“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” play, companion to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” 2 p.m. Sun., Wilner Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $10, $8 military, seniors, faculty, $6 students. Information and purchase tickets, 316-978-3233 or www.wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice.
“Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” produced by Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 10 a.m. Thu.-Fri., 1 and 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6, discounts available. Call 316-262-2282.
Fall Ballet of Favorites, featuring “The Firebird” and “Serenade for Strings,” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 7, Sebits Auditorium, WSU. Tickets $16 adults, $13 students and seniors; may be purchased at 316-295-5677 or friends.edu/finearts.
“Once Upon a Mattress,” 1959 comic retelling of “The Princess and the Pea,” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students, group tickets available. Information and purchase tickets, 316-219-4849 or wichitatix.com.
“A Golden Fleecing or the Undermining of Sarah Sweetflowers,” melodrama, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and Oct. 12-13, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 316-350-3323.
“Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,” 11:15 a.m. lunch, matinee 12:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3701 E. Douglas. Tickets $13.95 adults, $11.95 children ages 14 and under. Call 316-612-7696.
“Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” musical thriller, through Oct. 20, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3701 E. Douglas. Thu.-Sat. dinner service 5-7:17 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. dinner service 3:30-5:45 p.m., show 6 p.m. Tickets $35.95 Thu., $41.95 Fri.-Sun., $36.95 children 12 and under. Information, 316-612-7696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Boo-lesque!,” Halloween-themed musical comedy, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 27, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Tickets $19. Call 316-265-4400.
“The Bel Aire Witch Project” and “Hungry Games,” musical comedy revue, through Oct. 27, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m., Thu.-Sat., curtain 7:50 p.m. Dinner/show $27 adults, $23 seniors, $21 children 12 and under; show only $17 all ages, discounts available. Call 316-263-0222.
“Give ’em Hell, Harry,” one-man comedy-drama about notoriously plainspoken Harry S. Truman, Oct. 18-28, Forum Theatre, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $23 Thu. and Sun., $25 Fri.-Sat. Information and purchase tickets, 316-618-0444 or forum-wichita.com.
Delano Chamber Orchestra, featuring Jan Ekstedt, Ellen C. Johnson, 3 p.m. Sun., West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free, $10 donation requested. Information, 316-259-0467 or delanochamberplayers.org.
“Broadway Rocks!,” by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, featuring Rob Evan, Capathia Jenkins, Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll, 8 p.m. Sat., Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12-$55. Call 316-267-7658.
Esperanza Spalding, jazz bassist and vocalist, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, The Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets $45.50, may be purchased at Select-A-Seat, 316-755-7328 or www.selectaseat.com and Dillons Superstores.
Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380.
“Dances of Galanta, Kodaly; Piano Concerto No. 1, Mendelssohn; Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth,” featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter, by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $17-$49, may be purchased by phone at 316-267-7658, online at www.wso.org or Century II box office.
Caleb McGinn, musician, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Innovo Christian Fellowship, 215 N. St. Francis. Admission $5. Call 316-209-7184.
17th Annual Cultural Festival, art, fashion and cultural performances, sponsored by Nigerian Association of Wichita, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. program Oct. 13, Doubletree by Hilton, 2098 Airport Road. Tickets $35 adults, $15 ages 12-18, includes food and beverage, may be purchased at Roseline’s Enterprises, 5025 E. 21st St., 316-682-7009; Global Market, 5220 E. 21st St., 316-682-6858; Larry Aginar, 316-291-5228; or Bimbola Osunsanmi, 316-655-4348.
“JJ the Mime,” family-friendly entertainment, 1 p.m. Oct. 20, Mary Jane Teall Theater, Century II. Silent auction prior to performance. Tickets $8 adults, $5 children under 12, free ages 2 and under, may be purchased by phone at 316-219-4849 or WichitaTix.com.
“eGuitar@80 – eighty years of the amplified guitar,” Wichita’s role in electric guitar development, origin and history of the instrument, exhibit through Nov. 11, 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 6-12, children under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314 or wichitahistory.org.
“Kansas and Color,” artist Bob Benson, exhibit Sun., Andover Public Library Gallery, 1511 E. Central, Andover. Free. Call 316-558-3500.
Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, exhibit Sun., The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
“Extraordinary Ordinary,” public art installation on WSU campus by artist Tony Feher, exhibit Sun., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Information, 316-978-3664 or ulrich.wichita.edu/feher.
The Wichita Women Artists Exhibition, reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thu., exhibit through Nov. 30, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
Gallery XII All Member Exhibit, honoring the 35th anniversary of Gallery XII, Fri.-Nov. 1, Century II Concert Hall. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
“Art Unlocked III,” exhibit through Oct. 5, Hubbard Welcome Center, Butler Community College, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-323-6729.
Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, ceramics by Dale Hartley, reception 6-9 p.m. Sat., exhibit through Nov. 30, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main, El Dorado. Free. Call 316-321-3223.
Friends University 2012 Alumni Art, exhibit through Oct. 12, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Friends University. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-295-5677.
“Midwest Photo Emerge,” various artists, exhibit through Oct. 12, Center Gallery, 111 Ellis. Hours noon-6 p.m. Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-269-1250.
“Cafe Life,” paintings by Connie Bonfy, pottery by Carol Long, exhibit through Oct. 13, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Hours by appointment only. Free. Call 316-305-1996.
Bob Burdette, “Nothing Good Will Happen Here,” paintings and mixed media, exhibit through Oct. 19, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.
“How Does Your Garden Grow?,” mixed media art and jewelry, artist Mary Lee-McDonald, exhibit through Oct. 20, the Leaf Tea Lounge, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed., Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1033.
“Boat Series,” photographs by Johnny Sutton, based on boats in the eastern Mediterranean, exhibit through Oct. 20, 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.
“Cozy and Colorful,” whimsical acrylics and photolithographs of Marie Mason, ceramics by Wynne Wilbur, exhibit through Oct. 20, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. 6th St., Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.
The American Unveiling of “Abbotsford House,” paintings by artist Richard Schmid, exhibit through Oct. 21, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition, nationally juried exhibit celebrates the art of oil painting, featuring juror Kim Casebeer, through Oct. 21, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
“The Garden of Ghouls,” artist Jo Quillin-Tomson, exhibit Oct. 23, Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Hours 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-204-9969.
Diane Curtis and Robin Lies, paintings, encaustics and glass works, exhibit through Oct. 23, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
Murdock and Beyond, pairings from the permanent collection, exhibit through Oct. 24, 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 students, $3 students, children under 5 free, Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go,” paintings by artist Mary Werner, exhibit through Oct. 31, VAAM Gallery, McPherson Opera House, 223 S. Main, McPherson. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. Call 620-241-5774.
Fine and Functional Pottery, ceramics, exhibit through Nov. 8, 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.
Barbara Sorensen, sculptural installations that draw on geological formations and classical elements, mixed media prints and two-dimensional works, exhibit through Nov. 15, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.
Robert Motherwell and Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor, exhibition of 46 lithographs and etchings, through Nov. 25, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Cost $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students with ID, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Discombobulation,” mixed media by Michele Guiol, exhibit through Nov. 30, Bella Luz, 300 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-440-2590.
“Response to Provocation: Living Memoirs of the Culture Wars,” explores the parallels between the Culture Wars of the 1990s and the divisive social issues of our time, curated by Dr. Royce W. Smith, exhibit through Dec. 7, McKnight Art Center (West) Atrium, WSU. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-978-7713.
“Southwest Archaeology, The Ewing Site: An Unusually Rich and Surprising Place,” exhibit through Dec. 12, includes pottery, unique jewelry and photographs describing the Mesa Verde inhabitants of the Ewing Archaeological Site from A.D. 1050 to 1150, Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Neff Hall, Wichita State University. Hours 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free.
“The Lois Kay Walls Visual Arts Series: Art from the Museum’s Collection,” exhibit through Dec. 12, featuring various artists, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Lois Kay Walls Gallery, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $4, $2 ages 6-12, children under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314 or Wichitahistory.org.
Ed Davison: Recent Acquisitions, exhibit of paintings, through Jan. 6, 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 students, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“The Disquieting Imagination,” figuration and gestural abstraction to create imagery able to provoke insight into the human condition, featured artists James G. Davis and Judith Burns McCrea, exhibit through Jan. 20, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Cost $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students with ID, children under 5 free, Saturdays always free. Call 316-268-4921.