“West Side Story,” musical, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall, presented by Music Theatre of Wichita. Tickets $24-$62. Call 316-265-3253.
“Ix’ticha: Spider-God of the Amazon,” explorers lost in the rainforest are shocked to discover a giant spider, 2:30 p.m. Sun., Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road in Kechi. Tickets $11-$12. Call 316-744-2152.
Empire House Live: “Think Again” An Evening of Uncertanity,” Demonstrations of mind control, thought-reading and psychological influence, 8 p.m. Sat., Empire House Theater at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. Tickets $10. Information and tickets www.wichitatix.com or 316-350-3323.
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“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, based on the Old Testament tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors, 8 p.m. July 9-13, 7 p.m. Sun., matinees 2 p.m July 12-13, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $24-$62. Call 316-265-3107.
“The Three Little Pigs,” story of how the pigs learn to use common sense and the wolf learns to control his temper, 10 a.m. & noon July 10; 10 a.m., noon & 6:30 p.m. July 11; 10 a.m. & noon July 18, Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center, 201 Lulu. A Picnic Theatre production. Tickets $6 show only; $7.50 pizza/show. Call 316-262-2282.
“Jaws: The Melodrama,” by Tom Frye, through July 19, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner 6:15 p.m., curtian 7:50 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Dinner/show $28, $18 show only. Call 316-263-0222.
Celebrate America concert and fireworks display, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Bradley Fair, 2200 N. Rock Road. Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series. Free. Information, www.bradleyfair.com or 316-630-9990.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, also featuring Kenny Wayne Sheperd and his band, 7 p.m. Sun., Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Sante Fe in Salina. Tickets $49 and up. Information and tickets, www.ticketmaster.com, stiefeltheatre.org or 785-827-1998.
Art For Your Ears, featured artist Ellis Paul, 7 p.m. July 10, McKnight Outdoor Plaza, WSU. Free. Call 316-978-6462.
Jazz Festival , music, food and cold drinks, 7 p.m. July 12, The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water. Tickets $20. Call 316-262-7651.
Jewish Quarter Notes, Wichita area chorus and Klezmer Band present melodies derived from European villages, 2 p.m. Sun., First Evangelical Free Church, 1825 N. Woodlawn. Free. Call 316-681-0664.
Varitease Wichita Burlesque Show, an Italian art form before being adopted by the French, who molded burlesque into what you may know of it today, 7 p.m. Sun., Live at 215 Performance Theater, 215 N. St. Francis. Tickets $15. Call 316-683-5483.
Derby Firecracker Run, 7:30 a.m. four-mile run, 8:30 a.m. one-mile run, Fri., High Park, 2801 E. James in Derby. Admission $25 ages 13 and older, $15 ages 12 and under. 316-788-3781.
Independence Day Parade , sponsored by Derby VFW Post 7253 and American Legion Post 408, 10 a.m. Fri., Derby Panther Football Stadium, 925 E. Madison in Derby. Call 316-789-8244.
American Indian Festival, cultural celebration that preserves the traditions on American Indian artisans, art, song, dance and history, 6-8 p.m. preview party July 11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13, Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. Tickets $30 preview party; $5 adults, $8 adult two-day pass; $4 seniors/military, $3 ages 6-16; ages 6 and under free.
Student Faculty Exhibition, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewerly 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.
Betty Rose Monroe and Josh Novak, costumes and design in watercolor and ceramics, exhibit through July 11, Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce. Viewing by appointment. Call 316-303-1996.
Artist Robert Carver, paintings, exhibit through July 19, 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.
“The Endless Possibilities III,” paintings by Sally Cobb, ceramics by Joyce Furney, exhibit through July 22, Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. Call 316-267-5915.
“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 Space 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 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and ages 5-17, under 5 free. Saturdays free. Call 316-268-4921.
“Quadfather,” by Billy Graf, 2 p.m. Thu., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.
“Africa’s Embrace,” by Mark Wentling, 6 p.m. July 10, Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.
Wichita Community Theatre, auditions for “On Golden Pond,” 2-4 p.m. July 12-13, at the theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Roles available for three men ages 35-80, two women ages 35-70 and one teenage boy. Information, www.wichitact.org or 316-686-1282.