The new July-December print edition of The Wichita Times leads the way in finding the plethora of Wichita flags, murals and Keepers on Parade which are popping up around the city. You’ll also find what’s going in the area as well as museums, shopping and eating opportunities. To see the print edition, click here.
Music Theatre lights up summer
Music Theatre Wichita’s 47th season continues July 11-15 with the area premiere of a new musical, “Freaky Friday,” based on the popular 1972 novel and the hit Disney films.
Circus spectacle and Fosse-style choreography are front and center in MTW’s reimagining of the 1972 Broadway hit “Pippin” July 25-29. The musical features an unforgettable score by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame”).
Closing the season is Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” Aug. 8-18. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday evenings with weekend matinees at Century II Concert Hall.
For details, visit Music Theatre Wichita website.
For more Fun Things to do in Wichita, check out our calendar of events page.
State’s largest dome theater gets upgrade
Exploration Place’s Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium – the largest in the state – has been upgraded to a two-projection system to offer brighter and clearer images on the screen.
The new film “Great White Shark” debuted in June on the 60-foot tall screen with 360-degree views. Also currently showing is “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag.” Watch for “Pandas: The Journey Home” on the dome screen in October.
Admission may be purchased separately for $5 or as part of a combo ticket with exhibits.
For details, visit Exploration Place website.
For more Fun Things to do in Wichita, please visit our Calendar of Events.
Check out the new library
After years of waiting and planning, Wichita’s new Advanced Learning Library is now open.
One highlight is a Children’s Pavilion that’s twice as large as the former central library’s children’s area. The new 10,000-square-foot area sports interactive learning centers, a quiet room and learning garden.
In addition to more computers and modern meeting facilities, the new library offers drive-up service, an automated materials handler, outdoor reading area and a coffee shop operated by Reverie Roasters.
Explore the new space at 711 W. 2nd St. The museum is open daily; the coffee shop is open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.