Weekend arts events: Winterfest Bluegrass Festival

02/20/2014 11:55 AM

08/08/2014 10:34 AM

KBA’s annual Winterfest

The Kansas Bluegrass Association is having its 25th annual Winterfest Bluegrass Festival this weekend in Wichita, featuring national and regional bluegrass artists. The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Wichita Marriott Hotel, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive. The headliner is Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers, who will perform both Friday and Saturday nights. Other acts on the bill include SteelDrivers, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Lonesome Road, Driven and KBA Treblemakers. Weekend admission $50 at the door. Tickets for Friday only are $40 and for Saturday all day are $40. There’s also a $25 Saturday afternoon ticket and a $30 Saturday evening ticket. Children 16 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult ticket. For more information, visit http://kansasbluegrass.org/

‘The Trojan Women’ at WSU

Wichita State University Theater is putting on “ The Trojan Women” throughout the weekend in the Welsbacher Theatre in the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th and Oliver. The play, written by Euripides in 415 B.C., tells the story of the Trojan War through the eyes of women affected by it. It opened Wednesday and continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for members of the military, seniors, faculty and staff. Admission is $6 for students and free for WSU students with ID.

‘The Chalk Garden’ at Friends University

The Friends University Theatre department will open “ The Chalk Garden,” a story based on author Enid Bagnold’s English garden, on Wednesday. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 28 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Cornerstone Studio Theatre. Tickets to the play, which was first performed on Broadway in the 1950s, are $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. They’re available at friends.edu/finearts or by calling 316-295-5677.

Denise Neil

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