Sunday Arts calendar (Dec. 1)

12/01/2013 12:00 AM

11/26/2013 4:52 PM


“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” pizza and sh ow only at noon (pizza served at 11:30 a.m.) Wed., Fri., Dec. 14; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (pizza served at 6 p.m.), show only 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Thu., Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. Tickets $6; pizza shows $7.50. Call 316-262-2282.

“Santa’s Toyland,” two young elf toymakers who work in Santa’s factory become caught up in wacky holiday shenanigans, 12:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat, Dec. 13-14, lunch buffet served at 11:15 a.m., Crown Uptown Children’s Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Tickets $15. Call 316-612-7696.

“Annie,” musical, 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9, Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, 332 E. First St. Tickets $10, $7 students, seniors, military. Call 316-263-4218.

“The Nutcracker,” performed by Friends University Ballet Department, guest artists from the New York City Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21, 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 15 and Dec. 21, Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $20, $15 seniors/students. Informationa and tickets, 316-295-5677 or

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6. Information and reservations, 316-262-2282.

“The Nutcracker,” holiday classic, performed by Ballet Wichita and Ballet Idaho, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12.50-$40. Tickets available at Century II Box Office or

“A Christmas Carol,” witness the haunting story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemption, Thu-Dec. 22, The Forum Theatre Performing Arts and Events Center, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $11.50-$25 show only; additional $15 for dinner buffet. Call 316-618-044.

“Naughty or Nice: A Rock-alicious Revue,” Christmas show, through Dec. 22, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Wed.-Sat.: doors open 6 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 7 p.m., 8 p.m. show; Sun.: doors open 5 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 5:15- 6:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 6 p.m., 7 p.m. show. Tickets $37 dinner/show; show only $22.

“White Christmas,” musical, through Dec. 22, 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; show only $45; Thu.-Sat. evening dinner and show $45; ages 12 and under, $45. Call 316-612-7696.

“It’s a Wonderful Life (Radio Version),” stage adaptation that follows five 1940s radio actors playing all the characters and providing sound effects, through Dec. 22, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $12, $10 seniors/military/students. All tickets $8 opening night. Call 316-686-1282.

“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,” comedy, through Dec. 23, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Thu.-Sun. and Dec. 23, doors open 6:15 p.m., dinner buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. show. Tickets $29.95-$33.95. Call 316-303-2037.

“Derbysville: The Town of Misfit Toys,” musical comedy, through Dec. 30, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Shows 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon Sat. matinees, 5 p.m. Sun., Tickets $27 dinner/show. Call 316-263-0222.


Candlelight Christmas Concert, featuring the WSU A Cappella Choir, brass and percussion, Women’s Glee Club, Concert Chorale, Madrigal Singers and organist Lynne Davis, 4 p.m. Sun. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wiedemann Concert Hall, Wichita State University. Tickets $7, $3 students. Call 316-978-3233.

Christmas Organ Concert, featuring Professor Lynne Davis and the Marcussen organ, 5:15 p.m. Wed., Wiedemann Hall, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-3233.

“The Mythos of Bharam Chak,” presented by Temporal Mechanics Union, percussion ensemble, 8 p.m. Thu., Robert Brown Theatre, 125 S. Second St. in Arkansas City. Free. Call 620-442-0430.

Christmas Program, presented by Wichita Chamber Chorale, Wichita Brass Quintet and Hesston Mennonite Church’s Andover tracker pipe organ, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Hesston College, 325 College Drive in Hesston. Tickets $17-$20, $3-$20 seniors, $12-$20 students. Call 620-327-8158.

Open Road, Bethel College’s mens a capella, 7 p.m. Thu., Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main in Newton. Free. Call 316-283-2210.

Robert Earl Keen Concert, 8 p.m. Fri., Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe in Salina. Tickets $35. Call 785-827-1998.

“The Gilded Flower of DeathBlack Flowers,” and Connor Tillman of NonRock, 7 p.m. Fri., gallery hours 5-9 p.m., WSU Shift Space, 416 S. Commerce. Free. Call 316-978-7706.

Singing Quakers Christmas Candlelight Concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $16, $13 seniors/students. Information and tickets, 316-295-5677 or

“The Four Freshmen,” 7 p.m. Dec. 7, McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. Tickets $27-$35, $10 students. Call 620-242-5356.

Jultide Concert, Bethany College Choir and Chamber and Chapel choirs, handbell ensemble and Dalkoren, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 Swensson in Lindsborg. Offering. Call 785-227-3380, ext. 8235.

Christmas Vespers and Presidential Reception, presented by Cowley College Concert Choir, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Robert Brown Theatre, reception in the Earle N. Wright Community Room, Cowley College, 125 S. Second St. in Arkansas City. Free. Call 620-441-5587.

Delano Chamber Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, reception following, West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Donations accepted. Call 316-247-1043.


“Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker,” 5 p.m. Sun., Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets: $27.50-$68. or 855-755-7328.

Studio 5 Pottery Sale, handmade one-of-a-kind pots, bowls, plates, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Admission free. Call 316-634-2787, ext. 219.

Village Christmas Celebration, holiday-themed activities, silent auction, soup and chili available, 4-8:30 p.m. Sat., W.W. Hays Village Historic Park, 200 S. Main in Haysville. Tickets for the soup and chili $6, $3 children. Proceeds will benefit the Historic District. Information, 316-529-5922.

Christmas in Delano, children’s activities, scavenger hunt, visit Santa, carolers, 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Sat., Historic Delano, 500 W. Douglas. Free. Call 316-640-2453.

Christmas Gala: “A Storybook Christmas,” entertainment by musicians and actors, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8, doors open 1:15 p.m., Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State in Augusta. Tickets $10, $5 students. Call 316-775-2900.

Spirit of the Season Holiday Concert, vocalist Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Century II Convention Hall. Free. Call 316-267-7658.

“Sounding Joy: Trumpets Sound and Angels Sing!,” holiday music for choir, brass and organ, presented by Wichita Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Tickets $15, $12 seniors, $5 students, high school students free. Call 316-204-2315.

Illuminations, more than 200 trees and structures illuminated in the gardens, music, Santa and light shows, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily through-Dec. 31, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Tickets $7, $5 ages 3-12. Call 316-264-0448.


Meet the Artist, Erma Clarkson, paintings, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., Gallery 101, 106 E. Main in Marion. Free. Call 620-382-7501.

Madona & Child, hand carved gold wood frames by Peruvian artist Rafael Robles, Sun.-Jan. 31, Artist Central Gallery, 4014 E. Central. Viewing by appointment. Free. Call 316-686-2266.

“Art for Lunch: Lock Up,” presentation by Jeff Pulaski and Mary Werner, light lunch will be served or may bring your own lunch, noon-1 p.m. Tue., exhibit through Dec. 20. Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.

Jan Seawell-Reckers, mixed media and acrylic paintings, artist’s reception 5-7 p.m. Fri., exhibit through Dec. 21, Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Friends University. Hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-295-5537.

Wurlitzer Works, by Robert J. Schmidt, art designed from 1939 Wurlitzer Piano parts, opening reception 5-8 p.m. Fri., exhibit through Jan. 31, Diver Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Free. Open appointment or by chance. Call 316-303-1996 or

“Range of Vision,” various artists, music by Joel Barkman, opening reception 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7, exhibit through Jan. 25, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 316-321-3223.

“The Art of Flying,” art photography by Paul Bowen, reception and presentation 4-5 p.m. Sat., Larksfield Place Auditorium, exhbit through Jan. 31, The Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“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.

Holiday Gift Show, paintings and sculpture by artists Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash and John Thorns Jr., 16th- and 17th-century mezzotint portrait engravings by Charles Pelham Greenough, exhibit through Dec. 29, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free. Call 785-227-2220.

“Small Works, Big Ideas,” two- and three-dimensional art, through Dec. 31, Mead Street Gallery, 121 N. Mead. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-262-5192.


“It Is What It Is ... But It Wasn’t A Tragedy,” by Debra Lee, 2-4 p.m. Sun., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Call 316-682-1181.

“Beauty Parlors, Train Yards and Everything in Between,” by Jason Ryberg and David Smith, 7 p.m. Wed., Nelson 116 Coffee Shop, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-3380.

“Inner Light,” by Alex Browne, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 14, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

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