“How the World Began,” play, 2 p.m. Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $20, $18 members/seniors, $10 students. Call 316-315-0151.
“The Cherry Orchard,” presented by Bethany College Theatre and Broadway RFD, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Burnett Center, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Tickets $10, $8 students, staff and faculty. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8274.
“Annie Get Your Gun,” contentious romance between plainspoken sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, through Sat., Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Select Thu. matinees, lunch service 10:30 a.m.-noon, show 12:30 p.m.; Thu.-Sat. dinner service 5-6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. matinees 2 p.m. show only. Tickets $43 show only, $58 dinner/lunch and show. Call 316-612-7696.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” comedy, by William Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., through May 5, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Tickets $14, $12 military, seniors and students. Call 316-686-1282.
Live in HD: “Handel’s Giulio Cesare,” opera, 11 a.m. Sat., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $24, $22 seniors, $18 students. Call 316-263-1665.
“Swan Lake,” ballet, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m. May 1, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $35-$85. Information and tickets, 316-262-8054 or selectaseat.com.
“Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” live staging, presented by NPR, WBEZ-Chicago and BY Experience, 7 p.m. May 2, Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $20, $18 students. Call 316-263-1665.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, presented by Christian Youth Theater Wichita, 7 p.m. May 2-4, Northeast Magnet High School, 5550 N. Lycee, Bel Aire. Tickets $11, $9, students and seniors. Call 316-682-1788.
“Crazy for You,” story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance, 7:30 p.m. May 2-4, 2 p.m. May 5, Wilner Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $16, $14, seniors, faculty, staff, military, $6 students. Call 316-978-3233.
“Dr. Dillinger’s Freaks and Floozies,” “Empire House Live” series, naughty vaudeville/burlesque, 8 p.m. May 3-4, Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at door. Call 316-350-3323.
“Willy Wonka,” musical, presented by Music Theatre for Young People, 7:30 p.m. May 3-4, 2:30 p.m. May 5, Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $12, $10 students. Call 316-219-4849.
Pajanimals Live: “Pajama Playdate,” musical, featuring Squacky, Cowbella, Apollo, Sweet Sue, interactive dancing, 6 p.m. May 7, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Tickets $27-$37. Information and tickets, 785-827-1998, ticketmaster.com or stiefeltheatre.org.
“Bite It, Wichita! The Foodie Network Challenge,” comedy, through May 25, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Thu.-Sat., curtain 7:50 p.m., dinner/show $27, $23 seniors, $21 children under 12, $17 show only all ages. Call 316-263-0222.
“All Ways a Woman,” formerly known as “Menopaus-A-Palooza,” comedy, through June 15, Cabaret Oldtown, 4121/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Call 316-265-4400.
Wichita Choral Society, accompanied by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sun., First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Tickets $10. Call 316-267-6244.
“Dancin’ the Night Away,” collection of dance music from around the globe, presented by the Hutchinson Symphony, 3 p.m. Sun., 2:30 p.m. pre-concert talk by Dr. Richard Koshgarian, Historic Hutchinson Fox Theatre, 18 E. First, Hutchinson. Tickets $20, $5 students. Information and tickets, 620-663-1981 or hutchsymphony.org.
Delano Chamber Brass Concert, conducted by Bill Johnson, 3 p.m. Sun., Westside Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free; donations accepted. Call 316-772-1207.
“We Sing That Others May Live,” presented by Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Sun., Memorial Hall, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th St., North Newton; 7 p.m. April 28, Central Community Church, 6100 Maple. Free. Offering will be taken for world hunger relief. Call 316-680-9031 or 316-681-2203.
Madrigal Singers & Women’s Glee Club Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Wiedemann Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, students $3.
Christian Howes Jazz Trio, violinist, 7 p.m. Sat., McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, McPherson. Tickets $22-30, students $10. Call 620-241-1952.
Symphony of Spring, Broadway showcase of ballads, orchestra, chorus, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. April 28, Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $16, $13 seniors and students. Call 316-295-5677.
Delano Chamber Orchestra’s Young People’s Concert, featuring winners of 2013 High School Young Artist Competition, 3 p.m. April 28, West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free; donations accepted. Call 316-259-0467.
Organ Pops Concert, third annual, featuring Lynne Davis, 5:30 p.m. May 1, Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Free. Call 978-3456.
“Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson,” re-creation with the Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective, sponsored by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. May 4, Century II Convention Hall. Tickets $12-$55. Call 316-267-7658.
Eastertide Concert, presented by Church of Magdalen Chancel Choir, singing “Requiem” by Maurice Durufle, 3 p.m. May 5, Church of Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-634-2315.
The Tenors, Canadian quartet, classical and contemporary pop, 8 p.m. June 8, Orpheum Theatre. Tickets $15-$100. Information and tickets, 316-755-7328, selectaseat.com and all Dillons Superstores.
Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival, 10th annual, medieval puppetry, kings, queens, One Man Tribal Circus, the Saltire Pipers, belly dancers, various activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W. 13th St. Tickets $8.50 in advance, $11 at gate, children free in advance, $5 at gate. Call 316-253-3392.
Friends University Choir, fundraiser, 7 p.m. Sun., Casado Campus Center, Friends University. Proceeds will benefit the concert choir’s tour. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
25th Mr. Cinderfella Pageant, featuring Sloane Lewis, Miss Kansas 2012, as emcee, contestants will compete in beach/leisure wear, talent and eveningwear, 7 p.m. Thu., Robert Brown Theatre, Cowley College, 215 S. Second St., Arkansas City. Tickets $2. Call 620-441-5587.
Spring Opening Party, celebrating WSU School of Art and Design 19th Faculty Biennial, 6-8 p.m. Sat., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Tickets $10, free to members and WSU students. Call 316-978-3664.
“The Cat With the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in a Holocaust Ghetto,” with Ela Weissberger, Ela’s story of survival, music, readings and memorial service, 7 p.m. May 2, Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, Newman University. Free. Call 316-686-4741.
“Tea for the Holidays,” spring tea, hosted by Augusta Historical Society, 11 a.m. May 3-4, Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State, Augusta. Tickets $10. Call 316-775-5655.
St. James Olde English Tea, music, silent auction, arts, crafts, homemade lemon curd tarts for which the tea is famous, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4, style show at 10:15 a.m. and noon, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Tickets $12, $6 children ages 4-12, free nursery infants through age 3. Call 316-683-5686.
Art For Art’s Sake, 11th annual art auction and theater benefit sale, works from national and local artists, 7-10 p.m. May 4, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $20. Call 316-634-2787.
Designing Women Cuisine Party: Feed Your Soul – Art, Music & Friends, art from around the world, live jazz and hors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m. May 7, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $45. Information and reservations, 316-634-2787, ext. 215.
George Vollmer Collection, artwork created by local Wichita artists, noon to 5 p.m. Sun., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Call 316-268-4921.
115th Midwest Art Exhibition, artists Frank Nichols, David DeArmond, Margie Kuhn, special exhibition of works by Oscar Brousse Jacobson, 2-4 p.m. Sun., Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St., Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-2220.
The Art of the Print, printmaking, exhibit through Mon., Artworks, 7727 E. Central. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-682-1481.
“Broad Horizons,” by Jan Klassen, pottery by David Long, exhibit through Tue., Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
Curator Lecture: “Print Matters,” by Mark Pascale, addresses the concepts, contexts and media of contemporary prints and the experimental spirit in printmaking today, 6 p.m. Thu., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.
Finding the Uncommon in the Common, Clark Britton, drawings, paintings, mixed media and private press books, exhibit Thu.-May 11, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Hours open by appointment or by chance. Information, 316-303-1996 or fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.
Rebecca Hoyer, oil painting, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thu., exhibit through May 18, Leaf Tea Lounge, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 9-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1033.
Art & Music in the Heart of Newton, featuring art by Santa Fe 5th-6th Grade Center, opening reception 6-9 p.m. April 25, exhibit through May 15, Pages Books & Coffee, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1596.
“Astratto Caldo,” paintings, artist Mario Bernardinello’s opening reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., Art for Lunch noon-1 p.m. April 30, exhibit through May 17, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.
“Calliope of Color,” paintings, featuring artist Rick Frisbie from Salina, exhibit through Sat., VAAM Gallery, McPherson Opera House, 223 S. Main. Hours 10-a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 620-241-5774.
Murdock and Beyond: Pairings from the Permanent Collection, paintings, works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and various artists, exhibit through April 30, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
Senior Art Show, paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics, presented by Marion High School, exhibit through May 4, Gallery 101, 106 E. Main, Marion. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 620-382-7501.
Fourth District 2013 Congressional Art Competition, winners of high school art competition honored, exhibit through May 5, CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.
Hutchinson Art Fair, 51st annual, various art works, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 405 N. Washington, Hutchinson. Free. Call 620-663-1081.
Under Pressure, contemporary prints from the collection of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, 40 artists and over 100 works from the past five decades and creative power of printmaking, exhibit through May 12, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 S. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins,” celebrating the artistry of footwear from tribes through the Plains and Northwest, exhibit through May 15, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Tickets $7, $5 seniors, students, military, $3 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Call 316-350-3340.
National Fiber Directions 2013, the art of fiber, juried exhibition by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, exhibit through May 19, Rounds Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
“In the Middle of America: Printmaking & Print,” print collection of Elsie Allen, lithographs, bock prints, etchings, aquatints, exhibit through May 19, Wiedemann Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
“Life at Its Best,” paintings, featured artists Pat Coryell, Steve Cost, Sharon Edwards, Marty Penner, Carlos Soto and Brenda Yarnall; ceramics exhibit by Lauren Pohlenz; exhibit through May 24, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main, El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-321-3223.
“Cats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My,” paintings and sculptures from regional artists, exhibit through May 25, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Free. Information, 316-284-2749 or carriagefactoryartgallery.com.
Sue Vautravers & Jill Stromberg, pastels and oil paintings, opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thu., Larksfield Place Bistro, exhibit through May 31, Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
“Artist’s Proof,” original prints by notable American artists exploring an array of print medium, lithograph and etching, exhibit through June 1, Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. Call 316-262-7651.
Quilts from the Permanent Collection, quilts and coverlets, exhibit through June 2, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 S. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
Prints and Print Makers, 1916-1946: C.A. Seward and Friends, curated by Barbara Thompson, exhibit through Aug. 4, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Western Lithograph Company: The Fine Art Printing Program,” drawings printed in multiples by master lithographers, exhibit through March 11, 2014, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.