Upcoming events: Ballet in the Park, bead show, belly dancing

05/29/2014 12:00 AM

05/28/2014 6:42 PM

Ballet Wichita’s Ballet in the Park Series, which is featuring “Peter Pan,” opens Thursday and continues through next weekend in parks around the area. The free performances last about 45 minutes and are appropriate for all ages. The shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Augusta Public Library, 1609 State St. in Augusta; 7 p.m. June 6 at Haysville’s Riggs Park, 706 Sarah Lane; 11 a.m. June 7 at the Riverfest’s Kids Corner, Main & Waterman; 7 p.m. June 7 at the Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd.; and 2 p.m. June 8 at Mulvane’s Main Street Park, 400 E. Main. For more information, visit balletwichita.com.

Beads and more beads at Extension Center

At least 2,000 pounds of beads, from stone to crystal to glass to vintage, will be on display at a bead show this weekend at Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. The show will feature demonstrations and all the supplies needed to make jewelry and other bead projects. It happens from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a .m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the center. Admission is free. For more information, call 520-907-5124.

Renowned belly dancer, percussionist perform

An internationally known belly dancer and a Middle Eastern master drummer will perform together in Wichita this weekend. Princess Farhana, who is trained in Egyptian belly dance, will appear along with famous drummer Issam Houssan, who has performed with Sting. Both are in town putting on workshops. The show is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Airport Inn and Conference Center, 6815 W. Kellogg. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance, which is being put on by Amira Dance Productions, are available at the door and are $15, $5 for ages 10 and younger. For more information, call 316-210-1652 or visit www.amiradanceproductions.com.

Denise Neil

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