Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita This Weekend - November 2 - 4, 2012
Check out the biggest events to attend in Wichita, Kansas
Read on for more information on Toto’s top 5 weekend picks. Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on FetchToto’s Events Calendar: http://events.fetchtoto.com/
1) 12th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk
Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Date: Saturday, November 3
Where: Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca St., Wichita
Why you should go: Hundreds of people are expected to come celebrate the Native American heritage during the 12th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk. The event will kick-off at noon with a two-mile walk, which will start at the Wichita Indian United Methodist Church and end at the Mid-America All-Indian Center.
The two-mile walk will be followed by Native American-themed activities for adults and children. Activities will include story-telling, vendor booths, hands-on activities and games for children.
The Trail of Tears Memorial Walk is significant to the Native American community because it preserves the memories of the thousands of American Indians who died in 1831 during their forced relocation by the U.S. government. The path they took to the new Indian Territory was referred to as the Trail of Tears, due to the amount of lives taken by disease, exposure and starvation before arriving to their final destination.
2) Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
Date & Time:
Saturday, November 3 - 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 - 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Botanica Gardens, 701 N. Amidon Ave., Wichita
Why you should go: The Kansas Orchid Society is having its annual fall show and sale this weekend at Botanica Gardens. The FREE show invites orchid enthusiasts from around the U.S. to display and sell their plants. Many of the show’s plants for sale are exotic and cannot be found in Kansas.
In addition to having a wide range of plants and supplies for sale, the show provides expert knowledge and information on orchids and how to care for the plants. Some of the show’s vendors include Timbucktoo Orchids, Prairie Orchids and Bird’s Botanicals.
3) Inspire Hope Run 8K
Time: 8K starts @ 9:00 AM, 1 Mile starts @ 10:15 AM
Date: Saturday, November 3
Where: The Waterfront, 13th & Webb Rd., Wichita
$35 8K Race and Inspire Hope After Party
$25 1 Mile Run/Walk and Inspire Hope After Party
$15 After Party Only (Adult)
$15 Children 10 and Under 8K or 1 mile and Inspire Hope After Party (Includes full race packet
$5 Children 10 & Under Inspire Hope After Party Only
Why you should go: Lace up your tennis shoes and join the Inspire Hope Run 8K in raising money for the multi-disciplinary, comprehensive needs of children with communication disorders. The race will take place on a fast and certified route throughout The Waterfront and Beech Lake area. The race will consist of two laps.
Immediately following the race, participants will get to enjoy live music, massages, and a silent auction. Food from many of The Waterfront’s top restaurants will provide food for the race participants, including food from Red Robin, Abuelo’s, Chester’s Chophouse, Fox and Hound, PF Chang’s, Metro Grill, and Starbucks.
A $2500 cash prize will be handed out during the awards ceremony. Cash awards of $625 (1st place), $375 (2nd place), and $150 (3rd place) will be given to the top three overall male and female 8K finishers. Medal awards for males and females in 13 different age categories will also be handed out.
4) Emerald City Steampunk Expo
Time: Time Varies
Date: Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 4
Where: Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 W. Waterman, Wichita
Cost: $10 - $85
Why you should go: The Emerald City Steampunk Expo, which takes place this Friday through Sunday, will feature three days of comedy shows, acrobatics, stage shows, concerts and shopping. Steampunk fanatics can also enjoy interactive events during the expo, including a murder mystery, fashion show and beard and mustache competition
For those who may not know, Steampunk is a sub-culture of science-fiction, usually set in an alternate historical period or industrialized Western civilization. Emerald City was the first major steampunk event in the Midwest and is the largest steampunk event in Kansas.
5) Rob Schneider Stand-Up
Time: 10:30 PM
Date: Sunday, November 4 & Monday, November 5
Where: Loony Bin Comedy Club, 6140 E. 21st St. North, Wichita
Why you should go: Funny man and Emmy-nominated actor, Rob Schneider, will bring his stand-up routine to Wichita’s Loony Bin Comedy Club, October 4 – October 5. Schneider, who began his career on SNL during the late 80’s, has gone on to broaden his career by directing, producing and writing films.
Rob Schneider is best-known for his lead roles in the hit comedy films The Hot Chick, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and Grown Ups. He has also appeared alongside his buddy Adam Sandler in several Happy Madison productions, including The Waterboy, Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, and Jack & Jill.
The show is intended for those 18 and up.
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