The weekend is almost here. My friends at Visit Wichita have a nice list of things you can do this weekend in our fine city.
MUSIC THEATRE WICHITA PRESENTS “CHICAGO”
JULY 24-28, 2019
Time: Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m.
Admission: Individual Shows $20-$75; Season Tickets $132-$275
Location: Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202
Based on a true crime drama of Chicago’s Jazz Age, the Vaudeville-style re-telling of the saga murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart is now the longest-running American Broadway musical in history. With signature Fosse moves and catchy songs like “All That Jazz,” and “Razzle Dazzle,” the dark comedy of Chicago makes for a raucously entertaining evening.
THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
JULY 25-28, 2019
Time: 7 p.m. Admission: $45-$300
Location: Charles Koch Arena, 1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260
This 64-team bracket of top-notch professional basketball talent brings college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players, future NBA players and fans together in a monumental tournament. This 5-on-5, single-elimination tourney ends with a winner taking home a $2 million pot. Don’t miss Wichita’s State’s alumni basketball team, The AfterShocks as well as alumni teams from the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.
2019 WICHITA CUP INVITATIONAL
JULY 26, 2019
Time: 6:30-10 p.m. Admission: $10 per car load
Location: Mystic Lakes Ski Club, W. 53rd St. N & Tyler Road, Maize, KS 67101
Waterski is back in Wichita with the 2019 Wichita’s Cup Invitational at Mystic Lakes Ski Club! The ‘royalty of the waterski world’ will make their way to Wichita for Wichita’s Cup Invitational – an event attracting professional water skiers, including three world champions – that will take place at Mystic Lakes Ski Club, just northwest of Wichita, on Friday, July 26. The skiers will be competing in slalom, trick and jump competitions. In addition to the pro event on July 26, the sport’s Midwest Regional Water Ski Championships will be held at Mystic Lakes from July 26 to July 28. Both events will be open to the public.
NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY
JULY 27, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Regular museum admission applies
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd, Wichita KS 67203
The "National Day of the Cowboy," celebrates the everyday working cowboy. There will be demonstrations of the many skills that were required to do this tough, demanding and unpredictable work. There will also be music and poetry that reflect the life they lived. In addition, the museum will be celebrating Wichita's birthday.
85TH NBC WORLD SERIES POWERED BY WESTAR ENERGY
JULY 27-AUG. 10, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. Admission: $8-$13
Location: Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium, 1845 S. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260
The NBC World Series is a tradition unlike any other in the United States. For the 85th consecutive year, Wichita will host the best summer collegiate baseball teams and players for a shot at a national championship. This two-week event entertains thousands of fans of all ages!