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This weekend there’s plenty of shows to provide fun for the whole family at inexpensive prices. Whether you want to see amazing aerialists, dance prodigies, or just get a good laugh, Wichita has you covered.


Read on for more information on this weekend’s picks for “Top 5 Things To Do In Wichita.” Make sure to also check out other Kansas events on KWCH’s Community Events Calendar: http://www.kwch.com/community

1)    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes
Time: Times Vary
Date: August 7 – August 10
Where: InTrust Bank Arena, 505 W. Maple
Cost: Tickets from $10
Info:http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=575&task=display&seldate=

Why you should go: The Ringling Bros. Circus is back in town with Super Circus Heroes. Children of all ages will enjoy this action-packed super circus, showcasing Amazing Asian elephants, horses and camels, acrobats and aerialists, and of course hilarious clowns.

Ringling Bros. promises this show is far from ordinary, beyond extraordinary.


2)    Talent on Parade: Solo Dance Challenge Competition
Time: 8:00 AM
Date: Saturday, August 9
Where: The Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway
Cost: Youth 5 & Under: FREE, General Admission: $12
Info:http://www.wichitaorpheum.com/events/318/talent-on-parade-solo-dance-competition/

Why you should go: Dance competitions are all the rage right now, but The Top Solo Dance Challenge is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Dancers from two age groups – 12 and younger, and ages 13-19 – compete for a $2,000 cash prize.

The dancers compete in four unique challenges: audition, improvisation, performance and a mystery challenge. Come cheer on your favorite dancer this Saturday morning at The Orpheum.


3)    Empire House Live!: Stomp and Holler
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Date: Saturday, August 9
Where:  Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.
Cost: $12
Info: http://www.oldcowtown.org/Calendar/Pages/default.aspx

Why you should go: Bring your lawn chairs and help raise money for Old Cowtown Musuem. This outdoor concert features honky-tonk bluegrass band Possum Posse, who play a combination of their own music and pop song mash ups.

The Saloon will be open with a cash bar, so come kick back with a beer, enjoy some music, and raise money for a great Wichita museum.

 
4)    Midwest Huntfest 2014
Time: Times Vary
Date: August 8 – 10
Where: Century II, 225 W. Douglas Ave.
Cost: Youth: $5, Adult: $10
Info:http://www.midwesthuntfest.com/

Why you should go: Huntfest is the perfect event for hunters, fishers and anyone who just enjoys the outdoors. The weekend-long event includes 3-D Archery Shoots, a turkey calling competition, a Kid Zone, deer antler shed contest and more.

The First Lady USPSA Grand Master, Team Taurus Captain, and Multiple National & World Champion Shooter Jessie Duff will be at the event, and be sure and register at the entrance for a chance to win over $20,000 in door prizes.


5)    Comedian Gabriel Rutledge
Time: Times Vary
Date: August 7 – 9
Where: The Loony Bin, 215 N. St. Francis
Cost: Thursday: $8, Friday-Saturday: $12
Info:http://www.loonybincomedy.com/Wichita/

Why you should go: This adult-only comedy show features Gabriel Rutledge, a self-deprecating comedian whose topics include marriage and finances.

“Really there is nothing better for you as a couple than to be out of shape. Eventually you just get to the point where you say, ‘Well honey, looks like we’ve eaten ourselves into a monogamous relationship.’” – Gabriel Rutledge

The Loony Bin is rating this show a Soft R, and is a 21 and up event.