How to Spend Your Weekend in Wichita Falls
Some of us are bad planners. Some of us just don’t know what’s going on around town. And some of us are just waiting for a friend to suggest something to do to get off the couch.
If you’re one of those three people, we’re here for you! Here’s your weekend in the Falls for August 4-6, neatly planned to provide maximum fun over the next three days.
Live entertainment is all the rage this Friday, and where you end up in the city depends on your personal preferences.
Like last weekend, the fun really doesn't start until around 7 p.m. That should leave you a few hours after clocking out to hit up a local happy hour to grab a bite to eat and something to quench your thirst before the night begins.
If you're a fan of musicals you'll want to be at The Wichita Theatre from 7:30-10:30 p.m. to catch the last weekend of performances of Cats. This is the third time the popular Broadway show has run at The Wichita Theatre, and this run has been heralded as a 'bombastic, gotta-see production' by the Times Record News. If one of the following events is too much for you to pass up, there's one final showing of Cats Saturday evening at the same start time.
While only one theater production is running locally Friday, music lovers will have a couple of options this evening. Fans of 90's alternative rock will enjoy the evening at Gypsy Uncorked where The March Divide is playing from 8-10 p.m. San Antonio-native Jared Putnam is a songwriting machine carrying on the sounds of bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, The Promise Ring, and Mineral. His latest EP, 'Don't Let Me Die in Arizona,' is available to stream just about everywhere.
If blues rock is more your taste, you'll want to head to the Iron Horse Pub to catch Texez Mudd with Hellen Bach opening from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Texez Mudd is one of the top ZZ Top tribute bands around, so they'll be great to catch if you missed the band's show at Kay Yeager in May, but they do have a bevy of original tunes as well.
You'll get some much-needed rest Saturday morning unless you're the parent of a school-aged child heading to Project Back to School.
Big activities don't kick off until the evening. Take your morning or afternoon to explore the city, train for the Hotter'N Hell Hundred at the best cycling spots in the city, go paddleboarding at Lake Wichita, or find a patio to enjoy a summer cocktail.
Once the evening hits, however, you've got a few options.
At 7 p.m. you can head to Deli Planet for their Dallas Cowboys preseason watch party.
If racing is more your thing and you couldn't make it out to Vernon for Summer's Last Blast, Wichita Raceway Park has the event for you. After the Blast kicks off at 9 p.m., but gates to the park will open at 6 p.m. The night will be highlighted by tons of races lasting until 11 p.m.
If you're up for another round of live music, you can always head back to the Iron Horse Pub at 8 p.m. to catch Dallas singer-songwriter Chet Stevens. Local act Downtown Royalty will open up for Stevens, so you'll definitely want to be there for the show opener.
And on the seventh day, Wichita Falls rested.
For the first time in a while, there's not a lot going on Sunday. If you're feeling lucky, you can head to Riverside Bingo's anniversary weekend bonanza on Scott Street, or try any of the above time killers you didn't get to on Saturday.
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