It's Friday, and that means that the countdown to the weekend is officially on. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, check out these Wichita events.
Wichita Area Builders Association Home Show at Century II, Feb. 11-14
If you're looking to build, upgrade or redecorate your home, you're in luck, as this weekend boasts the 62nd annual Wichita Area Builder's Association Home Show. The event features more than 275 vendors with everything you could possibly need for a home improvement project! Running through Sunday, Feb. 14, the show will be in full swing from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. The show will be at Century II, and free parking with shuttle service will be available at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children over the age of 6, and ages 6 and under are free. Read more about the home show here.
Wichita Thunder vs. South Carolina Stingrays at Intrust Bank Arena, Feb. 12 and 13
On Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Wichita Thunder take on the South Carolina Stingrays at Intrust Bank Arena. Friday is Wiener Dog nationals, and the first-ever Thunderdog coin bank giveaway. The giveaway will provide the first 1,000 fans with a coin bank. The event is presented by Rose Hill Bank. On Saturday, there are lots of things to celebrate! It's Learning Quest Reading Night Program night, Ladies night, and Reality TV night. Come on out and see what it's all about.
Ticket Prices for this event range from $11- $34.
Freedom To Expand: Gordon Parks Photographs at Ulrich Museum of Art, Feb. 12-13
On DATE, Wichita State University's Ulrich Museum of Art will host a symposium honoring Kansas-born photographer, Gordon Parks. Now in possession of 177 of Park's photos, the museum will display the collection April 10. The event officially begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, and will feature speakers such as Jamal Cyrus and Julia Brown. At 5:15 p.m., an exhibition viewing and reception will be held, followed by a presentation by John Edwin Mason. The event continues on Saturday with speakers Dr. Galyn Vesey, Karen Haas and Dr. Martin A. Berger. A reception will follow.
Further details about this event can be found here.
Arlo Guthrie at the Orpheum, Feb. 13
Folk Music icon, Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired his hit "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" with a tour. The artist will stop at Wichita's Historic Orpheum Theatre on Saturday for a performance at 7:30 p.m.
“Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” is musical monologue that originates from Guthrie’s experience on Thanksgiving in 1965. The piece runs over 18 minutes in length, and Guthrie will perform the prominent work in its entirety each night on the tour. Arlo's career has spanned the last five decades, and he has shared timeless stories and unforgettable classics with his fans far and wide.
Tickets will be priced at $45 for balcony seating, $55 for orchestra seating in rows L-W, and $65 for orchestra seating in rows B-K. Tickets are available here.
Cirque Ziva at the Kansas Star Casino, Feb. 13
If you love a good show full of unbelievable stunts, stop by the Kansas Star Casino this weekend, as the world renowned Chinese acrobatic company, The Golden Dragon Acrobats, will give two performances. Cirque Ziva will begin at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas Star Casino. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have toured the U.S. continuously ever since 1978.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Pre-Valentine's Day Comedy Special at Abode, Feb. 13
Catch YouTube sensation Clifford Owusu at Abode Venue on Saturday, Feb. 13, as he gives a Pre-Valentine’s Day Comedy Special performance. The event will begin at 7 p.m., and tickets will be available for $20 in advance and for $25 at the door. There will also be an AfroJams after party after 10 p.m.
Tickets are available for $15 for ages 18+, $10 for gentlemen 21 and over, and $5 for ladies over the age of 21. Tickets are available for purchase online.