GO Weekend Newsletter
April 17, 2014

Coming

Zac Brown Band: 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Intrust Bank Arena ($42.50 and $32.50, selectaseat.com)

Video Games Live: Nov. 9, Hartman Arena ($20, stage1tickets.com)

Dane Cook: 8 p.m. Nov. 16,  Intrust Bank Arena ($37.75 and $72.75, selectaseat.com)

Spring Awakening (National Broadway Tour): 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 - 18, Century II Concert Hall ($49 - $62, wichitatix.com)

ABBA Mania: 8 p.m. Nov. 19 ($25-$55, selectaseat.com)

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes: 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 20; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 21 ($45.50-$59.50, selectaseat.com)

Mannheim Steamroller 25th Anniversary Tour: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28, Century II Concert Hall ($58.50, $69, wichitatix.com)

Cirque du Soleil's "Alegria": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and Dec. 30; 1 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2., Intrust Bank Arena ($35-$94, selectaseat.com)

EVENTS

Haunted Houses

The haunted houses in the Wichita area offer plenty of scares this Halloween season. We visited three of them — House of Terrors, a 23,000-square-foot haunted house; Field of Screams, a cornfield maze populated by deviant characters and gruesome scenes; and Isle of Screams, a smaller version that includes its own demonic characters haunting a wooded trail.

MOVIES

Tallgrass Film Festival

The eighth annual Tallgrass Film Festival begins Friday, offering more than 100 feature and short films through Sunday at various venues, mostly in downtown Wichita. Critic Rod Pocowatchit’s offers his recommendations on what to watch and where to go.

ARTS

New shows at WAM

Two new but very different exhibitions at the Wichita Art Museum will appeal to anyone who appreciates rich, vibrant colors and a wide array of subject matter. "Bernard Chaet: Paintings from the 1960s through the Present" is on view now, and "British Watercolors" will open this weekend.

DINING

Midwest Beerfest

This weekend’s 10th annual Midwest Beerfest will include a festival within a festival. The event’s grand tasting, which is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Century II’s Exhibition Hall, will allow ticketholders to sample one-ounce pours of some of the more than 350 beers, including lots of Kansas-made microbrews. Those who bring along an extra $5 can also opt to participate in “Chickenfest” — a chicken wing contest featuring creations by local chefs and foodies.

NIGHTLIFE

‘Rocky Horror’

The Orpheum will host an interactive performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture show” at midnight on Saturday. Tickets are $12 at the door and include a participation kit.