What to do in Wichita the last weekend of August


Ice Cube will headline Friday’s West Fest concert at the Intrust Bank Arena.

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If you like to laugh, Wichita will have a lot to offer this weekend. Three great comedy shows take place on three large stages on Saturday and Sunday.

Also on the program this weekend: the big West Fest concert at the Intrust Bank Arena, a music festival at Wave and more.

West Festival in Wichita

7 p.m. Friday, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman

Rapper and actor Ice Cube will perform in Wichita on Friday with Cypress Hill for a gig called West Fest. The show will also include performances from Bone Thugs N Harmony and Ying Yang Twins. Doors to the concert will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Intrust Bank Arena. Tickets, which range from $69 to $200, are still available at selectaseat.com, by calling 316-755-SEAT or in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.

Plains People in Cowtown

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum is hosting its annual People of the Plains event on Saturday. It will feature re-enactors representing the mountain people, buffalo soldiers and Native Americans who populated and shaped the early plains, as well as a gunfight, saloon girl performances and more. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and regular museum admission applies: adults are $9, seniors 62+ are $8, youth 12-17 are $7 , children 6-11 are $6 and children 4 and under plus military members and their dependents, teachers and Cowtown members enter free.

Kansas is for the Lovers Festival

11am-2pm Saturday, Wave, 650 E. Second

Platinum-selling emo band Hawthorne Heights is hosting a music festival it hosted called Kansas is for Lovers in Wichita on Saturday. The festival includes artists that the band members grew up with, loved playing with, or enjoyed hanging out with. It will feature artists such as The Wonder Years, Thursday, Laura Jane Grace, Hot Mulligan, Thick and many others. The indoor stage will feature local bands. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays at Wave. Tickets range from $65 to $150 and can be purchased at waveict.com. For more information, visit isforloversfestival.com.

Steve Trevino at Botanica

8 p.m. Saturday, Botanica, 701 Amidon

Comedian Steve Trevino, also known as “America’s Favorite Husband,” is performing at Botanica this weekend. His stand-up show, which includes observations on fatherhood, being a husband and modern life, is at 8 p.m. Saturday on Botanica’s Great Lawn. Guests must bring their own chairs and are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Concessions will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday on the Grand Lawn. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for non-members and can be purchased at botanica.org

Prolific comedy in century II

7 p.m. Sunday, Century II Concert Hall

Comedians Tommy Davidson and Red Grant will be in Wichita on Sunday to headline a show at Century II called The Prolific Comedy Series. Davidson has appeared on several television series, including “In Living Color,” “Malcolm and Eddie,” and “The Proud Family,” and Red Grant is a well-known stand-up comedian who has been featured on a number of television series. and movies. . The show will also feature comedian and actor Spanky Hayes. The show begins at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Century II Concert Hall. Tickets range from $25 to $75 and can be purchased at selectaseat.com, by calling 316-755-SEAT or in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.

Chris D’Elia at the Orpheum

7 p.m. Saturday, Orpheum Theater, 200 N. Broadway

The Orpheum Stage will also host a comedy show this weekend when comedian Chris D’Elia brings his stand-up tour to town. D’Elia has a popular podcast on iTunes called “Congratulations with Chris D’Elia” as well as three Netflix comedy specials. Doors to the show open at 6 p.m. and start at 7 p.m. Tickets, available for ages 18 and older, cost $49.50, $59.50 and $109.50 and can be purchased at selectaseat.com, by calling 316-755-SEAT or in person at the Select box office -a-Seat inside the Intrust Bank Arena.

New exhibition at WAM

Wichita Museum of Art, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.

The Wichita Art Museum recently opened a new exhibit titled “Power to the People: Prints from the Great War to the Cold War,” which will be on display through the New Year. The exhibit features pieces from the Mexican Revolution that reflect the political and social condition of Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century. It is in the Paul Ross Gallery and the Scott and Carol Ritchie Gallery and can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission for adults is $10, seniors 60 and over are $5, students with ID are $3, and children under 5 and members of the Wichita Art Museum are free. Admission on Saturday is free for all.

Concerts announced this week

Wichita’s many music venues have been busy booking shows lately. Here’s a look at some of the most recent additions to the Wichita concert schedule:

Jim ShimabukuroSeptember 24, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com

Ryan GriffinNovember 4, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com

so lowNovember 11, Wave, tickets on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at waveict.com

Casey Donahew GroupNov. 17, The Cotillion, tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at thecotillion.com

A John Denver ChristmasDec. 9, Century II, tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at selectaseat.com

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