Sunday Arts calendar (May 11)

05/10/2014 11:08 PM

05/10/2014 11:08 PM

THEATER

Met: Live in HD “Rossini’s La Cenerentola,” opera, 7 p.m. Fri., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students/military, $13 ages 7-17. Call 316-440-6407.

“Say What?! Improv,” “Empire House Live” series, doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Sat., Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Mature audience ages 16 and older. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, www.wichitatix.com or 316-350-3323.

“Reno County 911: “The Adventures of Starsky & Hutchinson,” comedy, through May 24, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Thu.-Sat. curtain at 7:50 p.m. Dinner/show $28, $18 show only. Call 316-263-0222.

Diamond W Wranglers Dinner Show, western music, comedy and barbque, 6:30 p.m. May 24, Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $30, $15 ages 3-12. Reservation required. Call 316-778-1751 or 866-830-8283.

“The Miser,” Moliere’s classic French farce follows the misadventures of a man who puts money before family, presented by Guild Hall Players, May 29-June 1, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets $12, $7 students. Call 316-683-5686.

“The Barber of Seville,” opera, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 7:30 p.m. May 30, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Sante Fe in Salina. Tickets $32-$42, $15 students. Call 785-827-1998; 7 p.m. May 31, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets $35-$85. Call 316-262-8054; 2:30 p.m. June 1, McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. Tickets $24-$32, $10 students. Information and tickets, www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or 620-241-1952.

MUSIC

Symphony Al Fresco, Wichita Symphony fundraiser, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, desserts and silent and live auction, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Fulton Valley Farms, 5079 SW Fulton Road in Towanda. Tickets $100. Call 316-267-7658.

“From Dusk to Dawn,” performed by the Wichita Broadway Singers and featured soloist Katie Banks-Todd, 7:30 p.m. May 20, Independent School Auditorium, 8301 E. Douglas. Donations accepted. Call 316-942-5374.

Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus , concert, Memorial Hall, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th North in North Newton; 4:30 p.m. June 8, Presser Hall, Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Free. Call 620-327-2422.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Share Our Culture: Men’s Regalia-Powwow, ceremonial clothing worn by male American Indian powwow dancers, 7 p.m. Wed., Mid-American All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Free. Call 316-350-3340.

Senior Thursday: “Amelia Earhart’s Kansas Legacy,” explore her up-bringing in Atchison and which aviation leaders inspired her as a young girl, 10 a.m. Thu., Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. Free. Call 316-683-9242.

Children’s Book Week Storytime, celebrating children’s books, 10 a.m. Sat., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1191.

Museum Day, recognition of the value of cultural institutions here and around the world, noon-5 p.m. May 18, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

Steampunk Day, fans from the four-state area will be strolling Cowtown’s streets dressed in traditional 19th century fashion accessorized with mechanical gadgets, goggles, gears and other pre-modern imaginative technology, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 24, Old Cowtown Museum, 1864 W. Museum Blvd. Admission $7.75 adults, $6.50 seniors, $6 ages 12-17, $5.50 ages 4-11, ages 4 and under free. Call 316-350-3323.

Family ArtVenture: Sculptures and Bikes in the Garden, creating sculptures and special bike decorating, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 24, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Ride or bring your bicycle. Free. Call 316-268-4921.

Midwest Madmen of Comedy, featuring Kenny Howell and Smallz, hosted by Lamont James, 8:30 p.m. May 24, Century II Mary Jane Teall Theater. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information and tickets, www.wichitatix.com or 316-303-8100.

ART EVENTS

Art and Book Fair, crafts, regional artworks, musicians interactive exhibitions and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Century II Exhibition Hall. Free admission. Call 316-303-8000.

Pastel National 2014, pastel on paper, juried by artist Marla Baggetta, 1-5 p.m. Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. Call 316-634-2787.

“George Catlin’s American Buffalo,” paintings, noon-5 p.m. Sun., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Musuem Blvd. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and youth over age 5. Saturdays are free. Admission for reception $10 for nonmembers, free for members. Call 316-268-4921.

“What Why,” various artists, exhibit Mon.-May 30, Hewitts Antiques Shopkeepers Gallery, 232 N. Market. Hours 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-264-2450.

Brady Hatter, mechanical sculpture, exhibit through Fri., Steckline Gallery, Newman University. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Free. Call 316-942-4291.

“Island Impressions,” by Cheryl Lindstrom, exhibit through May 24, 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.

Vernon Rickman: “The Artful Life of a Smithsonian Sculptor,” paintings and sculptures, exhibit through May 24, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton. Hours noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 316-284-2749.

“Impressions,” contemporary impressionistic artwork and stone sculptures, featuring artists Linda Metsker, Cher Heller Olsen, Elizabeth Corbett, Brenda Yarnall and Karen Carney, exhibit through May 26, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours Mon., Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 316-321-3223.

“Trees,” pastels by Rosemary Dugan, ceramics by Paul Pfrehm, exhibit through May 27, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-267-5915.

“Images of Kansas,” presented by The Wichita Women Artists, exhibit through June 1, Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th North. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“Things Left Unsaid,” clay, by Brenda Jones, exhibit through June 2, Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce. Viewing by appointment or by chance. Information, fiberstudio1@global.net or 316-303-1996.

James Pringle Cook and Marydorsey Wanless, artists, paintings and photographs, exhibit through June 22, opening reception 2-4 p.m. June 1, Sandzen Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Free; donations accepted. Call 785-227-2220.

BOOK SIGNINGS

“Funny Once: Stories,” by Antonya Nelson, 7 p.m. May 20, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1191.

“The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown, 6 p.m. May 29, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1191.

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