10 Things to Do this Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

10 Things to Do this Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Wichita! There’s #plenty2dohere  whether you’re in the holiday mood or if you want one last weekend before the holidays kick in. Keep reading to find “10 Things to Do this Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend!” For even more events happening in and around the Wichita area, check out our events calendar!

 

Friday Nov 17, 2017

1. Candice and the Business Casual at Wheat State Distilling 8pm – 12am

THIS FRIDAY! Candice and the Business Casual will be back at Wheat State Distilling Company from 8 pm until 12 am! Come and ring in the weekend!!

Event Details: goo.gl/NtQUBE

2. Holiday Open House at The Vintage Rhinestone – Friday & Saturday

Join The Vintage Rhinestone for their annual Christmas Holiday Open House. November 17th 10-6 & 18th 10-5! They have the store full of Christmas decor for all your seasonal decor needs.

Event Details: https://goo.gl/3YbxVe

3. Footloose the Musical at Newman University DeMattias Performance Hall 8pm

Newman University’s production of Footloose. Performances November 17,18 at 8pm and November 19 at 2pm. Tickets are sold at the door. $12 General Public, $10 Senior Citizens, $5 students, newman faculty and staff. Newman students free

Event Details: https://goo.gl/J96EMq

4. Jazz Meets Stevie Wonder at Friends University 7:30pm

An evening of Stevie Wonder music performed by the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Join us in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts building. #jamminwithFriendsU. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

5. Disco Night XY Bar 10pm – 2am

This Friday, Nov. 17th, @10PM, XY is going Disco in Old Town!! Dj Bowtie (Heather McGlocklin) will be mixing the all the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s Disco. As always, 21+ to enter, and NO COVER PERIOD!! They’re also hosting Diva Drag a Night in November on Sunday night at 9pm.

Event Details: https://goo.gl/2WWMXj

Saturday Nov 18, 2017

6. Holidays in Delano  12pm – 5pm

Shop in Historic Delano, help the Kansas Food Bank, and visit Santa’s reindeer! Bring a canned good to receive a shopping pass good for discounts at participating Delano neighborhood businesses. They’ll also have Santa, live reindeer, sleds and activities for the kids! Drop your canned good off at one of the following locations to receive your shopping pass: Bungalow 26, Aero Plains Brewing, or Chocolate Fountain Event Rentals.

Event Details: https://goo.gl/M2Qfi9

7. WSU Women’s Basketball Wichita State vs South Dakota State at Koch Arena  2pm

The Shockers host the Coyotes of South Dakota at Charles Koch Arena for the 2017-18 home opener Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Fans can get their 2017-18 Wichita State Women’s Basketball Schedule poster signed by the team postgame. Adults $8, Kids $6. Don’t forget you can get your Wichita State gifts and gear at the Shockers store inside Koch Arena, at the university bookstore, or online at the official online store of Wichita State Athletics, ShockerLocker.com

Event Details: https://goo.gl/shniCn

8. Bradley Fair Tree Lighting at Bradley Fair 21st & Rock  5pm – 6pm

Join fellow Wichitans at the first tree lighting ceremony of the season! Bradley Fair flips the switch on their 35-food Christmas tree at 5:59 so get there early! Activities begin at 5pm; See Santa, listen to the choir and raise money for the Ronald McDonald House!

Event Details: https://goo.gl/GixL3D

9. Live Music! – Various Locations

If you’re looking for music, there are a ton of options this weekend. Saturday night you can catch live music at the Veterans Benefit Concert at the Cotillion, Gary Powell at the Hopping Gnome, the Molly Neely Trio at Aero Plains, Rivalries/Aside, For The Birds, The Calm And Left Without Notice at the Elbow Room.

Event Details: https://wichita.com/events/

Sunday Nov 19, 2017

10. Gnome Thanksgiving Potluck – Hopping Gnome Brewing Company 12pm – 4pm

The Hopping Gnome is thankful for all of their gnomies! Wichitans are invited to grab a beer, watch the KC Chiefs game, and bring a potluck dish to share if you’d like!

*Must be 21 to enter

Event Details: https://goo.gl/yuF59K

A Look Ahead:

King Me Thanksgiving Eve Bash at River City Brewing Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 9PM!

It’s a Wichita tradition that lives on, the King Me Thanksgiving Eve Bash at The Loft at River City Brewery! “Rocking out with King Me is a great way to work up an appetite and get into the holiday spirit. And, it’s the River City Brewery! In the middle of Wichita’s craft beer revolution, it’s always great to visit the mothership. So, come to the show and grab a growler for Turkey Day and a King Me CD for a stocking stuffer!”