Ariana Grande with Special Guest Prince Royce
10/06/2015 to 10/06/2015Few artists are having a bigger year than pop music superstar, Ariana Grande. With two GRAMMY Award-nominations including Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, a coveted performance spot on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, a
Platinum-certified #1 album for My Everything, several chart-smashing singles, a Billboard Women In Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award and a recently announced high-profile recurring role in a new FOX television series, Ariana has become an unstoppable force in pop culture. Latin Superstar Prince Royce who recently debuted his first English single "Stuck on A Feeling" will be a special guest on all dates of the tour.
Art of Fire: Glass Art from the WAM Collection
04/04/2015 to 03/05/2016Re-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!
Art Start Families: Los Colores
10/06/2015 to 10/27/2015In partnership with the Big Read Wichita, we will read the children's companion book Green is a Chili Pepper as we explore colors in the gallery and the art studio. We will highlight Hispanic culture and the art of bookmaking in this special Art Start Session!
Tuesdays are for families: Children ages 3 to 5 and an adult.
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: The Last Reef
06/29/2015 to 06/28/2016Fly 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.
Cooking With Dr. Anne To Give Kids With Behavior Problems A Boost!
10/06/2015 to 11/03/2015GreenAcres Market and the Riordan Clinic are teaming up to bring optimal nutrition and a chance to improve the behavior, learning and mood of children that suffer from poor concentration, hyperactivity, anxiety and food sensitivities.
Anne Zauderer, a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, on the staff of the Riordan Clinic, will don an apron and roll up her sleeves to offer four FREE cooking classes during the months of October and November at GreenAcres Market-Bradley Fair.
10/03/2015 to 01/05/2016Examine 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 01/03/2016What 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.
Karg Art Glass presents 'Fire Me Final Friday"
09/25/2015 to 10/30/2015Ceramic Show, showing 8 artist along with Karg Art Glass Gallery, Opening night Sept 25, 6 pm to 9 pm we will have live jazz band from WSU, Clay demonstrations from WSU ceramic dept., food,& wine. Good way to meet and greet your friends and have a wonderful time discussing art.
Photography & Inherited History In India
09/12/2015 to 12/13/2015Two 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.
Rhythm & Hues
09/04/2015 to 12/13/2015Rhythm 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.
Spirited: Prohibition in America
09/01/2015 to 10/20/2015During the era of Prohibition, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages from 1920 until 1933. A new exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, on view September 1st – October 20th at the Historical Museum, explores this tumultuous time in American history, when flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation, took sides in this battle against the bottle.
Organized by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO, Spirited: Prohibition in America explores the era of Prohibition, when America went “dry.” Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led to the repeal through the 21st Amendment in 1933. Through the exhibition, visitors will learn about the amendment process, the changing role of liquor in American culture, Prohibition’s impact on the roaring ‘20s, the role of women, and how current liquor laws vary from state to state.
Spirited has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Temporary "Transcribing History" Exhibit in Rotating Gallery
02/28/2015 to 01/15/2016Sending 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 Magnificent Seven
10/06/2015 to 10/06/2015Welcome to “Cine Pedro Infante,” the local theatre in Luis Alberto Urrea’s fictional village in this year's Big Read Wichita selection, "Into the Beautiful North". We will screen the 1960 classic Western film starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, and Steve McQueen that inspired Nayeli’s quest in "Into the Beautiful North". (PG; 128 minutes)
WAM Teen Night
10/06/2015 to 10/06/2015Join us for an open house!
The Museum is excited to launch a new pilot project to engage with local teens and invite young adults to explore career opportunities and expand learning experiences. On Tuesday, October 6 - WAM hosts a teen open house. The evening will involve food, fun festivities and full information about becoming part of the WAM teen crew.
This event is FREE. For more information, contact Courtney Spousta, Curator of Education at 316-268-4907.
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.
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 08/31/2016Ages 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
National Dance Company of Siberia from Russia
10/07/2015 to 10/07/2015Welcome to the debut performance of the National Dance Company of Siberia presented by World Touring under the leadership of Vladimir Moiseyev. This great show that illustrates more than 200 costumes, superb choreography of dances from different regions of Russia and Siberia, and unforgettable music is a must-see event that features 45 dancers. The company’s performances have been enjoyed in over 70 countries on different continents.
Experience this company’s endless energy, wonderful tradition of their folkloric choreography, and beautiful music scores that brought them international respect and appreciation. Their program that starts with the company’s trademark dance “My Siberia” will take you on an incredible musical journey of their gorgeous Siberian region. Come and join us for an evening to remember of family entertainment!
The Washington Post wrote in its article under the heading “Russian Folk Dance” that “the Russian folk dances seemed broader and more effective than the dances of any other country, due to their choreography and cultural traditions. The Company’s dancers are wonderfully trained professionals.” The article added that “…words fail to express the deep impression created by the beautiful figures, swift movements, gorgeous costumes, and virtuoso performance including the smooth, gliding dances of the girls, the remarkable jumps and pirouettes of the male dancers. This was not just a good performance. This was A GREAT SHOW!”
Senior Wednesday: Henry Moore in Wichita
10/07/2015 to 10/07/2015Henry Moore is a name synonymous with modern outdoor sculpture. The British artist's work graces public parks and sculpture gardens worldwide, and two remarkable works punctuate the landscape in Wichita - one by Wichita State University's Ablah Library and one at WAM. Did you know that Henry Moore traveled to Wichita in 1978 as these works were acquired? What is that story? Who were the players? Dr. Patricia McDonnell, WAM director, will give an illustrated talk on WAM's landmark sculpture by Henry Moore.
Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+. Doors open at 10 am, program begins at 10:30 am, $2 admission.
Art Start Pre-K Classes & Daycares: Los Colores
10/01/2015 to 10/29/2015In partnership with the Big Read Wichita, we will read the children's companion book Green is a Chili Pepper as we explore colors in the gallery and the art studio. We will highlight Hispanic culture and the art of bookmaking in this special Art Start session!
Thursdays are for preschool groups and daycare centers: children ages 3-5 and their chaperones.
Croctoberfest: Live Music, Food, & Drinks for Conservation
10/08/2015 to 10/08/2015A night of live music, delicious food, and cheap drinks hosted by the Amphibian and Reptile department of the Sedgwick County Zoo to raise money for Crocodilian conservation!
There will be three bands, a silent auction, yummy food from Cow and Sow, and more!
All admission plus a percentage of food sales will be donated to Crocodilian conservation. Please come join us for a fun evening! We hope to have a packed house so please invite your friends and family!
Fine Art for the Wine Heart at Wichita Center for the Arts
10/08/2015 to 01/21/2016This 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.
Junior League of Wichita's 12th Annual Holiday Galleria
10/08/2015 to 10/11/2015Holiday Galleria - an upscale shopping event featuring more than 120 of the best regional and national merchants. All proceeds will support Junior League of Wichita's issue-area to work with the community to combat child abuse through awareness, prevention and intervention.
01/08/2015 to 12/10/2015NERDSday Thursday is Wichita's premier nerd-herd gathering. We meet monthly on 2nd Thursday to chat about new topics, presented by people that are passionate about.
10/08/2015 to 10/09/2015Come out to IFG for great music and lots of fun: plus amazing deals on incredible office furniture. Overstocks, demos, you name it, the deals will be here.
10/09/2015 to 10/09/2015Part open mike, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. 20 slides for 20 seconds each - say what you mean, get to the point, then sit down. WAM presents a lineup of local artists, musicians and designers - creative types of every stripe, in streamlined offerings about what's up and on their minds.
Featured presenters include musician Torin Andersen, artist Marc Bosworth, musician Dominique Corbeil, landscape architect Larry Hoetmer, theater director Emily Ottaway, brand strategist Todd Ramsey, and artist Eric Schmidt.
Presented with the WAM Contemporaries and supported, in part, by S. M. and Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust.
Cash bar reception at 6 PM, program begins at 6:45 pm, mingling at 8 PM.
Free for WAM members, $10 general admission at the door (includes one drink ticket). Dinner available at the Muse Cafe before and after the program. Reservations recommended at 316-268-4973.
Live Bull Riding
01/23/2015 to 12/19/2015Live 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.
Museum of the Undead 3: Safe Zone
10/02/2015 to 10/09/2015Back by popular demand! Third time’s a charm, or is it? Roam through the museum to practice survival skills. Enjoy games, activities, drinks and more. Could the zombie threat finally be vanished? This event is for adults only, ages 21 and older. Casual or apocalyptic attire.
Sponsored by ALT 107.3
Smokey Joe's Cafe
09/25/2015 to 10/31/2015SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ is Broadway's longest running musical revue. 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 SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Friday and Saturday, 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.
SOS: Sketch On Stage
10/09/2015 to 10/09/2015SOS: Sketch On Stage is a sketch comedy show like you’ve never seen. Normal sketch comedy shows like Saturday Night Live rely on the tried and true set up of having the actors on stage and the audience in the seats if not thousands of miles away on their own couches. How boring! At SOS, every audience member will be seated on the stage of the theatre right up close and personal with the show. With topics ranging from tabloid journalists and ticklers to dermatologists and diet soda drinkers, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy being made fun of that’s not them. So come on out and enjoy this unique theatrical experience full of laughs you won’t soon forget! And if you don’t find it funny, you’re guaranteed to love the view.
10/09/2015 to 10/09/2015Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1Hq8oOO
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FRI, OCTOBER 9, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $35 - DAY OF SHOW $40
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"It took life for us to get to this point – Everybody was so free. From the first notes, it sounded like an explosion of sound; we went where the songs took us with a singularity of purpose.
We came in to make music as grown-ups, to make music as men." – Raul Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks
The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."
With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their new Valory Music release In Time. Songs like "Dance In The Moonlight," the Orbison-esque "Born To Be Blue," the horn-punctuated retro noir "Back In Your Arms Again," and the Tejano-esque "All Over Again" show that the Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.
For Raul Malo, the lead singer with the rich supple voice that's second to only Roy Orbison in its ability to convey lonesomeness, desire, and vivre; drummer Paul Deakin and multi-instrumentalist Robert Reynolds; as well as longtime collaborator keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and seasoned guitarist Eddie Perez, life has become richer in terms of experience, playing acumen, and a sense of their own musicality. It has also deepened the connection between them in a way that heightens the singular chemistry that made the Grammy-winning band one of the most exciting live acts in any musical genre.
Wichita Junior Thunder
10/09/2015 to 10/11/2015The 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.
4th Annual Wichita Genealogical Society Conference
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Don't miss a full day of exciting and informative presentations to help you arrive at new and valuable genealogical discoveries. Light breakfast and lunch, genealogy vendors, door prizes, and more. MARK your calendar!
8:15 - 8:45 A.M. Registration Front Desk
Light Breakfast: Muffins, pastries, fruit, coffee and juice Main Hall
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome Address Tracy Tauber, President WGS
9:00 - 10:00 Family Search: An Introduction to Who We Are and What We Care About? Diane C. Loosle
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK - Visit Vendors and Exhibitors Main Hall
10:30 - 11:30 Off the Stacks and On the Web: Kansas Genealogy and History Online. Michelle Enke
11:30 - 12:30 Family Search: Getting the Most Out of the Website Diane C. Loosle
12:30 - 1:30 P.M. LUNCH Buffet: Build your own sandwich, side dishes, cookies and drink.
Visit Vendors and Exhibitors Main Hall
1:30 - 2:30 Family Search Wiki: To the Rescue When it Gets Tricky Diane C. Loosle
2:30 - 3:00 BREAK - Visit Vendors and Exhibitors Main Hall
3:00 - 4:00 Family Search Memories: Preserving Your Memories for the Future. Diane C. Loosle
4:00 Questions and Answers, and Adjournment Tracy Tauber
ArtAid XXI: The Crystal Ball
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015It’s time for our big party at The Cotillion again this year, and the 21st year of ArtAID promises to be as fun and provocative as ever. The night includes photo booth fun, raffle prizes, the dynamic and exciting runway show and performance, live and silent art auctions, as well as the dance party afterward. Make plans to join us, and don’t miss out!
VIP Tickets, $85
Includes 6pm entry, complimentary food and drink, opportunity to preview all of the art, and mingle with the artists and other VIP guests
GA Tickets, $50
General admission entry is at 7pm when the rest of the fun begins!
Limited runway and VIP 10-Top and 4-Top Tables are available, and include VIP entry at 6pm. These reservations must be made and purchased through Positive Directions, Inc. by calling 316.263.2214 x105.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENING BENEFIT POSITIVE DIRECTIONS AND HELP PROVIDE CARE AND PREVENTION SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THOSE LIVING WITH, AND AFFECTED BY, HIV/AIDS.
Thanks to our sponsors: The Cotillion, KMUW, CurveBreak, ABLS a Paul Mitchell Salon, Glazer's, MAC Cosmetics, and Models and Images.
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Blastoff at Arts Partners' 4th Annual Arty Party on October 10, 2015 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Joyce Focht Instructional Support Center! It will be a morning of intergalactic fun featuring an out-of-this world performance by Dino O'Dell followed by art making, storytelling and musical fun with our amazing Arts Partners Wichita Artists. Arty Party is a truly interplanetary adventure for children ages 4-10! Start revving up your rockets and practicing your moonwalk ... Arty Party 2015 will be cosmically awesome!Visit bit.do/theArtyParty2015 for information and tickets. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015With Special Guests Foreigner and Tesla
With 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band's concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Hot Blooded, Cold as Ice, Dirty White Boy, Waiting For A Girl Like You, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
After almost 30 years, TESLA will be touring America again with long time friends DEF LEPPARD! Back in 1987, the 2 bands did a historic "in the round" show that was the first time a rock concert was done in the center of the arena. Def Leppard's "Hysteria" album was breaking platinum status, and TESLA's first album "Mechanical Resonance" was turning heads on MTV with the powerful song "Modern Day Cowboy".
Latino/a Literature and Mexican Migration
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Heading North: Latino/a Literature and Mexican Migration
Marta Caminero-Santangelo, Professor of English at the University of Kansas, explores literature by U.S Latino/a writers (including this year's selected Big Read Wichita title, Into the Beautiful North) that tells stories of migration north from Mexico. How does this literature represent the dangerous journey, the reasons for making it, the devastation that migration can wreak on families and communities, and the tragic deaths and disappearances that so often are the result? Join Marta for a provocative discussion.
Live Science Show
09/05/2015 to 10/31/2015September and October
Encounter types of parasites, look inside their strange world and find out what makes them so terrifying.
Size up some savory treats. Investigate how our bodies process them and some not-so-sweet side effects.
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Part of Big Read Wichita: Filmmaker Kurosawa’s epic Japanese drama Seven Samurai is considered a classic, his greatest work. It inspired Yul Brynner and others to vie for the rights of American remake, and led to the creation of The Magnificent Seven, which was an inspiration to the main character in this year's Big Read title, "Into the Beautiful North." See the work that started it all. Learn more about how this Japanese story became a classic Western film.
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!
Star Wars Reads Day
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Join us for Star Wars Jedi time. Come dressed up as your favorite Star Wars Character and be prepared to be Jedis. We will have games, a costume contest, and prizes for all! This event is appropriate for children ages 4 and up and will be held in the Stary Night room at Watermark books.
William Shakespeare Does Star Wars!
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015Imagine a mash-up of the Bard and George Lucas! Come to the Alford Library for a “script in hand” production of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back and experience your favorite movie in a whole new way.
Prairie Fire Marathon
10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon is a USATF Certified Race, and a Boston Marathon Qualifier (Certification # KS13034TR). This event also offers a half marathon, 5K run, youth marathon run and a one-mile fun run/walk.
The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon promises a fast and exciting course taking runners through the heart of Wichita. While on the course, runners are able to view Wichita's exciting entertainment district, historic buildings and the beauty of some of the nicest residential areas the city has to offer.
Sponsored by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and Via Christi Health.
Stop Violence Against Women March and Rally
10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015ICT Acts is hosting a march and rally to raise awareness about violence against women in the Wichita community on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 1 pm. The march will take place around the downtown area, beginning and ending at Exploration Place’s outdoor area, Festival Plaza. Following the march, there will be speakers, live music and food trucks. Local businesses and organizations are sponsoring the event, and proceeds will be donated to local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organizations. This is open to the community and admission is free. Please visit us at www.ictacts.org for more information.
10/12/2015 to 10/12/2015Watermark Books & Cafe, in cooperation with Grace Presbyterian Church, will host author Elizabeth Gilbert for a reading and signing of her newest book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. The event will begin at 6:30, and it will be located at Grace Presbyterian, just a few short blocks from Watermark Books at 5002 E. Douglas.
From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the "strange jewels" that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, "Big Magi"c cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Machine Gun Kelly
10/14/2015 to 10/14/2015HEADLINER MARKETING PRESENTS
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WED, OCTOBER 14, 2015 DOORS: 7PM
ADVANCE $30 - DAY OF SHOW $35
ON SALE FRI 8/07 10:00 AM CDT
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All seating is general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more! Text RAP to 49798 for updates and chances at tickets.
There's nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio's MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
Born Colson Baker in Houston, Texas, MGK lived almost a dozen places, including Egypt, before moving to Denver, Colorado with his father after his mother began a new life with a new man.
"I don't have a relationship with my mom, she left when I was nine years old," says MGK.
In Denver, the Bakers lived with MGK's aunt. Though the father and son had each other, they couldn't lay claim to much else. As his dad fought depression and unemployment, the young MC split his time between wearing two school outfits and being bullied by the neighborhood kids.
"I used to stand out because I was tall and I couldn't really fight back then," says MGK. "Then I got tired of getting beat up so I started fighting people with my words instead."
In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
"DMX is a huge influence on me because neither of us have siblings so we had to fight a lot of dark shit by ourselves," says MGK.
Senior Wednesday: Peter Fletcher Performs!
10/14/2015 to 10/14/2015As part of our Senior Wednesday series, classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will present a concert featuring a wide range of musical pieces from Bach and Grieg to the Catalan songs of Miguel Llobet and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Hailing from New York City, Mr. Fletcher's long and illustrious career includes many awards and honors.
"In a world overrun by film festivals, Tallgrass remains a largely undiscovered gem. The festival is big enough and smart enough to curate a top-notch program, but modest enough to nurture an atmosphere in which filmmakers mingle with each other and audience members." -Geoff Edgers, producer/star of Do It Again and Boston Globe Arts Reporter
The Tallgrass Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, is a hallmark of Wichita's cultural landscape. Now entering its 13th year, the festival has become an internationally recognized, multi-day platform for world-class cinematic programming, while showcasing Wichita's revitalized downtown area and many of its cultural attractions.
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
10/14/2015 to 10/14/2015Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Hartman Arena on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30pm. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14th at 10am and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or the Hartman Arena Box Office.Tickets start at $39.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.
The highly-rated show Long Island Medium follows Theresa's life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference...she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot "turn off" this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time. The local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her day. The unique challenges that her special abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 20 and 24, and how they cope, are also a main theme on the show.
Theresa's second book titled "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" was released in September 2014 and debuted at #9 on the NY Times Best Seller List. Her first book titled "There's More to Life Than This" debuted in the fall of 2013.
Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She helps individuals find closure by connecting them with their departed loved ones. For Theresa, this is not just her job... this is her life. Learn more about Theresa at theresacaputo.com.
John Flanagan Reading and Signing
10/15/2015 to 10/15/2015Watermark Books & Cafe will host Ranger's Apprentice author John Flanagan for a reading and signing of the Ranger's Apprentice prequel The Tournament at Gorlan on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Presence Program: The Gift of Art
10/15/2015 to 10/15/2015Adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and care partners are invited to attend this free interactive program aimed at encouraging personal expression, active looking and reflections, and emotional well-being. Led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, we will spend time together, calmly reflecting in the galleries and enjoying three to four selected works of art. Gallery seating is provided. For program reservations, please call 316-268-4907.
"The Grand Duchess" by Offenbach
10/16/2015 to 10/16/2015Jacques Offenbach is one of the world’s most popular – and prolific – composers of light comic operas. He is widely known by music aficionados and fans alike for his "Orpheus in the Underworld" and "Tales of Hoffman." Offenbach wrote "The Grand Duchess" at the height of his popularity; it debuted at the Paris Exposition to an audience including Napoleon III, Tsar Alexander II of Russia, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria, and Otto von Bismarck of Prussia. In spite of poking fun at European nobility and their militaries, "The Grand Duchess" became an instant hit.
A young Duchess with a weakness for men in uniform becomes infatuated with Private Fritz and quickly promotes him to Commander-In-Chief. Unfortunately for his career, Fritz only has eyes for the lovely Wanda. Kaitlyn Costello stars in the title role after stealing the show last season in WGO’s "The Barber of Seville." Critics hailed her as “off the charts terrific” last summer as Anita in "West Side Story" in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is joined by Metropolitan Opera bass William Powers as the blustering General Boum. WGO’s new production is directed by Shawna Lucey, who served as assistant director for Santa Fe Opera’s hit 2013 production of "The Grand Duchess," and has served as stage director for productions at San Francisco Opera and the Bolshoi Opera, among others.
10/16/2015 to 10/17/2015FREE! NO COVER!
BBI is a five member band that plays old school to hip hop, from 60's to today's hits. BBI is an innovator in the true meaning of variety in music. Don't miss two nights of BBI on the Miller Lite Stage in the Rotunda at the Kansas Star! It's free! No cover! Bring your dancing shoes for back-to-back nights of exciting entertainment!
Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17
8:00PM each night!
Entertainment schedule subject to change without notice. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program may attend this Kansas Star event, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Pumpkins at the Park
10/16/2015 to 10/30/2015Pumpkins in the Park is a blast for every member of your family with fun candy stations for the kids, a scary 3D maze for the teens, and beer and cocktails for the adults. Come on out to Tanganyika for a wild Halloween celebration!
School's Out Edventures: Construction Design
10/16/2015 to 10/16/2015Grades K-8
• Build 3-D structures with a Computer Numerical Control (CNC); experiment with materials and shapes to establish a strong bridge (grades K-3)
• Generate structures with 3-D design software (grades 4-8)