Wichita State University’s Opera Theatre will perform “ Die Fledermaus,” an opera by Johann Strauss II, this weekend. The opera is performed in German with English subtitles and English dialogue. It opens Thursday at Miller Concert Hall in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; April 11; and April 12; and at 2 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and members of the military, $6 for students, and free for WSU students with ID. They’re available at www.wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice or by calling 316-978-3233.
Attack of the zombies at Newman’s Literary Festival
Zombies will invade Newman University’s 15th annual Literary Festival this weekend. The event, this year called “Zombiefest,” is an annual production of the Newman English Department and includes films, poetry readings, panel discussions and more. This year’s lineup includes a roundtable zombie discussion at 4 p.m. Friday and a Newman Theater Department presentation of scenes from “Frankenstein.” Admission is free to most events. For a schedule and event times, visit www.newmanu.edu/literaryfestival.
Spring concert at Friends
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The Friends University Concert Choir will put on its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. The show is titled “From Adversaries to Allies” and will take listeners on a musical trip through the history of the United States’ relationships with other countries. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.