If you're filling in your weekend calendar, don't forget to add these great local events!
Greater Kansas RV Show at Century II, Jan. 28-31
The Greater Kansas RV Show is here! Running through Jan. 31, the event allows visitors to view many different camper and RV models and styles. Dealers from all over the state are present, and they're offering the lowest prices of the year! The Greater Kansas RV Show offers not only great deals, but also a great variety, as the show boasts the largest selection of any other area show this season! If you're in the market for a new RV or camper, check out the Greater Kansas RV Show at Century II's Expo Hall. You can find the motorhome, fifth wheel or travel-trailer of your dreams at this year's RV show, as you'll be able to find brands that are not sold in Wichita!
The show runs from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m until 8 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7, and children 13 and under are free!
Sinbad at the Orpheum, Jan. 29
Sinbad will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on January 29 at 8 p.m. Sinbad is known for his “hit’ em in the face” comedy style, which has kept audiences laughing for the past two decades. Focusing his comedy around stories rather than jokes, Sinbad takes a unique approach to traditional stand-up. Sinbad has been ranked as one of Comedy Central's top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, and has also gained international recognition for acting in films such as “Jingle All the Way,” “Houseguest,” “Necessary Roughness,” and more. The comedian has also appeared on several television shows over the years.
Tickets to see Sinbad at the Orpheum are $35 for upper balcony seating, $45 for lower balcony seating and $55 for orchestra seating. Tickets are available here.
Final Friday Art Crawl, Jan 29
It's Final Friday, and you know what that means! It's time to support our local artists. Final Friday Guests ae able to do this by attending exhibitions held at participating venues, and even purchasing one-of-a-kind art during the Downtown Wichita Final Friday Art Crawl! Final Friday brings business from all across Sedgwick County right here to Wichita. Featuring galleries, museums, restaurants, and retail shops, this event offers a variety of things to see and do! Whether you're looking for a new work of art, or a great place to eat, Final Friday has it all. You can catch Hopping Gnome, Tessera Fine Art Gallery, WSU's Rhatigan Student Center and many more participants at Final Friday. With more than 2016 participants to kick off the 2016 Final Friday calendar, you won't want to miss out. Times for this event vary. To see a full list of participants and times, click here.
The Gershwin Experience at Century II, Jan. 29, 31
Don't miss the Wichita Symphony's Gershwin Experience. The show includes music and film clips that celebrate the the symphonic swing that the Gershwin family brought to the industry. This concert of Gershwin's greatest hist will be hel at Century II, with two show times this weekend. The first showing will be on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., and the second will be held on Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available here.
Gershwin's Magic Key at Century II, Jan. 30
Held at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, Gershwin's Magic Key chronicles the chance meeting of a poor, New York paper boy, and American composer, George Gershwin. This show also features several of Gershwin's greatest hits, as they tell the story of his growing friendship with the paper boy. Admission for Gershwin's Magic Key is $10 for children Ages 3 - 12, and $15 for adults.
Professional Bull Riding at Intrust Bank Arena, Jan. 30
The BlueDEF Professional Bull Riders tour comes to Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Guests are in for a wild ride at this one-night-only event. Watch the world's best up-and-coming bull riders as they face the fiercest athletes that the sport has to offer. At nearly 2,000 pounds each, these bulls weigh nearly 10 times more than their cowboy counterparts. The 8-second rides are sure to thrill the audience, and the wrecks are just as exciting. This event will have fans reeling with anticipation and excitement. Tickest are available for purchase online at selectaseat, by phone at (855) 755-SEAT or in person at the Intrust Bank Arena Box Office. Tickets range in price from $15 - $100.
Crazy Girl at the Orpheum, Jan. 30
Catch a screening of "Crazy Girl" presented by the Wichita Symphony at the Orpheum on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The 1943 classic film stars Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and unforgettable melodies by Gershwin. In "Crazy Girl" Rooney portrays rich kid Danny Churchill who likes his wine, women and music, but is not a proponent of higher education. When Danny's father sends him to an all male college, he is surprised to meet Ginger Gray (portrayed by Judy Garland.) Gray is the dean's granddaughter who works to keep the financially struggling college open.
General admission tickets are just $10, and can be purchased here.
Sommelier Smackdown at Chester's Chophouse, Jan. 31
Chester's Chophouse offers a a fun afternoon of learning about and trying wines at the Sommelier Smackdown Sunday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. Come out to see five of Wichita’s finest sommeliers as they compete to create the best wine pairing. Guests at the Smackdown are invited to the judging table, allowed to taste the pairings, and ultimately, to decide who wins. Proceeds from the Sommelier Smackdown will benefit the Guadalupe Clinic, a free clilnic run by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, which provides healthcare to those in need.
Smackdown tickets are $250, and $350 for the Master’s Experience. The master’s Experience has sold out, but seating is still available for general admission. Space is limited, so make your reservations now. Call Jodi at 316-264-8974 ex. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org