Porter Street Artists sale on Saturday
The Porter Street Artists will gather again this weekend for their twice-a-year show and sale, where several artists open their homes on Porter Street in the Riverside neighborhood. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and will include 25 artists showing in five homes and driveways in the 900 block of Porter. (It starts at 941 N. Porter.) Among the wares for sale: metal sculptures, clothing, jewelry, rustic outdoor furniture, watercolors and scarves. Organizers have invited the Chino Parrillo food truck and will have music, too. They’re also offering a free plant exchange, where visitors can leave plants, bulbs, seeds and starters and take another in exchange. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PorterStreetArtists.
Project Runaway 2015, an annual wearable art show in its eighth year, is happening from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Wichita State University’s McKnight Art Center, 1845 S. Fairmount. It’s put on by WSU’s ShiftSpace Gallery, the off-campus student gallery at 416 S. Commerce, and features an always outrageous wearable art competition with entries from WSU students and alumni and area high school students. The event also will include food from local restaurants and music by local performers. Tickets are $20 standing room only, $30 for floor seating and $10 for students, faculty and staff. VIP tickets are $50. They’re available at www.shiftspacegallery.com. For more information, call 316-978-7706.
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‘Brave’ new dance
An original experimental dance theater production based on the Aldous Huxley novel “Brave New World” will take audience members to different sites on Wichita State’s campus as it unfolds this weekend. “Brave New World” was written by Nicholas Johnson, WSU’s director of dance, and incorporates technology, videography, dance, theater and physical theater. It will start at the Heskett Center pool at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and then guides will move the audience to Hubbard Hall, the Rhatigan Student Center and Shocker Hall before returning to the pool. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors, faculty/staff and military, and $6 for children and students, available from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the box office in the lobby of Duerksen Fine Arts Center, online at wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice, or by calling 316-978-3233.
Annie Calovich and Denise Neil