“Into the Woods,” 1987 Tony Award-winning dark musical retelling of fairy tales, 2 p.m. Sun., Wilner Auditorium 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.
“Oliver,” 1960 British musical based on Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” presented by Music Theatre for Young People, 2:30 p.m. Sun., Mary Jane Teall Theater at Century II; $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students and groups, 316-219-4849, www.wichitatix.com; www.mtypks.org.
“Motherhood Out Loud,” series of one-act plays by various authors exploring motherhood, presented by Wichita Community Theatre, 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m. May 10, 258 N. Fountain; $14, $12 seniors/military/students, $10 opening night only, 316-686-1282, wichitact.org.
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“Annie Get Your Gun,” presented by Christian Youth Theater, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. May 9, Isely Traditional Magnet School, 5256 N. Woodlawn; $11, $9 students and seniors ($2 more at the door); cytwichita.org, 316-682-1688.
“Blues in the Night,” Tony-nominated Broadway musical that interweaves stories of life, loss and love through the music of Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and more, presented by Forum Theatre Co., 8 p.m. Thu. final dress rehearsal, $11.50, optional dinner $15; 8 p.m. May 8-9, May 14, May 16, 2 p.m. May 9 & May 16, optional dinner May 8, 9 & 16; $23 matinee, $25 evening performances, $15 optional dinner, Wichita Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 332 E. First St.; www.forumwichita.com, 316-618-0444.
Say What?! Improv, 8 p.m. May 16, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. $10; 316-219-1871
“A Sentimental Journey”: Wichita Choral Society’s 70th-anniversary spring concert, including orchestration and organist Brett Valliant, selections from Brahms’ Requiem (the first work the society ever performed), Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” Haydn’s “The Creation,” Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s “Messiah,” 2 p.m. Sun., First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway; $10; www.wichitachoralsociety.org.
Outdoor band concert, Friends University Concert Band plus the Senseney Music Community Band and guest soloist Earnest Alexander, 3 p.m. Sun., on the plaza on the south side of the Riney Fine Arts Building, 2100 W. University. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free; donations will be accepted for Youth Horizons; 316-295-5677.
WSU Oratorio Concert, WSU Symphony Orchestra and two university choruses performing works by Copland, Bernstein, David Dzubay and Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn, 7:30 p.m. Thu., Miller Concert Hall at Wichita State, 1845 Fairmount; $3-$7, 316-978-3233, www.wichita.edu/fineartsboxoffice
Prairie Rose Western Days, free activities at the Prairie Rose Ranch including a mountain man encampment, Native American dancers, re-enactors, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, square dancers, western arts and crafts, bluegrass and cowboy music, chuckwagons, Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest, plus demonstrations of rope making, chuckwagon cooking, bee keeping and sodbusting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 15231 SW Parallel Road in Benton. Free; www.prairierosechuckwagon.com.
Mid-America All-Indian Center Benefit Car Show, display of vintage cars and motorcycles on the back grounds of the center, plus children’s activity, food trucks, half-price admission to the Indian Center Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., awards at 3 p.m., 650 N. Seneca. Free; www.theindiancenter.org.
Cinco de Mayo celebration at the zoo, Mexican-food vendors and bands, noon-6 p.m. Sun., Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd.; included in admission or membership; scz.org.
“A Pinch of Hope, a Dash of Design,” Junior League Kitchen Tour, proceeds going to awareness, intervention and prevention of child abuse, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sun., addresses of houses listed on ticket; $50 (includes discount on Junior League cookbook); tickets for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6402 E. 12th St.; 316-682-7473, www.jlwichita.org.
“Swan Lake” performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave. $40-$95, $20 students, Select-A-Seat outlets, 316-755-7328, www.selectaseat.com
ArtAID, live art auction with John Blodenow, drinks and food, cigar bar and patio, WSU Jazz Ensemble, photo booth, to help finance HIV services provided by Positive Directions, 7 p.m. Wed., Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas, $50, pdiks.com
Student/Faculty Art Fair, fine-art items made by faculty and students in a variety of price ranges, plus food trucks and a classic car show (11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free admission; www.wcfta.com.
Choreography Showcase of 10 new works by the junior and senior classes in the Friends University Ballet Department featuring a wide range of live and recorded music and dance styles including modern dance and contemporary ballet, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Building, 2100 W. University Ave. Free; 316-295-5677.
Family Board Game Mega Event, try out and play board games with family and other members of the community, come and go from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., Extension Education Center, 21st and Ridge Road. Free; lunch available for $5.
“Art of the Book,” Wichita Art Museum’s Art & Book Fair, including book sale, small-works art sale, story-telling, art photography booth, showing of “Big Fish” (2 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m. May 10), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free admission; wichitaartmuseum.org.
Symphony al Fresco, Wichita Symphony ensembles performing in four venues at Prairie Pines, plus food and drink, auctions, 5:30 p.m. Sat., 4055 N. Tyler; $100, $25 for children, with proceeds going to the orchestra’s education and family programs; RSVP by Mon. to 316-267-7658, wichitasymphony.org.
Mother’s Day at Botanica, moms get in free, $5 admission for everyone else, activities and treats for sale, artists in the gardens, live music, flower shows, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10, 701 N. Amidon; 316-264-0448, botanica.org.
“A Century of Gardens, Music and What We Wore,” 70 women portraying iconic women in authentic fashions from the past 105 years as a live band performs music of each era with Bonnie Bing as commentator, plus free tulip bulbs for moms while they last, 4 p.m. May 10, Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine; $10, kids free; conversation with vintage clothing collector Pat Watt at 3 p.m.; www.bartlettarboretum.com.
Meet former astronaut Charles Walker, plus dinner, cash bar, silent auction and networking sponsored by the Women in Aviation Air Capital City Chapter, 5 p.m. May 12 networking, 6 p.m. dinner and program, Rolling Hills Country Club, 223 Westlink; $50, with proceeds going to send low-income girls to space camp at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Purchase tickets by Thu. at meetcharliewalker.eventbrite.com.
Blooms, Brews and Bloody Marys, 6:30 p.m. May 14, Botanica, 701 N. Amidon; $40, $30 members; 316-264-0448, botanica.org.
New exhibits at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, paintings and prints by Oklahoma/New Mexico artist Doel Reed (1894-1985), steel sculpture by Don Osborn of Roxbury, paintings by Eric Carbrey of Wichita, and mixed-media works by Robert Joy of Ellinwood; opening artist talk and reception 2-3 p.m. Sun.; shows on display through July 19, 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.
Flint Hills Photography and Mosaic Show, featuring works by Phoebe Janzen, Kevin Freuchting, Galen Obermeyer and Peggy Wilson, through June, Gallery 101 of the Flint Hills, 106 E. Main in Marion. Meet-the-artist reception 1-4 p.m. Sun. Free; 10 percent of sales for cancer research, plus donations accepted; 620-382-7501.
Annual Butler Student Art Exhibit and Art Sale, juried exhibit through Fri., art sale (mostly ceramics) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12, E.B. White Art Gallery, Butler Community College, 901 S. Haverhill Road in El Dorado. Free admission; 316-733-3325, www.butlercc.edu.
Last week for “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.
Last week for 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.
Works of Faith Show, annual faith-based exhibit of local and regional artists in glass, wood, metal and stone, through May 22, Kart Art Glass, 61st North and Oliver, Kechi. Free; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.; 316-744-2442.
“Five Alchemists: Contemporary Artists Explore 19th Century Techniques,” through May 31, 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 ages 5-17, members free. Saturdays free admission, wichitaartmuseum.org, 316-268-4921.
“The Artistic Needle,” Needle Arts Guild exhibit, through May 31, the Gallery at Larksfield Place, 7373 E. 29th St. North. Free; open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 316-636-1000.
Japanese Woodblock Print Exhibition, 1-5 p.m. Tue.-Sun. through June 7, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Free; www.wcfta.com, 316-634-2787.
“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, through Aug. 16, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included in admission; free on Saturdays; 316-268-4921, wichitaartmuseum.org.
“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.