Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita
Check out the biggest weekend events to attend in Wichita, Kansas
One of the most breath-taking acrobatic performances in the world will be making its way into Wichita this weekend, while other museums in Wichita will be showcasing special exhibits and shows as well.
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) Cirque Du Soleil ‘Quidam’
Time: Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun 1:00 & 5:00 PM
Date: Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6
Where: INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman, Wichita
Cost: Adults: $35, $70, $95; Child (2-12): $28, $40, $56, $76; Student/Senior: $31.50, $45, $63, $85.50
Why you should go: Get 2013 started with a bang by attending Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Quidam’, a world-renowned performance of brightly colored stages, breathtaking visuals, live music and high-performing acrobats. The show is scheduled to perform throughout the weekend at INTRUST Bank Arena.
The whole performance is an imaginary story made up by a bored young girl named Zoé. The young girl, who feels ignored and alienated by her parents, dreams up of a whimsical world ‘Quidam’ where she encounters characters that breathe life into her existence.
The show includes an international cast of 52 world-class acrobats, characters, singers and musicians. The production also includes over 250 costumes and 500 costume accessories, allowing cast members to perform in several different outfits throughout the show.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=428&task=display
2) Experience the Aurora
Time: Visit Exploration’s website or call us for show schedule: http://www.exploration.org/aurora.html
Date: Ends on Tuesday, January 8
Where: Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd., Wichita
Cost: Senior (65+) $4; Adult (12 - 64) $5; Youth (3 - 11) $3; 2 & under free
Why you should go: If you visit Exploration Place this weekend, make sure to catch the spectacular film ‘Experience the Aurora’ under the museum’s Boeing Dome Theater. Immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, and watch them shimmer and glisten on the theatre’s 360-degree domed shaped screen.
Over a period of seven months in the Arctic Circle, the film follows a photography crew as they capture time-lapse images of the Aurora Borealis. The results? You’ll have to see for yourself!
Along with the stunning, vivid images of the colorful waterfall of lights, the film also shares the science behind the natural phenomena and tells the story of the photographer’s journey to locate and photograph what’s been called the “most amazing show nature can offer.”
3) Wade Bowen
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Friday, January 4
Where: The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg, Wichita
Cost: $15 advance, $18 day of show
Why you should go: If you’re in the mood for country, head over to the Cotillion on Friday to watch Texas native, Wade Bowen, perform live on stage. The singer, whose music is described as a mixture of rock and country, got his start in the band West 84 with his longtime friend, Matt Miller.
Since then, Bowen has gained success as a solo artist with his hit song ‘If We Ever Make It Home’, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart and #29 on the Top Current Country Albums in 2008.
4) Life Story of a Star
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Date: Friday, January 4 – Saturday, January 5
Where: Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. 39th South, Goddard
Cost: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for ages 6 – 12; Under six admitted free
Why you should go: Come out to the Lake Afton Public Observatory this Friday/Saturday and watch stars as they are born, live out their lives, and fade away. The special ‘Life Story of a Star’ program allows you to use the observatory’s telescope to observe objects in outerspace that illustrate different stages in a star’s lifespan.
The event will also include observation of Jupiter, our solar system’s largest planet.
5) Wichita Art Museum Exhibits
Time: Tues. – Sat. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sun. 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Closed Mon.
Where: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd., Wichita
Cost: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) $5, Students with ID and Youth (ages 5-17) $3, Children 5 and under FREE (Saturday – Free Admission)
Why you should go: The Wichita Art Museum currently has several art exhibits open to the public:
Ed Davidson: Recent Acquisitions – Ends January 6th
Selections from the David and Helen Knudtson Collection: James G. Davis and Judith Burns McCrea – Ends February 10th
George Vollmer Collection – Ends April 21st
Occupy Art: Protest and Empathy for the Worker – Ends March 17th
The Edmund L. Davidson Collection – Ends March 31st
Quilts from the Permanent Collection – Ends May 5th
Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and Family – Ends May 12th
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