“Cold Sassy Tree,” Carlisle Floyd’s 2000 opera about scandal in a small Southern town when a recent widower announces plans to marry a much younger woman, 2 p.m. Sun., Miller Concert Hall at Wichita State University, $16, $14 for faculty, seniors and military, $6 for non-WSU students, free for WSU students; 316-978-3233, wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice.
“Noises Off,” a comedy about a klutzy cast who encounters mishap after mishap putting on a comedy, April 17-19 and 24-26, Wichita Center for the Arts Center Theatre, 9112 E. Central; performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; $25, $20 members and seniors, $15 students; opening-night wine and cheese reception 7 p.m. April 17; wcfta.com, 316-315-0151.
“Richard III,” Shakespeare’s 1597 tragedy about the bloody Machiavellian rise and short reign of the hunchback English monarch presented by Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, 7 p.m. April 19-20, Wichita Scottish Rite Center, 332 E. First St.; $14 adults, $10 students, military and seniors, at www.wichitascottishrite.org or at the door.
Never miss a local story.
Metropolitan Opera live in HD, Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”/Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” opera broadcast live from New York, 11:30 a.m. April 25, Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway; $23, $21 seniors, $18 students with ID, $13 ages 7-17; 316-263-1665, murdocktheatre.com.
Delano Chamber Brass, 3 p.m. Sun., West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. Free; donations accepted.
Friends University Concert Band spring concert, performing Percy Grainger works including “Lincolnshire Posy,” 7:30 p.m. Mon., Sebits Auditorium, 2100 W. University Ave.; $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, friends.edu/finearts, 316-295-5677.
The Falconaires, a band from the U.S. Air Force Academy playing traditional and modern-arrangement jazz, 7:30 p.m. Tue., Sebits Auditorium at Friends University, 2100 W. University. Free, but call 316-295-5677 for tickets.
Friends University Percussion Ensemble concert, pieces including the concert choir and electronics and lighters as instruments, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Sebits Auditorium, 2100 W. University Ave. Free; 316-295-5677.
Fanfare, Wichita Community Children’s Choir gala featuring Samuel Ramey, Friends University jazz and the choir, including reflections and singing by Ramey and dessert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Church of the Magdalen Parish Hall, 12626 E. 21st St.; $20; reserve tickets by calling 316-361-6873 or email email@example.com; www.wcccks.com.
Barnaby Bright, 4 p.m. April 19, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory in Hesston; $20 adults, $20 children plus tax, 620-327-8127, dyckarboretum.org.
Premier performance of the Delano Jazz Orchestra, formerly known as the Jazz Friends Community Big Band and Metro Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. April 20, West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca; donations accepted.
“Take Flight” Symphony of Spring, Broadway showcase featuring the Friends University orchestra and chorus, 7:30 p.m. April 24-25, 2 p.m. April 26, Sebits Auditorium, 2100 W. University Ave. $16 adults, $13 seniors and students; 316-295-5677, friends.edu/finearts.
Prokofiev’s “Cinderella,” performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, presented by Wichita Grand Opera, 7 p.m. April 25, Century II Concert Hall; $40-$95 ($20 student); 316-262-8054, selectaseat.com; wichitagrandopera.org.
Tulips, Fairies & Forts, Botanica’s celebration of spring with activities and games for children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., included in Botanica admission or membership; www.botanica.org, 316-264-0448.
Art at the Arb, 100 visual artists and musicians at the spring-blooming Bartlett Arboretum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 301 N. Line St., Belle Plaine; $5 donation requested; www.bartlettarboretum.com.
Women Walking With God Conference, national Christian women’s conference representing 129 congregations and 48 denominations, Thu.-Fri., Hartman Arena, $50; www.hartmanarena.com, 800-745-3000.
Gridiron, members of the local media spoofing news and newsmakers in song and dance, sponsored by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists to raise money for journalism scholarship for Kansas college students, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. $24-$27; 316-263-0884, wichitagridiron.com.
Porter Street Artists and Friends, 25 artists plus music, Chino’s Parrillo Food Truck and plant exchange, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 900 block of North Porter Street in Riverside; www.facebook.com/PorterStreetArtists.
Open house for the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport terminal, food, tours of the new terminal and prizes, 1-5 p.m. Sat., 2277 Eisenhower Airport Parkway. Free, plus shuttles from free parking at the Learjet parking lot at 1 Learjet Way (entrance off Tyler, just south of Harry); www.flywichita.com.
Rock the Block AIDS Walk to benefit Positive Directions, including food trucks, entertainment, raffle, face painting, 5 p.m. April 19, registration at 4 p.m., 414 S. Commerce; $25; online registration at www.pdiks.com.
“Earth’s Hidden Treasures,” 62nd Wichita Gem & Mineral Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26, Cessna Activity Center, 2744 George Washington Blvd.; $5 adults, $1 ages 12-17, free for children under 12; www.wgmsks.org.
Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m. April 25, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.; $10; 316-219-1871.
“Artists 5: Visual Enigma,” Frank Martinez and Friends Group Show, through Fri., Steckline Gallery at Newman University, 3100 McCormick. Free; www.newmanu.edu/stecklinegallery, 316-942-4291.
Amy Warfield exhibit, work by graduate of Fort Hays State, through Fri., Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University, 2100 W. University. Free; 316-295-5677.
“25 Years of Teaching with Charles Baughman & Co.,” featuring the works of Baughman, Barbara Amstutz, Lauren Fitzgerald, Conan Fugit, Susan Levine, Dustin Parker, Melissa Slates, Jordan Tull and Stephanie Ward, through Sat., CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Free; 316-350-3245, www.wichitacityarts.org.
Presence Program: “The Gift of Art,” interactive program for people with early- to midstage Alzheimer’s, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Thu., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free; call 316-268-4907 by Wed. for reservations.
“Relative Creativity, A Family Affair,” exhibit featuring work by Kristin Ediger Goering, Bruce Ediger, Mark Ediger and Davidi Ediger, through May 23, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. 6th St. in Newton. Free; 316-284-2749, www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com.
“The Two-Headed Beast,” by Dustin Parker and Greg Turner, opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 24, exhibit through May 15, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, 3100 McCormick. Free; www.newmanu.edu/stecklinegallery, 316-942-4291.
National Fiber Directions Exhibition, featuring 81 works by 63 fiber artists, through May 10, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central; concurrent exhibition of Henrietta Holmes couture dresses from the 1920s through 1940s. Free; www.wcfta.com.
“The Artistic Needle,” Needle Arts Guild exhibit, through May 31, the Gallery at Larksfield Place (reception in the bistro), 7373 E. 29th St. North. Free; open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 316-636-1000.
“Art We Love,” first in a series of three exhibitions featuring works of art selected by such Wichitans as Watermark Books owner Sarah Bagby and retired broadcaster Larry Hatteberg, through July 19, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included in admission; free on Saturdays; 316-268-4921, wichitaartmuseum.org.
“Prairie Print Makers: Process, Style, Meaning,” exhibition exploring the processes and styles embraced by the Prairie Print Makers, especially Japanese woodblock techniques, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included in admission; free on Saturdays; 316-268-4921, wichitaartmuseum.org.
“Ulrich Underground: Shock Print,” national juried exhibition of printmaking, through April 19, Wichita State University’s Ulrich Museum of Art, 1845 N. Fairmount. Free; www.ulrich.wichita.edu, 316-978-3664.
Midwest Art Exhibition, prints by Janet Turner and Norma Bassett Hall, paintings by Ed Pointer of Wichita and David Vollbracht of Medicine Lodge, and a special exhibition of works by the Prairie Water Color Painters, through April 19, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St., Lindsborg; gallery hours 1-5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free; www.sandzen.org, 785-227-2220.
“Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes,” exhibit of 82 daguerreotypes from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, through May 10, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Museum admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and youth ages 5-17, members free. Saturdays free admission; wichitaartmuseum.org; 316-268-4921.
“Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk,” color block prints on paper by Norma Bassett Hall, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. through July 12, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd; museum admission $7, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and ages 5 to 17, and free on Saturdays. wichitaartmuseum.org; 316-268-4921.
George Bellis exhibit, works by the artist (1865-1956) who designed theatrical scenery, silent-movie sets, store windows, carnival and circus banners, animatrons and religious artwork, through March 20, 2016, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main; included in admission; wichitahistory.org, 316-265-9314.
Wichita Community Theatre, auditions for five men and two women ages 16 and older for June production of the comedy “The Foreigner,” 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., readings from the script at the theater at 258 N. Fountain; wichitact.org.