Here’s a list of fun weekend activities planned for Wichita
Whether you love theater or prefer block parties, Wichita has you covered this weekend.
Here is a list of fun things to do in town:
“The Lion King” returns
Until May 8, Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas
A touring Broadway production in Wichita of the hit musical “The Lion King” began its 16-performance run Wednesday at Century II’s Concert Hall, and tickets are still available for the remaining shows, which are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. Friday and May 6; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and May 7; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and May 8. They range in price from $35 to $150 and are available at www.wichitatix.comat the Century II box office, and by calling 316-303-8100.
NoMar Open Streets
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, NoMar Plaza, 204 E. 21st St North
Open Streets, the big community event that invites people to use closed thoroughfares to bike, walk, run, dance and more, will land in the NoMar neighborhood from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. People are invited to hang out on a one-mile stretch of 21st Street, which will be closed to traffic from NoMar Market on Broadway to Woodland Park. The street will then be filled with food trucks, vendors, games and more. Free entry. A fall installment of Open Streets ICT is scheduled for September 18 on Douglas. For more information, visit www.wichita.gov/parkandrec/openstreetsict/
Horses under the marquee
Friday through Sunday, Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st St.
A marquee is going up in Sedgwick County Park this weekend, and those who venture inside will see flying acrobats, aerial dancers, show horses and more. Cirque Ma’Ceo will have shows at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Sedgwick County Park. This is a 90-minute show on the theme of horse riding, with the music of a Spanish guitar. Tickets cost between $35 and $60 for adults and $20 for children. They go on sale at the door two hours before the show and are also available at events.cirquemaceotickets.com/
Old clocks, old watches
Friday and Saturday, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7110 W. 21st St. North
The 50th Annual Antique Watch and Clock Sale, hosted by Wichita Antique Watch and Clock Collectors, will run from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. It will include antique clocks, watches, music boxes, fountain pens, pocket knives and antique jewelry for sale. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information, visit www.wawcc.com.
Books and all that jazz
Friday through Sunday, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum hold their annual book fair Friday through Sunday. The event, titled “Books and All That Jazz,” runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wichita Art Museum. It will put hundreds of gently used books up for sale, and the weekend will include live performances and music courtesy of the Wichita Jazz Festival. Food trucks will be there, and the Saturday lineup will also include free artistic creations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free entry.
ICT Block Party
3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas
The weather has warmed up and Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is back to host events. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, people are invited to the park for the ICT Block Party, a free event that will include food trucks, a merchandise market, a kids’ zone with face painting, a bar, music by DJ Cadence and a show car by another significant CC. The party is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.
Concerts announced this week
Wichita’s many concert venues were busy booking shows this week. Here’s a look at the additions to the Wichita concert schedule:
World Class Wrestling Pro Presents: We Got ThisMay 15, Cotillion, 11150 W. Kellogg, tickets at thecotillon.com
Static-X with golden frankincense and myrrh, July 18, TempleLive, 332 E. First St., tickets at www.ticketmaster.com
WillSept. 12, Cotillion, 11150 W. Kellogg, tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday at thecotillon.com
This story was originally published April 29, 2022 5:02 a.m.