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Downtown Events

Kristin Key at the Loony Bin
Friday, April 3
The Loony Bin

NOTE:
We have had to temporarily suspend operations due to the COVID19 pandemic. - Loony Bin Wichita

Kristin Key began stand-up comedy at the age of 19 as the house MC for the Amarillo Comedy Club. Frustrated at the limitations for success in a small town and desperate to find another way, she set out to try open mic night at the local comedy club. She was told she was too young to get into the club. The owners eventually softened, let her on stage, and instantly realized her potential. She was offered a standing M.C. position which she took advantage of week after week. In January 2006, the Amarillo Comedy Club shut down after the death of co-owner, comedian, and Key's mentor, Kelly Moran. Following the club's closing, she moved to San Marcos, Texas to pursue comedy in the Austin scene.
Kristin Key

 

Three months after moving to San Marcos, she auditioned for Last Comic Standing and was chosen to make the house. After several episodes, she finished 6th of thousands and has since been heard on XM and Sirius Satellite radio, is a regular on The Bob & Tom Show, has been seen on Comics Unleashed as well as many major networks including VH-1, Bravo, TV Guide Channel, and Fox Reality.

She now lives in Long Beach, California touring and pursuing various ventures in television.
Rated R.


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Evolution in Perspective
Friday, April 3
CityArts

View stunning aerial photography from Drone-tography as 25 unique perspectives will be displayed, along with their fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles.


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Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins
Friday, April 3
Mid-America All-Indian Center

An exhibit in accordance with Rock Your Mocs, a worldwide Native American and Indigenous Peoples' movement held annually and in remembrance of the Trail of Tears, "Sole Seekers", is an exhibit of the Mid-America All-Indian Center's outstanding moccasin collection.

$7 for Adults, $5 for Students and Military, $3 for Youth, 6 and under are free


Contact Mid-America All-Indian Center at (316) 350-3340 or eraux@wichita.edu
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Imaginate - National Traveling Exhibit
Friday, April 3
Exploration Place

NOTE:
Exploration Place is closed through at least March 31 as a precaution of COVID-19. Exploration Place

Encounter the collision of two worlds − science and art − to spark curiosity, creation and innovation. Dare to design new objects using everyday items. Get your gears turning as you craft kinetic sculptures. Tell tales with your heartbeat, direct stop-motion animation scenes, stretch your wings and fly, plus much more.

Imaginate is produced by Ontario Science Centre


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Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
Friday, April 3
Wichita Art Museum

NOTE:
WAM has cancelled or postponed public museum events through Sunday, May 10 following yesterday's (3/16/2020) advisory from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks (through Sunday, May 10), organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. Please visit the exhibit after public events open back up. Wichita Art Museum

On a stop between the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Wichita Art Museum presents Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight. The unique exhibition combines extraordinary glass art within an immersive, multi-sensory environment. Art combines with storytelling and theatrical encounter.

The art of internationally regarded Preston Singletary fuses time-honored glassblowing traditions with Pacific Northwest Native art. Specifically, Singletary honors his ancestral Tlingit culture, a tribe centered in southern Alaska.

Museum Exhibit Hours
Tues - Sat 10a - 5p
Sun Noon - 5p

Image: Preston Singletary (American Tlingit ), Xaat (Salmon) (detail), 2018. Blown, hot-sculpted, sand carved glass, steel stand. 89 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 3 inches. Collection of the artist.

Don't miss the Opening Party on Feb. 1 or the Artist Talk on Feb. 2!


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