Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita
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1) Spring Fling! Celebrity Fashion Show and Brunch
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Towne East Square, 7700 E. Kellogg Dr., Wichita
Cost: $40 per person; $400 table of 10
Why you should go: Wondering what the latest spring fashions are for 2013? Come out to Towne East Square this weekend to find out! On Saturday, the ‘Spring Fling: Celebrity Fashion Show’ will be held at Town East Square from 10 AM to Noon.
The Celebrity Fashion Show will feature the latest spring fashion trends from Dillard’s. The event will also include a special brunch and silent purse auction (purses will be provided by Towne East merchants). Proceeds from the event will benefit the not-for-profit organization Dress for Success Wichita, which provides professional attire for disadvantaged women seeking economic success.
2) Tulips, Fairies & Friends
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: March 23 – April 13, 2013 (Every Saturday)
Where: Botanica, 701 N. Amidon, Wichita
Cost: $7 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, free for members and ages 2 & under
Why you should go: Starting March 23, Botanica will celebrate spring with their recurrent event ‘Tulips, Fairies & Friends’ which celebrates the coming of spring with various kid-themed events and crafts. This year marks the beginning of Botanica’s Fairy House Competition, an event where the public is allowed to build their own fairy house for a chance to win a special prize.
On Saturday, various craft projects will be held in the Terrace Room for $1, including ‘fairy crafts’ like building your own fairy house and making your own fairy wand/pixie dust. The event will also include a Tulip Scavenger Hunt, Fairy Storytelling and an appearance by the Tooth Fairy from Small Smiles Dentistry.
3) Annie Get Your Gun
Date: March 22 – April 27, 2013
Time: Thurs. Matinee: Lunch 10:30 a.m., Show 12:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. Evenings: Dinner 5:00 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Matinee: Doors Open 12:30 p.m., Show 2:00 p.m.
Where: Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: Call (316) 612-7696 for pricing
Why you should go: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is the latest musical to open at Wichita’s Crown Uptown Theatre and is based on the 1999 revised version of the 1946 Broadway classic. The play includes the classic love story of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, but also includes a revised secondary romance between the younger sister of Butler’s assistant and a boy whose part Native American. The play includes several original song favorites including, “Anything You Can Do,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”
Dinner will be served prior to the show. The menu includes a Caesar Salad and Sweet Corn Lobster Bisque Soup. Entrees include your choice of one of three main dishes: Pork Saltimbocca alla romana, Chicken Parmigiana, Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod (All Entrees are severed with focaccia bread). Dessert includes your between one of the following: Triple Chocolate Tiramisu, Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Yogurt Panna Cotta, or Zeppoles with raspberry and lemon custard.
Church Basement Ladies opens Friday, March 22 and runs until Saturday, April 27. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.crownuptown.com/tickets/ .
4) Friends of Wichita Library March Book Sale Bargains
Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 19, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita, Wichita
Why you should go: Friends of the Wichita Library are sponsoring a spring book sale at the Wichita Boathouse on March 19 - 22. The sale will feature thousands of different choices, all for a dollar or less. Among the book categories are history, religion, health, self-help, fiction, romance, business, non-fiction, biographies, crafts, art, music, coffee table and children’s books.
On the last day of the sale, local educators will be offered books for free, giving teachers an opportunity to build their classroom libraries. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit Wichita Public Library programs and materials outside of the normal library budget.
5) Exploration Place Weekend Events
Date: Saturday, March 23
Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLead Blvd, Wichita
Cost: Adults $9.50, Seniors $8, Youth (3-11) $6, 2 & under Free
Why you should go:
Storm Fury on the Plains, Exploration Place invites you to come out and meet Cody Charvet, KCEM, Sedgwick County Emergency Management Training and Exercise Officer. Carvet will teach you the basics of storm structures, cloud identification and understanding how a thunderstorm develops. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of severe weather safety and how to report storm information. It’s the perfect event for adults and children to learn important information on what to do during the upcoming severe weather season. You can choose to stay for the special showing of the film, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, for an additional $5. Additional Info: Located in the Boeing Dome Theater, 10:00 AM to Noon, Free.
NEW! Children’s Spanish Program, Interested in having your children learn Spanish? Exploration’s new ‘Children’s Spanish Program’ is designed to teach children how to learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through play and song. The program is for children ages 5 – 9 years and is located in Discovery Room A.
Engineering for You, WSU’s Human Factors Engineering students will spend Saturday afternoon teaching you about how human factors research affects your life and technology. Understand what ‘user-friendly’ really means and what is needed to create ‘safer’ products. Find out what “user-friendly” really means! Located in WaterWay Hall, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Included in admission, free for members.
6) 1st Annual 5K Easter Rabbit Run & Children’s Bunny Hop
Time: 2:00 PM
Date: Sunday, March 24
Where: BG Products Veterans Sports Complex, 400 Haverhill Rd, El Dorado
Cost: $30.00 Race Registration, $10 Easter Egg Hunt
Why you should go: If you’re looking for an event that combines children’s activities, cardio and Easter together, then the 1st Annual 5K Easter Rabbit Run is where you need to be on Sunday. The event will begin with an adult 5K run at 2:00 PM, followed by a children’s Easter Egg Hunt (3:00 PM) and photos with the Easter Bunny (1:30 PM- 3:30 PM). All of the money raised will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a program that serves abused and neglected children in juvenile court.
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