Relax together with a couples massage at Healing Waters. Stroll the shops at Bradley Fair, enjoy ice cream while sitting by the fountain. Search for your favorite author at Watermark Books. Savor gourmet chocolates at Cocoa Dolce and first class dining at Chester's Chophouse. Enjoy a movie at the Warren Old Town Theatre or a concert at INTRUST Bank Arena. Top off the evening at the Wine Dive Restaurant.
Art galleries and art museums open their doors to the community offering the best art in Wichita for free on the first Friday of every month. Ride the Q-Line around downtown Wichita during the First Friday Art Crawl and visit nearly 30 gallery showcases, many of which offer free hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Several galleries incorporate artist demonstrations or live music.
The Keeper of the Plains is a 44-foot tall steel sculpture standing at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers join together in downtown Wichita. This land between the two rivers is sacred ground to the Native American people and is also home to the All-American Indian Center. A complete renovation of the sculpture and installation of the Keeper of the Plains Plaza now brings people out each evening to see the Keeper and the "Ring of Fire" which can be viewed nightly at 9 PM for 15 minutes.
International opera season includes four fully staged operas with stars from around the globe at the Wichita Grand Opera. In May 2016, for just the second time, Bradley Fair will be re-transformed into Wichita’s premiere amphitheater. Opera on the Lake 2016, at Bradley Fair, will be a fully-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. The island, the floating stage, and even the lake itself will become a setting like nowhere else in the nation.
Music Theatre of Wichita is internationally recognized for its Broadway quality productions. Broadway artists work closely with talented Midwesterners, and over 65,000 theatergoers annually attend.
Nestled in trendy College Hill is the relaxed ambience of Wine Dive. Feed your appetite with brunch on the patio. Try dinner specials and fuel your inner wine and drink junky with an extensive drink list near unique shops. With eclectic offerings and a recent recipient of Open Table's choices for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America, Wine Dive makes for a great experience.