Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Wichita
There are a number of big events happening this weekend that will provide plenty of things to see and do. Attend a bridal show full of everything you need to plan a wedding, celebrate Alefs Harley-Davidson’s 7th Birthday Bash, or go to a one-of-a-kind craft fair.
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) “Singin’ in the Rain” – Music Theatre of Wichita
Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 25 – Saturday, July 28 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinee – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: Evening: $22 - $58, Matinee: $20 - $50
Why you should go: Come watch one of Hollywood’s greatest movie musicals of all time: ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’ The musical, which closely follows the plot of the 1952 movie, includes familiar songs “All I Do is Dream of You,” “Moses Supposes,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You Were Meant for Me,” and of course, “Singing in the Rain.”
Along with the movies familiar songs, you’ll also enjoy original dance moves created by the movie’s choreographers, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. This is an event that the whole family can enjoy and is rated G (for an audience 5 years of age or older). The musical will run for approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Interview with the actors of Wichita's "Singin' in the Rain": http://www.mtwichita.org/shows-and-tickets/singin-in-the-rain/
2) Wichita Bridal Expo
Date & Time:
Saturday, July 28 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Century II Exhibition Hall, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita
Cost: $7 at the door, $11 for a 2-day pass
Why you should go: Without a doubt, this is the place to be this weekend for all brides to be! The showcase will include over 200 booths full of food, wedding cakes, wine samplings, floral & décor displays, interactive dance and cake cutting, dance instructions, interactive catering stations, black tie chocolate extravaganza, and more.
Another exciting feature of the Wichita Bridal Expo will be its Fashion Show. The show is the biggest Wedding Fashion Stage Show in Kansas and will feature bridal and prom fashions from 8 different bridal stores. Professional models from Models and Images are provided for this year’s summer expo.
3) Alefs Harley-Davidson 7th Birthday Bash
Why you should go: It wouldn’t be a birthday bash without an Alef’s Angels swimsuit contest! The Alef’s Angels will compete in two contests: Harley-wear (1 p.m.) and swimsuit contest (3 p.m.). Contest voting will end at 4 p.m. and twelve women will be crowned as the new 2013 Alefs Angels who will be featured in the 2013 calendar.
Vendors will be serving up tasty food from Papa John’s, Stubby’s BBQ, Mountain Man Nuts and Indian Tacos. Since it’s the middle of summer, there will also be ice cold beer sold by the ladies of Twin Peaks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other activities will include motorcycle skills and drills, team demos, raffles prizes, live music and an all-day bike wash.
4) ICT Fest
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28
Where: WSU Shift Space Gallery, 800 E. Third St. North, Wichita
Why you should go: Downtown Wichita will be full of music all weekend long. The ICT Fest will feature concerts from over 25 bands this Friday and Saturday at Shift Space gallery in downtown Wichita. The genre of music will range from minimal electronic to punk to noise rock from bands across the Midwest.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 28
Where: Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita
Why you should go: If you enjoy crafting or appreciate unique items then this event is definitely the one for you to check out this weekend. Enjoy one day of browsing one-of-a-kind items that you won’t be able to find in any retail shop. Craftpalooza will feature a wide range of items that include arts & crafts, trendy clothing, blinged out jewelry, unique treasures, glamorous home décor, retail merchant boutiques, India artisans & designers, refunked & repurposed items, vintage antiques, and much more.
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