Cards for the Cure
The fourth annual Cards for the Cure, which during its first three years has raised more than $145,000 for the Kansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen, happens on Friday and Saturday at the Beech Activity Center and at the Wichita Boathouse. It starts on Friday with a 6 p.m. high-roller poker challenge at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central. It’s limited to the first 54 players who make a $500 donation, and the grand prize is $10,000. Also on Friday, a VIP Party starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita, and will feature drinks, food, a live auction and a wine reserve room. Tickets to the party are $50 each or four for $175, and admission to the reserve room is an additional $50.
On Saturday, the Kansas Poker Championship starts at 10 a.m. at the Beech Activity Center and is expected to draw 1,000 players. The top player will win $10,000. And at 4 p.m., a Ladies Only Poker Palooza will feature 300 female players who also will get to watch a fashion show and will be entitled to two drinks, free appetizers and a free T-shirt. Seats for both of Saturday’s tournaments are $100. To reserve a spot at any of the Cards for the Cure events, visit cardsforthecure.com.
American Rose Theater is putting on a burlesque murder-mystery show called “The Burlesque Murders: Getting Their Just Desserts” on Saturday at the Forum Theater, 147 S. Hillside. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., and the evening will feature desserts catered by Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. Attendees who are 21 and older can enjoy a cash bar, and all are encouraged to dress in attire from the 1920s through 1940s. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call 316-618-0444.
Music and math at Exploration Place
Music relies on math, and musician Beau Jarvis, who also is a Friends University professor, will demonstrate how at a KMUW “music tasting” on Thursday at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean. The event ties into the “MathAlive” traveling exhibit that opens at Exploration Place on Feb. 1. Jarvis, along with his Jarvis, Stidham & Zellers jazz trio, will headline the event, which also will include mixed drinks, appetizers and KMUW on-air personalities. It’s open to people ages 21 and older. Tickets are $15 for Exploration Place members and $20 for nonmembers. They include one mixed drink plus the program, food and a preview of the “MathAlive” exhibit. For tickets, visit www.explorestoreonline.org or call 316-660-0620.