Events for dog lovers, beer fans, movie buffs, art aficionados

02/27/2014 11:45 AM

08/08/2014 10:34 AM

Dogs, both real and in art

Editor's note: Because of the possibility of winter storms, the Meet the Breeds event has been postponed to March 23.

Dog lovers can see the real thing and replicas during two events this weekend. One is the Wichita Kennel Club’s fourth annual Meet the Breeds event, which lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Century II Concert Hall Foyer. The event will feature people from local training clubs and kennels who will have various dog breeds on site and can answer questions about them. Admission to the event is free. While there, people also can peruse part of the 28th annual Art Show at the Dog Show exhibit, featuring dog-inspired art. Half of the show will hang through April 2 in the Century II foyer. The other half of the exhibit is also on display through April 2 at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, and can be seen as part of a Final Friday opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The show will move to the Kansas Pavilions for the Sunflower Cluster Dog Shows, scheduled for April 4-7.

Tallgrass progressive movie screening of ‘Wichita’

The Tallgrass Film Association is putting on an event that will allow fans of movies and beer to watch a movie and enjoy beverages in a series of local bars. The event is called Fist Full of Fives, and those who have a button can catch parts of the 1955 Western “Wichita” at three different bars. Participants will start at either 5:30 or 6 p.m. at the Monarch, 579 W. Douglas, where they’ll watch the first act of the movie. A party bus will take them to the Anchor, 1109 E. Douglas, and Public at the Brickyard, 129 N. Rock Island, for the second and third acts then back to the Monarch at the end of the event. Participants will get $1.50 draws at each stop. Buttons are $15 and available by visiting

Female artists featured at Arti-Gras at Masonic Home

The Kansas Masonic Home Art Gallery is putting on a Final Friday event called Arti-Gras that features work by female artists in Wichita. The reception happens from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and will feature Mardis Gras-style live music plus beverages and chef-prepared tapas. The exhibit will be open through April 15. For more information, call 316-269-7500.

Denise Neil

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