase a re-usable 2nd Saturday shopping bag or keycard for $5 and receive discounts at any of the participating merchants located in the Douglas Design District, Delano, Downtown and Old Town. Check the 2nd Saturday website monthly to see where you can save!
Spring Fling Arts/Crafters Fundraising Shopping Event
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016 STOP BY ON SATURDAY ~ FEBRUARY 13th FROM 10-4PM FREE TO ATTEND We will have fun bunch of 25 of our local businesses with their spring line up on display for you. Arts/Crafts and direct sales companies raising Funds for the NW Future Educators 2016 national conference expenses. Perfect time to pick up something for someone you love for Valentine's Day. It's not too late! Also, speaking of "LOVE". You can "SHARE THE LOVE" by bringing any non-perishable to donate to the FOOD DRIVE!
The Mastermind Show
01/30/2016 to 02/27/2016 The Mastermind Show is Wichita's NEWEST and most EXTRAORDINARY LIVE evening show! Curtis The Mentalist takes his audiences on a fun and entertaining journey of the mind. Watch in amazement as he tells randomly selected audience members the names of people they’re thinking of, predicts and controls their actions, and draws images that exist in their mind! Is he psychic or is it just some clever trick? How does he know the things he knows about people? Does he know what YOU’RE thinking? Toss aside your preconceived ideas of what a magic show is and come and witness magic of the mind like you've never seen it before! Get your tickets today and come and see for yourself!
Wichita Thunder Hockey
02/13/2016 to 02/13/2016

The Wichita Thunder are a member of the ECHL. The Thunder are the premier source of affordable, family entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Soulful Sunday's Valentine Day Special #ShowLove
02/14/2016 to 02/14/2016 First Round Ent. present Soulful Sundays Valentines Day Special. A night dedicated to creating love, romance and passion. Come out and enjoy the soothing words of the poets and the sensational voices of our Musical Guest. The festivities begin at 5pm with an Valentines Edition of Speed Dating. Be apart of the Dating session as some of the cities most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes come together hoping to find a date for the night. Followed by Special Valentines Day Events including "The Dating Game" & "Cater To You Booths". At 7pm The Soulful Sunday's Showcase will start with a Roster of some of the cities most talented poets and artists. Come enjoys an evening of positive vibes and good times. 2This event is for the mature and responsible crowd. Full Bar Available along with Refreshments and Delectable. Remember this occasion with custom Soulful Sundays picture frames.
Get Help for Expunging Your Criminal Record
02/16/2016 to 02/16/2016 Is your criminal past holding you back? Kansas law allows for people who have been convicted of some criminal offenses and completed all the requirements of their sentence to have their crime expunged. If a crime has been expunged, a person can honestly answer "No" when asked if he or she has been convicted of a crime (under most circumstances). If you or someone you know is struggling to move beyond an old criminal case, expungement may be a good option. Learn more in this free presentation by Kellie E. Hogan, Assistant Managing Attorney at Kansas Legal Services. In addition, information about the Wichita Bar Association’s Clean Slate Day on March 4 will be provided.
Kevin Gates at The Cotillion
02/16/2016 to 02/16/2016 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PVdOYK KEVIN GATES TUE, FEBRUARY 16, 2016 DOORS: 6:30 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM $25 ADVANCE - $30 DAY OF SHOW ON SALE FRI 12/11 10:00 AM CST THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Text RAP to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. As an artist, you've got to know yourself and your own vision first and foremost. Kevin Gates certainly does. The Baton Rouge-based rapper doesn't pull any punches, and his honesty fuels everything he does. More importantly, you can get to know him very well just by listening to what he's got to say on tape. Rap felt like destiny for him from a very young age. In a house with stacks of records and CDs, he became engaged by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and The Notorious B.I.G. as a child. Watching music videos religiously, the burgeoning MC would then perform for his aunts and uncles during family gatherings.
Stories & More
01/12/2016 to 04/05/2016 These Tuesday night storytimes at the Central Library will feature songs, activities, stories, and a craft for children ages 3-8 and their families.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
02/16/2016 to 02/16/2016

The Wichita Thunder are a member of the ECHL. The Thunder are the premier source of affordable, family entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.

Ribbon Cutting / Open House
02/17/2016 to 02/17/2016 Come party with The Insurance Guys and Midland Insurance Group at our Ribbon Cutting and Open House! We will have drinks (beer and more!) smoked meats, more food and fun! Come tour our new space at 416 S. Market and check out our Shocker Loft event space! We have added in some door prizes, just for all of you! We will have: 5 each $25 gift cards for Panera 5 each $25 gift cards for TGIFridays 5 each $25 gift cards for Papa Johns And the biggie: we are giving away an LG 49" 4K LED Smart IPS TV to one lucky attendee!! You can't win if you don't attend!
Senior Wednesday: Richard G. Miller
02/17/2016 to 02/17/2016 Ultra-DIY filmmaker R. G. Miller creates impossible blockbusters from his tiny studio apartment in Wichita, Kansas Winner of the Golden Strands Vanguard Award for Dedication to the Craft of Filmmaking and the subject of the documentary Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star at the 2015 Tallgrass Film Festival, Miller will talk of his life-long passion for the art of filmmaking.
Coffee with the Curator
12/17/2015 On the third Thursday of every month, visit the Museum of World Treasures for a light breakfast and an educational lecture. Enjoy coffee from The Spice Merchant, pastries, and new friendships. Although this is designed for seniors, everyone is welcome to attend this fun and educational program! Admission is FREE for Museum members, and $4 (+tax) for non-members.
Wichita Sport Show
02/18/2016 to 02/21/2016

Indoors at the Kansas Pavillions you can fish from a real boat in a real pond, challenge Miss Kansas to a 3D archery game, browse Kansas outdoor photography, watch cooking demonstrations from "Cooking on the Wild Side" author Michael Pearce, sing along to live bluegrass music next to a teepee or drop the kids off a the kidszone where they can bounce the afternoon away on the inflatables.  

Ticket Prices:
Adult: $10
Youth 9-12: $5
8 - Under: Free

Aircraft Industry - $2 off Bombardier, Learjet, Cessna Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft, sprit aerosystems with employee ID

USD 259 - $2 off Faculty and Staff with employee ID

Police, Fire, EMS, and US Military: Enjoy 50% off general admission

Fish and Game: Free Admission with employee ID

 

18th Annual Women's Fair
02/19/2016 to 02/19/2016 Feb. 19 – 21 Women’s Fair at Century II EXPO Hall in Downtown Wichita. 385 Exhibits - 27 Stage Events - Fashion, Hair and Cooking Shows - Business Workshop - Motivational Presentation - Shopping Galore!
27th Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival
02/19/2016 to 02/20/2016 A variety of bluegrass bands, including Jed Zeppelin, The SteelDrivers, The Russel Clan, and more!
Barry Manilow
02/19/2016 to 02/19/2016 Barry Manilow is set to perform concerts across North America ONE LAST TIME! The music legend will re launch his multiple-city ONE LAST TIME! Tour and will stop in Wichita at INTRUST Bank Arena on Feb. 19.

With his band of 13 musicians and singers, Manilow said, "We're having a great time putting the show together. We hope to take everyone on an emotional roller coaster. I can't wait to see everyone dancing in the aisles."

After performing more than 400 concerts at the Las Vegas Hilton and Paris Las Vegas from 2005 through 2011, Manilow has limited his concert appearances. The ONE LAST TIME! Tour is a major undertaking and as Manilow said, "is my way of thanking everyone for their years of support...one last time!"

Live Blues Music by Cady & Webb
02/19/2016 to 02/19/2016 Live blues with Cady & Webb every 3rd Friday of the month. Grab a group of people and come in and enjoy BBQ+Blues+Beer.
The Women's Fair
02/19/2016 to 02/21/2016 From FUN to INFORMATIVE, if it is of interest to Women it is at the Women's Fair. Over 300 exhibitors, 45 stage presentations and demonstrations, Cooking, Fashion & Hair Shows, Workshops, entertainment, Personality Appearances and Shopping Galore encompass the essence of the Women's Fair.
Turnpike Troubadours
02/19/2016 to 02/19/2016 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Ixxyts TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS FRI, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 DOORS: 7:00 PM $26.50 ADVANCE - $30 DAY OF SHOW ON SALE FRI 12/04 10:00 AM CST THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Nancy's A-Maize-N Sandwiches will be here serving her famous #8 and more. Test COUNTRY to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets. Times are tough for just about everyone these days, especially for those who live in what is often referred to as the “flyover states,” in the heart of the country. People have become tougher, their skins have grown thicker and they have become much harder to win over. That especially holds true when it comes to the music that rolls into the bars, music halls and honky tonks of their towns. The overwhelming success that Turnpike Troubadours have had on the so-called Red Dirt circuit of those states says a lot about the quintet’s authenticity and fire, particularly because their music is not exactly what that scene in known for producing.
Women's Fair Business Workshop
02/19/2016 to 02/19/2016 Women’s Fair BUSINESS WORKSHOP: At 3 p.m. on Friday, Janet Cervantes Hageman, CFO of Eck Automotive Group, will present “SUCCESS: Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat!” What gets you all revved up to perform in business and in life? Her 1 hour presentation is free with admission to the Women’s Fair.
"Alvin the Alligator"
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 Butler’s Annual Children’s Theatre production will once again welcome “Alvin the Alligator,” to the spotlight February 20 at 2 p.m. in a brand new adventure. Written by Bob Peterson, Alvin, in his newest journey, shares the lesson of ‘facing your fears.’ A life lesson to be learned by children of all ages.
Academy Award Shorts Film Fest
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 This year marks the 30th year the Wichita Public Library will screen Academy Award films, free and open to the public. Our 1st event will be an all day event at the Orpheum, screening the films in all of the 3 shorts categories: documentary, animation & live action.
Alvin the Alligator
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 Children’s Theatre Show – “An Alvin the Alligator Adventure” Written and Directed by Bob Peterson February 20 – 2:00 PM Matinee Box Office opens February 4 “Alvin the Alligator” is back! For the fourth year the loveable reptile returns to the stage for our annual Children’s Theatre show. In his previous outings (“Totally Frank”, “Hollywood Daze” & “Band Together”) “Alvin” imparted the lessons of non-judgement, acceptance & integrity. In this new adventure “Alvin” learns the importance of ‘facing your fears’ – and he shares the lesson in this latest “Alvin Morality Tale”.
American Romantic
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 Indulge in the lavish music of Tchaikovsky, let your heart skip a beat with Mozart, and let your dreams take flight in the sweeping melodies of American composer Howard Hanson’s “Romantic” Symphony.
Cessna Coin and Stamp Show
02/20/2016 to 02/21/2016

The Wichita Stamp Club presents its annual Cessna Coin and Stamp Show. There will be dealers from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Taxas, Arkansas and Colorado. View stamps and coins from around the world and check out the youth booth where children will be shown how to begin their stamp collection.

Everyone is welcome and admission and parking are free!  

Doggie Fashion Show
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 DOGGIE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW - Sat., Feb 20 at 12 pm: The Women’s Fair and KFDI FM 101.3 will present the most adorable fashion show on four legs. Carol Hughes, the wildly popular mid-day on-air personality will be on stage to offer delightful commentary about the doggies, their quirky & cute personalities and their attire. The models - and stars of the show - are provided by Hands of Hope Rescue. co-sponsor All Paws Pet Center www.womensfair.com
Engineering Expo - at Century II
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 This FREE event features hands-on activities for kids in grades K-8 to learn how engineering relates to the world around us. It is presented by the Wichita section of the Society of Women Engineers and by Spirit AeroSystems. The activities are intended for girls and boys in grades K-8. All participants must have a parent or guardian present during the Expo. We also have workshops during the event specifically for kids in 6th - 8th grade. They are free, but you do need to sign up in advance at http://wichitaswe.org/expo/. More information is at http://wichitaswe.org/expo/
Family Fun Day
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016 Kids of all ages will explore the photographs of Kansas born Gordon Parks through story, music, and special make-it-take it art projects. Inspire a lifetime of artistic engagement by participating in art activities designed to stimulate young minds.
Wichita Thunder Hockey
02/20/2016 to 02/20/2016

The Wichita Thunder are a member of the ECHL. The Thunder are the premier source of affordable, family entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com.