Haunted food trucks at The Eagle
If you’re a fan of both food and trunk-or-treat, The Eagle has a treat for you. The Eagle is hosting its third annual “Haunted Food Trucks” event on Friday – a perfect chance to pick up some yummy goodies for dinner and meet The Eagle staff members whose work you undoubtedly read every day. Participating food trucks include The Flying Stove, BS Sandwich Express, Big Chill, Funky Monkey Munchies, Let’m Eat Brats, The Garden of Eatin’ and more. Eagle staff members cars will be decked out in Halloween themes, so bring the kids for a safe and fun trunk-or-treat experience.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Fri., The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas. Free.
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ midnight screening
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It’s time to do the time warp again. The annual midnight screening of cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be late Friday (technically early Saturday) at the Orpheum. In addition to the $10 admission, for $5 extra, you can pick up a participation kit. Admission to the screening is limited to those 17 and older, unless accompanied by a parent. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Details: Doors open 10:30 p.m. Fri., showing midnight Sat., the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. $10. www.selectaseat.com, 855-755-7328
Alpaca and Llama Show of Champions
This weekend affords you, the humble Wichitan, a rare opportunity to see some of the best llamas and alpacas in the country on display in Hutchinson. The hourlong drive up to the state fairgrounds will be rewarded by three days of free llama and alpaca competition. The show will feature state champion animals from across the country who will compete for the “Champion of Champions” title. Competitions will include obstacle courses, public relations, pack classes, cart-driving competitions and more.
Details: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m.-noon Sun., Kansas State Fairgrounds Expo Center, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson. Free. www.alsashow.net, 785-346-4365
‘Graveyard Smash’ at Abode Venue
Fans of electronic music will be treated to a Halloween-themed extravaganza at Abode Venue on Friday evening. DCE Entertainment and Electric Vape present the second annual “Graveyard Smash” event, featuring costume contests, performances by the ICT Gogo Dancers and fire performers. DJs in attendance include My Pet Monster, Karetaker, Voidwalker, Mr. Ripley, Super J, Aleve and QP.
Details: 8 p.m. Fri. to 2 a.m. Sat., Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. $10.
Dia de los Muertos festivities
Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a time-honored Mexican celebration honoring loved ones who have died. Wichita is commemorating the event with a two-day festival at NoMar International Market on Friday and Saturday. There will be a community altar, face-painting, kids’ craft booths, photo backdrops, vendors and music. Take your family to learn about the tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing associated with the day.
Details: 7-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., NoMar International Market, 204 E. 21st St. Free.
Fright night at Botanica
Botanica is hosting an outdoor screening of “Halloween” on Friday for the 21-and-older set for a little bit of pre-Halloween fun. The $25 admission cost includes a brat, chips, popcorn and s’mores. People also are welcome to bring snacks and adult beverages. Guests can borrow one of the garden’s 300 blankets for the event, but no lawn chairs are allowed.
Details: 7-9 p.m. Fri., Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. $25. www.botanica.org, 316-264-0448
‘Laughter League’ by Laughing Feet
Laughing Feet Performers, a special-needs theater company, will perform its fall variety show, “Laughter League,” this weekend at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater. The first act of the show will feature songs about superheroes and supervillains, and the second act will be a one-act musical, “Press Start,” about video games. More than 70 performers will take part in the show.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater, 225 W. Douglas. $10. www.wichitatix.com, 316-303-8100
Wichita Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart, Shostakovich
In collaboration with the Wichita Public Library’s Big Read of “Fahrenheit 451,” the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will be performing works from two notable composers who created their work under authoritarian governments. The performance includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s, Symphony No. 10, as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24. Pianist Orion Weiss will be featured. As always, maestro Daniel Hege will give a free “concert talk” an hour before performance time to explain the works and their significance.
Details: 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas. $20-$65. www.wichitasymphony.org, 316-267-7658
Celebration of Miro’s return
The iconic Joan Miro mural at Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art is back after a significant restoration project. The museum will host a free celebration of Miro’s “Personnages Oiseaux” on Sunday afternoon. The block party will feature performances from the College of Fine Arts in dance and music, gypsy-jazz and swing by Nouveau Quintet, as well as hands-on art provided by Arts Partners artists, complimentary refreshments and more.
Details: 2-5 p.m. Sun., Ulrich Museum of Arts, 1845 Fairmount. Free. www.ulrich.wichita.edu, 316-978-3664
‘This Woman’s Work’ talk
A “1st TUE” talk on Tuesday – sponsored by Creative Rush – will feature four panelists who will share their stories of challenges women face in the arts. Statistics show that art done by women is showcased far less often than artwork by men, according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Panelists at the Wichita event include Lisa Rundstrom, Janice Thacker, Emily Brookover and Jennifer Lane. Torin Andersen will moderate.
Details: 7 p.m. Tue., Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E. Douglas. $5. www.creativerush.org