“The Learned Ladies,” comedy, 7:30 Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Wilner Auditorium, Wichita State University. Tickets $10, $8 military/seniors/faculty/staff, $6 students. Call 316-978-3233.
“Doc MacDougal’s Miraculous Melodrama,” part of “Empire House Live” series, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $10-$12 in advance, $12-$14 at door; Sat.-Sun. dinner-theater $22-$24 by reservation only. Information and tickets, 316-219-4849 or www.wichitatix.com.
“How the Dog Runs,” play, about family, death and dogs on the Fourth of July, 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Jabara Theatre, Newman University. Tickets $10, $8 students, $5 Newman students. Call 316-942-4291.
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“The Miracle Worker,” story of Helen Keller, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin Avenue in Salina. Tickets $8, $3 for non-KWU students, free for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Information and tickets, 785-827-5541, ext. 1127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“One Man, Two Guvnors,” play, Broadway farce about a man who discovers he’s employed by two rival gangsters, through Oct. 13, 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 tickets, forum-theatrewichita.com and 316-618-0444.
“Menopause: The Musical,” musical, 8 p.m. Oct. 15-16, Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $44-$54. Information and tickets, wichitatix.com and 316-303-8100.
“Cats,” musical, through Oct. 19, 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, $45 show only; Thu.-Sat. evening, $45 dinner and show; $45 ages 12 and under. Call 316-612-7696.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical-comedy, through Nov. 2, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $20. Call 316-265-4400.
“Admiral Windwagon, Vampire Hunter,” by Carol Hughes, through Nov. 2, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15-7:30 p.m., curtain 7:50 p.m., dinner/show $27, $23 seniors, $21 ages 12 and under, $17 show only all ages. Call 316-263-0222.
Christopher Shaw, organist, presented by the Wichita Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 p.m. Sun., Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Free. Call 316-990-7659.
WSU Concert Band with Jazz Combos, standard and new band repertoire, 7:30 p.m. Mon., Miller Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $7. Call 316-978-3233.
WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, concert, 7:30 p.m. Tue., Miller Concert Hall, WSU. Tickets $7. Call 316-978-3233.
Lynne Davis, international concert organist, 5:15 p.m. Wed., Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-3233.
Cantus, men’s vocal ensemble, 7 p.m. Sat., McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. Tickets $15, $10 students, discounts available. Reservations required. Call 620-242-5356.
“Right of Spring,” exhilarating yet controversial piece that changed symphonic music, classics concert, presented by Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $17-$55. Information and tickets, www.wso.org or 316-267-7658.
Art Aid 2013, silent art auction, various performances, runway show by Models and Images, dancing and food, 7 p.m. Sat., the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Tickets in advance $65, $75 at the door. Call 316-722-4201.
Holiday Galleria, an upscale shopping event to support the Junior League of Wichita’s work to combat child abuse. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13, Century II Expo Hall, 225 W. Douglas. General admission tickets: $10. Tickets to the Sapphire Soiree Premier Party, 7-10 p.m. Thursday, are $60. 316-682-7473 or www.jlwichita.org.
Jerry Barlow, Celtic guitarist, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Pretty Prairie Middle School, 101 N. Maple in Pretty Prairie. Tickets $10. Proceeds will be used in the restoration of the wall of the Civic Theatre. Call 620-459-6461.
Treehouse Series of Concerts, 4 p.m. Oct. 13, Philip Aaberg, Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Tickets $10. Information, 620-488-3451 or bartlettarboretum.com.
Resident Art Exhibition, opening reception 4:30-6 p.m. Thu., Larksfield Place Bistro, exhibit through Nov. 30, the Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.
Jose Alvarado, artist, paintings and drawing, exhibit through Fri., Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center. Free. Call 316-295-5537.
“Chrome, Smoke and Flames,” automotive art by various artists and custom rods, 7 p.m. Fri., Go-Away Garage Gallery, 508 S. Commerce. Free. Call 316-263-9455.
Scenes of Threads, Paintings and Installation Art, Chiyoko Myose, artist, exhibit through Sat., Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Free. Viewing by appointment or by chance. Call 316-305-1996.
Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2013, trends and tradition of American crafts and artists from around the country, exhibit through Oct. 15, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 316-648-2787.
“Timeless Traditions, New Fire,” Susan deWit, curator, exhibit through Oct. 18, Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-942-4291.
“Sendito de Tres,” paintings, drawings, mixed-media assemblages and metal embossments by Martha Wherry, “Summer of My Discontent,” blown glass by Robin Lies, exhibit through Oct. 23, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
Alison Mary Kay and Frank Shaw, paintings, exhibit through Nov. 1, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, 901 Haverhill Road in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-321-2222.
“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.
“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.
“Vital Signs,” media art from San Jose Museum of Art, through Jan. 19, 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 ages 5-17 or students with an ID, ages under 5 free. Sat. always free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Midnight in Peking,” by Paul French, 7-8 p.m. Wed., Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.
“Doing Hard Time,” by Stuart Woods, 7-8 p.m. Fri., Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.
“Hidden in Christ: Living as God’s Beloved,” by James Bryan Smith, 1-2 p.m. Sat., Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main in Newton. Free. Call 316-283-2210.
“It Is What It Is...But It Wasn’t A Tragedy,” by Debra Lee, 2-3 p.m. Sat., Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove Road in Derby. Free. Call 316-788-0760.
“Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History,” by D.W. Carter, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 13, Waterman Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.