"Helicopter Holiday" Lights Tours
11/04/2015 to 12/31/2015 Experience the breathtaking holiday sites of downtown Wichita, the Arkansas River and spectacular scenic views of neighborhood holiday displays while listening to the sounds of the season from your own private helicopter! Enjoy holiday punch and cookies during your pre-flight briefing. Limited tours available. Book early to reserve your flight!
"Off the Yellow Brick Road," paintings by Elizabeth Daniel
11/03/2015 to 01/02/2016 "Off the Yellow Brick Road," paintings by Elizabeth Daniel, is a continuation of a series that has been stuck inside Daniel's mind for years. In one way or another, all the pieces relate back to one theme: home. Daniel graduated from Emporia State University and has worked with different mediums, including ceramics, fiber art and acrylics.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
11/29/2015 to 11/29/2015 Seeking a tuneful alternative to holiday movies? Take the kids to an opera! Opera Kansas announces the 2015 revival of their popular holiday treat, Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Amahl is the story of a crippled boy who lives in poverty with his mother. One wintry evening the Three Kings, traveling with gifts for the Christ child, call at Amahl’s lowly hut to rest and warm themselves. As they continue their journey Amahl, in a selfless act of devotion, offers his crutch to the child. As he steps forward to place it with the King’s gifts, a miracle occurs. The boy’s crippled leg is made whole. Convinced that what they have witnessed is a sign from God, the Kings invite Amahl to come with them and present his gift to the Holy Child in person.
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!
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.
10/03/2015 to 01/05/2016 Examine how architects, engineers, video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and more use math and science to create their crafts. Develop a video game. Design a roller coaster. Lay down a music track, draw 2-D or 3-D art. Light up the crowd for a dance party. And more! Produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
Design Zone National Traveling Exhibit
10/03/2015 to 01/03/2016 What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? Go behind the scenes and see how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math to do the amazing things they do.
DIY: Tools and Toys
11/28/2015 to 12/31/2015 Construct your own holiday toys using everyday tools and objects.
Explore Store Discount Shopping Weekend
11/28/2015 to 11/29/2015 Start your holiday shopping off right! Members get 20% off purchases, nonmembers get 10%. Remember, there is no admission needed to shop the store.
Gifts in the Gallery
11/21/2015 to 01/02/2016 Gifts in the Gallery is a boutique-style art sale that fills the main gallery of CityArts wil ready-to-sell artwork for the holiday season. This unique sale features handcrafted pieces of art from all medias, including ceramics, paintings and jewelry, among others. The grand opening celebration is Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
I got Botox for Christmas
11/27/2015 to 12/30/2015 Boo the villain and cheer the hero at Wichita's only audience participation dinner theater. We offer a full evening of fun, food, and fantastic live entertainment that everyone can enjoy! Enjoy the holiday performance of "I got Botox for Christmas" or "Oh Come all Ye Facefull."
Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show
11/28/2015 to 12/31/2015 Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season as this popular exhibit is decked out for a 1950s holiday, complete with a Christmas parade and nostalgic music.
Let It Snow!
11/28/2015 to 12/31/2015 This fun family show will put you in the seasonal mood with holiday images and scenes set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets.
Lights on St Paul
11/26/2015 to 12/28/2015 Enjoy this dazzling holiday lights drive thru with over 1 million lights. Santa photos will be available Friday-Sunday inside the festive ILRC for a $5 donation. See new LED exhibits along with your favorites at the largest neighborhood drive thru lights display in Kansas! There is no fee, but donations are encouraged to help The Arc of Sedgwick County assist persons with developmental disabilities. Enter the display at Douglas between Meridian and West St. Tune in your car radio to hear the synchronized music.
Live Science Show
11/28/2015 to 12/31/2015 Construct your own holiday toys using everyday tools and objects. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio
11/29/2015 to 11/29/2015 Michael McDonald’s This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits Tour will include his hits as well as holiday favorites that will surely put you in the spirit.
Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.
With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music.
Photography & Inherited History In India
09/12/2015 to 12/13/2015 Two generations after the exultation of Independence and the concurrent horrors of Partition, contemporary Indian photographers reclaim and reappraise the history of colonialism in their country. The exhibition will include works by Raqs Media Collective, Gauri Gill, Nandan Ghiya, Vivan Sundaram, Pushpamala N., and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.
Project Teacher: Supply Drive
11/29/2015 to 11/29/2015 The average teacher personally spends $1,500 annually on supplies for their classroom. Project Teacher, a local non-profit, was formed to help teachers by providing basic educational supplies. Receive free admission to WAM when you bring an art supply. WAM will collect the art supplies and share them with Project Teacher. Learn more about Project Teacher by visiting the website projectteacher.org.
Sunday, November 29 from Noon–5 pm
Rhythm & Hues
09/04/2015 to 12/13/2015 Rhythm and Hues explores the influence of music on modern and contemporary art practices. Both forms of artistic expression share compositional and stylistic similarities.
In Lester Johnson's densely packed composition, City Women, the figures seem to pulse with energy. Their arms and legs are caught in beautiful stylized movements, reminiscent of a complicated musical score. Johnson’s work was heavily influenced by jazz, and it demonstrates the same shifts between tones and design, using bold colors and angled figures to mimic the sound of instruments interacting, tangling in an exchange of ideas.
Drawn from the permanent collection, the works of art in Rhythm and Hues explore the parallel nature of visual art and music. From regional musical styles such as bluegrass, to cultural expressions such as American Indian dances, to the birth of jazz in the early modern era, music and visual art are intimately intertwined.
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016 Sending an email miles away is a piece of cake in this day and age, but the written word experienced many radical changes and developments to get to this point. Over the course of five thousand years, changes in written language and how individuals wrote messages changed how human beings recorded their existence and communicated with each other.
The Museum of World Treasures invites you to explore these changes in a new Rotating Gallery exhibit, "Transcribing History: Pictographs, Parchment, and the Printing Press." Visit for a glimpse into the history of an important aspect of any civilization and discover how cuneiform on clay tablets paved the way for text messages on smartphones. Experience how the simple act of writing affects many aspects of everyday life and ultimately provides the power to change the world.
The Museum’s Rotating Gallery hosts new temporary exhibits on an annual basis. Each year, our Exhibits Committee selects a Student Curator to research, design, and direct the creation of this exhibit under the guidance of the Museum’s Curator of Exhibits and Research, Tim Howard. This year’s Student Curator, Emily Simon, is a Newman University student studying English and history, with a minor in international studies.
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
11/12/2015 to 12/30/2015 THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL, opens on Friday, November 12, at 8:00 p.m. The house opens at 6:30 for catered dinner, drinks and appetizers from our house menu. Drinks are served from 6:30 until the close of the show. Tickets are available for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 12 - December 30, with Select Sunday matinee's at 2:00 p.m. Catered Dinner is available for Show & Dinner for all show days and times.
Tickets are $25.00 per person for Show Only, or $40.00 per person for Dinner and Show. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and are required for Dinner and Show. All dinners are plated and brought to your seat by our superb wait staff.
Wichita Junior Thunder
11/27/2015 to 11/29/2015 The Wichita Junior Thunder is a Junior A Tier II program, withi players 16 to 20 years of age, playing out of the Wichita Ice Center.
Illuminations at Botanica
11/27/2015 to 12/31/2015 ILLUMINATIONS is held seven days a week, 5:30-8:30 p.m. from November 27 through Dec. 31 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25).
Illuminations is a family-friendly event that showcases Botanica’s 17 acres of beautiful gardens in a completely different light. It has become one of the area’s premier holiday events, but this year the event is getting a festive facelift! With hundreds of thousands of lights and new themed displays, Illuminations will be Kansas’ largest holiday light display. More than 5,000 LED luminaries will line garden pathways, more than 120 trees will be expertly lit, and many structures will be lit with twinkling white lights. As visitors enjoy their walk through the Gardens, they will enjoy the warm glow of luminaries, the sound of electric trains traveling around pine trees, the reflections of trees on the pond, the magic of the flocked forest at Candy Cane Lane, the fragrance of chimineas, the warmth of hot cocoa and cider and the joy of live musical groups. In total, hundreds of thousands of lights combine with nature to create a stunning atmosphere and a “HO, HO, HO” lot of holiday fun! Support from special events such as Illuminations help us showcase the Gardens, maintain Botanica as one of the Midwest’s leading botanical gardens and further our mission.
Tickets are $8 ($7 members) for adults and $6 for youth (3-12). Advance tickets can be purchased at all area QuikTrip locations or at Botanica. Members must purchase their tickets at Botanica in order to receive their discount. Group rates are available in advance. For ticket information please call Natalie Mahaffay at 316-264-0448 ext. 107.
Karg Art Glass presents Fire and Ice
11/13/2015 to 12/31/2015 Reception November 13, 2015. 6-9 pm. Glass demons' live music, food and lots of fun. Nine glass artist from coast to coast plus many more in our gallery. Come and visit with some of the artist.
Gallery hours. M-S. 8:30 to 5 pm. Sunday 11-4 pm.
Sign up for blow your own ornament November 27-30.
Everyday except Wednesday and Sunday's 9 am to 2 pm
Social Media Monday
11/30/2015 to 11/30/2015 In advance of the December 3 "Elf" film screening, bring on the elves! Go to elfyourself.com, elf yourself along with friends or family, and post pics to WAM’s Facebook page. Posters of the funniest pics will win tickets to Thursday's "Elf" event.
Monday, November 30: All day
All That Remains at The Cotillion December 1st w/ Devour The Day & more!
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1LmhDl4
THE ORDER OF THINGS TOUR
ALL THAT REMAINS
Devour the Day, Audiotopsy, Sons of Texas
TUE, DECEMBER 1, 2015
DOORS: 6:30 PMSHOW: 7:30 PM
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY OF SHOW
10:00 AM CDT
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 serving Octoberfest Brats and Bierocks along with her Famous #8 and more! Text ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
The Order of Things – February 24, 2015 Given the world’s unpredictability, survival requires reaction. With so many factors beyond our control, the focus of life often becomes about how we respond to these outside forces. The same can be said for music. Regardless of how trends ebb and flow, artists must react appropriately in order to thrive and survive. Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On their seventh full-length album, The Order of Things [Razor & Tie], the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. “You have to adapt to the world around you as opposed to expecting everything to adapt to your perspective,” claims Labonte. “You can’t really control what goes on in your life, you can only control your reaction. I’ve gotten a certain amount of peace from embracing this truth. That’s the way things go. This is literally The Order of Things.” It’s been quite a ride for All That Remains. The group reached another landmark with 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. It debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded two hit singles. “Stand Up” ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio, a first for the band, while “What If I Was Nothing” landed at #2.
Art Start Families: Textured Treasures
12/01/2015 to 12/15/2015 December brings fluffy snow, fuzzy sweaters, sticky marshmallows, and smooth hot chocolate. We will explore texture with an art project in the studio, works of art in the gallery, and a story. Get ready to create a textured masterpiece.
Tuesdays are for families: Children ages 3-5 with an adult. Reservations are required. Go to www.wichitaartmuseum.org/artstart
Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3-5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum!
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium: Rock the Dome
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28
Saturday, Dec. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 27
Doors open at 6:30PM
Jam to three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here. For ages 17 and older.
Children's Spanish Program
08/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Adult and Toddler (ages 1-4)
Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language.
July 15 August 12 September 9
October 14 November 11 December 9
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas! In the Main Lobby.
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 The all-new, live stage show MythBusters Jamie & Adam Unleashed starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science.
MythBusters Jamie & Adam Unleashed brings you face to face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.
Stearman 4D Dedication
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Join us for the official dedication for the Stearman 4D! The dedication will take place on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:00 pm. This will be a free event. This special event will highlight the wonderful volunteers who spent 9 years restoring this beautiful airplane and the gracious donors who made the restoration process possible!
TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup
07/01/2015 to 06/01/2016 Ages 2-5
Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center, and others.
Tuesday Tour: Scenery, Story, Spirit
12/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 Join a WAM docent on an exhibition highlights tour before this celebrated exhibition closes. The treasures offer a walk through American history that you shouldn’t miss! Meet in the Boeing Foyer near the welcome desk. Guided tour will be 45 minutes.
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.
Holiday Toy Festival
12/02/2015 to 12/13/2015 In Celebration of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s 75th anniversary, the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild is sponsoring a special Holiday Toy Festival. The festival will be held in the Museum’s Auditorium the first two weeks of December and be reminiscent of scenes a century ago when many gifts were still hand-made. These toys, made by guild members, are offered for the benefit the Historical Museum. Most of these toys will be available for sale to visitors beginning Tuesday, December 2nd. A live auction of selected major works featured will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3:00 p.m. (bids are accepted prior to that date as well). Items may be seen on the Museum’s website: wichitahistory.org All of the toys featured were made by members of the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild, and painted and decorated by Kansas artists. The festival features a full-sized play house, a log cabin doll house, a large scale puzzle map of the United States, a wooden model train set, a child’s sleigh, rocking horses, a doll cradle, a toboggan, and a sailing ship, among many others. The festival concludes during the Museums 75th Anniversary Open House held Saturday, December 13th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (free admission this day) Members of the Sunflower Woodworks Guild will be available to meet Museum Visitors.
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.
Jon Meacham Reading and Signing
12/02/2015 to 12/02/2015 Watermark Books & Cafe, in partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center, will host author Jon Meacham for a reading and signing of his book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be located at the KLC, 325 E. Douglas in downtown Wichita.
This is a ticketed event. The ticket includes a copy of Meacham's book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush and costs $35.00 + tax. You may order the ticket by calling the bookstore at 316.682.1181.
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
Dec. 2 Cookies
Dec. 9 Light and Sounds
Dec. 16 Ornaments and Shapes
Dec. 23 Winter Sky
Dec. 30 New Year’s Eve
Senior Wednesday: Holiday Brunch
12/02/2015 to 12/02/2015 Seniors unite and celebrate a year of camaraderie at Senior Wednesday! Ten Wichita cultural institutions offer this collaborative speaker series for active adults 55+. The annual holiday brunch is a beloved gathering that features a buffet and festive holiday entertainment. Free admission. Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+.
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
Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and City Council members will host the annual "A Night with Santa" holiday event. The event is free but donations of canned or boxed goods benefiting the Kansas Food Bank are encouraged.
The evening begins outdoors on Kennedy Plaza with the tree lighting. Photos with Santa may be purchased or you may bring your own camera.
Art Start Pre-K Classes: Textured Treasures
12/03/2015 to 12/17/2015 December brings fluffy snow, fuzzy sweaters, sticky marshmallows, and smooth hot chocolate. We will explore texture with an art project in the studio, works of art in the gallery, and a story. Get ready to create a textured masterpiece.
Thursdays are for preschool groups and daycare centers: Children ages 3-5 with their chaperones. Reservations are required. Go to www.wichitaartmuseum.org/artstart
Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3-5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month, so come back once a month for a fresh take on the museum!
Christmas on the Prairie
12/03/2015 to 12/03/2015 Enjoy Christmas the cowboy way with the Christmas songs and comedy of the Prairie Rose Rangers. The entire Prairie Rose Ranch will be decorated for Christmas. The event also includes horse-drawn wagon rides, movies, the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum and the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon dinner.
Fine Art for the Wine Heart at Wichita Center for the Arts
10/08/2015 to 01/21/2016 This is an evening of painting and sipping wine, with step by step guidance from Gayle. Participants will recreate a selected painting, with their own original spin. Canvas, paint, easel, brushes and wine glasses provided. Bring your own wine.
After 18 years, Garth Brooks returns to Wichita with Special guest Trisha Yearwood for 2 shows December 4 and 5! Tickets go on sale Friday, October 23 and are ONLY available online at www.tickets.com/garth or by phone at 1-800 228-6622. To ensure a quicker purchasing experience on October 23, please visit www.tickets.com/garth today to create an account or refresh your existing Tickets.com account. All seats will be sold as best available.
SOLD OUT SHOW.
Holiday Film Unclassic: Elf Interactive Screening
12/03/2015 to 12/03/2015 Love the hit movie Elf featuring the comedic antics of Will Ferrell? Connect with WAM Contemporaries for this audience participation film screening a la Rocky Horror Picture Show with your own activity pack and interactive fun. The Wooden Lecture Hall will be decorated in elf-inspired holiday regalia. Cash bar available for a pre-film potion. Hip holiday hullabaloo and cash bar concoctions to follow the movie in the Cessna Art Investigation Gallery. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $15 for WAM members, $20 for general public, and available online at wichitaartmuseum.org/events.
Old-Fashioned Victorian Holiday Open House
12/03/2015 to 12/31/2015 Old-Fashioned Victorian Holiday Open House
This holiday season, Serenity Bed and Breakfast Inn is hosting an Old-Fashioned Victorian Holiday Open House benefit fundraiser for Old Cowtown Museum. Serenity B&B was built in 1887 and is one of only a handful of gracious old Victorian homes still standing in Wichita. Of about 250,000 buildings standing in Wichita today, there are only about 475 left that were built at 1900 or earlier and the very oldest structure standing in Wichita today was built in 1874 . . . . just 13 years before Serenity B&B was built. Serenity B&B is one of Wichita’s oldest structures!
The B&B has been festooned inside and out with holiday decorations of all types. Listen to the old fashioned music, story tellers and musicians. Help yourself to cookies, candies, cakes and hot spiced cider.
Take a guided tour this beautiful Victorian and learn the history behind this gem and a little bit of Victoriana at the same time. Listen to docents tell tales of Victorian Holiday times. If you’re lucky Santa will make a stop by and you can have your photo taken w/ Santa. Mrs. Claus just might be around too serving holiday goodies!
This is a perfect opportunity to have individual, group or family photos taken on the gorgeous Victorian main staircase all decorated up with garland, lights and bows!
This Old-Fashioned Victorian Holiday Open House at Serenity B&B is a benefit fundraiser for Old Cowtown Museum (www.OldCowtown.org). Cowtown is an authentic accredited museum-quality village recreation from the late 1800s. With 54 buildings on site (37 of which are original to Wichita) Cowtown looks very much what someone would have seen when riding through Wichita. Plus there’s lots of fun things to do when you’re there. Help Serenity B&B support Old Cowtown Museum this holiday season with no better way to put yourself in the holiday spirit with a tour through old-fashioned Victorian Open House at Serenity B&B!!
All persons coming to the Old-Fashioned Victorian Open House will receive a “goodie bag” with an assortment of coupons, offers and promotional items from local Wichita businesses . . . And just in time for your Holiday Shopping, too! You’ll more than save your admission price with just one or two coupons such as buy 1 – get one entrée and more!! Adult admission is $10. Children (UNDER 10 - 4) are $7.50, children (UNDER 3) have complimentary admission. All persons working for this Old-Fashioned Victorian Holiday Open House are un-paid volunteers. Any additional donation(s) that can be made to the fundraiser are appreciated.
Serenity B&B’s Old-Fashioned Victorian Open House will warm your heart like no other! Starts Thursday, December 3rd and end at 9:00pm on December 31st, 2015.
Open: Weekdays from 5p – 8p (except 12 / 11)
Saturdays from 1p – 9p (except 12 / 12)
Sundays from 1p – 6p (except 12 / 13)
Wichita Nativity - Christmas Nativity Exhibit
12/03/2015 to 12/05/2015 Begin your holiday by visiting the 2nd Annual Free Wichita Nativity Event. View hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world, hear local musicians perform Christmas music and visit the Interactive Children's Room. Enjoy the spirit of the season at this special community event.
B. A. Shapiro Reading and Signing
12/04/2015 to 12/04/2015 Watermark Books & Cafe, in cooperation with the Ulrich Museum of Art, will host New York Times bestselling author BA Shapiro for a reading and signing of her newest novel, The Muralist on Friday, December 4 at 6:00. A reception will take place prior to the event at 5:30; the reception and event will take place at the Ulrich Museum of Art, located on Wichita State University's campus.
Christmas on the Prairie
12/04/2015 to 12/04/2015 Enjoy Christmas the cowboy way with the Christmas songs and comedy of the Prairie Rose Rangers. The entire Prairie Rose Ranch will be decorated for Christmas. The evening also includes horse-drawn wagon rides, movies, the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum and the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper.
Dickens of a Christmas, 40th Anniversary
12/04/2015 to 12/19/2015 This year's Christmas event will be an entirely new experience for visitors of all ages as Charles Dickens' beloved story "A Christmas Carol" comes to life. Scenes from the holiday classic will be re-created throughout the grounds.
? Is that Scrooge inside Meat Market buying a Christmas goose?
? Did you happen to see Bob Cratchit inside the First Arkansas Valley Bank working on the books?
To get your answers, you and your family will have to attend "Dickens of a Christmas." We promise to introduce you to the Ghost of Christmas Past as well!
Adding to the Dickens-inspired entertainment, will be a few familiar Christmas activities and traditions:
? Santa Claus in Santa's Workshop (aka Heller Cabin)
? Christmas carolers strolling the streets
? Christmas crafts and activities for kids
? Cookies, cocoa, and unique Christmas gifts for sale and more!
Free Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
11/21/2015 to 12/19/2015 Celebrate the season with a horse drawn carriage ride as you enjoy miles of crystal lights through Bradley Fair. Make memories and create traditions while you shop and dine with friends and family. Carriage rides are free and open to the public and originate from the fountain located at the Bradley Fair Plaza.
Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
11/21/2015 to 12/19/2015 Celebrate the season with a horse-drawn carriage ride as you enjoy miles of crystal lights through Bradley Fair. Make memories and create traditions while you shop and dine with friends and family. Carriage rides are free and open to the public and originate from the fountain located at the Bradley Fair Plaza.
Holiday Treats in the Muse Cafe
12/04/2015 to 12/04/2015 Find yourself in a festive mood at the Muse Cafe with holiday-inspired desserts and drinks to get you in the spirit of the season. For reservations, call 316-268-4973. $
Friday, December 4 from 11 am–3 pm
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015 Live bull riding on Friday and Saturday nights! Club Rodeo is the largest nightclub in Kansas with the largest dance floor. We also have the only LIVE snot-slinging bull riding action in Kansas. Every Friday and Saturday night-Watch 20 cowboys compete for up to $1500 cash in Club Rodeo's indoor bull-riding arena.
Old Fashioned Christmas
12/04/2015 to 12/04/2015 Enjoy the museum lit and decorated for Christmas! Visit with Santa, listen to carolers, and stroll thru the boomtown with historical re-enactors.
12/04/2015 to 12/06/2015 Shop Derby the first weekend in December for great deals and the chance to win prizes at participating businesses. The event will feature local retail stores and restaurants, craft fairs and nativity displays. A complete list of participating business can be found at www.derbyks.com/shopderby.
Wichita Junior Thunder
12/04/2015 to 12/06/2015 The Wichita Junior Thunder is a Junior A Tier II program, withi players 16 to 20 years of age, playing out of the Wichita Ice Center.
1935 in Film: Top Hat
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers remain icons in American film history. With music by Irving Berlin, the 1935 comedy film Top Hat stars the dancing duo in what was the most profitable film in the 1930s for its production company, RKO Pictures. Its sequence “Cheek to Cheek” is a stand-out in the movie, and Astaire’s “Top Hat, White Tie and Tales” is considered his most celebrated tap dance solo. Not surprisingly, the movie is ranked 15th on the American Film Institute’s Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time. A box lunch and individual bottles of wine, beer, and champagne to enjoy during the film will be available for purchase in the Muse Cafe. Resevations recommended at 316-268-4973.
Saturday, December 5 at 1 pm
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 The show begins with the early years of Ed Sullivan and includes classic Beatles favorites such as “She Loves You”, “Twist and Shout”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, and many others. American English captures the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo!
Next, you’ll take a trip with American English as they recreate the psychedelic era of The Beatles. Every musical and visual detail is magically shaped in a colorful journey back in time. You’ll witness incredible versions of selections from Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour. All the songs are performed completely live without any tapes or backing tracks.
And in the end, you’ll be transformed to a spectacular musical excursion of the final years of The Beatles partnership. Relive the years of The White Album, Let It Be, and Abbey Road. Moving renditions of songs such as “Hey Jude”, “Something”, and “Let It Be”, are sure to complete the tribute to The Beatles!
Breakfast with Santa and Miss Clause
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 Come and have breakfast with Santa and miss clause at Brints Diner. Take pictures or pictures will be available for $5 dollars. Saturday December 5th from 8am to 10am.
Carriage Rides in Old Town Square
11/21/2015 to 12/12/2015 Location: Old Town Square - 2nd & Mead
Free carriage rides in Old Town Square from noon to 4 p.m. each Saturday from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. Rides start out in front of the Warren Theatre Old Town, 353 N. Mead.
Christmas on the Prairie
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 Enjoy Christmas the cowboy way with the Christmas songs and comedy of the Prairie Rose Rangers. The entire Prairie Rose Ranch will be decorated for Christmas. The evening also includes horse-drawn wagon rides, movies, the Silver Screen Cowboy Museum and the all-you-can-eat chuckwagon supper.
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 Few works evoke the pure joy of the holidays more than Handel’s “Messiah.” Take delight in his jubilant melodies and unmistakeable “Hallelujah” Chorus. With orchestrations by none other than Mozart, this BIG Messiah will lift the spirits of all as we begin the holiday season of celebrations.
Ramona Lumpe Story Time
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 Kick off the Christmas season with a special family story time. Ramona Lumpe, the author of "Santa and the Clysdales," will be reading from her book.
Santa Arrives at Alefs Harley-Davidson
12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015 This is your chance to get a great family photo with jolly ol Santa. Be sure to tell Santa what you want this year for Christmas and while you’re here, let one of our associates help you start your very own Wish List.
Get here early to watch Santa ride in on a Trike! Bring the whole family and take pictures with Santa. Bring your own camera. There is still plenty of time to get started on that Christmas shopping list and get that perfect Harley gift.
Care to Dance Christmas Ball
12/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 Care to Dance Christmas Ball. Open to the public. Plated dinner, dance shows and social dancing. $35 for adults a$25 for kids ages 12 & under. Reservations required.
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Holiday Open House
12/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 Do you come for the herd of elves or holiday cookies? The Holiday Open House is a beloved annual gathering. Stop by to visit with Santa, listen to holiday carols by school choirs, and see a special performance by the Kansas Dance Academy in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free admission all day!
Friends of WAM Holiday Open House
12/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum invite you to warm up with holiday refreshments, live music, and a visit with Santa Claus. Don't miss this heartwarming event for young and old that you will cherish throughout the holiday season.
12/06/2015 to 12/06/2015 Few works evoke the pure joy of the holidays more than Handel’s “Messiah.” Take delight in his jubilant melodies and unmistakeable “Hallelujah” Chorus. With orchestrations by none other than Mozart, this BIG Messiah will lift the spirits of all as we begin the holiday season of celebrations.
Social Media Monday
12/07/2015 to 12/07/2015 Because the museum galleries are closed on Mondays, WAM is taking its 80 Days Marathon online. Check out the museum’s Pinterest page (pinterest. com/waminwichita) to see a sneak peak photo stitch of the colors and textures of Saturday’s 80th Anniversary Party.
25 Days of Grinchmas Visit from the Grinch
12/08/2015 to 12/08/2015 Come for a special Tuesday Storytime where we'll read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and have a very special visit from The Grinch himself. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be free and open to the public.
Tuesday Tour: WAM History
12/08/2015 to 12/08/2015 Join a WAM docent on an exhibition highlights tour to discover the history of our beloved museum, from the opening in 1935 to the present. Meet in the Boeing Foyer near the welcome desk. Guided tour will be 45 minutes.
An Irish Christmas
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015 AS SEEN ON PBS! An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table – joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration of life. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology, enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling, all led by an award-winning cast of Irish dancers, in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of ‘magic!’
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015 California-born, Seattle-bred sisters behind some of rock's most iconic hits, Ann and Nancy Wilson, bring their powerful and exciting band Heart to hartman Arena for a raucous live show on Wednesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $48, $58, and $68 (not including online service fees), and are on sale now at the arena box office, at www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees first showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts in the '70's with hits like "Crazy on You,""Magic Man,""Barracuda,""Straight On,"and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the '80's and '90's with huge hits like "These Dreams,""Alone,""What About Love,""If Looks Could Kill,""Never,"and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters' enormous talents as musicians, singers and songwriters.
As individuals, the sisters have also achieved significant success. Ann sang on songs that were both chart successes and motion picture themes, like "Almost Paradise" from Footloose, "Best Man in the World" from The Golden Child, and "Surrender to Me" from Tequila Sunrise, while Nancy composed and performed the scores to a half dozen motion pictures including the award winning "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous."
Along the way, music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors.
The last decade has been filled with new accomplishments for Heart. Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart's "Red Velvet Car" album, and a Top 5 DVD ("Night at Sky Church"). 2012's "Fanatic" continued Heart's current chart success, spawning two hit singles ("Fanatic" and "Dear Old America") and debuting in the Billboard Top 25. They also released a comprehensive CD box set entitled "Strange Euphoria," filled with rarities and previously unreleased treasures that met with acclaim from critics and fans alike.
In September 2012, Ann and Nancy released their first-ever memoire (Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll). The book spent several weeks on the New York Times "Best Sellers" chart and was released by HarperCollins on paperback on September 25, 2013. In May 2015, they released a children's book, Dog & Butterfly, based on the famous and well-beloved hit song.
Saint Asonia -- T95 Not So Silent Night
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015 Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1PhPVsf
T-95 NOT SO SILENT NIGHT
WED, DECEMBER 9, 2015
DOORS: 7:00 PMSHOW: 8:00 PM
$21.50 ADVANCE - $25 DAY OF SHOW
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 ROCK to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Saint Asonia is a rock supergroup, consisting of ex-Three Days Grace lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Gontier, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, Eye Empire bass player Corey Lowery and former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe
Tickling the Ivories
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015 Enjoy the sounds of holiday carols played on the museum’s Steinway grand piano in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Lunch and festive holiday treats will be available for purchase in the Muse Cafe.