Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita
Check out the biggest weekend events to attend in Wichita, Kansas
This weekend is all about music and entertainment! Between your choice in laughing with the Harlem Globetrotters, watching Charlie Chaplin on the big screen, rocking out to the biggest rock bands of the 80's, or attending a hiliarious off-Broadway comedy, this weekend is jam-packed with plenty to do.
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/
Time: Doors Open @ 6:00 PM, Show Starts @ 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, January 25
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita
Cost: $20.00 - $93.00
Why you should go: Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something new in the history of sports and family entertainment. For the first time ever, the fans will get to decide the rules for the game. This could be anything from getting double the points for each basket made, to playing with two basketballs at once. The point is that YOU get to decide the rules that could affect the final outcome of the game. Go online to www.harlemglobetrotters.com with your kids and vote for which crazy new rule you want to see during the game.
Make sure to also purchase the ‘Magic Pass Pre-Game Event’ for a special one-on-one experience with the Globetrotters. Before the big game begins, you and your family can spend 30 minutes out on the b-ball court with the players- practicing ball tricks, making baskets, taking photos, and getting autographs from the players.
2) Charlie Chaplin at the Symphony
Date & Time
Saturday, January 26 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 27 @ 3:00 PM
Where: Century II Concert Hall
Cost: $17.00 - $49.00
Why you should go: In first half of the concert, the world-famous mime, Dan Kamin, will perform alongside the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Kamin is the go-to-guy in Hollywood when someone wants to have a mime teacher for any particular role. On film, he trained Robert Downey, Jr. and Johnny Depp for their acclaimed starring performances and comedy sequences in the films Chaplin and Benny and Joon, which Downey was nominated for an Oscar and Depp for a Golden Globe
Kamin will perform during the first half of the weekend concerts to demonstrate the genius of Charlie Chaplin, all while the Wichita Symphony Orchestra performs. Karmin will be out there acting out and miming all of the things that show off what Charlie Chaplin did and what Chaplin invented, while interacting with the live orchestra.
In the second half of the concert, two timeless Charlie Chaplin comedies, Easy Street and The Immigrant, will be shown with their original music. A large movie screen will come down over the orchestra, giving the audience a real movie experience watching the Charlie Chaplin films while the orchestra plays live. The Wichita Symphony Orchestra will play the original music of Grant Cooper, which is music written specifically for these films so that all of the gestures of Charlie Chaplin are mirrored in the music.
3) School of Rock Students Performing ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall’
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, January 26
Where: The Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway, Wichita
Why you should go: If you enjoy Pink Floyd music, then come out and show your support for the Wichita School of Rock students as they perform ‘Pink Floyd: The Wall’ inside the Orpheum Theatre. The students are more than ready to show off what they’ve learned this season in their biggest end-of-season show ever.
The concert will feature songs off of Pink Floyd’s notorious album, The Wall, including Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell. The album The Wall was ranked at number 87 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Friday, January 25
Where: The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg, Wichita
Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 Day of Show
Why you should go: Have you ever wanted to see an 80’s rock band like KISS, Bon Jovi, or Aerosmith in concert? This weekend you can see all of these bands and many other 80’s bands in concert right here in Wichita! Well, sort of.
Hairball is the ultimate 80’s rock show experience, featuring vocal impersonators of the biggest rock stars in 80’s rock’n’roll history. Hairball’s three vocalists each take on several different personas of rock’s greatest generation of singers, including impersonating the leading vocalists of Montley Crue, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Journey, Prince, Twisted Sister, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, KISS, Bon Jovi, AC-DC, Whitesnake, Skid Row, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Poisen and many others.
For every new rock performance, Hairball’s three leading vocalists will rapidly change into new elaborate costumes, hair, and make-up – transforming them into famous rockers that they’re impersonating. Along with their visual appearances, the vocal performances of Hairball’s members are dead-on to every rock band that is being impersonated. All three of Hairball’s vocalists each alternate their stage time throughout the show, creating a non-stop rock performance that will bring a new rock star on stage every 5 to 10 minutes. More than 20 of the biggest 80’s rock stars are expected to perform at the Cotillion during the show.
5) Greater Tuna
Date: Friday, January 25 – Saturday, January 26
Time: Show 7:50 p.m., Dinner 6:15-7:30 p.m., Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley St., Wichita
Cost: Dinner & Show: Adult $27, Senior (60+) $23, Child (12 & under) $21; Show Only $17 all ages
Why you should go: Need some comedy this weekend? The Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy that is now playing at the Mosley Street Melodrama. The 1982 off-Broadway play is set in the third smallest town in Texas made up of an eclectic band of citizens. What makes this satire on life in rural America even greater is that all of the inhabitants of Tuna are portrayed by only two performers. Scott Noah and Dan E. Campbell play a total of 11 characters each, including men, women, children, grouchy old-timers, and animals.
The play is approximately 2 hours and rated PG for mild innuendo. Dinner will be served from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM., the show will follow dinner beginning at 8:00 PM. Dinner will be provided by Pig In Pig Out Barbeque. Menu includes Bread, Salad, Smoked Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Green Beans, and Potato Casserole.
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