It's time to get your weekend on. If you're in need of weekend plans, grab your friends and head some of these local events.
NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium
The National Baseball Congress World Series continues this weekend. Now in its 82nd year, the NBC World Series will bring 30 baseball teams from across the country to downtown Wichita's Lawrence Dumont Staduim.
This year marks the first in the history of the series in which 24 Major League players will play for the same team. The Kansas Stars, sponsored by the Kansas Star Casino features Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner. Clemens is one of 11 players on the team who has been an MLB All-Star. Clemens is joined by other NBC Alumni like Robertson, LaRoche, J.D. Drew, Dan Uggla, Jack Wilson, Koyie Hill and Ryan Kohlmeier.
The Kansas Stars are scheduled to play during the Championship Week of the 82nd NBC World Series. The Stars pool play games will be Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 p.m., Monday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 10th, both at 7 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $7-$11, and are for a single day pass that works for all games played that day.
Ring of Fire The Music of Johnny Cash at St. James Episcopal, August 5-7
Johnny Cash fans will enjoy the Guild Hall Players presentation of Ring of Fire The Music of Johnny Cash. The performance runs from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday night.
This musical revue, created by Richard Maltby Jr., will cover many songs of Cash's, on topics like love, loss, challenge and triumph. The cast highlights nine singers and actors, and their performance will blow you away. Come out and enjoy the show, directed by Sam Sparks with musical direction by Henry Waters. The performance will be held at St. James Episcopal at 3750 E. Douglas Ave. Admission is priced at $12 for adults and $10 for students and military. Reservations can be made by phone at 316-683-5686. Seating is limited.
Yoga and Wine Night at the Wichita Art Museum, August 5
Which is better, yoga or wine? If you can't decide, don't worry, you don't have to! This weekend, the Wichita Art Museum hosts yoga and wine night. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on August 5, participate in an all-levels flow class in the museum hall. The galleries will open at 6 p.m., and yoga begins at 7 p.m. With instruction from Kelsea Wright of Limitless Yoga, participants of all skill levels will learn something new.
Whether it's a date night or a girls' night out, this is a great way to socialize and gain some yoga experience. After the yoga class concludes, guests will be invited to enjoy wine and conversation to close out the evening of fun! Admission to the event is priced at $10 for members and $20 for the general public.
The event is limited to 40 participants, and is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are available online.
Transformers: The Movie at the Orpheum, August 5
Relive your childhood with a screening of 1986's Transformers: The Movie at the Orpheum Theatre. Now, 30 years after its original release weekend, this film is near and dear to the hearts of its fans. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on August 5, and general admission tickets are priced at $5.
The Transformers: The Movie took Hasbro’s iconic toy brand from the small screen to the big screen for the first time in '86. Transformers: The Movie highlights the voices of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Judd Nelson and more. Audiences will also notice the film's intricate animation styles and rockin' score. Tickets are available here.
Mikey Needleman Band at the Kansas Star Casino, August 5
Enjoy live music this weekend at the Kansas Star Casino! The Mikey Needleman Band will perform on Friday, August 5 in the Tin Lizard Bar & Grill.
There's no admission charge to attend the show, so come out and enjoy a variety of sing-along covers and catchy originals with your meal. The group has been performing for 10 years, giving them plenty of time to perfect their sound, and now they want to share it with you!
The show will begin at 10 p.m. and all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Back to School Bash at Sedgwick County Zoo, August 6
You'll have the opportunity to give back to the community at the Sedgwick County Zoo's Back to School Bash. Zoo staff will be collecting school supplies to donate to needy children in our community, so don't forget to bring a few donation items!
The zoo will also offer $1 admission all day long, so you can spend your Saturday at the Zoo for a fraction of the cost! The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Uncork the Music at Wheat State Wine Co., August 6
Wheat State Wine Co. hosts another Uncork the Music this weekend, this time highlighting a performance by 3 Trails West. The group is comprised of key members, Roger Eilts, and his brother Leo Eilts, both Kansas City musicians. The two are frequently joined by other local and regional music artists who serve as "Trailhands."
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.
Books and Brews at Central Standard Brewing, August 7
Book lovers unite! Central Standard Brewing hosts Books and Brews on Sunday afternoon. Switching over to non-fiction this time around, CSB focuses on "I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)" by Chuck Kilosterman. This book is billed as intelligent and funny, so be prepared to learn and laugh.
This event will run from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Central Standard Brewing. A summary of the book is available here.