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Sunday Arts calendar (Sept.15)

  • Published Sunday, Sep. 15, 2013, at 12 a.m.

THEATER

“Cymbeline,” play, Shakespeare-in-the-Park series, presented by Wichita Shakespeare Co., each performance 7 p.m. Sun., Andover Sports Park, Andover; Fri. Central Riverside Park; Sat., College Hill Park; Sept. 22, High Park Amphitheatre, Derby. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. In the event of inclement weather and for information, call 316-655-2017.

“Say What?! Comedy Improv,” part of “Empire House Live” series, 8 p.m. Sat., Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Museum Blvd. Mature audiences only. Cash bar available. Tickets $10. Call 316-219-1871.

“Arcadia,” play, takes place in an English country house in the early 19th century and the present, Wed.-Sept. 22, Wichita Center for the Arts Theatre, 9112 E. Central. Shows 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $25, $20 members/seniors, $15 students. Call 316-315-0151.

“Snoopy,” musical, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $11, $9 seniors/students. Call 316-295-5677.

“Curtain Up … a Broadway Revue,” Emerald City Chorus, Sweet Adelines International medalists, various vocal artists, featuring Broadway tunes, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St. Tickets $16. Call 316-733-2619 or 316-773-9300.

“Hunting a Doe,” play, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-28, 2 p.m. 28-29, sponsored by WSU School of Performing Arts, Welsbacher Theatre, Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th N. Mature audience. Tickets $10, discounts available. Information and purchase tickets, 316-978-3233 and www.wichita.edu/j/?2377.

“Play On,” a farce about community theater people putting on a show, through Sept. 29, Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road, Kechi. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets $11 Thu. and Sun., $12 Fri.-Sat. Reservations recommended. Call 316-744-2152.

“Admiral Windwagon, Vampire Hunter,” by Carol Hughes, Thu.-Nov. 2, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15-7:30 p.m., curtain 7:50 p.m., dinner/show $27, $23 seniors, $21 children 12 and under, $17 show only all ages. Call 316-263-0222.

“Cats,” musical, Fri.-Oct. 19, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Thu.-Sat.: doors open 5 p.m., dinner service 5-6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun: doors open 12:30 p.m., matinee 2 p.m., show only; select Thu. matinees: doors open 11 a.m., lunch service 11 a.m.-noon, show 12:30 p.m. Tickets $60 lunch/dinner and show, $45 show only; ages 12 and under, Thu.-Sat. evening, $45 dinner and show. Call 316-612-7696.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical-comedy, through Nov. 2, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $20. Call 316-265-4400.

MUSIC

WSU Symphony Orchestra, featuring artist David Hunsicker, trumpet, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Miller Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, discounts available. Call 316-978-3233.

“Celebrate the Good Times,” Wichita Chorus of Sweet Adelines 2013 performance, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $20. Call 316-219-4849.

Dr. Deborah Baxter, voice, mezzo soprano, 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Widemann Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, discounts available. Information and purchase tickets, 316-978-3233 and www.wichita.edu/j/?2375.

St. Petersburg String Quartet, chamber ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Tickets $7, discounts available. Information and purchase tickets, 316-978-3233 and www.wichita.edu/j/2376.

Sebits Jazz Scholars, tribute to Carl Sebits, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Friends University Sebits Auditorium. Tickets $9, $6 seniors and students. Call 316-295-5677.

Chris Botti, American jazz instrumental artist, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe in Salina. Tickets $51-$77. Information, 785-827-1998 or ticketmaster.com.

“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II,” Wichita Pops Concert, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 2 p.m. Sept. 29, Century II Concert Hall. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets $25-$70. Call 316-267-7658.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tuesdays on the Terrace, music, drinks and horticulture, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Botanica, 701 Amidon, Tue., Uche; Sept. 24, RKO Blues. Tickets $7; $3 members. Call 316-264-0448.

The Big Read Pre-Party, 2 p.m. Sat., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

Treehouse Series of Concerts, 4 p.m., Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine. Sun., Driven; Oct. 13, Philip Aaberg. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Tickets $10. Information, 620-488-3451 or bartlettarboretum.com.

“Family ArtVenture: Wheatshocker Warhols,” drop-in art explorations and a variety of paintings and prints from the museum’s permanent collection created by former faculty members of WSU, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

Gathering at the Gazebo, open-air music, featuring MNJ Combo, Wichita Celtic Players and The Thistle Dew Band, 6 p.m. Sept. 28, Historic District Gazebo in Haysville, Grand and Main Streets. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic dinner. Free. Call 316-529-5922.

ART EVENTS

Autumn & Art, juried art festival by 95 artists from Wichita and across the United States, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free. Call 316-630-9990.

“Kansas: The Big Picture,” Kansas scenes in large-format photographs on canvas plus a variety of ceramics, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton, exhibit through Tue. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.

Kevin Lundy, artist, exhibit through Thu., Tessera Fine Art Gallery, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-262-2435.

John Hicks Ahhd Art, paintings, exhibit through Fri., Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-942-4291.

“Art Room 114 Artists,” various artists, exhibit through Fri., 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.

Nathan Hein, art exhibit, through Fri., Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-264-9121.

Kansas Art Guild, various artists, exhibit through Sat. Mead Street Gallery, 121 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-262-5192.

“Phantasia Phun,” abstract paintings by Randy Clark; “Signals and Information,” photography by Caitlin Doolittle; “Landscapes,” photography by Glenn Fillmore, exhibit through Sat., CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 316-350-3245.

Quilts from the Permanent Collection, quilts and coverlets, exhibit through Sept. 22, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. 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, ages 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Complexity,” paintings by Melinda Weis and raku works by Micki Donnelly, exhibit through Sept. 24. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

Paintings by JanCarol, exhibit through Sept. 24, Lotus Leaf and Creperie, 613 W. Douglas. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Tue., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Free. Call 316-295-4133.

“Monoliths,” James Farmer, artist, exhibit Sept. 25-Oct. 25, Cenury II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-264-9121.

“Chrome, Smoke and Flames,” automotive art by various artists and custom rods, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 p.m. Sept. 28, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Go-Away Garage Gallery, 508 S. Commerce. Free. Call 316-263-9455.

Photography and Mixed Media Art Display, artist Jasmine Massions, exhibit through Sept. 30, Mead’s Corner, 430 E. Douglas. Hours 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-201-1900.

Brian W. Hinkle, artist, focus on Kansas landscapes, exhibit through Sept. 30, Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington in Hutchinson. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. Call 316-620-1280.

Gallery XII Artists, art exhibit through Sept. 30, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

The Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2013, trends and tradition of American crafts and artists from around the country, exhibit through Oct. 15, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-648-2787.

“Timeless Traditions, New Fire,” Susan deWit, curator, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27, “Art for Lunch,” noon to 1 p.m., exhibit through Oct. 18, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-942-4291.

“Landscapes and Still Lifes,” watercolor paintings, artist Jette Summers, exhibit through Oct. 18, William J. Reals Gallery of Art, KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-293-2643.

Julie Baldwin, artist, watercolor and oil, exhibit Sun.-Nov. 1, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18, Heritage Gallery, McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 620-241-6131.

“Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention,” works of more than 40 international artists in a wide range of media, ranging from 3-D animation and video sculpture to an installation of more than 90,000 wooden chopsticks, exhibit through Dec. 15, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. Call 316-978-3664.

“Gems of Fine Art: International Miniature Fine Art Traveling Exhibit,” international group of artists who specialize in creating diminutive gems of the fine art world and promoting an ancient art form, through Dec. 28, Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main, Newton. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Admission $3. Call 316-283-2221.

“Vital Signs,” media art from San Jose Museum of Art, exhibit through Jan. 19, members’ opening party, meet curator Jodi Throckmorton, cash bar, dinner available in The Muse Cafe, reservations recommended, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission free for members, $10 non-members. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 youth ages 5-17 or students with an ID, ages under 5 free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Western Lithograph Co.: 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 general, $2 ages 6-12, free under age 6. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.

“Small Pleasures,” outdoor sculpture, exhibit through fall of 2016, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information 316-978-3664 or ulrich.wichita.edu.

AUDITIONS

BOOK SIGNINGS

“It Is What It Is … But It Wasn’t a Tragedy,” by Debra Lee, 2-4 p.m. Sun., Hawthorn Suites West, 2405 N. Ridge Road. Free. Books will be available for purchase, $15.99. Call 316-722-1810.

“A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside,” by Susan Branch, 6-8 p.m. Wed. Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“The Girl You Left Behind,” by Jojo Moyes, 7-8 p.m. Thu., Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons,” by Grandmaster Kim Bok Man, hosted by Black Eagle Martial Arts, 7 p.m. Fri., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1920 N. Rock Road. Free. Call 316-214-8695.

“Frozen,” by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 24, Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“Charlie Goes to School,” by Ree Drummond, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28, Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“Mothering Mennonite,” by Rachel Epp Buller, Christine Crouse-Dick and Jennifer Chappell Deckert, contributors to the book, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28, Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main, Newton. Free. Call 316-283-2210.

“Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist,” by Bill McKibben, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 28, Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

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