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This Weekend's Events March 25-27

You've had a long week. Unwind with some great local events!

Final Friday Art Crawl, March 25

This month's Final Friday will feature some great local artists!  Hopping Gnome Brewing Company will display "Mindfully Altered Digital Art" by artist Chuck Dooms. Dooms completely revitalizes everyday things through the use of bright colors and creative concepts. Hopping Gnome Brewing will also feature the Mobile Township Cafe local food truck. 

Tessera Fine Art Gallery will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will highlight the works of photographer Bob Benson. 

The Rhatigan Student Center hosts The Art That Touches Your Heart: It Doesn't Cost a Dime from 6-9 p.m. The display, which is presented by the Wichita State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion and by Burdine's Art, will highlight artworks by USD 259 students Janice Burdine, Lucky Easterwood, Frank Frazier, Randy Leger and Vernell Mohones. 

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Easter Sun Run at Sedgwick County Park, March 26

Easter Sun Run at Sedgwick Cou

Get into shape and into the holiday spirit with the Easter Sun Run at Sedgwick County Park. The events will support Youth Horizons, a nonprofit that uses residential programs and mentoring to break the cycle of fatherlessness. The Easter Sun Run is one of the premier 10K and two mile road races in the Midwest. There will be $3000 total in prizes awarded to winners, and additional awards in each age group.

The 10K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 2016 Byron Stout IV Memorial 2 Mile Run will start at 9:50 a.m.

If running isn't your thing, don't sweat it! Theevent also offers an untimed Jeff Wenzel Memorial 2-Mile Walk at 10:05 a.m. It's fun, relaxing and great for the whole family! You'll even be able to listen to live music by Pretend Friend, and a barbecue will be held after the races! 


Easter Eggstravaganza at Sedgwick County Zoo, March 26

Easter Eggstravaganza at Sedgw

it's Easter weekend, and you know what that means! Egg hunts are springing up all over town! The Sedgwick County Zoo will host and Easter Eggstravaganza, which will feature a variety of different Easter themed activities from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Guests will even be able to meet the Easter Bunny! Children can bring their Easter baskets and collect all kinds of goodies that will be located all over the Zoo! There will also be fun guessing games to play! The Easter Eggstravaganza takes a unique approach to traditional egg hunts. Rather than collecting eggs, guests will look for large eggs that will be hidden throughout the zoo. Make sure that you keep a close count, because answers will be redeemable for a prize!

Regular Zoo admission applies to the Easter Eggstravaganza. Admission is free for members with membership card and photo ID.

To see the full list of Wichita's Easter activities, click here.


Tulips, Fairies and Forts at Botanica, Saturdays, March 26

Tulips, Fort

A signature springtime event, Botanica's Tulips, Fairies & Forts offers fun for everyone! The event returns for a season filled with crafts, activities, games and 60,000 tulips! Taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from March 26 through April 16, the event features different activities every weekend! On March 26, Paint the Towne will offer a special art project! Tulips, Forts and Fairies guests will also be able to compete in the Fairy House Competition, which will offer the winner a free membership to the Wichita Gardens. In this competition, the public will be allowed to build their own fairy houses, and the best house wins! A copy of the Fairy House Competition form can be found here. Several activities will be available every Saturday, including Fairy House Competition and voting, at least two crafts, Fairy dress up and photo props, bounce house and more.

This activity is included with general admission ($7 adults, $5 kids, free for ages 3-12,) or free for members. 


Family ArtVenture at Wichita Art Museum

Family ArtVen

Put on your boogie shoes and swing by the Wichita Art Museum's second annual Disco Party Extravaganza. Guests will get to create their own dance accessories to complete the disco experience. The music will begin at 2 p.m. in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall, so brush up on your moves and come shake your groove thing to DJ Carbon's music! The event is open to all ages, so bring the kids! There will be kiddie mocktails and adult beverages. 

The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Admission to the event is free.


Thunder vs. Quad City Mallards at Intrust Bank Arena, March 26

Thunder vs. Quad City Mallards

Once again, the Wichita Thunder go head to head with the Quad City Mallards at Intrust Bank arena. Come support the team at 7 p.m. on March 26. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices for the game range from $11-$34, and discounts will be given to youth, seniors and military personnel. 

Saturday is National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Night. The NWTF is an international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey as well as the preservation of out hunting heritage. This will be a specialty jersey night, so you won't want to miss it!


Beautillion at Century II, March 27

Beautillion at Century II

Beautillion celebrates more than 40 years of helping to further education this year. The event, sponsored by the Wichita chapter of Links inc., serves to help young, black males prepare for college. Beautillion is the final event of a six month program that helps to prepare participating high school seniors for life after high school. Students in the program attend various workshops, participate in activities, and learn to write resumes. They also learn dining etiquette and visit various colleges across the state. The students are also eligible for a variety of scholarships through participation in the program, and they raise their own money for college by selling tickets to the final Beautillion event. At Beautillion, the men are presented to the crowd, along with their dates and their parents. perform skits and dances, and the student who has raised the most money for college is named Mr. Beautillion. Other awards are available in areas of community involvement, academics, and overall participation. 

The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the Century II Concert Hall. 

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