Sunday Arts calendar (June 15)

06/15/2014 12:00 AM

06/12/2014 3:32 PM


“Money in the Bank, or It’s All Your Vault,” “Empire House Live” series, melodrama, 2 p.m. Sun., Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 Museum Blvd. Advance tickets $12 adults, $10 youth; at the door $14 adults, $12 youth. Tickets and information, or 316-350-3323.

“Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Shakespeare-in-the-Park series, presented by Wichita Shakespeare Company, 7 p.m. each evening, Sun. Buffalo Park, 10201 Hardtner; Fri., Central Riverside Park, 720 Nims; Sat. Hap McLean Park, 6801 N. Hydraulic in Park City; June 22, College Hill Park, 304 Circle Drive. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather call 316-655-2017. Free; donations accepted. Information, or 316-806-4432.

“South Pacific,” musical, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall, presented by Music Theatre Wichita. Tickets $26-$62. Call 316-265-3107.

Father’s Day with the Prairie Rose Rangers, barbecue meal, horse-drawn wagon rides, cowboy movie, 1:30 p.m. Sun. Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel in Benton. Tickets $30, $10 ages 6-12, $5 ages 3-5, ages 3 and under free.

“The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” the critters encounter a troll asking for payment to cross his bridge, 10 a.m. & noon Fri., Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. A Picnic Theatre production. Ages 2-8. Tickets $6 show only; $7.50 pizza/show. Call 316-262-2282.

“But We Digress,” comedy, presented by Empire House Live, 8 p.m. Fri., Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $10. Information and tickets, or 316-303-8100.

Opera on the Lake, comedy, floating stage, dinner and fireworks, 7 p.m. June 21, Bradley Fair Plaza, 2000 N. Rock Road. General admission free; $150 VIP dinner and seating; $50 reserved seating. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for general seating. Information and tickets, or 316-262-8054.

“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, or 316-350-3323.

“Angel Street,” psychological thriller, through June 22, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets $14, $12 students/military/seniors; all tickets $10 opening night. Call 316-686-1282.

“West Side Story,” musical, June 25-29, Century II Concert Hall, presented by Music Theatre Wichita. Shows 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., matinees 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Tickets $24-$62. Call 316-265-3253.

“Little Red Hen,” story of an industrious hen whose lazy neighbors want to share in her bounty after the work is done, 10 a.m. & noon June 26; 10 a.m., noon & 6:30 p.m. June 27, Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Theatre, 201 Lulu. A Picnic Theatre production. Ages 2-8. Tickets $6 show only; $7.50 pizza/show. Call 316-262-2282.

Diamond W Wranglers Western Dinner Show, western music, comedy and barbecue, 6:30 p.m. June 27, Empire House Theatre at Old Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $30, $15 ages 3-12. Call 316-778-1751.

“Shrek: The Musical,” adventures of Shrek and his loyal steed donkey, through June 28, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Shows 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (dinner 5-6:30 p.m.) 2 p.m. Sun. (appetizers/desserts available 12:30-1:30 p.m.); 12:30 p.m. matinee June 19, (lunch 11 a.m.-noon). Tickets dinner/show $50-$60, show only $35-$45; children $37.50 dinner/show. Buy one adult ticket get one ticket free for ages 13 and under. Call 316-612-7696.

“Ix’ticha: Spider God of the Amazon,” explorers lost in the rainforest are shocked to discover a giant spider, through June 29, Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road in Kechi. Performances 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets $11-$12. Call 316-744-2152.


Tuesdays on the Terrace, blues/folk music featuring Shantel Leitner, 5:30 p.m. Tue., Botanica, 701 Amidon. Admission $7, $3 members. Call 316-264-0448.

Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. each evening, Vincent Ingala Thu.; Will Donato June 26; Denny Jiosa, “Celebrate America” concert and fireworks display July 3, Bradley Fair, 2200 N. Rock Road. Free. Information, or 316-630-9990.

Chamber Music at the Barn, classical music concert, 3 p.m. Sat., Thorsen Room, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St. in Lindsborg. Free. Call 785-227-2220.

“Raise You Up,” performance by the Heart of America Men’s Chorus, 7 p.m. Sat., 4:30 p.m. June 22, DeMattias Performance Hall, New University. Tickets $15, $10 students with an ID. Call 316-708-4837.

Summer Soiree: A Starry Night on the Prairie, music by Appassionata Duo, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction, 7 p.m. June 22, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory in Hesston. Admission $80, $150 for two. Call 620-327-8127.

John Fullbright Concert, from Wheat State Wine Co.’s Uncork the Music series, 8 p.m. June 28, Wheat State Wine Co., 23622 Springhill Farm Drive in Winfield. Tickets $20 per carload. Call 620-262-5697.


Flint Hills Art Festival, art display, music, tours, food, Sun., in El Dorado. Admission $5-$20; some activities free. Information, or 316-321-9100.

Kansas Orchid Society, orchid and plant sale, plant related items and art, 2 p.m. Sun., Botanica Gardens, 701 Amidon. Admission free. Call 316-264-0448.

“House & Home,” examines the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home, exhibit through Aug. 10; 2 p.m. Sun., exhibit tour, both by curator Sarah Levitt, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $5, $2 ages 6-12, under age 6 free. Call 316-265-9314.

Bloomsday 2014, featuring writer James Joyce, readings from Ulysses, a best costume from 1904 limerick contest and Irish music, 6 p.m. Mon., Anna Murdoc’s Cafe, 201 E. William. Free. Call 316-771-5051.

Sisterhood of the Divine Makeover, fundraiser, fashion show, luncheon, shopping, door prizes, hosted by Dress for Success, 11:30 a.m. Sat., Wichita Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills. Tickets $40. Information and tickets,

“Freedom Summer 1964,” objective of this campaign was to try to end the political disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the Deep South, opening reception and lecture by Gretchen Eick 7 p.m. Sat., exhibit through Oct. 18, Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-4 Sat. Admission $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors/students, $2.50 ages 5-18. Call 316-262-7651.

Wichita Area Lost and Found Pets, “Bail” fundraiser, dog wash, pet portraits, micro-chipping, lunch, silent auction and accepting donations of dog and cat food, 1-4 p.m. June 22, Petite Paws Small Dog Grooming Salon, 9360 W. Central. Proceeds will help families get their pets out of the Wichita Animal Shelter. Call 316-554-8455.

Common Threads Quilt Show, featuring over 500 quilts, special exhibits and a live auction on June 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26-28, Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Admission $10 per day or $15 for a 3-day pass. Call 316-371-7957.

Mini Used Book Sale, gently used books on art and other subjects, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 28, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Admission free. Call 316-268-4921.


Dennis McKay, artist, exhibit through Wed., Tessera Fine Art Gallery, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-262-2435.

Betty Rose Monroe and Josh Novak, costumes and design in watercolor and ceramics, opening reception 6 p.m. Thu., exhibit through July 11, Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce. Viewing by appointment. Call 316-303-1996.

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

Architectural Hardware, artist Robert Schmidt, art by Barbara Niewald, through June 23, 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.

“Colorado West,” photos by Bob Benson, ceramics by David Long, exhibit through June 24, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call 316-267-5915.

Student Faculty Exhibition, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and photography from the Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts, exhibit through July 6, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Call 316-634-2787.

“Tallgrass Prairie Press,” ceramics by Tracy Collins, exhibit through July 26, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue. or by appointment. This is part of the Art Crawl of the Flint Hills Art Fest. Free. Call 316-321-3223.

“Land, Sky and Other Enchantments,” photography by Kelly Wright, sculptures by Don Lind, through July 26, 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.

“Indian Territory: Contemporary American Indian Art,” exhibit through July 27, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and ages 5-17, under 5 free. Saturdays free. Call 316-268-3921.

“TRI Art,” paintings by Jacob Seymore, Bryan Reynolds and Jose Alvarado, exhibit through July 31, Gathering Spacer Gallery, Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove Road in Derby. Hours 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Call 316-788-0760.

Meet the Artists, watercolors by Susan Bartel, baling wire horse sculptures by Belinda Skiles, through July 31, Gallery 101, 106 E. Main in Marion. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. Call 620-382-7504.

Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, exhibit through Aug. 3., Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th N. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free. Call 316-636-1000.

“Acrylic Paintings with an Air of Whimsy,” paintings by Virgil Penner, exhibit through Aug. 8, William J. Reals Gallery, KU School of Medicine, 1010 N. Kansas. Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. Call 316-293-3535.

“Gesture and Expression: Isabel Bishop and the Fourteenth Street School,” paintings, drawings and prints depicting shop girls, vagrant men and teeming life around Union Square, exhibit through Aug. 17, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and ages 5-17, under age 5 free. Saturdays free. Call 316-268-4921.

Book Signing

“The Smoke at Dawn,” by Jeff Shaara, 6 p.m. Mon., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hosted by Watermark Books & Cafe. Free, Call 316-682-1181.

“The Vanishing,” by Wendy Webb, 6 p.m. Tue., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

“My Salinger Year,” by Joanna Rakoff, 5 p.m. Sat., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

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