Magic, carnivals, music, dinosaurs; This weekend's got it all. If you're ready to start making plans, take a look at these events!
Wichita Wingnuts vs Sioux Falls, July 15-17
This Weekend, the Wichita Wingnuts professional Baseball team take the field against the Sioux City Canaries!
With games beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, there are plenty of opportunities to see a game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Ticket Prices range from $6 to $15, making this event fun and affordable.
Tickets are available online, and can be purchased here.
Black Magic Drink-Along at the Orpheum, July 15
On Friday night at 7 p.m., the Orpheum hosts a Black Magic double feature including the films "The Witches of Eastwick" and "Death Becomes Her." Themed drinks will be available at this drink-along event, so come prepared for some fun!
"The Witches of Eastwick" tells the story of three single women played by Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. It takes place in a picturesque village. The women have their wishes granted, but it comes at a cost!
"Death Becomes Her" stars Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in a tale of sabotage and betrayal. Their toxic relationship is taken to a whole new level when they discover an elixir that gives them eternal life.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the event.
Yoga on the Lawn at the Wichita Art Museum, July 16
Yoga fans are invited to practice their poses this weekend on the lawn at the Wichita Art museum. From 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., instructor Kelsea Wright from Limitless Yoga of Wichita will lead an All-Levels Flow Class for ages 16 and up.
You'll get a great workout and a chance to stretch out some common problem areas, too. It's free to attend, so come and check it out.
guests should bring theirr own yoga mats or towels and water bottles.
Kansas Railfest at the Great Plains Transportation Museum, July 16
The first annual Kansas Railfest will be held at the Great Plains Transportation Museum and Union Station this Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is presented by the Transportation museum and Occidental Management, and will highlight music, activities, shopping, artists, and last bt certainly not least, trains! Toy trains, garden trains, full-sized trains, and a historic miniature live steam locomotive will pe present, and a railroad scavenger hunt will allow guests to search the museum for prizes! You can even take a ride on a trolley!
This will also be the first opportunity for the general public to see inside of the Historic Union Station since 1979!
Proceeds from this event will benefit the museum, which strives to preserve and convey the unique history of railroading in the Great Plains through acquisition, restoration, research, exhibition, and education.
Admission is only $8.00 for 12 and over., and ages 12 and under are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday at Naftzger Park Carnival, July 16
On Saturday, July 16, a carnival will be held at Naftzger Park for ages 4 and up. The park, located at 601 E. Douglas (at the intersection of Douglas and St. Francis), will be filled with traditional carnival games like ring tosses, bean bag tosses, fish pond, and more! You'll get to play for prizes, too. Come out and enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event is totally free to attend, so bring the whole family!
Get more details here.
DodgeBrawl at Intrust Bank Arena, July 16
Are you ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge? On July 16, come out to Intrust Bank Arena to watch as teams of 6-10 players compete in this year's DodgeBrawl tournament. The competition will begin at 11 a.m.
The tournament, which will be played in a double elimination style, will benefit the charity or nonprofit organization of the winning team's choice.
Additional awards will be given to the teams with the best team name and best attire.
The event will feature a beer garden for both participants and fans, and live music will be provided by a DJ. The event is free to attend, so come to the arena, have a beer and watch dome dodgeball!
Mountain Sprout at Central Standard Brewing, July 16
Catch some live music at Central Standard Brewing this week, as Mountain Sprout will perform until 11 p.m. on Saturday night.
The Group come from Eureka Springs to bring the heat to CSB, so get ready to get rowdy. The taylor Martin band will open at 5 p.m. so don't miss out.
Central Standard Brewing is located at 156 S. Greenwood St.
The Brad Cunningham Band at Wheat State Wine Co., July 16
You can also find drinks and live music at Wheat State Wine Co.'s Uncork the Music. This week, the event features the Brad Cunningham Band. This group is on a mission to share Texas country music with the Northland. Though the group calls Missouri home, they're sound is representative if the south.
Doors for the event will open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 per carload to attend, so load up all your friends for a great deal!
Gun and Knife Show, July 16-17
Century II will host the Wichita Kansas Gun and Knife Show On July 16 and 17. A variety of vendors will display guns, hunting equipment, military surplus and outdoor gear. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find just what you're looking for. As safety is a concern, the event will feature security and check-in points for all who attend.
The event will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the Century II Box Office or online.
Supercar Autocross at Hartman Arena, July 17
Hartman Arena's Supercar Autocross is the automotive experience of a lifetime. All day long on July 17, you'll have the opportunity check out cool cars, and you'll even get to drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini! The event begins with a group education session that will teach you the ins and outs of driving the Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, or the Lamborghini Gallardo. After you've been properly prepped, it's time for you to take the wheel for three laps of adrenaline-pumping speed and a sheer thrill! Prices for this event vary by package.
Music Theatre of Wichita Presents Oklahoma, July 13-17
"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "I Cain't Say No," "Out of My Dreams," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Kansas City." if you're not already singing these Richard Rogers hits, you will be this weekend! Music theatre of Wichita's performance of Oklahoma will feature these songs and more.
Running through July 17, Evening shows begin at at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets for evening shows range in price from $28 to $64. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Matinee tickets range in price from $26 to $58.
Sleep With the Dinos at Exploration Place, July 15-16
You've probably heard about Exploration Place's Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit, but did you know you could enjoy in all night long? Exploration Place's Sleep With the Dinosaurs event allows guests to spend the night under the giant dinos featured in the Dinosaurs in Motion national traveling exhibit. Five hands-on activities will get guests involved, and there will be a screening of "Flying Monsters" in the Boeing Dome Theater and planetarium. You'll also be served late night pizza and a light breakfast.
The event runs from 7 p.m. on July 15 through 8 a.m. on July 16. Sleeping With the Dinosaurs is for ages 7 to 11, and prices are $55 for members and $70 for nonmembers.