Arts as a box of chocolates
You can sample what the Wichita arts scene has to offer Friday as part of the Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG). Many organizations are opening their doors for a sampling of what they offer or a look behind the scenes, while asking for donations in person or online. Events include concerts, plays, free admission to the zoo, seeing a 3-D printer in action, and a downtown organ crawl. Some events also will be taking place Saturday. See the whole list of activities at ictartdog.org.
Friends’ Symphony of Spring
A full orchestra and chorus will perform music old and new this weekend during the Friends University Symphony of Spring featuring the Singing Quakers. “Take Flight” will be a show for the family with songs ranging from “Fly Me to the Moon” to “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2.” Music from old Broadway shows and new productions such as “Songs for a New World” and “Wicked” will be represented. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Sebits Auditorium on the campus at 2100 W. University. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for seniors and students, at www.friends.edu/finearts or 316-295-5677.
20th Faculty Biennial
The 20th Faculty Biennial of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University will open with a reception Saturday night at the Ulrich Museum of Art at WSU, 1845 Fairmount. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and costs $10 (free for members and students). The exhibition, including works by Royce Smith, Larry Schwarm and Kate Van Steenhuyse, will be open through Aug. 23. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Exhibit admission is free. More information: ulrich.wichita.edu.