Wichita native and sometime resident Kirstie Alley, who most recently appeared on “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars,” will be in Wichita on Wednesday for a signing of her new book, “The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente).” The signing will be at 6 p.m. at Watermark Books & Café, 4701 E. Douglas. Friendships, family, love and more are highlighted in the collection of essays, which addressed Alley’s relationships with stars such as John Travolta, Ted Danson, Patrick Swayze, Woody Allen and many others. Alley will sign books, but no photographs will be allowed. For more information, call 316-682-1181.
‘Experience the Aurora’
Running and caroling
Wichita State University is putting on a 5k Canta Carol Run starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday outside of Wichita State University’s Duerksen Fine Arts Center. The race is an effort to raise funds for WSU opera students to participate in the WSU Canta in Italia study abroad program. The route circles around WSU’s campus and will have carolers and Santa stationed along the way. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center lobby, and the race starts at 9:30. Registration fee is $30 before Saturday at www.wichita.edu/cantarun and $40 the day of the event and includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, gift bag and snacks. Food, hot beverages and entertainment will follow the race. For more information, call 316-213-6793.