Celebrate your time off this weekend with these local events!
Women's Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs at the Wichita Sports Forum, August 19-21
For the first time ever, the ICT Roller Girls host the WFTDA Playoffs this weekend! Running from August 19-21, the event will bring 10 roller derby teams from across the country to compete for a chance to play in the finals.
This is the first ever roller derby event to be held in Wichita, and you won't want to miss it!
The event is open to the public, and tickets range in price from $15 for an evening pass to $65 for a whole weekend pass. Children ages eight and under get in for free.
Beehive the Musical at Roxy's Downtown, August 19-21
Enjoy a blast from the past this weekend with Beehive the Musical at Roxy's Downtown. The Musical offers a tribute Iconic women in the music of the 1960s. More of a jukebox than a musical, this throwback will have you dancing in the aisles!
You can catch the show at Roxy's Downtown on Friday and Saturday night, running from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., or for a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$30. Reservations can be made by phone at 316-265-4400.
Yoga and Wine at Tanganyika, August 19
Wine, yoga, and animals? That sounds like the perfect Friday night! At 7 p.m., head to Tanganyika Wildlife Park for an hour long outdoor yoga class!
After class stick around for wine, socialization and a visit from some of the park's cutest animals! In the past, this event has highlighted everything from a honey badger to a baby lynx!
Tickets are priced at $30, and they sell out quickly, so get yours fast!
Money for Nothin' at the Kansas Star Casino, August 19
Are you ready to rock? Money For Nothin' brings their creative combination of good ol' country music with a hint of classic rock to the Kansas Star Casino ion Friday, August 19.
The show starts at 10 p.m., and there's no admission charge, so head to the casino's Tin Lizard Bar and Grill for an energetic show that you won't soon forget! All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Tour the Art Garden at the Wichita Art Museum, August 20
The Wichita Art Museum will offer a docent guided tour of the outdoor Art Garden from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on August 20. Though drop-in tours are always available, a guided tour allows guests a better understanding of the sculptures featured in the garden.
This event is free to attend and is appropriate for ages six and older. Those wishing to attend should meet in the Boeing Foyer, and are advised to dress for an outdoor tour. In case of inclement weather, an indoor museum tour will take place.
Wingapalooza at Intrust Bank Arena, August 20
The Second Annual Wingapalooza will take place at INTRUST Bank Arena on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. This all-you-can-eat event will highlight the showcased work of several Wichita-area chefs and restaurants, and the search is on for the best wings in town.
The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat wings, a beer garden with select local craft beers, and music from a live DJ.
Samples of unique chicken wing recipes will be available from the more than 20 restaurants. The event highlights a competition for the best wings in Wichita, and two awards will be given. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote for the People’s Choice Award, and find out if the judges agree when they award the “Lord of the Wings” award.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets to Wingapalooza are limited and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase online, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office or by calling 855-755-SEAT (7328).
End of Summer Lock-In at Tanganyika, August 20
Hot dogs, popcorn, laser tag and more? Count me in. Tanganyika Wildlife Park will hold an End of Summer Lock-In highlighting these things and more on Saturday, August 20. The event begins at 5 p.m. and runs until midnight, allowing children and parents a night of fun at the park! Parents are also welcome to drop the kids off and enjoy a night out if they wish!
This event will benefit the Boy Scouts of America. Scout tickets are priced at $25 each, and additional child tickets (intended for siblings in the same household as a paying scout) are priced at $20 each. Adult Tickets are priced at $25 each.
Make the most out of you day by coming early! For an additional regular admission fee, lock-in participants can arrive at 2:30 p.m. and spend the day at the park, too!
Uncork the Music at Wheat State Wine Co., August 20
Get ready for another Uncork the Music at Wheat State Wine Co. this weekend, featuring a performance by The Show Ponies! The Show Ponies hail from California, and weave story and song with charm, pathos, and boldness. The group was founded in 2011 and has been performing ever since.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20 per carload, so grab your friends and come out to Winfield's Wheat State Wine Co. for a night of fun.
Outdoor Movie at Wichita State University, August 21
Take advantage of the warm weather this weekend with an outdoor movie at Wichita State University! This is the first Student Activities Council event of the year. Grab a blanket or some lawn chairs and catch Captain America: Civil War at 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 21 in the east courtyard of the Rhatigan Student Center.
The event is free to attend and is rated PG-13.