Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend
Check out the biggest events to attend in Wichita, Kansas
Read on for more information on Toto’s top 5 weekend picks. Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on FetchToto’s Events Calendar: http://events.fetchtoto.com/
1) Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
Time: 7:45 AM (Registration Opens at 6:45 AM)
Date: Saturday, September 29
Where: Towne East Square/ Northwest Corner of the Parking Lot
Why you should go: Lace up those tennis shoes and join the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in raising money for breast cancer research and patient support programs. As a special honor, the women of KWCH are the Honorary Race Chairs. KWCH's very own Cindy Klose and Jenn Bates will emcee the event with more of the Eyewitness News, Sports and Weather Teams present.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 29 at Towne East Mall. The fundraiser will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a competitive 5K race, followed by a Kids for the Cure 50 yard dash, non-competitive 5K start, 1 mile fun walk, and an awards ceremony & survivor celebration to wrap up the event.
Not an early bird or in the mood to break a sweat? That’s o.k., you can still participate in the race by doing the “Sleep in for the Cure”, an option for you to raise money while you snooze.
So… you’re probably asking yourself, “How do I sign up”? CLICK HERE and follow these instructions. You will then receive a notice on how you can get donations! Encourage your friends and family to help out, post on your Facebook page, send out emails, etc.
2) Donny Edwards ‘A Tribute To Elvis’
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, September 29
Where: Wichita Orpheum Theatre
Cost: $18 - $28
Why you should go: Attention Elvis Fans; Donny Edwards is heading back to perform at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre for the second time this year. Edwards, who is one of the most sought after Elvis tribute artists in the world, will be performing on Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 PM.
Not only is Edwards the spitting image of Elvis, but he also sings and moves just like the legendary King of Rock and Roll. Edwards will take you through the different sounds and styles of the late singer and will be accompanied by special guest Wayne King who’ll open the show as Roy Orbinson, Buddy Holly and others.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (316) 755-7328, online at www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores/Plant Employee Clubs.
Photos: Donny Edwards "One Night With Elvis" Concert, Gallery 1 - http://www.fetchtoto.com/toto-photos-elvis-tribute-concert-20120129,0,6201886.photogallery
Photos: Donny Edwards "One Night With Elvis" Concert, Gallery 2 - http://www.fetchtoto.com/toto-donny-edwards-one-night-with-elvis---20120129,0,5795915.photogallery
3) Cockpit-Fest USA
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Date: Sat., September 29 – Sun., September 30
Where: Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 George Washington Blvd., Wichita
Cost: $8 Adults, $7 Children (4 – 12), 3 & Under are FREE, $5 Parking Fee
Why you should go: For the first time ever, the Kansas Aviation Museum will be hosting Cockpit-Fest USA this Saturday through Sunday. The show is in association with the Newark Air Museum and in conjunction with the 2012 McConnell Air Force Base Air Show.
The event will feature over 20 restored display cockpits, ejection seats, indoor exhibit of instrument panel displays, flight suits/helmets and more. You’ll also have a perfect view of the air show from the museum (air show is also on Sat. and Sun.).
Cockpits on display:
- 737-200 cockpit
- A-7 Corsair
- AH-1 Cobra simulator
- B-52 Stratofortress cockpit
- DC-8 simulator
- F-15 A Eagle cockpit
- F-16 Fighting Falcon simulator
- F-4 Phantom stimulators
- F-4 Blue Angel Phantom
- F-5 Freedom Fighter
- F-8 Crusader
- F-84F Thunderstreak
- T-33 simulator
- B-707 cockpit used in the ABC TV series Pan AM
- And More!
4) 2012 Wings Over McConnell Air Force
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Date: Saturday, September 29 – Sun., September 30
Where: McConnell Air Force Base
Why you should go: The 2012 Wings Over McConnell Air Show and Open House will celebrate Wichita’s aviation history on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.
The two-day event features a full list of performances that will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 5:30 PM for both days. For a full events list, CLICK HERE: http://mcconnellairshow.com/Guest%20Info/Schedule.html
The event is FREE, so bring your whole family to McConnell Air Force Base for an enjoyable weekend.
5) Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Date: Saturday, September 29
Where: Downtown Wichita, 600 Block E. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: $5 Tasting Kit
Why you should go: Whoever has a hunger for mouth-watering, perfectly seasoned, delicious chili needs to stop by the public-tasting event in downtown Wichita. Judges have been selected from across the state so that no biased opinions will be formed during the judging process.
You can participate in this event too! Every year, dozens of teams come out to win the coveted cash winnings and other prizes. If you think you have what it takes to compete with the best chili cooks around, the entry fee is $50… which isn’t bad considering the grand champ will walk away with $1,000. Chili will be judged on 5 different categories: aroma, appearance, blend, texture, and overall taste.
If you just want to go there to eat the chili instead (which sounds good to me), there is a $5 fee for the public sampling option where the public can go around and sample each of the booths. After sampling each one, choose your favorite team for the People’s Choice award.
For more information on this event, CLICK HERE.
6) Videotopia: It’s Game Time
Date: Exhibit Opens on Saturday, September 29 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita
Cost: $9.50 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Youth (3 – 11), 2 & Under are FREE
Why you should go: The newest traveling exhibit at Exploration Place is a videogamer’s dream come true. The nostalgic exhibit “Videotopia: It’s Game Time” offers visitors the complete history of the video game and how the games have evolved through time.
The exhibit includes dozens of restored and new arcade video games – everything from some of the first video games ever made, to today’s greatest simulator games, and every classic game in between. Some of the arcade games found within the exhibit include Pong, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac-Man, Tetris, Asteroids and dozens more.
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