Sunday Arts calendar (May 12)

05/12/2013 8:55 AM

05/12/2013 8:56 AM


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

Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” comic opera, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 7:30 p.m. Fri., McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, McPherson. Tickets $24-$32, students $10.

“The Full Monty,” musical, through May 19, The Forum Theatre, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $35 dinner/show, $23 show only Thu. and Sun., $25 Fri.-Sat. Call 316-618-0444.

“The Cherry Orchard,” centers around a land-owning family and their servants, presented by Guild Hall Players, 8 p.m. May 23-25, 2 p.m. May 26, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Tickets $10, $5 students. Call 316-683-5686.

“Bite It, Wichita! The Foodie Network Challenge,” comedy, through May 25, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Thu.-Sat., curtain 7:50 p.m., dinner/show $27, $23 seniors, $21 children under 12, $17 show only all ages. Call 316-263-0222.

“Little Women,” tale about four sisters of the March family, who lose their wealth while the family patriarch is away serving in the Civil War, through June 8, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Select Thu. matinees, lunch service 10:30 a.m.-noon, show 12:30 p.m.; Thu.-Sat. dinner service 5-6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun. matinees 2 p.m. show only. Tickets $40 show only, $55 lunch/dinner and show. Call 316-612-7696.

“All Ways a Woman,” formerly known as “Menopaus-A-Palooza,” comedy, through June 15, Cabaret Oldtown, 4121/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Call 316-265-4400.


Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m. Sun., Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8274.

Wolff-Bing Chamber Music Concert, featuring Ann Walenta String Quartet, 7 p.m. Thu., Chamber Music at the Barn, 4041 N. Maize Road. Tickets $10, $5 students. Information, 316-721-7666 or

Symphony Al Fresco, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, fundraiser for Wichita Symphony Orchestra Youth Education programs, 5:30 p.m. Fri., Fulton Valley Farms, 5079 SW Fulton Road, Towanda. Tickets $100. Information and tickets, 316-267-7658 or

Opera on the Lake, concert grand finale, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. Free general admission, $150 VIP dinner and reserved seating. Call 316-683-3444.

“Music from the Magic Kingdom,” concert celebrating favorite Disney songs from film and stage, by the Wichita Broadway Singers, 7:30 p.m. May 21, Independent School Auditorium, 8301 E. Douglas. Free, donations accepted. Call 316-942-5374.

The Tenors, Canadian quartet, classical and contemporary pop, 8 p.m. June 8, Orpheum Theatre. Tickets $15-$100. Information and tickets, 316-755-7328, and all Dillons Superstores.


54th Annual Art and Book Fair, presented by Friends of the Wichita Art Museum to benefit the museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Century II Exhibition Hall. Art and books for sale. Free to attend. Information,

The Carper Family, all-female trio, 4 p.m. Sun., Cowtown’s Empire House Theatre, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets in advance $15, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets at or 316-219-4849.

The New Yorker’s First Art Critic: Murdock Pemberton, Sally Pemberton will speak regarding her biography on her grandfather, Murdock Pemberton, 5:45 p.m. May 23, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Pre-lecture dinner reservation deadline is Thu. Tickets $50 for dinner; lecture is free.

Butterfly House Grand Opening, performance by Bugs and Balloons, crafts, various activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Tickets $7, $5 children ages 3-12, members free.

Once Upon A Time, interactive exhibit where fairy tales come to life through stage sets and graphics, featuring “Jack and the Beanstalk,” June 1, “Three Little Pigs,” June 8, “Goldilocks & The Three Bears, June 15, “Hansel & Gretel,” June 22, “Extra Day,” June 29, exhibit through July 7, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun., extended hours to 8 p.m. Tue. and Thu. Tickets $5 ages 3 and up in addition to admission to Botanica, which is $7, $5 ages 3-12. Information, 316-264-0448 or


Under Pressure, contemporary prints from the collection of Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation, 40 artists and more than 100 works from the past five decades, creative power of printmaking, exhibit Sun., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 S. 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, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.

Tomiyo Tajiri, Washi, Origami, art demonstration, 1-4 p.m. Sun., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-921.

Art & Music in the Heart of Newton, featuring art by Santa Fe 5th-6th Grade Center, exhibit through Wed., Pages Books & Coffee, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1596.

“Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins,” celebrating the artistry of footwear from tribes through the Plains and Northwest, exhibit through Wed., Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Tickets $7, $5 seniors, students, military, $3 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Call 316-350-3340.

“Astratto Caldo,” paintings, artist Mario Bernardinello, exhibit through Fri., Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.

Becky Miller, art demonstration, noon-3 p.m. Sat., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

Rebecca Hoyer, oil painting, exhibit through Sat., Leaf Tea Lounge, 605 N. Main, Newton. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 9-8 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-283-1033.

National Fiber Directions 2013, the art of fiber, juried exhibition by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, exhibit through May 19, Rounds Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.

“In the Middle of America: Printmaking & Print,” print collection of Elsie Allen, lithographs, block prints, etchings, aquatints, exhibit through May 19, Wiedemann Gallery, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-634-2787.

Judith Mackey’s Flint Hills Impressions, paintings of landscapes, western and historical, 4 p.m. May 23, Vintera Gallery, 412 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-262-2435.

“Life at Its Best,” paintings, featured artists Pat Coryell, Steve Cost, Sharon Edwards, Marty Penner, Carlos Soto and Brenda Yarnall; ceramics exhibit by Lauren Pohlenz; exhibit through May 24, 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.

“Cats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My,” paintings and sculptures from regional artists, exhibit through May 25, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Free. Information, 316-284-2749 or

“Pushin’ Up Daisies”: Famous Dead Artists 20th Anniversary, collages, sculptures, acrylics and printed pieces, exhibit through May 25, 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.

“Transformations of Water,” paintings on rice paper by Chiaw-Weai Loo, ceramics by students of David Self, exhibit through May 28, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

Sue Vautravers & Jill Stromberg, pastels and oil paintings, Larksfield Place Bistro, exhibit through May 31, Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“Artist’s Proof,” original prints by notable American artists exploring an array of print media, lithograph and etching, exhibit through June 1, Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. Call 316-262-7651.

Quilts from the Permanent Collection, quilts and coverlets, exhibit through June 2, 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, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.

Friends University Senior Art, exhibit through June 7, Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Spring Exhibitions, paintings, ceramics and watercolors, featured artists Jacklyn Garlock, Dale Hartley and Susan Lynn, exhibit through June 23, closing reception 2-4 p.m. June 23, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St., Lindsborg. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Information, 785-227-2220 or

Prints and Print Makers, 1916-1946: C.A. Seward and Friends, curated by Barbara Thompson, exhibit through Aug. 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 youth and students, children age 5 and under free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.

“Western Lithograph Company: 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, $2 children ages 6-12, free under age 6. Information, 316-265-9314 or

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

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