Things to do this week: Disney ice show, Chesney concert, spring shopping and more
Intrust Bank Arena will be busy this week, first with Disney ice skaters, then with a big show by country superstar Kenny Chesney. In between, Wichita will offer several fun activities, including a marketplace at Towne West Square and concerts at The Cotillion and The Orpheum. Here’s a look what’s happening this weekend and into next week:
Disney on Ice
Friday through Sunday, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman
Disney On Ice is back in Wichita with a show called “Frozen & Encanto,” which features characters from the two hit animated films that are portrayed by world-class skaters. Mickey and Minnie host the show, which features some aerial acrobatics. Remaining showtimes are 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $15 to $70 and are available at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 316-755-7328 and in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.
Aaron Watson at the Cotillion
8 p.m. Friday, The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg
Country singer Aaron Watson will perform at the Cotillion Ballroom on Friday night. Watson, best known for hits like “Outta Style,” will perform after opening act Jenna Paulette. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28 at www.cotillionballroom.com
Cash and Diamond
7 p.m. Saturday, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway
The string of tribute performances in Wichita continues this weekend with a Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond tribute at The Orpheum Theatre. The first half of the show, which stars singer Doug Allen Nash, features him performing Cash classic hits like “Ring of Fire,” “Walk the Line” and more. After intermission, he returns as Neil Diamond to deliver hits like “Sweet Caroline” and “America.” The show also features a “video wall” playing highlights of the two stars’ careers while Nash performs. Tickets are $39 and $49 and are available at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 316-755-7328 and in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.
8 p.m. Saturday, Roxy’s Downtown, 412 ½ E. Douglas
The annual musical comedy show that stars members of the local media spoofing the year’s news events returns this weekend to Roxy’s Downtown, and it will feature the return of Bonnie Bing’s Fairy Tale Princess. The show, which also stars Ted Woodward from KNSS, Suzanne Perez from KMUW and local media personality Bucky Walters, will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets, which are $38, are still available for the 8 p.m. Saturday show, though Friday is sold out. Get them at roxysdowntown.com or by calling 316-265-4400
Two improv troupes, two shows
Saturday, 5 p.m. at Loony Bin, 8 p.m. at Flying Pig
Longtime local improv group Say What?! will perform live at the Loony Bin comedy club from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The show, which is for ages 18 and over, is interactive and unscripted. Doors open at 4:15 p.m., and tickets are $16 at wichita.loonybincomedy.com. Meanwhile, another Wichita improv group, called Flying Pig, will also be putting on a show at the venue at 3203 E. Douglas. That show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $15 at tickets.wichitaevents.com. Flying Pig also will put on shows at 8 p.m. March 31 and April 1.
Towne West Spring Marketplace
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday , noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Towne West Square, 4600 W. Kellogg
Towne West mall will be filled with life this weekend with a shopping event called Towne West Spring Marketplace. It will feature 45 vendors, makers, crafters, bakers and more set up inside the mall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The vendors will be set up between the mall’s north and west entrances. Admission is free.
Kenny Chesney concert
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman
Country music superstar Kenny Chesney — famous for hits like “How Forever Feels,” “You Had Me From Hello” and “The Good Stuff” — will bring his “I Go Back” tour to Wichita on Thursday, and he’s bringing three-time Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini with him as his opening act. Tickets are still on sale for the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. They range in price from $39 to $99 for reserved seating and are available at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 316-755-7328 and in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.
Recent concert announcements
Wichita’s many music venues have been busy booking shows lately. Here’s a look at the recent additions made to Wichita’s concert calendar:
Coheed and Cambria, May 12, The Cotillion Ballroom, tickets on sale at thecotillion.com
Josh Turner, July 29, Stiefel Theatre, Salina, tickets on sale at www.stiefeltheatre.org
Clutch, Dinosaur Jr. and Red Fang, Aug. 4, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com
Nickel Creek, Oct. 19, Stiefel Theatre, Salina, tickets on sale at www.stiefeltheatre.org
Black Jacket Symphony, Oct. 20, The Orpheum, tickets on sale at selectaseat.com
Nurse Blake, Nov. 15, The Orpheum, tickets on sale at selectaseat.com