Editor's note: An earlier version contained incorrect dates for performances by balloon artist/magicians Chris Conner and Alan Edstrom.
Orpheum opens annual classic film series
The Orpheums annual classic film series kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday with a showing of 1994s Forrest Gump, at the theater, 200 N. Broadway. The movie, which was released 20 years ago, will be played on 35mm film. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the event. Tickets are available at the door $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, military and students. Film fans also can buy a season pass to see the Orpheums throwback film every month for $50. Among the other titles on the list: Ghostbusters in March, Gone With the Wind in July, and Young Frankenstein in October. For more information, call the box office at 316-263-0884 or visit www.wichitaorpheum.com.
Guitar professor to play at Meads Corner
William Flynn, a visiting instructor of jazz guitar at Wichita State, will host a jazz night 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Meads Corner, 430 E. Douglas. Flynn, who frequently brings guests who play various jazz instruments, plays at the coffee shop every first, third and fourth Thursday of the month. Admission is free.
Balloon artist, magician to visit restaurants
Chris Conner and Alan Edstrom, veteran performers and magicians, will bring their comedy show to Mooyah, 352 S. West St., and Pacific Coast Pizza, 7718 E. 37th St. North, this week. The shows, which are free and open to the public, are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mooyah, 352 S. West St., and from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Pacific Coast Pizza, 7718 E 37th St. North. Conner, a well-known local balloon artist and Wichita State grad, previously worked with Old Cowtown Museum and Exploration Place as a program coordinator. Edstrom is a veteran Hollywood magician and has helped develop programs for companies such as Norwegian Cruise Lines and Nickelodeon.