Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita
Check out the biggest weekend events to attend in Wichita, Kansas
Tis’ the season to have a HO HO HO lot of fun (bad attempt at a Christmas joke). This weekend is packed full of musical events to attend, including concerts from a rockin’ Beatles tribute band, a rising American country superstar, and a New Age musical Christmas group.
If you’re not looking for a concert, the weekend also has other entertaining events, including a shopping expo just for women and special Christmas celebration at Old Cowtown. So read on for more information on FetchToto’s top 5 weekend picks.
Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on FetchToto’s Events Calendar: http://events.fetchtoto.com/
1) American English
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Saturday, December 8
Where: Orpheum Performing Arts Center, 200 N. Broadway St., Ste. 102, Wichita
Cost: $18 - $28
Why you should go: Beatles fans get ready for an evening of classic Beatles favorites sung by American English, one of the most authentic Beatles tribute bands around today. The members of American English are said to capture the very essence of the Beatles original four members, John, Paul, Ringo and George. From the hairstyles, costumes, and instruments - every little detail will make you think that you’re at an actual Beatles concert.
The show will begin with the early songs from the Beatles career and their time spent on the Ed Sullivan Show. Classic Beatles songs will include "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Hard Day’s Night," "I Should Have Known Better," "Help!," "Yesterday," and many others.
Next, American English will take you on a journey through the psychedelic era of The Beatles career. The band will perform hit songs off their Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper albums including, "A Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "All You Need Is Love," "Day In The Life," "Hello, Goodbye," and more.
The concert will conclude with the final years of The Beatles career with songs off The White Album, Let It Be, and Abbey Road. The tribute concert will leave audience members with moving renditions of songs such as "Come Together," "Something," "Get Back," "Hey Jude," "Let It Be," and more.
Ticket prices range from $18 to $28 and can be purchased through Select-A-Seat , by phone (316) 755-7328, online at www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores and Plant Employee Clubs.
2) All About HER Gift Mart
Date & Time:
Friday, December 7 - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 8 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 9 – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Century II - Expo Hall - 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita
Cost: $6 per person, $3 discount when you bring a gently used item for Dress for Success
Why you should go: Ladies, you know it’s going to be a good weekend when there's an event made especially for shopping.
The “All About HER Expo” is the newest and BIGGEST Women’s Expo to come to Wichita. The Expo combines everything that women love: beauty, shopping, kids & baby, home, food, entertainment, food and fitness – all in one event.
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. Also, you will receive $3 off your ticket price when you donate a gently used teenager item. Item can include clothing, shoes, accessories, hygiene products, etc.
Take a peek at the “All About HER Expo” in Spring 2012
3) Breakfast with Santa PLUS a Victorian Christmas Celebration
Date & Time:
Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 8th & 15th – 9:00 a.m.
Victorian Christmas Dinner: Friday & Saturday, December 7th& 8th, 14th & 15th – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd., Wichita
Cost: Breakfast with Santa: , Victorian Christmas Dinner: $26.95 - $14.95
Why you should go: The next two Saturdays, Santa will be taking time away from the North Pole to come visit children at Old Cowtown. While you wait for Santa, enjoy a breakfast full of tasty treats, including pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, sausage, French toast, and fruit salad.
On the next two Friday and Saturday evenings, Cowtown is extended their Christmas festivities with the Victorian Christmas Celebration. Celebrate Christmas with performances by the Dixie Lee Salon Girls and Entre Nous dancers, photos with Santa, cookies and cocoa, a magician, and holiday displays.
Victorian Christmas Dinner Menu:
- Roast Turkey
- Pot Roast
- Roasted Potatoes
- Tossed salad
- Green beans and corn
- Assorted cakes, pies, cheesecakes
- Coffee, Tea, Lemonade & Water
Take a peek at last year’s Victorian Christmas at Old Cowtown:
A Victorian Christmas Celebration: http://www.fetchtoto.com/toto-photos-a-victorian-christmas-celebration-20111209,0,1404019.photogallery
Victorian Christmas Dinner: http://www.fetchtoto.com/toto-2012-victorian-ball-at-old-cowtown-wichita-kansas-20120211,0,4684054.photogallery
4) Eric Church
Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: Doors Open @ 6:00 PM
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St., Wichita
Cost: $37.50 - $47.50
Why you should go: American country singer, Eric Church, is bringing his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour to INTRUST Bank Arena this Saturday, December 8. The first leg of the tour was one of the highest-attended tours across all genres of music during the spring of 2012.
The country star recently won the CMA Award for the best Country Album of the Year in November 2012. He’s currently nominated for five American Country Awards for this year’s show (LIVE on Monday, December 10), including Artist of the Year: Male, Album of the Yea, Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Male, Touring Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.
Country singers Justin Moore and Kip Moore will open for Church. For information regarding concert tickets, visit: http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=421&task=display&seldate=
5) Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Date: Sunday, December 9
Where: Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita
Cost: $53 - $69
Why you should go: If you enjoy listening to the sounds of holiday music, then you won’t want to miss this year’s Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concert at Century II.
Considered to be one of the original New Age musical groups, Mannheim Steamroller will perform only one Christmas show on Sunday, December 9.
The tour is in its 27th year and is guided by the direction of Grammy winning composer Chip Davis. You can expect the show to feature favorite holiday tunes from Mannheim Steamroller, along with one-of-a-kind multimedia effects.
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