Wichita’s new Riverfront Stadium will finally host pro baseball when the Wichita Wind Surge, the city’s new Double-A team, hosts its first of 60 home games on May 11. The 10-team league is part of Major League Baseball’s reorganization of Minor League Baseball.
The season will open with limited seating. For updates, schedule, tickets and frequent promotions, check windsurge.com.
Music Theatre Wichita will stage several productions this year at the Capitol Federal Amphitheater in Andover. This is the 50th season for MTWichita’s Broadway-scale musicals, which combine theater professionals from across the country with local talent and a live orchestra.
“Smokey Joe’s Café in Concert” will kick off the 2021 season April 28-May 2.
“No More Talk of Darkness: Phantom’s Jeremy Stolle” on May 13-16 features an actor who played Phantom on Broadway. “Red, White and Broadway: A Star-Studded Tribute to America” will be staged July 2-3 at the amphitheater. For season or single tickets, go to Mtwichita.org.
Big Bugs – an installation of 12 animatronic insects — will be placed throughout Botanica’s 20 acres from May 1 to July 31. Replica movements and life-size detail bring the creatures to life as visitors learn about each species. For bug-themed events and hours, visit botanica.org.
Wichita’s traditional 10-day Riverfest has been split into two parts: June 4-6, which will feature participatory events, and Sept. 30-Oct. 2, which will include a food court, concerts, parade and fireworks. See Wichitariverfest.com for updates.