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Tallgrass, Wicked and More This Weekend

Films, fine arts and more! Check out these local events if you're looking for weekend plans.

Tallgrass Film Festival, through October 16

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The 14th annual Tallgrass Film Festival wraps up this weekend! The independent film festival will screen 194 films from 33 countries this year, so don't miss out.

Featuring galas and educational opportunities in addition to film screenings, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained all weekend long! With general admission priced at $10 and Saturday binge passes priced at $50, Tallgrass is a great value. 

Date: Through Sunday, October 16
Time: Times Vary
Location: Locations Vary
Price: $10-$220

Wichita Zombie Shoot, October 14, 15, 16

Wichita Zombie Shoot, October

Zombies are invading, and it's up to you to defend the city! At Wichita Zombie Shoot, passengers climb aboard buses equipped with mounted paintball guns. The passengers must work together to fight off the zombies trying to attack the bus! Travel through several zombie-infested scenes and give it your best shot! 

Date: October  14, 15, 16
 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets on sale until 10:45 p.m., last tour at 11:45 p.m.
$25 per person
Location: 13218 SW Towakoni, Augusta, Kansas

Wicked at Century II, October 14, 15,16

Wicked at Century II, October

Catch Glinda and Elphie in "Wicked". The award-winning musical is in Wichita, with shows running now through Oct. 23. Featuring popular songs like, well, "Popular", "Defying Gravity" "For Good" and many more, you'll be dancing in your seat!

Date: Through Sunday, October 16
Time: Times Vary
Location: Century II 
Price: $117

Time Eddy II Dr. Who Convention at Best Western Wichita North, October 14-16

Time Eddy II Dr. Who Conventio

This year's Time Eddy II Dr. Who convention boasts a visit from the Doctor himself, Peter Davison! Guests can also enjoy a cosplay contest, vendors, live entertainment and even a murder mystery dinner party.

Date: October 14,15, 16 
Time: Times Vary
Location: Best Western N. Wichita
Price: Free- $69

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Museum of the Undead 4: The Institute of Undead Research at Exploration Place, October 14

Museum of the Undead 4: The In

Can you get to the bottom of the ZMB1 virus without being infected? At Exploration Place's Museum of the Undead 4: The Institute of Undead Research, guests will attempt to cure the infection through activities like playing miniature golf through a human cell, firing a cannon at zombies, experiencing a zombie dissection and more.

Tickets include one drink ticket and access to all museum exhibits. This event is for ages 21 and over.

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: Exploration Place
Price: In advance: $15 Day of event: Member: $20/Nonmember: $25

Parade of Homes, October 15, 16

Parade of Homes, October 15, 1

This weekend marks the last of the 2016 Fall Parade of Homes, so check it out while you can! From noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 15-16, walk through open houses of new constructions by some of the area's best builders. The Parade features homes in Wichita and surrounding communities like Derby, Andover, Goddard, Maize and more. Parade of Homes magazines are available at local grocery stores.

Date: October 15-16
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Location: Locations vary
Price: Free

Thunder Hockey Season Opener and Block Party, Intrust Bank Arena, October 15

Thunder Hockey Season Opener a

The Wichita Thunder hockey team opens its 25th anniversary season on Saturday, Oct. 15. Come out and cheer on the Thunder as they go head-to-head with the Tulsa Oilers!

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. 
Location: Intrust Bank Arena
Price: $12-$35

AIGA GUTS Creative Carving Wishes at the Alley, October 15

AIGA Pumpkin Carving Wishes

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Wichita hosts a live, 90-minute pumpkin carving competition on Saturday. All creative students and professionals are invited to participate in the competition, and the event is open to the public! If you're planning to compete, remember to bring your own pumpkin! All proceeds from the event will support Make-A-Wish Kansas.

Date: October 15 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Alley
Price: Free to the public

Creative Professionals
Team of 2-3 carvers – $30 
Individual carver – $15
Creative Students
Team of 2-3 carvers – $15
Individual carver – $10 

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Monkey Butt Poker Run at Sedgwick County Zoo, October 15

Monkey Butt Poker Run,

Once again, the Sedgwick County Zoo will host Monkey Butt Poker Run. Covering 100miles in one day, it';s going to be a crazy bike ride! Beginning with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, the event offers a full day of fun. The ride will begin at 10 a.m., including stops at Alefs Harley-Davidson in Park City; the Andale City Park; The Second Table Café in Yoder; a location in Cheney and the Zoo! Participants will work to build the best poker hand as they ride, and prizes will be awarded. 

Registration includes one poker card, t-shirt, and breakfast for one.
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Sedgwick County Zoo
Price: Registration is priced at $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the event

Blondes vs Brunettes 2016 at Hartman Arena, October 15

Blondes vs Brunettes 2016

Hartman Arena's Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game tests the age-old rivalry between blondes in brunettes. Divided into teams based on their hair color, the women will compete to win. The fundraising event serves to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. 

Date: Saturday, October 15 
Time: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Hartman Arena
Price: $10 to $15 per person

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Sara Evans at the Kansas Star Casino, October 15

Sara Evans at the Kansas Star
Sara Evans will perform at the Kansas Star Casino this weekend. Known for country hits like "No Place That Far", “Perfect” and “Suds in The Bucket”, she’s been recognized with awards like Double Platinum album and CMA Video of The Year for "Born to Fly". All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and tickets are on sale now.

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Location: Kansas Star Arena
Price: Starting at $20


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