It's finally the weekend! If you're looking for something to do with your time off, check out these local events!
JDRF One Walk at Exploration Place, April 2
Get out and support a good cause with the JDRF One Walk. Can you imagine a world where type 1 diabetes didn't exist?That's exactly the kind of world that the JDRF One Walk seeks to achieve. Proceeds from the walk will go towards life-changing research for those affected by type 1 diabetes The event has already exceeded if fundraising goal of $102,446, but you can never have too much support! Registration is currently open for both team and individual participation. The walk will be held at Exploration Place from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on April 2.
Learn more about the JDRF One Walk here.
Tulips, Fairies and Forts at Botanica, April 2
Botanica's annual Tulips, Fairies & Forts returns this spring! Get ready for a season full of crafts, activities, games and tulips! Each Saturday through April 16, the event will feature different activities. This weekend, don't miss out on springtime science! From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Exploration Place will provide some neat experiments! At Tulips, Fairies & Forts, guests can also participate in a competition for a chance to win a free membership to Botanica! That's right! The Fairy House Competition returns this year. Participants will be able to build their own fairy houses, and the best house wins! A copy of the Fairy House Competition form can be found here.
This activity is included with general admission ($7 adults, $5 kids, free for ages 3-12,) or free for members. 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!
Onward Haskell: The Making of an Indian Nations University at Mid-American All Indian Center, April 2
What is now known as Haskell Indian Nations University began with just 22 students in 1884. Then called The United States Indian Industrial Training School, the school has since grown and continues to educate American Indian and Alaska Native students. Onward Haskell: The Making of an Indian Nations University includes a presentation and discussion on the school, its humble beginning, and how it has grown through the years. The event will be lead by historian and chair of the Indigenous and American Indian Studies department at Haskell Indian Nations University, Eric Anderson.
The event will be held at the Mid-American All Indian Center and is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The presentation and discussion are free to attend and are open to the public.
Zac Brown Band at Intrust Bank Arena, April 2
The well known country music group, the Zac Brown Band, will perform at Intrust Bank Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. Don't miss out on the performance by the the three time GRAMMY award-winning group! The multi-platinum Zac Brown Band is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and will visit Wichita as part of its JEKYLL + HYDE tour, which commemorates the band's most recent album by the same name. The album marked the Zac Brown Band's third consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $39.50 $79.50.
Leo Kottke at the Orpheum, April 2
Catch the two-time Grammy nominated acoustic guitarist, Leo Kottke, as he performs at Wichita's Historic Orpheum Theatre this weekend. Kottke earned a Doctorate in Music Performance rom the Peck School of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Millwaukee. He was also awarded a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the University of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College. The acoustic guitarist will begin his show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.
Tickets to see Leo Kottke are available through Select-A-Seat, and range in price from $24.50 for seats in Orchestra Rows L-W, $36.50 for seats in Orchestra Rows F-K, $54 for seats in Orchestra Rows B-E, and $84 for Front Row seats.
Afro Jams Spring Fling at Abode Venue, April 2
The Afrojams Spring Fling Dance Party comes to the Abode Venue this Saturday night. Presented by Africa United, the event will feature Afrobeats, Reggae, and more music provided by DJ Will & DJ Izzi. You won't want to miss out.
Head to Abode for a night full of fun! The event runs from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., and admission is $10 for guys ages 21 and over, $5 for ladies 21 and over, and $15 for ages 18-20. Come enjoy a night of dancing, good food and good vibes!
Pajama Party at Sedgwick County Zoo, April 2
Get the kids ready for bed, and bring them to the Zoo! The Sedgwick County Zoo will host a 90-minute pajama party for children ages newborn to kindergarten on Saturday, April 2. This week's theme is Tropic Treasures! The event will feature a craft, a zoo experience, a discussion, a bedtime story and even a snack!
Cost to attend the pajama party is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. This covers admission for one child and one adult. Additional guests are $4 each. The program will run from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. Registration is now open for all classes.