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Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 8)

  • Published Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at 12 a.m.

THEATER

“Twice Truman,” two one-man shows featuing Wichita State University faculty, artists and Broadway veterans Ray Willis and Tom Frye. “Harry” 2 p.m. Sun., ; “Tru” 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th N. Tickets $15, $5 students. WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233.

“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” pizza 6 p.m. and show 6:30 p.m. Fri., , pizza 11:30 a.m. and show noon Sat., Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Tickets $6; with pizza, $7.50. Call 316-262-2282.

“Santa’s Toyland,” two young elf toymakers who work in Santa’s factory become caught up in wacky holiday shenanigans, 12:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., lunch buffet served at 11:15 a.m., Crown Uptown Children’s Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $15. Call 316-612-7696.

“Annie,” musical, 7 p.m. Sun.-Mon., Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, 332 E. First St. Tickets $10, $7 students, seniors, military. Call 316-263-4218.

“The Nutcracker,” performed by Friends University Ballet Department, guest artists from the New York City Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Dec. 20-21, 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 15 and Dec. 21, Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $20, $15 seniors/students. Informationa and tickets, 316-295-5677 or friends.edu/finearts.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning, 7 p.m. Fri., 2 and 4 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Dec. 15, The Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6. Information and reservations, 316-262-2282.

“The Nutcracker,” holiday classic, performed by Ballet Wichita and Ballet Idaho, 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12.50-$40. Tickets available at Century II Box Office or wichitatix.com.

“A Christmas Carol,” witness the haunting story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemption, through Dec. 22, Forum Theatre Performing Arts and Events Center, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $11.50-$25 show only; additional $15 for dinner buffet. Call 316-618-044.

“Naughty or Nice: A Rock-alicious Revue,” Christmas show, through Dec. 22, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Wed.-Sat.: doors open 6 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 7 p.m., 8 p.m. show; Sun.: doors open 5 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 5:15- 6:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 6 p.m., 7 p.m. show. Tickets $37 dinner/show; show only $22.

“White Christmas,” musical, through Dec. 22, 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; show only $45; Thu.-Sat. evening dinner and show $45; ages 12 and under, $45. Call 316-612-7696.

“It’s a Wonderful Life (Radio Version),” stage adaptation that follows five 1940s radio actors playing all the characters and providing sound effects, through Dec. 22, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $12, $10 seniors/military/students. All tickets $8 opening night. Call 316-686-1282.

“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,” comedy, through Dec. 23, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Thu.-Sun. and Dec. 23, doors open 6:15 p.m., dinner buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. show. Tickets $29.95-$33.95. Call 316-303-2037.

“Derbysville: The Town of Misfit Toys,” musical comedy, through Dec. 30, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Shows 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon Sat. matinees, 5 p.m. Sun., Tickets $27 dinner/show. Call 316-263-0222.

MUSIC

Singing Quakers Christmas Candlelight Concert, 2 p.m. Sun., Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $16, $13 seniors/students. Information and tickets, 316-295-5677 or friends.edu/finearts.

Delano Chamber Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Sun., reception following, West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Donations accepted. Call 316-247-1043.

Jultide Concert, Bethany College Choir and Chamber and Chapel choirs, handbell ensemble and Dalkoren, 4 p.m. Sun., Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 Swensson in Lindsborg. Offering. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8235.

Christmas Vespers and Presidential Reception, presented by Cowley College Concert Choir, 2 p.m. Sun., Robert Brown Theatre, reception in the Earle N. Wright Community Room, Cowley College, 125 S. Second St. in Arkansas City. Free. Call 620-441-5587.

Christmas Concert, presented by Trinity Academy band and choirs, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Trinity Academy, 12345 E. 21st St., Free. Call 316-634-0909.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Christmas Gala: “A Storybook Christmas,” entertainment by musicians and actors, 2-4 p.m. Sun., doors open 1:15 p.m., Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State in Augusta. Tickets $10, $5 students. Call 316-775-2900.

Downton Abbey Party, costume contest, bring your own teacup/best teacup contest, Mouseton Abbey Storytime, refreshments, 2 p.m. Sun., hosted by Barnes & Noble at Bradley Fair, 1920 N. Rock Road. Free. Call 316-315-0421.

Whitewater Holiday Home Tour, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., exhibit of vintage toys in the Whitewater Memorial Library through Dec. 31, Whitewater Memorial Library, 118 E. Topeka in Whitewater. Tour tickets $10, exhibit free. Call 316-799-2471.

Spirit of the Season Holiday Concert, vocalist Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tue., Century II Convention Hall. Free. Call 316-267-7658.

Holiday Open House, 4-7 p.m. Wed., Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Free. Cash bar available. Call 316-263-4218.

Victorian Christmas Celebration, crafts, re-enactments of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” mandolin music by Calvin DeBeverly, magician Rose Riff, 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Admission $7.75, $6 youth ages 12-17, $5.50 children ages 4-11, free for children under age 4 and Museum members. Call 316-219-1871.

Holiday Open House, design your own ornament, glassblowing demonstrations, 4-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Infinity Art Glass Studio & Gallery, 120 N. Main in Benton. Call 316-778-2115.

“Sounding Joy: Trumpets Sound and Angels Sing,” holiday music for choir, brass and organ, presented by Wichita Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Tickets $15, $12 seniors, $5 students, high school students free. Call 316-204-2315.

Breakfast With Santa, 9 a.m. Dec. 21, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Admission $12.95 adults, $7.95 youth ages 4-15. Reservation required. Call 316-350-3323.

“Irish Christmas in America,” Irishholiday traditions through music, story, song and dance, presented by Marquee Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Winfield High School, 300 N. Viking Blvd. in Winfield. Tickets $30, $25 seniors, $20 children under 12. Information and tickets, 620-402-6688 or www.marqueepac.org.

“The Gage Brewer Guitar,” the first electric guitar, exhibit through Dec. 31, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $5, or $2 under age 12, ages 6 and under free. Call 316-265-9314.

Illuminations, more than 200 trees and structures illuminated in the gardens, music, Santa and light shows, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through-Dec. 31, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Tickets $7, $5 ages 3-12. Call 316-264-0448.

ART EVENTS

Art Affair, featuring paintings, jewelry, metals, ceramics and photography by various artists, noon-5 p.m. Sun., Bob Schwan Studios, 111 Ellis. Free. Call 316-682-5600.

“ I Draw the Line,” artist Agnela Dvorak, ceramics and drawing, reception 2-4 p.m., gallery talk 2:30 p.m., Sun., exhibit through Wed., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8244.

“The Era of Downton Abbey,” British watercolors that reflect the central themes and storylines of the British drama, Sat.-May 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 students and youth over age 5. Saturdays are free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention,” works of more than 40 international artists in media ranging from a 3-D animation and video sculpture to an installation of more than 90,000 wooden chopsticks, 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.

Letter Press, by Jeff Pulaski, exhibt through Dec. 20, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.

Faith Stepp/Found Objects Relief, and artist Ray Jr., through Dec. 21, 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.

Jan Seawell-Reckers, mixed media and acrylic paintings, exhibit through Dec. 21, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Friends University. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-295-5537.

“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.

Holiday Gift Show, paintings and sculpture by artists Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash and John Thorns Jr., 16th- and 17th-century mezzotint portrait engravings by Charles Pelham Greenough, exhibit through Dec. 29, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 785-227-2220.

“Small Works, Big Ideas,” two- and three-dimensional art, through Dec. 31, 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.

“The Splendor of Glass,” exhibit through Dec. 31, Karg Art Glass, 111 N. Oliver, Kechi. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-744-2442.

“Range of Vision,” various artists, music by Joel Barkman, exhibit through Jan. 25, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 316-321-3223.

Hugh Greer, acrylic paintings, exhibit through Jan. 28, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

“Madona & Child,” hand-carved gold wood frames by Peruvian artist Rafael Robles, through Jan. 31, Artist Central Gallery, 4014 E. Central. Viewing by appointment. Free. Call 316-686-2266.

Wurlitzer Works, by Robert J. Schmidt, art designed from 1939 Wurlitzer Piano parts, exhibit through Jan. 31, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Free. Open appointment or by chance. Call 316-303-1996 or fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net.

“The Art of Flying,” art photography by Paul Bowen, exhibit through Jan. 31, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th N., Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

BOOK SIGNINGS

“Inner Light,” by Alex Browne, 2-4 p.m. Sat., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“Tumbledown,” by Robert Boswell, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

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